There are many aspects of my job, as wedding photographer I love, but receiving thank you notes, cards, letters, emails really is something special. Weddings are hugely important and significant events in people’s lives. To be entrusted with the responsibility to photograph the occasion is both an honour and pleasure. To then receive the words, as listed below is quite something. My sincere thanks to all those who’ve taken the time out to post a card, write a letter, send an email, it was a brilliant t have been part of your day.
Wendy and David
“Hi Matt, The canvas & album arrived safely yesterday at work. The photos are beautiful & really capture the joy & happiness of our wedding day. They caused a few ‘teary moments ‘ for me & my friends yesterday. Andy & I love them. Thank you again & we’d be happy to recommend your work,Kind Regards”, Wendy
Suzanne and Rob
” A belated but never the less a HUGE thank you for capturing so many perfect moments of our wedding day. We really couldn’t be happier with the result. The photographs really do tell a story of the day from start to finish and will remain a cherished possession of ours for the rest of our lives. We are recommending you to all our newly engaged friends. With love and best wishes Rob and Suzanne”
Pete and Ali
Ali and I have just looked through the photos, we are so thrilled, you have beautifully captured everything we wanted from the day. Thank you so much. You absolutely nailed the driveway shot too!! Really chuffed. We are seriously struggling to reduce the number of favorites to 80 for the album…..but we’ll get there. Many thanks again, we look forward to receiving the proof book.
Kim and Jon
“We wanted to send you this card to mark our appreciation for the wonderful photos that you took at our wedding. They are amazing and we will cherish them along with our memories of what was a perfect day. Your professionalism and discretion on the day was unquestionable and we will recommend you to our friends as and when the decide to take the leap”
Holly and Andy
“We just want to say a huge thank you for the pictures. They are so beautiful, better than we could ever have hoped for! You have done such an amazing job, we are both beaming. We couldn’t recommend you highly enough to our friends and family. Everyone was so complimentary of your working method on the day and you helped us so much in making the time we had with our friends and family so special. We can’t thank you enough! “
Sabine and Ajay
“Matt we are speechless. Love them to bits and best spend ever! Thank you from both of us! Extremely talented and very different………………Thanks again and hope we can drop in to thank you in person when in Manchester”
Juliette and Ian
”I’ve just spent the past hour looking through the photos on your website and had to email you straight away to say they are fantastic. I’ve been looking forward to seeing them so much as the day just flew by. You’ve captured it all so perfectly, thank you so much! They are just wonderful. How we will ever choose from them I do not know!”
Lisa & Daniel Hall
“A very sincere and long overdue thank you for the beautiful wedding album. It is the most gorgeous souvenir from our wedding on 1st September last year, capturing the happiness and excitement of the day perfectly. We so appreciate your hard work from start to finish; your fun and unobtrusive work on the day, culminating in a beautiful album we’ll always love looking back at. Relatives and friends have also said what a lovely, quality work the album is and we’ll be seeing you soon with plenty of reprint orders. Once again a huge thank you.”
Jo & Dean Thomas
“The photos turned out exactly how we wanted as they tell the story of the day. They have also resulted in some excellent natural shots of people when they weren’t looking at the camera.
We would like to say that we have been impressed with the efficient but relaxed way you have handled the whole job. In fact, your price was incredibly reasonable for what we have gained in terms of your time and the photos we have received.
Finally we would not hesitate to recommend you to friends and also professionally.”
Sarah & Matt Delargy
“A very tardy note to say thanks for the album – we have been cooing over it for weeks now and everyone says it’s very classy. Thanks again as well for being so patient with our jet setting ways and forgetful parents! We’ve been really lucky to have you doing our pictures – a first class service at a very reasonable price.
(Any of the above comments should stand alone in a leaflet and are sincerely meant)
Hope you business goes from strength to strength – you deserve it.”
Emma & Pete Brown
“We write to thank you for the fantastic album you have created to document our wedding.
We have spent many hours over Xmas walking through it with all the family. Without exception they have been amazed at your ability to capture the mood of the day. Every time we open the album we re-live the day and notice another piece of detail we had overlooked the last time.
We cannot thank you enough for creating such a fantastic diary of the day; we have so many pictures from the album that we are finding it difficult to pick out reprints for ourselves!
We would also like to thank you for making photography such a natural part of the day rather than a chore, you were a pleasure to have at the wedding and the brilliant, relaxed pictures you have captured of our friends and family are a testament to this-quite amazing when you had to compete with the brides [magazine] photographer!
Without hesitation we would recommend you to our friends and family looking for fantastic, unobtrusive and fun photographs to capture the mood of the day.
If you need us to speak with potential customers we will do so with pleasure.”
Yvonne & Simon Vowles
“Thank you for everything. We don’t only have a wedding album we have a work of art. We could not have asked for anything more beautiful and we will have your pictures to remember the best day of our lives. Thanks again. You’ve been great fun to work with.”
Diane and Chris Barnes
“Just wanted to drop you a line to express how delighted we are with our wedding photos. Whilst we had high expectations I never imagined they would be as good as they have turned out to be. Choosing a selection for our album will be a difficult job, as they all capture a moment and together tell a wonderful story of the day – they really are fabulous, and a credit to your talent. Many many thanks for creating a wonderful lasting memory for us.”
Lucy and Ian Sibbald
“I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for the beautiful album you put together. Honestly, you captured the day perfectly and provided us with some fantastic memories. I think what makes the album special is the time and effort you put in to it – from the actual day to the all the planning stages – the final product is a reflection of all your work. I could waffle on for pages Matt but Ian and I just wanted to let you know how fab we feel your work is.”
“Wanted to drop you a line to say thanks again. We were going over the proofs just this past Sunday for probably the 15th time to choose the finals… it’s never a chore. The photos you took were exactly as we had hoped to capture… a fly-on-the-wall approach capturing moods, facial expressions, people off guard, etc.
We had a couple close friends look at the proofs and they were angry. Angry because they never thought wedding photos could look so good and convey so much of the day… especially since they didn’t even attend. (I suspect if our friend could get married again, she would just to get better photos!) She kept saying how the photos made everyone look so glamorous and model-like. (If she had only seen the aftermath in the wee hours of the barn.)
Lastly, if it’s alright with you, I’d like to stay in touch… there may be opportunities to collaborate on projects professionally. I’ll let you know well in advance if an opportunity pops up. I’m always looking to work with good resources.”
Bert Whalley – Father of the Bride
“Dear Mathew, do you remember me – the only man still using a Rolleiflex and tripod in 2003? Helen has just presented Sylvia with a framed print of the shot of the two of them – mother and daughter – marching along purposefully in step at the wedding, quite oblivious of the camera. Wonderful – the best mother and daughter shot I have ever seen or expect to see.
The proof album was equally impressive, so we are looking forward very much to seeing the final product. You produced exactly the style and standard of coverage that Helen and Oliver had in mind.
So many thanks for a highly skilled and professional performance and for your good natured acceptance of all that the day produced. It was a pleasure to meet you.
With best wishes”
“Just a quick email to let you know that our book has arrived safe and sound and it is absolutely wonderful – thank you so much!”
“We got the photos, Thank-you so much, they’re absolutely beautiful! – I love them! Many thanks again”
“I have spent weeks now, pouring over the gallery of photos that you blessed us with. We hear the term ‘spoiled for choice’ bandied about, and when the choices are so amazing, it’s so good to be spoilt! Nick & Jess could never have imagined such a perfect record of their wedding; neither could we. We will be forever grateful that it was you who captured this gorgeous day in our lives. Nobody could have done it better.Many, many thanks again.”
“I’m not sure if I’ve emailed you since I received the proofs and the CDs to say THANK YOU!!! The photographs are stunning!!! We are all so pleased with them (especially Tal – you did a fantastic job photoshopping out her scab!) and Kyle and I are really struggling to decide which ones we want in the album………..Many thanks”
“Matt you are a genius, the pictures are just amazing. Thank You! So many to choose from, it’s going to be harder than picking the dress!”
Ceri and Andy Roberts
“Thank you for doing such a brilliant job of the photography at our wedding on 24th July 2009. There are so many great shots I’m not sure we will be able to ever choose! Also you captured the mood of the day perfectly with the informal style we were after. So many people have commented on how good the photo’s are…….Best Wishes”
Vee McAllister – Mother of the Bride
“Hi Matt, Lovely to speak to you, and your pictures are absolutely fabulous, Camilla and I are delighted. It was lovely having you around on the day,and we look forward to seeing Camilla’s album……With many thanks”
Charlotte and David Curtis
“My Mum passed on our Wedding album last week and we just wanted to write to say thank you so so much. We are absolutely thrilled with it and you really have done a fantastic job. Thank you again for being such an important part of our special day and for capturing all the memories for us to cherish for ever……”
Gweirydd & Elin
“We’ve been looking at the photos this morning – we checked first thing! They’re fantastic, thank you very much. We’re both delighted……………..Thank you so much once again. Kind regards.”
Katy & Owen Davies
“My parents arrived with the album this weekend and it is fantastic – thank you so much, we’re so pleased with it.Thanks again for everything!”
Diane and Murray Amesbury
“Just a card to say a huge thank-you for the albums you made for our wedding. My parents love the album I got them for Christmas and my in-laws and Grandma-in-law keep raving about the photo’s they got from you. I look at the photo’s all the time and they make me smile everytime. A big thank you for sorting out the new album box for me too”.
“Thank you so much for the album which arrived safely last week. The photos look great and the album is gorgeous. We are both very pleased. Regards”
David and Emily
“We have received the album and it is so beautiful, thank you so much. We have the most stunning photos of our wedding that I have ever seen. Considering the torrential rain you have done such an amazing job, you are a true pro and we are so so grateful. Thank you so much”.
“I just wanted to drop you a quick note to let you know that the album and photo’s arrived safely a couple of Saturday’s ago. Apologies I’ve taken so long in letting you know but we have been away.Mike and I are really pleased with the pictures – they’re a really good record of the day, which seems like a lifetime ago now! Many thanks once again, and if I know of anyone getting married, or indeed needing a photographer, I certainly wont hesitate to recommend you. Best Wishes”
Liz Scott Bride
…thanks again for doing such a great job, the pictures are perfect – can’t wait to see the final album!”
Thanks so much for doing them so quickly! David will be so excited to see them – I’ve actually looked at the albums about 10 times since I saw you this morning and the photos just seem to keep getting better…I seem to notice something new each time I look at them! I am so so pleased with them and I know David will be too so thank you loads”
“Thanks Matt for sending the link. My parents are poring over the pics at the moment trying to decide which to choose! We’re both really really pleased with all the shots, so many thanks again. I’ll be in touch shortly with our selection. Best Wishes”
Richard and Alice
“We also wanted to say again how thrilled we are with the photos and a number of people have commented what a great job you did on the day. We will be in touch once we’ve finally made our minds up on the photos. Kind regar
Sonia and Tom Tasker
“Tom and I wanted to thank you for the stunning wedding photos. We absolutely love them all, you’ve captured the spirit of the day beautifully. The only difficult bit will be picking out 40 for the album (I think we will do it before our 1st anniversary though) Thanks again”
Han and Pete McCamley
“Wow! Pics are fantastic! Thankyou so much! We’re going to sit down and pick this weekend…..Thanks Matt they’re ace!”
Han and Pete McCamley
“Matt, just wanted to say a huge thank you for yesterday. You did a fantastic job. We are so glad you were part of our wedding. Can’t wait to see the pics”
“Thanks again, we have been thumbing through the albums over the weekend and the photographs really are amazing. Hopefully we will reach a decision soon enough but I imagine its going to be a case of adding a few extra sets of 10 to the album”
“Finally had a chance to look at the album. It’s perfect and we love it. Thanks so much”
Emma and Jon Pickering
“Just a note to say thank you so much-the photo’s for our wedding are fantastic and will help us keep special memories of our day. Thanks again”
“I think the photos are spot on – great – Thank you.”
“First of all thank you for the stunning album of Catherine and David’s wedding, which they brought down for me a little while ago. I am absolutely thrilled with it, and it has been much admired by our friends and family.”
Ann Steen – Mother of the Groom
“Matt, got the photo’s, they are absolutely fantastic. Thank you so much.
“We got the proofs, thanks very much, they’re fantastic. It’ll no doubt take us a while to go through & pick ones for the album but we’ll get in touch when we’re done. Thanks.”
Catherine and David Steen – Bride and Groom
“Thank you so much for our wedding photos. We’re delighted with the proof albums – I’m frequently found looking at them and everyone who has seen them is full of praise. We really can’t thank you enough for capturing so much of our special day. We’ll be in touch once we’ve chosen our final album. Best wishes.”
Dave and Sam
“…Just a quick note to say thank you very much for the albums of proofs and all your hard work on the day! We really love the photo’s and choosing from all of the them will be very difficult! We had a great day as can be seen in the fantastic photo’s. Thanks again …”
“Have received the album. It’s absolutely lovely – thank you. It’s good timing as Andy’s parents are staying this week, so they’ve been the first to have a look.”
“Just a little note to say a huge thank you for our fantastic album. It’s really beautiful and we’re both delighted with it. I don’t think either of us has seen better wedding photo’s than our own – in fact, recently married couples, who see our pictures are quite jealous! So thankyou again for your brilliant work. It was lovely meeting (and posing for) you.”
“From start to finish your professionalism and relaxed attitude has been a God send! Your style and approach was very reassuring and meant we could relax and enjoy the day. The finished pictures are without a doubt the best example of reportage style photography we have seen. We are extremely pleased with the album and the memories of the day come flooding back whenever we look at it.”
Lesley and Tara
“Apologies for the delay in getting the pictures back to you… Thank you so much for doing them, they are absolutely brilliant and all our friends say they are an excellent record of our day. Unique and different to the usual wedding pictures. We can’t thank you enough.”
Kathryn and Alastair Hodgkinson
“… we got the proofs on Saturday, and they’re magic, absolutely fantastic mate, thanks so much for everything again… We’re still desperately trying to narrow them down to 35 for the album… Think we’re down to 287.”
Margaret Morris – Mother of the Bride
“Many thanks for your help on the day. The photographs are superb and Michael and I are looking forward to looking at them in more detail and choosing a selection. Many thanks.”
“…a very big thank-you for being such a happy and calming influence on our big day, and for taking such beautiful photos which we will treasure and will remind us of it forever.”
“We’re just back from Zanzibar and I just wanted to drop you an email to say a huge thank-you from us both for covering the most chaotic wedding in history. You did such a fantastic job under the duress of being ordered around by various fractions of our deranged (but brilliant) wedding party. Thanks again for everything Matt, we couldn’t have wished for a better person to photograph what was the best day of our lives. Take care and see you soon.”
Sarah and Andrew Bereton
“Received the proofs, and they are beautiful. It’s going to be a tricky job picking them!”
Ellen & Tim
“Thanks for our wedding album, the album for Tim’s parents and the reprints we ordered. We are really, really pleased with the final album and are glad that we can keep the two albums with the proofs. The main album allows us to have a lovely album of our very special day with lots of good size prints. (It also means we now no longer have to subject friends and family that are interested to looking through several hundred prints). The proof albums, on the other hand, provide a great record of the whole day. So thanks very much for helping us keep our memories of such a memorable day alive!”
“The photos arrived safely – the album is beautiful, thanks so much. Regards.”
Juliet & Rob Hart
“Hi Matt… Just been looking back at our photos, I had forgotten how fab they were, thanks again! And now want to order some more to put around our new house! Thanks.”
Sara and Gary Emmerton
“Many thanks for our absolutely stunning final album. We’re delighted with the end result and believe you have captured the story and emotions of our wedding day. Thank you for your creativity, hard work and good humour – we’ve really enjoyed working with you. I’m sure we’ll see you again – we’ll continue to recommend you to all of our friends.”