Hi Russell, Matt and I just wanted to say thank you so so much for the incredible job you did at photographing our wedding! We were absolutely blown away by you - you were so personable and friendly, and clearly take incredible photos (I love the one you posted - thank you so much!), but you just went above and beyond what we expected and we are so incredibly grateful to you! You helped us with the running order of the day, supported the ushers, were constantly looking around for the right opportunities for a good shot and were so gracious to our family - my mum mentioned how touched she was that you said goodbye to her. Dozens of our wedding guests came up to us throughout the day to tell us how impressed they were with you too!
I just wanted to let you know that we are absolutely singing your praises to everyone we know and would be more than happy to write any recommendation for you if you'd like? We can't thank you enough for what you did - you really made our day so special - we've just arrived to Croatia on our honeymoon and are still talking now about how great you were!
Thank you again and hope that our paths cross in the future.
Best wishes, Charlotte (and Matt!)
Just received our photographs from our wedding and they are stunning which was not an easy job for Russell as we are a slightly older couple! He took the most amazing photos just how we wanted mostly relaxed of family and friends and some formal, he really did us proud. He was very unobtrusive and really captured the day beautifully. Cannot recommend him highly enough. Thank you Russell.
I first met Russell at my sister’s wedding 4yrs previous to my own, back then I thought if I do ever get married he’s my photographer! I was so happy when Russell said he could do my wedding and love the photographs he took. Russell not only has the ability to take wonderful photos, natural and captivating but he was brilliant at helping to organise the wedding party to create great memories. He said ‘see me as the chief usher’, he was more than that! Thank you Russell xx Kate and Mike Dunn.
What a truly memorable day with the most amazing photographs to keep and look back on in our old age, From our first meeting, and me telling you I hate having my photographs taken, you immediately put Jon and I at ease reassuring us that we wouldn't even notice you. Which I clearly didn't given the photographs of me dancing ….. But capturing the moment beautifully, Your really friendly easy going approach worked perfectly for us and our family and friends, who can't stop talking about how great you were. Nothing was too much trouble and you kept looking for the next great photograph, including with the rainbow, and not just the usual opportunities. Jon and I had the most amazing day and your photographs capture this perfectly showing great fun and laughter, exactly what we wanted. We both can't thank you enough or recommend you highly enough. Any happy couple booking you for their big day can rest easy knowing they are in such capable hands. Thanks a million. We hope our paths will cross again. We wish you all the best for your future endeavours. Collette and Jon.
Collette & Jon
From the first point of contact right through to the after our wedding day, the service from Russell was amazing. He put us both at ease straight away and we knew he would be fantastic. He helped us to decide who to have photographs of and what would work best, and even coordinated with our band to let everyone know it was time for the first dance! It was an absolute joy to have Russell as part of our wedding day and we hope he enjoyed it as much as we did! Cannot recommend Russell highly enough! Sam and Ben Shoesmith.
We are so glad we chose Russell to capture our wedding, looking back at our photos is like reliving the day. All the photos look absolutely fantastic and we love them so much. During the day Russell went above and beyond to get the photos we wanted. He was professional but not over the top, he embraced the light hearted, fun atmosphere of our day and fitted in perfectly. We can't recommend him highly enough, as far as we're concerned he's the best!
Kim & Paul Tomkinson
We booked Russell to do our wedding earlier this year (2017) - at our first meeting we immediately felt happy and at ease that he was just what we wanted; great photographs but with minimum fuss - lots of candid, natural shots that not only captured the day but captured the character of all our guests. This Russell delivered and more.
In place early and straight away sprung into action - in many ways he became a guest, easily floating around and capturing the key moments of the day - one friend even asked him who he was friends with - bride or groom? - as they thought he was a mate who we had asked to take our photos! We had a slight hiccup with one very important guest, but this was no trouble for Russell who went above and beyond in order to get us the full set of pictures to go with the day. Had he not done that, then we would have been missing photos of a key person in our lives.
The more formal photos were done with style, humor and repartee that just fitted in with the day and created just the right atmosphere. For us, the bride and groom, moving around the city centre was great fun and resulted in some super shots. Russell has an eye for the detail and know what will make a good photo.
To get great photos at a wedding you need to build relationships with a lot of people, quickly. Russell did this with ease and was therefore able to get some wonderful photos.
If you want a photographer that has empathy for the occasion, who has a sense of humor and knows how to take great photos then Russell is your man - we couldn't recommend him highly enough!
Where do we begin we booked Russell for our wedding photos over a year in advance and we certainly understand why he gets so booked up now! Russell has a unique way about him that just makes you comfortable and relaxed in his company. He has the ability to not just take photos but bring the photos alive. The photos both posed and natural are truly amazing, Allister and I our not a fan of having our photos taken but we literally forgot that Russell was there at times. You can tell when someone it truly passionate about there job and Russell truly is and wants to deliver the best photos possible for you. His attention to detail is just incredible, I love Ox Eye daisies and daisies in general, so whilst I was having my hair and makeup done, Russell was lying in the garden with my bouquet, shoes and hair piece amongst the daisies getting beautiful shots. Russell became part of the whole day and joined in with our family and friends rather than just being the photographer. All our family and friends including us thought Russell was polite, charming (even when our guests tried hiding from the photos), funny and very easy to get along with. He really is a gentleman to save my dress from getting dirty whilst sitting down in the gardens he took his suit jacket off for me to sit down on for the photos, he noticed my bouquet wasn't in water, he found something for them to go into!We cannot thank you enough Russell, photos are just so important to look back on and we cannot recommend you highly enough. We love all of our photos and cannot express our gratitude to you.
Mr and Mrs Cann.
There are no amount of words that can do Russell or his work justice - you simply have to book him to experience the magic yourself! Booking Russell for our wedding was such an easy decision ever since he beautifully captured a family wedding in 2010. Russell is always willing to go the extra mile (literally!) which was evident when he travelled over 50 miles - in both directions to accommodate our portrait session in an indoor location as the weather was not on our side and the rain showed no signs of stopping! Russell's work ethic is flawless; he is exceptionally talented with a keen eye for detail, extremely professional, goes to great lengths to capture perfect moments - both discreetly and dramatically and his interaction with the wedding party is spot on - he is polite, funny and courteous so you just can't help but like him! Furthermore, Russell's communication and delivery before, during and after the wedding has been excellent; the photos from our portrait session and wedding were available in just 2 days and 3 weeks respectively and all special requests were accommodated with no questions asked. The end results were phenomenal - Ewan and I thought our day had been captured perfectly and we are grateful to Russell for helping us create perfect memories of our wedding day.
Thank you! Mr and Mrs Ewan Ogilvie.
"I was an attendee (Mother of the Bride) at a wedding you recently shot and was truly impressed! First of all you are extremely entertaining with a fantastic sense of humor. At the conclusion of the event, you were all packed up and ready to go. However, we wanted a photo of the bride with her Mom and Mom-in-Law. You turned on your heel, unpacked your equipment and gave us that final memory...with a smile (after shooting for 12hours). Wow! Wow! Wow!"