Why Wedding Photographer Reviews Are Important
All these reviews are taken from either Google reviews or my Bark Profile – I have never changed a review, I have never deleted a review, all my couples are free to say what they want about my style, the images and the legacy that I have captured for them.
I’m proud to say that all the reviews from my couples have been 5* reviews, all have left amazing honest reviews and it’s vital that people read reviews when looking for a wedding photographer. As a documentary wedding photographer, I feel it’s so important that people can read these reviews and have an understanding about how I work on a wedding day – it’s easy for me to say it, but it’s better that it comes from all my happy couples!
Lindsey and Tom
What can I say about Andy, this won’t be a short review (sorry not sorry)! As a couple we wanted the most natural and honest wedding photographs; nothing staged, nothing false and most of all showing everyone we loved looking as happy as we were on our day.
As a person who is not a fan of being the centre of attention, and who’s smile becomes increasingly awkward the more I’m asked to “smile” I really needed to feel comfortable on my wedding day.
Andy provided that level of comfort for me, he was a complete legend throughout our day, he kept me so relaxed – even offering me water in the 28c heat after our wedding ceremony (thank you).
His professionalism was spot on as well as being the most friendly and welcoming person, to not only us, but to all of our guests. Andy’s knowledge of photography and what makes a good, natural shot is vast, and we never doubted Andy’s skills for one second – we knew our wedding day photography was in the right hands. In the lead up to the wedding, his communication, easy-going nature and complete transparency about how he works was refreshing and exactly what we wanted. On the day, from start to finish we felt like he was just supposed to be there, and everyone we have spoken to has commented on how great he was.
The results are wonderful; really beautiful and natural pictures that totally captured what we wanted, every time we look at them we spot something different about the photograph and we love that aspect so much. Our families adore them too and they are harder to please than us! We will never be able to thank Andy enough for being part of our day, it was a total pleasure to share it with you – truly thank you!! If you want a friendly, professional, relaxed and talented candid photographer then you must book Andy @SaywellHQ – you won’t be disappointed!!
Sophie and Adam
Andy was absolutely amazing and we couldn’t have asked for a better photographer, he was everything we were after and captured our day beautifully!
Every step before the big day was well organised and we knew exactly what to expect. Andy made everyone feel relaxed, especially the morning of the wedding.
There were no intrusive or forced photos so every picture showed natural laughs, smiles and tears. We felt our day had been captured perfectly and Andy didn’t miss a moment.
Thank you again, Andy, for capturing our day and making it truly the best day ever!
Lindsey and Nick
I’ve had a genuine phobia of photos ever since I was a small child, so the thought of having someone taking photos all day for my wedding filled me with terrible anxiety.
Thank god we found Andy.
He listened to my worries and ask questions to really understand what we wanted and how to make me feel more comfortable. He explained the best way to organise things and was really flexible throughout the day. The guests thought he was great, and commented on how friendly he was and how relaxed they felt.
We didn’t want lots of staged photos but there was no fear of missing people out, as we discovered. Andy had taken loads of candid shots, all of our friends and family were there, not posing or standing awkwardly, but laughing, talking and being themselves. Andy really was amazing at capturing moments we might have missed, in fact, there is one photo of my parents that I will treasure forever. I may not have been the easiest bride for Andy, but I may just be the most impressed.
If you are reading this review and wondering whether to book him, then do it…you won’t regret it!
Kiran and James
Andy is without a doubt an incredibly kind, thoughtful, detailed, intuitive, methodical, knowledgeable and excellent photographer.
We found Andy through his website and from the moment we contacted him, Andy was helpful and honest.
He captured so many special moments throughout our wedding day – moments we didn’t even realise we were in until we saw the photos. Andy is very light-footed (you really won’t know he’s there!) and true to his candid, documentary style, he really followed our entire wedding journey.
Andy spent a fair amount of time speaking with us before the wedding and the photos show that he got to know us and what mattered to us. We are so grateful for our wedding photos and we are very thankful we chose to work with Andy. He even makes a good cup of tea! So many of our wedding guests have commented on Andy’s professionalism and talent. Thank you, Andy, we are very happy you were part of our day and that we chose you to tell our story.
Gemma and Scott
Andy was brilliant from start to finish. When we made our initial enquiries he spoke with us over the phone to discuss what we wanted and instantly put us at ease. He then made regular contact with us right up to the wedding itself offering helpful advice.
Andy blended in well and all of our family thought he was brilliant. On the day he was polite and helpful.
We are so happy with our photos and have some lovely ones that we will treasure. Overall, we feel we made the perfect choice choosing Andy to photograph our wedding. We would absolutely recommend him! Thank you again.
Mhairi and Carl
I cannot recommend Andy highly enough, Andy was just brilliant, he captured each and every moment with the most stunning photographs; He exceeded all expectations.
From the first point of contact Andy is incredibly friendly & so easy to get along with, he put us straight at ease, talked us through the entire wedding day beginning to end, answered any and every question we had, helping us with any worries we had.
On the day Andy was fantastic, he just fit in so well with everyone it was like he was part of the family. I would urge anyone who is looking for a wedding photographer to have a look through Andy’s work.
We knew from the beginning of our wedding planning we didn’t want to have any of the awkward posing for photo’s & ‘say cheese’ that we’ve experienced at previous weddings, we personally couldn’t think of anything worse, and Andy’s style dealt with that perfectly, by not having the forced posed kind of photos & Andy’s eye for that ‘perfect’ shot, we have got some absolutely beautiful photos that we will treasure for the rest of our lives.
The few posed formals we had were also absolutely brilliant, the pre-planning of these meant they were organised, exactly what we wanted with who we wanted & took the least amount of time from the day as possible.
My personal favourite part of the day was the informal mini photo shoot of me & my husband later in the day, it was honestly so much fun I haven’t laughed so much in a long time, and the photos that have come from it are simply stunning.
I am so incredibly happy with each and every photo, the entire experience & before and after care I would urge anyone looking for a photographer to get in contact with Saywell HQ.
I can guarantee you Andy will provide you with the most perfect wedding photos, nothing but completely professional, friendly & patient, Thank you so very much Andy 🙂
Casey and Glenn
Andy was fantastic from start to finish!
His documentary style of photography was exactly what we wanted and the initial call to discuss our requirements absolutely put our minds at ease.
We had spoken to a few photographers at wedding shows who wanted to do it their way, didn’t take in to account what we actually wanted and put restrictions on what we could do with the photos afterwards – Andy was extremely open, honest and transparent throughout!
We met prior to the day to run through the schedule and agree timings, Andy made the effort to meet at a pub local to us which was great.
We knew that he was going to be the perfect fit for our day and discussed the albums that he offers, which are absolutely amazing and we can’t wait to get ours!
On the day, Andy put my wife and bridesmaids at ease in the morning and that set the tone for the day. In the nicest way possible, you don’t realise that Andy is there, which leads to lots of amazing, natural photographs that really capture the day accurately. We are so pleased with the photos, and our friends and family have all commented on how fantastic they are! We would definitely, 100% recommend Andy to anyone looking for a relaxed, documentary style wedding photographer.
Kenson and Adam
Andy did an absolutely wonderful job capturing our wedding – from natural shots to formals – we were overjoyed by the results & felt we made a perfect decision choosing our photographer.
His attitude is impeccable helping us along the way with his expertise and friendly manner.
All our guests have been blown away & Andy’s knack in getting those important and hidden moments make him a sure-fire choice for any wedding or event.
Thanks again Andy, you are a star! Kenson & Adam x