It’s always nice to get great feedback and I get so many fantastic comments from couples after they receive their photographs (often I get great comments before they’ve even seen their photos!!). As much as I like receiving feedback though I never ask couples to provide a testimonial for other couples to read as I think it puts them under a bit of pressure to say something nice about me. I always feel it’s a bit like fishing for compliments, what else are they going to say!
Me: “Hey thanks for letting me photograph your wedding. I really enjoyed it and was so pleased with all the amazing photos I managed to get. Would you mind putting a few words together so other couples can see what I’m about and can I publish them on my website”?
Couple: “Hi Damian, yes no problem would love to put a few words together. Your photos were terrible, your attitude was a disgrace, your manner with our guests and families was beyond belief. All in all we are so disappointed with the whole experience and we wish we’d never met you! Yes please feel free to share this on your website”.
See what I mean!
All the comments on my “Kind Words” page are genuine comments given freely by couples after receiving their photographs. Because of this they all mean so much more than responses to the old “please say something nice about me for my website” comments. Much better than this though is the selection of comments below. These were all given anonymously by couples who provided the comments as part of the judging process to a competition I entered recently called “The Wedding Industry Awards”. Because they are given anonymously couples are encouraged to give genuine feedback knowing that I don’t know who said what.
“Words cannot explain how professional and amazing Damian is at photography, I could go on for ages explaining but there really aren’t any words to explain. Every photo that we had, even in the pre wedding shoot, told a story. The stunning artistic work that Damian produced is unbelievable. He made the day like a fairy-tale for my wife, it was the happiest I have ever seen her.”
“Damian is a truly amazing photographer. We loved him! He was so friendly, very approachable, a laugh – the guests loved him too! And our photographs were outstanding. The best photographer we have come across!! He knew what pictures to take to make the best of our day; he was different, original and just amazing. We believe he went over and above and really took pride in his work.”
“Excellent photographer… made my wife and I feel very comfortable… captured some incredible shots. Very imaginative and used the surroundings to perfection.”
“Damian is a very talented photographer whose photos told a story. He captured our vintage style and was able to capture a range of emotions on our special day. I adore my photos. Unlike other photographers Damian listened to what we wanted and was relaxed but at the same time in control. Thank you Damian”
“Damian did a brilliant job of photographing our wedding. He was professional yet approachable, knew what would look good yet took our ideas on board too. His photos are stunning and our families and friends were immensely impressed, as were we. The showreel is wonderful – we keep watching it over and over! He captured the day perfectly.”
“The photos & showreel were absolutely amazing and captured our day perfectly!!!!”
“I couldn’t have asked for a better photographer for my wedding day. He was professional and the photos were amazing, but aside from that he was energetic and enthusiastic. He made us feel at ease and managed to get some fantastic natural looking photos. Before the day if we had any questions or ideas he made himself available to talk through these with us almost immediately, it was a pleasure for us to have Damian to capture our wedding memories.”
“The showreel that Damian produced for us brought me to tears within minutes of seeing it. Such wonderful images capturing the best day of our lives. We cannot thank him enough for providing us with the best memories which will last forever.”
“Having been looking for a wedding photographer I conducted a lot of research online. I came across Damian’s work and was instantly impressed. I checked his gallery with a keen photographer friend of mine who complimented Damian’s ability no end. I made contact with him; his reply was prompt and professional. He is a gent and made all people of all ages smile and be involved in our day.”
“Damian made our day so special, he captured every moment, we were absolutely blown away when we saw the finished result, there were literally tears in our eyes, he is a very professional photographer and worked well with people, can’t thank him enough”
“I am extremely glad I chose Damian for my wedding day. He gave a very personal service right from the start by offering to come to our home for our first meeting and to show us his work. We had a great pre engagement shoot at our venue and the photographs were great, we couldn’t wait for the wedding photos. He is brilliant with the guests and made everyone feel so comfortable with his sense of humour. I couldn’t ask for a better set of photos to capture our special day.”
“Damian was a pleasure to work with on our wedding day. He had a very clear vision of what he wanted to achieve with the photographs and was able to capture the actual emotions of the day with some stunning and artistic shots. He didn’t impose himself on us and you often didn’t notice he was there. He formed great relationships with the wedding party and was able to put everyone at ease to get the best possible shots.”
“Damian was more than we could have asked for in a photographer. He was so much fun to work with and so many of our guests commented on how good he was; he interacted with the guests, used card tricks to get people’s attention and got all the photos we wanted without dominating the wedding in an unpleasant way. We had some really different and unique shots and Damian was really flexible with his photos – he didn’t just stick to a rigid plan. We couldn’t recommend him more highly.”
“We are so so so happy with our photos from Damian! He’s so talented and has truly captured our day to a T. He managed to capture parts of the day we missed and has caught some amazing memories for us that we can keep forever. We are over the moon X”
“Just some show stopping photos”
“From the first look at Damian’s website to meeting him & getting to know his style & technique we knew he was the one for us, his communication skills were a strong point. We had a pre wedding shoot which is something we are not really in to, we were so glad we did, it put us at ease & allowed us to get to know Damian more. On the day he was fab, he was a laugh to have around & the guests loved him. His quirky personality & one liners made the day. We have a beautiful set of memories thanks to him”
“We loved his style of photography, really natural. We hardly knew he was there but he managed to get everywhere!!”