Kind words of thanks from lovely newlyweds

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Richard,

Thank you so much for the amazing job you did on the “big day” and also for the stunning photographs… we are absolutely thrilled with the results. You managed to tell the story of the day and capture some really beautiful, intimate and funny moments (especially when the ceilidh was in full swing!). Your professionalism and sense of humour made all our guests feel at ease and we will always have a lasting image of you as the ‘ninja dressed in black with your double holstered cameras at the ready!’
If you’re looking for a photographer with talent, passion and bags of enthusiasm, then we can’t recommend Richard enough.

Many thanks,

Sharon & Mark x

Wedding at Priston Mill Tythe Barn

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Richard,

What can we say to the star of our show!? We cannot ever thank you enough for all of your utterly outstanmding work and your laughter and support leading up to and during our wedding day. We could (hands-down) not have found a more talented photographer in all of the lands who truly ‘got’ us, better than we knew! (we are both very camera shy and look what you did!) We are so glad we found you – from the one image we saw of yours, we knew there and then you were the one – but even better, we didn’t know we would also meet an amazing friend from that. You are truly an artist. Thank you for each and every masterpiece! And giving us the mnemories.

All our love, Becca & Andrew (Cox) x

Wedding at Banwell Castle

Thanks you card Banwell castleThank you card from wedding clients

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We searched online for photographers in London and trawled close to a hundred sites before being captivated by the pictures on Élan Images. As soon as we spoke to Rich, we knew he was the photographer for us. He was the epitome of friendly and professional, with a great sense of humour to match. He put our anxieties to rest and listened to our requests carefully as well as offering great advice.

On the day, he came with his fantastic big grin and enthusiasm and worked his magic. For us, on the most beautiful day of our lives, he fitted in completely to our party; being able to both take photographs of the wedding without intruding, but also being part of the fun. So many of our friends also said what a great laugh he was! He even stayed longer than we had arranged without any fuss when things overran. We have received the photos and couldn’t be happier. They are absolutely perfect with a great mix of moments and posed shots. Using his skill, Rich managed to make two very camera shy people look relaxed and happy! Every time we look at them it’s like we are back on that wonderful day and we are extremely glad that he was there to capture it all.

Love Phil & Jo xx

Wedding in Notting Hill, London

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Hi Rich,

The USB with the photos came through today. The photos are simply beautiful and countless of our friends have said the same. The photos speak for themselves, they are simply beautiful and to try and dissect them anymore would be doing them a disservice. What you can’t tell from the photos however is quite how well Rich and his co-photographer will blend into your wedding. Élan Images provides a perfect mixture of professionalism, discretion and charisma. That coupled with a rare talent for reading people and working out what make them tick means that having them around will if anything enhance your day.

Cheers,

Robin and Claire xx

Wedding at Folly Farm Centre, near Bristol

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Hi Rich,

I was finally able to collect the USB from the post office today…The USB and prints were beautifully presented and Dan and I loved looking at all the photographs and reliving the happiest day of our lives. You captured so many beautiful moments (and messy moments at the bar and on the dance floor!) which told the story of our day. You blended in seamlessly and took so many photograph without me even realising you were there! We have had guests comment on how hard you were both working on the day and it shows in the range of images you took. It really was a pleasure to meet you and we will treasure the photographs.

Thank you again,

Gabriela & Dan x

Wedding at Orchardleigh House, Somerset

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Rich thank you so so much for your photography of our wedding day. Not only are you hilarious, you made us feel at ease. Photos are stunning. To anyone considering Élan Images – you won’t regret booking. Fabulous low light photos and an artistic passionate grafter on your day. We’ll look you up when we’re next in Bath.

Kate & Steph x

Evening Wedding at the Roman Baths (Pump Rooms), Bath

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We both wish to say a massive thank you for your amazing collection of wedding photographs. Matt and I knew instantly from the moment we met you that you were the ‘man for the job’ and your talent sure surpassed all of our expectations. We love them, and they are a true reflection of our day, we couldn’t have asked for more.

Lora & Matt xx

Wedding at the Hare and Hounds Westonbirt

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We would like to say a massive thank you to Richard and his team at Élan Images for all their hard work before, during and after our wedding. We loved Folly Farm when we first saw it but walking around with you talking creative ideas really brought the venue alive to us and made us see the possibilities Folly Farm offered. In such a short time you seemed to know and understand are vision for the day and used that to create some incredible shots which we and our friends and family will hold close to our hearts for ever. It is brilliant to be able to relive the day, now that it is not flying by in a blur, through your photos and see snippets of events that we missed due to being in other rooms etc. We could not recommend you highly enough to others, it was a pleasure having you as part of our wedding.

Many Thanks

Tiggy and Marc x

Wedding at Folly Farm, Pensford

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When we began our search for a photographer for our wedding we wanted someone like us – who would spend time on something until they got it just right – and you exceeded our expectations. When we first met you at Orchardleigh House, Rich, we had full confidence in you and knew you would create photo’s that would treasure our memories.

We also really liked your creative flair – which is something we both lack! Thank you for taking the time to come to London for our engagement photo shoot – we had so much fun! Your enthusiasm is infectious, and I feel like I learned a bit about photography during the shoot! We found the engagement photo shoot really valuable and felt much more comfortable in front of the camera on the big day.

On our wedding day itself you both did a wonderful job. We had so many comments from people about how friendly you were – you could have been guests! The pictures we have are fantastic and I can’t tell you the number of times I have been through them. They bring back so many memories each time and make us smile.

Luckily we will be seeing you again at my Sister’s wedding in August. After our wedding I had to keep pressing her to finalise the date with you, as I had another friend wanting to book you the same day!
Thanks again for all your hard work.

Bronwen & Mark xxxx

Wedding at Orchardleigh House

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Stunning dramatic images that captured the essence of the day. It was a delight to have Rich as my wedding photographer, the guests loved him and the work that has been created bring back all the emotion and memories of the day. Each image is a work of art in itself, thank you!

Natalie & Chris

Wedding at Westonbirt House, Westonbirt

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Hi Rich,

Wow!!! These photos are amazing, you have got SO many amazing special moments, I was literally reliving the wedding through them step by step. The group photos just looking incredible!!!

We can’t thank you enough!!

Jo & Tony xx

Wedding at Cripps Stone Barn, Tetbury

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Hey Rich,

I know we’ve sent you our “official review” already, but after this weekend I wanted to write personally to thank you for the photographs. They are so vivid in every sense: when we’ve shared them with friends and family this weekend they’ve relived every moment so profoundly that you’ve brought the same warmth and smiles to their faces that they had on the day. You’ve managed to take us all back in time through them (I’d patent that time machine of yours quickly!). That itself has been an unlooked for joy of your photos. Another has been the way the same friends and family have spoken so highly of you and of how the whole experience of being part of the photographs (well, the ones they’ve known you were taking of them at least!) was so much fun, so relaxed, a pleasure to be part of, and an experience they’ll remember from the wedding with the same fondness as all the other special parts of the day. How many wedding photographers can you say that about eh?! So three thank yous then: one for the 400 little works of art you’ve given us, two for the pleasure they’ve given us and our friends, and three for being such a decent, warm, natural gentleman and for being a part of our wedding in the fullest way, not just another “photographer”.

Big love, Rich, from us both xx (Jo & Ollie)

Wedding at Bath Abbey & Priston Mill

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Hi Rich,

Thanks so much for sending those links through I LOVE the photos and can’t stop looking at them. The way you have caught the detail of my dress in the formal shots is fantastic. And well done for getting a couple of lovely ones of my niece who wasn’t so keen on the formal style.

Thanks very much.

Karen & John

Wedding at Folly Farm near Bristol

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Hi Rich,

Just to let you know that we’ve arrived back from our honeymoon and have at last had a chance to look at the photos – they look amazing, thank you! We have also received your lovely USB stick, thank you for the excellent timing! We can now begin the process of deciding which one to put on our thank you cards 🙂

Many thanks,

Richard & Leela

Wedding at The Guildhall, Bath and wedding reception at Royal Crescent Hotel Bath

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Firstly we wanted to say a big thanks for your services on the day, and the incredible quality of the pictures you have given us. Throughout the day you were both professional and friendly, and did a brilliant job of adapting to the somewhat sporadic nature of the day. We wanted our photographs to reflect our personality, and the ethos of the day, and you did an excellent job of that.

Our guests have commented on how well you made yourselves a part of the event, and how your friendly nature put everyone at ease. I think that this is evident from the shots.

Thanks again,

Laura & Tariq

Wedding at Folly Farm, Bristol

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We have just received our CD through the post and were amazed by the beautiful images, thank you so much Rich and Heidi for all your hard work on our wedding day, you listened very carefully to what I particularly wanted and succeeded in taking some fabulous unique images that I have never seen any other photographer take. We really are so happy with our images and even though it wasn’t a particularly nice day weather wise, you cant even tell it was raining! Except for the images with my wellies in of course!

Again Rich and Heidi, thank you so much for capturing our special day. I really couldn’t think of anyone better to take our wedding photographs, I will defiantly recommend you to all my friends and family.

Best Wishes,

Claire and Sam

Wedding at Leigh Park Hotel, Bradford-on-Avon

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Hi Rich

Thanks so much for sending those links through I LOVE the photos and can’t stop looking at them. The way you have caught the detail of my dress in the formal shots is fantastic. And well done for getting a couple of lovely ones of my niece who wasn’t so keen on the formal style.

Thanks very much,

Karen & John

Wedding at Folly Farm in Pensford, near Bristol

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We were delighted with the results from Élan Images. Richard was really flexible and great to deal with before and during the wedding. He also provided lots of useful advice on timing and locations for pictures. He was completely unobtrusive on the day and made it really easy to get some great shots but also spend maximum time with family and friends. We would not hesitate in recommending Élan images.

Jess & Arun

Wedding at The Guildhall, Bath

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Hi Richard

We got the disk from the post office last night and even though I’d look at them on facebook several times I couldn’t wait to look at them all over again. I like the address on the envelope.

I just can’t stress enough how beautiful the pictures are and what an amazing job you and Heidi did together. The pictures really told a story and it was lovely to see the emotions on peoples faces that we’d missed on the day. The way you have played with the lighting and effects in the pictures are fantastic. You haven’t missed a single little detail and you have obviously spent a lot of time on the pictures.

Me and Matt are so pleased that we have such amazing photography to help us remember our day. Everyone thinks they’re brilliant and I like how straight forward you are with giving us all the pictures on a disk to keep, as I’d hate to have to choose.

Photographs mean the world to me and I always trusted that you and Heidi would do a brilliant job and you have. It was also a pleasure to meet you both and have you there on the day.

Thanks Again.

Best Wishes

Kelly Matt & Marley x

Wedding at Eastwood Park, Thornbury

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Hi Richard and Heidi,

Thanks for the photos online, we have loved them, and so have a lot of our guests – telling us we chose well!
Thank you so much for these! They are amazing, and bringing back such wonderful memories! The parts of the day that are a blur are all clear now! They are wonderful.
Of course we will write you a wonderful reference, I’ll wait for Mark to get home from the footie!

Thank you so much.

Jenny xxxx

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Dear Richard and Heidi,

Thank you so so much for our wedding photographs – we love them. I can’t believe how much I missed on the day – but luckily you guys were there to see it for me!

You are both incredibly talented at what you do – the pictures are all interesting as well as beautiful and I don’t know how you caught all those unrehearsed moments. My friends have said things like – ‘What is that picture of me? How did they get that?’ and then they add ‘Could I have a copy? Your photographer’s a genius.’

As soon as you dropped the cd off I said to Ben: ‘Right, I’ll put these on Facebook’ and then I was like: ‘Oh my life, there are over 400 – I should probably cut the number down – nobody wants to look at that many photos of someone else’s wedding. I’ll just put my favourites up.’ So I went through picking my favourites, which was all of them… It took me a long time to cut the number down to 200 and now I keep looking at the ones I left out thinking ‘so and so would love this one, I should put it up too.’ I don’t even want to think about how huge our album is going to have to be. Or how many pictures I will end up putting on the walls of our house – we may need a bigger house…

You guys were wonderful to have around on the day too, you were really unobtrusive and great fun. As it happened everything went pretty seamlessly (well, except the timings, but hey, it’s a wedding…) but I knew that if the weather had turned, or the roof caught fire, you would have coped with anything, and got beautiful shots anyway. And it’s really clear that your job doesn’t stop when the day ends – it’s obvious you have spent a lot of time perfecting the pictures and we really appreciate that.

We would definitely recommend you to anyone (and Ben says he will be sure to use you again for his next wedding!) and our friends and family have been really impressed too. My mum was overjoyed to have her own CD so she can show all her friends without having to wait for me to make her an album (apparently she thinks I will not get round to that quickly enough – and with such a vast choice of beautiful photographs I fear it may take me every bit as long as she thinks…).

Many many thanks again,

Bethany and Ben xx

Wedding at Pilton Tythe Barn, Glastonbury, Somerset | Engagement/Pre wedding Shoot at Kilver Court Gardens, Shepton Mallet

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We have had a look through and the photos are ace – as expected! You and Heidi did a great job! We also had lots of comments from others about how you were one of the best and most personable photographers that they had met so thanks again!

Best wishes to Heidi.

Karen & Tim x

Wedding at Reed Hall, Exeter, Devon

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Thank you so much for all the georgeous photos. They are fantasric and we all had a brilliant evening looking through them all together and remembering our lovely day. You have captured our friends and family perfectly and also the little details in the marquee and garden that I was hoping for. It is a really great reminder of our wedding day.

Thank you again, we really are delighted!
Tracy & Clive
[Wedding Photography at: Cameley Lodge, Bath / Bristol / Wells and also in Glastonbury]

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We just checked our emails today and saw that you’ve sent through the photos from our wedding. We didn’t want to spend too long looking, we are on our honeymoon after all!! But from what we’ve seen, they all look absolutely amazing. They’re better than we could have hoped for. Thank you so much.

Take care,

Nick and Imogen x

Wedding at All Saints Church, Publow

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Thank you so much for the wonderful wedding pictures. We have had so many comments from friends and family about you! You managed to capture so many moments without people realising you were there.

All the best,

Ellen & Sam x

Wedding at Grittleton House School, Chippenham

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We’re absolutely delighted with all of the pictures! Thank you so, so much.

Claire & Stephen

Wedding at Orchardleigh House

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Richard has just sent us the link to the photographs and so we couldn’t wait to have a look at them.

I am trying very hard not to be too gushing about them but the only word I can think of to describe them is superb!

The framing; composition; use of soft focus, perspective and fore-mid-and background-detail; the observation of colour in all the pictures; and the use of the various opportunities at the location is truly brilliant. I can also tell that you have spent a long time in the ‘electronic darkroom’ putting the icing on the cake as it were. I don’t know what the word is, but the end result is far more than just photographs, there is a huge amount of a creative eye in there too.

I think you and Heidi did a brilliant job without being at all obtrusive on the day. I have no doubt you both must have been exhausted by the time you got home afterwards.

Anyway, Richard and Clare have a truly excellent memory of their day in pictures and Georgina and I thank you both very much.

Regards,
John (Father of the Groom)
[Wedding Photographed at: Grim’s Dyke Hotel, Harrow Weald, Middlesex]

We had a wonderful wedding day and are really pleased with your photographs. All the guests commented on how professional you were and how relaxed you made them feel.

Thank you for all your hard work. We are truly looking forward to receiving the album.

June & Ian

Wedding at Priston Mill

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Thank you very much for sharing in, and so congenially and faithfully capturing our wedding day. It was a joy to see all of your photographs so soon after the day. Happy 2010, wedding preparations and new adventures!

All my best,
Tom xxx

Thanks to you both for helping make our wedding celebrations so special and enjoyable. We had a fabulous day and all those moments have been captured so honestly and beautifully by you. thank you! Enjoy planning your wedding and have a great start to 2010.

Best wishes,

Helen x

Wedding at St. Mary’s Church, Bath, and afterwards at Fiorelli’s, Bath

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A big thank you for the wedding photos, we are so very pleased with them.

Laura & Matthew x
[Wedding Photographed at: Limpley Stoke Hotel, Bath, Somerset]

This is just a quick e-mail to say thank you for the discs and album. We were both very delighted with the outcome. You took some fantastic pictures for us!

If any friends or family are getting married in the future we will strongly recommend you to them.

All the best,

Jenny & Roy