In December 2014, I found out I had been shortlisted as a finalist in the Wedding Industry Awards. I couldn't have been happier. I was dancing around my office for a good 15 minutes after I received the message!
My brides and grooms gave me a score of 9.8/10 !
The awards ceremony takes place this week and whilst sadly I didn't win my region in the end, I am so thrilled that my voting brides and grooms gave me such a wonderful score of 9.8/10 and amazing comments, which helped me to get this far. I really am jumping for joy!
Here are a few of the lovely messages I received...
“As a very nervous bride and groom who do not like the 'limelight', Elizabeth was fantastic at putting us at ease, creating exactly the right laid-back style of photography and delivering the final product swiftly and in perfect condition. A pleasure to work with at every stage of the process.”
“We took an instant shine to Elizabeth as she was friendly and easy to get along with. We knew that we would both feel very comfortable having her photograph our big day. She went "over and above" our requirements, she got all the images we wanted and more, great quality and excellent value for money”
“Elizabeth was a fantastic wedding photographer, she was very professional and patient and our photos were exactly what we wanted, we were so happy with the end results. She was also amazing on the day and really captured every moment of the day to perfection.”
“Elizabeth's service was outstanding. She made us feel at ease and we hardly noticed she was there on the day. We are overwhelmed by the pictures and it tells a beautiful story of the day.”
“Really friendly personality, didn't want any cheesy posey photos just natural photos that showed everyone enjoying themselves, every photo was perfect. Would recommend Elizabeth to anyone”
“When we first met Elizabeth she was very warm and friendly, it was almost like she was an old friend we were talking too, in subsequent meetings this continued as she appeared to have an interest in us as a couple more than just a wedding. This made working with her a real delight.”
“Elizabeth was everything we wanted from our wedding photographer, warm, friendly chilled and just went with the flow of the wedding day. All our guest say how lovely she was and not bossy! And the pictures are just perfect ;-)”
“Elizabeth was just fantastic, from the moment we met she felt like a friend. She's the kindest most welcoming person. Elizabeth was extremely professional and listened to exactly what we were looking for. She was a pleasure to have there on our special day. We cannot thank Elizabeth enough.”
And when asked why they booked me, here is what they had to say...
“We liked her friendly welcoming presence I liked it that she came over to our house and showed us a huge range of wedding photos . We also liked it that she did what ever we wanted and was open to our ideas”
“Because there seemed to be an instant connection during our first meeting.”
“She is professional yet affordable and friendly with inspirational wedding photo ideas .”
“Elizabeth was polite, caring, kind and very professional. Her stand at the wedding fair looked a million times better than any other photographer there and you could see how much attention to detail Elizabeth showed.”
“We booked Elizabeth because we felt so at ease with her in our initial meeting. Her values and personal touch were a huge pull for us. Wedding photography is one of the most important elements on your special day. She wasn't pushy or 'big headed' which unfortunately we have experienced with other photographers. She was very good value for money and the online gallery is a huge asset, especially when you have guests travelling from other countries.”
“We knew that she would fit in to our wedding perfectly as she was very easy to get along with, and she also provided excellent value for money. The quality of the images was also excellent.”
“I wanted a lady photographer and someone who was very calm, friendly and professional. And we loved the pictures she took at our friends wedding.”
And last but certainly not least! Here are the scores I received...
Ability of your photographer to understand, interpret and realise your vision and ideas – 9.8/10
Quality of expertise, advice and guidance received from your photographer – 9.9/10
Quality of customer service and communication received from your photographer – 9.8/10
Your photographer's personal presentation and their ability to understand and fit into your wedding – 9.9/10
Quality of your photographer’s web presence (web site, facebook etc) – 9.9/10
Coverage, delivery and quality of the finished photographs etc (including online and 'real' albums etc) – 9.8/10
Value for money – 9.7/10
Giving me an overall average score of – 9.8/10 :)
So once again, a HUGE thank you to all of my brides and grooms of 2013, you certainly made my year :) And I am certainly looking forward to another very exciting year of weddings!