In November 2014, we received news that we had won “Best Photographer” at the Wedding Industry awards. We were not able to attend the award ceremony, so we found this out via Twitter! We’d scooped the award for Best photographer in our region. The East of England. We were of course over the moon, but this week we got the icing on the cake! The anonymous feedback submitted by our couples as part of the judging process.
TWIA is unique in that in order to qualify in the initial stages, you must be ranked anonymously by your couples. Only real couples that you have actually worked with can vote for you. Unlike some awards, it’s not a numbers game and it’s not a case of whoever gets the most votes wins. Instead, real couples score their supplier on a scale of 1 to 10 in a number of categories. Categories include things like how well the couple felt their needs were understood. Things like value for money are also scored. At the end, there’s the opportunity to leave comments too. Comments and average scores from genuine clients are then used to determine over all winners.
Viewing the anonymous feedback from our couples.
This week we were given access to the comments submitted about us. All totally anonymous and in a random order. Clients were able to submit general feedback and specific feedback. We wanted to share this feedback with you.
Why They Booked (in random order)
“When we met them they were so friendly and happy to help with anything. You can tell how much went into each and every wedding. They seem to remember every little detail about the weddings and it was refreshing to hear how highly they spoke of the weddings they had done. Their photos are so natural and really capture the moments of the day. The key thing for me was seeing examples of the day in full, rather than just their favourite shots. They were not pushy at all and let us have access to the pictures to decide. From the day we enquired to the wedding and after they couldn’t have done more for us. Not only as photographers but also as ‘ little wedding planners’. They helped with ANY questions I had, and my day wouldn’t have been the same without them!!!”
“Professional, friendly, brilliant communication and loved their portfolio /photography style.”
“We loved their style of photography, the fact they worked as a team meant that we got two angles and viewpoints throughout the day. Communication was excellent and our photos were received back just a week after our wedding. We couldn’t fault the service that they provided and I would certainly recommend them to anyone looking.”
“Absolutely loved their style of photos, and they are such nice people that it was so easy to choose them as we knew we would feel really relaxed with them on the wedding day. We could tell straight away that they really go the extra mile and treat every clients as individuals. They also have a fantastic Facebook page, website, blog with some really useful information. I don’t know how they get time to do it all! We also felt that the package they offered represented fantastic value for money.”
“We did some research and emailed several photographers. As soon as we heard from Louise we knew from her emails what a lovely person she sounded and when we looked at their website it was exactly the style we wanted. We then met with Louise and Sam which confirmed that they were exactly what we wanted. Very happy with our choice.”
“They were both so friendly and made us feel relaxed, their previous work was amazing and we loved their style of photography. They are also extremely reasonably priced as their package included access to all of your photos.”
“We loved the look of their photos on the website and the reviews were brilliant. After speaking to them we knew they were the ones, very friendly, helpful and professional. They were keen to get to know us and what we wanted but were not pushy in any way.”
“ They are simply the nicest people you’ll meet and we are so happy we decided to use them as our wedding photographers.”
“I had seen pictures from a friends wedding and loved them. They came highly recommended from a friend as well.”
“After my wife saw their work she instantly booked a meeting and then after meeting them in person there was no doubt they were genuine and a great couple. Plus with no hidden fees and their price allowed us access to all the pictures.”
“The style & creativity of their pictures were exactly what we were looking for & they came highly recommended”
“Their pictures capture every emotional moment that would be forgotten”
“We were recommended by a friend who used them but also saw some of their work on the Internet. Also after meeting them their friendly nature and professionalism was a deal sealer for me.”
“We liked the style of their photographs from what we could see on their website and we also liked the fact they were really open and honest about their pricing and helped tailor a package to suit our needs. They were so approachable and made us both feel really comfortable. We are so pleased with the photographs and could not be happier.”
“Sam and Louise were easy to get along with, previews of there previous work and style was exactly what we were looking for, they knew our venue and were very professional.”
“I first met them when they were the photographers at my best friend’s wedding, where I was part of the bridal party. I was so impressed with their work, and how nice and friendly they were, that I knew instantly I wanted to hire them as my wedding photographers. We didn’t even consider anyone else.”
“From the moment I found Sam & Louise online I was very excited to think they could be my wedding photographers. I hadn’t seen any other company that met my high expectations. I arranged to meet them to get a better understanding of what sort of people they were and whether they understood my ideas. After 5 mins of chatting to them I knew I had to book them.”
“They completely understood my vision. Their personalities were great, they were very down to earth, passionate about their work, and I felt very excited to work with them. Their style of photography was outstanding. From the thousands of photos within their gallery there wasn’t one I didn’t love. They more than ticked all of the boxes I was looking for when deciding upon a photographer for our special day.”
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