2016 TWIA Feedback // The Couples Reviews

“also his dress sense was a seller too!”

As you may know I decided to take the plunge and enter the TWIA awards this year – Unfortunately I didn’t get shortlisted, however I did receive some fabulous feedback from the couples of the past year, which makes me feel proud and strive for better things. So..onwards and upwards for 2017 (and the rest of 2016!) –  Anyways here is what all 20 of the fabulous couples that voted had to say!

Love & thanks all!  xxx


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Stuart + Alison Murray // 21 November 2015

Gavin did what we asked for and more. His photographs portrayed our day and guests perfectly. He blended in and took very natural photos that most people had not realised had been taken. He was like a ninja climbing up a tree and a wall. All guests were very impressed. He has such a friendly approachable manner.

Why Did You Book?

He was recommended by a friend and looked at his work and after meeting him we knew he was for us.


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Ste + Jess Skinner // 13 February 2016

Gavin went above and beyond of what was expected of him.Nothing was too much(which included him climbing a tree).We had 5 children under 5 and gavin took it in his stride and interacted with them all, which meant we got some amazing photos.From the moment he arrived he fitted in perfectly, sneaking about getting the most amazing photos. Everyone that has seen our photos have said how beautiful they all are and how lucky we are to have found him.We can’t thank Gavin enough for everything his done

Why Did You Book?

We looked through all of his previous work and we knew straight away that his style would fit our wedding perfectly and we where frilled when we found out he was available. I would recommend him to anyone.


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Chris + Sarah Ulyatt // 2 April 2016

Choosing Gavin as our photographer was the best decision we made for our wedding day. Gavin worked with us to capture photos that tell the story of the day perfectly, everyone was relaxed in front of the camera and the photos are the right balance between creativity and capturing moments. So many people have complimented us on the photos and asked who our photographer was. Trying to pick our favourites for the album was tough, they’re all so good!

Why Did You Book?

Gavin was recommended to us by our venue but as soon as we saw his website we were hooked, the photos are so natural and relaxed. We had a good feeling about booking Gavin and it was definitely the right decision!


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Graeme + Laura Wright // 18 June 2016

We could not have been happier with our wedding pictures!! Gavin went above and beyond on the day, nothing was too much trouble, he even helped my husband with his button hole. Gavin is so friendly and easy going, he really puts you at ease, and makes the whole experience much more relaxed. Our guests have told us they’ve never seen such lovely wedding pictures. We’re so pleased we found such an amazing photographer to capture our big day – can’t recommend him enough!

Why Did You Book?

From looking at Gavin’s website we felt sure that his style of photography was right for us, and he definitely proved us right.


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Darren + Charlotte Drew//3 July 2016

From coming to our house for our first meeting through to ordering our album gavin has been a pleasure to work with, we instantly knew he would fit in on our wedding day and he did, all our guests comments on this and we could not be happier with the final photos. He helped on the day making sure everyone had their buttonholes and opening a window when I was getting hot and nervous. He truly was a pleasure to have with us on our day and his photos are outstanding that we will treasure forever

Why Did You Book?

Looking at his online blog and website we loved his first, he came to our house for an initial meeting and instantly we knew we wanted him as our photographer


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Gary + Terri Dawson // 7 July 2016

I highly recommend Gavin, he went above and beyond on our wedding day, making the whole day even more magical and giving us fantastic, natural photos we could of only dreamed of. We do not like the whole standing and posing photos. Gavin specialises in taking natural shots, and throughout the day captures fantastic, natural poses you can treasure. He is also a lovely man, who kept our guests laughing and at ease throughout. Myself and my husband could not of chose a better photographer.

Why Did You Book?

Viewed his portfolio and was extremely happy with the type of photography he focuses on as well as his work.


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Steve + Adele Young // 30 July 2016

Gavin was absolutely amazing ! From the first phone call from my bemused husband to be who had no idea what we really wanted he listened ,took on board everything we said and was a delight . On the big day all of my female guests wanted to either adopt him or marry him !!The photographs he took were perfect and unlike anything I’d ever seen they were so natural and capture every detail of every moment. Finally, my mum cried with happiness when she read his message to us on his blog .

Why Did You Book?

Loved his blog and he was so polite and thoughtful . He knew what photographs I wanted before I even realised myself .


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Giles + Sophie Hetherington // 13 August 2016

Gavin’s friendly yet professional nature was evident at all times taking genuine interest in our plans and vision. Preparation for the day was brilliant, regular contact over email and he visited our family farm to see the reception and get some inspiration but more so to meet the family. At our Wedding Gavin was outstanding, capturing the important parts but also the special natural moments that we had no idea he was taking. Absolutely thrilled with our pics and could not have wished for more

Why Did You Book?

A competitive price including great value for money yet some of the best Wedding photography we have ever seen. It was his kind and friendly personality that came across so naturally in communication that led us to book Gavin without hesitation.


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Chris + Sandra Grears // 27 August 2016

Gavin understood our needs immediately! We were particularly choosy with the kind of photos we wanted, and Gavin executed our visions perfectly! We mixed our ideas with his, and he made us feel so comfortable with each meeting and discussions about the photos and on the day. Everyone commented on how perfect he fitted into our wedding and wasn’t intrusive at all. You can see from our photos how at ease we were with him both getting ready, and during the ceremony and reception!

Why Did You Book?

Gavin’s website was head and shoulders above the rest! To be honest, the fact the website was so professional, along with his lack of ‘cheesy’, ‘posed’ and over photoshopped’ images were definitely his selling points! The first meeting we had in person sold it to me, after viewing one of his albums and seeing how well we got on, also his dress sense was a seller too!


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Matt + Aishah Doherty// 28 August 2016

Working in the wedding industry myself, I can happily say that Gavin is one of the best photographers I have ever worked with and am so happy he shot my wedding. His ability to make himself invisible to capture the real moments of the day is amazing. I didn’t want all posed photos; I wanted the true story of what was happening at my wedding. He handled the group photographs brilliantly, very often times managing to make a joke when both mine, and my husband’s families were being very annoying

Why Did You Book?

I booked Gavin because from the second I saw his work, I knew there was no other photographer for me. His photos are not only beautiful, but are a story of the wedding day. The moments that you as a bride and groom don’t see. He’s funny and personable, and all round brilliant person and it was an honour having him at our wedding. Everyone afterwards was saying how good him and his second photographer were. Even other photographers I work with in my job have seen our pictures and said how stunning they are. I would recommend him over and over.


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Aaron + Joy Bolton // 18 September 2016

He was the perfect photographer! & was like a friend who we could laugh with and he also was lovely to all our guests! He made the shots easy to capture as we were so relaxed! A true professional with a fabulous outlook on life! A gem!

Why Did You Book?

He immediately stroked us as a warm, professional photographer and we wanted him to be part of our day!


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Ryan + Lauren Connell // 1 October 2016

We booked Gavin, before venue was booked. He remembered us when he saw us at another fair before we booked him which was nice, he has that personal touch – it’s like seeing a family member you haven’t seen for a while, he puts his arms round you and wants to catch up over a cuppa and not just on wedding planning, on you both individually & as couple. He becomes friend, finding out your likes & dislikes. He’s there to capture the day but we forgot that he just blender in & we were totally at ease

Why Did You Book?

style & laid back approach – we didn’t want posed photos just natural, Gavin delivered this while keeping guest happy by having a 30min slot for posed photos (parents/grandparents ect.) this worked perfectly for us.


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Michael + Sheela Bell // 8 October 2016

Gavin was so helpful, he spent an entire day with us getting to know us and shooting the pre wedding pictures. He was so professional and friendly at the same time, we had a good laugh together and he took us up our first fell! At the wedding he was always they’re when you needed him, but had the skill of blending in/almost disappearing when we were in the swing of the party! We’re so happy with our choice in Gavin. And we’d definitely recommend him.

Why Did You Book?

Because his website is amazing! So easy to navigate and use to contact him and see other couples images. And he seemed so willing to help in any way he could. Absolutely thrilled with him.


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Paul + Audrey Mullaney // 14 April 2016

Gavin was so professional and really friendly on our wedding day, which made our day all that more special. Gavin also knew exactly what we were looking for in our wedding pictures and guided us through the day with much ease and calmness. He provided us with the most beautiful pictures/album that we always are excited about every time we look at them, and show them to everyone whenever we get an opportunity.

Why Did You Book?

He was recommended for his exceptional photography skills by our wedding venue.


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Richard + Jenna Witt // 16 April 2016

Gavin was absolutely excellent throughout our whole process, I cannot fault him. When we met up before the wedding to discuss ideas and timings he was so relaxed and instantly made me feel at ease, he covered everything, even things I hadn’t thought of and made sure he knew exactly what we wanted. He made very helpful suggestions and had fantastic ideas about places to have our photographs (not just the usual run of the mill photos) to make our photos even more special. I love all of our photos

Why Did You Book?

I loved his style of photos, so natural but very professional. I had looked at his previous work and was very impressed, he was very friendly and approachable. I chose him to be part of our special day as he made me feel instantly comfortable and listened to my ideas and views. Also,I thought he was very reasonably priced.


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Mike + Kate Imrie// 21 May 2016

Gavin is a fantastic photographer, he spent alot of time covering our wedding day. He captured every moment. We were very pleased with our wedding photos and would highly recommend Gavin. He even got up in a tree to capture a beautiful moment.

Why Did You Book?

Impressed with his previous work


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Jamie + Helen Macarthur // 27 May 2016

Gavin was exactly the type of photographer we were looking for. He made us feel relaxed and at ease all day and his brilliant photos reflect the laid back style of our day which was just what we wanted. Everyone loved him and we’ve recommended him to many others since. All in all we had a perfect day with fab photos and that was all down to Gavin. Thank you so much!

Why Did You Book?

On reading his website we felt he was what we were looking for, he was brilliant value for money and when we met him we felt totally comfortable and reassured he would get the type of photos we wanted.


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Shane + Layla Coonan // 28 May 2016

I live in Australia so I only met Gavin on the day of the wedding. He was amazingly easy to deal with and so personable, both online and in person. My husband is shy and doesn’t like photos, but Gavin managed to win him over in a matter of minutes. We felt relaxed and comfortable, Gavin was like a ninja! He managed to move around so quickly and get the most amazing photos we would just see flashes of him in bushes, up trees and through windows. The results were outstanding we were so happy.

Why Did You Book?

His online portfolio showed such a unique style of photos that I loved.


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Simon + Hayley Reay // 11 June 2016

Personal, high quality service ran through everything Gavin did. He was in contact the months leading up to the day, we had an informal meeting beforehand where he ran through the entire day from start to finish, putting our minds at ease and really listened to the details. Our wedding wasn’t the easiest to photograph due to being in a barn with limited natural lighting, however Gavin managed to produce high quality, beautiful photographs. He went above and beyond to capture the perfect photo.

Why Did You Book?

The qualities that made Gavin stand out from other photographers was his friendly, calm and kind nature, and his ability to capture natural photographs and blend into the background, which was something I was hoping to find in a photographer. He also had good contacts in the wedding industry and on the day was even able to locate and return my bouquet which I had left in the wedding car, as he knew the suppliers who owned the car company. Personal touches with a wedding website, a ‘preview’ on Facebook the day after our wedding and a blog dedicated to our day which we could share with our guests definitely made us want to book his services. We wanted our wedding to be modern and quirky, and felt his services matched our vision, which he delivered perfectly on the day.


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Metin + Rachel Ozturk (Conlon) // 7th June 2016

Gavin’s communication skills both prior and during the wedding were exemplary. As an international couple, he made us feel secure and prepared even when we could not meet in person prior to the event. His presence during the day was reassuring and non-intrusive while still capturing every stage of our wedding.

Why Did You Book?

We were impressed by the warmth, spontaneity and candidness of his photography portfolio. Our photos captured all of these elements, just as we hoped.


Once again massive thanks too all for letting me share in your day and also for taking your time to vote! Its made me so proud to read all the above and this year has been a true hoot!


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