I’m very proud to have reached the finals of The Wedding Industry Awards for the second year (out of two entries 2017 & 2018), an awards ceremony based around genuine votes from the wonderful people I’ve had the pleasure of photographing over the last year. I made the finals thanks to their amazing support with their feedback which gets submitted to TWIA for consideration before the finalists are announced. Thank you to every one of you who made the time to vote for me! Here is what they had to say:
Dan was like our friend at our wedding he blended in and took the most natural shots (we had so many to choose from) which captured our day perfectly! Our guests loved him he has a great personality and we still love to stay in touch now! The quality of the whole process; comms; photos etc was to the highest standard! We also found Dans package to be super reasonable cost wise compared to others! We couldn’t have asked for more and recommend him to everyone. I love the social media coverage too!
Dan was amazing. Prior to the wedding he was checking in with us and provided us with a preshoot where he made us feel at ease. On the wedding day he arrived early and was chatty and smiley until very late (much later than agreed). He got our photos to us within 3 weeks and we love all the photos. They are exactly what we asked for. Couldn't recommend Dan enough. He was brilliant
Dan was highly professional and put everyone at ease. Several guests commented on his approach and through his interactions, he perfectly captured the essence of the day and special moments in particular. We have a mix of formal and candid photos, and it is evident from these that he had thought about the key moments, the surroundings and guests. We would highly recommend Dan to anyone wanting a great photographer for their wedding!
Dan from the start was friendly, approachable and professional. We had a pre wedding shoot which was fun, he put us at ease with his relaxed manner. The photos were just stunning. He kept in touch and at our meeting he understood our needs. Always open and honest, he got both of us very quickly. On the day he was perfect. He was around constantly but never got in the way, everyone commented how perfect he was. The photos were perfect a very high standard, we love them and everyone agrees.
Dan wasn’t just our photographer for the day, he was part of the team. He offered help and advice all day. Some of the pictures and moments he has captured are ones we didn’t even realise had happened. He took a brilliant variety of pictures including formal photos for the family to have on the wall to natural ones capturing the moment. We cannot recommend Dan enough. He made our day so perfect, helping tie cravats, keeping timings, helping the band and keeping my Dad calm. Great photographer!
As we live in Sydney Australia but originally from the UK, we were searching for a photographer who would be happy and dedicated enough to help us from across the oceans. We came across Dans website and we were immediately impressed by his vision for photos and the professional results. From the very first FaceTime contact we had with Dan we were taken with his infectious enthusiasm and a need to fulfil everything we wanted. Start to finish Dan was a wonder, allowing us freedom at every point.
We have had so many comments from guests about how great Dan was throughout the entire day. I couldn't have asked for a better photographer. From the initial email for more information to after the day itself, he has been easy to work with and always on hand to answer any questions. Couldn't recommend him highly enough.
Dan is an absolute gem, he helped make our day everything we wanted, from him arriving to taking photos of me and my bridesmaids, to our firework finish, he captured everything perfectly, moments me and my husband managed to miss! Dan captured some beautiful photos of me and my husband and daughter at a pre wedding shoot also which gave us a taster of the way he worked! Every guest all 120 of them complimented us on what a lovely photographer he was! We received our photos very quickly as well!
Dan was an amazing photographer, he came along with great ideas for the photos, but was also open to our ideas and also ideas from our guests. He was very relaxed and very friendly at all times, in fact he actually felt like a friend . We also had our two four year old grandsons with us and Dan was absolutely fantastic with them as well, nothing was any trouble to him and he made the whole wedding party relaxed from the word go ..highly recommend to anybody ...
Dan is an amazing photographer and a great person too. We both hate having our photos taken but he put us at ease right from the first time we met him. He truly listened to what we wanted and worked with us to give us the stunning memories we have in our photographs. He blended in so well and felt like an actual wedding guest we had known for ever! Many of our guests commented on his wonderful approach, amazing photography skills and loveable personality. Dan really deserves to win this award.
Dan was an excellent photographer and we enjoyed the whole experience, from the pre-wedding shoot through to our wedding day. Dan was excellent in finding out the type of people we were and what photography style would suit us (I'm not overly keen on having my photo taken and Dan was very good at making us both feel comfortable!) On our wedding day, Dan wasn't an intrusive presence and made everyone feel relaxed when having their photos taken-we made an excellent choice of photographer!
Dan was attentive, detailed, inspiring and professional from first meeting to after the wedding. He went above and beyond at every point he could. His service has been outstanding. The quality of photography and editing is phenominal. We can not recommended him enough.
There’s far too much we could say about how wonderful Dan is. His talent and ability to capture moments is the reason we contacted him; his warmth, communication and fair pricing is the reason we booked him but the way he integrated himself into the wedding party, making everybody comfortable and feeling as though they’d known him forever is the reason he should win this award. Dan is so very much more than a photographer.
Dan was an amazing find for us - we didn't have a fixed idea of what we wanted for our wedding photos but showing him the venues and that we were in the city meant he was able to use his skill and creativity to create hundreds of amazing images that showed our day exactly as we had envisaged it to be - a fun, urban party surrounded by the amazing architecture of Nottingham. He was never intrusive or invasive but got so many amazing shots he must have been running around constantly!
I studied Fine Art and Photography for 3 years at degree level and when it came to planning the wedding, getting the right photographer was my biggest worry. When we met Dan, I spent hours going over his social media accounts, website and blog and knew he was the right person for us. His ability to capture candid moments in the most beautiful way, being friendly and on the day he was everywhere and nowhere at the same time, captured every moment perfectly and we couldn’t have asked for more.
Dan absolutely made our wedding - the photos are unbelievable and his style on the day was great. Made us feel so at ease whilst having a good laugh with him too! Will be strongly recommending to friends and family!
We were delighted with both the professional service offered by Dan and by the quality and style of the photographs. Before the wedding, Dan took the time to get to know us on a pre-wedding shoot and, on the day, he blended in perfectly and worked incredibly hard to capture our day. We feel that the photographs have absolutely captured the essence of the day. Numerous guests have commented on how very pleasant and hard working Dan was. We couldn't be happier with our choice. Highly recommended.
“Hi Dan, We love them they are absolutely amazing...just sat together and went through them, thank you!”
— MEGAN & ALEX - AUGUST 2018
“Thank you so much for the photographs, they are wonderful! You’ve really captured the day! Have to say also that everyone (including us) were very impressed by your professionalism and manner. Thanks again and kind regards,”
— CATHERINE & MARC - AUGUST 2018
“Hi Dan, They are all really good, couldn’t ask for anything more . Thank you for everything, it meant so much to us both for all that you have done, we will never be able to thank you enough.”
— PAUL & SHELLY - JUNE 2018
Hope you are well. We are very excited to have received the photos from you! We absolutely love them, they are amazing, we will now spend the next week showing them off to everybody, so nice to see little bits of the day that we had missed or couldn’t remember. Thank you again for all of you hard work on the day, you went above and beyond what we expected.
— COLIN AND ELLY - MAY 2018
“The photos are great and really capture the whole day…couldn’t be better.”
— IAN & JILL - MAY 2018
“Hi Dan, Hope you’re having a good Easter Weekend. Wow - What can we say - the photos are absolutely amazing We love them! We knew you were good Dan but these are even better than we had hoped for. Both the formal and the natural photos are stunning. You really are so very good at what you do. Thanks also for the beautiful words on your blog about the day. If you are still up for it we would love to meet up over a coffee when you’re free.”
— MR AND MRS PALMER - APRIL 2018
“I cannot express in enough words how much Ronnie and myself loved Dan, we couldn’t have asked for anyone better to share our day with! He was more like one of our friends than a photographer which was great because he put everyone at ease! We have had so many compliments about Dan!
If our wedding photos are anything like our engagement photos then we will be totally in love!
Thank you so much it would not have been the same without you and we will be recommending you to everyone”
— EMMA PRESTWOOD - APRIL 2018
“Dan is amazing, he shot our indian wedding and really listened to what we wanted! He is a really lovely person so made working with him easy :)”
— RISHA KOHLI - MARCH 2018
“If you’re even considering having somebody else do your photography or short film shoot. STOP go no further Dan will make your day or event comfortable and easy. We have the most amazing memories from our wedding captured by Dan and team - a film and photos, incredible photos that should be in a magazine and an incredible film,
Thank you Dan truly amazing.”
— CHRIS FRYER - MARCH 2018
“We used Dan as a videographer for our Indian wedding, Civil Ceremony and Reception and from the moment we met him he was FANTASTIC. He spent time with us to really understand our day and how everything would run and any time we needed to ask him something he was always super efficient to respond. We ADORED the short video he produced for us, it really captured everything special about our day and it is something we will watch over and over again. I have no regrets about choosing Dan to film our wedding and I would recommend him to anyone who is looking for a videographer. He is fantastic to work with and all round just a great guy! Thank you Dan for everything, you were incredible.”
— SONNAL FATANIA - JANUARY 2018
“Dan did our wedding photography this weekend! Thank you so much for your help and support for the day you were truly phenomenal!
You went above and beyond. We are so grateful for everything that you did on the day.
If anyone is thinking of using Dan for their photography we can’t recommend enough!”
— ASHOAK LAKHANEY - DECEMBER 2017
“We had an amazing day Dan was great made us feel very relaxed. Taking some beautiful natural photos of our day.”
— CLAIRE SWANWICK - DECEMBER 2017
“Dan travelled to Hull to do our wedding photography which was fantastic! Full of energy and captured our day in such a lovely way. Highly recommended! ”
— SARAH MCGUIRE - SEPTEMBER 2017
“We booked Dan for our wedding in June. We met before hand to talk through our big day. We found him very easy to talk to and he made us feel at ease straight away. On our wedding day Dan went above and beyond to make sure he captured our day perfectly. He was very relaxed and kept making us laugh which helped with the wedding day nerves! His passion for his work was obvious and we just knew we were going to love the video.
Our 8 minuite short video is just beautiful and we have watched it over and over again! Our family and friends love it too! If you are looking for a videographer I couldn’t recommend Dan enough. Watching our video is like reliving our day again. Thank you so much Dan!”
— MR & MRS SHELL - SEPTEMBER 2017
“We chose Dan to be our photographer for our wedding on 28th July 2017. We cannot thank him enough - we haven’t even seen the full collection but know he will produce fantastic photos that will last us a lifetime. Dan managed to survive a morning filled with dancing, fizz, fun, frolics and 7 bridesmaids! Not only this but a mammoth task to organise 80 people for a group shot - my dad will never forget the moment he ran up to capture the moment then after all the efforts struggled to get the window open! Dan - you really are a true gent and a legend! Thank you! Love Mr and Mrs Lewis ”
— MR & MRS LEWIS - JULY 30TH 2017
“We chose Dan to video our wedding and we couldn’t have been happier with the service and quality. He came to us to discuss exactly what we wanted and closer to the time he also visited the wedding and reception venues to ensure everything went smoothly on the day, which it did. Dan and his team spent the whole day with us and well into the evening to ensure he captured everything we wanted. They were professional, friendly and put everyone at ease, we hardly knew they were there half the time. The videos are amazing, we cant imagine the time put in to create the final product but we couldn’t be happier with it, the quality is excellent and it captures everything we requested. Thank you so much!”
— SARAH & KARL - JULY 27TH 2017
“Dan took the newborn photos of our baby girl, and we are so pleased with them! Dan was really friendly and great with Madeleine, whilst offering a professional service. We really appreciated the extra effort of him coming to our home to do the shoot, and then to show us the pictures after. We would highly recommend Dan for any photography that you need.”
— AARON & ALISON - JULY 2017
“Couldn’t have been more helpful if he’d tried. He listened to our specific needs and made sure of all the details. Top bloke and very professional!!!”
— ADAM SORG-MALYON - MAY 16TH 2017
“We hired Dan Lambourne photography for our wedding, Dan was incredible on the day and the photographs are amazing, he captured the day perfectly.”
— SUZIE & PHIL - MAY 14TH 2017
“ we met you we knew you were the right guy for the job, completely putting us at ease from the outset. You were fantastic, you kept us (and all our guests!) so relaxed and you were a pleasure to work with. We had a great time and a good laugh together. We can’t wait to see the video and pics!!! Xx”
— HELEN SPENCE - MAY 11TH 2017
“Dan is an amazing photographer/videographer, the photos from our wedding in December were stunning. I would highly recommend him not only for his work, but also his personality. He’s an absolute gentleman first and foremost, that manages to keep you relaxed on the most nerve racking of days. We can’t thank him enough for all his hard work, we will always look back on the moments he captured, with great pleasure.”
— MR & MRS BELLIS - APRIL 11TH 2017