The Wedding Industry Awards Regional Finalist 2016

2016 has been such a wonderful year for weddings.  As i write this i still have a couple more to photograph. At the beginning of November i was notified that i was a Regional Finalist for Best Wedding Photographer in the East of England, with the Wedding Industry Awards.

The Final took place on 16th November.  I wasn’t able to attend as i was away for a few days. Congratulations to everyone who was lucky enough to be a finalist and even more so to those who won and are now through to the National finals in London.

There are a lot of things the judges look at when you are entered into this competition.  Your website, your photos, but more importantly what your couples – that you!  have written about me.

I didn’t get to know what had been written until after the awards night.  I sat here with a tear in my eye reading all the wonderful things my couples took time to write about me.  Thank you from the bottom of my heart for every thoughtful word.  You make my job more than a job, you guys make it my life.

Here are some of the feedback that i received.

General Comments

Liz made us feel comfortable and confident in both her advice and assistance in our decisions. A very calm, assured experience which resulted in some wonderful photos prior to our wedding and on the day it felt like we had a friend taking our photos, she managed to be a part of the day and yet captured many moments when we didn’t even know she was there. she completely fulfilled our trust in her and has left us with some amazing, magical memories that transport us straight back to the day
Mrs SB

Fitted in well with our plans and was very adaptable. Helped my partner get ready and assisted in every way possible. Was delightful and added to the day as well as provide us lasting memories of the day
Mr LP

We still are amazed by our wedding photos that captured our special day and the feel of excitement that we had when we collected them. They exceeded our expectations. It was so easy and we felt as if we had another friend with us, we will always recommend Liz to anyone who is looking for a photographer for any occasion
Mr AN

Liz has been absolutely fantastic from our very first meeting. She has been so supportive and considerate of our requirements, she always goes the extra mile to fit around our very difficult schedules and never caused us any stress throughout the lead up to the wedding (I cannot express how important that is to a frantic bride to be!). On the day itself Liz remained the voice of calm and was so supportive. The photos are absolutely out of this world and will be treasured forever – THANK YOU!!
Mrs ND

Liz made you feel very relaxed and after a while she became part of the wedding and was a big part of the day and ( a very important part of the day) she had listened to what wedding pictures we asked her to take formal and informal and she truly delivered on the day with so many more which she captured to make our day, lots of people have since shared these pictures and have commented how relaxed and professional the pictures are,. thank you for making our day and given us memories to cherish
Mrs LM

Liz was an amazing photographer, all our photos are exactly how we wanted them to be natural. Liz made us feel like we were her only customers during the wedding and the run up too it.
Mrs ZO

Liz was absolutely superb at our wedding. Nothing was too much trouble. Perfect faultless service throughout including pretty wedding shoot. Excellent value for money, pictures are incredible. Little added extras such as a Christmas card, box of chocolates and presentation when collecting our photos added a great personal touch. Liz has found the perfect balance between posed and natural pictures, she also manages to take pictures of moments the bride and groom don’t get to see. FAULTLESS!!!
Mr Oliver Cracknell

Liz fit perfectly into our wedding day, she was relaxed, friendly & subtle. She made everyone feel very comfortable and went above & beyond in her duties as our photographer, we absolutely love our photographs & cannot wait to see our album once it’s finished!
Mrs CD

Liz really was fantastic. She goes above and beyond her role as a photographer, gets involved with the whole day, chats to guests and even helped me in and out my dress just to name a few. You don’t even notice that she is busy snapping away! We had a few meetings with her before the day and that really helped us to get to know each other and she wants to get to know you. We felt so relaxed on the day and I think a huge part of that was because Liz is so relaxed, everything just flows with ease.
Mrs CM

From our first visit to Liz’s website, through to looking through our completed wedding presentation at her studio, the whole experience has been superlative. It isn’t often that an artist can take a brief and not only deliver on it, but exceed expectation and Liz has done so for us. The pre-sales, the support on the day, the contact maintained afterwards, all contributed to such a wholly positive experience. We didn’t just recruit a photographer; Liz became a trusted advisor and friend. AMAZING
Mr RF

Liz had a relaxed approach fitting effortlessly in to our day, ensuring that we got a mix of both traditional pictures and some stunning pieces of art. She was equally able to capture the emotion of the day with apoartent ease. We were very pleased with our photos and the quality of the finished products avalible to us.
Mr David S-H

Liz was calm, understanding and took any possible chance of stress away from the day meaning that our guests and I could enjoy our day without feeling uncomfortable or unnatural. In fact, I hardly knew that she was there! Which was exactly the style I’d asked for. Liz has a real eye for detail and an uncanny ability to capture the ‘moment’.
Mrs ET

Our wedding day was perfect, made even more perfect by Liz…. She was absolutely outstanding. Her attention to detail was amazing and she was extremely professional and very efficient at all times… Liz was more than just our photographer, she was there to help with anything and everything. We are yet to receive our photos but I have every faith that they are going to be amazing. Liz is a brilliant photographer – fun loving and easy going – I will be recommending her to anyone and everyone.
Mrs LR

We went to see Liz at a wedding fayre after she was recommended to us. We loved her straight away. It felt like we had known her for years and not some stranger taking photos of our wedding day, Everyone has complimented on how great our photographer was! She was always there where she needed to be without even being noticed, she was like a fly on the wall with a camera!! We couldn’t have asked for a nicer lady to capture our forever memories
Mrs NS

Liz is an amazing photographer with such a relaxed style and makes sure that you are relaxed and that its your day and you come first and the photographs come second but capture those moments which make the day special without being intrusive. From the moment you book she keeps in constant contact from sending birthday, Easter and Christmas cards, to a Coffee voucher so the newly weds can talk about something other than weddings. All in all she goes above and beyond to make sure your happy.
Mr AE

Liz was amazing from start to finish i can’t think her enough for the day she gave me my husband and all ours families and friends. She made us feel amazing from our pre school right through until weeks after our wedding where we went to look at our wedding photos. She has provided amazing service from start to finish and i will do nothing but recommend Liz to anyone getting married. Liz is personal, funny and at times i didn’t realise she was there yet captured amazing memories i will cherish.
Mrs KC

My husband is American . I’m from Cambs, so our wedding was in England. Planning from so far away was a little crazy. Liz was amazing. We arranged a time to meet when I was back. She listens to you and uses her creative vision to capture your perfect day. Liz fitted in well, from capturing me getting ready, to posed pictures to candid.We appreciated the little touches, like a wedding card, the beautiful wrapping, the music chosen for our slideshow. Liz is truly wonderful at what she does.
Mrs JS

We met Liz at a Wedding Fair, and was immediately taken by her quality of photographs and presentation. Unlike other photographers at the same Fair, Liz allowed us to engage with her and view her portfolio. We are so pleased with the wedding photographs, the complimentary items, the memory card, DVD, mini album and handbag mini wallet of some photographs. My wife never leaves the house without it!
Mr MW

Liz was more like a friend than a photographer, making everybody feel totally relaxed. She captured our day perfectly and when things went slightly wrong in the evening, stayed longer than she should have to take pictures of our first dance. She was extremely professional and took amazing pictures that we will enjoy for many years. My wife and I have recommended Liz to anybody we can as we feel there is no better photographer to take amazing photo’s and make you feel perfectly comfortable.
Mr PG

Liz is amazing and a truly lovely person and fab at her job. So so happy with our photos.
Mrs KK

Why They Booked (in random order)

From the moment we met Liz we felt like we had known her for years. She welcomed us into her home to go through everything she does with her Wedding packages and fully explained everything to us. Liz never made us feel pressured into booking with her but we felt so comfortable and at ease we knew she would be perfect for our special day. Her professionalism and friendly manner made her the perfect photographer who captured some amazing shots of our wedding, with guests commenting on what a lovely, bubbly personality she had. We could not of chosen a nicer, more talented person. Thank you Liz!
Mrs LW

professional and beautiful photographs, great value for money, absolutely lovely person who is so easy to get on with and just felt like a natural part of our big day. When my friends decide to get married I will definitely be recommending Liz to them!!
Mrs ND

The professional website and meeting Liz in person convinced us to book her. Seeing the work she has done previously showed us that she was a quality photographer.
Mr PG

Her photo samples were amazing and when i met her at the wedding fair i knew i loved her personality and work straight away.
Mrs KC

Liz was the first photographer we went to see and we liked her so much as a person, she has a real flare for photography that was clear in her portfolio and you can see she lives and breaths it. Ultimately the deciding factor was that we just loved her, a very kind funny and happy person.
Mrs CM

We booked Liz as she has such a relaxed, non intrusive style and with excellent communication both before, during and after the shoot. Liz makes sure that you are in control of what you want and does not impose upon you, only offering advise if your unsure. She also allows you to chose what options you want post shoot from a simple USB memory stick to the most amazing table books I have ever seen. The smallest details are not overlooked by Liz and even taking requests for Aston Martin leather covers on the photo books. All in all Liz guides you from start to finish in such an effortless way it makes the whole process so easy and enjoyable.
Mr AE

When we first met Liz she was extremely relaxed and very easy to get along with. We instantly warmed to her and felt it appropriate for her to capture our special day. We liked the quality of her photographs and the style she presented which helped our decision to choose Liz.
Mrs LR

Relaxed attitude, but highly professional and adaptable
Mr LP

very friendly, good package deal for photos
Mrs ZO

Instilled confidence, listened to our wishes, offered advice when needed, value for money, quality products
Mrs SB

We were shown her work by a few people we knew and who also recommended her to us, we were impressed by the photos that she took, she also took pre-engagement pictures of my daughter and her fiancée, which were very natural and my friend had also used liz to take informal pictures of her family which she captured so beautifully so lots of good recommendations of different events.
Mrs LM

We love Liz’s style of photography & have heard lots of recommendations for her. We are very lucky to have found her & now consider her a great friend.
Mrs CD

Price was a major factor for my wife and I when booking a photographer. Liz seemed excellent value for money and it turns out we couldnt of booked anyone better.
Mr OC

A family member had already used her for their wedding and we loved the results, and Liz’s professionalism.
Mrs ET

The offer of a trial engagement shoot was a major factor in choosing Liz, the results were amazing and made the final choice very easy. We did not feel that we were dealing with a professional photographer, more a wonderful family friend who happens to be an outstanding professional photographer.
Mr MW

Liz is friendly, professional and really got to know us as a couple and what sort of things we like. We found she was reasonably priced and would definitely use her for anything we may need to capture in the future!!
Mrs NS

Liz’s photography speaks for itself. As soon as I saw some of her pictures I knew she was the photographer I wanted ( no matter how many people kept recommending other people to me) I’m glad I stuck with her. She’s very down-to-earth and listens to what you have to say. She makes a mean cuppa too. Thank you again Liz from Jemma & Brian, Chicago. We’ll be back in Dec, so may have to schedule some more photos.
Mrs JS

Instantly felt comfortable and relaxed with her and really impressed with her work , very professional helpful and just lovely 😀
Mrs KK

We attended a wedding fair and after having a look around were drawn to Liz the photos on display along with the personality and enthusiasm that shone through we knew we had made the right choice
Mr AN

I was sold on the first picture she showed me, a groom looking so very nervous prior to the bride walking down the isle. A brilliant photo one that told so much.
Mr D S-H

A friend recommended Liz and we viewed her portfolio along with other recommended photographers, but she really stood out due to a certain je ne sais quoi that you can’t put your finger on. My wife is very particular about what she wants and can’t often articulate in words, but Liz has an innate ability to “know” and deliver. As soon as we met Liz at our house, we knew she was for us. This was then qualified by the awesome rehearsal pictures. As a sidenote, the presentation of fantastic stills that Liz put together – with a soundtrack of relevant music from our wedding – has been a massive godsend through a period when my wife has suffered with illness since our wedding. That’s when it really transcends being ‘just a service’.
Mr RF

Thank You