So we're not far into 2017 and I've received a couple of feedback testimonials from two weddings over Christmas. Interestingly, they both point to elements of professional wedding photography that are often overlooked.
Siobhan and Callum, who were married in Kent with their wedding reception held at the lovely Village Hotel in Maidstone, highlighted the importance of support, care and planning provided by a professional photographer. They scored me 10/10 in every category of performance and they stated that:
"[Jeff] was extremely supportive and dedicated time to making sure we were able to have what we wanted. If there was one thing that I was sure of and didn't have to worry about, it was the photography! Jeff was professional, supportive, kind and 100% put us at ease. The photographs are beautiful and a true testament to Jeff's craft. We thoroughly enjoyed planning with Jeff and having him as part of our big day. He captured every smile and every tear and provided us with stunning pictures to immortalise our memories."
Lizzie and Lloyd, who got married at Cooling Castle Barn in Kent, touched on trust and confidence in their wedding photographer. Again, scoring me 10/10 in every performance category, they added:
"...you made us feel confident and trusting in your services. Personally I find it hard to trust people, but from the very beginning you made us feel like we could completely trust you and your abilities! I knew you would do a fantastic job and you completely surpassed our expectations. Thank you!"
It just goes to show that there is so much more to professional wedding photography than producing great photos that couples love. Trust, confidence and support in planning the biggest day in most people's lives is often just as important.