Wedding Industry Awards – Photographer – Voters Comments

Thank you!


It was an absolute honor for one of my couples to nominate me in the Wedding Industry Awards this year as best wedding photographer in the north west of England. I asked all the couples that I had photographed weddings for between November 2012 and October 2013 to vote for me. Yesterday I was able to access the comments that were written about me and my business. They are kept anonymous so I don’t know exactly who said what, but I wanted to say a massive MASSIVE thank you to everyone who voted!! 🙂 It was such a pleasure to read all the comments and makes everything so worth while. With an average score of 69.011 out of 70, sadly this wasn’t enough to progress further int he competition. But thank you for such an incredible score 🙂

I’m one happy boy! 🙂
Here are all the comments:

General Comments (in random order)

David did a brilliant job of bringing our dreams to life for our wedding. He listened and responded to our ideas and provided advice that we would not have thought of. He made us feel incredibly comfortable at the pre wedding shoot and on the day and was such a pleasure to have there with us.

Amazing, incredible photos which made such beautiful memories. We are so pleased with the finished products and glad we hired David to photograph our day!

David was amazing from start to finish, he put us at ease with everything, he captured everything for us, our pictures are amazing I could not be happier I have recommended him to everyone so much so my sister in law booked him as well.

David made our wedding from the very start helped with understanding times of the day his experience helped us to understand the best way to do things we felt very comfortable with the whole package from our Eshoot to the big day! got to understand how David works his magic! Our picks are WONDERFULL

David helped make our day he did exactly as we had discussed and his expertise and guidance ensured we got the beautiful memories captured in fatastic detail.

I have given David full marks as there isn’t any aspect of our wedding photography that I would change. David went above and beyond the remit I expected of a photographer. His advice regarding the timings of the day was invaluable and the photographs we have received speak for themselves.

We met a few months before &as neither of us are from Manc we saw his work on his website & knew he was they guy for us..He showed us his work & we were blown away,his work is truly amazing. He understood exactly what we wanted.This was all shown as we were front cover of YOUR MANCHESTER WEDDING mag

It seems perhaps generous to award top scores all round, but I honestly can’t think of any area where I could fault David. He has provided us with photos that we love that capture our day perfectly, and he did so without being in any way intrusive. Most of the shots I didn’t even know he’d taken!

I knew when I spoke to David on the phone that he understood the vision my husband & I had in mind from our wedding photos. I felt completely at ease and had every faith in him that our photos would be amazing. He’s an absolute professional & has amazing talent.

David is absolutely fantastic. He is a lovely person, very quick to put you at ease and eager to learn about you as a couple in order to help capture the beautiful natural photos that he does! Happy to help in any way he can with anything that he can. We definitely picked the right man for the job!

Fast, efficient, friendly and professional – David’s service and execution was something we did not have to worry about amongst the plethora of other wedding checklists – we were reassured from the initial consultation and confident his abilities would be exceptional, and we were not disappointed.

Most amazing photographer ever…. We are totally in love with our pictures! David captured our magical day just how we remembered. we will be forever great full as we will cherish the pictures forever x

David is friendly,easy to talk to and listens to what you want to remember from your day.Somehow he manages to capture those magical moments effortlessly. When we looked at our pictures online we were transported k to our day immediately and all the emotions that came with our day. Thanks David. xx

David is extremely friendly and worked tirelessly on the day to get all the pictures we wanted. It felt like he wanted the perfect photo as much as we did and we couldn’t fault him on his dedication – so much so that he even arranged for a second photographer to attend at no extra cost as he wanted to ensure he captured everything at our venue. He got a nice mix of reportage and posed photos to give a nice balance in his photos. David has a great eye for shots using the landscape and sky and gave us some tremendous shots. Compared to many stories we have heard David was very professional in his work – he responded to all queries quickly and fully often in lots of detail, always hit his own deadlines and kept us informed of his plans. He even gave his time to help us to plan timings for the day all round using his experience so really was such a help and essential part of our planning. The product was extremely well presented with branded CDs and a beautiful box for the CD to arrive in, and he posted preview shots of the wedding a few days later which were lovely to see. He was very easy to work with, and helped us to enjoy our day by needing nothing from making sure that there was nothing we needed to worry about.

We would not hesitate to recommend David Stubbs to anyone and have to all friends and family planning a future wedding. Everyone loved our wedding photos and I have them on display in large multi frames in my living room. I also have them on my iPhone so I can show them people and reminisce.

David was professional and highly skilled yet personable and relaxed. He made the process of having the wedding photos taken seamless and enjoyable. He was keen to listen to us to make sure we got exactly what we wanted on the day and we were definitely not disappointed with the finished product.

David is a great guy & just as importantly his photography is really great as well! Some of our guests didn’t even notice we had a photographer for the whole day which I think speaks volumes! Excellent at capturing the right moments & an enormous help throughout the wedding build up. Perfect choice!

David’s photos from our wedding day are beautiful. His style is very natural and I personally think this makes for better photos than poses ones. We had a few hiccups on the wedding day and David was able to adapt to the changes that were made. He was very professional, friendly and helpful.

Great website with lots of pics to see his style. Very approachable and offering hints on all aspects of wedding planning. Engagement shoot to get used to having pics taken was great. Sneak peek pics were emailed the day after the wedding. Amazing quality. Great to have around + friendly with people

David was a joy to work with and took his time to understand what was going on. He said he wasn’t experienced with Asian weddings but he really made an effort to ensure he captured all the special moments and he didn’t miss anything. I love his photo-journalistic style of photography!

David is a very professional and knowledgeable photographer. After trawling the internet looking at multiple photographers I always kept returning to David’s website. His personal branding is strong and his photography style is recognizable and easily stands out from his competitors.

From the 1st day we met David, he was such a nice friendly person. Had a few meetings and an engagement shoot with him so on the day we felt so relaxed with him. His pictures are amazing and me have now received our wedding album and picture dvd and we love them so much. Great photographer.

Excellent service from pre-booking to delivery of the final product. His photography skills and style suited our needs and venues and he embraced our slightly different wedding arrangements with enthusiasm. He also gave us invaluable wider advice about the event. Highly recommended.

David wad amazing on the day. The ultimate professional. He made the most of the conditions to get some great photos. We especially liked the time my wife and I had alone in the vicarage garden after the guests had gone to the reception. It was fantastic to have this time to take everything in.

Brilliant photographer able to communicate and get the best out out people form all walks of life and cultures.

David is a fantastic guy and a very talented photography who can quickly identify the perfect photo opportunity as he did on our wedding day. The quality of his work in amazing and he just blends in; we hardly knew he was at the wedding but he captures perfect moments effortlessly!

David is a fantastic photographer and a lovely man. He made every effort to support is in any way he could from the point of contacting him to enquire about his photography to the wedding and afterwards. He captured every aspect of our day perfectly and we cannot thank him enough.

David was professional and friendly from the first enquiry. He was very attentive and organised throughout the whole process. His imagination for the perfect pictures is second to none. He gave 110% throughout my wedding day and impressed all my guests with his friendliness and hard work. Fabulous!

David is a true gent, blending into the background on the wedding day and capturing the real emotion as it unfolds. Our photos have had everyone who’s seen them laugh and cry and they took our breath away. David is a rare breed – he has an expert eye, a great talent and is incredibly nice with it!


Why They Booked (in random order)

His photos on his website where amazing and when I called and spoke to him on the phone I knew he would be perfect, really friendly and helpful, nothing was to much trouble, plus the price was perfect.

We found him through google! Great find!

When we looked at David’s style of photography, we liked his informal shots very much.

Following meeting with David, we found him very personable and his style and quality of photography was just what we were looking for.

Good website and recommendation from friends.

We booked David because we loved his style of natural (not posed) photos and his cheery friendliness which put us at ease. A very professional chap with lovely products for a very special day!

Style of photography shown on his website.

His personable manner, his obvious love of photography and his brilliant past work.

Initially because we liked the style of his photography as demonstrated on his website and then, when we met him, because he was so personable yet totally professional.

Recommended by other photographers, liked his portfolio and style of photography, great guy to get on with and his prices were reasonable

Due to his photos for friends wedding

Friendliness, natural photos of the day, attentive and hard working. Imaginative. Quality of pictures!

We booked David as at our first meeting we knew he would capture our day as we wanted. His approach was friendly and he listened to our ideas as well as shared his own which showed his expertise. David also understands the importance of social media and engages with his customers across both Twitter and Facebook which demonstrates his transparency and trustworthiness. After meeting him and looking at his work we knew he was the best man for the job!

Loved the style of his pictures. Went to meet him and he was really genuine and had a really friendly and positive attitude. Was not in any way pushy, but gave excellent service.

He is a lovely man that understood exactly what we wanted from out photos he has amazing ideas and the photos we have are out of this world! You should honestly check out our photo that was on the front cover of the magazine 🙂 we had so many comments it was unbelievable.

Beautiful photographs on his website

Because I loved the style of his photos. They were so classy and professional. I knew I wanted David as our photographer from his work and then we met him and he was nice and genuine. Not fake and cheesy like other photographers.

From the first phone call David really put me at ease and just seemed like a nice guy. Some people I spoke to weren’t that helpful or tried to push for two photographers. David was just really accommodating and helpful. He also sent a timeline of the process and what we needed to provide when which is great for a bride who likes her lists! His photography is really great and the relaxed feel is exactly what we wanted. Not too many portrait pictures. There are a lot of good photographers in the northwest doing similar things but it was David’s manner on the phone which just made me think he was the best choice. The website was very open about prices which is good when looking for a photographer. There were different tiers and I thought the price was reasonable looking at the competition. You also didn’t have to make a choice about the album package until later on which we liked. As I wasn’t living in the northwest at the time I didn’t even meet David until after we had booked him. I was very sure he would do an amazing job! And he did!

Was impressed by his other work and style of shooting which I thought would work well for an Asian wedding. It worked superbly with many truly outstanding memorable shots!

My brother married in May 13 and recommended David Stubbs, I looked on his website and loved the way he takes his pictures, Lots of emotion came from the Photos

Quick response to our first email, great price but most of all we loved loved loved his style.

We loved the natural style of his photography and the quality of his work is outstanding.

I liked the relaxed natural style of his work

We loved his website, pictures, type of images he takes etc. plus such a nice person and a real passion for his work.

When looking through his photos they often brought me to tears even though I didn’t even know the people in them. It is David’s ability to capture the emotions of the day that stood out to me. During the planning process of my wedding I had a difficult time convincing my husband that spending a lot of money on a photographer was a worth while investment. I managed to talk him into choosing David and after looking at the photos from our first engagement shoot in Castlefield, Manchester he agreed we made the right choice. On the day of the wedding David worked so hard for us constantly running around and even lying in wet grass to get the perfect shot of us. During the ceremony, speeches and mingling with our guests we rarely noticed him being there as he has an unobtrusive style when taking photos. During the lead up to the wedding we mentioned to David that my Husband is an astronomer and if possible we would love to get a photo of the stars and us in it. David made no promises as we couldn’t guarantee the sky being clear and he also said he had never done a shot like it but would try and do some practicing beforehand. It came to the night of the wedding and the sky was clear. David took us outside and after some trial and error he managed to capture the most incredible photo of us, the starry night sky and even the Milky Way!! I think David deserves to win the award for this one photo alone! It is something I will treasure for the rest of my days. After seeing this photo my husband definitely agrees it was a worthwhile investment and was glad I talked him into using David as our photographer.

On his first visit he made us feel relaxed and listened to our requirements his approach and products were very professional and exactly what we wanted.

I am passionate about photography so viewed numerous online portfolios before settling on Davids, which best represented our view of how our wedding album would look. I focused primarily on his photos in making a decision as I believe his work speaks for itself. His naturalistic style captures all aspects of the wedding day and its been a joy to look through moments with guests that we as bride and groom weren’t present for as well as those we were. We would not hesitate to recommend David to other couples!

We loved his style of very natural, reportage photography from his website and blog, and when we met David in person, we felt very at ease with him, and that he would not try to dictate how our wedding day flowed. We were right; David was the ultimate professional (even though he wasn’t very well on our wedding day, you would never have known).

The quality of David’s online work and his friendliness when we met were the deciding factors in booking with him.

Because of the photos on his website, the album, price and personality of David himself.

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