Awesome feedback from the North Of England Wedding Awards
Last year I entered the North of England Wedding Awards with my creative wedding photography. Surprised? Yer, I was too! I’m not naturally the kind of person who would put myself forward for this kind of thing. I’m always worried about asking my couples for favours: I don’t like to hassle them even after their wedding. I’m also a bit nervous about receiving honest feedback from couples in case there are any negative comments – although I have never had anything but glowing reports about my wedding photography. So anyway, after lots of ‘gentle pushing’ by friends and family, I entered.
The North of England Wedding Awards (in association with The Wedding Guide UK) focused on the level of service provided to clients and customer satisfaction; something which I pride myself on. One of my strongest assets – apart from my unique, creative style of wedding photography – is my ability to relate to people and build great relationships really quickly. I am a real people person, so maybe the North of England Wedding Awards really were for me.
I was really pleased that lots of my brides and grooms were more than happy to vote for me. After almost not entering, I was blown away to receive an email saying that the voting had closed and I had been selected as a finalist! Well today I got an email containing the feedback from my couples – overwhelmed just doesn’t explain it! I am so excited I wanted to share some with you.
Gavin was totally amazing throughout. Extremely committed to ensuring he captured our day exactly how we wanted without being intrusive to our family & friends. We loved that the price also included our pre wedding “love shoot” which enabled us to get to know Gavin before, which meant on our special day we both felt very relaxed in his company. He was funny & friendly, many of our family & guests commented on how excellent he was. The end result photos are very special to us, finding a photographer like Gavin is very important as you cannot recreate that time again. Photos to treasure forever.
He made us so relaxed and he was so lovely we felt like he was one of the guests. The images were spectacular and he sent us a gift when it was all done. Absolutely wonderful.
Jon & Meiko
Gavin Forster was the most wonderful addition to our wedding day. Not only did he make us and our guests feel at complete ease with his enthusiastic yet relaxed style, the photos he took were truly stunning. We had a lot of contact with Gavin in the lead up to the wedding, and he was always very patient, prompt and reassuring. As part of the package deal he gave us, which was fantastic value for money, we had an engagement shoot with Gavin a few months before the wedding. He drove out quite a distance to meet us at one of our favourite spots in the North East and, when the weather (snow!) was so bad we were forced to abandon the location, he suggested an excellent alternative fairly close by. This demonstration of his dedication and thoughtfulness, as well as his ability to think on his feet, was all the reassurance we needed to know that he was exactly the right photographer for us. We would highly recommend Gavin Forster Photography to anyone looking for value for money, exemplary service, and a lovely man with an eye for a beautiful and imaginative compositions.
We would recommend Gavin Forster photography to anyone, the service He provides is outstanding, he goes above and beyond what you would expect. He constantly keeps you updated leading up to the wedding, which allowed us to completely relax. He made me feel so calm the morning of the wedding, he was even happy to just help out where we needed. He was patient, very reassuring but also a great laugh on the wedding day. We received our wedding photos (which were incredible) just one week after our wedding! As an extra he posted us a gorgeous rustic box full of printed photos and a memory stick (a gift, not part of the package). We have had so many comments on how brilliant our wedding photos are. Not only are they skilfully artistic but also captured who we are as individuals. I have not seen photos like it!! Gavin not only made our wedding day so incredible, he also became a friend to both of us.
Gavin travelled to France for our wedding and was immediately one of the family. He made everyone feel completely comfortable and at ease, getting wonderful photos without bossing anyone around or disrupting the flow of the day in any way. His pictures are a perfect blend of traditional memories of our special day, while also being completely unique as he uses his incredible eye for an interesting detail or unusual angle. I’ve seen his work on a friend’s wedding as well as our own, and I feel he tailors the style of his images to suit the personalities of the couple, and the vibe of the wedding, rather than a “1 size fits all” approach. We couldn’t have asked for a better photographer for our wedding!
After feedback like that how could I not enter the North of England Wedding Awards again this year. Fingers crossed!