Wedding Industry Awards 2012 Shortlisted


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gloucestershire wedding photographers at wedding industry award shortlisted

Please find the comments below which our lovely couples who voted for us made.
Thank you to you all for firstly taking the time to vote for us and secondly for your kind words which are so appreciated.
We narrowly missed out on winning this year, but there’s always next year!
General Comments (in random order)
“Jane and Oli did an amazing job of photographing our wedding. We loved their creativity and the fact that they mix more traditional shots with reportage, creating the ideal balance for a wedding album. They work well together, complimenting each other, making everyone feel at ease (just want you want on the day) – you didn’t even know they were there most of the time, which meant we got lots of natural shots – it was great to see those special moments captured which could have been lost. They also made the most of the amazing venue, ensuring we had some stunning shots of our guest but also just the two of us. They clearly love their job and this really shows in their enthusiasm and attention to detail – how lucky to do something you love and are brilliant at!”
“Cotswold Weddings were great, I felt comfortable from the planning stage through our big day and into organising the album. They gave us plenty of time at all stages and we couldnt have been happier.”
“Jane and oli were amazing on our wedding day. They were brilliant at organising the guests in a really friendly way so nobody realised it was for the photos. Andrew and I were really nervous and they managed to put us completely at ease with some beautiful photos. We didn’t make it easy for them either as we had 7 bridesmaids aged 2-8. We were absolutely thrilled with the photos and the album is hugely admired – the smaller albums were brilliant thank you gifts. The prints we have are also brilliant – Jane and oli were so patient and helpful while we chose them. Could not have been happier with our photos and have already recommended them!”
“Very pleasant & easy going couple. Very helpful & guidance was fantastic before the day. On the day, they blended in with the wedding party, therefore not standing out of the party. They helped in making myself & the rest of the bridal party feel very relaxed as well as the grooms party & the rest of the party. Even the wedding party commented on how suberb they were & what a laugh they are too. Both Jane & Oli were & are very helpful afterwards too. The photos are absolutely brilliant too. We are so glad that we had Jane & Oli catching the moments of our day. Would 100% recommend Jane & Oli.”
“Oli and Jane were very responsive in tailoring to our specific needs. They worked great together as a team to make everyone feel comfortable and get all the necessary shots.”
“Jane and Oli are quite simply the best wedding photographers we could ever wished for. Our wedding photographs still continue to be our most treasured possession due to their outstanding work. Not only do they produce incredible work but they are the most fun people and were such an asset to our big day, leaving us with great memories. I couldn’t recommend them enough.”
“Oli and Jane created a magical day and blended in as if they were guests. They even made it out in the snow to make the wedding and take photos in the snow. Oli even helped to push guests cars up the drive when they got stuck!”
“Both Oliver and Jane worked exceptionally hard on our wedding day and delivered a fantastic set of images.”
“Cotswold weddings were fantastic throughout the whole wedding process. Nothing was too much trouble – they were great to work with, made everyone feel so relaxed, very unintrusive and great fun and fantastic photographs of the day. It only too a week to get the proofs – fantastic service – would highly recommend.”
“The quality of their pictures was very good They went beyond the call of duty helping to clean the brides dress when it got muddy They were very efficient at getting all the photos we had asked for”
“It was fantastic to have both Oli and Jane able to take pictures, capturing both myself and Pete in the morning leading up the wedding, photos which no one else was able to take. Jane was like a third bridesmaid and both were so friendly all guests felt relaxed, even my Mum who hates having her photo taken. The photos are amazing and very imaginative, a mixture of some classic shots and unusual styles too.”
“We were so pleased with our choice of Wedding Photographer in Cotswold Weddings! Oli & Jane are fantastic people to have there for a special occasion. Their friendliness, ideas, enthusiasm, vision and creativity far exceeded our expectations. They went far and above the call of duty by coming to Cornwall a day early to meet us for a long walk-through the day prior; on the day they assisted us with dressing, attaching corsages and buttonholes, adjusting my dress and making sure my hair was perfect for the photography. They liaised with the hotel staff and interacted with our guests in an efficient, professional manner but also with warmth and humour. Jane and Oli are really enthusiastic about their craft, with a passion for creating beautiful images, ensuring that we will treasure them forever. Some of my favourite moments and biggest laughs of the day include or originate with them. They worked extremely hard on the day, and afterwards to produce our storybook Album and the DVD. I cannot recommend them highly enough.”
“We got married on May 7th 2011, with the service in Bristol and the reception at the Speech House in the Forest of Dean. We had very specific requirements for the photographic record of the event and needed photographers who could understand our particular needs and deliver accordingly. On recommendation, we engaged Oli and Jane and are exceptionally pleased with the results. On the wedding day itself they were unobtrusive, friendly and professional (all part of our requirements). They did their job and played their part in the team effort to create the day we wanted The post wedding service has been very good. The access to their website for photo selection was intuitive and easy. The photographs themselves are stunning, they captured the day in exactly the way we wanted. The process of compiling the album was painless and the end product in terms of the album and the canvasses is what we wanted as a reminder of the day.”
“Jane and Oli made the photos an enjoyable, relaxed and fun part of the day. This has shown in the photos that were captured and the natural and relaxed poses. As they new the venue, they directed us around the grounds to make the most of the photos, lots of our guests commented on how relaxed and professional they both were.”
“Oli and jane were just fabulous all the guests loved them and they made the whole experience really enjoyable! The pictures are everything we hoped for some great ones and they have been so lovely and kind all the way through planning and after the wedding picking the pictures. We really hope they win this award xx”
“Oli and Jane at Cotswold weddings have been outstanding from minute 1. Nothing has been to much trouble & communitcation has been excellent throughout. On the wedding day so, so many of our guests commented on how great the photographers were. They were not pushy or demanding to get the wedding photo’s. They were not intrusive at all on the wedding day, at times barely noticable, but the quality of the photo’s produced has been amazing. They are 2nd to none in my opinion!”
“Jane and Oli were so helpful when we first called them and answered all of our (many!) questions honestly and completely. We went to their house and they showed us lots of examples of their work but more importantly put my husband and I at ease immediately, they were very friendly and happy. They provided us with a comprehensive plan for the day and didn’t mind photographing us from early in the morning until late. Jane even recommended my hair lady! On the day, Jane was very helpful whilst I got ready and took lots of fun and arty shots. Later, when I arrived at the church early, they took me for a short walk and took some of the best pictures of the day, showing their experience and opportunism. Jane and Oli managed to take all the group shots, persuading our strong minded family into position with ease – not an easy task! Oli didn’t even complain when my husband and his sword party charged him out if the blue with real swords held high! He calmly snapped away and didn’t bat an eyelid. After the event, they got the proofs to us swiftly and have managed to assist us with our photo choice queries. Jane and Oli have been a pleasure to work with and we can’t recommend them highly enough!”
“They were fab!”
“Oli & Jane were fantastic throughout and provided an outstanding service. All of our guests loved their approach and commented to us about how friendly and incredibly helpful they were on the day. They were not just their to take the photos, as far as we were concerned they were part of our day. Jane even fixed Claires bouquet when she caught it on the handle of the wedding car! We considered them more as friends than just our photographers. We would, without hesitation, highly recommend them to anyone and we have every intention of using them again for family photos in the future. It would be a mistake to choose anyone else in our opinion, they make a fantastic team and are a lovely couple to boot!”
“The service they provide was outstanding and the cost that was charged was very good, and they both could not do anymore for Marc & I.”
“The service we received was second to none. From our first meeting all the way through the planning, the day itself and then after the event, Jane and Oli were fantastic. Nothing was too much trouble and was always added to the list of requirements. Everything was amazing and they made our day a treasured memory with the photos they took. Everyone who has seen our photos has said how amazing they are and how they capture the personalities and the emotions of the day. An absolutely amazing service and one we would highly recommend!”
“Oli and Jane were friendly, organised and great to work with. Having been to weddings were the photographers were shouting and being rude to guests, we wanted someone friendly and fun! Oli and Jane did this perfectly and made our day truely great.”
“Jane and Oli are totally professional and yet very calming to have around on such an important day! They were a real pleasure to work with before our wedding, during and indeed, afterwards. They mingled with our guests to put them at their ease and then took the most natural photos for us to enjoy. The photos of my wife and I were fantastic and the only issue was how on earth we were to pick the best ones for our album from the hundreds of great shots they’d taken. Thankfully they have been there to lend an expert hand with that too!”
“I could ask for no more, true brilliance”
“When we were deciding who to use as a wedding photographer, Cotswold Weddings really stood out. I was shown a number of albums each containing both the traditional family shots and more informal photographs. They were all stunning and when looking at them you were drawn in, leaving you feeling as though you knew the people in the photographs. Once we had chosen Cotswold Weddings, the process for the day was explained thoroughly and I was given the opportunity to agree on a number of photographs of family groupings and some other specific photographs that we wanted taken. Jane and Oli were fantastic on the day. They were incredibly organised yet retained a relaxed and informal approach. Everyone at the wedding commented on how unobtrusive they were and how friendly. The photos are fantastic. Oli and Jane really captured the mood of the day and the individual personalities of the wedding party and guests. We have a beautiful selection of photographs – we are still trying to narrow them down for the album.”
Why They Booked (in random order)
“As a couple Jane and oli were lovely and really helpful. The portfolio of work was exactly what we were after. We particularly wanted reportage and semi formal photos and that is exactly what we got. I was also bowled over by the album that we chose with multiple photos printed on the page – the way the photos have been arranged it ours with such attention to detail and flair is fantastic.”
“I loved their style of work and they were so lovely to work with made Marc and I feel very comfortable.”
“highly recommended from friends, loved the website when we looked and really liked the couple when we first met with them.”
“When we met Jane and Oli we knew they were the photographers for us. We immediately canceled the other photographers we had booked to meet. The quality of their work together with their fun living personality sold us over straight away and we certainly didn’t regret our choice.”
“We had a good first encounter with Oli and Jane and they were welcoming to our needs down to even the meeting time. The pictures they showed were very attractive and they put together a package of albums and pictures to meet our needs.”
“We booked Cotswold Weddings because the photos I was shown of previous wedding were stunning and included both the traditional and more contemporary photographs and because of the informal yet organised attitude of Jane and Oli.”
“Good service, open and honest on cost and no hiddern charges. liked their attutude and the way they liked our little extra ideas such as the goom arriving on stilts!”
“Their photos sold it, but also because they made us feel at ease when we first met them and that is how you want to be on your wedding day.”
“The quality of there photos”
“Simply based on recommendation and their excellent reputation”
“We saw examples of their photos at the wedding fair and after taking to them, we knew they were right for us.”
“Recommended via a friend and once we had met for an initial chat we felt fully comfortable in confirming the booking.”
“They were recommended by a friend. As soon as we had our first meeting with them it was a ‘no brainer’ to book them as our wedding photographers.”
“A close friend of mine recommended we meet with Jane and Oli – after the meeting the decision was made., They are approachable, good value for money, have worked with children and we have 2 young children – felt very comfortable with them”
“They were recommended by a work colleague who was a bridesmaid at a wedding they were working at and thought they were just the right sort of photographers that we needed for the type of atmosphere we were creating for our wedding.”
“Originally we choose them because of a recommendation from our reception venue. At that point we still had several other suppliers in mind. But when we meet Oli & Jane, we knew they were the photographers for us.”
“Our friends had used them so we were confident in the excellent service they would provide.”
“My sister had had them for her wedding so we had seen there work and new they were brilliant”
“I have worked as a hotel Wedding Co-ordinator for 10 years, and I have many contacts for Photography, but Jane & Oli really stood out for me. They always appeared to have fun while they worked, the guests responded well, the photos were of excellent quality, and my colleagues were able to give me positive feedback from the hotel’s perspective too that they are very good to work with. Our wedding was held over 200 miles away from where we live, but I felt it was so important for the photography to be carried out by people we knew and trusted.”
“From seeing examples of their photography From the way they came across as being friendly and professional”
“Because we felt they understood our requirements and we could work with them to create a memorable record of our day.”
“Product looked great at the show and both Oli and Jane were really helpful.”
“Through outstanding recommendations and amazing customer service before and after. They both have this amazing ability to put everybody at ease and bring even more fun and laughter to what is already such a joyous occasion.”
“From looking at the other weddings they have done, their photos were head and shoulders above all other photographers we looked at. We wanted the best as our photos will be with us forever and Cotswold Weddings were the obvious choice.”
“Friendly and efficient service, beautiful website, they’d worked at our venue before.”
The first list displays all the ‘Comment’ boxes from the voting form.
The second list displays all the ‘Why Did You Book?’ boxes from the voting form.
Both lists are displayed in a random order to maintain anonymity.