We chose More Than Images based on a recommendation from the dress shop across the road (which is also excellent!) They're also well known and very popular locally for photos of children / families, photos of town events, and for the basics such as passport photography, and their small studio is always extremely busy.
Christian was our wedding photographer and he was absolutely wonderful. He offered us a free engagement portrait which gave us an idea of his style and we booked him the moment we saw the photographs. We met with him a few times to discuss our requirements and he asked us really good questions and made us really think about the kind of style we were going for.
On the day, he arrived well on time, chatted to family and friends, put people at their ease and added a huge sense of fun to the day, and as a result he even managed really good photos of those who are usually camera-shy!
We have been to a lot of weddings and have always felt that being a good wedding photographer is a difficult balance to get - there's a fine line between being too retiring and missing out on the good shots, and being too in-your-face and taking over too much of the day. Christian managed to walk this line perfectly with his charm and great humour and has become part of the good memories people have of our wedding ("the overlaugh" is often mentioned!)
He also seemed to enjoy working creatively even when what we asked for was a bit silly - we had showed him a picture of a wedding party running away from a dinosaur, and he got us all up on Wittenham Clumps looking like we were screaming and running then added two monsters in the background - perfectly capturing the fun of the day but also the fact that one of our readings was The Two Lovely Dinosaurs. We also wanted a picture of us by the river in our town which lay between the ceremony and reception and he managed to arrange for us to be photographed in the private garden of someone he knew who lived in the right place which was a really nice touch.
Christian is a great guy to chat to and really good with kids, he got wonderful photos of all the children at our wedding. His assistant also got some very good photos on the day. All our photos are amazing and so were our albums which they ensured we got before Christmas - calling us up as soon as they arrived so we could dash back from pre-Christmas visits to get them before the Big Day, then staying open until we arrived at 4 on the dot!
The albums are incredibly high-quality and really will last a lifetime, as it says in their strapline. They are beautifully designed with a mixture of black and white and colour - an artist friend we know looked over the albums and praised the design highly. The photos themselves are beautiful - creatively taken and professionally edited, and they totally capture our memories of the day. More Than Images also added some lovely extras such as a calendar of our wedding photos, a free framed engagement portrait and an extra portrait session post-wedding.)
We were so glad we went with More Then Images for our wedding photography. I would strongly encourage others to do the same if you want top-quality photos, friendly service (including the lovely dogs that sometimes hang around the studio!) and a photography company that can really help people to people relax and enjoy themselves on their big day. Thank you More Than Images!