We've been looking for some professional shots for a while now before finding John. We were looking for something away from the typical "white background" family portraits and for something that would capture our family life, but in a way we'd be happy to put up on the wall!! As the least imaginative people you could imagine, John was something of a godsend for us. His unlimited imagination and creativity, combined with a strong passion for his work gave us enormous confidence in what to expect for the end product
John's calm and relaxed manner not only put my girlfriend and I at ease from the start, but also made him an instant hit with our two year old. What could have been a horribly staged series of set pieces became a fun and involving, and most importantly very natural feeling day out in the park. His constant awareness of the surroundings and unerring instincts never ceased to impress as he used anything (and everything) that could be found to make for a good shot. Given free reign, I suspect we would still be there taking advantage of all the ideas he had!
The final cut of shots were nothing short of stunning. Presented on DVD in both high and low resolution (for Facebook and other such uses), there were beautifully taken pictures from all through the shoot, perfectly capturing the mood of the day and the essence of our life that we were looking for. We also received a second DVD with the pictures set in a very professional looking slideshow set to music which has not been out of the DVD player ever since we got it.
From start to finish, both the quality of service and final product more than eclipsed our initial expectations. I would have no problems recommending John to anyone, and rest assured I shall look no further when I next need a photographer. Anyone who can make me look that good must be something special...
John's friendly, genuine and unpretentious approach was exactly what we wanted. We really enjoyed the pre-wedding shoot and love those pictures as much as the ones from our wedding day! A couple of our friends were so impressed that they have asked John to photograph their own wedding next year. We would highly recommend John's service.
John's easy going, fun and informal approach helped us cope with being the centre of attention for the day. And equally important... we are absolutely delighted with the photo's. It's important to be able to guarantee results with wedding photo's. John achieves that, and adds a special something all of his own with his creative flair and his... fun booth! A great day, and thanks to John, one that we can look back on in the years to come.
John recently shot the profile photographs that I use on social media and my website. We also work together when I need a photographer for an event.
Like most people, I don't enjoy having my photograph taken, but John immediately put me at ease and actually made the session enjoyable - not something I had expected! His ability to help you relax and make the shoot fun results in natural images, brimming with personality - he really captured 'me'.
I have no hesitation in recommending John, he is an absolute star!