What a great guy!
We came across Ray during our search for someone who we wanted to capture our special day. We arranged an appointment to meet him and he welcomed us into his 'cabin' in his garden, which straight away was an impressive first meeting! Ray is extremely professional but at the same time very down to earth and very easy to talk to. We knew instantly from our first meeting that he was the right guy for us! No need to look further! So the next day we booked and paid our deposit at a local wedding fayre that he was attending. At this fayre there were several other photographers and I can honestly say not one of them gave the first impression that Ray did.
So our journey began. Ray dedicated many hours to the preparation and planning of our wedding. We had several meetings to discuss what we wanted from him prior to the big day, he showed us his previous work and really listened to what shots we wanted on the day. He made the effort to ask us the names of the wedding party and what their roles were so he had an idea of who they were on the day - very special. He took the time to check out both the church and reception venue prior to the big day to make sure he knew where the best shots could be captured etc. He even attended our rehearsal, with his lovely second photographer Diane, and introduced themselves to the vicar.
On the day Ray was fantastic! Bless him, it was his birthday on our wedding day but he made sure we felt like it was our big day (although, I secretly think he enjoyed all us ladies singing happy birthday to him during bridal prep!). Ray was punctual, flexible, and respectful. He had his ideas but also allowed us to have ours and went with the flow. Diane was the perfect compliment to Ray. All of our guests commented on how lovely they are and how they really fitted in.
Post wedding, the dedication continued. We were invited back to Ray's cabin to look at all of our photos that he had processed and condensed (this took him hours and hours!) and he spent the next 2 hours going through them with us. We then came back again for another meeting to show him which photos we wanted for our beautiful album. What we're trying to say is that Ray dedicates an unbelievable amount of hours to each couple to really ensure they receive the best service.
We cannot stress what a fantastic deal you will get with Ray - an individualised service start to finish, beautiful professional photos, one of the best wedding albums on the market from Graphistudio, a friendly smile, hours and hours of dedication and all for such unbeatable value.
We couldn't have asked for a better photographer, a better wedding album and a better service all round. From start to finish Ray has been fantastic! We are over the moon with our photos and we wouldn't hesitate to recommend Ray at all. We can 100% guarantee he will not disappoint any future couples on their big day!
Thank you Ray for everything! Please carry on making other couples happy - we look forward to seeing your future work!
Charlotte and Martyn x