39.Lauren & Michael(non-registered)
We came across Ray as I had seen a friends album that was done by him and some pictures of various weddings on facebook and his website.
I knew that when it came to our big day that there would only be one photographer for us.
When we had a date in mind for our wedding the first thing we did was made sure Ray was available for our special day and luckily he was!
Ray is such a friendly, kind and approachable man and the time he puts in to your wedding is endless.
We had two meetings before our wedding day to go through all the plans so that Ray could try to get to know abit about us and our families, he made up an itinery which I thought was such a good idea so you have something to follow, he got all the names of our bridesmaids flower girls ushers etc etc.
On the day we had Ray and the second photographer Di. We would highly recommend to have the second photographer as they get to capture the grooms side and all the little things you wouldn’t think of.
Throughout the day Ray and Di were both great, they felt like part of our family, all our guests loved them and we had such a laugh.
From start to finish they made sure everything ran so smoothly.
A Couple of weeks later we came back and met with Ray to see our photos, he set up a slideshow of our images and let us sit back and watch. We were truly amazed as what had felt such a long time ago (2 or so weeks) everything came back to us and the pictures we have are perfect and we are so lucky we have these to cherish forever.
Ray then showed us our draft album and it was fab, we only made a few changes to what was our final design, were now waiting for this to arrive but I know we wont be disappointed.
We highly recommend Ray and cant thank him enough for everything he's done for us.
We will miss seeing him. Hopefully we can get him to capture some special moments in our future.
Thankyou so much Ray
Mr & Mrs Salisbury
xxxx
38.Charlotte and Martyn Turner(non-registered)
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
37.Gemma & Aaron(non-registered)
We first stumbled across Ray, whilst looking at soooo many differenent photographers websites. I fell in love with his work (All his shots looked amazng)

We were pretty clueless when it came to what we wanted etc (We are both very laid back in our approach) Ray was happy to help, going through what to except on the day and how things were going to plan out.

Ray is incredibly thorough when it comes to the finer details of the day taking time to prepare a detailed schedule, this is for his own benefit but we also found it incredibly helpful and reassuring.

On the day Ray was just fantastic; incredibly patient and flexible, he engaged really well with all the guests, the children loved him (He got the kids involved with Bridal Prep, which also meant they werent getting bored) His friendly nature meant he just blended into the crowd.

At the venue there wasnt much scope for the WOW factor photos, so he came up with the idea to pop out for an hour, just as husband and wife to Ninesprings park, We had some great photos there. Thinking outside the box which we loved as it wasnt something that crossed our minds.

After returning from our Honeymoon, we are so pleased to find all our photos were ready and a draft album had already been created.

Overall, working with Ray was an absolute pleasure, he is 100% dedicated to delivering you the best album you can wish for and you can be 100% positive that he will not disappoint. We would recommend Ray to absolutely anyone.

Thank you so much Ray for everything ; )

Gemma & Aaron
36.Nathan and Michelle(non-registered)
We first met Ray a Wedding Fayre, there were several other photographers there that day but Ray immediately caught our attention, not only with the stunning examples of his work but also his incredibly friendly and welcoming nature.

We were pretty clueless when we sat down for the first meeting and didn’t have much of an idea about timings, order of the day, or even what pictures we wanted to begin with but Ray was just brilliant talking us through various different ideas as well as explaining the different packages he can offer.

Ray is incredibly thorough when it comes to the finer details of the day taking time to prepare a detailed schedule, this is for his own benefit but we also found it incredibly helpful and reassuring. He was so methodical and organised that we just knew we wouldn’t need to worry about a thing on the day – knowing we could put our complete trust in him was fab.

On the day itself Ray was just fantastic; incredibly patient and flexible, he engaged really well with all the guests and his naturally gentle and friendly nature meant he just blended into the crowd. He took time to research the venue beforehand and as a result had some lovely ideas to ensure we captured the various stunning backdrops and scenery around the grounds. We had asked for a lot of natural pictures as well as the usual posed ones and wow did Ray deliver. The pictures he took are just amazing, and it made our job of choosing our favourite images for the album incredibly difficult!

Ray was so supportive in helping us decide the layout and overall look of the album, spending many hours with us in ‘the shed’ trying out various different layouts etc. It took a while but it was most definitely worth it. The quality and finish of the album is simply outstanding and absolutely worth every penny, we honestly could not be happier.

Overall, working with Ray was an absolute pleasure, he is 100% dedicated to delivering you the best album you can wish for and you can be 100% positive that he will not disappoint. We would recommend Ray to absolutely anyone.

Thank you so much Ray for everything ; )

With very fond regards
Michelle and Nathan
xx
33.Steve and Jess(non-registered)
We got married on 12th July 2014 at Haselbury Mill, and have already forgotten most things about the day - it just goes so quickly! That is why we wanted to chose carefully all aspects about the photography of the day, as we knew this is how we will remember our special day for the rest of our lives. We chose wisely and quite frankly didn't have to worry, or do much at all, as Ray did such a fantastic job.

Have so much to compliment Ray about, but will start with the meetings. We met at Ray's house on four different occasions, two before and two after the big day. He was always very flexible when it came to arranging meeting times, and on one meeting even allowed us to bring along our very young puppy as we didn't want to leave her at home! We always felt very comfortable, relaxed and never felt any pressure at all. His expertise is obvious and makes decision making easy (we recommend just listening to Ray's advice), and the quality of the final album is like no wedding album we've ever seen before - it really is a work of art. He takes stunning photographs.

Ray was exceptionally professional on our wedding day, but what was most extraordinary was how he fitted in. He felt like another family friend sharing our day with us, just one with a camera. Many of the photos he took we had no idea he had taken them, but when he wanted certain photos he took the time to make sure everything was set perfect to get the perfect shot. We heard so many of our guests complimenting how Ray went about his work, making sure he got us the best photos of the day but in a very friendly manor. He really understands how important the wedding day is for us and the family, but also how important the wedding album and wedding photographs are.

As you can see, we cannot praise Ray enough, he simply is the perfect wedding photographer - but even better. He has so much experience that we actually used Ray (unbeknown to him) to plan much of our wedding day!

If anyone wants to see our wedding album to see Ray's work, then contact him and ask him to contact us as we would be happy to show it off to anyone.

Thanks Ray!
32.Simon and Catherine(non-registered)
We were delighted with the service we received from Ray from start to finish. From our first meeting we felt comfortable and at ease and never felt the need to look elsewhere.

Ray was professional but friendly and gave us a sense of confidence that he would do a good job. He was very thorough in our meeting prior to our wedding and wanted to know lots of the details such as the names of bridesmaids, ushers etc and their relationship to us as the bride and groom. Ray also wanted to know the finer details of our schedule such as the type of dress so that he could be as prepared as possible.

On the day, Ray was prompt and his relaxed nature put us all at ease and gave us one less thing to worry about. After the ceremony he was extremely happy to take as many or few photos as we wanted and he immediately struck a chord with all our guests. His knowledge of the venue meant he knew where to get the best photos and he captured a range of stunning shots. We are delighted with our album and we always felt fully involved and in control of the finished product. We would thoroughly recommend him to anyone.
31.Steve and Beverly(non-registered)
We came across Ray and Lynn by chance really. We were at Digby Hall wedding Fayre in Sherborne to pay the deposit on the car we had hired for the wedding. We had a look around and saw Ray and Lynn Lockyer stand. We stopped and had a chat and looked at the photo's and what Ray did as a Photographer. We were so impressed not just by the photo's but the out going and friendliness of Ray and Lynn that we booked our first appointment.

On our first visit Ray went through different photo's he had taken. What type of photo did we prefer formal or casual or both. Black and white, colour or a bit of both and different album choices and who is in the wedding party and a time table was drawn up of the day. Ray visited the wedding venue prior to the wedding to see which is the best places for photo's. After the wedding Ray invited us over to view a slide show of our photo's and we went through the album to see if we wanted any changes done. When the album was ready for us, we were invited back and Ray showed us the album.

On the day of the wedding, it poured down with rain just about all day I could of cried but know chance Ray's professionalism came in, not letting the weather get the better of us. We were made to feel special all day. Thank you Ray for making us laugh you did an outstanding job and everyone are impressed not just with how you got around the rain taking photo's but the quality of the photo's and the lay out of the album.

To sum up if anyone is looking for a photographer that is easy to get on with and not pushy as some are and professional photographer who knows his stuff, contact Ray as he take due care and attention in every detail.

Best wishes
Bev and Steve
30.Ash and Charlotte(non-registered)
Ray and Lynn were both fantastic
Leading up to our wedding day. From the moment we met them, we both felt completely at ease. Unlike some other photographers who tried to pressure us into a sale, Ray understands that a couple needs to feel comfortable with the photographer they choose.

Ray's work is also outstanding the quality of his photos are second to none. Ray captured so many special moments of our special day that we will cherish forever.

Ray also provided us with a family photo shoot with our little boy, and the photos captured now have pride of place on the walls of our home. And we wwill be using Ray again in the future.

Overall Ray and Lynn are were both amazing and we would recommend them to anyone looking for a photographer.

Thankyou to both of you for all the help and support you gave us leading up to our big day

Love

Ash, Charlotte and Aaron
xxx
29.Ben and Kelly(non-registered)
What can we say about Ray, Lyn and Diane (2nd photographer) except that they are all absolutely amazing and cannot thank them enough for the fantastic photos and album that were produced from our wedding day.

We felt so at ease as soon as we meet Ray and Lyn, nothing is to much trouble and they were such a huge help throughout (including the secret garden find-which produced some great photographs!).

Our guests commented on how friendly Ray and Diane were and how they hardly noticed they were there, which produced some great natural shots.

Friends and family are amazed at the album with all of them saying they love the way it has been done and how stunning the photographs are. Huge thanks to Ray for the amount of time spent on the album it is truly wonderful and a treasured way to help us remember our special day.

Thank you so much for everything Ray you are definitely highly recommended by us.
28.Danni and Jon(non-registered)
We would both like to say a huge thank you to Ray, Lyn and the second photographer Dave for our beautiful photos and amazing wedding album. Ray is everything you could want in a wedding photographer, he is friendly, personable, puts everyone at ease and above all he takes some great photos!

Ray and Dave are talked about as legends by our family and friends as everyone enjoyed having them around during the preparations in the morning and throughout the day. They made everyone feel comfortable enough to get some great natural photos including the groom who is especially camera shy.

We are both so happy with the album that Ray has created for us. Ray put so much time and effort into the album and did everything within his power to make sure we were happy with the end product. It has been said more than once by family members that it is the best album they have ever seen.

We highly recommend Ray as a wedding photographer. Thank you for being part of our special day.
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