Friday, 9 December 2011

2012 Wedding Industry Awards - In Your Words...

This one is brief but beautiful! Click to read other testimonials or visit Mirror Imaging on Facebook

Love her work. The creativity and atmosphere in her photographs are mind blowing.

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

2012 Wedding Industry Awards - In Your Words...

Another wonderful testimonial for The 2012 Wedding Industry Awards from one of my gorgeous brides; you can also read another one here or visit our Facebook page

When I first started looking for a wedding photographer I used Google and Sarah’s website was one of the first ones I looked at. I fell in love with her pictures and the fact she did Queensberry albums was a huge plus. From the very beginning Sarah like myself is very organised (I am a control freak and to me it was very important I had someone I could trust would be as organised as me - I met my match!). Not long after filling out a form on her website she called me and we had the first chat. I initially went with a bridesmaid and just instantly felt at home with Sarah. She is one of the nicest people you could meet. Her studio is such a calm beautiful setting where she showed me through different pictures she'd taken. I was sold! The meetings leading up to the wedding were brilliant she made us feel relaxed prior to the big day especially my husband-to-be who was very nervous. She was very organised and provided us with a running order for the day which was for me a brilliant touch as everyone knew exactly what was happening when and for someone as organised as I was with the wedding it was very important to me, it meant on the actual day I just relaxed.
The photographs of our wedding day are just amazing we were so very pleased with them. I remember first seeing a few on honeymoon and just being amazed that they were of us! Going to her studio and seeing them all put together as a story book was just amazing. They really told the story of the day perfectly.
What I believe makes the wedding pictures Sarah takes so much better than the vast majority of wedding photographers is that she really cares and she loves what she does and that she is a perfectionist – standing against the window on a little window seat to get the perfect shot! Her perfection is shown in the attention to detail that she puts into everything from the initial consultation through to the schedule through to creating the story of the wedding. Our wedding album is like a story book it tells the day perfectly, the attention to detail that is shown in our album is amazing. Everyone who has seen it has commented on how it’s a work of art! Not only is she a talented photographer she is also a wonderful person it was a joy having her photograph our wedding pictures.

Monday, 5 December 2011

2012 Wedding Industry Awards - In Your Words...

Following on from the series of my clients' wonderful comments in response to The Wedding Industry Awards, here's another gorgeous one! You can also read previous comments from last Tuesday and Wednesday.

I really can't praise Mirror Imaging enough. The images that Sarah captures are stunning and we are absolutely delighted with the memories we have to treasure of our day as a result. The images speak for themselves, but what they don't tell is the huge amount of effort Sarah and her assistant Susan put in before the wedding. They made us feel like our day was the most important in the world.
The engagement shoot was really fun and put us at ease for the big day. We weren't used to being in front of the camera so it was great to have a practice run. Their attention to detail in planning the timings of the day, getting to know us and what was important to capture on the day was amazing. They were an absolute pleasure to have around on the day and ensured we got the shots we wanted despite one of our other suppliers turning up late and putting us behind schedule. The mixture of formal and reportage shots was spot on and the moments and details captured are testament to Sarah's talent as a photographer. Sarah posted some of the photographs on her blog and Facebook very quickly after the wedding so were able to view them whilst on honeymoon and share the link with friends and family, which was lovely. She also made a full online gallery available to us and our guests upon our return.
After the wedding we met at the Mirror Imaging studio where Sarah ran a slide show of our images to music over a glass of wine and we chatted for ages about the wedding and our honeymoon. We recently collected the gorgeous Queensberry Album that Sarah had designed for us - again an art in itself. I would highly recommend Mirror Imaging to future bride and grooms.”

Wednesday, 30 November 2011

2012 Wedding Industry Awards - In Your Words...

Yesterday I wrote about my brides and grooms' feedback for the 2012 Wedding Industry Awards. I'm blogging your amazing comments individually. Here's the second one...

Sarah is an amazing person as well as a brilliant photographer. When I first met Sarah she was so lovely and had a skill of making you feel very at ease. Sarah always does an engagement photo shoot, included in your package, so you can meet, chat and get used to having your photograph taken. I was absolutely dreading this as I'm well known with family and friends for always having my eyes shut or I look like I'm chewing a wasp! Sarah made me and my husband Dave feel remarkably at ease during the whole photo shoot. She personally chose a beautiful garden in a local B&B and knew exactly what sort of look she wanted us to create. She guided us through each pose and photo and gave us so much advice that we both thoroughly enjoyed the session. When I then saw the pictures I just couldn't believe what she had produced. The quality and the clearness of the pictures, all the different poses, and natural looks she'd asked us to do came out so perfectly. The detail of the background of the pictures, all the flowers etc made the pictures stunning. The comments I had from family and friends were overwhelming with praise.
Then it came to the wedding photos, all the way along Sarah was there, always happy to help and offer advice, she structured the wedding day for the photos, which was a great help to me with not really knowing where to start. She was so helpful on the day itself and took pictures of my jewellery, flowers etc. without me realising it as I was getting ready. Again, the quality and the content of the pictures are outstanding; she has a way of capturing the very best of you and bringing it to life in the picture. I can't tell you how happy we are with the photos and wouldn't hesitate in recommending her to anyone.
She truly does deserve this award, especially all the behind the scenes work she does to make your wedding pictures just perfect. Sarah is so easygoing and easy to get on with and that makes you want to do anything you can to help her capture that special picture. I can't praise her enough for what she did and I have no idea of how skilled she really must be to do what she does.”

Tuesday, 29 November 2011

2012 Wedding Industry Awards - In Your Words...

I was recently delighted to find out I'd been shortlisted for the 2o12 Wedding Industry Awards in the wedding photography category. I was truly overwhelmed by my clients who provided some amazing testimonials with their votes, many of which were incredibly emotional to read! My appreciation goes to every one who voted, I can't thank you enough. I want to shout some of the testimonials from the rooftops! I've decided instead to blog your anonymous comments individually accompanied by an image that may or may not be from the same wedding. So here's the first one...
To us choosing a photographer to capture our treasured memories of such a special day was so important and the most difficult decision to make, especially when we had no recommendations from which to choose. My Mum spent hours over a period of weeks searching the internet for photographers in our area and chose Mirror Imaging having been very impressed by the very professional website and prompt informative return call. Sarah was the first on our list of three photographers to visit and during that meeting I know we had already made our decision way before we even left the studio. We cancelled the rest of our visits on our return home. From that first meeting Sarah put us at our ease, especially myself who was very nervous of being photographed. Having the photographs of our engagement not only helped Sarah get to know us but really helped us feel at ease in her presence and the following photos let us know we had made the right decision. We truly appreciated how she listened to us and any requests we had. She provided us with inspiration not only for photographic ideas but also with little details and ideas to help the whole day run smoothly.
Having Sarah plan the timings of the morning/day was a godsend and we cannot thank both Sarah and Susan enough for the way they kept us calm throughout the morning. Even when the bridal bouquet was left behind, they kept us on time and delivered the photography in such a personal manner that we felt they had been known to the family for a long time rather that new professional acquaintances. During the day Sarah became almost invisible, but professional when needed to organise groups for us. Sarah’s friendly and professional manner was commented on by many of our wedding guests following our wedding. Our quests also loved the special touch of the contact cards with our engagement photograph for them to view the photos following the wedding and have loved the opportunity to see some of the photos so soon after the wedding on her blog.
For us we cannot thank Sarah and Susan enough for all their care and help on the day. Both Sarah and Susan felt to us that they were apart of our special day rather than a provider and on our visit to see the final photos reminded us of things we had forgotten which made it truly personal. Throughout the whole day Sarah and Susan were exceptionally attentive noticing if I was anxious, from finding someone to take care of my rabbit amongst the morning excitement, to cleaning my dress from accidental spills and brushing my hair before the welcoming line up. She had done research first and found the most wonderful place in the grounds for some of the photos.
The photographic memories that she has provided us with are truly wonderful. After seeing the photographs placed on her blog we were very excited to see the final collection and we were not disappointed they were amazing. She has captured our day in the most stunning but personal way and to see how happy our quests were to share our day is something we will always have to treasure. I can highly recommend her services to anyone looking for a creative and professional photographer in fact my sister was so impressed with how Sarah works, her professionalism, her attention to detail that she has just booked her for the photographer for her wedding next September as she said that she ‘doesn’t trust anyone else to capture our personalities and memories on our special day’.

Monday, 24 October 2011

Zoe & Anthony's Wedding Day

Zoe and Anthony were married on Saturday 22nd October at Keyworth Church and held their reception at nearby Carriage Hall in Plumtree. The day started at Zoe's parents, with Susan at Pretty Flamingo doing Zoe's makeup and Melanie Rhodes styling hair. Zoe's theme was Autumn, with a generous reference to Anthony's love of cycling, and the whole day was so beautifully thought out, from the autumnal flowers, to the tweed accessories, to the home-grown pumpkins outside the Carriage Hall like a wonderful harvest festival display. Zoe makes hand-made cards and produces stationery too, with her company name being Spotty N Stripy, and her creative touch was in the order of services, menus and escort cards, with polka dots featuring throughout the wedding (even on her gorgeous bespoke dress and fascinator). One of the best things about Zoe's theme was that I was able tie it in so beautifully with the photographs, and I'd planned out the very best backdrops to pull in those gorgeous Autumn colours. We also lucked out with the weather, a brilliant blue sky all day! Congratulations Zoe and Anthony, hope you love your first few images...

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Sue & Dave's Wedding

On Saturday, Sue & Dave tied the knot at Colwick Hall, with all their close friends and family around them. We started the day in the Lord Byron Suite, a massive bedroom that was plenty big enough for a bride, her three bridesmaids, two flowergirls, two makeup artists, a hairdresser and photographer...! The makeup was beautifully applied by Susan at Pretty Flamingo assisted by Kat. It was raining in the morning, and for most of the afternoon, which would have fazed most brides, but Sue remained calm and cool about it all - just as she did during their engagement shoot. We were blessed with a moment or two after the ceremony when it stopped and we photographed their confetti shower and then quickly took some shots in the gardens, before coming inside from the wind and drizzle. The lower light and interior of Colwick Hall has given their wedding images a gorgeous warmth, with regal golds and purple - and never so more in Colwick's gorgeous red hall of mirrors - where we photographed the back of the dress. Congratulations to Sue and Dave and a happy honeymoon!