Testimonial | Christine & Sean at Cubley Hall

Cubley Hall Sheffield Testimonial Christine Sean

A couple of months ago, I was down at Cubley Hall near Sheffield to shoot the wedding of Christine & Sean.  If you missed the post about it and haven’t seen the pictures, you can see them here:  Cubley Hall Wedding.  I loved working at Cubley Hall and I can’t wait to shoot there again next year.

Since then, Christine and Sean have received their photographs and they loved them, so much so that they wrote me this absolutely amazing testimonial:

“We started searching for a photographer for our big day on the Internet and when we came across Marks website, we were certain that he was the photographer for us. We just loved the natural and relaxed photographs in his portfolio.  We arranged for a ‘meet’ at our home and chatted over tea and coffee whilst we also browsed through some albums.   Having met Mark, we knew we’d made the right choice and that he would make us feel at ease.
We arranged for a pre wedding shoot in the beautiful city of Chester.  Mark was only too happy to travel across and meet us there and spent several hours taking our photos, and it was an excellent way for us all to get to know each other.  We never felt self conscious in front of the camera and had a fantastic time (even Sean did who hates having his photo taken!).  When we received the photographs we were delighted with how they looked and how many there were!
On the run up to the wedding the communication was fantastic, we never had any worries or concerns and if there were any questions Mark would get back to us straight away.
And so the big day came…Mark arrived bright and early at breakfast and did not leave until the last guest had gone!  Every single guest has since made comment about Mark, about how lovely and down to earth he was, how long he was there and the enthusiasm he had; everyone was impressed with his commitment and professionalism.  One thing that becomes obvious very quickly with Mark is how much he loves his job and this really does come out in the quality of his work.
I initially had reservations about Mark taking pictures of me getting ready with hair and make up – I’m not really one for fuss and didn’t feel glamorous enough to do any pictures justice!!  I am so pleased now that Mark captured me and my bridesmaids getting ready, I never felt uncomfortable once and it was like he wasn’t there, he really does just blend in to the surroundings!  Having now seen the photo’s he took I am so happy that Mark captured this part of the day and when I look at them, the feelings of butterflies and excitement come flooding back. 
It is true that the day does fly by and there will be parts of the day that will be fuzzy in your memory afterwards.  When we received the photographs from Mark all the details of the day were captured and we were able to see the day from start to end.  Mark always seemed to be in the right place at the right time and captured all sentimental moments both big and small, from walking down the aisle, capturing the owl ring bearer in flight to the speeches.  The quality and natural style of the images was perfect and just what we wanted.
The photo booth was a great addition to the day and all the guests loved dressing up in all the props, including Mark lol!  Even when taking pictures of guests dressed up in the booth Mark also managed to capture guests on the dance floor – I’m sure he managed to split himself in two somehow?!
We cannot thank Mark enough, he captured the day as it happened and looking back through the photographs is like re living the day all over again.  All the family love the photographs, my Mum kept saying ‘I can’t stop looking at them!’
The slideshow to our music was just beautiful and brought tears to our eyes when we watched it.  We are overwhelmed by the way he captured the day and the amount of photographs we have to cherish forever, we could not have asked for more. 
Christine and Sean
xx “
Cubley Hall Sheffield Testimonial Christine Sean

By Mark J Hillyer, Wedding Photographer Sheffield