A Wedding Client Love-in

We just got our feedback from all our past 2012 (and one or two 2011) couples who voted for us in The Wedding Industry Awards and we were moved to tears by it all so we thought we’d share some of our favourites here…


We have looked at 1000s of wedding photos and could never remember or distinguish between photographers, they all looked so similar in style and often looked too posed and stuffy. James and Lianne felt like family from the moment we met them and their unobtrusive, relaxed manner was perfect for us.

“James & Lianne are just fantastic. They were brilliant before our wedding with a perfect balance between guidance & flexibility. On the day they fitted right in and as a result got fantastic off the cuff shots of our guests. We now have an amazing set of pics which reflect the fun we had on our day.”

James and Lianne captured our special day perfectly. They were unobtrusive and friendly and made having the photographs taken fun and simple. The photographs were beautiful and really captured the small details that I felt were important. I loved them and the outcome so much I’d recommend them to anyone 

“We cannot fault James and Lianne. From our initial communication right through to getting the final photos they have been excellent in their care, enthusiasm, and professionalism. They always seemed genuinely excited about our day and went above and beyond to give us stunning, creative pictures.”

Found James and Lianne through Google images and loved their work. They did not disappoint! Myself and my new Husband are 2 of the least photogenic people I know and James and Lianne are natural photographers and made us feel extremely comfortable, they actually got some lovely pics of us! Nothing short of a miracle! lol x

“James and Lianne were fantastic. I really liked how they understood the theme of our wedding and captured the informal feel of the day. They blended in well and were nonintrusive which was great. They were polite and friendly and even stayed later than planned! All advice was useful…”

We are delighted with our photos from James and Lianne. They are lovely people who obviously have a passion for their work. I’ve enjoyed reading their blog. My husband and I aren’t very comfortable in front of the camera, but they put us at ease. I never liked pics of myself- until I saw these ones

“James & Lianne are by far the coolest photographers they just get you and this is what we needed. They eased us into the camera on an engagement shoot & on the day they were amazing, they dressed for the occasion helped out and took the most beautiful pictures of our friends & family having fun”

James and Lianne provide a service and style that we did not see with other wedding photographers. Their approach and aesthetic complemented the homemade/vintage style wedding perfectly. They were incredibly easy to work with and made us feel relaxed at all times.

“James and Lianne were perfect for our day, the captured the story of the day really well in photos, they took some amazing shots in some imaginative styles without intruding in the slightest in our day. I hardly even noticed a camera lens all day which is just as I wanted it. They were amazing!”




Because they offer wonderful value for money and excellent quality of photographs.

“We loved Jame and Lianne’s style which leads to natural and relaxed wedding images. I got quite addicted to seeing the next wedding posted on their blog so I could see more of their work and therefore knew they were the right photographers for the informal wedding we were planning.”

We spent a long time searching for the right photographer; James & Lianne were in a different league from the other photographers that we looked at.

“Their portfolio, their attitude when we met them, just straight away knew they were the photographers for us.”

We booked James and Lianne as they offered what we wanted, excellent photography that didn’t just look like the same old wedding photographs you see everywhere. Their interest in vintage and quirky weddings really drew us in and when we saw the photographs on their website we were sold. We knew we’d made the right decision when we met them and they were so friendly and interested in what we wanted from the photographs.

“I work with a lot of photographers in my job as a graphic designer so finding the right one with just the right style was tricky. After an exhaustive search, James and Lianne had just the look we wanted – using natural light and an observational style with a warm retro edge. We wanted someone who would capture our day as if they were part of the family, not the typical cheesy group shots with direct flash. After browsing their website, viewing previous weddings on their blog and enquiring over email we decided they were exactly what we wanted and made the booking straight away!”

A recommendation from another wedding photographer and I am very glad they weren’t available in the end because it meant we got James and Lianne for our special day.

“We liked the pics on their website, they seemed to have similar tastes to us. We met with two other photographers but chose James and Lianne because they genuinely seem to care about our wedding day, nothing was too much trouble for them. We have come to see them as friends now.”

“James and Lianne were our first choice of photographer based purely on the quality of their images. Following our initial chat with James and Lianne we had no hesitation in asking them to photograph our wedding. A couple of the photographers we met up with were quite bossy and opinionated but James and Lianne were relaxed, easygoing and very accommodating  On the day they were unobtrusive and captured the spirit of our wedding just as we had hoped. We are thrilled with the images we now have and will no doubt treasure them forever.

“They have a really relaxed and have a fresh attitude to wedding photography, they really delivered everything we wanted and more!”

Ok I am going to be totally honest here….. We had looked at various photographers and one day we happened to be shopping in Harrogate and saw that there was vintage wedding fayre at a hotel in the town centre so we went for nosey. We were looking for a wedding dress rather than anything else but as we walked around the room I saw a young lady chatting to a ‘customer’ with a beaming smile on her face and saw other ‘customers’ looking at her stand and chatting to an equally friendly looking man. The ‘customers’ shook hands with the man (James) and walked away, towards us, and I heard the couple say “They’re the nicest people I have ever met”. I said to my fiance, “Whatever they are selling, we are buying”! That is the truth, I knew as soon as I saw them and how they interacted with other people, that they would be ‘our sort of people’. It is just VERY VERY lucky that when we reached their stall and saw examples of their albums that we were blown away with their work and made the easiest decision of our wedding – They were booked there and then. This was over a year before our wedding date and even now I can say that was still the best wedding decision we made. They are totally professional but do not come across as ‘know-it-all’s’, our family and friends were amazed on the day, they thought they were good friends of ours, not the photographers, which was a huge compliment as it meant people were more relaxed and not uneasy around the camera(s). We couldn’t have picked a better team and if we did it all again we would make the same decision to use them again. They deserve this award but more than that I think all brides to be deserve the chance to see their work and be able to use James and Lianne on their big day!”


Finally, we thought we’d share Chris & Katherine’s wedding that was just featured in Wedding Ideas magazine (issue 116) which we’re rather proud of and it’s such a lovely keepsake for C&K for their wedding!

Wedding Ideas Magazine Real Weddings James and Lianne West Yorkshire Photographers Photography