Kind Words

Here is a screenshot from my very first website set up in 2004 and below are the 67 archive guestbook reviews from that old site. On the right are my current ones from my Facebook feed.




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Katherine & Darren Bill photographed our day at Rothley Court Hotel in March 2016. Prior to our big day, Bill kept in contact with us and was so helpful, informative and quick to respond to any questions we asked. Bill was fantastic and made us and our guests feel at ease and captured our day in amazing detail and took shots of everything we had asked for in a very professional and friendly manner. Bill’s attention to detail and ideas were fantastic which are reflected in our breathtaking and stunning photos. We would definitely recommend Bill to anyone getting married and thank you so much Bill for our beautiful photos and memories you have captured for us! 11.4.2016
19:31 h
Kate and Peter Bill Haddon is a gifted photographer, whose photos convey emotion and tell a story, they really captured our whole day perfectly. Bill took some breathtaking and genuinely incredible photos. He was able to stay discreet and inconspicuous while being able to take control for family and group photos. He is professional and prompt in responding to emails and receiving the prints. Friends who have viewed our photos have said that they would use Bill when they get married and we would certainly recommended him to others. 28.9.2015
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Heather & James Bill photographed our wedding in January and we are delighted by the photos and the album we received. They really allow us to relive our great day! Bill was so helpful throughout the process and by keeping in regular contact prior to the day, Bill managed to get every shot we could ever have wanted in his friendly and relaxed style. Thanks Bill and we’d definitely recommend Bill for his wedding photography services. 11.7.2015
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Elliott & Laura Bill was brilliant at our wedding, very easy to get on with and photographed exactly what we wanted.
We had a meeting with bill a few days before our wedding and discussed everything. He new 100% what he was doing on our wedding day and was very organised. we had a run down to how the day would go, and bill done it exactly how he and us wanted it.
Our photos are absolutely breathe taking. We couldn’t be anymore happier with them! They are brilliant, we have photos of every little detail of our wedding.
All we have to do now is pick which ones are going to go in our album which is going to be very tricky! We want them all!
I would recommend Bill Haddon to any bride & groom that wants a well presented, helpful man along with photos that they will keep forever!
22:28 h
Amy and Kev Bill photographed our wedding on the 6th December last year and we cannot recommend him highly enough. The photographs are stunning.
Bill was reliable, polite and put everyone at ease. We’ve been to weddings in the past where the photographer has taken a lot of time to take photos and left the guests waiting and become frustrated. Bill was so quick. He got the shots he needed and that was it! For anyone looking for a wedding photographer we would always recommend Bill.
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Andrew and Charlotte Hello Bill

We both just wanted thank you for being part of our special day.You have done a truly amazing job, we absolutely love the photos – you have captured some amazing moments for us to treasure for years to come. Thank you again xxx

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Emma & Nick Bill photographed our wedding at Brownsover Hall Hotel on 30th August. On the day he was brilliant and had lots of ideas for good shots to take. The photos were ready just after we returned from honeymoon, so quite a quick turnaround. We are really pleased with the photos, they captured the day perfectly, both in the formal group shots and other special moments. We would certainly recommend Bill to anyone else getting married. Thanks Bill once again for our great photos! 27.9.2014
15:24 h
Lucie & Ronan May we take this opportunity to thank you enormously for being our photographer on the day, you made us feel really comfortable in front of the camera and as the bride you really made me feel beautiful and special as a bride should feel on her wedding day! Thank you so much 9.4.2014
13:27 h
Michelle & Steve Amazing photos!
Thankyou Bill, fantastically professional service and a wonderfully representational result, you’ve inspired me to take a very serious interest in photography! Love your photos!
23:04 h
Gabe & Lou We recently got back in touch with Bill, so nice to remember our day and look over our photos again. Bill did an amazing job for us and gave us some beautiful memories. 10.6.2013
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Steve & Helen Bill did our photography for a September wedding at Brooksby Hall, near Melton Mowbray. It is a stunning location, and Bill’s photos really do it justice – he knows all the best spots and angles to provide truly memorable photos. What really made our album was the unexpected shots – catching people off-guard and natural, the attention to little details around the wedding, the bride’s preparations during the morning etc. They really made the album come alive; so many wedding albums seem a bit sterile, with nothing but posed shots. Bill captured so many moments and beautiful scenes that our wedding album is one that gets taken out and inflicted on every visitor to the house! Thank you so much for your wonderful and imaginative service – worth every penny. 10.2.2013
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Stacey & Dan 17/8/12 Thankyou so much Bill for being our Daughter and Son in Law’s Wedding photographer, you made everyone feel relaxed, so very professional in every way. All the photos are absolutely stunning from start to finish, recommended you to so many friends, thanks again.
Carol & Trevor ( Stacey’s Parents.)
17:16 h
Rebecca and Paul Miles We just wanted to say a big thank you for the wedding photo’s you provided of our big day in June! We were very impressed with your experience and knowledge and this really shines through in the photos- they were amazing and we are so pleased with them! Thank you Bill. 25.9.2012
22:15 h
Lorna and James Bill- thanks so much! Our photos are amazing and really capture what was a fantastic day!
Bill was extremely profressional in the build up to the wedding. He was extremely thorough when planning the photos we would have at the church and at the wedding which gave us a huge amount less to worry about! We really recommend Bill to anyone planning a wedding- he is the perfect profressional with the right amount of humour to make the photo process enjoyable!
Thanks Bill
16:06 h
Tami and Lee A big thank you for the role you played in capturing all of the love and happiness that my daughter and Lee have for each other. the photos look wonderful and the album is fantastic. thank you 25.12.2011
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Tami & Lee A massive thank you to Bill for all of his hardwork. he was very helpful in the lead up to the wedding and exceptionally porfessional throughout!! our photos are amazing and we are so happy that we chose Bill to capture our special day. Thank you again and massive thanks and compliments also from our guests. 25.12.2011
14:25 h
Dan and Charlotte Your photographs really capture the pleasure and happiness of the day.I so enjoy looking through my album and reliving the whole experience of the occasion.
Dan’s mother.
Wedding 7.7.2007.
18:11 h
Chris & Vikki Meadows Thank you so much for our wonderful photos – we love every single one of them and we are grateful that you captured our day so beautifully! Thanks again Bill we will definitely be recommending you to all our friends getting married in the future!
Vikki & Chiris
9:35 h
Jodie and Ashley what brilliant photographs from a super wedding day. You have captured the day with so much happiness, i am sure Jodie and Ashley are going to remember this day for the rest of their lives as they look back on such a memorable day. 21.8.2011
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Sally & Craig Thank you for our amazing wedding photos, we never get tired of looking through them. You were fantastic, not just on our wedding day but throughout the whole process.
Nothing was too much trouble and you made us feel relaxed and at ease.
Our friends and family have all commented on our photos and on how stunning they are.
We would definately recommend you to anyone looking for a photographer in the future.
Once again thank you for all your hard work.
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Jodie and Ashley I have just spent a good hour re-living my daughter`s fantastic wedding day due to your brilliant photography. Thankyou so very much. Jodie`s mum. 2.8.2011
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helena and mark beautiful photos thankyou for making ny daughters day captured in such lovely pictures, 21.5.2011
12:56 h
Abi & Matt We would just like to say an enormous thank-you to Bill for our amazing wedding photos from our December wedding at Prestwold Hall.

Everyone who has seen them has been blown away by the quality. A combination of traditional, artistic and reportage shots captured the mood of our christmas wedding perfectly. Before the big day, we were told by friends and family to be very selective when choosing a photographer as its one day with one chance, to get one set of images to treasure forever.

We are 100% certain that we chose the right man for the job.

Thankyou Bill x

21:54 h
Vicky and Russ I would like to say what beautiful fotos of our daughters wedding. You worked so hard all day and it shows in the quality of your work. Family and friends alike all commented on the candid shots. My favourite is the one where Vicky is coming through the window barefoot, to me this foto sums up the whole day (relaxed and enjoyable).Thank you!!! Trudi(Brides mum) 10.1.2011
17:14 h
Lisa & Darren Choosing our photographer was a daunting task because you only get 1 chance to get the photos right and we would have been so disappointed if we had ended up with awful pictures capturing our beautiful day. Fortunately we chose Bill to do our photographs and we were definitely not disappointed.

Our wedding day was very relaxed and we often forgot that Bill was there which enabled him to capture some great candid shots. He did our family & friends group photographs in the time allowed for and we didn’t feel pressured at all.

We have been to wedding’s before where the photographer is really pushy to get things done & is something that the guests remember. Bill was great at ensuring the right people were in the right place at the right time without causing a scene or disturbance.

We will remember our wedding day forever and now have wonderful pictures in our album to match.

We made a fantastic choice in photographer – even if I do say so myself!

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Claire & Bob Just to say thanks for our wedding pictures and for the work you put into turning these into very special memories!

Dedicated, experienced and very skilled with a camera, we couldn’t have asked for better pictures.

And many thanks also for the photo of Mum and I when we met you at another wedding recently – above and beyond the call of duty and very much appreciated!

Claire & Bob

12:47 h
Nicola & Colin All the photos taken at their wedding last year were amazing. Photos taken inside Thurmaston Church were so good. Attention to detail on all photos was very impressive. Thank you. 12.11.2009
17:15 h
Norma Lee We love Bill’s photographs of Alice and Chris’ wedding. He has an amazing eye for detail and took some really interesting and quirkey shots, as well as all the lovely traditional ones.
As it was a winter wedding he took some stunning photos at sunset and with the house floodlit.
Thank you Bill.
Norma Lee – mother of the bride.
16:19 h
Dave and Liz Collinge Hi Bill,
Just a note to say a big thank you for both your photography on our wedding day and also for producing such a lovely album for us. Apologies it took us a year and a half to get our act together, but we are so pleased with the end result! On the big day itself you put us at ease and were very professional, as well as listening to our requirements and making sure we got the pictures we wanted. Thanks again – we’ll be looking at our photos with fond memories for many years to come!
Liz and Dave x
11:27 h
Sarah & Darryl Hello Bill – it’s been just over 2 years since you photographed our wedding. We just wanted to check in and let you know how much we appreciate the beautiful images you captured on our day. You covered our wedding like a 2 person team! So many memories to cherish.
Sarah & Darryl
18:49 h
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Sally & John We got married in may 08, and intially chose Bill because we wanted to have the flexability of designing our own album. Bill was very professional and friendly thoughout our whole dealings with him. On the day, we were both very extremly happy with the way Bill conducted things. He managed to capture every picture and every moment that we wanted and more. After designing the album, we were both blown away with the amount of care, time and detail that was taken on every single picture by Bill. The amount of effort he put into each and every print to ensure they were no less than perfect was outstanding. Needless to say, the final product of our wedding album is absolutely breath taking. Even the box the album comes in is perfect! Thanks to Bill, we will treasure of album forever and every single picture in it. Thank you again Bill for being a very important part of our special day, and for making everything so perfect for us. 20.1.2009
16:05 h
Gemma & Duncan Thank you so much Bill! From the first time we met you, when we knew what we wanted, but had no notion of how to explain it, you put us at ease and went through everything in simplistic terms. The meetings and walk through before the wedding were so useful and really helped to calm us down. You were invaluable on the day, not just as a photographer but as an understated calming and organising force. Never in the way or ‘shouty’ and we think the photos speak for themselves. Everyone was so impressed. A grand job…the only difficult bit is picking the photos for the album, we are glad we get to keep them all!! 11.1.2009
14:11 h
Rachel & Paul (walkers stadium) Hi Bill

Just wanted to say how much we love the album and the re-print of us inside the Walkers it was an amazing day and thanks to your superb expertise it was captured perfectly. i’ll definatley be recommending you to all my friends and family when they get married 🙂
thanks Bill!!

Rachel xx

18:18 h
Kathryn and Alex Thanks Bill for capturing many memorable moments from a perfect day for Kathryn and Alex. Your approach was very professional and subtle. You were able to put everyone at ease with your friendly manner. The photo album will be treasured by Kathryn and Alex.

Many Thanks

Sue and Tony (Parents of Bride)

18:03 h
sarah and jon Thanks bill for capturing our day. We are so pleased with our album we will treasure it for years to come and everytime we look at it, it makes our day seem like yesterday. You made us feel very at ease in front of the camera and even got me to pose alone!!! Thanks again 13.7.2008
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Emma and Richard We cannot recommend Bill enough!!! From the 1st time I contacted him he has been so helpful. The only problem we are having is trying to choose the photos that we want, we are going for a 45 page album and even with multiple photos on some pages we am still struggling to choose which ones not to have in the official album. One of the many things that made us choose Bill was that we can keep all the proofs so at least we still have all of the photos. We love the photos that we did not know he had taken till after the day, my favourite one is one of our initials that he had marked out in the snow in front of the Hall. The snow had all melted by the time we got married but it was really touching that he had taken the time and effort to do that for us. My Mum is a church warden and says in all the weddings that she has ‘worked’ at over the years she has never seen a photographer so un-obtrusive at the church, yet we have got the most beautiful photos and no one remembers seeing him! We have some wonderful relaxed photos of our guests at the reception and I love the photos of us, none of them look ‘staged’ and they all look natural even the ones that were staged which is exactly the look we wanted.
Bill, thank you so much we really cannot tell you how much it means to us to have such a beautiful and personal record of our wedding. Emma & Richard
19:09 h
Amy and Mike I would just like to say (a belated) thank you to Bill for his work in taking our beutiful photos and putting together our album. As someone who hates having their photo taken Bill was fantastic at putting me at ease. I would say to anyone thinking of booking Bill for their wedding day, do it! He was fantastically helpful before, during and after the day and the photos all came out beautifully. Thanks again! 13.5.2008
12:37 h
susan and adam Hi Bill
Thanks so much for catching our wedding day with your photos! I still look through the albumn now which i love, can’t believe it’s been nearly a year now since our big day! Thanks for catching our special day!
love susan and adam
16:57 h
Martin & Rachel Right from start to finish Bill is efficient, friendly and very professional. He took the time to visit the venue with us before hand and made extensive notes on our requirements for the day. Being familiar with Beaumanor Hall he knew exactly where to get the best shots and had a back up plan in case the weather let us down – which thankfully it didnt! We enjoyed every minute of our day and it shows in the end product – the photos are amazing & they look fantastic in the album we designed. It was lovely to be able to design the album layout ourselves, making it a more personal record of the day. Everyone we show the album to is impressed. Bills’ prices are in the same ball park as other photographers in the area, but none offer the same flexibility with the shots taken and the final album – we reccommend his service to everyone we speak to. Thanks again for a great job! 14.4.2008
21:07 h
Amy & Steve Our wedding was almost a year ago, but I never get tired of looking at our photos. Our album is beautiful and the enlargements are great too. Everyone comments on them, Thanks Bill for capturing our day perfectly 5.12.2007
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Stephanie and Simon We are thrilled with our Wedding photos taken back in May 2006 (apologies for taking so long Bill!). We were so impressed with the detailed meetings we had to plan the shots and subsequent meetings to plan the album, it was so worth all the work with the different overlays. We also loved the reportage style. Thank you so much, I would highly recommend you. 28.11.2007
23:08 h
maria and dave Great photos you really work hard. Have told other people about you thanks once again from maria’s mum 12.9.2007
14:48 h
Vicky & James Hi Bill,
Have just received our wedding album and it looks absolutley amazing! You have really captured the whole experience and memories of the day through your brilliant photos. Thank you.
Thank you for also being extremely patient on the day and in the preparations before hand!!!
21:28 h
Emma Langridge Hi Bill,
The time since mine and Russ’ wedding at Coombe Abbey has flown by but thankfully all the memories are captured by your beautiful photographs! I still look through them all the time and am so tempted to get another album made up (Russ would kill me 😛 ). The photos are stunning and bring to life every detail of our amazing day! Thank you so much.Emma and Russ Langridgep.s
If any of you reading this are in any doubt about whether to hire Bill, give him a ring straight away because his photographs are wonderful; his patience vast and his effort put into the day is incredulous. You wil be so chuffed with yourselves for finding such a fabulous photographer for such value!
22:49 h
Sarah & Carl Just thought we’d write and thank you again for such a great job you did at our wedding at Brownsover Hall on 28th October 2006. The photos are fabulous, and the completed album is beautiful – we are so pleased!
Many thanks again,Sarah & Carl
16:46 h


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Nathan and Kelly Bill took our Wedding photos in July 2006, and they are absolutely beautiful. He captured the day so perfectly and kept everything running to clockwork all day. He was running around from Bride to Groom, the pub, the church, reception, and he was always there in time to get the perfect shot!!! When the album came back we were shocked,we knew the pictures were good, but we couldnt believe how amazing they looked in the album. Thank you so much Bill, you have captured the memories of our day better than we could have ever dreamed of. :o) 23.1.2007
16:00 h
Clare & Nick We were delighted with the standard of the photographs when we got the initial prints, the on-line album is brilliant too as lots of our guests live far away. We picked up our album recently – the photos look even better when in the album, the selection of page inserts and different cut outs was great as the album is totally personal to us. Bill is a talented photographer, he is really easy to talk to and a joy to have there on the day, he’s organised and flew through the group photos making sure we had plenty of time to mingle with out guests. We would have no hesitation recommending him to anyone in Leicestershire looking for a wedding photographer. 21.12.2006
14:59 h
Karen Kane Bill was fantastic, even though I was 10 mins late to the alter, he kept his cool and gently helped me along, and as my new Husband and I came out of the church it unfortunately rain showered, and he gave us the options of what we could do about photographs. He set up an indoor photo area at the speed of light!, and as soon as it stopped raining at our reception venue, he immediatley ushered us outside to get the outdoor photo’s we really wanted. All in all he is not only a talented photographer but he keeps focused on exactly what the Bride and Groom would like, keeping you informed all the way along, ultimately capturing some amazing shots.
Thanks Bill x Andrew and Karen
14:24 h
Viv and Alan Bill, not only were your photographs wonderful, but it was a real pleasure spending some of our wedding day with you. We were very impressed with the way you handled difficult conditions, and the final album, with some of our own photos alongside yours, looks amazing. We would be very happy to recommend you to anyone!

Many thanks

Viv and Alan

14:14 h
Paul and Katie We can’t ever thank you enough Bill. Considering neither of us like having our photo taken you have helped to capture our special day with amazing photographs. We were so impressed by your ability to organise and structure photos, so that they were actually quite fun! Most of all we were so pleased that we had chosen you because of your obvious passion for what you do, it really shows in our amazing photographs.
Thank you!
23:15 h
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Rebecca and Jon Thank you so much for providing us with a fabulous set of photos presented in a beautiful album that we will enjoy forever. You are clearly a very talented and dedicated photographer and you worked far harder than could have possibly been expected to ensure that everything was perfect and that our album was ready in time for us to show it off to all the relatives. Having done a fabulous job at my sister’s wedding earlier in the year, we knew that we had made the right decision in asking you to do our wedding photos, both sets are beautiful and we have both had so many lovely comments from friends and family. Thank you. 26.1.2006
18:03 h
Kat & Mark Bill, What can I say. You are fantastic. You captured our day perfectly, and every time I look at the pictures I feel I am back on that very special day. How can we ever thank you enough. The pictures are excellent and the wedding album is the best. Thank you so much. Love Kat & Mark xx 22.12.2005
10:16 h
Penny and Nic Bill, it is two years on wednesday 5th October 05 since our wedding, we still look back at all our great photos and i often visit this page to see what other great weddings there have been since ours, its good to see our table settings on your home page and it brings back such great memories of the day, we’re so sorry it’s taken so long to comment but since we got married our life has been a whirl wind of events!! Thanks again, keep up the good work! 4.10.2005
22:32 h
Lisa and Paul Dear Bill,

Its been nearly 4 months since our wedding and I still take a look at our photos on your website every week as well as other weddings!

I just wanted to write something for anyone reading this contemplating having you as their photographer.

Firstly you were professional but more than that you were polite, friendly and excellent at your job in getting the best out of people.

Our wedding day was one of the best days of our lives and the photos you took on the day and your service before and after helped to make it not only memorable but pleasurable and relaxing knowing that our happy memories would be recorded how we would like them to be remembered.

Thanks again and although it is your job (at which you are excellent), your cheerful and friendly approach was an added extra that made the day even better.

All the best,

Lisa and Paul

15:49 h
Pete & Corrina It has taken us just over a year to put a message on here. Time flies!
Only recently have we again viewed the photos and felt the need to write a thank you. You helped to put us at ease before the wedding, and especially on the day!
We were so thrilled with the outcome. The pictures were perfect!!
Thanks again Bill!
12:54 h
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Karen and Chris Bill,
Thank you for the wonderful photographs that you took of our wedding day, its great to have such lovely memories to keep. the pictures are fantastic and we won’t forget how you helped make our day so special! we would recommend you to all our friends!
14:25 h
Kay and Pete Dear Bill
What can we say! Deciding to have you as our wedding photographer was one of the best decisions we have ever made together. Our wedding day has been and gone in a flash and you have captured some beautiful moments in the day that we would’ve never known existed otherwise. Everyone that we have shown the pictures to has commented on how amazing and unusual they look. Some of them are so beautiful , they look like they have been staged or shot in a studio!
We are so thrilled to have this wonderful album of memories to treasure, forever.
You worked so hard for us for so long, not just on the day but the time you spent with us running up to it and afterwards in helping us to create the album. We can never thank you enough.
From Kay and Pete. x x x
12:33 h
Kat & Chris Hi Bill

We just want to say how pleased we are with our wedding album. It’s been great to show to our family and friends who have been very impressed – especially the confetti shot!

Thank you for your hard work and professionalism – your courteous manner and patience on the day were commented on my many of our guests.

It’s been a pleasure working with you. Thank you for helping to keep our wedding day memorable!

10:38 h
Elaine & Richard Just a quick note to say thank you once again for the lovely album which we now have as a lasting memory of our wedding. The photos and style make it like a storybook of the whole day! It has been admired by all who have seen it, keep up the excellent work!

Thanks Again

Elaine & Richard

16:51 h
Alison and Shaun Glad to catch up with you Bill. I can’t believe it’s been five years since that glorious Friday in June for our wedding reception at Brooksby. We were so pleased to have you as our photographer and the albums you helped us put together are a lovely reminder of our special day. Glad to see you are still getting the chance to visit Brooksby to photograph more happy couples.

Best wishes
Alison and Shaun

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Nicola & Andy Firstly a big thank you to Bill! Our wedding day was magical and Bill captured every moment brilliantly with his photographs. From the day visiting Barnsdale before the wedding to the album, everything was done in a professional manner whilst Bill put us at ease and was able to get the best phographs out of us.

Thank you Bill.

15:35 h
Angela Gee With your unique style of photography, Becky and James (wedding at Brownsover Hall 14-8-04) have a way of reliving their special day, not just the ‘odd snapshot’. Thank you so much.

Mother of the Bride!

9:11 h
Mel and Mark On choosing a photographer for our special day.We new that it would have to be someone that we could both get along with and feel comfortable with.Bill was this person.With a mixture of knowledge,proffesional ideas,patients and flexibility to our individual tastes.Bill made our wedding day memories perfect.He listened to our requests and always reminded us that it was OUR day and that he would do what WE want!Thankyou Bill, we would recommend you to all future bride and grooms as they decide to take the plunge! 18.7.2004
14:10 h
Phil & Jo Just a word of thanks for capturing our day so very well. Your range of “posed” and impromptu photographs mixed with the use of different templates in our album makes it a joy to look through again and again.
Your down-to-earth personality helped to make us and our guests very relaxed, which clearly shows through in the photographs.
Five stars for service – definitely recommended best buy!
13:15 h
Karen & Micheal Hello,

Great website and lovely photos, it’s great to be able to look at images from our venue! We are looking at getting married at Ullesthorpe Court next March on a Monday.

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