What can we say about Holly that hasn’t already been said?! Holly is a joy and pleasure to work with, she has been a friendly face throughout the lead up to the wedding. If my husband and I are honest, we weren’t sure we needed a photographer for our wedding (it was a 16 person wedding, including myself and my now husband!) We had a look at portfolios online and contacted Holly after loving her intimate style photography. Having reservations on hiring a photographer, we had a chat with Holly over the phone (we live in Buckinghamshire, so no quick coffee and a chat, but we had booked a venue in the Isle of Wight) and we were immediately sold! Holly was incredibly friendly and incredibly helpful, she never pressured us on hiring a photographer, let alone herself. We made the decision on the spot and hired Holly over the phone, and we did not regret it!
Holly is amazing! On our engagement shoot, she was a calming, relaxed and happy influence on two very awkward, slightly nervous people. We were happy to follow Holly’s lead and in no time, we forgot we were having ‘a photoshoot’ and that we were on a very public beach. Without Holly’s patience and unobtrusive style we wouldn’t have had such stunning photographs. Holly does exactly what she lives by ‘photographing people not poses.’ The photographs are beautiful and honest with emotion showing through. We were certain after our engagement shoot that we had definitely found a photographer to fit our style, to the extent that we have had very similar weddings and shared more than a few things in common.
On the big day, Holly was incredible, she is friendly and bubbly, her enthusiasm is infectious in everything she does, be it photographs, quelling last minute wedding nerves or generally being helpful in getting ready. Throughout our extremely windy, rainy day, she never wavered and was happy to troop out as soon as the rain stopped for another photo or two. After the wedding, our photos were very quick to arrive and they are phenomenal!
Holly’s passion for people shines through in her photos, they are perfect in so many ways, and she is, to say the least, a very talented photographer with an eye for the tiniest detail. Her stance on posed photos resulted in the truest emotion in all our photographs, you only have to look at one of the photos to feel exactly what you did in that moment. I will never be grateful enough to Holly for quietly photographing our ‘first look’ on our wedding day. It is and will always be such a special moment for my husband and I, the photos are forever, like the rest of our day, a special keepsake of a raw and true insight to the emotion that was our wedding day.
Holly, you truly did make our wedding day special and a treasure to remember. You will forever be a friend.