After having had a bad experience with a formal photographer our biggest apprehension over everything we had to plan for the wedding was the photographer. All the details of the wedding we were completely in control of, but choosing a photographer who you could trust to take the pictures in the style which you wanted was the most difficult decision.
If you are a couple similar to us whose nightmare is standing behind a camera for hours with this false smile that starts to hurt your cheeks, whilst relatives are rounded up for stiff shots, then Adam is your wedding photographer. Meeting Adam several times prior to the wedding meant that there was no awkwardness to him arriving on the day. In fact by the end of the wedding day because the time spent with him was so relaxed and enjoyable he’d became another member of the wedding party! Importantly making us laugh when he could tell either of us were getting the usual wedding jitters adding to the modern nature of his photography.
All the fine details had been discussed in the meetings before meaning on the day Adam just got on with everything we’d asked him to capture and more, relieving a massive stress off our shoulders! As a bride your photographer saying ‘let me worry about the weather and the timings you just enjoy yourself’ is exactly what you need to hear. We not only spent the time following the wedding boasting how fabulous our photographer was because of his funny and easy going personality, so did both our families and friends. One of our favourite photographs of the day was Adams impromptu photograph of us sitting on the floor; looks like a perfectly posed picture in front of the landscape when in fact it was just a rest from the uncomfortable shoes. Our wedding day was literally the best day of our lives and every precious, funny and unique moment of that was captured without us even noticing Adam was here. Thank you, Mr and Mrs Rhead.
We have known Adam on a personal level for a number of years, and when it came to choosing a photographer for our own wedding, there was simply no discussion to be had; it was always going to be Adam. We had seen so much of his work, not to mention his passion, professionalism, and attention to detail. He takes so much pride in what he does and will go above and beyond to get the best results. That was so clear when he photographed our wedding.
We were married in Wales, overlooked by Cadair Idris and surrounded by rolling hills and fields. Adam spent the morning of the wedding with Emily while she got ready, and not only took some fantastic photographs, but was also a real calming influence when things around her got chaotic!
During the ceremony, Adam was in the background, but clearly working hard to capture as much as possible. He then surpassed even our expectations when, following the ceremony, he had researched our preferred backdrops down to the finest detail, from the most suitable route, to the timings, ensuring that the photographs fit effortlessly and naturally with the time-table for the day.
When we returned, Adam directed the guests for group photographs, making sure that all of our friends and family were included. During the reception, Adam was again working away in the background, and really captured some great photographs.
The results were all that we had hoped for and much, much more. We had spoken to Adam prior to the wedding about what we wanted, and the photographs were just that; natural, and captured the day just as it was. The thing we were most impressed with was how Adam took a load off our shoulders, and had everything organised just how we wanted. During the run up to the wedding there were an unfathomable amount of things to consider and sort out; however, Adam’s quiet, calm, organisational skills meant that the photography was one less thing to worry about, and we could relax and enjoy the day knowing that it was all in his extremely capable hands. Following the wedding, Adam quickly provided us with a sneak-peek of a selection of the final product, and we were over the moon.
Following that, we were provided with a DVD containing all of the many wonderful photographs that he had taken of our day, along with a large, printed photograph album with a selection of our favourite ones. That definitely takes up a special place on our bookshelf. We would recommend Adam to friends, family …anybody! He is hard working, conscientious, and really passionate about what he does, and this really shines through in his photography. We have also seen first hand just how flexible he is to his client’s needs, striving to produce the photographs that they want, rather than anything ‘stock’ or ‘standard’ looking, which, for us, was definitely the most important thing.
Adam came highly recommended by a number of friends. From our first meeting with him we knew that he had the passion, creativity and skill to capture our wedding day. We shared ideas and amazingly he didn’t laugh at us when we talked about photos of shoes and giant balloons.
When our wedding day came we felt completely relaxed with Adam and this was a big thing for us as we are two people who feared having their photo taken. One of our favourite memories from our wedding day was escaping for a couple minutes to have some photos taken in a nearby park. Not only did Adam buy us ice cream but he also carried my shoes as we dashed back to the reception to take cover from the rain. When the sun had set we went back outside and Adam suggested taking a photo with an umbrella, it turned out to be one of our favourite photos from the wedding.
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When we were looking for wedding photographers, Adam was one of a shortlist that we had created. We were impressed by the collection of images on his Facebook page and his professionalism at friend’s weddings that we had seen him at before. When we had our first consultation with Adam, he provided us with all the options and examples of what they would look like as a finished article. He thoroughly talked through price options and what was the best value for us, and what we would get for each price option. We decided to book him based on everything we had seen and his open, friendly, and professional yet not business-driven demeanour.
On the day the least of our worries was the photographs. Adam was on time and had made a note of times so that he knew how long he had to spend at each house for set up photos before making his way to the venue for the ceremony, and was fantastic at gathering together the people he needed for each shot. He remembered that we wanted natural shots more than staged apart from a few specifics, and all our guests commented that they didn’t feel forced by him to be in photos, but he still got all the ones we wanted. He took some great photos but some that stand out are the group shot of all our guests and some brilliant ones of just the two of us with the surrounding countryside in the background used perfectly as a backdrop. If you’re thinking of booking Adam we would highly recommend him. He’s intuitive, reliable and carries out his role with aplomb. We were 110% satisfied.
We have known Adam as a friend for a number of years and this gave us insight into his amazing work as a wedding photographer. We are both incredible creative people and wanted someone who was easy going and yet super creative, we looked no further than Adam. From the first meeting, to the actual wedding day, Adam made things fun, easy and enjoyable (a key part of our big day). On the day we were blown away by how great Adam was, he was around with his camera but he was more like a friend who had a camera and this made the photos even more special. It came to our attention after the wedding that Adam had car troubles in the day but he never let us know and was at reception in great time. He never passed the stress onto us, which we were grateful for. The photos Adam shot are exactly what we asked for and he did us some great group shots allowing our friends to take away special memories too. We have recommended Adam to many of ours friends and family. We cannot wait to see his business grow into the success that we experienced. Adam made our best of our lives just that little bit better.
When it came to choosing our wedding photographer, we were very selective, we wanted some quirky and also some natural photos yet we did not want to feel like we were on a photoshoot all day. I knew Adam from years previous and had seen his photography via his Facebook page and I was very impressed, I showed my other half and he agreed that this was the style we both wanted for our photographs, it was then that I contacted Adam to arrange our meeting.
Adam made us feel at ease straight away as neither myself or partner feel particularly photogenic, he listened to our ideas (which sometimes it can be hard to find someone who does listen to what you want) and what vision we had and then talked us through endless possibilities. I so looked forward to seeing these ideas come to life through Adam’s lens and creative flare.
On the day of our wedding Adam went about himself, snapping away, organising shots etc I didn’t notice him there half of the time (which is great considering his height, do not let this put you off booking) and that made me feel constantly at ease and allowed me to enjoy getting ready without thinking… oh no smile! 3..2..1.. pose! He captured our special day spectacularly and we could not thank him enough.
I have to say I have quite a few favourite shots from our day but Pete and myself both agree that our favourite shot is one taken on the drive of the venue, when it had gone dark and Adam creatively used the lit lamppost to light up the shot, it is beautiful and timeless. I also love one that was taken in the moment before I left for venue with my Shar-pei H, I will forever hold that image close to my heart. Pete also loves that we managed to integrate his motorbike into some of our pictures as it is a joint love for both of us.
If you want an honest, creative, unique photographer then please do not hesitate in contacting Adam Lowndes. He brought our visions to life and more and has managed to capture amazing images that are timeless and memories that will last forever.