Wonderful words of recommendation: Wedding Awards Feedback

Those that know me well know that I’m not one to be boastful. In fact, I’m the typical self-critical creative type. I’ve never been a fan of promoting our services in an arrogant or pushy way. Toby and I want you to book us because you feel our style and approach are the right fit for you, not because we gave you the hard sell.

This lack of bragging meant I was initially a little unsure about our nomination in the 2018 Wedding Industry Awards. It also meant that we were going to have to ask our couples from the past twelve months to submit feedback and thoughts about the service they received. We both put a huge amount of effort and energy into every single wedding shoot. We want to ensure that not only is our photography coverage of a high quality, but that our clients’ experience from booking, to their pre-shoot, through to the wedding day itself is as relaxed, reassuring, and fun as possible.

The Wedding Industry Awards Philip Dignum Photography and The Dignums client feedback
Of course, it’s always lovely to receive positive reviews. Speaking on my own behalf, with a wedding day being such an important part of a couples’ life, there’s always a tiny concern that when we send the final gallery, it will be everything the couple hoped for and more. Every couple is always elated with their photos, so I know that I shouldn’t really worry. I’m pleased I do though, as it proves how much I care about the service we offer. How I want us to constantly advance our skills via training and workshops, and how I want our clients to have a great experience with us.

As the proverb goes: “the proof of the pudding is in the eating”, something that rang true this week when we received all the lovely feedback we’d been given as part of the Awards process. So I get to sidestep being boastful, by letting our previous couples talk on our behalf.

Here’s just a few pieces of feedback we received this week. A massive THANK YOU once again to all those that voted for us, and helped us achieve the status of Regional Finalists! We’re humbled by your extremely kind words. You’re all awesome!

Mel and Laura's wedding day in Codsall Wood by Philip Dignum Photography

“If I could give more than 10's I would! Phil and Toby made our wedding day. They were professional from the moment we met them right through till the minute we received our photos. I can't think anything that they didn't cover or do for us to make our day memorable and run smoothly. They are a fantastic team, fantastic couple and anyone will be lucky to have them as part as their day.”

- Mel

Toni and Shannon's wedding day at Fairlwans Hotel and Spa by Philip Dignum Photography

“Well all I can say is the service received from Phil and Toby from start to finish was outstanding, such amazing professional photographers. Phil made us feel completely at ease on our engagement shoot, and promptly provided our photographs. Choosing photographers for you wedding day can be such a difficult decision as you want it to be just right. Choosing Phil and Toby was the best decision we could have made, they captured every moment of our special day”

- Toni


“From our pre-wedding shoot all the way through to receiving our gallery link Phillip was not only a professional photographer but he was also genuinely warm, funny, easy going, and understood our expectations very quickly. Both being camera shy he put us at ease so much as to say we forgot he was there, and ended up with the most beautiful pictures that captured our whole day from start to the first dance.”

- Claire

Lee and Lauren's wedding day at Madely Court Hotel

“Phil was not just our photographer but a huge part of our day. He took part in all the madness & spoke with our guests not just professionally, but with his amazing personality that made everybody fall in love with him. His energy and passion for his work shone through-out the whole day. Every picture he took was beautiful and I cannot thank him or recommend him enough!”

- Lauren

Laura and David's wedding dat at The Birmingham Botanical Gardens by Philip Dignum Photography

“Phil couldn’t of been more perfect. We received our free pre wedding shoot to get us used to the camera, and come the wedding day I felt relaxed. Every family member had praised him for how relaxed he made them feel by not being in anyone’s faces. The photos we got back were outstanding. Phil sent a beautiful preview first, then the rest shortly later all perfect. I will forever be grateful for everything Phil has done and we would love to use him for other events if the occasion rises.”

“Phil was an absolute pleasure to work with, nothing was too much trouble for him. His ideas on location for the pictures, and attention to detail really did have a huge impact on our day. Phil is highly recommended; he's polite, professional, and great to work with. He really made us feel at ease.”

- Laura & David

Lauren and Freddie's wedding day at Moor Hall Hotel by Philip Dignum Photography

“Phil was a joy to work with. He understood how we wanted to remember our wedding, and 6 months later, I love looking back at my beautiful, funny photos that really memorialise what the day was all about for my husband and me. Phil went over and above what I expected, staying later than planned to get the perfect dance floor shots, and working with my family to get everyone in the right place. I'd book Phil for any event and highly recommend him to any couple”

- Lauren

Gemma and Faye's wedding day at Pendrell Hall by Philip Dignum Photography

“Phil is professional, friendly and amazing at what he does. He made me and my partner feel relaxed and actually enjoy the process of having our photos taken. All our guests commented on how friendly and engaging he was. He is a truly talented photographer with a fabulous personal touch. He perfectly captured the best day of my life and for that I'm intensely grateful.”

- Gemma

Aaron and Stacey's wedding dat at The Wroxeter Hotel by Philip Dignum Photography

“Phil has extremely professional and is a fantastic photographer. I couldn't of been any happier with the level of service he provided. His photos and knowledge were great. He really helped me and my wife to relax and enjoy having our photos taken, and helped us to make it fun as well. I would highly recommend Phil to any of my friends or family.”

- Aaron


“We couldn't be happier having Phil as our photographer. We had an engagement shoot which we were apprehensive about as neither of us particularly like being photographed, but it was brilliant and Phil put us at ease ready for the day. Phil was fantastic on our wedding day, not interfering or bossy, but capturing all the special moments and willing to adapt. Family and friends have commented on how impressed they were with him. Most importantly our photographs arebeautiful and help us re live the day!”

- Madeleine


“Phil is an absolutely amazing person and photographer! Phil went above and beyond to make us feel comfortable and talk us through everything. We would recommend him and his work to anyone and everyone. The pictures he has produced from our wedding allow is to relive it whenever we want to. If anyone deserves recognition and respect in his industry it is definitely Phil!”

- Hayley

Tina and Damien's wedding day at Austin Court by Philip Dignum Photography

“I can't express how much Phil contributed to the smooth way in which our wedding went. He was patient, provided encouragement and support from the minute he arrived at our hotel to the minute he left late evening. He was discreet and never pressurised anyone for a photo, and all our guests loved him. The photos are amazing and capture our day perfectly. In one word Phil was fantastic.”

- Tina

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