I count myself as very fortunate to be in a job that brings such happiness to my clients. Here are some of the lovely testimonials and emails I’ve received from my amazing clients over the years.
LIZ + GUY
Thank you so much for capturing the hearts, emotions and images of our families and friends on our very special wedding day. We are absolutely delighted with all the photographs taken; they are stunning and gave us the opportunity to relive our wedding day all over again! When we first saw our wedding pictures we were simply blown away, you really did capture the day perfectly. We loved the fact that the photographs were not all ‘staged’ and that you managed to catch our guests unaware, resulting in natural smiles and poses.
We always knew from when you photographed my sisters wedding we would love to have you as our photographer, so as soon we got engaged you were the very first person we contacted to ensure you were available for our wedding date. We were so relieved that you were free!!
Your reputation precedes you; you are hardworking, professional and provide a first class service throughout. If you are looking for a photographer to capture the true essence and feeling of your wedding day, then look no further…Jamie Bott’s your man!!
We cannot wait to receive our wedding album; we will treasure this for the rest of our lives.
Thanks again so much for everything Jamie, you are such a lovely guy and we are so pleased we got to share our special day with you.
Lots of love
Liz & Guy xxx
AND ON RECEIVING THEIR ALBUM……
WOW Jamie…..we just got to relive our wedding day all over again thanks to you and 2 stunning wedding albums. They are amazing and we love them so much, could spend all day looking at them. Thank you so much for taking all that time to make them perfect. We will treasure them forever. Thanks again so much for everything, your a star xxx
JESS + CHARLIE
Just seen your blog on the website and just brought such big smiles to our faces, thanks for all the kind words and great memories!
We just had the greatest wedding and you were such a key part of the whole day that we can’t thank you enough for all you did and the incredible photos that came from it. We’ve lost count of the number of friends and family who have seen the wedding books and just been in awe of how good the photos are! We also love looking through them and remembering all the great moments as well.
Thanks again for everything you did and making our day even more special, and also hope you didn’t wear out the knee pads too much with the epic manoeuvres for some of the photos.
Hope you’re well and having a great start to the new year. We’ve had some great news in that we are expecting a new arrival to our family! June 24th is official date and (touch wood) Jess and the little one all are healthy and everything going nicely. A lot to look forward to though perhaps less nights on the dance floor!
Look forward to catching up soon and all the best.
Charlie & Jess
SAM + ROB
What can we say. And I know you must get this every week but WOW! So, so so so so so so excited by the photos. Cannot wait to see more. The internet in this hotel (The Pig near Bath – bloody lovely) is terrible so we had to wait an age for the page to load but when it did – well, I have had to look at them about eight times. I am sure there is more than one award winner in there! And even Buddy is looking at the camera! Wonders will never cease. I started to write you an email this morning as a pre-thank you to even seeing the photos because having you there was so easy. You are without doubt professional, polite, funny, patient, creative and just an all round lovely guy. But now I see our photos I realise you are an even better photographer than I thought! And I thought you were brilliant! I actually like looking at the photos of me, which is a real novelty! The one of me in the sunglasses rushing up the church path is a particular favourite! It seemed like a big expense at the time but I knew it would be worth every penny. Thank you, thank you, thank you. If you ever need any kind of reference (not that you do because your photos speak for themselves) or recommendation I would only be too happy to do it.
I am delighted you agreed to shoot our wedding and I hope we have the privilege to work with you again one day. Can’t wait to see the rest of the 50 billion snaps. Yippee!
Big big love Samantha & Rob
MATT + HUGH
Happy New Year – I hope you had a great Christmas break and 2016 is off to a good start.
We wanted to say a massive thank you for the wedding album, which arrived yesterday. It is absolutely beautiful. It’s strange; having seen the photos online and in low res on the drafting website it doesn’t prepare you in anyway for seeing them printed on the page. They look brilliant.
I hadn’t realized some of the prints would be so big and so being able now to study them in detail and see people’s expressions in the background and all the little things we’ve missed has been like re-discovering them all over again.
You did such a great job and worked so hard, thank you very much indeed. What a wonderful record of our ‘big day’.
Keep in touch and thank you again
Matt & Hugh
JEMMA + ED
Just wanted to say thank you so much for coming to Tuscany to photograph our wedding. It was lovely to get to see you again and the pictures we’ve seen so far are absolutely stunning. We felt like you were an integral part to our day, but never intrusive, and all our guests were blown away by the lengths that you went to to capture the best shots, and of course by the results! Thank you also for the extra hours that you put in on the day due to the weather delay – we can only imagine how many shots you must have of our nieces dancing around the bedroom!!
It was really great to have you there for the night before too, especially meaning we didn’t need to worry about taking any photos ourselves.
We hope you enjoyed yourself and had a great rest of trip in Italy too. We came across these books in Florence on our honeymoon and thought the might make a nice addition to your coffee table. Can you let us know if you’ve ever heard of the Italian photographer – the bookshop owner was a bit of a character and insisted you would know of him, We told him we’d let him know!!
Love Jemma and Ed
HARVEY + GEMMA
We would just like to say a huge thank you for being our wedding photographer. Your photos are simply spectacular. It makes us so happy looking through them because they allow us to relive an incredible weekend. Given that you were just a stones throw from us for such a long time, it was also a pleasure to have you around! You just felt like an old friend. When we first saw your work about 4 years ago, we loved how natural they were, how you had captured what really happened rather than posed shots or worse, faked moments! We also loved the creativity in your compositions. After 3 years of working in the wedding industry ourselves, there was still no other photographer we considered for our wedding. We even changed our date so that you could make it! Preparations with you were really easy. You were direct about what we needed to know and gave some good tips on formal photos. During our wedding weekend, you worked professionally, quickly and incredibly hard to beautifully capture everyone and every moment that you could. I don’t think you even flinched when a welly was thrown at you! Your camera angles and modest, laid back personality meant it didn’t take long for our guests to get used to having you around either and after a while, we barely noticed you! That made for some great relaxed shots of people at their best. We received our preview photos very quickly. It was great to get a glimpse of what was to come and share them with guests while it was fresh in their memories. Their feedback about your photos was brilliant. Seeing our full set of photos for the first time was quite overwhelming. It bought back so many emotions from the day – we laughed and cried all over again. I wasn’t sure how we would ever choose some for our album, so it was great to be able to ask you to make the first draft. It’s very hard to put into words what we love about your photos… but we’ll try! We love that they are of real moments, capturing the quirks and details that make people and relationships unique. We love the raw emotion you capture, not just people smiling but pride, nerves, disbelief, triumph, love, joy, hope. We like the element of surprise in your photos from unusual angles and varied techniques. We love that some photos look so spectacular black and white; they really simplify your focus, they aren’t just black and white copies. Lastly, when we look at your albums for other people, we want to know what is happening at that moment. When we look through our photos from you, we do know what was happening in that moment; they tell our story. Thank you again Jamie. Our wedding was everything we hoped it would be, and you captured it so beautifully.
Wishing you continued success and happiness in the future,
Gemma and Harvey Robinson.
Highland Tipis Ltd
NAOMI + LUKE
It is quite clear to see from the ridiculously goofy smile I had plastered all day on my face, what an amazing wedding we had. We smiled and laughed more than we ever have! When asked what was the best bit, it is extremely hard to answer, the church was tearful, the Venue at Pickwell Manor was unbeatable, the girls were fantastic. The food from ‘Guess Who’s coming to Dinner’ was immense, my dress was a dream, my bridesmaids were the best, our guests were our family and intimate friends… the list goes on. But thanks to 1 guy (and he did it all alone) we relive and feel every emotion from that day when we look at our photo’s (they even bring a tear to my eye, and for those that know me well, know this is hard)! We decided not to have a videographer, and felt regret leading up to the day, but we are so happy we didn’t! Our photo’s more than say it all, Jamie has captured the intimacy and fun of our day in the most amazing photo’s. So, please check out his website, and take a look at some of his amazing work. Some of our photo’s have even won awards for Jamie’s talent!
ILKE + IAN
I hope you are well, time has passed so quickly and from your Facebook updates it looks as though you have had a busy time since our wedding on 01 March! This is just a short note to say thank-you so much for these incredible photo’s, and for getting them to us so quickly! I have spent the whole weekend glued to my iPad going through the photos again and again. Ian is away working remotely in Spain so hasn’t had the chance to view them as yet, but he is very much looking forward to doing so on his return. I for one think that you have captured every element and emotion of the day and I am so thrilled with the outstanding work you have done. Thank you so much. Looking through the images from beginning to end, truly tells the story of the day and I think captures the spirit of everyone in attendance. We will be in touch soon with our selection. It is going to take us a little while as Ian is away until this weekend coming and then it is going to be a nightmare trying narrow it down to the ones we want in the album! Amazing job thank you Jamie, I would not hesitate to recommend your services in the future.
All the best for now.
JENNY + VINCE
They are beautiful, we had such an amazing day, it was truly perfect!
We wanted to thank you for all of you hard work, you worked like a dog! So many guest have also said what a fantastic guy and photographer you were that day. So once again thank you. We really appreciate your all your effort.
Thanks for being part of our day and adding to it.
Jennie and Vince
IMMY + MIKE
EMAIL FROM IMMY
Thank you SO much for everything you did for us on Saturday. You were an absolute pleasure to have around & we’re so delighted that you were able to take our wedding photo’s. The preview of piccies you have sent are just incredible. We are both absolutely over the moon with them, thank you so much.
So many people commented on how professional, polite & how incredibly hard working you were on Saturday, and I can’t thank you enough for capturing the most precious parts of our day so spectacularly. Can’t wait to see the rest now!
EMAIL FROM MIKE
We’ve just finished looking through the whole wedding collection & we are both so totally over the moon, you’ve absolutely surpassed all our expectations & are so delighted with all the snaps of the day. We both particularly adored the Clovelly & view point shots, just beautiful & really captures the places that are most precious to us.
Thank you once again for all your hard work :)’
Mike + Immy
EMAIL FROM IMMY AGAIN
Oh my goodness Jamie, I’m speechless! They are absolutely incredible, thank you so so much!’ Emmy
ANNEKA + SIMON
Hi Jamie, Thank you so much for sending through the links to the photos so quickly. Wow! We are over the moon with them! You have been described over the weekend as a photography ninja… there are so many photos where we remember the scene, but we don’t remember seeing you there!! You worked so hard on the day, and it really shows with the quantity of such fantastic photos. You’ve really captured the day perfectly, and we’re so pleased to have such lovely photos to enjoy as our memories become hazy! The short video is amazing too, so lovely to have it set to our first dance song, that’s a really great touch, and we’ll include the web address in our thank you cards so we can share it with our family and friends. Thank you so much again, Kind regards Anneka
KIM + TIM
WOW! There are no words to describe how much we love them!! They are amazing! I’m so glad you managed to get some lovely shots of my mum despite her protests! We laughed at the one where she’s got her hand up covering her face – this is normally the only kind of shot any of us can get of her! We are also incredibly grateful that you stayed for the dance. These are some fantastic shots which really complete the coverage of the day and we were in stitches at the photos of Jimbob and Ben (the two who hijacked it!) I was very impressed at your photo skills during the conga – I remember you running backwards while taking photos and the results are fantastic. Tim joked about my excessive wedding planning and spreadsheets in his speech and it’s fair to say I drove him completely bonkers with my quest to find the perfect photographer. Of all the aspects of a wedding, the photography was the most important to me (after getting married to Tim of course! J) and I looked at a lot of different photographers. Your work stood out by a mile and the results have even exceeded our expectations. You have an amazing talent for capturing moments in such an artistic way and making the viewer feel like they are right there in the middle of it all. I am SO glad we found you as I can’t imagine anyone documenting our day as perfectly as you have done. You were also fantastic on the day and we hope you also felt welcome by our family and friends.
Thank you so much!
KATHRYN + CHRIS
Well, we have had a very emotional weekend reliving our wedding day – the photos are amazing and have helped us to relive the whole day so perfectly. We watched the short slideshow first, then watched the long one and then looked at some of them again and didn’t go to bed until quite late. We then watched them all again with a friend on saturday who couldn’t make it and she felt like she had been there. There are a couple of pictures that I can’t look at without crying (in a good way!) Neither of us can believe how perfectly you have captured the atmosphere of the day and the individual personalities of so many of our family and friends. We have absolutely no idea how we are going to narrow them down for the photo album…
Kathryn and Chris
NIK + GUJ
Wow, The photos are so beautiful! Really such stunning work! We are so happy! What you captured every day is just perfect!!!! Thanks so much for everything!!!’ – Nik + Guj
KERRY + BEN
‘Wow, what beautiful pictures!! You really captured the spirit of the day and our lovely friends and family, really special moments – we are so pleased!’ Kerry + Ben
LIZ + STEVE
‘Jamie! We had the BEST time ever!!!!!! Thank you sooooo much!!! Just took a quick look at the photos and they look increds!’- Liz + Steve
RACHEL + JUSTIN
‘The photos are amazing, even better than we had hoped for – they’ve had parents and grandparents in tears! It’s amazing how perfectly they capture the day, it really is like we were there again. ‘ Rachel + Justin
KATE + SAMAD
I love them all!!! Thanks so much Jamie, you did a really wonderful job. Kate + Samad
SUSANA + PAUL
(Re:Their Album Design) Wow seeing it nearly complete actually brought a tear to my eye – the photos are just incredible.
MASSIMO + JESS
Thanks Jamie……forgot to say the photos are amazing, we are both made up with them! Kind Regards Massimo
HON + ERIKA
Jamie, We just sat down and watched the slideshow and we have to say that the photos are amazing. You’ve gone beyond my expectations and we’re both really pleased with the photo collection – just amazing. I’m pleased we found you and what you captured is exactly the sort of photos I wanted. The emotions you capture in people’s faces just reminds us what a happy day it was. Not much to say but a big THANK YOU! Again, thank you for being part of our special day – you’ve captured our memories.
All the best,
Hon & Erika
ROSS + DEBS
Hope you’re well and have had a nice weekend. Thank you so much for sending the link through. We really love the pictures!!! We think you’ve captured the day perfectly as we’re either smiling or laughing in virtually every picture as that’s exactly how it felt on the day. It was a truly wonderful day and we’re so pleased we chose you to capture it all for us. Thank you once again for such a stunning collection of pictures and for being so fantastic on the day – we had many compliments from our guests on how great you were running around with no fuss so everyone could just get on with having fun rather than posing for endless shots! We’d like to wish you all the best for the future and will be sure to recommend you to our friends and family.
Ross & Debs
ANNEKA + JAMES
Wow!!! We have just sat down for an hour and looked through shots they are just stunning absolutely perfect! Thank u so much u worked so hard and it really shows they are just what we wanted! Thanks again they are better than we could have dreamed of.
Mr and Mrs Buckland
EMMA + NAT
EMAIL FROM NAT – Hi Jamie,
As per your suggestion we have just sat down with a bottle of wine and played the slide show of the wedding. Wow, they are brilliant and finally Emma has shed a tear over the wedding! I tried on the day but couldn’t get that grin off her face!!! Thank you so much, we can’t wait to pass the details on to everybody and share the photos with them. Favourite photo’s? Too many to say but the photo’s on Westminster Bridge and the moments you captured between Emma and her family in the morning and Emma and I are brilliant. It seems that everyday I look at other professionals images I learn a little more. You have captured the day perfectly for us, thank you again. I hope the slippers and sofa are now well worn in and you feel you are starting to recover from a long summer!
Many thanks mate,
Nat and Em xx
EMAIL FROM EMMA – The photos you took are so lovely, I had a proper tear yesterday! Not even the day did that to me! They tell the story of our day brilliantly, it brings back every joyful feeling looking at them and the composition of your pictures are just great. Your eye for detail and the way you look for different ways to shoot something is such a wonderful gift and one that I envy. Thank you. Again, thank you so very much. You are a very talented man. Em (and mr Taylor as he is now known in our house!!!!) xxx
AND FROM EMMA AGAIN! Jamie, I know this has turned into a bit of a Jamie Bott love in but thought I should let you know that my parents came over on Tues night and watched the slideshow with the brilliantly suggested glass (make that bottles) of wine and they were beside themselves. Solid tears for two and a half hours. They are so excited by them and my mum just relived the whole day. Your storytelling is superlative and joy radiates from every image. They were so nervous about the photography not being formal but now just cannot believe how right and brilliant they are. My father thinks you are a genius and I can see how proud he is of us finding such a great photographer to document the day and going with what we knew would capture our day and more. You have made the family so happy. Thank you. Now I get to do it all again with my sister tonight and yet another bottle of wine! Let’s see if she can beat mums record of tears actually falling by the third photo!
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
Em & Nat xx
AMY + ALEX
Hope you had a good holiday (very well deserved after a summer of back to back weddings!). We are back in Blighty now and just wanted to write to say how brilliant the photos are. They are simply perfect! We were just quickly checking our emails out in Costa Rica to confirm the next place we were moving on to before we were planning to head out for the afternoon to go to a chocolate cafe – instead we ended up sitting in the little internet shack for two hours looking through all the photos (twice!). You were absolutely fantastic on the day, just getting on with things without us realising that you were there too much and you managed to capture some amazing moments. I sent around a link through to your blog post and to share a couple of the comments we have had from people with you “Oh my goodness, I’m speechless. Absolutely incredible photos!” and “I love the photos! That photographer you had is pretty special”. They really capture the fun of the day. I’ve sent round the link to the full set of photos to the lady who made my wedding dress (I know she is keen to get some photos for her website), the hair and make up lady, the florists and both venues. I wasn’t sure how they went about using any photos if they wanted to so told them to email you directly to discuss it. Thank you so much once again – you were absolutely brilliant, the photos are amazing and we wouldn’t hesitate in recommending you to anyone in the future.
Amy and Alex
CARL + LUCY
EMAIL FROM LUCY – Hello Jamie, I’m so sorry we didn’t reply to you yesterday – we got your email and went straight to look at the photos, completely forgetting to thank you! So, thank you, thank you, thank you. The photos are just gorgeous – everything looks so stylish!
EMAIL FROM CARL – I would like to add my thanks to you also mate. Firstly on the day you were fantastic in the way you handled yourself and the way you made us feel. On top of that I was always re assured when I could you see you smiling away, which helped me heaps to get through the day. You were just a lot of fun to have around mate, great banter the whole day, especially during the morning session were I lost the plot for half an hour. The photos you have produced are mind blowing, your work is simply stunning mate. You have made an amazing documentary of the day for us. We have become it seems, quite a collector of your works now, as a couple of our friends gave us another of you art pieces for a wedding present. The photo of the road down to Saunton beach. Again mate many thanks for you effort during the whole day, you have made many people very happy, we certainly plan to say in touch with you.
Best Regards, Carl.
ROMAN + NICKY
Wow… you have honestly taken our breath away. We can’t tell you how pleased we are with your photos. They have captured every moment of the day so perfectly and make it such a lovely lovely experience to look back at. We knew you’d be good but these surpass our expectations! The style and eye you have is an extraordinary talent and more than we could ever have dreamed of. Thank you so much Jamie, you worked so hard all day and were an absolute joy to have around.
See you at Ivan and Gemma’s wedding in October.
Mr and Mrs Green!
JESS + STEVE
Jamie, They are AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am so happy, thank you so much. We cannot thank you enough, we are really pleased. Thanks Jess
MAXINE + ANDREW
Jamie, As my wife (will never get tired of saying that!) has already said, thank you very much for the great pics and for being such good fun to be around on the big day! You brought a really laid back influence to the day while keeping focused on trying to make me look good and not spoil the bride’s pictures! 😉
Look forward to seeing the prints.
KAREN + MARK
Thank you so much for the link – we’re sat outside, by the pool, sipping champagne and still enjoying beautiful weather, even at 11 at night, and looking through the slideshow. We’ve laughed, grimaced, counted our chins (!) and reminisced but above all thoroughly enjoyed every single shot of our wonderful, wonderful wedding day. Thank you so much for being part of it – we can’t tell you how many compliments we received about you! We’ll forward the link to everyone when we get back on Saturday, in the meantime can you please send the prints through to work so that I can sign for them? I’ll unfortunately be back at work on Monday…Thanks again Jamie, we’ll be back in touch when we’re back at home.
Karen and Mark
JO + PAUL
EMAIL FROM JO –
Thanks for the photos….we love them! So great to get back from the honeymoon and have them waiting for us. Had an amazing day and holiday and so grateful for you part in it. Feels like we were there again when looking through the pictures. Thanks again Jamie and look forward to seeing the prints and draft of the album.
Jo and Paul x
EMAIL FROM PAUL –
Apologies for not responding sooner but it has been hectic returning to work….and depressing. I know Jo has thanked you on behalf of us both but I also wanted to say a massive thank you personally. We were hugely delighted and impressed with the quality of your work. They really captured the day so perfectly, so much so, that the slideshow stirred a few emotions with Jo. We both found you to be so unobtrusive but were aware (also from other people) that you worked tirelessly throughout the day. I’m also grateful for your supportive words to Jo when nerves were high in the morning and to us both later in the afternoon. We have yet to share the photos as Jo wished to view them with her parents first this weekend but I’m confident everyone’s reaction will be the same as ours. Again very grateful for the pics. Look forward to seeing print etc.
JANIE + STUART
My new wife and I got back from our amazing honeymoon on Sunday evening and went straight into work yesterday but we did make time to look at all the photos last night and they are amazing. Looking at each one brought back great memories of what was an unbelievable day. We are both so pleased that you were involved and also really impressed with the way you interacted with ourselves and all of our guests. There were a lot of positive comments relating to how you went about taking photos and also how unimposing you were so thank you so much for that. Speak to you soon.
MEL + IAN
Jamie, We’ve just got back from California, and before I’ve even unpacked, I have been through the photos, and to say I am overwhelmed would be an understatement. Thank you a million times over… they are absolutely fantastic and such a perfect memory of our day. We are so pleased that you were able to spend the day recording our day for us – I really don’t think we could have chosen a better person or photographer, and your ability to mingle and make everyone feel at ease is a genuinely natural skill. If you ever need any testimonials or anything like that for your website or other form of advertising, please feel free to ask us – we would be delighted to provide it.
Mel & Ian
Although the opinions of my couples are what matter most to me I’m very honoured to have had my work recognised by a number of respected institutions over the years. A few of my proudest achievements are listed below.
# 1 RANKED UK WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER (FEARLESS PHOTOGRAPHERS - JAN 2012 TO MAY 2013)
INTERNATIONAL WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR (WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY SELECT - 2013)
WEDDING IMAGE OF THE YEAR (WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY SELECT - 2013)
SOUTH WEST REGIONAL WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR (THE WEDDING INDUSTRY AWARDS - 2015)
ONE OF THE 100 BEST WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHERS IN THE WORLD (NICHOLAS PURCELL STUDIOS - 2015)
ONE OF THE TOP 10 WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHERS IN THE UK (PARISCIEL - 2014)
ONE OF THE TOP 50 UK WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHERS (GOHEN - 2014)
ONE OF THE TOP 50 BEST UK WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHERS (WEDZILLA - 2014)
ONE OF THE 100 BEST WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHERS IN THE WORLD (MR & MRS SMITH - 2013)
ONE OF THE UK'S 5 BEST WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHERS (WEDDINGSITE - 2015)
ONE OF THE TOP 150 INTERNATIONAL WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHERS (SLR LOUNGE - 2016)