Testimonials

Some comments from our customers...

"Pete was brilliant. He was very organised and prompt; the more formal photos ran like clockwork which is a feat given our family and friends' perpensity for not following instructions! The rest of the day and night he was almost invisible, yet he has produced a beautiful photo journal of what went on all the way through our big day from getting ready in the morning until the dancing was nearly done! He is so reliable and a really easy and flexible individual to work with; he really helped us form a solid idea about what we wanted from our pictures. He captured us and our guests enjoying themselves from fun group shots to beautiful individual portraits. We are thrilled with our pictures; they are exactly what we wanted, thanks a million Pete!"

"We have received the photobook and we love it! Thank you again for such a beautiful set of photos."

Catherine & Simon Biddulph


"We wanted to say a HUGE thank you for the amazing photos. We love all of them! For somebody who doesn't like like their picture being taken, you made me feel very relaxed. The DVD is brilliant, Pete & I had tears in our eyes when we watched it, the music was perfect. It brought the amazing day back to us! Thank you again Pete, I could not fault you in any way and would recommend you to everyone!"

Liz & Pete Raspa


"Thanks for dropping the photobook off. We both really like it, excellent quality and photos. Thanks for all your efforts on the day of the wedding and since."

Claire & Justin Barter


"We were completely blown away by your photos - we love the DVD (six viewings so far, I think!) and are really impressed with how you've captured all the emotion, joy, fun, silly antics etc. of the day, and tell the story of our wedding so perfectly. The soundtrack works brilliantly too! The parents all loved the pics - much weeping was done! So THANK YOU for such a brilliant job!!

We've just received the photobook - looks amazing!! We're so so pleased with the range of shots you captured on the day and to have it all in a very stylish bespoke album is just the icing on the cake!! Thank you for everything."

Catherine & Mark Ward


"The photos are fantastic! We love them! We showed them to my family yesterday and they were extremely impressed. Just brilliant and you captured the day perfectly. Thanks again so much. A very good choice choosing you as our photographer."

Nick & Hannah Cook


"We have received the pictures and absolutely love them! You did such a good job at capturing the day. We can't work out how you managed to get around so much without us noticing: there's lovely shots from every angle in the church even though we didn't notice you in there at all; then you were always in the right place for the horse and cart, first dance, speeches, band, bonfire, dinner, etc etc. Also particularly lovely for me to see the images of the part of the day that I wasn't at - Clemmie getting ready! And the photoshows are great - you did such a good job at fitting the music to the mood of the day - you should be a DJ! We sat round with various parents last night to watch the photoshows and were all very moved. We'd like to order more copies please. Clemmie's mother has written an article about the wedding for You magazine in the Mail on Sunday and would really like to use one of the photos of her with Clemmie.
 
Finally, many thank yous for everything you did for us - it was so reassuring to know that the photos were in your safe hands from start to finish."

David & Clementine O'Rorke
"Thanks Pete for an amazing job! You were great from start to finish – from our very first meeting with you to taking the photos on our big day you were very professional but also enthusiastic. We love the fact that we have a mixture of the traditional wedding photos and the less formal and natural ones. The photoshows really bring it all together and gives a great feel of how the whole day went."

Andy & Karen Gilbert


"We all just wanted to send a quick message of thanks for all your amazing work on Sunday... you worked so hard and were so unobtrusive... thank you so much. It was everything we could have hoped for after so many stressful nights and days leading up to the big event... the sun shone, everyone loved the venue and Sam and Troy were very happy... can't wait to see all the pics!!! Once again, on behalf of everyone... many thanks for being so fantastic."

"A big thank you for all the wonderful photos that arrived yesterday, they are stunning... really really beautiful pictures and some lovely fun ones too... an amazing testament to you having captured the whole day brilliantly. Thank you so much...we won't hesitate to recommend you to friends!"

Tessa & Brian (Bride's parents)


"Absolutely love the shots from the new photoshoot. Thank you very much. Could see Finn didn't really understand when we showed him the DVD this morning, but he was going mad at them, laughing and clapping! Definitely going to be hard choosing which to have prints of."

Kate Shuker


"We were blown away by Pete's photos, they are fantastic and completely captured the atmosphere of the day. We didn't want the traditional staged wedding photos and was so pleased that Phocus was able to offer something much more unique and up to date. We bought copies of the wedding DVD that Pete produced for family members as Xmas presents and they were all thrilled."

Emma & Dave Browning


"Pete, the wedding photos are fantastic, we're so pleased, exactly what we wanted and more. Thanks for doing a great job. Just received the DVD, only one word we can say – brilliant! You're a star, we love it!"

Damion & Clare Diplock


"Thank you so much for capturing the atmosphere of our wedding day and making the whole process seem so effortless with your professional yet friendly approach. Your photos are truly fantastic and have helped us keep the memories of such a wonderful day fresh in our minds. Many thanks once again!"

Lucinda & Toby Erskine Crum


"Thanks you so, so, so much - I can't tell you just how delighted we are with the pictures. The DVD is fantastic. Both my parents had tears in their eyes when they watched it - as did I, even though we'd seen it quite a few times by then!! They both said they are simply the best wedding pictures they have ever seen and me and Iain definitely agree! The photos of the two of us and the group shots look so lovely and natural and we didn't have to stand there posing and feeling awkward!! My sisters are both really pleased with all the pictures of them and the kids - they are gorgeous. The whole collection really captures the whole day beautifully - I just wish we could go back and do it all again!! I really do appreciate how much time you must have spent and we are both very grateful."

Georgina & Iain Maclean


"Just thought I'd drop you a quick email to say such a massive thank you for everything you did for us both in the run up to the wedding and also on the day. You were an absolute star and everyone commented on what a nice guy you were ... completely dispelled the usual perception of a wedding photographer!"

Liz & Tim Sawyers


"After our first meeting we both felt very comfortable and sure we had made the right decision to have you as our wedding photographer. The DVD is excellent, exactly the right pictures and music. Everyone loves it and the photobook is perfect. A perfect way to remember the perfect day."

Steve & Hazell Helm


"After hearing such great things about you we already knew we wanted you to be our photographer before we even met you. Every step of the way you listened to our ideas and then used them to create something so personal and special for us. The DVD photoshows created for us made us both cry as we watched them together... we can't wait to see our photobook."

Kirsty & Steve Simpson


"We had such a lovely day. Didn't take long to forget that the camera was there. Pete, the pictures are amazing... within minutes of my friends seeing the DVD they'd phoned and booked you. You made my mum cry."

Kate & Finn


"From the start of our journey with Pete as our wedding photographer we couldn’t have asked for more. The initial meetings to decide what we wanted felt like an exciting part of our plans, and Pete’s style and organisation took all the pressure off our big day and gave us ideas we wouldn’t have thought of. Our wedding was a very informal affair; however, there were 4 different parts to the day all at different locations and Pete was great at organising all the timings and was there every step of the way. He really understands lighting and composition and what makes a fabulous wedding shot!

Not once did we feel our day was taken up with laborious poses or lengthy photo sessions with family. Of course, some family group shots were taken, but his fabulous style of reportage and capturing so many special memories could only be done by such a talented photographer. His easy manner with everyone, adults and children alike, really added to our special day.

It was a really special moment to see all the final photographs with music on a DVD. The photographs blew all of us away and told the perfect story of our perfect day. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you."

Paula & Tim Evenden


"Thanks so much for all our beautiful photos. We spent weeks trying to pick the right people for jobs at our wedding and definitely picked the right photographer. We were half dreading having all the formal and semi staged shots, being quite camera shy, however you made it so easy with your relaxed unobtrusive style that it was a joy. We love all our photos, our DVD and our album and can't wait to have a family so we can have another photoshoot!! Thank you a thousand times."

Gemma & Jules Smith


"My daughter Gemma's recent wedding was a very special occasion from start to finish. Pete was brilliant from beginning to end too, capturing all the best moments in a series of photographs that radiate all the happiness and style of the service and the celebrations afterwards. Quite simply, Pete's photographs couldn't have been better. Thanks so much."

Charles Anson, father of the bride


"From the start, we had huge confidence in you, putting all our needs and requirements first and by your amazing ability to just totally gauge exactly what we wanted. You completely managed to express our personality through all the photos and take perfect pictures for us. Your reportage style is incredible and caught all those moments in time that we would never have noticed – and all those smiles and laughs – just absolutely brilliant!

The dedication and time that you have put in, not only to get to know us and take our wedding photos, but for all the effort and hours you have spent putting our DVD to perfect music and choosing perfect photos for our coffee table book, is a real testament to your photography skills, artistic eye and creative flair.

Thank you for capturing our memories so perfectly, you're a real bloomin' star!  :) "

Sarah & Dan Duquenoy


"My sister-in-law and I had an idea that we wanted to give our parents a family photo as a gift. Pete had to work with seven of us - including two men who didn't want to co-operate and three children who wanted to do their own thing! But after just a few minutes we all felt relaxed and everyone had a brilliant morning (even the men). The photoshoot was very muddy but that made it more fun. The results are amazing... so good that from wanting just one photo we have purchased tons more! Thanks so much for the experience."

Paula Hine & Hannah Musgrave


"Pete - many many thanks for such a fantastic set of pictures. The DVD arrived right on cue yesterday and we have already watched it through about a dozen times already. We are so happy with the results and amazed how much you have captured the essence of the children despite them running round like mad things! I think it really helped how relaxed we all were and you were right that after the first five minutes we forgot you were there."

Adrian & Catherine Dottridge


"Thank you so much for the fabulous photos. You took totally beautiful pictures of our wedding... really spontaneous and natural. You captured the feeling of the day perfectly."

Bonnie & Matt Stagg


"Well what a day! After about 5 minutes we completely forgot we were having photos taken and enjoyed the whole experience. It was fab. The best bit was seeing the pictures - they definitely brought a tear to our eyes. Well done Pete, you are a star, we recommend you to everyone - keep clicking and all our best wishes to the future of a great business."

Sharon & Jay Remmington


"Thank you so much for the wonderful DVD and stunning photobook of our wedding day. A truly original way of presentation – wedding pictures that finally fit the 21st century!! We both had a lot of fun and your photos and DVD really reflect this. Wonderful memories to look back on when we're old and grey!! Thank you."

Julie & Tony Keaveny


"Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. You made my wife cry!"

Jamie Nunn


"A fantastic experience for the family! We felt so relaxed with Pete and this really shows through in the wonderful pictures he has taken. So many great photos. It is difficult to select the best ones as they are all outstanding! Buying Christmas presents for the relatives this year has been made easy thanks to the wonderful prints and beautifully-designed DVD photoshows. They make the best christmas presents ever!
Many thanks."

The Lindsay Family


"Thanks very much for the wonderful photos taken at the park. So many times when we are out as a family it's not possible to take photos of the three of us together. Pete took pictures of us when we were relaxed and just being ourselves and we now have a fantastic set of natural photos in a frame on the wall. He really captured the park, the glorious autumn weather and what we are like as a family together - so much better then staged pictures in a studio."

Cecilia, Mark & Millie