2015 Wedding Industry Awards - Finalist Best Wedding Photographer
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2015 Wedding Industry Awards – Finalist for Best Wedding Photographer

The Wedding Industry Awards take place every year in the UK, and there are categories for every supplier within the wedding industry, from hair and make up artists, to caterers and live bands, and of course, photographers. Unlike many competitions which are judged purely by a panel or an individual, with The Wedding Industry Awards, you are judged not only on your body of work, but on what your past clients have to say. It’s not just a box ticking exercise, or yes/no questions,and the couples who took the time to vote for me have overwhelmed me with their kind words and comments, which you can read at the bottom of this post.

To have won Best Wedding Photographer in London and the South East would have been nice, sure, (that accolade went to a good buddy of mine and I’ll be rooting for him to win the National Award now too!)  but I am thoroughly chuffed to have been shortlisted for the award. The best part about entering is not the shiny badge I get to display on my website, but getting to read through the comments submitted by the brides and grooms who voted for me. To each and every one of you who took the time to vote, THANK YOU

award winning wedding photographer

General Comments (in random order)

Lyndsey was an absolute delight to work with, both before and during the wedding. She understood exactly what we wanted, and didn’t try to push into any pictures we didn’t want to do. We were so happy with the end result, and couldn’t praise the photos highly enough. I was an extremely nervous bride and Lyndsey helped me so much and made me feel very much at ease – she had a great ability to fit in perfectly at the wedding, whilst at the same time not intruding or being in the way.

We were absolutely thrilled with the service and creative output of Lyndsey. She was a delight to have at the wedding and managed to get so many shots throughout the day without us really realising she was there. The photos are perfect and seem to be in a different league to anything we have ever seen before. I would, and do, recommend her to anybody that I know who is looking for a photographer.

Lyndsey, was very discreet and professional throughout the wedding preparation, ceremony and evening reception. She was able to capture moments that illustrated the spirit of our wedding.

The photographs are really stunning with a great eye for capturing people looking natural, and finding daring angles and shots that work. Lyndsey does not go out of her way to meet the customer’s requirements as other photographers often do (e.g. coming to meet us beforehand, catering to requirements) but we respected her artistic integrity and honesty and on the day she was very professional. She usually knew better than we did what would work and it showed in the results.

Lyndsey was fantastic on our wedding day. She was friendly & approachable & despite there only being 15 people at our wedding she was very discreet & we hardly knew she was there. Her photos were exactly what we wanted (docu style) but she was also flexible & willing to take group pictures when we wanted. Guests commented on how good our wedding photos are. Lyndsey was easy to contact & always responded promptly to emails. She sent us a great slideshow of pictures while we waited for the USB.

Lyndsey was a fantastic choice for our wedding day. Aside from her obvious talent, she is friendly, flexible, inconspicuous and incredibly professional. My mum hates having her photo taken and never relaxes in from of the camera but Lyndsey took some great shots of her which means mum must have felt either relaxed or didn’t notice her (which in the case of a wedding photographer I think is probably a good thing!) Her collection of shots made my entire family cry so there you go! Says it all!

Lyndsey was just so perfect. We were so pleased with every single picture she took. She was so calming on the day too and I hardly noticed her which ultimately led to her amazing shots!

Lyndsey was the best choice we made when planning our wedding by far. Her photos really captured the essence of our day (including all those little things we missed) and the personalities of all our guests, rather than stiff traditional wedding photos. Lyndsey was friendly and charming, but also discrete and unobtrusive. Overall we were thrilled with our photos, as were all our guests. We have already had people say they will use her for their weddings!

Lyndsey was excellent at being invisible, many of our guests commented on how you didn’t even know she was there. Her skill and ability in taking documentary style photos is outstanding. Lyndsey is also very personable and listens to your requirements whilst providing expert advice on particular shots we should consider. Lyndsey was also great at getting everyone in place for the posed family shots. It was also great that she stayed into the evening after the last dance.

Andy and I are so happy that we booked Lyndsey for our special day. She is very organised and responded to my endless emails without delay. On the day, Lyndsey made us feel very comfortable and captured lots of natural shots allowing us to relive the memories of our wedding day again. We really wanted photos at sunset, however due to heavy rain on the day this was not possible. Lyndsey later came back with alternative ideas to fit with the lighting and these photos were beautiful!

Lyndsey was simply amazing. The service before day and the way she was on our day was more than we could of asked for. The photos are perfect!

Lyndsey was great at our wedding. Her reportage style was perfect for us and she really fitted into the wedding such that most people forgot she was there which has meant for some really great natural shots of our wedding party.

Lyndsey captured our day perfectly. Every picture tells a story of every moment, bringing back amazing memories of the most special day in our lives which she captured almost effortlessly.

She is lovely and professional – we are so happy with her work

Lyndsey worked alongside us all the way. She would offer suggestions if asked, but wasn’t at all dictatorial. – Our wedding – our way. Always eager to discuss both ‘the big picture’ and the details.Nothing was too much trouble or too picky. On the day she was unobtrusive to the point of us forgetting she was there at all. A true professional to get so many really stunningly natural shots. The finished album she did for us just blew us away. A beautiful and comprehensive record of our perfect day

Lyndsey was great, unobtrusive and captured so many special moments.

Booking Lyndsey was the best thing my husband and I did for our wedding. Her unobtrusive, yet approachable, presence ensured that we were presented with some of the best wedding photographs I have ever seen. Lyndsey’s use of light and innate eye for an interesting image mean we have an outstanding collection of photographs that capture our joyous and energetic celebration. It’s rare you stumble on such talent, but we are so incredibly grateful we did.

Our marriage ceremony and celebrations afterward was small and intmate. It was important to us to work with a photographer who understood our wish to capture our special day in a true and honest way without the need to pose for the usual shots. We are absolutely thrilled and delighted with our photographs and will treasure them always. She is a joy to work with and was there every step of the way with advice and guidance. We trusted her implicitly and would not hesitate to recommend her.

I was afraid there would be too much fuss, focus and time spent on getting ourselves and guests posed for all “the right photos” –but not with Lyndsey. She is definitely the most professional, talented, creative and efficient photographer I have ever met! She is so talented in using the natural light she did not need a lot of extra equipment. On our day we hardly noticed she was around us. She captured all the amazing moments – and documented our whole day in an incredibly artistic way. So happy

Lyndsey Goddard Photography was absolutely amazing, she was professional, friendly and understood everything we wanted. Our day was documented naturally and didn’t look posed – sometimes wedding photography can look forced. We hardly even noticed that we were being photographed and the results were amazing. Even better than i expected. She captured our day perfectly. Her photos are beautiful and natural and showed everyones personalities, and she captured lots of things things we missed! AMAZING

From start to finish Lyndsey was an amazing photographer. She was open, collaborative and eager to help us get what we wanted from the day but most importantly she took incredible pictures that captured the day as it was (not staged or forced). She has an uncanny knack for spotting moments that would have otherwise been missed and tell a whole story in a single shot. What we received from Her was not just a visual aide memoirs of the day but fresh and wonderful memories of their own.

Why They Booked (in random order)

Lyndsey photographed the wedding of a close friend and after seeing the photos, we knew we had our wedding photographer. We also heard from that bride how professional and easy to work with she was. When we contacted Lyndsey we found out for ourselves how true this was. I wouldn’t say Lyndsey’s prices vary a huge amount from the ‘standard’ wedding photographer, but her work is far superior to most we looked at.

Firstly, we did our research and lots of it! We looked at many wedding photographers websites and their work and narrowed down our search. When we spoke with Lyndsey and then met her personally she stood out above all others… she was gentle, kind and really listened to us. We have both been married before and in our 50’s and wanted a fun and relaxed atmosphere without the feeling of being on show or having to pose. Lyndsey understood our requirements and we immediately felt relaxed with her and trusted her. Looking at her work she has the ability to capture those special moments in a sensitive and fun way. She’s brilliant!

Quality of photos on website.

She was recommended by a friend who’s friend had used her for her wedding. When I saw her website and after communicating with her via email we decided that we would definitely book her – she understood exactly what we wanted – also she had made some suggestions as to how she would shoot myself and my husband for our couples photo’s (he is a wheelchair user and we didn’t want this to be the main focus of the photo’s but at the same time we didn’t want to hide his chair!). Documenting the day was very important to us and we didn’t want to risk anything to chance. Her photo’s are unique. She also offered us a big discount as we had a weekday wedding which was amazing. She takes so much pride in her work. This was one of the best parts of our day. I have recommened Lyndsay again and again. Her style is unique!

After seeing Lyndsey’s photos in the Poundon House bridal brochure and on her website, we loved how she captured natural photos. When I was enquiring about photographers, Lyndsey emailed back promptly all throughout our conversations and her prices were extremely reasonable. We really enjoyed having Lyndsey with us on our day, she is great!

Her artistic talent and attitude towards photography

We had heard great things from several people. We were not disappointed

We booked Lyndsey after looking at her website and meeting her in person. Her website showed the quality of her photographs and made us realise that this was the type of record we wanted for our day. Meeting her in person made us sure she would be professional but very human – that’s how she gets these great pictures I think. Everyone commented that it was the most relaxed wedding they had ever been to, and that each picture reflected that atmosphere – just exactly what we wanted to achieve. Lyndsey’s photos will keep the day and all it meant to us and our families fresh in our minds during the years to come. We’ll be able to look back on all the smiles and laughter of our most perfect day.

Because her back catalogue impressed us a lot. We were really keen on reportage rather than portraiture and so she was an obvious choice. One of the best choices we made. Good luck Lyndsey you deserve to win!

We booked Lyndsey because I thought her portfolio was stunning.

Lyndsey was recommended to us by a friend from University, who is also a photographer. As soon as we saw Lyndsey’s website and the wonderful tone of her images we knew that she was a perfect choice for our wedding.

I had seen her photos from someone else’s wedding and they were so beautiful, I really like her ‘documentary’ style, its’ very natural and original. I thought the quality was well worth the price.

Lyndsey’s photography truly captures the story and emotion of the day.

Seeing her work form our friends wedding

I liked her reportage style, the type of photos she took and her portfolio on her website. Also very friendly to talk to.

I loved the way Lyndsey captured moments you could see people’s emotions in the photos. Nothing like I have ever seen before.

We liked Lyndsey’s style of photograph and after looking at a few different websites we felt Lyndsey’s was the best and we liked what she offered as part of her package. We also felt that Lynsey would know all the great photos to take at the Petersham as she has worked there before – and she did!

I saw her work on her website and fell in love!

We wanted a documentary photographer, and her name came up when we googled.

Having seen Lyndsey at my bridesmaids wedding previously and seeing the end product, we didn’t even consider looking elsewhere and went straight to Lyndsey for our wedding photography.

1Comment
  • Linus
    Posted at 14:29h, 03 December Reply

    Its a wonderful thing to be part of Lyndsey and fascinating to get the chance to read through all the clients comments. An invaluable tool in creating and maintaining a leading wedding photography business – well done!

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