2012 Wedding Industry Awards – A big Thank You
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2012 Wedding Industry Awards – A big Thank You

2012 Wedding Industry Awards – A big Thank You

Just before Christmas, I was honoured to be shortlisted for Wedding Photographer of the Year in the south east region in the 2012 Wedding Industry Awards. The awards are completely independent, and the votes were cast by couples who’s weddings I photographed this past year. There were a lot of entrants, and the standard of photography was exceptionally high, so it was a huge honour to have been shortlisted. I would like to say a massive Thank You to all of my lovely brides and grooms who took the time to vote. It wasn’t just a case of ticking boxes, and the comments left by couples were made available after the competition closed. I was really touched to read them. Couples were under no obligation to vote, or to be so kind, yet they went into such detail and gave a lot of praise. It means the world to me, so thank you.

A selection of comments left by couples who voted are below

General Comments

We all felt, guests included, even though Lyndsey spent a huge part of the day with us she was not at all intrusive, in fact, we totally forgot she was there. Lyndsey manged to capture the true feeling we all had for the special day without being at all intrusive.
She was discreet, able to be at the right places at the right time, ready for suggestions, inventive, worked extremely well with the videographer, extremely friendly and amicable. I really enjoyed being photographed by her as I felt extremely relaxed. So happy she avoided the formal poser family shots, and instead captured us together more naturally. Excellent.
Lyndsey was an absolute angel before, during and after our wedding. I met with her several times to go through our requirements of which she really helped guide us and was happy for me to call her at any time (which I did…lots!) She arrived promptly at my hotel on the morning of the wedding and just ‘got on with it’ without any fuss and was completely organised and knew what she wanted to capture. It would actually be fair to say that we didn’t even notice she was there! In fact I had a handful of guests comment on how at ease she made them feel, particularly those that didn’t appreciate a camera stuck in their face! Lyndsey worked solidly right up until 10pm when she disappeared quietly and left us to dance the night away. Following the wedding Lyndsey sent us a full disk of every single photo taken which we got to keep and asked us to select 200 images for a photo book. After about 6 months (having not yet chosen our photos – naughty us!) I contacted Lyndsey and asked her if she would kindly put this book together for us and literally just gave her one photo for the front and one for the back. The book arrived about a month later and we were completely overwhelmed. It was so beautiful and personal and captured the story of our wedding day perfectly. For myself and my husband it was extra special as we’d made the decision for financial reasons not to record our service which I have to admit at regretting (it was so amazing!) but the photo book brought all those wonderful memories flooding back and lessened that feeling. It is so true what they say – the day passes in the ‘blink of an eye’ and there is so much you don’t remember, so many people you don’t manage to speak to……Lyndsey captured all of these moments and we are forever grateful. x
Lyndsey was the best photographer we could have asked for. She spent a whole evening before the wedding doing a pre-wedding shoot. She spent the whole day (from 7am until midnight) photographing and her photos were the most beautiful reportage shots we could have asked for. She is very professional, very accomodating and a wonderful photographer. Also incredibly reasonable price. We have recommended her to all our friends.
From the first time that I was in contact with Lyndsey she has been incredibly kind and prompt in her replies. When I phoned to tell her that our wedding was postponed, she was understanding and very sweet and simply re-booked us to our new date. As well as being a genuinely lovely person she is a great photographer. On our wedding day we soon felt at ease having her photographing us and just went about our day. It was so wonderful to not worry about capturing memories of our wedding day. She even sent me a few days after the wedding a few photos to pass on to our friends and family. In addition to taking photographs of ourselves and our guests she took unique photos of menus, the places we visited which really captured the atmosphere of our wedding.
A delight to have as our wedding photographer. Lyndsey was unobtrusive and lovely throughout the day – helping us to feel relaxed and happy to be photographed. The photos themselves are fantastic too.
Lyndsey’s photos were fantastic, they reallly captured the day and we were delighted with the them. Lyndsey was also a joy to work with. would highly recommend her.
It was an absolute pleasure to have Lyndsey as our official photographer. From our first discussion meeting with her, on the day itself and right through to receiving the photography, she was extremely professional, communicative, friendly and accommodating at all times. Creatively and technically, she captured an exact portrayal of the day and how we wanted it to be remembered – not only by ourselves, but also by our family and friends. yet personal day for all our guests, and we felt Lyndsey’s documentary-style photography would portray this perfectly. On the day, Lyndsey arrived well before time and was able to capture the atmosphere prior to the ceremony, as well as during and after. The official group arrangement of photographs was relaxed and informal. At the reception venue, Lyndsey was omnipotent – yet completely unobtrusive! In so being she was able to capture some truly memorable and hilarious moments that made it so very personal to us. We also believe she enjoyed herself as, on her own volition, she stayed far longer than we would have expected – again we were gratified and touched by this. The photographs were amazing – exactly what we wanted. Lyndsey offered a further service where photos from our selection are bound into a hardback ‘coffee-table-style’ volume – so much nicer than a photo album, and reasonably priced.
Lyndsey was fantastic. Efficient and easy to talk to before the wedding. On the day she was very flexible. She blended into the wedding party so much so that people didn’t notice her there. She helped organise the group posed shots which my mum wanted despite that not being her area of speciality and was a reassuring and smiling presence on what was a frenetic day. The photos were great – really captured the energy of the day, with plenty of humour too!
We met Lyndsey through a mutual friend who had tipped us off that she did wedding photography. Her website represented the look we hoped to achieve – modern and arty without being too pretentious. I was pleased when she suggested meeting up to talk through our plans as some of the other photographers I’d been in touch with did not offer this service. Lyndsey and I got on tremendously well and knew she’d be perfect for capturing the intimate ‘getting ready’ moments and for the day’s big events. On the day she was inconspicuous, but had clearly captured all of those special moments. And the photos…WOW. We have a set of beautifully evocative, emotional and charming photos that we, our friends and family think are amazing. It was a lovely and surprising touch to have the disc of images waiting for us when we got back from our honeymoon to – perhaps that was our luck with having a wedding at the start of the busy season but it was much appreciated!
We were really pleased with how professional Lyndsey was on the day. When she entered the hotel room she didnt waste a minute and started snapping at me getting ready. It rained on our wedding day which I was a bit gutted by, but Lyndsey took some amazing photos in a reflection of puddles. Who else can say they have photos like that!?
Lyndsey was great and made a complicated process very simple.
Lyndsey really made our day! She is very committed to you on your day and does a fantastic job!
Lyndsey was absolutely briliant. Not invasive in anyway, in fact very inconspicuous but floated around and captured the essence of the occasion with admirable ease. The finished product, post production were really impressive. I am a global PR manager for PUMA and am used to working with photographers, Lyndsey was really very impressive and I would recommend her in a heartbeat.
Lyndsey helped to make our day as near perfect as we ever could have imagined. I love photography and photos are fantastically important to me – so to have the her shots, which capture the expressions, emotions, location and occassion so brilliantly is all I could have hoped for.
Lyndsey was absolutely amazing. I can’t find fault in her service at all. From meeting her initially, where she seemed to totally understand what we wanted from our wedding photography, through to the final images we received, we are both so happy we choose Lyndsey. She even came to check out the venue the day before to make sure she was all set for positioning an dto talk to the venue’s lighting man. On the day itself, she was incredibly calm, helpful, professional but friendly. Many of our guests commented on what a good job she seemed to be doing. When we got the photos, we spent hours looking through them – genuinely amazed at how wonderful they are. “Wow,” we thought, “our wedding was great!”. As bride and groom, the day goes so quickly, but thanks to Lyndsey’s pictures, we feel like we can enjoy the day over and over because they capture the atmosphere, emotion, fun of the day so brilliantly. And all this from someone who absolutely hates having her photo taken! I’d recommend Lyndsey in a heartbeat.
She was taking care of all the details, even of things that we did not think about. It was a great help and we could trust her completely.
We cannot recommend the wedding photography services of Lyndsey Goddard any more highly. We planned our wedding day to flow with formality in the early part, relaxing into the afternoon and to be fun and inclusive in the evening. All of these elements are portrayed in our photographs, both in content and style of photography. Lyndsey captured the spirit of our wedding perfectly. We now have a wonderful set of photographs to share with guests and those who could not be there on the day. Lyndsey’s ability to blend into the background and capture moments of happiness is just wonderful. We feel that our photographs really tell the story of the day, just like watching a documentary of our wedding. We have taken great pleasure in sharing our photographs with family and friends and have enjoyed printing photo’s as gifts for special guests. Seeing the reaction of family and friends when they see the photo’s is just lovely. ‘AMAZING’ has been a very common reaction! Lyndsey was also a pleasure to have around on the day, excellent at making people feel comfortable and at ease – allowing her to capture those special moments. We are overjoyed at the results and cannot praise Lyndsey enough. We would not change a single detail of our wedding day and that very much includes Lyndsey Goddard.
Lyndsey provided us with a perfect wedding photography service. Her style of photography was exactly what we were looking for and right from consultation through to the wedding day and afterwards she was incredibly professional, courteous and personable. Her standard of work was incredibly high, and she has captured our special day in a perfect manner.
We absolutely love the photos Lyndsey took of our wedding. We could not have asked for more beautiful, natural photos. She was a pleasure to work with from the day I first contacted her by e-mail. We still look at our photos like they are works of art. We are so proud to be part of her career history and to have such a wonderful reminder of our big day.
Lyndsey went over and above the call of duty on the day of the wedding and was able to somehow be in all places at all times! there wasnt a moment she didnt capture, and her reportage style meant that she really captured the genuine emotion of the day so we can recollect the exact feellings and events of the day.
Lyndsey Goddard is an outstanding photographer, she captured every moment of our wedding day in such great detail. The photos tell a story of our day from start to finish and are so imaginative. We are delighted with them. Lyndsey is a true professional with an amazing talent.
Lyndsey’s service was fantastic. She was firendly but professional, full of ideas, listened to what we wanted and delivered a fabulous quality product. I was thrilled with my wedding photos and would have no hesitation in recommending Lyndsey.
Lyndsey was excellent – both pre-wedding in identifying our needs and wishes and on the day. We felt very comfortable with her and she went about her job extremely professionally yet very discreetly. The Pictures were fantastic – a beautiful account of our day in both colour and black and white. A wonderful souvenir of our wedding.
Our wedding photographs from Lyndsey are fantastic. We love how she has managed to capture the day through natural photos of everyone enjoying themselves. I particularly like how Lyndsey spends a few hours with you before the ceremony to take photos of us getting ready.
The worst part about the Weddings I’ve been to in the past is waiting around to have loads of posed photographs taken. When choosing a photographer for my Wedding in February this year I was therefore very keen to find somebody who would be non-intrusive and wouldn’t spend one of the best days of my life shouting at my guests telling them to stand in a certain position and say ‘cheese’ when appropriate. As a photojournalist, Lyndsey was highly recommended to me and after checking out her work on her website I booked her for my big day straight away. Lyndsey was an absolute star from the moment she stepped foot in the venue. My guests, husband and I hardly noticed her all day, yet our photos prove she was pretty much everywhere all the time! Viewing the photos in sequence tells the most beautiful story of our day. Lyndsey’s captured precious moments and emotions, and our photos are so natural and real that we’re able to relive our special day through her pictures. It’s wonderful to have all of the photos on a disc to use as we please; we can create our own mementos exactly how we want them and in our own time. We can’t thank Lyndsey enough for preserving our Wedding memories in such beautiful form, and would recommend her in a heartbeat.
Lyndsey was fantastic from start to finish. She made us feel really comfortable and everybody commented on how they didn’t even notice her during the day. The photos are OUTSTANDING and we love every single one of them.
We found Lyndsey to be extremely approachable and easy in her manner. She obtained a extremely good grasp of what we wanted for our photographs and asked sufficient questions to ensure that she had a good idea of our wants and dislikes. The photographs that she took over 2 days for a church wedding and Indian wedding are stunning and she was able to identify important family members without needing us to point out individuals to her. On the day, she was exactly what you would want – discreet, pleasant and smiling.

Why They Booked

Beautiful photos in just the style we wanted, well designed and attractive website and very friendly and professional demeanour
recommendation from a friend coupled with wonderful examples of her previous work.
We booked Lyndsey because we really like the natural, not posed photos she takes and how she manages to capture the day through her photographs.
From reviewing her website and the brief contact I had with her prior to chosing a photographer I was convinced that Lyndsey was the right photographer for us.
We loved the beautiful photos we saw on her website and when we met her, we found her so easy to get on with – not at all pushy, relaxed and enthusiastic. Just what we wanted. She is also great value for money!
Looking at the excellent quality of Lyndsey’s photographs on her website.
Lyndsey was recommended to us by another photographer who we had originally approached to cover our wedding, but was unavailable. We were impressed with the efficiency of her communications and, on meeting for the initial discussion at our home and viewing her portfolio, we were swiftly convinced she was the right person for the job! We wanted a fun, informal and yet personal day for all our guests, and we felt Lyndsey’s documentary-style photography would portray this perfectly. We were not disappointed! Lyndsey offers a truly professional and creative service and we would not hesitate to recommend her in the future.
Because of her unique style, amazing talent and was highly recommended.
My husband does not like posing for photos and wanted someone who would be discreet and make him feel comfortable. Lyndsey did both of these.
As a photographer I knew her and trusted that she would provide outstanding photography – both portrait and informal reportage imagery. She is also very personable and good with people which was very important to us.
First impressions were great. She showcased her work and wasn’t pushing for the sales of her album
Having looked at Lyndsey’s website, we felt that she had just the sort of style we wanted: reportage, relaxed, able to capture the main event, along with all those special little moments that would have otherwise gone unnoticed. And once we met her she made us feel really confident that we’d made the right decision and that we could trust her with our wedding photography.
I love photography, so booking the right photographer for our wedding was an important part of the planning. When we met Lyndsey I was pretty certain straight away that she was the right person. She didn’t try to sell us books or bundles, our chat focussed on us, our day and simply the quality of her shots, which wowed me. It’s so important that the photographers personality is right too and Lyndsey is so likeable and was very easy to have around. She was keen to visit both the venues with us in advance, so we could all check out the vantage points, the light and the “must have” opportunities. I was so relaxed going into our big day, I had no qualms that capturing all the loveliness of our wedding was in very safe hands.
Saw her previous work and she came very well recommended through a friend.
Simply because she is very good and was very friendly, approachable and accommodating when I first spoke to her
We booked Lyndsey, having reviewed her online gallery and then arranging a meeting to discuss the day. We both agreed that as soon as we met Lyndsey, we had found our photographer. Lyndsey has a lovely relaxed persona that puts people at ease. We hoped that she would fit in well with our guests and she certainly did that. The results were fantastic.
Through viewing her style of work and meeting with Lyndsey it was very apparent that she was highly appropriate for what we wanted in all senses. Very professional and talented lady.
We wanted a documented record of our special day. Also after meeting lyndsey we knew she was perfect due to her photography style and personable nature.
We wanted a photographic journalist, her website was fab, she was very flexible and friendly, her photos were beautiful and she did not let us down. Lyndsey is a wonderful photographer.
The photos on her website were beautiful and natural.
Because when she first visited us in our home, she immediately made us feel at ease, and we knew just by looking at her work that we could trust her to capture our special day in the way we wanted, and she did.

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