Why do clients recommend Austen Blakemore Photography ?
Collected our beautiful wedding albums, chuffed to pieces and all teary looking back at our special day thankyou Austen Blakemore Mcmj for capturing our lifelong memories in our photos, Liam and i will treasure them forever xxx
Austen what can I say they are amazing you clever clever man. Totally love the surprise and the printed picture. Thanks again you have been amazing I will be telling everyone about you. Mrs Beastall 29th April 2014
I really can’t say which one is my favourite they are all beautiful. Totally love them all. Cant wait to show people. Can’t get over them. Must have watched them 3-4 times. Thank you again. You are a very talented man never stop doing this.Lesley Wiles 3rd April 2014
I can not stress enough that a good photographer like Austen should be high on your list!! I believe photos are more important than anything on the day as there the only thing you have after to look back on!! Wish I had known this thank you so much for doing our anniversary shoot they are amazing!!! Angela Marriott 17th March 2014
From Austen: I’m sorry I wasn’t available to photograph your actual wedding day but I hope that your “one year later shoot” has made up for your wedding images.
Just had family photos taken absolutely brilliant. Highly recommended. Nathan Spooner 3rd March 2014
You were great today at Lesley & Simons wedding looking forward to the photos xx Angela Coupland Harrison 2nd March 2014
Had brilliant family photos taken was very professional and was great at keeping our little girl happy to have her pictures done Kirsty Welbourne Wilson 3rd March 2014
My daughter decided she didn’t want to do her part while having her photos taken but Austen and his lovely assistant was very patient with her and try their best to get some photos that I have seen online today although she wouldn’t crack a smile (little sod) there are some great photos and definitely ordering some but there that brill its so hard to pick ! I highly recommend this guy he’s amazing does amazing photos and his patience and attitude towards children is the best I’ve seen by a photographer by far ! Keri Beecroft 24th February 2014
Dexter had loads of fun smashing cake everywhere! Highly recommended shoot for babies and toddlers… Austen Blakemore Mcmj was so patient and brilliant with my lil one. Tina Porter 23rd February 2013
Sam Hyde Love love love these pictures of my kids. I know they are cute (don’t all mums think that anyway) but they are fun to look at too. Austen is a great photographer-would recommend him to anyone:) Sam Hyde 22nd February 2014
Five stars all round! I was a bridesmaid at my Mums wedding and Austen and Matt were our photographers. From the moment the arrived in the morning, they made us all feel completely at ease in front of the camera, taking away some of that wedding day stress. It all felt so very natural to have there throughout the day. And of course the photographs taken were absolutely beautiful. We have had many comments from the guests on the day saying how fantastic Austen & Matt were, and what a pleasure it was to have them along side us at the wedding. I would absolutely 100% recommend them to anyone. They will exceed your expectations in every way. You will not be disappointed. Thank you again for contributing toward Mum and Adam’s day. Its wouldn’t have been the same without you both. Christie-Leigh Liddle 21st February 2014
This post is for EVERY couple or person who is in need of a Photographer.
Austen Blakemore Photography is probably the best in the area.
Myself and my wife booked Austen for our Wedding even though it was New Years Eve 2013 Austen and Matt were second to none. There attention to detail was amazing, the photographs were unbelievable. We have had our viewing of the photographs on the stick and Austen gave us our memory stick with our copy. Our family ordered copies of photographs and with in 48Hrs they had them on the door step.
Trust me Austen Blakemore Photography will not let you down with your expectations. 20th February 2014 Adam Cockeram
Absolutely fab photographer! I treasure the photos Austen has taken of my little boy. From those newborn memories to the ones of a very energetic toddler! While I struggled at home to get a picture of my little one that wasn’t blurred! I love Austen’s style, creativity and his ability to adapt to any situate and work with any age! I never even considered another photographer for my wedding! Can’t recommend enough 19th February 2014 Claira Blott
Thank you for the photo shoot Austen, the pictures are lovely ! it was a real nice warm calm and relaxed place to have them ! My baby girl looks beautiful, thank you again:-) 19th February 2014 Sian Walker
If you think you can’t buy memories think again ! Austen captured every perfect images we could of wished for, I can only say that comes from how hard he works to get the images and how passionate he is about his photography Abbie Gill 18th February 2014
Thank you so much for doing our fabulous wedding photography this guy is amazing . We have been to view our photos today they are all a work of art. I would highly recommend Austen if you haven’t already booked your wedding photographer Claire Cockeram 18th February 2014
Ebony Bunce I would highly recommend Austen, he works with you until he gets the perfect image you have always dreamed of getting! Ebony Bunce 9th February 2014
Tracey Bunce if you want perfect photographs taken at an outdoor location then you need to get them done by Austen Blakemore Photography,stunning photo of my daughter,thank you austen Tracey Bunce 9th February
Aimes Gerry Wonderful photoshoot with my two little cherubs!!! Loved it great photos! Look forward to seeing the end results but the previews were amazing! Highly recommended x Aimes Gerry 9th February 2014
Our Beautiful Grandaughter, picture perfect Thanks to Austen Blakemore Mcmj Had a great time down at the studio, Highly recommended, so book a session with your family xxxx can’t wait to see the end results Austen xxx Lorraine Longford 9th February 2014
Amazing is all i can say! We had such a blast with our sons pictures, Finley was posing like a superstar! Austin is professional yet gets to know you and your needs! Thank you Austen! X Amy 6th February 2014
We booked a photo shoot to be done before Christmas for a present for my parents with my son and 3 nieces. The irony was that my son fell over cut and grazed his face and nose only a few days earlier. Austen worked his magic did a fantastic shoot with a 1, 2 , 6 and 12 year old, he captured their attention and produced some fantastic images he even edited my sons face and if you didn’t know about him falling you would have never known. My parents were over the moon. Top marks thank you.Andrew Dakin 4th Feb 2014
Fantastic cake smash shoot this morning…leah loved every second of it! looking forward to purchasing some photos…your work is fantastic!x Vicki Moore 4th Feb 2014
Been for a mother and daughter shoot today and have to say we had so much fun and was made to feel amazing. Me and my daughter loved every second thank you. Highly recommended for your special memories Elizabeth Wing 22nd January 2014
A god and a legend. Words can’t express ur passion or the quality of ur work. Jay Muress 30th January 2014
Thank you for taking lovely photos of my twin girls doing a cake smash had such a fun time as they did Tasha Barker 6th January 2014
We booked a photo shoot to be done before Christmas for a present for my parents with my son and 3 nieces. The irony was that my son fell over cut and grazed his face and nose only a few days earlier. Austen worked his magic did a fantastic shoot with a 1, 2 , 6 and 12 year old, he captured their attention and produced some fantastic images he even edited my sons face and if you didn’t know about him falling you would have never known. My parents were over the moon. Top marks thank you
Thank you all so very much for all of your comments and likes,
I hope you all like the photographs, AUSTEN BLAKEMORE PHOTOGRAPHY
is one hell of a professional guy
Always looking for that special shot, angle, image.
Hi Austen, just wanted to say a big thank you for doing our family portraits. The whole process was easy and enjoyable, the kids especially had a fun time. We liked how you worked with us to get the images we wanted and the final results are amazing, we are really pleased with the quality and style of the images. Keep up the good work! Jp Naylor 24th December 2013
I have uploaded the photos from our LJS Foundation charity pool event and the Dennis Taylor exhibition night, please feel free to share and save the photos as you like, i would like to give a big thanks to our photographers on these events,Austen Blakemore Mcmj of Austen Blakemore Photography Adam Chester 23rd December 2013
A massive thank you to Austen Blakemore Photography for shooting our Wedding yesterday. Such an enthusiastic and energetic photographer who’s excitement rubs off on you to enable him to get ‘The Shot’ that will be displayed in your home as art. I can’t wait to see all of our images and so excited from the sneak peek he showed us yesterday. An amazingly talented and personable photographer. Mr and Mrs Newton 1st December 2013
Thank you for sending the pictures so promptly. We appreciate your efficiency and careful attention to details.
The pictures are just perfect and capture the occasion wonderfully. I plan to show them to our friends and relatives over the next few weeks, I will most definitely be putting you forward on all future contracts / occasions that i may come across.
Steve Webster ( Father of the Bride Kirstie & Kyle Beck )
We had our wedding photographed at mansfield man hotel by Austen on 19th October 2013 after another photographer recommended him after speaking to Austen on the phone and looking at his work we secured him with a deposit before even meeting him when I finally met Austen I was so impressed and was really glad we chose to book him.. on the day Austen came straight up to the room and introduced himself to everyone. Throughout the day he was so friendly to our friends and family. We have had so many guests say he was amazing and even my mother in law is going to book Austen when she gets re-married. After the wedding we had our first image just 2 days after and a few more until we got all of our images exactly 4 weeks after we got married. I would like to say to anyone wanting to book him that hes fantastic and you will be very very impressed with the images as we were… after all its your special day a good photographer like Austen gives you images to remember that day for the rest of your live.. Thank you Austen xxx Kirstie and Kyle Beck 22nd November 2013
After hours of trying to get my laptop going finally get to see the lovely pictures you did, love, love, love them. Thank you so much! 21st November 2013 Claire Scott
Austen Blakemore is the best photographer I’ve ever used he is absolutely fantastic with the kids and can get some absolutely beautiful shots. I would recommend him to anyone and everyone for their photography needs take a look at his page.
Wow wow wow wow!!! Just recieved my Xmas photos and I’m in love!!! Can’t wait till our next shoot in the new year. 1000% will be booking always getting more than value for money! Love natalie cassie lexi 21st November 2013
Absolutely love my photos Austen Blakemore Mcmj the kids school photos are the best I’ve ever had and all the other ones are brilliant too, been singing your praises all night x Stephanie Hutsby 21st November 2013
Anyone considering booking Austen Blakemore Mcmj for their wedding then just do it now, don’t look elsewhere, you’ve found the best option for your wedding right here!!
Austen offers an extremely personal service, you always deal with Austen directly and he goes out of his way to help or answer any questions.
You doth have to worry one little bit on the day of the wedding. just let Austen do what he does best and relax. We ended up with nearly 400 amazing photos that are all worthy of going in frames and tell the whole story of the day.
The engagement shoot is a brilliant practice session for the wedding itself, we definitely recommend this!!
If you’ve read this far and still haven’t booked Austen then GET ON WITH IT!!! he’s a very busy man and you need to secure your date or someone else will get the best photographer around for their wedding instead of you!!! Mr and Mrs Steed 19th November 2013
I would highly recommend Austen Blakemore if you have a special event you want to capture! As a guest at a friends wedding he was really friendly and great at his job! He took photos of us as a couple which was really nice, as most photographers just focus on the wedding party! Photograph prices are really reasonable too! Very impressed! Will definitely use and recommend him in the future! Laura Storey xxx
We would like to say a big thank you to Austen Blakemore Photography, who photographed our wedding on 28th August 2013.
We knew the photography was something that we couldn’t afford to get wrong. Your outfits will be put away, your flowers will fade, the cake will get eaten. However the photographs are the one constant reminder that you will look at and remember your day.
With this in mind, we spoke to and looked at several photographers work, though Austen’s just seemed to shine through for us over and over again.
From the initial chat, to meetings before hand, until after the day itself, Austen has been so helpful, easy to talk to and above all a professional.
On our wedding day itself, we had so many comments from our guests as to how good he was. He got some fantastic shots and really captured the atmosphere from the day.
We are over the moon with our photograph’s and would recommend Austen Blakemore to anyone.
Paul and Natalie Dring
Amazing photo shoot and the images are fantastic despite one very grumpy toddler and a very inquisitive five year old. You managed to capture their true personalities and the emotion between the two of them that is so special. You had all the patience in the world for us to capture the images of our boys as they are growing and we will treasure these images forever. Thank you! Hannah Harwood 26th October 2013
Just finished shooting with Austen Blakemore Mcmj and it has to be said it’s so nice working with a portrait specialist who really is at the top of his game! If you haven’t already, book a shoot with this guy I guarantee you will not be disappointed! We nailed it Austen… It’s all about the brick! Kelly Goudie 25th October 2013
Thank you to the best photographer in the business. What an amazing time the girls had and outstanding photos. Stacey Beard 22nd October 2013
I was fortunate enough to meet Austen Blakemore a few years ago when we were working on the same wedding. (A huge one!)
Austens unique way of photographing a wedding gives a relaxed and calming environment. He is confident, reassuring and extremely passionate about his work (if not a little OCD lol)
His creativity (which I think is fueled by soreen and coffee) is what makes Austen stand out from the rest.!
Working alongside someone is very new to me. Being a L’Oréal girl I consider myself to be a perfectionist and have very high standards. I am only happy with the best and feel honoured to put my name with Austen Blakemore.
I still feel goosebumpy with emotion today when I look back at the memories Austen captured for me on my wedding day.
I never thought anyone could be as passionate about their work as I am, I am super looking forward to creating beautiful work for many brides with Austen for many years!
Thank you for reading
Senior stylist and owner of Blondes Hair & Beauty
Flicking through the beautiful photographs that you took at our wedding in August, I’m so pleased that we chose you to capture our day.
You listened to our ideas and helped us by giving your own, the end result being a set of fabulous images that we will treasure forever.
To anyone who is considering you for their wedding, don’t hesitate- book! Lucy and Dave Sole
Having seen the result of my “trash the dress” shoot and I must say they are the most amazing photos ever the only problem is trying to stop myself buying them all!!!
Thank you so much for doing this shoot you’ll never know how much it means to me
Amazing what more can I say…. very professional, looked real smart, easy to work a long side with just an all round top guy Austen . this guy comes 110% highly recommended this is saying a lot for me as seen so so many photographers but this guy blows it out the park jk entertainments
Abby Louise Arnott Austen Blakemore your photography excellence, genuine emotion and professional manor made our day the most perfect day ever thank you for including jondo in our day so much it really truly means everything I just know the pictures will be amazing although Alfie couldn’t be there in person it truly felt like he was there and the black and orange butterfly that was in our room when we woke up this morning think it was his sign to say he was there. Abby Arnott 6th September 2013
Just want to say thank you so soo much for yesterday for the lovely photos you took at my son Sean’s wedding to Caroline!!
You were both so lovely and especially with my three young granddaughters, would recommend you to anyone. Have seen a couple of your photos and cant wait to see the rest!!
Once again thank you so much, two lovely young men xxxxxx Sally Keegan 2nd September 2013
Just want to say a huge thank you to this man…….. We would highly recommend him to anyone and everyone. He goes above and beyond the job description and puts you and your guests at total ease and is a total professional. We had so many comments on how brilliant he was. Natalie and Paul Dring 31st August 2013
Well since June 15th I have been trying to write something that expresses our happiness, our thoughts and our opinion about this amazing photographer, but nearly 8 weeks on I cannot put into words what I want to say, so I have decided to tell our story and hopefully it will come across how happy and overwhelmed we are about our experience with Austen Blakemore.
It started snowing (really heavy) one night in January 2012, and me and my h2b was waiting for a phone call to say “sorry I can’t come to see you tonight, the snow is too heavy to drive through” however we never got that phone call. Instead we got a knock at the door and a big smile when we answered it.
From that very 1st moment we both felt SO comfortable with Austen, plus looking through all his previous work helped us make the answer to who will be out photographer ALOT easier. Straight away my h2b said
” I love the love heart picture” (we got that done straight after the ceremony with all our daytime guests) as we’ll as many others.
Austen left his paperwork, and as soon as we closed the door to say goodbye we both said YES, HE’S THE MAN!!!!
Throughout all our planning (17months) he was in constant touch through FB, watching our likes and dislikes, out personalities etc.
About 2weeks before our wedding I emailed Austen with a MASSIVE list of photos we would like, he rang me back straight away to say ” Selena, not a problem, however you can all of these but if I do these you may not get your money shot photos” He then apologised and said “I hope I haven’t upset you” my reply was “no don’t apologise, thank you for being honest”
We cut the list down, and told him which photos we definitely wanted.
The BIG arrived, and Austen walked into our room atColwick Hall where me and the bridal party was getting ready and said “wow, I can have lots of fun in here” he moved things about ( not getting in the way) watching and listening to us ladies laughing and talking, and was taking photos without us all realising. Plus taking photos of the flower girls while they was playing, and got some AMAZING photos. At one point he hung my wedding dress onto the wall lights next to the bed and hung my daughters next to it on the door frame, at the time we all thought what’s he doing that for? However looking back at the photo = WOW!!!!!!
Throughout the whole day Austen was very professional and you could tell passionate about his work, everyone commented on how good he was, he kept apologising for being bossy but to be fair someone needs to take charge of the photos etc and he was the right man for the job!!! After having our main course, me came to the top table with a lot of the photos he had already taken of the day so far, and put them on a slide show with music for us to see, and even without editing =WOW
After our wedding breakfast, he then carried on taking photos, some our of daughter that we didn’t know about. He then got guests as they arrived, and few more of me and Brett, even getting in a photo with me getting a kiss on his cheek, then we had our 1st dance. He then came over and said goodbye.
1week later we went to his studio for another shoot, where he gave us our present from him. It was a wedding photo and he asked our guests to sign the frame around it, it was a lovely surprise!!!!!
3weeks after that, he invited us along to his house to watch the official wedding photos, there is over 700 photos, heart shape included ( we had a package that all our photos are on a memory stick) and I can honestly say they are all fantastic. To the point where we still cannot choose which photos to put in an album.
We wanted our wedding to be relaxed and full of laughter, and Austen caught it all, and told a story with the pictures too.
To anyone who is getting married, book this man!!!
You will not be left disappointed, it is one of the most important things that need to be right and he WILL NOT LET YOU DOWN!!!!! Worth every penny, definitely!!!!!!!! Selena and Brett Stocks
Our wedding day passed us by so quickly, it was almost as if it had never happened. However the skill and creativity of our photographer has given us a lifetime of treasured (and some already forgotten) memories to cherish.
Wether it be my first glance at my husband, or the giggle we shared outside together – all is captured amongst our beautiful photographs.
I have learnt that its the small things youll forever remember – The shoes you wore, the jewellery you had on, what you wore to have your make up applied, or even the nervous smile you painted on as your heartbeats race to say “I Do” And thanks to Austen, ill always remember those “Little Things”.
My favourite shots are from outside the ceremony room shortly after we said “I Do” – We were whisked away just us two, into our own little world just for half an hour, the photos from that half hour are stunning – barley posed, and natural smiles and expressions. My husband and i talked about our morning, the excitment and our happiness – all of which can be seen through our shots.
Many people hate photos (me especially) But somehow my smile was never forced from me, or asked of, it was just there – The laid back approach from Austen relaxed me from the second he walked into my grandma’s house.
I think its safe to say Austen was shattered by the end of our big day (Nothing to do with the hog roast or chocolate fountain :-p ), but the results are out of this world. I look forward to sharing our images for the rest of our life, and hope that Austen too will continue to photograph our family and special events as we increase and grow older.
You really cant beat this guy, the comments we have recieved for his work has been incredible. – Huge thumbs up Austen! -You Da Man!
Mr and Mrs Beastall xxx 11th May 2013
“I would like to say a massive thank you to everyone for their Love support gifts and well wishes. You all made our wedding a day a day we will never forget. Thank you to my four beautiful bridesmaids Louise Humpherson, Stacey Goldsmith,Jenny Farmer and Jessica for all your support. Shaun Faulkner, Chris Faulkner, Mark Skelcher, Dave Goldsmith for supporting Aaron. Rachel FloralDesigner for our beautiful flowers, Austen Blakemore for our amazing photography, Leigh Cree Blisschaircoversfor our room decorations. Helen Houlden for our beautiful cake. We are truly grateful for everything everyone has done. Thank you all so much. Lots of love me and my gorgeous husband xxxxxxx” Mr and Mrs Faulkner 7th July 2013
“If any1 is thinking of getting married in the near future then keep a look out on my page cause this guy is amazing at wedding photography Austen Blakemore” Brett Stocks 19th June 2013
“Wants to say a massive thank you to Austen for my Gorgeous photos of my children, not only did he entertain them for nearly 2hours on the location shoot, the pictures are absolutely fantastic can’t wait till november for our next session” Stephanie Hutsby 18t June 2013
“Hya Austen i have just received my photograph of Ellie-Mae and her pony Black, wow, thank you so much, your shot means a lot to me as Ellie-Mae has now given up ponies and this is the last shot of her at a show competing on Black. Thank you once again its fantastic.xxxxx” Robyn Lees 5th June 2013
“After spending two hours with this man not only have I seen work of absolute brilliance as you can see by the picture but my kids love this guy and I have walked away with not only beautiful pics of my family but a thirst for photography now and also someone I now class as a friend thank you Austen Blakemore for everything. HIGHLY RECOMMEND TO ANYONE” Ryan Allsopp 31st May 2013
“You are the most talented guy ever austen and every member of our wedding is stunned by the photos, thanku for being part of our day ♥ cant wait to share the pics!! Love mr and mrs beastall xxx” Mr and Mrs Beastall 12th May 2013
“Well after nearly a year of being happily married (then havin a baby) im very rudely only just getting round to publicly thanking our wonderful photographer for the beautifully captured memories we will treasure for ever. Austen was absolutely amazing on the day not only did he do his job of photographing our wedding he also found time to entertain my little boy with paper areoplanes at the back of the church and captured some very cute pictures of him playing with it! He then went on to suprise us with the most precious gift at the reception that we will keep forever! A wedding day really does fly by in a complete blur but thanks to austen weve got it all captured beautifully so we will never forget! You cant put a price on that hes worth every penny!!!” Tina and Wayne Porter
“I highly recommend Austen! He is a superb photographer who works exceptionally hard to ensure he captures all aspects of your wedding! Michelle and Chris Graham 2nd March 2013
“Hi Austen just looked at our family photos yet again you’ve done a amazing job very very pleased x thank you x” Michelle and Mark Alsop 28th March 2013
“Listen up peeps! This man knows what he is talking about! His advice to invest in a relatively “inexpensive” piece of software ( inexpensive in photography terms) is not just good advice, it’s GREAT advice!! Not only will it transform poor/average shots in camera into great images, it will give your best shots the ” wow” factor. The future is ” Lightroom” by adobe. £68 on amazon… Best snap their arms off before it goes back up to near a ton!
Then get a lesson or 2 from Austen Blakemore… It will TRANSFORM your love of photography forever!
Easy to use, quickens work flow and photoshop no where in sight. What do you have to lose? Hitesh Patel 28th February 2013
“I Love it! I dont think morgan wanted the shoot to end he had that much fun, me and clint came just to watch you being wappy to get autumn-beau smiling lol…… all i need now is a wedding (hint hint clint) lol” Katy Lou 6th Feb
“Never having experienced being on a profesional photographic shoot before I was a little nervous and not sure what toexpect. I needn’t have worried. Austen was briliant and made us feel both at ease with his relaxed style. He knew exactly what to do and where to take the shots. We are both delighted withe the results and cannot believe he was able to capture such wonderful images on what was a cold and overcast winters day. I cannot recommend him enough. Worth every penny!” Margo and Charlie 22nd December 2012
“I totally love our girlie pictures !!!! This is my girls 10th birthday where Austen captured some fab pics of my daughters closest friends memories ill have forever
Your totally brill” Mellisa Jackson 21st December 2012
“You are preceded by a great reputation, but it is more than deserved; beautiful shots, fantastic service, fast turnaround and the important personal touch. I cannot thank or recommend you enough for the wonderful experience and results. First class, thank you” Angela Robinson 17th December
“Picked up a couple of wedding pics today and our on shoot location for the boys. There amazing…. Cost & quality brilliant couldn’t of picked a better photographer thanks Austen Blakemore” Gemma and Chris Brand 17th December
“Had a lovely morning at Wollaton Park. Thought u were wonderful with all the kids. Thanks 4 the beautiful photos!”Aurora Inger 4th November 2012
“hi, just wanted to say a big thank you again for the wonderful pictures from the no location shoot, i love them all and can’t wait till Christmas for everyone to see them, thank you again and roll on summer for another shoot xxx”Stephanie Hutsby 13th November 2012
“Thank you Austen Blakemore for the photography lesson this afternoon.. I have learnt so much about my camera.. about aperture and shutter speed. Etc .. I would highly recommend you… Thank you so much Xx” Jeanette Dodd 18th November 2012
“once again a fabulous photo shoot with austen on saturday 28th july at elvaston castle…my little boy isn’t the easiest to photograph, not very co-operative lol but austen followed him around and was very patient, catching the opportunities as they came along and getting some fantastic shots…i will be booking him for my wedding for sure. came all the way from newcastle and it was well worth the trip. thank you ” Heidi Pollard 26th October 2012
“We have just collected our photos and cant stop looking at them,FANTASTIC !!! You made our day such fun and you captured every moment with no pressure to perform,we couldn’t have asked for more.Thankyou so much Austen Blakemore for making our big day even more memorable and giving us the most amazing images to look back on for years to come x” Mr and Mrs Batchford 21st September 2012
“Austen, how could we ever thank you enough for ensuring we have lasting memories of our special day. You and Kellie were great and made me feel at ease throughout the day (as I’m not a very ‘photo’ person). I told you what we wanted from the day and you more than exceeded our expectations. If anybody asked whether to book Austen Blakemore Photography I would strongly recommend it as you will not find anybody more passionate about their job and who is truly dedicated to what they love. We are eternally grateful and could not thank you enough as every single bit of emotion is captured from our day in your photos. Thank you” Jodie and Richard Kerry. xx
“Austen is an incredibly talented photographer and I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending him to anyone. The service we received from start to finish, was second to none. He is incredibly professional but his photo’s are beautiful, contemporary and yet great fun. He has a knack to be in the right place at the right time and we had so many amazing shots, that were a complete suprise. Our photo’s can only be described as breathtaking and I did get incredibly emotional when we viewed them for the first time. I am not someone who is easily pleased (so the husband says) and I can honestly say that booking Austen was the best decision that we made” Lisa and David Garton 21stSeptember 2012
“Andy and I would like to say a huge thank you to you for our wonderful wedding pictures, we could not be more pleased with them. Your professionalism mixed with the personal service you deliver is second to none, you absolutely captured our day perfectly and have given us a fabulous way to remember our day – now just got to choose which of the hundreds of images is going to make it into the album!!
We would recommend any bride to have you as her photographer!Thank you so much” Lynn and Andy McGuinness 1st September 2012
“Ok, where to begin? Well, WOW is a great place to start. We had the most incredible time at our post wedding photo shoot yesterday. Thank you for suggesting Elvaston Castle for our shoot Austen, it is truly picture perfect, but without the right photographer you just can’t get those ‘picture perfect shots’ but we had THE BEST! The pictures you showed us on the little screen on your camera were absolutely incredible, we can only imagine how they will look on the big screen and in print and can’t wait to see them. Your talent and creativity is truly wonderful, you are very professional but you made it lots of fun too, you obviously love what you do. Everybody there has been talking about you, saying how great you are at your job but also saying what a great bloke you are. When we messaged you and told you how we met and about our love story, we really didn’t expect what you did for us. To bring your iPod and play our song for us was just the most wonderful touch, then you played music whilst we were all playing cricket. The weather was lovely, we were all very relaxed and had a fantastic time. To top it off, you stopped off with us at the pub where we met just to get a couple of shots for us, you really do go above and beyond! We cannot say enough great things about you. Anyone out there reading this, if you want/need an amazing photographer then Austen is your man, he doesn’t miss anything. Thank you for a perfect evening!” Zoe & Paul Thompson 30th July 2012
“Thank you Austen for capturing magical memoies of our wedding! All the images you have given us are fantastic and in true light of how the day was, more than we ever expected (i enjoyed reading the blog you wrote for us and have lost count how many times i have actually read it! it still makes me laugh every time.) All of my guests commented on how relaxed you made them all feel and i agree. I know the bridesmaids and best man are really excited to have their photo shoot gifts with you too!! Sometimes thank you doesnt seem enough, but we really do thank you for all the work you put into our wedding! Im sure we will be booking you again in the near future. Love Becky x” Becky Warren 22nd July 2012
“just want to say a massive thanks for yesterday on behalf of me and my new HUSBAND! you were brilliant and loved our surprise so unexpected but overwhelmingly beautiful thank you can’t wait to see the finished shots xx” Tina Porter 20 July 2012
“If your looking for photographer look no further than austenblakemorephotography.co.
If it’s something small like a party or even your never to forget wedding shots this man will produce images you can only dream about..
Take it from me you will never meet a more professional man than austen..he will give you everything you need for your day and bring a tear to your eye with his results..this man deserves ever booking he gets and it’s been a pleasure sharing our special day with him..thanks again austen you are a true pro in your work” Matt and Lucy Lowe 29th June 2012
“Thanks Austen for the competition shoot today. NO ONE has ever got Sophie in front of the camera so easy and even Seamus was persuaded for some great shots. We were amazed” Sophie Fletcher 24th June 2012
“Hi Austen, I have just had chance to look through all of our photos properly and just wanted to say thanks as they are brilliant! You have captured the atmosphere of the day perfectly and despite the lack of sunshine the photos are exactly what I had hoped for. I have already passed your details on to a friend who is getting married next year and would definately recommend you to anyone else who is looking” Rachel Davis 1st June 2012
“I would highly recommend my very good friend Austen Blakemore Photography for a studio or on location shoot of your little ones. Like his fan page for some amazing deals, we just booked a location shoot at elvaston castle for £60 !!!!! including 4 prints. Pictures like this are PRICELESS ! You dont get much time to do this when they are little and you will cherish them forever. Don’t miss your chance !!” Craig Bulgin 29th June 2012
“Austen is a talented and visionary photographer with a passion for his art. He photographed our daughter, Heidi, when she was only 18 weeks old. Austen’s patience is notable – he was receptive to the needs of both parent and child, putting all of us at ease. And yet, he worked quickly, making the most of every minute of our 2 hour shoot, varying back-drops and prop’s, lighting and angles. He sees the character in his model and captures it in his pictures. Austen’s photographs are beautiful: they speak for themselves” Fiona Gibson 27th June 2012
“we had an amazing day with u all. special thanx 2 Austen Blakemore who is amazing and the craziest photographer we have ever met! thanxyou all 4 coming c u in a week!!!! xxxxxxx” Leanne Hunt 26th May 2012
“Many thanks for Sundays Wollaton Park photoshoot, the picture of lily is amazing and I know the rest will be too. Myself, Andrew and Lily enjoyed the morning with you. We will definitely be booking with you again. Not forgetting our wedding photography too. Many thank”s Lisa 11th June 2012
“Had a brill shoot last night ad Elvaston Castle. Loved all the ideas and it was really easy to work with you. I would definatly recommend you to other models, especially if they are beginners as you would make them feel very comfortable. I can not wait to see the shots as I know we got some great ones! Thank You!! Hopefully work with you again” Viv Craig 22nd May 2012
“Austen, we just want to say a massive thank you for everything you have done for us…… for anyone who is here looking for a photographer to book, we cannot recommend Austen Blakemore highly enough!
We chose Austen to photograph our wedding due to his very professional approach and the excellent feedback he had from his previous clients. We were not disappointed!
Austen made us feel completely at ease on the day and worked very hard to capture all of the photographs we asked for and more!
Austen has an amazing eye for a photo, a great imagination and he captured the essence of our wedding day perfectly. The photos he has taken are worth more to us than money could ever buy.
We would have no hesitation in recommending Austen to anyone looking for a great wedding photographer” Gemma and Andy Murden 19 May 2012
“Austen, just wanted to pass on my thanks from me and all of the family for the wonderful shoot we had with you. The whole experience has been great from start to finish. You put us all at total ease at the shoot and my young niece just loved being in front of the camera! The photos were easy to view and order online and the prints themselves arrived much quicker than anticipated and were just brilliant and I just felt the whole package you gave was second to none. I have and will continue to recommend you to all friends and family who require a photographer for portraits, weddings etc” Emma Fellows 22 April 2012
“Hello Austen,I would just like to thank you for all the hard work you put in at the wedding of Tim and shelly on the 31st March 2012. The pictures where fantastic” Shelly and Tim 31 March 2012
“We’re currently looking through the fantastic images you produced from our wedding. We are so impressed with the service from Austen, both on the day and the service we’ve received since. You put us both at ease with your innovative and friendly approach. We will be recommending you to family and friends!” Aimi and Ed 11 January 2012
“Hi Austen it’s susie here Re:December 18th December I would like to say we’ve had a look at the first set of photos and all we can say is WOW really excited to view the next batch had lost of messages asking when our friends can see them we have just said with Christmas and new year celebrations they’d be on soon so people can get ordering them thank you for all your hard work so far” Susie & David 03 January 2012
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“Hi Austen. We both want to say a HUGE THANK YOU to both you and Kellie for your hard work and patience on our wedding day. The photos that we have seen so far are amazing and really have captured the moments that will stay with us forever. Fantastic work, fantastic couple and fantastic memories” Aimi &Ed 28 November 2011
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“Austen yet again you did a really good job of photographing my girls on sunday the results are amazing….. you made it fun with them too and then you got kara to smile and leave my side …… your work is really good i tell everyone about you a***** thanks again” - Michelle Alsop 08 November 2011
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“I have been trying for ages now to think of words to describe how amazed and grateful we are for what you have done for us on our wedding day…. I can’t think of anything that even comes close to being what you deserve. Not only was they beautiful and stunning in everyway possible, you caught shots of people and children that was priceless and what we have been trying to get for years. We are more grateful than words could ever describe and will always think of you and the fun we had on our day… Thank you very much Austen XX” - Toni Harrison 01 November 2011
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” we had such a great day when myself,mum and tango had our photos took! and i know its hard to put a smile on that horses face! the pictures are truely amazing! cant stop looking at them hehe!! Thank you Austin for a great day we shall use you again =) xx” – Emma Keetley 06 September 2011
” I have had 3 photoshoots done with Austen, 1 studio shoot and 2 outdoor shoots. Both myself and my 2 children had a great time and we have some great family shots of us together. Austen is really professional whilst making us all feel at ease. I have and will continue to recommend Austen to everyone. Thanks Austen xx” – Lisa Woods 26 September 2011
“ Just had Austen Blakemore round to give us our wedding photos and what can i say but WOW the best £35 i’ve ever spent lol . We got a lot more than we had hoped for and was very impressed with Austins professional approach and we will be recommending him to all. A job well done ,Thank you Austen for making a very special day a day to remember.Once again thank you” – James and Kelly Marshall 11 September 2011
“ A very professional approach to our special day and 1 i would recommend to anyone,Austens photos throughout his portfolio speak for themselves and the visual reminders your left with let you recreate the day over and over” - Elliott Buxton 05 August 2011
“Just recieved our wedding cd/photos they are fantastic cant wait to show them to family and friends .we would like to say a big thank u to austin on his fantastic photography work .once again thank u so much xx ” -Amy and Elliott Buxton 05 August 2011
“Had my baby boys christening 2 weeks ago just managed to sort through all the photos and they are amazing! i couldnt have asked for any more every moment captured and some brilliant family pics! brilliant job will definitely be wanting to get more pictures done by Austen in the future. highly recommended, wont find a better photographer “- Claira Özkalafat on 15 August 2011
“Austen did our wedding photos,he was the first person there at the registry office getting shots of us all arriving,and worked so hard all day capturing some truly magnificent photos.very professional and accommodating and we definitely got more bang for our buck!!if your considering using him youd be an idiot not too..dont take chances,use the best!! austen blakemore photography..you wont be disappointed !!!” -Ray Dickinson on 01 August 2011
“We are so happy right now… Our wedding photos/DVDs are AMAZING !! Never thought they would be so good you really have done yourself proud! Thanks so much for being such a good photographer we really enjoyed having you at our wedding.. Your shots & imagination are fantastic, looking at the photos you have captured every moment of our special day. Thanks so much Austen hope your day is as special as ours was… ”-Gaynor Bowen on 14 July 2011
“Great shoot our smart caddy golf trollies look great on the website, Austen was very accommodating and work until gone 10pm in order to get our shoot finished thank you” – Mike Lomas (Director) on 02 July 2011
“ Thank you so very much for photographing my gorgeous daughter on her wonderful pony. The shots you have taken are truly amazing, thank you so so much once again. Amazing.xxx”- Robyn Lees on 14 June 2011
“Austen what can we say but wow you did us proud the pics look amazing and for hanging out a car for super shoots was wicked lol…. we couldnt of got anyone better ur work is fantastic and you are such a nice man with it too cant wait to see pics……… thank you very much see soon xxxxxxxxxxx THANK YOU AUSTEN xxxxxxxxxxxxxx”-Michelle Alsop on 01 June 2011
“Had a brill day you were fantastic with us all and the kids loved it too can’t wait to see the pics. Thank you so much your a star couldn’t ask for anyone better ” – Dawn Hancock on 07 May 2011
“We have all had a great day out in the open. You were fantastic with all the kids !!!!
Really looking forward to seeing all the pics a big big thank you from all my family.
You are a star ” - Marie Hancock on 07 May 2011
“We had an excellent day, Austen was brilliant with the kids and took some lovely shots, great value for money. We went to venture last time, and found Austen provided a more personal experience for a fraction of the cost !!
Thanks Austen” – Donna and Mark Bly on 30 April 2011
“ Wkd yet again, gr8 to shoot with you and feed off your buzz and passion for photography!! Couldn’t be more professional and brill to work with thanks again” – Jamie Johal on 23 April 2011
“Couldn’t agree with my sister more. Fantastic shoot. Relaxed, fun atmosphere. Austen was patient with my nephew but also he really went out his way to get our little man smiling and relaxed. Austen was full of different and great ideas to get a very wide range of pictures and to keep little man from getting bored. Great job austen :0) x” -Louise Pollard 22 April 2011
“What can i say? had a shoot this morning and me and my family all really enjoyed it x i have a 22 month old son and austen was incredibly patient with him and took some beautiful photos that are going to cover my living room walls lol! i simply cannot recommend him enough, cant wait to see all the pics thanks for an amazing time and the incredible pics xxxx” – Heidi Pollard 22 April 2011
“Had a photo shoot of my 5 children, very relaxed atmosphere we felt welcome and assured from the minute we got there, Austen was so very patient with us all and the pics are fab, we all love them, Thank you! Would highly recommend x” - Anne Kemp 20 April 2011
“Had a family photo shoot on Sunday with Austen. We immediately felt welcome and at ease, We have 2 small children and Austen was amazingly patient with them. He had some great idea’s for different photo’s.
Will definitely be booking him again in summer for an on location shoot. Thank you! ” – Tina Blain 14 April 2011
“Had a family photo shoot today with austen, very professional and take his time to create the perfect shot. made our granson very confortable around him, to say it was our first time, became a sort of game. Had a quick view of some of the shots afterwards and was very impressed. Carn’t wait for the proofs. Thank you very much for your time and will definately spead the word” -Gary Moss 10 April 2011
” Austen took some photos of my 2 kids, he was very professional and made us feel comfortable, I’ve seen the some of the photos he has put on here and if the rest are anything to go by then I will definatley not be disapointed! The ones I’ve seen so far are absolutely beautiful and I can’t wait to get them up on my walls!
I will definatley be having Austen again in a few months to take some more of the kids and family portraits.- Kathleen Brown 2nd January 2011
“I have worked with Austen a couples of times now, and i have found both experiences fun and extremely relaxed. Austen is a very professional man, and goes the distance to make the models feel at ease. Its refreshing to work with a photographer who wants to work together with his models to create the perfect pose! Cannot wait for next time! Keep up the good work.” – Kelly Goudie on 07 December 2010
“Photo’s were absolutely amazing, will definately be having you again some time for some more photo shoots of us and the horses! Brilliant, thanks so much!” – Jodie Gallagher on 02 December 2010
“On a cold and snowy day, Austen came and took pictures of myself, family, friends and horses. It was a fun afternoon and we all enjoyed it. They always say don’t work with kids and animals and poor Austen did both. Photo’s have come out amazing and we are all very pleased with them. I have used Austen before and will certainly use him again, hopefully in warmer and sunnier weather. Highly recommended for any photo shoots that you may have in mind.” – Kay Kemp on 02 December 2010
“What an interesting afternoon! After spending a lot of time scratching my head and puzzling over books and magazines, I finally got the connection I needed with certain aspects of photography by spending an afternoon exploring exposure, shutter speed and aperture with Austen. All I need to do is put it all into practice!! An afternoon well spent I’d say!” – Clare Byatt on 05 September 2010
“Photo taken by Austen Blakemore Photography. If you’re planning a wedding, give Austen a call. He will work hard at getting those perfect shots and he’s a great bloke too. An artist. Highly recommend Austen Blakemore Photography.” – Kay Dickinson on 01 September 2010
“I was very impressed with the photo session me and my fiance had with Austen the results were amazing and I felt comfortable and at ease. I really wanted to capture the beauty of my pregnancy for both me and my fiance Andy and we both felt this was achieved. This was the first time Austen has photographed a pregnant women but he had some really good ideas about what would look good and what would work, we tried lots of different things to get it right for me and Andy and this was because we believe it was far more important to Austen for his work to be perfect for us all, rather than rushing and producing bad quality pictures. We were really thrilled with the results these pictures are such a great keepsake and an experience in my life that i didnt want to forget.I would recommend Austen to all my friends and family and we will definatley be booking him again once our little one arrives!!! thanks again it was a great experience and worth every penny. Abbie, Andy & Baby bump xxxx.” – Abbie Stockley on 27 August 2010
“fab pictures of the 4 of us shooting on wednesday night. your right nicks eyes look great.” – Nick Parker on 26 August 2010
“Really impressed with your images, showing some great composition, particularly in the wildlife shots and in your wedding work. Wish you lots of luck as the business grows.” – Susan Adams on 26 August 2010
“Great professional manner when dealing with a big hectic family and limited space. Photos turned out excellent, great quality with a really reasonable price. Would defiantly recommend and will be using Austen in the future !!!!! Thank you ….from a very happy family !!.” – Kay Kemp on 26 August 2010
“The ‘Ultimate’ photographer. Fantastic. A true professional.” – Lauren Gittins on 26 August 2010