Feedback from existing clients
Why my clients would recommend Austen Blakemore Photography
“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 21st September 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