Testimonials for Derbyshire Wedding Photographer Aaron Russell
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23 x 5* Reviews and counting! Read why I have more than any other photographers around me!
Hannawell & Alex
The Woodlands at Hothorpe, Lutterworth, Leicestershire- July 2019
Having met a lot of wedding photographers in our search for 'the one', we were instantly put at ease by Aaron when we met and loved the style of his photography. Aaron was great during the planning stages and we were able to provide him with a list of the photos we wanted. On the big day Aaron was brilliant! Aaron captured some amazing shots during the ceremony and speeches and we had no idea he was there! Throughout the day, Aaron worked really hard and did a great job managing the wedding guests, getting the best out of people whilst ensuring we got the photos we wanted. We are so pleased with the end result, our photos are beautiful. We would highly recommend Aaron for your wedding
Holly & Matt
Almalfi White, Melbourne, Derbyshire - May 2019I’d like to start with WOW!!! Where do I start? This lovely, kind gent was a dream to work with straight from the word go. He was reliable, responsive and reassuring.
When Aaron came to our house we were both anxious about our day and how it would tick along, not only was Aaron our photographer he was a great support and assured us it would go well and he would help out with anything at all that we needed.
Aaron turned up on the morning of our wedding and it was like we had known him a lifetime - he fit in so well with our family & friends and everyone commented on what a lovely guy he was. He was funny, chatty and so professional. Aaron was with us from 9am until just after 9pm on the evening and in that very long 12hour day he was there catching every moment for us!
We received our photos back today and are completely blown away. No detail was missed, everything is perfect and natural - exactly what we asked for! We could not be happier!
So, Aaron, we want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for capturing our day. For providing us with the most amazing images and memories that will always be with us. You are unbelievable at what you do and you do it so well! Words will never be enough to show you our appreciation.
Holly & Matt Webster xx
Lina & Andy
Saxon Mill, Warwick - March 2019
Captured our wedding with show-stopping images and a great, relaxed personal service - a pleasure to have him with us on the day. Has incredible array of kit and is a total pro. Would recommend without hesitation.
Taran & Tom
Hogarths Hotel, Solihull - September 2018
Aaron did the photography for our pre-wedding events in September 2018 and was great to deal with and extremely professional. The pictures were lovely and colourful, capturing the essence of the events really well! I would happily recommend Aaron.
Dawn & Joe
Rosliston Forestry Centre, Staffordshire - August 2018
I would highly recommend Aaron. Me and my wife planned our wedding in 6 months, finding a photographer was a high priority. After meeting Aaron we both knew straight away we had to hire him. He made us feel very welcome and at ease, showed us his work at many different venues, some truly great shots. Neither of us had been in a photoshoot before so we booked an engagement shoot too and that helped greatly, Aaron wnet above and beyond to get some great photos, we had a good laugh and really enjoyed his shooting style. The online questionnaire really helps too as you don't have to worry about arranging it on your wedding day. On the day Aaron took some amazing photos we didn't even realised we're being taken, from getting ready all the way to reception, always professional and a sense of humour to keep you at ease. It is worth noting that Aaron went above and beyond for us, my grandma was ill in hospital and couldn't make the day, so after arranging with relevant people, Aaron drove us both and my grandad to the hospital to share the day with her and got some amazing photos, she really appreciated it. I cannot state how highly I would recommend Aaron to photograph your wedding, the photos and service you will get are second to none. So pleased with the photos and experience he provided.
Jade & Dan
Prestwold Hall, Loughborough, Leicestershire - July 2018
Absolutely over the moon with our wedding photos. They are perfect! All special moments were captured and a great mix of formal and natural shots were taken through the day and evening reception. We cannot wait to get them printed and on our walls and with family. 100% recommend Aaron for your wedding and special occasions. He really enjoys his job and that is clear in the photos. The turn around was really quick too!
Charlotte & Andy
Kedleston Country House, Kedleston, Derbyshire - June 2018
Aaron was fantastic from start to finish. We have beautiful photos from our engagement shoot and our wedding day. On our wedding day Aaron arrived early and stayed for the whole day capturing every moment. He made us all feel completely at ease and our guests commented on how professional and lovely he was. His photos showed some lovely moments that we hadn’t even noticed at the time. We have just received our album; it’s beautiful and such a lovely memento from our day. I would highly recommend using Aaron to capture your wedding day. He is very skilled and a lovely person to be part of your special day.
Sarah & Rhys
Bass Museum, Burton on Trent - June 2018
We honestly could not recomended Aaron enough! Not a single negative word to be said. He was so amazing with us, especially how unphotogentic we are and how uncomfortable we initially were in front of the camera. That all disappeared straight away. He made us feel so comfortable and it just seemed so easy.
Extremely professional and nothing seemed to phase him, he was very organised and very good at keeping in touch and doing exactly what we wanted.
The photos are unbelievably great and we have had so many compliments on them. We really cannot express enough how pleased we are with our decision to have Aaron capture our special day, and will absolutely reccomended him to anyone who is looking for the best photographer in the area!
Gemma & Ben
The Tournerbury Woods Estate, Hailing Island, Hampshire - May 2018
Aaron went above and beyond to capture our special day and we cannot thank him enough, we are so happy with our collection, friends and family have praised them too. We cannot wait to get some printed the only difficulty is choosing which ones!!!!
Kimberley & Dale
Kelham House, Kelham, Nottingham - November 2017
Aaron is amazing! From the moment he came round to see us so we could meet and discuss what we wanted we knew he was the right man for the job. His images are all incredible- a great eye for the little details that make the biggest difference.
On the day itself he was great, calm and supportive and really good to be around. Our guests loved him.
Thankyou so much for making our special day even more special.
Morgan & Claire
Marriot Hotel, Burton on Trent - November 2017
After spending months trying to find a suitable photographer we came across Aaron through a referral made by a friend. Not only were the photos magnificent (all in all we had 500 photos of our day), Aaron comes across extremely professional and polite. This gentleman makes this craft look easy. I can safely say I would be comfortable to recommend Aaron to anyone looking for professional services in photography.
Tasha & Adam
Donington Park Farmhouse, Castle Donington, Derby - October 2017
One of the best decisions we made was to have Aaron to spend our wedding day with us!!
After countless exhausting wedding fayres and photographers with no enthusiasm for their own photography, we gave up looking.
Then we came across Aaron as a recommendation. We contacted Aaron himself and he arranged to come and see us in our home. From the moment we met him we got such a good vibe. He made us feel at ease with his warming prescence.
Aaron brought some of his previous work for us to look at, needless to say we were very impressed. We were very nervous to make a decision as one of the biggest jobs of your wedding day is letting someone capture your special moments.
You have one day and one shot to get it all right ... And yes he did!! Aaron listened to exactly what we wanted, natural shots. We didnt even notice he was there half of the time, which was nice to have so many special moments captured without a camera in our face all day.
Aaron went above and beyond to capture unique photos, all of our guests complimented on how he couldnt do enough to be more pleasant and welcoming with being involved.
We have recently had our photos back, they did not dissapoint. We have had memories captured perfectly, photos of family, friends, the wedding venue, which will last us a lifetime and more.
We are totally wowed by how many we have receieved and how hard its now going to be to decide on which photos we want for our album.
If we could have our wedding day again, we would choose Aaron everytime. For every wedding we will now attend, Aaron will be the first person that will be recommended over and over again.
You should be proud of your work, how fantastic it all is and know that the little photos you have took are the biggest memories we now have. That is something that we can now look back with our children for many years to come, all thanks to you!!
Natasha & Adam Swindell
Sarah & Adam
Hogarths Hotel, Solihull - September 2017
Aaron was recommended to us through a friend and we're really pleased they did.
Aaron is very passionate about his work and this shows in the quality of his photos. When we first met Aaron in our home, we were amazed by his previous work and his friendly manner so hired him straight away! Leading up to the wedding, Aaron was very approachable and responded quickly to our enquiries. On our big day, he worked flat out and contended brilliantly with the British weather. We recently received our photos and are so pleased. You could not produce the same quality and effects using an everyday camera.
Thank you Aaron for doing such an amazing job on our big day.
Sarah and Adam
Sonya & Ross
The Woodlands at Hothorpe, Lutterworth, Leicestershire - August 2017
We have just received the photos from our wedding day and we are simply blown away by the beautiful images Aaron has managed to capture!
When we first sat down with Aaron and looked through his lovely wedding albums, his enthusiasm and friendliness was really apparent and we knew he was the photographer for us before he had even left our house. He was so professional and easy to chat with and he was only a phone call away if we had any questions.
The engagement shoot was a fantastic way to get to know each other before the big day and we had a lot of fun in the process. The shoot was at our wedding venue which was a wonderful way to capture some lovely images that could hopefully be recreated on the day itself. When we received our photos from this day we were so pleased with the photos and it made us even more excited about the photos Aaron would capture on the big day.
On the wedding day itself, we couldn’t have asked for more from Aaron who was not only professional and organised but friendly and approachable too which was great for our guests who all mentioned how nice he was. His passion and enthusiasm really bubbled to the surface and it’s lovely to see how much he truly enjoys his job. His good humour also helped, especially with some of the more camera-shy guests.
Aaron really helped to make the day run smoothly from our early morning start at the salon for hair and makeup right through to the DJ set well into the evening. Aaron you are amazing!
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for helping to make our day so special. We will cherish the beautiful photos that you have captured that help to tell the story of the most magical day of our lives!
Mr and Mrs Brown
Sara & Gavin
Cressbrook Hall, Buxton, Derbyshire - August 2017
First and foremost what an absolute pleasure it was to have Aaron to capture our day! Apart from being one of the most professional people we had the pleasure of doing business with, he is also one of the friendliest people you will meet and puts you at total ease from the engagement shoot to the big day.
After reviewing Aaron's work online and then meeting him for the engagement shoot, we knew straight away we had made the right choice. Aaron was always available to be contacted and answered all of our queries straight away, no matter how big or small they were.
When it came to the day, Aaron went beyond the call of duty. As soon as he arrived he went straight to work and captured all of our requests. His attention to detail and professionalism was to the highest standard. From hanging the dresses, to capturing our first dance, working over time in order to capture a night shot for us, we really can't thank him enough for all he did.
We want to say a massive thank you for making such an important part of our day go so smoothly. We can't recommend Aaron enough, we will be sure to be recommending him to all our family and friends and will have no hesitation hiring him again for a special occasion!!
Thank you Aaron,
Gavin & Sara :)
Katherine & Sam
Colwall Park Hotel, Malvern - June 2017
Where do we begin.. Aaron has been amazing from start to finish! From when we first sat down to discuss the possibility of Aaron capturing our wedding day for us he has been friendly, polite, happy to answer any questions we had and has always been very professional. While discussing our needs for the day I mentioned that I wasn’t too keen on the idea of having bridal prep photographs, however after talking this through with Aaron he reassured me that it might be a good idea to have them even if I never showed the photos to anyone, rather than not having those moments captured and wishing I had. After receiving our photographs I’m so glad Aaron was able to talk me round as some of my favourite images are from the bridal prep!
On our wedding day we didn’t have the worry of feeling anxious in front of the camera as Aaron offered us a complimentary engagement shoot. During the engagement shoot Aaron was always very reassuring and made us both feel at ease. From that moment we knew we had chosen the right person to capture our wedding day as the enjoyment and passion Aaron has for his work was so evident it was almost contagious, we left the shoot eager to see the photographs and we were not disappointed.
Throughout our wedding day and in the days that followed we had guest commenting on how professional and friendly Aaron was during the day. No request was too big or too small and Aaron always had a smile on his face.
After receiving our wedding photos on a USB stick in a beautifully presented personalised case, we were just blown away with the quality and quantity of the images. There are so many wonderful images capturing such wonderful memories. The only negative comment we have to make is Aaron has made it impossible for us to choose which photos to have printed to hang on the wall!
If you are looking for someone to capture your big day, your search is over. Not only will you feel at ease from the get-go but also you will come away with the most gorgeous photos of yourselves and your loved ones to remember your special day.
We can’t say this enough – Thank you Aaron, it has been a pleasure.
From the new Mr & Mrs Clark x
Lauren & Mitch
Barnsdale Hall Hotel & Country Club, Oakham, Leicestershire - June 2017
Me and my now husband met Aaron about 18 months ago to see what his work was like, in view of being the photogrpaher for our wedding. He blew us away with the special and personal shots he took so we booked him immediately! We had an engagement shoot at our wedding venue a few months before our wedding which was so special, and very unreal at the time!! Aaron arrived at 7:30am on our wedding day of 9th June 2017 and left at 9pm. We simply could have not asked for a more attentive, thoughtful, determined, professional photographer to take the most special photographs of our lives. He captured every single moment, which was amazing to see as so much goes by in a blur! We can never thank him enough and I will recommend him to anyone.
Dawn & Carley
Donington Park Farmhouse, Castle Donington, Derby - December 2016
My wife and I got married on December 22nd 2016, and life has been hectic since, hence our delayed review! We met with Aaron on a couple of occasions before our wedding day, but from the very first meeting we knew he was the photographer for us. Right from the start of our 'big day' (an early 7:00am start) until after our first dance (he left after 9:00pm), Aaron captured around fourteen hours of wonderful memories that we will treasure forever. Our guests commented during and after the wedding on how friendly he was and how comfortable they felt in his presence. He was in no way intrusive and his vision of how to capture everything we could have wished for was delivered in a wonderfully presented box and USB stick, just in time to help us with our post-wedding blues. It was a freezing cold but beautiful winters day, and Aaron did a wonderful job at capturing everything just as we wanted, especially the sun setting behind us. We had a big list of family group photographs and he was great at keeping everyone organised with help from our ushers. We would recommend Aaron to anybody who was looking for a wedding photographer who will listen to what you want as well as use their skills and incredibly impressive camera equipment and lighting, to provide you with the absolute best memories you will never tire of looking at. Thank you so much, Aaron!
From Mrs and Mrs Seaman-Peake
Stephanie & Dean
Calke Abbey, Ticknell, Derby - October 2016
Aaron is a true professional! He was passionate about getting it just right for us. Took time to meet with us beforehand to really get feel for what sort of day it was going to be, where we wanted to have our photos taken and family members to be included.
He isn't one of those intrusive photographers and he got some great shots when we wernt even aware he was taking photos.
It was lovely to have him involved in our day and would highly recommend to anyone.
We are very fond of our wedding photos and will treasure them forever. Thank You!
Charlotte & Ricky
Ringwood Hall Hotel, Chesterfield -August 2016
Perfect pictures to cherish for a lifetime. We cannot thank Aaron enough for all that he did for us on our big day and every day running up to it. Communication was speedy and helpful from the first enquiry even to this day. Anybody who is getting married knows that it is really important you have "suppliers" who put you first and are always there when you need them. Communicating with Aaron was effortless and we couldn't thank him more for that. The engagement photoshoot was a brilliant icebreaker and we have some fabulous photos from that session alone. Our wedding photographs are amazing. We love them all and when the day finally comes to sit down and create an album we will be stuck for choice! I can't recommend Aaron enough and if I could do it all over again I would choose to have him as our photographer. The best quality pictures for such a reasonable price, you'd be mad not to consider having him photograph your special day!
Jana & Jodie
Colwall Park Hotel, Malvern - June 2016
Aaron, thank you thank you thank you.
You and your magnificent equipment have made my wife a very happy woman.
Now there's something I never thought I would say!
Since you so very kindly delivered our photographs we have had endless evenings of cooing over your work.
We were both blown away with your professionalism on our big day.
You seamlessly covered every angle possible without being in any way invasive.
You have some wonderfully creative ideas that enhanced our formal pictures too.
I was personally impressed with how comfortable you made us both feel and the ease in which you organised our wedding party rabble.
Once again Arron, thank you for documenting our day in such a lovely way. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend you to our friends and family.
Hope to catch up with you again at our next life event.
Joe and Jana Brown.
Katherine & John
Kedleston Hall, Kedleston, Derby, March 2016
It was a pleasure to deal with Aaron. Right from the initial meeting he was helpful, friendly and professional. We also had the engagement photo shoot which definitely helped make us feel at ease on the big day. The pictures are amazing and we are so pleased with them. We would recommend Aaron and hope to use him again in the future.
Leanne & Ben
Iscoyd Park, Wrexham - December 2015
A huge thank you to our amazing wedding photographer Aaron. The moments you captured were truly magical and we couldn’t be happier.
From our first introduction Aaron made us feel nothing but comfortable and relaxed. After our initial chat he was able determine the type of photographs we were after. The outcome was above and beyond anything we could of imagined.
As many girls will understand, being pictured without make up and in your dressing gown isn’t ideal, however, Aaron captured the most beautiful pictures which show our excitement of getting ready for the big day. Myself and my bridesmaids were completely comfortable with Aaron being with us, we almost forgot he was there!
Throughout the whole process Aaron’s communication was brilliant. Any questions or worries we had were soon answered and resolved.
We had the most magical day possible and Aaron was able to capture moments we didn’t see as we were busy elsewhere. His attention to detail is above and beyond.
We have so many of our wedding pictures dotted around the house and it’s thanks to Aaron that we can relive our special moments everyday.
Aaron, we cannot thank you enough!