Testimonial from Olly & Abby
July 06, 2016
I loved receiving this kind testimonial from Olly & Abby after photographing their wedding at Upwaltham Barns last December. It was a pleasure to be part of their day and share some humorous moments along the way! Thank you Olly & Abby for choosing me... I look forward to seeing you again soon.
We picked up a card for Kelly at the Upwaltham Barns wedding fair and were immediately wowed by the examples she had on her website. We really liked her style, which is more quirky than traditional but still manages to capture the elegance of the day and the natural fun and excitement unfolding.
The first time we actually met Kelly was at her studio and as two people who had never done this before and as a bride who doesn't particularly like being photographed we were so grateful for the time she took to explain everything. We were put completely at ease through her warm and friendly personality.
As part of the package, we had an engagement shoot on West Wittering beach. Although the thought filled me with dread it was a great way to become more comfortable in front of the camera and I’d fully recommend it! Kelly did a great job of letting us relax whilst giving enough direction to ensure she got the right shots both then and on the wedding day! At one point she even sat in a puddle (not deliberately) but it resulted in our favourite shot...well worth it!!
Throughout the process, Kelly and her team were great at staying in continuous contact and ensuring we had dates in the diary to talk about how the day would run. It was a real relief to know they were on top of things and definitely gave us the confidence that we would have one less thing to worry about on the day. The fact that Kelly is so familiar with Upwaltham Barns as a venue was also an added bonus as it meant she was able to make endless recommendations on different shots and was also fully prepared with a plan B should it start raining, it was December after all!
On the day itself, Kelly immediately built up a great rapport with our bridal party and guests, she strikes a really fantastic balance between taking charge when needed while allowing people to be natural and relaxed. So many of our guests actually commented on her lovely demeanour and how great they thought she was in managing the whole process.
We couldn't be more pleased with the results and the final album is extremely professional in the way it's put together, I just can’t stop showing everyone! We’d fully recommend Kelly and can’t thank her and her team enough for helping us capture our day in such a stress free, beautiful and personal way!
Olly & Abby Percival
Wedding date: 4th December 2015Olly & Abby Percival, 6th July 2016