Its always nice to be recognised for doing something you love. But when couples take the time to contact you and let you know just how much the work you did for them is loved, that's really special. Below are some lovely testimonials from some of the couples I have worked with. It makes my heart swell to know I have done the best wedding photography job I can for them. Little jig time! Yeah, I know...... As a Cambridgeshire based wedding photographer I have got feedback from all over the county and the UK. All the couples I have photographed see my work ethic doesn't change. To be recognised for what you do makes it all worthwhile. Now, where's that cigar.....
John Woodward Photography.... Where do I start?! I've known John for nearly 20 years, we used to work together, when he made the brave steps into full time photography the choice of photographer for our wedding was a no-brainer. What I really wanted was someone who would put me at ease and capture our special day but what we got was so much more than that. Not only did I feel at ease but so did everyone else and the result was memories and moments so beautifully captured and so utterly stunning that they take our breath away. Have you seen the firework photo?! It's hard not to be moved by the beauty and talent in that shot. We can't put into words how very grateful we were to have John by our side. A photographer can change the way you remember that once in a lifetime day and John has given us memories that sparkle!! Thank you so very, very much.
Vic and Jo
From the very first contact John made us feel so at ease giving us some advice we hadn't even thought of! Immediately we knew we wanted to choose John for our special day and we're so glad we did! From our engagement shoot where John made us feel so natural after the original nerves and getting some great shots, to the wedding day itself where he was running back and forth between both bridal and groom party preceremony getting some amazing pictures and making us both feel relaxed and at ease ready to enjoy the day! John was simply amazing throughout the whole process and we cannot thank or recommend him enough!
Jess and Scott Hilsden
John kindly photographed our wedding on Monday 4th September at Bassmead and I am writing this to say that we can't thank him enough for sending over the photographs so quickly and capturing our day so beautifully.
John did such an amazing job, we really love our photos. The whole journey with him was so pleasant, he is such a nice person and we are so happy that he was able to take such beautiful photos of our big day. Our guests were very complimentary about the photos and everyone commented how well he captured people's expressions. There are some truly amazing shots which will be going up on the wall! In fact, I want to put all of them up on the wall! Some of the shots were done so uniquely and that is what we love about his work. He really is very talented at what he does. We also love the memory sticks the images were provided on, they're so different.
Some of our friends who are getting married next year were asking for his details, so I sent them a link to his website. Hopefully John gets what he so richly deserves from these recommendations! Thanks you again John!
Adam and Shine Brownsell
Johns passion for photography really shines through, and is beautifully evident in the amazing collection of photos captured during our wedding. Looking through the photo’s we get to see all the bits a bride and groom tend to miss. Snaps of us each getting ready, our proud parents sharing secret smiles, reactions to our arrival when we only had eyes on each other, laughter at the speeches, friends and guests enjoying the day, I could go on!
We asked John for a lot, and he did not disappoint. From formal photos for our family to private photo’s for us, John was very amenable and did everything we asked. He was never obtrusive and at times we forgot he was there! The resulting observational, natural shots are amazing. A very talented photographer with a friendly approach, he will always get our recommendation.
Laura and Jon Gilbey
After spending far too many hours browsing through endless online wedding photographer albums, none of whom seemed right, it was a relief to find John who managed both the intimate couple photos and the group and party shots that make a wedding. He was very personable and easy to work with, asking us the right questions so we could plan our day, and accepting our suggestions of how we wanted things to look.
On the day itself, John was that perfect blend of unobtrusive, and friendly, just another one of our guests, but still managing to capture all of those moments and magic that make a special day, from preparations and dressing through the ceremony and the party afterwards. He managed our different locations and venues with ease, always there where we wanted him.
Many of our guests commented on how easy he was to be around, and how well the final photographs have come out. They are beautifully presented and a joy to us both, each time we look through them re-living our very special day. Thoroughly recommended to anyone considering him as a photographer for their wedding.
Reynard and Hazel
My husband and I are beyond thrilled and thankful that we chose John to capture our wedding day and celebration. From the moment we began our email exchanges to the day of our wedding being captured he was amazing and flawless!
After deciding that we just wanted to have a simple, intimate wedding at Ely registry office, John truly captured the love and laughter we've shared together for more than 20 years. The photos are amazing, just what we wished for. John then captured every aspect of our wedding celebration at our evening celebration for our family and friends, from guests arriving to our first dance on our black and white dance floor and beyond, creating an album of memories that will be treasured forever.
Thank you for capturing one of the most important days of our lives so perfectly! Thank you for being so enthusiastic, accommodating, warming and a laugh, a perfect gentlemen, it has been our pleasure and would recommend John to capture and be part of anyone's occasion.
Paula and Dave Swinton
We’ve known John for some time and therefore know how passionate he is about his photography. We knew straight away once our wedding date had been set that we wanted John to be our photographer; we had seen examples of his work and it was exactly the type of style that we wanted. From the moment we made the booking, at the initial consultation and at the pre-wedding shoot (which was amazing fun) we knew we were in safe hands. John was accompanied by his passion and enthusiasm on the day and took so many photos without us even noticing he was there for the most part. We can’t thank John enough for the truly beautiful images of our wedding day that capture so many special moments and great memories of a fantastic day!
Jo & Mark Ritchie
John did the photographs for our wedding at Drayton Manor Hotel and from the moment of booking to receiving the final images he went out of his way to ensure that everything we had in mind for our day was catered for. There are many stressful things leading up to a wedding and making sure that everything goes to plan but John enabled us to relax in the knowledge that everything was under control regarding the photos of our day and this was reflected in the final results delivered soon after our day and beautifully presented on a memory stick in a nicely crafted wooden box with a little video montage of the photos with the music from our first dance playing. Very highly recommended for personal touch and professional results
Giles and Nikki Preene
John was recommended to us by one of our friends who saw his work at a friend’s wedding. He definitely didn’t disappoint. John is genuinely such a lovely guy and so amazing at his job which he clearly loves and is passionate about. He is chatty, friendly and so enthusiastic about his work. Prior to the wedding we had a pre-wedding shoot which was so much fun and made us even more excited to work with John on our big day!
John made us all feel relaxed on the day, and if I’m honest, we hardly knew he was even there at some points, working silently in the background to produce natural and un-staged shots yet able to efficiently coordinate group shots. We now have some absolutely beautiful photos of our wedding which we will cherish forever. I could not recommend John enough!
Charlotte and Rob Newsome
John was our clear choice for wedding photographer, having a great eye and being a fab bloke! He was really flexible with our needs and pulled off some really amazing shots, all day and night long! And he's so cheerful about it too! Highly recommended to make your wedding fun and provide great memories to keep!
Helena and Stefan
John did an absolutely fantastic job for us as the photographer at our wedding. Not only did he capture all the important pictures that you want but he also captured the natural expressions, smiles and laughter in the background which produced some brilliant pictures! Included in our package we had a pre-wedding shoot with John which again was great. It helped us to get to know him and as he is so cheerful and friendly, we soon became comfortable in front of the camera. It’s very clear that John is passionate about his work and takes pride in the pictures that he takes as a very talented photographer. The images we received were processed and delivered to us very quickly and professionally presented. I cannot recommend John enough, you certainly won’t be disappointed with his work!
Ross and Sammi Cook
We were lucky enough to have John photograph not only our wedding, but on that same weekend our daughter’s blessing!
We cannot recommend John highly enough. He an extremely talented photographer, puts everyone around him at ease, manages to both blend in to the background and take control of the crowd when needed and is is also one of the nicest people we know. Not to be underestimated when you are together from the very start of the day to the very end! With an incredible amount of patience and skill to go after that ‘perfect’ shot (which he always gets by the way!) John has a way of taking you all on his personal journey throughout the day that makes you feel you have created something together.
John has captured some of the most precious moments in our lives for which we will always be grateful. Thank you John!!
John thank you so much for my fab photography course - it was so insightful and most importantly for me highly practical which has meant I have been able to finally understand how I take the technical knowledge and actually translate it into taking photos. I feel so much more confident with my camera and now I know how to assess my photos and learn from them I feel equipped never to use my auto setting again. I feel like I am in control of my camera and the photos I want to take and I can start to get the best out of my camera and all it offers. You are very generous with your time and knowledge and I really appreciated the way you challenged me to think about the pictures I wanted to take. It was a most enjoyable and productive day which left me buzzing and excited about taking photos - I'm off out now with the camera to put some of my learning into practice. Thanks again!
John shot our wedding in a relaxed style and many of my favourite photos of our day were ones taken by him (many of which are still on the walls six years later). He takes time to get great images without too much staging or lengthy waits for those involved – we found his style and capture was perfect for us in that he got photos of all our guests (not just the wedding party), many of whom we didn’t see that much of in the excitement of the day itself. He is genuinely passionate about getting it right for clients and that is clear from the moment that you first meet him and I do believe what he offers is fantastic value. Subsequent to thewedding he has also taken some lovely images of our growing family, and we look forward to working with him again.
Helen and Max Foulds
John provided an exceptional, friendly and professional service. He has a unique talent for capturing the emotion of the moment in his photography, this was so important for our wedding day. John got the best from our day, he put us all at ease and this resulted in the most beautiful, natural shots. We absolutely love the photographs John took on our wedding day and will treasure these, and the moments they captured so honestly, always. We would recommend John without hesitation, he did an amazing job and it was a real pleasure to work with him. We look forward to requesting his input again for future opportunities.
Richard and Christine Clark
We had two photo shoots with John when my little boy was small, and both of them resulted in a great set of photographs. John is really good at picking up on the mood of little kids and knows when they're getting bored or irritated, and he adapts the shoot to keep them involved and happy. His free-flowing and adaptable approach also meant we ended up with a really varied collection of photos - not just a couple of standard poses, but lots of pictures in lots of styles that captured the spirit and personality of my little boy perfectly.
Our family shoot with John was excellent. He took time while setting up to talk to our 3 year old and put her at ease. Normally, she only produces a forced, crazy smile for the camera but John kept everything very relaxed which means we now have some wonderful photos with genuine smiles and laughter. When she and our 11 month old were getting restless, out came the bubbles, and more joyful pictures with them. It's not easy to herd small children at the best of times, but John's efforts mean that we now have priceless expressions and moments to treasure. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him to anyone looking for family photos, and we will be back again and again in years to come!
John came into preschool and took photos of all the children individually. He was great with the children, helping them to feel at ease and was able to get some fantastic shots that reflected their true personalities. He was flexible and adaptable to the children's individual needs, adapting his style to suit them. The parents appreciated the modern and natural feeling of the pictures. I can't recommend him highly enough.
Chris Barton, owner and manager of Little Wombatz Nursery, Soham
At Salon 262 we have been working with John from John Woodward Photography, he has attended all our events as he always takes the best photos. In particular at our opening party where John set up a photo booth the pictures looked amazing as John has a way of making you feel at ease in front of the camera. He has also taken pictures of the salon for our website, they are beautiful, we couldn't of been happier with them. John is so professional and a joy to work with.
Juliet Dalton, owner of Salon 262, Mill Road, Cambridge, CB1 3NF (07725 866281)
I have worked with John Woodward two times now and both times have been soooo memorable and fun! John is a down to Earth guy and brilliant photographer! He is friendly, chatty and imaginative with his shoots. It felt like meeting up with an old friend.
The whole process from precoms to the day of the shoot: we both shared our ideas, and discussed in detail what we both were after for the shoot, as well as putting together an image board of possible ideas, which we referred back to on the day. Everything we had planned had really come through in our shoot. I felt completely at ease knowing that I was going to receive high quality images and I did!
John always turns up on time for shoots, organised with all his gear and full of enthusiasm! He is just so much fun to work with and is extremely creative. He has a great eye for detail and can give modelling direction when needed.
I love looking back on our images. They are great memories to keep hold of. Highly Recommended!
Katherine Velours (Former model and now Make up Artist)