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Some nice things people have said!

I don't ask my couples to write reviews, but I'm very touched when they do. Here's a handful of testimonials from some of them.


"Russ is a consummate professional and worked hard all day to be in the right place at the right time in order to catch all of the little moments that make up the day. Having said this, he was a master of disguise, managing to be “there but not there” and to blend into the crowd. His hard work paid off and we were absolutely delighted with the results. I would have no hesitation in recommending him. Our vicar was of the same persuasion, saying Russ was the best photographer he’d ever worked with." Melanie & Luke - Elmore Court Wedding

avoncroft museum wedding photos

"I love our photos and they capture our day perfectly as it was a fun casual wedding and the photos show exactly that! Russ was great from start to finish and really accomodating! Would highly recommend x" Michelle & Chris - Bromsgrove Museum Wedding

almonry barn wedding photos

"Russ thank you so so much for our wedding photos. We absolutely love them and you captured every moment perfectly. We can't stop going through them and smiling. You really made us feel totally at ease and it comes through in our pictures. Thank you again and we will make sure we recommend you wherever we can." Rach and Mark - Almonry Barn Wedding

glastonbury wedding photography

"We are just blown away with our pictures! They are everything we hoped for, capturing a story of the whole day and so so much emotion. They are natural and gorgeous! Whats more Russ you were an absolute pleasure to have with us on the day, we felt really at ease and our guests loved you! We cannot thank you enough, from start to finish it really has felt like you have gone above and beyond to send us such amazing quality pictures of our day x" Hannah & Joel - Splottsmoor Farm Wedding

Brympton House Wedding Photo

"We decided to wait until Friday evening to view our photo gallery so we could take our time and enjoy a glass of bubbles. We absolutely love the photos! They capture every aspect of the day and so many little details that we had missed or forgotten. We have now been through them 4 times already and started to share them with family and friends. Everyone who has seen them, loves what you have captured and the amazing quality of your work. Thank you so much!" Gary & Nadine - Brympton House Wedding

Gants Mill Wedding

"Russ was professional from the get go, friendly and unbelievably helpful. We'll never be able to thank you enough for the beautiful pictures you captured from the best day of our lives, we are so glad that we will look back on the beautiful moments you captured for the rest of lives. We are so so glad we had you to photograph our wedding! I would recommend How Photography to anyone!! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts! Xx" Hannah & Mike - Gants Mill Wedding

north cadbury court wedding photos

"Thank you sooo much for all of your work on our photos, we love them. We can’t believe how many shots you took and love looking through them - feels like we are reliving the entire day - including the bits we missed! Our guests raved about you and how you were so friendly and approachable and just fit into the whole day putting everyone at ease." Anne-Lousie & Kevin - North Cadbury Court


"Thank-you so much for our wedding photos. They are absolutely beautiful!
Such a lovely memory of the day, it feels like you can relive the day through them. Perfect!" Rachel & Peter - Yarlington Barn Wedding

Priston Mill Wedding Photos

"Russ managed to capture the entire day perfectly and the finished photos were exquisite. That, together with the vast amount of compliments we received about Russ on the day, confirmed that we had made the right decision when picking our photographer. He is gentle, humorous and incredibly helpful. We were so blessed to have him at our wedding. We cannot recommend How Photography highly enough – Thank you :o)" Rose & Toby - Priston Mill Wedding

hestercombe gardens wedding photo

"When I came across Russ's website I knew straight away they he was the photographer I wanted to use to capture our special day. Russ was brilliant from the moment my fiancé & I first contacted him right through to getting our photos and afterwards when we got in touch for advice on printing. Friendly, helpful and professional he mingled unobtrusively capturing unique, timeless moments that made us smile, laugh & cry! My husband & I would highly recommend Russ!" Lucy & Ryan - Hestercombe Gardens Wedding

kilver court wedding photos

"THANK YOU!!!!!! We love the pictures so so so much! INCREDIBLE. We hope you have been back to Mells, it is such a special place. Seriously we couldn't have asked for a nicer person to take part in our day, so glad you managed to squeeze us in. All our friends commented on how you just blended in, and made such an effort. You really did capture the day in every way we wanted, opportune moments and emotion with family and friends." Tash & Sarah - Kilver Court Wedding

brympton house wedding

"Thank you so much Russ for our amazing wedding photos! They surpassed our expectations enormously and we just can't stop looking at them! You fitted in to our day perfectly with us hardly noticing you were snapping away. The best surprise was to see that despite the vicar putting some restrictions on you on the day you still managed to get some wonderful shots of our ceremony, which we thought had been prevented. We just love them, every single one. We can't thank or recommend you enough x " Helen & Matthew - Brympton House Wedding

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"Russ is just the most terrific photographer. Our wedding photos are a dream and he has a real talent of being both everywhere and completely discreet on the day, while keeping things running seamlessly. Lovely bloke too who made us feel in safe hands with clear communication throughout. Highly recommend!" - Naomi & Fraser - Gants Mill Wedding

"We decided to wait until Friday evening to view our photo gallery so we could take our time and enjoy a glass of bubbles. We absolutely love the photos! They capture every aspect of the day and so many little details that we had missed or forgotten. We have now been through them 4 times already and started to share them with family and friends. Everyone who has seen them, loves what you have captured and the amazing quality of your work. Thank you so much!" Gary & Nadine - Brympton House Wedding

"Russ did such a professional job at our wedding, he was subtle and unobtrusive - we hardly knew he was there! - but he managed to capture so many great moments throughout the day. His use of light is fantastic even in the toughest of unusually bright sunny days! Absolutely brilliant start to finish." Rona & Freddy - Peppermill Farm Wedding

"Thank you Russ for the amazing photos of our wedding. We absolutely love them and you managed to work miracles with the two most unphotogenic people!! We can't wait to share them all with our friends and family. Thank you so much for capturing our day so well." Bea & Doug - The Castle at Edgehill

"Thank you SOOO much for our amazing photos!! We absolutely love them and so do all of our family and friends. We felt we missed parts of the day and the photos piece everything together for us. I love seeing what Niall was up to in the morning before the wedding! We love all the little details you've captured and the natural photos of us and our guests - they are by far our favourites. We had such an amazing day and the photos are such a special reminder." Dani & Nial - Gants Mill Wedding

"WOW!!!! These photos are incredible. We have no other words to say, thank you so much for your time, effort and kindness. We are so happy with the photos you captured on the day." Alex & Lynsey - Hill House Wedding

"Superb Photos and Great Value. Truly delighted with our wedding photos. Russ spent a great deal of time before hand understanding exactly what we wanted, from formal shots to reportage. He absolutely captured the spirit of the day, people's characters, special and unique moments. Our photos are a perfect story board of the day from start to finish. Russell is such a genuine guy. He was so friendly, discreet, hardworking and easy to get along with. I felt we were sharing our special day with a good friend." Alex & James

"Wow thank you so so much, we absolutely love the photos! Thank you both for capturing the day so perfectly, we couldn't be happier with all of them!" Rachael & Shaun

"We found 'How Photography' on the Internet, loved his portfolio and decided to arrange a meeting, whereby, we were struck by his wonderful personality, a likeable guy with a blend of drive, professionalism and good old down-to-earth humour—we booked him immediately. From then, he was easily contactable, replied quickly to emails, was willing to listen to our ideas as well as offer advice and most importantly documented our wedding day to splendid effect, unobtrusively capturing excellent images we will savour for the rest of our lives. Picking a photographer is an important part of any wedding, Russ made our decision easy, now we have the hard task of picking our favourite pictures for the album, with so many good ones to choose from. It’s a wonderful problem to have. We really can’t thank him enough!" Claire & Kev - Kilver Court Wedding

"From the moment we first picked How Photography, Russ answered all of our questions and worries straight away and we felt over the moon with confidence that he would do us proud on our wedding day. Our wedding photos are amazing myself and my Husband can not thank you enough for capturing every moment of our special day. Our guests all commented on how lovely you were and how they could see your passion shining through. Everyone who we have shown our wedding pictures to have been blown away by the quality of them! I can't thank you enough!" Ruth & Martyn - Charlton House Wedding

"Russ was amazing from start to finish. Communication upon booking, meeting him before our wedding day to make us feel as comfortable as we could was such a lovely personal touch. Every inch of our wedding day was captured by him and we couldn't be more happy with the outcome of our pictures. I highly recommend Russ. He makes you feel so relaxed and comfortable. All our family and friends including us have agreed the photos were fantastic and just what we were after after explaining our style etc. Seriously, amazing service and couldn't have asked for a better photographer for our wedding. Thanks Russ!" Lindzie & Matt - Maunsel House Wedding

"Hi Russ, Thank you so much for coming to shoot our wedding. These photo's are amazing!! Great memories of a fantastic day! Many Thanks!" Liz & Graeme - Trafford Hall Wedding

"Beautiful, exquisite, superb, original, exactly what we asked for!!! We cannot express in words just how thrilled we are that we chose Russ to capture our wedding at Gants Mill last year. Russ was fantastic from day one! We met prior to the wedding and discussed my fussy tastes. I bored him with inspiration of photos that I liked and even showed him photos of Matt and I that we hated (so vain). My husband really dislikes the fuss of having a photo taken yet with Russ he couldn’t have felt more at ease. On the day of our Wedding, Russ was so organised that we barely knew he was around yet the photos show that he was at every corner snapping photos that we weren’t aware of as well as capturing those which we’d requested in advance. We of course asked for the occasional private shoots and I didn’t know that they could be such fun! We made great use of Russ’ style and we couldn’t be happier with the results. We continue to recommend Russ to all of our friends and hope that one day soon we can arrange another shoot together. Thank you once again x" Sarah & Matt - Gants Mill Wedding

"I have nothing but high praise for Russ. From the first meeting, we were completely at ease. He was punctual, professional, passionate and generally awesome for the whole day, and ever since through our millions of emails back and forth… The 455 photographs we received are beautiful, we really couldn’t be happier with them! We are recommending him for everything that requires a camera to anyone who asks! Thanks again Russ! :)" Jackie & Lee - Brympton House Wedding

"Our photos are sooooooo amazing. We're completely blown away with them, you are so very talented! We just want to say a massive THANKYOU for being fantastic on the day, all of our guests commented on not only how lovely you were but how hard working and professional you were too. We look forward to booking you again for our 1 years anniversary shoot!" Lucy & Adrian - Wellington College Wedding

"We decided fairly early on that a quality photographer was important to us for our big day and we needed to budget accordingly. And boy oh boy it was worth it. Despite possibly some odd requests of what we wanted to see from Russ for our Black Tie themed wedding he grasped the opportunity to do something out of the norm, research and really work with us to achieve exactly what we wanted. Nothing was too much of an ask. The end result, the vast collection of photos that Russ gave us were so perfect that they instantly (and still do) stir such emotion every time I look at them - which is often. Somehow he managed to capture personalities of friends and family that they could not have possibly known about, true talent in seeing a moment and and shooting it that instant, beautifully, because it might just mean something to us... We have had so many compliments from guests that have seen some of our wedding pictures; how they didn't even notice the photographer, how unobtrusive he was and how incredible the results are. Those photos are so precious to me, they bought tears to my eyes, amazement and laughter when I looked at them. I still haven't created an official 'album' as I cant bear to cut them down to just a small collection, they are all so relevant to the feel of that amazing day. I cannot thank Russ enough for what he gave to us, if you have any pre-booking doubts of his worth, then think again, you will not regret it." Tiffany & Chris - The Mount Somerset, Taunton Wedding

"Gorgeous photos. The loveliest person. Great value. I could not recommend Russell highly enough!" Catherine & Chris - Devon Wedding

"Fantastic wedding photography! Russ came along to shoot our wedding day on a Bristol farm in spring. We met up with Russ a few weeks before the wedding and knew immediately that he would do a fab job. He was totally in tune with what we loved about our venue and how best to bring the most of it out in our pics. He was so easy to get along with and he felt like an extra guest - sharing or big day. He handled our large mob of family and friends with patience, humour and courtesy through the whole day and evening. We researched photographers in the area very thoroughly and feel so lucky to have found Russ! The finished product is a set of wedding pics that are better than we ever could have expected. From the bride's make-up session and lads' button-hole struggles, through the ceremony, drinks reception by the pond, right down to the first dance and jiving that followed, he captured the essence of our day beautifully. We couldn't be happier and whole-heatedly recommend him to anyone planning their special day." Caroline & Jan - Folly Farm Wedding

"Russ photographed our wedding in May and we were delighted with the whole service that he provided from beginning to end! We felt that he really listened to what we wanted and was very accommodating and enthusiastic about our suggestions. On the day he was friendly and polite to our guests, very organised and professional and managed to melt into the background so did not disrupt the day at all! The end results were absolutely perfect and fitted the description of what we wanted so well, not only being beautiful photographs but really capturing the mood of the day. We would highly recommend him!" Helen & Toby - Hestercombe Gardens Wedding

"We cannot more highly recommend that you book with Russ. We organised our wedding within 6 weeks and only managed to book Russ in the last 2 weeks (despite him having another event straight after!). At the time I was living in Kent and getting married at St Audries near Taunton so until the wedding day all communication was over the phone. I felt this may be slightly difficult but was totally happy after speaking with Russ, so booked the next day. It was definitely the right decision as we now have over 600 stunning photographs of our wedding, the difficulty now will be choosing which ones to print. In fact, while looking through the photograph's for the first time after the wedding, I was a little tearful. The emotion captured in the photographs was fantastic, Russ had managed to incorporated special parts of our wedding such as the ceremony beautifully and exactly as we had previously discussed." Louise & James - St Audries Park Wedding

"We don't think 'Thank You' really covers it. It is hard to put into words what an amazing job you've done! You were so professional, organised and unobtrusive in capturing every moment of our special day. You have given us the best gift of all, a beautiful, chronological account of the day that we will never get bored of looking at. Every picture tells it's own little story! Our guests all commented on how amazing you were on the day and how incredible the photo's are. From the moment we contacted you shortly after our engagement, throughout the planning stages, the big day itself and the album selection we could never fault you on the high level of service we have received. You're passion and commitment to your work is abundantly clear. We can't wait to see the album and are confident that this will be the icing on the cake! You are incredibly talented and we would highly recommend you to anyone looking for a photographer. We certainly couldn't have made a better choice and you more than surpassed our expectations. THANK YOU!" Seb & Amy - Somerset Wedding

"Thank you so much for the photos - they are fantastic, you really managed to capture the day, definitely some there to go up in our house, and we will enjoy making an album to keep forever. We have had many comments on how friendly and unobtrusive you were and I'm sure when others see the photos they will also be impressed by the end result. We will definitely be recommending you to anyone that is getting married! People were saying 'you will be fed up of of posing for photos and being told what to do by the photographer' but it was nothing like that, just so easy, relaxed and friendly. You were an absolute star so thank you so much for adding to our perfect wedding day." Ali & Helen - Bristol Wedding

"We were thrilled to get the photos and love what you’ve achieved from what was a fairly busy affair. I’m not sure how you managed to get through the throng of people but you clearly have managed to be in the right place at the right time. Thank you sincerely for making the day both fun at the time and memorable after the event! We very much appreciated the efforts you went to before the wedding and during to make sure everything ran smoothly. Your approach is incredibly professional without losing the personal touch and it was very reassuring and effective." Brad & Naomi - Tythe Barn Wedding

"My new husband and I cannot express how much we love our wedding photos. Russ did a sterling job from start to finish. The pics are exactly what we wanted; really natural and reportage. We can't believe how many pictures were taken too! It was lovely having Russ there on our wedding day- I felt totally at ease in front of him (even when I was getting ready and stressing out majorly!) it was like having a friend taking our pictures. I am Brand Manager of a fashion company and part of my job consists of art directing fashion shoots, so when it comes to photography I am probably harder to please than most, but his images really captured people's personalities and idiosyncrasies which only seems possible for someone whom has known our friends and families for years- Russ obviously has a talent for anthropology and capturing moments in time that really record the beauty of weddings. I will definitely be recommending Russ to all of our friends who are 'next'." Kara & Tom - Gants Mill Wedding