As part of the voting process for my entry to the South West Weddings Awards, couples that I had worked with over the last 2 years were asked to participate in the voting and give feedback on all elements of the service that I provide. This feedback is then look at in conjunction with my mission statement (provided below) as well as an appraisal of my website and social media presence by the Judges. As I am sure you are aware by now, all of this was enough to crown me the winner in my category which I am still completely chuffed to bits about.
After the awards, the organisers sent me the feedback I had received for me to have a read through. To be honest, it has completely blown me away. Not just because of the amount of feedback I received but also the words that were used. To know that my dedication to couples’ days, the work rate I put in and also ensuring everyone has fun is recognised, this lets me know that the love and effort I put in is appreciated, and that’s bloody fantastic.
Below I have provided some of this feedback, ok it’s a bit of a “blow my own trumpet” thing to do, but why not, I can’t let these words just sit hidden in my emails, so here they are.
Thank you again to everyone, its massively appreciated.
Here we go……….
Alex captured so many memories from our big day which we will treasure for a life time. His enthusiastic approach from start to finish made us realise we had made the right choice in choosing Alex. Being very highly recommended to us from friends Alex never fails to deliver, we are over the moon with our pictures and can't recommend his services enough! A SKILLED, ENTHUSIASTIC AMAZING PHOTOGRAPHER and a genuinely lovely guy
AMAZING AMAZING AMAZING!!!! Can't recommend Alex enough a genuinely all round lovely guy. From start to finish his enthusiastic approach makes you instantly realise you made the right choice, We got so much more to our pictures then just the typical wedding day, combined with Alex's skills and enthusiasm and his natural approach our pictures are magical and something we will look back on and re live our day again and again because every one of our pictures has a story to tell thanks to Alex!
Having seen Alex at another wedding and the photos produced from that we were convinced that he was the photographer for us. We wanted someone who captured natural shots and didn't want too many staged, huge group shots. We were not wrong! It's hard to describe just how incredibly he does his job. From initial contact with him to the photos at the end he was amazing. On the wedding day, he arrived in the morning to capture both the bride and bridesmaids and then moved to the venue to get the shots of the groom and groomsmen. He didn't leave until well in to the evening when the dance floor was in full swing. Alex has an exceptional quality to make himself seem like another guest at the wedding. To have guests comment on 'your amazing photographer' before they've even seen the photo product is testament to how well he does his job. Alex was professional at all times but equally approachable and friendly (and that is not easy to achieve). He indulged my friends in their madness whilst ensuring that it was our day. Then we move onto the photos...wow! We knew he was good but we were just blown away by the end product- we couldn't have even begun to imagine what they would be like. He had captured things we hadn't known he had, fleeting moments that most people wouldn't notice. Sitting looking back over the photos we laughed, cried and smiled all over again especially as there were so many wonderful surprises. It was like reliving the day all over again. Alex goes above and beyond his job to make your day more than just a wedding day but a lifetime of memories. We cannot thank him enough for not only his contribution to the day but for his contribution to our future life as a married couple. To think of all the years that these photos will be looked at, he created magic.
Alex is an incredible wedding photographer; he is personable, accommodating, imaginative and an absolute pleasure to work with. The finished products I received were absolutely stellar, I could not have hired a better photographer in the South West. From the beginning, Alex and I meshed and he understood mine and my husband's vision for our big day. His candid style of photography perfectly captured mine and my friends and families personalities and the formal shots we did were absolutely beautiful and captured how stunning our venue was. I will cherish the photos he took for us for the rest of my life - they are beautiful! Alex got along fabulously with my guests and people still tell me how great our photographer was. I will be recommending Alex to any of my friends getting married in the future!
From the first meeting we had with Alex we knew we wanted him to photograph our wedding day. Over the 10 months of being in contact we got on so well and it was more like a friend shooting our day. He made us 100% relaxed and comfortable because let’s face it it’s not something your used to! He made us howl with laughter to capture the most perfect of pictures.
For us Alex is the best photographer in Devon having looked at his work pre and post our day and our photographs did not disappoint when we received them!
Alex Toze was fantastic from the start. In our discussion before the wedding he had loads of great ideas but also really wanted to understand what we wanted from the day. During the morning of the wedding, he was discreet but managed to capture all of the special moments. The photos he took of the service were absolutely stunning! We couldn't have asked for better. Most importantly he made us and all our guests feel very comfortable and relaxed during the day which was reflected in the photos that he took. Alex is a total professional and a kind and helpful person to have photographing your day.
Alex Toze was a huge part of why our wedding day went fantastically well!
Our meetings with Alex prior to the big day were great fun and useful for both if us to get to know each other and to work out what sort of photos we wanted.
He was also extremely useful in telling us handy tips due to his vast experience of attending many weddings!
On the day Alex was brilliant at popping up at all the right moments to capture natural and fun shots. He was also hugely knowledgeable in where to shoot photos at our venue as he had been there several times. We were lucky enough to have a beautiful sunset and also a firework display which Alex absolutely revelled in. The photos have turned out simply stunning!! So much so that some people couldn't believe it was genuinely us in our photos with the stunning backdrop of the sunset and fireworks!!
After the wedding Alex provided us with a beautiful professional box with our memory stick of photos as well as the link on his website for our photos.
Alex is simply the best photographer we could ever have wished for and fully deserves to win this accolade.
Cannot rate Alex highly enough, he really is the best wedding photographer! From our first meeting with Alex we knew we had picked the right man to capture our day just as we had hoped, his vision was exactly what we had in mind... lots of fun and capturing our day as naturally as possible. He was more than a photographer, he also felt like our wedding planner. Giving us lots of helpful tips on planning our day at our meetings and on the day itself he played a massive part in ensuring everything ran smoothly. We were blown away by the images we received, absolutely stunning. Alex is one very talented man and we cannot thank you enough for everything.
Alex was fantastic! Right from the very first meeting through to the photographs we received! He works so hard to get everything on the day spot on and can not thank him enough for our end results and just being amazing on our wedding day!
Alex is an amazing photographer. From our first meeting we knew we were in good hands. His relaxed manner put everyone at ease - ourselves and guests included - and that really shines through in the pictures he produced. We couldn't be happier and will be eternally grateful that he captured our special day so beautifully.
Alex was absolutely amazing for our wedding day! Couldn't of asked more from him...and this pictures where everything that we asked for! He was such a massive help!! So easy to get on with and everyone loved him.
Cannot recommend Alex enough. He truly did everything we wanted, discussed and more.
He 100% deserves the recognition for his hard work and extra efforts put into his work.
Alex was absolutely fantastic from Start to finish, he made us feel so at ease and relaxed when having our photos taken on our wedding day! His work is incredible and I honestly didn’t think there would of been a better person for the job. I booked him for our wedding back January 2017 and since then I have watched his business grow bigger and bigger. He definitely deserves an award for his work without a doubt. Genuine hard working guy, we wish him the best of luck for his future in photography!
Not only does Alex take the most amazing photos. He was there to help and guide throughout the day without being intrusive. Hes much more than just a photographer. He will always be a massive part of our special day and the memories he captured will go on for generations. We couldn't be happier with his work. Thank you Alex and you so deserve this prize!
Alex was friendly professional and extremely helpful. He was amazing and guided us when we needed it and took on board all of our asks. He complimented our day and captured it perfectly . We live 200 miles away from the venue and that made no difference to the service we received! Alex you were simply awesome. Thank you x
What an outstanding photographer! We got let down by our original photographer and booked Alex as he was highly recommended... I am SO glad that happened. Professional but yet really friendly and put us at ease instantly. Top photographer!
Alex was an amazing photographer throughout our whole wedding day, even leading up to our special day he met with us a few times and we knew we had made the right choice in Choosing him as our photographer, he was very easy to get along with and made us feel at ease as well as being very passionate about his work. On the day of the wedding he just slotted in and done his thing and it was a pleasure having him there, everyone commented saying how great he was!. He was always so helpful with answering any questions we had, nothing was to much trouble for him. We couldn’t of been any happier with the photos we received!, he capture amazing memories that will stay with us forever. We would highly recommend Alex to anyone!
Alex was a fantastic photographer at our wedding. We were delighted with our photos, which captured the day in a fun and natural way. As well as capturing many natural shots, Alex also styled some stunning artistic shots.
Leading up to the wedding, Alex was always just an email away if we had any questions and we were also so pleased to have a pre-shoot as it made us relax in front of the camera ready for the big day (we also got some awesome photos!) It was fantastic that Alex was able to join us for our ceremony rehearsal, ensuring that he knew exactly what was going on for the day itself. We couldn't have asked for more on the day of the wedding, in a house full of women getting ready Alex blended in and made us all feel at ease. He had a clear running order in mind to help us to get exactly what we wanted from the day and worked alongside our groomsmen to ensure no time was wasted. Not only was he busy snapping away all day, but he even helped to style my dress and veil for photos and helped out wherever he could. Alex stayed until he felt he had captured absolutely everything- which was way beyond the first dance. We really couldn't recommend Alex highly enough as a professional, talented wedding photographer.
Alex, both Mathew and I really don’t think it is possible to put it into words how thankful and pleased we are to choose you for our photographer, He created a simply stunning set of photos, capturing every moment of our special day. The day went so quick but we were extremely pleased that Alex managed to capture all the key parts, photographed in such detail.especially in - 2 degrees on a beach!
From the very first day we met Alex, we knew he was our perfect wedding photographer. His style was exactly what we wanted, relaxed and informal but with a great eye for detail and very passionate. This is clearly evident when looking through our fabulous wedding photographs.
We would highly recommend Alex. He is extremely skilful, great value for money and a genuinely lovely guy. Alex all we can say is we will treasure these photos forever, what you have produced will provide us with lifelong memories and both so glad you captured our special day.
Thank you again for everything, we wish all the best for the future!
Alex is laid back and makes you feel comfortable and relaxed on the most important day of your life. His skills are amazing and he is always willing to try something new! Our wedding photos are amazing, we coundn’t have wished for a better outcome! We now have memories to cherish forever thanks to Alex and his incredible talent!!!
Alex is absolutely fantastic! He made everything so easy and relaxed for us and it really showed in our photos. He was great at giving every fun/quirky/nutty photo idea we had full effort and everyone was blown away when they saw our photos. Every friend and family member commented on how friendly and approachable Alex was on the day. We cannot sing his praises enough, A+, 5 star, 100% whichever scale you want to use.
Absolutely outstanding! Alex from the moment we booked him was quick to reply to any questions we had about our day! On our day he helped out so much with actually organising people, he made everyone feel so at ease which made our photos amazing! We wouldn’t have picked anyone else!
Our Wedding was the most magical day of our lives. To have a talented and creative photographer like Alex capturing all of our special moments has allowed us to look back at all of our moments and relive that special day again!
Alex is not only an extremely talented photographer but he’s also such a down to earth, friendly, fun person who put both James and I at ease on our special day.
The quality of all the photos is outstanding and I have gone on to recommend Alex to two close friends who have now booked him for their weddings in the coming years. We would recommend Alex to anyone for his amazing work.
Alex is honestly one of the nicest people we have ever met. From the moment I met him at the wedding fayre until the day he dropped off the photos to our house he was nothing but friendly, professional and most of all fun. Alex clearly has great passion for his work. He knows how important what he does is for the bride and groom and, whilst I knew he was working on many other weddings, I felt like I had his full attention. Throughout the planning section of the wedding Alex was there, giving us food for thought, ideas, suggestions and encouraging us. Alex offered thoughtful, relevant suggestions which we gratefully appreciated. On the day, Alex fitted into our wedding party perfectly and became a part of our wedding. He was fun, energetic and made me feel like a queen all day! Nothing was too much trouble for Alex and he even injected some banter through his work- exactly what we wanted to make us feel at ease. The photos that Alex produced, both as a preview a few day later and in the final edit of 750 photos, were absolutely stunning. He captured our day perfectly in a range of staged (which we asked for), super fun or natural shots. Every part of our day has a photo to represent it. I am so glad we trusted Alex with such a key part of our lives. We will be forever grateful to him.
Alex is a true professional, he went above and beyond. All his pictures are fantastic and never forced.
His way with people is outstanding
Alex was so professional from start to finish. Nothing was too much trouble for him, he met with us twice before the wedding day to ensure he knew exactly what we wanted from our pictures. On the day he was amazing, giving us all advice and nothing phased him. We had so many comments from guests saying how lovely, friendly and accommodating he was. The pictures are fabulous we could not have wished for better pictures which were captured with ease and Alex made it such fun!
Alex was nothing but professional, imaginative and a gentlemen.
He provided an amazing service and we were very satisfied and just overwhelmed with how good the pictures were. I would and have recommended him to everyone I know is getting married.
I hope he gets the recognising he deserves