Holly & Barney’s Italian Villa Wedding – December 2017

Laughing bride and groom during ceremony at Italian Villa wedding photos“As soon as I met these guys, I just knew they were the right photographers for us.

They instantly made us feel at ease and were so much fun our wedding guests loves them. I couldn’t be happier with the beautiful photos and it is so nice to have a sneak peek a few weeks after wedding as most photographers keep you waiting for months to see them.

Highly recommend to anyone getting married!”

You can see Holly & Barney’s Italian Villa Wedding Photographs here

Gemma & Ed’s Purbeck Valley Farm Wedding – September 2017

Bride and groom first kiss in English stone church wedding in Dorset

“It’s so difficult to summarise in a just a few lines how amazing Tom and Murray are. I was a bridesmaid at a wedding in 2016 and was so impressed with Tom and Murray that when I got engaged shortly after, I didn’t even look around for any other photographers and knew these guys were the ones for our wedding!

From the day we enquired about availability through to receiving our final photographs, Tom and Murray were fantastic. They were always really responsive to emails and answered any query we had which completely put us at ease. We trusted Tom and Murray would be able to capture our wedding day and the special moments and had no worries about them fulfilling that role!

Tom and Murray felt more like wedding guests than our photographers and from the moment they arrived to both the bridal and grooms party, they never felt intrusive with their cameras and blended in as though they were part of the wedding party… even sewing a bridesmaid into her dress and helping with hair and my veil! Toms bag had an emergency kit that definitely came in use for the bridal party that day! Not to mention the running around to make sure we had everything we needed before leaving for church.

Our wedding guests thought Tom and Murray were exactly that, guests! They manage to capture your day without being intrusive or feeling like you have a camera in your face following you around for the day yet manage to capture all the special moments.

A wedding gift of a helicopter ride to take us to our wedding venue after our ceremony and Tom and Murray were both in on the surprise, using their experience of weddings to help him ensure he got it just perfectly with timings and photographs and just the way he wanted (even if we did have every season of weather that day!).

Both wedding guests and those unable to attend our wedding commented on how amazing our photographs are and in particular how the sneak peak photos and summary of the day really made it feel more special and added that personal touch. We didn’t feel like it was just another wedding they were working and they made us feel more like friends than customers.

Thank you so much for everything, I highly recommend One Thousand Words Photography to everyone who asks about photographers.”

You can see Gemma and Ed’s Purbeck Valley Farm Wedding photographs here


Louise & Lee’s Bournemouth Highcliff Marriott Wedding- September 2017

Bride's face in mirror of Bentley wedding car driving through Bournemouth

“We loved you guys very much and felt you both thought of everything especially when it came to places and timings. Also the type of shots you took were extra special so we thank you for your professionalism on our special day. It was awesome!!!

Thanks again to you both, you will always be thought of very highly and wouldn’t hesitate recommending you both for events in the future.”


You can see Louise & Lee’s Bournemouth Highcliff Marriott wedding photographs here

Carly & Alex’s Coppleridge Inn Wedding – August 2017

New Mr and Mrs walk in the woods at Coppleridge Inn Wedding Photographs“Tom and Murray photographed our wedding in August 2017. What can we say?

They were absolutely amazing from the first contact, to sending us our photos. Tom and Murray were so accommodating to our requests, no ask was too big for them and they made us feel so excited for the day. They were able to discuss the plans with us over email and Skype as we were planning the wedding over 140 miles away from Dorset.

On the day itself, even though we hadn’t met them in person beforehand it was like having old friends with us. Tom and Murray made everyone feel so relaxed and made us all laugh a lot. They fitted right in, even some our guests thought they were part of the family. My favourite thing about them as photographers, was they spotted all the small moments (as well as the big moments) that were really special to us. The photos they took were beautiful, we could not be happier with the service they provided and would highly recommend!

Thank you Tom and Murray, we are so grateful for all you did to make our day so special.

Carly & Alex

You can see Carly & Alex’s Coppleridge Inn Wedding Photographs here

Emily & Giles’ Upton House Wedding Photographs – July 2017


Bride and groom at Upton House stately home wedding venue in Dorset with rippled clouds

“We chose Tom and Murray to be our wedding photographers as they were the only ones who stood out as being friendly and approachable, it was like we’d been friends for years.

That same theme continued on our wedding day, starting with the breakfasts! We barely noticed they were there, yet when needed they always seemed to appear from nowhere. Their relaxed nature shows in the photographs with nothing being staged which was exactly what we wanted, they seemed to be in 4 places at once, capturing moments we hadn’t noticed until we looked through the album.

Most of our guests thought they were just guests themselves, they really did blend in and get on with everyone, some even asked who the Ushers were, amazed when we told them that they were the photographers, they would go the extra mile and do literally anything to ensure our day ran smoothly.

We would absolutely recommend Tom and Murray to anyone - thank you again for relaxing us when we needed it, and laughing with us as friends.”

Giles & Emily

You can see Emily & Giles’ nautical themed Upton House wedding photographs here.

Zoya & JP’s Lulworth Castle Pirate Wedding – June 2017

Jack Sparrow cries at outdoor pirate themed wedding ceremony in Dorset

The best people for the most important decision.

Of course, there are lots of super important decisions when it comes to a wedding, but this is one of the biggest. At the end of it all, photos stay with you forever. The best ones capture the mood, the love, the (good!) madness of the day. The best results are when the photographers are fully emotionally invested into this process, so that you get what you will forever treasure out of this.

This and more is what we got with Tom and Murray. We became friends, we hung out in pubs, we joked and laughed and shared life stories as we got to know each other ahead of our big day. So when it came to it, these guys were our friends, sharing the day with us, anticipating our behaviour so they could capture those true gems. Their dedication means they will be there for you regardless of any personal circumstance, not just because of any contract, but because this is how much it means to them to make your day awesome.

Be prepared for them to encourage all your mad ideas and suggest a few of their own, be ready to enjoy their company and support, most of all, make in space in your life for two new great friends by then of it all.”

Zoya & JP

You can see Zoya and JP’s Lulworth Castle wedding photographs here and their Durlston Country Park engagement photographs here

Scott & Paul’s Amazing Swanage Wedding – June 2017

Grooms dramatically exit wedding helicopter in Swanage countryside field

“From the offset, we were treated to a first class service from Tom and Murray that was highly professional, making us feel extremely comfortable.

A huge amount of care and consideration went into establishing exactly what we wanted with contact offered as frequent as we required. All our requests were not only accommodated but massively welcomed, no matter how odd we thought these were. Nothing was too much trouble.

Our family and friends frequently described having both Tom and Murray around for the weekend as totally charming and appropriate. Many describing them as totally blending into the fabric of the wedding. They achieved again this perfect balance of professionalism with an all important ability of making us and our guests feel at total ease around them.

Most importantly, they have delivered exactly what we requested to our brief and also found ways to exceed our expectations. The photos we have, are absolutely exceptional showing the life and soul of our wedding. They were huge fun and engaging to be with and we’ll cherish the memories they’ve helped us keep forever.”

Scott and Paul.

You can see Scott & Paul’s Durlston Castle Wedding Photographs in Swanage here.

Natasha & Gavin’s Haven Hotel Wedding – June 2017

Bride and groom walk down stone groyne at Dorset sea side wedding at Haven Hotel

“We had our day on the 2nd June and cannot wait to see all the photos but just wanted to say a huge thank you to Tom and Murray , you both made us laugh and helped everything run so smoothly.

Nothing was too much for you even tom coming to the rescue with safety pins to attach Nana’s rings to my bouquet, we cannot recommend you guys enough and everybody had mentioned how great you both are , thank you soo much again xxxx”


You can see Natasha & Gavin’s Haven Hotel wedding photographs here

Louise & Daniel’s Walton Castle Wedding Photographs – April 2017

“We haven’t even seen our wedding photos yet but we already know we can give Tom and Murray a 5* review!

These two were fantastic and all our guests have commented on how they really were part of the day. They put everyone at ease and judged each situation perfectly. Grandma thinks they are perfect gentlemen, Best Men have new mates and little sister won’t walk down any steps without Tom’s hand!

Truly great at what they do and nothing is too much trouble. Forget old fashioned wedding photographers who make you line up for hours on end with forced smiles on your face, hire these two, relax and let them capture the magic.

Thank you Tom and Murray, we’ve already recommended you to everyone we’ve spoken to!”


You can see Louise & Dan’s Walton Castle wedding photographs here

Vicky & Rob’s Scaplen’s Court Wedding Photographs – April 2017

Bride through veil on morning of Scaplens Court wedding photographs

“I cannot recommend Tom and Murray highly enough, they were perfect in every way. They both have great personalities that fit into any given situation on the day. They really feel more like guests.

There was no pressure or rushing and they were even on hand with spare hair clips and scissors when needed.

The photos themselves were incredible!! Our day perfectly documented from beginning to end with split moments in time captured for a lifetime. We cannot thank you enough.”


You can see Vicky & Rob’s Scaplens Court wedding photographs here

Amy & Neil’s Trafalgar Tavern, Greenwich Wedding – March 2017

Bride and groom kiss in the gates at Greenwich University from Greenwich wedding photographs

“Tom and Murray are absolutely fantastic. Nonintrusive but attentive, funny and friendly. Can’t recommend them highly enough. Would happily go out for a pint with both these guys any time. Always smiling and felt like they were a big part of the day. Can’t thank them enough.”


“My husband (eeeekkk) has already reviewed these guys but we loved them so much that I wanted to do one too!

Tom and Murray were absolutely amazing right from our first chat over a coffee! Communication is superb and their sense of humour and fun is even better! They were a part of our day and I love the wedding photos before I have even seen them! They allowed helped the day run smoothly and captured the day naturally which was just what we wanted!

Loved all the little touches and would recommend them to everyone! Thanks gents! xxx”


You can see Amy & Dan’s Trafalgar Tavern, Greenwich wedding photographs here

Hannah-May & Craig’s Kings Arms, Christchurch Wedding – March 2017

Wedding guests throw butterfly confetti at bride and groom outside Kings Pavillion

“It’s taken me a while to get round to doing this review but every time I’ve tried I’ve not been able to find the right words. In short, Murray and Tom are incredible.

Every single person who attended our wedding has said how great they were such nice guys who interacted with everyone but weren’t overbearing or intrusive as well as being flippin’ great photographers!

It’s probably important to say that Tom is also a dab hand at bridal preparations as well. We were blown away by our pictures, we love them more every time we look at them. Thank you both for capturing our special day and being part of our guest list.

If you are looking for laid back photographers, who listen to what you want and deliver that and more then One Thousand Words is for you!”


You can see Hannah-May & Craig’s Kings Arms, Christchurch wedding photographs here

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