Reviews of Dorset Wedding PhotographersReal Life Testimonials From Our Brides And Grooms
Words of love and thanks in our wedding photography reviews are the greatest awards a wedding photographer can receive. With over 20 years experience with have created stunning documentary wedding photography for hundreds of happy brides and grooms.
Below are just a few of their kind comments and feedback on our all inclusive wedding photography service.
2018 Wedding Testimonials
2018 Wedding Photography Reviews
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Gemma & Jonny - Italian Villa Wedding – August 2018
“These guys are worth their weight in gold. Tom and Murray went above and beyond, not only to take stunning photographs, but to make our day as smooth as possible.
We would liken Tom to batman with his utility belt. When a bit of my hair unravelled from jumping around- he noticed straight away, produced some bobby pins and fixed it for me, when some of the beads fell off one of my bridesmaid’s dresses- he had glue and stuck them back on, when a thread from my dress got stuck on something, he got out his multi-tool and untangled me.
Both Tom and Murray were so calm and professional, and made the day even more fun.
We have just got the sneak peek back and couldn’t love our photos any more!!"Gemma & Jonny
Shelly & Colin- Kinston Country Courtyard Wedding – August 2018
“First of all Tom & Murray we can not thank you enough, you have given us beautiful memories of our perfect day. Memories we now have always.
We got engaged October 2016 and I knew exactly who I wanted as our photographers. Tom & Murray were actually the first enquiry I made, even before the venue! I admired their work & knew they were the photographers!
Leading up to our day you were amazing. When the day finally came July this year I was blown away at how Tom made our morning! Such a lovely warming guy.
Our day couldn’t have gone more smoothly with our amazing photographers. Our family & friends absolutely loved the energy & humour you both brought to the day.
And then the sneak preview arrived. Well.. we were simply over the moon !! Everything & more.
We can not recommend one thousand words enough. Your work is stunning & we can not thank you enough guys. X"Shelly & Colin
Hannah & Mark - Countryside Wedding – June 2018
“Tom and Murray photographed our wedding in June. We had seen their work for a friends wedding and knew we wanted them. Not only were they amazing people to be around on the day and took the most stunning collection of photographs for us to treasure, they were also a mine of information prior to the wedding and helped to recommend a band and make up artist when we were really struggling.
I would not hesitate to recommend them to any friends getting married."Hannah & Mark
Ellie & Josh - Tithe Barn Symondsbury Wedding – April 2018
“We couldn't recommend Tom and Murray enough!
We love our photographs - they are exactly what we wanted; natural, beautiful and perfectly reflective of our relationship.
The whole process felt very personal and we really appreciated the initial meeting to discuss our preferences and special requests. They were also both great fun and reassuring - we were certain we were in great hands throughout the whole day! Our friends and family all commented how professional they were and that they weren't constantly aware of their presence, so people just truly relaxed and let their hair down as we hoped for. "Ellie & Josh
Sarah & Daniel - Harmans Cross Village Hall Wedding – August 2018
“As soon as we got engaged, we knew that we wanted one thousand words as our photographers.
They offer something so different and special that others don't- first off all they make you feel so at ease on your wedding day that you don't have time to feel nervous, secondly they're very handy extra bridesmaids 🙂
Tom and Murray were so kind and fun to work with and we can't rate them enough, having two of them meant that you had pictures from different angles.
Tom and Murray were considerate to us when we needed time to ourselves and whisked us away to the beach for an hour to have some time to ourselves and reflect on our day. They slotted into everything so well, especially when they arrived at my parents house and began photographing us.
I seriously can't recommend them enough, they were one of the best bits of our wedding day and our photos were just incredible.
You guys really are amazing and daaam' they can work a camera and find a good angle- especially if you're not a fan of photos yourselves! "Sarah & Daniel
Nicky & John - Countryside Manor House Wedding – June 2018
“Experienced, warm, friendly photographers, who effortlessly (it seemed to us and our guests!) captured our day with hundreds of beautiful memories. Everyone commented on what great guys they were.
They worked so hard both on the day and after to create beautiful photographs. They really are the best in the business and we can't recommend them highly enough."Nicky & John
Sarah & Gaudi - Lulworth Castle Wedding – April 2018
“Gaudi and I would like to say a huge thank you for being absolutely amazing in the run up, during and after our wedding day and for capturing such brilliant photos and amazing memories.
We could not have asked for more from Tom and Murray and would highly recommend their services, they really did go above and beyond. We first met with the guys on our engagement shoot which was an extremely windy day down in Swanage, after taking a few photos we decided it was time to give into the wind and go to the pub for a pint to get to know them and talk about our big day. Having the opportunity to meet with them in advance was so great as we felt like we knew them when they arrived on our wedding day which immediately put us at ease. Tom was really helpful and responsive in the run up to the day answering any questions we had.
On our wedding day they were both absolutely amazing, so many friends and family commented on how great they were and just fitted in like guests. They worked so well with our videographer and other suppliers helping the day to run smoothly. They are discreet in their approach, fun – making everyone laugh, easy going and capture the day perfectly as it happens. They stayed well into the evening capturing some fun shots of the dancing which is so great to have!
We are so happy with our photographs and the decision to go with One Thousands Words – we could not recommend them highly enough. You have been fantastic from first enquiry to receiving our final photos, thank you so much for everything!"Sarah & Gaudi
Kate & Matt - RNLI College Wedding – August 2018
“Tom and Murray were absolutely fantastic in the lead up to our wedding and on the day. They went out of their way to make sure we had amazing pictures and the day ran smoothly. Tom was on hand with pliers to fix the zip on my wedding dress while Murray was helping the groom's men to get ready. The whole process was effortless on our part and we felt totally at ease.
Tom and Murray blended in during the day and were not intrusive, all of our guests commented on how professional and friendly they were. We absolutely loved the sneak peak and thought it was a nice touch to write a blog about the day. We are so happy with our images, they have an amazing talent in capturing natural photos.
I cannot recommend them highly enough, they have been so accommodating from the initial booking right through to creating our album.."Kate & Matt
Tara & Jason - Sandbanks Hotel Wedding – July 2018
" For me one of the most important suppliers to my wedding was to be the photographers - pictures are the only physical object you have of your day once it is done. Over time memories fade.
We spent a lot of time researching and speaking to many photographers before making our decision. We met Tom and Murray at a wedding fayre and instantly connected.
My husband doesn't like to be centre of attention and hates having his picture done so was anxious that photographers would be intrusive and he would feel on edge. This was not the case at all! I could say that Tom and Murray fitted in and were in the back ground, but it was as if they were guests- they blended in that well.
Tom spent the morning with me and my bridal party and Murray with my husband and his groomsmen. Nothing was too much trouble, Tom spent the morning running around entertaining my young flower girls - even helping put their shoes on and neaten their hairs.
Murray gave my husband a prep talk and kept him calm and helped do button holes and cravats. I was blown away by my pictures and they were everything I wanted them to be - all natural.
Tom and Murray captured so many smiles and you can actually feel the laughter through the pictures. I must have looked at my pictures 100 times since I've had them. It is literally like reliving the day and more - so many moments captured that I had totally forgotten about. Absolutely over the moon with the pictures and the service!
110% recommend these guys!!"Tara & Jason
Ashleigh & Adam - Swanage Wedding – June 2018
“I have no words to describe what you have done for me but I honestly cannot thank you both enough!!!!! My day was amazing and I felt so much more confident having you both there to guide me.
As you know the photos were hugely important to me and after throwing a strop all those months ago because I wanted you guys, I can definitely say that the strop was worth it. You both kept me calm and assured, you made me laugh and giggle when I found myself getting overwhelmed and sometimes I wasn’t even aware you were photographing me.
You went above and beyond to make sure I got the shots of my dreams and I’m honestly like a kid at Christmas waiting to see them!
Thank you with all my heart for being the best photographers! You are both my hero’s!"Ashleigh & Adam
Rebbecca & Benjamin - Walton Castle Wedding – May 2018
“We had Tom and Murray for our wedding back in May.
Not only are they decidedly funny chaps! But they actually helped save the wedding when my wife to be had some issues lacing up her dress (the ribbons were too stiff for any of the girls to do!) and caused a delay in proceedings. Due to our registrars unhelpfully booking another wedding a really short time after ours, had they not got involved it is safe to say the wedding would not have happened!!
However having sorted this they then went onto take some really amazing photos for us too!"Rebbecca & Benjamin
2017 Wedding Testimonials
2017 Wedding Photography Reviews
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Holly & Barney - Italian Villa Wedding – December 2017
“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!”Holly & Barney
Louise & Lee - Bournemouth Highcliff Marriott Wedding - September 2017
“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."Julia & Matt
Emily & Giles - Upton House Wedding Photographs – July 2017
“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.”Emily & Giles
Louise & Daniel - 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!”Louise & Dan
Amy & Neil - Trafalgar Tavern, Greenwich Wedding – March 2017
"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"Amy & Neil
Matt & Julia - Swanage Wedding – October 2017
“Fantastic guys! Really put us at ease all day.
Professional friendly and helpful cannot recommend enough! Thank you Tom and Murray!!!”Julia & Matt
Carly & Alex - Coppleridge Inn Wedding – August 2017
"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
Zoya & JP - Lulworth Castle Pirate Wedding – June 2017
“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
Natasha & Gavin - Haven Hotel Wedding – June 2017
“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”Natasha & Gavin
Hannah-May & Craig - Kings Arms, Christchurch Wedding – March 2017
“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!”Hannah-May & Craig
Gemma & Ed - Purbeck Valley Farm Wedding – September 2017
“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.”Gemma & Ed
Scott & Paul - Swanage Wedding – June 2017
“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 & Paul
Vicky & Rob - Scaplen’s Court Wedding Photographs – April 2017
“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.”Vicky & Rob
2016 Wedding Testimonials
2016 Wedding Photography Reviews
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Lindsey & Hamish- Holme For Gardens Wedding – November 2016
“Thank you so much the photos, they look amazing. Such good memories.
Thanks again for everything you did on the day.”Lindsay & Hamish
Lianne & Adam’s Harbour Heights Hotel Outdoor Wedding – September 2016
“What can I say about these guys, they were exactly what we were looking for.
They made us and all our guest so at ease on the day and for that reason we got some great photo we can cherish, Plus all of the guest after the wedding were saying how lovely they were and some even through they were guest just taking photos.
As there is the two of them it meant we could also capture both of us getting ready in the morning. Which meant a lot to the bride as she got some photos with her dogs and I got the ones with my best man and usher having a few beers.
I have to finish by say ask about the Mary Poppins bag this bag had everything in it you needed for a emergency.
Thank you guys for capturing our wedding just the way we wanted it.”Lianne & Adam
Victoria & Lucas - Italian Villa Wedding – September 2016
“Thank you to the best wedding photographers in the world! I don’t quite know how this happened yet and cant believe it Dorset and Hampshire wedding magazine. Wow!
If anyone is getting married this year we highly recommend Tom and Murray from onethousandwords photography. They are so professional and truly unique. I went from having 5 bridesmaids to seven, the day wouldn’t of been the same without them they made it perfect!
They where so relaxed and funny felt like we had known them for years.
Thank you Tom and Murray”Victoria & Lucas
Katie & Chris - The Priory, Wareham Wedding – June 2016
“Thank you for our wedding photography gallery.
The photos are great! We are so pleased with them!”Katie & Chris
Laura & Luke - Deans Court Wedding – June 2016
“We could not have been happier with the service you guys provided, from the beautiful pictures to the way you guys fitted in on the day. our guests have come to me independently to tell me how amazing you were, and you were so supportive on the day to me and genuinely helped it run smoother.
I would most definitely recommend you to anyone who wants the most beautiful wedding photos!
Thankyou so much!”Laura & Luke
Claire & Lewis - Haven Hotel Wedding – April 2016
“I just cannot fault you guys, you were both amazing and hilarious.
You had lewis and I cracked up, I can’t thank you enough xx”Claire & Lewis
Arianne & Richard - Froyle Park Wedding – November 2016
“!OH MY GOD- the photographs are so amazing… we are so happy! Thank you”Arianne & Richard
Katy & Matt - Harbour Heights Hotel wedding – September 2016
Really put us at ease all day. Professional friendly and helpful cannot recommend enough!
Thank you Tom and Murray!!”Katy & Matt
Danielle & Andrew - Seaside Theme Wedding – September 2016
“Tom and Murray were not just our wedding photographers, they were a genuine part of our wedding day. They are fantastic guys with a great sense of humour and as well as taking truly stunning photos of our wedding they were an absolute joy to be around.
They went above and beyond and nothing was too much trouble for the pair of them. They are down to earth, genuine and incredibly good at their job. Our guests commented on how professional and friendly they were as well and in particular, I was touched by how they said personal goodbyes to us and our guests at the end of the day.
I cannot recommend them enough, they are world-class and I only have good things to say about them both. True gentleman with passion and love for what they do, just brilliant!”Danielle & Andrew
Hannah & Darren - Wareham Rugby Club – July 2016
“Thank you for our photos, we love them”Hannah & Darren
Debbie & Chris - Countryside Barn Wedding – July 2016
"Tom and Murray recently photographed our wedding and we were absolutely thrilled to have them as one of our main suppliers. Incredibly professional, calm and funny throughout, putting everyone at ease and slipping seamlessly into our wedding party.
So many of our guests commented on how good you were with everyone on the day and how it felt like you were just another wedding guest. We were thrilled with our sneak peek pics and our full gallery.
To anyone reading this - you simply must go with these guys, I can’t speak highly enough of the service they deliver."
Laura & Luke - Purbeck Golf Club Wedding – May 2016
"Thank you for our beautiful photographs. We’ve been looking at it 100 times over!
Thank you so much, we love them all"Laura & Luke
Carly & Charlie - Sopley Mill Wedding – April 2016
"Just wanted to drop you guys a quick email to say thank you so much for being our wedding photographers on Friday.
Charlie and I, and my parents, thought you were great.
Everything at the church and mill looked beautiful- you captured it so well."Carly & Charlie
Toni & Joseph - Northcote House Wedding – November 2016
“These guys are simply amazing at what they do. On the day they were hilarious and I felt so at ease with them because in all honesty I forgot they were there!
The pictures arrived on a memory stick beautifully presented and both my husband and I were taken back to the day, they were better than we could ever have expected and encapsulated the day perfectly. We even got to see pictures of things we missed.
These lifelong photos will forever be treasured and we can continue to share them with our children as our grandparents and parents have theirs.
Thank you so much.”Toni & Joseph
Karen & Paul - Sandbanks Hotel Wedding – September 2016
“We would just like to thank you both so much for everything you did at our wedding yesterday you were both fantastic.
You went above and beyond we had an amazing day and you both helped make that happen."Karen & Paul
Ryan & Melissa - Bournemouth Hotel Wedding – July 2016
"Tom and Murray offer so much more than wedding photos, they go above and beyond the make the whole build up enjoyable and stress free so that it’s a journey. They fit in to the day itself perfectly, so much so that guests have asked how they are doing and mentioned how lovely it was to meet them.
The amount of work and effort that goes into their service is like no other. We have thoroughly enjoyed this whole experience, from our first meet and greet where we were instantly put at ease, to our Longleat and pub visit and of course the big day itself where we couldn’t have been happier for them to be there as they truly feel like friends to us both now.
Good luck and best wishes to you both.
To anyone thinking of hiring them please don’t hesitate! Our photos are something we will cherish forever, thank you.”
“Hard to top my Wife’s words of praise for these two remarkable gentleman. Tom and Murray are a delight to work with and we are so happy with our photos from our Big day.
If you’re getting married and looking to capture memories that will last a lifetime… Look no further than one thousand words!”Melissa & Ryan
Ellie & Dan - Dorset Countryside – June 2016
"Thank you so much to One Thousand Words for the absolutely stunning photographs of our wedding.
You guys have captured perfectly the fun and happy atmosphere of the day and we couldn’t be more thrilled. Right from the start you were brilliant, attentively answering all our questions, completely putting us at ease for our pre-wedding shoot and even managing to get my husband, who hates having his photo taken, laughing out loud!
You were so professional, we could tell you had done this a million times before but you still made us feel so special. Our guests haven’t stopped raving about how wonderful you were on the day, making everyone smile at the reception and going above and beyond to make sure everything ran smoothly - including rearranging the train of my dress countless times!
Everyone is still talking about how beautiful the photographs are and we are so happy that we chose you to capture our day so we can look fondly back at the memories.
I couldn’t recommend one thousand words more, they were incredible, thank you guys!”Ellie & Dan
Joe & Jo - Berkshire Wedding Photographs – January 2016
"We’ve been blown away by the photos Tom and Murray took of our wedding day. Our whole experience with them has been awesome.
During the morning, when getting ready, these guys captured the buzz brilliantly. You can tell they have done this hundreds of times before, as they certainly know the drill, keeping our nerves in check while they take everything in their stride with their relaxed attitude and good sense of humour.
Then, throughout the ceremony and reception, Tom and Murray worked together amazingly. Most of the time, you wouldn’t even know they were there, but between them they have managed to capture the big moments with split-second precision, and all manner of other tiny details that you wouldn’t even think about yourself, but which capture the happiness of the day and all of our friends and family beautifully.
To see the quality of the final photos has been incredible and we keep looking at them again and again.
We would recommend them to anyone.
Great work, thanks guys! It was a pleasure to have you there.”Joe & Jo
2015 Wedding Testimonials
2015 Wedding Photography Reviews
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Lydia & George - Dorset Wedding – September 2015
“We were delighted with the service you provided us. We wanted photographs with a natural and casual look, nothing too stylised, and in keeping with the mood of our wedding. That is precisely what we got.
You were both very easy to deal with throughout, unobtrusive and undemanding on the day, allowing us to forget about the photography and concentrate on having a great time. The images we got were of excellent quality, varied, and provide an accurate record of all the fun we had. Well worth the money.”Lydia & George
Kathryn & Robin - Purbeck House Hotel Wedding – August 2015
"one thousand words - from the moment we met, you put us instantly at ease and we knew that you would be amazing wedding photographers. You didn’t let us down! Our guests, both young and old, commented during the day (and are still commenting) on how well you fitted in.
Tom and Murray, you have captured some incredible images which will allow us to relive our wedding over and over again. Neither Robin or myself like having our photo taken but that wasn’t an issue. At no point were we asked to waste time posing for staged photos yet we have ended up with hundreds (literally hundreds) of fantastic images that we can’t stop looking through! Thank you so much - we recommend you 100x over.”Lydia & George
Nicola & Mo - Warbrook House Wedding – March 2015
"I resisted temptation to sneak a peek all day yesterday and waited for Mo to get home to look at them, It was hard!!! Thank you so much, we love the photos.”
“We’ve received our usb this morning, thanks. Didn’t know a usb stick could be so pretty!”Lydia & George
Mandy & Dave - Dorset Castle Wedding – September 2015
“Amazing photography really understand the individual uniqueness of each wedding. None assuming and professional with a sense of fun."Mandy & Dave
Marianne & Paul - Bournemouth Beach Wedding – July 2015
“Thank you so much for sending over the memory stick with our wedding album on it - great pics and such happy memories!
People can’t stop talking about how amazing you guys were and anyone who looks at the images immediately says ‘Wow you had great photographers!"Marianne & Paul
Tom & Liz - Durlston Castle Wedding – May 2015
“Thank you so much for the beautiful photo’s of our Durlston Castle wedding. You have perfectly captured everyone having fun and enjoying themselves which is exactly what we wanted – you totally got what we were asking for. Not only were you brilliant photographers, you also helped with so many other things. Tom you were amazing in a crisis, I’ll never forget the moment that you found the bridesmaid shoe half eaten by the dog and offered to superglue it back together for us! You were both great fun and did such a good job.
We absolutely loved the ‘sneak peek’ and everyone I showed it to was so impressed. We would happily recommend you both to anyone looking for a photographer, you exceeded all our expectations."
Lucy & Darren - Tithe Barn Wedding – August 2015
“There could never be enough words or enough space to express our thanks to you. From initial contact and then meeting with you we were so excited about having you document our day.
Every one of our guests have told us how incredible you were, how unobtrusive you were and how much they love the photos.
As for us, well we were bowled over by the sneak peek and blown away by the full set! They are simply stunning and completely capture what was truly a happy and fun day.
We are full of praise for you and quite simply, our wedding day would not have been the same without you.
Huge Thanks."Mandy & Dave
Claire & John - Durlston Castle Wedding – May 2015
“We were so pleased with the photographs. They have a great feel to them and will keep our memories alive for years to come. It was such an amazing day.
Thank you for being so helpful throughout the whole planning and organising process. Doing the engagement shoot was the best idea as it made us feel much more comfortable in front of the camera. It was nice to include our dog too.
Tom and Murray are really great guys and so easy to get on with. They made sure that we got the photographs that we wanted and as you can see from the gallery that have turned out stunningly. Would definitely recommend one thousands words photography."Claire & John
2014 Wedding Testimonials
2014 Wedding Photography Reviews
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Alex & James - Sopley Mill Wedding - December 2014
“We just wanted to thank you so much for the absolutely incredible job you did at our wedding at Sopley Mill!
You really helped capture the amazing memories and fun of the day (bet you’d never seen so many women with absolutely no clue how to use an iron!!)
You really were a joy to have around and were very much part of helping to make the day so special!
Thank you so much again and lots and lots of love
Alex and James xxxx
p.s. such a lovely write up on your website and will def point people in your direction for future weddings.”Alex & James
Kat & JP - Lulworth Castle Wedding - August 2014
“Thank you for being the best wedding photographers ever! WELL DONE YOU
We will treasure our photographs forever - so thank you 🙂
Photos… amazing. Nuff Said.
One more thing though… the guys at my work were blown away by the photos, commenting that they looked like something from a magazine!
Thanks once again!”Kat & JP
Catherine & Tom - Harbour Heights Hotel Wedding – May 2014
“Thanks… the photos look fantastic. You both have done a brilliant job and we couldn’t have asked for more.”Catherine & Tom
Julia & Paul - Christchurch Harbour Hotel Wedding – March 2014
“From the first time we spoke to Tom, we instantly clicked and we knew you would do an amazing job for us. The photography was of big importance to us so we could look back on them and remember the special moments that were captured and you really didn’t disappoint.
On the day it was only made better having you with the bridal party and capturing pictures of me Paul would never have seen. You only made the memories I have even happier by doing this and capturing Paul eagerly waiting for me at the end of the aisle!
On first looking at the photos, we were so moved and it was a very emotional but a happy time looking through them all and we can’t thank you enough. We now have a beautiful wedding book which we will cherish for the rest of our lives and hopefully our children will be able to look back on and see how happy that day was to us, all thanks to you capturing the special moments. Can’t thank you enough for the service you provided.”Julia & Paul
Sarah and Andrew - Clock Barn Wedding - October 2014
“We have had such wonderful feedback on the sneak peak from all our friends and family so thank you and therefore I’m sure the rest are worth the wait.
The photographs are fantastic! Thanks soooo much.”Sarah & Andrew
Julie & Marc - Haven Hotel Wedding – September 2014
“Wow amazing Tom so worth the wait absolutely blown away!
Totes love them!
Look forward to creating an album with you”Julie & Marc
Simon & Octavia - Stockbridge Farm Barn Wedding – August 2014
“You were the most incredible photographers - we felt completely at ease around you for the whole day and really managed to capture the atmosphere of our wedding. Would highly recommend you.
Thanks for these incredible photos, my family loved seeing them all at the weekend”Simon & Octavia
Hannah & Stuart - Christchurch Harbour Hotel Wedding – June 2014
“When you hire your photographer for your wedding day it suddenly dawns on you that they’ll be there for pretty much the entire day and the pressure is on to secure a skilled professional and also someone you like!
It was such a relieve and a pleasure that Tom not only captured the best parts of our day in the best way, he also became a Personal Assistant and was a joy to have around! He went above and beyond on our day and helped make things run as smoothly as it did, as well as providing us with the beautiful images we wanted.
Thank you so much guys!
P.S I never thought I’d ‘coo’ over how pretty a USB stick could be, but yours managed it.”Catherine & Tom
Becky & Chris - Stockbridge Farm Barn Wedding - October 2014
“Chris would I just like to say a MASSIVE THANK YOU to you for everything you did for us on our wedding day! I know I appreciated your make-up/veil advice when I was having a panic getting ready! We had an amazing day and loved having you there to share some of it with us and capture some wonderful moments.
We would also like to express our thanks to all the hard work and running! We had so many nice comments from our guests about how relaxed you made them feel and it felt to us that you were a guest that we wanted to share our day with us. Sorry for any bridezilla bossiness that came out and thanks also for putting up with our two slightly unorganised (but fantastic!) best men!
Thank you again for all your hard work and advice and we will of course recommend you to all our engaged friends!”
“This was just a quick email to say we have now received our wedding memory stick and to thank you once again for all the amazing photos!
We love them all and it is such a nice documentation of the day!”Becky & Chris
Jess & Tim - Eastbury Hotel Sherborne Wedding – August 2014
“Just wanted to say a big thank you to you both for the photography on our wedding day! We had the most perfect day.
The photos are brilliant!”Jess & Tim
Kemisha & Tom - Rhinefield House Wedding – May 2014
“The pictures are so beautiful! Thank you so much! We are so happy at how amazing they are.
And Your blog on our wedding is fantastic, as I’m reading you have managed to take me back to each special moment of the day!
We can not thank you enough for being at our wedding and capturing the day.
A thousand thank you’s!! …sorry, couldn’t resist 😉 Speak soon!”Kemisha & Tom
Katie & Mike - Four Seasons Hampshire Wedding – January 2014
“The pics are brilliant! thank you…you’ve captured the day beautifully.”Katie & Mike
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Linda & Al - Countryside Wedding – September 2013
“Thank you so much for the photographs - they are stunning. it was so good to have you there in the lead up to and on our wedding day, it wouldn’t have been the same with out you. Al had no idea he could look so good!
We will be recommending you to absolutely everyone.”Linda & Al
Kristy & Adam - Elmers Court Hotel Wedding - June 2013
“Thank you for the pictures they are really lovely. Can’t tell you how nice it was to relax on the day and know we’d be getting some good shots taken.
We have received our album and it’s lovely. Thank you so much for persevering with our many….MANY changes!
We appreciate the time and effort you have put in and are grateful for it. We had fun with you on the day and the photos are great so thank you, and Rose, for being part of our wedding.”Kristy & Adam
Ellie and Al- Lord Bute Wedding - July 2012
“For one reason or another we haven’t been able to properly thank you guys for the amazing wedding photos and album you produced for us.
I can’t think of anything that hasn’t already been said before about your amazing service, and friendly, personable ways, other than “you’re the best”, and I hope you continue to be successful and busy, busy bees, because you deserve nothing less.
Thank you, again, from the heart, for making our wedding day even more special by being there and capturing some amazing images, and ensuring our comfort with the whole thing.”Ellie & Al
Craig & Nicki - Plush Manor Wedding – July 2012
“Faultless display of professionalism, two photographers, went beyond the call of duty, friendly, professional, efficient, great snaps, slipped into background but sociable with guests when required.
I’m a journalist and know what good snappers are – these are the real deal”Craig & Nicki
Victoria & Marcus - Moor Park Wedding - December 2011
“Choosing a photographer is as important as choosing your dress or venue, but unlike your dress or venue you can not touch or experience your photos before the big day. Therefore trust in the ability of your photographers to produce ‘once in a life time’ photos as well as getting along with you and your guests whilst not been seen, is paramount. One thousand words did just this.
Tom met us informally before the wedding and was incredibly friendly and not pushy with his services. We were on a tight budget and when I asked about offering a different package to what he was offering he agreed, so that we were able to get the services we wanted at a price we could afford. The day before our wedding they visited us again having just visited the venue as they had not been there before and wanted to suss out the perfect photo opportunities and to speak to the toastmaster. During this meeting they wanted to make sure they knew about any specific photos we wanted to ensure there were no ‘I wish I had a photo of’ moments afterwards, whilst also calming our nerves and being extremely accommodating, suggesting advice and offering help outside their scope.
During the day they were great. Guests even made comments to me on how friendly and obliging they were. So apart from producing fantastic photos at affordable prices, being friendly and heartfelt individuals offering support and advice beyond photography from day one, what I like most about one thousand words is that you genuinely feel that they love photography. They want to produce good photographs because it’s ‘their art’. Money is not their driver, producing photos they are proud of is, and knowing this I felt utterly confident in their work.”Victoria & Marcus
Darrin & Karen - Harbour Heights Wedding Dorset - April 2011
“We got back late from honeymoon last night and have just had a chance to go through your photos (several times) today - they’re absolutely fantastic! Seriously, Kaz is so thrilled she wants to squeeze you both (her words).
After everything you guys have done and the amazing quality of your pictures we feel it is only right that you put an album together for us we imagine your creative touch will be far more than anything we could cobble together.
Thanks again for everything you did for us and the extra effort you made to make our day so special.”Darrin & Karen
Vicki & Dan - Durlston Castle Wedding – September 2013
“Just wanted to send a personal thank you for being such fantastic photographers on our wedding day on 27th Sept 2013.
We are so thrilled with the images and will be in touch soon to order our weddign album. You guys were worth every penny!
It was a true pleasure getting to know you in the lead up to our wedding and it felt like you were wedding guests on the day!
Thanks for all of your help on the day too!
We had a truly magical day- all we could have wished for and more. We met some wonderful suppliers adn it was a pleasure having you involved in our special day.
Thank you for helping to make our day so perfect”Vicky & Dan
Charlotte & Laurie - Wedding In The Woods - September 2012
“We just wanted to say a MASSIVE thank you for photographing our wedding. It was such a pleasure to have you there on our big day.
You made the whole experience so relaxed and fun, exactly what we’d hoped for. We also loved that you adopted “Moomin Face” as a pose - it made my sisters day lol!
Thank you so much - you’ve done a brilliant job of capturing our big day”Charlie & Laurie
Charlotte & Dan - Stockbridge Farm Barn Wedding – May 2012
“Wow! We were completely blown away by the photographs, they are absolutely beautiful and reached way beyond our expectations. We have had a lot of admiring comments to the timing and quality of the photographs, you are truly talented people! We really enjoyed meeting you and felt so at ease when you arrived on the day. You were incredibly subtle when taking photographs, and you managed to capture wonderful natural shots and fantastic settings. We are so lucky to have found you and you were worth every penny. Thank you for recording all of the fun and happiness so that we can reminisce our day, again and again.
THANK YOU SO MUCH!! They are absolutely amazing, I keep looking through them over and over — I want to print them all off and frame them… might look a bit mental having all the walls covered in wedding photographs, can you take our honeymoon ones too?!
We are so chuffed with them… honestly I could just keep going. Thank you, and I hope you continue having a very successful year, and career as a brilliant photographer!”Charlotte & Dan
Julia & Julian - Durlston Castle Wedding – June 2012
“It might seem extreme to give any company 100 out of 100 but I cannot fault one thousand words Photography. They did an amazing job!
They helped us right from the first contact with them. Nothing was too much trouble for them! Worth every penny and more.
Their website and blog looked great, their down to earth photography was exactly what we wanted. They responded to every question, enquiry I approached them with and offered good value for money for the quality of photography.
A truly brilliant company who I have recommended to all my friends already!
Thanks so much :o) the photos are stunning, absolutely beautiful you should be pleased! The lighting is fantastic I love them all.”Juila & Julian
Rachael & Andy - Honeybrook Farm Wedding – August 2011
“We’ve finally found a good enough internet connection to view our photos!
Thank you so much, they are perfect.
Just what we were looking for.”Rachel & Andy
Mel & Al - Italian Villa Wedding - June 2013
“We are back from our Glastonbury ‘honeymoon’ and wanted to say a massive thank you for everything on our wedding day.
Both ourselves and our guests were very impressed with yourselves, you were both extremely friendly and professional, getting all our group shots done quickly and efficiently and then being very subtle for the rest of the day.
Thanks for all your hard work!”Mel & Al
Gale & Chris - Corfe Castle Wedding - October 2012
“I just wanted to say thank-you for your help on the day, you have a great sense of humour and we really like the pictures.”Gale & Chris
Beth & Mark - Countryside Military Wedding – September 2012
“We couldn’t be happier with our wedding photographs. You captured everything, the details, the moments and all of the fun we had.
Thank you ever so much, we will treasure these memories for the rest of our lives.”
Ali & Mark- Bathampton Wedding – July 2012
“We knew the moment we met one thousand words that they would be perfect for our wedding photography requirements. They totally understood what we wanted and we knew they could bring our wedding to life in the way that we wanted.
Tom is a super likeable character, and we knew he would fit right in to the wedding. Some of our guests didn’t even realise he was the professional photographer! He made the most of the rain, donned his wellies like the rest of our guests and just got stuck in.
We’re absolutely delighted with the finished images, the colours are just beautiful and without knowing our guests, he’s managed to capture their personalities perfectly. The finished photographs tell a perfectly accurate story, right down to the most minute detail.
one thousand words – you rock and we wouldn’t hesitate to recommend you to others.”Mark & Ali
Aaron & Rhian - The Lord Bute Wedding - October 2011
“How lucky we were to find one thousand words!
Thank you both so very much for capturing our wedding so beautifully. We love every picture, with each one capturing such happy memories.
We had such a wonderful day and you have captured every aspect of that magical feeling, keeping the essence of our day alive – I have no doubt that we will look at our pictures in years to come with just as much excitement as when we look at them today.
You were such a delight from the very beginning of our special day to the very end. We are both delighted.
Thank you so much again for our photographs, they are all stunning, i have just spent the last few hours looking at them over and over! Thank you so much for capturing our day so beautifully.”Aaron & Rhian
Lucy & Gareth - Countryside Wedding – August 2011
“Thank you ever so much for our stunning wedding photographs.
They are completely amazing - we’ve had so many comments “Best photos I’ve ever seen” - “Who’s your photographer - he’s amazing!” etc.”Lucy & Gareth
Reviews From Wedding Suppliers
It’s Not Just Couples That Send Us Words Of Love
“We have had the pleasure of working alongside Tom And Murray on several occasions over the last few years. On each occasion their talent and expertise have been matched by their warmth and natural ability to put everyone around them at ease. The most stressful part of any Wedding is the Bride preparation, there can be extra challenges with poor lighting, little space and nervous brides. However Tom and Murray have a way of walking in to the room and making these challenges seem insignificant, whether it be an attempt at a witty anecdote to the break the ice or simply talking to the bride and her family as if they were old friends.
Despite the fact that both Tom and Murray have their own job to do on the Wedding day, they will always go above and beyond to help out other suppliers, they have even been known to offer some helpful advice to the makeup artist. Tom and Murray are a credit to the Wedding Industry, their work is imaginative, unique and has a relaxed style that many photographers try to imitate and never quite nail as well as they do. As a whole Tom and Murray are by far our most favourite and professional photographers to work with and we would not hesitate to work with them again.”Ed & Kat
“I have had the absolute pleasure of working with One Thousand Words since the first month of launching my company. From our first meeting over local chocolate and tea, I knew that I would be hard pushed to find a better, more friendly and more creative photography team!
Tom and Murray have not only got the skill set to take the most magical photos, but they also have the enviable and rare ability to make everyone they are with feel totally at ease.
I have had clients tell me stories of how they couldn’t have been without Tom on the morning of the wedding whilst he assisted with panic sewing issues or helping the hair team in a rushed moment. Or when Murray has helped nervous grooms men with button holes and cravats, whist ensuring a cheeky beer is on hand when needed.
During the day of the wedding, it is rare to even realise either of them are there. They blend subtly into the background, not intrusive in any way, whilst always managing to catch the golden moment that if you’d blink, you would have missed it!
Needless to say, I recommend One Thousand Words to every single one of my clients, and those that are lucky enough to book this pair, rave about them for months (even years) afterwards. I couldn’t be without them and I know every single client that has had the pleasure of hiring them feels exactly the same.”Polly Smith
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