Here's a few things you said...
"We booked Phil a year in advance, throughout the year leading up to the wedding he kept in contact with little messages, which we thought was a great touch.
We had spoken about a pre-shoot a few months prior to the wedding just so we could get a feel for the camera and used to Phil being around. I have to say we were both dreading this part. However on the day he made us feel at ease and we actually had a laugh as the park was so busy. Now not so sure what we were worried about as he made us feel so comfortable, even including our daughter and dog which was great.
On the week leading up to the wedding he came round one evening to just run over final details and to introduce his lovely wife as she was also going to be present on the day.
On the wedding day he went to our home first and took some fabulous shots of the groom, best man, usher and father of the groom. Then onto the bride at the hotel. On arriving at the hotel they gave me a bottle of bubbles and asked if they could do anything to help. To which a friend of mine asked if they wouldn’t mind nipping out for something for her, they didn’t even hesitate. Once returned Phil was underway taking the shots of my daughter and myself getting hair and makeup done, he was not in the way at all we hardly knew he was even there. Then onto the ceremony he took amazing photos throughout and back at the hotel some fabulous family photos. Moving then to the reception he captured everything we could have asked for without us even having to ask. NOTHING WAS TOO MUCH TROUBLE.
A few weeks later we were invited to Phil’s house were we watched a slide show of the photos, had a drink and some nibbles. The photos are just incredible, memories we can treasure forever. We came away with a memory stick full of photos, instructions for the next steps and guidance on how to make the album.
I will definitely be recommending Phil to anyone I can he is a real gentleman and made our day even more special.
Thank you Karen and Andy"
Andy & Karen Watmuff. Bradford Registry Office.
"Planning a wedding is one of the most exciting but stressful things you will do in your life bar moving house. There are so many suppliers and companies out there all offering different things, so how do you know what to choose if you’ve never done it before?!
Wedding photos are so crucial and need to be so perfect because they capture the moment and memory and after that day is done, this is all you have to look back and remember the best day of your life. When choosing a photographer, I have to say, it was the easiest decision we had to make and that was down to Phil. From the first phone call, to the first meeting, to the pre wedding shoot, and then the big day, Phil was incredible.
He put us both at ease. As soon as he opened his laptop to show us his work I knew I wanted Phil to picture our day. He was in constant contact with us, but more as a friend as opposed to a supplier. I was so nervous on the run up to the pre-wedding shoot but within 5 minutes, Phil had us as cool as a cucumber and it actually became very enjoyable!
He makes you feel very comfortable in front of a camera which is so important because when the big day comes, there is so much happening, it can become very overwhelming. The day arrived and Phil brought along his second cameraman Jordan, who together become the A-Team and are fantastic. I never at any point felt stressed, they were always in the background taking photos, never in your face or bossing people around.
Every single guest commented on how amazing the photographers were. It was like they became part of the wedding party. Phil & Jordan were with me from 9am right up until 8.30pm. They captured every moment throughout the day. Some we were expecting like the group photos, others where nobody knows the picture is being taken but are so natural and so beautiful. I couldn’t have asked for better photographers.
After the day is over, there is a lull. You have the wedding blues. All you want to do is relive every moment you had. And what better way to do that than see your photos. Phil invited us into his home to watch his masterpiece, the Wedding slideshow! For the 30 minutes it was playing, all I did was cry. They were tears of happiness. The photos were absolutely incredible.
We couldn’t have asked for anything more. We can now look back and experience those feelings from the day again because Phil & Jordan caught everything perfectly. Thank you for making our day so special. If you want your wedding photos to be spectacular (let’s face it who doesn’t) then you need to choose Phil Brooksbank Photography.”
Lois & Ben Binns, Hollins Hall, Leeds.
"Me and my wife new from the first moment we met Phil he was the perfect choice for our pictures on our wedding day he was just such a charming funny bloke and made us both feel so comfortable from the start, our test shoot was lovely so relaxed and just made it fun. When it came to our big day he was so prepared and any request for pictures we had it was no problem him and his assistant Jordan were brilliant all day they they really captured our big day in the perfect way we wanted, our album was just amazing and just takes us both back to our amazing everytime we look at it. We would both recommend Phil to anyone if you want you wedding captured perfect we could not thank him enough for the amazing job he did”.
Chloe & Chris, Holdsworth House, Halifax.
"Phil is such a kind man. He made sure we were happy at every stage of the process and made sure he knew what we wanted for our wedding photos. On the day he and Jordan were amazing, they were there to get the right photos but not intrusive at the same time. We felt so relaxed around them. They got on well with the kids, the dog and all our wedding guests. We got our slideshow, pictures and video very quickly and we were absolutely delighted with all of them. We have just received our completed album......which took us ages to decide on which photos we wanted (because they were all so good) but we felt no pressure from Phil to hurry. Again we are over the moon with the end product. We are so happy to have our special memories captured to treasure forever and wouldn't hesitate to recommend Phil to anyone who was looking for a photographer who will listen, keep calm on the day and take amazing photos. Thank you Phil.”
Deborah & Sam Middleton, Wakefield Town Hall/Holiday Inn, Wakefield.
"We were delighted to have Phil as our wedding photographer. He made us feel really comfortable straight away which is great when you are not really comfortable in front of a camera. He spent a lot of time really getting to know us and to understand what we wanted with our pictures on the day, which is really important as the pictures are the memories you have to treasure forever.
On the day we didn't even know Phil was there taking the pictures which meant we could enjoy the day without having a camera directly in our faces and he did such a fab job organising all the group photos, especially with the British weather and all the photos having to be indoors.
We were extremely pleased with the pictures and he did a fantastic job capturing the moments throughout the day. It was so nice to see the effort Phil had put into preparing a slideshow for all the family to view.
He was personable and went out of his way to really make sure we got what we wanted, you can really see he enjoys what he does and spending the time to really get to know you as people which made it so much easier on the day when having our pictures taken.
Thank you again for all the hard work and effort you put in to make sure we had the perfect pictures and I would highly recommend."
Charlotte & Danny Chadwick, Thorpe Park, Leeds.
"Phil and Vicky -What a team! Attentive without being intrusive. Knowledgable and helpful. Always mindful of what their clients require. Phil's skill with camera and Vicky's eye for detail make them a remarkable team. Their quiet professionalism made the day feel very comfortable. They put us and, importantly our guests, very much at ease. Along side all the posed photographs of family and friends, it was important to us that the more "off guard" and candid moments were caught. This was achieved without fuss to the point where for the most part neither our guests nor ourselves were aware of their presence.
From a very early start right through to the last dance. The attention to detail, the planning and the sheer hard work are all very obvious in their determination to give you the best product possible.We enjoyed a pre wedding "photo shoot" a couple of weeks prior to calm the nerves followed by a consultation where Phil and Vicky were able to make suggestions that we found very helpful.
We couldn't be happier with end result - and as Vicky says "when its all done. When its all over. All you have left are the memories and the photographs!". The whole package is much more than just a collection of photographs. Online galleries, Photo Albums and especially the slide shows. Phil has even, with great skill and understanding, used some of the music from the day. Magical! It brings back many many wonderful memories and serves to re-live even more.
We can't recommend Phil and Vicky highly enough! Thank you both for your contribution to what was a wonderful day!"
Susan and Andrew, Daffodil Hotel, Grassmere.
"We were delighted to have Phil for our wedding photographer as we had seen his work before and thought it was on the highest standard.
We met with Phil prior to the wedding, this was mainly to discuss ideas and styles of photos that we both liked. We were really impressed at this meeting with Phil's expertise, drive and creativity. He made us feel comfortable immediately despite us both being camera shy.
On the day of the wedding, Phil was punctual, professional and extremely friendly with all the guests and staff. Whilst taking his photos throughout the day we hardly knew he was there. We were particularly impressed with how organised the group shots were. To say that there was a large amount of people and that we had requested a lot of images, it ran smoothly during the drinks reception with no problems at all. Even the events manager for the venue commented on this.
We have now received our final pictures. Words cannot describe how happy we are with them. They are the most perfect, lasting memory of our day. We couldn't have wished for more wonderful pictures and we will be sure to recommend him to all our friends and family.
Truly thank you. Steven and Gemma."
Steven & Gemma, The Mansion, Leeds.
"Phil made us feel very relaxed in his company, during whole day, giving us time to enjoy our day but get the photographs we most wanted. During a difficult day with the British weather he made sure that we got beautiful photographs. Our guests found things easy and commented on his professionalism. Phil took time with us before the wedding to talk through the day to make sure things went smoothly. Our wedding album is beautiful and something we will treasure. Thank you Phil."
Jennifer & Jonathan, Woodlands Hotel, Leeds.
"We can highly recommend Phil we are so pleased with the photographs taken on our wedding day ! Every time we watch the slideshow it's like re living the day. Phil and Helen captured our day perfectly they made us feel at ease and relaxed taking all the photos we asked for and also some great ones we didn't even know they had !! We couldn't have asked for any more .... The only problem is how to choose the ones that will make the album the shortlist is currently a long list !!! Thanks so much Phil"
Becky & Lee Marshall, The Village Hotel, Leeds.
"We had our wedding at the Blackwood hall in Selby, which we spent a lot of time searching for. The venue was in a beautiful setting with amazing grounds. Phil made every use of the picturesque surroundings by capturing unique, clever and simply beautiful photographs of our special day. He was extremely organised and well timed, which made the day run perfect. He went beyond what was expected to meet our every needs, and was not only there to share our day, but before in preparation and after to present our photos in an amazing slideshow and album. If any of our friends our getting married, Phil is the first person we recommend as photographer"
Sarah and john-George Harris, Blackwood Hall, Selby.
"We never had any doubts in asking Phil to be our photographer for the wedding. At our first meeting he showed us some examples of previous weddings, they looked brilliant and knew then that we liked his style, approach and attention to detail. We met Phil again prior to the wedding for a pre-wedding photo shoot, this helped us to feel comfortable with pictures being taken on the wedding day. The wedding arrived and Phil certainly delivered beyond expectation, we've got so many great images of the day, pictures we never knew that had been taken, brilliant informal photos as well as formal. It wasn't long after the wedding and Phil had the images edited and put onto a DVD, which included a professional slideshow including music from our wedding. The photo album is equally impressive. Phil is professional, talented and very approachable and we both would recommend him highly to anyone else wanting a professional photographer to capture those moments."
Nikki & Lloyd Carlton, Pavillion Hotel, York.
"Our wedding photo's are absolutely amazing. Phil you have captured our day fantastically! We would recommend you to do anyone's photos on their special day!! Thank you so much for making our day so unbelievably special and now we can sit and look at them whenever we want to. And the fact you provide a DVD and memory stick, is perfect. Photos at your finger tips! Well recommended!"
Abigail & Natalie Bungay, The Bridge, Wetherby.
"Made our wedding day. Makes you totally at ease, very friendly and makes you totally relax, didn't even realize he was taking some of the photos. The photos and video are fantastic and just what we wanted couldn't have asked for anymore from a photographer. Thank you for making our day extra special."
Carolyn & Darrell Keenan, Langdale Chase Hotel, Windermere.
"Thank you Phil for our daughters wonder wedding photos (Carolyn Keenan), it's been very difficult deciding which photos to choose to have framed, they are brilliant, I would happily recommend anybody to choose you as their wedding photographer, many thanks!"
Maureen Preston, Langdale Chase Hotel, Windermere.
"Weddings can be a busy stressful and nervous time without worrying about the photos that capture your day and last forever so thats I would strongly recommend Phil Brooksbank Photography for anyones wedding, christening etc. The attention to detail and all round service provided from Phil starting with the client meet before the wedding to the actual day and the images and dvd of our special day to last a lifetime were fantastic. Phil was brilliant at capturing all the images we wanted and even researched the area so we got some special photos. Throughout the day Phil was busy taking photos and we didn't even know he was there sometimes which was brilliant as my new bride is very nervous about having her photo taken but Phil managed to get all the shots we wanted. He was fantastic with all our guests and he and his assistant were brilliant with the kids to keep them entertained whilst getting brilliant photos. I couldn't recommend Phil high enough for any occasion... Superb thank you for images that will last a lifetime!"
Celeste & Karl Sheldon, Holiday Inn, Garforth, Leeds.
"Our wedding album came today! We are thrilled! We Love all the pictures, it was so hard narrowing them down! There were so many that we didn't even know you had captured! Thank you so much, the service you provided was second to none, you patiently answered my (lots) of questions and explained each part of the process! Thank you again for everything!"
Dee & Richard Dixon, Hayleys Hotel, Headingley, Leeds.