Being a keen photographer myself, the choice of professional photographer for our wedding fell to me to sort. A great deal of searching ensued until I came across Derek (Rivendell) on Facebook and subsequently the web pages proper. I liked the portfolio and therefore contacted Derek to arrange a visit. His manner and knowledge during this visit convinced me he was the one. We were very soon put a ease and the vision of the day was soon realised. Most importantly it was OUR day, Derek would do what we wanted but also had some lovely suggestions too, some of which we incorporated. Derek had explained everything very well and very professionally and made sure he was fully aware of the times of the service, venue, what group shots were required, reception and so on. All in all it was one less thing to worry about as we had no doubt this very important part of the wedding was in good hands.
We booked Derek, plus assistant, for the entire day and I would have to say that apart from the organised image taking we hardly noticed either of them were there. Both photographers were polite and efficient and made the whole thing very relaxed. The day was a blur and so my wife and I were very excited to be able to view the images 2 weeks on and thankfully we were not disappointed. The images taken were high quality and captured the day perfectly. The images we really wanted were there and perfect, it was like reliving the day again. The thoughtfulness and composition of some of the images, slightly out of the ordinary, was a welcomed touch when we saw them, we weren't aware they had been taken even, a nice surprise indeed.
My wife and I would have no hesitation in recommending Derek and Rivendell for any special occasion where you want a professional result, and will be doing so.
Thank you Derek.