Hear from some couples and clients, who have already worked with me on their wedding photography, family photography or maternity photography. Some of these guys have booked me many times before and since their wedding, and these relationships are at the heart of why I do what I do. What keeps me going when the wedding days are exhausting or the editing is stacking up? The fact that I'm shooting something that means everything to my clients. These testimonials are my absolute treasures.
My first experience of Gemma's work was actually at my best friend's wedding and I instantly liked being around her. She brings an air of such relaxed cool, all the while snapping away quietly and capturing perfect little details and moments that most of us didn't even register! After seeing the photos, I totally fell (even more) in love with Gemma and her style. On our Wedding Day,
GEMMA WORKED TIRELESSLY (A PHRASE YOU SEE LOT IN THESE TESTIMONIALS!)
all day with nothing but a huge smile on her face. Our photos are everything we wanted them to be and they're the only thing that stops the day continuing to be the blur that it was for us.
WHAT YOU SEE IS WHAT YOU GET WITH GEMMA. THE PASSION AND ENJOYMENT SHE HAS FOR TAKING PHOTOGRAPHS OF PEOPLE IS PURE.
You cannot teach or develop that, and her job is definitely her calling.
WHEN CHOOSING A PHOTOGRAPHER, EXPERIENCE IS ONE THING, SKILL IS ANOTHER BUT PERSONAL APPROACH IS UNIQUE. GEMMA BRINGS ALL OF THESE TO THE PARTY BY THE BUCKET LOAD AND HER UNIQUE PERSONAL APPROACH IS HER BIGGEST SELLING POINT.
My favourite way to explain my love for Gem is this- I want to clone her and take her with me on all my lovely days so that I can keep the photos, beautiful and stylish as they would be, forever.
What I quickly learnt is that Gemma is not only a beautiful, intelligent, artistic person but holds an amazing talent and special eye when it comes to her photography. So when it came to our wedding I had no doubts that she was the absolute best person. Not only do you have to trust someone, you have to feel at ease.
I cannot stress how calm I felt knowing she was by my side, behind us, in front of us, on a boat, running... you name it, she was there.
To be completely honest most of the time I wasn't aware of where Gemma was throughout the day but from the looks of our stunning wedding photos SHE WAS EVERYWHERE and MORE. Not only did this amazing woman have to battle the heat of the UAE but the natural elements of water and sand to add to her already outstanding portfolio.
WE HAVE AND STILL ARE RECEIVING COMPLIMENTS ON HOW UNIQUE, DIFFERENT, AND MAGICAL OUR PHOTOS HAVE TURNED OUT SHOWCASING EVERYTHING AND EVERYONE THAT IS SPECIAL TO OUR LIVES.
The hard work and dedication of receiving our photos, albums and attention to detail is nothing shy of a love and commitment from someone who takes such pride in what she does best.
Both Mohammed, myself, our family and friends can't thank Gemma enough for the gift that literally just keeps giving. A x
We would choose Gemma one thousand times over again for our wedding. She was such a joy to work with, from the moment we were first introduced to the day we received our photographs; Gemma was everything we could have asked for and more.
THE WAY IN WHICH GEMMA TREATED AND INTERACTED WITH EACH AND EVERY ONE OF OUR GUESTS WAS TRULY A JOY TO BEHOLD AND A SOURCE OF GREAT PRIDE FOR JESSICA AND I ON OUR WEDDING DAY, AND THROUGHOUT THE DAY IT BECAME EVER CLEARER JUST WHAT A GOOD DECISION WE HAD MADE.
The photographs that we received from Gemma captured the spirit and tone of our day exactly as we wanted and we will treasure them always. Gemma clearly loves her work dearly, and
it is this very real and genuine passion, coupled with a great emotional intelligence and understanding of her clients which translates into work of the very highest quality and standards.
Again Gemma, ten thousand thank you’s could never be enough.
Gemma WAS A GOD SEND FROM THE MOMENT WE BOOKED HER
We knew how blessed and talented Gemma was with ‘the eye’.. if there was a shot to be got, she was going to get it.
On the day she must have really gone over her daily 10,000 steps! She was amazing with all the family, friends and especially my 3 year old nephew - getting all the cheeky shots! Everyone complimented how great she was and she made everyone feel at ease. She was professional, polite and most of the time people barely knew she was there. She got us out just in time for our sunset shoot and
I KNOW WE’LL NEVER BE ABLE TO WALK THROUGH THAT PATH WITHOUT REMEMBERING HER SITTING SURROUNDED BY CORN, LOST IN THE MOMENT WHILST SHE TOOK HER SHOTS.
We love every single one of our photos, and can’t wait for the day we can find another occasion to get out exploring with Gemma for more amazing shots. We’d choose her over and over again!
As two people with very little experience of being photographed (and possibly a little bit of camera shyness) we were put at ease very quickly, actually enjoying the process of having our wedding photographed.
SO MANY OF OUR GUESTS ALSO COMMENTED ON HOW WONDERFUL GEMMA WAS AT MAKING THEM FEEL COMFORTABLE,
and how brilliant she was at getting our very excitable young nephews to do what we wanted for some family portraits! Gemma will always go over and above what is expected in every aspect, making the whole experience entirely stress-free.
With very little brief (and our complete trust), Gemma captured our day perfectly, noticing all of the little details and making sure we had photographs to match the memories.
EVER THE PROFESSIONAL, BUT FITTING IN AS A FRIEND, I WOULDN’T HESITATE TO RECOMMEND GEMMA AGAIN AND AGAIN,
with my bridesmaid and brother in law having already booked her services having seen her in action.
The photographer is different to any other guest or contractor at your wedding... they are by your side throughout the whole of your big day! No one else gets as close to the bride and groom as them. So you really don't want someone you don't feel at ease and comfortable with! For us, that is what made Gemma perfect.
SHE FELT LIKE PART OF THE FAMILY.
She made us feel completely at ease in front of the camera, allowing the pictures to really show the true meaning of the day and display the love between us. This sounds easy but I for one am someone who hates having my picture taken and she managed to get some epic shots!
GEMMA HAS A WAY TO MAKE EVERYTHING FEEL SO RELAXED EVEN WHEN OTHER EMOTIONS MAY GET THE BEST OF YOU.
She also has great experience with weddings allowing her to identify those magical moments which you may not notice to capture when caught up in the whirlwind of emotions. Once she's identified that moment,
The other great thing about Gemma is she's just an awesome fun girl, the sort of person you want at your wedding!
We even caught her in the photo booth with the guests (camera still in hand mind!)
GEMMA IS THE MOST FANTASTIC PHOTOGRAPHER
I've worked with her twice, both music promo shoots for my band and I absolutely could not have been happier with the photos. I've always been very conscious of my appearance on camera but I was immediately put at ease with Gemma behind the lens.
SHE IS SO MUCH FUN TO WORK WITH, AND THE THING THAT REALLY ALLOWED ME TO GIVE AWAY MY TRUST TO HER WAS THE LEVEL OF CONFIDENCE AND PROFESSIONALISM SHE SHOWS AS SOON AS SHE IS BEHIND THE CAMERA LENS.
It can be difficult to know exactly what to do when you're placed in front of a camera so it was incredibly helpful to have some directional skills on hand too.
Gemma really knows what she's doing and she's not afraid to get the best out of you and the shoot. Gemma will always be the first person I turn to when I'm in need of a photographer.
(The Wardette Studio has also since photographed Hazel's wedding!)