One of the best ways to understand what I do and how I operate on the day is to hear it from couples I had the privilege of working with. Below are some of those. I really appreciate all feedback and thank each couple for taking the time to write these for me.
Lisa & Phil
Dale's organisational skills and creative imagination have left us with an exceptional set of photographs not only from our wedding day but from our engagement shoot too.
His personable, unobtrusive, warm nature allowed everyone around him to feel relaxed whilst he concentrated on capturing the essence and emotion of the day and evening. Dale has a very calm and reassuring manner and we didn't have to worry about any aspects of the photography. His informal, reportage style of photography has left us with beautiful keepsakes from an amazing day and i wouldn't hesitate to recommend him - he's a photographic genius!
Mr & Mrs Barley xxx
Debbie & Latch
Dale was the obvious choice for us in selecting our wedding photographer. We knew beforehand that he enjoyed taking "natural" shots of people and for our small wedding of 30 I felt this would be a nice touch.
Dale in fact captured the entire day's proceedings without ever getting in any of the guest's viewpoint or being too demanding or forceful. His approach throughout the day was subtle, sensitive and entirely professional; this was balanced with a sense of humour that all of our guests enjoyed. Everyone said how nice he was. I think he really tuned into the demeanour of the guests and got the best photos from them accordingly.
The end product was a breathtaking and vast array of both colour and black and white photos. He really captured the emotion of the day and we especially like the series of close up and natural shots of all of our guests. We also enjoyed those natural unplanned shots of surprise, contemplation and excitement that he managed to re-create. He has given us a balance of those key moments you would expect in a wedding photograph album but also something more- a story book in pictures of every guests' experience and emotions, during the day. He has left us with pictures we will continue to love looking at forever.
I would not hesitate to recommend Dale Wightman for your special day and I really could not fault either his approach or the end product. Thanks Dale.
Jonny & M
We aimed to have a fun, carefree, non-formal wedding day - and having Dale as our photographer was just perfect. He is always smiling and made our guests feel very relaxed and cheerful. From the first meeting, Dale came up with some different ideas for capturing our big day - and really helped us to understand what we'd like in terms of group photos and the more informal shots. The final photos are fantastic - a true reflection of a special day with all our friends and family. A big thank you to Dale for such perfect memories and for being part of our celebrations. Jonny and M x
Michelle & Lee
Having looked over the work of several people, we decided to meet just three photographers. Upon our first meeting we were certain that Dale was the photographer for us as he showed real commitment and more importantly, passion for this photography! We are over the moon with our choice. No-one could have encapsulated the atmosphere of the day any better. Dale was a pleasure throughout the whole process. His enthusiasm and energy are evident in the photos that he has taken for us. Dale captured the essence, spirit and personality of us and our guests. This was incredibly important to us and I feel an overwhelming sense of happiness every time I look at our wedding pictures. An obvious star with the guests, he mingled with many people and became as much a part of the day as any guest we had invited. Not that he was overbearing, in fact the complete opposite, he just fit into the crowd. The photos were delivered as promised within the time frame and I have had many complimentary comments about the photos sent to me. Many of my friends and relatives have asked for his details and intend to book him for their celebrations. I would recommend Dale to anyone looking for photos that will capture the day and tell their own story.