This week the regional finals of The Wedding Industry Awards took place at Mitton Hall. After making it through to the final on the back of my clients votes, I was thrilled to be in the running for Best Wedding Photographer North West. I didn’t win the award, but as the standard was seriously high it was a real honour just to make it to the final.
The finalist shortlist for The Wedding Industry Awards was decided on the scores and feedback given by clients. I’m incredibly grateful for my couples taking the time to vote for me and leave their feedback. Now that the winners have been announced, I’ve been able to read your comments about me and my work and I’m overjoyed by the thoughtful and kind words you’ve had to say.
After such a busy wedding season, it’s incredibly refreshing to come up for air and look back on the weddings I’ve shot in the past year. To hear what my couples had to say when they reflected on their wedding photographs was just what I needed to re-inspire me to do the best I can do in the future.
All of you have been a huge encouragement to me. Thank you.
Here are some of the things my couples had to say…
“Cassandra was absolutely brilliant as a wedding photographer she put all of us at complete ease meaning they photos are very natural. The quality of our photos are brilliant lots of people have commented on how lovely they are and asked about our photographer. My wedding guests commented that she was a delight to have around and she had lots of creative ideas to make sure we got the best pictures of our special day,”
“We have the most stunning wedding photo in the rain that many people have said is the best wedding photo they have ever seen,”
“Cassandra Lane made the experience of booking a photographer a very easy and fun one. Communication has always been easy and prompt. Meeting Cass to discuss what we wanted was such a good idea as I feel she took everything on board and made our wedding day photography so FUN when we had both been nervous about it. Our images are incredible and so many people have commented on how amazing they are and also how well. Cass fitted into the wedding day many thought she was a family friend”
“Cassandra was perfect in capturing the mood of the wedding. Our photos are what we wanted and she captured guests and ourselves having a great time. She really made an effort to feel part of the wedding and it was like having another friend in the group which made everyone feel at ease”
“1 thing that was very impressive is how we knew while planning the wedding how we’d receive prompt replies to emails – makes planning the wedding so much more stress free. On the day she was great company and so professional. And the photos look fantastic. Cassandra helped make our wedding day perfect”
“Cass is incredibly talented. Her unique style perfectly captured out intimate wedding day at Plas Dinam. She went above and beyond her duties and seamlessly fit into our wedding party. We were impressed with her easy going yet professional style and the fact that she instantly seemed to remember all the guests names and faces. The final product was delivered to us in a branded box beautifully presented and complete with a chocolate bar. The photographs came out perfect. Such a great choice”
“As soon as we met Cass we felt totally at ease she was just the right balance of friendly professional. She’s someone who knows what they’re doing and asks great questions to help you figure out locations for shots. She came up with a schedule for the whole day but when it came to the day itself she was amazingly flexible and patient with us when we got caught up in conversations or things ran over. She was never intrusive but managed to gather people for shots efficiently. A delightful guest too”
“We first met Cassandra to look through all photos and discuss what our vision was we loved all the photos and the relaxed feeling in them which is what we loved. The package offered with the videographer was also great and fitted with what we wanted and offered great value. Our final photos were fabulous the quality of them is stunning and brings out the lovely autumnal colours”
“Cass was simply the cherry on top for what was a truly magical day. The moment Cass arrived she brought a calm friendly yet extremely professional manner. Cass not only was lovely she clearly took her role very seriously and came well prepared. Everyone commented on her presence which was the right amount without being intrusive. When the photos arrived we just couldn’t fault them. Cass offered such a variety and that is exactly what we asked for. We are just so happy with the photos”
“Cass is a total professional and is amazing at what she does. She understood my vision for the day right away and the quality of her work is just amazing”
“Cass was an absolute pleasure to have at our wedding. We wanted both traditional photos and natural joyful moments caught on camera. Cassandra did this beautifully. She told people where she wanted them confidently and got the job done quickly. And as for the captured moments you barely even noticed she was there. The photos are incredible just what we wanted. And her price was really reasonable too. We thought her pictures were a lot better than the dearer equivalents we had seen”
“You just have to glance at one of Cass’ wedding photos to realise how talented she is. Honestly I couldn’t have hoped for better. Its almost a cliche but she really managed to capture the essence of the happiest day of our lives in her photos. From start to finish she was so incredibly helpful and friendly – she even helped the groom and best man with their pocket squares. She’s an utter delight and I’m so glad she was part of our day”
“Cassandra is a unique and talented photographer able to capture the spirit of your day and most importantly your personalties. She is able to translate the most subtle and personal moments between bride and groom into images that last a lifetime. Cassandra is absolutely fantastic”
“Cassandra Lane was fantastic from the very start to end of the day. She was calm organised supportive and invisible when she needed to be. I felt like she was the bridesmaid I needed on the day to help with the smooth running of the day. An absolutely fantastic photographer who was so much more on the day. Her photographs were amazing and Im thrilled with the results. Ive recommended her to everyone. My family loved her and actually thought she was a guest”
“There are quite literally no words to express what a talented photographer I believe Cassandra Lane to be. She went above beyond on the day of our wedding to capture some of our most treasured parts of the day. Cassandra was able to capture our venue all the elements we love so dearly about it perfectly. Cassandra has provided us with so many beautiful pictures that we were quite literally spoilt for choice”
“When my wife asked me if we should get a photographer for our wedding I said no as the cost seemed extremely high. In hindsight I couldn’t have been more wrong. Cassandra brought so much to our experience from start to finish. And even for a bloke I LOVE our photographs and thank Casssandra for being part of our day”
“Cass was absolutely fabulous .It was clear that she had mounds of experience not only in her profession of taking photographs but also weddings in general ie helped my mum and dad with their button holes me with my dress etc. She brought an element of extra fun to the day and really made it easy for Jim and I to relax when having our photos taken which is what we wanted. Cass is amazing at what she does and is clearly very professional yet personal. I would recommend Cass to anyone”
“Cassandra was able to fully understand what we wanted for our wedding. Everyone felt so comfortable with her and she blended in with all our wedding guests which meant she was able to get some beautiful natural shots”
“We live in Australia so dealt with Cass via Skype in the lead up to the wedding. From day 1 cass understood our plans and seemed to really understand us as a couple. She was absolutely perfect on the day full of help and advice for us – not only about posing and photos but helping us get ready and sharing the special Saturday morning and became one of the girls. Could not have wished for a better more professional friendly photographer it was a pleasure to have her at our special day”
“Cass was wonderful on the day so very helpful and going above and beyond what was expected of her including delivering items to the venue, cleaning a stain from my dress and providing forgotten deodorant. She blended perfectly into the day and everyone commented how lovely she was .We couldn’t have been happier with the results the photos really capture what a happy fun and festive day we all had”
“Cassandra Lane Photography are a professional caring and driven team who made us feel completely at ease throughout the planning of our wedding and on the day itself. She really did make our wedding the happiest day of our lives and I cant thank her enough for producing beautiful pictures which will last us a lifetime”
“We loved working with Cass from our first meeting our engagement photos which really put Mark at ease on the day and then of course the day itself. She was organised communicative friendly and looking back on the photos is a joy. Cass got some gorgeous photos on the day when I didn’t even know she was around. The portraits are beautiful but seemed to be over really quickly and she was very understanding about the limitations of a 7 month pregnant with twins bride”
“I cannot recommend Cass enough to anyone looking for a photographer she was fantastic She really listened to what we wanted and talked us through every step of the day beforehand. On the day she fit right in with the guests and made everyone feel so at ease. The photographs are brilliant and capture the theme of our day perfectly Even the way the memory stick was sent in a beautiful gift box was just perfect”
“Cassandra was wonderful from start to finish from first meeting her we felt at ease with her she made the experience fun and informal which is what we wanted. The pictures and album are fantastic everyone at the wedding commented on how friendly she was assumed she must of been a friend as her fitted into the wedding party so much. She went above beyond the role of photographer and was even helping us with getting ready. I would recommend her to everyone wish we could do it all over again”
“Cass was absolutely amazing and we couldn’t have been happier with our photographs. She felt like one of our guests and we loved the way she didn’t take us away all day to do photographs but still produced beautiful photos which we will cherish forever. Cass captured moments from the day so beautifully so that every time we look at them it feels like were reliving it. Particularly love the photos of things we didn’t even notice on the day”
“Cass was amazing from start to finish – very professional but also really friendly and reassuring. She really put our minds at ease and did a great job with two people who hate being photographed. Everyone loved her guests and other suppliers and we now have a set of photos that we absolutely adore. She captured the day perfectly and we couldn’t have asked for any more”
“Cass made our wedding so memorable she was professional and helpful throughout whist fitting in well and being really friendly with our guests. She made us feel really comfortable with all our shots and head great ideas for shots. She will of what it takes to get the shot she needs she was laying on the ground and climbing up on fences to get ours. By the end of our wedding she wasn’t just our photographer but our friend”
“Cassandra completely understood what we wanted. She was amazing on the day even helping to calm down the pre wedding jitters. The photos she took were fantastic and not only captured the day but also the place where we live. We’ve had so many comments about our wedding photos and my friend has already booked her for his wedding”
“I absolutely love my wedding photos. They’ve captured my day beautifully and I love showing them off. Cassandra listened to our ideas and did everything that we asked for. I would highly recommend Cassandra Lane to anyone who was looking for a photographer”
“From the first email Cassandra was brilliant As soon as she arrived she fitted in brilliantly so professional and extremely friendly She blended in a times of stress there were a few in the morning and stood out when needed. She was so professional and friendly with the guests. Many commented on how lovely she was. On top of all that she captured fantastic photos – going to extreme lengths to get the perfect shot was no trouble at all. Even after the day nothing is too much trouble for you”
“Cass is fabulous. She’s so friendly and so many of our wedding guests commented on how great she was and mixed with our friends and family. She is relaxed yet professional which made us feel relaxed having our photos taken. Cass was so informative during the planning stages and was open to suggestions we had for our photos. She embraced the venue and surroundings to take a variety of photos and I cant wait to see them all after seeing some preview shots”
“From the initial meeting with Cass we felt 100% at ease knew she’d capture the shots we wanted. Cass is so professional and caring and has a really relaxed calm vibe about her, so perfect for a hectic wedding morning. We wanted some shots around city centre and Cass was as enthusiastic as we were to drag her equipment around town just click away. Even now months after the wedding we have family and friends who still mention how lovely our photographer was. We are thrilled with our album”
“Cass is absolutely awesome. Her photos are perfectly natural and really capture how happy we both were on the day. All of our guests commented on how friendly and enthusiastic she was and ‘faces in spaces’ is a catchphrase our friends and family all loved We live in Singapore and Cass was happy to accommodate time zones and chat by Skype. We couldn’t have asked for a better photographer for our special day”
WOW. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for letting me be a part of your wedding days. You rock!
Congratulations to the winners of Best Photographer in the North West; The Crawleys. Well done also to my fellow suppliers I’ve worked with this year who won awards: DJ Andy Murphy, The Flower Lounge, The Funtime Frankies, Agape Bridal Boutique and Ashfield House.