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20 Reviews for Rafe Abrook Photography

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5.0 out of 5.0
  • Quality of the Service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value for Money 5.0
  • Response time 5.0

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    Claire · Married on 21/03/2020

    5.0
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    Look no further for your wedding photographer!!

    If you have come across Rafe in your hunt for a wedding photographer, then look no further! We are over the moon with our wedding photographs and cannot stop looking at them. The quality is fantastic and he has wonderfully captured every moment of our day. He has been helpful, supportive and a great surrounding board through the COVID-19 crisis. We just managed to squeeze in a small wedding before lockdown and Rafe was fantastic with changing plans, keeping in touch and being flexible. Would definitely recommend an engagement shoot, it made us feel at ease and prepared for the wedding day. One positive about having to delay our celebrations is that we now get 2 sets of photos from Rafe!

    Sent on 03/05/2020

    Rafe Abrook Photography's reply:

    Thanks so much Claire. You know I can't wait to capture C&S Part 2 next year!
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    Lauren · Married on 04/02/2017

    5.0
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      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
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    Phenomenally Talented Photographer And A Joy to Work With

    Rafe is incredible! If you read no further, know that he is not only a phenomenally talented photographer, but has wonderful personality and is a great addition to any wedding. As a self-conscious bride, walking around in my undergarments around any stranger is… well, terrifying. But Rafe made me, and my bevy of bridesmaids feel completely at ease.
    Now, I scoured the country looking for a photographer that would be able to document our wedding in a way that would capture not only the beauty of the day, but also the many wonderful personalities of my loved ones that would be enjoying the day with us. As an art advisor, who has bought a great deal of photography from artists around the globe, I was very critical with almost every wedding photographer that I came across. While the cliché wedding shots were charming, I was looking for something different. Rafe delivered! The only issue was that I was getting married in Liverpool, and Rafe was located in Hitchen. Not to worry though, Rafe travels! He happily journeyed to Manchester to meet with my fiancé and I, and made the long trek for the wedding (very early in the morning). He and his partner photographed well into the evening, and everyone remarked about how lovely both Rafe and Kelly were. I dare say that everyone wanted them to stay!
    The resulting photos bring back every happy moment from our day. They are beautiful memories that I will cherish forever; a wrinkled laughing face, some very uncoordinated dance moves, touching tears, and most especially the love of my life. I feel so fortunate to have had Rafe shoot my wedding. Thank you so much Rafe!

    Sent on 07/04/2017

    Rafe Abrook Photography's reply:

    Just Wow Lauren! Such lovely words. Thank you so much! We had a blast and we are so happy you and Gareth are pleased with your images!
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    Melanie · Married on 09/09/2016

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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    Stunning Portrayal of Our Special Day!

    Rafe Abrook Photography - where do we even start! It was an incredible journey. The best professional in the wedding industry that we could ever have asked for, from booking to engagement shoot to the big day and beyond Rafe was amazing! If you're not a massive fan of being photographed and/or want a well documented story of events from your big day capturing emotion & personality, look no further. Rafe made us feel at ease from the very beginning, he was friendly, understood exactly what we were looking for & took truly amazing photos. The photos were perfect portrayals of our closest family and friends celebrating with us & on the day itself he was a photography ninja, almost invisible yet he captured every second of our day in the most incredible way. We are so lucky to have chosen Rafe Abrook Photography for our wedding, now we have truly stunning lasting reminders of our big day to accompany our amazing memories!!

    Sent on 05/10/2017

    Rafe Abrook Photography's reply:

    Thanks so much Melanie. We had such fun working with you all that day in the Lake District. So glad you are happy with my work!
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    Gemma · Married on 16/07/2016

    5.0
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    Perfection!

    From the moment we spoke, we knew he would be perfect for us. He advised us on aspects of photography we knew nothing about and we did the same with him (being his 1st same sex wedding, some things were a little different for him too). He made sure we were 100% happy with the plan and when the day came, we were confident that we were going to have a brilliant day.

    You'll have your bridesmaids doing everything he asks of them, your Nan ogling over him and your guests commenting on how brilliant his is.

    2. He LOVES his job. From the civilised start of the day to the embarrasing drunken mess near the end, he's there capturing your amazing memories.. for better and for worse.. Nothings staged, it's raw, natural and perfect, moments capured in whatever way he can, even if it means lying on the floor or standing on tables.

    3. He's more than your photographer. For us, he slotted in like one of the family.

    He guided the morning for us, made sure we were on time for meeting with the registrars.

    He gathered excitable bridesmaids for hair and makeup.

    He helped make sure my wife and i didnt see eachother the morning of the wedding, forming human barriers and acting like our security.

    Hung my dress up on a curtain rail when i couldn't reach.. Having a 10ft photographer does have its advantages to a 5ft bride.

    Gave me a firemans lift over gravel to where we were having evening photos, because i was drunk and stupidilly took my shoes off and couldnt walk anywhere.

    All of this whilst still perfectly capturing every single aspesct, emotion and feeling from our day in his outstanding photos, makes him a very special photographer indeed.

    Sent on 19/02/2017

    Rafe Abrook Photography's reply:

    Thanks so much Gemma! Your wedding was such a blast! Wish we could do it all again x
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    Louise · Married on 11/07/2014

    5.0
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    Listen and understands your needs and delivers!!

    Rafe took some wonderful, natural, fun images at our wedding in July and really captured our personalities to a tee. I wouldn't hesitate in recommending him to others! You will not be disappointed.

    Sent on 07/10/2014

    Rafe Abrook Photography's reply:

    Many thanks Louise. It was an absolute pleasure to capture your amazing day at Rushton Hall. xxx
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    Ally

    5.0
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    Thank you so much!

    Choosing Rafe was the best decision we made for our wedding at Woughton House! From the moment we met Rafe, prior to our wedding day, his calm, professional manner helped us relax and put our faith in his amazing talent. Both him and his second photographer, Michael, were phenomenal throughout the day. They both went above and beyond to get the shots we wanted and many many more that are all outstanding. Rafe and Michael were both excellent from start to finish. They were there all day (well into the night!) to ensure they got fantastic dance floor photos too. Words can't express how happy we were to receive our sneak peek photographs after less than a week and were blown away by how they captured the atmosphere of our special day - the sparkler shot being one of our favourites! We would recommend Rafe for all your photography needs but especially your wedding and we can't wait to use him again in the future. Thank you so much!

    Sent on 21/03/2019
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    Rosie

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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    I would highly recommend Rafe

    Rafe has done a totally fantastic job of capturing the love, laughter and happiness we had at our wedding at South Farm. He has a great eye for detail and an ability to take natural, relaxed and intimate photos which show true personality - something that was really important to us as a couple as we are not a very "posey" couple. Everything about Rafe was professional, yet informal, he was able to share his expertise and experience with us in order to get the best shots and I have to say we were blown away by the results. Since the wedding, we've had countless compliments from guests about the quality of Rafe's photos. I would highly recommend Rafe

    Sent on 21/03/2019
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    Julie

    5.0
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    Choosing him was one of the best decisions we made for our wedding

    A wonderful photographer who is dedicated to getting you the best photos of your special day. Rafe is fabulous to work with because he makes you feel totally comfortable and yet remains polite and professional. He has exceptional talent and choosing him was one of the best decisions we made for our wedding. He also traveled a very long way to join us at a new venue and took the most stunning pictures, which we just love. No regrets at all! We 100% recommend him.

    Sent on 05/11/2018
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    Amy

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
    • Value for Money:
      5.0
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      5.0
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    Amazing

    Rafe did an amazing job on our wedding day! All of our friends and family have said how much they love the photos, and we cannot thank him enough for capturing our wedding day so perfectly. Rafe and his team were professional and friendly, very easy to work with and even stayed on late into the evening to get some fab shots of our guests at the evening reception. Highly recommend him!

    Sent on 25/06/2018
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    Sindy

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    Beyond our expectations

    We genuinely cannot thank Rafe enough for capturing our day just perfectly! The outdoor snow shots were so far beyond our expectations. We chose Rafe for his creative eye and natural/action shots and are so happy with the outcome. Rafe was very professional and friendly and kept all the shots very informal and fun. We would not hesitate to recommend him time and again!

    Sent on 20/04/2018