South West Wedding Awards Finalist 2017

January 30, 2017

Well it’s the time of year for the awards ceremony of the South West Wedding Awards 2017.   I was delighted to be a Wedding Awards Finalist again and to be in the company of some very well respected photographers.   As usual the competition was pretty tough and as usual, I was an Usher as opposed to the Groom but it won’t stop me entering next year.   So previous Clients, standby for the email asking for votes – it’ll be coming to an inbox near you in the not too distant future.   Here are all the fabulous comments left by previous couples – a huge thank you to all of you who took the time to say nice things

Nothing was too much trouble for Colin, amazing man and amazing pictures. Colin deserves this more than anything. I’d love to do it all again just to have him take more pictures.

There are a few people who really went above and beyond in their duties and made our day really special. Colin is the one we still gush about how happy we were to have chosen him and how much he did for us. From helping us organise our timeliness to getting people in the right place on the day and also bringing his sense of humour with him. Not least taking amazing photos.  Colin went above and beyond and our day would not have been the same without him. I cannot stress enough how happy we are to have chosen him and how he went above and beyond to make our day amazing.

From the first moment of contact with Colin, we recognised him as friendly and extremely professional. He understood straight away what we wanted for our special day and he pulled out all the stops to make it happen. His continued contact and reassurance was excellent and he ensured we got the photos we wanted. The photos themselves were just perfect, an excellent quality and brilliant format for doing what we wanted with them, we still look at them daily. He captured so many moments from the day and we would recommend him to anyone who will listen! We cannot thank him!

Colin was a very competent and skilled photographer. He was organised and the event went very well.

An outstanding service above and beyond what we expected- warm, friendly and very personal. Colin felt more like one of the family than a service. Could not have asked for more.

Colin and Jason were amazing before, during and after the wedding. Could not of asked for more!

Colin was absolutely fantastic made it so enjoyable and really captured our special day getting lots of natural photos everyone felt at ease

Colin spent the time to get to know us as a couple meeting up over coffee to talk about exactly what we wanted etc…. so the big day could run smoothly and we got the shots we wanted Highly recommended

Flawless service from start to finish. Fantastic personality. Incredible photography. Photographed our wedding perfectly and made me feel completely relaxed the whole day. Would highly recommend.

From the moment that me and my now Husband met Colin we knew he was the photographer for us. We met Colin about a year before our Wedding for a consultation and then a few weeks later at our Wedding Venue. Nothing was too much trouble for Colin and he made sure that all our needs where met, not only was he was amazing on our wedding day he made both my Husband and I feel calm we both now class him as a friend.

Colin of Macleod Paul Photography was the finest photographer for our private wedding at the registry office in Truro that we could have wished for. From the very first contact, Colin was forthcoming, friendly and assured us that we’d get exactly the service we wanted. On our wedding day, Colin was discreet and personable yet gave us enough direction to make wonderful photos without making us feel stifled or ‘posed’. He showed initiative suggesting picturesque venues for photos after the ceremony and captured our mood and personalities wonderfully. He provided ‘preview’ copies of a few photos within hours to send to our (absent) families. The final selection far exceeded our expectations, both in choice and presentation. Great value, too. We’re both in complete agreement that we’ll use him again next time!

A truly talented and wonderful photographer who is very professional and also fun to be around when he’s trying to gather friends and family for a wedding photo. I’d recommend Macleod Paul Photography in a heartbeat and immensely proud of our wedding photos that Colin had taken for us

Outstanding service from Colin at Macleod Paul photography! He captured our special day perfectly and made us feel so much at ease in front of the camera. A true professional. As some family members said, they are the most beautiful wedding photos ever seen!

Colin was an absolute star on our wedding day! From the organising, to the little details and rounding everyone up on the day, he was brilliant. He even stayed later than planned which was extra nice of him! I couldn’t have been happier with the photos and the quick service of having them arrive a week after the wedding! The wedding album he compiled for us was also gorgeous. I couldn’t recommend him more!

From the 1st phone call Colin was organised, helpful and efficient. He offered friendly advice and tips, things we would have never thought about. I explained to him how my sister had got married years ago, and a friend had done their photography. The photos were not great, and she has always regretted not paying for a professional. We didn’t want to make the same mistake, (however we were on a very tight budget). He went out of his way to meet with us in person as often as we could. We truly felt like we were the only wedding he was working on. We chose to get married underground, in a cave, and it’s a good job we did!-The weather was awful, however the photos are amazing!- Colin went to finish twice but saw another photo opportunity so went back for more. My Dad was amazed how he went out of his way to make the best of a bad situation, and became quite emotional. Colin was so friendly and welcoming to all of our guests, and we genuinely enjoyed having his company on our special day. Even after our amazingly special day Colin continued to stay in touch. I highly recommend him, without him being part of our wedding I feel the day may not have gone as smoothly. x

Literally cannot fault Colin. He was a star leading up to the wedding coming up with time tables and taking the time to get to know us as a couple. On the day he managed to get the most beautiful pictures on the windiest day and made us all look amazing! Would recommend him highly!

He made our wedding day perfect from day one we met him he is kind and cares and very helpful 🙂 We had over 140 guests and 34 of them were children and he did an amazing job.   Nothing was rushed – it was perfect.  Our photos are amazing and we will never forget our wedding day thanks to Colin for all the photos he took. Amazing person and perfect at his job 5* and more

Colin met us some months before the wedding to find out our needs, provide us with some good ideas and get to know us. On the day he was able to put everyone at their ease and blend in with the group. Consequently there are some wonderful informal shots of guests laughing at what was said to them. Colin’s photography provided a true picture of the day and are fantastic memories to treasure. We could not have hoped for a better outcome.

We could never have asked for more, we are so so happy with our photos and Colin was the most comfortable, natural person to work with. We were so grateful to him. He is truly an amazing professional photographer!!

If you want someone to turn up, bang off a couple of hundred shots and go…..then this is not your man.  From my very first enquiry Colin engaged with both of us, by the day we were looking forward to meeting an old friend and how right we were. Colin presents a relaxed non intrusive style which suited the occasion, neither of us are comfortable in front of a camera but we hardly knew he was there. The finished pictures were both original and comprehensive. As an ex-professional wedding photographer I am very critical of work done, perhaps too critical, I found Colin’s work to be of excellent standard especially as the venue was in an underground cavern with very limited lighting due to the presence of bats! We would commend Colin to anyone wanting a quality job at a fair price.

Without Colin from Macleod Paul Photography, our day would never have been the wonderful success it was. From initial contact regarding our day he helped us with great advice not only on the photography but from his experience of dealing with other weddings he inspired our decisions of where to have our wedding reception right down to the style of our whole day. What was going to be a quiet affair because of our small budget turned into a very special memorable event with his help and guidance and great value for money.  The quality of the photos were outstanding and we particularly loved the “Hello” style album achieved from them. No one in our family had ever seen anything like it before. Colin’s commitment and dedication to his craft is a credit to him and he clearly enjoys making people happy. Without a doubt, we will be recommending him to anyone we meet who is getting married so they too can achieve a very special day.

One of the nicest and genuine people you will ever get to meet, his professionalism shone through.   It made our wedding day and cannot thank him enough for the amazing photos, which will be treasured for ever. Thank you Colin.   Kindest regards Christian and Clem

An awesome guy, so lovely to spend our day with such a genuine person who was easy going and took away any stress of having pictures take!!