I thought I’d share some of the kind words I’ve received from my lovely couples, some of them are a bit overwhelming and have made my head swell to an unsafe size. The amazing Sophie and Laurence had a beautiful red and white wedding with family and traditions, singing and laughter, chair dancing and cake, their wedding had it all!
“Lucy is absolutely fantastic. We cannot stop looking through her gorgeous photos of our wedding. I can’t believe all the little moments she managed to capture, there are some absolutely hilarious and perfectly timed shots in there amongst all the beautiful ones. She somehow seemed to manage to be everywhere at once, appearing at all the right times without us even realising she was there. She is the epitome of a sensitive photographer, making everyone feel at ease and getting right into the thick of the action without ever intruding… it’s difficult to explain how brilliant she was, except that even before we’d seen the photos, we were already super happy with everything she’d done. And then we saw them and jumped up and down with delight!
She captured the whole atmosphere of the day perfectly and completely, allowing us to relive those moments again and again, and letting us see everyone else’s side of the day too! Plus she made us look amazing. :D
If you are considering her as a wedding photographer, do not deliberate! Book her right now, before she gets snapped up!! (Sophie&Laurence)”
This message is from Mark and Helen who squeezed in as many venues and modes of transport as they could into their incredible day! A church, a hotel, a pub, a park, a river, a boat, several cars and a bus! It was the total Richmond experience even down to finding one of the Richmond Park deer, it was brilliant!
“Lucy’s creative talent & enthusiasm was so obvious when we met her for the first time; we felt completely confident about her photographing our wedding. On the day, our guests commented on how lovely Lucy was as she subtly bounced around capturing so many clever shots. Our day was very colourful and the way she captured this was beyond my expectations…just perfect. She worked her socks off for us, and we couldn’t be more grateful.” (Mark & Helen)
This message is from a couple who live across the pond and had already technically got married at City Hall in New York, but were returning to London to celebrate their marriage with all their family and friends and It was an absolute pleasure to capture their beautiful day.
“Lucy was an absolute pro through the entire wedding process. My wife and I had a particularly tricky set up – living in New York, but travelling back home to have our wedding in London. It made our lives so much easier that Lucy was so responsive over email and was equally willing to jump on the phone at all hours of the day! Her desire to capture what we wanted on the day was clear and she brought loads of great ideas to the table – made us feel comfortable right from the start.
On the Big Day itself, Lucy again showed what a star she is. Lovingly referred to as the “long-lens ninja”, she managed to achieve the impossible – blending in seamlessly with all the guests (we wanted very candid photos – very much Lucy’s style) and yet when we thought about having certain shots taken “on demand”, she was immediately on hand. I have no idea how she managed this dual feat, but it was just fantastic. We were so confident the photos were going to turn out great that I almost wrote this review before we even got them – she’s just that good. Naturally, as soon as the photos arrived, me and my wife were delighted with the outcome.
If I were you, I’d snap her up before someone else does. Seriously.”(Erik&Laura)
I’ve known Andy for five years and I jumped at the chance to photograph him marrying the lovely Jonny. I’m not sure I stopped smiling the whole day from midday to well into the morning of the next day.
“Lucy-you are such a talented photographer. You have such a wonderful eye for detail and for capturing every magical moment. You absolutely capture the spirit and colours beautifully of whatever event you are photographing.
The images you take are so vivid and so exciting that it’s like reliving the whole wonderful day and evening all over again.
I’m gonna recommend you to everyone I know that needs a photographer because you’re amazing. An amazing person and artist and frankly you deserve to be recognized for what you do and who you are. (Andy&Jonny)”
I photographed a beautiful day in Worcester this summer, Louise and Alex planned a day based around the places in the world they’d travelled together, having their guests experience some of the activities that had brought them together. Croquet in Cambridge, volleyball in LA, chocolate in Brussels, tea in Myanmar… there were so many details in their day that made it so personal and an absolute joy to photograph.
“Lucy was a great addition to our wedding day. She not only captured the most wonderful photos and memories, but also cheerfully blended into the crowd and kept a huge smile into the night after over 12 hours of running round to capture all of the action. I loved that she created some modern artistic photos, captured the emotion of the day in others, and that all of them were warm and happy…just how I remember the day! The photos really are the best wedding photos I’ve ever seen, and I’d love to have Lucy back for more events in future no matter how big or small.” (Louise&Alex)
I photographed the beautifully intimate wedding of Chris and Jeannine from Ireland and Miami at the stunning Islington Town Hall. I had only met the couple a few weeks before the wedding but I had such a lovely day with them and the few members of their family who were able to get over here. They were an absolute dream to photograph and even though it was one of my shortest weddings it was definitely one of my favourites! Bring on Miami…
“For our London wedding, Jeannine and I used Lucy Judson – and the results were fantastic. Having enjoyed Lucy’s non intrusive, yet intimate style, Jeannine and I met Lucy for a consultation before the event. She made us feel completely at ease, reassuring us in our most manic and busy of times, that she would capture our union in a wonderful way. Ms Judson more than delivered. The photographs were nothing short of marvelous – capturing Jeannine’s mystery and beauty perfectly, whilst making me look respectable and dapper! They were stylish, colorful and remarkably intimate. On the day itself we forgot she was there for a lot of the time, as she is so incredibly aware of angles and spacing. Lucy is a first class photographer, and, should she be in Miami soon, we would love to use her for our next wedding!” (Chris&Jeannine)
I photographed an amazing wedding on a family farm in the peak district. The weather, the scenery the vast expanse of land that was so personal made following and capturing this day a real pleasure. Naomi had grown up on the farm and we went on a little walk down to the river and a few other spots she spent time in as a little girl, it was also the place Ollie had proposed. A place full of memories to share with everyone they loved.
Thank you Lucy for taking the most beautiful photographs of our wedding!! We are so pleased and we cannot stop looking through them. Thank you so so so much!
The photographs are all full of colour and personality. Lucy was fantastic and made us feel at ease and almost like she wasn’t even there. She took the photographs we wanted and others we wouldn’t even think to have but are equally stunning without affecting or staging the day in any way, which was a priority for us. Even going above and beyond the role of photographer and taxi-ing some people home at the end of the night!!!
Lily and Harry got married in a beautiful pub in Shrewsbury called The Mytton and Mermaid, it was a day full of fun and flowers, sweets and dancing, It was an amazing to be able to capture all the family, friendship and love. and I received this lovely note in the post a month or so later. (Lily&Harry)
I photographed the Wedding of two bike enthusiasts, so, for anyone who was willing, it included traveling from ceremony to reception on bikes! And I had the pleasure of photographing out of a moving car window and attempting to capture the lovely couple, where they belong, on two wheels. They then had a lovely reception with amazing food at a gorgeous pub just outside of Oxford decorated with amazing origami flowers made by one of the brides.
“What a great collection of photos! Going through Lucy’s photos is like watching a “highlights video” of our wedding day being replayed before our very own eyes, reliving our wonderful memories of the day.
Lucy captured so many special moments on the day – it was great fun looking at all of her photographs of the day and discovered moments we’d missed! Lucy was part of the day from the word go and her natural approach fitted in with our overall approach to the day and our plans very well. She was even happy to hang out of the window of a car and photograph our cycling entourage to the reception, such was her dedication!
Her photographs show great warmth and many people have commented on how happy we looked in the photos. Every time we look at them – and we have done this quite a few times – we notice something new or a little detail Lucy made sure to include and we smile. We’re sure they’ll keep us smiling in the future, reminding us what a wonderful and meaningful day it was!”(Camen&Liz)
This next review is slightly biased as Emma is my big sister but nonetheless I had to include it. My sister and her now Wife live in Atlanta, Georgia in the United States and as Gay marriage isn’t yet legal in that particular state they decided to travel up to New York to make that amazing commitment to each other. We, my family and I, had known this was a possibility for a while but only found out a week before that they’d organised it all and booked their flights and officiate. As it was so last minute they didn’t think any of either of their families would be able to attend but I wasn’t going to pass up the opportunity to photograph a wedding in central park! I found some flights that weren’t too ridiculous and with the help of Valerie and a friend they knew in New York I managed to keep my coming as a surprise/present for my sister. The look on her face as I rocked up behind her at a bar in the East Village was absolutely priceless. I did have to ask her how she thought she was going to get away with having a New York Wedding without her wedding photographer sister there!?
“Lucy’s style of photography lends a special level of intimacy to the photographs that she takes, and intimacy was not lacking at Valerie and I’s wedding as it was so small. Even so Lucy achieved the seeming impossible, blending in to our 4 strong group, herself included, and taking photographs of the natural smiles and intricate details of our wedding in Central Park.
Her photographs have allowed us, in a very real way, to share a day that meant so much to us with all of the people who couldn’t be there in person, capturing the love and happiness for all to see. Our elopement leant an air of fun and frivolity to a day that was symbolically strong and imposing and I love that the photographs have allowed us to capture that.
We’ll hold on to these photographs as reminders of everything that we promised to each other that day, and they’re a wonderful lasting memory.”(Em&Valerie)
I received this message while the couple were on their honeymoon as they’d managed to find some internet connection to check out some of their images.
“We are currently in deepest darkest Wales but have had a couple of moments to look at the photos. I must say I’m bowled over by yours. There’s such a natural look that you seem to achieve when you take photos, absolutely incredible.”
“We had such an incredible day and the whole process of getting photos was totally stress free. The photos really captured the moments perfectly and there was such a range of types. We particularly love the ones where you have caught us so naturally, of which there are so many. Thank you!” (Tim&Becca)
The message below is from a lovely day I spent photographing Hannah & Ryan, a beautiful couple getting married next year and wanting to get used to having a camera pointed at them for the day. I’ve included a few pictures from their wedding too, you can tell that they were relaxed a lot by the experience that on the day it just came naturally.
“We had a lovely day and Lucy made us feel relaxed throughout. We had a laugh and a giggle, and we couldn’t be happier with the photographs we came away with. She captured us just as we’d hoped and I can’t wait to frame these photos and hang them for all to see! At first I was wary of doing an engagement shoot, however now I will be recommending them to all as it’s a great way to get to know your photographer and I’m sure we will be more relaxed on the day as a result. All in all a massive thumbs up!”(Hannah&Ryan)