FEEL THE LOVE
"Where shall we start
Omg wow Martin and Debbie are absolutely brill they made us feel so special all day
So professional and so down to earth
The pictures we’ve had are out of this world
Very talented couple." Ceri and Jay, Treaddur Bay Hotel, September 2021
After seeing Martin and Debbie’s brilliant work my partner and I decided that they would be our photographers. With their very enthusiastic nature they gave us the best wedding gift, our beautiful Wedding photographs. Not only do we love our posed photos, the natural “off guard” shots they’ve captured are fantastic too. Thank you so much to you both for being part of our amazing day. Jen and Dylan, September 2022
Martin and Debbie both did my sisters wedding pictures almost 8 years ago now. We was all soooo Impressed! The whole family was! I’m now engaged and getting married myself next Friday and I've also booked Martin and Debbie to do my photos for my wedding day, I have no doubts as we already know they’re work is 10/10! Due to covid we had to move our wedding a couple of times and I said to my fiancé that we’re moving it to a date that Martin and Debbie can do as I really wanted to not end up having to change photographers. They was so lovely and helpful during this time of me having so many different dates to pick from but worked around me and the best they could.
They’re both so lovely and their work is amazing I already can’t wait to see my wedding pictures! Fantastic work! Sharladee, September 2022
Wow! What can we say about Martin and Debbie? From the very beginning we knew we had made the right choice. A great meeting in advance to discuss how it would go with ideas back and forth. Then on the day everything went amazingly well, despite the curve-ball of an unwell bride who suffers from Crohn's Disease which can and does flare at the worst times. Martin and Debbie helped to make our day so special by being who they are. Kind attentive, helpful, funny and upbeat. Excellent in the way they looked after us and handled the arrangements and the guests (including an overenthusiastic Bride's mother ;). That was just the day itself. We have now had our beautifully produced photos and they are truly stunning! They take our breath away every time we look at them (all the time right now) and really do bring the best memories back to life. They didn't just photograph our day, they helped to make it what it was. Totally, completely and resoundingly recommended to anyone (hence the 5 Star ratings). THANK YOU Martin and Debbie so MUCH! Becky and Chris x. Portmeirion August 2021
We hired Martin Vaughan because we saw his work from a friend's wedding. Stunning photos. Very professional manner. Very happy with our photos. Would recommend him over anyone. Hes one of, if not the best around and me and my wife a very glad we hired Martin. Thanks again. Huw and Elen
So we had booked Debbie and Martin for our wedding in October. We had decided to ask them if they could take some family photos for us because we had just had a baby, we are over the moon with the out come, Debbie and Martin were so easy to get on with, they made us feel comfortable and were great at distracting the childeren as well as the dogs to get some brilliant photos.
We can't wait to have you at the wedding!
Thank you. Paul and family x
Martin and Debbie were the photographers for my daughters wedding. They were incredibly professional and helped make the day so very special for us all. I would highly recommend them to anyone for the wedding day or other special event. Thank you so much. Efan Milner, Bron Eifion July 2021
"Before even getting engaged I knew I wanted Martin and Debbie to photograph my wedding. I had come across their work on facebook and was blown away by the artistry of their photos. A couple of weeks after getting engaged we were lucky to meet then at a wedding fayre and talking to them confirmed that we wanted them so we booked then there and then. Luckily they were available on our chosen date but even if they weren’t it is worth changing your date to have them. We met up with then again a couple of weeks before the wedding to discuss what kind of photos we wanted and so on. Martin and Debbie were so professional and talked us through the whole day and which photos would be taken when. Debbie even made lists of which members of family we wanted for each of the family photos ready for the day. Thank god she did this or we might have forgotten to take photos with some family members in all the hustle and bustle of the day! On the day martin and debbie were incredible from beigining to end. From the moment they got to my house they instantly made everyone feel comfortable and got to work straight away taking some lovely shots of the flowers and accessories. They helped us get organised and debbie even helped to close my dress!. They were very efficient and managed to take some beautiful portraits and helped us to get ready early. During the ceremony itself martin and debbie blended in they got some lovely shots without being noticable. After the ceremony we went to take our ‘hero shots’ by the Menai Bridge. Martin put so much effort into getting the perfect photos - even putting his waterproofs on and lying in the wet grass! They both went above and beyond and the photographs are simply amazing - even better than I expected! (And my expectations were high!) They guided us through the shots brilliantly. We are not used to being in front of a camera but they showed us all the poses and were so patient with us. They made us both feel so comfortable but also made us feel so special - like we were the most important people in the world at that moment, I’ll never forget that feeling. At the receptions they made taking the family photos easy and fun. Debbie gathered everyone together whilst Martin was snapping away. All our family and friends loved them and have all commented on how lovely they were and that they felt like part of the family. One specific photo we had requested was a peaky blinders style cigar photo of the groom and groomsmen and the results are just incredible. Everyone we have shown it to were blown away. The photos arrived a week and a half after the wedding which I think is just amazing when considering the time and effort that has gone into editing each of the 400+ photos to such a high quality. One thing I am also very impressed with is the variation in the editing - they have provided a lovely balance of more natural photos, black and white photos and other filtered photos. Since receiving the photos I have looked at the photos at least once every day and I fall more and more in love with them everyday. They captured the day so beautifully and have given us memories that will last a lifetime and more. I honestly want to print all of the photos and display them! When you book Martin and Debbie you don’t just get a wedding photographer. You get two of the best photographers in the business with a keen eye for what will look good. You also get a wedding co-ordinator, dresser, organiser, button hole fixer and friends for life. Having Martin and Debbie there was just amazing and I’d like to thank them from the bottom of my heart for everything they did for us. Lots of love, Mrs Milner-Williams x. " Bron Eifion , July 2021
Where do I start? The first time I met Martin and Debbie was at my sister's wedding. They were fantastic. So when I plucked up the courage to ask the question I knew straight away who I wanted as the photographer. The first wedding fair of the year. We went and had a chat with Martin and Debbie and got a list of their available dates for July 2021. We then worked around that. A few weeks before the wedding we met up so they could get to know us better and to have an insight to what kind of wedding we were going to have ( I think that is a lovely touch). Then came the big day. All I can say was they were fantastic again. Apart from Martin having the camera in his hand you wouldn't think we had a photographer because it just felt like they were apart of our guests having fun on our day, and of course taking all the amazing photos. When we received all the pictures we were amazed. All we had visualised before the wedding were there on our screen but just better, because Martin and Debbie had put there touch on them. So now comes the hard part of deciding out of all them great pictures, which ones make it on to the living room wall. So on behalf of myself and Mrs Hughes thank you.
Ps. As you always post pictures of every one else here's one of us with the amazing team. Dafydd, July 2021 , The Royal Victoria, Llanberis
I met Martin and Debbie 3 years ago when my daughter Lisa was getting married, the moment they came into our house on the wedding day I thought they were amazing so when our son Dafydd proposed to his girlfriend christmas 2019 and they set their date for July 2021 there was no doubt who they wanted as their photographers so once again Martin and Debbie were contacted, The day of the wedding arrived and from the minute they walked into the house it was like seeing friends, they made the day go without a hitch, they capture everything, from placing the brides shoes on a bush to breathing taking shoot's with spetacular viwes, the skill Martin has is unique it's a work of art , Debbie is a joy to half around with her way of making sure everyone is at ease, having Martin and Debbie at both weddings was incredible and I would recommend them to anyone getting married, if you want perfect outstanding memories, both Martin and Debbie are special people. Dafydd's mum Mandy, The Royal Victoria, llanberis, July 2021
'Had previously met Martin and Debbie at my sister in laws wedding and instantly knew we wanted them to capture our day once the question was asked. We chose the date of the wedding around Martin's availability in 2020. The communication was fantastic during the pandemic and we were delighted not to have to change our date even with a few resection still in place. Martin and Debbie feel apart of the family as soon as they walk in through the door. The excitement they have when they visualise a photo is so infectious and the eye for detail is amazing. They make you feel so comfortable taking photographs you actually forget that they are taking them. I can't recommend them both enough they truly do make the day so special and magical." Lisa and Dafydd, July 2021 Royal Victoria Snowdonia
"Hard to put into words how amazing this amazing, talented, beautiful couple are. They put 100 percent into their work, they made us feel so relaxed on the day. The pictures are absolutely beautiful and we have had so many lovely comments from family. We are so happy with the full package and look forward to choosing our albums. By far the best photographers around. Love Mr and Mrs Brewerton xx.July 2021 DoubleTree Hilton Chester
We chose to marry in secret at Portmeirion Village on June 11th 2021.
Martin and Debbie were truly amazing what a great team and talented couple!
They navigated us throughout the day and have captured our very special memories in the most amazing photographs which have totally exceeded our wildest dreams!
We cannot thank you both enough.
Totally professional but also a lot of fun aswell. We totally recommend them for your special memories….. You won't be disappointed trust us!
Alan and Sharon. X
"Debbie and Martin's photos are fantastic. , the photos were Imaginative, and out of this world, we could not of asked for anyone more professional to take our wedding photos, they made us laugh throughout the day." Janet and David, June 2021
"Fabulous service and stunning photos. The photo shoot was in an educational setting and Debbie and Martin knew exactly how to work with the students to get amazing results. Thank you both for what was such an enjoyable afternoon, inspiring work!" Abbeygate College, June 2021
"If you are looking for an amazing photographer look no further. Debbie and Martin were really outstanding on the day of our wedding. They were an amazing team, professional, friendly and warm. All photo opportunities were made to be fun and relaxed as they worked their magic. Correspondence with Debbie and Martin was prompt and smooth. I was kept well informed on where we were at with the processing of our photos. We received our full collection in a gorgeous box with a pink bow and a beautifully designed usb stick. I have every photo which is amazing. Debbie and Martin do a range of albums and fashion magazines which are beautiful. I am really happy that I had Martin and Debbie capture our special day. They truly have an eye for what they do, my photos really are a work of art."
Nonie and Daz , Faenol Fawr, April 10 2021
"Where do I begin, from the moment I saw the beautiful work of Martin and Debbie I was sold their pictures were just breathtaking, I had known I wanted them to photograph our big day even before we had set the date! We first met them at a local wedding fair, they had such a lovely energy so professional, friendly and warm they made everything so easy! We met up before the big day and they asked me all about what we wanted, we showed them around our beautiful venue and we got to know them just a little more after meeting them I was so excited for the big day! The day came around so quickly and was simply PERFECT! Martin has such incredible talent and keen eye for detail, and Debbie has the biggest smile and personality to light up the room together they make the perfect pair they fit into the day with ease and made it all seem so effortless! We loved getting a few teaser images while we were away on honeymoon, soon after we got all images back we were just blown away it was like we could relive the whole day though their pictures they had caught so many beautiful moments! I would 100% recommend them to any future brides in a heartbeat I cant thank them both enough for capturing our wedding day so beautifully!" Sam and Chris, Lion Quays
"Martin and Debbie provide a service of very high standard from beginning to the end. From when we first met them at a wedding fayre in Quay Hotel, Deganwy we knew they would be perfect photographers for our wedding day. Martin and Debbie worked as a team capturing every moment of our special day. Exactly what you need when your special day goes so quickly!! You feel like you’ve missed half of the things that went on. We now have stunning pictures to look back on to help us relive the best day of our life.
Thanks to Martin and Debbie for all their hard work xx."Ibrahim and Lena, Quay Hotel and Spa, March 2020
"Debbie and Martin were absolutely amazing for our wedding, from meeting them at the wedding fayre's to prepping before the big day and to the first dance, absolutely fabulous, so lovely and enthusiastic about their craft! They both really care about their work and make sure you get everything you want out of your special day, whilst also being seamless as if they're part of the wedding themselves. The photos are stunning, gorgeous shots of us, the guests, the venue; we even went to Bodelwyddan castle and Martin did everything to get us some beautiful pictures that we will cherish forever. Cannot recommend them enough, they are a MUST for any wedding if you want amazing photos that you and your guests will love forever!" Bethan and James, Kinmel and Kinspa, March 2020
"We were fortunate enough to have one of Martin and Debbie packages included in our ‘win a wedding’ from the daily post. They are both extremely friendly and very professional which makes you feel comfortable meeting them and discussing what kind of photos you would like! We asked for our photos not to be to staged and just capture the moment as it unfolds and that’s what they did! Martin will literally climb in the bushes to make sure he captures the perfect photo so clearly a man who loves his job ??I would recommend them 100%! Thanks again! Joe and Demi xx."
"Where do I begin to explain how fantastic Martin and Debbie are. From reading previous reviews and seeing other photos I knew the photography would be breathtaking. That was a given. What I wasn’t banking on was how utterly lovely they both are, how instantly at ease I felt in their company, and how quickly they became such a big part of my big day. Without being in the least bit intrusive, the shots they captured were just spectacular. Please, don’t read any more reviews, just book them." Jenny and Glynn, The Kinmel and Kinspa, January 2020
"From the moment we met Martin and Debbie, at the Bodnant Gardens wedding fair, we knew that they were who we wanted to photograph our special day. Their sample photos and canvas prints were spectacularly beautiful - the hero shots, informal group pictures and portraits all seemed to capture the happiness and beauty of the weddings they photographed. We had our 3 year old son in-tow with us at the wedding fair and they engaged with him in a wonderful way that meant we knew they'd contribute to a relaxed and happy day.
Our wedding was somewhat unorthodox - only 9 of us at the front of a large old Church, on a cold, windy and very wet December day. We barely noticed them popping up and down around us during the service and they managed to capture so many happy, funny and romantic moments.
We had hoped to have our hero shots taken in Chester just before our celebratory meal but since the weather was foul we had most of them taken inside the church. With Debbie lugging around a huge lighting rig, Martin worked his magic and they have produced photos of such beauty we would never have thought possible beforehand. They used the architecture of the church to such great effect - who needs the landmarks of Chester when you have such a skillful photographer.
Then on to our celebratory meal at Edgar House in Chester where Martin and Debbie took us out into the rain. We went down the walls outside the hotel, next to the river and used the weather as part of a series of amazing photos using their lighting skills to the utmost. They then took a series of exquisite portraits and small group photos at Edgar House.
As part of our way of thanking Martin and Debbie we had invited them to enjoy the same 5 course meal we were having. Despite being ‘off duty', when the sun finally popped out between some clouds just before sunset, they insisted on whisking us back out into the garden to take a few extra shots of breathtaking beauty - “You can’t waste light like that!” they said.
We can’t say how much we appreciate their part in making a special day even more wonderful and giving us memories that we will treasure forever. We feel that we have made good friends but they have left us with a major headache. Where on earth are we going to put the 23 giant canvas prints we simply MUST print from the works of art they created!
We can't recommend them highly enough.
Thank you so much.
Geraint and Helen."
"From the moment we got engaged and started to plan our wedding, we knew we wanted Martin as our photographer.
It was without a doubt one of the best decisions we made when organising our day. Martin and Debbie are not only two of the nicest people we have ever met, but they are professional, polite, efficient the list could go on. They are simply the best in all aspects. They captured shots we could only ever have dreamed of, and we will alway's be so thankful to them both for the most breathtakingly beautiful pictures that we will treasure for the rest of our lives. Martin and Debbie truly are the best at what they do, and we can't recommend them highly enough." Sam and Carwyn, Royal Victoria, Llanberis, December 2019
"We cannot put into words how thankful we are to you both Martin and Debbie.
We knew once we were engaged we wanted Martin as our photographer. We received a quick response and even organised our venue around the availability of Martin. You both invited us to your lovely home a few weeks before the wedding where you completely put us at ease and went through everything with such detail. On the day of the wedding you were both so amazing! Debbie you ensured that everything ran smoothly and that every picture we wanted was captured. Martin you go above and beyond for the most perfect pictures! Our guests loved you both and you both felt like friends by the end of the day.
Our photos arrived exactly 2 weeks after the wedding, which was perfect timing for when we came home from our honeymoon.
The pictures are everything we wanted and more! They have captured our magical day so brilliantly.
Thank you both so much for everything, we are so in love with our pictures that we will cherish forever.
Mr and Mrs Jones. Xx." Chateau Rhianfa, December 2019
"I don’t even know where to start Debbie and Martin were amazing from start to finish! We knew how amazing their photos were before meeting but nothing prepared us for how helpful and warm the couple are. They fit so seamlessly into our day and everyone commented on how easy they made the whole experience. They truly are beautiful people and an absolute joy to have as part of our day. Debbie has a wonderful way of getting us and guests to relax and do what she’s asking as well as helping me get dressed in the morning and keeping everyone smiling and laughing! Martin is equally as lovely and is always looking for where the best shots will be even if it means he is almost lying in a huge puddle or popping through bushes. We then got to relive our wedding day through the beautiful images they have captured. They have really managed to capture the love and essence of the day more than we could have ever hoped. I can not recommend Martin and Debbie highly enough. You really are a beautiful duo and amazingly good at what you offer." Catherine and Ben, Llyndir Hall, Wrexham, August 2019
"Martin and Debbie were our Photographers for our recent wedding. They are so warm and friendly and made everyone feel happy and at ease to ensure they got the best out of everyone and boy did they! The photographs are absolutely amazing! We can't thank them enough. If you want your special day captured in the most imaginative, creative and absolutely stunning way, then you should choose Debbie and Martin. Fabulous!!" Di and Les, Quay Hotel and Spa, October 2019
"Martin did the photography at my daughters wedding recently. The pictures were received today and the only word I could use to describe them is stunning. If you are planning the big day I would not hesitate to recommend Martin. Thank you for capturing so beautifully my baby girls big day x." Darren Izzard, Lion Quays, October 2019
"Turned what seemed like a perfect wedding day into an uber perfect wedding once we received the photos. They were beyond breathtaking, imaginative, original and beautiful.
Everyone who has seen them has commented that they're the best they have ever seen which I know is heartfelt and true.
Martin and Deb are an absolute must for any wedding or event.
Magnificent." Kate and Simon, Eriviat, October 2019
"We really can’t put into words how thankful we are to Debbie and Martin for everything they did on our wedding day, how they captured the day on camera and turned it into photos that we will treasure for the rest of our lives! Such an amazing, professional and talented couple, we feel privileged and honoured to have had you as our wedding photographers. Thank you so much!"Jennifer and Paul, Kinmel and Kinspa August 2019
"We met Martin and Debbie at a wedding fayre. The quality of their work was clear to see. We knew then that we needed them at our wedding.
We quickly arranged to meet up.
They invited us to their home where we had a great chat and saw more of their work. We booked there and then.
We met up a few weeks before the wedding and talked about the whole day and timings of pictures.
They are so professional and you bearly notice that they are there.
Martin is a perfectionist and will literally jump into trees and bushes for the perfect shot.
We received our pictures 2 weeks after the big day and are overwhelmed by the quality.
Debbie and Martin are the best." Paul and Anna, Chateau Rhianfa, October 2019
Their images really do show you as the best possible version of yourself and immortalise the most precious moments you will want to remember.
Thank you for sharing our wedding you have given us an amazing set of memories. Helen and David
"We recently had some photos taken for a lifestyle shoot at Deganwy Quay with Martin and Debbie. Having had them for our wedding 2 years ago we already knew how amazing each and every photo would be and they certainly did not disappoint. Martin captured the amazing scenery of Conwy, the ambience of the newly designed Quay hotel as well as the idillic marina lifestyle. Both Martin and Debbie are not just the most fantastic team and partnership but the most professional and wonderful people to be around - they made us feel so at ease as always and the whole day was such fun and so enjoyable. Anybody who is yet to discover Martin Vaughan photography, we cannot say enough words to recommend! Best decision anyone will make!!" Sophie and Tom, September 2019
"Hey guys, just want to say a huge thank you. Beth has sent me what she can of the wedding photos as I’ve been back in Kuwait for the past few weeks. I can’t thank you enough, the photos are absolutely amazing. We truly believe you guys made our wedding day. Before meeting you guys I was a bit nervous of what to expect as I don’t like posing for photos, but everything came so naturally and you guys are a blast to work with. So thank you thank you thank you! Keep up the amazing work, and capturing all the beautiful moments that we miss on the big day. You guys rock." Craig , September 2019
"Before even receiving the photos my husband couldn’t stop talking about how professional, creative and just all round fantastic people Martin and Debbie were on the day. I thought the photo taking of the two of us would be awkward but we just laughed and laughed, we were made to feel so special. My husband and I both agreed they were a large part of what made our day so amazing. Upon Receiving the photos I was overwhelmed. I was filled with so much gratitude that - as cheesy as it sounds- I shed a tear or two. I’m such a perfectionist that I hate to say it but I did have a little bit of doubt, but boy was I wrong to do that. The photos speak for themselves, but in my opinion they are phenomenal and I will be forever grateful to both Martin and Debbie for being such an amazing team and to Martin for taking pictures that myself, my husband and the guests will cherish forever. Thank you." Beth and Craig, Pentre Mawr, September 2019
"From our first meeting, Debbie and Martin impressed us with how lovely, professional and easy to talk to they both are. They made our wedding day extra special with their warmth, active involvement, quiet professionalism and sunny nature. It felt completely and utterly natural to have them around, like having two more friends at our wedding - they fit in perfectly with our small party and added so much fun and warmth to the atmosphere of the day. We had a great time posing for photos without feeling like we were posing at all, and while one of us is normally very self-conscious about being photographed, this was forgotten in mere minutes, as Debbie lent her helping hand and endless wedding experience to make the day extra smooth. The resulting pictures are stunning and add another layer to the very happy memories of a fantastic day filled with laughter and friendship. Everyone who has seen the pictures has been blown away by their beauty and artistic vision. Thank you so much, Debbie and Martin!" Annalisa and Bettina, Portmeirion, August 2019
"From the moment we got engaged we knew exactly who we wanted as our photographer. Soon as we booked our venue Martin Vaughan was the first to be booked. From the moment we met them they made us feel so welcome and it was as if we’d known them all our lives. We knew our photographs were going to be amazing but it was still such a surprise to see how incredible they were capturing every moment of the day. They both compliment each other and seamlessly blend in and mingle with the guests but still ensuring every moment is captured. We would like to thank you both so much for being part of special day. Mr and Mrs Evans."
Quay Hotel and Spa, August 2019
On behalf of myself and my new wife, I would like to thank both Martin and Debbie for capturing our special day so beautifully. We are astounded with the quality and creativity of our pictures, and the emotion you have captured, making it almost impossible to pick favourites. From our initial meeting, we were completely at ease with your down to earth, reassuring characters - you were patient and fun with our dislike of having our photos taken, and you were truly like family to us us throughout a very overwhelming day! You seemlessly blended in and mingled with the guests, showing the true professionals you are, whilst sneakily snapping away to ensure not a moment of the day would be missed. We adored our escape to Conwy for a few hours - a break the two of us desperately needed and we did nothing but laugh and smile in your company - even though I had to get sand on my boots! Thank you doesn't seem enough for you wonderful people, but it's all we have to give. All our love, Mr and Mrs Knight-Griffith xx.
Llio and Peris, Caer Rhun Hall, August 2019
" Martin and Debbie photographed our wedding in August, there is no one quite like them!! After seeing their work and meeting them in person there was no way we were going to let anyone else photograph our wedding!! On the day it was like having old friends there, they fitted into the wedding like the missing piece in a jigsaw and just completed our day. Their professionalism, work ethic and team work is second to none and I always knew they would capture everything that we wanted. We received our photos in as little as 2 weeks and they are breathtaking, each and everyone of them. A superhuman effort to have them all so perfect for when we got back from our honeymoon (something to look forward too. ) It was just a joy to have them at our wedding, it says a lot when our favourite part of the day was when we went off for pictures, they just made it so much fun! Thank you so much Martin and Debbie xxxx." Rachel and Danielle, Eriviat Hall, August 2019
"Where do we even begin with you guys. You were amazing from start to finish and went above and beyond to capture the best shots, from wet knees, to almost getting lost in the bush, not to mention nearly getting kicked in the face 😱 all for the perfect picture 😁 You made everything seem effortless and were so calm and collective, it really helped make the day run smoothly and made Cara and myself feel at ease.
You really went the extra mile and more with prepping room, sorting the button holes (sorry us men were useless) 🤔🤔 and organising the lively guests (my side of the family) 🥳.
All our guests have been singing your praise and were amazed at the incredible job you did.
It was fantastic to see Martin fixated in his work, and was always thinking and working to capture the day All the photos are beautiful and I think it's fair to say every picture is a favourite of ours. They really tell the story of the day 😍
From the minute we were engaged we knew we wanted Martin Vaughan as our photographer, having seen their amazing work and hearing off others we knew we had to book them straight away. It was the first thing we booked and was the best decision we made. We can't recommend them enough, if you have a wedding coming up, plan ahead and book Martin Vaughan. They're amazing ? Once again thank you for everything xx."
Cara and Ricky, Soughton Hall, August 2019
"Let me just begin by saying I knew I wanted Martin and Deb to photograph our wedding before we were even engaged. The day we booked the wedding we were in touch minutes after. These two are the most genuine humans to grace the earth. Looking through our pictures wondering ‘how on earth did they take that without us knowing’ They are everywhere and nowhere at the same time which truly is the beauty of their work, although you won’t mind them being around as they feel like wedding guests just with cameras, lights and the most amazing fake laugh (Deb).
Our pictures are out of this world, we have not stopped looking through them and I don’t think we ever will. You have given us memories to cherish forever. We knew we would be receiving some amazing pictures but nothing prepared us for what was on that memory stick; simply beautiful, capturing our day in the most perfect way possible. Martin you are by far the best in the business and it shows; creating stunning image after image and Deb you are so much more than the ‘camera monkey’ you’re the glue that holds everything together, a dress cleaner, a fixer, the holder of lists, Queen of sass and a somewhat extra bridesmaid.
I have said several times I wish we were related to these gorgeous people. When the sun goes down you will not want them to leave, you just want them to enjoy the party with you! If you’re thinking of booking them for your big day then DO IT! And then invite us so we can spend the day with them! Lots of love, Mr and Mrs Thomas xxxx ."
Siobhan and Adam Thomas, Tyn Dwr Hall, August 2019
"The very best photography team in capturing the most beautiful of memories. The love and care they put into their craft is visible in every image and we now have these priceless memories captured as our forever keepsakes.
Debbie and Martin are the loveliest of people to have at your special occasion and we can not thank them enough for all their kindness and professionalism." Catherine Goodson and Gareth, August 2019
"Hello Martin and Debbie! I know its super delayed thank you message and we’re genuinely sorry for that.
But we are forever grateful for having you as our photographer. Thank you so much for the most amazing job you did on our wedding day. 3 years on and we still love looking at them all, they are just stunning. You are truly gifted photographer and not to mention your professionalism, friendly and warm manner that putting us at ease were absolutely outstanding.
Our photo magazine is priceless, its such a beautiful way to remember our day, thank you so so much! For us you are the best photographer in the world and we would highly recommend you to everyone! ??xxxx." Colin and Valerie Quay Hotel wedding
Where do we begin? We could shout from the rooftops about how amazing Martin and Debbie are. We booked them two years before our wedding without having met them and simply because we were blown away by their work. From the get go they were incredibly friendly and happy to answer any questions we had. We met with them just a few weeks before our wedding. They took a genuine interest in all the little details of our day and we came away from the meeting knowing that we could trust them implicitly to capture our day so beautifully. On the day they were both simply wonderful. Debbie helped me to get into my dress, pin buttonholes on the guests and both were there with words of reassurance and calm when it was needed! It was a pleasure to have them with us. Our families and guests commented on how friendly and brilliant they were. Everyone felt completely at ease, espeically our 7 year old bridesmaid who didn't stop grinning all day! We both cried when we saw our photographs because the images capture what an absolutely magical and emotional day it was. We are so so happy with them and everyone we've shown them to has commented on how full of life and love they are. We can never thank them enough for everything they did on the day itself and for our photos - we can look back on the most incredible memories so beautifully thanks to Martin and Debbie. Lots of love, Tabby and Connor xxx.
Soughton Hall, July 2019
"To Martin and Debbie,
I don’t even know where to start but thank you from the bottom of our hearts for absolutely everything you did for us on our special day. You made everything just effortless and seamless. We have had so many guests come to us and compliment you on your work especially our parents. It was like having old friends at the wedding. It says a lot when our favourite part of the day was that hour getting into baths and bushes! You both went above and beyond for us and we will forever be grateful that you took that added stress away from us. Seeing our teaser pictures brought us both to tears and we can not wait to see the rest of the pictures.
Anyone getting married shouldn’t do it without you both! We couldn’t speak more highly of you!
We love you Mrs and Mrs Marland xxx" Rachel and Danielle, Eriviat hall, August 2019
I've met Martin & Debbie a few times now, either as the hairdresser, the bridesmaid & even as a guest!!
I've worked with many fantastic photographers but these two are something else!! They make your day complete, they will go above and beyond to capture precious moments of the day so you can literally live the day again from home.
They are a fantastic team, and their work speaks for itself!!
After meeting them once you will instantly be friends for life.💕Charlotte
"Martin and Debbie are more than photographers, they blend in so well to your day with everyone and go above and beyond to make sure they capture the most perfect images. We got married on the hottest day EVER and had a trek to reach our ceremony venue. They were running around everywhere despite the extreme heat and our images are out of this world. We cannot recommend them or thank them enough. They are truly spectacular with both their work and as people."
Sarah and David, Bodnant Garden and then The Faenol Barn, July 2019
"Thank you Martin and Debbie! From the moment we meet you both we felt at easy. On the day of the wedding we all had such a giggle with you and soon got used to you both snapping away. Family and friends commented on how lovely and professional you both where. Msrtin has such an eye for detail you know your in safe hands and the pictures with be the best they ever could be! Debbie helped with little touches throughout the day, from helping the men with their buttonholes and showing my sister how to lace the corset at the back of my dress. Even battling the wind on Llandudno Promenade and Pier! Debbie brought around our dongle with well over 300 picture on it, just over a week after the wedding. We where blown away by our stunning wedding pictures. It brought the day back alive for us! Some really fabulous family and friends formal pictures and lots of lovely relaxed shots throughout the day. We love the Pier and promenade pictures. Well worth Martin laying on the floor to get the bunting in! The sunset balcony pictures are just beautiful. I haven't got a favorite yet as there are literally so many to choose from! We would highly recommend Martin and Debbie as Wedding and function photographers. Their work is second to none. Thank you for capturing the best in us! Lisa and Barrie xx."
Lisa and Barrie , July 2019, St Georges Hotel
"WOW!! Where do you even start to explain Martin and Debbies work! Our pictures are above and beyond anything we could of ever imagined! They captured moments we didn’t even remember. You don’t even realise they are there. From Martin lying in the sand and seaweed to Debbie standing in sinking sand holding the light in the wind! When they arrived at my mums house on the morning of the wedding, they just fitted in perfectly and was more like having friends round than a service. We would love to just do it all over again so we can have them take more pictures!! They even captured our 3 year old daughter perfectly without even trying! We love you, you are SO amazing !! ??." Olivia, July 2019
"Honestly the best pictures and people in the world.
They are the best at what they do. Martin and Debbies attention to detail is amazing. Getting married was the best moment of my life and Martin and Debbie made it for me. The memories we have through the photographs they haven’t taken, we will cherish forever.
There wasn’t a single moment of our day that Martin and Debbie haven’t captured. The photographs we have received are simply the best." Ben, July 2019
Where to even start with how amazing Martin and Debbie are? As soon as we saw some of their images we were mesmerised, then we met Debbie and realised we couldn't ever have anyone else. Not only are the images high quality but so is their level of service. On the day they arrived at the mad house that was filled with the bridal party and extra kids, but didn't even bat an eye. They slotted straight in and kept everyone feeling relaxed and on schedule, even helping me to get into my dress and finding the kid's clothes. Everything they did on the day was totally professional, yet they were relaxed and fun. They were part of the wedding in a way I don't think another photographer would be. Then only 2 weeks later, as we got back from our honeymoon, the images arrived. We never expected them to arrive so quickly, especially with the amount of attention Martin pays to each and every picture. And WOW! The photographs we received blew us away. We knew from seeing Martin and Debbie's work beforehand that we were always going to love them, but seeing our own special day captured in their style is more than we hoped for. There's no way to pick a favourite image from the day, not even a few favourites - EVERY single photo is a favourite, and we still can't decide which ones to print for the wall. Thank you so much to you Martin and Debbie for helping to make our day fun and relaxed, and providing us with simply stunning photographs to look at and remember."
Azrael and Kieron, Plas Hafod, June 2019
"We have just received our photographs and we are blown away! From the minute we meet Debbie and Martin we felt so comfortable with them, on the day debbie kept everybody on schedule and calm while Martin worked his magic. Everybody at the wedding said how wonderful Martin and Debbie where and I think we taught them the “huddle” If you want fantastic photos with photographers who will add magic to your day then book Debbie and Martin." Meinir and Brian, Nant Gwytherin June 2019
From the moment we saw a sample of photos we loved them, they were so us! Then we met Martin and Debbie and that just confirmed that we wanted them! They were so patient and accommodating with our busy schedules, and so organised I felt at ease to be guided by them and their ideas. The second the pair arrived on the morning of the wedding they set straight to work, Debbie was absolutely fantastic at getting everyone organised and was completely invaluable in helping me with my dress, veil, flowers, whatever I needed. We had so much fun with the photos, it was a laugh a minute and I genuinely felt like we were with friends. I couldn't thank them enough for the whole experience……And then the photos arrived!!! We were completely blown away. They are everything we could have possibly hoped for. Every single one of them belongs in a magazine. The only problem we have had is choosing our favourites! Thank you so much both of you and I look forward to booking our post wedding shoot in the mountains. Lots of love xxxx.
Carly and Dave June 2019 Soughton Hall
"We got our photos back last week after returning from honeymoon and they were stunning! Martin and Debbie did not disappoint, and as expected, delivered the most wonderful shots of our day. They are truly breathtaking and certainly not your 'average' wedding photos, these are so unique! So many of our family and friends have complimented the photos and how fabulous they all look. Such a wonderful memory of the most perfect day. We can't wait to have all our favourites - although it was really hard picking - printed for our family. Thank you again for being so great to work with! We can't express enough how truly grateful we are for everything xxxx." Holly and Callum, Caer Rhun , May 2019
"Debbie and Martin were such a big part of our wedding day. Most guests thought that Debbie was one of the wedding planners! She was invaluable throughout the day organising and taking care of any issues. We never imagined that having our photos taken could be so much fun. Both of them made everyone feel relaxed and happy to be photographed and our photos are the proof of that. We have so many beautiful images which have captured our day perfectly along with some stunning artistic shots which are amazing. These are not just photographers, they are so much more and we are so pleased we chose them for our big day." Deborah and Steven, Portmeirion, May 2019
"It is so difficult to put into words, just how amazing Martin and Debbie are! They were an absolute dream to have as our photographers for our wedding day and really felt like part of our family! We knew as soon as we saw their style of photos, there was no one else we wanted to capture our day.
They are a very close couple who work fantastically together - they bounce off each other and seeing such a perfect marriage on you're wedding day, is pretty inspiring!
From the very initial meeting, it was clear that we had found some very special people. Their enthusiasm for their work really is lovely to see! On the wedding day, as soon as they arrived, we felt instantly relaxed. This is so important when you spend a large portion of your day posing for photos (historically, we have both struggled and felt very awkward In front of the camera, but these worries quickly disappeared). We also had a lot of children in our bridal party, including our two boys, who they also made feel very relaxed.
They went above and beyond, and stayed for a cultural ceremony we had quite late at night, to ensure they had captured every element of our day.
Our friends and family have all commented of the friendliness and professionalism of Martin and Debbie and how fun they both were - it really has been a privilege to work with such lovely, genuine people.
From what we've seen from the two teasers, the pictures are going to be absolutely stunning and they have truly captured the emotion behind the photos! We can't wait to see the rest when we get home from our honeymoon!
A million thank yous Marty and Deb! We had an absolute ball and hope you enjoyed it as much as we did!! Callum and Holly Lynch xxxxx.
"There should never be a doubt in mind when considering Martin and Debbie to photograph your wedding, They truly are the most amazing people both in front and behind the camera. From the first moment we met to pay our deposit and ended up laughing over cups of tea for about three hours talking about series on Netflix, To our special day where they not only took the most amazing shots but also helped you feel comfortable. Your wedding will not be the same without them and you will view them as good friends in a very short space of time." Sam and Alan, Kinmel and Kinspa May 2019
Thank you Lizzie for your beautiful review...before you have even seen your amazing photos...cannot wait until they are all finished and ready for you to view...but here is one more to keep you going...
"Martin and Debbie were not just photographers by the end of the day they felt like family! Debbie helped buttoning up my dress and securing some of the buttonholes! Martin and Debbie put us at ease throughout the day even convincing my mum who hates photos to have a photo on her own with my dad! We’ve had a sneak peak of our wedding photos and it’s magical! After seeing their pictures a few years back I knew I wanted to book them if I got married and I am so so glad I did! A few of my family members and friends have regretted not putting more importance on photos at their wedding and whilst it didn’t distract from the day at all I am so happy we have got pictures with all the people we love on the most important day! Thank you Martin and Debbie for making that happen and for laughing along with us all and being a part of our day ??."
Lizzie and Brendan, Wigfair Hall, May 2019
We met with Debbie and Martin beforehand and I can honestly say that they are truly a lovely couple who work hard together to make your special day amazing.
The photos are absolutely lovely. Thank you so much.
Cheryl and Brian, Portmeirion, April 2019
"Since we both were part of two separate wedding parties with Martin and Debbie responsible for the photography, we never imagined having anyone else to capture our wedding day.
When the time came to start organising our special day, there wasn't a decision to make in choosing our photographer, rather it was a case of organising everything else, including the date and venue around Martin and Debbie’s availability.
Both Martin and Debbie became much more than our wedding photographers, they were a massive part of our day and exactly how we remembered them from those previous weddings. From the minute they arrived, their presence, personalities, enthusiasm, professionalism and experience put everyone at ease (Debbie even helping with closing awkward dress buttons and sorting the buttonhole flowers for the men). When they leave at the end of the day it was genuinely like any other of our guests leaving.
We received our photos in just two weeks, hundreds of truly amazing images. Our day has been captured beautifully, even better than we ever dreamed.
To any future bride and groom looking for the most down to earth and talented couple who work hard to record your memories with family and friends in the best way possible- there really isn't a decision to make, contact Martin Vaughan Photography! "
We booked you before booking our venue!!!
We viewed our photos last night, we cried and laughed all the way through.
You've captured the most natural pictures and we just absolutely LOVE them.
Your help on the day didn't go unnoticed, you helped me stay smelling fresh 🤣 and also dressed our youngest son Bobi.. you did so much more... alot to list.
As people can see we were so happy and laughing all day.
You highlighted my mum on my bouquet in most pictures which absolutely means the world to me, I can now show our boys when they grow older 'Nana Jill' was at our wedding all day in the photos.
One of the best decisions of the wedding was asking you to be our photographer.
Thank you for capturing so many beautiful moments for us and thank you, also, for your professionalism, honesty and help on the day.
You are truly the BEST photographer, we will cherish these photos forever.
I am sad we won't be in contact alot like we used to be (due to me changing jobs) BUT I promise we will stay in touch.
We cant thank you enough.
“You don’t take a photograph, you make it.”
— Ansel Adams
Sarah and Azz, Meifod, March 2019
"Well what can we say, from the moment I ever met you at a wedding fare I knew that we had to have you as our wedding photographers.
On the day of our wedding you lit up the room, everyone felt so at ease in your presence, not only were you our photographers, you were a seamstress helping with some gown malfunctions, organiser, a friend and much much more. Two weeks after the wedding we have received our pictures and you have captured every special moment throughout the day, every picture tells a story and these memories will be cherished for a lifetime. We really can’t thank Martin and Debbie enough for all they did for us on our special day, we really felt like we made new friends with you both. 5 stars just isn’t enough for this amazing couple, their work is so original and they really do go above and beyond their duty during the day.
Thank you Martin and Debbie from the bottom of our hearts.
Lots of love Gareth and Laura. " Quay Hotel and Spa March 2019
"Martin and Debbie, I just don't know where to start. The first time we ever saw your work even before we were engaged we knew you would be our Wedding photographers. The way you capture the entire essence of the day has me completely overwhelmed!
We have received our photos today not even two weeks after our wedding and have loved reliving the entire day all over again, we absolutely LOVE them.
Your presence on the day meant so much, you organised everyone, helped me get dressed, made everyone feel at ease and made sure everything ran so smoothly, nothing was too much trouble and we cant express how grateful we are.
We are so happy you were. Our wedding photographers, all our guests commented on your professionalism and personal touch throughout the day. Thank you for capturing so many incredible moments for us, we will cherish them forever. "
Libby and Gaz, Faenol Fawr, March 2019
"Absolutely fantastic from start to finish. They both made us feel super comfortable throughout the day, nothing was to much effort they did exactly the kind of photos that we wanted and they had some fabulous ideas along the way. They made the whole process super easy and were a great pair of extra hands to help during the last chaotic half hour of getting ready!! Couldn’t fault them at all and would recommend them to anybody! Thanks guys." Sian and Joe Lavin, Tre Ysgawen March 2019
Thank you to Mrs Crimes the incredible Rydal Penrhos Head of Sixth, English and Drama scholar for her 5* review
"Absolutely incredible photos and outstanding service! The best photographs I’ve ever seen!" Rydal Penrhos School March 2019
"Booking Martin and Debbie as our photographers was by far one of the easiest and best decisions we ever made. From the word go they were supportive and excited about the lead up for our big day. They are so welcoming and always put us at ease no matter how trivial our questions.
On the day itself they were SO helpful and professional and their passion for their work really shines through every aspect of the day. They had so many good ideas and really helped us feel at ease despite naturally being nervous and shy around the camera they managed to capture so many beautiful moments throughout the day.
Both Martin and Debbie are a lot of fun and we can honestly say that they were such a massive part of making our day so magical - which is captured perfectly in the photographs themselves.
They truly are the dream team- absolutely amazing! " Sioned and David Chateau Rhianfa, March 2019
"OMG there’s no question that Martin and Debbie are the absolute best! From start to end they have been so lovely and helpful, replying back to messages quickly and giving advice about different types of photos we wanted. Everyone at our wedding has said how lovely they both are and their passion really shows through with our beautiful photos. We are so happy with them and wish we could have Martin and Debbie photograph every event in our life. Honestly cannot recommend them enough they really are such lovely, passionate people." Emma and Jono Grayson, Huddersfield, February 2019
We were so blessed to have Martin and Debbie at our December wedding They are both completely brilliant! There was never another photographer in mind once we saw your photos that was it. It had to be you.
Debbie Is an absolute godsend she helped with everything getting me dressed, organising us all and most of all put us at ease.
Martin is amazing I wanted rain shots and there he is in his water proofs lying in puddles and getting soaked on the wet muddy grass! They completely exceeded our expectations and from the bottom of both of our hearts we thank you for making our day run so smoothly. Nothing was too much trouble for you both, you are absolutely fantastic with all of the children. Not a single thing you did went unnoticed you two are truly special people and you made it feel like we had friends at the wedding not photographers and that fitted in with our theme so well. Would recommend them to anyone.
Jodi and Tomos, Faenol Fawr, December 2018
"We were lucky enough to have had Debbie and Martin at our wedding in December. Throughout they have been so helpful and given great advice. On the day of the wedding they worked tirelessly to produce absolutely stunning images of our special day. I would not hesitate to highly recommend them." Paul and Steph, Wigfair Hall, December 2018
"WOW where do we start. From the moment we met Martin and Debbie we had every confidence that our pictures would be amazing, there eye for detail and unique photography is what drawn us to booking them for our special day. When we finally saw our pictures they were more than amazing they were everything we imagined and more, breathtaking in fact From the very minute Debbie walked into my house I instantly felt at ease, she guided me from that moment on. You can instantly sense the passion they have for their work.
From their knowledge and professionalism they made our day very special. They ensured every member of our families and friends were part of the camera action and left no stone unturned when it came to our extra long list of pictures we wanted capturing.
Thank you Martin and Debbie for climbing mountains (Literally) and giving us pictures we will cherish forever." Amy and Jay December 2018, Quay Hotel and Spa
"Well Martin and Debbie what can I say. The photos of Lisa Samantha Mcculla and Aaron McCulla wedding are absolutely amazing. There are some that words can't describe what we think of them. You, ve captured the day so well it was so magical and emotional and you've picked up on that. I love the one where you have taken Lisa and Aaron photo and taken it to the magical kingdom and Dafydd and lisa(girlfriend) photo is so good. Thank you on behalf of my family and myself. You two are so talented and wonderful people. Thank you." Mandy Edwards
"There was no question who our Wedding Photographers were going to be. Through our profession, we are lucky enough to meet so many event suppliers and get to see how they work (behind the scenes), Martin and Debbie have always been a favourite. From their professionalism to their humour and just the fantastic atmosphere they create, they simply are the best! It felt like we had friends taking our photos, not professional photographers - we had way too much fun! We still have compliments on how much everyone enjoyed their company, they were truly a part of the family.
Not only did they make our day so enjoyable, when we received the photos we were blown away. We knew they were going to be amazing, but the attention to detail is extraordinary and completely exceeded our expectations. Every aspect of the day was capture beautifully which will allow us to relive those special moments over and over again. There's a reason why these guys are number one, they are the most amazing couple whose passion and flare are second to none. Thank you so much for making our wedding day so special. The memories will forever be cherished in the most beautiful way. Lots of love, Manon and Caron xxxxx. "
"I first saw Martin and Debbie's work on Facebook about 3 years ago and I knew that if and when I was to get married that they are the photographers I wanted, unfortunately at the time I wasn't engaged and it didn't look as though I was ever going to get married as I had been with Aaron for 5 years and he wasn't even thinking about marriage. Fast forward to December 2017 on a day we had planned on going to look for a new car ?? he got down on one knee (at the church we got married)an asked me to marry him. We had a date in mind and before actually confirming the date I had to make sure that Martin Vaughan had the availability, we met them for the first time at the wedding fair in chateaux Rhianfa and of course they were the first stand I went to, when they said they were available on the date we had in mind I was so happy ( I would have changed the date if they didn't have the availability) I actually had a tear in my eyes. They were the easiest choice to make in the preparation of our wedding.
Martin and Debbie I can't thank you enough for everything you did for our wedding day, you went above and beyond what I had expected. It didn't feel like we had professional photographers at our wedding it felt we had friends taking our photos, from the moment you arrived at my mum's house to the moment you left was truly amazing and all I can say is that I will cherish it forever. So thank you again for your amazing work but also for being the amazing people you are. You both are truly special people, lots of love Lisa and Aaron xxx " Meifod December 1st 2018
"What can I say about these people? I don’t think words are enough. Firstly I’d like to thank these two professionals for attending our blessing - a pre wedding treat! They captured such priceless moments and we had the pictures within days!
From contacting them with an initial booking, it has been a dream. Both Debbie and Martin are wonderful. They have gone above and beyond any standard expectation. Because we had to rush the blessing, I had no dress to wear. Debbie asked previous brides to donate theirs for this purpose and they were incredible - she even helped to dress me! Imagine your photographers doing this for you!
In a nutshell, not only will you get incredibly natural pictures where the most precious moments have been captured, you’ll also get to spend the day with two people who know their stuff, make you feel like a million dollars and become part of your day, effortlessly.
Thank you to you both for everything. Roll on the wedding ?? xxxx." Claire and John, Tyn Dwr, November 2018
We saw one of Martin’s photographs in a wedding venue brochure and were immediately attracted to his artistic style. We emailed an enquiry and got a very friendly reply from Debbie. As we chatted back and forth about ideas and possibilities, our confidence in Martin and Debbie grew and we knew we could relax and enjoy the experience on our wedding day.
We went for a coffee and a chat, a couple of weeks before the wedding and it honestly felt like coffee with friends. They both have a gift for making you feel relaxed and at ease and this really made a difference on the day.
Photographers have to be a bit intrusive in order to get the shots their clients want but it was incredible how unobtrusive Martin and Debbie managed to be during the wedding and reception.
Several of our guests told us how lucky we were to have friends who could do the photos for us, rather than having to pay professionals. Imagine their surprise when we told them they were professionals.
The two of them work extremely well as a team. They each have their own role and their peaceful way of working together made a big contribution to the atmosphere of our wedding.
Martin brings his love of classical painting to his work and has a brilliant sense of composition and lighting. Debbie has an incredible eye for detail, whether that is arranging the train of the bride’s dress, getting luggage from the departure hotel to the reception venue or even carrying needle and thread, in case someone loses a button.
It was a genuine pleasure having Martin and Debbie at our wedding but of course the whole reason for having them there was the photographs…
We arrived back from honeymoon, climbed into bed and spent an hour or so going through the hundreds of pictures they sent. It was an overwhelming experience. There were so many beautiful and elegant images that we felt a bit punch-drunk by the end.
We could not be happier with the photographs and we have absolutely no hesitation whatsoever in recommending Martin Vaughan Photography to you. You will not be disappointed." Mark and Hadi, Inglewood Manor, Cheshire October 2018
"After seeing the beautiful, unique and artistic examples of previous work on their website, we contacted Martin and Debbie about doing the photography for our big day. We had enquired to a few others as well, but we instantly warmed to Martin and Debbie from our very first contact – we knew it simply had to be them. The quality of their work speaks for itself and easily sets them leagues apart from any other wedding photographers, but to talk only about the photos would do them an injustice. Both of them were so welcoming, friendly and fun to be around, the comms were impeccable prior to the wedding, and they were perfectly prompt and professional on the wedding day and without a hint of pretentiousness. The pictures were even better than we could have wished for, truly beautiful and capturing not just the events of the day but our personalities too; and moreover it feels like we’ve made two new friends. They seem as genuinely passionate about getting to know you as they do about their exquisite work. Nothing was too much trouble and they really went the extra mile for us. My wife and I are not huge fans of having our photos taken, but Martin and Debbie made us both feel more at ease and comfortable with the camera than we ever have before. We were both quite nervous about the photos before the wedding, but actually we loved the whole experience and we made so many fond memories with the two of them as we explored Portmeirion. They didn’t just photograph the day, they added something to it in a wonderful way. I cannot recommend them highly enough. There’s a reason these guys win so many awards and accolades. Talented, passionate and just the nicest people. "
Paul and Jaeda, Portmeirion, October 2018
"WOW - if a review could be one word that would be it. If you are having any thoughts as to whether to book Martin and Debbie for your event, put them out of your mind and just book them. They are truly fantastic people from start to finish, good humoured, interesting to talk to, they are interested in you and Martin has THE most amazing eyes!.
Debbie (the camera monkey), helps to plan the day with timings etc and really puts you at ease throughout the day, Martin is amazing with the camera and was like a silent ninja sometimes and you wouldn't know he was taking pictures. They listen to what you want and will do everything they can to capture shots that you want to incorporate. To be honest I didn't want them to leave our wedding as it felt like we had known them for years and we wanted them to continue being a part of it. They turn around the finished article quickly with some amazing trickery and you will not be disappointed with what you receive from them.
As stated earlier Just Book them. " Kate and Ashley, October 2018, Chateau Rhianfa
"We don’t even know where to start, wow is the only word we can think of to describe our wedding photos. Martin and Debbie were amazing from the minute we booked them for our big day. The pictures that they have created are beautiful and something we will cherish forever. Martin and Debbie were fantastic on the day and we heard so many comments about how lovely and professional they were. I would highly recommend Martin Vaughan Photography to anyone looking for unforgettable photographs. Thank you!!" Emily and Phil, October 2018 at Eriviat Hall
"There simply are no words to explain how we feel about our wedding photo's. We knew at the very beginning of our wedding planning we wanted Martin to take our photo's after reviewing his work at a wedding fare. This is the best decision we've ever made.
We had a meeting with Martin and his lovely wife Debbie (the Camera Monkey) prior to the wedding, this instantly put our minds at ease. They talked us through the day from beginning to end and put a short itinerary together.
On the big day, before we said our vows we were extremely nervous, Debbie's cheerful energy really helped calm us down.
During the ceremony we do not recall seeing them at all yet somehow they took so many wonderful shots.
After the ceremony we drove to various locations where they were so enthusiastic about getting the perfect shots for us, nothing was too much trouble even putting their blanket on the wet beach for us so as not to ruin the dress.
After the wedding we couldn't wait to see our photo's and even managed to get a sneaky peak of one.
Soon enough we received a flash drive which came in a beautifully presented box. We had literally hundreds of photo's and each and everyone was amazing. We don't usually like having our pictures taken however, we literally can't stop looking at these and showing them off to everyone who steps foot through the door.
I highly recommend Martin Vaughan Photography after all, apart from each other and our rings, the photo's are the only thing we have left of our wonderful day. Therefore we are happy we never compromised with our photography for our magical day.
Martin and Debbie, you are absolutely awesome.
Thank you so much.
Andy and Sara Carson. " September 2018 at The Quay Hotel and Spa, Deganwy
"Martin and Debbie did our wedding photography 5 years ago and when it came to doing a family shoot with our two little boys they were our clear first choice. We went back to a poignant spot from our wedding day to get ‘comparison’ shots and Martin and Debbie were once again fabulous. They were such good fun and our little boys loved them too meaning that they were relaxed and had fun so we could get lots of natural shots. The finished photos are breathtaking, Martin truly is a wizard behind the camera. I would recommend Martin Vaughan Photography to anyone, Martin and Debbie go the extra mile to give you photos to treasure forever. Words cannot do justice to the spectacular work that they do, all I can say is that if you have the opportunity to book them, do it. You will not regret it!" Fran and Dan
"This is not a job for Debbie and Martin it is raw passion! Their artistic flair, creativity and energy is infectious. Martins eye for the perfect shot and Debbie's direction and organisation makes them a perfect duo. Moments and memories captured for life as gorgeous unique artworks. We couldn’t have been happier with the service we received. We have recommended to friends and they too were WOWED. Amazing photographers and the nicest people." Jennifer and Daniel, Soughton Hall
"Martin and Debbie were one of the first things we booked when we decided on our date!! From the moment we met them at a wedding fayre we knew they were the one. The photography stood out a million miles but their undeniable bond as a husband and wife unit were a massive plus for us. They made us feel so at ease and really wanted to make our day special. As for the actual day… WOW! The lengths they go to to get the perfect photo is second to none. From waterproof clothing lying in puddles to sitting on muddy paths in a full suit Martin made everything look effortless. Debbie was simply amazing, just made our day her number one priority and going above and beyond anything I could have asked for. We cannot thank you enough for everything you did…. Perfection." Nikki and Liam, Llandudno Bay Hotel, September 2018
"I can't praise Martin and Debbie enough. They were amazing from the first meeting we had till the last. They are so organised so friendly they felt like part of the wedding party. Debbie was fantastic with the children helping get them ready to helping me get ready!!! We had a really good laugh with Martin and Debbie they made us feel so relaxed and Martin took the most beautiful photography. They is no other choice of photographer Martin and Debbie are you people to make you wedding photography come alive and when I look at my photography I relive the day over and over again. I can't thank you enough for what you have done for us truly amazing."Sarah and Ashley, Caer Rhun September 2018
"We knew we wanted Martin Vaughan Photography “Martin and Debbie” to be our wedding photographers before we were even engaged after seeing them at 2 previous family weddings. We even booked our Wedding date around their availability and Martin and Debbie were the first thing we booked along with our Wedding venue.
At the wedding Martin and Debbie worked as a team and made us feel so at ease as soon as they arrived. From the beginning Debbie was there helping to get the bridesmaids and flower girls ready. She made sure that all the boys looked smart, sorting out their ties and button hole flowers before the ceremony. They both instantly became a part of your day and most of the time we didn’t even realise we were being photographed. They just blended in.
All of guests said what wonderful friendly people they were and how amazing the photos were going to be before even seeing them. They literally took hundreds of Photos.
When we received the final photos they were amazing and we can’t stop looking at them. Thank you so much to you both for making our day even more special.
If you are getting married in North Wales you HAVE to book Martin Vaughan Photography you will not be disappointed. " Emilie and Danny Lewis, Bodnant Welsh Food, July 2018
"It was an absolute delight to have both of you at our daughter’s wedding. You made it so easy and fun and you really fitted in as a couple of guests at the wedding who just happened to have an amazing talent for capturing the fun and the emotion of our daughter’s incredible day. You really do go above and beyond to make the day that little bit more special-not to mention providing creative and innovative images of the day.
Photographs are moments in our lives that will never be forgotten. Words cannot do justice to what you produced.
Incredible, Amazing, Blown Away, WOW!
Never thought that you could take photography to another dimension- amazing! From the minute you both arrived at the venue on the morning of the wedding you both became part of our family. You stood back to capture each moment in the most natural way possible, but got involved and made everyone feel so at ease through the whole day all the guests loved you.
Every single photo holds a very special memory and every time we look at them, we are there in the moment, reliving the emotions all over again.
We would highly recommend this truly amazing couple and cannot thank them enough for such an amazingly unforgettable day. " Karen A Martin Klingenberg, Quay Hotel and Spa, July 2018
"Absolutely incredible! Two words that do Martin and Debbie no justice. From the moment we started planning our wedding we knew there would be no other photographers for us. We made that decision after seeing just one photo of their work. There's something so unique and special about all of there images that make them like no other. Meeting Martin and Debbie was great, so friendly and easy going we instantly felt comfortable. Roll on to over two years later to our wedding day and we were totally blow away by how amazing they are. They are not just photographers they are friends who became part of the family. Debbie is just fabulous! She keeps everything in check and makes sure it is all running to plan while making it look like a breeze. Debbie went way beyond being our photographers that day, from helping me in to my dress to sorting out my little shoe dilemma she was just brilliant. She was one of the girls. Martin, where do I start. Genuinely a lovely gentleman. He is so incredibly talented. He can imagine something that we would never even think of in our wildest dreams, and he delivers every time. Martin is prepared to do anything possible to get the best shot, from getting right down on the floor to standing in the middle of the road in front of traffic he wont stop for anything. Always thinking of something new. We knew we would be pleased with our photos but we are over the moon with them. They have gone above and beyond what we expected and now we have our precious memories that we will treasure forever with these timeless images. What a perfect team. Thank you so so much! " Ceri Griffin-Williams and Ben, Maenan Abbey, September 2018
"Way before we knew we were getting married we knew who we wanted to be our wedding photographer. Especially after seeing our friends’ wedding photographs. So when we got engaged and started planning Deborah and Martin were the first names on the list. Fast forward to the day and they were a calming influence on such a stressful day. Even though they were dealing with a lot of people it didn't seem to faze them. They were there all day and we cant praise them enough. We knew what to expect with our photos but we were still blown away when we finally got them. Captured perfectly our perfect day and so happy they were able to capture it. Highly recommended x.
We’ve always said anyone can push the shutter button, everything else it what counts.
Stacey and Leon Yates." Oriel House, July 2018
"Firstly, my words cannot do Martin and Debbie justice, but they are not just photographers they are much more.
Debbie is a woman on a mission as soon as she arrives. Straight away she took charge and ensured that everyone was working to a schedule, she gave tasks to the groomsmen so that the right people were in the right photos, helped to dress me and gave us words of encouragement throughout the entire day! Martin is truly talented and is prepared to do whatever it takes to get an amazing shot! From standing on chairs to lying in bushes he is truly able to capture unique, natural and stunning photos that will be timeless.
From our first meeting, the whole process was just easy. They took at list of photos of what we wanted and then came up with lovely ideas how to make them personalised for us. They even contacted previous brides and grooms to help find us a lighting company to light the castle up in pink!
Due to unforeseen circumstances we were running about 2 hours behind schedule, but Debbie and martin stayed and captured all our special moments from the bridal preparation up until the first dance. They made everyone feel comfortable and at ease and the whole process was really enjoyable.
I cannot express how grateful I am to them, not only for creating amazing, unique, personalised photos for us, but for their support in helping to make our day truly memorable.
All our guests were commenting how lovely they were and what was really amazing is they were unobtrusive but have captured every moment of the day! You will simply not regret booking them! " Kaye Barnsley and Paul Barnsley, Chateau Rhianfa, August 2018
"Well where do we start.. When it came to choosing a photographer there was no question it would be Martin and Debbie, the question was could they fit US in??!!! They are the most talked about photographers in North Wales! And boy did they do us proud! I knew their photos would be amazing but my goodness they are outstanding. We are over the moon with what they have produced out of our amazing day and we can’t thank them enough. They attended to our every need during the day (including my very awkward veil) they made everyone feel comfortable during the photos and they are so friendly and approachable. We would recommend them to anyone, they really do go above and beyond for your special day. A phrase that my husband refers to is “they are masters of their profession”." Naomi and Tom Brown, Kinmel, August 2018
So happy!!!! "Words can’t describe how in love we are with our photos. From the time we started planning our wedding We knew we wanted Martin and Debbie to be our photographers. Both Debbie and Martin made us feel at ease when we went to discuss our photos with them, they came up with genius ideas for our day which made it more personal for us. Debbie is a brides fairy god mother, ensuring people are in the right photos and not standing around for long periods of time meaning they can enjoy themselves. Helping with shoes, veils make up, calming you down when you’re starting to stress and making sure you enjoy it. I can’t thank her enough for all her help. Martin makes you relax very quickly when having photos taken, making them natural. From hanging out of cars to hiding in bushes and being out in the pouring rain we knew our photos would be amazing. Martin truly is an artist with his work. Then you get your photos and WOW they take you right back to your day. There is so much variety, capturing us. You can tell time has been spent on them making them extra special. They are perfect. I can not recommend Martin and Debbie enough. Thank you both for all your help and making the memories of our day last forever. " Jaren Jade Crowther and Jon Crowther, Soughton Hall, August 2018
Thank you Lucie for your lovely words "There was never any doubt that we were going to have Debbie and Martin photographing my son's wedding to his beautiful bride, because we'd followed their work and read the fantastic reviews of so many happy couples. But even this didn't prepare us for just how fantastic they were on the day - they are are a true team and managed to capture so many wonderful memories with minimal fuss, and effortless flair. Thank you so much for being with us and creating these lasting memories."
Lucie Stirling August 2018 Sussex
"Choosing Martin and Debbie was one of the easiest part of planning our wedding day.I saw their work a few years back and i without a doubt knew that i wanted them. On our day we felt nothing but comfortable with them they are an amazing couple and truly a laugh to be around, all our guest said how wonderful people they where and they fitted right in with our guest and us. When i received our wedding photos we where lost for words they are truly breathtaking and felt like i did it all over again by looking at the photos, they really do catch every moment of your day. I can't thank them enough for all their hard work." Elen and Dyfan August 2018 at Quay Hotel and Spa
"Our experience was exceptional, we were made to feel comfortable and at ease instantly! Martin and Debbie were passionate, positive and their experience shone through on the day! They've captured truly beautiful moments, in a personal and romantic way! We're so happy with our photos and we couldn't recommend enough!" Clara and George, July 2018
"We’ve just been through our wedding photos from Martin and Debbie and we are absolutely blown away. We already knew we were in for something special after seeing their amazing organisation and effort on the big day but the pictures are even more magical than we could possibly have expected. Thank you so much for everything, we are so lucky to have been able to have you!
George." July 2018
"There were two things that we wanted confirmed with our wedding, Martin and the venue. Sam had seen Martin and Debby's work from a previous wedding six plus years ago and knew we wanted them to photograph our big day. They were booked two years in advance to ensure he and the venue were both avaliable. Your big day goes in a blink of an eye and you want a fantastic photographer to capture all of the moments possible.
On our day they made both of us feel at ease, neither of us enjoy being infornt of a camera. Infact they felt part of our day, our guests loved their ambiance and how they were doing little things in the background.
Sam had a dress issue in the morning and Debby was quick to come and assist sorting the problem out. Infact Debby was there to assist with anything and organise people where they needed to go very efficiently and calmly.
From start to finish Martin and Debby have been easy to work with, listen to your requests and assist with anything you might have forgotten. The images that we received breath taking and everything we hoped for. We are just so lucky to have them photograph our wedding, they captured the details we were hoping they would.
Thank you so much for you help, patiance and wonderful images that will remind us of our special day for many years to come.
With love Sam and Edd." July 2018 at Ruthin Castle
"Choosing Martin and Debbie as our photographers was the easiest decision out of the whole wedding planning ! There was no doubts, we actually chose our date around their availability. We have seen many weddings they've done and their work is outstanding. We knew we wouldn't be disappointed and indeed they didn't ! ???? If anything our photos were more than we imagined, you both captured every moment throughout our special day we are so so grateful!. From the minute you arrived We were made to feel so comfortable and at ease ! Debbie you are so hands on Thank you for all the help with the little things! If anyone is thinking about choosing Martin and Debbie do it ! They are the nicest couple, fun and simply easy to be around this is exactly what you need on your special day. Thank you again guys for capturing and delivering the best photography we could of wished for ! Lots of love the William's." July 2018 at Quay Hotel and Spa
"We knew from meeting martin and Debbie from previous weddings and from looking at Martin and Debbie’s work that we would be eternally grateful for them to put our special day into the most memorable photos.
They made us feel so comfortable and at ease through out the day and captured every moment to perfection.
Even with our little two year old running around and didn’t seem to want to be in any photos I was amazed at what was actually captured ! Absolutely beautiful, and so natural photographs.
Having them with me throughout the day gave me such confidence from walking down the aisle to our first dance.
When the photos arrived it was like reliving the moment over again.
We couldn’t be happier with them! The hard part will be choosing from over 400 and putting them into a wedding album!
We can’t recommend them enough,
Thank you both so much again,
Laura + Lee. " July 2018 at Kinmel
"Booking our photographers, Martin and Debbie, was THE easiest decision of the whole wedding planning process; so much so, that we planned our date around their availability.
After our engagement shoot (which we would also highly recommend doing) we sat down with Martin and Debbie to run through the big day - the family shots, the “must have” shots and the styles we liked. They are such genuinely nice people who make you feel so relaxed and comfortable, and have such a passion for what they do.
Debbie organises the running of the day seamlessly, from calling the various family members (and there were a lot of them!) for their photo, to making sure the veil falls just the way it is supposed to (and everything else in between).
We have received over 400 beautiful images from our wedding day. Each one is different and unique – which is exactly why we choose them. Martin has such an eye for detail and has caught moments throughout the day we did not even realise he was there capturing. Our family shots are stunning (and thanks to Martin’s “mystery owl impressions”, has even captured our youngest bridal party member of 18 months smiling at the camera!).
How we will choose the photos for our wedding album, we do not know! We just love them all and are so happy our big day has been captured so perfectly.
We would recommend Martin and Debbie to anyone, and have already passed on their details to a number of friends and colleagues.
Thank you so much x Hayley and David Seddon x " July 2018 at Grosvenor Pulford
"Fantastic three half days spent with Martin and Debbie capturing our international summer school students from Celtic English Academy. The summer school programme is located at Rydal Penrhos boarding school in Colwyn Bay. Debbie and Martin worked with great ease and flexibility around our students, capturing them from Snowdonia day trips and beach walks, to lessons, sports and meal times. There is such a good range of shots of the teenagers that we can showcase in many different ways.
The Alpine coach driving through Snowdonia - ACE. Plus the students in the train carriage with one of the Emirati boys looking out of the carriage window - MAGIC. Huge thanks again to Martin and Debbie for their short notice and exceptional work with us." Celtic English Academy
"When we saw Martin and Debbie’s work we knew that we had to book them to photograph our wedding. Their talent stood out by miles! On the day they both worked so hard to put even the most camera shy at ease and created such a fun and joyous atmosphere. They were an indispensable source of support and encouragement, ensuring that everything ran smoothly. We never had to worry that any special moments would get overlooked in the excitement. When the photos arrived, we were amazed at the range of styles and feelings portrayed within them, they were everything we could have hoped for and more. It was incredible to see just how many different angles Martin had managed to find without us even knowing he was there! The depth and artistry of each photo is incredible. We’re so happy that we have these stunning pictures to cherish forever. We would highly recommend Martin Vaughan Photography! " Penny and Matt, Ruthin Castle
"We first met Martin Vaughan and his wife Debbie in a wedding fair, and we instantly fell in love with them and also their pictures.
We have just recieved our wedding photos and we are so happy with them, they had caught every detail of our big day.
They made us feel at ease thoughout our day, making sure they had every photo perfect, theres no limits for his photography they would do anything for the perfect shot These photos we can cherish forever.
We cannot thank you enough! We would recomend you to anyone.
Lots of love Jodi and Shaun."
I wish I could rate Martin and his lovely wife Debbie more than 5 *****
I knew I wanted Martin and Debbie out our wedding when I seen the amazing pictures they had taken at Chateau Rhianfa wedding books. I turned to my partner and said “ this is the one “
I can’t recommend them enough !
I have booked Martin and Debbie for our wedding in 2020 ! But I couldn’t wait that long so I decided to have Martin and Debbie at my wedding venue location which is at Hafod farm to take some incredible photos of how I was Surprising my bridesmaids!!!!
WOW !!! What a beautiful day and the most incredible photos of me and my four best friends ! Memories I can treasure forever !
The photos are truly out of this world ! I am so happy with them and all the girls absolutely love them !
His effort, hard work and passion really shines through his photos !
They have been recently been rated outstanding by freeindex users ranked 1st out of 3,932 uk wedding photographers !!!!
Bring on 2020 ! I really can’t wait to see what Martin and Debbie have in store for me and my husband to be ! These photos are like no others and they truly are unique !!! The photos martin Takes really gives you the full story !!
I’d anyone would like to visit my instagram account to see these photos then please feel free to do so … you will fall in love ! Instagram shelllouise05 !
Thanks again Martin and Debbie !!!
I hope 2020 comes round very quick for our next visit !
Michelle and my four bridesmaids:) X
"What can I say? My cherished memories of my wedding day were all captured by Martin. He and Debbie are such a talented pair. My photos are even more important to me since the beautiful Spicer’s Hidden Vale where we had our wedding burnt down earlier this year." Suzi and Barry Derbyshire
"I booked a photo shoot for my daughters 18th birthday with Martin, and wow what a day she had. Martin and Debbie invited us to their home where Freya was dressed and made up - an 18 year olds dream day. We were taken to the local woods where the shoot happened. They made Freya feel at ease and were warm and friendly the whole time, Martin getting into some very interesting poses to get that ultimate shot, while Debbie worked her magic with the lighting. The resulting photos are amazing, and will be a fabulous memento of a lovely 18th Birthday. Roll on her 21st! :) Thanks to you both for a great experience. X." Sue Watkins
Martin and Debbie are a wonderful couple to choose for your wedding. The amount of time and care they spent ensuring we had wonderful photographs went far beyond our expectations, and the results are stunning.
I'm sure I wasn't the easiest bride to deal with as I get very shy and awkward in front of the camera! But they had brilliant ideas to put me at ease and were able to produce fantastic pictures without me even noticing they were there!
Thank you so much for making our day so special.
Rachel and Bob Bell.
"Absolutely loved all our beautiful wedding photos. Martin and Debbie are a lovely couple who’s enthusiasm of the whole day really made everyone feel at ease! Highly recommended photographer for any occasion and I simply wouldn’t of picked anyone else! Thank you so much xx." Steph Griffith and Aaron Griffith, St Georges Hotel, May 2018
"where to start with a review about Martin Vaughan photography. Their attention to detail is second to non, unbelievably professional, the work they put into getting that perfect image shows true dedication and passion for their trade, and above all genuinely lovely people who totally put you at ease and are a pleasure to be around. Could not recommend them enough and 5stars all the way."
Sarah Hudson, Scent with Love
"For anyone looking for a photographer you need Martin and Debbie. They are just brilliant, we can't recommend them enough.
Thankyou Thankyou Thankyou. The instant we met you we knew you were our photographers. You both made us feel so at ease and understood our vision straight away.
On our wedding day you not only brought your expertise and professionalism but also smiles, excitement, organisation, patience and calm!! Throughout our day you made us and our guests feel so at ease. You made the experience such a happy time. There were lots of smiles and laughter from everyone. Our friends and family have commented on how nice and friendly you are.
Then we received our photographs and WOW they have blown us away. They are just so so beautiful. You have captured all the special moments so perfectly, from the ceremony, our own private shots, group shots and the shots of the guests enjoying the day. Each bring out so much emotion. You really haven't made it easy for us to chose! We honestly haven't got enough words or time to say how happy we are for having you as our photographers. We can't thank you enough.
You started as photographers but left as friends. "
Ang and Kip, Oriel House Hotel and Spa, St Asaph, May 2018
"What can we say that everybody else already hasn’t , Martin and Debbie are amazing and made not only us but everyone feel comfortable, we had the most amazing day and we couldn’t of asked for anyone better to do our pictures they are amazing, if I could do the day all over again I would still definitely have Martin and Debbie, we laughed so much with them, Martin is amazing he was in hedges and everything to get the best possible shots for us, we are so greatful for the pictures we have and can keep forever it was the best day and we are so glad you could be part of it with us thank you so much for everything."
"We recently booked our pre-wedding shoot with Martin and Debbie. Safe to say, we were not disappointed! They are the perfect duo – combining a mix of professionalism and true talent with a dynamic, friendly and charismatic approach. We felt like we were just laughing the entire day, and looking back at the photographs we really were! We were made to feel so comfortable, on what was a new and rather daunting experience (neither of us having been in front of the camera before). Most importantly, they took the most fabulous photographs and we both cannot wait to have them as part of our big day!" David and Hayley Louise Watson thank you so so much, we cannot wait for your day.
"Well where do I start. From the beginning Martin and Debbie have been brilliant answering any questions we had. I knew from the start that I wanted Martin as our photographer after seeing pictures from friends weddings he had photographed. All I can say is WOW our photos are amazing and we both love them. Martin will literally do anything he can to get the perfect shot from being practically in the water and hanging off a little bridge, but he didn't disappoint. They continue to photograph throughout the day without being intrusive. Martin and Debbie are a pleasure to have at your big day and don't think our day would have been the same without them they do all they can to help and all with a big smile, this was also mentioned by a number of our guests which is lovely to hear. If your looking for a photographer you won't get better than Martin and Debbie. Thank you so much. Mr and Mrs Billington x. " Tamsin and Craig, Thornton Manor, Cheshire
"Martin and Debbie are such a dynamic team; Martin with exceptional skills in photography, and Debbie with her amazing energy! They are the ultimate professionals in wedding photography and never cease to amaze me with the incredible images they capture." Rhiannon Pritchard, Makeup artist
"Having had Martin and Debbie take our wedding photographs over four years ago, they were the obvious first choice when we were looking for someone to take pictures of us as a family with our 12month old daughter. Not only were Debbie and Martin as warm, friendly and charming as they were at our wedding, but they were worth every single penny and more. We now have beautiful photographs of us as a family that we will cherish forever, thank you so so much, to you both." Rhian and Stuart, April 2018
"I always knew from day one that I wanted Martin Vaughan to be our wedding photographer having seen his work and attended weddings that he had photographed. The date of our wedding was actually arranged around his availability as there was no one else that we wanted. Martin and Debbie are a fantastic team together and have captured such beautiful moments and memories from our special day that we will treasure forever. You really made the day so much fun, everyone felt at ease around you and it felt like you both really were part of our special day. We are so so pleased with our images, they are incredible! Martin you have done a fantastic job and in such a short space of time too! We highly recommend Martin and Debbie as their work really is the best!
Thank you so much for everything."
Becky and Chris Harrison, Quay Hotel, April 2018
"There is no way anyone could say that Martin Vaughan is not the photographer you want.
He and his lovely wife exceeded our expectations. The booking, pre wedding meeting, the day….. It all felt so easy, unobtrusive, like friends, family, like our guests they were just there, blending, laughing, soaking up the love and laughter….. And bringing it to our eyes in photographs, forever. The king and queen of memory magic.
We will never forget who was there, what we promised each other, and where we were….. But Mr and Mrs Vaughan, you have captured the essence, the happiness, the love, the excitement, the feelings, the fun, our world as it was on our wedding day.
I couldn’t pick a couple of pictures to share, we love every single one of them, and there are hundreds.
If I had a perfume I loved I would offer you all, to inhale its beautiful scent, but our photos? Here are a few, the whole world deserves to see your magic, you, K&Q Vaughan are pure gifts….. You captured the mood, personalities, love and blessings of our day, family and friends, forever. Thank you, diolch o galon xxxxx."
Bethan and Rich, 31 March 2018, The Kinmel, Abergele
"The first word that springs to mind when we think about Martin and Debbie is AWESOME. The two of them work so seamlessly together and it is a joy to see. The photographs they produce are awe inspiring works of art. They perfectly captured the feeling of the day and we cannot wait to look back on our photos for the rest of our lives. They will always evoke the emotions of the day. What an incredible team we cannot thank you enough. We would recommend Martin and Debbie to anyone!" georgina and Sam Highcock, Hafod farm, April 2018
"All I can say is WOW! Their attention to detail is amazing! They are with you every step of the way. I wanted a very laid back feel to the photographs and oh my did they deliver. Every picture has a great story to tell, they saw a moment and captured it. My advice for any bride and groom is go in with an open mind and they will create your wedding story book!" Natasha and Ian, Quay Hotel and Spa, April 2018
"Martin and Debbie…where do I start…these pictures are just FANTASTIC. You have really done yourselves proud. You are truly a wonderful team, you made us feel so at ease on our wedding day. Right from the moment you both arrived you just made the day so much more fun! Debbie your smile and enthusiasm just shines through, thank you for keeping us on track whilst Mum went awol and stabbed her ears…and lost her necklace… thank you for getting me into my dress and stitching my straps in…thank you for loaning me your Cruella coat outside when it got chilly…Martin thank you for keeping us all on track, for capturing the finer details, for literally getting down in the mud for great angles!
You are both so kind, so wonderful, I really felt you looked after us as though we were your own family.
I absolutely can't wait for my sister to get married now so we can use you both again at her wedding!
Massive thanks for our stunning photos. "
Tamara and Adam, Soughton Hall, March 2018
"I cannot thank Martin and Debbie enough for their recent work for our wedding photography. Right away from the first meeting I knew we were going to get along brilliantly, which is so very important! Closer to our wedding they went well above and beyond when I was unable to travel and came to meet us at our house to discuss our requirements in more detail, which was a massive help to myself and my husband-to-be. Now to the day itself…Martin and Debbie’s professionalism, enthusiasm and creativity are second to none- all day, they were absolutely outstanding, making us and all of our guests feel very comfortable and happy having their photos taken, and laughing all of the way through as well! So many of our guests have since commented to us how fantastic they were and how they made the whole experience so special and were the perfect mix of being so much fun for the posed pictures as well as blending into the background for the more natural, unaware shots. As if all of this wasn’t enough, the images Martin has produced of our day are the most beautiful pictures I have ever seen…he is literally a genius! They are of exceptional quality, and like nothing I have ever seen before. Trying to pick our favourites for our album will be a challenge to say the least! I am so happy that we picked Martin and Debbie as our wedding photographers- they really were the best choice we made for our special day. I cannot recommend them highly enough, outstandingly brilliant! Thank you for everything guys. Xxxx "
Sarah and Dan, Soughton Hall, March 2018
"Debbie and Martin gave us an excellent service from start to finish. They understood what we wanted and delivered pictures that were exceptional. On the day nothing was too much trouble. They arrived early and stayed late. They were so helpful, calm and constructive. I highly recommend them."
Jean and Caroline, Chateau Rhianfa, January 2018
"Debbie and Martin.
Thank you so much, the photographs are just amazing! You are a wonderful team and provide first class service from the outset. All of our friends and family have commented on how fab and unique the photographs are. We wouldn't recommend anyone else - simply the best! Thank you once again, we will be forever grateful that you were able to be part of our wedding day. We cannot wait to book you again in the future. Love Amy and Rich xxx."
Amy and Richard, Chateau Rhianfa , February 2018
"A massive thank you to Martin Vaughan photography, for the most beautiful wedding photographs, you captured the most wonderful moments from our special day. From our first meeting right through to delivering the photographs you have been so enjoyable and professional to work with. People have been blow away by the quality and creativity of your work. Martin and Debbie make such a good team to work with and we look forward to using you for future events. Much love, Mr and Mrs Fowler xxx." Thank you so so much for this Kelly J Fowler and Alex Fowler
"Hi Debbie and Martin.
Photos are absolutely beautiful. What a great job and creativity.
We could not have had a better person than you guys to do this for us.
We have talked about you so many times and to so many of our friends as to how brilliant you both were.
You Debbie on the day were like a part of family, like one of my sisters who not only did her own job but other things as well such as keeping an eye on children, making sure Rhea had not lost her book, even helping me getting ready etc.. We had so much fun with you being there.
My sisters, Bipin and I absolutely loved you. Sorry just didn't get chance to let you know.
The day was like a dream and you played a special part in making it more special for us.
I am absolutely amazed by so many of the photos and the quality is outstanding.
Thanks so much!
"Absolutely outstanding and we are not just talking about the photos. From the moment you contact them they are In a league of there own. Make you feel at ease on the big day and produce memories for a life time. " Robin Adams and Lianne.
"All I can say is Martin Vaughan is an OUTSTANDING photographer. His work is unique, thoughtful and artistic and working with him and his wife Debbie has been a pure joy. The images they captured from our wedding were breathtaking, we have had so many comments on the photos it's unbelievable. Not only do they deliver stunning results, Martin and Debbie are the kindest and warmest of people, putting us at ease throughout the process and really going that extra mile in every way. We feel as though we have made two new friends in them. I would whole heartedly recommend them as they are THE BEST of the best! "
"Martin and Debbie are truly amazing at what they do. Having been a wedding photographer myself a few years ago and having worked with many talented photographers, there is no one else I would have chosen to photograph my wedding. I have hired them 3 times now and every time I have been amazed by the photos. They make you feel at ease during being photographed and make it fun. I can’t recommend them highly enough. "
Rachel and Jem, February 2018
Angharad and Dylan (Portmeirion 22/12/17)"
"The best wedding photography you will ever see-FACT. Exceptional on every level, great direction from Martin and Debbie who make the process fun with their charisma and friendly personalities. Everyone who came to our wedding has commented on the wow factor of the photos. I love EVERY single photo."
Roisin and Gary Chateau Rhinanfa December 2017
"You look through some photography work of possible contenders to photograph your wedding and nothing really jumps out at you but Martins work just screamed ‘ quality and attention to detail ‘so we booked and we were not disappointed ! We’ve never met such lovely and professional people that really made us feel at ease throughout the whole day.. They were like friends to us and it made the whole day so enjoyable.
Martin and Debbie were snapping away on the background capturing the most natural shots which was really important for us when picking a photographer.
The weather was dull on our wedding day and had been raining that morning but that didn’t put them off … off we went making the most of the beautiful surroundings of our venue, Martin was on the floor on the soaking wet grass and Debbie was his glamourous assistant capturing the perfect light !
I can not recommend Martin Vaughan photography enough.. The pictures capture what our love story was about and the special day we had sharing moments of laughter and tears with family and friends !
The day goes by so so quick and there’s some moments you forget but lucky for us Martin and Debbie caught every single moment so we can look back at these for the rest of our lives.
Our photos arrived in the cutest customised box with instructions on what happens next … this was like Christmas all over again !
The process from start to finish runs so smooth and as stress free as possible which is vital being a nervous wreck of a bride
Thank you so much Martin and Debbie for making our day complete, we will be forever grateful for all the memories you captured on our day ??
Ps don’t think twice about meeting with anyone else, Martin Vaughan photography were first and last on our list and we are not disappointed.
Hannah and Mark McCourt Delamere Manor December 2017
"Martin and Debbie make a great team, they are organised and hard working, meaning they captured a huge array of photos that tell the story of our amazing day, through from getting ready in the morning to rocking it on the dance floor at night, and every little moment in between. So nice to look back on and remind ourselves of our day. Thank you Martin and Debbie." Mark and Stephanie Wilson, Ruthin Castle December 2017
"What can I say, if you are getting married, Martin and Debbie HAVE to be involved in your wedding!! You are both fantastic at what you do, but your warm and enthusiastic personalities really added to our day. I can totally see why people organise their wedding around your availability. You blended in during the day and got some amazing snaps. Many guests commented on how wonderful you both were and the feedback from our photographs have been nothing but positive. The day really wouldn’t have been the same without you. 100% recommend Martin Vaughan Photography. You will not be disappointed! Laura and Arwel Jones, winter wedding 9/12/17."
"Words cannot do justice for the talent of Martin and Debbie. As soon as we saw their work and it’s unique spark, we knew we had to have them capture our special day. They were so helpful and attentive from start to finish. On our day Debbie went above and beyond, helping me and my party to get ready. Martin was even in the puddles so that we could have that one more amazing photo.
All our guests have commented about how lovely and professional they are.
We have just received our photos and are in complete awe of how amazing they are! But we didn’t expect anything less. We’re so happy that we chose Martin and Debbie to produce the images that we will cherish forever and remember our special day by. We highly recommend them to anybody who simply wants the best photographers and wedding photos you can possibly get! "
Layla and Josh, Chateau Rhianfa , November 2017
"We had Martin & Debbie for our wedding on the 3rd November 2017 and if you don't book them, you must be crazy!! Martin & Debbie are not just photographers - They captured every area in the venue, (Martin was rolling in the bushes like an army recruit), as well as every person's emotions. I love their artistic/creative nature and they made our day perfect. They weren't intrusive, (Sometimes I would forget that they were working in the background!), they made us feel at ease and they were more like friends. Both Duncan and I cannot thank you enough, the pictures are more than what we expected and we can't stop looking at them. Thank you so much Martin & Debbie ❤❤ Duncan Roberts and Heather Roberts, Highfield Hall
"Perfection! Martin and Debbie captured the venue and people's emotions perfectly. They were with us from getting ready to after the final dance. They worked continuously, very professional and they were more like friends. No other photographers come close to Martin and Debbie, they are extremely talented and their skills are exceptional! 5 stars are not enough for this amazing couple - Thank you Martin and Debbie. " Duncan Roberts and Heather Roberts, Highfield Hall, November 2017
"We have just received our wedding photographs, we are absolutely in love and completely in awe of Martin and Debbie. These are not JUST people that come and take photographs of a wedding! They have captured everything about us as a couple and our guests. The amount of time and work that has gone into the photos afterward are what make them outstanding and so so beautiful." Nick and Natalie Thompson Nant Gwytheryn November 2017
"I cannot praise Martin and Debbie enough for their exceptional work. They were a joy to have at our wedding, they felt like guests, they mingled, integrated and got to know the guests, and were not in any way intrusive. Their photos are a sheer joy to behold, beautifully shot, flattering (!) - they tell the story of the day and we have many wonderful, intimate and natural photos to share with our friends and family. Thank you so, so much!"
Stefania and Mark Bailey, Chateau Rhianfa September 2017
"Where to begin?
We were recommended to look at the work of Martin Vaughan Photography when we booked our venue at Portmeirion. Well we were very impressed with what we seen and just knew we had to book them for our day.
Upon looking at other reviews we booked them right away without needing to meet them first. When it did come to finally meeting both Martin and Debbie at their home, we were made to feel so welcome and we just sat and discussed everything that we would like out of our pictures, they listened to us and we felt completely at ease knowing that they would capture some of the most important memories of our lives.
On the day, they were so much more than photographers, we honestly believe our day ran so smoothly because of them. Debbie had everyone where they needed to be, when they needed to be and Martin was getting to all the right places to get all the shots, we can't thank them enough, we feel that we were able to enjoy our day all the more due to their organisation. We had nothing but compliments off our guests all day expressing how brilliant they were and how much of a laugh they were. It was also so lovely to hear so many of them asking one another 'is that Martin Vaughan' as so many people are aware of just how amazing their work is.
The photos, WOOOOOOW. We seen a few on facebook as little teasers, but when all the photos came through, we were really taken aback, they couldn't of been more perfect, all the work that has gone into every single photo is astonishing. They really are beautiful and something that we can now treasure forever.
We both can't thank you enough, truly from the bottoms of our hearts, we will be forever grateful, you have captured our perfect day perfectly.
You are both a 1st Class team. "
Sacha and Jack Jourdain at Portmeirion in July 2017
"If you are looking for the best wedding photographers, then you can stop looking
because you have found them, seriously you have!
Martin and Debbie made our day so special, they made us feel so relaxed and
they entertained our guests. It didn't feel like they were just the
photographers they felt like guests at our wedding too.
They were very professional and organised. A number of our
guests commented on how good they were.
We were so excited to receive our photos and when we did, we were totally blown
away, they are amazing! They have captured the day perfectly and looking at
them was like reliving the day all over again.
We can't thank Debbie and Martin enough for the amazing photos and how special
they made our day. Not only are they great photographers, they are a lovely
couple too xxx.
Emma and Dean Cavey Caer Rhun Hall September 2017
""We had the most amazing wedding.. With its welsh/danish and British theme, mixing many traditions together.
I put a lot of it down to our phographers Debbie and Martin.
From start to finish they excelled in everything they did.. By taking a lot off stress us organising timings, to deb even helping me in to my much loved wedding dress. They made sure through the whole day things were running on time, liasing with the venue and DJ.
The positivity that these two bring to a room is un real.
They gave us so many ideas on shots and natural poses.
Martin even made a video of our first dance including our music.
I mean who could have thought of that?
We feel so blessed to have these photographers by our side during, before and after our wedding.
Nothing was too much trouble for them (Martin even fell in to a lavender bush in the gardens as a result of getting the very best shot!) Our pictures are a fairy tale telling a huge story of the happiest day of our life’s.
We just have to re live our day by going through the wedding album, that’s been made with much love and care.
See you at our next big party."
Jennifer and Thomas Pedersen Chateau Rhianfa September 2017
"Before I go any further, just know that 'Wow' is the word you need to take away from this review.
From the moment that I got engaged (maybe even before I was!) I knew who I wanted to be my wedding photographer, I went through the motions with Craig in looking at other options (just to humour him!) but I knew we would be booking Martin Vaughan. The reason? Because from the very first photo I saw of his work I fell in love and knew our wedding could not happen without them!
They listened to everything we wanted and helped guide us with so many things I wouldn't even have thought of (I will admit I didn't even know confetti cannons existed!), just to help us get everything just right on our special day.
And wow, didn't they do just that!! Our day was absolutely perfect and we now have the most perfect photos to document every single moment of it and for that we can't say thank you enough. From the popping of that champagne bottle (sorry if the cork hit you Martin but it made a brilliant photo!!) to getting in the dress, from the ceremony and confetti shot to the laughter at the speeches, from the cake cutting to the first dance, everything all captured in such a wonderful way. Not forgetting the couple photos, they are some of the most amazing photos I've ever seen.
There are not enough words to say how much we love the photos, I literally cannot stop looking through them and going through all the emotions of the day again and again, always ending with the biggest smiles on our faces. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for giving us so many precious ways in which to remember our special day, the perfect way in which to hold on to these memories forever.
From the very first meeting with Martin and Debbie I knew without doubt we had made the best choice and that decision never faltered. I came away from that initial meeting feeling like I had known them for years. They started our wedding journey as our photographers but definitely ended being our friends, such a lovely couple who make you smile effortlessly.
Thank you for absolutely everything, we can't recommend you enough! "
Shona and Craig, Grosvenor Pulford , September 2017
"We literally don’t have the words to tell you how amazing Martin and Debbie have been. They simply are a dream team and an absolute pleasure to share your special day with. From the beginning to the end they went above their call of duty to ensure our day went as smoothly as possible. They started off as our photographers but by the end of the day felt like two friends. Their experience and professionalism shines through allowing you and your guests to relax and enjoy the day. The photos are simply out of this world, they tell the story of our day perfectly and captured wonderful moments even those we missed. Thank you so much. All our love Mr and Mrs Tidswell xx."
"Absolutely amazing wedding photographers! I felt completely relaxed and natural around Martin and Debbie, they captured every moment of our special day and and we were blown away on receiving our incredible unique photographs!" Zoë Morris and Henry, The Quay August 2017
"If you are wanting your memories of your special day captured on print, to cherish forever, then Martin Vaughan is a must. From the moment we saw one of Martins photographs we knew he was the one we wanted to capture our wedding day. Martin and Debbie on the day were so professional and had a natural ability to make all our guests feel at ease when having there photo taken. We would recommend Martin and Debbie to anyone, a talented photographer and amazing couple." Nathan and Sarah Shaw, The Quay July 2017
"Anyone who planning a wedding Martin Vaughan photography is a must along with the rings and the bride that s how important he is. Both Martin and Debbie do so much more than just take photos just look at all the reviews they get already. Seeing them at another's family wedding can't wait."
Ian and Jackie at the St Georges Hotel, Llandudno September 2017
“Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever… It remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything. ”.
— Aaron Siskind.
This review has taken longer than expected, not because we weren't happy with our photos but because we love our photos soo much!
I knew after some research and lots of recommendations that it was Martin and Debbie I wanted to capture our special day - on the other hand my husband was more concerned about the cost but once I finally managed to pin him down and showed him their work he was sold too! On the day of our wedding, not only did we have a photographer arrive but also a wedding planner! The moment they stepped through the door there was that extra feeling of excitement but with calm organisation! Martin and Debbie got stuck right in, working their way round getting things ready and finding the best places to take their shots, organising the bridesmaids, sorting timings for everyone to be ready for their portrait shots and ensuring everyone was ready on time.
Debbie and my sister helped me into my wedding dress and even when there was a last minute dress drama she helped to sort it so you wouldn't even have known! After the ceremony we had shots outside the church and with the VW campervan which are out of this world! Martin lay in the middle of the road, to capture some of the images with cars and tractors driving by! It was as if he was oblivious to the vehicles that weren't that far from his head as he lay on the road! At the venue the guests were commenting on how professional and friendly that both Martin and Debbie were and how from the poses that they watched them place us in for the group shots and the evening shots that they knew they were going to be good….. And they were right! family and friends from Wales, England, Australia and Ireland all have said how amazing the photos of our wedding are, and that they have never seen photographs like them!
Your passion and enthusiasm for photography and what you do is contagious. Your work is not only creative but honest - looking at our photos we are able to re-live not only our day but the emotions we felt too.
Thank you so much, Laney and Jonny 1st July 2017, Marble Church and Faenol Fawr x.
"Debbie and Martin work tirelessly to produce photographs of an exceptional and unique standard. They are fabulous to work with and full of creative ideas. We are incredibly impressed with the shots they took for us and would highly recommend them. Thank you Debbie and Martin!" Oswestry School
"They say "A picture speaks a thousand words", well somehow Martin Vaughan Photography pictures speak a million words. We cannot thank Martin and Debbie enough for capturing our perfect day in such a unique and special way. Lovely people who made our important day, just as important to them. From pre-wedding to post-wedding, this highly professional yet fun couple ensured every important moment was captured but also, the extra special creative pictures were magical. When we told people Martin was doing a photos, they said we wouldn't be disappointed… WE ARE THRILLED. Thank you again Martin and Debbie, you really are AMAZING xx""Mrs and Mrs Vale-Nolan, September 2017
"I don't think there is a word that truly describes how we felt when we saw the pictures. They are fabulous, amazing, beautiful, emotional and truly tell the story of our day and have captured how we are as a family! Everyone who has seen them have commented on how amazing they are too.
We've filled the whole house with various size prints/ canvasses and made a photobook. The pictures are just outstanding, you guys don't take photos you create art, you really do!"
Mr and Mrs Odong, July 2017
"Oh my! I'm speechless and very emotional, the memories you have both given us will be cherished forever. You captured the laughter, smiles and the tears of everyone and these beautiful photographs you so greatly took and edited together are a credit to the both of u! All the hard work that you made seem so effortless and how relaxed you made us feel shows on our faces. I said to Scott the happiness and the love on our faces cannot be falsified, they are so genuine and true to the whole day. The talent in our scenic shots are incredible and you are both so creative. Please don't ever stop what you are doing because you made our wedding day so much more perfect. We agreed that when times get tough and we have our little tiffs, that all we need to do is play our photos and remember that love on the day that you both helped to capture. Thank you both so very much for your time, energy and effortless talent. Your hard work has paid off and we love every single one of them. You both to us ended up feeling more like friends than our photographers and we didn't want you to leave! I hope people will read this and it will help them make their minds up on who to choose for their big day! " Joanne and Scott, Quay wedding August 2017
"When we started planning our wedding at the end of last year we knew there were certain decisions that were particularly important to us and our choice of photographer was one of them. Which is why we got so incredibly lucky that a close family friend recommended Martin and Debbie to us – and even luckier when we found that they were available on our wedding day. Martin and Debbie are a team like no other I’ve ever seen. From the very first email to the big day itself they were supportive, helpful, reassuring, generous and, not to mention, absolutely sensational photographers. Take one look at their website and the quality of the images they produce, and it goes without saying that we are completely in love with every shot that we received through from them. Every single friend and family member that has seen our photographs has said that they are the most creative, unique, beautiful images they have ever seen (and we obviously agree with them!) Martin and Debbie captured so many important, moving movements and documented the whole day better than we could ever have hoped for. Their breathtaking images aside, we truly believe that it would have been a lesser event without Martin and Debbie there. Their good humour, professionalism and intuition for a one-in-a-lifetime shot make them an incomparable duo.
The memories of our wedding day are already starting to fade, the way that memories always do, but the quantity and quality of the photographs we have from Martin and Debbie will help us hold on to the happiest day of our lives forever. "
Sarah and Joel Elson August 2017 Rydal School
"Martyn and Debbie, we cannot thank you both enough. We've had so many compliments since the wedding about you both. Everyone was saying how wonderful and lovely you both were and now you tried to capture as many precious moments as possible. We were so sad when you left as you became a big part of our day! We are in love with the photographs and your work is to such a high standard. Thank you so much".
Erika &Tom, Faenol Fawr, July 2017
"Oh my goodness, how do we even put into words how much we love our wedding photos! Martin and Debbie you two are absolute geniuses ?? creating beautiful pieces of artwork for us to treasure for the rest of our lives. We based the date of our wedding around your availability and after seeing these photos it's easy to see why! You are both such incredibly lovely people who made us and all our guests feel so comfortable in front of the camera! We couldn't recommend you enough and every one of our guests said how fantastic you were! From our initial meeting, to having you both join us as what felt like our guests, rather than just our photographers you were fantastic! We are so lucky to have such beautiful photos to look back on- thank you both so much for helping to make our day so amazing! ????????."
Sara and Ben, Carden `Park, July 2017
"Myself and my husband were overwhelmed with how amazing our wedding photos were. Martin was the 2nd thing we booked after the venue based on his work alone. When me and Sean actually met Martin and his wife Debbie we couldn't believe how lovely, welcoming, professional, and amazing they both were!! We felt like we really clicked with them, which is VERY important when they are such a big part of someones day. It was an absolute pleasure having them photographing our day!! We can't stop looking at our photos, over and over again!!!! They are unbelievable! We would recommend him to anyone looking for a photographer."
Emma and Sean Pritchard Quay Hotel and Spa July 2017
"No idea where to start with Martin and Debbie, other than to say they are both amazing at what they do. We always knew we wanted Martin to photograph our wedding and it was the first thing we booked! Martin is the most talented photographer and all of his pictures that he took were just amazing! We are still struggling to pick for our wedding album a year later! There are so many beautiful pictures to choose from and we love looking at them. We wouldn't hesitate in recommending Martin and Debbie to anyone as they are just the nicest, most loveliest people. A huge thank you for taking such wonderful photographs which we will treasure for ever."
Mr and Mrs Shannon
"Cannot rate Martin Vaughan & Debbie highly enough! Their work is more than photography, its art!
We set our wedding date purely on their availability... venue, church and everything else came second!
Both of my sisters had Martin and we are sad there are no sisters left to get married! We really hope they are still around when our children get married!!
The day goes so fast, and we are so grateful to them for capturing it all so perfectly, we re-live it every time we look at our pictures, and they've captured so many small details that we were too busy to notice on the day!
Thank you so much!!! X" Lucy Williams and Rhys Williams, July 2017
"Just WOW! We have just finished looking through our photos and we literally feel like we have just relived our entire wedding day! We always knew that we wanted Martin and Debbie as our photographers… Amongst all of the decisions to make about our wedding day, that one was a no brainer as we had not only seen their photos before, but had seen them both hard at work too. In fact, our wedding date was dictated by their availability. They were not only our photographers, but were also there to offer advice, to keep things on track and keep everything flowing, and most importantly we felt like they were guests at our wedding. The amount of people that told us how amazing our photos would be, purely from standing and watching them both doing their thing on the day, says it all. We still think they will be blown away when they see these photos though. To top it all off, we are extremely grateful for the fact that they had our photos ready for us literally the day after we returned from honeymoon… This has really helped with the post wedding/honeymoon blues! Martin and Debbie have captured every single emotion from the day, and we cannot thank them enough. These are memories that we will cherish forever.
We cannot rate Martin Vaughan Photography highly enough!" Leanne and Matthew Wafer, July 2017
We had seen Martin's work from previous weddings online and were so amazed by the quality that we just knew that we had to have Martin and Debbie photograph our wedding. From the first time we met them, it was clear that we were not only booking a photographer, but we were buying into an entire experience and truly felt like they were with us every step of the way from initial planning to our wedding day and beyond. We hadn't asked for any specific photo's to be taken on the day as we were more interested in the laid back style we had seen from previous weddings, which would best represent our personalities. Martin understood exactly what we wanted and the result has been beyond anything we could have imagined. On the day, Martin and Debbie didn't just feel like our photographers, they were like guests themselves, interacting with our wedding party and being on hand whenever we needed them. Debbie even stepped in to sew one of the bridesmaids dresses on the morning of the wedding which had broken! We cannot speak highly enough of them both and would highly recommend to anyone in the stages of planning their wedding. You will not be disappointed. Thanks again to you both"
Tom and Sophie Gibson , Soughton Hall, June 2017
"Absolutely fabulous! Couldn't ask for a nicer, more professional couple.
We didn't ask for any photos in particular yet Martin and Debbie just knew what we wanted from the start.
Highly recommended, thanks again for everything and making our day so amazing."
Jade and Gaz Evans, Thornton Manor, June 2017
"Martin and Debbie photographed us to celebrate our engagement and we couldn't have been happier with the results. Not only are they extremely warm and engaging people but they are genius when it comes to photography. We didn't even notice Martin was taking photos as we were having such a good time (despite the crazy weather!) He managed to capture breathtaking photos in gale force wind and rain! Editorial and dramatic - truly special. "
Nia and Sion
"We cannot thank this wonderful company enough for the amazing photographs they took of our recent wedding. They took our breath away!! Debbie and Martin are truly wonderful people who just got on with the job without being disruptive or intrusive. Our wedding guests all loved them. These guys do not charge enough for what they do!!" Gavin and Sharon Hall, Castell Deudreth wedding, Portmeirion
Martin and Debbie were amazing! From the moment we saw their work we knew we had to have them photograph our wedding. We cannot thank them enough for the memories they have captured so stunningly. On the day nothing was to much trouble, they even acted as chauffeurs in our hour of need. They really are worth their weight in gold. We were thrilled to find our photos ready and waiting for us when we arrived back from honeymoon - and we were not disappointed!!! Highly recommended. Lots of love Christie and Alun.
"Martin and Debbie of Martin Vaughan Photography were absolutely fantastic in our wedding on the 20th of May 2017. We had heard of Martin and Debbie via social media and friends, and we had always admired the photographs created by Martin Vaughan which appeared on social media. We knew straight away that we wanted to book them for our wedding. On our day, Martin and Debbie were brilliant, so professional and went about their work with such great ease, ensuring we had the best day. They truly captured our day perfectly, and the amazing photographs were available for us very quickly, less than two weeks to be exact following our wedding day so that we could re-live the day. Martin was always ready and on guard to capture the most natural shots which are so beautiful, and Debbie's creativity in carefully crafting the shots was brilliant. Thank you so much Martin and Debbie for being a part of our special day, and capturing it in such a beautiful way. " Elin Mared Davies and John Richard Davies
"Wow! What can I say! Martyn and Debbie are so talented. As an amazing team they have captured and produced the most delightful photographs of Elin and John's Special day. Amazing people! They felt like friends from the start and you were left in no doubt that they had a vision to optimize every special moment they encountered throughout the day. From eight in the morning until late into the evening they related well with everyone - unobtrusive yet we were reassured that they were both "on it" throughout the day. We are truly thrilled with the photographs. Highly recommended! Thank you both so much."
Gwenan, Elin and John's mum and mum in law, Portmeirion May 2017.
"We had a wonderful day, Martin is more than professional and Debbie compliments him beautifully! They have captured the most special day of our lives in black and white and colour, we look happy, relaxed and vibrant and we will treasure the memory for the rest of our lives. The time we spent posing for photos was well spent and our friends and family are all featured in photos we can look back on with such happiness ! Thanks Martin and Debbie, a job well done and great value for our money" Thanks so much
Olwen, mother of Andrea and mother in law of Aaron, Quay Hotel and Spa
Martin and Debbie are unreal. Their team work is like nothing you've ever seen before. Martin is extremely talented and Debbie is so on the Ball. You will be left with your jaw on the floor before you've even seen the finished product.
There is nothing Martin and Debbie don't think of and nothing is too much trouble. I am not surprised Martin Vaughan photography is ranked 5th best in the whole of the UK. I would very highly recommend Martin and Debbie, my advice would be don't waste your time looking elsewhere because they simply cannot be beaten.
Hayley, matron of honour to Jade at Thornton Manor
"From the moment I saw Martins photos I knew I had to have him photograph our wedding. Martin and Debbie are wonderful people who were an absolute pleasure to have around on our wedding day. Their communication was second to none from our first enquiry to after the wedding. Their photographs are stunning and without a doubt he most beautiful photographs I have seen. They capture every aspect of the day and do so magnificently. Martin is so artistic and imaginative with every shot and they both go above and beyond to ensure that every shot is perfect. They have given us fantastic memories to cherish for ever. We can't ever thank them enough! "
Lani and Joshua Simpson, Quay Hotel, April 2017
"Martin Vaughan Photography – how good are these guys? Well good doesn’t describe them but GREAT does. From the moment we met them there professionalism was evident. Even the way they were dressed at the wedding was so good. They looked as if they were guests which, of course, allowed them to blend in and work their magic. Their friendly attitude and unobtrusive command of the day meant that all we had to do was enjoy ourselves. But let’s get to the photographs – WOW. Obviously we knew they were good but their artistic eye and photographic skill has given us photographs that we could not have imagined. In fact they are not just photographs but pieces of art that would grace any gallery never mind our wall. Martin and Debbie, thank you so much for making our special day a memorable one. We shall treasure every shot you took. Can say anymore other than if you want an occasion preserved for posterity then talk to these guys. Oh by the way as if their skill wasn’t enough they are two of the nicest people you could ever wish to meet. Thank you" Esther and Damon, Portmeirion"
"When it came to finding a wedding photographer, we were a bit clueless. We were so lucky that our wedding planner recommended Martin and Debbie. She sang their praises from the moment we asked for recommendations and I emailed them straight away with my fingers crossed that they were free on our wedding day, which was only 8 months from that day. How lucky we were that they were free, their last date in October 2016. Having been in touch by email, text and phone to book the big day and a pre-wedding shoot, we didn't meet in person until the pre-wedding shoot. They instantly put us at ease with their relaxed, creative and professional approach (neither my husband or I particularly like having our picture taken) and created amazing shots with Llandudno pier as the backdrop. On the big day itself, they were total stars from the moment they arrived at my parents house. Debbie became one of girls, helping with dresses, shoes and accessories like a pro and Martin found quirky creative shots that have surprised and delighted us. All day, they worked so hard to create amazing shots, many of them without us realising they were even being taken. When the USB arrived in the post, we knew the photos would be good, but had no idea how fabulous they would be. Every time we look at them, we're transported straight back to our lovely day, they even brought the sunshine! The images capture the joy and spirit of the day and are treasured. We've had so many compliments about the photos and about Martin and Debbie themselves. If you are thinking of booking Martin and Debbie, don't hesitate, you won't regret it. "
Our pictures are truly priceless. Don't hesitate to book Martin for your big day, and if he isn't available… change your date." Ayesha and Nathan
"We had Martin and Debbie photograph our wedding. They made us feel like we'd known them forever! We felt so relaxed with them and thoroughly enjoyed every second with them! I was overwhelmed when we received our pictures, every single thing about them was amazing!!! The quality was the BEST! They captured more than we could have wished for. I would highly recommend this lovely couple for your wedding photographers!! Thank you guys! "
"We did not even consider any other photographer for our wedding pictures. We have always been amazed by the photographs that Debbie and Martin had taken at our friends weddings and by photographs that pop up over social media.
Now that we've had our wedding the first thing I want to say is we are even more amazed with our very own photographs.
From the very beginning of our initial enquiry to book the date I felt so lucky that they had availability (otherwise I would have changed the wedding date).
Then to the pre wedding meet. You can't get nicer people who are so welcoming in to their home and extremely professional, well organised and so on point with everything.
Moving on to the day, I felt so relaxed and at ease. There is nothing that they won't do to capture the most perfect picture. You blended in with all the guests and captured the most natural photographs as well as stunning posed ones.
They walked up cwm idwal 2 days later with us to help us capture the images in our post wedding photo shoot. They are creative and ooze style.
To be honest I can't recommend you and praise your work enough. We have had thousand of likes on some images posted on Facebook by us and so much incredible feedback. You are both highly talented people.
Anyone having a wedding has to book you and I also highly recommend a post wedding photo shoot too as we were able to get gorgeous photos in a different location that was special to us.
I can't wait to see more incredible photographs from you in the future. ??????????."
Emma and Nigel Roberts, Plas Maenan, March 2017
"Selecting the right photographer for our wedding was a huge concern whilst planning the big day. We were drawn to Martin and Debbie because of their friendliness, wonderful portfolio and transparency of pricing. They were absolutely wonderful and exceeded our expectations! The day just flowed and the professional but relaxed nature of Martin and Debbie actually added an extra special dimension to the day. So many photo's taken, without interrupting anyone's enjoyment, inspired shots and great rapport resulted in a wonderful collection of pictures. Debbie's efficiency and friendly way of organising everybody meant we had more photo's than I imagined possible. Martin's laid back but keen eye ensured we had a huge array of striking pictures. I feel so thankful to this exceptional couple for capturing our special day so beautifully and presenting us with a stunning collection that we will treasure for many many years. "
Rosie and Dewi Jones, Quay Hotel and Spa, September 2016
After meeting Martin and Debbie at my sisters wedding and then seeing their final results, there was never a moment of doubt that they wouldn't be at our wedding! I think we booked them before the venue!
They arrive on your big day and are instantly warm, friendly and approachable. They listen to your creative requests and glide through the day capturing memories that you'll treasure for a lifetime.
When the USB stick arrived on our doormat, reliving all the happy moments that Martin had caught was magical.
If you are looking for a wedding photographer who will make you laugh and cry in the same image-then book Martin Vaughan Photography.
"Where to start when writing a review for the amazing team that are Martin and Debbie. I can only say wow, from the minute you meet these wonderful people you feel at ease, they're passion for they're art/job is overwhelming and fills you with total confidence. They're attention to detail, the extra mile they go to get that perfect picture. Nothing is too much trouble and the finished pictures are amazing, you can actually get lost in them, they catcher the emotions and spirit of the day. I can not recommend them enough and words do not express how I feel about they're pictures. Thank you xx. " Sarah Hudson Scent with Love
"The advertising blurb starts off-Creative and stylish Wedding Photographer based in Colwyn Bay.
To be honest , any other words are superfluous to describe the work of this unbelievable husband and wife team.
A glance through the albums they have on display at Wedding Fayres will leave you astounded and amazed. Wedding photos like no other- a very distinctive style : Innovative, artistic -each picture a work of art in itself.
I've personally witnessed them work at weddings. They blend in with the guests, they are totally unobtrusive and whatever the weather- the resulting photographs will be a wonderful reminder of that special day. They make the bride and groom completely at ease and arrange all the group shots in such a jovial and welcoming manner. You only have to see the glowing reports from brides and grooms to realise how impressed they all are with this professional couple and the wonderful work they undertake."
Howard Hughes, magician and entertainer
"Dear Martin and Debbie, firstly I don't know where to begin… basically you are both incredible, amazing, fun and such lovely people. When we were starting to plan our wedding, we were looking for a photographer and although we went to many fayres and saw many photographers.. We just weren't stunned. Then one of my friends posted a photo that you had taken at their daughter's wedding.. And that was it for me. I just had to have you. I was crossing everything that you had our date free (as I know from seeing all your lovely comments that you are taking bookings for months and years in advance!!) and was so excited when you said you were available. From the moment we stepped into your house we felt so welcome and you are both so organised and lovely we knew we didn't need to worry about a thing. I cannot express how much of a big part you played in our day. Debbie, if you hadn't been there to organise us all in the morning I don't think we would have got to the Castle in time. You are both so wonderful - Martin, you are so calm and collected and focused on your work and the photos clearly show that. Debbie, you are like wonder woman - with helping me get my dress on to running around and making each picture perfect. You are truly the dynamic duo and so glad you photographed our day. Sorry to babble on but I just have so many good things to say about this wonderful couple. If you are getting married, you NEED Martin and Debbie - there is no question about it. I couldn't think of anyone more perfect.. And if you don't believe me just look at the evidence. Photos speak stories and they captured our wonderful day so we will have the memories to treasure forever. I cannot begin to thank them enough and we feel so lucky to have such beautiful photos. Thank you so much for basically being our guardian angels on our special day. Lots of Love Mark and Anja."
Anja and Mark, Bodelwyddan Castle, August 2016
"Thank-you so much for all the care and attention, along with your ninja photographic skill during my daughter Catrin’s wedding day. I must also thank your beautiful, talented wife and Camera Monkey, Debbie, who was brilliant throughout the day and evening, even helping my daughter to get into her wedding dress during the wedding preparations. As a couple you create MAGIC, it is difficult to explain how you both seem to be everywhere but also not seen. I could never have believed that a photographer could get so many compliments from guests. My daughter had always said that it was Martin Vaughan and only Martin Vaughan she would trust to photograph her wedding. She would only have this one day, no retakes, no regrets and wanted the best, After seeing some of your images on your website and Facebook, I had no doubt that she had made the right choice. Looking through one of your albums at a Wedding Fayre I saw a wedding come to life, I was again reminded that I had not seen any wedding photographs that are as awesome, amazing, fabulous or as fantastic as yours. You are not only a gifted, skilled, exceptional photographer but you have an extraordinary talent that makes every photograph unique. One reviewer described you as a magician and you truly are.
I cannot wait to see Catrin and Mathew’s wedding photographs.
Again, thank you Martin and Debbie you are truly a wonderful couple/team. "
Pat Davies ( Catrin’s mother), St Georges Hotel, Llandudno, September 2016
Well , what can we say except "AMAZING ". Booked Martin Vaughan Photography for the wedding of our daughter, where they stayed from morning till late at night, and produced wonderful photos. They were very friendly and professional and made you feel at ease. 5* service throughout. Highly recommended.
Brian Jones, Father of Elliw and Dei, Quay Hotel and Spa , September 2016
Dear Martin and Debbie, I would like to express my absolute delight with the photographs you took at my daughters wedding (Elin Mai and Peter Williams).
The creativity shown was second to none, each frame has a story, memories to treasure.
All this was achieved without us even knowing you were there, working so professionaly.
Greatest thanks. John ( Elins father). Tre-Ysgawen Hall, Llangefni, September 2016
"My (now) husband and I were engaged in February 2015. We decided early on that it was important for our wedding photographs to reflect our day and capture moments, not just people. Soon after becoming engaged I went to my first bridal fayre with one of my lovely bridesmaids. Upon entering the room my eye was instantly caught by the most romantic picture of a bride and groom standing on a train platform. It looked like a still from a 1920's movie.
I went over to Martin Vaughan's stand and opened an album. Having turned two pages of the book, I was hooked. I must have Martin Vaughan photograph my wedding! Each picture told a story and I had a sense of what each bride was like just by looking at their pictures. Martin was busy with his diary and another lovely bride to be up until this point and so I was sold having never spoken a word, such were the power and lure of his photographs.
Martin introduced himself and his gorgeous Debbie (the most glamorous camera-monkey I did ever see!) and spoke with such passion about his pictures. They didn't try to push any packages on me, they listened to my ideas for my wedding (which were then still in their infancy) and I went home feeling I had found something very special in Martin and his Debbie.
I told Roger (my now husband) that I was booking Martin Vaughan as our photographer and he sensibly stated we should not book the first photographer we come across. This is very true. I then showed him two photographs from the Martin Vaughan website and having dropped his jaw sufficiently in awe of Martin's creativity, Roger (very sensibly) agreed to us booking him!
I attended numerous wedding shows (the freebies are always so worth it!) and not one photographer ever came close to changing my mind as I smugly replied "I've already booked Martin Vaughan as my photographer" haha!
The time leading up to our wedding went by in a flash and before we knew it there were only three weeks to go and we were invited to Martin and Debbie's gorgeous house. We discussed our plans for the big day over a cuppa. Martin and Debbie were both so positive and enthusiastic about our ideas and never once did they say what we should or shouldn't be doing. They are both so warm and friendly (and such a double act!) that it is difficult not to fall in love with them (and I'm quite anti-social!).
The big day arrived, almost one month ago to this day (6th August, 2016) and we began wedding preparations at the gorgeous Pentre Mawr Country House in Llandyrnog.
My dress was on! Martin had already taken so many pictures and I hadn't even realised! He took our portraits and I still can't quite believe how he managed to capture so many beautiful pictures in such a short space of time! He is like a magician, aided perfectly by the lovely Debbie.
Soon we had said "I do!" and the day was going just as I had imagined and more. Martin aided by Debbie captured all of the 'formal' pictures we had asked for, but you can't describe them as formal. Everyone commented on how much fun it was to pose for those pictures and how comfortable Martin and Debbie made them feel in front of the camera. It really wasn't like being photographed by a photographer but a friend. We laughed all the way through.
My husband Roger and I have beautiful memories of having our private pictures taken. Even though Martin and Debbie were both there, it was a wonderful chance to spend some quality time together on our wedding day. I felt like I could be myself in front of the camera. Martin didn't place us in any awkward forced poses, my husband and I just chatted and smiled, with Debbie giving us some encouragement every now and then. We loved the whole experience of having our photos taken, I felt like an old fashioned movie star (just how I hoped I would feel on my wedding day!).
During the day Martin and Debbie felt more like guests and friends than photographers. Everybody has since commented on how easy they were to talk to and how they seemed to fit in with all of our guests effortlessly. Debbie went above and beyond to ensure I was happy as the bride and even helped me during my "personal emergency"!!!
They stayed into the evening reception and when they came to say goodnight Roger and I were genuinely sad to see them go.
Our beautiful photographs were ready as soon as we arrived back from our honeymoon. Roger and I were so excited to see our pictures! Martin and Debbie invited us back to their lovely home for a second time, and with a cuppa in hand, we looked at our pictures together.
There are not enough superlatives to describe our wedding photographs. I was brought to tears. They exceeded our wildest dreams. Every picture encapsulates it's own fairy tale moment. We are beyond thrilled with our photographs. Family members were also reduced to tears when we invited them around to see them as well. Martin actually managed to capture the impossible…the stars (during the day time!) and the Beatles (who really did play at our wedding and we have the proof!). Magic does exist after all.
Everybody comments on how stunningly beautiful our wedding photographs are and we agree whole heartedly. Martin Vaughan is more than a photographer, he is a creative genius and each photograph he creates is a work of art in itself.
From the initial meeting, the experience on the wedding day itself, to the final pictures, Martin and Debbie have been truly wonderful and we can't thank them enough. We really hope they expand into regularly photographing christenings so that we can share our next big adventure in the years to come through Martin Vaughan's lens.
All our love.
The Middletons x. "
Holly and Roger, Pentre Mawr, 6 August 2016
"A year ago today we said 'I do' and we had the absolute honor of having Martin Vaughan Photography capture our day. We first met Martin and Debbie in a Wedding fayre at the St George Hotel, although from hours of trawling the internet to find the perfect photographer we had already decided that we had to have Martin Vaughan!! Luckily for us the date we wanted was free (although we did book 2 years in advance!!) And we were so excited to confirm and straight away started to think of photo ideas!! We also decided to book a 1920s themed pre wedding shoot which was so much fun and really helped me to relax in front of the camera. Both Martin and Debbie were absolutely amazing on our Wedding day and felt more like guests than our photographers, from Debbie helping me into my dress in the morning and making sure my bridal party and I made it to the church on time haha to Martin climbing up the castle wall to take a fab sky view group shot of al our guests!! We are totally in love with our Wedding photos and have the most amazing photos that capture the love and laughter of the day so perfectly!!
If you haven't chosen your photographer yet, I would 110% recommend Martin Vaughan Photography. The perfect team xx. "
Sian and Chris Anderton, Ruthin Castle
"We got married on the 2nd July this year at the Quay hotel. Martin and Debbie were worth their weight in gold! They made everything so easy and effortless on our part and nothing we asked for seemed too difficult for them. They were brilliant with our guests and we got every photo we wanted and more! We feel that the pictures we have had are so beautiful and personal and the fact that Martin spends hours and hours touching up EVERY single one that he gives us really shows. We cant speak highly enough of them both as they went above and beyond to make our day so special, to the point that Martin got INTO the fountain in the hotel in order to get the perfect shot for us. We would hire them again in a heart beat and we highly recommend them to everyone as they aren't just photographers but genuine artists. "
The Harrisons, Quay Hotel Deganwy, July 2016
"Martin and Debbie are absolutely amazing, they are very professional. We couldn't of asked for better Wedding photos, they capture every step of the day, they felt like guests at our Wedding and we enjoyed having them there. A few of our guests asked us where we found them, once you have seen their work it's hard to forget about them. The photos are creative yet they are captured naturally so none of the turn around and look at me and calling out individual names and made to stand around to take photos for hours. He is a great Photographer with his own creativity shown in his work. His work speaks for itself. We can highly recommend Martin Vaughan. "
Sara and Rich Williams, Chateau Rhianfa July 2016
"Martin Vaughan was recommended to us by my sister after she came across them at her friends wedding…we're so glad she did!
We can't thank Martin and Debbie (the dream team) enough they are amazing! They made us feel so relaxed during the day, both very down to earth but remained professional at the same time. The finished results speak for themselves and so many people have complimented us on them, some even disappointed they didn't find them for their own wedding!
If you haven't chosen a photographer yet, don't hesitate to book them you will not be disappointed! As one of the staff at our Venue put it "they are the best of the best" We couldn't agree more!
Thank you again Martin and Debbie! X"
"Fantastic photographer! I knew I wanted Martin Vaughan to be my wedding photographer before I was engaged! He was one of the very few people we arranged our wedding date upon their availability, because at the end of the day the photos let you re-live your day and fantastic photos mean fantastic memories! On the day they made us all feel at ease and were not intrusive at all. We had so much fun, and we are so pleased with our wedding photos and so many people have complimented us on them. Well worth it! "
Gwenan and John, Tre-Ysgawen, July 2016
"Graham and myself got married July 31st Martin was our photographer, I'm not at all comfortable having my photograph taken but Martin and his wife Debbie made it such a relaxed day I didn't feel uncomfortable at all most of the time I didn't even know they were both there, we have a son of 4 with Down's syndrome and is it is exceptionally hard to get a photo of him as he is a little live wire never still a minute but they managed to get amazing ones of him that I will cherish forever look no further than Martin Vaughan photography the work is amazing."
Graham and Michelle, July 2016, Quay Hotel and Spa
"We met Martin and Debbie at a friends wedding a couple of years ago and seeing how professional they were we knew instantly that they were the photographers we wanted at our wedding and they did not disappoint. From the moment we booked them they were always available for advice and guidance, they arranged for us to meet up with them prior to the wedding to discuss what photos we wanted, they gave us advice of how the photos would work into the structure of the day and were so open and flexible to any suggestions we had. One of the biggest compliments that I could give them both is that they felt part of the day, two additional guests if you like and you didn't really notice that they were there, the quality of photographs that we have received have been amazing and I can't recommend them highly enough."
Ceri and Aled, Rhoscolyn, July 2016
"Amazing, Amazing, Amazing…we can not thank Martin and Debbie enough they created the most perfect photographs from our wedding day (we literally haven't stopped looking at them and our amazing bridal magazine). They are both lovely and fitted right in with our family and friends, so many guests commented on how great they are. They are more then just photographers and will have a life time of recommendations from us. "
Carla and David, Crabwall Manor, May 2016
"We could not have wished for better photos, service or quality than those provided by Martin and Debbie. Right from our initial meeting we got on so well, and although we did have a very specific brief about some of our photos they nailed every single one of them! Both of them are extremely professional and put all of our guests at ease straight away. If you are thinking of hiring these guys do not hesitate, they were awesome. We requested a shot with a giant octopus, and we got one - amazing! Can't thank them enough."
Cathy and Steve, Portmeirion , June 2016
"We just don't know where to even begin to thank Martin and Debbie, any words we use would not justify their work which is just out of this world!
I can't quite remember how we came across them, but all I know is that I am so thankful that we did. Photos mean a lot to us and finding an amazing photographer was the most important thing, and that is what we found.
Martin and Debbie are two of the nicest people you will meet, they make you feel at ease instantly and like you have known them a long time. Our guests are still continuing to not only compliment their work but how great they were with them on the day.
Martin is beyond creative in his work and makes sure to give you the best shots, he was on the floor, up a ladder, and captured every single emotion you could think possible.
His work is so unique out stands out a mile which is something we adore, we even met a couple from Ireland when on Honeymoon in Mauritius and proudly showed them a couple of our images. We returned home to look at the rest of our images with Martin and Debbie and found this couple had gone back to Ireland and told their friends who had then contacted Martin to see if he would go to Ireland to photograph their wedding. That speaks for itself how incredible they are!
I can honestly say I love every single photo captured and could not pick a favourite if I tried. Thank you again Martin and Debbie for all your hard work and love during the day and after, you really work amazing together as a team showing us all what marriage is about.
We will continue to look at our photo's every single day for the rest of our live's re living the memories you have beautifully captured.
Thank you a million times and more to you both! Lots of Love, Chelsey and Warren Hughes xxx."
"Absolutely brilliant photographers. My sister had them for her wedding and the photos are outstanding like something you would see in vogue. Lovely people with amazing talent. Would highly recommend."
Emma Phillips, sister to Chelsey Hughes, Soughton Hall Wedding, July 2016
"When we booked our wedding at the Quay hotel and were shown Martin Vaughan’s album we knew there and then that we wasn’t going to even look at anyone else online or elsewhere to take the photos of our wedding.
I sent an email to Martin and Debbie, I was really nervous waiting for a response hoping they had our wedding date available and they did! We met Martin and Debbie two weeks before our wedding to discuss what we wanted their ideas of how they would take the photos and what they suggested were spot on… exactly what we wanted for our wedding day.
On our wedding day Martin and Debbie arrived at the Quay hotel, they helped out with everyone getting ready it was manic in the room with bridesmaids, flower girl, page boys. Mums etc… they managed to slot right in and take photos you wouldn’t have even known they were there taking photos of everyone.
Chris and I really wanted photos taken on the beach and we were in luck on our wedding day the sun shone brightly we made our way to the beach and had the most beautiful photos taken by the amazing Martin he was even rolling around in the sand (in a lovely blue suit!) to take the best shots ever. Throughout the day Martin and Debbie took photos of everything imaginable but never felt intrusive on anyone all of my guests couldn’t praise them enough and wished they could get married again so they could be their photographers!
When you are a little girl and imagine what you would look like in your wedding dress, on the day you put on the dress and it is exactly how you imagined it, but you only get to see yourself in your dress for a short time before the wedding day takes over with the ceremony, drinks reception, dinner and dancing. Martin and Debbie have given me the memory in the most beautiful photographs imaginable for the rest of my life which I must have looked at 100000 times and I couldn’t thank them both enough! xxx. "
Natasha and Chris Grainger , June 2016, Quay Hotel and Spa
"For us, the two most important factors for a perfect wedding are the venue and the photographer (to capture all the wonderful memories in your chosen location).
After visiting the Quay Hotel and Spa in Conwy, it was evident that it was the exact location for us, with Conwy having such a special place in our hearts, no other venue came close. At the Quay, they recommend Martin Vaughan Photography and display their work in the foyer. We instantly knew we loved the photographs that he had captured of other couples weddings and because he had worked at the venue many times before, he would know exactly what images would work and how to capture the best images for us.
Anybody that knows me knows how obsessed I am with photographs, from the style to the subject focus, the composition to the perspective and the artistry. Capturing a shot that is natural, unique and special. One that tells a story and stirs up memories. Well Martin and Debbie certainly do this! Martin has such an amazing talent for capturing these ‘moments’ and getting it exactly right. It’s not the formal photos that remind you how great your day was – it’s the natural emotions and excitement that are so important to be documented. Martin’s ability not to miss a moment is incredible, and his energy, determination and passion come across in the photos. Both Martin and Debbie are able to blend in so well, that your guests will not realise they’re being photographed. They truly captured the essence of our day providing us with so many wonderful photographs!
Martin and Debbie provided a first class service and were a pleasure to deal with from the first moment we decided we wanted them to photograph our wedding. We remember liaising with Debbie when we were on holiday in Tenerife and we remember feeling so excited that we had secured them for our special day (we toasted at our excitement whilst at a little bar overlooking the sea!).
We met in person a few months before the wedding to discuss our expectations and of course to meet, it certainly helped to put names to the faces and to see how our personalities might work together on the day.
On the day, Martin and Debbie came in the morning to capture the wedding preparations. They were very bubbly and friendly and maintained a perfect balance between professionalism and guest interaction. They got along great with everyone throughout the day. We particularly appreciated how they helped to put us and the guests at ease, it made the photo sessions feel like fun rather than a chore. It really was like having a lifelong friend there, lending a helping hand where needed and helping the day run smoothly… they acted like event coordinators and the day really flowed because of this.
If you want a friendly, professional and fun service with excellent communication and a speedy turn around then don’t go anywhere else. With one of the biggest days of our lives and such a huge action packed event, we feared that we would not be able to stop and take it all in and the day would soon fade from our memories. Instead we were provided with wonderful photographs which we will cherish forever.
Thank you so much Debbie and Martin!"
Lots of Love Sarah and Neil Clark, Quay Hotel and Spa, June 2016 xxx
"How do you chose somebody to capture one of the most important moments in your life? We were recommended to Martin Vaughan and reviewing his work we knew we had made our decision. From the initial meeting we knew Martin and Debbie we're passionate about what they were doing and we left comfortable knowing that our day was in safe hands. We were amazed at how professional and passionate Martin and Debbie was throughout the day and the eye for detail they had. They were their at all times but without being overpowering so once formal photos were done they then captured the mood of the day. We received our photos after a few initial teasers and the work that went in to enhance them was outstanding. I wish we could do the day again and would certainly chose Martin Vaughan again. Thank you for capturing our day in such a perfect way."
Kelly and Paul Evans , The Kinmel, Abergele, June 2016
"Photographs of my Grandaughter's wedding Ceri Evans to Kristian Evans were outstanding and amazing have not seen anything like them before. Thank you so much Martin."
Nerys Roberts, Quay Hotel and Spa wedding of Ceri and Kristian , June 2016
"I first met Martin and Debbie at my very first wedding fayre, they were also the very first photographer we looked at and looking at their photos we knew it was exactly what we wanted and everything else I looked at didn't compare in the slightest. Photos with something a little bit different was exactly what we were looking for- and it's exactly what we got!
From start to finish Martin and Debbie were friendly and professional and nothing was too much trouble.
Meeting Martin and Debbie at their house before the wedding was lovely, and made the wedding day so much nicer as we had already built a relationship with them, to be honest they felt more like part of our wedding party than our photographers!!
Martin and Debbie arrived with the bridal party in the morning and just settled in like they had been there before, with Debbie helping with everything and anything - even helping me into my dress and doing up the many buttons my mum was dreading doing!
The day ran so smoothly and there was no stress at all with getting all the group shots, everyone had a laugh whilst taking them and we could not wait to see the end product.
We received some 'taster' photos 2 days after the wedding and our family and friends couldn't believe the pictures, some thought they weren't real!! Picking up the pictures and watching them together with Martin and Debbie made helped us re-live our amazing day through these incredible pictures which showed a true picture of what a happy day it was for us and all of our guests.
We couldn't be happier to have chosen Martin Vaughan Photography to capture our day, and will cherish these incredible pictures for the rest of our lives!"
Ceri Evans, Quay Hotel and Spa, June 2016
"Martin and Debbie are amazing! We can't thank them enough for our stunning wedding photographs, we are totally in love with every single one! Martin and Debbie captured our wedding day in a beautiful and stylish way. Looking through our wedding photographs really is like reliving our special day as they captured all the emotion of the day. Not only are Martin and his beautiful wife Debbie, fantastic and creative photographers, they are such lovely people. Many of our guests commented how friendly, organised and professional Martin and Debbie were throughout the day. We would highly recommend Martin Vaughan Photography! Thank you for giving us beautiful wedding photographs that we will treasure forever! X. "
Bethan and Antony Mann, Quay Hotel and Spa, 3 June 2016
"Having always admired Martin's work, we knew we wanted him and Debbie to photograph our special day.
Martin and Debbie really take the time to get to know you and understand your expectations and they certainly surpassed ours. With their warm and welcoming manner, they felt like part of the wedding.
We are truly thrilled with the photos of our day. Whilst we had some wonderful group shots, Martin and Debbie also have a talent for capturing some of the most personal and special moments of the day.
They are clearly very passionate about what they do and throw all their enthusiasm into creating a beautiful memory of the day.
We can't thank them enough for all their help, hard work and most of all, for giving us a some wonderful lasting memories of our special day. "
Joanna and Matthew, Plas Isaf,Corwen, 14 May 2016
"Well, what can we say?! Angharad and I had already seen Martin and Debbie's amazing work after they photographed Sara (Angharad's sister) and Emyr's wedding, and the results were exceptional. We quickly realised that the only way we'd end up with photographs of an equally beautiful standard (and not be totally jealous of Sara and Emyr's photos!) were if we chose Martin and Debbie too. Thankfully they were available on our date, so we booked them in without hesitation!
Living in Cardiff could have proved problematic, but Martin and Debbie were flexible enough to arrange a pre-wedding meeting with Angharad at their wonderful home to go through all our requirements. With such a wonderful backdrop in Portmeirion, we obviously wanted a few 'wow' shots, coupled with some group shots and then just photos that captured the feel of the day.
From the moment they arrived at the house first thing in the morning, their professionalism, energy and kindness were obvious. My first meeting with Martin was at the front of the chapel waiting for my wife-to-be (who was inevitably running a little late!), and he immediately came across as such an engaging personality.
The one thing we couldn't control was the weather, and unfortunately the rain on arrival at Portmeirion limited what we could do to a degree. Thankfully the sun came out afterwards and we got to go around the village taking our time to find some wonderful spots.
Once we saw the taster photos, we both knew that the early bad weather hadn't had an effect on the results. If anything, they raised the bar for what we were expecting on receiving the whole collection. That bar could have been raised to any height, and Martin and Debbie would still have surpassed it. The photos are out of this world. Coupled with the video (and the song!), I don't think the pair of them could have captured the feeling of our day any better. The sheer joy, happiness and love that was all around that day comes through so strongly in their work. As their website says, you really can feel the love!
So many people have not only commented on the wonderful results of their work, but also on their approach during the day. They may as well just be two more guests at the wedding (albeit with a huge case of equipment!), as Martin seamlessly goes around capturing the perfect moments, and Debbie effortlessly organises everything. They do so much more than take photographs too, from calming any nerves, to engaging with the guests, and even went as far as driving us back from Portmeirion to Caernarfon for our evening party!
I can honestly say we started the day meeting two talented photographers, and ended it by saying goodbye to two wonderful new friends. Thank you guys so much.
Angharad and Dafydd xx."
Angharad and Dafydd Hughes, Cardiff, Caernarfon and Portmeirion, 7 May 2016
"Choosing the right photographer was one of the most important part of planning my wedding (following closely behind the husband and the dress!).
The thought of spending so much time into getting every detail perfect and not finding the right photographer to capture it all gave me nightmares. But after seeing a few photos from other weddings I knew Martin was simply perfect.
They really felt like one of the family and made everything so much fun, even the most camera-shy wedding guests were happy to get stuck in.
I wanted some really fun and natural looking shots, mixed with some WOW pictures to keep forever. We had this and so much more! We had lovely family pictures, hilarious photos with school and uni friends, amazing pictures of Rob and I, and some really beautiful pictures of guests who had no idea they were having their picture taken, which means we have photos that really capture the day.
We are completely blown away by the pictures, and love so many it's going to tricky to decide on which ones are going to go on the wall.
Guests have even written to me saying they wished they'd have known about Martin when they were planning their wedding. A*, 10/10! "
Sarah and Robert Hughes, Colwyn Bay and Crabwall Manor, 1 May 2016
"I cannot recommend Martin Vaughan photography highly enough. I was lucky enough to have them photograph my wedding in Australia recently and I was blown away by the service on the day and afterwards. The photos are extraordinary - quite magical - capturing the joy and laughter as well as the beautiful Queensland country setting to perfection."
Suzi Derbyshire , Australia, 23 April 2016
"We can't really describe how much we love our wedding photos, there aren't enough words! From the beginning Martin and Debbie made us feel relaxed and took the time to understand the kind of couple we are and what sort of style would work. The finished photos are more than we could have hoped for and clearly a lot of work has gone into the finished product, and their enthusiasm on the day helped make everything really fun. They came all the way to Wiltshire and managed to make a rainy day look romantic and relaxed, and they have a lovely artistic style, which is just what we wanted. Somehow they even helped the day to run smoothly; their experience really shows. We could go on and on so will just summarise with 100% wonderful."
Natasha and Matthew Fox-Smith, Wiltshire, 29 Feb 2016
"Martin and Debbie...Where can we even start with thanks to you both. Not only are the photographs you produced absolutely amazing - you captured the day perfectly- but you were a pleasure to be around on the day, it was as if you were guests (albeit hard working guests). Everyone said how lovely you were. We hope you had fun too because we truly had the best day - and we have the pictures to remember it by. We loved how professional and organise you were - we knew the photographs were definitely one thing we didn't need to worry about - thank you, thank you, thank you! Lots of love Michelle Connor and Ben Connor"
Michelle Connor and Ben Connor, Liverpool, 24 Feb 2016
"There was never any doubt about who we wanted to photograph our wedding and from the moment we saw our first sneak peek we knew we had made the right choice. Every photograph from that point on continued to exceed our expectations. Seeing our photographs brought the whole day to life. Our day was full of happiness and laughter but our photographs portrayed this so clearly. Martin was even able to make the gale force winds and rain work in our favor. Being able to fill in the gaps, parts of the day that seemed to have vanished from our memory, was priceless. We have spectacular photographs of our nearest and dearest to treasure forever. And who would have thought that looking at photographs of myself could bring me such joy. This is what Martin succeeded in doing.
We loved every second of our big day and it was an absolute pleasure to have Martin and Debbie there with us. It really is no exaggeration when people say they are the best at what they do and that they add to the occasion that is your wedding. They give their all to your big day and become a member of the family. We will forever have a fond place for them in our hearts. They were a huge hit with everybody and knew how to get the best out of people. They had a calming effect when needed and got involved with all the laughter and fun. They were both wonderful and we will treasure our memories with them being a big part of that."
Lindsey Lewis-Jones and Matthew, Caernarfon, 2 Feb 2016
Our photographs are breathtaking and we couldn’t recommend them highly enough!"Amazing!! Even in rainy weather both Martin and Debbie come up with amazing ideas for photos! No job to small or to wet or windy to phase them! They catered for every need we had and even catered for our guests who requested photos. The best part of all is that your photos are ready within 2 weeks, no waiting months to get your special day again. Can't rate them enough, massive thumbs up from the Jones house"
Sashia and Steven Jones, Colwyn Bay, 11 Jan 2016
"Simply the best! What else can we say! Martin and Debbie are 2 friendly and genuine people who take great pride in their work!! They were amazing from the first time we met and their pictures are truly outstanding and speak for theirselves!!"
Grace Dacre, Gaerwen, 22 October 2015
"We could not of asked for anybody else to photograph our beautiful wedding! Martin and Debbie where incredible all day and really made us feel at ease. Due the their beautiful pictures, me and Christina (The Wife) have something to cherish and look back on for the rest of our lives. Martin and Debbie did not seem like photographers, more like friends or family helping us out and we can't thank them enough! If you want to remember the best day of your life forever then I could not recommend anyone else to capture it. Thank you for everything, you where truly amazing ??."
Jonathan Lockett, Ormskirk, 21 October 2015
"Having seen Martins work through family and friends made finding a photographer easy and luckily they had our date available and I can honestly that if they hadn't we would have changed the date on this basis! From the initial consultation we were treated like friends by Martin and Debbie and we felt very relaxed in their presence which is important as after all they will be photographing very special pictures. They arrived on the day all excited and helped put buttonholes on the guests and cut labels off the dresses…. It's the little extras that make these guys so special and they kept this energy and excitement going all day. When we saw the photos we were blown away, completely exceeded expectations and they get better every time we look at them!! Lots of people have commented on the uniqueness and beauty of the images. Thanks so much once again…. Thanks to you we will photographs to treasure forever…. I can't recommend enough…."
Katie and Greg xx. Llanrwst, 21 October 2015
"Martin and Debbie are just the perfect asset to any wedding! There isn't one thing I'd change about our beautiful images. They work extremely hard from arriving first thing in the morning and then throughout the whole day! They even stayed to capture our fireworks in the evening. So grateful for all the hard work Martin does in creating the perfect shots, there are so many moments throughout the day and I'm not quite sure how but he captures them all! Many thanks again can't recommend you guys enough !!"
Darren Lock, Conwy, 21 October 2015
"Well.. Where do I start? For anybody looking for a wedding photographer look no further than Martin Vaughan and his wife Debbie. Not only were the photos truly amazing but having them as part of our wedding was a privilege. They made everybody feel at ease through the whole day and they were a good laugh.
After receiving our photos we were amazed at how brilliant and different they are. There are so many words that could describe our thoughts, that the list would be endless. So for anybody looking for unique and spectacular wedding photos please go for Martin Vaughan and his cheeky monkey Debbie, you won't be disappointed."
Lois Morgan-Pritchard, Pwllheli, 13 October 2015
"Can't thank Debbie and Martin enough for what they did for us on our wedding day, they were just what we wanted, friendly, fun, calm, yet extremely professional throughout, it didn't feel like we had to pause or delay anything for photos, they just know where to be at the right time, and all pictures were perfect, they even invited us round for a coffee to see our pictures, they left us speechless. We can't recommend them enough great value for even better results, being your wedding day, you don't want just pictures, you want memories, and they provided just that, so again thank you both for everything you did for us."
Dani and Ben, Llandudno, 4 October 2015
"We first Martin and Debbie two years ago at our friend’s wedding when I was best man/ bridesmaid, before we had even seen their photos we liked them they were so lovely. When we eventually saw their wedding photo’s I couldn’t believe how amazing they were I’d never seen photo’s like them they were so different and so unique. So when we got engaged at Christmas I knew we had to have Martin and Debbie to photograph our wedding. I remember going to the wedding fayre in January and even though Debbie hadn’t seen us for nearly 2 years she still remembered us, we explained that we were getting married in August and we would love them to photograph our wedding, I can remember her looking at us with such a disappointed face, August was pretty much fully booked apart from the weekend we wanted they were supposed to be going away, she said she would speak to Martin and get back to me, I couldn’t believe it when she emailed and said they could do it, so they basically re-arranged and cut they’re holiday short to accommodate for our wedding I was over the moon, and that pretty much sums up this couple they go out of their way to please you and work to your needs. The wedding was fantastic we were so lucky to have such an amazing venue and the weather was glorious, the day just disappears so it’s so important to have photos that capture the whole day as you want to remember it including amazing photos of all your family and friends. I can’t recommend this team more they’re fantastic, so professional, so calm to be around (which you need on your big day) and so organised and as for the photos well they speak for themselves!! Thank you Martin and Debbie for our wonderful and memorable photo’s.Much Love.
"We can't thank Martin and the fabulous Debbie enough. Their photographs are the best around…that's a given, but what impressed us the most was there presence on the day. Debbie is on hand to help with anything from dressing myself to helping create the perfect shot…. If something needs doing Debbie is there! They both blend in to the day and with the guests so very well - lots of guests commented on just how lovely and tirelessly they both work. They really are so dedicated to the job, and as a result we have the most beautiful wedding photographs that we'll cherish forever."
"After hearing how brilliant Martin and Debbie were and seeing some of their amazing work, our minds were made up that we wanted to book them to capture our day. We first met them at a wedding fayre and booked there and then! They are lovely, bubbly, chatty people and they answered all the questions we had and were very interested in our day and what we wanted. We met with them at their home a week before the wedding to discuss exactly what we wanted from them. Again we were made to feel extremely welcome and we were very impressed to discover that they had done a lot of research on our venue…Debbie had been to check it out and they seemed to know more about it than us which was excellent! On the wedding day they were both fantastic, Martin is extremely professional and comes up with the best ideas! And Debbie well…she helped to dress me and the bridesmaids, made sure everything was running on time, had everyone laughing, I even caught her clearing pots at one point and had to tell her off…They were both amazing! We recently went to see our images and were blown away by how perfect they were.. Martin has captured every detail and each picture is better than we could ever have imagined, we cant stop looking at them and talking about them. When your wedding day is over your pictures are what you keep forever, I'm so glad we had the BEST photographer to capture our day and now we've got our beautiful photographs to keep forever! Thank you Martin and Debbie xxx."