FEEL THE LOVE
"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."
"Wow! Where can I even begin to describe how amazing and superb Martin and Debbie Vaughan were in creating our unbelievable wedding photos… From the moment me and my husband, Dean met Martin and Debbie 4 years ago, we just knew instantly this was the photographer we had to have to take our wedding photos. They were both so professional, but put you at ease straight away, making you feel comfortable but confident the photos they were going to produce would be everything anyone ever dreamed of gaining from their wedding. Both dean and I instantly fell in love with Martin and Debbie as people and their work and just had to have them photograph our wedding!! We changed our wedding date when we realised they couldn't do our original dates, that's how serious we were about having the Vaughans photograph our wedding, and I can tell you we were not disappointed in the slightest! From the moment Martin and his camera monkey, Debbie came to my mums house the morning of the wedding until they left late that evening every moment with the two of them was exciting and fun.. Not feeling like the 'usual' wedding photographers, where you feel it's a chore to have photos taken. All the guests were wowed at how brilliant both Martin and Debbie were and told me and my husband numerous times how fantastic the Vaughans are and what a brilliant duo. The way Martin and Debbie interacted with everyone, it just felt like they were part of the family not our photographers - they were just fantastic! Then just as we got back from our honeymoon, we received a message saying our photos were ready!!! Oh my gosh.. When we went to see our photos we were just blown away with how beautiful they are, capturing every emotion, thought and feeling. I felt like I was looking at a designer wedding magazine not my own, the photos were that surreal and amazing! They deliver so much emotion that when you look at that them you feel yourself overcome with that particular emotion.. Just unbelievable photos can make you feel such a way! We are currently in the process of choosing our photos for our wedding album.. But choosing 120 photos out of 500 photos may sound easy but when the quality is as good as Martins, boy oh boy it is so tough!.. Maybe we will just need to have 3 albums haha! But on a serious note, thank you so much Martin and Debbie for everything! You really are the best around.. If you are thinking of getting married - don't look any further than having the Vaughans photograph your wedding, I can tell you, you will NOT be disappointed.. But book in fast as they are now within the top 20 of wedding photographers in the UK.. Soon to be Number 1 both me and Dean just know! So thanks again you two and be prepared for another amazing review after we get our wedding album xxxx."
"Don't know where to start, Martin Vaughan was amazing and his beautiful wife Debbie. They put us at ease the day we met up for a cupa before the wedding, they are so friendly and lovely. The morning of the wedding they arrived on time and full of laughs and smiles. Debbie helped me and a few of the bridesmaids get ready too! they took so many pictures and had great unique ideas for photos and wawi do they look amazing. Iv had over 500 pics on a memory stick and they are all amazing, must have taken them hours to sort. Now I have the tricky part of cutting them down for my photo album I want them all. If anyone is getting married I strongly suggest you pick martin vaughan as your photographer worth every penny. Xx."
"Absolutely amazing, Martin and Debbie are like a brother and sister, truly wonderful people, the quality of their work is outstanding and made my daughters wedding day like a fairytale.. We will cherish our memories for ever and have gained 2 fabulous new friends."
"What can I say ? Martin and Debbie were just excellent at making everyone feel relaxed… They were more like friends than photographers on the day! Lovely people providing an excellent service. The photographs are excellent and because of this we have been able to re-live a fantastic day over and over.. Thank you so much."
"These photographers not only will capture your day perfectly, or make your day the most memorable, but they will make you feel like you have known them for years, your whole family and friends will talk about them, and how perfect they both are, and how fantastic they work together. They will go out of their way to help you, they will be there when you need support, words of wisdom or someone to just hold your lipstick! And not only are they fabulous fabulous people, they also create the most beautiful wedding photographs fit for any magazine cover, they make you re live every moment and feeling you felt in the photographs that they manage to capture, truly magical. Value for money?? This is the best investment I have ever made. And a friendship I will always cherish. Thank you x."
"Where do you start? Martin and Debbie are the nicest people you could wish to meet, they have such an amazing chemistry, whether it’s discussing our wedding plans or when actually taking our pictures, they’re the perfect team! We loved and embraced their creativeness! It was an absolute pleasure that Martin and Debbie were part of our big day, and for them to capture our memories in such a fabulous way. They chatted and laughed with our guests, put us both at ease at various points and guided us through our day. It felt like they weren't just our photographers, but more like part of the family. Debbie even helped Maxi into her wedding dress! A number of our friends and family actually commented to us about how impressed they were with the professionalism and clear talent of Martin and Debbie…to be honest, it was hard not to be impressed. They were amazing! As for the photographs we have seen them twice and are both dying to finish work so we can get home and see them again! They are incredible!!! If you want your day to be documented in an extraordinary and creative way with a difference, then Martin and Debbie are the wedding photographers for you! We couldn’t be more grateful for everything you have done for us and we’ll treasure our stunning photographs forever. We cannot recommend you enough! Thank you so much. We hope to stay in touch and see you again! :)."
"Where to start?! Before even getting engaged, Martin and Debbie stole our hearts with their amazing work. The attention to detail and moments captured were just indescribable and we were adamant that these guys would be at our eventual wedding.
We booked them 2 years in advance to make certain they weren't going to be snapped up and we are so glad we did. From the first meeting at their home to sitting down and viewing our more than incredible photographs, Martin and Debbie have been nothing less than amazing. On the day itself, they got straight to work as soon as they stepped through the door, and that work carried on straight through to the evening celebrations.
They gave a helping hand when needed and they captured the moments to be treasured - all the while being cleverly un-intrusive. We genuinely couldn't have picked a more suitable couple to put our trust into on our wedding day. At the end of it all, the photographs are all you have left. Thank you so much guys :)."
“That date is free”… And these were the magical words that determined the date of our wedding! I had previously seen Martin Vaughan’s Photographs 2 years before my husband proposed; with every photo telling a story, conversing a true feeling and natural emotion in each frame, I remember promising myself that if I were to my marry one day that Martin Vaughan would be the photographer!…I was on Cloud 9 after accepting my husband’s romantic Llanddwyn proposal, and before undertaking any wedding planning, we contacted Martin Vaughan Photography to check their avalabilty, and fortunately for us, the only remaining date was the one we wanted! So, that was it, the date was indeed set.
Martin and Debbie gave us a warm welcome at their family home twice before our Big Day, to discuss ideas and offering us helpful advice on all aspects of weddings and lovely cups of tea! We were made to feel as if we were friends catching up, being at ease in their presence and taking time to get to know us certainly helped on the day of our wedding. You see, Martin and his wife Debbie aren’t just two people in business; they are a professional duo that work so fantastic together, they’re dynamic and understand one another and appreciate that every couple have their own personal love story…and this is celebrated in their photographs. Martin Vaughan’s style of photography is indeed unique, and you only have to look at one piece of his artwork to know its his, but he gives a different personal approach to each of his clients, whilst maintaining his creative flair. I felt he captured my husband and I as “Us” and understood who we were, not just as a couple getting married being forced to stand and a pose a certain way; but our photographs reflect exactly who we are - natural and easy-going, but he added infusion of both stylish and old-fashioned glamour. We had a vintage marquee on my relatives farm, the weather was absolutely terrible a few days leading up to the wedding…which certainly didn’t calm the nerves! Debbie, contacted myself and made me feel at ease with her positive outlook on everything, informing me that it would be the best day of our lives and that the sun was going to shine! And, she was absolutely correct!The sun beamed down on us throughout the day, and Martin and Debbie were absolute stars! They blended in with the guests, smartly dressed for the occasion, being well and truly professional whilst maintaining a friendly and warm attitude towards everyone, and we were so proud to have them there. From the second they arrived to the excitement at our home on the wedding morning and late into dance-offs at our disco, they literally did not stop! We had a very large number of guests at our wedding and they made every effort to involve everyone in our photographs; Martin and Debbie’s patience and enthusiasm are evident in their work. One moment they were getting soggy socks at our local beach and the next they were on top of a telescopic tractor crane taking photos! All in the name of their own personal duty!
10 days after getting married, my husband and I were reliving our special day through the wonderful photographs taken. We could not, and still cannot believe how quickly we received our photographs. We haven’t seen dedication like it, and it was an honest service we received before, during and after our wedding. Our Martin Vaughan Photography experience was truly unforgettable, and I feel as if there aren’t enough words to quite describe the true talent of Martin and his wife. He’s the talented stealth photographer, capturing the natural essence of characters, personalities, life and its emotions, while Debbie is a passionate director of romance, a proper ‘’people’s person” with the ability to make any bride feel at ease- pretty much like an extra bridesmaid on the day!
Deeply emotional, meaningful and romantic photographs combined with fun and spontaneous ones of family and friends having a ball! We don’t just see our beautiful photographs, we hear them, we feel them. We cannot thank you enough Martin and Debbie Vaughan, you listened, you understood and you performed to every expectation and more.
"From the moment we saw a selection of Martin Vaughan's photographs in a wedding fair, we ensured that we fixed our wedding date around their availability. The pictures immediately stood out from anything else we had seen. High quality fashion magazine style photography. Leading up to the wedding Martin and Debbie invited us to their stunning home to discuss ideas and to know exactly what the plan was for the big day, and provided their own suggestions which we greatly appreciated. They were so helpful, and could kindly advise us on all aspects of the wedding day organising, from the vast experience they have. On the day they were exceptionally professional and organised, and thorough - but not intrusive or pushy, I don't know how they managed it as there was a lot going on. The guests commented later on their fantastic approach. Truthfully, I did have very high expectations for our wedding photographs based on the breathtaking unique pictures I had seen from Martin Vaughan's previous weddings, but I was completely overwhelmed when ours were presented to us. Not only is the style and quality beyond, but the emotion coming through has perfectly captured the feel of the day. I couldn't be prouder of our wedding photographs, and I am so glad we found Martin Vaughan photography."
"Well were do I start with Martin and Debbie I first new about Martin Vaughn photography when my sister booked them back in 2010 for her wedding after seeing her photos I new that one day I would book them for my own wedding well years passed and my two brothers booked Martin Vaughn for there weddings in 2013 and 2014 each and every photo taken is beautiful there is no other photographer you could have Martin and Debbie make sure you feel at ease and mingle with the guests catching every ones best sides nothing is to much trouble Even with how busy they are. My self and My husband couldn't wait to see our wedding photos we new they would be amazing We were so pleased with our photos all our friends and family say how amazing and beautiful the photos are and that's all down to Martin and his camera monkey you guys rock!! We will always recommend you thank you for every thing you have done Mr and Mrs Morris XxX."
"Martin and Debbie, from the day we booked them were so friendly and accommodating, from our first meeting and conversation we knew that they would be the BEST… and right we were. On the day of our wedding we felt nothing but relaxed in front of the camera due to their warm nature and professional attitude. Both of our personalities really shone through in the photographs not just the 'serious wedding shots' but the fun light hearted ones too. For the most professional and friendly service we would highly recommend Martin Vaughan Photography."
"When talking about our plans for the venue, dress and yes- the photos. We would often hear people say, “All that money for one day. ” For some people, yes maybe it is just ‘one day’. But brides and grooms-to-be, I’m writing this review a long time after our wedding, and I can tell you our house is adorned with romantic and creative pictures- you can’t get away from them! Martin Vaughan does not produce photos that will become forgotten about in a drawer. It is a ‘day’ that you will look upon forever. My only regret from our wedding…. Not booking the full photography package. Two children and a dog later, and relatives who are no longer here…. I realise how important it was to capture such a special time in our lives. Please book Martin Vaughan photography! Invest in your memories."
"Martin Vaughan Photography where do I even begin?….. Bride and Grooms…. When pondering over a photographer and stumble across Martin and Debbie Vaughan take a deep breath and feel relieved that your search for a truly amazing photographer who will make all your wedding photo dreams come true is over. Martin and Debbie ticked every box. They were super responsive to both emails and voicemails and they were so much fun to be around which made us feel so much at ease. Their energy were awesome, they weren't in the slightest bit intrusive they just merged in amongst the guests to capture the joy of the day. Debbie even helped to unstitch labels from my dress!!!Martin has the ability to capture your special moments in the most unique ways, art that will take your breath away. I am honestly at a loss of words in describing how happy my husband and I were to receive our photographs. They came out more beautiful than imagined and since the day can be a blur, we're so thankful to have these fabulous keepsakes to relive the experience.
I literally can't thank you enough. You have left us staring at our photographs for hours! I recommend Martin Vaughan Photography with the utmost confidence."
"Wow where to begin. From the moment we met Martin and Debbie we knew our pictures would be amazing. The enthusiasm and excitement from them both when discussing ideas was lovely to see. You can really tell they love doing what they do.
On our wedding day Martin and Debbie made us feel so relaxed. Throughout the whole day they were both so patient and so lovely to all our wedding party and guests. We had so many comments saying how friendly they were on the day. We really do have so many amazing pictures. We can't stop looking at them. It's going to be an impossible challenge to pick some for our wedding album. Our family and friends can't believe how amazing our pics are. They captures the whole day perfectly showing all the emotions.
We can't thank you both enough for everything and we couldn't recommend you enough."
"Absolutely amazing!!! couldn't have Captured our special day any better! Worth every penny!! would definitely recommend them to anyone! Martin and debbie bounce off each others energy- a perfect couple!! we are just in love with our photos- can't stop looking at them!! Thank you sooooo much martin Vaughan!!"
"Where to start with Martin and Debbie…outstanding?.From the first time we met them, to our pre-wedding meeting, during the wedding day and finally to meeting to receive our photographs, they were nothing short of fantastic! We couldn’t have asked for better photographs of our big day, they are absolutely stunning. Every interaction with Martin and Debbie was brilliant, they made us feel so relaxed and helped us realise the ideas we had for our photos, and came up with the most amazing shots we’d never have thought of. They are both highly skilled and whilst professional at all times, they are a really fun and down to earth pair, and really take the time to get to know you. They are up front about everything and were true to their word every step of the way. Throughout the wedding day, we barely noticed they were there which has meant the best, natural, pictures of ourselves and our friends we’ve ever had; they well and truly captured the magic of the day. They even took us to a local beach to have pictures taken and made sure we were gone no more than 15 minutes so that no one noticed we’d gone, and has meant the best pictures! They both really do go above and beyond to make sure every photo is outstanding, and we’ll never be able to thank them enough for our pictures. Everyone that we’ve shown the photos to has commented on how amazing they are and have asked for the pictures so they can have the ones of themselves because they were that happy with them. If you want any special day to be captured then we would never choose anyone else, Martin and Debbie were worth every single penny and more. We’ve got friends who are getting married and all of them asked for Martin and Debbie’s details after seeing our photos. We’d highly recommend Martin Vaughan Photography to anyone!"
"Where to begin with Martin and Debbie! From our initial meeting to receiving out photographs after our big day they were fantastic! So professional but at the same time welcoming and friendly. They gave us the reassurance that our special day was in the best hands! The photos that have been captured are magical and allow us to relive our wedding day each and every time we look through them. Nothing was ever too much trouble, from gale force winds to a frantic morning getting ready they remained calm and focused on the task. We cannot begin to thank you enough with just these words! Highly recommend Martin Vaughan photography to anyone!"
"Martin and Debbie were amazing and we highly recommend them. They produced our wedding pictures and we trusted them completely with the important job of capturing our once in a life time day. They are so friendly, professional and skilled in their art. The images are amazing. Everyone we have shown has commented on how unique and stylish they are compared to other photographers. Martin and Debbie really have a passion for their work and this comes through in every picture. Thank you so much."
"Well I don't even know where to start with how amazing our photographs are literally blew us away seeing them for the first time, some of the pictures I don't even remember being taken and they are some of the nicest pictures we have! Martin and his wife are 2 of the nicest people we have ever met, From the minute we met them we felt like we had known them for years. If you want amazing pictures then don't go anywhere else, our pictures show exactly what our day was AMAZING!!!!"
Nichola Jayne Hanson, Conwy, 21 January 2015
"Absolutely amazing photos arrived within a week of our wedding, so beautiful with a great eye for what looks good. On the day it was like having friends taking your pictures, all our guests commented on how relaxed they were made to feel. We really really recommend Martin and Debbie and can not begin to express how brilliant the whole experience has been! Was great too that there was one price, they don't limit their service and then add extra charges for the images, it's all in the fixed price, we've had friends caught out before so this was very refreshing."
Emma Myers, Hythe, 21 December 2014
"We can't recommend Martin Vaughan Photography enough!
Having seen Martin and Debbie in action at Siân and Chris Hughes' wedding (Rachel's sister), we already knew the fantastic service they provide. So, it was our first priority to get them booked once we had set a date.Everything from our pre wedding shoot through to the final shots on our wedding day felt relaxed and fun. They interacted really well with all of our guests and made the group shots enjoyable for all. We couldn't be happier with our amazing photos, thank you again."
Will and Rachel Barron x. Sheffield, 21 October 2014
"What can we say. We actually had to change our wedding date to fit in Martin and Debbie as we were so impressed with their work, it was the best decision we have ever made! From the moment we met them we felt at ease in their company, and to be invited to their home pre and post wedding was a lovely touch. As others will testify having both at our wedding was like they were actual guests that is how comfortable everyone felt around them! As approachable they were in the wedding, there is no doubting the professionalism they showed in their work. They were an absolute joy to have in the wedding. The photos are amazing, perfect photos for a perfect day. We cannot recommend Martin and Debbie highly enough, we will definitely be spreading the word on their fantastic work.
Dez and Donna. Llandudno 13 October 2014
"Martin and Debbie really helped make our day so special. Instead of begrudging the precious time we were away from our family and friends on our wedding day…. We had the best time! So much laughter and hysteria took place when having these pictures, they truly are memories to last a life time. We couldn't recommend them more and expect we will be seeing them at future weddings :)."
Samantha Jones, Abergele, 11 October 2014
"It was fate……. I rang Debbie and Martin a few months before our wedding and luckily for us, they had, had a cancellation. I couldn't of been happier as they had been highly recommended to us by numerous people as the best photographers in North Wales and I couldn't agree more. It was an absolute pleasure to have both Debbie and Martin at our wedding taking AMAZING photo's. They work as a great duo, made both me and my husband feel at ease and took the best photo's ever. I couldn't wait to see the pictures and they came so quickly after the wedding. All our family and friends have commented that they are quite possibly the best wedding pictures they have ever seen. I can't stop looking at them!So……. If your after a great photographer, Martin Vaughan is the one you HAVE to have to capture your special day.
Thanks again Debbie and Martin."
With Love Tors and Mark Richardson x. London, 24 September 2014
"Fantastic service right from the beginning until the end, and beyond! Martin and Debbie are such a lovely couple, so easy to get along with and you feel as though you have known them ages! It was fantastic having them both at our wedding, they were so approachable and personable and all our guests commented on how lovely they were as they made everyone feel comfortable. They went above and beyond with the amount of effort and work that went into making our wedding photographs magical and beautiful! Debbie and Martin make you feel so special as they care so much about each individual couples photos. Both me and my husband very highly recommend Martin Vaughan Photography!!"
M Tomlinson , Colwyn Bay , 22 September 2014
"Amazing, incredible and beautiful husband and wife - perfect team! When it came to choosing a photographer, we have to be honest and admit we were nervous. Ben has the most loveliest, natural smile but put a camera in his face and everything changes. The first brochure we ordered was from Martin and Debbie and boy were we blown away. Their pictures told a story and we knew we wanted them to tell our love story. They were so friendly from the first email and instantly we loved them. Then they invited us round to their beautiful home, greeted us with their usual smiley faces and offered us tea/coffee/wine/beer! Wow! Their albums, knowledge, openness, fun and quirky ideas put us at ease and instantly we knew we could trust them to capture our once in a lifetime day. When they greeted Stacey with open arms and compliments galore On this wet and windy February afternoon, they didn't look like they were fazed by the weather at all. Even when Debbie, bless her, slipped over, she was still smiling and capturing shots! True professionals. We were made to feel so at ease, like they had been part of our family forever, that we even ventured outdoors for some of our favourite shots. They searched the Faenol Fawr for the best indoor shots and at no point made us feel like the weather had challenged them. Ben has even said he was glad it rained as it brought everyone together and our photos showcase the fun, love and laughter we had all day and night. To get the call within a week after our wedding to say our disc was ready, was just outstanding! We popped over to Martin and Debbie's late Friday night to view 500 picture perfect, unique, fun, stunning photo's that our family have said "it's like reliving the Day all over again" We are going to miss you both and thank you for giving us longlasting memories that we will cherish forever."
Stacey Jacks-Robson, Buckley, 8 July 2014
"Our photographs are out of this world we are in love with them!! Don't think twice about who to have for your photographer. Martin Vaughan is without a doubt the BEST in the business! I didn't grow up dreaming of my 'perfect wedding' but one thing for sure was that Martin would be my photographer. I first met Martin and Debbie at a friends wedding 4 years ago and they blew us away. Ever since we have been recommending them to family and friends. You can see from Martins work how amazing they are, but the quality, perfection, time and effort that Martin puts in to each picture makes you able to relive your wedding day again! Every time we look at the pictures the emotions and memories of the day all come back- He completely captures the day perfectly. Martins photography is the best but with each wedding he does, amazingly the photographs get better and better- because he is so passionate about his work and always willing to try new things- Martins work always look so fresh and utterly unique!!! Martin and Debbie have the highest standards in their work but you feel completely relaxed and at ease with them. When ever we met with Martin and Debbie they had so many ideas and suggestions (not just for photographs) we would always come away with big smiles and full of excitement. When you have Martin Vaughan Photography your not just having them on the day of the wedding the hours Martin puts in afterwards needs to be taken in to account and all the pestering I did to Debbie and support she gave me didn't go unnoticed! But on our wedding day Martin and Debbie worked so hard from start to finish and we can not thank you both enough for capturing the day and producing these fantastic images that we will be able to keep and cherish forever. Martin and Debbie go above and beyond their duties we can not recommend them enough. Thank you Thank you Thank you!!!!!"
Lots of Love Victoria and Jamie Marshall-Jones xxxx. Conwy, 23 April 2014
"We hired Martin and Debbie for our autumn wedding in 2012- no doubt one of the best decisions we made for our big day and we have more than 200 pictures to prove it :) from the word go, meeting Martin and Debbie to discuss our needs was a lovely and very reassuring experience there was no doubt in our minds that we would go along and hire them. Everything was very relaxed and uncomplicated, being the 'bride who doesn't know what she wants' all we had to do is get a list ready for the family shoot as in who with who and that was it. On the day, Martin and Debbie arrived promptly as promised -and very smart looking- to take pictures whilst my maid of honour and I were getting ready.
With calm professionalism they took the most beautiful pictures with an incredible eye for detail not only thinking of photographing the label of my beautiful gown but incredibly even making my Claire Assessories hair clips look good. They also worked amongst the guests, going largely unnoticed, taking candid shots where the final results were outstanding. We cannot recommend Martin Vaughan photography highly enough, they are very professional, do an amazing job, and above all, Martin and Debbie are genuinely nice people who are a pleasure to know. One other thing to note, all your images are on a disc (or offered on a memory stick) for you to keep and download and print off as many times as you like whenever you like. 18 months on and we are also in the possession of the most beautiful baby pictures :). "
Elena Eeles, Abergele, 22 April 2014
"We took months researching photographers and comparing their work before deciding on Martin and Debbie to capture the precious moments of our wedding last November. As soon as I saw Martins work I knew they were who we wanted to photograph our wedding, we changed our entire wedding plans so we could budget having them photograph our day. From our very first meeting, Martin and his wife Debbie made us feel completely at ease and took their time in discussing exactly what we wanted and were open to all our ideas.. On the day they were very professional, arrived on time and kept everyone relaxed when they were nervous about the cameras. They are a lovely, friendly couple who go about their work quietly and professionally whilst still giving clear enough directions to get the best posed shots possibly. They looked after me really well on the day, keeping me calm (and warm with their blanket in between the hero shots lol) which isn't even part of their job.. Choosing our photographer was the hardest and most important decision we had to make whilst planning our big day and I can honestly say we chose the right people. Martins creative style and artistic eye is everything we was looking for in a photographer. We are over the moon with our STUNNING photos and thanks to Martin and Debbie we have lasting memories to last us a lifetime. Honestly can not recommend them enough... Such lovely people and AMAZING photos. Thank you so much again (i dont think we will ever be able to thank you enough lol)."
Becky and Mickey xx. Llandudno, 10 February 2014
"I'd like start by saying what an amazing and passionate photographer Martin is and not forgetting his beautiful wife Debbie who was always there to put us at ease, you both truly are an inspiration for all married couples to be. When Neil proposed I was overcome with joy and we both set about to plan our big day. I thought finding the right photographer would take weeks of research but it only took us minutes to decide that Martin Vaughan Photography was the perfect photographer to capture our special day. We didn't wait a minute longer and went ahead with the booking over the phone with Debbie, Martin's wife who is by thy way such a lovely lady and was helpful in every way. After confirming the booking I found myself looking through Martin's work night after night waiting patiently for our day to come and with every new picture he posted on his blog I was filled even more with excitement. The big day had arrived and so had Martin and Debbie who greeted me with a big hug followed by a few reassured calming words then went about to set up. Throughout the day we hardly noticed Martin hard at work making sure he captured every moment, very professional indeed. A short time after the wedding I must admit I had a bit of the "wedding blues" but thanks to Martin, it didn't last long cause our photos were ready for us to see. We were invited to their home where we were made to feel comfortable and was offered a drink before showing us the pictures. Martin even got some toys out for our 3 year old son Jac and entertained him while our pictures were displayed on their tv! Neil and I relived our wedding day that very moment, it was like a magical story from beginning to end. We were overwhelmed with joy that every special moment throughout our day was captured and we can't thank you enough for that.
Neil and I would like to thank you both from the bottom of our hearts, Martin's work is truly amazing xxx.For anyone who is thinking of booking Martin Vaughan Photography......go ahead and book, you will not be disappointed."
Tracey Young-Hughes , Bangor, 26 January 2014
"Choosing Martin and Debbie to do our wedding photography was easy having seen our friends beautiful photo book full of glamorous, romantic and unique photos. We knew that they were going to do our wedding photography And we weren't even engaged at that point!! After Dylan proposed, we attended a local wedding fayre where Martin and Debbie were displaying their photography. We spotted themChoosing Martin and Debbie to do our wedding photography was easy having seen our friends beautiful photo book full of glamorous, romantic and unique photos. We knew that they were going to do our wedding photography... And we weren't even engaged at that point!!After Dylan proposed, we attended a local wedding fayre where Martin and Debbie were displaying their photography. We spotted them and practically sprinted over!! We were welcomed by the most enchanting, approachable and passionate couple, and were totally blown away. We booked them there and then, and didn't even give another photographer a look in, and to this day haven't once regretted it! We decided to have a pre wedding shoot, to ease us gently into being in front of the camera, and what an experience it was. We were welcomed with a huge hug by them both upon arriving at their home, and were made to feel so at home straight away. After a hot cup of tea, martin and Debbie put their walking boots on, and off we went in search of a perfect spot for the shoot. The day was perfect, and it flew by. We were made to feel so at ease, and like they had all the time in the world. Not once through the whole shoot did we feel that Martin and Debbie had other places to be, and we knew how busy they must have been- with wedding fayres and bookings by the dozen! In less than a week, the photos came, and as expected they were nothing short of amazing! I cannot express enough how fantastic they were on the day of the wedding. They were more than just photographers, they were friends, dress "doer-uppers" and organisers. Martin and Debbie gave such a personal, non intrusive service, and we couldn't have imagined our day without them being there. They really helped the day flow, and made it extra special by blending in and being a part of our family! We're totally blown away with the photos, and having the opportunity to watch a slide show and share our memories of the day with Martin and Debbie at their home finished the whole experience on a total high. We highly recommend anyone who wants to capture their special day in a artistic and personal way to book with Martin and Debbie today!!!"
Cat Jones, Penmaenmawr, 21 January 2014
"I fell in love with Martins photography online, months before meeting him by chance at a wedding fayre. We had put off getting in touch as I had assumed that they would have been well out of our budget, due to the standard of the photographs, which were unparalleled to other photographers that were within our budget. But luckily for us (and everyone else) Martin and Debbie care more about the art of photography and people than charging the earth for their obvious talent. Due to their popularity, Martin had actually been booked for the original date of our wedding about 20 minutes before we found them at the wedding fayre, so we contacted our hotel and put the wedding back a day and booked Martin there and then, it was the best decision we made!! From the off, Martin and Debbie were warm and genuine and throughout the whole process we we’re never made to feel like just another couple, we we’re given their undivided attention the whole time, as if they had all the time in the world to sit and chat with us, even though we knew from our own experience, how busy they actually were. On the day itself, they felt more like one of the wedding guests than the photographers, highly professional, working quietly in the back ground, often going above and beyond their role with Debbie even helping me into my dress due to “timing issues” on the morning. The wedding pictures themselves blew us away (along with everyone else!!); our day has been captured beautifully. The pictures are so full of life you can almost hear the music and the laughter, all the emotions of the day have been encapsulated in each one, perfectly preserving them forever. Speaking to Martin when we were looking at our pictures for the first time, he told us that their USP is the lighting they use in their photographs, unlike the vast majority of other wedding photographers, which I agree with, however a true reflection of Martins USP is not just the lighting alone but also Martin and Debbie themselves, wonderful, genuine people with an undeniable talent, overwhelming love of photography with the ability to capture moments that can make you laugh and cry (which we did!) Overall it was an absolute privilege to have Martin (and Debbie) as our photographer and we can’t thank you both enough for your hard work and our beautiful photographs that we will cherish forever.Thank you again."
Love Rhian and Stuart aka Mr and Mrs Parry. Rhyl, 21 January 2014
"We asked Martin and Debbie to be our photographers for our wedding because their photos stood out from everyone else’s. They both had fantastic personalities and were very professional in discussing what we wanted. When the big day finally arrived, they helped out in areas in which you wouldn’t expect from your average photographer such as Debbie helping my Mum to put on her fascinator, but then these guys aren’t your average photographers. It rained on our wedding day which worried me that our photos wouldn’t turn out as perfect as I hoped. How wrong was I!! When we watched a slide show of our photos with Debbie and Martin (with a big glass of wine) they took my breath away and we couldn’t have been happier. Everyone has commented on how amazing our photos are and the rainy photos have actually turned out to be our favourites! You guys are fantastic and we would just like to say thank you for enjoying our special day with us and the obvious amount of hours that have gone into making our photos perfect! Lots of love."
Jade and Shane x. 19 January 2014
"I can't recommend Martin and Debbie highly enough. We chose them for their familiarity with our venue (Portmeirion) and their positive reviews. I can honestly say that they were the best choice we made. Whilst they were thoroughly professional and brilliantly talented, the main thing was that right from the start they were easy going and comfortable to be around - it was like having two friends photograph your wedding. We also put them through several challenges - including the hottest day of the year and they threw themselves into it with abandon. They were there for over 12 hours and I don't think we can thank them enough. Our photos are incredible. In fact the only criticism I can level is that the photos are too good for us to whittle them down to create an album - we can't leave any out!"
Shoned Jones, Cardiff, 18 January 2014
"One of the best choices we made in planning our wedding was choosing Martin Vaughan Photography. From the beginning Martin and Debbie made us feel completely at ease and really listened to what we wanted out of our wedding photos. On the day they were a big part of ensuring things went smoothly without being at all intrusive. Our photos say it all really and will be a invaluable memoir of our big day. Wedding photography should be seen as an investment - if there's one piece of advice I could give to couples planning a wedding, make sure you take time to choose a good photographer, and if you're lucky enough for them to available, choose Martin and Debbie. They make a great team and are an inspiration to newly married couples."
Francesca and Daniel Halderthay. X. 10 November 2013
"We first met Martin and Debbie at our friends wedding they were photographing and we were very impressed of how professional and friendly they were. We could tell that they felt passionate about photography. When we visited Martin and Debbie to look at more of their work, we were so excited that they were going to photograph us on our special day. They made the first visit very relaxing and what impressed us was that they wanted to find out who we are as people and what we like, in order to show our personalities in their photographs. We had a pre-wedding shoot which was a lovely experience. It gave us the chance to feel more at ease infront of the camera and was lots of fun. The photographs from the pre-wedding shoot were incredible and we had one made into a signing board for our wedding. During our day Martin and Debbie were fantastic. They took photographs which when looking back through our album told the story of our day - they captured really precious moments - the smiles, tears and laughter! When we look back it takes us to those moments. After looking at our wedding pictures, we saw moments we had not noticed from the day even when we were part of the picture. Even though they captured some beautiful photographs, they were not intrusive in any way which allowed us to enjoy every second. We cannot thank them enough for what they did, both in the way they handled everything on the day to the finished book and photographs. Martin and Debbie are such lovely genuine people, and we were very lucky to have them photograph our day. We will treasure our wedding photographs forever. Thank you so much for everything xx."
Karl and Katherine Attwood, Monkston, 8 September 2013
"We saw Martins work a couple of years ago when Robs sister got married and knew that they were who we would have to photograph our wedding when we decided to get tie the knot. We were blown away to say the least! Rob eventually popped the question! The first thing on our list was to book Martin Vaughan. We actually set our date around Martin's diary. We were quite nervous to go and meet Martin and Debbie as we were new to planning a wedding. When we met them, we instantly felt at ease. They had so many new ideas and we left genuinely feeling so excited! We couldn't wait for the day to arrive.
We decided to go ahead with a pre-wedding shoot, mainly because we wanted photos of us both with our baby-Hughie our springer spaniel :).Well, what can I say? They were amazing. My facebook was red hot with likes, comments, shares! I was receiving phone calls and text messages saying how incredible they were. The big day soon arrived. Martin and Debbie came and got stuck in. It felt as if they were part of the family. Debbie was even helping the bridesmaids get in their dresses at one point. All our guests commented on how discreet they both were throughout. Martin and Debbie stayed right up until towards the end of the evening and worked so hard from start to finish. When we arrived back from our honeymoon to our photographs we were literally blown away. Every single image was amazing. So unique and beautiful. We have had hundreds of comments, even a few people have said they look like something out of OK magazine, or even better than that! I think My Mum has shown anyone that will look. The wedding was a month ago and we are still no closer to choosing our favourite images for our album, every single image is our favourite! We will treasure them forever. We are the first couple out of our friends to get married and they have all said they will be having Martin without a shadow of doubt.
I am actually quite sad that I wont be seeing these guys again. If you are looking around for a photographer, you genuinely need to look no further. There is no better! Thank you so much Martin and Debbie, you've made this whole experience incredible."
Love Rachel and Rob Marshall-Jones. 6 July 2013- Caer Rhun.
"My email to Martin and Debbie after we received our photos: "I cannot thank you both enough for everything you have done for us, honestly we are just amazed with the photos you have taken of our day, you captured the day fantastically, every shot is frameable. When I watched the disc I was nearly screaming with excitement I have never seen anything like it, you are so talented and amazing at what you do and we will be forever grateful to have the pics to treasure. It was a pleasure having you with us on our special day, everyone loved you. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you.... (cannot say it enough!!!) Honestly you would be mad to not have Martin and Debbie as the photographers on your special Day they really made it extra special for us they felt like part of the family they were such a pleasure to be around and the end result was outstanding! "
Louise, John, Katie and Johnny xxxx.Louise Hester, Colwyn Bay, 14 August 2013
"From the moment we saw the website and spoke to Martin on the phone we knew we had found our wedding photographer. His photographs were unique and we fell in love with his style of photography. We met up with him 6 months before the wedding and we hit it off straight away. His relaxed but professional attitude is spot on and you immediately feel like you have known him for years. On the wedding day we met Debbie. She was lovely and made you feel comfortable from the off. Debbie and Martin are incredible and the way in which they work together adds so much to the day. They were there throughout the whole day yet they managed to stay unnoticed and at no point at all did we feel pressured or hassled. Guests commented all day about how good they were and how impressed they were with the way they handled the process. The photography was one of our favourite parts of the day! We went all over Portmeirion and took photos in some great locations. Martin and Debbie put everything into getting the shots we wanted. Even if that meant Martin lying down across the mud or going for a paddle in a pond! They really went the extra mile and we couldn’t have asked for a better experience on the day. Martin was great and got all our photos ready within a few days so we could visit them both and go through the photographs for the first time. A really nice touch. It was lovely looking through the photos and talking about all the little details of the day with them. The photos are amazing and we are blown away each time we look through them. Martin and Debbie have captured every single moment of the day and we have some fantastic reminders of all the little things as well as all the big moments. The way Martin stands back and takes natural photographs of the guests and us has created some wonderful and unique prints. The feedback from everyone we have shown the photos to and the lovely comments they have made has been perfect. The main thing we get from people is that they have never seen such interesting and beautiful wedding photography. We completely agree and could not have asked for any more. Martin and Debbie helped make our day and we will remember the experience for the rest of our lives. They are a wonderful couple and we have nothing but positives to say about the photographs and service they provided from start to finish. We could not have been happier with our choice and we would recommend Martin and Debbie to anyone. Truly excellent. Thank you so much Martin and Debbie!"
Michael and Leanne Harper. Pontypool, 30 July 2013
"Martin and Debbie were exceptional from first communication and their enthusiasm for photography and their professionalism won us over on our first meeting alongside the beautiful images we were shown. They were a credit to our day and every guest commented on how discreet they were whilst capturing some of the most amazing images we've ever seen! seen! They truly captured the atmosphere of our beautiful day from myself and the bridesmaids getting ready (Martin even did up my dress) to the beautiful hero shots outside Conwy castle at sunset. They are truly amazing people and We could not recommend them highly enough to use on your special day. You will not be disappointed! Thank you so much Martin and Debbie!"
Charlotte Wilkins, Rhyl, 2 July 2013
"Martin and Debbie are everything you could ask for from a wedding photographer - patient, professional, innovative, inspired. Thanks to them we were able to relax and enjoy our day; from helping everyone get ready in the morning, ensuring our day ran on time, to putting you at ease with their cool, calm and collected personalities, they really do go the extra mile. Whenever we look at our album we are taken back to our special day which Martin captured perfectly. There is a photo for every moment and emotion of the day. We really do relive the day each time we look at our photos. One reason for choosing Martin was the relaxed nature of his photography; we didn't want ourselves or our guests to feel uncomfortable being photographed all day yet we wanted those special memories captured by photographs. Many of our guests commented about how discrete Martin was and how he blended in with the wedding party. It's amazing how he gets the creative photos he does without you knowing! We got so much more than we were expecting from a photographer; from the first meeting to receiving our amazing album, Martin and Debbie provided a extremely high standard of service. We have recommended Martin and Debbie to all our friends, many of whom have gone on to use them for their special days."
Becky Thompson, Colwyn Bay, 24 June 2013
"Both Duncan and I knew what we wanted from a photographer for our wedding - someone who would be able to capture the moment in an artistic, quirky and fun way. We wanted a fun and relaxed wedding, no hassle on the day, and a set of photos that will bring back the feelings and emotions of the day. Martin and Debbie definitely met all our needs. From the moment we met them at their artistic home to view their portfolio and discuss our options, we knew they would be great. Not only do they take amazing photos, but with their warm and friendly personalities, they made business a pleasure and we thoroughly enjoyed having them sharing our day as well as reviewing the photos and remembering after the event. On the day, they were professional (and came very well equipped) yet warm and friendly to everyone. They have captured some magical moments, and gave us a fantastic set of photos that will always take us back to our special day. More than just snapping away, Martin ensured that the photos he gave us had all been critically reviewed and screened out. We did not get one bad photo from them. Both Duncan and I are extremely pleased with the service we received and the quality of our photos. We have no hesitation to recommend Martin and Debbie."
Sharon Gilding, Nantwich, 18 June 2013
"From the very first meeting with Martin and Debbie we were immediately put at ease. It felt like talking to two friends and they were extremely clear on how they like to work and what our photos would look, so we knew exactly what to expect from our day. On the day itself, both Martin and Debbie were extremely professional but also blended in really well with our guests, they have the perfect balance of being good at organising amazing photo opportunities with our guests without our guests feeling like they were being ordered around. As a bride, having them around in the morning as I was getting ready was an incredibly calming influence on me and helped me to enjoy the experience.
The value of the package we received was well worth it, the photos were amazing, having a DVD of all the photos meant that what we were unable to fit in our album, we could still keep. The album itself was beautiful and a fantastic memory of the day. We had nothing but positive feedback from people at the wedding about our photographers and our pictures. We can't recommend them enough or thank them enough for helping to make our day so special, and we wish them all the best!"
Jo and Gary, Bodnant Gardens, Plas Maenan, April 2012
"Quite simply the best photographer in the North West, if not the UK. From the moment we met Martin and Debbie we knew that they were the photographers for us. Very friendly and easy to get along with. On the day of our wedding we never felt hassled. These two people are creative, original and professional. We cannot thank them enough for capturing our special day."
Love from Sion and Laura xx. Llanrwst, 21 May 2013
"Finding the dress was easy. Finding a wedding photographer who we could trust to do a great job was a more daunting challenge. By chance, a colleague of mine had recently got married and was waxing lyrical about her photographer - and as soon as I saw the results I understood why. We met with Martin and Debbie at their home in North Wales, and almost 3 hours later, came away confident that we had found our photographer. Martin and Debbie were welcoming, informative, attentive and made us feel that they had taken on board our thoughts and ideas, and then wowed us with further examples of their work.
On the day, they were calm, professional and non intrusive. I don’t look forward to having my photo taken but I was made to feel so at ease, I almost forgot why they were there. Nothing was too much trouble to them, and to get that perfect shot almost saw Martin up to his ankles in water. We almost couldn’t wait to get back from Honeymoon to see the results and WOW, we were not disappointed. They truly captured the emotions of the day, tears, smiles, laughter, fun and then some more laughter. Our guests have been blown away with the quality of the photos and I think that many a ‘Martin Vaughan’ photograph will be gracing walls and canvasses in the coming weeks. My only regret is that I didn’t know Martin and Debbie years ago. I would have been more photographed than Kate Moss ever was. I can’t find the words to praise them enough and I would have no hesitation in recommending them and their truly remarkable skills to any couple for their big day."
Gillian Keating Manchester, 23 April 2013
"Finding a wedding photographer was a challenging experience initially after numerous online hunts and I was worried we would not find the right person for the job.
Thankfully through word of mouth we found Martin and Debbie. As soon as I saw his work on his website-blog, that was it; I fell in love with his artistic and bold, dramatic work.
When we went to see them to discuss our plans they made us feel so welcome and excited. You can see how much passion Martin has for what he does and that made us feel very special throughout our planning and during the actual day. On the Big Day they were there early already getting things ready. Debbie helped calm my nerves with her own calm demeanor... This was hugely appreciated! Attention to every little detail was captured and despite the snow and sub-zero conditions, Debbie and Martin were outside getting the shots. Throughout the day they implemented artistic and creative ideas and ensured that despite below freezing temperatures, our day was captured perfectly. The editing and work conducted after was delivered exceptionally quickly and we were invited around for a slideshow to see the work. It was very exciting and we are over the moon!
We cannot wait for the photobook. Thank you both for everything!
Sabrina Edwards, Abergele, 9 April 2013
"I first heard about Martin and Debbie through a friend. I had a look at their website and knew instantly that they were the photographers for us! After our first initial telephone conversation, I felt very at ease and sure that we had the same ideas etc. When the day finally came - every single one of our guests commented on how fantastic our photographers were. I didnt want the usual posey shots, just fun, photos we will cherish and laugh at forever. Martin and Debbie made sure we had everything we wanted and more. I can not sing their praises enough and our finished album is the best I have ever seen, including photos of my parents and grandparents who were also married in our church. Thank you Martin and Debbie for making our wedding day so special. "
Mark and Lisa Williams. Llandudno 14 January 2013
"Prior to our wedding day, my wife, Jessica, and I had searched and met many wedding photographers but were never satisfied. Until by chance we found Martin and Debbie.
As soon as we met them we were drawn to their friendly, charming and warm personalities and formed an instant bond. We were then blown away by Martin's fantastic photography. His unique, imaginative pictures were exactly what jessica and I wanted for our big day.
We met with Martin and Debbie on a number of occasions prior to the wedding, including a fantastic pre-wedding photo shoot, to discuss ideas. Each time we were welcomed as warmly as the first. When our wedding day finally came, I can honestly say it was the best day of our lives, and one of the reasons for this was down to Martin and Debbie. Their exceptional skills allowed Jessica and I to feel completely relaxed and enjoy our day stress free. We knew that we would be happy with our wedding photos as we always trusted Martin and Debbie. However, they were better than we could have ever imagined. Martin has captured our wedding perfectly with breathtaking photographs. Jessica's brothers have both hired Martin and Debbie for their weddings as they were so impressed and Jessica and I would not hesitate in recommending them to anyone who requires a wedding photographer as they are by far the best available and I guarantee you will have photos that you will treasure forever"
Scott Atkins, Llandudno, 11 January 2013
"It was a pleasure to work with such a professional couple. Our special wedding day went like a dream and was captured perfectly by Martin and Debbie. All our friends and family were very impressed with the photographs and of course we were absolutely delighted with them too!! We would have no hesitation in recommending them."
Kate and Paul Pigram, Stockport, 8 January 2013