I’ve been lucky to have photographed the weddings of some fantastic couples.  Here’s what some of them had to say…

Reportage Wedding Photographer Bristol

We just want to say that the photographs that you took are absolutely stunning. You captured our day perfectly and unobtrusively which is exactly what we wanted.

We were completely open to your direction and I think that made the photographs appear completely natural. As people who do not often stand for photographs you made us feel 100% at ease. You listened to our vision and it was great to work together for both the pre-wedding and wedding day photography and I cannot wait to see what you come up with for our photo album which we will order for our first wedding anniversary.

Our favourite photograph is the one where we are separate from each other, underneath the building and I am looking over my shoulder back to Tom. The layers and light of the photograph are beautiful, an ingenious way to use old outbuildings. A perfect find. A massive thank you. I don’t believe that anyone else would have come close to capturing our wedding day the way you did.

Hollie & Tom

Olivier Burnside

I couldn’t recommend Olivier more highly as a wedding photographer.  Something to keep in mind… when you start asking around other brides about photography when it comes to being a bride yourself, I think it would be fair to say that you find a strangely high proportion of people not darting to recommend their photographer… 

I could tell you what a talented, wonderfully creative, opportunistic and natural photographer Olivier is…but you have his website for that. It brims with gorgeous snaps of happy couples in all sorts of settings. So what I want to tell you is how much of a pleasure Olivier is to work with. He’ll be as discreet or involved as you wish, he doesn’t have his ‘own agenda’ and is really just like having another friend share in your day. He’s such a gem, a treasure and a pleasure.

Vanessa & Ollie

J&H Wedding Blog 268Cannot thank Olivier enough for taking the most amazing photos of mine and Hywel wedding.  I think you’ll agree he’s a genius.

Pretty sure our wedding didn’t look as beautiful as he makes it – but it was definitely as fun.  Best day ever!

Jess & Hywel

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“Just wanted to say a massive thank you for them and for all of your work at and since the wedding.

The images are all beautiful and your photos tell the story of our day, exactly as we hoped it would look.  You paid such attention to details that others might have passed over but that we had spent many hours planning.  You did so without direction because you spent time getting to know us.

We met other photographers but no one made us feel as comfortable and relaxed as you did.  Looking at the photos today still makes us feel quite emotional because you didn’t just record stages of a wedding, you captured funny and touching images of us and our guests that we love.

You did a phenomenal job and we can’t thank you enough.”

Hannah & Tim x

Lucy & Mark Blog 182“Olivier was a perfect part of our wedding right from the start.

From our pre-wedding shoot, he was professional yet friendly and seemed to fit in seamlessly during our wedding day.

To top it off an incredible set of photos beautifully capturing every aspect of the day.

We couldn’t recommend Olivier more and are so grateful for all his hard work”.

Lucy & Mark

K&M Blog 82“From the second we met Olivier (and his two cute rabbits) we wanted him to be our wedding photographer. His approachable manner and passion for photography made our experience with him easy and enjoyable.

Prior to our wedding day we went on an engagement shoot in Leigh Woods. We were astounded at the amount of beautiful images and intense lighting effects that Olivier managed to capture in such a short space of time. Beforehand we were a little concerned that being the focus of the camera would be awkward, but Olivier’s concept is very relaxed and as a result the end product is wonderfully natural.

By the time the day arrived we felt that we knew Olivier and he certainly slotted into our plans with ease. Although we wanted most of the photography to be in the reportage style, we had some formal shots. Both styles looked fantastic.

Before and after our day Olivier was very attentive and always answered any questions we had very quickly. Our family and friends love the photographs and we have so many great options for our frames that we keep swapping them!

Weddings are wonderful, but I do know that trying to get the best option for your budget is stressful. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Olivier, he is a super chap who did a superb job.”

Kate & Matt

 

“Olivier was easily the better of the two photographers we had at our wedding, both in terms of quality of the photos and the way he was with the guests.

He says on his website he’s unobtrusive and that is definitely right – you hardly know he’s there until the photos come back and you see he’s captured loads of really good moments without getting in the way of any of it.

We were also really impressed with the volume of really good photos he was able to produce.  Somehow he managed to take a “keeper” every 20 seconds across a 2-hour period.  As an amateur photographer myself, I know how difficult that is.

Most important though, we absolutely love the look of the pictures he produced.  It’s so artistic – really high quality stuff.

For us, he definitely under-promised and over-delivered.  We would definitely recommend anyone to book him.”

Laura & Oliver

“Olivier was fantastic from beginning to end.

He really did go the extra mile on our wedding day and was there prior to his expected arrival time and stayed much later than we had agreed with him.

Our wedding guests were extremely impressed by his friendliness, good humor and dedication.  His hard work showed in the quality of the final product that he gave us with which we were hugely impressed and very grateful.

Olivier is an extremely nice guy, very understanding, accommodating and easygoing.  He blended in on the day so that we never had to worry or think about photographs and everything was so natural and easy, resulting in great shots.

We would highly recommend him and his work to any of our friends and family.”

Alex & Graeme

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“It was an absolute pleasure to have you capture our wedding day.  Our photos are beautiful, you caught so many moments in the day that we didn’t catch and we will cherish them.

I was most impressed by how much you kept in touch leading up to the day despite us being in two different towns.  You were in contact throughout and responded quickly whenever we had a question.

On the day you were everywhere but never in the way.  You were completely professional from beginning to end.

Thank you so much.”

Hyangmen & Charles

 

“We just wanted to thank you so much for our photos. We are absolutely delighted with both the wedding book and the individual photos. We were after natural (but flattering!!) photos of our day and you certainly managed to get it just right.

We know that you worked tirelessly to get the images you were happy with and we are extremely grateful for this as they are perfect. We will definitely recommend you to friends who are getting married soon.”

Liz & Pete xx

 

“We would like to thank Olivier for his work during our wedding.  We couldn’t be happier with the results and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend his services to anyone.

He put us at ease from the beginning and made the process feel entirely natural and relaxed.  The photos we received were an excellent reflection of the day, capturing each guest brilliantly.

He was utterly professional from the beginning, quick to respond to email, efficient and helpful.  This was very much appreciated at a time when there are enough things to worry about.

Thank you Olivier, for helping to make our day so special and memorable.”

Finola & Henry

 

“We’re so thrilled with our wedding photographs – they really tell the whole story of our wonderful day. They’re beautifully shot with some fantastic angles and quirky compositions.  Olivier has caught every one of our guests, and just seems to manage to capture their character in one shot.  Olivier has the knack of not being at all intrusive on the day, but somehow capturing every moment.

It’s been a real joy getting to know Olivier – he’s fun and interesting to be around and is just the right combination of calm and conscientious.

We couldn’t be more pleased with our beautiful wedding photographs and would recommend Olivier to anyone and everyone.”

Eloise & Chris

 

“We were so pleased that we asked Olivier to be the photographer at our wedding! He is charming, fun and cool and it was a pleasure having him at our wedding day!

But even more importantly, we love the amazing photos that Olivier took and they are a great reminder of our day.  He managed to capture the day perfectly and we have so many wonderful and natural shots of all our friends and family.

Olivier was definitely the right choice for us and we can’t recommend him highly enough.”

Charlotte & Tristan

 

“Olivier was an absolute star on the day.

He managed to be everywhere and took candid, lovely photos of every single guest, without us even noticing.  He was the perfect balance of friendly and professional and really put us at ease.

His photos are beautiful and a really honest record of a wonderful day.

We can’t recommend Olivier highly enough.”

Nicky & Ben

 

“Olivier provided us with the most fantastic array of photographs from our wedding day, all of which captured the enjoyment and excitement of the day perfectly.  The reason we chose Olivier was not just due to the quality of the photos (which are superb) but the originality and creative element he brought to proceedings, he created an atmosphere with a feeling of intimacy that was far better than the many other photographers we had seen.

Olivier was on hand constantly before, during and after the wedding offering a highly professional service along with various helpful ideas and hints along the way.

We cannot recommend Olivier enough, from start to finish he was a pleasure to deal with and produced pictures we will cherish forever.”

Eleanor & Anthony

 

“We are delighted with our wedding photos and have had nothing but positive comments from our friends and family.

Olivier is very talented, full of creative ideas and worked tirelessly all day to get the right shots.

We are very pleased we chose to use Olivier for such an important part our wedding.”

Naomi & Robbie

 

“Fantastic – our photobook album is truly amazing and is more then we could have hoped for!

Everyone who we have shown it to has been so impressed with the quality of the photos which perfectly capture everything about our special day.

Your helpful and friendly service went above and beyond anything we could have dreamed of – you helped create such an impressive album so unobtrusively.

Thank you so much!”

Gemma & Kev

 

“Olivier’s portfolio preceded him, but we were still surprised and delighted by the end result.  We sought a reportage style, with an eye for small detail and the bigger picture, and Olivier more than delivered, employing a few modern tricks, all used with great subtlety to enhance the ethereal nature of the setting.

He was highly professional and dedicated, visiting the venue on several occasions in advance and arriving early on the day to cover both bride and groom preparations, even stepping in to arrange emergency transport when the wedding car failed to show.  Relaxed and friendly, he was popular with the guests and made us feel very comfortable in front of the camera.

Friends and family have all commented on how incredible the photos are.  We will treasure them forever and would wholeheartedly recommend Olivier.”

Sarah & Jim

 

“We could not have asked for more from Olivier on our wedding day.  The finished photographs are stunning and we feel that they perfectly tell the story of our day from beginning to end.

Olivier was highly professional, warm and friendly and was exceptionally good with the children.

We are very happy to recommend him – we are waiting for another excuse to book him for ourselves!”

Laura & Steve

 

“Olivier was fantastic throughout. He took excellent shots, managed to capture every guest and really caught the feeling of the day.

He was unobtrusive and friendly and a true professional both before the day, throughout the preparations and during the actual event. We couldn’t have asked for more.

He managed to provide a true record of one of the best days of our lives, and comes highly recommended.”

Anna & Paul

 

“We were thrilled with our wedding photos – not only did they have artistic flare but they truly captured the essence & intimacy of the day.

Although Olivier was effortlessly discreet, we were amazed by the sheer number of memorable moments that he had recorded for us to re-live.

We are so happy to have such a complete record of our wedding and we genuinely consider individual photos to be pieces of art.”

Esther & Marcus

 

“Olivier did a fantastic job with our wedding photos. We were so pleased with them.

He was so professional and captured some wonderful moments during our wedding day.  He was relaxed, friendly and made everyone feel really comfortable.

The photos were amazing and perfectly captured our day.”

Caroline & Mat