Testimonials

  • "Professional, friendly & great results!"

    "From our initial contact with the two people I dealt with at Lensmonkey we were given the absolute confidence to book straight away, and we are so glad we did. We were able to tailor a package to suit our budget and both were a pleasure to liaise with. On the day itself Phil made us feel amazingly relaxed and was polite, approachable, respectful and great fun to be around! Neither of us are very good at having our photo taken but he gave us the confidence and space to relax and we are so happy with the results! We could not recommend Lensmonkey highly enough for a wedding or any other event. Thank you so much." Victoria & Matt
  • "Magical Result"

    "We were delighted with our pictures and particularly our coffee table book album. Phil was completely unobtrusive throughout the day. This was borne out by our guests seeing the pictures and commenting that they did not realise he was there! What a true professional. The results were utterly stunning and Kate's creativity in putting our album together demonstrated to us that the two people I dealt with are a great partnership that captures the most treasured moments to keep forever. Thank you so much" Pam & Martin
  • “Fantastic Photographer with tonnes of experience”

    "We had Lensmonkey as our photographer at our wedding at Clearwell Castle. The person I dealt with has tonnes of experience working at that venue and knows the Castle inside and out. This made our job a lot easier. The photos we received from Lensmonkey were of a fantastic quality and very glamorous at times. Loved by all. Would highly recommend this photography company for any wedding events or gala evenings. Top marks!!" Gavin & Lubi
  • "Amazing!!"

    "Lensmonkey were brilliant from start to finish. We were lucky enough to meet up at our venue a couple of months before the wedding for some engagement photos. This meant that we got to know Phil before our big day - highly recommend doing this. Your photographer plays such a big part on the day and it was really important to us that we gelled with them - we needn't have worried because he was FANTASTIC!!! He really put us and our guests at ease, and has a great sense of humour! Unfortunately, it rained for the majority of the day but our photographer made it work, it didn't impact our photo's. I can't express how happy we both are that we chose Lensmonkey, our photographer was very patient and worked through our list of required formal shots in an efficient manner, meaning that we got more time with our guests. In terms of the turnaround time on getting our photos- you can't fault it, we had our USB within three weeks. We would highly recommend Lensmonkey to anyone- fantastic, professional and fun! Everyone needs a Lensmonkey in their life! THANK YOU xx" Laura & Danny
  • "Beautiful photography and a wonderful experience "

    "Cannot fault the Lensmonkey service. Great communication, loads of lovely ideas, a light touch on the day itself, great fun with the children, beautiful, beautiful wedding photographs and a genuinely caring after service. We are thrilled with our wedding photographs which perfectly capture the feel of our wedding day and cannot thank Lensmonkey enough for making what can be fairly hard work a thoroughly enjoyable experience. The children are still talking about how much they loved it!" Kathryn & Richard
  • "Excellent"

    "We recently got married at St Audries in West Quantoxhead and chose 'Lensmonkey' to do the photography. We were very pleased with pictures taken on the day and overall service provided from start to finish. He was very proactive towards getting the right images and generally rounding up the various people needed, would recommend to anyone." Nicola and Tom
  • "Friendly, Excellent Service"

    "We really enjoyed working with him (both in the pre shoot and on the day). Following the Wedding, both were quick to edit and respond to emails etc. We were really happy with our final photos and wedding book." Natalie & Matt
  • "Great Wedding Photographer!"

    "I was introduced to Lensmonkey through work and I knew straight away that they would provide a superb service. Everybody who knew him had nothing but praise for him so I felt relaxed before I had even met him. We both felt so at ease on our wedding day as we didn't even notice half the time that photos were being taken! He made us laugh and mingled with the guests (a lot of our guests have said how amazing our photographer was and you wouldn't necessarily expect your guests to notice that!) Our photos are so beautiful and really took my breath away. Being someone that doesn't always like the way they look in photos meant I was sure I wouldn't like all my wedding photos but I really do mean it when I say I love each and every one of them! Lensmonkey are extremely professional not only in the way they conduct themselves but also with the kit used i.e. lights, various lenses and after effects such as colour changes and filters. We have both been so impressed and are happy we made the choice to trust Lensmonkey to capture our most special day. We would recommend anyone getting married to make the same decision :)" Kirsty & Joel
  • "Fabulous Photographer"

    "Lensmonkey were excellent. They were one of 3 recommended photographers on the paperwork from our wedding planner at the venue. Wanting a relaxed, informal, fun approach, we were recommended Lensmonkey. Being busy people and living miles away, we chatted on the phone a few times discussing our expectation of the photographer and the different packages which were also sent via email. Not being too comfortable in front of the camera or indeed photogenic, it is fair say that we are delighted, thrilled and overjoyed with the photographs. Our occasion was captured enabling us to re-live the joy of a superb day through the photographs, with the added joy of seeing things that we didn't notice on the day! The smiling, laughing faces of our guests are a testament to the splendid job carried out by Lensmonkey with discretion and professionalism, combined with being relaxed, informal and fun, as we requested. Our only regret is not having the photographer for an hour or two in the evening. A wonderful day captured by a wonderful photographer. Thank you so much for the beautiful picture of us that has pride of place in our home x" Lynne & Martin
  • "From Start to Finish - Fantastic!"

    "Everyone will tell you before your wedding that their wedding photos were the one thing they wished they'd done differently. So, we decided to do a mini review process: 1) Check out possible photographer's websites; 2) Whittle the list down to 3 to meet in person; 3) Meet the "lucky" three photographers; 4) Select "winning" photographer. We met Lensmonkey who put us both completely at ease and described his style as someone who you won't even notice was there. That won us over and we booked. All of the communication to that point was prompt and extremely easy. Ahead of our wedding Lensmonkey reached out to go through the photos we wanted and he had a lot to offer - there were things he mentioned we had not thought about. Super helpful. On the day he was amazing - he managed to capture so many special moments AND we received compliments from (no joke) approx 80% of guests saying how "great" / "fantastic" he was (I have never been to a wedding where guests have had anything positive to say about the photographer!). And the thing we cared about most of all: our photos. They tell a wonderful story of the most spectacular day of our lives. Could not fault anywhere." Chloe & Stefan
  • "Amazing Wedding Photographer"

    "We got married in December 2015 and could not have hoped for a better photographer. He was professional from start to finish providing us with information about all the packages he offered and making sure we were happy at every stage. We had a phone call a few weeks before the big day to go through the kind of photography we would like and any group shots we wanted to have on the day. On the day he was great, he was very chilled and easy to get on with which was great for us as we'd never had any professional photographs taken before and he was amazing at making us feel really relaxed in front of the camera which resulted in some really fantastic natural shots of us. We had a fair number of children at our wedding and he was great with all of them and managed to get some really nice shots of them. All our guests commented on how friendly he was on the day and they have all been so impressed with the photographs. We couldn't have wished for any more from our wedding photographer! Thank you!" Jordan & Robbie
  • "Fabulous Photoshoot for a 4 Year old"

    "I booked a photo session for my granddaughter and I was slightly apprehensive because she is usually reserved with strangers and I didn't want her to be stressed and the photos to reflect any tension. Not the case with the Lensmonkey Team, she was instantly relaxed and smiling and thoroughly enjoying herself within minutes! We did an indoor session in the studio and he was both professional and fun, my granddaughter was giving Kate Moss a run for her money by now, twirling and laughing and generally having a great time. We followed this with some outdoor photos where the photographer just went along with what my granddaughter was doing (picking flowers) and capturing the moment while she played. I had no doubt that the photographs would be amazing and they were. We have a set of photos which the whole family love, we will truly treasure them and they will be a momento for my granddaughter when she is grown up. Very competitive pricing for the quality of service. An excellent investment and I have no reservation in recommending Lensmonkey to anyone. Many thanks to everyone!" Moyra
  • "Best Wedding Pictures Ever!"

    "The Lensmonkey Team are utterly fabulous. We had a short engagement and by luck found Lensmonkey to be free on our wedding date. We received an outstanding service from start to finish. They offer a range of packages and ours didn't quite fit the box so we were offered a bespoke service package. We wanted natural photos that captured moments and would make memories. We also wanted a friendly photographer who wouldn't dominate our day and that's what we got and more! We married in a church and had our reception in the garden on a beautiful sunny day. Our wedding was relaxed and happy and Lensmonkey caught the feel of our wedding perfectly. Unobtrusive, artistic and good fun he became part of our day and he received so many compliments from our guests from "he was such a nice guy!" to "those are the best wedding pictures we've ever seen!" Indeed, I look back at my photos and think I hope we looked as good in real life as we do in those photos! I would whole-heartedly recommend Lensmonkey for any photographic need - truly outstanding!" Tom & Michelle
  • "Great, friendly Wedding Photography experience"

    "We definitely would recommend Lensmonkey to anyone. From our first meeting they made us feel relaxed and comfortable. My (now) husband doesn't like having his picture taken but they clicked immediately and this made the decision to book them easy. We were shown all the options of albums and what type of pictures he took so we had a good idea of what we were getting and they were very clear about the pricing. He took time out on a weekend before the wedding to come with us to see the venue and talk us through some ideas and listen to ours. On the day he made everyone feel comfortable and let us be ourselves. He let our day be ours and not be just about pictures. I am so happy with our pictures and the service we have received since the wedding. The only problem was narrowing down the selection for the album as there were so many great pictures to choose from! The whole process was made easy and tips given for how we could make it work best for us. There is nothing I would change. Thanks!" Meleri & Dave
  • "Fantastic Wedding & Portrait photographer"

    "We spent a long time looking for a wedding photographer - we wanted someone who we got on with - someone we felt comfortable with on our big day. As soon as we met him and saw his work we knew we'd found our wedding photographer! He is such a nice guy and he totally understood what we wanted - he was really flexible, tailoring his wedding package to suit our preference for photos of the speeches rather than of us getting ready before the ceremony. On the day he was brilliant - he made everybody feel comfortable and got all the shots we wanted. The photo's he produced were beautiful. We loved him and his work so much that we were delighted to have him take photos of our family some 7 years later. Once again he was fantastic - flexible around location and times etc. He managed to get the most beautiful photos of our children in one of our favourite local parks. He was patient with and kind to our rather grumpy 3 year old son and has captured our 18 month old daughter so beautifully. He had the photos from the shoot available to view in a day or two - they were all stunning. My friends are all jealous that we have such a stunning set of photo's in a really personal setting. We can't recommend Lensmonkey highly enough to anyone looking for a friendly photographer who generates stunning photos and who's company provides an excellent service!" Katie & Neil
  • "Family Photoshoot"

    "It was a very relaxed and enjoyable photoshoot and the results are fantastic and just what we wanted. You have captured the family fun and even the youngest children were at ease. There was nothing that I would have changed about the session. Thank you. All the photos we have had from Lensmonkey in the past have been amazing and I would recommend Lensmonkey to anyone." Sue & family
  • "Friendly, Professional, Talented"

    "We were recommended Lensmonkey by our wedding venue and after looking at his work on the Lensmonkey website we decided to book him for our wedding in August 2015. We originally booked a half day with him, but then decided on the recommendation of the venue to book him for the entire day. When we first met him, he was warm and friendly and was a photographer that knew exactly what he was doing. He was no bother to us, our family and guests. A few weeks later we received all the photos to choose for our final album - it was so difficult picking the right pictures as there we too many good pictures to choose from! We are so glad we booked Lensmonkey and would recommend him to shoot your whole wedding day from start to finish. If I could award a sixth star - Lensmonkey would get it. He produced images that we will cherish for the rest of our lives. Thank you!" Philippe & Jenny
  • "A lovely way to spend the afternoon"

    "We wanted to have a family photo shoot and order some prints for my husband's birthday. They were very amenable and reasonable priced. They suggested we go to Southerndown beach for outdoor shots which suited us well as our boys are outdoorsy. The gift voucher was beautiful and arrived promptly. It took us a while to get round to booking a date and they were able to offer reasonable dates and times. We went on a Sunday afternoon and met the photographer. He, at once, put the children and us at ease. We had a great time playing on the beach and in the walled garden whilst stopping for poses along the way. This meant he got a mixture of action shots and more formal ones. All the time it felt very natural and that we were working together. We were able to request configurations or make suggestions for shots as well. We were very impressed with the amount of photos he took. He certainly didn't skimp. The proofs then were available to look at within a couple of days and they are absolutely lovely. We couldn't be happier, the colour is great and the way he has captured our personalities is brilliant. Very different from indoor shoots we have been to before which were either quite dated or just a bit 'same old same old'. We really appreciated the lack of hard sell as well, the photos sell themselves. We ordered prints as per our voucher and they arrived very quickly. As soon as we can afford it we will be going back for more!" The Chaloner Family
  • "Fantastic Wedding photos!"

    "Really relaxed photographer on our wedding day... got the best out of everyone on the day and finished album is stunning. Would recommend to anyone looking for a Wedding Photographer. Thank you!" Adrian & Kellie
  • "Friendly & flexible"

    "I chose Lensmonkey Photography to take my wedding photos as I knew who they were, and what services they provide. Was so pleased with the amount of time they spent with me to discuss details and gather information of what we wanted. On the day they made me feel so comfortable and happy to have my photo taken. They were unobtrusive, friendly and flexible, even to the point where they took my mum to the church! I have seen the photos of my special day and am finding it hard to choose the ones I want!! Friends have also seen the photos and commented on how good they are. I am more than happy to recommend them to others and felt that all the questions I had were answered in the first few meetings, and I did not need to find anything out before choosing them. All the information is clear on their website, even details about how to purchase extra photos for friends and family!" Mina & Rhod, West Wales Wedding
  • "Large Family shoot"

    "On the day we were all a little unsure how everything would pan out as our shoot was planned for 13 people and more importantly 5 children aged from 18 months to 6 years! Children can never be predicted and more so in front of the lens. Within moments of turning up, it was clear to see that the shoot was going to work well. He was at ease with everyone especially the children, and made us all feel relaxed. When the children took interest in the equipment he let them explore and they were all more than happy to pose and follow his instructions. This, as well as the sneaky shots where you don't know you're being photographed, has given us some lovely shots. He was very organised and didn't miss an opportunity for a good shot. We managed to pack in a fair number of pictures in our time frame to include group, single and individual family shots, and without feeling anything but under a calm atmosphere. At no time did anyone feel rushed or awkward, it all went far better than we could have imagined on the day and we have recieved some lovely photos to remember it by. I would definately recommend Lensmonkey for any occassion, weddings to birthdays or just for fun! :) " The Hooper Family
  • "Amazing Pictures!"

    "We used Lensmonkey for our wedding photos 3 1/2 years ago and he was great, lots of our guests commented on how lovely he is, and the pictures were amazing! We have just gone back to them for pictures of our 1 year old son and couldn't be happier with the pictures. They definitely captured his personality. We went to their studio which was great, such a lovely relaxed atmosphere. Thank you, will definitely be back!" Amy & Adam
  • "Simply outstanding wedding photos!"

    "Simply put Lensmonkey are outstanding. We used them for our wedding and couldn't give higher praise. Neither of us are particularly comfortable in front of the camera but from the first meeting we were put at ease. Prior to the wedding he was approachable and accommodating so that we had complete confidence that everything was in control. His attention to detail was impeccable and he remembered the little things we had mentioned on the day of the wedding so we didn't have to think about them. On the actual day he was punctual and took control of the shots in such an easy going way that it was a pleasure to have him around. We really enjoyed the experience which is evident in the photos which all look natural rather than forced smiles because we were genuinely laughing along with him! The result is a mixture of natural and artistic shots of our wedding which are beautiful and capture the day wonderfully. We couldn't recommend a Wedding photographer in Cardiff more and will certainly use Lensmonkey again should we need one in the future. Many thanks for capturing our day in such a perfect way." Martina & Alastair
  • "Brilliant photo shoot, fabulous photos again!"

    "This is the second time we have been part of a Lensmonkey photo shoot. The first was a family wedding, we were all so impressed that we chose to use them again for our first proper family photo shoot! The photographer was great, with all the children & adults! He made us all relaxed, & not at all self conscious about being in front of the camera. We did a combination of group shots (although these still felt relaxed & not at all formal) & individual more reportage style shots. We all had so much fun, the time really flew by. My only piece of advice I can offer, as with any photo shoot (big or small) make sure you know what sort of shots/combinations you want before you go! It is hard on the day to think about what you want & it would give the photographer time to plan your time with him. There are just so many options, as they really can do whatever you want! We would definitely use Lensmonkey again & would recommend them for any occasion. Now the hard part is choosing which photos to have, as they are all so lovely!" The Jackson Family
  • "Absolutely brilliant!"

    "From day one they were fab, making the whole process so easy and stress free. I have had nothing but compliments on our wedding pictures and I know so much of it is because of them. From our first conversation to the last email I have enjoyed every interaction. Getting pictures taken with him was a joy, half the time we didnt even notice he was there. Everyone looks fantastic in our pictures and he captured so many unexpected moments. You would feel lucky to have him take pictures for you!" Siobhan and James, South West Wedding
  • "The quality provided by Lensmonkey is second to none!"

    "We had our wedding, and portraits of our newborn son photographed by Lensmonkey. The whole experience from start to finish was brilliant! From the get go you are made to feel at ease, the photographs are taken with your requirements in mind, using prior knowledge of the venue. I would never use anybody else for our photographs, the quality provided by Lensmonkey is second to none and captures the essence of your big day / family perfectly." Tom & Rebecca
  • "Outstanding in every way!"

    "Choosing a photographer for the big day is a nerve racking experience. Initially, the thought of inviting a complete stranger into such an intimate and emotional occasion filled me with dread. However, all such doubts evaporated upon meeting our photographer: from the outset his easy-going professionalism was such that he seemed part of the family. He was calm, discreet and incredibly intuitive. He captured every moment sensitively and accurately, achieving a comprehensive narrative with a unique, artistic touch. We truly couldn't have asked for more." Louise & Luke
  • "Fun & family-friendly!"

    "We had a great time with Lensmonkey! They made us feel comfortable, the kids really relaxed and felt part of the session. We spent time both in the studio and the park near by and had some amazing memories and photos from this. Our daughter is a quiet little girl and she was so relaxed she even wanted to stay and play. Our 8 month old enjoyed crawling around on the floor of the studio too! Highly recommend Lensmonkey to anyone looking for a family photo shoot session!" Laura, Craig and family
  • "Super brilliant!"

    "Totally the best ever. He checked out the place before we got there and had all the shots worked out. On a day with fifty things to worry about he just took great photos and we didn't need to do anything. Great communication and a super deal. Really happy to have such great wedding photos!" John & Louisa
  • "The best photographer around!"

    "Lensmonkey were recommended to us by a friend when we started looking for a wedding photographer in Cardiff. Within minutes of meeting them we knew that we wanted Lensmonkey to photograph our big day. Phil was absolutely brilliant on the day - we'd told him that we wanted -natural looking pictures - and that is exactly what we got! All of our guests commented on how unobtrusive his style was and how at ease he made people feel when taking the group shots. We genuinely could not be happier with our album and the photos we have of the day. Phil has a real eye for capturing beautiful shots and Kate did an incredible job of putting the album together - we have had so many comments about how unique the album is and how wonderful the photos are. Lensmonkey have been helpful and professional in all of our dealings with them and we would recommend them to anyone looking for a top quality photographer; we would be amazed if you found anyone better!" Hannah & Sam
  • "Quality friendly service"

    "We have used Lensmonkey in the past and so, following the birth of our son, there was only one person we wanted for our first family photo shoot - and that was Phil! Once again, we weren't disappointed with the great photos taken by Phil and it was lovely to meet Kate too. We had such a warm welcome to their studio and we love the photos that resulted from the shoot. Nothing was too much trouble and they were so accommodating with all of our requests. We are giving some of the photos as Christmas presents and know that the recipients will love them as much as we do. We are looking forward to our next photo shoot!!" Craig & Claire
  • "Top class service!"

    "From start to finish the service that you provided Phil at 'Lensmonkey' was top class! It was more difficult for us because we were planning our wedding from New Zealand but once we got back to Wales, just before the wedding, you met up with us and really put our minds at ease. I loved your relaxed but also professional manner and especially the fact that you had been to our venue (The Barn at Brynich) before our meeting to explore and do your homework. You had some great ideas and also suggested some wellies for some possible muddy shots, this advice proved to be invaluable! Your excitement and enthusiasm for our venue was wonderful and we certainly felt that our photographs for our big day were safe in your hands. Our big day came along with severe snow- ahhhhh!!! Along with all the drama that the snow brought, Phil you were truly a calm in the storm. You let us know the day before that, whatever the weather, you'd be there and that you had snow covers for your tyres - it was a huge relief! On the day you turned up really early and although I knew you were there, you kind of blended into the background, letting us get on with our preparations. This style continued throughout the wedding and was much appreciated. You were getting good shots but you didn't interfere with our day or our guests which was great, in fact it was almost like you were one of our guests Phil:) We really enjoyed the pictures you took of us after the ceremony outside in the snow. It was freeeezing but because you were so prepared you knew exactly where you wanted us to stand to get some truly amazing shots. I remember you saying "pretend I'm not here!" which we did and although I usually don't like getting my picture taken I truly enjoyed this experience. Lastly I would like to say thank you for the whole service you provided. From start to finish it has been a pleasure dealing with you and your wife. Not long after the wedding you sent us the pictures online, we were not expecting them so soon and once we had made our final choices in no time at all you had sent our album and photographs to us in NZ. We were so worried about them arriving in tact but you had wrapped them so well and they were in perfect condition. We were and still are over the moon with the photographs that you took. They are very natural and really capture the day to perfection. I especially love our outside shots in the snow, the colours and the light that you have captured as the Kiwi's say are truly "awesome"! Diolch yn fawr to you both and we will cherish these photographs forever:)" Caroline & Chris
  • "Fantastic experience & perfect photos!"

    "After lots of searching and looking into photographers we came across the fantastic Phil and Kate's Lensmonkey website. Being the most important day of our lives I wanted to ensure we got the perfect person to do our photography so I got in touch with Phil after seeing his amazing images online. I was not disappointed and being a perfectionist I am not an easy person to please! From the first contact we had with them through to the after service ordering prints, Lensmonkey have been friendly, professional and a wonderful company to work with. On our special day Phil made everyone feel at ease and he was like a guest we got on so well, people thought we were friends from before and not just our photographer we had only just met! Everything we wanted we got and more. The natural images taken throughout the day were wonderful and captured every special moment that the bride and groom had as well as guests moments we were too busy to see. Phil also took some staged group photos and we were able to choose who we had in each shot beforehand so we did not have to try and organise anything on the day-Phil was one step ahead all the time and we had wonderful photos that showed this. There is nothing at all that could be improved, Lensmonkey are the number 1 choice and they are efficient, friendly and organised. Many thanks and congratulations for getting things spot on, amazing :)" Phaedra & Franco
  • "The best photographer in Cardiff!"

    "We chose Lensmonkey to photograph our wedding in 2009. The photos were second to none and people still comment now on how much of a fantastic job they did in capturing our day. Following the birth of our daughter we decided to have some family photos taken at their home studio. They offer a relaxed and very friendly service. One that we believe you could not find anywhere else. He is a brilliant photographer who has such a talent. Our photos are amazing! If you're looking for a photographer in this area you MUST check out Lensmonkey. Nobody else will come close to the service, quality and proficiency that they offer." Katie & Rob
  • "Couldn't recommend Lensmonkey enough"

    "We couldn't recommend Lensmonkey enough. Stuart and I are not the most comfortable people in front of the camera but he made both of us feel at ease throughout the whole day. He did not get in anyone's faces he captured the moments and the bits we missed which is what we wanted. Working with them leading up to and after the big day made us feel confident that we had made the right choice. The album choices are so good it was hard to choose our final one, and when it turned up when they said it would, I was impressed. My friends and family have all commented on how good and modern it looks. Thank you so much for making the day even more special!" Stuart & Adele
  • "Friendly fab photos"

    "First of all when you arrive at Lensmonkey you will be very warmly greeted. We were made to feel very welcome and made to feel at ease. More importantly, as we have a little one, they didn't mess around and gently and subtly made our one year old relax and enjoy. No time was wasted and the job was done quickly but efficiently. So no tears or tiredness for baby, and without her realising job done. However, equally importantly, the pictures were just so beautiful and sharp. In just minutes, the photographer had managed to capture various different expressions on out little one. We were so pleased with them and found it really difficult to choose so decided to go for a package as it was such good value, for such unique and natural pictures. We would not hesitate to go back again! Thank you!" Ruth, Ed & Anni
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