Our clients are lovely. Here are just a few of the lovely things they write to us on cards, emails, labels on wine bottles etc. Isn't that just so nice!
"Jim was our photographer for our wedding at Gray's Court in York. Jim was above and beyond what we were expecting when we were looking for a photographer. It was immediately obvious he knew his stuff after first talking with at a wedding fair in York and was the obvious choice for our wedding.
Jim is real pleasure to have around and very much a people person. He somehow managed to get some of our more serious wedding guests to crack some massive smiles, we're still not sure how he did it! He does a fantastic job at making people feel at ease while taking photos, and was great at blending into the background when taking photos throughout the event.
Having received our photos back, we couldn't be happier with the results. All his photos are of a very high standard and very complimentary of the people in the pictures. He knows what makes a great photo and that shows in the pictures he's taken. There is a fantastic mix of more formal wedding photos of family groups and then also a great mix of photos where he's perfectly captured the feel of the day through the photos he's taken from the "shadows" so to speak!
I'd recommend Jim without a doubt.
Luke & Leanne Shaw"
Luke & Leanne Shaw - Grays Court August 2015
We are photography snobs...its as simple as that. I teach Fashion & run a business making bridal wear (and appreciate a decent snap when I see one), Chris is a wanna be professional photographer ..... so you can imagine the task of finding our wedding photographer to be a tricky one!
We met Jim at a wedding fair and both of us immediately hit it off with him (quite difficult to find a photographer whose work makes you go weak at the knees and isn't a knob we discovered!! )
Besides taking shots that blew us away when that beautiful CD landed on our door matt it felt like he was going to make sure that this day was bloody ace! Pulling up chairs for weary party goers, sneaking a few mini bottles of Prosecco in his camera bag for us as we trotted around York for our portrait shots, ensuring we all stood in the shade as often as possible (hottest day of the year!) and generally making each and every guest feel relaxed and at ease in his company (the bridesmaids perhaps a bit too much who willingly allowed him to photograph their stockings)! He was much more than just our photographer.
Each and every one of our guests has commented on Jim and what a great guy he was and I've happily passed on his number to a few folks already who saw him at work on the day and want to book him.
So all in all if you're looking for a photographer who has a confident swagger, cares massively about his work and you, requests that pre-wedding meetings are carried out in pubs over pints, goes the extra mile to capture every little detail, willingly flirts with mums, nanas, aunties, bridesmaids etc to get the perfect shot, has a booming voice that gets the necessary people in shot in double quick time and makes you cry with happiness when you open your wedding photos for the first time (and every time since actually!) then this is your man.
xx Rebecca & Chris Married 26th July 2014
Rebecca and Chris O'Leary
Just a little note to tell you how much we love love love our wedding pictures! You've done such a fantastic job and we couldn't be more happy that we chose you to photograph the day.
Your attention to detail is incredible and seems so effortless. You go to great lengths to make sure everything runs smoothly; from delivering Grandma's flowers when they were in completely the wrong location, to fastening the ridiculously fiddly buttons on my wedding dress- and even carrying my clutch bag. It's unbelievable that you managed to do all of that as well as take the most stunning quality pictures!
We had such a fantastic time and you have provided us with the perfect keepsakes; you truly have captured all the special moments, the emotions... and the party atmosphere beautifully.
Thank you once again, you truly are the mintest photographer in the world!!! And yes, I know that's not a word... but it should be.
Lots of love,
Hannah and Neil
Hannan and Neil
I cannot stop saying wonderful things about Jim's photos, they are beyond fabulous.
When searching for a photographer in York for our Civil Partnership, I was struck by photos on Jim Poyner's website, how they invoked feelings. Whether you could feel the emotions of the people being pictured, or the way the photo was taken, they inspired feelings in yourself. They are striking and beautiful.
On meeting Jim, he was professional and creative with his suggestions for the day, in an open manner, putting me at ease and feeling confident already. I then disclosed my concerns. My partner was not always comfortable in front of a camera, and my favourite photos are the ones that you don't know are being taken. Now, as it was a semi-elopement (we had one friend each), Jim admitted it might be a little difficult with just the 4 of us, but he would give it a try!
On the day, as soon as he met Sally, he chatted away, putting her at her ease, and then completely won over our friends. Before we knew it we were laughing away, hardly noticing the clicking of the camera. He not only guided us through the day, without us realising he was keeping us on time, and chose some beautiful places for photos, and some impromtu poses which were so much fun. Not once did we feel like we had to keep a position or stand a certain way. The entire day was relaxed, fun and so happy, exactly the way we wanted. I didn't realise just how much of those feelings he could really capture.
I didn't worry at all how the photos might turn out as I was confident in Jim's skill and so I had high expectations. Well, I was blown away. WOW! The photos so exceeded my already high expectations. The slideshow he made, had me in tears the 1st, 2nd and 3rd time I watched it, I had to stop playing it. I could feel exactly how I felt on the day when he took them. My friends in turn blubbed away when they saw it. Absolutely beautiful. How he managed to make us laugh and take such stunning photos is his personnel gift.
This was the happiest day of my life and hiring Jim Poyner Photography to capture it with such style, is the best investment I've made.
Cara and Sally
Cara and Sally - 11th June 2013, Wedding Clients
We did not know where to start looking for a photographer for our wedding in April. We picked up a few business cards from York registry office. That was the first impression well and truly formed. Jim Poyner's card was by far the smartest, most professional looking card of the bunch. Then we did some research on the website and read reviews. We especially liked the pictures and the feedback given by Katie and Suz.
Right from the first email exchange We felt like we already knew Jim, so approachable and friendly he was. We couldn't wait to meet him and discuss our plans.
On the day things couldn't have gone any better - and Jim was such a big part of the smooth running of it all. Jim is certainly not your usual wedding photographer…. creative yes, knows his stuff certainly, relaxes everybody yes, turns everybody into photogenic beauties ….. talented, however certainly not regimented or bossy! Even our most shy of guests felt at ease in Jim's company.
The mix of colour and black & white shots capture the wonderful history of York so nicely. We felt like film stars as Jim lead us on a mini cobbled street tour between Dean Court Hotel and Betty's. That was such a wonderfully relaxed and creative thing to do. Definitely a highlight of the day for us.
The photographs were produced at top speed, enabling us to view them on our laptop in Mexico, the video clips photo book was a great touch, and a nice surprise.
All our guests loved Jim. He wasn't "the photographer", he was Jim.
We only wish that he'd also been one of our guests, such a thoroughly "mint" bloke that he is.
Thanks so much Jim. We'd recommend you to anybody wanting a thoroughly special day without any stuffy formality!
Vanda and Gary
Vanda & Gary
'When we started planning our wedding, we knew exactly what kind of atmosphere we wanted to create, but - like most brides- our aspirations exceeded our budget...We had to prioritise our finances, and thankfully we decided to invest our hard-earned cash in Jim Poyner.
Jim was an absolute super-star from the moment we met him, through the pre-wedding planning meeting and on the day itself.
Yes, he took the kind of photographs we could only dream of. Yes, he was incredibly easy to work with. Yes, our guests all loved him and want to book him for their own weddings.
But more than that...Jim has secret super-powers...he can be in ten different places at once; reassuring the most stressed-out brides, sensing intuitively what needs to be done, knowing how to make everybody feel comfortable.
He was not only the best photographer that money could buy, he was a combination of wedding co-coordinator, usher, stiletto protector and best mate all rolled into one!
So, in short, here's our advice - if you splash out on only one thing for your wedding - invest your brass in Jim Poyner. It will be the best investment you make, and the best memories you could hope for.
Thanks Jim - lovin' your work!
Sue and Katie xxx'
Suz and Katie - Civil Partnership at Grays Court, York 5th June 2012
To Jim and Katie
Our Wedding day was so special because we were surrounded by the ones we love and you captured them all so beautifully. Thank you so much for your wonderful work. We keep getting such lovely comments from everyone there on the day about you both. We love the photos! Please accept our thanks and gratitude for being such a great help in making our day perfect!
Lou & Neil
Louisa & Neil 19th May 2012
Fran, referred her sister to me for wedding photography. After seeing the piccies a few days ago she sent me the following message..
"I've just finished looking at them and crying my eyes out. They are all perfect Jim. I mean I knew you were good but not that good. They are so natural and you've caught everything! Thanks Jim I knew you'd be the man for the job. x"
..which is cool :o)
Fran (Bridesmaid to Kat & Jim David, 6th April 2012)
Mosaic Events have worked with Jim Poyner for the past six years, he is without a doubt our preferred photographer for all events we host for our clients. Whether it is a conference, dinner or themed event Jim always manages to capture the spirit of an event. It always amazes us how Jim manages to keep things fresh at every event. It is really important to us to give Jim a brief at the beginning of an event to take photographs then be able to leave him to this. Everytime he manages to provide us quickly and efficiently with the photographs within a day or so of the event taking place. Another service which has worked really well for us is the portraits of our guests at themed events, these photos are printed out on the evening then given out to guests a momento. I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Jim to any events organiser and their clients. - www.mosaicevents.co.uk
Sarah Byrne - Mosaic Events
Oh my good god!! What utterly amazing incredible beautiful photos! Some of them literally made me gasp! Stunning! ...and that was just the ones of me!
Ms E Newton (Guest at wedding of Shereen and Alex Brown)
The photos of the wedding are FAB! I just wanted to e-mail you and tell you how great I thought you both were on the day, you took photos of anything we asked you, I shall have no hesitation to recommend you to anyone I know. I hope I can do this for you and send some business your way.
Thanks again, can't wait to get some of your photos on my wall!
Lucy, ( sister of the groom, and mum to Eibhlis the smiley bridesmaid!! )
Our two daughters arranged a photo session at home and presented us with two stunning photo's for our 25th wedding anniversary, both now proudly framed in our kitchen. A beautiful present and all very professionally presented and great fun for the two girls at the same time.Well done Jim, yet another success story!
Mr & Mrs Hopkins
To Jim and Katie
Wow! Thank you. You have captured our day perfectly: the photos are just so wonderful. You have really managed to replicate the whole happy feel to our day: we love the photographs and have become addicted to staring at them!
Thank you for all your help from the word go - for your advice: for your help (particularly in finding other people we needed): for the colours you captured on that gloomy morning((* the engagement shoot)): and for your subtle presence on the day. You were both brilliant.
All the very best for the future
Rebecca and David
From Rebecca and David (wedding clients)
"..I asked Jim if he could come to my house and take pictures of my new born son. This is where the fantastic service started and we arranged a time when Jim could come round to meet the family and go through different options to suit my girlfriend and myself. Jims' options were really competitive and he made us feel like we were in safe hands.
On the day Jim was booked, he arrived at my house 10 mins early so obviously the Mrs wasn't anywhere near ready but he waited patiently without any fuss. Once she was ready we shot over to my parents house where we began taking pictures. As my boy was only 5 months old at the time and was being a bit of a monkey, I couldn't get him to smile and he seemed fed up. This wasn't a problem for Jim as he danced around the room to The Spice Girls which he had stored on his phone - worryingly this worked a treat and my boy (who I hope will become a builder, rugby player or boxer), found this really funny - at least I know who to blame if things don't work out that way.
Jim Poyner is the best photographer me or my family have ever used - the pictures he has taken of my boy are so unique and special to all of my family. Without doubt I would recommend Jim to anybody and he will certainly be doing my wedding next year.
Dale Waddington (family portrait client)
Thanks very much for the piccies only one word describes the wonderful work you have done and that is WOW!
Once again a big thank you for your excellent work on our special day.
Liz & Mick
Mr & Mrs Millard (Wedding Clients)
AMAZING AMAZING AMAZING! Thanks you so much Jim. You are a bloody superstar. Have not had a chance to message you but mate, you have captured everything the day was. Amazing skills bro, love the night shots...I LOVE THEM ALL!
Scott Akoz (wedding client and levitating break dancer)
Thank you so much for all you did on our special day! The pictures are amazing and you've captured the day perfectly. We can't thank you enough.
Adam & Liv xxx
From Mr & Mrs Bailey (Wedding clients)
..just wanted to say a huge thank you for everything you did for us on our wedding day. We hope you managed to enjoy yourself as well as working - we couldn't have chosen a better photographer!! Lots of Love Louby & Frank
From Lou & Frank (Wedding Clients)
Just a brief note to say how much I appreciate the work you have done for us over the past 2 years. I have now run a couple of events in the South of England using 2 different photographers. Looking back through the pictures recently, it was very obvious that your work stands out brilliantly.
I just thought it would be nice to let you know this. Best wishes Mike.
From M. Parish (Commercial corporate event client)
Here's a big THANK-YOU! for being a fantastic photographer at our wedding. It was a real pleasure working with you. We felt so comfortable and relaxed around you and Katie. You were brilliant with the kids - both the big and little ones!
Our guests also commented on how they liked your style. Finally, the photos are GREAT! Thank you for capturing our day. Love from Emily & Jon
From Mr & Mrs Andrews (Wedding clients)
We would both like to thank you for the fantastic photography you did for us on our wedding day. We are both made up with the pictures and our family and friends think they are brilliant.
You were both fantastic on the day, very professional but light hearted and made everyone feel at ease. We will certainly recommend you. Love Jemma & Paul
From Mr & Mrs Lofthouse (Wedding Clients)
Thank you so much for all your hard work - we have never been so good looking! Thank you also for making it so easy, lots of love Amanda & Jim
From Mr & Mrs Wright (Wedding Clients)
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