SNAP! Wedding Photography Testimonials - continued

If the previous raves didn’t quite convince you as to the fab wedding photography service we provide, well, here are some more from other delighted brides and grooms…

Sarah and Ken – Rossendale

Thank-you for your lovely email. Wow we love the photos that Anthony has put up they are amazing we can’t wait to see the rest!!!!

Stacey and Scott – Mt Vernon, Akaroa

I just want to say thank you so much for dropping of the disk to my work, and for the bottle of wine, was very much appreciated.  And a huge thank you for everything you have both done for us to make our day so special and so memorable.

Joanna and Reuben – Presbetarian Church

Hi Anthony and Sarah,

We just wanted to say thanks again for the photos. We’ve chosen a few to print out on canvases for our wall, and many of our friends and family have said how impressed they are with the photos in the online gallery. It was great working with you for our wedding!

Kind regards,
Reuben and Joanna

Laura and Peter – Pemberton

We are loving our photos and album! Still showing it off to people!

Just to let you know that the album and photos have arrived safely. The album is absolutely beautiful – was totally blown away with it!

Thanks to you and Anthony for all your hard work! From the quality of the photos to the presentation box – just amazing! I’ve had so many compliments already – can’t wait to show everyone!

Thanks so much for all your help and also thanks to Anthony for making this such a hard decision! His pictures are amazing and it was very difficult to choose!

We love the album! You have done a fantastic job!

Thanks so much for the email – we LOVE the photos and the album! We will have such a hard time deciding what photos to print!

Rachael and Brad Mackwell – Rosemount, Ohoka

“We got our wedding album last night, it was past our expectations, the album looks amazing, the photos pop out of the pages and it really tells the story of our day, thank you so much Anthony for all your hard work and the beautiful photos we have for wonderful memories. P.s mum loves her album, she also loved the quality and the layout!

Thanks again,

Rach + Brad Mackwell”

Thank You card:

Dear Anthony and Sarah,

Thank you so much for all your hard work in capturing our wedding memories in our amazing photos.  You both have been a pleasure to work with.  We had many comments on our wedding day on Anthony’s professionalism and energetic character.  We appreciate the way you have personalized the experience and your thought and effort you have put into creating our wedding album.
Kindest regards,
Rachael and Brad

Emma and Jamie – Rossendale

Thank You card:
Dear Anthony and Sarah
Where do I start! Thank you to our fabulous, amazing, extraordinary, brilliant, talented photographer! Words can’t express how happy we are with the beautiful photos.  You have captured so many special moments which we’ll treasure forever.  Thank you!

“What can I say, Anthony you far exceeded our expectations, you are a very talented photographer and I’m so glad we had you as our photographer for our wedding. You captured beautifully the love, laughter and relaxed atmosphere of our special day which we will treasure for a lifetime. Your passion and skill for photography really showed and we couldn’t be happier with the photos we received. The slideshow you put together blew us away and captures the true essence of our wedding day. You found some stunning places for us to have our post ceremony photos done (poo covered sheep shearing shed not included! J Although I have to admit the photos were beautiful) and we had so much fun. Thank you Anthony for creating something amazing for us to re-live over and over again.”

Hilary and Dene

“Anthony and Sarah, thank you so much for the absolutely amazing photos and album. It arrived safely, the courier driver was quite excited to deliver it to our door! The photos seem unreal, are they really us? And your ability to capture the dramatic scenery and vibe of the day is very special. Dene is most impressed. We had a fantastic day with you and heaps of our friends have commented on your great photography, energy and commitment you put in to get the shots you have. Thanks for coming to the Coast to capture our wedding day!

Cheers, Hilary and Dene.”

Thank you so much for being there to capture our day.  We love the photos so far.  And can’t wait to see the rest.

We’ve been eagerly waiting to see the photos.  They are great!  Can’t wait to see others and finalising design.So many people have commented how great your photos are.

Jessica and Lyndon – Riccarton Racecourse

Hi Anthony!

We absolutely love the pre-design album! It’s so beautiful, made mum cry haha.

Angela and Dave – Geraldine

“The photos have arrived and they look amazing.  Thanks so much to you both for everything.”

“A big thanks to you and Anthony for being so great to work with- amazing service.”

“Loving the look and feel of it so far and you have told the story really well! Love your work- you are an amazing photographer!”

“We had an amazing day!  Anthony- you were awesome and we couldn’t be happier with our choice in photographer! Cannot wait to see the end result.  Thanks again and we will have no hesitation in recommending Snap!”

Anna and Max – Akaroa Wedding, French Farm

“The album arrived a few days ago – we are so thrilled with it!  Another huge thank you for all your hard work.  It’s amazing how it brings the whole day back to life, the pictures are really beautiful and as you say, and we love having them there in hard copy to flick through.  Can’t wait to show our families!

The album is beautifully presented too, with its embossed box and high resolution pictures – all up we’ve been very impressed by the quality of the products you’ve sent us.  We also really enjoyed being involved in editing the album and deciding which prints to include, as we feel really familiar with the photos that are in there now and it helps cement the memories.  It’s great to see all the tiny details of people’s faces in the church etc. that we didn’t notice on the screen.”

“Thank you both as well for all your wonderful work, we’ve already had so much pleasure from the photos and they really do bring the day back to life for us.  We’ll be in touch once we’ve had a look at the finished album!”

“We really did have an incredible day and Anthony has done an amazing job of capturing it.  Thanks again to you both. “

“Wow – that is a beautiful album, Anthony, you’ve done a really amazing job on the design and with editing the pictures.  You must have put a lot of thought and time into it.  We didn’t get to look at it until Friday evening because I didn’t see the email until after Max had left for work that morning – the suspense was killing us all day!  We loved re-living our day through your pictures and have looked at it over and over again since.”

Niamh and Guy – Timaru Wedding

“Anthony from Snap photography was absolutely amazing from the first day we met him right through to receiving our photos.  He listened to and interpreted, so accurately, the style of our wedding and the beautiful photographs. We don’t know how he took so many STUNNINGLY BEAUTIFUL photographs throughout the nine hour day as we didn’t even notice him being there!  He was so discreet and yet produced so many captivating and emotive photographs that we cherish and view repeatedly to remind us of our special day.  I have had at least ten people comment that the photographs look like something out of ‘Vogue’ magazine.  Anthony didn’t just meet our expectations, he reinterpreted them and surpassed anything I could have ever imagined.  He made us both feel so special on the day and I still can’t believe that’s me in the photos.  I proactively recommend Anthony to anyone who is having any type of photographs, not just weddings.

Niamh + Guy”

Sonja and Gareth – Trent’s Estate Winery, Christchurch

“How many photographers do you know that would lie in a puddle on a 5 degree freezing cold day to get the perfect shot, and smile the whole way through it? Anthony (MacGyver) Turnham is the greatest guy to work with and did just about anything to capture photos to help capture all the special moments from our day. His commitment to us not only on our day but before and after was second to none and for this we are truly grateful. You name it and it was done.

We chose SNAP! Photography because we felt Anthony’s personality fitted best with us and he cared about getting the best pictures possible to help us remember our day fondly. He has blown our expectations out of the water. He operated so well under trying conditions, got the job done and in a friendly and fun manner.

We looked at all the other usual suspects from around Christchurch and had close family use one of the longer established photographers in Christchurch and we feel, along with all of our family that the shots and experience that SNAP! Photography provided were better than anything else on offer and truly exceptional. We are laughing as we feel we got the deal of the century.

Thanks so very much Anthony from both of us and from all our friends and family. Keep up the great work, you are truly amazing.

Emma and Micah – Cossar’s Wineshed, Christchurch

“First and foremost, Emma and I would like to say the biggest thank you for capturing our wedding day so perfectly.  We are truly grateful for the eternal memories we have as a result of your photography.

I remember when we first started thinking about what we wanted in our wedding photographer.  We made a list of all the qualities and skills that we thought were important.  Creative, friendly, professional, could make a connection between the people and the images, and also be able to edit the photos in post-production to add the ‘wow’ factor.  Once the list was made it didn’t take long to realize that SNAP Photography covered everything.  From the very first email from Sarah to meeting Anthony shortly afterwards, Emma and I knew that SNAP was perfect.

Anthony and Sarah were also very thoughtful and accommodating after we had to change our venue due to the Christchurch earthquakes, which took so much stress out of the situation and Emma and I could focus on getting excited for the wedding day instead.

Emma and I had so much fun working with Anthony, and his assistant Anna, on our special day. Even though we made them drive halfway across town and back they had energy and enthusiasm in bucket loads.  They made the process of posing for photos so easy and more importantly enjoyable.  They also managed to capture many candid moments, the ones that seemed to flick past in a second, but were caught in a photo.  A hug here, a smile there, a cheeky face or a sneaky kiss, snapped forever.

There is amazing shot after amazing shot and the post-production editing has added magic to every picture.  We are both looking forward to the photo book as well.

Anthony, it has been an honour having you as our photographer.  All of our friends and family have made so many comments on how beautiful the wedding photos are.  We are so elated that we are able to re-live such an incredible experience.  One that we will never forget thanks to you.

Thank you so very very much.

Micah and Emma”

Via email: “Hi Anthony,

Thanks so much for all the work you have done for our photos…they look tu meke!!! (awesome)  I will tag them shortly.  I’ve looked at the photos a couple of times now and they are just stunning.  You and Anna managed to capture so much of our day and for that we are so thankful.  We will have these memories for a lifetime!!!

On the album front if you could send through the cost that would be great.   I think that Emma and I would love to get one made though.

Many thanks,

Micah and Emma”

Via facebook: Micah: “Thank you guys so much for capturing our wedding day!!! We loved every second with you and you have managed to encapsulate all the emotion and awesomeness of the day. Memories to cherish for a lifetime. He tino pai!!!”

Emma: “Thank you SO much Anthony! Going through these photos just puts such a smile on my face. You have done an amazing job capturing our day. So special!!!! Xx”

Tina and Ryo – Huntley House, Wedding Photography

Hi Anthony,

Just wanna say thanks to you from myself also.
Thank you for joining us at the Sunday wedding. We had a blast and had the best day ever. Thanks to you from all of our family members also.
Your shooting style was great and you were soo funny. Everyone thought you were great on the day!

Hi Anthony

We are really glad that you have enjoyed the day with us!  We had the perfect day and both me and Ryo has enjoyed it a lot.  It was great having you shooting for our wedding day.  I’m glad that I have chosen SNAP.  We loved working with you a lot!  Both you and Sarah are great.

Thanks heaps for staying back for us and also try to complete our photos in a tight timeframe.  We really appreciate a lot.  We hope you have enjoyed the meal too.

Thanks a lot again!


Toni and Dale – Cossars Wineshed, Christchurch

“I have been sitting on the ‘testimonial’ for a while as I just could not think of the right words to describe you and the most amazing gift you have given us. A perfectly photographed day in history – our wedding day.

The arrival in my inbox of your email to view the photos came at no better time as Dale had just left for a month away working. My heart completely melted on just ‘seeing’ the first photo! I did cry…but they were tears of absolute happiness. You had brought back to me, in such beautiful clarity, our wedding day. On the first viewing of the photos, I was so stunned by the beauty that I actually wanted to have ‘this girl’s’ wedding day – it looked perfect and flawless. I looked amazing and my husband looked so handsome (I wanted to marry him again). You captured our smiles, our quirks but most importantly, you captured our love. We couldn’t have asked for more.

You didn’t only make Dale and I so amazingly happy, our family and friends were made so comfortable by you it shows in every one of the photos. A ‘real’ smile is rare to photograph but you caught them – thank you.

The feeling I get in knowing I will have these photos for the rest of my life makes me so unbelivably happy – you wouldn’t believe.

I still don’t feel these words really portray my true feelings about these photos…how to explain something so amazing and beyond your dreams – it’s impossible.

So dear Ant, you are not only a Class A photographer and an amazing man – you are also a legend.

We thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

Mr & Mrs Nelson :)”

Laura and Joe – Trent’s Estate Vineyard

“I would just like to thank you for our beautiful wedding photos and DVD slideshow!!!! They both are just so beautiful! I have looked over them so many times now (I have lost count) and just can’t get over how brilliant they are, the way you captured us, our guests, the colours in the photos!

I can honestly say that from all the photos, they are ALL brilliant! I find it amazing how all the photos are great, as I have never before had so many photos taken of myself and they all look great! The DVD slideshow is so beautifully done! A large number of people I have showed this too have cried because it is so beautiful!, the ones that didn’t cry (mainly men) commented how awesome it is! It is so wonderful to re-live the whole day again through the photos and slideshow, as the day went so quickly and seemed so surreal at the time.

The thought of planning/organising my wedding was a VERY VERY daunting task. I didn’t really know where to start when it came to anything e.g. venue, photographer etc. I found the best way to do anything is to go by word of mouth/peoples opinions in the first instance and then your own gut feeling after that. You came very highly recommended from various people at my work. When I met you, I found you to be a easy-going and lovely person who was professional and passionate about their work. After seeing some photos and a DVD slideshow which I thought were beautiful, I decided you were the perfect person for the job.

You turned up on the day with your positive lovely manner which put me at ease. Your guidance and help with the posed photos was great (as I am not very good at posing – you are brilliant at posing I must say!). And you snapping those photos I didn’t even know you were taking look brilliant!

Getting the photos on our return from our honeymoon was just awesome and my various email queries e.g. getting a high resolution disc etc. were answered very promptly, professionally and kindly.

I would strongly recommend you to anyone looking for a photographer (I already have actually!).

Overall this was a brilliant experience for us! I feel so happy looking at the photos and watching the DVD slideshow! You truly captured our day!

I know that Joe and I and our future generations will have many happy years of looking at the photos and DVD slideshow.

Thanks again! We think you are truly brilliant!

From Laura Scarlett (& Joe Scarlett). ”

Laura & Joe – By Laura’s Mum!

“Dear Anthony,
I am Laura Scarlett’s  mother. Ii just wanted to thank you for the wonderful photographs and slideshow of Laura and Joe’s wedding.
I have sent them to my family and friends all over the world.
Comments are “Who was the photographer? The photographs are amazing!  Very creative! What a collection of beautiful photos!  Stunning!  So many fabulous photos. The photographer certainly captured the happiness of the day.”

The black and white photographs you took of my husband’s two brothers were exquisite. I am sure they would win a prize for character study. Their faces tell a thousand stories. I appreciate having such a variety of superb photos to choose from to display.  I know many people have played the slideshow over and over from Facebook.
I have had great pleasure from making up two albums using your professional photos and those taken by friends.

A precious record of our darling daughter’s wedding day. You have a wonderful talent and I will certainly recommend you as the opportunity arises.

With Kind Regards
Pauline Kau Kau =)”

Gemma and Nathan – Trash the Dress Shoot

“Where do I begin… I’m so glad to have been introduced to your work! I had been looking at doing a unique Drown the Gown/ Trash the Dress photo shoot for months… And never saw anyone’s work that truly took my breath away in the way that yours did… I did a lot of research into different styles and ideas of drown the gown… Because I’d already done the pretty traditional wedding photos I was looking for someone to step outside of the square in a new and interesting way! What made it even more special for us was doing part of the photo shoot at Waikuku Beach where I grew up as a child, and also where we had our initial wedding photos done three years ago.

The way you used the lighting was amazing! I’ve never seen anything like that before! Having an assistant was also a great idea!
I wish we had met you before our wedding, as we would have been 100x happier with our wedding photos!  Nathan was very hesitant about doing a photo shoot… Being a manly man he didn’t like the idea of being in front of the camera all day… But you made us both feel so at ease, we had a great day!  Needless to say we are both in love with the photos!

Wishing you all the very best for the future.
xXx The Keene Family.”

Amy and Davie – Terrace Downs

Thanks so much for doing such an excellent job for us Anthony. I’m so glad we found you !! – Amy Gellatly!

Rachael and Ben

“When honeymoon is over, the bills are paid, and the dress has been dry-cleaned, post-wedding reality kicks in.  The magic of the day goes so quickly, and it is so easy for your wedding to become a slightly hazy memory of the past. Anthony at Snap photography provides the magic key to help keep those memories alive.

No matter what your budget is, the only real lasting memories of your wedding day (aside from the ring, and the spouse, that is) are your photographs. The work that Anthony puts in to making your shots look fabulous really stands him apart from others, for him, the work does not end with the last shot of the day. The effort is continued through to amazing post-production work that will make your photos look individual and incredible.

If you are looking for token stilted photographs with no life to them, then Uncle Bruce with his $200 digital snapper will do that just fine. If you want stunning photos that transport you back to your special day, photos that seem to live and breathe, photos that make people stand back and say Wow!, then you need Anthony.

We were so staggered with the vast array of shots that Anthony was able to create. Not only was he fun and easy to work with, but each picture seemed to have its own story to it. Watching the DVD slideshow made the both of us tear up a little – the magic of the day was captured so beautifully, and we were transported back.

We cannot recommend Anthony enough, he was so eager to help, and all the little touches helped to make our day exception. We heard so many wedding photography horror storied before choosing Snap!, but Anthony made sure everything went beautifully and smoothly. Thank you so much for everything!”

Dana and Jayden

“Dear Anthony and Sarah

We would like to thank you very much for the absolutely amazing job that you did of our wedding photographs.  They are stunning and we couldn’t be happier with how they turned out.  We just love how you captured the relaxed and fun day that we had.

With all of our friends and family scattered throughout the world it has been fantastic for them to be able to see the photos on Facebook and on your website as if they were there with us on the day. Everyone has commented on how amazing the photos are and that they are the best wedding photos they have ever seen.

It was quite a daunting task to choose a wedding photographer over the internet, with us being based in Scotland and our wedding taking place at home in New Zealand. We feel very lucky to have stumbled across you and we are so glad that we chose to have you as our wedding photographer.  We instantly got a good vibe from you, you really put us at ease and we felt that you were on the same page as us with the look that we wanted for our photos.

You made the on location photo shoot a really fun and relaxed experience and really put a camera-phobic bride at ease.

It was really nice to have you and Sarah there to share our special day with us.  We feel like you fitted in with our friends and family like you were one of our wedding guests.

We also really appreciate how hard you must have worked to get the photos ready for us so quickly so we could take them back to the UK.

We wish you all the best for the future and would definitely recommend you to anyone.

Best wishes,

Jayden and Dana”

Lisa and Chris – Kaiapoi Wedding

“Dear Anthony and Sarah

When we first met to look at photo locations for the Big Day your enthusiasim really got us excited!

We loved that you were so open to all our ideas and we were happy for you to explore and find some great spots for our wedding photos. The day went realy well and we were very relaxed and felt we were in good hands. When we recieved the photos we were both amazed at the quality! We have had some large prints made and also a canvas, all came out fantastic and we were very impressed with the quality and how they looked. I would recomend you to anyone, we really enjoyed the time spent with you on our special day.

Thank you again

Lisa and Chris”

Heidi and Craig – Lincoln University Wedding

“Dear Anthony – Snap Photography.

All we could say was WOW when we first looked at the DVD of our photos online (it brought a tear to a lot of people’s eye).

Not only are the photos absolutely awesome but Anthony’s ability to link them together to tell the story of our day was magical. Every time I watch it I get to re-live all the beautiful parts of our day.

We have so many great photos with a variety of arty, traditional and funky shots that it is hard to find room to display them all. Anthony’s eye for detail is incredible, he would find the perfect place, angle and lighting every time.

Not only are the final photos amazing but it was a pleasure working with Anthony and Sarah before, during and after our wedding. Their fun and friendly approach put all the bridle party at ease while off on the photo session. Anthony was constantly snapping away but made us all feel very relaxed will doing so. In fact so relaxed he was the one who had to tell us it was time to get back to our guests!

We have nothing but great feed back about Anthony and Sarah from the day. They blended in with the crowd well and managed to get a photo of almost all our guests, mostly with out them even knowing.

Thank you Snap Photography for being a pleasure to deal with and delivering a top quality service and product.

Craig and Heidi Sowman.”

Todd and Andrea – Rosemount Wedding, Ohoka

“Just a little note to say a massive thank you for our wedding photos. The album is absolutely amazing, it far exceeded our expectations. All our friends that have seen the photo’s have commented on the quality and the detailed way in which you have laid out the album. It captures the essence of the day perfectly.

We like the mix of formal photo’s versus the candid shots taken of the guests enjoying the day. It was always going to be a challenge dealing with Todd who hates having his photo taken. Your relaxed but professional manner made everyone feel at ease, even Todd!

We would highly recommend you to any potential clients. With the level of quality and detail that has gone in to our photo’s and album we are sure that there will be many more satisfied clients to come.”

Arna and Jamie

“Just a quick email to say a big thanks for the fantastic service you provided for our wedding. The photos are incredible and all of our friends have commented on how amazing they are. The photos you took really told a story of the day and we are both so pleased we chose you as our photographer. Please feel free to pass this email on to anyone you like and we would be happy to recommend you to anyone. Thank You again,”