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Shar & Dean

“Fantastic service! Ray was accommodating, organised, diligent with details and so very amicable. My husband Dean, and I hired Ray to do our wedding photos, initially for a date in July but had to push the wedding date to November. Ray was accommodating, pleasant to interact with and just an all-round star when it came to this!  We were particularly impressed with how organised he was, with the provision of login details that gave us access to invoices, forms we had filled out for him as well as an eventual resting place for our photographs. Not sure if this is the norm nowadays but it’s these details that made us feel very secure in our choice in the run-up to the wedding.  On the big day itself, Ray was punctual, well prepared and friendly. He was particularly quick and efficient when it came to the couple portraits (thankfully, because it was a freezing day on a windy hilltop!), taking only 10-20 minutes to get the shots he had planned and taking some impromptu ones I wanted as well. The results were spectacular!  Couldn’t recommend him enough!”

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Carrieanne & Glen

“Absolutely amazing. We have just finished going through all our images that ray got back to us in 4 days. I’ve laughed and cried re living the day. These pictures are full of love, happiness and fun and I will treasure them forever. Ray was also fun and totally down to earth and a pleasure to have at our wedding. Thank you so much!!!!”

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Amy & Esther

“Absolutely fantastic and such a lovely guy, makes you feel so much at ease on the most stressful day! Every photo he does is beautiful, even the ones with your eyes closed.. Would definitely recommend!”

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Amber & Matt

“Ray did an amazing job and took every picture we asked him too. Nothing was too much. He was friendly and comfortable having him there. It was as though he were one of the guests as the atmosphere around him was so relaxed. He kept an eye on the weather too, ensuring we had photo’s taken at the best time. He made everything work. I would highly recommend Ray. We’ve had loads of comments on our photo’s about how amazing they are. Thanks a lot Ray.”

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Rebecca & Darren

“Wow what an amazing photographer. He managed to capture every single moment of the day perfectly & he was so friendly and kind to all of the wedding party. You have to trust his ideas as he 100% knows what he is doing and the end results are amazing and magical. Do not hesitate to book him, you won’t regret it!”

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Katie & Dan

“At our wedding Ray just became part of the family, he captured the moments like he knew what we wanted, it was a relaxing and enjoyable day, worth every penny!”

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Becca & Liam

“Recently had our pre wedding shoot with ray and can’t recommend him enough … as two people who don’t like there photo done we really enjoyed our photo shoot and it gave us lots of confidence for our wedding day … ray made us both so comfortable and we laughed from start to end ray will literally do anything to get the shot showing his true professionalism … can’t wait for him to shoot our wedding.”

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Joanne & Lee

“Ray was photographer for our wedding on 26th August 2018. Ray is an all round great guy, who was very relaxed, which helped settle our nerves throughout the day. Very professional and the photographs are out of this world. Ray went the extra mile to make sure he captured the best shots during an afternoon of mostly heavy rain. We highly recommend Ray at Sawyer and Sawyer Photography, an outstanding 5 star photographer.”

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Tom & Ann-Marie

“We have used Ray on several occasions now, both family shoots and couple shoot and have always had outstanding results. can’t thank him enough especially for the recent couple shoot we were amazed by the results would definitely recommend him no matter what you are after and will definitely be booking him again.”

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Kerry & Terry

“Absolutely amazing photographer and man. A big part of our wedding day! We felt totally relaxed with Ray during our couple shoot and had a lot of fun. All of our guests commented on how lovely he was and are amazed at his photos. I couldn’t recommend him enough. He has gave us amazing memories of our day which we will cherish forever!”

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Pamela & Cris

“How lucky we were to find such a genuine and down to earth bloke that is also an excellent photographer, I honestly cannot recommend him highly enough, if you are looking for a photographer then look no further, thanks Ray!”

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Kerry & Terry

“Ray was excellent throughout. If you need someone to put you at ease as you don’t like posing then you’ve found them. Can’t praise him enough. Love the photos. Thanks again Ray. See you in a couple of weeks for the big one.”

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Jen & Andrew

“Absolutely amazing photographer couldn’t of asked for anyone better. Ray just made us feel at ease, he was there from start to finish on our big day , he went above and beyond to get the best shots even waited untill the sun went down at 9.15 just to catch an amazing shot, Ray just felt part of or big day, he talked to all of the guest, laughed and had a good time himself. My photos are just perfect thank you Ray x”

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Lauren & James

“Awesome photographer and more so great guy, Really helpful during the day ! Couldn’t Recommend a better person to do your wedding photos ! Thanks Ray !”

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Jacqueline & Shabin

“Fabulous! We booked Ray for our wedding on 21st July 2018. He made us feel at ease straight away! He was very efficient which meant that we could maximise the time spent with our guests. I would definitely recommend Ray!”

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Kirsty & James

“Amazing! Booked ray for our wedding 12th July in the Lake District and we are so pleased with the pictures! Also it was important to us that the day felt relaxed which ray certainly helped with, mixing brilliantly with ourselves and our guests! Would highly recommend!”

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Kirsty & James

“Myself and Kirsty booked Ray for our engagement shoot. Ray traveled over to Cumbria with us and shot at Aira Force the day before our wedding. The pictures were absolutely incredible and speak for themselves. Ray was very relaxed and coached us both through the shoot. He also went the extra mile to get some incredible shots of not just myself and kirsty but also of our little boy and parents. Couldnt recommend Ray more for any type of shoot.”

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Carly & Ant

“Ray was our photographer at our wedding on the 8th July 2018 at Newcastle Racecourse and what can I say he is an amazing man and photographer. He made us feel at ease and did a fantastic job the whole day, everyone was saying what a lovely photographer we had! I would recommend him to everyone and the photos are absolutely amazing!!!”

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Louise & Shaun

“Well where do I start!! My Husband and I got married on Saturday at Bowburn Hall! Ray you were amazing from start to finish! Everybody was commenting on how professional you are!! I’m so glad that we choose you to be our photographer!! Highly recommended!!”

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Hollie & Aidan

“We booked Ray as our wedding photographer on 16th June 2018. What a guy!! He was very relaxed which rubbed off on us during a manic day. Ray was very amenable and not demanding at all, he rolled with whatever we wanted. He is a very friendly chap!! Ray went above and beyond on our special day. He stayed long after the time he should have in order to capture some great shots as the sun was setting. Hundreds of pictures were taken by Ray but he had all of the edited shots to us in a matter of days…..great service. We would definitely recommend Ray.”

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Jodie & Matt

“100% reccomend Ray. He went above and beyond for us and couldn’t of done any better!! Even with the little bit of rain he still managed to get some amazing shots!!! Thank you Ray.”

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Anita & Scott

“I could not thank Ray enough for everything he did for us on the day. The pictures are stunning! I would recommend Ray to anyone still looking for a photographer. His professionalism, direction and sense of humour are second to none! During the day he kept me calm and knew what to say. Thanks for making our day!”

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Lauren and Terry

“Just want to thank you again for the fantastic pictures we are both over the moon with them! You kept us all clam and smiling all day in that heat haha! Definitely will be highly recommending you Ray! Thanks again!”

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Caroline & Peter

“Cannot recommend Ray highly enough, he did our wedding shoot in April, and was brilliant. Made us and our guests feel at ease and got some amazing pictures, Thank You Ray for being part of our day.”

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Alison Haswell

“Fabulous family photo session. Ray was friendly and professional, helping us to feel at ease and even managing to get photos with both of my kids smiling at the same time. We also got the photos on the same day which was fabulous. Couldn’t have been happier with everything overall and would definitely look to book again I the future.”

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Hollie & Aidan

“Ray is amazing!!  –  I would 100% recommend him as a photographer!!

We had an engagement shoot with him before our wedding (also booked with Ray) and the photos were out of this world. He was willing to meet us at the crack of dawn to capture the sunrise and nothing was too much to ask of him. He replied to messages/emails straight away and was happy to answer any questions we had.

We got our engagement photos from Ray on the same day so we didn’t have the long anticipated wait to see the finished product and we were blown away by them. One of our “must haves” for our wedding photographer was that we were able to get along with them, well we certainly did that with Ray. He was full of banter and funny stories and it meant that our smiles in the photos were genuine laughter.

He put us at ease straight away and gave us helpful tips on how to stand so we didn’t look forced or like robots. Sorry for the long review we just can’t give this guy enough praise. He is brilliant at what he does and is definitely in the right business.”

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Rachel & Dan

“Ray shot our wedding on Sunday couldn’t ask for a better person, he made us feel so comfortable and relaxed from the word go made everyone laugh and does anything he can to get the best shot possible even if it means army crawling or laying down in a muddy puddle for us! so clever and inventive the final results are epic! All our guests were full of compliments for him and they are thoroughly deserved. THANK YOU X”

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Claire & Paul

“Absolutely amazing, cannot recommend Ray enough. He is a really awesome bloke, non intrusive, he listened and fulfilled all our requests even if that meant him getting soaked in the rain. He was very encouraging and made us both feel completely at ease in front of the camera. He was engaging with all our friends and family and we couldn’t have asked for more.”

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Lynsey McCauley

“We had a lovely shoot on the 29th December with the whole family. Ray was excellent, he made us feel very comfortable and nothing was too much trouble. He got soaked in the snow getting the best shots and capturing the kids attention. Thanks for making it so easy.”

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Nicola Sahin

“Today we had an outdoor photoshoot at hardwick Park. Ray captured some really lovely images. We are very happy with our photos. Definitely recommend. Thanks again Ray.”

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Ann-Marie Roy

“Had my second family shoot the other week took some hard work with my son to smile nicely but what amazing results we got back all edited the same day ray has a lot patience and is an amazing photographer have recommended a few times and great prices thank you.”

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Caroline Johnson

“I had a family photo shoot done with Ray of my two daughters aged 4 and 1. He was great with the girls and keeping their focus, although they didnt make his job easy! I totally love the photos we got from the session. They are fabulous quality pics, making full use of Rays creative ideas and truly capture my daughter’s personalities. They are going to make great keepsakes.”

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Karen Vejsbjerg

“We had a lovely little session with Ray for a family photo shoot. He went the full mile singing and dancing to catch the little one’s attention and we ended up with a beautiful set of photos, which were incredibly promptly delivered. We would definitely recommend his service and will likely be return costumers. Thanks!”

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Mark Smith

“We had a great day at the Bowes Museum celebrating my Dad’s 70th Birthday. Ray made the afternoon fun despite the typical British rain. We even managed a Dab. I would highly recommend Sawyer and Sawyer Photography as they provide a professional service at a very reasonable price.”

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Keren Smart

“Had a shoot done of me, my partner and our 18 month old son. Ray was so patient with the little one and managed to keep him looking at the camera for most of the shoot. The photos are beautiful! Will definitely recommend and will be booking in with Ray again in the near future.”

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Simone Avery

“We would like to say a massive thank you to this photography genius. Ray has truly shown our magical day step by step in wonderful photos. Ray has a great eye for all the little details and aspects most photographers would miss, for this we are forever grateful and honoured to have spent our special day with him. He is an award winning photographer and you can see why. This is clearly not just a job for Ray but a passion, of which he expressed throughout the day with all of our guests. Thank you so much for all your hard work and time to make our wedding experience complete.”

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Laura & Garry Elliott

“We are completely thrilled with our wedding photos that were taken on 25/08/17 by Sawyer and Sawyer photography. We sincerely can’t thank Ray enough for the effort and creativity that had been put into our photos that we can’t stop looking at! From start to finish – Ray put everyone at ease and nothing was too much trouble. These are truly beautiful shots that are loved by all our family and friends. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!”

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Abigail Hudson

“Ray was so good to manage to get a smile from our grumpy little 16 month old, who only wanted to kick up a fuss! Got some gorgeous photos and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him! Got the photos back a few hours after the shoot so amazing timeframe!”

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Amy Marie Belcher

“What can I say! Ray was great from start to finish, we didn’t see him as a photographer we saw him as part of the family! He did everything above what we expected and would highly recommended! We had the best day with Ray and had a laugh from start to finish! Thank you Ray! X”

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Laura Elliott

“Truly can not say how over the moon we both are with our fantastic engagement photos. We did two shoots with Sawyer & Sawyer Photography to get daytime and evening pictures which really took advantage of Ray’s creative ideas. The photos are evidence of this! We were both put at ease from the word go, which was such a relief considering how nervous we felt! Ray was both friendly and professional and gave us a brief of how to pose. This was excellent preparation for our wedding photos. I would highly recommend having an engagement shoot , it gives you precious memories before your big day and Sawyer and Sawyer Photography are perfect for the job!”

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Kealey McGuinness

“Definitely the photographer to go with. Ray attended our wedding and was open to every suggestion we made for photos, made us feel relaxed and confident, our photos are amazing with some funny pics thrown in for good measure. Thank you ray”

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Dayle & Martin

“We would highly recommend Ray he did our wedding photos he’s very professional, he made us feel very comfortable and nothing was a bother for him, our photos speak for themselves, a lot of hard work went into them on Rays part and he took it all in his stride, thank you so much Ray xx”

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Claire Smith

We had a family photo shoot at hardwick. Ray’s photos are amazing he completely put all 7 of us at ease and even captured the moody teenagers smiling. Thanks so much Ray would highly recommend for any work very professional and gives his all to every client.”

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Janet & David

“Ray did our wedding photos and I can’t recommend him highly enough. He was well prepared, had imagination, dealt well with our guests of all ages and the resulting pictures are outstanding.”

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Manda Walton

“Would highly recommend Ray Sawyer for family photographs. We had a session at Hardwick park this morning and received the (very easy to download) photographs this afternoon and got to say we are very happy with the results given that our 3 year old was his most UN co-operative subject ever lol. Thanks again Ray x”

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Vicky Young

“I would highly recommend Ray Sawyer for family photo shoots. He made us all feel at ease in front of the camera and we didn’t once feel rushed. He guided the photo session well even managing to capture fantastic photos of a (on the day) very grumpy two year old, and the finished product is fantastic. We are very happy with our photos from the shoot at hamsterley forest. Would certainly use him again. Big Thanks Ray. Xxx”

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Chris & Gabbie Stockill

“Great photographer who was great with our child and managed to catch some great shoots!! Very reasonably priced too”

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Susan Todd

“Great photos you took of my grandchildren will be booking you again. you are great with children thanks again for my photos we received loved them xx”

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Claire & Keith Corrigan

“Now we’ve given the gifts we created from the fantastic photo shoot you did for us we just wanted to say a HUGE thanks. We absolutely love the pictures you took, even though it was a grey, wet day the pictures are vibrant and just fab and you were great with the kids! Family have commented how brilliant the pictures are and that they would love to arrange a shoot too in the near future. Thanks so much!”

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Terri & David Williams

“Love our photos making memories that will last a lifetime! Absolute brilliant pictures highly recommend getting these done.”

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Ann-Marie & Tom Roy

“Ray is a lovely person made us feel relaxed realy friendly with kids and our mad Labrador and the pictures are amazing have recommended a few times already”

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Liam Wilkinson

“Had a fantastic shoot for some family photos with ray, would recomend as we felt comfortable and the photos where fantastic !!”

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Ann Cummings

“Ray had endless patience with our 4 grandchildren and our labrador Chester he never clock watched which ment he went over time he sent us our photographs within 24 hrs and they are amazing well worth the money which is very affordable 5* service”

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Laura Tennick

“We had photos taken of the children at Hardwick Hall and they’re are amazing! The weather was terrible yet he still managed to take amazing photos and keep the kids cheery! Thank you so much, highly recommend!!!”

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Diane & Lee Cummings

“Have to say Ray saved our wedding day as our other photographer was a complete joke. Excellent photos, excellent service and a complete gentleman.
Thanks again Ray.”

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