Kind Words and Recommendations
These are some of the wonderful reviews I have received. Every one of them makes being a wedding photographer even more special.
I am honoured and thrilled to be recommended by some wonderful venues including Kenwood Hall and Ringwood Hall.
"Me and my husband are well known in our families for absolutely hating our photos being taken – we are always the two moaning and dragging our feet whenever there’s a family photo, but we both knew that for our wedding day, we’d completely regret not getting amazing photos. I don’t think we could possibly have chosen anyone better than Chris – not only is he a phenomenal photographer, with the most incredible romantic and yet completely natural style – but he also put the both of us at ease. His manner is just so relaxed and friendly and yet completely professional, it just eases your worries and makes you feel so much less awkward about the whole thing. The direction he gives is easy to follow and so simple and relaxed, it still feels completely natural and right. This wasn’t just great for us, but helped put our guests at ease, and he did his best to get everyone’s names right and spoke with everyone, so he blended right in with everyone.
Chris was absolutely amazing on the day, not only did he get us amazing shots, including every group shot we’d asked for, but he gave us so much guidance and direction for the whole day – not just for photos but he helped steer everyone and give us structure for after the ceremony, it just made everything so much less awkward for us both.
I would definitely recommend to anyone who feels uncomfortable with pictures, or even just a bit unsure, to have the preshoot with Chris – not only do you get some extra, gorgeous photos with your partner, but for us gave us the chance to get a feel for Chris’s style and I think ultimately made it easier for us on the day – we knew what to expect and that it wouldn’t be a painful experience! For us, Chris recommended Surprise View in the Peaks – which was absolutely beautiful – and completely freezing, but his relaxed attitude made it fun despite the weather, and we got some beautiful shots we will definitely be showing off in the future.
We can’t really praise him highly enough for everything he did for us, and can’t recommend him enough – you can absolutely guarantee that with Chris you will get pictures you will adore, even if you normally can’t stand pictures of yourself."
Erin and David
May 2018 wedding at Whitley Hall, Sheffield
"We have had so much positive feedback regarding Chris, that it is difficult to know where to start. From our first meeting with him we felt completely at ease. He was well prepared, extremely professional and came equipped with several albums of his previous work, which completely blew us away. Our pre wedding shoot enabled us to get to know him before the big day. We took the children with us and Chris was very accommodating of that. The shots from the pre wedding shoot are fantastic and he even managed to get some lovely natural shots of the children. By the time the big day came he was practically one of the guests and was more than willing to muck in during the morning preparations, whilst capturing those special moments. He was there from very early on, right into the evening reception. He was fantastic with our guests who all remarked on his professionalism and skill. We received our album and USB and we couldn't be happier. His work is stunningly unique and we couldn't be happier that we chose Chris to capture our special day. He is worth every single penny."
Ella and Chris
November 2017 wedding at Wortley Hall, Sheffield
"Wow! Just want to say a huge thank you for the amazing job Chris did at our wedding. From the outset he made us feel relaxed and comfortable. On our first meeting he brought examples of his work (which were fantastic) and gave us time to look through and choose what we wanted for our day. The engagement wedding shoot was wonderful .. even on a very windy/rainy curbar edge.. so by the time the big day came we were ready.. nothing was too much trouble and he captured the memories and moments of the day and our album now tells the story of our special day. That is priceless. Thank you.."
Victoria and Ben
September 2017 wedding at Aston Hall, Sheffield
"Considering I've never been the biggest fan of having my photo taken, when my wife chose Chris for our wedding on the 27/05/17, I had my reservations. Thankfully, from our initial visit and meeting my concerns were put to rest almost immediately. Chris's professionalism and personable nature shone through in all communication in person and digital. He gave me confidence when we had our pre-wedding shoot, which all the more confirmed hiring him was one of the best decisions Olivia and I had made for the day. His fly-on-the-wall and non-forced style made it much more enjoyable when looking back through our day in photo form. The day ran smoothly (though the bride was a little late!) but he never faultered and it was our absolute pleasure to share the day with him and giving us something we can look back on in years to come.
We thank you from the bottom of our hearts and hope to see you again in future on the next step of our family's journey!"
Olivia and Toby
May 2017 wedding at Ringwood Hall, Derbyshire
"We chose Chris for our wedding on 23/02/2017. All I can say is wow wow wow. He is fantastic. He totally put us at ease (not the easiest person to photograph). He is fantastic at his job. All our guests commented on how fab he was. I cannot wait to see my photos. Thank you so much Chris for sharing our special day and helping us to create some fantastic memories. I cannot recommend Chris enough. Anybody reading this, book Chris, you will not be disappointed xx"
Samantha and Gavin
February 2017 wedding in Sheffield City Centre
"Looking for a photographer was daunting, I wanted these wonderful images that I'd seen in magazines, but looking around I came to realise that our budget would not get us that, I had picked a reasonable photographer within our budget and even contemplated not bothering, the thought of whole thing was intimidating! Then I was looking for a photographer for a friends wedding and came across Chris! WOW! I decided to meet and book him! I loved all his images of other weddings and became excited about ours, I couldn't wait to see what he would do and how they would turn out, and I must say I love them, they're amazing, far better than I could have imagined! I cannot thank him enough, I truly picked the best photographer for us! Thank you!"
Sharley and Dan
December 2016 wedding at Ye Olde Bell, Retford
"We would like to say a massive thank you to Chris for being an absolute treasure from start to finish. From the very first initial meeting to the very end where he hand delivered our album and USB, he was highly professional with a real passion for photography. His unique style captures every treasured moment of your special day and brings it back to life in the finished results. The whole day ran smoothly and it was a pleasure to have Chris sharing our special day and making it that extra more magical. We love the final result and the hand delivery made it that extra bit more special. Thank you so much and hope to see you again. Xxxx"
Lisa and James
November 2016 wedding at Wentworth Church and Rotherham Golf Club
"Thank you for our beautiful wedding photos. Chris was very professional and I felt completely at ease with him photographing us. His work is amazing and we thoroughly enjoyed our time with him. He was excellent with the children and produced some stunning photographs with them. Thank you so much for everything you have done for us. We would recommend you to everyone xx"
Katie and Michael
September 2016 wedding at Ringwood Hall Hotel, Chesterfield
"We just wanted to say a massive thank you to Chris for capturing our special day. We got married in July this year and we chose Chris as our photographer because of the confidence he gave us from our initial meeting and the style of his photography. He was very professional and worked hard to capture the best bits of the day. From the first meeting we had with Chris, we found him very organised and clear on his style of photography. We had a lovely photo shoot in the Peaks and it gave us chance get to know Chris further and was a good preparation for the actual wedding day. On the day of the wedding Chris was great, he captured all the best bits of the day and got on very well with all the guests. He made very good use of the lovely grounds at Whirlowbrook Hall and managed to get some great photos in the church. The photos are amazing, we are really happy with them and we can’t wait to see our album soon! We would definitely recommend Chris. Thank you Chris and we wish you every success in the future."
Charlotte and Luke
July 2016 wedding at Whirlowbrook Hall, Sheffield
"Couldn't have asked for a better photographer on our special day. Would definitely recommend Chris for the best wedding photos which I think is so important to treasure forever."
Harriett and Chris
July 2016 wedding at Kenwood Hall Hotel, Sheffield
“Thank you Chris. They are beautiful, I am crying all over again!"
July 2016 wedding at The Hilton Hotel, Sheffield
“We chose Chris as our wedding photographer as we really loved his style above all others that we looked at. His artistic and documentary style fit us to a T. On the day he was great, he knew when to take a step back and capture natural shots of us and the guests, but also wasn't afraid to take charge and get people into their right places for more choreographed photos. My step mother also even commented on how great Chris was with her autistic grandson, who finds these types of events difficult. We have looked at all our photos today and we adore them! We would highly recommend you book Chris for your wedding and we'd love to work with him again for any future events. Thank you so much Chris for capturing our day, Erin & Jodi."
Erin and Jodi
July 2016 wedding at Kenwood Hall Hotel, Sheffield
“Just wanted to say a huge thank you for all your hard work, professionalism and good humour - truly a first class photographer. You got absolutely the right balance between making sure that we got plenty of photos from the day, but also letting us have the time to spend with our guests and enjoy ourselves - something very important to us. We couldn’t be more impressed or pleased, and rest assured that we will be recommending you to everyone we can. It was great to meet you and hopefully we’ll see you again (do you do anniversary photos?)”
Alasdair and Kristina
April 2016 wedding at Mosborough Hall, Sheffield
“Thank you so much for our wonderful wedding photos! You managed to capture exactly what we wanted, a relaxed summers day, natural photos but with some formality. As two of the most awkward/shy people ever, you managed to make us feel relaxed and comfortable and we were left with wonderful memories and a beautiful album. The compliments we have had from the photos have been lovely and we recommend you all the time! Thank you so much.”
Richard and Charlotte
August 2015 wedding at Totley and Dore Golf Club
“Thank you very much to Chris, firstly for picking us to win an engagement shoot and secondly for our amazing album. We had no doubt in booking you for our wedding. We had a lovely day and lots of fun, we can't wait for you to photograph our wedding in 2017.”
Gemma and James
January 2016 engagement shoot at Locke Park
“A huge thank you to Chris for capturing all of our special day, and even down to the pre wedding shoot at Sheffield woods. All the pictures are truly amazing and you worked with us to capture every moment of the wedding, from the styling of the hair, the I do's and the cutting of the cake. Your friendliness through out were second to none and nothing was too much to ask. And then WOW- The completed wedding album exceeded all expectations when we received the end product. Would absolutely recommend you to any person wanting their special day photographed......
Emma and Richard
July 2015 wedding at Sheffield Town Hall
"I was really delighted with all my wedding photographs. They captured our happiness on that day so beautifully. Thank you so much."
Pete and Gillian
July 2015 wedding at The Leopold Hotel, Sheffield
"The photos are absolutely gorgeous! You have done a fantastic job, we are very pleased with them. You really did us proud form start to finish & you captured everything for us to keep forever. I don't think there is anything you could possibly do to make them better. Every time I see them I am taken right back there & now we can keep that feeling forever. I can't wait to show them off & put some in our thank you cards. Thank you for being the ultimate professional We are really grateful for everything you have done. Thank you so much.”
Lois and Sam
February 2015 wedding at Whitley Hall Hotel, Sheffield
"Thank you for all of this. First of all, the gallery is amazing! Thank you for getting some brilliant shots.
Thank you for the beautiful reminder of our day"
Rachel and Richard
October 2014 wedding at Handsworth Old Rectory, Sheffield
"Seriously we absolutely adore every single picture and they've brought back so many memories :) Thank you so much you did such an amazing job!"
Becky and Gary
July 2014 wedding at Foxholes Farm, High Bradfield
“Got our wedding photographs back from the photographer...So happy with them. I would 100% recommend Chris Loneragan Photography.”
Rachel and Joseph
"Thanks Chris! Photos are amazing. You've done a fantastic job so thanks again."
Charlotte and Paul
July 2014 wedding at Clumber Park Hotel and Spa, Worksop
“The photographs are lovely thank you, so many to chose from. All friends and family agree you did a fantastic job of them.”
Emma and David
May 2014 wedding in Nottingham
“I just wanted to say thank you for being my daughter’s wedding photographer. You have a really easy going and very professional manner.”
Mother of the bride (Laura and Jonathan)
October 2013 wedding at The George Hotel in Hathersage