Choosing Cotton Candy as our photographer was definitely one of the best decisions we made for our wedding. Over 6 months later, now’s it’s all over, I look through Gem’s beautiful photos of our day all the time and every time they make me so happy!
I remembered seeing some of Cotton Candy’s photos on Facebook ages ago and their alternative, creative style really made an impression on me, so I was thrilled when they were available on our wedding date. From the very first email Gem was absolutely lovely and so professional – she was such a pleasure to deal with throughout. Our first meeting was a Skype call to discuss ideas, and then met up for a drink nearer the date and we loved how enthusiastic Gem was about our wedding! She just seemed to absolutely “get” us and the whole vibe of our day right from the start and effortlessly made us feel completely confident she’d do an amazing job.
On the day itself, Gem was fabulous. I didn’t realise how much time you spend with your photographer on your wedding day, so it was lovely to have someone whose company we enjoyed! She did a wonderful job of unobtrusively capturing our day and fitted in like a dream with our friends and family. It was more like having an extra guest taking photos.
When we got the sneak peak of our photos back while we were on honeymoon, we couldn’t believe how beautiful Gem’s photography actually was and how much we loved the pictures! We were both completely blown away. Getting the full set back was incredibly special – every image was so lovely and she’d captured so many gorgeous moments of our friends and family. Sensitively taken and beautifully edited by a genuinely talented and creative photographer who was also lovely person with bags of enthusiasm for our day – the prefect package!
Having such beautiful photos that we love so much is such a wonderful memento of our day. It’s hard to put into words how grateful we are to Gem for that!
Where do we start? We absolutely LOVE our photos.
We looked for a long time to find a photographer that we loved and that had the style we wanted (2 quirky photographers with an eye for detail with a natural and artistic flair).
When we found Cotton candy we fell in love and when they said they were available, we were so excited. This was one of the first things we had booked and we didn’t want to go second best when it came to our photos.
Gem and Phil were simply amazing, from the day we booked them to the moment they gave us our pictures. They had a lot of great advice for us when deciding how to shoot our photos and the layout of the day.
We skyped and had ongoing dialog before the day to make sure we were happy with everything and that we would have photos to resemble us as a couple.
On our wedding day, it felt like they were there as our friends and family. They were so natural, really lovely with all the guests and took photos of people and moments that we wouldn’t otherwise have seen. They were creative and we love the use of the polaroid cameras – we have quite a collection of cameras ourselves so this was right up our street!
The photos arrived so quickly in a box so beautifully decorated! We love our photos and love that they resemble us so well with beautiful, natural shots of us and all of our guests.
We have recommended Cotton Candy to all of our friends, Gemma and Phillipa are so lovely and take amazing photos. Could not recommend highly enough!!
We found Cotton Candy Photography while browsing on the internet looking for something different. We both have been to many weddings and usually the photos all look very much the same. When we came across their website, we instantly fell in love with their beautiful artistic portfolio. We also love everything vintage inspired and seeing that Cotton Candy also work with Polaroid and retro cameras was fantastic.
Gem and Phil were lovely from the first meeting and made us feel very confident that we found the perfect photographers for our special day. On the big day they were just great, very relaxed and supportive which meant at the same time we didn’t really notice they were taking photos.The photos they took captured the day perfectly, starting in the morning when we got ready, during service, reception until the evening. They just captured so many details of the day in a very natural and beautiful way.
For the evening we also booked the Candy Booth and we can only recommend it to everyone! We were first slightly concerned that it might be not everybody’s cup of tea, but ALL the guests absolutely loved it. The photos are just brilliant and so much fun.
We were so excited to receive the photos and they arrived in a beautiful, perfectly wrapped box. Everything they do has so much care and attention to detail. We also received many compliments from our guests about the photos.
We can only say big THANK YOU to Gem and Phil for the amazing photos!
Valeska & Huw
It is hard to put into words how special our wedding photos are to us. We feel like we really lucked out coming across Cotton Candy; our hearts were almost set on another photographer but once we met with Philippa we both changed our minds instantly. With the girls you get the complete package – not only is their portfolio breathtakingly beautiful, but from beginning to end, they were a professional and solid supplier for our wedding.
One thing that can get a bit frustrating when you are planning your wedding, is that most suppliers lose sight of how important this day is to you. To them it’s a business, but to you it’s the most important event you will put on. This is the complete opposite with Cotton Candy. They absolutely LOVE what they do and it seeps out of every encounter you have with them. They also love weddings and are right there with you on the excitement train that you are travelling on.
We chose to have an engagement shoot before the wedding and I would recommend this to anyone that is thinking about it. We didn’t really have any special photos of just us together and Gemma managed to capture us exactly how we are. That’s another thing about these girls… the shots they produce are so natural you almost feel like you are taking a secret peak into someone’s life. We have had comments like “…these are the best wedding photos I have seen in a while…WOW….Amazing”. I wouldn’t be surprised if they got more business from our guests because we had so many compliments about them. So thank you girls, you are truly EPIC!
Photography was absolutely one of the most important aspects of the wedding for us.
We had a very specific idea in mind – relaxed, fun and colourful and when I stumbled upon Cotton Candy on a Google search I knew straight away we had to have Gem as our photographer. We paid to fly her over to France but it was so worth it, we were speechless when we got our photos.
They really reflect how special the day was to us and we can’t stop looking at them and remembering all the moments from the day.
I found Cotton Candy Photography just browsing the internet looking for beautiful pictures and Gem and Philippa’s photos really stood out. The girls were so friendly and helpful from the first meeting (even giving me advice on wedding dress shopping and make up artists). It was very important to me that they were inconspicuous (i’ve been to several weddings where the photographers have completely distracted from the ceremony) and they fitted in seamlessly, using cameras without any clicking sounds for the ceremony part.
The photos they took captured the day perfectly, showing everything that went on whilst also being very flattering, the light is beautiful in every picture. I would also really recommend their Candy Booth, our guests loved it and we have some hilarious photos, which get more hilarious towards the end of the evening! Thanks again girls! Jo and Greg
Wow, we are so glad we chose you!
Paul knew Gemma from many years ago and knew a little about Cotton Candy Photography. Once we looked into this more we were so excited and knew we wanted Gemma to photograph our Wedding!
We got married in Seville, Spain, and had previously spent months searching on the internet for a good Spanish photographer. Once we saw Gemma’s photography style and portfolio, our decision was made and we were grateful that Gem was just excited to travel out to Spain with us!
On the day she helped to keep everyone calm and relaxed, and was a very welcome addition to the party, we received lots of comments about how lovely our photographer was! It was like having another friend there. She totally understood the vibe of the wedding, the location and the photos we wanted. She worked so hard all day and we hardly knew she was there.
We absolutely love each and every one of our photos, and from looking at these can’t believe how she managed to capture so much and so many special moments!
Thank you…you are amazing!
Charlotte & Paul xxx
I cannot thank you enough for the photos, or tell you how much we love them.
They are truly stunning! Ben and I spent two hours looking at them all last night, and I have got home from work and started looking at them again straight away! You captured the day perfectly, I love the bits that I didn’t get to see – everyone arriving, Ben’s shots, the reception, little snippets of people during the speeches!
You both made us feel so relaxed and I am sure that is the key to getting such amazing photos – You captured so many little glances and moments between us – they are so special.
They make us what to do the day all over again – but without changing a single thing!
Thank you again so much.
Jodie and Ben
Choosing Cotton Candy was easy. From the start their professional yet relaxed approach, along with simply stunning photos meant that we had to have them. The vintage touches of holga and Polaroid cameras hit all the right buttons too.
We simply love our photos and we just can’t stop looking at them! They have perfectly captured our day, from the big wow moments to the small little details. Some how, they managed to capture so many really special moments with all their emotion and energy, yet this was done in a really unobtrusive way.
Everyone we show the photos too is so impressed. The Cotton Candy edit is spot on. Its almost impossible to pick our favorites. We love them all!
What a dream, thank you a million times over.
Heidi and Matt
Just wanted to say a massive Thank You for the photos! We really are absolutely thrilled with the amount, quality and diversity of the shots. You really captured what we wanted from the day in terms of the ‘reportage style’ as well as some of the more magical / romantic shots that I wanted. We have also had lots of positive feedback from friends and family on how great you were on the day organising us all. You really did work very hard and we are so appreciative.
It was lovely to receive the beautifully presented USB :-)
Hope to have an occasion to work together in the future.
Jamie and Madeleine