Below are a series of testimonials from people I have worked with, these are honest genuine reviews that haven’t been influenced by me at all and all submitted through the link at the bottom of this page :-)
I asked Tom to photograph my parents' farm for their 40th Wedding Anniversary and the photos were amazing! Tom did exactly what we asked (when not all creative types do!) and produced stunning photos of landscapes, buildings, animals and some arty shots; everything that we asked for and more and my parents were delighted! He stayed longer than planned to ensure he had all the shots he could get and got them to us quickly. He was friendly, down to earth, reasonably priced, full of brilliant ideas and highly professional and I can't recommend him enough. Just wish we had had him for our wedding!
We chose to book Tom because we loved his landscape photography and our venue had lots of lovely scenery. We honestly couldn't be happier. He was incredibly friendly and professional from the outset and put us at ease straight away during our free engagament shoot. This was a great way to get to know him and gave us a taste of what it would be like during the big day (we are not naturals in front of the camera so it really helped!).
He was absolutely fantastic on the day and we had so many comments about how comfortable he made everybody and how well he fit in. The posed photographs are absolutely stunning and exceeded our expectations. The candid ones are really funny and tell the story of our day so well. We can't stop looking at them. I would happily recommend Tom to anybody looking for a professional, personable and good value photographer.
As an aside, he noticed that my sister had used an upside down'w' wooden scrabble tile instead of an 'm' (she ran out) on a gift she had made for us. He sent one of his own along with the USB, which was such a sweet gesture. Thank you, Tom!
We booked Tom to photograph our wedding reception back home after our small wedding away in Mexico. He captured the night beautifully, taking all natural photographs of everyone like we asked & then he set up a couple of shots of us when he spotted some nice locations... and they turned out amazing too! x
Tom was amazing. He blended in so well with everyone, to the point I believe he would make an excellent spy. All the guests have come away wanting to befriend him, and named him "Man of the Match" for the way he endured everyone's nonsense. 100% professional, and a genuinely lovely guy who takes beautiful pictures. Definitely recommend.
Hi Tom, just wanted to say a BIG thank you for all your hard work on the day!
We really enjoyed our special day and so did our guests!
We thought you did a great job getting the guests sorted for the shots and you made myself and Simon feel very relaxed and comfortable. We so look forward to seeing the final photos when they are ready and we want to take this opportunity to wish yourself and your family a very happy new year.
From the Campbells
How can I sum up what Tom did for us in less than 50 characters?
Tom is an outstanding, highly talented photographer. He put me and my wife at ease during our engagement shoot and on our big day. He was there first thing in the morning and stayed till way past what he needed to, making sure he captured every moment. Nothing was to much to ask and he tailored everything to suite our needs.
The pictures speak for themselves and i could not be happier with the end result. If anyone has even a second thought about hiring Tom you just need to see his work.
Not only did Tom produce the best wedding pictures i have ever seen, I also now class him as a friend. You won't regret hiring him I can promise you that.
Tom I know I keep saying thank you but I still don't think I've said it enough. So on behalf of my wife and I THANK YOU!
The beers are on me next time I see you.
Tom photographed mine and my husbands wedding in October, he was highly recommended to me and I would highly recommend him to anyone. Not only is he a highly skilled and talented photographer he is also a lovely, lovely man! Our wedding photos are absolutely beautiful and they captured the day to perfection. If I could give him 10 stars I would!
Thank you again Tom!
We just wanted to say a massive thank you for being our wedding photographer and for our amazing wedding photos. You really captured some really special moments from what was undeniably the best day of our lives. Thanks for making us feel so comfortable about having our pictures taken.
Oh my goodness! Thank you so much Tom!!!!!!! These photos are fantastic!!!!!!! Thanks for all the options and for giving us the links. You’re fabulous! You’re the very best photographer we’ve ever known Tom! So blessed you were able to photograph our “kids” on their day!
Can not recommend Tom highly enough, he did both my surprise proposal to my girlfriend at the time and we were so impressed with the photos and Tom himself that we also hired him for our wedding. The photos again did not disappoint. He is a very personal photographer and works with you to capture exactly what you want
Thank you Tom Hodgson for being such an amazing photographer. You made us all feel so at ease. All of our guest commented on how brilliant you were! We highly recommend! Thank you for helping to make our special day so amazing. x
Tom did such an incredible job capturing every memorable and special moment on our big day. He's down to earth and has a great sense of humour, which made us feel at ease when having to pose in front of a camera!
Thank you so much Tom!! You're awesome!
Steve and Darsh :)
Tom was absolutely amazing to work with, from the first email I sent asking for a quote to posting our USB stick out. He was always available any time I had a question and suggested a fantastic location for our engagement shoot. On the day he was brilliant at capturing everything without making the photos feel too formal. We are both so pleased with the how the photos have turned out, i highly recommend using Tom for your wedding photography.
You are wonderful. The photos are amazing so many beautiful memories of our special day. Could not have asked for anything more only complaint I want them all in the album and it would weigh a tonne. Steve says I must be selective and only pick the best! So that is all of them. Can't wait to try and put an album together. Thank you again for all the time, patience and skill you have put in.
Great thanks to Tom for the stunning photos he captured at my leavers Prom, for Hope Valley College. They were uploaded in such a quick time and are beautifully edited. He was friendly and co-operative. I'm extremely happy with the photos I received!
Amazing and so beautiful! Tom captured every precious moment at my last years prom, for Hope Valley College! He's so friendly and professional! Thank you very much for our amazing photos! Highly recommend!
Thank you Tom for the fabulous photos you captured of our family a couple of weekends ago. Heatherdean was the perfect location and we are so pleased with the finished gallery. We were a BIG family group 18 adults and 5 kids! and you were patient and accommodating to our requests. Will definitely recommend you in the future!
Tom came to our farm and took some lovely family shots, which wasn't easy with all the kids not playing ball and the adults were even worse. Can't wait to get them up in our house. Thanks Tom
We hired Tom to photograph our recent wedding in Sheffield. We found Tom to be thoroughly professional with a laid back and sociable personality which helped put us at ease throughout. Tom also included an engagement photoshoot which was great to get accustomed to having our photographs taken together and also to gauge what kind of shots we wanted for the big day. Tom listened to what we wanted and was extremely helpful suggesting ideas of his own based on his previous experiences of what works well at weddings. Tom captured the day and the atmosphere perfectly with some fantastic shots. He really went the extra mile to produce the photographs that we will be able to look back on to remember a fantastic day.
Absolutely cracking photographer, seriously helpful for my secret proposal to my girlfriend with recommendations of location, time of day and then even a good pub afterwards! Constant communication on the day and produced some sensational photos, we will be considering Tom to do our wedding!
We can't thank Tom enough for our wedding photography. Alongside his outstanding photography and attention to detail, he is also just a great guy. He is considerate and professional, yet also manages to be relaxed and laid back in his manner. Tom fitted in so well with our friends and family, and it actually felt like he was one of our guests, not our photographer. Tom put us at ease, and his photography fitted in seamlessly with our day. We will forever treasure our photos and highly recommend Tom to everyone - we definitely hope to use him again in the future :-)
Tom helped us out by photographing our wedding on 10th December 2016 - he stepped in at the last minute (the week before the wedding!) to give us a great day and an amazing set of photographs. After meeting Tom, we immediately felt that he was the right person to come and take photos with us - he immediately captured the sort of things that we wanted and the result was a stunning set of natural shots of all of our wedding guests on the day, along with lovely group shots that were all taken in a relaxed and stress-free manner. We gave Tom a really tough brief - we got married at 3pm in Edale, Peak District and the light started to fade after about an hour - coupled with that it was a pretty grey day with some rain so how we ended up with such lovely shots after the ceremony with our family and friends is testament to Tom's awesome skills! The following weekend Tom took us up to Bamford Edge for a shoot with just Andy and I - we were a little bit nervous about it (neither of us feels totally happy being the centre of attention or in front of a camera lens!) but as soon as we met Tom and started to walk up to the crag, chatting all the way, we felt really relaxed and the result was a totally stunning set of photographs of the two of us with laughs along the way - there were tears when family and friends saw the pictures, totally stunning. We can't thank you enough Tom and are recommending you to our friends for upcoming weddings. Thanks so much!
Words cannot describe how happy I was with my photos. My partner (now fiancee) and I live in the US, and having to plan a proposal in a different country was stressful. I had contacted over half a dozen photographers before I found Tom's website.
I was ecstatic that he was in the Derbyshire area and he had experience working in the region where I was going to pop the question. After filling out the contact form on his site, he got back to me within an hour and we quickly scheduled an appointment to Skype and plan the details. Tom gave me feedback on the time of the proposal (was initially going to do it in the morning so it would be sunrise), and he suggested we do it during sunset instead because the landscape was better suited for an evening shoot. It made a HUGE difference in the quality of the photos and it was ABSOLUTELY STUNNING.
After the proposal, we did an engagement shoot and we had an blast. Tom is very personable, professional and easy to work with, and I highly recommend him. I have received nothing but the highest compliments about the photos of my engagement. To capture a breathtaking scenery on one of the best days of my life is challenging enough, but Tom exceeded my expectations and I have nothing but the highest praise for his work.
We were put in touch with Tom through The George Hotel in Hathersage, where our wedding was to take place on the 21st October. Natural shots of family and friends before and after the ceremony followed by pictures of a more structured way of the Bride and Grooms family was his brief, after he had visited our home a couple of weeks prior to the big day.
Tom arrived at The George full of life, smiles and ideas for different wedding shots. Basically we trusted him to get on with it, and get on with it he did.
Everyone commented on how he made our guests feel very comfortable in front of the camera. Always polite, he worked in a very quiet way and never once seemed to take over the day.
We received an email with the pictures on and we were over the moon. Everything we asked for, he delivered.
Having Tom be at the wedding helped make our day very special, he just blended in with our families.
Craig & Susan Semple
We hired Tom to take some photos at my parents silver wedding anniversary and the shots he has taken are amazing! Everyone said how lovely he was and how it was a pleasure to have him there for the evening! We would highly recommend Tom to anyone who is looking for soming very professional and lovely very reasonably priced! Thanks again Tom! X
We too cannot thank Tom enough for the amazing service he has provided us. We knew we were in safe hands with Tom when we booked him to photograph our wedding in Bakewell in September 2016. As neither my husband or I are from the Peak District, Tom's knowledge of the best places to get the wedding shots was invaluable and we were delighted with the finished results.
Tom put us completely at ease on the day and captured so many memories for us. We were able to review the images online two weeks after the wedding to make sure we were happy with them before Tom sent them out.
Tom is friendly, professional and talented; we would highly recommend him. Thank you, Tom!
Tom photographed our wedding in July 2016 and he did a fantastic job. He is professional whilst friendly, approachable and fun! We love our wedding and engagement shoot photos and we have had so many comments from friends and family to say how good they are! Would highly recommend!
We used Tom at our wedding; he caught the mood exactly. Great mix of formal and informal shots. Liked his style – relaxed and effective. Most highly recommended. Splendid work Tom!
We asked Tom to come to our house to do a family photo shoot. He turned up very prompt and was very professional and friendly throughout. We got some amazing shots both at our home and also out in the gorgeous Peak District. We will be using him again in the future as our family grows up. Thanks Tom!
Tom photographed our wedding in May 2016 and we couldn't have asked for more. He was so professional and friendly and managed to capture the day perfectly. Everyone has commented on how beautiful the photos are.
We also got to Tom to do an engagement shoot for us. We met at Padley Gorge with our dog Wilson and he got some fantastic shots of the three off us that we will treasure forever.
Thanks again Tom!
Absolutely fantastic, lovely photos, really natural no forced photos!! Didn't even no he was there. Quick turn around on the photos. Would 100% recommend.
We met Tom at one of our favourite spots just outside Sheffield to have some family portraits done - he was patient and professional, and has captured some really special moments for us. We would recommend him in a flash and will certainly be having another shoot done in the future. We are incredibly happy with the images he has produced, thanks again Tom!
We can't thank Tom enough for capturing our wedding day so wonderfully. As soon as we met Tom we knew we wanted him to be part of our day thanks to his friendly, relaxing and professional manner.
We also loved the fact that he is local and knows and photographs the Peak District, producing amazing landscape shots. The package includes an engagement shoot, which was invaluable as we really got to know each other and was a fun and relaxed way to practice where and what sort of photographs we wanted.
Tom really made the effort to get to know us and our families and on the day made us feel so relaxed. He was professional and discrete and yet captured every moment. It wasn't until we saw the final photographs that we realised how many moments he had captured! A number of guests commented on how good he was. Not only was he great on the day but worked round the clock to ensure we could see our photographs less than a week after the wedding which was amazing. He also made changes and nothing was too much trouble.
Tom is a star and super talented and we would and have recommended him to friends (some of whom have already booked him!) we can't thank you enough for the amazing photographs you have produced.
If you are looking for an affordable, talented, professional and really nice guy as your photographer then look no further!
Thanks again Tom!
Mr and Mrs D
Tom photographed our wedding recently and his professionalism and creativity was first class. He is friendly and approachable and nothing is too much trouble. We took a detour before the reception to Curbar Edge and these photos have turned out excellent, highlighting Tom's keen eye for photographing landscapes too. Everyone told us before the wedding that we would get fed up of smiling for the cameras but we genuinely enjoyed every second. When looking back through the photos we were surprised by some of the photos- we had no idea they were being taken! Tom captured our day perfectly, thank you!
This is going to be a bit of a long one, so I will say this upfront for those who don't want to take the time to read the whole thing: Not only was Tom Hodgson an integral part of the happiest day of my life; he enhanced it. Hired initially to candidly capture my proposal, Tom offered to spend the afternoon with my newly acquired fiance` and myself and provide for us an incredible engagement shoot. In my line of work, I've dealt with many photographers, and I can confidently say that this is the best experience I've ever had with one. If you want to hire a true professional who is affordable and remarkably talented, look no further than Tom Hodgson.
Now, to tell the whole story.
My fiance` and I are from the United States and we had been planning a trip to the UK for some time. Being an enormous fan of Pride and Prejudice, she most certainly wanted to see the Chatsworth House while we were visiting the Peak District. Unbeknownst to her, however, is that I had been planning the trip in order to propose to her on the grounds of Chatsworth.
I knew I wanted the moment immortalized, so I began searching for photographers. I came across Tom's portfolio through the Peak District's tourism website and immediately wanted to hire him. I shot him the details, and he agreed.
We spent two weeks corresponding emails back and forth, planning the logistics of the day, and eventually had a Skype session to finalize the details. Once we got to the Big Day, everything went according to plan. Tom and I seamlessly met up, and he was able to secretly follow us to the proposal spot. Once the moment had passed, he revealed himself, and we had the afternoon of a lifetime going around the grounds of Chatsworth and having our engagement shoot done.
Tom, knowing the reason this was happening was because of my fiance`'s love for Pride and Prejudice, brought her a couple different versions of the book to give to her as a memory sake. He also drove us in his van up to Stanage Edge for some beautiful views, shots, and memories. He even drove us back to our bed and breakfast afterwards.
All searches for photography in the Peak District should begin and end with Tom Hodgson. He is a kind, talented professional. My fiance` and I both feel like we have a friend across the pond now; and that is truly special.
Not only is he the ultimate professional (providing talent, speed, and flexibility), he is also just the nicest person to work with. He went out of his way to provide us with an amazing surprise proposal/engagement shoot and I could not be more pleased! You will be getting a stunning product and a fun experience, all at once. Thanks for everything, Tom!!!
Tom came to our home this morning and has taken some beautiful photos of our little ones (3yr old and 6mths) which at times took all of his clear talent!
Tom has truly captured their personalities and we are so in love with them! We even got them the same day.
Would highly recommend Tom to anyone and will be using him again.
Tom photographed our wedding in April 2016 and we ourselves were not only very impressed but all our guests were also full of nothing but compliments.
Tom had a way of making everyone feel completely at ease and comfortable, the pictures that he managed to get of everyone will be treasured forever and we really couldn't recommend him more!
The service that was provided (from the engagement shoot to the finished wedding prints) have been to the highest professional standard and it has been an absolute joy from start to finish.
He came to do a job but by the time he left we felt like he was a guest, thank you so much!
Tom shared his expertise and knowledge of taking landscape pictures with the community group the Belles of St Henry's. His well illustrated talk was interesting, well paced, with a lively sense of humour. The Belles range from some serious photographers to those who take snaps - Tom provided something for everyone. It was a delight to see some of his favourite shots and the reasons behind his choices. Tom exudes passion and enthusiasm for photography which makes for a brilliant presentation. Thank you Tom
I've just received my second calendar (prompt delivery). The images are so inspiring to get outdoors...even for 16 year old sons. Also the calendar is printed on decent quality paper so good for writing on. Brilliant..can't be happier.
We had Tom as our wedding photographer back in May. All our photos are amazing.. and we didn't look too cold at Blue John. All our guests were made to feel comfortable and relaxed around him, even the ipad stalkers. We would defiantly recommend to any future brides.
Thank you for the amazing photos you took of us all on Sunday, you are brilliant and the girls loved it. This guy is great can't thank him enough for all the brilliant photos we will treasure
It was an absolute joy to have Tom involved in such a key role on our special day. He captured all the special moments and made me and my husband and all our family and friends feel relaxed and at ease - which in turn helped him to capture some lovely natural shots of the day. We have and will continue to recommend Tom to anyone who requires a photographer for any event or celebration!!! 5 Star photographer!!!!
Beautiful images that capture the beauty of our landscape
Received my superb calendar yesterday thank you. I'm not wishing the months away but looking forward to putting the calendar up in my kitchen next year. Thanks again, Vicky
Fantastic!!! Certainly knows what he is doing! Have had the opportunity to see Tom in action..dedicated and no doubt that he loves what he does!!
Tom has done a few photo shoots for me, one being my Wedding I couldn't asked for a better, friendlier photographer he was brilliant, fantastic and patient with the kids and captured all the memories for us to look back on over the years. Second Tom did some pregnancy bump photos and a few of our family, I was over the moon how they turned out and makes me smile every time I look through them and the latest one was to welcome my youngest Nyall into the world. Tom was extremely professional and great with Nyall and captured him perfectly!! I can't recommend Tom enough he's the most professional, friendly photographer who really listens to what you want and at an amazing price. I wouldn't use anyone else and would highly recommend him to anyone and everyone
Fantastic service, photos delivered really quickly and in perfect condition. I take loads of photos when I'm out in the peaks but I have never been able pictures as good as Toms. They make beautiful presents. Thankyou so much Tom! Xx
AMAZING!!!! Couldn't of asked for anyone better to do our wedding!! Tom is soooo professional at his job!!! Don't miss out for weddings and occasions!
My property was on the market for 5 months with local estate agents photos. I relaunched it with toms photos and it sold within 48 hours. The after service was immense, he went above and beyond the call of duty. DON'T THINK, JUST BOOK HIM! Nice bloke aswell.
We chose Tom to be the photographer for our wedding in September last year. He was professional and approachable from the first point of contact, and made us feel at ease with the camera, even though both of us don't like having our picture taken! We took the opportunity Tom offered to have an engagement shoot, and it gave us a chance to get used to the camera before the day.
On the day itself, Tom arrived bright and early and set about capturing our day from the getting ready shots, to the ceremony and more formal shots, right through to the ceilidh in the evening. He worked really hard throughout the day and was there to capture all the big moments. All our guests commented on what a genuinely nice guy Tom was, and how he just blended into our day and got on with everyone without making a fuss. Our wedding photos were ready to view on Tom's website before we even got back from Honeymoon. We loved the bamboo memory stick Tom provides the photographs on in digital format, giving couples the flexibility to create and print photos themselves, or order prints / albums from Tom if they wish. He did a brilliant job of capturing the day in a relaxed and informal style and has given us beautiful reminders of our wedding. Our particular favourite is the confetti shot Tom captured, which we have just had enlarged and framed for our first year anniversary.
Brilliant photographer, we really couldn't have been happier with the photographs Tom took at our wedding. He captured everything we asked for and lots more. I had followed Tom's work for a couple of years as I love his Peak District photography, so he was top of our list when it came to looking for a photographer for our big day. Tom came round to our house before the wedding for a consultation and to chat to us about the day. He put us completely at ease (which was no mean feat as neither of us like having our picture taken!). On the day Tom was there bright and early to take pictures before the ceremony. Tom was great at organising our guests and making sure that we got the group shots we wanted within a very short time frame (we had another wedding following us!). He was a hit with the kids and loads of our guests commented on what a great job he did and what a lovely guy he is. He promised us a link to our pictures within a couple of weeks so that we could look at them whilst on Honeymoon, which he did - it was lovely to be able to do that! After we got home he popped round to drop off the lovely little bamboo USB of all the pics. A first class job from beginning to end, if you are looking for a photographer we really can't recommend Tom enough! Thank you!
Tom photographed our wedding at the end of June, he was fantastic! Efficient, friendly and captured the day exactly how we wanted it! All our guests complimented on how unobtrusive and friendly you were. We love the photos and are very thankful for the extra detail and effort you went to! Would recommend you highly to anyone! Thank you for being part of our day!
The Peak District 2015 Calendar. Stunning atmospheric photo's throughout. I've sat and admired them all for some time. Love the fact there's a little write up describing where the photo is taken. It's a joy to look back on lots of places we've visited, and some new ones for us to go find and explore.
After seeing an exhibition at Casleton I ordered a print online for my husband's birthday it arrived on time and my husband loved it, truly a talented photographer wish I'd known about him sooner!
Amazing photography, Tom captured some of the most natural moments people were sharing. Highly recommended by all who attended the wedding. 5 star rating without any doubt. Well done Tom
Tom did our wedding photos in July 2014 after been recommended by family... He did a fantastic job, photos came out beautiful, and arrived so quickly. We even had a usb stick to print off as many photos as we liked. Would recommend to everybody! Thankyou very much for making our day so perfect!
After searching photographers in the Derbyshire area we finally found Tom. We loved the images on his website and were very lucky that He was available to take our photographs for us. Tom listened to our requirements and was a pleasure to have with us on our special day. He never stopped smiling despite our small bridesmaid not being exactly cooperative and we still have some wonderful pictures of her and our other bridesmaids. Our photographs are a mixture of formal and candid shots all of which we love. Most of them we did not even know Tom was taking. All of our guests have been impressed with the quality of the photographs. We could not recommend Tom highly enough and would like to thank him for making our day so special. Carol & Marvin
Me and my wife can't thank Tom enough for capturing our wedding day so perfectly. We were delighted to recieve the images so soon yesterday which were over and above what we asked for, we love them all but the favourite has got to be the ones at Ladybower ..even if we did all get caught in the rain (thanks Tom!)
So many of our friends and family have commented on what a lovely and organised photographer Tom is and we would highly recommend him to anyone getting married in the future!
Thank you Tom from Dan and Catherine Houchin
We can not thank Tom enough for capturing so many memories for us! You was a big part of our day and you made us so relaxed we both said we felt like we've known you for years, we could be ourselves around you! You made all our guest feel comfortable and you as a photographer are so friendly calm relaxed and are so easy to get on with! Everyone at our wedding commented on what a lovely guy you are and how good at your job you are! You've got some amazing photos without us even knowing you was there! We will highly recommend you to family and friends! What a Fantastic man and photographer!
Love Ebony and Dean Cannon
Thank you for your company at Emma & Vaughan's wedding, you made the photographs fun and were very patient with us all, we seemed to be laughing all the time. Looking forward to seeing the pictures.
Tom is a fantastically talented photographer and we were lucky to have him. He is unobtrusive yet manages to get incredible relaxed shots with beautiful landscapes. My (new) wife and I can't recommend him highly enough!
We approached Tom to take our wedding photographs as Emma vaguely knew him from her Hathersage gym days. After the first meeting where he ran through everything, gave us a quick overview and a chat we knew there was no point in looking at other people. Something just seemed to fit nicely with us as he is so relaxed and easy going.
We had a quick photo shoot for our engagement (though a year after we were engaged) which was a nice opportunity to see how Tom worked and for him to try and figure out our good side (mine is the back!). We were more than pleased how this went and have some really nice photos despite the far from perfect conditions.
Along came our wedding day and he did not stop all day, other than for his lunch. The volume and high quality of all the images we have is amazing. They all look fantastic, even the ones of me which is a miracle in itself. The candid shots are my favorite but that is just my taste, I prefer these to staged pictures. All of our guests have nothing but praise for Tom and all his pictures. It's hard to pick which to use as it's a shame not to display them all.
We would both definitely recommend Tom for weddings or any other pictures you may want. His landscapes are amazing; I might ask for some lessons!
I expect it is experience that gets Tom in the right place at the right time, and we certainly reaped the rewards with that.
Me and my husband did a 9 year anniversary date with a twist. We took part in the Endurer Dash and Tom captured a shot that had so many emotions in it, I instantly feel in love with it. Its now sat proudly on our wall and makes me smile every time I look at it.
So, thank you Tom. I hope we cross paths again in the future!
We decided to use Tom Hodgson Photography after hearing great things from our friends. Tom was friendly and approachable and put us both at ease. On our wedding day Tom arrived bright and early and again instantly put myself and my bridesmaids at ease as well as the wedding party getting the venue ready downstairs. Tom was like a fly on the wall whilst I got ready and during the ceremony.
After the ceremony Tom joined us at our local for some photographs then whilst my husband played 15 minutes of rugby, being able to have pictures unique to us instead of the usual views and stances is what we wanted and received. Our photographers with family were really well orchestrated with clear and simple instructions for our selfs and family to understand.
We absolutely love all our photographs and are struggling to choose our favourites out of the 200+ that we have. Tom captured our wedding in such a beautiful and personal way we would recommend him to anyone.
Tom was recommended to us by my brother. He came to meet us 5 months before the wedding to discuss our requirements from him. We found him to be very laid back, with a good sense of humour and he put us at ease that we would get the kind of photos we wanted.
On the day Tom was there bright and early to take pictures of both of us getting ready, which initially we were both worried about but Tom just blended in and got some really great shots of all of our day.
We were really happy with the photos. Tom did an amazing job, even when he was getting commandeered by some of our very drunk friends! The presentation box that we received our memory stick in was a very nice finishing touch. It has also been great letting people have Tom’s website address for them to look at the photos if they want to. We have already been recommending him to our friends and family.
I chose Tom after debating whether or not to have a professional photographer for my wedding!!! WOW so glad I did, the day goes so fast so all you have are the photos to reminisce. Tom arrived early so we could have photos getting ready, he’s really laid back great sense of humour and we all felt at ease and enjoyed every second. The photos were absolutely stunning, the ones of my mum who we nearly lost in January make me cry every time, he managed to capture every emotion on the day effortlessly he was brilliant with the children and all the guests.
I can’t thank you enough Tom for everything I still look through the images nearly everyday with happiness and overwhelment.
Best photographer EVER!!!
Just wanted to say a huge thanks for all your hard work towards our wedding photography. From the minute we contacted you i felt you provided a fantastic service, having the engagement photo shoot really added to the excitement and planning of the wedding. We couldn’t be happier with the photo’s and have some truly unforgettable memories from our day created by you capturing the special moments. All the comments we have had about your presence during the day were exceptional, nobody felt uncomfortable and you fitted in just like one of your guests. Thank you once again. I shall continue to recommend you to anyone who asks.
We invited Tom to take our wedding photos as a friend. The work created was sensational and unbelievably professional. We had set out with the intention that our wedding would not be a conventional, strict, tedious wedding, and the result was far from boring.
Tom managed to capture some truly priceless moments. There was the casual shots and a few posed shots. Tom somehow was able to strike a perfect balance between the importance of the occasion and the relaxed atmosphere of the celebration. There were some fantastic moments throughout the day and thanks to Tom’s work we will be able to look back through them all and even show the odd relative who could not attend.
Thank you SO much for our wedding photos, having come back from our honeymoon we were more than excited to see the photos you took – and oh my god, they are amazing!!!
You have managed to capture our day in a way that every moment of it came flooding back into our minds.
You made us feel comfortable and lots of our guests commented on how friendly and professional you were, looking through the photos there were times we and some of the guests did not even remember you being there. We love the way we can look through the photos like a little story of our special day and would / and have recommend you to everyone! Thank you again!! :)
Who would have thought that there would be the largest downfall in snow for the last 12 months at the end of march? Well we most certainly didn’t, especially not on our wedding day! Regardless of this Tom arrived promptly at 8.30am, wellies and thermals in tow ready to photograph the ‘getting ready’ stage of our special day! And stayed with us into early evening for our first dance.
Tom used the freak weather to capture some of the most amazing and unique wedding photos I have ever seen incorporating beautiful landscape shots as a background!
The candid approach Tom uses is what first drew us to use him as our wedding photographer and we certainly were not disappointed.
We are truly happy with the results and would highly recommend him to all family and friends.
Tom did something very few wedding suppliers can do: a total professional throughout but remained approachable and most of all friendly. Tom is able to get the best photos of your day and keep everybody who might be stressing calm. The biggest problem on any wedding day is parts not going to plan, we unfortunately had a lot of rain – this didn’t matter to Tom, he had turned up early, scouted out the venue and already cherry picked the best spots for every weather type.
More importantly, Tom is adaptable – he discusses what you want before the event and during, changing to your needs and politely reminding you during the excitement of what you wanted so you don’t miss out – turns out you forget a lot of stuff when you’ve just stood in front of a lot of people and then had a glass or two (Let Tom do all the work!).
His photos are amazing, we expected them to be great due to the calibre of his work but we were still amazed at what we received. Tom very kindly helped us print some cards with our favourite photo and these have been very well received.
Lastly, and probably the most important, the cost. Tom cost less than all other photographers quoted and gave far more than any of the others quoted for. He doesn’t charge “wedding prices”, the type that are designed because you know you desperately need a photographer with experience. Tom has experience, Tom has knowledge and Tom is an amazing photographer – he chooses to charge a fair price for a day’s photography and planning.
The pictures of our son were taken at very short notice, roughly 2 hours if I remember correctly! I had just returned from Afghanistan for R & R to be at the birth of my son and wanted some photographs to take back with me. Tom was fantastic yet again and the session took about 1 hour. The following day we were sent the edited photos to select which we would like printing, with the rest being transferred to disc for us. 2 days after having the photos taken we were in possession of some outstanding photos which I will always treasure. Tom’s work is excellent, he is a friendly individual and he will always go that extra mile to ensure that your special day/moment is captured just the way you remember it.
We have known Tom for a few years now and knew that he was the best person to capture our wedding day, he is, in our opinion, an outstanding photographer and we have several of his personal pictures framed in my own house. If you are looking for a professional service from an individual who takes immense pride in their work then you need look no further, if you are in any doubt just take a look at the picture of us on Surprise View at Hathersage. A picture paints a thousand words.
Tom was our photographer in September 2011, we are delighted with the quality of the photos! Tom gave clear instructions and managed to direct 80+ people into position, he was very thorough and asked what personal touches we wanted to include but also being creative on his own. Tom captured our brilliant day in pictures and we would highly recommend him as a photographer to anyone!
Tom didn’t know what to expect when invited to take photographs of our Annual Girls Weekend at Carsington Water. However, he coped admirably with 14 ‘ladies’ of a certain age and in various stages of menopausal madness. Initially, there was collective panic about the wrinkles, bags, beards and extra portions that were bound to show up in professional photographs – then Tom walked in. He put us at our ease immediately and by the end of the session the younger contingency were offering marriage and the more mature, clearly disinhibited by the HRT, were offering special favours….. Bless him, he brought the best out in us all. We may not be movie stars but we certainly shined bright under his lens that day. We got great results for a good value and creative service.
Tom proved to be organised, efficient and had an excellent understanding not only of photography but of the requirements of the associated business.
Tom has real talent and takes time to fully understand the needs of his customers. He has been a key player in the redevelopment of YHA’s brand and helped to reposition all of our internal and external communications. On top of all that he is hard working, always meets deadlines, dedicated, pays acute attention to detail and is genuinely one of the nicest chaps you’ll ever meet.
Tom is a committed professional, with a great eye for detail. He is always helpful and responsive when approached for help, and methodical in his response.