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BEST PHOTOGRAPHER EVER; well… according to my mum, daughter, girlfriend and a few of my clients anyway :-)

We’ve just received our wedding photos back from Tom and they are amazing! We couldn’t recommend him enough. I first came across Tom on Facebook after admiring his Peak District photos and knew that we wanted him to capture our special day. From the first meeting we knew we’d made the right choice, Tom is very friendly, welcoming and professional and was so good at capturing natural, candid shots of our guests which was exactly what we wanted. So many of our guests commented on how friendly and hard working he was, going above and beyond to blend in with our guests whilst capturing lots of special moments.

Thank you so much.

Adam & Laura

Tom photographed our wedding last year. The photos are outstanding! I couldn’t wish for better ones. Everyone commented how beautiful they are and how professional Tom was on the day! I can’t recommend him enough.

Thank you again!

Luke & Laura

We had Tom as our wedding photographer. We recently got all our wedding photos back and they are brilliant!

Tom was great on the day, organising everyone where they needed to be for our planned photos, and making us all feel at ease. Especially me and Tim.

Tom also managed to get some amazing photos of the wedding guests and of us with out us realising he was even there.

We would highly recommend Tom. We couldn’t of asked for a better, friendlier wedding photographer.

Jodie & Tim

We honestly couldn’t be happier

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 engagement 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!

Sarah & Luke

He captured the night beautifully and the photos turned out amazing!

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

Jamie & Nicola

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.

Andrew & Laura

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. 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!

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.

Ed & Vickie

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.

Saul & Angie

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.

Josh & Bryony

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.

Ryan & Abbie

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 & 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.

Fiona & Gavin

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.

Louise & Andy

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.

Christina & Steve

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 :-)

Justine & Johnny

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!

Catherine & Andy

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.

Olivia & Amanda

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.

Thanks Tom

Craig & Susan

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!

Becky & Lewis

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!

Helen & Ashley

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!

Peter & Ann

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!

Rebecca & Jonathan

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!

Andrew & Sophie

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!

Becky & Shaun

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.

Paxton & Bethan

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!

Paul & Beth

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!!!!

Sophie & Ben

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.

Amy & James

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!

Emma & Ross

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!

Vicki & James

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!

Christa & James

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!

Dan & Catherine

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 & Dean

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!

Darren & Vicki

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!

Vaughan & Emma

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.

Anna & Lee

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.

Rob & Charlotte

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!!!

Claire & Nathan

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.

Matt & Tara

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.

Adam & Kate

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!! :)

Darren & Mandy

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.

Jake & Nikki

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.

Paul & Kym

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!

Adam & Sarah

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