Reviews & Testimonials

 

We love what we do and we really appreciate all the kind words we've received from our customers.  Below is a selection of reviews and testimonials, more can be found on our facebook and google pages

 

 

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Review from Salisbury wedding couple. Rose and Crown Hotel.Review from Salisbury wedding couple. Rose and Crown Hotel. Lizzie & Gaz, Salisbury

"Simon photographed our wedding and has been absolutely fantastic from the outset.

Helpful, friendly, professional.  Many friends commented they wished their photographers had been like him as he went above and beyond to capture the moments we wanted.  He was also brilliantly patient with the little ones and just made everyone feel at ease.

The signed wedding frame is also a lovely touch to be able to take home straight away.  We can't wait to see the full gallery and I can't thank Simon enough.  5* service.  Would recommend to anyone wanting a professional photography service."


Review from Salisbury wedding couple. Milford Hall Hotel.Review from Salisbury wedding couple. Milford Hall Hotel.

Richard & Craig, Salisbury

"Simon photographed our wedding back in September this year.  From the very beginning he made us feel at ease and nothing was too much trouble.

We had lots of questions which he was able to answer and made suggestions to make our day run smoother.

On the day he was fantastic.  When we needed certain photos done he was there to sort it out.  He did it so well we didn;t notice him in the background.  The signing frame was a lovely touch.

Everything since our wedding from our photo viewing and ordering our products we are 100% happy with the servicewe got and the quality of the photos were second to none.

Thank you so much."


 

Review from Salisbury family photoshoot family.Review from Salisbury family photoshoot family.

Verity & Chris, Salisbury

"Our boys are a tough crowd to photograph - a very lively pre-schooler, a nervous dog and a baby with additional needs.

But Simon managed to get some beautiful shots of them that really capture their personalities.

He made the studio session fun and relaxing for all of us.  I would highly recommend his family portrait sessions.

 

 


 

Review from Salisbury commercial photography business.Review from Salisbury commercial photography business.

Lee Nicholson, Freelance Entry Solutions

"Simon, I wish to express my thanks for the professional job you have done in capturing some fantastic images.

You were respectful to both the team here at Freelance as well as our clients when we invited you to their premises to capture some great images as our case studies.  You managed to tread the fine line of being easy goingand open to ideas while providing suitable direction when needed.

I would have no hesitation in recommending you and will be certainly using your services for future projects."

 


 

Review from Salisbury commercial photography business.Review from Salisbury commercial photography business.

Karen Bright, Bright Words, Salisbury

"Simon is an excellent photographer who has worked on several photoshoots for me over the years.

He is very approachable and friendly - which helps to put everyone at ease during a shoot.

Simon is also very focused on achieving high-quality results and I would highly recommend his services."

 

 


 

Review from Quilter Cheviot for BBC Countryfile Live at Blenheim Palace.Review from Quilter Cheviot for BBC Countryfile Live at Blenheim Palace.

Karen Waugh, Quilter Cheviot/Countryfile Live

Creative, professional, collaborative team who deliver the brief above and beyond expectation.

Outstanding images.

Incredibly dedicated and an absolute pleasure to work with.

 

 


Review from Salisbury commercial product photography business.Review from Salisbury commercial product photography business.

Duncan Grocock, Cannonball Coffee Company

"Simon did an excellent job producing some product photography for my coffee company's website.

He was helpful and polite throughout the whole process, and final edited photos were of a really high quality.  It was evident that a lot of care had been taken over the finished product.

I would fully recommend Simon."

 

 


 

Review from Salisbury commercial photography business.Review from Salisbury commercial photography business.

Tom Orchard, Annetts & Orchard, Salisbury

"We used Simon for a commercial photoshoot to provide profile pictures and general office photos for our new website.  Simon was firendly, professional and couldn't do more for us on the day.

We were all very impressed and the photos cam out excellent.

I would not hesitate to use Simon again and would recommend him to anyone."

 

 


 

Review from Salisbury wedding couple. Burley Manor Hotel, New Forest.Review from Salisbury wedding couple. Burley Manor Hotel, New Forest.

Vickey & Gary, Salisbury

"Simon photographed our wedding back in March this year and we were so pleased with what we captured.  For the most part we completely forgot Simon was there, which he himself told us was the aim in order to capture lots of natural photos and he executed it brilliantly.

Although this review was much later than I intended, I absolutely had to write one.  We would recommend Simon for any photography needs.  We will certainly be using him again when we want our family photos taken.

Brilliant guy to work with and amazing quality photos which is only enhanced by the great photobook options."

 


 

Review from Salisbury wedding couple. The Italian Villa, Canford Cliffs, Dorset.Review from Salisbury wedding couple. The Italian Villa, Canford Cliffs, Dorset.

Vicki & Alex, Salisbury

"We used Simon for our wedding photography and have since started using him for our business portfolio pictures.  The wedding photography was the one part of our wedding I was dreading.  I hate being photographed and always look awkward in photos.  Simon was absolutely second to none.

He is an extremely professional and outstanding photographer.  Much more than this he is a very liekable man which made it easy for me and my wife to relax.  The photos he took were absolutely stunning, no awkward shots as he put us at ease and they came out completely natural.  Cannot recommend him highly enough for your wedding or corporate photography.

In our mind not just the best photographer in Salisbury, the best photographer full stop.


 

Review from Salisbury wedding couple. The Guildhall, SalisburyReview from Salisbury wedding couple. The Guildhall, Salisbury

Jeanette & Rob, Salisbury

"We had Simon do the photography for our weding back in June and we highly recommend him to anyone looking for a photographer for thiers.  Not only did he take some great photos but he was invaluable in the run up to the wedding with his knowledge and advice on how to make the most out of our special day.

He is very easy to get along with and blends in with the guests so you don't event notice he is there much of the day.  Gives lots of his time going over things to make sure its right for your needs.  Does a great all round job."

 


 

Review from South Wilts Business of the Year Awards. Excellence in Customer Service Award.Review from South Wilts Business of the Year Awards. Excellence in Customer Service Award.

Anonymous Nomination, South Wilts Business Awards

"Simon is a complete professional.  Unless you're a model, you probably aren't a huge fan of having your picture taken - Simon takes away any anxiety with a chirpy conversation, and before you know it, he's taken a photo of an authentic smile.

I've had my photo taken by Simon for my work picture, but several of my friends and family have been captured taking part in awards ceremonies, theatre events and much more, creating photographs of moments in time they'll teasure forever.

From making his clients and subjects feel so at ease, to the speedy editing and delivery of photos, Simon Ward is a perfect example of what this award is all about.


 

Review from Salisbury commercial photography business.Review from Salisbury commercial photography business.

Juliet Harris, MG Cannon

"I seriously could not have asked for a better photographer, it was a pleasure working with Simon, professional, efficient, and incredibly easy to work with.

I needed a variety of images for our company website, the photoshoot went really smoothly and I was impressed by Simon's attention to detail on the day and in finalising the images.  Nothing was too much trouble and his ability to understand my needs and work with me, was fantastic.

Simon provided ready-to-use images in all formats allowing for ease of use in updating our website, social media and graphic design requirements.  With variety in the shots we have been able to cover all of marketing needs, maintaining brand consistency throughout.

The end result was exactly what I was after.  A very positive experience."


 

Review from Julia's House, Dorset & Wiltshire Children's Hospices.Review from Julia's House, Dorset & Wiltshire Children's Hospices.

Sally Rowe, Julia's House

"Simon has been a wonderful supporter of Julia's House, both in his role as a volunteer photographer and in helping to publicise the charity's work throughout Wiltshire.

He was the official Julia's House photographer at the opening of the first Wiltshire children's hospice in Devizes as well as covering many more fundraising and family events over the past couple of years.

Simon's photography has been a great asset and we are so grateful for the amount of time he donates in support of families caring for a child with a life-limiting illness."


 

Review from Salisbury family photoshoot family.Review from Salisbury family photoshoot family.

Lucy & Mark, Salisbury

"Our family shoot with Simon was fab, very relaxed considering there were two children and a dog to contend with!  We have received the photos today and I'm delighted with them, they are more than I could have imagined.

Thank you Simon."

 

 

 


 

Review from Salisbury family photoshoot family.Review from Salisbury family photoshoot family.

The Thackway Family, North Wales

"We went to Simon Ward for a family photoshoot to mark our 40th wedding anniversary.  There were 15 of us, plus a son-in-law who had to have his taken at a later date and edited into the main family group. 

Simon was fantastic - he welcomed us with a cup of tea, set the seven grandchildren at ease, took the photos professionally and made sure we were satisfied with the results.  They are now printed, with a large canvas for the main family group.  We can unreservedly recommend Simon Ward for all your photo needs."


 

Review from Salisbury wedding couple. The White Hart Hotel.Review from Salisbury wedding couple. The White Hart Hotel.

Julie & Mark, Salisbury

"Thank you so much for capturing our wedding day so perfectly!  We had a fun, relaxed (after the official bit!) day which your pictures clearly show.

You are so unobtrusive and pleasent to everyone.

Well done on keeping a work/family balance, those children are so special."

 


 

Review from Salisbury family photoshoot family.Review from Salisbury family photoshoot family.

The Broughton Family, Amesbury

"If anyone would like some professional photos taken of a loved one or themselves check out @simonwardphoto, he's taken photos of many of my friends and family members and he always does such a good job."

 

 

 


 

Review from Salisbury wedding couple. The Forest Lodge Hotel, Lyndhurst.Review from Salisbury wedding couple. The Forest Lodge Hotel, Lyndhurst.

Faye & Michael, Salisbury

"Thanks so much for everything you did for our wedding.  We absolutely love the images and you made the process so easy.

As you know, Michael is not the most natural in front of the camera but you really made him feel at ease and you completely exceeded our expectations of what a great job you have done.

It felt like having a friend taking the photos rather than someone we'd just brought in.

Thanks again!"


 

Review from Salisbury family photoshoot family.Review from Salisbury family photoshoot family.

The Nash Family, Codford

"Dear Simon, Thank you for making us feel so welcome when we came for our photoshoot in December.

It was very relaxed and professional. The children really enjoyed the afternoon. All the photos etc we have chosen are really good, just deciding where to hang them.
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Review from Salisbury wedding couple. The Red Lion Hotel and St. John's Place.Review from Salisbury wedding couple. The Red Lion Hotel and St. John's Place.

Louise & Joey, Salisbury

"We just wanted to say a massive 'thank you' for being our photographer for our wedding.  We felt so relaxed because of you  and it actually felt like an extra friend at the wedding.

We really appreciate all of the work you have done since May with the editing of the pictures and the organising of the photobook (which we are super chuffed with).

We look forward to our photoshoot and also would like to say thank you for being so supportive with Autumn-Lily."


 

Review from Salisbury wedding couple. The Newhouse Estate near Redlynch.Review from Salisbury wedding couple. The Newhouse Estate near Redlynch.

Sarah & Jack, Salisbury

"We just wanted to say thank you so much for taking such amazing photos on our wedding day!  They really are perfect and lots of friends and family have commented on how great they are! 

We can't wait to get our album now, I'm sure there will be more tears then!"

 


 

Review from Salisbury wedding couple. Banbury, Oxfordshire.Review from Salisbury wedding couple. Banbury, Oxfordshire.

Amy & Barry, Salisbury

"We are so delighted with our wedding photos.  Many of our family and friends have commented on how they capture the spirit of the individual.  I hate having my photo taken and I love them all.  We wre so impressed by how you put us at ease on both our pre-shoot and more importantly our wedding day.

From the outset you dealt with our requests with great professionalism and understanding and for that we are hugely grateful. 

Thank you so much for everything."


 

Review from Salisbury wedding couple. The Balmer Lawn Hotel, Brockenhurst, New Forest, Hampshire.Review from Salisbury wedding couple. The Balmer Lawn Hotel, Brockenhurst, New Forest, Hampshire.

Sam & Matt, Alderbury

"Just a note to say thank you for everything you have done for us over the past few months. The results look fantastic and we'll cherish them for years to come.

We have had lots of great feedback about the photos and the fact that people barely noticed you on the day, so all credit to you - you did an amazing job!"

 

 


 

Review from Salisbury wedding couple. The Mercure White Hart Hotel, Salisbury, Wiltshire.Review from Salisbury wedding couple. The Mercure White Hart Hotel, Salisbury, Wiltshire.

Claire & Stuart, Salisbury

"There are no words that can thank you enough for giving Stuart & I lasting memories of our day.

The day went so fast, it was hard to take it all in, but your photos captured the day perfectly.  We could not have asked for more perfect photos.

At times, I forgot that you were there, and you have managed to get some fabulous photos of both our families looking so relaxed and happy during the day.  That in itself deserves a medal.

Thank you for going above and beyond and staying later than planned in order to get photos of the band, it was truly appreciated.

We have received nothing but compliments about the photos, and cannot wait to see them in the album.

Once again thank you so much!"


 

Review for wedding photography at Legacy Rose & Crown Hotel, SalisburyReview for wedding photography at Legacy Rose & Crown Hotel, Salisbury

Zoe & Jos Bailey, Salisbury

"Thank yo so much for the help, advice and organisation you put into our wedding to make it so brilliant.

Thank you so much for our photobook, we absolutely love it!

My parents are similarly impressed.

It's a product I'd definitely recommend to our couples, it's a lovely memento of our day."

 


Anonymous nomination for Simon Ward Photography from the South Wilts Business of the Year Awards - Customer Service Excellence AwardAnonymous nomination for Simon Ward Photography from the South Wilts Business of the Year Awards - Customer Service Excellence Award

Anonymous Nomination, South Wilts Business Awards

"Outstanding customer service.  Simon made us feel totally welcome, he took the time to find out exactly what we wanted to achieve from our wedding photography and was full of useful advice.

All our interactions were always very friendly, and he was willing to arrange meetings around our working times, even if it meant he had to work late.  Simon was always open and up-front, especially when there was an uncontrollable delay in processing our photos after the wedding, which gave us full confidence that he really does value his clients.

Probably the biggest indication of how well respected he is, is that the company that produces his albums was happy to extend his deadline for guaranteed Christmas deliveries due to the delay so that he didn't have to let his cliens down."


 

Liz & Family, Salisbury

"Simon thank you so much for the recent photo shoot,  you were so patient with the fact that half the family were very late, also H was quite boisterous, the idea of you letting him take some photos with your camera was a winner, made him feel special and important.  

We were thrilled with the results and particularly loved the art panel, so pleased we went with it, a great talking point.

I will certainly recommend your studio to my friends. We wish you great success in 2020."


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David Clayton, Boatwrights/Bassets, Wiltshire & Dorset

" have worked with Simon professionally since 2010 in
relation to my two companies in South Wiltshire/North Dorset.

His commitment is total and he consistently completes his tasks to time and budget (and always with a smile).

Simon also puts the same enthusiasm into any community events he supports. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him."


More customer reviews and testimonials are here.