Deciding to book Tom as our wedding photographer was one of the easiest 'wedmin' decisions that we had to make and it turned out to also be one of the best ones! From our very first meeting he absolutely filled us with confidence that he would be able to perfectly capture our day. His gentle reminder to me, a month or so prior to the wedding, that it was 'a wedding, not a photo shoot' was such wonderful advice and something that I have since passed on to numerous brides. Tom was an absolute joy to have at our wedding. Our guests loved him, our families loved him, and he seamlessly fitted into the day, discreetly capturing every moment. Tom had been to visit every venue he was going to be shooting us at; from my home, to the church, to the hotel my husband was staying at; so even before the wedding day, he was brimming with ideas to give us wonderful photos whatever the weather. It was because of his forward planning that we were able to get some beautiful sunset shots! It's so clear that Tom cares so much about his work and his clients and I would highly recommend him to absolutely anybody looking for someone to perfectly capture their day whilst they're busy enjoying it!
Annabel and Paul
Tom went above and beyond to deliver perfect wedding photos from our big day. From capturing us getting ready, to our first dance and sunset photos, Tom photographed these and everything in between beautifully. In particular, he was able to uniquely capture natural moments and people throughout the day, alongside some natural group shots. This mades for a wonderful selection of photographs. Although a total professional, Tom has such a friendly and humorous nature which means he doesn't feel like an add-on to the wedding - much more of a guest! Tom is also extremely passionate and enthusiastic. He blended into the background and our wedding guests so well that we didn't even realise he found the angles he did until we got the photos back! He knew all the best locations and opportunities at our venue to photograph, which not only gave us peace of mind but his efficiency also allowed us to spend more time with our guests. The only downside is that we've got too many incredible photos to choose from, we have no idea which ones to have printed! We can't recommend Tom enough, we are so pleased we chose him.
Ellie and Tom
Tom is everything you need as a wedding photographer and more! His relaxed, fun and professional approach to ensuring your day is extra special is second to none. Tom ensures he meets with you face to face ahead of securing him for your day, he is very open and honest about his photography style which for us was exactly what we were looking for! Tom will then make the effort to visit your venue with you ahead of the big day so that he can scope out the best photo opportunities whatever the weather, this really put our mind at ease that Tom had everything covered. Tom’s photos are simply amazing, we were stunned at just how beautiful they really were, they were everything we had wished for and more! Tom’s style of photos is very natural, he captured so many amazing memories and we didn’t even realise he was there for most of the day! Tom really helped to make our day simply incredible, it wasn’t just us that thought he was fantastic, all our guests did too! If you are someone that doesn’t like the posed, staged photos then Tom is definitely the wedding photographer for you. We can guarantee you will not regret securing him for your big day!
Charlotte and Will
“We were so glad that we chose Tom to shoot our wedding. He struck just the right balance between friendly and professional and we were impressed by the huge effort he made to get to know us and understand exactly what we wanted from the day. We liked that he worked alone, slotted into the logistics of the day without a fuss, and put all our guests at ease – we had so many comments from everyone about how lovely he was. He has a fantastic eye and managed to capture all the important moments as well as the lovely little details – we couldn’t be happier with the photos and can’t recommend him enough!”
Becky and Al
“Tom is everything you’d want from a photographer and some! He’s professional, super friendly and makes everyone feel at ease on the lead up and on the day itself, he even remembered everyone’s name in the bridal party… a small touch which made a huge difference! His relaxed and friendly nature shows in our photos which is exactly how we wanted the day to be captured. When we look back at the photos it was lovely to see how he captured so many of the small details we either missed or didn’t realise he was able to photograph. I wanted to spend as much time as possible with my friends and family and Tom totally understood and was completely flexible throughout the day. I had absolute trust he would get the best photos at the right time for us. I wouldn’t hesitate recommending Tom to anyone!”
Jo and Spencer
I would highly recommend Tom. He was the perfect photographer for our wedding and we were so happy with the results. We spoke to Tom twice before the big day and chatted through the plan for the day. He was really reassuring and had some great advice about the day around when to arrive to get the best getting ready shots to when to time those set photos. On the day Tom felt very much part of the wedding party and he was really calm and professional. We also got our photos really soon after the big day which was great and we had access to all of them. Toms photos were beautifully natural and really captured the day.
Laura and James
Tom did a brilliant job as photographer for our Wedding on 23 June 2018. When we met up beforehand he talked us through his plan for the day, making us feel reassured that he would have everything covered. On the day itself Tom was so professional, good fun and relaxed - making us feel as ease and working so hard to capture all the special moments throughout our day. He was great with all our guests, getting everyone together for the group shots and also making all the formal photos good fun too! We had lots of comments from our guests as well as the reception venue about how friendly Tom was as he fitted in really well and felt like another guest as well as a photographer. We also had the most beautiful sunset at the end of our Wedding Day and Tom did an incredible job of capturing it perfectly. We were so happy with the memories Tom has given us to look back on from our special day. Thank you ever so much Tom - we would happily recommend you to others!
Emma and Andy
Tom Hampson has a real eye for capturing amazing photos. A very talented photographer. He was perfect for our wedding. My Husband and are aren’t ‘natural posers’ we’re not too great at staged photographs, Tom’s style is so natural, which was a winner for us, the photos he got of my husband and I, our family and friends are so beautiful. He captured all the people we wanted, organised the rabble, snapped some funny moments, family moments and of course soppy moments. They bring us straight back to our special day every time we look at them. Thank you again so much Tom
Pippa and Tom
"Congratulations! If you've found Tom Hampson, you don't need to look any further. Tom is one of the kindest, most generous people I have ever met, and that comes across in every shot he took. He intuitively understood what was important to us and what moments we wanted to capture forever. My husband and I are both very camera shy, and hate getting our pictures taken. However with Tom, it was like hanging out with a good friend, who just happened to have a camera. It was so effortless, I barely noticed him taking pictures. He was such ajoy to have at the wedding. My friends and family adored him, and he kept everyone relaxed and having fun, even during the stress of trying to get people together for the big group shots.I can’t say enough about how great it was just to work with Tom, but what was even more incredible was how the pictures came out! Nothing was forced, he just captured beautiful moments of love and happiness. My Grandmother passed away shortly after the wedding, and I have a framed picture of her that Tom took on my dresser. She is radiating pure joy, and I can’t even begin to say how grateful I am to Tom for immortalizing her in that way. If you want a calm, funny, professional photographer who will capture your day exactly the way you always imagined, but with his own flair and style, Tom is your guy. "
Emily and Sean Quigley
"Choosing the right wedding photographer is a difficult task for any bride and groom but from start to finish Tom managed to capture every moment of our special day. He always seemed to be where we needed him to be without intruding on any of the proceedings. His photos seamlessly told the story of our magical day and he really captured the essence of our day in some truly perfect & memorable pictures. By the end of our wedding it felt like Tom was one of our guests! He made all of our guests feel at ease, including Zelly our 8 year old Boxer dog. Despite a mammoth photo wish list, he even found time to involve some of the older children (which earned him massive brownie points from parents!) His patience, professionalism and personality make Tom the perfect wedding photographer! I would thoroughly recommend Tom!"
Sam and Paul Harris
"From the very first meeting with Tom, his professional yet relaxed and calm approach was able to set us at ease – we felt like he was a friend attending the wedding and not our photographer. We knew that on the day in all the chaos he would be ideal to have around. Tom captured all the impromptu moments and continued this throughout the day. He understood that we wanted some formal photos but not many, as the day was about friends, family and having a lovely time – he listened to our original requests and more than delivered. All of our guests commented on how lovely and friendly Tom was and that he was more like a guest than a photographer. For us this was fantastic because it meant that all our guests (and us!) were relaxed around the camera and we got some fabulous shots on the day. Tom was very patient and helpful - we also have some shots that he captured when we didn't even know he was there! Thank you Tom – you helped to make our day perfect!"
Sara and Fabio Pedrotti
"We just celebrated our first wedding anniversary and had a book made of all Tom's fantastic photos from our big day - we absolutely love flicking back through them and reminding ourselves of every little moment. Tom was amazing with all of our guests young and old, and he stayed with us from morning until dancing time, taking shots of our friends and family, our venues and all the tiny details - everything was captured. Pre-wedding he ensured he knew exactly the shots we wanted and we met up beforehand to scope out the venues and some special locations for our couples shots. On the actual day he made everyone feel at ease and we didn't have to worry at all - professional, super friendly and creative. Thanks Tom!"
Laura and Sam Heaton
"With Tom's photographs I've been able to relive the happiest day of my life over and over. Everyone's character shines through in his photographs allowing me to witness some of the beautiful moments that I missed on the day. My husband is Lebanese, but we got married in England, so many of his friends and relatives weren't able to attend the wedding. Tom was thorough and professional from start to finish and blended in with our guests so well that when people who couldn't attend view our wedding album they can really feel what it was like to be there."
Helena and Assad Abou Harb
"From our initial meeting through to receiving our wonderful wedding photos, we couldn’t have been happier with Tom’s service. Tom showed us some of his past work and we loved how the shots captured the essence of each moment, more than just the people in them, and we really wanted a similar keepsake for our big day. Tom sorted everything out in order to get the best shots. He did some pre-visits to our locations to plan specific group shots and some locations for those more intimate moments. It felt like he was going above and beyond and made the whole experience feel even more special. At no point throughout the day did any of the photos feel forced or posed - to be quite honest we barely knew Tom was there! The photos that we received were amazing and truly captured the wonderful natural moments that you couldn’t plan or prepare for. Everything was just perfect and we recommend Tom whenever we get a chance!"
Oli and Peta Trussell