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I hope you enjoy reading through the following lovely comments from previous clients. Please do also take a look at my Google Places page, where you’ll find even more business reviews!

Nicki & Mike

We cannot explain how excited we are to see these preview images!
 
Thanks again for everything on our wedding day. We loved having you as part of our day.

We can’t thank you enough for the big contribution to making our wedding day so amazing. You were truly brilliant and lovely……

THANK YOU

Katie & James

Those (preview images) are absolutely brilliant! We love them. Thank you so much for yesterday. You felt like part of the family during the preparation. Loveday (assisting on the day) was great too.  

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A rather belated thank you for doing such an amazing job with the photos for our wedding in December. We have finally put them all into an album and are so pleased with how you managed to capture the day for us!

Daniela & Tom

Thank you very much indeed for these photos. We are absolutely thrilled. Everyone that has seen them is awestruck by your phenomenal talent. You have absolutely captured the day and our families and friends. We are so grateful.

So pleased! Thank you.

Steph & Chris

Oh my goodness Belinda these preview images are absolutely incredible! We are so excited to see the rest! You are an absolute star and we are eternally grateful to you for standing in at the last minute and being so kind, understanding, subtle and efficient. Lots of our friends and family commented on how lovely and discreet you were! Thank you, thank you, thank you! 🙂

P.s. We are especially in love with the Rufus (our dog) shot!

On the full set of images: I can’t begin to explain how absolutely over the moon we are with all the photographs, they are truly wonderful. We are so grateful to you for doing such a remarkable job, you really are a very talented lady 😊

 
(A very happy) Steph & Chris

Amy & Olly

 Thank you so much for the day yesterday – you were so easy going, professional and amazing throughout!

Thank you so so much for our amazing photos! We absolutely love them and cannot stop looking at them! I cannot believe how quickly you got them out to us and as we landed from our honeymoon (perfectly organised!).

The photos you have taken are just the type we were hoping for – capturing moments in a photojournalist style – and I can’t remember seeing you amazingly but from the photos you have taken you were everywhere!

Sarah & Pete

 

I don’t think I can begin to thank you enough for these special images which completely captured the atmosphere of the day for us.

 
You are so incredibly talented Belinda and we are both completely thrilled with the photos we have seen so far. Thank you! You are wonderful. Thank you again for being our photographer- with your creativity and eye for capturing the special connections between our guests, the lovely moments with the children and the dogs and all the tiny details that matter so much,  and we could not have chosen a more perfect photographer for us. I especially love the way you captured the surroundings and the hedgerows. I think you are supremely creative and you have a wonderful eye.

Laura & Andrew

 

Choosing a photographer to entrust in capturing your big day is one of the biggest decisions to make when organising a wedding. Thankfully Belinda McCarthy Photography was recommended to us by my husband’s sister. After reviewing Belinda’s portfolio it was a no brainer, Belinda was the lady for us! Communication was excellent and through email and a face to face meeting we were able to develop a relationship that offered us the security that Belinda would capture our day in the documentary style we wanted.

On the day Belinda was professional, friendly and helpful, managing to blend into the background which enabled her to not only reflect the moment but also capture the emotion through her photography.

We are so thrilled with the photos and just wanted to say a big thank you to Belinda.

Thanks Again
Laura and Andy
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Alice & Matthew

 
Thank you so much for sending over our photographs. We are so so pleased with them, you have done an amazing job, we couldn’t be happier!
 
We can not thank you enough for capturing every memorable moment of our wedding day, each picture really does paint 1000 words and you have taken us straight back to the day! Thank you!

Shay & Danny

OMG Belinda…..these pictures have blown us away.  I was in floods of happy and emotional tears all evening looking at every single one!  You are just amazing and have captured some of the best moments from our special day.  THANK YOU!

Thank you so much again for such a wonderful beautiful job – we are THRILLED!!!

Jemma & James

Wow! Thank you so much. Those images are just incredible. We both had a tear looking at them! Thank you so much for your hard work during the day. You were so patient and organised. I’m so glad you were free to shoot our wedding.  We absolutely love them, there are so many fab ones. I particularly love that you’ve managed to capture so many of the children.

We were at a wedding recently. James and I both noticed the photographer’s camera clicking away all through the ceremony and then later at the reception he was often in the way of the view, be it during the speeches, cake cutting or first dance. It is not something either of us had ever paid much attention to before but it highlighted how good you were on our day. We didn’t notice you at all during the ceremony (in a good way 🙂 ) and you managed to capture lots of fantastic candid photos of our guests which absolutely demonstrate that they were not aware of you either.

We are so pleased with the final images and there are so many to choose from. Thank you so much.

Charlie & Alice

Charlie:
Thanks for shooting our wedding, you were a fab photographer and we were lucky to have you. The pics are fab, Alice looks glorious and your photography really did the day justice.
 
 

Alice:
Many thanks for sending through our photographs – the little box of treats they came with was a lovely touch!
This is just a little note to say thank you so much for helping us make the perfect memories of our day – your professional and organised nature meant there was absolutely nothing to worry about in the run up to the wedding and then on the day we barely noticed you taking photos so when then snaps came through and there were so many of us and our friends we were pretty delighted. We’ll be sure to recommend you to anyone we know getting married in the area!

Hollie & Mark

From the bottom of our hearts thank you so so much for sending through the incredible photographs of our wedding day. You have captured the day perfectly and looking through each image brings back so many memories which we will treasure always. Speaking to family and friends nobody felt conscious of photographs being taken of them throughout the day and that is clear from the natural expressions and moments that you have captured. You are brilliant at what you do and we feel so lucky that you were able to document our day for us so, again, thank you.

Emma & Josh

The pictures are ABSOLUTELY AMAZING !!!!!!!! WOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOOWWOOWOWOW. You did the most fantastic job ever – how you managed to capture everything and so perfectly. I especially love the Josh and I pictures, you caught so much laughter and love it is just amazing . We are eternally grateful.

Thank you so so so so much.

Amy & Blake

Hi Belinda, Blake and I would like to thank you for being part of our wedding. I keep looking through our photos and you’ve captured every single part of it perfectly.  There isn’t a single detail missed.  You are a very talented lady. I am so glad we chose you to capture our winter wedding. You excelled your service above and beyond.  Thank you, Mr & Mrs Kendall

Sarah & Matt

Thank you so much Belinda for taking these amazing photographs. We think that they are absolutely beautiful.

Thank you for all your hard work yesterday. You were a true professional and a pleasure to have around.

We can’t wait to see the rest now!

Gemma & Sean

We’re so happy with the photos, you were a super star on the day, you worked so fast it was amazing, we barely had to step away from our day.  My husband (ha ha) and I are so pleased you were our photographer. Your correspondence throughout has been amazing. You were a delight on the day, guests even commented on how normally the photo session part of the day drags on and ours was so quick. And you made everything so relaxed and fun. Our photo gallery really captures the day, beautiful shots!

Lucy & Pete

The pics and the stills movie are amazing! Love the music you chose. Thank you for your hard work, skills and making it such a special day for Pete and I. It was a pleasure having you there, especially as I am not the most comfortable model in front of a camera!

Many thanks again for creating everlasting memories of our fabulous day! Kind regards, Lucy & Pete x

Rebecca & Dave

Thank you so much for our images, they are beautiful. We had a really good look through them all last night and got quite emotional reliving the whole day. You captured it so perfectly, thank you. Our family and friends are equally full of praise ….

“Gorgeous” …….”The whole thing is great. A true reflection of the day. Beautiful photos of a beautiful couple (with an even more beautiful family!)” ……..”Fantastic photos! She’s an amazing photographer, she even made my wife not look half bad!!!” ………”Beautiful. Relived the whole day again I was oooohing & arrrhing all the way through! Photos far more important than England game !!”……  “Makes our gaff look like a palace and the tractors are looking fine”. 🙂

We hope everything is well with you, thank you again – we are so happy.

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Tom & Ellie

We are back from honeymoon and can’t stop looking through the photos. Everyone who has seen them so far loves them, and so do we.

Thanks again for taking our photos on the day. They are all incredible.

Nazia & Fazrul

I love love love the pics! Absolutely amazing!!! I am blown away….. I am so so happy I can’t stop smiling… you captured things not even I got to see so it’s so special to me – a big, big thank you xxx

Lyn & George

Just wanted to send a little note to say thank you so much for perfectly capturing our wedding day. The photos are amazing and something which we can cherish for the rest of our lives.

David & Simon

We would like to thank you for taking fantastic photos of our wedding, you really have managed to capture the atmosphere and your pictures tell the story of our day from start to finish just as we had asked.
I am further impressed with how much of your time you dedicated to our day, it helped towards making everything completely drama free.

We would highly recommend you.

Once again, thanks.

Teodora & David

Thank you very much for the photos! We spent a lot of time over Christmas going through them and they are truly wonderful. Thank you so much for your hard work and for playing such an important part in our wedding.

Thank you very much again for your amazing work!

Helen & Matt

Hi Belinda,

Thank you for your very speedy sneak preview!!

We had the most fantastic day and you were a total star!

The photos look incredible, Matt and I are totally thrilled with them.

Beth & Glenn

We love the photos, thank you so much for doing such a wonderful job.

Many thanks again Belinda…. truly stunning pictures that really have captured what was such a laughter filled day!

Niki & Richard

Love, love, love the wedding pictures, they are fab, thank you so much! Everyone has a different favourite, which must be a great thing.

Thanks again for everything on the day – people kept commenting on how lovely you were and that they hardly knew you were there.

Gilly & Chris

Thank you thank you thank you!!

The pictures are amazing!! What a lovely present to come home from honeymoon to!

Both of us are very pleased with them, they are just fabulous. What a very talented lady you are!

Charlotte & Nathan

Just to let you know our photobook album arrived in the post yesterday and Nathan and I are thrilled! We cannot tell you what compliments we have had as well as for mum and dad’s book!

Thanks again for all your time and kindness!

Laura & Matt

It really was a perfect day and all went so smoothly despite the showers! I am really thrilled with the photographs and Belinda’s pleasant, calm and friendly manner helped calm my nerves in the morning whilst getting ready, the group shots and couple shots around Wells were orchestrated quickly and effortlessly meaning that we could get on with having fun with our guests, and the reportage shots that Belinda took will remind us of the day, the atmosphere and our best friends and family for years to come. Thank you so much Belinda!

Sarah & Andrew

The best in the West!!!
We were lucky enough to have Belinda as our photographer at our wedding in February. From the minute we met she put us at ease and by the time the day of the wedding came round it was as if a friend was taking pictures for us! Belinda listened to exactly what we wanted from our photos and when the images came back we were absolutely over the moon! She has the most amazing eye for detail and we didn’t even realised the photos were being taken as she was so discreet! I would have no hesitation in recommending Belinda as the best photographer in the West! Thank you so much for capturing our special day so perfectly x

Rhiannon & Thomas

Oh Belinda! I didn’t realise we’d get some images so early.

They are BEAUTIFUL- we both had a little cry over them!! Thank you so much for your hard work and professionalism! You were amazing! Sorry for all the friend herding etc!

Can’t wait to see the full set!!

Gilly & Lee

Oh Belinda, I just don’t know what to say!!  I feel like I’ve just relived the day again! The photos of our wedding day are absolutely STUNNING!!!  I don’t know how to thank you, I really don’t!  I can’t get my head around how amazing the photos are!  I want to shout out to all the married couples to be that they must have you as their wedding photographer!  The day I Googled ‘award winning photographers in Dorset’, is a day I will always, always be grateful for, as we found YOU, and you are THE BEST EVER Belinda!!  I can’t stop looking through the album! You’ve captured everything!  You’ve captured shots of our family and friends in such magical ways, and you’ve preserved our special day forever.  I honestly cannot express to you how happy and how grateful we are to you!  I can hardly see what I’m writing here as I can’t stop welling up!! Thank you so, so, so much!!!

I’ll be in touch again soon, I just wanted to say thank you, thank you, thank you – I can’t stop crying!!! xxxxxxx

Ally & Millie

Belinda,

I wanted to say a HUGE thank you for the AMAZING photographs you took of Millie and I. I was nearly in tears when i saw them, they are exactly what I was hoping for. I am not a camera fan but you made me feel totally at ease by just blending into the background and capturing some really special moments.  Equally Millie was comfortable to play and explore as usual and even posed a little for you!
I really don’t know how I can thank you enough.

Ally

Paige & Robin

Hi Belinda,
 
The photos are phenomenal!!! Thank you so much, we can’t wait to see the rest of them.
 
Warm wishes,
 
Paige and Robin X

Rebecca & Oli

I’m not quite sure how to put into words how totally over the moon Oli and I are with our photos, you have managed to capture every element in a way in which when you look though them brings back the feelings and fun of the day. I feel like the day went too quickly but going back through the photos allows us to relive it and see parts we missed. You were so brilliant and so professional and for that we can’t thank you enough.

Thank you so so much again we are forever grateful,

Rebecca

Holly & Daniel

 I have just woken up and oh my god…..oh my god…..oh my god……I have just relived the most special and amazing day of mine and Daniel’s lives and I may be welling up as I write this!

You have managed to capture the joy the last ten years have brought us and the wonder and excitement that the next ten will bring! I am completely overwhelmed and grateful for the memories that you have captured for us and that we can keep for the rest of our lives. It was an honour to have you there with us and thank you for making everything feel so easy and relaxed. Your words on the blog are so kind and mean so much!

You truly are a photography genius and we will be forever grateful that you “said yes” to us all that time ago and agreed to help us capture our day! I can’t wait to share these with all our friends and family, all our love Mr & Mrs Knapp xxx

Amber & Jamie

Thank you for being such a wonderful photographer. We’re really pleased with the photos and can’t wait to show them to our friends and family.

I often find that when you have an amazing experience it is difficult to capture it in a photo. So, thank you for being able to do this for us on our wedding day. Every time we look at our pictures we are taken right back to that day at Maunsel House enjoying the best day of our lives. It’s taken me weeks to decide which photo to choose for our thank you cards, so I have no idea how long it will be before we choose our photos for our wedding album! We loved having you there on the day; you blended in like a friend which is exactly what we wanted.

I really, truly couldn’t have picked a more wonderful photographer to capture our special day. Thank you again, so much Belinda x

 

Elizabeth & Martin

We are just delighted and so thankful for the photos. We managed to have a quick look at some of them whilst piggybacking on free wifi around the island on honeymoon, but it wasn’t until last night we were able to sit down and really enjoy them…and what a show we had!
 
I can’t express how beautifully you have captured our day and looking through them last night was like reliving the day all over again! I have just indulged in another hour just looking through them again and each time I seem to spot more detail I missed the first and second time around!
 
Thank you once again for the excellent job you have done. I must pass on the praise we continue to receive for you – everyone was just so impressed with how professional and discreet you were and everyone who has seen the photos so far has just been blown away.
 

Phillipa & Mark

 
Thank you so much for your email, we loved looking at all the beautiful moments you were able to capture.
 
We are so happy with all the photos, we love that you were able to get close up details of the reception, dresses and venue, we also love the group shots and the ones of Mark and I with our evening outfits.

Emma & Ben

Thank you so much for sending these through to us so quickly!  There’s some really gorgeous ones, and we are so happy with them. Thank you so much!! I must say as well that you did a really fantastic job on the day capturing all the little details, not to mention cajoling and managing everyone. You’ve also been an absolute pleasure to work with, always so professional and responsive, I wish all suppliers had been like you! Thanks so much again, you did a wonderful job!

Victoria & Chris

Thank you so much for sending these images over, you were so quick!! We love them all, you have absolutely captured the day perfectly! Exactly what we wanted, we could not have asked for more! We looked at these together the evening we returned from honeymoon so feeling blue and they put the biggest grins on our faces, reliving the most perfect day of our lives (and a happy tear from me!), I know we will look at these regularly for years to come and smile, I can’t wait to share them with family and friends!

Penny & Pete

We are absolutely thrilled with these photos. You have captured each moment with a natural and artistic style which we both adore. The photos really give a picture of the day, capturing all the emotions and laughter; so many different moments that we missed but the photos really give us the opportunity to see the day from many perspectives.
Its so lovely to come back from our honeymoon and look at these photos, we are excited to show them to our friends and family in the coming weeks. We weren’t expecting the photos to be back with us so soon – Thank you for this. The couple shoot photos are so beautiful, not only did this give us some time away from everyone but they also capture so many emotions. The action shots of the garden games are fantastic…. in fact they are all simply perfect! We cannot thank you enough for all your hard work, we really are so thrilled with the photos and will be recommending you to our friends and family.

Once again many thanks Belinda

Katy & Pete

Thank you so much! These are so, so beautiful. We were so lucky to have you there and to get the sun come out just in time for these pictures. This is by no means my official thank you, we have so much more to say, but it goes without saying that we chose you because you are incredible and it is clear to see from just the quick sneaky peeks that we made the best decision choosing you.

Katy & Pete
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Emma & Jon

May I take this opportunity to thank you so much for being there on the day, and being so lovely and helpful, also you made us feel very comfortable. The images are stunning, you have captured the day in a day we would only dream of. Thank you so much.

If you would like a testimony or review at any time we would be more than happy to sing your praises 🙂

Rachael & Pete

Thank you so much for your very complimentary comments! All your photos were wonderful and you captured everyone beautifully. I’m glad you had a nice experience with us all, we had such a lovely day which will now be forever captured thanks to all these lovely photos.
Thanks again Belinda, Kindest regards, Rachael & Pete x

Amy & Gordon

We love the photos, they brought back so many happy memories, also for Gordon he loved being able to see me get ready as he obviously missed that on the day.

We also want to say thank you so much for standing in at the last minute when our photographer cancelled the day before the wedding, you were so reassuring and kind, I had complete faith in you, and now seeing the photos we feel what at the time felt like a disaster was meant to be.

During my preparations it truly felt as if you were just a fly on the wall, everyone felt at ease and you captured some wonderful moments.

The ceremony we didn’t even notice you but you captured it brilliantly, you managed the group shots with great efficiency but still with a fun happy element.

We love our ‘bride & groom’ photos and you captured some really personal, very happy moments.

Our guests were also impressed with your subtle blend into the back ground nature but also everyone who spoke to you commented on how friendly and professional you were.

Thanks a million and then some.

Kind regards
Mr & Mrs Lee

Sarah & John

Happy New Year! John and I were ecstatic with our wedding photos. Thank you so much for being there on the day, it meant a lot to us both.

Chloe & Nathan

We’ve now had the chance to properly go through all the photos and they really are brilliant, we’re really chuffed.  You’ve captured some really special moments throughout the day. The one of my sister winking at her husband-to-be as she walked down the aisle was a particularly well timed shot!

Thanks again for everything, best wishes, Chloe & Nath x

Kathryn & Matt

Wow wow wow! We absolutely love the wedding pictures- absolutely amazing! Thanks for such beautiful photos & for capturing the day, Kathryn x

Sam & Viv

Yey!!! We love the pics! Such a good day and some wonderful memories to keep forever. Thanks so much for the wonderful imagery Belinda!

Nathan & Jill

Thank you so much for the beautiful photos. They really capture the day perfectly and the colours are exquisite. The slideshow is great too and we have all enjoyed watching it, with the brilliant choices of music.

Many thanks again for your brilliant work and for capturing our day so brilliantly.

Joy & Kevin

Thank you so much for the wonderful job you did in taking our wedding photographs – we’re absolutely delighted with the results!

Will be in touch soon re: putting the storybook together 🙂

Thanks again – you did us proud!

Kirsty & Edward

Hi Belinda

Edward and I have had a look at the pictures and we absolutely love them!!!

They are perfect.

Louise & Nicholas

Yesterday we received our wedding album and we could not be happier with the complete finish. It is absolutely beautiful and looking through it together was so special reliving all the wonderful memories you captured of us on our very special day. We will certainly treasure it for all the future years to come.
Thank you so much for your professionalism on the day and for being very discreet in capturing people in their natural form.

Thank you for everything during the process from the first time we met you until the very end. You have helped us along every step of the way through every process. It was a complete pleasure to have you as our photographer on the most important day of our lives.

A big THANK YOU once again.

Donna & Paul

Spending time together photographing new places is something that Paul and I really enjoy, so choosing a great photographer for our wedding was an important thing for us. Out of all the portfolios that we saw online Belinda’s really stood out as being distinctive, highly skilled and able to capture the mood and emotion of a wedding. She spent time with us before the wedding day to get to know us, taking an interest in our wedding plans and ideas, and also demonstrating how she’d direct us on the day, which helped put me at ease, as I can be self-conscious in front of a camera.

On the day, Belinda was brilliant – she was totally unobtrusive, but somehow managed to be in the right place to take beautiful shots that really capture the atmosphere of the wedding. We’ll be able to look through our album years from now, and remember how wonderful the day was, the fun we had with our family and friends, and how joyful it all felt.

Kate & Sally

We both just wanted to say a massive thank you. You have been so professional, efficient and kind. The photos are beautiful and a wonderful reminder of our wedding day.

On the day we were both very nervous as neither of us really like our picture being taken. You really put us at ease and were very unobtrusive during the day, but at the same time you made sure that we got the photos you know we wanted. We both love the photos of the guests just chatting and enjoying the day!

Thank you so much for finding the field over the road for our couple photos, I don’t know any other photographer who would have done that! You went out of your way to make wonderful photo opportunities for us.

Emma & Ian

Thank you so much, the photographs are fantastic! You have really captured the atmosphere of the day, I love them all!

Thank you again as the photographs are exactly what we wanted & perfect for us!!

Emily & Ben

Stunning images! Every single one of them! Just to reiterate how pleased we are with the wedding photographs – they really are gorgeous. Thank you.

Nathalie & Joel

Belinda has been amazing from start to finish. We chose her from her website as we live abroad and we have not been disappointed. Our wedding photos are all we could have wanted.

We had so many requests for her, including no bingo wings or double chins and she met them all. Nothing is too much trouble and her communication is amazing! Which can’t be said for all in the wedding industry.

Our final photo book is stunning and Belinda works alongside the couple to achieve the perfect souvenir. She zoomed into images, changed others to black and white and even cut things out. Every request was met and answered quickly and efficiently. I’m not sure what Belinda could do to make a better wedding photographer!

I would recommend her time and time again. Thank you allowing us to treasure our wedding memories in such a beautiful way.

Meryken & Pete

We can’t recommend Belinda highly enough.  The service she offers is second to none from the pre wedding meetings right through to the post wedding consultation; Belinda was friendly and professional throughout.  Belinda listened to our every requirement and was completely unobtrusive during our wedding day whilst still capturing the most beautiful images.  We are absolutely delighted with our photos and will treasure them forever.  If you are looking for a very special wedding photographer, look no further!

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Dorset Wedding Photographer

Belinda McCarthy Photography Ltd.
The Stables Portraiture Studio, Shillingstone House, Shillingstone, Dorset DT11 0RZ
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Company Registration Number 9551009, registered in England & Wales.