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Goosedale Wedding Photography


"Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life." - Confucius

Receiving good feedback from couples gives me a great sense of satisfaction. It is a real pleasure to know I've done a good job for them. Here are a few examples of great feedback from some of my previous customers whose weddings I have photographed around the Nottingham/Derby area and beyond.



Chris & Melita Baxter

The Nottinghamshire Golf & Country Club, Apr 2017


"I spent months and months researching the right photographer for our wedding; a photographer who would capture the little moments which make families and friends unique, a photographer who had the gift of an eye for the right shot, the skill of editing them and the personality to lead big personalities when required but snap the right candid shots when not. There isn't a wedding photographer within 100 miles that I didn't research; I narrowed it down to three and then we decided to meet them.
Martin is professional, takes enormous pride in his work, yet so personal, approachable and friendly, he guided us through the process and the day, getting some incredible photos while we laughed and smiled because of how relaxed he made us feel. From my countless hours of research, I knew we'd got the services of someone special in Martin, the leader is his field and unparalleled. Let his portfolio speak for itself.

The photos he took have produced smiles, laughs, 'Wows,' and even the odd tear (in a good way). In 50+ years time, these images will still produce these emotions. Save yourself any more hours of researching the right photographer, you have found him."



Lucy & Steve Smith

Stapleford Park, Leicestershire, Feb 2017


"From the moment I spotted Martin at a wedding fair, I knew I wanted him to capture our big day. His photographs were truly special and his warm sense of humour sealed the deal! Martin was always quick to reply and guide us through the process in the lead up to the big day.
On the day of the wedding Martin put everyone at ease and we soon forgot he was there. However, he wasn't afraid to make a suggestion to try and get a great shot. His ideas really paid off, as we found out the following day when we saw our preview shots which were beautiful. We didn't have to wait long for the full set, as less than two weeks later we were re-living our special day.
Martin, I cannot thank you enough for all your help, advice and most of all stunning photographs. I would not hesitate to recommend you to others."



Karen & Clive Hall

Rogersthorpe Manor Hotel, Feb 2017


"This is the most difficult review I have ever written, as it is hard to put into words just how amazing Martin and his work his. From the first meeting I knew we had found an amazing photographer who put us at ease... Every guest commented how great he was. When the photos arrived he had captured the day perfectly showing every emotion of the day. I cried when I saw them as they really were truly amazing... 
If you are reading this because you are looking for a wedding photographer then look no further you have found your man. You will not be disappointed.
Once again thank you Martin. I can never thank you enough for providing such brilliant memories of our special day xxx"



Stacey & Aaron Strong

Donington Hall - Derbyshire, Jan 2017


"No words can justify the amazing work of Martin! As photography is a very important part of the day, Martin made us feel secure about his work from the word go! Inviting us to his house to show his work and equipment. He then made sure we understood the prices and contract before any payment. There was constant contact leading up to the day. On the actual day Martin was early and got straight to work he did posed and natural photos. We had so many compliments on how good and friendly Martin was. People were saying they could tell he was professional and boy were they right! The photos he produced were out of this world so much more than ever expected. Brought back the emotion from the day! We would 100% recommend anyone looking for a photographer Martin is your man! Thank you Martin!"



Nicola & Ed Finn

Colwick Hall - Nottingham, Dec 2016


"Couldn't be happier with Martin and our beautiful wedding photos! He helped us feel so relaxed and was great fun to have around on the day. Would whole-heartedly recommend him to anyone!"



Bronwyn & Chris Smith

Rufford Abbey - Nottinghamshire, Dec 2016


"Martin was recently our wedding photographer and we cannot recommend him highly enough! He was completely superb and went out of his way to make everybody feel comfortable and to capture some truly breath-taking shots.
We received our finished photos only a week after our wedding which is truly outstanding and those photos will make some special Christmas gifts. While my husband and myself were looking through the photos, I couldn't stop crying because of how moving and beautiful the photos are. It allowed us to remember such a special day in vivid detail.
Martin was amazing with my brothers who are autistic and took family issues in his stride and just made everybody feel comfortable and relaxed. All of our family have been commenting on how amazing he was.
Martin originally was not our first choice in photographer but it was a blessing that we lost our photographer and he was recommended to us because he is truly an artist and we are so blessed with how phenomenal the photos are.
Martin knows how to make himself invisible and was unobtrusive. We cannot remember seeing him at all during the day and he still managed to capture the essence of our wedding perfectly.
The photos that were taken towards the end of the evening reception were truly magical.
By the time the evening guests were arriving, Martin had set up a screen to show preview photos of the day so far which was a very touching and special gesture. It allowed us to share our wedding so far with the evening guests.
Imagine our surprise when the next day, we received a dropbox link with the stunning preview photos attached that we could share with our loved ones.
If you are looking for a photographer who is: a true professional; puts everybody at ease; takes some outstanding, emotional photographs; can adapt easily to difficult light (we got married on the 10th December and it was getting dark by 3:30) and still manage to capture one in a million images then Martin is the photographer for you.

We cannot thank-you enough!"



Selina & Steven Ambrose

Wollaton Hall - Nottingham, Oct 2016


"Martin truly is a brilliant wedding photographer, we have nothing negative to say about him or his work, so we highly recommend him to anyone looking for someone to document their Big Day.
Given our wedding was at the end of October, we were slightly concerned that the weather might not be ideal, so we wanted to hire a photographer who could capture our day no matter the conditions. A quick glance through Martin's portfolio and it was clear to see he had the talent to produce wonderful photos whatever the weather. On our first meeting with Martin it was obvious how passionate he was about his work and it really comes through in his final images. We arranged an engagement shoot in early summer and were delighted with the pictures Martin had taken, making us even more excited for the pictures from the actual day, and we were not disappointed!
While most of the photos you will see on Facebook and on his website are the amazingly dramatic shots that will get pride of place on the mantelpiece or on a big canvas, Martin really excels at the candid storytelling shots. He really managed to capture the essence of the day, all of the emotions, the laughter and the tears, without ever being intrusive. Looking through the photos really does tell the story of our day perfectly, we couldn't have asked for more.
Martin was really friendly and extremely professional throughout; he turned up to a very hectic house and just got on with it. Our wedding was a mix of British and Chinese traditions which placed extra workload on Martin, but he continued to get brilliant shots throughout the whole day. He even managed to take some fun 'Hadouken' shots for us which turned out really well!
If you are looking for a friendly and experienced photographer, able to take stunning shots and document your day, stop looking and chat to Martin!"



Laura & Joe Billinghurst

Harts Hotel - Nottingham, Oct 2016


"Martin made us feel comfortable right from the first meeting. His personable style could put anyone at ease. Our photos are fab and I couldn't recommend anyone more. Thanks Martin."



Amy & Sam Scott

Peak Edge Hotel - Chesterfield, Sept 2016


"Such a talented and fantastic photographer! From the initial meeting we had with Martin, right down the big day itself, we felt completely at ease with him. He understood what we wanted from our pictures, and that we both were not a fan of having our pictures taken, and managed to make us feel confident in front of the camera. His unique style of 'natural' photos was just what we wanted and we couldn't be happier with our photos! We have so many beautiful photos to remember our special day by, and everyone we've shown them to is blown away by how fantastic his photography is. Could not recommend this guy enough, he is talented and dedicated and thanks to him we have beautiful photos to look back on forever."



Laura & Adam Blake

The Nottinghamshire Golf & Country Club, Aug 2016


"Such a talented and fantastic photographer! From the initial meeting we had with Martin, right down the big day itself, we felt completely at ease with him. He understood what we wanted from our pictures, and that we both were not a fan of having our pictures taken, and managed to make us feel confident in front of the camera. His unique style of 'natural' photos was just what we wanted and we couldn't be happier with our photos! We have so many beautiful photos to remember our special day by, and everyone we've shown them to is blown away by how fantastic his photography is. Could not recommend this guy enough, he is talented and dedicated and thanks to him we have beautiful photos to look back on forever."What an amazing photographer, person and talent. I can't thank you enough for all the beautiful photos and for making Adam and myself feel so at ease in front of the camera. 

I'm honestly over the moon with the work you provided for us. I can't stop looking at them.
The video has made everyone cry and the photos left everyone gobsmacked. I would recommended you to anyone... Fantastic photographer and top bloke."






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