Pixies in the Cellar wedding photography reviews and kind words :)
If you’re trying to decide who to book as your wedding photographer, just pick the Pixies – simple as that. I can’t say enough good things about them: brilliant images (and lots of them); we barely noticed them all day; helpful before and during the day; they go above and beyond; and, best of all, they’re just bloody nice people. – Just & Bex, Silverholme Manor – Lake District.
Sara and Pete from start to finish were fantastic. They are so friendly and open and their commitment to knowing you and what your character and preferences are in order for them to get their photos right is evident. As a team they worked tirelessly on our wedding day and the day before while they thought what would work for us and make great shots. They were full of ideas but not pushy and seemed just genuinely delighted to be with us and their passion for what they do is contagious. The photos are beyond what we hoped for – they manage to capture not just what was a beautiful setting in Beldi country club Marrakech but they really get captured our personalities and what the day meant to us and also our family and friends. I cannot recommend them highly enough and we are now delighted to have such a wonderful set of photos which will allow us look back remember so fondly. Thank you Pete and Sara! – Amanda & Milo, Morocco.
From the moment we met Pete & Sara, we knew they were the ones we wanted at our wedding… We felt completely at home with them and over the last 18 months, nothing has been too much trouble. Every single photo pours emotion, and every single moment that I thought they might have missed, they got! They dealt with a full rugby team, over sized families, a storm and a slightly uncooperative groom perfectly! I cannot thank them both enough. Their work is incredible, but it’s both Pete & Sara themselves that make your wedding. Thank you so much for everything you’ve done, we really do appreciate it all. Love from, Mr & Mrs Owen x – Delamere Manor, Cheshire.
Thank you so so much for the absolutely gorgeous photos – Mum has been crying all morning looking through them and Olly is working away in Canada at the minute so we woke him up at 5am Canadian time to make sure he could look at them all with us too! They are just perfect and capture the day so beautifully – we are over the moon with them! Thank you both so much – you were fab on the day and we have had so many guests telling us how impressed they were and all of the pictures are just what we wanted. Its going to be a hard job choosing ones for frames now though. Mum says they are the best photos (and you are the best photographers) she has ever seen and is considering a collage on the wall of them all so she doesn’t have to choose!! – Elle & Olly Hargate Hall, Derbyshire
Oh wow guys.. that’s just made me cry, then laugh, then cry! Haha
They are fabulous.. really really fabulous. You’ve captured some amazing moments for us.Thank you so much guys! – Katie x – Florence, Italy
Peter & Sarah are fantastic. They really listened to what style of photos we wanted and delivered just that. They are both professional throughout the whole process and know exactly what they’re doing. This filled us with complete confidence as choosing a photographer is a big deal for your wedding day. Would 100% recommend. – The Murphy’s The Mill Barns, Shropshire.
“There are so many images where we had no idea you guys were even there! You caught all the hugs, the smiles, that we thought nobody saw. Even though we did the standard family portrait photos, you even managed to get candid, beautiful photos of those where we didn’t think we’d have them. The one on one photos where we it was just us are beautiful – you’ve really captured the light and EVERYONE has commented on them. Best wedding photos we’ve ever seen – and we’re not biased, other people have said the same thing!” Bethan & Michaela, Cheshire festival wedding.
” The service that Pixies provided was excellent! From our initial meeting with them, their correspondence, throughout our big day and then in receiving our photos, everything that the Pixies did was fantastic. From their portfolio of work we knew that we\’d be getting excellent photos (we did) but its everyting else that they did that went above and beyond our expectations. They helped when one of our venues fell through, they researched places for our photoshoot, they were very unobtrusive during our ceremony and reception and were therefore able to capture really intimate shots. I couldn\’t recommend them highly enough.
” Angie & Ben, Manchester city centre wedding.
Which photos’s are your faves? “We love all of them but particularly the ways you captured our children and the tender moments between the four of us as a family. We particularly love the way you captured the many moods of Freddie and how his character shines through in each of the pictures. I (Fran) love the group photographs and I never thought that I would. I think that it is because even though they are staged you have concentrated on the interaction between us so they don\’t feel posed (if that makes sense) Simon particularly like the silhouette ones of us as a couple”
Mini-review – From first contact Sara and Pete managed to be both professional and approachable. We were a little concerned about booking photographers that were based so far away from where we live (Nottingham). However, their excellent communication and willingness to make things easy for us such as, offering to meet us half way between Nottingham and Manchester or Facetiming for our face-to-face meeting (of which we chose the latter), meant that any strain was taken off us during the very busy build up to the wedding. On the day this professional yet friendly attitude continued in person with them being almost invisible during the service and speeches etc and then making us (including a very camera shy bride) feel totally comfortable during our couples shoot. We are absolutely blown away by our beautiful photographs – thank you!” – Fran & Simon, Hargate Hall, Derbyshire
” Thank you so much! We are absolutely blown away by the photos, they will be a constant reminder of a fabulous day.” Sarah & Mark, Gorton Monastery – Manchester.
“From the moment Sara and Pete responded to our query to getting our shots back and then following up to check everything was as we had hoped they have both been amazing. Youll already be able to see what an amazing body of work utillising differing styles and effects they have. We had ideas of our own and they embraced those and gave us many more in the lead up to the day and on the day, they clearly had done a good recce of the venue beorehand. On the day nothing was too much trouble, an extra shot here or there, can we, should we, what about this, everything was totally fluid and they were as expert at marshalling everyone, in a good way, as they are photographers. Creating a wonderful documentary style for lots of smiles and moments we maybe didnt see on the day ourselves so going back over the shots is really like reliving the day and much more. If Sara and Pete are available for your big day then book them now and relax about the photography, from pre wedding meet, to ideas about not just the photographs but happy to give advice on all sorts of wedding related bumpf, and the images speak for themselves, and we got the images back so fast too. Thanks guys, amazing, Rob & Aimee X” – Bashall Barn , Lancashire.
A few from 2018 Wedding Industry awards – Regionally shortlisted for ‘best wedding photographer north-west’.
“The pixies were amazing on our wedding day, not intrusive, gave great direction. They also made the effort to visit us even though we live so out of the way! Our photos are amazing, I can’t wait to have them all over my walls when I get round to printing them! The pixies really captured our day perfectly, every bit of it down to the daffodils and cherry blossom! The way the pixies captured the light/dark/clouds and detail in general is spectacular, I couldn’t be any happier! Highly recommend!!” – Summer & Phil, Langdale Chase, Lake District wedding.
“The nicest, most accommodating northerners we have ever met! Couldn’t have asked for anymore from our wedding photos. So humbly talented and genuinely passionate about delivering a perfectly finished product. And outstanding at capturing those “unposed” moments. Definitely deserving of every success and recognition in the wonderful world of photography!” – Nicci & Tom, West Mill wedding
” Pixies in the Cellar create the most breathtaking yet natural works of art that keep those precious moments alive for eternity. They captured the essence, the detail and those magical fleeting moments of our wedding day so perfectly. In fact, when we first looked back at our gallery, I felt like we were guests on our own wedding day, enjoying special moments for the first time, moments that we just didn’t have time to take in or even see on the day itself. Pete and Sara are so talented.” Abi & Dan, Eaves Hall wedding
“Such a lovely couple who really made us feel like they had all the time in the world for us both in the lead up to and on the day itself. They were so focussed on getting the ‘right shots’ as quickly as possible which didn’t take up too much of our time. We have had so many compliments on our photos with many people saying they’re the best wedding photos they’ve ever seen.” – Charlotte & Reece, Peckforton castle wedding
” We can honestly say that these are the best wedding photographs of any wedding we’ve ever attended (not just saying that because it was our wedding!) Peter & Sara sent us a preview and the photos were that beautiful that I sat there crying and replayed it over and over. They were so professional but so fun at the same time and their attention to detail is incredible. From the moment they showed up at my (the Bride) Dad’s house to the moment they left, we knew the photos would be amazing!” – Chelsea & Lewis, Manchester Town Hall wedding
“We cannot believe how amazing our wedding photos are. They reflect our day perfectly and evoke such strong memories for us every time we look at them. We couldn’t have asked for more. The natural unposed look of them is exactly what we wanted, the story of our day is told perfectly through our pictures!” – Jen & Graham, Liverpool city centre wedding
A few from 2017
“Thanks Pete and Sara! So much. These are amazing. I had high hopes from seeing your previous work but these have exceeded every expectation.” Katie & James @ Salford Cathedral and Manchester Hall
” Peter & Sara were 100% professional from start to finish, they always replied quickly to any Q’s we had and provided us with everything we asked for on our day, …..We didn’t notice them on the day as they were very discreet. Would definitely recommend Pixies In The Cellar, thank you for capturing our special day!” – Hayley & Pete @ Belle Epoque
” May I compliment you on a beautiful work. I admire your refusal to comply with old-fashioned mores and balance and am awestruck by the exceptional use of reflections, asymmetry and black and white. The outcome is so beautifully unpredictable and artistic and conveys the sentiment and joy for the participants. It brings a tear to the eye, as intended.” – Father of the bride – Ray – Debs & Sam @ The Swan, Newby Bridge.
“Pete and Sara obviously have a passion for capturing the special moments of a wedding. This was evident from the moment we first had contact. It took us ages to pick a photographer but when we saw their images we instantly knew. Each time we look back at our photos we are amazed at the detail they capture. We have a set of images that tell the story of our day perfectly. Couldn’t have asked for anymore xx ” – Emma & Simon @ Browsholme Hall
“We honestly cannot express how amazing Pixies are… From first communication until receiving our images they provided an excellent and professional service from start to finish. They are both lovely people, very friendly and easy to work with.
We knew we were choosing the best when we booked them and that’s exactly what we got. We were so happy with how everything turned out on our wedding day and they captured every moment! So in love with every image we got back…
thank you both so much for picture perfect memories to treasure forever!” – Luisa & Matt @ Tithe Barn at Browsholme Hall
“We had seen photos from Pixies in the Cellar and hoped for some similarly beautiful pictures, and we got many beautiful images. We are very happy with our choice of photographers and now have a magical set of images that will remind us of our wonderful wedding in the years to come. Thank you Pete and Sarah” – Sarah & Dan @ Hargate Hall
A few from this years 2017 Wedding Industry awards – Regionally shortlisted for ‘best wedding photographer north-west’.
“Pixies in the Cellar exceeded all our expectations: we knew we were going to be pleased with the pictures but they have just completely blown us away. The quality and attention to detail that they have put into each and every one of our pictures is just incredible. Pete and Sara have given us memories of our day that we can treasure forever.” – Lorraine & Chris, Didbsury House Hotel, Manchester
“Pete and Sara are such a lovely couple to work with, they listened and understood everything we were looking to get out of our wedding photos and on the day you hardly noticed them. They were almost invisible yet they managed to be there at every special moment to make sure nothing was missed. The quality of the photos we have received have blown us away, any one can take a picture but with these guys they captured not only the story but also the emotion that sits behind it.” – Liana & Rob, Manchester Town Hall & Great John Street hotel
“Outstanding photos and an amazing couple. Very professional and pictures like no other.” – Greg & Sam, New House Farm – Lake District
“Pixies in the cellar were amazing! The photographs were so beautiful. Everyone comments about how wonderful they are! I’ve recommended them to a friend who is getting married next year.” – Nichola & Joe, Mythe Barn, Warwickshire
“Peter and Sara were amazing on the day, captured the day perfectly! You didn’t even know they were there, the photos were just what we wanted and more! Not sure how they got the perfect shots but they did!” – Kate & David, The Saddleworth Hotel
“Pete & Sara blended into the day without being intrusive. We were delighted with our photos they captured the day absolutely perfectly!” – Laura & Paul, Ashton Memorial, Lancaster
“Amazing team. Amazing photographs. Made our day so extra special :)” – Katie & Tom, Mitton Hall, Lancashire
Just a few snippets from 2016 Wedding Industry awards voting – Regionally shortlisted for the north-west.
“…..We wanted different, we found Pixies, we got perfection.” Adam & Helen, Peckforton Castle, Cheshire
“….their pictures are amazing and unique. They are not just your standard photographers, they are different! Their pictures stand out from the rest by a long way! We are sooo glad we booked them.” Ash & Shaun, Browsholme Tithe Barn
“…loved their ability to turn miserable weather into dramatic photos so I knew that I would still get great photos even if it rained!” Heather & Ian, Yorkshire
“…The final pictures are elegant and dynamic filled with emotions and most importantly not boring – We wanted our pictures to be displayed at home not stored away in boxes, we find ourselves spoilt for choice with more pictures than we have wall space !!!” Paul & Julie, Manchester City Centre
“They were wonderful. Artists. creative, experimental. They listened, they suggested, they produced. They went above the call of duty on more than one occasion instance. they are kind, flexible and technically wonderful. They coped with challeges such as scaffolding inside & outside church! Genuinely great people. Need to have 100% more confidence in their ability / product. A testimony to their greatness is that their work convinced my now husband, who has no aesthetic vocabulary to be amazed!” Victoria & Seb, Radisson Blu Edwardian Manchester
“We didn’t know what we wanted from our wedding photos but fortunately the Pixies did! The photos completely blew us away; couldn’t have wished for better.” Liz & Jimmy, Peruga, Derbyshire
A few anonymous quotes from 2015 Wedding Industry awards voting – Regionally shortlisted for the north-west.
“Pixies were so professional at our wedding – they were out of this world and so were the photos they produces – flawless! thank you”
“I hate having pictures taken and this was the one part of my wedding day I was dreading! Right from my first meeting with Peter and Sara I started to feel more at ease. I still wasn’t looking forward to having my picture taken but they managed to make me feel so much calmer! On the day I hardly even noticed they where there! They did exactly what I was looking for! The pictures really have captured every moment of my wedding day and things not even I remember seeing! there amazing!!”
“Pixies in the Cellar did exactly as we asked them and captured our day, we have some fabulous pictures from our wedding. We didn’t even know that they were there most of the time.”
“We were really impressed with Peter and Sara, from when we initially met with them at their studio (they made us really welcome after a long journey with tea and pastries and comfy chairs!) to subsequent emails and were brilliant on the day, blending in but taking some incredible images.”
“Absolutely stunning photographs, very artistic when it comes to backgrounds and layouts. You can tell that hours and hours of effort go into the processing of the pictures after they have been taken with incredible results”
“Amazing photographers, we couldn’t have asked for anything more. We are both naturally shy but they made us feel so comfortable and relaxed – made for awesome photos! They did everything we asked and more and managed to interpret what we were after exactly. Highly recommended!!”
“After viewing some of Sara and Peter’s previous work, we just had to book them for our big day. Their work has a unique sense of style we had failed to see in any other wedding photographer. We had a specific idea of what we would like and they did such an amazing job. I also loved web blog.”
Thank you’s and testimonials
Thank you so so much for our wedding pictures – they are absolutely amazing. Peter and Sara, you have an amazing talent for spotting perfect opportunities and setting for the most beautiful pictures. You knew how uncomfortable I was having my picture taken but you made the whole affair so relaxed and enjoyable, and the results are incredible.
We also can’t believe how beautiful our album is – it completely blew us away. We now have memories that will last for a lifetime and we love you for it!!
For anyone looking for a wedding photographer – Pixies in the Cellar are definitely the ones to go for.
Thank you – for everything :)
Melanie & Richard
Thank you both so much for the incredible photographs you took of our wedding! The pictures are truly stunning, we are so pleased with them! Thankyou for both being so great on the day aswell!
Scott & Suzi
Pixies in the cellar have given me and my wife the most amazing and beautiful wedding memories that we could have wished for. Both Peter and his wife Sara really listened to what style of pictures we wanted and happily met up with us a few times before the day to listen to our ideas and themes. On the day they were both involved yet discreet in their work capturing many moments that will be cherished forever. We could not have wished for nicer, more polite and engaging photographers to share our wedding day with. Thank you both.
Lee & Nicola
Peter and Sara took a keen interest in our wedding from the start and we had great confidence in them. They spent time understanding what we wanted and offered their ideas to best capture what our day was about.
They are lovely people, who made us feel really comfortable. A pleasure to be with, they added something extra to our day.
Their thoughtful and creative images captured our wedding perfectly, and we are thrilled with the results.
We’d strongly recommend Peter and Sara.
Julia & Andrew
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I’d put more but you’d get bored! The album is amazing, so beautiful, I’m absolutely made up with it! Ash hasn’t seen it yet (my willpower didn’t last I’m afraid) but I know he’ll be made up too.
Once more, thank you, it’s the best Christmas present ever :-)
Kym (& Ash)
Just wanted to drop you a quick note to let you know we received the disc – thank you!!! Have to say OMG they are absolutely fantastic – so much more beautiful than we ever expected them to be – you have done an amazing job – thank you, thank you, thank you!!! We will be in touch in the near future to order one of those fab albums you showed us – until then we will just enjoy looking through them, over and over – nicest pics I have ever seen of both Karl and myself!!
Please say thank you to your partner too – I know she worked just as hard as you on the day too!!
Speak soon and thank you again for the best memories ever!!
Love Kate & Karl
We were more than happy with our whole experience with Peter and Pixies in the Cellar, the photographs and the album far exceeded our expectations. We will definately be recommending to our friends! So happy with our album – it is beautiful.
Alex & Simon
After a a couple of unsuccessful meetings with previous photographers, a colleague recommended that we get in touch with Peter.
From the start he was open and honest, and clearly explained about the different packages and prices that he could offer to us. There were no hidden costs and we were pleasantly surprised at the quality and variety of his work.
On the day, he was really patient and kept everyone relaxed, and we were so so pleased with the photos that he took especially considering it didn’t stop raining all day!
We are even having to make the album bigger to accommodate the extra photos as we’re struggling to choose our favourites! Can’t wait to see the finished album :)
Nicola & Paul
I’ve been meaning to email you to say a massive ‘THANK YOU’ for being part of our day. We think you both did a great job, very discreet we didn’t even realise you were there most of the time… Most of all very friendly and made us feel really relaxed. Not made it through all the photos yet but of the ones we’ve seen we are very impressed :)
Hayley & Stuart
The images are amazing!! There are some really beautiful shots – I love the ones where we were unaware that we were being snapped! The remake of the Groom and his Best Man is also brilliant, I can’t believe how alike they are!
Thank you so much for capturing our day so well, you caught it just how we wanted!
Kayleigh & Jack
Having met Peter, we instantly knew he was the right person to photograph our wedding. Not only was his photograph portfolio very impressive, but he came across as someone who was very passionate about his work and genuinely cared about our wedding day.
Peter (and Sara) have been a pleasure to work with. They delivered an outstanding level of service, from interpreting the style of photography we like, right though to the wedding day itself. Our friends and family have all enjoyed looking though the photos. We’re currently trying to decide which photos to have in our album – there’s so much choice!
A big thank you to Pixies in the Cellar!
Sharon & Mark