Norman is an extremely experienced photographer who has covered a number of events for our Group, including collection launches for Kylie Minogue and Zandra Rhodes. He is easy-going and discreet, and interprets each brief creatively. He has produced a great portfolio of photographs for us.
Ashley Brodin – CE of The Ashley Wilde Group
Norman was recommended to us as a wedding photographer, by a family friend who had employed Norman as a photographer for their own wedding.
We met up with Norman last year to discuss the possibility of him photographing our special day. Picking a wedding photographer is not easy. You have to not only feel comfortable with the photographer, but also trust that they are talented enough to capture the ‘feel’ of your wedding. We were convinced Norman was the photographer for us, and were delighted when he agreed to capture our wedding.
Before the wedding,he took it upon himself (in his own free time and without charge) to drive to the locations where the wedding would be held including the hotel, the church and the reception venue. He did this to investigate the local photography rules, check out the lighting and find good places for photos. We felt this showed real dedication on his part.
On the wedding day itself, Norman was incredibly organised, getting all of the important photographs (and all of the special shots we requested). I’m sure everyone had been to weddings, where the increasingly stressed photographer ends up coming across as rude or bad tempered, but this was not the case with Norman at all. He was kind, relaxed and charmed all of our guests. Everyone was very comfortable being photographed by him.
Norman edited our photos very quickly, and tailored his package to meet our requirements. We received all of our wedding images (fully edited) just 10 days after our wedding.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank Norman for everything he did to make our day so special. We now have a beautiful set of photographs, to remember our wedding day.
We would not hesitate to recommend Norman to anyone.
Ashley, Anthony and George
I first spotted Norman taking photographs at the Glamping Show in 2015 and was immediately impressed with his professionalism and enthusiasm in getting exactly the right shots and was eager to hire him for our 20th anniversary SPATEX 2016 Show at Coventry’s Ricoh Arena in February. To say he has surpassed my expectations is an understatement. With an easy-going, nothing is ‘too much trouble’ manner, he is an absolute pleasure to work with.
Hired for one day, he turned up for the job the afternoon before in order to get a full appreciation of the venue and the brief. He was extremely helpful in suggesting shots that myself and my team had not thought about. The next day he was up at the crack of dawn taking photographs and barely stopped throughout the day. We had planned a celebratory networking party after the Show closed and, although not previously arranged, Norman happily volunteered to take photographs. An extra bonus for us was the fantastic party video he made which has gone down an absolute storm with the Industry and something we hadn’t thought of. His dedication didn’t end there because he then spent a considerable amount of time editing the images to get them just right for our requirements.
I have no hesitation in highly recommending Norman who is a consummate professional who goes well beyond the call of duty to get ‘the shot’. We now consider him very much one of the SPATEX team!
Organiser Michele Bridle
Norman has worked for us at many events and has proven to be ultra reliable and popular with guests. The quality and casual style of his work has proven to be ideal for our corporate and more casual events alike. I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone for any style of event.
Fantastic photos and excellent service. Norman you were great on the night taking all the photos we asked for and loads more that really captured the whole evening – we will have wonderful memories thanks to you. Thank you for all your hard work.
Thank you SO much for all your hard work last night. You were wonderful. Your screen was a huge success; everyone loved it and, as you said, it was a real hit with the guests. Very original indeed.
Thank you very much for all your efforts at Layla’s party, you were fantastic. Everyone has had nothing but compliments about your professionalism and your subsequent superb photos. I cannot thank you enough for what you did and you have created a fantastic memento of her evening which we can view at any time.