"Thank you so much for the wonderful photographs. We are back in the UK and will be traveling up to see Richard’s family this weekend with the album and disks. I’m sure that they will be as impressed as everybody else we have shown the photos to has been.
I know that you put a lot of effort into getting the album ready for us so quickly but we are so very pleased that you surprised us by getting it ready in time to bring it back over with us.
As you know I asked you to be our wedding photographer because I was so impressed by your website. I knew I would be tense before the ceremony and that Richard and I would not want to spend hours on formal photographs afterwards but I hoped that you would be able to deal with both difficulties and get us even a few great shots to remember the day by. That you did and more. You seem to have been EVERYWHERE on the day. You have captured so many special moments and so many of our guests and groups of guests right down to the food and decor. It takes someone as observant as Richard to notice it – but the light was perfect in every one. As for the shot of our rings in the pincushion I absolutely love it - more than one person has commented that it is like a photograph out of a magazine.
Everybody has said how great and how very friendly you were – you were a very integral part of a fantastic day. I hope to see you again at other special occasions for our family!
From both of us - thank you."
Thank you so much for capturing our wedding day. Even though it rained you still managed to produce beautiful photos......We absolutely love our album! I have not seen a more beautiful wedding album before......We will definitely be using you to photograph all our special occasions. Amazing! Thank you again Ivor.
You did a fantastic job with our photos. We are very happy with the results and feel you captured our day beautifully. Memories we can treasure!
5 out of 5 stars on my Facebook page.
Thank you for the exceptional work you have done in covering our wedding. Your punctuality and photos were outstanding in spite of the challenging venue. We are overwhelmingly pleased with our album and would like to wish you all the best in your future projects. (5 star rating on Facebook).
My husband and I were so blessed to have won a fantastic photo shoot sponsored by Ivor Hamilton before our big day. What an incredible experience it turned out to be, thanks to the professionalism and charisma of this amazing photographer! We were so thrilled by the overall experience. The shoot was on my birthday and Ivor exceeded expectations to make the day even more magical. ( 5 star rating on Facebook).
From the first moment that I made contact with you regarding a quote, I felt kindness and professionalism but most of all friendship. I got quotes from 3 other companies, and out of all of them you were the only one who phoned me and introduced yourself to me and I immediately took the other quotes, tore them up and threw them away. I then knew if you are so friendly and accommodating over the phone there is no way I will get better than that.
"Ivor, I was showing our daughter our wedding album and thought I would look you up on FB! You photographed our wedding in September 1999 and did an amazingly beautiful job of it."
"Thank you for the wonderful work you did with our wedding photos. They exceeded all our expectations and everyone who sees them comments on the quality. You did a great job! You captured the essence of our wedding. Whenever we see our photos it takes us back in time as if we were at our wedding again. Thank you so much for creating images we will enjoy and cherish for a lifetime. You captured every detail about our wedding that we wanted and more. We are so happy we picked you as our photographer. Thank you for being so friendly and warm and fun to work with. We really enjoyed having you around for our special day and felt really relaxed and comfortable in front of your camera.
From the first day we met you, we knew we didn't have to look any further. You were calm, collected and incredibly experienced in your field. With your wealth of knowledge in photography you helped us also regarding the timings and general flow of the day. You were able to instantly point out the flaws in some of our plans and suggested better alternatives eg: how we would proceed outside the church, where we would do the creative shoot etc. You also accounted for all our wishes, added your own suggestions and advisory tips and addressed all the practical aspects eg: sun, rain, the amount of daylight we would have, so we were completely confident that the photography and day itself would run smoothly.
Throughout our day you were always there, but completely unobtrusive and you still managed to capture every moment. Thank you again for giving us such a beautiful album, that we will treasure always."
“Just a short note to thank you for my beautiful wedding album.
In my line of work, as a fashion designer, I get to come into contact with a lot of this type of product, which had led me to have very definite ideas and high standards for what to expect out of my wedding album.
You gave me everything I had described and so much more! The album has a classical feel to it, but the pictures are artistic, each with a mood and soul, which reflect the day beautifully.
I am also amazed that you worked alone, from the pictures you seem to be EVERYWHERE!! You captured all the moments we missed, and you managed to capture each and every one of my favorite people, without resorting to cheesy posed groups. The album is natural and truly classy.
All I can say is THANK YOU!
Thank you also for getting it back to me so fast... you are a star and will recommend you to all of my nubile friends!”
“Just a short note to thank you for my beautiful wedding album.
“You have captured both Rachel and Gavin's souls and spirits. They make a wonderful couple and you have ensured they both look stunning with all that amazing scenery as the backdrop. The lighting is perfect and we love the naturalness of your work.
On the day you worked tirelessly and without intrusion; your efficiency and organisation was masterly. I have seen photographers take forever to pose shots, resulting in guests becoming tired and fractious. None of this happened - in fact when I see the amount of group shots we have, I'm amazed!! You worked so quickly, I just didn't realise how many you were taking.
It has been an absolute pleasure to know you and to have you as our photographer. We will never forget our daughter's South African wedding and it goes without saying how highly we will recommend you to anyone we know who is thinking about a wedding in your part of the world.”
“Back in London now, armed with our great album to show off. We had all the air hostesses oohing and aahing over the album on the plane and all our friends are very impressed – and they are all as tough customers as we are! You did a fantastic job.
You captured the spirit of our wedding so well, with a great mix of natural, spontaneous and more formal shots, we couldn’t have asked for better. It was great fun too! Hope you have many more weddings as happy as ours to capture so well.”
"We have just received our album from Wendy and want to say a BIG thank you for everything. We both love the album and can see that a lot of time and effort went into the final preparation of it.
The photos came out beautifully and really reflect the mood of the day – looking through the album was almost like being back there on the day.
Thanks again for everything – we would highly recommend you!!!"
“Stuart and I were looking through our wedding album at the weekend and I just wanted to let you know how wonderfully pleased we are with what you did for us. You managed to capture our emotions of the day and the pictures depict this in every way.
As you can imagine we have shown our wedding pictures to every friend, family member and colleague possible and absolutely everybody has said how wonderful they are. Many have in fact said it’s the best wedding album they have ever seen. The way you put the album together for us is stunning and the pictures amazing.
I also wanted to say a special thank you for making us feel so comfortable on the day. It was like having a member of the family there with us. We feel so fortunate that you were able to share the most wonderful day of our life with us.”
"I want to thank you for my beautiful family portraits you took of us while on holiday in Durban. I can clearly remember the day as you captured so many special moments for us. Everyone that sees your work says they are brilliant photos.
Plus they definitely made awesome presents for our family back home in Zimbabwe. No words can explain how happy you made me and I am glad I took the time to search the net for a professional photographer and found YOU.
I hope your business stays forever busy as you're providing your customers with priceless memories. I will highly recommend you to people taking family holidays in Durban and want to do portraits.
"We just wanted to say a HUGE thank you to you Ivor for all your hard work before, during and after our Wedding. You have made us a truly wonderful album that we will treasure for years to come! You have really managed to capture the true spirit of the day and it is very natural which is exactly what we wanted.
Thank you for making the whole process as stressfree as possible; trying to organise a Wedding in South Africa remotely from the UK was a huge challenge for me… and co-ordinating guests from SA/UK & Oz… so I thank you again for putting up with my what must have seemed like thousands of emails & questions from a Stressed out Aussie Bride! But I think that it was all worth it in the end as the albums are just perfect!
The mothers are absolutely thrilled with their albums so thank you very much for making them so special!
We would have no hesitation in recommending your services to any other couples looking to get married in the Durban area, so please feel free to use as a reference for o/seas weddings!"
"Photographs are an important aspect of our lives. Our memories of all our travels come alive in our photos. To us our wedding photos are a lasting memory of our day and a special day of our life to look back on. In our budget we prioritised the most money on our photographer.
Living abroad we relied on the internet to find our special photographer. We made the perfect choice with Ivor Hamilton. His passion comes alive in his work. The compliments we have received back in London have been endless. Still trying to convince Ivor to do some work in London."
"Wow, what an awesome surprise to come back to - thank you so much for getting our photos to Jax in time for her to bring them back to London - they are just divine, and our album is just so beautiful and it really does give us a perfect story of our special day - definitely memories for life!
We are so chuffed! We hope you enjoyed the day as much as we did, cause we had so much fun."
“I just wanted to say a BIG thank you for all your efforts in getting our album ready before we left for the UK – it was very much appreciated. Now we are back in the UK – back to reality – we have had much opportunity to show it off and I just wanted to let you know that we’ve had ONLY brilliant reviews! Somebody at Anton’s work has asked for your contact details – although she is getting married in UK but suggested flying you out!”
“I'm sorry that it took me so long to write you but I have been busy traveling all over America showing off my absolutely stunning album !!!!!!!
I LOVE it, it is so gorgeous I cannot thank you enough. I wish I was there I would give you a BIG hug.
Really thank you it's beautiful I am really glad we used you as our photographer I don't think anyone could have done what you did.”
“WOW & WOW & WOW again!!! What an absolutely fabulous job you did with our photo album & pictures!!!
I will definitely recommend you to all I know!!!
Ivor - thank you so so so very much for an amazing job well done! Lee & I are over the moon & so very pleased with the result!!!
Thank you soooooo much, our memories will definitely last a lifetime now.”
“Thank you so much for the absolutely amazing photos!! They are better than anything I could have hoped for. I cannot believe what an absolutely fantastic job you have done. Unfortunately we could only show them to Mel and her husband before leaving and they could not get over how beautiful your photos are and what a wonderful job you did (and how on earth you got Martin to smile – no one has ever seen a photo of him smiling before)!
Many many thanks for our stunning album which I will treasure for ever. If the house burns down that is the item I will save.”
“Thanks again for such wonderful pics. I’ve looked at them countless times already! And thank you for such an easy-going approach on the day; we had such an amazing time and there was no sense of stress about anything which I loved.”
“Sam and I were absolutely thrilled with the photos you took of our special day, we could not have asked for more. Thank you for all your care and excellence. We would highly recommend you to any of our friends getting married.”
“I am getting married and would like you to please be a part of our special day. You took photographs for my brother’s wedding, at which I was the best man, and I really liked the relaxed manner and very natural pictures you took.”
“Thank you so very much for taking the photographs at our wedding. Eugene and I are always rather reluctant to be in photographs and have developed every tactic in the book to avoid them. I think we were both dreading the whole idea of having to have them done for the wedding, but your relaxed approach and friendly manner made it a painless and even enjoyable part of the day.”
“I must thank you for doing our photography for us – we’ve had many comments on what a ‘fantastic’ and down to earth photographer you are! You certainly made Gavin and I feel very relaxed and for someone like Gavin who hates being anywhere near a camera – that’s quite a feat!”
“Thank you so much for a fantastic album. We are absolutely thrilled with how you captured the atmosphere of the day and have received compliments from everyone who has viewed the album.”