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18 Reviews on “D&A Photography - Same-Sex Friendly Photographers Wedding Supplier in Colchester, Essex, United Kingdom - Gay Wedding Guide”

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  • Annette Beckley

    Picking Dan as our photographer was by far the best decision we made. If your thinking of having him… don’t think, just book him quick before someone else does!! Communication with him was always easy and professional. It was amazing to get to meet him at our pre wedding shoot. The thought of this made us both super nervous but Dan soon changed that and whole thing felt natural. We had a good laugh, got some great photos and most importantly were filled with confidence. On the wedding Dan and his team went above and beyond what we could have ever imagined, arriving early and staying late. We mainly wanted natural shots which Dan is incredibly talented at capturing but also had decided that we wanted specific group shots. We’d discussed these with him before hand and he coordinated the shots seamlessly on the day. We cannot get over the collection of photos that we’ve been left with, our friends and family have all commented on how amazing they are. Dan, thank you so so much for being apart of our day. Annette & Tony

  • Kathryn Curtis

    It has taken me a while to find the words to write this review and do Dan the absolute justice he deserves as an amazing photographer!
    Dan shot our wedding in the Cotswolds on 16.12.2017. We hadn’t met Dan previously but I had exchanged numerous calls and emails with him in the lead up to the wedding. Communication with Dan was always so easy, he was always on hand to help and nothing was ever to much trouble.
    On the day of the wedding he was absolutely amazing. Arriving early to get shots of us all getting ready and in this time captured so many special moments. Everyone commented on how relaxed he made them feel and how professional he was. My Mum has always had a complete phobia of the camera and didn’t even realise until we received the photos that he had taken any of her! The whole thing was so natural and he made us all feel at ease.
    All of the shots we had whether just me and my Husband or group photos ran seamlessly. We honesty could not of asked for a nicer more professional guy to shoot our wedding!
    When the photos arrived I was speechless. I still look at them now and cant quite believe they are “my” wedding photos. To have the ability to capture a couples wedding in the way Dan does is an incredibly rare talent and we will never be able to thank him enough for how he captured our wedding day.
    The “small” touches Dan makes ( sending a welcome box with champagne and chocolates when you book him and a lovely thank you card afterwards!) are also what makes the whole experience so special and makes him much more than just a “wedding photographer”.

    If you are thinking of booking Dan for your wedding… do it!! It will be the best decision you ever make, it certainly was for us!
    Thank you Dan, for being part of our special day and capturing moments we will cherish for a lifetime. Kathryn and Will Xx

  • Chris Chambers

    Hired Dan for our wedding and he smashed it, so creative and made it all so simple with his relaxed approach. Highly recommend!

  • Jamie Stone

    Wow, where do I start?

    After meeting Dan at university almost 9 years ago, I knew I wanted this guy to be behind the camera on my wedding day. 6 years later he shot my sisters wedding – which then confirmed it. Dan Sakal will be my photographer (not that I was engaged at this moment in time).

    We wanted Dan so much to shoot our photos that we even changed the date of our wedding so that he could be there (yes he was booked 2 years in advance – I also think that says it all). Dan’s professionalism and eye for detail is second to none. I know him yes, so this might be cheating, however, he made both Jamie and I, all our bridal party and our friends and family very comfortable but still managed to get the most amazing shots.

    We can’t thank you enough Dan. You have captured our wedding day in the most perfect way. Something which we will treasure forever.

    So if you haven’t booked a photographer yet, or are deciding who to go with, then look no further then this guy. I promise you he will not disappoint.

    Thanks for everything Dan.

    Char and Jamie xx

  • Emily Segal

    We actually changed from our original photographer when I saw some photos Dan had taken at a friends wedding. I couldn’t stop looking at how beautiful they were and so had to have him! It was an absolute bonus he one of the nicest humans Me and my husband have ever met! He is an absolute gentleman who made everyone feel so comfortable. He became so part of the day and it wasn’t just me and Adam who felt comfortable with him everybody did. It’s so nice to work with people you instantly trust and Dans one of those people! A few of the guests even commented how lovely and non invasive he was and he made time for everyone. He even after packing up got his camera back out and stayed way beyond agreed because we were having so much fun on the dance floor and he wanted to capture it for us! Someone who goes above and beyond with beautiful photos I couldn’t recommend more and feel so grateful we got to have him shoot our big day! If you want the perfect photos honestly there is no better guy for the job.

  • Abbie Tamsett

    Struggling to put a review together that does half enough justice to just how amazingly professional, kind and talented Dan is. If his photos didn’t convince you already – please take this review as confirmation that this is the photographer you need for your big day/special occasion. Thank you Dan, for capturing our day so perfectly and feeling like part of our wedding party from start to finish. We absolutely loved celebrating with you and are going to treasure our photos forever.

  • Jessica Savage

    From the bottom of our hearts we’d like to thank Dan for the incredible photos he created, they are an absolute masterpiece! We feel incredibly lucky and blessed for an artist as talented as Dan to have recorded our most precious memories! At the end of our three day wedding extravaganza he felt like a dear friend, we feel this shows in our photos as we were completely relaxed in his presence! He was able to capture in the moment shots, showing the true emotion from the day. Since our wedding we have had endless comments about how incredible our photos are and how wonderful Dan was throughout his time with us in Italy. I’m 100% positive we will see Dan photographing other friends weddings and our future family events. We truly can’t speak more highly of Dan, he is phenomenal!

  • Daniele Miccoli

    I have been trying to find the words to adequately explain Dan (as a person and as a photographer) however I am not sure I can do either justice! But here goes…
    We saw Dan shoot our friends wedding earlier in the year and instantly decided that we wanted him to capture our day.
    We did zero research and ended up with the photographer of our dreams! However we could have researched our entire lives and not found anyone more suitable and more talented than Dan.
    He is so unbelievably gifted and his passion for his work is contagious! He makes everyone feel so relaxed and comfortable and is genuinely such a pleasure to be around. He instantly felt like a life long friend and was more like a wedding guest opposed to our wedding photographer.
    We are genuinely speechless and in awe of the moments and memories he was able to capture. The only problem we have now is that we want to print and frame them ALL!

  • Paige Thornton

    When we got engaged, the one thing we agreed we would not compromise on for our big day was the photographer. I spent months trawling instagram to find someone who’s style fit our own. I had found a few contenders saved but luckily for us, we met Dan at a wedding show and his work blew all the others out of the water in seconds.
    Not only did his work blow us away, his passion and brilliant sense of humour meant we were sold.
    We married in August of 2020 which meant we – alongside the entire wedding industry! – went through a pretty stressful few months before we even knew if it was possible for us to still be married.
    Dan was amazing throughout this whole journey and we felt assured that we had his support throughout any amendments we may have needed to make. Fortunately, we were still able to go ahead and Dan photographed our smaller day with such positivity, it still felt like the big day we had planned.
    Not only was Dan our photographer, he has certainly experienced far more weddings than we ever had and it honestly felt like he helped run the entire day. Dan blended in like a guest, always let us know when he saw a great opportunity for a cool shot and laughed along with us like an old friend throughout the whole day. I’ve never felt so comfortable having my photo taken and all of our guests commented on how fantastic he was, our incredible photos are absolutely evidence of that.
    We received our photos 6 weeks after the big day which we thought was amazing, he managed to capture our personalities and those of our guests so perfectly. We had a whole evening where we sat looking at our photos saying, “Oh I forgot about this!”, “Oh wow, I can’t believe he managed to capture that moment!”, “Gosh I can’t believe this is us, we look amazing!” Haha!
    We knew we had made a great choice in Dan when we booked him, but our photos are out of this world and we are so grateful to have shared our day with such a lovely person.
    To those considering a photographer, please check out Dan’s instagram/website and prepare to loose your mind. Once the day is done, and the wedding dress has been dry cleaned and stored, all that is left from the day is memories and I didn’t realise how important that was until we received our photos. Thank you so much.
    Dan, I’m sorry, I can’t think of any other adjectives for how much we adore our photos and so I will leave you with the words of my Aunt.
    “Paige, in all my years, I honestly don’t think I’ve ever seen such beautiful wedding photos” – Paige’s Aunt, 2020.

  • KathrynMarie88

    There really are no words to describe how happy we are that we chose Dan to take our Wedding photos, but I will try!
    Dan is a friendly, bubbly, passionate, professional guy and an all round legend, and from the first point of contact with him I felt like I was speaking to a friend. He is not your usual stare down the camera lens and feel awkward kind of wedding photographer, he is a natural moment capturing magician, who snapped up the story of our day so perfectly that it brings tears to our eyes every time we go through our photos. Looking over them is like being taken back to our Wedding day and you really cannot get any better than that. The love for what he does shines through from the very start and we had so many comments from our guests saying they could see how much hard work and effort he was going to to produce the perfect pictures for us!
    Our finished photos are everything I have ever dreamed of and more and we will be forever grateful to Dan for giving us the most beautiful forever memories that he has. If you’re looking for a Wedding photographer don’t bother looking anywhere else because your guy is right here! You won’t get any better than this !!! ????

  • Steve Panton

    Dan, where do we start!?

    We stumbled across one of Dan’s photos and that was it . . . we knew we had to have him capture our Wedding day. You only have to look at Dan’s website to see how talented he is as a photographer. He captures the most beautiful, intimate moments naturally.

    Our Wedding photos were absolutely incredible and every time we look at them they bring us right back to the day.

    For us, one of the most important things was our photography and Dan went above and beyond our (already high) expectations! Thank you so much Dan and also Sophie ? for capturing our Wedding memories . . . from the bottom of our hearts, we can’t thank you enough. Love Lydia and Steve xxx

  • Eponine Wright

    After admiring Dan’s work from a friend’s wedding he shot in Tuscany, I knew he was the guy I wanted to capture our special day. Dan listened to our brief and delivered the exact style we had asked for.

    He has an undeniable talent for capturing the emotion and ‘moments’, which is exactly what you want from your wedding day! Our photos are not your typical formal wedding shots, they are creative, in-the-moment images full of fun and love, telling the story so beautifully.

    Not only is his talent unapparelled, Dan is a great guy full of passion and energy who makes you feel at ease in front of the camera. Our friends and family have all commented on how nice he was and how amazing our photos are.

    We couldn’t be happier that we chose Dan as our wedding photographer and would recommend him in a heartbeat. So if you are searching for your wedding or event photographer, look no further and book D&A Photography now, we can’t recommend them enough!

  • Tom Barton

    When considering which photographer to use for our wedding in Tuscany, Dan’s work instantly stood out. We were looking for a photographer who would be able to capture moments without endless formal posing – and he completely delivered, we were absolutely blown away by the images.

    Dan’s pictures are full of personality which we’ll treasure for years to come. He’s also a lovely bloke, who became unofficial extra bridesmaid / flower arranger / train gatherer / MC and and all round top guy. He went above and beyond and we are so grateful.

    After our wedding, he sent us a lovely gift box with printed photos, chocolates and even a lovely candle- he is an absolute class act.

    We couldn’t be happier with our decision to go with D&A.

  • Gemma Burgoyne

    Photography was 2nd on our list after our wedding benue. We met Dan and I knew then that he was the one. He made us feel so relaxed, especially at our pre wedding photo shoot in Austria in 2016. On our wedding day we barely noticed him and he gave us the best memories forever. He’s the best! G & R x

  • Aaron Miles

    The photos are the permanent reminder of your wedding, which is why it is so important to have a photographer that will capture the joy and emotion of the day. We could not have chosen anyone better than Dan! He is very relaxed and easy going yet professional. He made both of us feel at ease as neither of us really like having our picture taken and really made the most of what he had to work with!! The photos are amazing and we can’t recommend him highly enough. If you choose Dan for your special day you won’t be disappointed.

  • Andre Taiwo

    We have known Dan for the past two years, and he is now a great friend of ours. We were very keen to work with Dan as his reputation as a wedding photographer is extremely credible, and he has exceeded our expectations. Being an interracial couple, it was vital that we worked with a photographer who understood our story and connected this through his work and vision.

    Dan went above and beyond through his attention to detail, imagination, and determination to capture timeless shots for our lockdown wedding. Throughout our time working with Dan, he has always been professional, down to earth and extremely comfortable to work with on camera. Despite not having the wedding we initially wanted, Dan made us feel very special, and we are so glad we decided to have a photographer in our lockdown wedding.

    Dan was able to capture intimate moments of both of our families coming together. On behalf of The Paez-Taiwo family, thank you for making the day extra special. We strongly recommend anyone looking for a wedding photographer to meet with Dan and see his passion for his work and photography.

    We cannot thank you enough for your hard work and services and are extremely lucky to have you as our friend.

    Kind Regards

  • Olivia Matthews

    Not only were the photos of our wedding spectacular, there were so many, the day was captured like a play by play. Dan was just such a pleasure to have there on our day as well, if we hadn’t of had him take the pictures I’d have liked him there as a guest ? he is professional, friendly, helpful and also “blends” into the day so that you don’t feel like you’re having a million photos taken. I would highly recommend!

  • Lisa Greenfield

    We met Dan at D&A photography at a wedding fair. Our wedding was 2016, what can I say,
    Not only an extremely talented, imaginative photographer, you’re a lovely person to work with and to be around, so easy going, upbeat, hardworking & unimposing. You made us feel completely comfortable from the moment we met you and most importantly we could be ourselves. You have such a brilliant eye for catching timeless images, directed us effortlessly with encouragement and have genuine infectious passion for your work and always bringing new ideas, I would encourage anyone that wants fresh, beautiful top quality photographs full of fun, beauty & life to book you. Seeing how far you have come since our wedding is a joy to see and love flicking through your photos
    Thanks so much again, amazing! And would encourage people to defiantly not hesitate to book you guys!

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If you love to have fun, don’t take yourselves too seriously and want to leave with a collection of photographs that truly represent you as a couple and family then get in touch so we can talk.

We have worked with some incredibly talented people over the years so no awkward posing here.

What is your creative approach to weddings?

We don't discriminate and we are here to shoot love in whatever form it takes. We treat each and every wedding as if it were the only wedding in the world.

What do you love about what you do?

We have been working together for 6+ years now and when we say we actually love what we do, we really mean it.

Photographing intimate and beautiful moments is more than just a job it’s what makes us happy inside.
Not to get all mushy but we’ve all been known to have a little tear at a wedding.

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