Welcome to Red 5 studios Testimonials page.
All these Testimonials are 100% genuine and have either been copied from “Google Feedback” (Google Fedback HERE and HERE) or from emails or Cards received at the studio.
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Photographing our two little grandsons, aged one and a half and three and a half, who didn't really relate to each other, was going to be a challenge; well that's what I told Paula and Gary! Was I made to eat my words!
The little darlings hugged each other, smiled and laughed, stood up; sat down; laid down, and anything else Paula and Gary asked them to do. The result was the most amazing set of photographs, which exceeded all our expectations. And when we viewed the slide show, set to the most beautiful and appropriate music, I wept. When we presented the pictures to the rest of our family as Christmas presents, there wasn't a dry eye in the house.
A fabulous experience and outcome, and I can't recommend Red 5 Studios highly enough.
Kathryn Beney - Jan 2017
Amazing experience, both Paula and Gary were brilliant at getting our 1 year old to relax and pose for the camera!! Got some beautiful pictures that we can treasure forever. Thank you so much!! Excellent service and excellent pictures, would recommend to anyone.
Nicola Clay - Jan 2017
I cannot describe how fantastic Paula & Gary have been from the start to finish of our recent family photoshoot. My 7 year old daughter loves the camera, while my 5 year old son is very camera shy and was very uncooperative at the beginning of the shoot. But by the time Gary & Paula had worked their magic on him, you would have thought that he was used to modelling - he was a pro !!!
For once, I've now got some superb family photographs that I am so proud of and I will be sharing them on my walls. The pictures are of fabulous quality, Paula & Gary are so friendly and helpful, I can't recommend them enough. I'll be back at some stage for sure.
Joanne Dixon - Jan 2016
"We booked a baby/family shoot with Red 5 Studios, and we thoroughly enjoyed every second of the photo shoot. Paula and Gary have a wonderful persona and make you feel very relaxed and welcome. Paula did a fantastic job of getting the right reaction from our 7 month old son to make sure we got the right shot. All the time both of them gave excellent guidance to us and we truly felt we were in the hands of professionals.
We had a lot of fun the entire time, and the result shows in the pictures. We LOVE EVERY PICTURE and THANK YOU for making this a very special occasion to remember"
We will be back and highly recommend Red 5 Studios.
Tariq Ali - Dec 2015
Thank you for the wonderful pictures taken of my teenage son. We have some of the standard 'on the mantlepiece' photos for the grandparents and some wonderfully atmospheric pictures of him with his saxophone. Everybody young and old is pleased. Not only that but my son loved the experience of going into the studio and everyone was so lovely to us throughout the process. And the pictures are excellent value too.
I can recommend the services of Paula and Gary as Red 5 Studios wholeheartedly.
Helen Vines - Jun 2015
It is our 40th wedding anniversary this year and, as part of the celebration of the event, we decided to have professional photographs taken of our family. We are very pleased that we asked Paula and Gary to do them for us. Their studio in Elland is perfectly situated in the town centre with plenty of free parking nearby. It is spacious, beautifully decorated and ideal for a family photoshoot. Paula and Gary were very welcoming and put us all at ease. There were ten of us altogether - six adults and four lively children, ranging in age from 4 to 67! The photoshoot started with the children. Paula and Gary quickly developed a very good rapport with them, and beautifully captured their energy and sense of fun. We continued with photos of the children, their parents and us, followed by family shots of our daughter with her family and our son with his. Paula and Gary managed to combine structure with a relaxed style in the final photographs, and we were all very pleased with a great selection of images which were not too formal and provided all the family groupings we needed. We are really delighted with the DVDs they produced for us which are wonderful mementos of our anniversary year and a celebration of our family. We can confidently recommend Paula and Gary.
Alan Taylor - Jun 2014
We hired Gary and Paula from Red5 to take our wedding pictures. It was one of the best decisions we made regarding our wedding and truly worth every penny! Gary and Paula did an excellent job of keeping everything running smoothly, being gracious with our guests and ensuring we got the pictures we wanted throughout the day. When our pictures arrived they were more than we ever wished for. Absolutely stunning, a true reminder of how special and truly beautiful our day was. Long after the wedding we still have guests talking about our photographers and the pictures we have. We would recommend Red5Studios to be your photographers for any occasion and we won't hesitate to use them for every big occasion in our lives going forward..
Sam Woffindin - Jun 2014
Gary and Paula couldn't have made our experience more perfect. From preparing us for what the day would 'look like' to actually producing amazing photographs. All our guests commented on how happy and helpful they were at our wedding. Both of them made us feel relaxed, and enabled us to get the most out of producing a record of our very special day. The service we experienced was second to none - keeping us updated with when the photos would be ready (which was very quickly) and hand delivering the disk for us. We cannot thank them enough, highly recommended.
Helen Hallas - May 2014
I cannot explain just how wonderful Paula & Gary are! A wedding day is a day you want to remember forever and for all the right reasons and this is why we picked Red 5 Studios. Paula and Gary got it so right with us - they weren't imposing, demanding or rude. They were 100% attentive, creative and allowed us to enjoy the whole day without feeling like we were just on a shoot. It was like having an extra two friends with us to share in our day. Nothing was too much for this pair – they were complete professionals without the cold front. I cannot express the importance of having a photographer you actually like – it’s a long day to spend with them otherwise and Andy and I had such a laugh with Gary & Paula. We wanted a few different types of photos and Gary couldn’t have been more obliging or excited to do this for us. All our guests commented on how good they were on the day and the quality of their service really is 1st class. We opted for the fun shoot as well and they got everyone involved which is exactly what we were hoping for. I felt like they had a genuine interest in us and were truly pleased to be there. In summary – fantastic people, fantastic photos, fantastic service and fantastic prices! A massive thank you Paula and Gary – we will be recommending you to all of our family and friends!!!!
Helen Cox - Nov 2013
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Wow, what amazing photographers Gary and Paula are! Our wedding was the most wonderful day and I wouldn't have changed the service we received from Red5Studios at all! From our first meeting with the couple, they put us at ease with great likeability, warmth and professional approach which meant that when our wedding day came, it was like having two extra friends along for the journey. They started with bridal preparations and got the key shots of dress, shoes, perfume, flowers etc without imposing on all the girls getting ready and drinking champagne. They then captured the fun and ensured I got lots of shots with the bridesmaids, my parents and of course sneaked off to capture the groom as well. There were natural photos and directed ones but Paula and Gary got the balance just right so that it all added to the fun rather than distracted from it. During the ceremony I was oblivious to all the camera shots so they weren't imposing in any way and didn't detract from all the special moments. The photos we got afterwards were perfect. They made our guests laugh when Gary was climbing on a stone wall to get the all important group shots outside to capture everyone, almost falling in the field below but showing complete dedication! This was a continuing theme of the day as despite the mud and the rain of December weather, Gary and Paula traipsed through fields, muddy turnstyles and down to the river of the village we got married in to get some phenomenal shots, including Gary lying down in the grass to get some creative photos. They must have been freezing as the adrenaline of the day was what was keeping me warm! The time we got on our own for photographs of just us two meant that we also got some special moments to talk about the day and our morning apart getting ready, as the rest of the day was a whirlwind spent with all the other guests. This was one of my favourite parts of the day. My favourite action shot was when I nearly took off in the wind holding my umbrella up. All our escapades outside were watched by our guests who stayed inside in the cosy warmth. However all this was due to us being willing participants and Gary would easily have found alternative (dry) places for us to have photos if we hadn't wanted to do any of this. Paula and Gary are so flexible and had previously asked for a list of 'must have' shots for the day. Since we have got our photos back, everyone who has seen them have said how unique and different they are to other wedding photos they have seen and said they were like photos of models in a magazine rather than the typical wedding photos (of course there are some of those as well!). I can't emphasise how much they helped to make our day perfect and the photos were so brilliant I've looked through them millions of times. The online slideshow set to music was an added bonus as it summarised the day without our guests having to trawl through all 400+ photos. We'd like to say a massive thank you to Paula and Gary.
Jessica Burness - Mar 2014
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Massive Thanks to Gary and Paula, we love the photos and the slideshow is amazing. Thanks for making our day special and helping us feel at ease during the photos. We will be recommending you to family and friends. Mr and Mrs McCormick XXX
CLAIRE & PAUL - JULY 3, 2013 - 6:50 PM
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“Dear Paula & Gary, Thank you so much for the entire service that you gave on the 7th of July 2011. The work you did not only on our wedding day but in each meeting before the wedding and with the work you did on the photo’s afterwards is really remarkable. You both truly have a knack and a special eye for photography, not only that but you’re both a really good laugh and helped to keep myself, my wife and all of our guests calm, relaxed and laid back. I’ve seen many wedding photos and been to quite a few weddings before and each time you see the usual ‘wooden’ photographers who take the same old ‘wooden’ photos and I’m pleased to say that you’re nothing like them and I would recommend your photography services to anyone. Many thanks for capturing the magic of our special day”
Will & Emma Richardson
“Dear Gary & Paula,
Just wanted to say a big thank you for the service you provided at our wedding on Sat 23rd July.
It’s no exaggeration to say that you really did add to the fun of the day and have helped us to create
happy memories that will last a lifetime.
We still can’t believe that you managed to relax both of us to take so many photos! And we really do
appreciate your professionalism and attention to detail. And finally despite the fact that you must photograph many, many weddings every year; you made us feel as if ours was the only one; you really did make us feel that it
“was all about us” that day!
Thank you so very much.”
Love Martina & Rob xx
“To Gary & Paula & Scooby!,
Thank you so much for our wonderful Wedding Album, Picture and Calendar, we are thrilled to bits!!!
It’s been a pleasure getting to know you all, and I hope we see you again soon..
Take care, with love”
Samantha & Scott
“I got married earlier this year and Red 5 Studios are the best photographers in Yorkshire. It is was the most special day of my life and I will treasure these photos forever. I am so glad I went with these experts.
Take care, with love”
Google Feedback – Lauren
“Fantastic couple who made us both feel relaxed and enjoy the day. I was so nervous about what the photos would like but when we saw them we were amazed . Our photos are fantastic and are some of the best photography we have ever seen. I would recommend Paula and Gary to anyone, they are extremely professional but also know how to enjoy themselves and really make the day memorable.”
Google Feedback – Karen and Peter Devine
“Stupendeliciously Fantabulous… … We couldn’t think of the right superlatives so we made a couple up! Among our pics were a few of the best wedding photos that either of us have ever seen! You provided us with such a perfectly balanced range of photos, everybody is happy! Some crazy, some artsy, some posey, we’ve already recommended you. Neither of us imagined anyone could organise our rebellious families for pictures but your professionalism shone through and the results are drawing crowds on both sides of the Atlantic. Not only did we get wonderful pictures at incredible value we had a laugh with you both too which meant a lot.
We’ll see you soon,
Lol and Kara”
Google Feedback – Karen and Peter Devine
“A massive thank to Gary and Paula for our beautiful wedding photo’s, you have left us the most amazing pictures that will give us a life time of memories, i’m still stunned at how fantastic they are, not being the most comfortable in front of a camera you both made us feel so relaxed. From the moment we walked into your studio you have made us feel so relaxed and gone that extra mile for everything we wanted. All our guest have commented not only on how much they love the pictures but how much they enjoyed your company on the day. A big thank you to Paula who laced my dress up in the panic that was going on otherwise I may not have made it to the alter on time. I would also recommend anyone to go for the fun shoot, everyone throughly enjoyed this and it shows on the photo’s one comment from a friend was “these are the most awesome weddings pics I have ever seen”. I would recommend you to anyone for any photograhy they needed, and I look forward to seeing you on what we are now going to make our annual family photo shoot, at your studio.”
Google Feedback – Laura & Bob Smith
“Amazing, outstanding!! Just brilliant!
Thanks to Gary and Paula for capturing our wedding day and making it the most fun, relaxed and pleasurable experience. Such a lovely couple, many guests commented how courteous and professional they both were. We were speechless when we saw the photos, they caught all the really special moments. Technically brilliant with perfect colour, lighting and detailing and the insight Gary showed to know exactly what would produce amazing shots was truly humbling. The sunset photos were out of this world and made us look like film stars. Our guests cannot believe the stunning quality. Many, many thanks for the most amazing memories.
Karen and Andy Petrie”
“Paula and Gary, Thank you both so much for our beautiful wedding photos. Stew and I are two people who are not the best at posing for photos and you had the ability to make us feel relaxed and comfortable. You managed to capture and be part of our special day and we are very grateful. The photos are of an excellent standard, stylish and fun. You’re both talented, lovely people and we look forward to coming to your studios for our next momentous occasion! Thanks again,
Jo and Stew. PS Absolutely amazing value for money!”
"I would like to thank you and Paula for being part of our day, and we can certainly say that we did the right thing to book you as our photographers – couldn’t have asked for a better service, and we’ve received all good feedback from our guests regarding your personalities. I hope you both enjoyed it as much as we did, and thanks again for bringing lots of fun to our day. We would definately recommend you to anyone who asks, and i’m sure that we’ll be booking you again in the future."
Kind regards, Lindsay
Paula and Gary from Red5 were absolutely fantastic for our wedding. They really did make the day more entertaining and enjoyable, and we would definitely have no hesitation in recommending them to anyone. They work really well as a team, and while Gary was distracting us with rubbish jokes Paula was snapping away getting the ‘off-guard’ photos. What set Gary apart from other wedding photographers we looked at is the artistic quality to his photos. You can tell he has ‘the eye’; rather than someone who just takes photos, Gary is an artist. Absolutely first class – book them NOW! You won’t be disappointed”
“Absolutely amazing photos, we couldn’t have wished for anything better. It’s going to be a hard job picking the ones to print. You are both amazing. Great value, you truly captured day.
Photography’s best kept secret XX”
Personal text – Lindsey & Phil
“Thank you for Stunning Photographs that reflected our Wedding Day in the Lake District Gary & Paula worked hard capturing all those special moments from the beginning of the day through to the end. Gary truly caught the moment with some beautiful shots taken on Lake Windermere , which are quite breath taking. We cant thank you both enough for so many Stunning photographs we are stuck for choice Thank you for giving us both long lasting memories of a day that went by so quickly.
Cheryl & Stephen”
“You cannot ask for better wedding photographers than red5studios. They provided a fun and relaxed atmosphere that helped to set the tone for a wonderful day. We really cannot thank you guys enough; you managed to capture our special day in every possible way. Many of our guests commented on your humorous yet professional manner and have also raved about the quality of the subsequent pictures.
Thanks again, Vicky and Jay x (Sheffield)"
“I’ve just looked at our photos online and they are perfect, stunning… I’m almost speechless (which for me is quite a feat). Thank you so much… I can’t wait for everyone else to see them.“
“It’s so nice (and unusual) these days to do business with such a professional who goes the extra mile for someone”
“Just a note to say a big thank you for our fantastic photos that you did for our Christmas. Brilliant pics + service”
“I would just like to thank you for an enjoyable experience. I was very apprehensive about the whole thing, but we soon became very relaxed, and I have to say, I really enjoyed it!”
Janice and the kids (Sophie and claire)
“Simply brilliant. The pictures are stunning. I have already recommended you”
Richard & Kat
“Kelly can’t keep off your site. She thinks she’s the next Kate Moss.
I must say, we had a terrific time and the results are second to none. I would consider putting your prices up!”
Mrs, Edwards (Huddersfield)
“You are a very kind couple. Family run businesses are a rarity these days. The wedding pictures are excellent. You both conducted yourselves in an excellent and appropriate manor. I highly recommend you and your services”
Brian F Williams
“I took receipt of my pictures and I thought I must put pen to paper and chuck a great big kiss your way. My mother was completely speechless and tearful with her birthday present. I can’t thank you enough”
Francis Gregory (Barnsley)