Dirk Van Der Werff Wedding Photography
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. When we first started looking for North East wedding photographers, we realised it wasn't going to be easy.
All the websites of the photographers we stumbled across showed photograph upon photograph of formal, cheesy poses, brides and grooms peeping out from behind trees or set up 'wacky' faces from the bridal party.
Not exactly photos you'd want to have on your living room wall for years to come
In a moment of frustration, I think I typed something like 'relaxed wedding photography, no cheesy poses' into Google and hey presto, Dirk's name came up!
From our first meeting, we knew we weren't going to have to look anywhere else for our wedding photography.
Dirk knew exactly what we wanted, but answered all our questions, and he was even happy to meet the parents before the big day. Even though he encouraged us to look around and make sure we were happy with our choice, we didn't bother, knowing that Dirk would do the job exactly as we wanted.
And Dirk didn't disappoint!
Despite the torrential rain on our pre-wedding shoot, we had a fun and relaxed afternoon in Durham a few weeks before our wedding, and he settled all nerves by ensuring he stayed in contact right up until the big day.
I was so excited to get a text from him saying 'I'm on site, will be there in a second!' on the morning of our wedding, knowing that he would get some lovely shots right from when he arrived!
I'd read reviews on Dirk's website about how well he fits in on the wedding day and sure enough, every single guest we spoke to after the wedding commented on him.
Everyone said what a lovely bloke he was one guest even said 'that was the only wedding photographer I've seen who I've actually liked I usually want to punch them by the end of the day after they have made the guests wait around for three hours before herding them into some ridiculous formal pose'.
Dirk was the opposite the group shots were taken in about a minute and every single person is smiling from ear to ear!
Dirk was with us from 11 until around 9 on the day of the wedding, and he was hard at work for every single second. He even became like a third bridesmaid (minus the dress), helping me with flowers and gifts when I was looking a little overwhelmed!
He took us away during the lull before the disco for a maximum of five minutes to get some photographs of the two of us alone nobody even noticed we had gone and they turned out to be some of our favourite pictures!
Because of our jobs, we had asked Dirk if he wouldn't mind leaving our photographs off Facebook and his BLOG, and we were very grateful to him for respecting our wishes.
Our photographs were ready for viewing less than a week after the wedding, and a gorgeous box with over 600 photographs was waiting for us on our return from honeymoon.
We love every single picture as they are so relaxed and everyone looks so happy the photographs really tell the story of the day and we've looked at them over and over again since the wedding.Thank you, Dirk we couldn't have picked a better wedding photographer!
About This BusinessProvided by business
Natural wedding photography with a truly personal service
Established in 2003
I set up my own company in 2003, with 25 years in newspapers and magazines, I decided that personal service and great customer experience was the way forward in wedding photography.
Now I photograph nice people in nice locations on the happiest day of their lives, naturally, all over the country and abroad
Meet the Business Owner: dirk v.
I have been a professional photographer since I was 19 years old, working on newspapers and magazines. I started my own business in 2003 and specialise in beautiful wedding photography for demanding clients at venues across the North East England, Cumbria, North Yorkshire UK and destination weddings abroad.
I'm English with Dutch parentage and I have been a professional photographer for more than 20 years and I photograph weddings across the UK particularly across Northumberland and Cumbria, Durham and Yorkshire, but ANYWHERE is fine if you love my wedding photography - my plan is to become part of your family for the day, so everyone is relaxed and happy and can get on with enjoying a great day of celebration