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Here are some of the comments we have received...


We just want to say how wonderful our pictures are from our wedding day. Giles managed to capture the relaxed atmosphere whilst adding that extra piece of magic that was our special day. He encapsulated the fun, laughter, nerves and excitement of everyone there. It gives us true pleasure to look back at our photos with pride and shall enjoy them for the rest of our lives.



In the last couple of weeks of being pregnant you don’t quite feel very glamorous but Giles managed to create images for me that made me look photogenic and blooming. I am proud to have such lovely pictures of that stage of my pregnancy because I can now look back and capture that moment again. It’s great to have the photographs of my husband and our bump and I, so we can remember as a family where our little Eva started out.



After the birth of our daughter we decided that we would like some photos of all 6 of us together. Giles was recommended to us by a friend and we asked him to take some family portraits of us all in our home. We wanted something fun and informal that reflected the way we are but didn’t want to pay the vast amounts that other companies can charge. Giles was great with the children and had plenty of patience – even with our unruly teenagers! He was very inventive with the shots, capturing not just us but our family home as we are at this moment in time.



The photo shoot was great fun and we are thrilled with the pictures.  It is an added bonus that unlike some other companies we are able to keep all the images, so we’ve been able to print out different sizes and also create some fun presents for family and friends



When we decided to christen our 2 young children we wanted a record of this special day without having to worry about taking enough photos as well as entertaining our guests. As we were so delighted with the photos Giles had taken our family portraits only a month before and the children felt so comfortable around him, we thought it would be a good investment to employ Giles again. The whole day was wonderful and Giles fitted in so well that we hardly noticed he was there at all. We were so impressed with the professionalism that Giles showed, arriving early at the church in time to research the best places/angles as well as photographing our guests as they arrived. The pictures are fabulous and we now have a wonderful record of this important day for us and the children to look back on.



My family had our first ever family portrait taken by Giles Hastie Photography and I was completely blown away by the beautiful shots that were captured. The whole experience was amazing, as we were in our own home, and Giles was so patient, our daughter was at ease so the photos were more natural.

We all had a great day, one we will remember for a long time to comeThe service, photo session & products provided by Giles are second to none and I would highly recommend him to anyone!



I cannot praise Giles high enough for the entire process from discussing and organising our photo shoot, shooting it on the day and then the aftercare before receiving the final images.



I approached him to produce some wonderful candid family shots, both individually and together and the end product is all we could have ever wished for. He had everyone at ease on the day of the shoot and my three children loved him! The nicest thing was he was so happy to try anything we threw at him; no idea was rejected and it worked a treat. That’s not to say he didn’t have his own ideas, because he did – some magnificent ones I must add.



We are delighted with the results and I would love to think that we, as a family, are the first batch of many more happy families that will enjoy his professionalism, friendliness and talent. Thank you Giles – you were asked to perform and believe me, you did with flying colours!



Thank you so much for doing our wedding photography we were both absolutely delighted with the pictures. You did a fantastic job and we couldn’t have asked for more.  Simon usually hates having his photo taken but you made him feel so comfortable and relaxed and by the end of our practice sessions he was even pulling a few poses!!  We received so many lovely comments from our guests who felt you did your job in such a quiet and professional manner and the vicar didn’t even know you were in the church!  They couldn’t wait to get onto the website to have a look and were suitably impressed.  We had such a perfect day and now we have beautiful photos to remind us of that so thank you once again.



We asked Giles to take some pictures of our 14 month old daughter so we could have some professional pictures of her to mark her first year.  Giles came to our house and spent a couple of hours taking our daughters picture as she played in the garden and with her toys.  He was wonderful with her making her feel totally relaxed as she played and with Giles' clever techniques to get her to smile and look at the camera we got so many great shots of her.  We now have a whole CD of pictures to keep and we had a lot of difficulty deciding which of the photos we wanted to print out because there were so many good ones.  Giles was professional to deal with and very prompt with getting the photos edited and back to us.  We would highly recommend him.



My husband and I conducted immense research when sourcing our wedding photographer and when we found Giles, we struck gold. Even from the initial email contact we felt we had made a friend and when we actually saw the finished photographs we were tearful; as they were so completely beautiful. Giles managed to capture moments of our day which were undiscovered by us until we saw the photographs. The relationship between the bride and groom to be and their photographer is an incredibly important one, as the photographer will be translating your day into memories that you can keep forever and Giles did exactly that. He focused on all the key elements that we had highlighted to him and even made my husband feel relaxed in front of the camera, as he doesn't enjoy that experience at all! The strangest thing is that I hardly recall seeing Giles on the day as he was so discreet and professional, that he was like the invisible genius! I have already recommended Giles to a close friend who is getting married this year and they have had their initial meeting and, like us, they are delighted.