“Wowzers what can I say ! Gareth you are absolutely amazing at your job , im soooo glad we came across you at Alrewas wedding fayre. Amazing customer service and just a genuine lovely guy to have around us on our special day, constant laughing with us and making us feel at ease from start to finish. Totally overwhelmed by the photos to be cherished for ever. You are worth your weight in gold Gareth I will be 10000% be recommending you to future brides to be
Thank you so so much xxx”
Emily & Luke, 2019
“Gareth photographed our wedding on the 8th November 2019. We cant recommend him highly enough. Before the day he discussed with us what specific shots we wanted and answered any questions we had. On the day Gareth made all the guests feel at ease and was really friendly towards everyone, he also helped out with other things like taking the groomsmen’s button holes to the venue so we got them on time. He took us away for lots of short mini shoots during the day so we weren’t away from our guests for long periods of time which was nice, he made the shoots so much fun and we had a really good laugh. We love his photography style, a mix of natural shots capturing the moment and the group shots and the way his shots give you a story of the day. He has captured our day perfectly. We would highly recommend booking him for your big day. Thank you so much Gareth”
Lee & Sam, 2019
“Firstly book Gareth now and here is why….. The one piece of advice which I kept getting told over and over whilst planning our wedding was…. Don’t skimp on your photographer! So after a lot of researching and reading of reviews I shortlisted Gareth as one of our favourites, we just fell in love with his ‘capturing the moment’ style. Soon after we arranged to meet with Gareth over a beer and hit it off straight away. It was so important to us to also feel like we could relax and put our trust into someone capturing us declare our love for one another on the most important day of our lives. Roll on the wedding day and wow, he is the stealthiest person I have ever met I swear I only saw him twice maybe three times throughout the day however he has managed to capture/edit about 500 stunning photographs of us, this was also a comment made by many guests not to mention my mum pulling up her tights not realising he was in the room I can’t explain how happy we are with our wedding photographs, the moments captured are ones which we will treasure forever. We are truly grateful for all your amazing efforts so thank you again Gareth for working so hard and as Chris mentioned in his speech not capturing his double chin On a side note to the main event we also had a location shoot with Gareth which was 100% worthwhile as it instantly put us at ease when we saw the photographs that Gareth had took we knew he could work his magic and make our wedding photographs look fabulous and he certainly did just that! Just book him now you will not be disappointed. xxx”
Sophia & Chris, 2019
“Gareth Newstead was simply AMAZING! From the beginning through to the end he offered endless support, advice and guidance. His experience and professionalism shines through, allowing you to relax and have the best day of your lives ! He exudes a rare passion for his work, getting excited about different photo opportunities and running around looking for spots of light and new moments! We got our first round of photos through today and couldn’t be more happier with the results! If you’re thinking about booking him for your wedding , DO IT!!! You won’t be disappointed ! He has captured memories we will cherish forever! Thank you Gareth! All the best from Mr&Mrs Smith 👍”
Marta & Rob, 2019
“We are so pleased we chose Gareth as our photographer! 💕 I’d seen some work that he’d done for a friend of a friend and when I saw him at a wedding fayre I went home and tried to persuade Phil to have him as our photographer! I didn’t have to use much persuasion! From the first 2 minutes of having a drink with you we were both sold (I think it was the asking Phil about golf that had him hooked! 😉) On the day you were absolutely incredible! You dealt with the rain without even a mention, which really calmed me! All of our guests have said how amazing you were and how they didn’t even know you were there some of the time, working so hard and taking lots of casual photos, which was our vision! As soon as the sun came out you were up and rounding up the guests to get some great photos! The sneak peaks you’ve sent us to far are just beautiful (especially the one with the umbrella) and we keep showing that one to anyone who will look 😂! One of my best memories of the day was climbing down a muddy bank with my dress and heels to get some great photos! You helped to make the day so fun! We can not recommend you highly enough, I just wish we could do it all over again! Can’t wait to see the rest of the photos! Thanks, Gareth!””
Laura & Phil, 2019
“Gareth was the perfect photographer from start to end. He’s easy to contact and happy to answer any (sometimes silly) questions. Before our wedding he gathered all of the information that he needed to get a feel for what we were looking for. It’s fair to say that his approach made us feel confident that he had a genuine interest in taking the photographs we wanted. He listened to our “must haves” and advised where he needed to. We weren’t disappointed. On the day he was so stealthy (with the help of Ash) that we hardly noticed he was there! He made us feel totally comfortable for the whole day and to be honest, both he and Ash were such a laugh to have around they could have been guests. The photographs in our album reflect his skill set. We have a unique, varied and beautiful set of photographs that we adore. If you’re flicking through reviews and comparing photographers (which I know is a nightmare) then stop right now and book Gareth. I promise you won’t regret it. Thank you, Gareth.”
Alex & Ben, 2019
“Where to start? Gareth photographed our wedding back in April and was fantastic from start to finish. He made the whole experience so easy and understood exactly what we wanted. We met and spoke with Gareth a number of times before the wedding, including our engagement shoot. He was so professional but also made us feel at ease. We had no worries whatsoever that he would be able to capture our day perfectly…and he did not disappoint! On the run up to the wedding we had a 20 minute conversation as he wanted to ensure everything would run smoothly. When the day came he wasn’t just a photographer! He helped sort things out, calmed us down, and was there to help with anything that we needed…including saving the bridal party from a wasp in the bridal suite. Throughout the day Gareth continued to be fantastic, he captured our guests perfectly, was able to organise group shots and made sure we had some time for photos of just the two of us. Sometimes you wouldn’t even realise Gareth was there taking photos, he did not intrude one bit. When our photos arrived we were blown away. We did not expect them to be so good. He captured the day perfectly and we will be forever grateful. He has given us memories that will last forever and we can’t thank you enough! For anyone looking to book a photographer…Gareth is the man you need! Thank you again, Kelly and Steve xxx”
Kelly & Steve, 2019
“Gareth photographed our wedding in April this year. We are absolutely thrilled with our photos, they capture our day perfectly. From the first meeting with Gareth he made us feel at ease & during the wedding day helped us to ensure we were able to capture the best shots of us & our loved ones. Gareth is incredibly professional & we would definitely recommend him to anyone looking for a photographer to capture their special day 😊”
Hannah & Mike, 2019
“We are very lucky to call this man our friend as well as our wedding photographer. When Gareth arrived to take photos on the day, he immediately made us feel relaxed and it was so easy to smile for photos but also forget that he was there which created some great natural shots. He spots photo opportunities that you would never think of and catches amazing moments without anyone realising he’s taking photos. Our guests loved him too! We can not recommend him highly enough. Thank you Gareth – we will treasure our photos forever.”
Sophie & Mark, 2019
“I would recommend Gareth to anyone looking for a photographer. We recently received our pictures from our wedding in February and we absolutely love them all ! Having known Gareth previously it was a pleasure to have him with us throughout our big day. The photos he has captured have given us long lasting memories and trying to choose some to frame is very difficult as they are all so amazing ! A very friendly and professional photographer who is amazing at what he does! xx”
Jake & Faye, 2019
“Gareth took our wedding photos last Friday, 22nd November. He made everyone feel at ease and is a true professional. I would highly recommend him for any occasion. Great fun and all the children loved his enthusiasm. Cheers”
“Thank you so much Gareth you did such an amazing job for us last Friday from home to the venue you we’re so patient with us among the chaotic morning and with the children and guests throughout the day we can’t wait to see our final pictures of our wedding”
Kirsty & Keith, 2019
“Gareth photographed our wedding in January 2019 and we can’t say enough great things about him! From the first phone call and meeting him at our engagement shoot he was the loveliest guy- easy going, super friendly and professional that made us instantly at ease. As for the day itself, not only does he take the most incredible photos that make you look like a rock star, he manages to capture a feeling, the true essence of the day- he captured the flow and memories so honestly and vividly that when you receive the photos, you completely relive every moment. It’s feels completely personal and beautiful and we can’t show anyone the photos without them saying “wow that photographer is amazing!” We can’t praise him enough- thank you Gareth!!!”
Emma & Simon, 2019
“There are not enough positive words in the English dictionary for me to explain how incredible Gareth is as a photographer and a person. The moment we met him, we knew we wanted him to photograph the best day of our lives so far. He is friendly, honest, welcoming, funny and soooooo sooooo creative. We felt we had known him a lifetime. We didn’t even consider looking at anyone else’s work. Our engagement shoot was relaxed, hilarious and so much fun which meant we were even more excited for our wedding day.
The photos from our wedding day are breath taking. They are far from traditional and they capture the whole day exceptionally. Our guests loved Gareth Newstead, just as we knew they would. The only downfall is that he lives too far away from us for us to meet up more.
Thank you so much to you Gareth from the bottom of our hearts. We will always be eternally grateful to you, your work and your amazing imagination. We hope one day we will be able to have more photographs done by you…..pre baby, post baby, first Christmas as a family, second baby, the list goes on
We can’t wait to catch up and see you again. Thank you once again! Mr and Mrs Maffei xxx”
Vicki & Ben, 2018
“We found Gareth via his website with a simple “wedding photographer Burton on Trent” search. We instantly loved how he had captured other weddings and his style really match the kind of photos we wanted for our big day. Gareth came to see us at our home and from the conversation i knew that he was in tune with our needs and didn’t try to impose his ideas on us. He was very respectful to what we wanted but was ready to guide us on areas we weren’t overly sure off. It’s amazing, so many decisions for a wedding but absolutely zero experience to go on. That is why it was so important we found a photographer we could trust.
A second meeting in the pub allowed us to get more ideas across and Gareth’s discovery work is excellent. he leaves no stone unturned to ensure everything flows.
We also had a 2nd photographer on the day, Chris, he and Gareth are an amazing team. So in tune with one another, always on hand capturing those unique smiles and laughs. Gareth was with the Bridal party at our house and he was just part of the team. His pictures were amazing, so natural and capturing every emotion. Chris joined the Groom squad at our hotel and he was not only on the ball picture wise he is also a whiz with pocket squares, ties and general wedding attire.
On arrival at the venue this is where the guys seemed to disappear, blend in so naturally with our guests that we barely noticed them. We have photos from our ceremony and we genuinely can;t remember Gareth being in our eye line. This takes great skill and slight of foot!! Truly amazing.
After the food and speeches Gareth and Chris came in to their own. Such creativity and the ideas flowed for photos but they only took them if we were happy to do them and had time. They didn’t insist on anything but the final results suggest they should be more forceful. We have had our photos described as sensational, stunning, epic, different class. All from our guests.
Take a look at his gallery and our photos are on there. They speak for themselves. Gareth is super talented but he cares about his job and the final product is he producing for you. From start to finish he was superb, as was Chris. What a team. We also cherish the photo USB gift box that is provided and we also took the video package which again, adds something special to see the movement of our guests, laughter and dancing.
We can never say enough thank yous to Gareth but we can always look at our stunning photos and know we made the perfect choice for our Wedding.”
Ed & Susan, 2017
“Gareth was recommended to us by our wedding venue, and as soon as we saw the other weddings he’d captured, we knew we wanted him to capture our day too.
We arranged to meet Gareth at our house where he went through examples of his work and we chatted about what was important to us on our big day. He was so friendly and easy to get along with.
On the wedding day, Gareth arrived on time, introduced himself to the bridal party, and started taking photos straight away. He made our family and friends feel at ease all day, and the mix of natural and more formal shots was exactly how we wanted to remember our wedding day.
We arranged a photo booth through Gareth for our evening reception, which was fantastic and went down very well with our guests. Charlotte, the second photographer we had was brilliant, and captured some funny photo booth moments.
We also purchased the video package from Gareth. We are so glad we did, it was wonderfully put together, and brought back so many happy memories of the special day. We have watched it so many times!
We were so happy and blown away with the finished photos and video. So many people have commented that they are some of the best wedding photos they have ever seen. We can’t recommend Gareth highly enough.
Thank you so much for capturing our special day so brilliantly.”
Peter & Steph, 2017
“We cannot recommend this wonderful photographer enough! Seriously what a guy! We had an engagement shoot to break the ice and have some really cute pics from that. We looooove our wedding photos but even more than that it was lovely to spend time with Gareth on our wedding day having fun making photos that we will adore forever. Friends and family thought Gareth was an old friend because he is just so natural in his approach. He is not intrusive and will achieve specific looks if you want them. My brother will be booking you for his wedding 2019 Gareth!! XX”
Jess & Jack, 2017
“I can safely say that Gareth might just be the best wedding photographer out there! He’s very easy to get on with, has an extremely positive and professional approach and somehow manages to hit the nail on the head in getting exactly what you want time in and time out. We opted for an engagement shoot aswell as our wedding and I would certainly recommend this, it gave us an opportunity to get used to having our photos taken and to feel really at ease with the whole thing. Suffice to say that Gareth made this such an easy and hassle free task for us in the run up to the wedding and on the day itself, when not everything was proving so easy!
Claire and I simply cannot put it in words how brilliantly Gareth has captured all of the key moments from our wedding. We have sat and smiled and laughed our way through them all and family and friends who have looked through our photos have all commented at how brilliant they are.
I simply cannot recommend Gareth enough to everyone! You are placing your trust in someone to capture the most important day of your life and I can think of no better person to do this than Gareth!
From the new Mr and Mrs Stewart! x”
Paul & Claire, 2017
“We hadn’t heard of Newstead Photography until we discussed our upcoming wedding day with my sister and niece and it was them who suggested Gareth, they said he was brilliant and gave me his number, I contacted him and made an appointment to meet; from the first meeting both Kev and I knew he was the guy we wanted to capture our special day.
He arrived on our wedding day prompt and professional, he fully understood our requirements and blended in with the hustle and bustle of the day taking many pictures of family and friends as well as natural photo’s which we didn’t know was happening until we got the photo’s, his eye for detail and capturing the perfect natural photo is an art and Gareth has got it!
Even though Gareth was there as a professional person he has a natural ability to blend in with the crowd, he is so easy to get on with and talk too & as the day progressed we all classed him a friend who was invited to our wedding as guest rather than a photographer.
His friendly approach aides his ability to organise people and make them feel at ease when having their photo taken which is a gift in itself.
There is not much more I can say other than “what an absolute gent and brilliant photographer” who captured our perfect day in the most amazing way. The quality is just fantastic and our wedding album is just sublime, it captures who we are are perfectly, we will treasure this for the rest of our lives.
We would have no hesitation in recommending Gareth to family and friends for any occasion, his photo’s just speak for themselves!
Thank you Gareth”
Sue & Kevin, 2017
“I can not recommend Gareth enough, we are so happy with our photos. Gareth was fantastic from the moment we met him, he was easy to get on with and for a couple who hate having our photos taken he really put us at ease on the day, it was like having an extra friend there. Our photos are perfect and really captured the essence of the day, thank you so much Gareth xx”
Emma & Robin, 2017
“From the moment we met Gareth we knew we wanted him to capture our wedding day!
From when he arrived at my mum’s house he was brilliant, we were all rushing around getting ready we didn’t notice he was there capturing myself and the ‘bride squad’ enjoying the morning of the wedding.
When we had all gathered for the wedding ceremony, once again Gareth was well blended in taking natural shots and not in your face so you couldn’t tell there was even a photographer there.
As the day went on it was like Gareth was a friend you had invited to the wedding and just happened to bring his really good camera with him and really good at taking pictures, Often having natural conversations with friends and family whilst capturing the day.
Friends and family also took to Gareth very quickly and to this day still comment on what a great guy Gareth is and how brilliant he is at his job.
We really couldn’t compliment Gareth enough for the photos and the way he went about his job on our special day. An Amazing photographer and just as importantly a brilliant guy and it was truly a pleasure to have Gareth there capturing our wedding day.
Look no further. Get this guy booked at the first opportunity. Awesome! x”
Lizzie & Pete, 2017
“I’m not sure it’s possible to put in to words how pleased we were to have chosen Gareth to photograph our ‘proper Yorkshire wedding’. He just completely understood the feel we were going for and, even though we’ve only seen a handful of photos so far, he has managed to completely capture the essence of the day. The autumnal colours, the relaxed boho vibe and the gorgeous views that we hoped for are now in beautiful photographs for us to treasure forever.
When getting ready in the morning even though he was snapping away, Gareth made me as the bride and all my bridesmaids feel so relaxed and was making us laugh throughout the day. He listened to what we wanted in our initial consultation and then he just did it! He even brought his wellies to come down to the river with us and get some gorgeous shots.
Though already true for us as we knew Gareth before booking him, it really was like spending a day with your awesome friend! This made it all the more special and personal for us which only added to the enjoyment of our day. Gareth clearly loves his job and this shines through in the photos he’s taken and we are beyond excited to view the rest of them.
Thank you Gareth from the bottom of our hearts for being a talented photographer, wonderful friend and pure joy to have with us to celebrate our wedding day. Here’s to you! Lots of love, The Hornsbys xxx”
Rosie & Caleb, 2017
“If we could give Gareth six out of five we would, he really is just wonderful. He’s an absolute dream to have along on the day- super friendly, creative and enthusiastic, which immediately made people feel at ease. His outfit even fit in with our colour scheme and theme! Our wedding photos and video are just perfect, he captured every single emotion and moment of day, which we will always be eternally grateful for. We really can’t recommend him enough- BOOK HIM NOW! Mr and Mrs Cambridge x”
Heidi & Mark, 2017
“A review will never truly tell someone how great Gareth is. It was like having your best mate photograph our wedding. We were totally at ease, Gareth your funny, creative and a total professional. When we first met with you to go through things I was adamant that we weren’t going to get tunnel vision and book straight away, we were going to look round but we hadn’t even got to the car before we’d made our mind up.
All of our family and friends have commented how amazing you were. I think your the reason we’re so gutted it’s all over!
But seriously Gareth thank you so much. Your photos and our memories are what we will cherish forever and we couldn’t have found anyone more perfect to do that for us. We would without a doubt recommend you to anyone! Thank you for everything Gareth! Love Mr & Mrs Wade xxx”
Emily & Darren, 2017
“Choosing your wedding photographer for me is one of the most important details of your big day, choosing the person with whom you trust will capture all of the beautiful and amazing parts of your wedding day so can relive them for years and years to come….for this I am so glad that I choose Gareth! He is not only absolutely AMAZING at what he does but he is so easy to get on with, has a great sense of humor, is so attentive and chatty with all of the guests and really cannot do enough for you throughout the day! I have seen a couple of shots early and I cannot contain my excitement of receiving the final shots when they arrive! Thank you so so much Gareth, I cannot rate you highly enough, there are no words to describe just absolutely thrilled I am that we chose Gareth Newstead Photography!”
Rebecca & Jamie, 2017
“Selecting a wedding photographer was one of our most important decisions and Gareth was recommended to us. After seeing his portfolio and chatting to him on the phone, we knew we had the right guy. We were keen that the photos captured the day naturally but with a small mix of formal shots and Gareth delivered brilliantly. He even took my wedding dress for its own shoot! He put everyone at ease while taking the formal shots – no small task when some hate having their photo taken! We couldn’t be happier with our photos. They are extremely high quality with a great mix of couple portraits and the natural flow of the day. It’s not just us saying this – we’ve had so much great feedback from family and friends! Thanks so much for giving us the perfect shots from our day.”
Claire & Adam, 2017
“Absolutely amazing! Couldn’t ask for better photographs! Gareth made us feel so relaxed and captured our day perfectly. Would definitely recommend! Thank you very much Gareth!”
Georgie & Freddie, 2017
“As soon as we were greeted with his smily face and fantastic personality, we knew we had found our wedding photographer. Gareth spent time asking us questions about the type of photography we wanted (very natural and documentary in style – no big sky eh Gareth?!), and was really interested in getting to know us as a couple. He was happy to answer any questions that we had and was very professional.
Gareth arrived early, introduced himself to the bridal party and began taking photographs as soon as he arrived, capturing photos of bridal preparations and little details like bridal jewellery, shoes etc – he even helped attach buttonholes! During our wedding day, Gareth did at fantastic job at making both myself and my wife feel relaxed (we both are not fans of having our photos taken!), however with a little direction from him, we actually enjoyed the experience. Gareth introduced himself to as many guests as he could, also making them feel at ease.
Gareth blended into the background so well, it almost felt like there wasn’t a photographer there, which we really liked as we have been to weddings in the past where the photographer gets in the way all the time!! Many of our guests also commented on how professional, friendly and how he just “fitted into the day so well”. For myself and my wife, it felt like we had invited a close friend to our wedding, rather than a photographer, he even busted a few moves on the dance floor, and even gave man hugs!
We are over the moon with our wedding photos, and our experience overall with Gareth. He is a fantastic person and a fantastic photographer!! We have already recommended him to our recently engaged friends and would urge anyone looking at this page, not to hesitate in booking him for your wedding… you will not be disappointed!!!”
Amy & Josh, 2016
“After trawling through the internet and attending a number of wedding fairs we were so fortunate to find Gareth. Our initial meeting was very relaxed and Gareth’s positive, easy going but professional attitude was immediately apparent. We had a number of questions and even more ‘wedding unknowns’ at that point, but he answered all our queries and provided us with really useful information and tips making us both feel better about our lack of organisation. As we were not used to being in front of the camera and were definitely not catalogue models we also took the option of a pre-wedding shoot. This was really helpful with Gareth giving us excellent tips and techniques to make us both feel at ease and to help get the best shots. He also put up with our crazy dog during the shoot getting some great photographs.
On the wedding day Gareth and his second photographer were both excellent, getting amazing images capturing all of our special day. They were very accommodating to our exacting needs, did not take us away from the action too much and mixed in really well with our families and all our guests. In fact our families thought Gareth was amazing, saying how he made them feel so relaxed and at ease in front of the camera. Definitely not an easy task!!
On receipt of our images we could not believe how well they captured not only the formal parts of our wedding day but also the emotions and reactions of us both and our guests throughout the day. A day that we will never forget. We cannot thank Gareth enough.”
Bill & Lucy, 2016
“We can’t recommend Gareth highly enough. He is just the perfect wedding photographer-his photos are of the highest quality,and yet is he still so approachable as a person. It was important to me to have a photographer who I felt completely comfortable from the moment he arrived on the morning,which I (& my bridesmaids) immediately did with Gareth. So many people have said how much they love the natural documentary style of the photos. We love the video highlights that we added to our package too-memories to treasure forever. Thank you so much x”
Faye & Chris, 2016
“Gareth Newstead Photography. What can we say?! This guy is a genius. A wizard. A photography guru. When we first met Gareth last October we instantly knew we had found our wedding photographer. His bubbly personality instantly puts you at ease and his passion for his job is abundantly clear. We booked an engagement shoot to ‘practice’ being in front of the camera, and were blown away with the art he could create with us on a wet, windy day in a castle car park! On the wedding day Gareth (along his second in command Chris) got stuck right in with our family and friends, and we have had so many people mention how lovely he was. Friendly and calm, he totally understood what we wanted from our special day, and encouraged happiness and love wherever he and his camera went. The final pieces he has crafted for us have brought back so many memories of our day that we had forgotten, and we know these memories will now live with us forever through Gareth’s photos. We cannot recommend him enough. Thank you.”
Charlotte & Jon, 2016
“Having spent the evening watching the preview video of our wedding photos (many times!) I felt I had to write a few words to show how thrilled we are. The photos captured the happiness I remember feeling that day so well, and it is so lovely to also be able to see some of the moments that I missed. It was a pleasure to have Gareth (and Chris) there with us on the day – we felt totally at ease and a lot of the time didn’t even notice we were having our photos taken. The detailed notes Gareth took before the big day meant that all the moments that were important to us were captured, plus many more besides that we would never have thought of.
Gareth, thank you again for going above and beyond – from the first time we met you (flat car batteries and all!) to the emails full of our awkward requests over the last couple of days it really has been wonderful to work with you”
Aimee & Ash, 2016
“Gareth is the most amazing photographer, he is so friendly and makes you feel completely at ease (even my husband who hates having his photo taken) and will work tirelessly to get the best shots. All our wedding guests thought we had known Gareth a long time and that he was one of our friends. He blended in so well, spoke to everyone and got really stuck in at the wedding. We had so many comments saying that they have never known a photographer to “earn his money” like Gareth did. The pictures are amazing and really couldn’t imagine having anyone else photograph our special day, he really did manage to capture every thing so well and we feel truly blessed to have shared our day with him. Thanks Gareth”
Nicole & Ben, 2016
“Check out Gareth Newstead Photography. Very recently did our wedding day and he was in every aspect and sense of the word, a true professional. Quite simply the most passionate, enthusiastic, talented guy we could have ever hoped to share our day with. The guy was even lying down in dirt and fields to capture his vision. We don’t consider him our photographer, he’s our good friend who we hope to see again soon! Thank you Gareth, you absolutely smashed it and we were utterly privileged to spend our day with you and Hana. You made everything so exciting and easy. We love you, dude! #PhotographyNinja #NowYouSeeHimNowYouDont #GiftedSwine #BookHimPronto”
James & Jules, 2016
Just thought I’d take a little time to do a quick review as it’s the least we can do after all the time Gareth has put into our wedding photos. The first time we met Gareth was for our engagement shoot at Calke abbey and I care to say we underestimated a little the time taken to walk round Haha… But Gareth was more than happy to spend some time with us getting to know what we liked and how we photographed together and we had a laugh walking round.
There may be lots of other photographers and companies out there but not many offer such a personal touch like this which really made the difference to us. This really helped us relax on our big day having already met Gareth which translates into our photos.
Gareth asked us what we wanted from the day and we wanted to see people have fun. This carried across into every photo and it just goes to show how much Gareth treats each couple as more than just another job and the extra prep work that he puts in really makes a difference. Again thanks very much Gareth for giving us 400 perfect ways to remember the best day of our lives
Simon & Jacqui, 2016
“We were very fortunate to have Gareth do our wedding Photography. Cant believe how lucky we have been, the photos he has taken have captured our day perfectly, and the results have exceeded our expectations.
It’s true that you need to have a good relationship with your photographer and we only met Gareth the once before our wedding day but he’s so easy to work with, it was genuinely like having a friend doing our photography.
I can say that throughout the day he didn’t stop working or planning his next creative shot, and I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending him to anyone for their special day. Thanks again Gareth.”
Gabby & Bal, 2016
“We were very lucky to have found Gareth as our photographer, as a person and a photographer, he is 2nd to none, on the day of our wedding he was very very friendly, the pictures he took with us were absolutely amazing. Something that I have to comment on is that, so many of our guests thought we had known Gareth for a long time, when we had only met Gareth once b4 the wedding, me and my wife can not praise Gareth enough for just how brilliant he was with our children, thank you Gareth.”
Paul & Stacey, 2016
“Absolutely love our wedding photos! You are an amazing photographer and 100% recommend you. You made us all feel so relaxed and we re-lived our wedding day plus the parts we didn’t see. You captured every single moment. Thank you so much! Top man! Top photographer!”
Zara & Leigh, 2016
“Thank you so much for been a part of our special day. The snaps on your page look great. Really glad we found you to be our photographer. Looking forward to seeing all the photographs.”
Lee & Bex, 2016
“After searching for a photographer which seemed like forever I finally fell in love with Gareth’s images.
Hubby to be refused to pay the amount we were quoted and I couldn’t have what I wanted.
I entered a competition Gareth hosted on his page and WON!!!
We absolutely adore our images!! We didn’t even notice Gareth was around even tho he took hundreds of images!
I cannot recommend Gareth enough and even hubby says if he knew the images were going to be so good he would have said yes from the start! Thanks so much Gareth for our beautiful images x”
Laura & Michael, 2016
“Gareth did the photography for our recent wedding and we were delighted with the results. We had a specific brief (nothing too mushy, plenty of relaxed ones of people looking happy) and he really listened and delivered exactly what we asked for. On the day he made us both feel really relaxed and the end results are fab. I can definitely recommend him for anyone who needs a wedding photographer.”
Chris & Rachael, 2016
“AMAZING photographer, took some awesome photos and didn’t keep us away from our guests for ages at a time! Some of the shots he took were so creative but I don’t want to give his secrets away so if you want to know about them ask the genius himself Gareth Newstead! Could not have asked for a better man for the job really cool guy and made both me and my wife feel completely at ease whilst having the lovey-dovey shots taken!”
Terri & Mikey, 2016
“Gareth did the most fantastic job on our wedding photography this summer (July 2015), he was so friendly and made us feel very comfortable on the day. We are very impressed with the photos and can’t thank him enough for his wonderful job on our big day! We would highly recommend him!”
Alice & Paul, 2015
“We chose Gareth as our wedding photographer because we loved the style of his photos. His obvious passion for his photography and the amount of time and care he put into our day made it clear to us that we had made the right choice. We are so pleased with the quality of our photos and would highly recommend him!”
Rachel & Matt, 2015
“Gareth did an awesome job! Definitely feel we made the right choice for our wedding photographs. From the first enquiry, throughout the preparations and on the day – professional, reliable and conscientious to find out our preferences, meet our requests and get the best shots. The pictures are beautiful, artistic, creative and capture the day wonderfully. Highly recommended! Thank you Gareth!!”
Matt & Cherk-yun, 2015
“Amazing guy and an amazing photographer! Captured our wonderful wedding day beautifully! He instantly made us feel comfortable and he blended in perfectly, capturing all the little special moments. Everybody has been commenting how fantastic every image is! Couldn’t have asked for anything more and we won’t hesitate in recommending him. Superb! Thank you for being great! Love from the Ablewhites!”
Dawn & Dave, 2015
“What an amazing photographer! Gareth truly felt like one of the family at our wedding, seamlessly blending in and getting some incredible shots, a definite recommendation for anyone looking for a top quality wedding photographer”
Karla & Howarth, 2015
“Gareth did an amazing job for our Wedding in July 2015. He was really professional and also friendly, kind and helpful and he couldn’t do enough for us. He listened to our ideas and had loads of his own. He took fantastic photos which really captured the love and happiness of our special day. Thank you very much Gareth!”
Ellen & Katy, 2015
“Gareth photographed our very special wedding day. Before the big day we met him a couple of times at the venue to get ideas and did an engagement shoot to settle us into working with each other. Gareth was really personable and calming, he listened carefully to what we wanted and also came up with some great ideas for us too! On the day he was fantastic – we hardly even noticed him in the crowd and he got some great candid shots which was exactly what we were after. He produced some absolutely stunning photos of the day, from shots of the venue which really captured the theme of the day through to some stunning photos of us. Gareth even added snow on to some of our photographs which looked amazing!! We wouldn’t hesitate to use him again and he has already been recommended to people looking for a photographer. Thank you Gareth!”
Adam & Caroline, 2015
“Having Gareth do our photos was one of the best decisions we made for our wedding day! Not only did we get loads of amazing photos at the end of it but many of our friends and family also commented on how fantastic he was on the day- professional and hard working and such a lovely guy too! He made sure we had photos of each moment of the day whilst making our guests feel at complete ease. It wasn’t just his great work on the day though- at the engagement shoot he made sure he understood us as a couple and since our day we have been amazed at the effort Gareth has put in to be able to hand us a set of well-edited and organised photos that we are now free to do want we want with. We will also be choosing to buy one of his Photobook options that he will design and organise for us too. From engagement shoot to final pictures – we really couldn’t be happier and would recommend Gareth in an instant!”
Kate & Luke, 2015
“We were referred to Gareth by an old friend and we were not disappointed. His friendly personality put us at ease straight away and he understood exactly what we were looking for from our rather vague explanations. He uses Pinterest etc to share ideas about what you like and it makes it so easy! On the day itself, he was so calm and made everyone feel at ease…so many of our guests complimented us on our photographer and how friendly he was. We have such beautiful pictures of our big day that are so original and really reflect us as a couple. Highly recommended to anyone and we will definitely be using Gareth again for family shoots. Lots of love to you Gareth, you made our day come to life for years to come!!”
Hannah & Nik, 2014
“Gareth was an amazing wedding photographer. His abilities and his talent are obvious from the photographs on Facebook and on his website but what really stood out for us was Gareth’s enthusiasm and excitement for what he was doing. He genuinely seems to love to take photographs and is willing to try anything you want whilst making suggestions of his own as well.
I am not a big fan of having my photograph taken but during the engagement shoot, Gareth really made me feel at ease with him. During the wedding day, Gareth was so relaxed and friendly with everyone it was like having another guest there (and the kids loved having another footballer to play with). But most importantly whilst doing all of this he managed to capture so many great photos and memories for us.
We can’t recommend Gareth highly enough and will definitely be using him again for future events.”
Catherine & John Scott, 2014
“Gareth photographed our engagement, son’s christening and our wedding day! Although we can’t fully describe how important these moments mean, luckily he captured them perfectly with his camera.
Choosing Gareth has brought unequalled joy to our family because through his tremendous skill and determination he has preserved the most important days of our lives!
Thank you so much,”
Kyle & Vanessa, 2014
“The whole ‘Bump’ photo experience with Gareth was absolutely fantastic: he came to my house with a portable studio which made the whole thing far less awkward and he really made me feel at ease and relaxed through the whole thing. He asked me to think of any shots that I wanted but also came with loads of creative ideas (which were obviously far better than mine!). I am absolutely thrilled with the images that I have got as a result and now just have to wait for baby to be born so that we can do the newborn shoot too!
I can’t recommend him highly enough for any mums-to-be wanting a truly special keepsake of this wonderful time.”
Lucy & Andy, 2014
“Thank you for the beautiful pictures of our wedding day! turned out better than I ever could have imagined, you made me look quite good in most of the pictures when I’d never felt so ill! (the bride) lol really good job! A special thanks for the hay bale pictures, all your idea and was so pleased with them! love all the different styles, especially the sepia and black and whites! we would certainly recommend you to our family and friends and hopefully work with you again in the future, really thoughtful shots of all the children when they weren’t looking, gorgeous! many thanks Gareth! xx”
Rebecca & Simon, 2014
“Gareth photographed our wedding and we found him to be a very vocal, enthusiastic, imaginative and an energetic person. His initial briefing document made us really think about what we wanted and it helped us ensure we had everything covered and made it fit with the day’s timetable. He was there first thing capturing the moments that we can treasure forever. He was very professional and very busy getting around taking all the pictures we asked of him. He never made us, family or friends feel uneasy, we hardly knew he was there. This guy has an eye for it with a great creative flare. When he presented us with over 600 high-quality, edited pictures we were amazed as we never really saw him. The natural shots were one of the things we wanted and he sure got lots of those too.
Overall we are incredibly satisfied with Gareth’s work and couldn’t recommend him highly enough for any occasion. We will definitely be using Gareth again for our next special times in our lives.”
Leanne & Gary, 2014
“So happy Gareth did our photos, couldn’t have picked anyone better. He made us feel so relaxed throughout our wedding day while I was stressing out, the photos are outstanding. He has a keen eye for catching special moments and creating a story of your special day within the photos. I would 100% recommended Gareth to anyone and be more than happy to have him again for our photos. Thank you again.”
Kelly & Scott, 2014
“We decided to book Gareth for a combined lifestyle and studio shoot and so glad we did. We got some lovely natural shots at our house and at the local park and then some beautiful studio shots all from the comfort of our own home. Very talented photographer. So happy with the pictures and loved the shoot. Gareth was also brilliant with our 3 month old daughter Jessica.”
Nancy & Jonny, 2014
“Gareth took the most beautiful pictures of my 2 year old daughter who, whenever I’ve tried to get professional photos she has refused, but Gareth had her posing in different poses. She enjoyed every second… I would definitely recommend him to friends & family. Thank you Gareth”
“I am a returning customer – surely the best recommendation you can give! Gareth captures amazing photographs – my little boy is not a natural in front of the camera, and yet Gareth managed to get shots that we were thrilled with. The service he provides is excellent, he was happy to make changes to the orientation and colour options to get a print that we were really happy with. Competitively priced. Gareth is really friendly and yet professional, and good with children. More than happy to recommend.”
Sharon & Matt Wright, 2014
“I just wanted to thank you for taking photos of Sebastian’s christening. It is amazing how you have managed to capture the whole essence of the day and Seb’s personality so well in each picture. Amazing photos to treasure – you are so talented! Thank you!”
Gina & Simon Walsh, 2014
“Gareth is absolutely brilliant made the whole family feel completely relaxed, fab photo shoot!!! Can not recommend highly enough!!”
Sarah Eaglefield, 2014
“Gareth has taken photos of the children at my dance school, age ranging from 12 months to age 6. He is fantastic with the children and makes them and the parents feel so relaxed, which is so important when trying to capture some good shots. All the parents were so pleased with the photos as was I. Great service and lovely man.”
Katie from Twinkletoes Preschool Dance Academy, 2014
“Had some amazing photos done of my children, they are the best I’ve ever had done, service was also fantastic, would highly recommend this photographer as would all my friends who have used him too :-).”
Lisa Golding, 2014
“Gareth is a friendly, well priced photographer. He has taken some beautiful photos of our daughter which we will always treasure. He has recently done a portrait shoot at our toddler group and captured some lovely photos of the pre-school children which have been widely praised and discussed amongst all the mums.”
Sarah from St James Toddler Group, 2014
“Gareth is an amazing photographer, very friendly and unbeatable prices!!! I recommend him to all my friends and family :)”
Kelly Stephenson, 2014
“Gareth did an amazing job of capturing the key moments of the day. The photographs were fantastic; Gareth used his imagination and unique vision to capture one-off moments, personality and provide us with an everlasting keepsake of our perfect day. Thanks very much :-)”
Mike & Nathan Young, 2013
“I was so pleased with the lifestyle photo shoot that Gareth did for my family – incredible quality and value for money. Gareth was incredibly professional and made the whole experience so enjoyable and stress free for myself and my partner and he was fantastic with my 6 month old son. The photos we received were of outstanding quality and I have received so many compliments about them from friends and family. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Gareth for any type of photography requirement – he will certainly be my first choice for a photographer when I require one for events in the future and my friend was so impressed with the photos we received, she has booked him for her wedding day”
Zoe Fletcher, 2013
“Just wanted to say thanks again for our beautiful wedding photos, I can’t stop looking at them! Everyone who has seen them is very impressed. You really captured all the special moments of our day and we are so pleased with our photos, they really are stunning!”
Amy & Tom Hamer, 2013
“The photos Gareth took on our wedding day are amazing! We are both camera shy and initially were just going to ask our family and friends to share any snaps they took with us. However, Gareth made sure the whole thing was relaxed and put us, and everyone else at ease. The resultant pictures are a wonderful record and capture the very essence of our big day. Thank you Gareth!”
Jane & Jonny, 2013
“Gareth is a very talented and passionate photographer with a lot of patience and is fantastic with children. He made us all feel at ease resulting in some lovely pictures which we will treasure forever. We were so impressed with his work, we’ve booked him for our wedding next year!”
Laura Benge, 2013
“Gareth is an amazing photographer who went out of his way to give us the best experience. He was wonderful with our little boy who was 3 months old at the time and took beautiful photos providing us with lasting memories. I recommended Gareth to a family member who also got amazing photos of her little girl’s christening. Keep up the good work :)”
Katie Sheldon, 2013
“Fantastic photographer! Highly recommended. Gareth came to our home and did a gorgeous family photo shoot and some business shots of baby products I make. He made us feel really at ease and produced some fantastic shots!!”
Sam Dobson, 2013
“Gareth took some amazing pictures of my little boy recently at a play group. They turned out amazing, especially since my little man didn’t want to play ball and kept kicking off! Still, he kept with it, and it was definitely worth it! Brilliant pictures that I will always cherish!”
Katie Redpath, 2013
“Thank you Gareth for a wonderful photo shoot of Oscar! The pictures have come out brilliantly and we will treasure them for years to come. We will recommend you to all our friends”
Claire, James and Oscar Hart, 2013
“So happy that Gareth did our daughters christening, well worth the value for money he was brilliant. He made sure every picture I wanted he captured and the pictures are amazing. I definitely recommend him and even some of my family and friends have booked him as well”
Tiff Hirst, 2013
“Thank you for the brilliant photos we are over the moon with them had so many lovely comments about them thanks again”
Emily Playforth, 2013
“An absolute brilliant photographer…soooooo pleased with Mya’s pictures they’re amazing thank you”
Aimee Barker, 2013
“Just want to thank Gareth for our amazing photos of Jack! Jack is full of beans and I was quite skeptical about trying to get his photo taken as he rarely sits still. Gareth however took time to get to know jack and have fun before he attempted to take photos which made all the difference! Gareth managed to capture jack as he truly is, a fun mischievous cheeky little boy always on the move and exploring! Watching Gareth manoeuvre himself to capture jack in action and still laughing and playing with jack was no mean feat! Gareth is truly motivated to achieve the best possible natural photographs and we are really happy with the results! Thank you!”
Beth Cato, 2013
“Thank you so much for the gorgeous pictures you took of our son! You are great with kids and showed such patience during the shoot which delivered such excellent results! Have recommended you to all my friends and your photos have taken pride of place in our hallway and at my desk at work which everyone admires! Thanks again!”
Suzi and Ross McDaid, 2013
“I would definitely use Gareth for any special occasion or family photo shoot again in the future. Lovely man and great with kids and pets and so easy to get on with. The pictures are fantastic and lovely moments to look back on when my kids are older”
Katherine Waters, 2013
“Gareth captured some amazing shots of my daughter’s 3rd birthday party. He has a great way of catching the moment and I would recommend him for any occasion.”
Kristina Chantler, 2013
“I booked Gareth having been really impressed with his work. It was my Nan’s 80th birthday party and I wanted a special record for the whole family to treasure. Gareth didn’t let us down, photos were fantastic with a real good mix of fun, relaxed and posed pictures.”
Tim Stevenson, 2012