Searching for a photographer was quite a daunting task but after viewing Murray’s portfolio, booking him as our wedding photographer was the easiest decision we made for our big day. From our first email correspondence, Murray was extremely efficient and highly organised with prompt responses.
A talented photographer, he also has a professional and impressive work ethic. For our engagement shoot, he was adaptable with his schedule and dates (a helpful bonus given the unpredictable UK weather) and listened to our preferences. On the day of the wedding, Murray continued to be reliable, patient and friendly. He paid meticulous attention to detail and captured the most candid moments. Indeed, he went above and beyond the duties of a photographer by taking the time to put the bride at ease and even helped to make announcements to organise the guests. Both the wedding and engagement photographs were absolutely stunning and natural. We could not have asked for more from our photographer.
Albert and Melody
19:59 26 Sep 19
Finding a good photographer was, without a doubt, one of the most important things for us as we planned and organised our wedding. When we found Murray's website we immediately had a good feeling. We ultimately decided to trust our instincts and book him, and we are very glad that we did.
On the day itself he fit in well, not just as a photographer blending into the background, but as a guest at our wedding. He was warm, easy to chat with, and supportive, helping to organise our guests at key parts of the day. During the couples shoot, which could have easily been an awkward experience, he put us at our ease from the very beginning, making it instead a fun experience.
Finally, after the wedding he didn't just disappear, he remained in contact and kept us up-to-date. Then, a month after the wedding, our photos arrived, and our gut instinct was validated again, as they captured so many beautiful, joyous memories.
20:32 10 Sep 19
We are so pleased with our wonderful wedding photos from Murray! He was so friendly and really put us at ease. We felt he went above and beyond to get some really special shots of our wedding and we would highly recommend him as a wedding photographer!
19:47 11 Jun 19
It was such a pleasure to have Murray and Alicia (Murray's sister) as photographers at our wedding. They captured the day just as we remember it, and the shots Murray spent extra time on were so worth it. Thank you Murray and Alicia for being part of our day :)
16:33 20 May 19
Murray was great choice for our wedding. Working hard but without being intrusive he captured all the important moments and the atmosphere of our big day. The service he offered was great and professional from the first contact to delivering amazing pictures in great quality.
20:41 15 May 19
Such a good choice to pick Murray to capture our big day! He was incredibly professional from the outset and really considered what we wanted. The pictures turned out better than we could have hoped so. Would highly recommend!
08:14 03 May 19
We cannot thank Murray Clarke enough for our unbelievable photographs of our wedding. They captured our day perfectly at Ramster Hall and as two people who hate their photos being taken, Murray made us both feel at ease and it was as though he wasn't even there! The photos are so natural and amazing. Everyone at the wedding has commented on how professional Murray was and how at ease they felt with him capturing the day in the background. This has definitely come across in our photos, they show the happiness, love and joy of the day. That's all a bride and groom can ask for! The whole process was wonderful and we would 100% recommend Murray Clarke Photography to absolutely everyone. Thank you again Murray. Joshua and Alethea Bignall.
12:29 29 Apr 19
We got the photos of our wedding back from Murray and Alicia last night, and we are blown away by how fantastic they are! Looking at them made me cry (with happiness!), and it’s amazing to have these memories captured in this way forever. Murray and Alicia captured our wedding at Ramster Hall so beautifully, and they were such a lovely presence on the day too - really positive, helpful, and calm. I couldn’t believe some of the moments they’d captured when I had no idea they were even there at the time. They’re super discreet, but don’t miss a thing and have given us a great mix of posed and more observational shots. We couldn’t recommend Murray Clarke Photography enough. I’m thrilled we made this choice. Thank you so much, guys!
18:28 20 Dec 18
What incredible photos and a what an amazing photographer! We couldn't give a stronger recommendation.
Murray did an absolutely brilliant job from our first contact with him. We saw his photos online and immediately sent him an email to check his availability. Murray replied quickly and set up a Skype call to get to know us and what we wanted. He was polite, professional, prompt, and clearly understood what we were after. He was also very organised and provided helpful forms to complete to identify key members of the wedding party, and to work out the order in which to take formal photos.
On the big day, Murray arrived promptly to take some photos of my wife and her bridesmaids getting ready. He then travelled to the ceremony and took some fantastic shots of people arriving. He was professional throughout the day and clearly knew who was who. He was also very understanding of our priorities for the day and ensured we enjoyed ourselves whilst still getting some photos of us alone.
One real highlight for us was that Murray was happy to stay very late into the evening (until carriages) and so got some fantastic photos of the dance-floor as the night progressed. This was quite a last-minute ask from us and so we were very fortunate that he was keen to do this, particularly as it meant working a fourteen hour day. This long day didn't impact his work and he still had the same energy by the end of the night.
Overall, an incredible job!! Looking back through the photos once they'd been developed brought back some fantastic memories. We could tell from Murray's previous photos that he'd be excellent for our wedding but he managed to surpass expectations. Great work.
21:47 12 Dec 18
When we finished looking through our wedding photos all we could say was WOW! They are spectacular! So so special! Thank you so much. All the emotions came rushing back looking through them again. Selecting our favourites for the album is going to be very hard work.
We kept saying while looking at the pictures that you must have been running around to get so many different beautiful shots from different angles. Very impressive and so many guest have commented on how nice you were which has obviously helped you get so many fab shots. Thank you a million times over! We had an amazing day and you've helped capture it forever.
We will recommend you to everyone we know!
12:31 15 Sep 18
Murray did the photography of our wedding in June 2018, and we were completely over the moon with the results.
He spent time capturing our perfect keep sake moments throughout the day and was a pleasure to have at our special day.
Murray was personable from the moment we met him, and during our day blended into the background making sure he took shots of every guest and capturing every moment perfectly.
18:47 19 Aug 18
Myself and my husband cannot give a high enough rating for Murray's work . We hired him and his sister, Alicia for our wedding and we are so so glad we did. One of the best decisions we made when it came to our wedding. Not only are they two of the loveliest people but they are so talented at what they do. They both made us feel incredibly comfortable and at ease and the shots they got are just beautiful. I would recommend Murray Clarke to anyone looking for a top class photographer. We cannot thank him and Alicia enough and our wedding photos are gorgeous and perfect, such fantastic quality. Everyone should book Murray!
19:32 10 Aug 18
Love love LOVE the photos Murray took on our Wedding Day. My Husband and I are thrilled with the images - his photography style really captured the feel of our day. We've so many beautiful photos to choose from it was hard to find the perfect one for the thank you cards! He was easy to work with, fitted in with our guests and did a perfect job. Thanks so much Murray!
13:04 03 Aug 18
My husband & I are absolutely thrilled with Murray's pictures of our wedding day, and how he went above and beyond all of our hopes for a photographer. He was incredibly professional and also fitted in so well with the wedding guests due to his kind nature. We were thrilled to have him with us on the day and so grateful for the amazing pictures we have received. Highly recommended
10:50 30 Jul 18
Thank you Murray for your incredible work!
Outstanding, fun, professional and an absolute pleasure to work with on our wedding day. Murray is a perfectionist, and has produced over 600 photos of our wedding day of the highest quality. He puts you at ease and makes posing for photos surprisingly natural.
We were very impressed that he found out the important guests names beforehand so he knew who to call for and focus on. He asked how many guests we had invited so could bring the equally excellent Alicia along to help photograph large numbers of people.
They are experts in guiding and organising people to the right place, for the right photo. No mean feat for large wedding numbers. Especially with the occasional demanding guest who thinks they know better!
He has captured our wedding perfectly, perhaps most importantly, the moments that we were oblivious too! And to top it all off, some incredible artistic shots that are truly breathtaking!
I couldn't think of anyone better to capture our wedding!!
Thank you Murray!
21:53 09 May 18
From our initial meeting with Murray, he put us totally at ease and we knew straight away he would be the perfect photographer for our wedding. He manages to blend in and is lightning fast in capturing those candid photos of the big day. He also knows how to stage absolutely stunning shots using both natural light and flash lighting in ways average photographers wouldn't even think of. He quite literally stood in a snowy ditch at one point just to get the perfect angle. The final shots he sent us are absolutely amazing and we couldn't be happier with them.
17:27 14 Apr 18
Murray was the perfect photographer for our wedding day, and we cannot recommend him highly enough. He was well organised before the day, talking us through all the stages and making sure we got the pictures we wanted. On the day he was friendly and very professional, and not intrusive on our special moments. Little things like learning the names of key guests and a friendly smile made the service much more personal.
Finally, the pictures are great, and really capture all the joy and key moments of the day.
10:58 02 Apr 18
Little did we know when we booked Murray and Alicia we were in for a white wedding. They battled through the snow and freezing temperatures to capture the most perfect images for us. Their attention and eye for detail really captured the beauty of our special day, they listened to what we wanted and worked tirelessly to achieve that. Our photos are simply breath taking and we know we would not have got that anywhere else.
Would thoroughly recommend Murray for anyone's wedding without hesitation.
21:43 19 Mar 18
Murray's photography and service were top-notch. His photographs captured the day so beautifully, with exactly the style that we were after. He was great on the day, coping with challenges admirably and blending in seamlessly to our wedding day. A thoroughly pleasant chap to work with and definitely an asset to the day. Would not hesitate to recommend.
09:04 26 Feb 18
We had high expectation when we looked at Murray's online portfolio at the first place and Murray had exceeded that expectation. Me, my husband, our family and friends all love the wedding photos and the engagement photos he delivered.
Murray's photos tell a story of our wedding better than I could ever do. He captured all the precious moments without being obtrusive. We could barely notice him being around at the ceremony and the reception, yet when we looked back at the photos, he recorded even the smallest beautiful details.
We received the photos really quickly. When we browsed through the photos, they were more like a movie. I don't know what's the best way to describe them, but you'll know it when you see it - it's a true documentation of everyone's happiness, not just lots of beautiful photos together, which I think is what great wedding photos should be.
18:19 22 Oct 17
We, and our families, absolutely love our photos! It was an absolute pleasure to have Murray as our photographer at our wedding, he did a superb and professional job capturing the day. I'm glad I let him talk me into going out in the rain in my dress, it was worth it!
We honestly couldn't be more pleased to have such amazing memories of the day forever.
Thank you so much for your hard work Murray!
20:07 08 Oct 17
Picking a wedding photographer was such a big decision for us and we couldn't have been happier with Murray. From the very start he always seem to go the extra mile and make us feel comfortable and it was obvious we had made the right choice
Murray's photography style is exactly what we wanted and we couldn't be more in love with our photos. We can't stop looking at them. They capture all the important moments so naturally and he managed to achieve this so effortlessly.
It was an absolute pleasure working with Murray. He's a fantastic photographer and we wouldn't hesitate to work with him in the future.
21:14 05 Oct 17
Murray and his sister Alicia did a fantastic job taking photos! I loathe having my photo taken but quite quickly I felt comfortable and wanted to pose! The group shots were all great which I was amazed by because none of my family enjoy photographs! For the rest of the time I didn't even notice any camera's which is what Murray promised and he delivered. My husband and I both love the photos as do our families and friends. Since sharing the gallery with everyone we have had completely positive feedback and my bridesmaids mothers are even framing pictures of them! Please book Murray - you will not regret it!
13:07 11 Sep 17
We were so pleased we chose Murray to photograph our wedding. The images he captured of the day were amazing and he was brilliant at getting natural relaxed shots of us and our guests. We have incredible photos of our special day and are very grateful to Murray for his hard work and eye for detail. We received our photographs very quickly and haven't stopped looking at them!
08:29 20 Aug 17
Choosing the photographer for our wedding was, to us, one of the most important decisions we had to make. When we came across Murray's work online we instantly loved the naturally beautiful shots he captured and after an initial phone call with him in which his passion and knowledge of photography shone through, we booked him instantly and never looked back.
Murray was an absolute pleasure to have around on our wedding day. He was so discreet and unobtrusive, along with having a lovely fun sense of humour that our guests loved. He doesn't take hours to get the perfect shot, he has a natural eye for photography and captures the perfect moments effortlessly. He put me and my husband so at ease and the photos show how relaxed Murray made us feel.
We received the photos so quickly after the wedding and we are blown away by them. They are absolutely perfect and all of our guests have commented on how beautiful they are. I have no hesitation in recommending Murray. His work is absolutely fantastic.
23:07 26 Jul 17
Matt and I met Murray last summer after finding him on Google and reading all the fantastic reviews about his work. After meeting him we knew instantly we wanted him to capture our day. He photographed our wedding and celebrations on that wonderfully warm weekend in April. Bright sunshine is not the easiest environment to photograph in but Murray overcame this with ease. He was an absolute pleasure to have as our photographer. We were over the moon with the photographs which we received a month later. Murray managed to perfectly execute the balance between capturing all the special moments, but without feeling an overwhelming presence of a photographer snapping away. Our photographs tell a story of our wedding weekend which allows us to relive it again and again. We would work with him again in an instant. Murray is a first class photographer and we highly recommend him!
09:56 31 May 17
We cannot thank Murray enough for the incredible photos he took at our wedding- We haven't stopped looking at them!! He was great to work with from the very start, and his creativity on the day was incredible. He captured every moment perfectly and we cannot thank him enough.
We would not hesitate to recommend Murray to anyone.
15:05 29 May 17
Murray is a brilliant photographer! I cannot express how happy myself and my husband are with our wedding photos! Murray really takes the time to make you feel comfortable and captures everyone in a natural environment. I would highly recommend Murray and couldn't be more pleased with how our wedding photos turned out! Avril and Tom
09:24 26 May 17
Well what can I say, apart from choosing Murray was one of the best decisions we made for our wedding. He is meticulous in his approach and he strives for nothing less than perfection. He captured every moment so perfectly, so much so that he had us reminiscing and reliving the day all over again - several times! They are timeless photos that we will cherish for years to come. Thanks again Murray!
07:25 25 May 17
Murray gave as such amazing photos and his dedication to his work comes through in his photos. He captured such lovely moments and has given us memories to treasure forever !
21:01 22 Apr 17
We were so excited to have Murray and his sister Alicia as our photographers for our wedding! Murray instantly made us feel at ease with the whole process right from meeting him for a consultation. He knew exactly what we were after and was able to capture some fantastic shots of the whole day! It was amazing to see the photos afterwards as there were definitely some photographs that we had no idea had been taken, which just goes to show how professional and good he is at photography. Would highly recommend him and his sister for future events. Thank you so much Murray!
16:18 08 Apr 17
Murray is incredible! He is personable, friendly and made us feel so relaxed. Our wedding photos are simply stunning and he is super talented! Could not recommend him highly enough, you're in safe hands here!
19:08 09 Feb 17
We chose Murray to be our wedding photographer when we got married in September 2016. We quickly established that the photographer is one of (if not the) the most important suppliers to select and we were so very pleased we chose Murray. He has a delightful and calming manner that really helped us relax in front of camera and made what can be a chore on the big day as much as it can be. We would recommend getting him to do an engagement shoot so you can get used to being photographed together (not something we'd ever really done). He proved to be an expert in the art of blending into the background and snapping away without us knowing. He is an expert with lighting and natural/contemporary wedding shots, which is exactly what we asked for. Many of our guests complimented us on his personable manner and the unobtrusive way he went about our business. He also delivered our wedding photos in good time and kept in good contact in the build up to the big day. We thoroughly recommend!
16:57 14 Dec 16
We were so lucky to have Murray along for our wedding day. He made us and all of our guests (and the horses) feel completely relaxed and caught the character of day perfectly. The photos are amazing, couldn't have hoped for more. We're even pretty sure he brought the weather with him. Thanks Murray!