Reviews

Reviews of Damien Vickers Photography

Kind Words from Happy Couples…

American Wedding in Cambridge

Damien is the real deal! He is professional and he is an absolute artist. He was very prompt, friendly, approachable, and performed exactly as advertised, beating every deadline he had promised us throughout the process. His portfolio speaks for itself, but he also creates a relaxed atmosphere and captures all the thoughtful details I was too busy to notice on the day. His photos will be treasured in our family for future generations, I can’t wait to show them the pictures from our wedding day. Highly recommend Damien, if you’re on the fence, I’d go for it. He’s a class act and a true creative.

Margaret & Sean, Westminster College Wedding in Cambridge.
Baddow Park House Wedding. Champagne Tower.

I’m not sure 5 stars truly represents how exceptional Damien Vickers photography is.

My husband and I have been truly blown away by the pictures Damien captured of our wedding day! We were very particular about wanting the non staged/ staged candid look and feel which was an impossible ask, but Damien totally nailed it! Despite my manual and check in’s, forgive me Damien haha!

On the day his priority was first and foremost the comfort and enjoyment of us as a couple and of our guests in-fact I would go as far as to say you didn’t even know he was there.

The pictures are just outstanding, capturing each and every single one of our guests just as we know them. When the first few previews landed, I knew the rest were going to be incredible and that they were. We will now forever be able to reminisce with such pride and joy.

Damien you were noting but short of perfect! THANK YOU

Kate & James, Wedding at Baddow Park House, Essex.
Damien was great from start to finish. Very relaxed and made us feel at ease straight away. He blended in to our wedding party and we didn’t really notice him throughout the day, and even so he has managed to capture all the best moments in the perfect way.
Fiona & Ed, Wedding at Willow Grange Farm near Cambridge.
We just wanted to say that we (finally!) looked through all the pictures today and we absolutely love your work! Thank you so much for everything and for capturing so many great moments. Apologies for the delay, we’ve been so busy trying to adjust back to normal reality! But those pictures took us straight back to the day and we want to thank you again for that. Especially your attention to detail with all the little touches that we prepared, thank you so, so much!
Wanessa & Josh, Wedding at Rowton Castle in Shropshire.

The BEST wedding photographer around!

We looked at so many different photographers and as soon as we saw Damien’s work we HAD to have him for our wedding – he focuses on everything we wanted, capturing the candid moments of the day without too much formality.

Communication was amazing, from our first zoom all with him we knew we were in safe hands. He arrived on the morning of the wedding very cheery and relaxed and it made everyone feel comfortable around him. We barely noticed he was there except from the staged ‘group shots’ which turned out amazing and all of our guests have commented on how lovely and organised he was.

My husband and I feel quite awkward around the camera but he made us relax and gave us the perfect amount of direction and the photos are just perfect. Damien was great at taking photos requests on the day, and capturing the moments we would’ve otherwise missed in the whirlwind of it all.

Damien captured our day from start to finish perfectly, we couldn’t have wished for better photos to remember our wedding.

Beth & Charlie, Wedding at Madingley Hall in Cambridge.

Damien truly went above and beyond to deliver my wedding photos. His professionalism and talent can’t go unnoticed, I couldn’t recommend him enough to anyone looking for a photographer.

Sara & Yousuf, Wedding at The Decorium, North London.

I would highly recommend Damien for any upcoming wedding.

He was incredibly professional throughout the process and extremely accommodating of a number of COVID related delays to the wedding date.

On the day his priority was first and foremost the comfort and enjoyment of us as a couple and of our guests and this slightly more informal style suited us perfectly.

The pictures have all come out brilliant too.

Jessica & Stephen, Wedding at Hampton Court House, Surrey.

Damien took the photos for our wedding in London, and we couldn’t be happier! He managed to capture the day perfectly, including special moments which he instinctively knew we would want to keep. We couldn’t recommend him more highly, and can only hope everyone has such a wonderful record of their special day.

Adam & Madelene, Wedding in St John's Wood, North London.

We can only say amazing things about Damien. We are delighted with the images, delivered only a few weeks after. Damien was our immediate choice due to his focus on relaxed and candid shots, capturing the feelings of our guests and some wonderful little moments of the day when we didn’t even realise. He was easy to chat with in the enquiry stage and we just connected on looking for a meaningful and relaxed vibe in our images, not posed or forced. The images are so crisp and beautifully capturing the light throughout our day.

Damien sent us 5 images two days after the wedding to have immediate images of the special day, and then collated a stunning and super tasteful ‘best of’ slideshow with music so we could share easily our memories with our friends and family, followed by the full album.

We can’t thank you enough Damien for giving us lifelong memories of our day.

Olivia & Andy, Wedding at The Roman Baths, Bath.

Couldn’t have asked for a better wedding photographer.

On the consultations Damien was efficient, understanding and organised.
On the day he was friendly, calming (very important!) and professional.
The final result was beautiful, he was incredibly accommodating to my inconvenient requests and I cant stop smiling every time I look at our photos!

Rachel & Marc, Wedding at Longstowe Hall, Cambridge.

We can’t thank Damien enough for our wedding photos – they are incredible. Damien perfectly captured our day! From the initial enquiry, to the day Damien was so helpful, quick to respond and nothing seemed too much trouble, despite having to postpone and change our plans! On the day Damien was great and never seemed to be in the way. If you are looking for a photographer to capture natural moments with guests as well as formal group photos then Damien is the man for you. We would highly recommend! Thank you once again!

Leah & Nic, Wedding at Emmanuel College, Cambridge.

Damien was absolutely brilliant! The photos of our wedding day are of superb quality, he managed to capture so many natural moments of us and our guests alongside our long list of group photos! Damien understood exactly what we wanted and was such an integral part of our day without ever being ‘in the way’. His calm demeanour and personality meant he was a hit with us and the guests from start to finish. We would recommend Damien to anyone. Thank you!

Bethany & Gary, Wedding at Horsley Towers, Surrey.

If you want a professional and great guy to take candid and relaxed shots of your day, then look no further than Damien. We didn’t want loads of staged or “traditional” wedding shots, but wanted him to just capture natural shots of people enjoying the day, which is exactly what he did! The photos were brilliant and he edited and provided them to us in good time (approx 4 weeks) – looking at them took us right back to the day itself! Highly recommended!

Tommy & Sarah, Wedding at Holdenby House, Northamptonshire.

Damien was due to photograph our July 2020 wedding that got postponed (Covid!) to July 2021. Damien was professional and thoughtful throughout, from initial conversations, to our engagement shoot, to scheduling and rescheduling plans as the pandemic changed everything. On our wedding day itself Damien arrived promptly, and seamlessly integrated himself with us and our guests- it was like having another friend there who happened to be taking photos! His organisation and communication was spot on and the final photos are fantastic too. We would not hesitate to recommend Damien to anyone getting married – he was a faultless photographer!

Bethany & Gary, Home Wedding at Eye in Suffolk.

Not only is Damien an extremely talented photographer but his expertise in weddings made him a total asset to our wedding day. He was able to perfectly capture our wedding day with his phenomenal talent and we how have so many unique photos of our day. Damien was professional and approachable from our first enquiry to us receiving our final photo album and I cannot recommend him highly enough.

Sarah & Chris, Wedding at Hackney Town Hall | Leadenhall Market Wedding, London.
Fabulous!!!
Damien worked with my daughter and her her fiance from start to finish with absolute passion and professionalism ..he was a joy to have around on the day and captured some amazing memories for us ….we cannot recommend him highly enough…
Lorna & Keanu, Wedding at Stradsett Hall in Cambridgeshire.

The photos that Damien took of our wedding are stunning! We love that Damien managed to capture so many natural moments of our guests enjoying themselves. It was so lovely to look through the gallery and discover all these photos that we didn’t know were being taken at the time, Damien was brilliant at getting these shots without people realising they were being photographed. As well as producing great photographs, Damien was a dream to have around on the day, putting us (and our guests) immediately at ease in his presence. Thank you so much!

Markets & Paul, Wedding at Emmanuel College in Cambridge.

I’m not sure I can say enough good things about Damien’s work on our wedding day. He was everywhere, without being intrusive, and his style of photography means we’ve got so many wonderful natural shots of our guests enjoying the day, in addition to some wondeful posed shots. His use of light and space really is fantastic. Everyone we’ve shown the photos to has commented on how wonderful they look – I actually think several guests are looking for their own copies of photos of them.

Kate & Mark, Wedding at Holmewood Hall in Cambridgeshire.

Damien’s photographs of our wedding are fantastic and beautifully capture the atmosphere of our wedding day as well as the features of our unique venue in Tuscany. He was so easy to get along with and was super efficient at getting great shots, such that we were able to get on and enjoy our wedding day with our guests, without feeling like we’d spent hours having photos done. We’d highly recommend Damien!

Gillian & Dan, Wedding at Fattoria la Loggia in Tuscany, Italy.

Damien was an amazing wedding photographer! He was patient and up for whatever we wanted, including taking some photos at our legal ceremony a month before the wedding instead of an engagement shoot. I’m glad we found him and very happy with the photos!

Lindsay & Es, Wedding at Anstey Hall in Cambridge.

Damien was our photographer of choice for our wedding in April 2019. We were attracted to vibrant colourful pictures in his portfolio.
He definitely didn’t disappoint. Neither my husband nor I are a fan of pictures, so we didn’t want to spend all day taking posed photos, Damien accommodated this perfectly. Instead his photos were mostly all candid of us our guests.
In particular we loved that Damien stayed well into the evening and took many pictures of us and our guests on the dancefloor. The photos were so vibrant and really captured the energy in the room
Thank you, Damien, for our perfect Wedding Photos.

Elspeth & Martin, Wedding at Whittlebury Park Orangery, Towcaster.

Damien shot our wedding on 26th June & I can honestly say I’m so, so happy with the end result! The photos are stunning. He really captured the essence of our special day in every single photo. Absolutely worth every penny. All our guests commented on how brilliant his photography was both on the day itself & when they saw the photos. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Damien to anyone looking for an amazing photographer for their special day.

Lisa & Maurizio, Wedding at The Old Rectory in Berkshire.

We can’t thank you enough for the beautiful pictures you took of our wedding day. We absolutely love them! Our family and friends have all said how talented you are and how many lovely moments have been captured. We completely agree! Thank you so much!!

Alice & Stephen, Wedding at Trinity Hall in Cambridge.
We were thrilled with Damien’s photos. The photo album we received was a beautifully presented visual story of the day. Damien was somehow able to capture each precious moment yet on the day itself he was quietly present; we believe that’s a real skill for any wedding photographer. Our photos were the best gift we could have chosen to cherish our day.
Camilla & Andrew, Wedding in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk.

Myself and “The Hub” (as he is now known) had a clear idea in our minds about the style of photography we were after, but also the personality of the photographer was a big factor. We had met a couple of photographers previously but Damien immediately made us feel at ease and was far more organised and forthcoming than the others we had met.

Our wedding party only equated to 30 people and so we were keen to get someone who could organise some big personalities but also who would get along with our friends and family. Damien was the perfect guy. He is chatty and easy to get along with and everyone at the wedding loved him.

He made sure we got the shots we wanted without taking up a lot of our time, and directed our rowdy rabble with the greatest of ease. He blended into the background when he needed to to get some epic portraits, but also helped to organise the day and the people and was actually a huge help on the day! The pics of just the two of us were a lot of fun to do and Damien was there to help us relax in front of the camera, he instantly read that we wanted them to be fun and a bit quirky and he directed us perfectly to capture some great moments between the two of us.

To say I am thrilled with the end result is an understatement, the photos are full of life, fun, colour and he captured the mood of the day and the personality of our friends and family perfectly. I usually hate photos of myself but I am totally blown away with the shots he took. He managed to snap more than just the people – he documented the character of the building we were in and the environment and ambience of the day overall. The hardest part is choosing which ones to print out!

If ever I am in need of a photographer for any future events I’ll book Damien in a heartbeat. You won’t regret doing the same!

Beth & Jez, Wedding at Ladyham Hall, Northamptonshire.

Highly recommended

Damien came to our rescue when we found out the photographer we already booked a year before our wedding went bankrupt
we were really stressed and upset about finding another one with only 7 months to go before our wedding. Then we found Damien on facebook he recently done a wedding of someone I went to school with when we contacted Damien he was really nice and understanding and was sympatric to what had happened to us he sent us across his package deals and his pictures and we were amazed at the work he done we booked him straight away, we met him closer to the wedding to go over what pictures are most important to us and just to get to know a little bit more about each other, so when it came to our wedding day we wernt all complete strangers which was nice because we felt more relaxed.
The wedding day went really smoothly none of the pictures were forced it was all really natural and he just captured everyones laughter and the enjoyment of the day everyone loved him and he made everyone laugh when it came to the group photos.
Our photos came back within a few weeks and they were absolutely amazing! weve had so many nice comments on the photos and he also made us a slide show of pictures to music which was incredible it made us relive the day again and brought tears to our eyes, we also received a presentation box with a few printed pictures and a USB with all the pictures on it.
The quality of everything has been to a very high standard.
We would highly recommend Damien he’s an amazing photographer and such a lovely person.

Melissa & Stephen, Wedding at The Old Hall, Ely.

We found Damien through a wedding website online and decided to choose him as our wedding day photographer. It was the best choice for sure. He was very friendly throughout the day, very agile and didn’t miss a single detail. When we got the pictures and the slideshow after two weeks we were so surprised with the quality of the photos. They were simply beautiful and both me and my husband Noah loved them so much. I couldn’t recommend Damien more! Thanks again for making our day memorable! Débora and Noah.

Deborah & Noah, Intimate Wedding in Cambridge.

Damien was our photographer for our wedding in August 2019. My brother and sister-in-law had hired him the previous year and we thought his work was fantastic. We love his bright colours, quirky shots and relaxed photography. We knew his work would be good but i was ultimately impressed with the extra lengths he went to with scouting the area early for great little photo spots! Also- his professional ability to work with our videographer who we booked separately. Everyone thought they were booked together as they both worked so professionally together.
I would highly recommend Damien

Kaylie & Lee, Wedding at One Warwick Park in Tonbridge Wells.

Damien captured the day perfectly and was ever the professional. He blended in to the background so we hardly noticed he was there most of the time which I guess is just what you need on the day. He also had the patience of a saint whilst I was getting ready!

Sophie & Craig, Wedding at Barrington Hall in Cambridgeshire

Thank you Damien

We’d been together for 7 years when my now husband asked me to marry him. Instead of a long engagement we opted to do it all in 7 months, having booked our venue less than a week after the proposal.
When it came to choosing a photographer (a couple of days later, haha) we were immediately drawn to Damien’s style, the vibrancy, colours and his frequent use of glowing sunsets. He made it easy really.
From the get go Damien kept in touch and listened to exactly what we wanted from our photos.
He worked tirelessly throughout our day catching the most wonderful moments. From the start of the day where he spent the early morning wandering around the grounds of our venue finding the best spots all the way through to the late evening when the party was in full swing.
We will treasure our photos forever. Thank you Damien.”

Emma & Josh, Wedding at Chicheley Hall, Milton Keynes.

We highly recommend Damien

When looking for a wedding photographer we wanted someone who would capture the magic of our day. We were drawn to his bright, fun and creative photographs.

When we first met with Damien, he put us at ease right away and listened to everything we wanted while also advising us from his wealth of experience.

I’m not the most relaxed in front of a camera, but during our engagement shoot we relaxed immediately and had so much fun! The photographs were fantastic and really captured our chemistry as a couple. We were able to use the photographs for our wedding which made it even more special.

During our big day, Damien worked incredibly hard capturing everything we had asked for and more! Our photographs arrived much quicker than we had initially expected and watching out showreel with some champagne and wedding cake brought back some wonderful memories – and some forgotten ones too!
We would highly recommend Damien!

Sian & Ben, Wedding at South Farm, Cambridgeshire.
A MASSIVE thank you !!!
Honestly couldn’t believe how the photos came out for our special day… from the start Damien was amazing, he was very genuine when we first met, following onto our engagement photos he made us feel massively at ease (as we really aren’t photogenic at all) so that made it so much easier when it came to our big day! from the start to the end we couldn’t have wished for more, Damien really got “those moments” which we will cherish for a lifetime to really reflect back on the wedding day… couldn’t suggest or praise Damien enough! A MASSIVE thank you from both Soph and I!
Sophie & Dom, Wedding at The Thatch Barn, Yelling, Cambridgeshire.
You captured the essence of the wedding perfectly.
Thank you very much indeed for all your hard work both days of the wedding. I think you did a great job – you captured the essence of the wedding perfectly, snapped all the right people, and lots of happy moments! We posted some printed photos in thankyou cards to the guests, and I think every one of them that we’ve touched base with since has given the photos high praise!
Nish & Marcus, Wedding at Woodhall Manor, Suffolk.
A truly brilliant photographer!
After Meeting with Damien one evening both myself and my bride to be, knew that we had found our photographer! Damien was just what we were looking for in a wedding photographer someone who would blend in and feel like one of the guests, capturing moments otherwise unseen. He also shared his love of shooting with prime lenses – something which I have in common with him, as I believe it makes the photographer move around the subject more and produces a better framed image. When done well the resulting images are amazing and let me tell you Damien shoots incredibly well. Our photos are stunning and we couldn’t have asked for anything more. My wife felt very comfortable with Damien during the pre-ceremony portions of our day and I loved being whisked away for a few photos of just the two of us. It’s not something we are used to doing, but our pre-wedding shoot with Damien and his cheerful friendly nature allowed us to just have fun, feel natural and the resulting photos are awesome! During the whole process Damien actively engaged with us to discuss the types of photos we would like to get, both listening to our ideas and providing inspiration when we riding know what to do. He was punctual and all images were delivered within a few weeks of our wedding. A truly brilliant photographer! Helpful?
Sam & Piers, Wedding at Burleigh Hill Farm, St Ives, Cambridgeshire.
Well what can we say about Damien’s work, he is amazing!
Well what can we say about Damien’s work, he is amazing, thoughtful and manages to capture all the shots that you hold in your head as memories but captured on film. We generally hate having our photos taken and generally can’t agree on good pictures of ourselves that we both like. But from our engagement shoot and all the wedding photos we like them ALL. This is purely down to how skilled Damien is as a photographer and his ability to capture the mood and vibe of the day through photographs. majority of the time we didn’t even realise he had captured a moment until we saw the pictures. He has captured every element of the day perfectly and everyone who has seen our pictures who were not at the wedding, says what a lovely vibe they get from them. We have had comments from people who were at the day who said “perfectly captured a perfect day”. You don’t need a video if you are using Damien as he gives you everything you will ever want and need. If you want a photographer to capture your day so you can still feel and touch your day he is the man to book. Thank you Damien.” Tracy and Mark Bain
Tracey & Mark, Wedding at Hotel Felix in Cambridge.
We are so thankful to Damien for capturing everything
“We were very happy to have Damien on hand to photograph our wedding day. In the lead-up he was readily on hand to answer any questions and we felt confident the photography would run smoothly after chatting and emailing with him extensively. The day itself brought gorgeous English summer weather, which made for a very hot work environment, but Damien and Phil still worked tirelessly to capture all the big and small moments. We were glad to have Damien on hand for the ceremony and all the events of the evening, as he got some fantastic shots from the ceilidh and disco (not to mention those of the reception and ceremony itself). We are really pleased with how he managed to capture the spirit of the day, both in the shots of us as a couple and of our guests having a good time. Finally, the photos of our venues were really stunning as well. All in all the pictures serve as a fantastic reminder of a very special day and we are so thankful to Damien for capturing everything”.
Susan & Carl, Wedding at Churchill College in Cambridge.
“Damien was one of the best decisions we made with regards to our wedding”
“Damien was one of the best decisions we made with regards to our wedding. His photographs were wonderful and really captured the atmosphere of the wedding. Looking at them was like reliving the day. He was perfect on the day, kind, perceptive and his presence unobtrusive. We couldn’t recommend him enough. Thank you Damien!
Karolina & Michael, Home Wedding in Surrey.
The most incredibly well-captured candid shots of friends and family that we could ever imagine
Anna & Martin “We met Damien for a coffee and informal chat about 4 months before the wedding to discuss what we were looking for from our photos, having been drawn to his natural style from the pictures on his website. We hadn’t planned on an engagement shoot, but Damien includes one in his package and it’s a very worthwhile venture, getting the chance to spend more time in each others’ company in order to feel more relaxed in front of the camera. We absolutely loved our photos, despite the challenging light of a cinema setting so we already knew we had chosen well by this point! On our May bank holiday wedding day, we suspected we’d be up against the weather, and we had clouds, spitting, a torrential downpour and sunshine – 4 seasons in a day! Damien was completely on the ball throughout the day, paying close attention to conditions and changing light. Many people who have seen our photos have commented on how lovely the weather must have been, which is not the case at all! We were just lucky to have a very dedicated and skilled photographer with an excellent eye. For someone who is very self-critical I am not the easiest to please, and I am genuinely thrilled with our wedding photos. As well as a beautiful set of atmospheric, romantic, couple shots outside in the evening sun, there are the most incredibly well-captured candid shots of friends and family that we could ever imagine. Damien was everywhere all day, and yet we barely saw him! He appeared periodically to drag us out into the right lighting, but each time was very efficient and we didn’t feel that we were ever gone for long. He is very experienced, aware and he listened to what we wanted. He was very patient with us and we couldn’t recommend him enough. Having looked at different photographers, Damien is very good value for money and was effortless to work with. Thank you so much for the wonderful representation of the day!”
Anna & Martin, Wedding at The Old Hall in Ely.