andrew bott photography | Testimonials

Testimonials

 
"We've admired Andrew's photography for many years, so we were very excited to have him shoot our private island wedding in Vanuatu. Andrew's professionalism and service were simply excellent. His creative ideas helped us record all the special moments before, during and after our wedding; capturing the essence of our relationship whilst remaining unobtrusive. The photos themselves are amazing and exhibit Andrew's mastery of his craft. We would not hesitate to recommend Andrew to couples looking to capture memories of their special day."

Kylie & William

"Like most couples, Libby and I were ridiculously excited about getting married and the fact that we were able to organise a beautiful ceremony in Thailand made it all the more special. We were, however, daunted by the prospect of making certain arrangements - who would be able to take photographs that truly captured our story..? Since it would just be the two of us in Thailand, it was important for the images to make people in Australia feel a strong sense of connection with the experience.

We spent a considerable amount of time with Andrew discussing what we wanted and why. And when he joined us in Thailand, he already knew what his approach would be in helping us tell the story of our special day…

Andrew was professional, flexible, and unobtrusive during the pre-shoots and on our wedding day which allowed us to relax and go with the flow. He was a pleasure to have with us and the photographs are amazing…but most importantly, they tell the story of the best day of our lives. And you can’t ask for more than that."

Libby & Jules

"Thank you Andrew for sharing our special day with us – your enthusiasm and professionalism was unfounded and you captured some candid and intimate moments which is what we wanted. The images capture the mood of the day and they all look beautiful.

We will highly recommend you to our friends and family."

Debbie & Sam

We were really happy with Andrew's professionalism, meticulous nature and amazing photos!  We needed a photographer on short notice and he was flexible and generous, delivering above and beyond.  His easy-going nature was welcome and very helpful, for us and our guests!  We had positive feedback from our guests about Andrew's way of working, how often does that happen?  We would strongly recommend Andrew to photograph your next event.
 
Elaine & Mark
"We found Andrew through friends (Addie & Rod) who used him for their engagement party; we were so pleased with the photos of us at this event, that for us it was a bit of a no-brainer when it came to selecting a photographer to capture our wedding day.
 
Andrew made us feel comfortable from the get-go with his professional approach and meticulous eye for detail. As we were organising our wedding remotely (we live in Sydney, but were getting married in Melbourne) this added some extra bumps and hurdles as we hadn't even seen the venue or the chapel in person until quite close to the wedding day. Andrew accompanied us to our location and found some great spots for pictures for the day (both wet weather and dry options), which ensured that on our wedding day the photography flowed seamlessly.
 
We are so pleased with the quality of our photos, Andrew has taken some wonderful shots of our special day and has captured some precious moments between us and our guests. We would most definitely recommend him in the future, he took into account our budget and put together a package which suited our needs. Many, many thanks."
 
Kath & James

“Andrew was very friendly and professional on the day of our wedding.  The photos are beautiful and they definitely show his experience, I would recommended his services!”

Neelam & Ali

"We were really happy with the quality of Andrew's work and our experience of working with him - we wanted a stress free wedding and Andrew was very easy going and just got the job done.  The result? Beautiful photos which will serve as a reminder of a beautiful day!"

Marlo & Michael

"Andrew you have done some amazing work on the candid photos we asked for under the most nightmare of circumstances. You were with the bride the entire time whilst she was extremely unwell and even where there when taking her to the medical centre to have a needle to stop her from being sick. The fact that you came back the next day to take photos of us the beach means a great deal to us as this was above and beyond what we ever would have expected. Also ensured we had pictures of our cake-cutting. Nothing was an issue and you rose as I mentioned before above every challenge. 
 
You ensured that any of the photos we really wanted were taken even though you were restricted in time and subjects. 
 
Thank you so very much for capturing the day in such an awesome way. We couldn't sing your praises enough. Thanks so much:)" 
 
Renee & Kristian
"Andrew was a recommendation from my Maid of Honour. During the planning stages Andrew helped with some fantastic ideas and he made the effort to attend our venue with us a few weeks before the day to work out all the best places to photograph and also the lighting etc at the time of day we were getting married.
 
He was always professional, polite and accommodating to our needs. When the big day came around, Andrew was very helpful and got all the photos we requested, plus many more "action shots". Within 24 hours we had a black and white preview set up for us to look at.
 
I highly recommend Andrew to photograph your next event, it couldn't have ran more smoothly."
 
Danielle & Adam 
"Andrew was fantastic to work with. We had recently had a baby and wanted to capture the precious early days of her being so tiny. At 5 days old Andrew captured her size, and us as new parents, beautifully, even turning up the heating in his studio to 31 degrees so as not to disturb our new baby too much! 
 
The images Andrew created were stunning and are much admired by our family and friends. Thanks Andrew!"
 
Susan

"Thank you, Andrew, for the lovely photos and DVD. You did a wonderful job and the photos are much admired. We were very happy with your preparation and professionalism - plus your friendly manner. 

All the best for the future."

Mylene & Greg.

"Andrew has been an exceptional photographer for our wedding. We had six photoshoots over a number of weeks and every one of them was done with a great level of care and patience. Andrew was able to get along with all of the family members, was quick to learn the different cultural norms and was an absolute pleasure to work with. Reason we loved Andrew so much was because if his personable nature, responsiveness, skill and a positive attitude.

I would recommend Andrew Bott to anyone who is looking for a hard working photographer who will go out of his way to make every picture count and capture some of your most important moments in your life."

Ismat & Mahboob

"I first met Andrew on the day of our wedding, in fact only a couple of hours beforehand. Normally wedding photographers like to meet clients well in advance to plan and arrange the shoot on the big day. 
 
This didn't surprise or stress Andrew at all and he calmly set about his planning. He was a little more surprised when I told him I was a professional photographer too.
 
I don't shoot weddings, or people, very much so I was also interested in learning how a wedding photographer copes with shooting white wedding dresses in harsh Australian sunshine...
 
During the ceremony and function I was a bit distracted to learn much but when I did look at what Andrew was doing I saw myself: a hard working Pro, completely submersed with the art of catching 'The Moment'. This isn't  easy and requires total concentration, lots of skill and talent.
 
Well, when we got the images, we saw that Andrew had succeeded.
 
We loved them. They are great and display the labour of love from a photographer on top of his game. Thanks Andrew" 
 
Maria & Iain

"Thank you so much for the disc, I received it yesterday and my husband and I are blown away with the images. It's exactly what we hoped it'd be and we couldn't be happier! Thanks again, look forward to using you again in the future. Take care.

Kind regards"

Hugo & Leo's Birthday

"The photos were full of life, characters, joy, and happiness and most importantly love.

We are so glad that we have Andrew look after our wedding photos. I certainly would recommend him to my friends and relatives.

Thank you very much Andrew."

Carrie & Paul

“Andrew was really easy to work with and prompt. He was able to have me at his studio within 24 hours for urgent portrait photos for my business. After having dealt with other photographers in the past, I found Andrew very flexible and with some great ideas on how to make the ‘old boring’ business headshot into something more stylish for my businesses. My business now stands out in the social media crowd.

I highly recommend Andrew's services”

Andres

"Andrew worked closely with us to achieve the wedding photos we hoped for. While our request of 'all candid', was a little different to Andrew's typical style, he happily took this request on and successfully achieved the look that we were after.
 
Andrew was constantly available for questions or discussions and made us both feel very at ease on the day. We're delighted at the finished results. Thanks so much once again Andrew."

Kate & Ben

 

"My 'now husband' and I have known Andrew for a few years now. He had photographed us on various occasions, and given we loved the results, we knew that he just had to be our wedding photographer. We booked him more than a year in advance; before we even had the venue or the celebrant. 

He took the time to meet with us beforehand to see where we were having our ceremony -  and at the same time of day that ours was to be held. He was therefore very aware of how he could best capture us on our special day. An outdoor wedding can have it's own special challenges - but Andrew coped beautifully, and calmly, for the entire day, even when I had my own special 'bridezilla' moment.

Our sincere thanks to you Andrew. You're the best!"

Louise & Paulus

"Thank you Andrew for the love, joy and happiness you captured on our beautiful day. The pictures of our children and the moments you captured actually brought my wife to tears. The weather was not the greatest but you stood out in the rain like trooper!!. Your flare for creativity was brillliant and such a relaxed approach so we didnt feel rushed which made for some truelly initmate moments that were captured.

I would reccomend Andrew to anyone wanting professional photography."

Kim & Andre

"Thank you Andrew for being an absolute pro on our special day! We didn't have to worry about a thing b/c we knew we were in capable hands. Despite our huge family and the very long day, you remained absolutely focussed the whole time and was an absolute pleasure to work with. We loved the photos, you captured some amazing, beautiful, unguarded moments of us and of our family on the day. We would highly recommend your services to our friends as we had so many compliments on the photos you had taken, they weren't just the typical wedding shots (which was one of the reasons we chose you in the first place, for your creative eye). Thanks so much for being everything we had hoped for in our wedding photographer!"

Sonia & Pete

“Andrew was a pleasure to work with. He wasn’t just there to take photos, but more to capture every moment very realistically. He really listened to what we wanted and applied this to our photos. Even though it was windy and getting dark and he only had a short time to take photos of Paul and I together, they are all amazing and looking at all of them you would think that we had spent hours! Paul and I definitely recommend him."

Skye & Paul

“We chose Andrew because of his ability to 'capture the moment naturally' with candid photos. He delivered on this giving us some beautiful shots, particularly of the ceremony. Despite the difficult, wet conditions on the day, Andrew was able to find a way to work through it. Thank you Andrew for providing us with lasting memories of our wedding.” 

Alison & Arron

"Thank you Andrew for providing a lasting reminder of our wedding, for Jacinta, myself and our families to have for the rest of our lives.

Your service was fantastic, from our initial meeting, the test shoot/location scout/meeting a week before the wedding, spending over two hours with us scoping out possible photo sites for all weather conditions, through to the wedding day. 

We appreciated your personalized, professional service, introducing original ideas into our shots (even a python!), being as flexible as you were with our requests and driving us from the wedding to the reception."

Jacinta & Jason

Engaged

 

"Tremendously impressed with Andrew on the night of our engagement party. He was very professional, utilised the space well and directed the guests with ease to produce some fantastic mementos of our special night. Everyone left the event raving at how good 'our' photographer was. I have had so many emails and messages about when the final photos will be ready! He was quick to upload a few teaser pics to Facebook and followed up with a wonderful gallery of completed photos shortly after. He truly made our special night all that more special and we thank him for his hard work."

Addie & Rod

"Andrew was the best referral we got. His prices remained competitive, even when we asked him to provide extra services. He remained patient, pleasant and understanding, even when he was providing the firm, professional direction needed for our wedding guests. We are very happy with what we paid, what we got and who we got to work with. Our wedding was just as we hoped it would be, and Andrew played a big part in that. He has our thanks and our high recommendation."

Lulu & Matthew


 

"We first meet Andrew at our friend's wedding , he was very approachable and easy to talk to. It was then that we asked him if he would come to Daydream Island to photograph our wedding.

After meeting up a few times to discuss details, he was more then happy to go that extra mile to do and understand exactly what we wanted.

As a bride you actually end up spending a lot of time with your photographer on your wedding day, it was great that Andrew made myself and our bridal party feel very at ease and comfortable having our pictures taken. We found him to be very professional and personable.

He was fantastic with our young children, who were not always co- operative. He was patient and fun so the kids felt comfortable also.

Thank you Andrew for our beautiful wedding pictures, you captured our day and have given us memories forever.

Bec & Michael

“My wife and I hired Andrew as our wedding photographer in April 2011. We can honestly say we could not be happier with our choice of photographer for this special occasion. Throughout the entire process, from our initial consultation through to delivery of our wedding photos, Andrew was professional, personable and attentive to our needs. His tireless work ethic, creativity and desire to capture the perfect shot enabled Andrew to deliver outstanding results, as evidenced by our superb wedding ceremony and reception photos. The photos capture the essence of what everyone wants to remember their wedding by, and they are testament to Andrew's outstanding ability as a photographer. We were very lucky to have hired such a talented, committed and passionate photographer.

I highly recommend Andrew to anyone looking for a photographer who is a willing to go above and beyond to deliver exceptional results.”

John & Steffany

“Andrew has an ability to capture the essence of a moment and the personality of the individual. He takes time to get to know his subjects and consider different photographic styles to represent them. As a wedding photographer, Andrew contributes a significant amount of time and effort in ascertaining the photographic requirements and trialing concepts before the day.

His post-production work remains true to the moment - something that can be rare for wedding photography these days with the number of programs available to alter an image!

Approachable, creative, and highly motivated to deliver outstanding results.”

Sarah & Shannon

“Andrew did a fabulous job at our wedding. Professional, considerate and many guests commented on how lovely our photographer was!”

Gillian & Leigh
 

"Narelle and I wanted to thank you for your beautiful photos from our special day. We were comfortable with you from the minute we met you, your openness and honesty were very highly appreciated and your planning before the wedding with regards to the questions asked, location scouting and test shoot were great.

On the big day, you and your team were prompt, friendly and the surprise of the extra photographer was fantastic, evident by the multitude of photos you had from all sorts of angles – some at the same time! On top of all of this, your actual photos were magnificent.

We feel we didn’t just pay for photos, we received a full experience on our day that is more than we could have ever hoped for. We’re glad we chose you for our wedding and so grateful for all you did to make our day memorable for everyone in the beautiful moments in time you captured of us."
 
Matt & Narelle

“My husband and I are absolutely delighted with the beautiful images Andrew captured on our wedding day. They reflect the very essence of the day and have provided us with a treasure trove of memories that will be cherished for many years to come.

As a wedding photographer, Andrew is both professional and personable. He impressed us from the very beginning by going above and beyond our expectations with his planning and forethought. On the day, his easy-going demeanour ensured even the most reluctant subject felt comfortable and reassured in front of the camera.

We have no hesitation in recommending Andrew Bott Photography to anyone looking for a talented, passionate and dedicated photographer for any special occasion.”
 
Megan & Andrew

"Andrew's photos were amazing, he was really well prepared and organised. He even came down a week before the wedding to help us pick some good spots for the special occasion. On the day he was absolutely professional and the photos he took really show exactly what we wanted. He was able to capture us. Thank you so much. We totally recommend him, especially for brilliant personalised photos for such a unforgettable day!"

"Las fotos de Andrew estuvieron sorprendentes, el estuvo muy bien preparado y super organizado. Nos visito una semana antes de la boda y  juntos escogimos los mejores lugares para tan especial ocasion. El día de nuestra boda muy profesional y sus fotos muestran lo que nosotros siempre quisimos. Fue capaz de realmente captar nuestras personalidades. Muchas gracias! Lo recomendamos totalmente, sobretodo si están buscando fotos personalizadas para ese día inolvidable!"

Brenda & Paul

“These wedding pictures are absolutely great for our Thai Lustral ceremony which is one of most important of the wedding ceremonies in Thai culture. All invited guests and ourselves really appreciated the wonderful pictures taken by Andrew. I and Thomas would like to say thank you very much indeed again for the greatest pictures from Andrew which always remind everyone here about lovely and romantic atmosphere with a sense of Thai on our wedding day.

His photography has been highly recommended for all my Thai and German and other international friends for their upcoming wedding ceremony already.”

Namita & Tom

"We are very fortunate to have found Andrew on the Internet to be our wedding photographer. We admired Andrew’s professional work and easy-going personality. He is very attentive with an eye for detail and was very thorough in his work. We had an intimate wedding with close family and friends on a glorious April day in Melbourne. Andrew is not only a professional photographer he also helped us a lot with keeping track of time and giving people directions for photos on the day. He had a great sense of humour and made the experience fun for our guests as well.
 
He eased a lot of our nerves and took the stress out of our big day allowing us to just enjoy every moment. It turned out to be such a special and magical wedding to us and we are appreciative of Andrew’s work to capture all the unforgettable moments in a natural and elegant way.
 
We have received a lot of positive feedback from friends and family on the quality our wedding photos and also about how friendly, fun and professional Andrew was . We would highly recommend Andrew to anyone who is after a truly professional wedding photographer in every way, without the big price tag."

Rosa & Chris

"I came across Andrew's work while searching for pictures to use on my charity website. A few months before my wedding, our photographer cancelled on us so we had to find another one - fast! I immediately thought of Andrew, having admired his work. But we hadn't met him (I only exchanged a few emails with him prior) and he lived overseas. We decided to ask about his availability anyway, and to our delight, he was available and keen to travel to New Zealand.

We were ever so happy with Andrew's work. He was a delight to work with and got along well with everyone from friends, family, guests to my hair and make up artists. It took a lot of stress out of our big day. We love our photographs and our family and friends are very complimentary about Andrew's work and his easy-going personality. I would highly recommend Andrew to anyone looking for a great photographer.


Sophy & Simon, New Zealand