Kind Words

Amy & James 029

We were recommended Carly by our florist and what a fantastic recommendation it was! As soon as I met with Carly and saw some of her previous wedding photography through her stunning portfolios and newly created albums I knew she was exactly what we were after! Her contemporary style of photography is just captivating, very natural and relaxed and her use of natural light in pictures make them vibrant and beautiful! Carly looks for the story behind every picture and builds an excellent narrative of your day. She was able to capture every minute of our wedding with great attention to detail. Her candid shots are our favourite as she excellently captures those precious moments you may not yourself get to see in all the craziness!! We have some brilliant shots of our guests enjoying themselves through Carly’s unique style of photograph! Carly is an excellent wedding photographer as her friendly and fun personality make everyone feel at ease and more than happy to pose for a photograph or two, or in the case of our guests quite a few! Her organisational skills are second to none and we were so appreciative of our meetings in the run up to our wedding, and the input Carly gave into timings for the day to enable everything ran as smoothly as possible so that we were able to get the shots we wanted and that were important to us. I would highly recommend Carly to any Bride to be wanting precious keepsakes of those special moments in life! We both would like to say THANK YOU so much Carly for giving us our amazing pictures, something we can look back on with great fondness and fantastic memories which we will cherish forever! xxx 

~ Leanne & Stephen

Carly was our first choice of photographer after meeting her at a friend’s wedding and loving the way she worked. She genuinely couldn’t have been more helpful and professional on our big day! One of our guests even assumed Carly was an old friend of ours as she was so relaxed and friendly with everyone.  The outcome is some incredible photographs that we will cherish forever, we really can’t thank Carly enough! 

~ Terry & Emma

Carly is amazing! Our wedding photographs are AMAZING. She has made us look amazing! And captured all aspects of our day, beautifully. Her attention to detail is perfect. Carly took beautiful photographs of all of the little details which we put so much time into before the wedding, but didn’t have time to notice on the day! She took lovely photographs of our guests, capturing lots of moments we didn’t see on the day. Our photographs are light, bright and full of love. We couldn’t be more pleased with them, and know that having Carly as our wedding photographer was one of the most important and best decisions we made. Unusually for us, I think we will have photographs of us on display in every room of our house, rather than just photographs of our little boy, as our wedding photographs are too beautiful not to have on display for all to see!  She also helped us so much with the planning of our whole day, helping with timings and the smooth running of the whole day. Carly also recommended our wedding florist, who was PERFECT! Thank you so much!  ☺️

~ Faye & Josh

Carly, what can we say? Thank you so much for being one of the highlights of our Wedding day! You were a great help and presence,  you understand people so well which makes you fabulous at what you do. We love the photos and all the little touches that make it signature ‘Carly’.

~ Rachel & Matt

We would absolutely recommend Carly to anyone in a heartbeat! Not only is her style of photography beautiful – natural and not at all cheesy or staged, but she is friendly and down to earth and managed to make me feel incredibly relaxed in front of the camera, which is no mean feat! Lots of our guests commented on how professional and discrete she was.

~ Jeni & Ali

Our photographer Carly was a wonder! Such a lovely person to have with us all day, it felt like she was one of the guests, and her photographs capture the day beautifully.

~ Amy & James

Thank you so so so much! You photographed our day absolutely perfectly. You have such an incredibly unique talent for really capturing relationships and all those moments which felt espceially important to us. All the photos are so natural showing the emotion of the day and really telling our story. Each one is like a mini time capsule and every time I look at them I’m taken right back to July 25 🙂

~ Em & Matt

Carly Bevan – she is wonderful! An absolute star all day and before the wedding, she even helped me get a timetable sorted! On the day it was like having a friend around taking pictures, she was so kind and helpful, she went above and beyond what we would have ever expected from photographer. And of course the most important thing, her photos are stunning! We were totally blown away by how lovely all our wedding pictures are. Cannot recommend her highly enough.

~ Kim & Adam

Having Carly capture our wedding was such a great decision.  We came across her on a wedding blog and fell in love with her vivid yet informal photography style. As soon as we met her she put us instantly at ease, she is charming and professional. We could feel how much she loves what she does and both came away knowing we didn’t need to look any further.  On the run up to the wedding she was a great ally in planning, helping us to create a realistic timeline to squeeze in everything we wanted. On the day she was absolutely fantastic. Carly is an absolute star, she seamlessly fit around our day, making sure she got all the shots we wanted while fit in around the chaos! All of our guests loved Carly; her stress-free and relaxed approach put people at ease and helped our day have the intimate atmosphere we wanted to achieve. Watching the slideshow together at Carly’s beautiful home was nearly as exciting (and emotional) as the day itself. The beautifully presented package are tribute to Carly’s meticulousness. She has managed to capture every last detail of our day from the ceremony down to the place settings, it is not just her attention to detail that makes her such a wonderful storyteller but the way the images relay the emotions of the people in them.  Everyone that we have shown our photographs to has been blown away.  We could not recommend her enough.

~ Michaella & Luke

Carly was our first choice to capture our wedding, her passion for photography was immediately obvious. We both have decades of experience with photographers and shoots as part of our working lives, we recognised immediately that Carly has immense talent for capturing the spirit of the moment, and what could be more precious on our wedding day? The outcome exceeded both of our highest expectations, the magic of the day is there in our shots, we love them. Carly has captured our story with immense compassion and beauty. As if this wasn’t enough, Carly engaged all the teens at our wedding, amazing lady, we can’t thank you enough!

~ Vesna & Mark

Well what can I say….probably not quite enough really to do Carly and her wedding photography justice. As any bride to be knows, organising your big day is a challenge (especially when your groom to be, funnily enough, hasn’t been dreaming of his big day since the age of 12!) There’s always so much to do and organise!  The jewel in the crown of any day, besides being married to your loved one of course, is cherishing and sharing the memories for years to come. Hand on heart I can honestly say Carly has been our hero behind the scenes.   We first met Carly on recommendation through a friend; our friend wed her husband the winter before our big day and we also had the chance to meet her for our initial consultation a few months prior. She travelled to our wedding venue and helped us organise a schedule for our day as our wedding and reception were across two locations. Seeing Carly at work is a pleasure, she fitted in seamlessly at our friend’s wedding and with their guests. This of course put me at tremendous ease and gave me the confidence that our memories were in safe hands.  You cannot buy charisma, but Carly has this in buckets – when it came to our big day Carly fitted in like one of our guests. She put everyone at ease which helped her capture some of our favourite and most relaxed shots. One of the main things for my husband was that he didn’t want to feel like he was posing for a catalogue shoot, and this was certainly not the case. After our big day, my husband and I travelled to Carly’s home and she took us through a slide show with some fitting music and bubbles!! It brought it all back to us, and it was quite emotional if I am completely honest. She’d gifted us some complimentary prints and supplied all our images on usb which were beautifully packaged.  I am quite photo shy, but when it came to sharing these with our family and friends (plus anyone else that would look really) I couldn’t wait. The photos now scatter our home, in almost every room – it brings the same warm fuzzy feeling of the day. If you are torn on wedding photography by any means, Carly is your lady. xxx

~ Nat & Stu

Carly was fantastic, as soon as Robert had proposed I knew I wanted Carly to be our photographer, I love her style of photography.  I couldn’t recommend her highly enough!

~ Abbey  & Bob

We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Carly she was recommended to us and from the minute we met her we knew she was perfect for photographing our day.  Carly’s photography style was exactly what we were looking for as we didn’t want too many styled shots and more of a story of the day as it happened.  The package Carly provides is perfect we wanted the full day from getting ready to the first dance and the engagement shoot we had was more of a bonus as it’s not something we would normally have decided to have.  However Carly was absolutely right to include it as it prepares you more for having your photographs taken on the day.  Carly is so friendly and made everyone and the children so relaxed we were delighted when we got the photographs back we absolutely love them.

~ Andrea & Rich

I trawled through a few local photographers websites and found everything to be really samey.  I grew up around the wedding industry and vowed from a young age to make sure I had pictures to treasure for the rest of my life, so this decision was really important to me.  It was a no brainer the minute I saw Carly Bevan’s work.  Bright, happy, unique.  What more could you want!  We met up for coffee and I just knew she was perfect.

~ Kate & Simon

Whilst planning our wedding, we needed a lot of help and when it came looking for a photographer, a friend recommended Carly, I checked out her website and discovered the kind of natural shots we wanted. On meeting Carly, Andy and I felt she was so friendly, gave us a lot of good advice, we decided to book Carly there and then. Months past and the big day arrived, Carly just fitted in with our plans and became one of the wedding party, we didn’t at times realise she was there taking photos, family & guests came up to Andy and I to say they felt so comfortable with her and how lovely she is.
Andy and I did have some time just with Carly but didn’t feel we left our guests for too long, but we were amazed of the places she choose for some of the shots.
I am so glad Carly took pictures of the homemade touches we had on our wedding day, especially the jam jars ( which took forever to do).
To anyone getting married, we would recommend Carly 100% not only for her amazing photos but her natural friendly and down to earth approach, so glad she shared our special day with us. Thank you for the memories Carly

~ Julia & Andy

I just wanted to thank you for how much you have added to both of our days. My mum summed it up when she said that you are truly an artist and you capture the day, not just a pretty picture of a bride and groom. Greg and I have loved working with you. You will always have a place to stay with us on the great ocean road. Lots of love.

~ Sarah & Greg

We are both so so happy we chose Carly as our photographer. She was really helpful during our planning, lovely to have with us on the day and her photographs are beautiful. We couldn’t have wished for more.

~Ev & Kyle

I met Carly through my workplace some years back now & she has done some family shoots with us previously. Our wedding was done on a really tight budget but I knew that we had to factor Carly into our budget. Our wedding meetings were relaxed but professional & she accommodated me bringing my young son along. From the moment Carly arrived on the morning of our wedding she brought a calming influence to the wedding party. I’ve never enjoyed having my picture taken but Carly has such a way about her that you can’t help but just relax & smile! During the service I hardly noticed she was shooting and we left the location & plans for the couple shoot to her as I know she’s never disappointed me yet! Viewing the pictures at her home was lovely, a really lovely end to the experience of having Carly as our photographer. We were so happy with the results & am always receiving compliments on our pictures. To sum up Carly – it’s like having a friend who’s very organised tagging along on your wedding who leaves you with a precious memory of your big day!

~ Jess & Matthew

You were just fantastic! We are so pleased we had you to capture our special day, it was a day we will never forget . We couldn’t have asked for a better photographer to capture our special day. Everyone commented on how pleasant you were,  it was just like you were part of the family but obviously capturing them special moments. We can’t thank you enough you did a fantastic job in our eyes  & we could definitely recommend you.   Thank you again

~ Shaun & Dannii

We decided to choose Carly for our wedding photography after meeting her a few years ago at a friend’s birthday party, during which, Carly took a host of natural pictures and most importantly we all had fun being photographed. We looked through her website and loved how rural and natural the images were, thus fitting perfectly to our theme of a country wedding in a small East Yorkshire village. After our initial consultation I felt immediately confident that Carly knew what we were aiming for and the type of story we wanted to tell with our photographs. On the day of the wedding Carly was a pleasure to have around, she worked incredibly hard and used her initiative throughout the day. Our families and friends were full of praise about how accommodating she was and we all couldn’t be happier with the outcome of the pictures. Carly has a real eye for creating beautiful backgrounds and she surprised us with some of her location choices, which we had certainly not thought of ourselves.  We 100% recommend Carly.

~ Lucy and Martin

I remember going along to meet Carly with my daughter and her fiancé one late summer’s evening. It was clear from the first few moments, that she understood exactly what they wanted for their wedding day. After chatting for about an hour over a glass of wine there was no question of even considering anyone else for the job.  Carly was fantastic about keeping in touch in the months leading up to the big day and at the pre-wedding shoot in December she produced some truly beautiful images. She really took an interest in them and their story and made them feel instantly at ease. On the day itself it felt like Carly was part of the wedding and a friend. She took delight in capturing all the little details that were so special on the day. She did this almost without us being aware it was happening – this in itself is quite a skill!  We now have a wonderful collection of images that capture the atmosphere of the day so perfectly. We simply love them for their artistry and the way she has captured the emotions and the relationships so well. The photographs really do tell Matt and Emily’s story with great sensitivity and flair. We couldn’t have wished for more.

~ Catherine – MOB

Well Carly, we were so pleased we chose you for our wedding! We looked around and I spotted a friend’s wedding pictures and thought WOW!  They are just perfect!  Then we met with you &  you put us at ease and made us both feel special- this continued from the first meeting to our very special day.  Thank you so much, we have the best wedding memories and you captured moments we missed.  You are a very special lady with a fantastic gift to make wonderful memories.

~ Nicola & Mark

When we made the decision to elope to York, we quickly realised the importance of hiring a photographer to capture the moment. The fact that it would just be the two of us meant that we didn’t need a traditional wedding shoot, but we still wanted to be able to share the experience afterwards with friends and family. Ours was an unusual request, but Carly loved the idea and was genuinely excited at photographing her first elopement, even agreeing to act as our witness!   She was amazing on the day, making us feel comfortable and at ease, not the easiest of tasks when you’re being photographed in the middle of a busy city. We were completely blown away when we first saw the wonderful pictures. Carly perfectly captured our wedding, from walking through the bustling streets of York, the short but sweet ceremony, to celebrating with afternoon tea. She has an excellent eye for detail and is incredibly creative. The photos tell a story, which is exactly what we needed to be able to share our special day. Thank you Carly for being part of our wedding!

~ Danielle & David

Our wedding day was perfect! Yes it rained, yes my dress got completely caked in some muddy gunk from the gardens and yes, whilst we were trying to get round all our guests, we managed to move in the opposite direction to the canapés and totally missed out on all the taste sensations!  But it was perfect because the morning was spent getting ready with my favourite girls, My mum cried when she saw me in my dress and veil, Dan and I had all our friends and family there, the speeches made my best friend laugh til she cried, my baby nephew learnt how to do the Royal wave, and We danced so much our feet still hurt 2 days later.  Carly captured it all, perfectly, so that we were speechless when we saw the photos, our mums cried and we now need to move to a bigger house as we’ve  ran out of room for all of the images that We want framed! Every time we look at our wedding pictures it takes us straight back to all the love and laughs and is as close as we can get to living it all again! Thank you Carly!

~ Ellie & Dan

We decided to hire Carly as our wedding photographer based on family recommendations and seeing her beautiful work on her website. During the run up to the day Carly was always there to provide assurance and guidance.  She was so calm and helpful and nothing was too much trouble.  On the day it felt like she was part of our party and she was so fantastic and made the whole thing enjoyable and relaxed.  The finished products are amazing and we are so very grateful for her fabulous work! 

Thank you Carly, you are a true star.

~ Alex & Richard

We asked Carly to be one of the most important parts of our special day two years before our date & she did not disappoint! Her professionalism from the very start shone through onto our day & she made us both feel fab. We had fun and she also did a great job as a step in wedding coordinator haa! We are both so over the moon with the finished result as she understood what we like and has an amazing eye for detail we just don’t see. We can’t wait to get the pictures into some frames. The personal touches she adds to the whole experience is just beautiful. Thank you again Carly.

~ Fran & Steve

We hired Carly as our wedding photographer and we want to thank her for doing such an amazing job. The style of photography was really important to us. Carly made so much effort to understand and capture what we wanted, the style of our venue and the spirit of the wedding – lots of fun!  Carly’s knowledge, experience and personable approach gave us complete peace of mind throughout the busy wedding planning process, which is important for any bride and groom.  She made us and our guests feel comfortable and relaxed and this really shows in the shots.  We’re still amazed by how perfect our day was. Carly’s stunning photographs make the memories come flooding back and we’ll cherish them forever!  We can’t thank you enough Carly! Mr and Mrs Lambert x

~ Rob & Kate

There were very few things that we had our hearts set on before we started planning the wedding but, having Carly as our photographer was one of them. We had happened upon Carly’s work on 3 separate occasions and loved her photos more each time we saw them. Carly was ultra prompt at replying to our initial query and all subsequent correspondence which we really appreciated as we were organising our wedding from over 5000 miles away. On our return to the UK, Carly gave us the most accurate idea of how the day would run as she has the experience of attending so many weddings. It was great to talk to her and hear which parts of our day she would capture. On the day, Carly was super accommodating and made everyone being photographed feel really at ease; no mean feat when your guests include a few people who are rather camera shy. On a day when emotions are running high, it was such a welcome quality. Personally, we hardly noticed Carly taking photographs which made it all the more exciting when waiting to see what had been caught on camera. We received a substantial range of images from the whole day and Carly captured so many special moments, without us even realising. Her skills of observation to capture the things that are important to you are wonderful and it was great to see what everyone had been doing when we weren’t looking! We loved the delivery of the final product and the selection of photos Carly provided. Everyone we have shown the photos has really enjoyed looking through them and we love having the wider selection on the stylish memory stick. Choosing Carly for your special occasion will not leave you disappointed and we are so grateful that she was a part of our wedding day.

~ Rebecca & Lee

Tom and myself just wanted to take the opportunity to thank you for photographing our special day. You made us and our guests feel very relaxed, the guests all commented on how lovely you were. The photos have turned out even better than we could of hoped for, they are amazing! Thank you again for such a wonderful job we will defiantly recommend you to our friends!

~ Jade & Tom

Carly was amazing for us! Not only is my husband a bit of a photography snob and enjoyed her photography…we loved her relaxed feel , at no point did we feel any pressure.  All you want is to be able to relax and enjoy your day and Carly gave us that!  We can’t thank her enough for communicating with us so well while we lived overseas and without any panic she left us at ease all the time!

What a gem! Xxx

~ Chloe & Matt

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