Testimonials - Ideal Photos

At Ideal Photos we are very proud of our work. We ask for testimonials from our clients, so that before people book with us they are already being 'recommended' to use our services.

If you would like to speak with any of our previous clients to see what they really thought, just ask! 

Please see below for a few testimonials that our clients have been good enough to write,  also please check out our Facebook page for more current testimonials!


A Massive Thank you to Ideal Photography for doing our wedding pictures they are exactly what we wanted. Lee was brilliant right from the start helping us get at ease during our pre wedding photoshoot, he understood how we preferred natural pictures rather than being posed and worked with that. On the day Lee was so patient with everyone and took plenty of pictures throughout the day, he was really good with all the children and captured special moments when we weren't aware he was there. Our wedding pictures and album means so much to us and always will. Honestly can't thank you enough, Thank you for everything Lee definetly recommend to anybody.

Lorraine & Nick Twiname xx


Lee was our wedding photographer on 4th October. We couldn't recommend Ideal Photos enough! Lee did a pre-wedding shoot with us at our venue, provided a signing frame on the day and we also ordered a signed print from the pre-shoot. All were fab!!! Lee literally didn't stop the entire day of our wedding and stayed really late also. There are so many fabulous shots that we will treasure forever, and Lee truly thought of so much that didn't even cross my mind! We've had lovely comments from our guests about Lee too. Thank you so much from Alan and Laura!!!

Laura & Allan Westgarth


Ideal Photos gave us 5* service, excellent photo quality. Anything I asked Lee for he was more than happy to help with. I would recommend Ideal Photos to anyone that wants excellent wedding photos at a reasonable price especially for the service he provides. Thanks Lee. Michael and kelly

Michael & Kelly Scougall


We would highly recommend Ideal photos to anyone wanting a professional and comprehensive service. From the first meeting with Lee we both had absolute faith that he would provide an excellent service and he did just that! It was great for us to have the confidence in Lee that we didnt need to worry or stress about anything and we could leave it all up to him. We were really happy with the price, and the photo booth was a really good addition to the photography package!

Steph & Paul McFarlane


Would like to say a massive thank you to Lee for capturing all of the magical moments that happened during our wedding day. We got exactly what we asked for , hardly noticed Lee was there which is what we wanted. We loved the preview of the photos on the overhead projector during the night time and guests commented on how special that extra little touch it was. Hopefully this is the only wedding of ours we will have to use lee for but he would come highly recommended. Can’t wait to see our album. With Love, The Bruces. 

Tracy & Michael Bruce


Thank you so much Ideal Photos for our amazing wedding album that you produced. I am so happy we chose you to do our photos because as well as the final product being perfect and exactly what we wanted the whole experience from the minute we booked was exceptional. The photo shoot to create our own personal guest book was amazing and a talking point for all our guests. Also, the slide show of photos at the evening reception was great and our evening guests who didn't attend the day loved this touch! You offer an extremely professional service but with a flexible, warm and friendly approach as you were willing to fit around us and go with anything we wanted doesn't matter how strange it was. Thank you so much for everything. I will recommend you to all my friends.

Love Abby, David and Annabelle (the Cockerill's)


Would like 2 thank you lee for all you did on our wedding day you were great and we will highly recommend you 2 any one wanting 2 use you in the future Ideal Photos true professional many thanks

Dean Flynn and Michelle Ridley Flynn


We met with several photographers before choosing Lee and Ideal Photos for our wedding, we found his prices very competitive. As a same sex couple we found some photographers we met with slightly awkward but Lee really put us at ease with his relaxed manner. Generally neither of us are especially comfortable being photographed but we felt much more relaxed following the pre-wedding shoot. On the day itself Lee was great, staying later than planned due to a delayed first dance waiting for late guests and being so patient and understanding when photographing my autistic brother who is generally impossible to keep still long enough to get a good photo! We would definitely recommend Ideal Photos and can't wait for our album to arrive!

Jill & Rachel

We used Ideal Photos recently for our wedding pictures. From the initial discussions to the day Lee was there for any queries we had. We had great fun at the preshoot and Lee made us feel very at ease and prepared us for the big day. On the big day Lee remained very inconspicuous and took hundreds of photos for us to choose from! We think he managed to capture us and our day perfectly. Thanks again Lee!!

Angela & Chris


"Excellent communication, brilliant photo session, very friendly, everyone really enjoyed it! Relaxed and friendly viewing session and good prices. Definitely recommend."

The Bewick Family


Top quality photos and a very personal and efficient service. The finished products had the artistic flair that I was hoping for'.

Bridie Fox


'Great service, top results, excellent value, better than we had hoped for'.

Paul & Laura, Pets


On receiving our wedding albums we were over the moon with the outcome. the small albums for our family members were very unique and good quality. our wedding album was beautiful exactly what we wanted, now we are trying find a place in our home for our family and friends to view. thanks again for all your help.

Jamie & Lee


"We have to say a big thank you to Ideal photos. Lee did a fantastic job and really put everyone at ease. The album looks great too. I would recommend Ideal Photos to anyone!"

Sharon & James


"Would just like to say a huge thanks to Lee for the beautiful photographs of our twins! He was a star at our shoot and coped amazing with our tired twisty babies! He was patient and hugely accommodating! We ended up with some great shots to choose from, thankfully the prices are so reasonable we got quite a few printed. We even got some Christmas tree baubles! I would recommend Ideal Photos to anyone wanting pictures of little ones! Thanks again!"

Mrs Hollingsworth


 'We chose Ideal Photos because of their friendly no-hassle approach and family-friendly, relaxed, contemporary style. The price was great, the service was great, the photos are amazing, and we were able to enjoy our wedding day! We are very pleased with the results. We would definitely recommend Ideal photos for your wedding day!'

Helen & Tony Haswell


Following our pre-shoot with Lee, both our minds were at ease, knowing that we had selected the right photographer for our upcoming wedding. Right from the offset, Lee's eye for detail and professionalism shone through, totally immersing us in the day, which allowed us to relax, have fun and ultimately, get great results. This service is recommended to all. A truly enjoyable and beneficial experience.

Ian & Kate


'I went to Ideal Photos for a 'bump to baby' package and was so pleased with the results that I will be coming back for more photos every year with Izzy!

Jude & Barry


I have had a lot more success at modelling since I engaged Ideal Photos to do a shoot for me. I went to them for a TFP shoot at first and was so pleased with the photos that I went back for a full portfolio! I would definately recommend Ideal Photos for model photography.

Sarah Jane


I had some coorporate headshots done by Ideal Photos. The service was efficient, value for money, and now my website looks great!

Colin, Corporate work

We used Ideal Photos for a bump to baby service. Lee came out to our home three times during my pregnancy and once when Luke was born. Now I have a wonderful wall canvas full of treasured memories!

Jane, Bump to Baby


I got some photos of Daniel and Chloe at a local indor play zone where Ideal Photos had a mobile studio. It was a great price for a professional portrait session and prints. I would definately recommend Ideal Photos.

David & Phillipa, Child portraits


We did'nt think that we would be able to find such a good quality photographer for our budget. We have been really pleased with the quallity of the work provided by Ideal Photos, and we are really pleased that we booked!

Jennie & Lee


Thankyou for fitting me in at such short notice, and for turning around the images so speedily. They are miles better than what I had perviously, much appreciated!

Scott Garshore, Coorporate headshots


"The service we have received from you has been excellent right from our first meeting. When we met you at the wedding fair you explained your different wedding packages and prices clearly and the fact that you had examples of your work to show made it easy for us to see you were the right photographer for our wedding. You and your wife were very easy to chat to, which I think is very important. We were both quite nervous about the pre shoot but it proved to be such a worthwhile thing to do. It helped us get to know you more and how you work and therefore put us a bit more at ease for the big day itself. We really loved the way you included our daughter in the shoot and made her feel a special part of themorning. In the end we enjoyed the whole experience and it wasa lot of fun! I would definitely recommend other couples and families take up this opportunity"

Louise Key & Allan Crawford


The professionalism of Ideal Photos blew us away. Right from the moment we arrived until the lights went down and beyond, Ideal Photos were on hand to advise, capture and display our wonderful day. Our wedding day will now stay with us forever, courtesy of Ideal Photos. Ideal Photos once again exceeded our expectations when they hand delivered our wedding albums, DVD and bonus Calendar. The finished products are more than we could have wished for. A huge thanks to Lee.

Paul & Becky McGeary


Just watched our wedding DVD for the first time. It is amazing and exactly what we wanted. You have captured the feel of the day perfectly and included all the best moments (and one or two embarrassing ones !!). You have understood exactly what we were looking for and we'll treasure it forever. Thank you from both of us.

Alan And Louise Crawford


The album and photos were excellent and would recommend you to anyone. Thank you ever so much.

Rachel Utting & Thomas Garton, Wedding


From the moment we welcomed you into our home, to discuss the possibility of you providing the photography service for our wedding, we had no doubt we'd made the right decision. Everything was clearly set from the outset and any questions we had were answered easily and efficiently. We were a little nervous about the shoot on the day but the pre-shoot we had with you really set us at ease and we again realised we had made the right choice. On the wedding day, we hardly even realised you were there as everything was so professional and stress free. The fact that you had done some research earlier in the day as to specific places to take our picture made a massive difference. The finished photos from these location look fantastic and we would never have had these without you. You will definitely be getting recommendations from ourselves. Thank you again.

Nicola Ingram & Darren Rogers


After using Lee at our Company event last year, we knew that the service ideal photos gave would be ideal for this years summer event. After speaking to Lee, he offered a flexible and reasonable quote for the photos on the day. We received the images a week after the event and he had captured every moment of the brilliant day we had. We send our thanks to Lee and Ideal photos.’

SONE Products event photography


LSC Web Services have used the services of Lee on a number of projects over the past few years. We use him because of his professional manor and attitude and the exceptional quality of his work. Lee is able to shoot photographs in a variety of styles to suit our clients’ needs and business, from modern, contemporary to traditional and classic, Lee has always been able to deliver a quality service and quality image. Not only that but as we recommend Lee to our clients he is also going out and representing our business as well as his own. His high standards of customer service mirror our own, and all our clients that have been visited by Lee say that he is welcome back on their premises anytime. If you are looking for a photographer for personal or business use, or to work with you on a clients project, I highly recommend that you speak to Lee.

Richard Young, Service Development Manager LSC Web Services


Following our pre-shoot with Lee we both felt much more at ease in front of the camera as we had both been a little apprehensive about being photographed. On our wedding day we felt comfortable and happy during all of the shots that were taken. Lee was unobtrusive and we were pleasantly surprised by a lot of the photos that were taken, as we were unaware that we were being photographed at the time. Since the wedding we have had numerous positive comments from family members about how friendly and relaxed Lee was during our wedding day. All of our requests were fulfilled and nothing was a problem to him on the day. Excellent service that we would defiantly recommend.

Cheryl and Martyn Payne


Ideal-Photos certainly helped to make our wedding magical, from our first meeting to decide which service we required to the pre-wedding shoot in the woods to on the wedding day, Lee certainly made us feel very comfortable and full of confidence in his work. We were very apprehensive of choosing the package including the recording of our wedding day, however Jatinder made you feel at ease and we hardly ever even noticed the camera. We received our photos within a week of our wedding, they were beautiful and we were so excited to see all the photos we missed half a day of sun on our honeymoon. We are now looking forward to receiving our album and dvd and also doing our trash the dress shoot. Thank you to Ideal-Photos for an experience which will be unforgettable.

Jaimie Lee Skaife & Lee Munro Waite


My wife and I were pleased to have Ideal Photos present to capture the day at our wedding. I have to say that having my photograph taken is probably one of my least favourite pass times, largely as I am rarely happy with the result. Lee took this on board and gave me some pointers and tricks during our pre-wedding shoot, that we would use on the day. These worked a treat and on every one of the formal photos, the outcome was great. Ideal Photos were present from the point of my wife and her bridesmaids getting ready, right the way through to our first dance. There were some delays and some last minute changes to schedule, but Lee and his team were incredibly flexible, working around these issues but still ensuring that we captured the moment perfectly. We would be happy to recommend Ideal Photos to others.

Jenna Black and Andy Lovell


"We have just opened the photos. They are awesome. So happy with them. And thank you so much for the gift, a great gesture and proves we made the very best decision. Everyone who needs a photographer, please use Ideal Photos, you will not be disappointed."

Rachel & Thomas Garton


We couldn’t have asked for more from Ideal Photos! Right from booking with Lee to the end of his day with us at Beamish Hall Hotel the service we received was second to none. Everything was clearly expalined and we knew exactly what we were getting for our money, with no hidden charges. The pre-shoot with Lee put us at ease and we knew what to expect for our wedding day. The taking of group photos was quick and painless and all of our guests said what a good job they thought had been done. The slideshow and guestbook were amazing extra touches that made our wedding more personal to us, we wouldn't hesitate to use Ideal Photos again and have already recommend his services to our friends.

Helen & Tony


This is the 3rd year we have used Ideal Photos for our company event. Lee always captures the day perfectly and mixes with everyone. We received the images within a few days of the event, and once again they were fantastic. Thank you Lee and Ideal Photos.We will see you next year! SONE Products Ltd, Tanfield Lea


"Would like to say a HUGE thank you Lee for being our wedding photographer in June. You did an amazing job and the photos are fantastic, really cant wait to get our albums in the post. Ideal Photos offer great wedding packages and I'll definitely recommend to friends in the future. Thanks again for everything Lee. All the best from

Matthew Pemberton and I x"


Had leaky eyes looking through the pics of gorgeous Lacey & Brooke we've had taken by Ideal Photos! Hardest decision ever choosing which one to get on canvas there's so many lush ones!

Cheryl Cromarty



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