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Michael Cartwright Photography

Yarm, Stockton-on-Tees, Cleveland

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Michael Cartwright Photography logo
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Michael Cartwright Photography

Yarm, Stockton-on-Tees, Cleveland

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Professional wedding photography from the areas leading studio. Michael is highly recommended by venues such as Whinstone View and Middleton Lodge. Visit us at Yarm Studio to see fabulous albums, frames and prints.
With experience of shooting countless weddings in both the UK and abroad, you can be sure of a professional and friendly service that cares passionately for your wedding photographs.

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Louise Dopson

17 September 2019

Michael is absolutely fabulous - we can’t recommend him enough. He made everything about our wedding photography easy and stress free - from the initial phone call to the final link to our wonderful pictures. We are not local to Crathorne Hall where we had our wedding so I depended on Michael and his local knowledge- he liaised with the hotel and made sure everything was in place. On the day he was a pleasure to have around and he made sure that we got the photos of the various family groups that we wanted - it was a lovely, fun part of the day. Our photographs are just wonderful, we are over the moon with them. They are so good that every time we go through them we re-live the day again. Thank you for everything. More...

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Carol Conlin

15 September 2019

Brilliant photographer and a first class gentleman as well definitely recommend

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Adrianne Tooth

14 September 2019

Michael photographed our wedding back in August and what an amazing job he did! We booked Michael because of the experience he has and that is so evident in our beautiful photos. We had a pre wedding photo shoot and took the dog along, Michael captured some lovely photos of our beloved pet that we now have forever. He then asked us what photos were important for us on the day, there were a few formal ones we wanted but we mostly wanted it to be candid shots. We received these and more! Every time I look through the photos I find a new one I love, Michael captured moments I didn’t even realise were happening. Lots of our guests commented on how amazing the photographer was, moving around like a ninja! Michael is also the loveliest guy which puts everyone at ease, he even managed some beautiful photos of a stubborn 2 year old flower girl! Thank you Michael, we absolutely love our photos and have those memories to keep looking back over forever. ❤️ More...

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Hannah Smith

2 September 2019

We cannot recommend Michael Cartwright Photography highly enough. We booked Michael pretty quickly as we soon realised how professional and knowledgeable he was, particularly about our venue at Whinstone View. We also felt very relaxed around Michael as he is genuinely a really nice guy, which makes such a difference when you are sharing your most special day with him! From start to finish, Michael took amazing candid shots, exactly like we had asked and captured our day perfectly. He (of course) had an eye for good light and even though he had not visited the church we got married in, found a great spot for photos at the top of the church which look beautiful. So many of our guests have since commented on how great he was - not at all intrusive with many commenting that they didn't realise he was there! We also received our photos within a month, an added bonus just as the wedding blues had started to kick in! Again Michael, we cannot thank you enough for capturing memories that will last a lifetime! The Smith's x More...

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David Robinson

31 August 2019

From the day we first met with Michael to discuss photography for our wedding, we knew he was the right person for the job. After seeing some of his work we really liked how Michael was able to capture all of the day, including things that you might have missed if you are a busy bride and groom. Michael is an absolute professional. Our pre-wedding shoot really helped us to feel at ease with how he worked and produced lots of lovely photos too. He talked at length with us about how the day would work and where he could get specific pictures. Michael’s experience meant he knew what was going to happen before we did! His style of photography is really beautiful, capturing candid, honest moments where people look relaxed and at ease. Michael is never ‘in your face’ yet is always present - some of the photos he took we hadn’t realised he was even there! We had a list of family pictures we wanted to take, Michael organised this and ensured that despite the day being hectic that these were taken. We couldn’t recommend Michael enough to anybody looking to book a photographer for their own special day. Thanks again Michael - from Mr & Mrs. Robinson. More...

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Michelle Watson

31 July 2019

We cannot recommend this place enough. A fabulous studio, a relaxed atmosphere and a friendly welcoming team to guide you on a journey to the most amazing photos! A must try. Thank you.

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rossington bell

17 July 2019

Mike did our wedding last week. He was great with getting everybody arranged for photos and was fantastic at assisting with guests. Would highly reccommend. Can't wait to see the photos More...

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James Watson

17 June 2019

today we took our 3 week old baby boy for a photo shoot our friends kindly gifted us. everyone was very welcoming. nothing was too much trouble. we had a great time.

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Angela codling

1 March 2019

Large family gathering (3 generations)for a number of family photos. Very relaxed atmosphere and good organisation by photographer. We have beautiful photos as a result More...

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Amara Peacock

14 February 2019

Had my 6 month olds photoshoot done here Michael was very good and patient with him and we came out with some amazing photos! Highly recommended!

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Dawn Vincent

12 February 2019

We recently had a photo session with Michael as we needed some professional photos to promote our vintage trio, The Seatones. We thoroughly enjoyed the shoot, Michael was really friendly & made us feel comfortable & coped admirably with 3 women! We are over the moon with the results & would definitely recommend Yarm Studios xx More...

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Lauren Pierce

15 January 2019

Another beautiful set of prints from Yarm Studio. We have used Michael Cartwright and Yarm Studio since my first little girl was 6months old. We’ve had several shoots with her including the Autumn shoot and they have always been of the highest quality and a lovely experience with a fantastic photographer. We have just collected the most recent pictures of both of our daughters and again, I’m completely over the moon with them all. 100% recommend! X More...

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Andrea Walton

18 December 2018

Fantastic portrait of all five of my fur babies. Thank you so much for your help and patience we are absolutely delighted and will highly recommend you. Dare I say we will be back for more More...

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Ann Pearson

26 November 2018

Definitely I really enjoyed our time we were surpose to come and have a family photo took in August but one member of the family wouldn't come it was for our 50th wedding anniversary but we are still going a head with half the family I really loved it the granddaughters loved it

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Kat Louise Langley

10 November 2018

Brilliant relaxed shoot with our two girls today... can’t wait to see the pictures!

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Carrie Evans

1 November 2018

Best place to learn about photography. Outstanding.

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Stewart Robertson

2 September 2018

Lovely cafe with friendly staff in good location with seating inside and out reasonable prices too

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Deb Smith

26 August 2018

We had a fantastic time at the photo shoot with Micheal! So hard to choose which photos we liked best. Highly recommend Yarm Studios!

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Deb Smith

26 August 2018

Fantastic photo shoot with my son! Highly recommend Micheal and the Yarm Studio!!

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Andy Larmouth

25 July 2018

Had the pleasure of working alongside Michael at a recent wedding. Fantastic guy and fantastic photos! I hope its not too long before we get the chance to do it again!

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Jennie Wilson

25 July 2018

Such a lovely gent, great eye for detail, and very helpful and patient! Cannot wait to see the final photos from our wedding. Would highly recommend Mike's services and skills to all. Really made it easy and fun to have photos taken for our wedding! Great stuff! xxx More...

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Danny Short

25 July 2018

Can't thank Michael enough for his time and effort photographing our wedding at Wynyard Hall yesterday so professional in ensuring you get the photographs you require, extremely patient and goes out of his way to ensure people are comfortable while getting photos taken, extremely good with children also, can't recommend Michael enough

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Veronica Smith

25 July 2018

My grandchildren love coming to have their photograph taken,Will especially likes Michael to take them �

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Lucie-Beth Eve

25 July 2018

Micheal went above and beyond on our wedding day catching moments in our day we weren't there to see and for others to see the first moments David and I spent as husband and wife.
Michael is a true professional as well as a great guy, feel very lucky he was there to capture, share and make our special day even more memorable. David and I really can't thank you enough for the memories and pictures that will last a lifetime x x x x
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Louise Wilkinson

25 July 2018

Cannot thank Michael enough for our amazing wedding photographs! Knew as soon as I met Michael that I wanted him to photograph my wedding day and so glad that I chose him! Would highly recommend him to anybody, his natural, relaxed style of photography captures your day perfectly, everybody commented on how professional and amazing he was!Thank you so much Mike, we love our photos that we can treasure forever, they are perfect! More...

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Emma Day

25 July 2018

Can't thank Mike enough for our amazing pre wedding photos and photos on the big day!! He's a top guy!! What a fantastic photographer,he made everything so relaxed,lots of natural pictures that we love,we especially love the urban shots he took,it's nice to put a twist on things!! We would highly recommend Mike to anyone!!thanks once again Mike for the perfect memory's you gave usxx More...

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Laura Dickson

25 July 2018

We could not be happier with our beautiful wedding photos, every single detail of the day has been captured in such a perfect & relaxed way which is exactly what we wanted. All of our friends & family have commented on how amazing the shots are & I simply can't stop looking through them all. So pleased we chose Michael as our photographer & have already recommended him to other couples. Absolutely fantastic service & such a lovely guy, thank you once again for everything! More...

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Kimberley Amanda Field

25 July 2018

Excellent photographer, so happy with the photos of our wedding. Micheal did an outstanding job, easy to get along with and very professional.

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Hollie Owens Jobling

25 July 2018

THE best photographer in the North East ( or possibly the world ). Even though Michael is a family friend, on our wedding day me and Phill were both extremely nervous. Luckily all of our nerves were put to ease! We cannot thank Michael enough for such beautiful photos - not only that but for been fully part of our special day!! X More...

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Susan Thornton

25 July 2018

Michael is an amazing photographer! As soon as i booked our wedding i knew from others recommendations that i wanted him as our photographer! He is non intrusive, friendly, patient (even with my niece who literally followed him around all day) and has a great eye for detail. He goes above and beyond and i am so pleased with my photos. He even drove us to locations to allow us to get some fantastic shots (roseberry topping in background). The after service is fab too! I had asked if he could crop some photos and change some to colour etc and he was more than happy to help. I would not hesitate to recommend michael to anyone! Thank you Michael! More...

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Naomi Corner

25 July 2018

The best ninja photographer ever! �Thank you for our amazing wedding photos. You are a true professional & helped our day run so smoothly whilst being non intrusive. Great with all the guests including the children, got all the pictures we wanted in a very relaxed but efficient manner. It really was a pleasure to have with us on our special day, a fab photographer & a fab guy x More...

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Jodie Louise Meggison

25 July 2018

Michael photographed our wedding recently after a recommendation from our friends & what an amazing job he done.
I am honestly overwhelmed at our photos & album design. Michael captured the day perfectly & it certainly shows in the end results.
From enquiring to booking Michael to shoot our wedding, I knew we had made the perfect choice.
Michael provided such a calm & relaxed way of working throughout the full wedding day & it was great having him around. I felt he was more a guest rather than the photographer, which made us feel at ease in front of the camera.
I can not recommend Michael enough, his work & personality is first class.
Thank you so much once again. X
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Tracey Close

25 July 2018

I completed 2 courses with Yarm Studios beginners introduction to DSLR photography and level 2, photoshop, learnt so much and cant wait to see what other courses Michael will run. Very interactive and informative. Well done Michael and Scott. More...

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Frances Gibson

25 July 2018

Just amazing!!! Me and Chris couldn't of asked for a better photographer! We had such a laugh with Michael, so relaxed and so lovely! Can't wait to see our photos �can't thank Michael enough! More...

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Kate Robinson

25 July 2018

Michael did our wedding photography in March at Middleton Lodge. The photos are amazing. We loved having Michael there on our wedding day; he made us feel so comfortable and listened to exactly what we wanted from our wedding photos. Michael is not only a fantastic photographer but a genuinely lovely person who made our day extra special. Thank you again from us both x More...

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Simone Checketts

25 July 2018

Michael was our wedding photographer at Crathorne Hall and we can't praise him highly enough. He captured the ceremony beautifully and the group and couples shots after are excellent. We would highly recommend Michael :) More...

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Ryan O'Connor

25 July 2018

Michael did our winter wedding photography in December. Me and Alicia absolutely love every single one! We would highly recommend Michael to everyone for weddings, family portraits and more!

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Stephanie May Wilson

25 July 2018

Fantastic photographer and new helper Mia, made the day relaxing without worrying about photos and was game for a laugh with some poses. Thank you so much for capturing the memories of my best friends special day. Look forward to seeing the complete album when the happy couple return from honeymoon � More...

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Brian Callaghan

30 May 2018

Very informative. Learned a lot

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Andrew latz

30 May 2018

I have had I fantastic day with yarm Studios. The training has been fantastic and the two lads that taught the course was brilliant so if your thinking about using these, go for if you will be happy with it. Thanks yarm studio

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Gayle Arnott

26 May 2018

I did the DLSR crash course and absolutely loved it! Very informative in a very laid back friendly atmosphere. I learnt so much in such a short space of time. I’m going to do the 8 weeks beginners course I enjoyed it that much. More...

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Sarah Cook

26 May 2018

I have been on your one-day beginners course today. I learnt more in 4 hours than I could ever imagine! Thank you to Scott, Joe and Mia! Your are all great! Would highly recommend you to anyone interested in photography! I will be back on another course! Thanks again. More...

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Andrew Paul Latz

30 April 2018

I have just been on a 1day course for beginners on the weekend, which was fabulous. Thank you two the 2 lads that took this I loved it. The studio was brilliant and what a lovely town. I would definitely recommend this place if your looking for somewhere to improve you camera skills and I do hope to go back some point soon to improve some more. More...

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Caitlan Hamilton

22 March 2018

Absolutely amazing photography so happy with my pictures off my baby, so friendly and welcoming definitely recommend getting photos done here I will definitely be back when my baby is older���

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Tracey Close

4 March 2018

Completed 2 courses with Yarm Studio, first 8 week beginners introduction to using a DLSR camera and then Level 2 using editing tools such as photoshop. Micheal and Scott are brilliant at conveying their knowledge onto the group, being both interactive and informative, Micheal and Scott took us out onto the streets of Yarm to put into action what we learnt and also gave homework for the following week. Looking forward to seeing whst further course that Yarm Studio may run in the future. Cheers guys. More...

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Alex Evison

28 February 2018

I attended the 8 week DSLR Beginners Course at Yarm Studio with Mike and Scott and really enjoyed it. I was a complete novice with using a DSLR camera and was apprehensive that I may not be able to understand anything! However I didn't need to worry at all as both Mike and Scott explained everything really well and started with the basics so that even I felt comfortable. They also provided handouts which were so useful and were more than happy to explain things several times if we were unsure about having understood something.The course was split perfectly between theory and practical experience which was just what I needed. I now feel far more confident in using my camera. Without this course I would have kept my camera on automatic mode which doesn't do justice to the camera or photographs. Since completing this course I have learned enough to be able to use my camera in Manual Mode and even understand a lot of the camera 'jargon' now! � I've booked onto the follow-on course in May and I'm really looking forward to learning more. More...

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Danny Short

17 February 2018

Just recently attended the DSLR 1 day crash course and can’t recommend the course enough, Micheal is a great photographer and shares his knowledge in a easy to understand way, the content the course covers is great for all and ideal for people struggling to know their way around the camera, enjoyed the course that much I now have the bug and enrolled on the 10 week digital photography course and can’t wait to start �

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Perdy Kamali

7 February 2018

We have had a few family shoots now at Yarm Studio and would highly recommend Michael! Very relaxed environment, natural shoots (no silly posing etc!) and fantastic service. The quality of the products is outstanding - worth every penny. We won’t go anywhere else! Thank you Michael and Emma for our latest shoot with our newest addition x More...

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Mena Lee

27 January 2018

Absolutely beautiful photos picked up today from Yarm Studio, Yarm of 3 of my gorgeous granddaughters...would highly recommend buying someone you love a photo shoot. Can't wait for the the rest of the family to uses their voucher. More...

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Rachael Kightly

31 October 2017

Fantastic photographer has taken lots of fantastic shots from a lot of weddings I have supplied the cake for. Highly recommend!!

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Clare Allison

31 October 2017

Booked a shoot for young cousins as a surprise prezzy for my dad. Recommend anyone to come here, really patient and creative and ensures you are happy before leaving. Can’t wait to see end result :)

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Neil Willis

23 August 2017

Did my beginners course yesterday [22/8/17] with Mike at Yarm Studios. As a fully auto photographer I really needed the help which was delivered in a really friendly and understandable manner, followed up by practical skills in and around Yarm. If like me you have an SLR camera and don't know what half the controls are for then I highly recommend this course and venue. Just need to keep on practising now and things should become easier. More...

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Nicola Sykes

20 July 2017

I attended the 1 day DSLR course today. In spite of us all getting absolutely soaked I enjoyed every minute. A great balance of technical info plus practical tips. Michael made sure everyone got individual attention and I am inspired to start practising everything I learnt. Thanks. More...

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Nathan Butler

7 July 2017

Got our baby photographed here. Michael managed so fit us in only 4 days after he was born. He moved mountains to get us in so we could capture him at such a young age. Couldn't be happier with the results, amazing photographs by a very friendly and patient photographer who - along with Emma - couldn't do enough for us. Will certainly be booking Yarm Studios again in the future. Top marks in every area! More...

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Jayne Butler

6 July 2017

Over the button moon with my baby photo shoot! Mike is amazing and his work is UNBELIEVABLE ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Jenny Moore

4 July 2017

Thank you so much for capturing my little Clinic in all its glory! So happy with all my pictures. What a genuine lovely guy Micheal is. Would recommend his work to everyone! More...

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Nicole Edmiston

22 June 2017

Took my baby here for her newborn photoshoot. I thought she would either sleep or cry but she was so comfortable and content she was happy and alert through it at only 2 weeks old. The experience was lovely and the pictures better than anything i could have hoped for. Highly recommend this experience x More...

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Jimmy Elsdon

25 May 2017

Great beginners course. Michael is an excellent tutor, very patient and helpful

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John Whitehouse

24 May 2017

We were nervous to start this course with our limited knowledge of cameras. However Michael was brilliant. He put us at ease straight away. Over the day the instruction and guidance was excellent. I would not hesitate to attend another course with Michael and would defo recommend. Cheers John and Julie More...

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Naomi Bartholomew-Millar

20 April 2017

Great day today thank you! Lots of things to take away

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Donna Patterson

20 April 2017

Really enjoyed the beginner's course in photography today. I have learnt lots and can't wait to put it to use

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Claire Rogers

21 March 2017

Superb courses, I have done the day course and the ten week course and learnt a lot from both, I will be going on some of the other organised trips from now on. Thanks a lot Michael. I highly recommend them. More...

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Kelly Rowney

2 March 2017

Thank you for taking pictures for hair competition.great service photos came out great�

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Kelly Ord

31 January 2017

I had a great day on the beginners course today. I can't believe how much I've learnt! Lots of practicing now!! Would recommend to anyone starting out with a dlsr! Thanks

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Tracy Wiseman

19 December 2016

Lovely personal friendly service - amazing photos that become life long memories - highly recommended!!

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Ali Day

31 October 2016

Michael did our photography for our wedding everything was perfect from start to finish, nothing was to ever much, highly recommend him to anyone

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Lady-Alison Nobbs

28 September 2016

Done the intro to DSLR workshop, fantastic day had by all, looking forward to doing more workshops

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Suzanne Friend

21 May 2016

I went to the photo workshop with some friends, We had a great day we learnt so much as we were all beginners. Now we just need to practice what we learnt. I would love to go back to may be a next level class to learn more. More...

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Helen Irwin

19 May 2016

Very professional in every way! Loved the finished product, some superb looking photos. The slideshow was fantastic. Cannot recommend enough!!

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Steven Robson

20 April 2016

Had a family shoot with MIke. Six adults and two children it was no problems felt comfortable with the shoot and results were excellent. Highly recommended

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Nicola Thornton

2 October 2015

Fantastic photos and wonderful service thank you again Mikey x

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Louise Priestley

17 September 2015

Can't beat it. Confident photographer extremely patient. Happy. Loves his work. Proof is there to see.

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Sara Weaver

18 March 2015

Hi there! I did your Introduction to DSLR course yesterday, and just wanted to say what a great day out it was. A nice relaxed atmosphere, well-paced, a nice stroll around Yarm, and some great pointers on that mysterious 'manual' mode that's always baffled me. Promise I'll put a blob of black paint over the 'Auto' symbol on my Nikon dial so I can NEVER use it again :) More...

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Lyndsey Rhodes

17 January 2015

Took my daughter today for a Frozen photo shoot, it was excellent my daughter loved it, thank you for the memories she will treasure them forever.

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Andy Flisher

17 January 2015

Just took my 5yr old daughter to a Frozen photo shoot at Yarm Studios, grins and smiles still not left her a face. Thanks to Geoff and Michael, simple thing but she'll remember it

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John Conlin

8 January 2015

fantastic day doing the Introduction To D-SLR Photography Geoff really knows his job a great teacher if you want to learn how to use your camera do the course its great fun

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Heather Longmire

7 December 2014

Had a great day at the Yarm studio Santas grotto thank you so much!

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Matt Portas

18 November 2014

Great service. The guys had a lovely manner with us as customers and produced some fantastic shots

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Keith Taylor

10 October 2014

Went to a dslr intro session and found it very useful and informative. Thanks to Geoff Perry and would go again .

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Kelly Brown

10 October 2014

My mum had a photo shoot with the grandchildren and the results are fantastic. Such a natural way with young children captured excellent photos

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Hannah Jowett

19 September 2014

We had a fantastic shoot with my little 9-month old nephew Joey. Michael was great with him and the photos are gorgeous. We'll certainly treasure them.

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Kathryn Green

3 September 2014

Just been to view our photo's from our shoot and i am blown away i love them to bits. Thank you so much you have really captured who Isaac is in his photo's xx

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Heather Brooks

2 September 2014

Fantastic day at the studio with my son and nephews Michael was brilliant with the boys. The photo's are gorgeous really pleased with the end result.

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Andrea Turnbull

24 July 2014

The Best

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Sally Connor

23 July 2014

Outstanding photography!

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Vicky Gething

8 July 2014

They best family pictures we could wish for- thank you :)

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David Eve

8 July 2014

We can't thank Michael enough for the wonderful pictures, they are memories that will last a life time. Michael is an extremely talented photographer and artist. He went well beyond what was expected in capturing our day. His unobtrusive style captured our first moments together as a married couple and many of the moments that we weren't their to see. We can highly recommend Michael being present at the evening reception. He brilliantly captured the party atmosphere of the dance floor. These pictures will definitely add a fun factor to our wedding album. From first booking Michael right through to collecting our album he has been fantastic. Especially with our pre wedding shoot. Taking photos of our horses he managed to capture their spirit and elegance perfectly. We have and will continue to recommend Michael to anyone that needs a photographer. We wish you every success in your new venture. It will be a leading studio in the country in no time. More...

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David Hogg

8 July 2014

Went over last week looks great

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