NATURAL WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY REVIEWS

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ITS THE BEST PART OF MY JOB

Thank you to my wonderful couples who send me such lovely cards and write such wonderful reviews about my relaxed and ‘oh so natural’ wedding photography style. Please visit my reportage wedding photography blog post too see a gallery entirely devoted to candid natural work. Unposed natural wedding photography makes up 95% of my shooting day :)

It truly means the world to me and my fridge is currently covered in a dizzying array of  amazing ‘thank you’ cards which bring me great JOY every time I see them. Are you looking for natural wedding photography? Images that don’t look posed or forced? I’d like to think you are in the right place.

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I AM ON CLOUD 9!

Oh my. How can words even express how beautiful Tanli’s photos are of my wedding. I am on cloud 9 – so happy upon receiving I couldn’t sleep!!

Tanli has been fabulous throughout the whole process. Right from the first meeting with her when searching for a wedding photographer we’ve loved her relaxed style, always making us feel at ease. And that carried through to the wedding day – when she was excellent at organising everyone and getting the photos formal taken (in between periods of heavy rain!) and at keeping us relaxed and natural for the stunning photos of the two of us. Then throughout the day and evening she has captured the most stunning candid shots of our wedding. I love every single one.

Thank you thank you thank you Tanli – you’re a superstar.

~ Abby and Callum

LAPSTONE BARN


BLOWN AWAY!

We have just spent the evening looking through the wonderful photos Tanli captured of our wedding day and we are blown away by them. It felt like we were reliving the day all over again. It brought back so many emotions. It was so lovely to see photos of our guests and see them enjoying the day as much as we did.

We are both not very confident in front of the camera and Tanli really helped us to relax and produced some really natural couple shots. We have been waiting to have lots of lovely photos for our home, and now we are going to struggle to pick which ones!
Tanli was a pleasure to be around on the day, and blended in with our guests perfectly.
Thank you once again Tanli, for producing photos that we will cherish for a lifetime. X

~ Abigail and Joe

KINGS HEAD HOTEL


ABSOLUTELY THRILLED!

We are absolutely thrilled that we booked Tanli Joy as our wedding photographer! Before the wedding, she was on hand to answer any questions we had and helped us finalise the timeline of our day, making sure to fit in all key wedding photos whilst also getting couple ones before it got dark at 4pm (December) . On our wedding day, Tanli was professional, easy to talk to and helped us to stick to the timings of the day. She put us at ease in front of the camera and I am obsessed with our photos!!

Tanli captured our day so well- her photos are natural whilst also being really flattering. Our couple photos are so beautiful and she managed to get fun, emotive pictures of our guests at key moments on the day. We would highly recommend Tanli Joy as a wedding photographer- we will cherish our wedding photos forever!

~ Jenny and Sam

BAY TREE HOTEL BURFORD

DID YOU KNOW?

Did you know that 95% of the day is spent capturing your wedding ‘reportage style’? Reportage wedding photography, also known as documentary or photojournalistic wedding photography, focuses on capturing candid and spontaneous moments throughout the wedding day. This style emphasizes storytelling, aiming to narrate the events as they unfold naturally, without intervention or posing. These natural, candid and emotive images make up the bulk of your wedding gallery and I think most modern contemporary wedding photographers shoot in this manner.

PURE JOY!

Tanli was absolutely incredible leading up to our wedding day and on our wedding day at Cripps.
She is a wonderful photographer with warm, lovely and professional manor. Our photos are beyond our expectations – she captured the magic and pure joy of our day just perfectly! Highly recommend! :)

~ Lav and Mike

CRIPPS BARN


NO POSED SHOTS!

Tanli was the perfect choice for our wedding photographer. From the start of the day throughout she made us feel comfortable and at ease as she shot our special day. The photos are absolutely stunning and captured our day perfectly – relaxed, happy and completely organically with no posed shots which was exactly what we wanted. I would absolutely highly recommend Tanli Joy Photography. Thank you so much Tanli !

~ Laura and Francis

EGYPT MILL


ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL!

We are so happy we chose Tanli to be our wedding photographer for our wedding in November. She was very professional and organised throughout and really captured our day! She made me and my husband feel very relaxed for the formal photos and she was so easy to work with right from the beginning of planning through to the day itself.

We have just received our photos and they are absolutely beautiful, we are so excited to share them with our family and friends. There are some pictures of me with my mum and dad that I will treasure, thank you so much!

~ Emily and Stephen

KINGSCOTE BARN


NATURAL SHOTS!

We had Tanli as our photographer in September 2021 in the Cotswolds. Her engagement, professionalism and responsiveness was amazing from the offset – scheduling in calls and emailing back and forth prior to the wedding to ensure she understood what we were looking for and that everything was ready for the big day.

When it came to the day wow – Tanli was so great right from the beginning to the end of the night. Guiding everyone for the professional shots and capturing the most lovely natural shots of us and our guests throughout the day. We are so happy with our wedding pictures, they are so beautifully photographed and Tanli has captured the day so perfectly – her pictures really do tell the story of the day! All of our friends and family have commented on how absolutely stunning the pictures are!! Thank you so much Tanli for all your hard work on the day. if you are considering booking Tanli as your photographer, don’t think anymore – just book, you will not regret it!!!

~Emily and Dan

KINGSCOTE BARN


CAPTURED THE JOY!

Tanli took wonderful pictures of our wedding day! We absolutely love them…it was so lovely looking through them all and reminiscing every moment… They captured the joy of the day perfectly. Our package included 5 prints of our choice and it was so difficult choosing as there are just so many stunning shots! Neither of us are naturals in front of the camera but from the moment we started the engagement shoot, we knew we were in good hands and both felt comfortable very quickly! Our family and friends have all commented on how gorgeous the photos are and all want prints for Christmas! Thank you so much Tanli!

~Alice and Matt

THE BAY TREE HOTEL


NATURAL PHOTOS!

Tanli took wonderful pictures of our wedding day! We absolutely love them…it was so lovely looking through them all and reminiscing every moment… They captured the joy of the day perfectly. Our package included 5 prints of our choice and it was so difficult choosing as there are just so many stunning shots! Neither of us are naturals in front of the camera but from the moment we started the engagement shoot, we knew we were in good hands and both felt comfortable very quickly! Our family and friends have all commented on how gorgeous the photos are and all want prints for Christmas! Thank you so much Tanli!

~Katie and Adam

OXLEAZE BARN


SO ENTHUSIASTIC!

WOW!! We got married in August and we cannot stop looking at our photos, we LOVE them and are sooo happy we found Tanli. She works so hard to get those perfect shots and was so enthusiastic even when it poured down for us!! The rain cleared up in the evening and we managed to get outside for more photos which are AMAZING! We have so many favourite photos and can’t wait to have them framed on our walls. We also enjoyed our pre wedding shoot, we got to know Tanli and she made us feel so comfortable and that definitely shows in your work. We have had so much fun with Tanli and we are forever grateful that we chose the best wedding photographer to capture our most special day. We highly recommend Tanli!

~Emma and Jamie

WORTON HALL


INCREDIBLE SKILL!

Tanli perfectly captured the abundant joy of our wedding day. She was so professional to work with throughout the process, making us feel totally comfortable in front of the camera. Reviewing our photos brought tears to our eyes as we found ourselves reliving all those special moments. We can’t thank Tanli enough for her incredible skill and would wholeheartedly recommend her for your special occasion.

~Nikki and Anne

LAPSTONE BARN


SO GRATEFUL!

Tanli produced the most wonderful photos of our wedding day. We just went through them to select some for our album and it was so hard to pick as they were all amazing and bought all the emotions back! On the day she was firm when she needed to be which you really need to keep things moving. We are so grateful to have our memories encapsulated so perfectly. Endless thanks from Joel & Kelly , also the pre wedding shoot is really helpful to have if you felt nervous like us!

~Kelly and Joel

ELMORE COURT


STILL SEARCHING FOR NATURAL WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY?

Have you booked your Cotswold wedding ? Still trawling the internet looking for natural wedding photography that doesn’t appear awkward or staged and is STILL flattering? My calendar fills up fast, so if you’ve got your date and venue locked in, please drop me a line via my contact form .


ABSOLUTE DELIGHT!

Tanli is an absolute delight to work with! From the first Skype chat through to our pre-wedding shoot, and the wedding day itself, Tanli made the whole process so easy and stress free. She’s also a lovely person who really knows how to make you feel comfortable in front of the camera (even if you are camera shy). Highly recommend checking her out if you’re looking for a photographer, she takes stunning photos and captures those precious moments you’ll treasure forever – you won’t regret it!

~Diana and David

STONE BARN


JUST BRILLIANT!

Tanli photographed our wedding at the Kings Head Hotel in Cirencester just a few days before the UK went into lockdown.

Having previously had our pre-wedding shoot with Tanli and loving those photos we were so excited for her to join us and capture our special day. Neither of us particularly like having our photo taken and so the pre-wedding shoot was really helpful as we got to meet Tanli, feel at ease and get some guidance about how she’d shoot on our big day.

Tanli was a joy to work with in the build up to the wedding and was just brilliant on the day. She made us & all of our guests feel at ease and captured the most special and precious moments for us.

Receiving our photos back brought tears to our eyes. Tanli did such a great job capturing the mood of our wedding and we’ve not been able to stop looking at our photos since. It is maybe a bit cliché for most bride & grooms to be biased about their photos but what has struck us was all of our guests who we’ve shared the photos with have commented on how amazing they are and what a talent Tanli is!

~Robyn and Rob

KINGS HEAD HOTEL


OVER THE MOON!

We’ve just had our wedding photos back from Tanli and they are perfect!
Tanli has done such an incredible job capturing our day and it’s so lovely to see some of the moments we missed whilst we were caught in the chaos of everything else going on. We’re over the moon with them and we really can’t thank you enough!
Thank you for everything and for being so good at making us feel comfortable in front of the camera. It made us both feel so much more relaxed and it definitely shows. We cannot wait to share them with our families and friends!

~Tom and Beth

MANOR HOUSE HOTEL


STRESS FREE!

We booked Tanli for our wedding earlier this year and we were extremely pleased with both her professionalism on the day and also the photos! Tanli was very enthusiastic but at the same time was non intrusive, she made it stress-free and ensured it all ran smoothly. We couldn’t have asked for more from her. We absolutely love our wedding photos, would highly recommend. Thank you Tanli!

~Bruno and Eleena

MANOR HOUSE HOTEL


13 GREAT QUESTIONS TO ASK YOUR WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

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WHAT IS

MY STYLE?

My shooting style is very relaxed and produces natural flattering images that never look posed or forced. I love for personalities to shine through in my images and I strive to capture moments that are candid and emotive. So, you will get a beautiful mix of flattering portraits combined with documentary shooting.

My editing style is the ‘look’ you see on my web site. I like to stay true to the colours on the day but give them extra ‘pop’ and life in the editing process. Editing styles or trends, such as turning everything a little ‘orange’ or ‘desaturating the greens’ will date over the years and images can become ‘stale’ when edited in that manner (just think about all those instagram filters that go in and out of ‘fashion’). If you’ve spent many hours choosing a specific pink for your flowers or spent hours choosing suits of a certain colour, then I will stay true to that in my edit. 

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