TESTIMONIALS

I would always look for a recommendation from someone else when booking anything. So here is some kind notes that people have left about me. 
WHAT PEOPLE SAY ABOUT ME?

 

 

When we started looking for photographers we were quickly overwhelmed by the ample variety of styles, but we soon saw that Chris' work stood above the rest, with very creative scenarios, artistic lighting setup, affordable prices and very high recommendations. Chris was very understanding when we had to change our date due to the pandemic and we're very thankful for that. We had a long consultation with him, in which we stated the kind of shots that we were expecting and we received plenty of unique and creative ideas from Chris on how to capture our day in the best way. Since we got married in Lumley castle we wanted to emphasize the castle and it's architecture and incorporate these details into the composition of the pictures. We got plenty of majestic pictures what balanced well the antique features with ourselves. Chris brought plenty of state-of-the-art photography and light equipment to bring this vision to life. The photos look candid, organic and natural and perfectly captured the happiness of the day and the sense of celebration amongst our guests. We are eternally grateful for his great dedication and incredible artistic eye. These pictures will decorate our home for the years to come and bring a smile every time we see them. We would thoroughly recommend Chris to any couple looking for an outstanding professional photographer. 

Ana & Rik Oct 2021

We just received our wedding photos and WOW, we are absolutely over the moon, love them!
Before we even received our photos we knew they would be amazing!
From the moment we met Chris we knew we were in good hands. We were due to be married 2020 but had to move it to 2021 due to covid, Chris kept in touch and was always there to answers any questions we had. Chris is just so easy to talk to and very professional and my wedding guests loved Chris, most specially my queen selfie cousin and my son was loving posing for the camera too 
we had our pre wedding shoot a few month before the wedding and the weather was hitty missy hours before but finally got out nice and the photos for that too were just amazing, we have a little boy and can never get the three of us in fully unless it’s selfies of just our heads when we’re out and about so this was just perfect and just felt like we were having a nice family stroll while catching moments we would never think of catching.
We would most certainly without a doubt recommend Chris to anyone for any type of photo shoot and we will definitely be recommending to any of our family weddings in the future.

Thank you so so much Chris for catching one of our most special days & moments and just being a big part of our day you were truly amazing!

Many Thanks,
Raeanne & Kyle. Oct 2021

Chris was the first photographer we spoke to at a wedding fare, we went on to speak to many more, but nobody impressed us more than Chris. He certainly didn’t disappoint and we are so glad we chose him.

We are delighted with how our photos turned out. Chris was so professional throughout and made sure we got all the photos we wanted. He also pulled out all the stops to get one of our favourite picture framed and delivered well in time for Christmas. 

We honestly couldn’t recommend Chris more, you won’t be disappointed if you chose Chris for your special day.

Steve & Adrina Nov 2021

We are writing to compliment Chris Rennison-Rae on a superb job done with our Wedding Day Portfolio. 
Throughout the whole process Chris was outstandingly professional, indeed his manner and quality work was talked about by all the guests at the wedding who were so impressed by his demeanour and hard work throughout the day.
We would not hesitate to recommend Chris to any future clients, you will not be disappointed.

Paul & Emma Oct 2021

Chris was great to work with!  He is very professional and organised. He listened to what we wanted and gave us lots of helpful tips and advice.  We are really pleased with our wedding photos! I'm not sure how he managed to make us look so good! We would highly recommend Chris for weddings and other special occasions.

Stefanie & Richard August 2021

What can I say? What a guy! Me and my husband Alex were absolutely delighted with Chris, our photos and the overall experience. 

Chris took so much care with us from the very beginning, and we were treated warmly, with respect and like we really mattered to him. He listened to all our requests and managed to meet every single one! 

We had a pre-wedding photo shoot with Chris, and we genuinely loved it, both the experience and the photos we received afterwards. We aren’t the kind of people who love to get their photos taken, but Chris put us at ease, and we felt like we were hanging out with a close friend. We had a good laugh and giggle too which definitely helped us relax and enjoy the experience more. 

Chris phoned us several times before the big day and also took his time to come to the rehearsal. This was above and beyond for us! On the big day Chris was ready to go and arrived at the perfect time to get pictures in my house before we left for the church.  Which were amazing by the way! 

Chris took some incredible photos throughout the day. He blended in well with all the guests which I thought was excellent. He was not in your face and although he was fun and managed to get all the photos we requested, which included a lot of different groups of people, he certainly was not intrusive and did not get in the way. In fact, I would say he added to the day and guests.

Alex and I were delighted that Chris gave us a very quick message after the wedding to say that our photos got back safely and sent us a few sneak peek photos. We were so over the moon and this extra touch made our evening 1 million times better.

Chris is just an all-round photographer and person. He is just a very genuine, lovely, trustworthy guy. He went above and beyond for us and we are so grateful for all Chris has done for us!  Thanks Chris

Sophie and Alex July 2021

Chris is a fantastic photographer, we absolutely loved our photographs, it was like reliving our wedding day all over again. He is very professional, he listened to what we wanted from our photos and gave us some ideas himself, he knew the venue well which was great as he also advised us on what places to go for the best photos. Chris is very easy to get along with, which is definitely what you need in a photographer, it made us relax and enjoy our special day knowing we were in good hands. Thank you so much again for helping us to capture amazing memories! 

Mr & Mrs Allan August 2021

Oh wow! 
These have got us both very emotional! Absolutely amazing. Love the beach ones 

We are so glad we picked you as our photographer. You made us and our guests feel 100% comfortable, you were so unobtrusive and even from the small sneak peek, we can tell you clearly captured lots of awesome candid moments. 

Sally & Billy August 2021

I can't even begin to tell you what an absolute pleasure it was to have you photograph our wedding. 

Such a perfectionist from start to finish but more than that, just an all round lovely guy! 

Kate & Michael May 2021

Well what can we say other than we 100% recommend Chris for a wedding photographer! From the minute we met Chris at a wedding fayre at our venue we knew he was the photographer we wanted for our big day. Chris acts professional throughout all the planning and wedding day. He is very relaxed, has great communication skills, plans everything whilst being creative and listens to the ideas that you have, nothing is ever a bother for him. We have just got our wedding photos back from our wedding last month and we are totally in love with every single one of them! We wanted candid shots and that’s exactly what we got, he’s captured all the amazing moments. Roll on rock the frock. Thank you again Chris for everything

Mr & Mrs Johnson

May 2019

We are absolutely over the moon with our wedding photographs, they are everything we asked for and more. Chris listened to our every requirement and the results are beyond our expectations, we literally could not be happier. Fully 100% recommended

Laura J June 2019

Chris joined us in Italy for our wedding. We’ve only had a few sneak peeks so far but they’ve been brilliant. Chris is super relaxed and creative which is why we went with him. Our pre wedding shoot last year was fun and natural.

Rachael - May 2019

Chris was so professional and friendly through the whole process of planning and on the night!
I absolutely love my wedding photos and I highly recommend him. 
He captured some great candid shots of people that are not forced or staged and they just really capture the moment and atmosphere. 
I couldn't recommend him more, amazing photographer and a lovely guy!
thanks Chris! 

Melissa - May 2019

I don't even know where to begin!

just wow!

Chris was absolutely perfect from the very first meeting, right through the pre shoot, throughout the entire wedding and now we cant wait for the rock the frock shoot.

Chris's style is just amazing....very relaxed, non invasive and there are no long stints of standing around posing spending lots of time away from guests. for most of the day we didn't even realise Chris was there taking photos, he didn't pull focus at all but captured more than we could ever have hoped for.

We couldn't be more happy with the final photos, they are just stunning. The only problem we have is trying to decide which ones we like best for the album!

Thank you Chris!

Jaclyn - March 2019

Totally fantastic wedding photographer - thanks Chris! Enthusiastic about making sure we got the types of pictures we wanted and really flexible about timings and organising everyone to get the right pictures. Felt like we just got on with enjoying our day with occasional nudges for a particular shot. Really lovely guy as well, sacrificed a pair of trousers to get the perfect angle 😂 I would highly recommend him to anyone planning a wedding.

Helen.

Chris did the photography for our wedding in November and we found him really helpful and loved the photos! We had a pre wedding photo shoot which put us at ease for the big day and Chris was professional and got all the photos we wanted. We received our official photos last week and we love them all. Was so nice to look back and remember the day. Can’t recommend enough! Thank you Chris!

Becky Nov 2018

Where do I start... firstly I found Rennison-Rae on Instagram. Living overseas and not meeting him face to face before we agreed to book him for the wedding made me a little nervous, but those nerves dissappeared as soon as i contacted him. I'm so glad I chose him. Chris kept me updated on all his ideas prior to the wedding, listened to our ideas and was a pleasure to deal with. He made things so easy and effortless that when the wedding arrived, I knew he would deliver. Chris went above and beyond my expectations, he was a massive part of my big day and felt like a friend we had known for years. Everyone commented on how professional he was and what a friendly, easy going guy he was. I've already seen some sneak pics of the wedding and they are beyond beautiful . I can't recommend Chris enough to anyone that is considering him for their special day. A true gent, a great guy and an awesome photographer. Thank you Chris
Nick and Carlie Hubbard - April 2018

I came across Chris by chance on instagram it was a picture of a little girl at a wedding looking back at the camera and you could see the bride and groom and the guests it was lovely the shot captured the moment .so I started to look through his pictures and fell in love with them the way he captured moments and memories in a picture his style of photography is so unique I knew I had to have him for our wedding. After a few messages to see if he was available on our day and thank goodness he was Chris came to ours to talk about our wedding.as soon as he walked through the door he was very professional but was so lovely too like a close friend chatting away like we had known him for years I felt so at ease and I was happy for him to do what he wanted to do regarding photographs he had some great ideas.The day of the wedding he mingled in and I forgot that he was there to take photos as he just captured moments with out us even realising which was perfect as I hate posing for photos. After the wedding he sent us a few sneaky pics via email and Instagram and they were amazing so when he said he has our photos I needed them ASAP the suspense was killing me. The photographs exceeded mine and my husbands expectations they were amazing but some of them were just wow !!!! I loved all of them he captured some beautiful moments that I want to remember in photo form and some that I had know idea of like shots in mirrors that were just stunning that just make me smile every time I look at them.
I can’t thank Chris enough for him being there and capturing what he did he is amazing and very talented.

Rachel and Mark Wilson

 

We chose Chris as our wedding photographer September 2017 and I cannot speak highly enough of his work. He went above and beyond what you would expect in visiting a venue he had never photographed previously a number of times prior to the wedding to enable him to find the best spots for photos. We had asked that the photos be as casual as possible only wanting a small number of formal posed photos, having been to so many weddings in the past where the photos seem to dominate the day this was not what we wanted and Chris carried this request out perfectly. The photos that we have received were beyond anything we could have hoped for and Chris has managed to capture the best moments of the days as well as the worst (the bridesmaids attempting to carry the groom and not quite managing it). On the wedding day Chris made everyone feel completely at ease and often you did not even notice he was there taking photos. Again I cannot recommend Chris enough and hope his business keep getting stronger and stronger.

Anna & Alan, Matfen Hall 24th September 

We would highly recommend Rennison-rae photography for your wedding day as Chris captures the day perfectly. He works hard to get those 'wow' photos without people even realising they have been taken as he is always somewhere in the background snapping away. Guests commented on how great he came across without having to shout at people to 'stand here and stand there' which was exactly what we wanted from a photographer as we just wanted to enjoy our day. Chris listened to everything we wanted from the photos and the outcome was amazing. 10/10 service and memories for life!

Amie & Toby, Newton Hall 10th August

We got the full wedding package from Chris, so we had three separate shoots. At all 3, Chris was easy to work with, professional and accommodating of our own wishes. We did the pre-wedding shoot at the beach, and this really helped us to feel at ease in front of the camera and to know what poses and angles we like the best. The photos during the ceremony are probably my favourite, really capturing the excitement and happiness that we were feeling. On the day I didn't want to spend very long taking photos of just the two of us and Chris was really great at capturing a few very special shots before we rushed off to the party (he also managed to capture the relaxed atmosphere and garden party style of the reception too)! And then for the Rock the Frock we wanted more shots of the two of us and Saltwell Park was the perfect location for this beautiful sunset shoot. Overall, I would definitely recommend Chris as a wedding photographer. We couldn't have imagined better photographs for capturing our big day, our personalities and our happiness (and he even accepted my request to climb a tree and play on the swings)! - Louise 

 

As the parents of the groom, we had no input at all in to the selection of the photographer for our only sons wedding. As it turned out, we could not possibly have been happier with the outcome. The service was fantastic, the photographs were stunning, and we hardly knew that Chris was there. I would recommend him to anyone thinking of having that special occasion, remembered in the right way.

Father in Law to Louise (above)

Honestly, I cannot recommend Chris highly enough! He was fantastic from the day we first spoke up until the day we got our photos back. He understood our request for documentary style photos, dramatic shots and no cheese! With tons of planning and scoping out the venue in advance, he was unobtrusive, extremely professional, very accommodating of our chaotic family and ever-changing plans, and a real pleasure to work with. I would work with Chris again tomorrow, and will certainly book him again in the future.

 

Thanks for everything Chris :) - Lauren F

 

Chris is highly Recommended by Lauren Foster/New's family! He was soooo unobtrusive yet creative, professional and flexible - the perfect photographer! He worked so hard for us and accomodated all our last minute changes to his schedule be it due to weather, miscellaneous delays etc etc. 

The perfect 'event' photographer! - Jenni New

 

 

We had a shoot with our 10 month old son and Chris was amazing. He had the patience of a saint when Theo protested about having his photo taken and was great at making him smile. The photos are wonderful and a lovely keepsake for Theo's first Christmas :) - Tracy H

 

 

We all felt comfortable with the session and you very much put us all at our ease during the session. You even managed to keep the girls under control and more or less doing what you wanted them to do – well done. I appreciate that you stuck to our ‘demands’ and tried to provide photos for all scenarios we had requested. The photos are great. You had a really professional approach but with an extremely friendly and relaxed approach. Thanks you also for making the photos accessible. I now have a variety of screen savers that I love. And again, thank you for respecting our confidentiality with the girls.

I will not hesitate to contact you again for further family photos in the future as the girls get bigger. - Daveen F

 

 

Fantastic photo shoot with Chris with some great results of our little boy. Chris made some excellent suggestions for the photos as well as took on board some of the ideas we were looking for. Would recommend to anyone - Rebecca L

 

 

They are wonderful and Dave and I really appreciate you finding time at such short notice to capture our sweet little chap.  At 12 days old, Angus was a very hungry, sleepy challenge to photograph but because you were so flexible and easygoing, we had a lot of fun.  We look forward to taking more photos with you later in the year. - Clare

 

 

Chris was recommended to us from a previous client and we couldn't have been happier. We were able to get a shoot organised and booked within a couple of days and he even suggested a wonderful location at Plessey woods which we would never have known to use. Chris was great with our little boy (14months) getting some amazing shots of him looking his best. We will cherish the photos Chris gave us, no doubt they will be gracing the walls of grandparents for many years to come!

 

 Thanks Chris for a wonderful morning  - Andrew F

 

 

Lovely photos by the very talented Chis Chris Rennison-Rae of Rennison-Rae Photography; A very relaxed approach to a photography session, a walk on the beach with a friend who just happened to have a camera with him. Well worth a session with him, in a setting of your choice, formal or informal to capture an important stage in you or your loved ones lives! Thanks Chris x -  Sarah C

 

 

“We decided on a seafront family photo shoot in November and Chris didn’t flinch at the prospect of bad light or weather he simply did his research in the weekends beforehand to understand the best timings and locations for the shoot.Chris was then faced with a shy toddler who didn’t want to do anything to facilitate the shoot; he remained patient throughout and got some great shots of her playing in the park while she came round.  Chris even had an ingenious solution for a muddy swing seat!

 

 We gave Chris a remit of catching a family day out rather than a staged shoot and the results speak for themselves.  We’ll definitely be getting Chris to do another family shoot.” Joanne L

 

 

Having never had a family photo session I didn't know what to expect but Chris quickly put us all at ease.   He brought balls for my two young sons to play (and pose!) with and a rug for us all to lie on. Things I would never have thought of. 

 

He had adaptable to our demands ....and the changing weather.....easily and quickly changing his equipment from outdoors to in. Most importantly the boys loved him and responded well to his directions. He was enthusiastic and patient.....even when my eldest kicked a football at his camera.

 

I have no hesitation in recommending him. Paulette P

 

 

"We really enjoyed our family photo shoot and everyone who has seen the photos think they are gorgeous, including our little girl who loved seeing her face 'on camera'. We were all very comfortable and relaxed during the shoot and nothing about it felt posed which is reflected in the professional and beautiful photos. Thank you!"   Gillian K