Wedding Photography Testimonials, Endorsements, Reviews and Recommendations

Don't just take our word for it... Here's what our clients say in their own kind words about Dean Standring  Photography...

"Stunning photos, what a fantastic day, made all the more special with the help from Dean Standring. What a fantastic photographer would highly recommend you to any brides out there looking for a very professional job. Thank you so much!"

Patricia Branthwaite | Mother of the bride | Stockport | St. Thomas' Church Mellor and Whitebottom Farm, Compstall

"We could not have had a better wedding photographer than Dean. He was with me from early in the morning until our first dance, which we appreciate was a long day for him, and he even let our two daughters assist him and kept them occupied whilst we got ready. He really put me at ease and made me feel like I was the most beautiful bride. Once the formal shots were over Dean was very discreet and we forgot he was there most of the time. We adore the photos we have seen glimpses of and we cannot wait to see the finished results. We cannot thank you enough for capturing our lovely day xx"

Sarah and David Hughes | Chester | MacDonald Craxton Wood Hotel & Spa


"Dean and Kate photographed our wedding in June. They were fabulous from start to finish! Dean has captured all the important parts of the day (and stayed longer than most would), and the quality of his work is amazing! We couldn’t have asked for better, and we now have some beautiful photos to help remember our special day, Thankyou so much from Mr and Mrs Rogers xx"

Rachel and Matthew Rogers | Warrington | Fir Grove Hotel

"I cannot thank Dean enough for capturing the 'story of mine and Dave's wedding and Kate for being wonderfully helpful throughout.
Dean took shots all day from early morning getting ready until our first dance and was so discreet you wouldn't know he was there. The end result are beautiful photographs capturing the true feeling of the day with special moments during the ceremony, funny moments during the speeches and everything in between.
We cannot recommend Dean and Kate enough, the perfect duo. Xx"

Lynn and David Symonds | Ramsbottom | Fisherman's Retreat

"I really don’t know where to start with how amazing Dean & Kate were at our wedding on 16/07/18. From the first meeting with Dean we knew we wanted him to shoot our big day. His professionalism and passion for photography is clear for anyone to see. From the moment he and Kate turned up at our venue on the morning of the wedding I felt so much more confident in the whole process. They aren’t “just” photographers they are so much more, the lovely Kate helped me into my dress and was on hand all day to help with things way above and beyond what was expected. Not only can’t I wait to see the beautiful pictures they will forever be a big part of our memories of the day. Again a thousand thank yous doesn’t seem enough. We’d definitely recommend them to anybody."

Sarah and Thom Bradley | Altrincham |  

"These guys are who you head to no matter your wedding venue or style if you are looking for relaxed documentary style photos.

Dean is the guy with the camera taking the awesome shots and Kate is there with her bag of essentials and to grab your glass, meaning the perfect shot is always taken

We have worked with Dean on a styled shoot before and you can see some of the photos on our website.

We believe in supporting independent local businesses we know we can trust to deliver on your special day and we have no doubt Standring Heritage will." 

Chelle and Zoey | Urban Wedding Company

"Dean and Kate photographed our wedding last weekend, although we have not yet got our pictures I wanted to thank them for all they have done. We booked Dean over a year before our wedding on recommendation, and we knew instantly he was our man. We've been in constant contact with Dean over the past year, him offering us advice and support and just checking up on us. I was so impressed to learn Dean had visited the priest in our chosen church and our reception venue before the... wedding to get a feel of the places, and he also phoned my maid of honour and my husbands best man to introduce himself. On the big day itself I felt like I had two friends with me not a couple of strangers. So many people assumed we'd known Dean and Kate personally for years, they blended in so well and everybody loved them. I was actually quite ill on my wedding day but Dean and Kate really lifted my spirits, I can honestly say I'm going to miss them! Can't wait to see our pics I know they are going to be amazing.

Thank you so so much for everything you have done for us.

Mr & Mrs Houlgrave xxxxx"

Kirsty and Neil Houlghrave | Ormskirk | West Tower Country Wedding Venue 

Lester Meadows Wedding PhotographsLester Meadows Wedding Photographs

"After working with Dean and his apprentice on a recent shoot I couldn't recommend them more. The professionalism throughout was outstanding. We had a great time despite the torrential rain and Dean managed to get some really lovely images. I look forward to possibly working with him again in the future!"

Kelsie Matthew | Aphrodite Events

"We had Standring Heritage for our wedding photography on Saturday 23rd September 2017 and we couldn't of asked for better. The service we received from meeting Dean and Kate at a wedding fair in Bolton to the day of our wedding almost 2 years later was fab.
From the sneak peek pictures we were shown during the day of our wedding and a couple that have been uploaded afterwards we really cannot wait to see the rest.
We had photography all day from the bridal preparations to the first dance. Any photographs we asked for we got and so many more!
Highly recommended photographer and two people we like to now call our friends! Thank you so much Standring Heritage from Mr and Mrs Brownrigg! Xxx"

Kerry-Ann and Tom Brownrigg | Warrington | The Park Royal Hotel, Cheshire 

"Dean and Kate were absolutely amazing. They made me and Tom feel totally at ease in front of the camera, took some excellent photos, were always professional and nothing was too much trouble. p.s. Dean, tom says 'tidy'!"


Sarah and Tom Clarkson | Cheshire | Nunsmere Hall Country House and Hotel

"First of all, would like to say a massive thank you for all your hard work. Being the winner of your bridal photography competition in 2015 I was sceptical of what I would receive and whether you would actually turn up but how wrong could I be.

I thought when you got a wedding photographer you hired them for the day. I didn't realise quite how much contact we would have before the big day. With every meeting prior to the wedding easing our nerves each time. It gave us faith that you knew exactly what we were looking for from our pictures. Through these meetings it definitely made being photographed on our wedding day so much more relaxing as you were no longer a stranger.

You arrived at the hotel on the morning of the wedding raring and ready to go, you were fantastic with all guests and family members and handled them all with great professionalism. You seemed to be in the right place at all the right times capturing all those special moments.

When it comes to the end result and our photographs what more can I say WOW, they are absolutely gorgeous - don't know how we will narrow them down for the wedding album."

Hannah and Stuart Marshall | Warrington | Fir Grove Hotel

Jenny and CraigJenny and Craig

"What can I say! Dean and Kate from the moment we met put my mind at rest that they could do exactly what I wanted, and seeing the end result they delivered!
Friendly, professional and in control at the venue, (with a drink on hand for the bride.... Extra brownie points Kate!) they interacted with our families and friends (some more challenging than others!) with patience and humour.
We now have the difficult choice of choosing which we want in our wedding album, quite a challenge given the quality of our pictures. Thank you both of you for everything!"

Jenny and Craig Holland | Mobberley | Owen House Wedding Barn, Cheshire

Richard and JennaRichard and Jenna

"Dean joined the Grooms party the morning of our wedding and was first class from the outset. Took some cracking pictures throughout the day and we would recommend for any occasion! A photographer that we felt at ease with but remained professional throughout!"

Richard and Jenna Easton | Glossop | Windy Harbour Wedding Hotel 


"Despite working with 7 young uncooperative children ( 3 months to 10 years) Dean and Kate managed to capture beautifully the personalities of my grandchildren. Lovely photographs." 

Jane Gordon | Stockport 


"I understand that you have now completed the photographs you kindly offered as a star prize for our raffle at our charter anniversary dinner last March. As far as I am aware the winners, Jane Gordon and family, are delighted with the results.

On behalf of our club I would like to thank you for your stirling efforts which are appreciated by all our members. You contributed greatly in ensuring that our Charity Account was substantially enhanced. Thank you!"

Jack Farrell, President, Romiley & Marple Lions Club 


"I cant recommend Standring Heritage Photography highly enough. Very professional friendly and reliable. They really helped capture the true reflection of our happiness on our big day.
Many thanks Dean and Kate!"

Mark and Karen McManus | Warrington | Spirit Restaurant and Wedding Venue

Stockport Town Hall

"Would highly recommend Standring Heritage, great value for money and lovely people to boot. We hired Dean and Kate for the whole day and you would hardly know they were there, we have some amazing photos and they even helped the wife out on the morning. Thanks for everything guys."

Mark and Angela Cunningham | Stockport | Stockport Town Hall


"We highly recommend Standring Heritage Photography. Fantastic value for money and fantastic service. Dean took some lovely pictures at our wedding a couple of weeks ago. Both Dean and Kate are very lovely friendly people, they were fantastic not just at the wedding but also in the build up to the wedding. Thank you to you both."

Karina and James Hardy | Wilmslow | Marriott Hotel Manchester Airport 

"I have used Standring Heritage Photography for a photo shoot of my wedding cars.  They were extremely helpful and thorough in the shoot, taking a number of photographs from different perspectives, showing the cars off to their best.  Even when it started raining they persevered, showing the cars from a number of different angles.  They contacted me within a couple of days of the shoot to show me the shots.  They were all excellent, showing the quality of the photographer and the photo editing.  

I have used the photographs on my promotional material and a number of photographs and have received many complimentary comments about them.

I would not hesitate to recommend them."

Mandy Potter, Director

Cheshire Classics Wedding Cars of St Helens Ltd

"I was looking for a photographer to take some photos for my bespoke hats for my website. I came across Standring Heritage Photography and found that they gave an excellent service, and their price was excellent.
I wanted my hats to be the focus and I also wanted my models to look natural wearing them.  Standring Heritage achived this.  
The value for money was excellent. I couldn't have asked for better results. Dean went out of his way to get the best from the models without taking the naturalness from them.   
I went through the photos with Dean within a week. He explained, and I was able to crop and soften the photos how I wanted them for my website. 
I would highly recommend Standring Heritage Photography. They are very professional, nothing is to much trouble and the results are fabulous."


Shelagh Picton, Hats by Sheber

"Fantastic company. Lovely people. Amazing photography!"

Hayley Gibbons, The Wood Candy Cart Company

"Dean took some beautiful pictures of our sons Christening, very professional service, lovely people and brilliant photos!!"

Ellie Fairclough | Wigan