Testimonials - Jackie Housley

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Don't take my word for it, this is what previous clients have said -


"Thank you both Dave and Jackie for all the pictures capturing our special day! I love all of them!

The day was amazing, you were both awesome and made myself and Simon feel comfortable, especially Simon who doesn't like having his picture taken at the best of times.

You captured everything I could have wished for from our day. Thank you so so much!"


Vikki & Simon - June 2019



"Jackie and Dave were perfect photographers. By the end of the night they were more like guests at our wedding.

They went above and beyond to help us out. The photos look perfect and we are very happy with the service they provided.

We will be certainly recommending them and using them again. xx"

Roxanne & Alex - September 2018



"Jackie was recommended by a family member and from the moment we met her we knew we had picked the right person to capture our day.

From our pre-wedding shoot to the actual wedding Jackie and Dave put us both at ease and blended in with the guests perfectly.

Even though we had a bit of rain on our big day this didn't stop Jackie from taking some fabulous photos xx"

Ellie & Danny - August 2018



"Jackie Housley, you are awesome! You made us feel completely at ease at our wedding and it genuinely felt like you were a friend rather than our photographer. Nothing was too much trouble and I honestly cannot wait to see the final photos - if the pre-wedding shoot is anything to go by i’m sure they will be amazing. I can't thank you enough!"


Daniella & Rob - July 2018


"From the moment we met Jackie we knew she was the photographer we would trust with our wedding photos!! We had such a blast on our pre wedding photoshoot and all of our friends commented on how fab the pictures were.

On our wedding day Jackie and Dave were amazing! It was if we had known them for years, they slotted in among family and friends and snapped away and we are so impressed with the photos.

Would have no hesitation in recommending Jackie and Dave for your upcoming wedding."

Katy & Dami - April 2018



"We had Jackie and Dave photograph our wedding day back in September. From first meeting Jackie and Dave at a wedding fair. We knew we wanted to use them for our special day.

I contacted Jackie and arranged for her to come to our home and meet us both and go through everything. We booked a date for a pre wedding photoshoot which was amazing, we spent hours getting to know them and having a laugh throughout the photo shoot.

Jackie was always willing to come to our house and show us pictures, talk through the running of our wedding day, which made us feel so relaxed that on our wedding day we wouldn’t have to worry.

On the wedding day Jackie and Dave did an amazing job, capturing so much of the day. We had so many of our guests say how professional, up for a laugh and how they felt comfortable around them. We couldn’t have picked a better photographer.

We can’t thank Jackie and Dave enough. We looking forward to having Jackie do some newborn photos of our baby girl when she arrives in March."

Christina & Andrew - Sept 2017



"We could not be more pleased to have chosen Jackie (and husband Dave) for our wedding photography. We were very worried about having an intrusive photographer taking over the day, to the point that we initially considered not having a photographer for our Oxford wedding. However, after lots of online searching we came across Jackie, and are so so happy we did!

On meeting Jackie and Dave, they are so friendly that they instantly put us at ease and their natural, documentary style photography was exactly what we were looking for. On the day itself, they were brilliant, and we were so pleased to have them with us. It was particularly nice to have 2 photographers so that while Jackie was with the girls getting ready, Dave got some great shots of the men.

Whilst they are incredibly enthusiastic about what they do (at times I think Jackie was more excited for our wedding than us!) they in no way ever felt intrusive and fitted in so well with the wedding day, and got on really well with the guests. We agreed in advance which group shots we’d like, and apart from this they spent the whole day taking wonderful natural shots of the day.

The day after the wedding we had such a lovely surprise with a “sneak peak” of photos in our inbox, which was fab! Jackie then got an online link of all the (many hundreds of) photos to us while we were still on honeymoon which was very impressive!

We later got a copy of them all on a USB stick in a lovely presentation box to share and print. The photos themselves were so much better than we ever expected!! There was so many amazing natural shots of both ourselves and the guests enjoying the day, and so many “wow” shots that we just couldn’t choose a favourite!

Our beautiful album has also just arrived and we could not be more pleased with it. Thank you so much!! We would highly recommend Jackie to anyone looking for a photographer.

Please feel free to get in touch if you would like a personal recommendation!!"


Faye & Jamie - August 2017



"Picking a wedding photographer is extremely overwhelming and you’re never quite sure who is best but as soon as we met Jackie, she put our minds at ease.

We felt comfortable straight away. She was absolutely fantastic from start to finish and provided continuous support from the get go.

On the wedding day, so many people commented on how her and Dave (worlds best official dress fluffer!) just fit in and we’re part of the day. We could not be happier with our pictures and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them to anyone who’s looking for the perfect reminders of their special day.

Thank you so, so much!"

Alex & Melissa - August 2017



"Jackie and Dave photographed our wedding in the summer. From the moment we met them, we knew they would fit in perfectly on our day as they were so professional and also the loveliest, most down to earth couple.

Jackie was very accommodating with our engagement shoot and helped us to feel relaxed, resulting in some wonderful photos.

On our wedding day, Jackie arrived early and got stuck in straight away capturing special moments of the day. During the day Jackie and Dave were fantastic with ourselves and our guests, and we had so many positive comments about them.

They fitted into the day unobtrusively, capturing lots of beautiful photos, including all the small details. We would truly recommend them to anyone, they were amazing throughout the whole planning process and genuinely cared how things were going.

They have given us hundreds of perfect photos and lasting memories of our wedding day.

Thank you Jackie and Dave!"

Amber & Kevin - June 2017



"Thank you so much for the wonderful photos you took at our wedding, you really did capture all of the special moments.

We can't wait to see our photo album."

Emily & Josh - May 2017


"Jackie and Dave, thank you for the amazing photos of our special day. Your ideas and determination to get that perfect picture every time really showed in the photos.

Our day wouldn't have been the same without the both of you, it was our pleasure you were there to share it with us. From the early stage e mails through to the actual day, you were brilliant. Cant wait to see our final album!

Thank you so much"

Allan and Joanne - May 2017




"We are so thrilled with our amazing wedding pictures. They captured the day in a truly magical way, and will be a treasured memory for ever. Jackie was awesome and really captured the best of everyone.

We didn't want formal photos, just natural shots, and Jackie did this. She made us all feel so relaxed and added to our day, even the children were completely at ease around her and in front of the lens.

I can't thank her enough she really completed our day."

Emily & James - April 2017



"Choosing Jackie Housley to be our wedding photographer was one of the best decisions we made. From the initial consultation to final delivery of our wedding album she was always professional, friendly and incredibly passionate; we couldn’t help but get swept along by her enthusiasm!

On our wedding day Jackie was joined by her husband Dave at no additional cost. This was a real added bonus as the pre-ceremony preparations for both bridal and groom parties were captured. The husband and wife combination really works for them which was reflected in the feedback we received from our guests at how great they were at building rapport; they fitted in so well they could easily have been mistaken for guests! The relaxed environment that this created allowed them to capture a variety of unique and natural moments throughout our special day.

Chris and I were nervous about our wedding photographs as we are not at all photogenic and we find it difficult to be natural when we know our photo is being taken. We were pleasantly surprised to see that they had managed to discreetly capture us in ways we believed impossible. This is a real testament to Jackie and Dave who really made us feel at ease throughout the whole process.

After seeing some of the amazing shots Jackie had taken at some of her other weddings we gave her quite a challenging brief. We didn’t want hundreds of staged photographs instead asking that she spend more time trying to get two or three ‘wow’ shots. She didn’t disappoint; she delivered some absolutely stunning pictures. The love sparkler shot and the backlit night time shots are breath-taking.

Jackie initially started wedding photography as a hobby and it is evident through every encounter with her that she really enjoys what she is doing. A testament to her success is how her passion and down to earth relaxed approach expertly captures the memories you can treasure forever."

Lauren & Chris - April 2017



"My parents have been to a lot of family weddings recently, so they are often in the group shots. But during the group photos at our wedding, Mum turned to me in real surprise and said “Your photographers are wonderful!” She was so impressed with how they got us into place for the group photo very quickly and put everyone at ease. They also let the guests know what to expect and made quick work of getting photos with everyone, so the guests didn’t get bored waiting, and they all turned out beautifully. (For once, these are photos of me that I’m happy to have on the wall!)

Jackie really goes the extra mile. When we mentioned some of the things that we would have at the wedding, Jackie went away and bought some props to fit in with the theme and so we now have some incredible photos that we would have never thought of by ourselves. Jackie and her husband don’t just document the day and the important moments, they also help to create photo opportunities, and have a great eye for special "moments" happening in the background, so that you get amazing pictures to look back on afterwards. I can see from the photos from other weddings I’ve been to that Jackie’s personal touch has made a big difference.

Above all, she and Dave were so sweet and approachable that they quickly built a rapport with our guests, and were able to get really natural, relaxed and fun pictures of our friends and family that we will treasure forever. And so will our guests – one of my friends has been trying for years to get a good picture of herself and her partner together, and has sat for portraits with other photographers, but has never been happy with the results. I showed her Jackie’s gorgeous photo of the two of them and she was blown away by it!

Fussy parents happy: Tick

Elderly relatives happy: Tick

Photo-shy bride and groom both happy: Tick

Guests happy: Tick

Hundreds of lovely photos to look back on: Tick tick tick!"

Ruth & Paul - Oct 2016


"We are totally in love with the photo's Jackie took for us and the experience was far less scary than we both thought it would be!

We were made to feel comfortable and at ease and Jackie had some brilliant ideas which has translated into gorgeous photographs that we will treasure forever."

Nick & Katie - engagement shoot Dec 2016



''Jackie and Dave were super all through our wedding planning, on the day and delivering the photos afterwards! We could not have hoped for nicer photographers who made both Ben and I feel at ease throughout the day as well as managing to get my dad to smile!

We had great fun at the pre-wedding shoot considering how apprehensive we both were at first but soon relaxed into it with Jackie's great sense of humour and relaxed style.

We had a fantastic wedding day with all our guests commenting on how laid back the day felt and we both believe that this was down to Jackie and Dave's great personalities and calming nature. Capturing the natural shots we desired perfectly.

We cannot thank them enough especially for our fabulous album meaning we get to relive our special day over and over. Xx'

Ben & Lucie - Sept 2016


“Jackie & Dave photographed our August 2016 wedding and I have to say, they exceeded all expectations. We asked for more natural shots and wanted the photos to capture the essence of the day. Well, Jackie and Dave did just that, and more… The pictures look amazing and they’re exactly what we wanted. What can I say? We love every single photo! And not only did we get the best pictures, Jackie and Dave really went the extra mile.

I can’t thank them enough for all the reminders and timekeeping they offered without asking. Without you guys we couldn't have done it so smoothly, thank you for helping to make our wedding day such a memorable time! You two were great!!”

Erika & Joe - August 2016



"After weeks of looking for a photographer and some exceptionally high quotes, we found Jackie and Dave from the Love to Plan wedding directory. Jackie came out to meet us and talk us through the process and nothing was too much bother.

On the day itself they were brilliant and stuck to script, we didn’t want too many formal photos and plenty of casual ones.

The results were brilliant and we were so pleased, they captured the memories of our special day perfectly and we wouldn’t have changed a thing."


Caroline & Annette - July 2016



"Jackie was just perfect; she got to know us and the venue before our big day which made us feel very comfortable and gave us a clear idea of what special shots we were aiming for on the wedding day. We really wanted a photographer that could captured the beauty of Woodchester Mansion and take natural shots of us, friends and family; Jackie certainly managed to exceed all of our expectations.

We received some absolutely stunning shots as a sneak peak shortly after the wedding and the rest of the photos arrived a couple of weeks later. We were so impressed with our wedding photographs (which we received on the cutest USB stick in the most wonderful little wooden box) that we suggested Jackie to some very close friends of ours who are getting married next year.

Jackie captured all the important moments, from the bride getting ready and groom arriving in his highly treasured souped up Jeep in the morning, to the cake cutting with an axe and bad dad dancing in the evening! She is clearly an extremely talented photographer who cares about each client’s big day and always goes that extra mile. Thank you so much, we will treasure our photos for a lifetime!"

Megan and Mike McQuilton - July 2016


"In planning for our wedding Natalie and I were both rather nervous about choosing a photographer, as neither of us enjoy being in front of the camera very much. We were delighted to have found Jackie and Dave to record our special day as their approach to photography is discreet, creative and they are really enthusiastic about their craft.

Many of our guests commented on their helpful and cheery approach to assembling photos, and we were particularly pleased with some of the details which they captured over the course of the day which many photographers would have missed.

Overall we have a fantastic record of our day, which goes way beyond simply capturing photographs. Thank you Jackie and Dave for being part of such a wonderful day!"


Natalie & Paul - June 2016


"Jackie and Dave stood out when we first met them as hardworking, passionate and lovely photographers who totally surpassed those initial expectations on the day. The photos they took were incredible and captured our perfect day so wonderfully, with attention to detail along with some unique ideas, we have also made some great friends in them both"


Tim & Julia Warne - June 2016



"The photographs are amazing!! They brought all our wonderful memories of the day back and capture all those magical parts of the day. Thank you so, so much you really have a true talent and we're very grateful x"


Anne & Stuart Jones - May 2016


"Dear Jackie & Dave

We are just writing to thank you so much for capturing our special day. From the start we really gelled with Jackie and were really impressed with the quality of her pictures which were taken at previous weddings.

Our pre-wedding shoot was really good fun and they were so patient with our little girl who sometimes didn't want to play ball.

Due to the size of the church where we got married it was awkward taking pictures without the vicar seeing but Jackie worked extremely well to get around this and we had some amazing shots from that.

Jackie always listened to us about the ideas we had in mind and she also suggested some of her own ideas which were amazing and some of our best shots. Jackie dealt brilliantly with one of my bridesmaids who is autistic and doesn't like having her photo being taken. She had a chat with the bridesmaid the morning of the wedding to tell her what she would be doing and really put her mind at rest, thank you so much for this as we wouldn't of have any pictures of the bridesmaid if you didn't take the time out to do this.

All in all we were blown away with Jackie's professionalism and how she fitted in with the bridal party and being part of the team. We absolutely love our wedding photos and the day was captured perfectly.

Thanks again Sandie & Alex King" - March 2016


"Being two of the most photo awkward people, we were instantly put at ease during our Save the Date photo shoot and were delighted with the results.

Come our wedding day, Jackie and Dave split between the Bride and Groom’s parties whilst getting ready, and they were so discreet you barely knew they were there snapping away. The rest of the day went so smoothly with both of them directing the party for who was required when, making sure no one was missed.

Jackie had lovely ideas for the different photos for when we went off on our own, and had such a comfortable and professional air about her. Getting the finished photos shortly after the wedding, it was brilliant to see our special day played out again, and all the extra shots from throughout the day that we weren’t aware of were a great touch.

I know it’s difficult to entrust someone that you may not know with capturing the memories from one of the most important days of your life, but Jackie and Dave are without a doubt worth that leap of faith."


Paul & Emily - August 2015


"We met Jackie at our very first wedding fair we went to, and she was the only photographer that we spoke to and we knew she was the one we wanted.

We booked our save the date shoot and Jackie was really accommodating when we asked if we could get some photo’s with our over-excited puppy, she didn’t mind getting covered in muddy dog foot prints either!!

When the wedding day came, the shoot beforehand and Jackie’s demeanor really helped us feel at ease throughout the day and this is obvious with the amazing photos we received. Both Jackie and Dave got on so well with all of our family and friends and everyone said how lovely and professional they both were.

If anyone asked us who to book for any event – Jackie would be the only response!"


Joe & Jo - October 2015



" We were first recommended to Jackie by a friend who had seen her work previously. We arranged for Jackie to come round to our house and straight away we were blown away by her work and just how lovely and kind Jackie is.

We never saw any other photographers and booked Jackie straight away. We also booked in to have a pre-wedding shoot so Jackie could meet our children, and she interacted with them so well. So much our son walked around the shoot holding her hand.

On the wedding day itself Jackie arrived to me around nine in the morning to take pictures of the venue. She never pushed to come to the room. When she did you could not even tell she was there. And this was the feel through out the day.

We were absolutely blown away by how professional Jackie is and just how kind and considerate she is. The wedding book we choose was phenomenal and something we will treasure forever!

Jackie even helped my husband with a picture of our wedding day which he had printed for me for Christmas which she did not have to do! Anyone who books Jackie will never be disappointed and she truly made our wedding!"

Sam & Dave


"Our Wonderful Story……. It all began with “Save The Date”. Jackie listened intently to what we wanted and adapted to the style we had in mind. Jackie took on a very natural, non-invasive role. Making us feel completely at ease with the camera. We had so much fun. Laughs were plenty! Beautiful images that captured “us” in the surroundings we felt so relaxed it. Nothing was staged. All the creative ideas Jackie suggested made all the difference.

Jackie made a special trip to the Lake District to recce the church and venue in preparation for the big day.

Our wedding day came and the sun shone upon us all – Jackie arrived mid-morning for the start of the wedding day preparations. I was lucky enough to have all the family staying at the delightful farmhouse we had hired. We all went about our dressing up. Jackie was there to capture it all. Dave (Jackie’s Husband) was on hand to create the same role for the Groom. He spent a number of hours hanging out with the boys and photographing their antics.

Throughout the church service, celebrations and into the evening party Jackie went unnoticed (in a good way). Our schedule was loose in timings and the individual bride & groom images were done perfectly. Jackie gave us the nod when she wanted us by ourselves and made sure we were completely happy to step away for a few minutes.

The service continues – we received an enchanting little box containing our memory stick only a couple of weeks later. We spent an entire afternoon looking through all our incredible pictures. Our favourites were selected and Jackie began the huge task of creating our wedding album. We found this incredibly hard…..and of the 100 favourites Jackie asked us to pick we managed to narrow it down to 180! You will have them all she said!!!!!

So, here we are. Our wedding album will be hand delivered by Jackie, another 400 mile round trip. This week……can’t wait. The service Jackie provided was flawless from start to finish. Her attention to detail is utterly inspiring. Nothing is too much effort. With all the hundreds of things to think about whilst planning a wedding. Be sure this is one you can tick off you list and leave in the capable hands of someone else.

Thank you Jackie, for letting us re-live that incredible day over and over again xxx"


Rachel & Bruce


"Jackie was a recommendation from a previous wedding and I’m so pleased we found her! Nothing was too much trouble and no question was too silly.

My husband and I have different preferences when it comes to photos and whether they should be natural or posed but Jackie captured our day perfectly so much so that we are now struggling to choose our favourite photos for our album as they are all beautiful.

Jackie and Dave felt like part of the family on the day of our wedding, we were relaxed and at ease and our guests have also told us sine that they felt the same.

Sadly my grandparents were unable to attend our wedding however Jackie had two photos edited, printed and delivered to us by midday the day after our wedding so we could take them over to them before we left for our honeymoon. This meant a great deal to us and was such a lovely touch.

We will absolutely book Jackie in the future and I have already recommended her to several of my friends who are planning their own weddings. Thank you!! Xxx”

Tracey & Duncan


"We hired Jackie to photograph our wedding on the SS Great Britain on a cold damp day in February! She listened to all we had to say before the day and took on board our own ideas and requests.

On the day, her professional direction and technical excellence really did make the most of our unusual venue. Not many photographers could make the rusting hull of a ship look so stunning and romantic!!!

I know we will look back in years to come and still be thrilled with the magical moments Jackie was able to capture throughout the day.

We would thoroughly recommend Jackie Housley Photography without hesitation. Thank you Jackie."

John & Sarah


" I was worried about having a photographer around me on our wedding day but Jackie couldn't have made me feel more relaxed, she was in the background taking photos and it wasn't until I saw the finished photos that I realised how many brilliant photos she had taken.

Jackie had really listened to what we had discussed and captured every moment of our wedding day. Everytime we look at our photos, we really can remember every emotion we had at the moment the picture was taken.

I would recommend Jackie Housley Photography to anyone that wants a professional, passionate and caring photographer, she made our memories of our wedding day wonderful. I really can't praise or thank her enough. "

Amy & Steve

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