Sydney Wedding Photographer

Testimonials | Read why Couples and Families fall in love with us and our natural photogrpahic style.

Capturing the hearts of our clients is what we do best. We give them emotion filled, quality photographic memories, that can be relived each time they see their beautiful images and albums. Here are just a few of our clients comments, whereby we left a lasting impression, in true photojournalistic style.

Jessica and Mike

Sylvan Glen, Sydney, August 2016

I have never done a review before so here goes! We first came across Manuel Vicente Photography by chance/luck whilst looking at wedding venues. As like the other many photographers, we sent them an email inquiring about prices etc. However, unlike the other photographers they actually rang us and wanted to talk. From that moment, there was something comfortable about Ben and Manuel….and funny with the accent.

 

Right from the start they were very accommodating to our circumstances that being living interstate and worked around our time schedule which meant meeting them that afternoon before flying out. They were so set on meeting us that they invited us into their home at night to simply get to know us and make sure that we were happy with them! The rest you could say is history, because right away there was something about these two that made us feel special, welcome, comfortable, at ease, the list goes on but we knew at that instant that they were going to be our wedding photographers.

 

I think the biggest thing that made us go with Manuel Vicente Photography, is that whilst we sat there talking and throwing ideas around between the four of us. I could tell that although they had been in the industry for some time and had amazing experience, this was still their passion not just their career or a weekend hobby! As a result, we put our deposit down that night! Due to the distance, the correspondence was via email however it was mostly to set up Skype dates so we could see each other and make sure that we were still happy with them.

 

The day of the Wedding. They said they wanted to be able to mingle and be one with the family so we didn’t notice them. Well they achieved that. There are photos that are from certain angles that you would think would make it impossible for them to take without being noticed however I honestly do not remember them being there! They made me feel so comfortable and special that I actually did a boudoir album…. hell, I could have done full nudes!

 

Although we helped narrow down the photos and the materials used in the album, it was their ideas and opinions that we went with and could not have been happier! I really don’t know what to say about the album, I’m speechless! The quality, the detail in every aspect was flawless. There’s not one photo that I would change, not one photo that makes me feel anything other than what I felt on the day. Each and every time I open it. And it’s not just me. Every family member who has seen it has a new favorite photo every time they turn a page. And that includes a family member who was a photographer!

 

Ben and Manuel have told our story with such emotion and detail that one would think they have known us for an eternity. It is for these reasons I could not recommend them highly enough! In fact, my wife has made it very clear that although we are interstate, any time we need photographers for a special moment in life we will be flying back to see them….which I couldn’t agree with more!

Frank and Michelle

My wife and I were recommended to Manuel Vicente Photography by a friend of ours. We hit it off with our two photographers, Manuel and Benjamin, in our initial meeting and it was very clear that we shared a very similar vision with regards to our photos and how the day should proceed.

 

Our second meeting before the wedding only server to confirm our initial thoughts from our first meeting - planning was meticulous (they reconfirmed all the details from our intial meeting, discussed logistics and we scouted out locations for our personal shots, post wedding ceremony), communication was constant and execution was flawless.

 

They got great photos but didn't steal the show or dictate proceedings in the way that I have seen many other photographers take over a wedding day. The bride and groom were the focus and they got the story of the day almost by stealth. They were punctual, precise and professional.

The photos themselves are beautiful and timeless. They reflect our day and our character. We have already reproduced some for our home and our parents for Christmas. Family members that have seen them have been very complimentary, both of the photos and the album. My wife looks beautiful and I look as good as I will ever look !

Communication since the wedding was constant and consistent. They absolutely stuck to their timelines with regards to the delivery of the photos. We had another meeting to decide on the content and the design of our wedding album - all of our meetings were great fun and we very much enjoy their company. The presentation of their work in finished format was beautiful. All pieces (be it USB and the album) were works of art. The album quality is extremly high European quality, fully imported from Spain, customised to your own desires.

As stressful as a wedding day can be, I can honestly say that Manuel Vicente Photography was not part of that stress. If anything, the photography was the easiest part of the organisation. If you work with them, they will work with you and take care of everything on your day.

Manuel and Ben, Thank you.

Kelly and Nick

We recently married in the Southern Highlands and once we started looking for a photographer, a couple of things that were important to us was to find someone who knew the area well, was experienced to be able to capture our special day.


On our initial phone call with Manuel and Ben, we knew we were on the right track from that point. They understood exactly what we wanted when it came to our photos.
They were extremely professional, guiding us through the whole process to ensure we felt comfortable and asked us questions about what we wanted on our day that we would never have thought of ourselves is a testament to their experience.


Our day was exactly as they described it; Manuel and Ben were in the background, we never felt as though they were ‘taking over the room’ or directing us, it felt very natural.


We were absolutely delighted with our photos and couldn’t have been happier with the outcome.
We’d recommend Manuel and Ben without hesitation as they really did deliver on their promise and they are genuinely lovely people as well!


Kelly and Nick

Alex & Clinton

We were recommended Manuel & Ben of Manuel Vicente by not one but two wedding experts in the Southern HIghlands. We made contact and were instantly made comfortable in the knowledge that Manu and Ben wanted to know who we were, and would make every effort to capture the story of our special days. With little effort and complete professionalism they worked as a seamless team to capture the essence of 'us'. From the staged formal pictures (of which there were luckily few), to the informal 'happy snaps' they captured all the key moments of our festivities and have provided us with a pictorial story of our journey through the day. Thank you boys!

 

The book epitemises the attention to detail, perfectionism and professionalism of Manu and Ben. It contains the story of our special days in Canberra and then the Southern Highlands, telling a seemless story that captures the details and the feeling of the event. It has been seen by people present and those who unfortunately were not, and been acclaimed as a genuine and true representation of the mood of the days. You will be glad to know that in the past 12 weeks the book has now travelled to Dubai, Scotland, England, and Victoria. Wherever is has gone the first and continuing reaction has been 'WOW!!"

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Nicoel and Daniel

If I could give you more stars would!


Manuel and Ben you have given us the greatest gift! We can not thank you enough, you have truly captured our day and we relive it every time we look at our amazing album!


From the first appointment to our wedding day you were truly amazing!
Not only do you both have an amazing talent but the love and passion you guys have is out of this world! I could not have ask for better photographers!


Picking you both to capture our day was probably one of the best decision of our lives!


I will miss our catch ups and our chats...

We are so grateful that we found you both! 

We will defiantly be in touch in a few months!

Nicole and Danniel

Alana and Tim

Where to even begin?! We had met with a few photographers, local and out of town, for our special day and were not yet convinced.. UNTIL Manuel & Ben came along!

From our very first enquiry, to our first meeting we knew these guys were meant to be there to capture our day. They were professional, flexible, well presented and all round genuinely nice people, who had a refreshing passion and approach to photography.

Our whole process was just effortless, and so was our wedding. There was no posing, and no smiling until your cheeks hurt. They aim to capture every emotional and loving moment and they did just that!!!!!! In the most creative, modern, natural, AMAZING way possible.

Photojournalism may not be known to many however I recommend Manuel Vicente photography to tell your story in a way you never imagined.

We knew we loved them, but our guests did also. Which I don't hear very often. They were discreet in the way they captured the day and didn't miss a beat. Our wedding album and all photos captured are just breathtaking and are well and truly beyond any of our expectations.

Our family and friends have all said one thing in common 'this is the best wedding album I've ever seen' 

Manuel Vicente photography will be the first to be contacted to capture all of our special moments in life.

And I'll leave it at that ❤️


Much love Alana & Tim

Jodie and Nathan

We would like to thank Manuel and Ben for their exceptional service which went above and beyond our hopes and expectations!

 

The diligence, professionalism and their soul they put in to their work is outstanding. From the first time we met with them right through to when we received our beautiful photos, they made us feel at complete ease - as though we were all old friends. This feeling carried through to our wedding day where Manuel and Ben were able to capture the essence of our special day enabling us to share the memories forever.

 

They are nothing short of the dynamic duo of the photography world - minus the mask and cape!

 

Thank you so much!  Nathan & Jodi xxx

Ian and Lucy

We love our photos and the service we received was excellent from start to finish.

 

Manu and Ben managed to follow us and our guests to capture the beautiful story of our day without getting in our way, it felt like they somehow faded into the background and became invisible. They made us feel very calm and confident throughout the wedding day. Their ability to express feelings and raw emotions in a single photo shot is incredible, they did an absolutely amazing job with capturing all those special moments which are invisible for others.


They are easy going and very creative, we could not have wished for better photographers.


It is very obvious once you meet them that this is not just a job, to them it is a passion.

Emma and Scott

Dear Manuel and Benjamin,

 

We can’t thank you enough, you helped to make our wedding day perfect. As we eloped and had no reception it was very important to us to have the day photographed in a way that captured the special moments of the day for our loved ones. You went above and beyond to make our day so special. Being our witnesses, dressing up for the ceremony and  providing photos on the day to share with our loved ones that were not there with us.

 

From our very first meeting we were overwhelmingly impressed with you both and your work. You are true artists! Your passion for what you do is truly reflected in your work. From our experience your distinctive photojournalistic style and commitment to quality is second to none.

 

Our album is a work of art, we can’t stop looking at it and every time we do find a new detail we didn’t see before. Everyone we show has commented on how amazing it is and how different and so much better it is than those typical posed wedding shots.

 

You both are beautiful people with amazing talent and we feel very privileged to have had you as part of the memories of our special day.

 

Thank you so much.

 

Scott & Emma Chapman

Elizabeth and Nicholas

Southern Highlands NSW, September 2015

Manuel and Ben photographed our wedding and I truly believe we could not have chosen a better photographer to capture our day. Their unique style captured the day in a way we didn't know was possible as they are incredible story tellers. 

 

Our handmade album is amazing. How they compiled the album allows for us to relive the day from start to finish every time we look through it. When the album was presented to us it was so beautiful seeing the day portrayed through the lens, because it showed us things we didn't see and we saw the day through a whole new perspective which we really loved. Our photos are so natural and depicted perfectly the relaxed feel we wanted for the day. 

 

The quality of their work is of such a high standard as well as them being so professional and obliging. Nick and I are very thankful to them for telling the story of our wedding day. I could not give them higher recommendations to anyone looking for a photographer. 

 

Thank you so much Manuel & Ben.

Janelle and Joel

We are amazed at how quick you must have been on the day, you've captured really well so many things that happened so quickly, like the look on Joel's face when he first saw me at the ceremony (and my mum watching him), when Jemma and I were passing the bouquet, when I noticed that dad had changed his tie, and Robert's bagpiping.

 

We also enjoy all of the work that you've done with mirrors-- very clever and captivating.

 

Thanks again for being so professional, and for bringing your own special character, fun, skill and romance to our wedding. It really wouldn't have been the same without you guys, and it's because of you that we will be able to remember every detail forever.

 

Sincerely,

Janelle (and Joel)

Ingrid and Michael

Ingrid and I would to take this opportunity to say how much we appreciated the time and great effort you put into our special day. From the moment we first met you both and saw the amazing work you have done we felt confident we had made the right choice.Your professionalism is outstanding, you knew exactly what to do to capture the most amazing moments on our wedding day. You created a comfortable environment around the wedding party, family and friends which was unobtrusive for all those involved.

 

The photos you selected for our amazing album have to be seen to be believed, every aspect exceeded our expectations.The album is not just another "photo album" they are exquisitely bound and presented,elegant and stylish. I am enormously proud to have them to show off to my family and friends to look at such a memorable time in Ingrid's and my life. Once again I would like to convey our thanks for these beautiful photographs of our special day we will cherish these portraits for ever. Keep up the amazing work, you have a rare talent and deserve every success.

 

Forever grateful, Ingrid and Michael.

 

Winnie and Paul

Winnie and I specifically did not want a collection of photos that are the normal staged or posed shots of bridal party, family and friends. So we sought to find a photojournalist, rather than a solely a photographer. We wanted a photojournalist who would come to get to know us in the period leading up to the wedding so that on the wedding day and night he/they would not only capture the moment, but also the energy, emotion, joy, surprise, etc of what was happening at that exact time and place. 

 

Manuel accomplished this perfectly and his shots of both the pre-wedding shoot and the of the day/night of the wedding are simply amazing. Manuel's natural warm charming style, combined with his knowledge of photography as a form of art has given us photos that could hang in a gallery, or be printed in a magazine, rather than just remain in a wedding album that never gets looked at.

 

Katrina and Robin

Sydney, NSW, Australia, 2014

Manuel Vicente Photography was a great asset to our wedding. They took the time to get to know us as a couple. We chose them because of their professionalism and exquisite portfolio of wedding photographs. The result was an absolutely spectacular set of photographs that gets regularly commented on by all of those that go through our wedding album.

 

One thing we liked was their positioning of the photographers which was unobtrusive but still was able to capture every special moment. We found the experience wonderful as we didn’t have to worry or supervise any of the photographic activities."

Egle Paskauskaite

Sydney, NSW, 2014

“Manuel is one of the kind ! He is not just a photographer, he is an Artist! He knows how to catch every smile, every emotion of the person he works with. It was a great honer to model for him, and hopefully its not the last time our roads crosses, because besides everything he is a  wonderful person"

Naty and Sam

Barcelona, Spain, 2014

Manuel, you did an amazing job, every single little thing that we did is there in the album, the details, every smile and every tear of happiness, you have it captured. We can't find the words to describe how we feel about it.

 

All we can say is that we love it, and we will always be thankful for the huge effort that you made to join us on our special, wonderful and amazing day. Thank you for coming from the other side of the world to make our day absolutely unforgettable. THANK YOU"

Maria and Sergei

Barcelona Spain 2013

“Our wedding day was an exceptionally special day for us and our family. We had many special people present from all over the world, and to be able to keep those memories forever, would not have been possible without Manuel.

 

The day went by so fast, and only now looking back at those beautiful images do we see the emotion and feelings that were present. Manuel managed to record everything not missing a moment and I hardly knew he was there. Apart from his creativity and professionalism, he is a lovely man, that made us feel very special, and we could put all our confidence in his work."

Alba and Pedro

Barcelona, Spain, 2013

“It was an amazing day, full of magic moments. We are so glad to have chosen Manuel Vicente as a photographer, we saw him working at a friend’s wedding, and after when we saw her spectacular album we had it really clear!

 

Every time we see our pictures, memories comes to our mind, we can re-live every little second, the emotions and the feelings. It is unbelievable the power of one image, and how he knows how to capture all the emotions from our family. Thank you Manuel, for being there for us even in the moments when we were so nervous, you were able to control the situation in a really smooth and professional way!"

Noemi Wood

Sydney, NSW, 2012

“Manuel captured the spirit of the children so beautifully and naturally.I was so impressed with his gentle nature towards the children, and am thrilled with the resulting photographs,I would highly recommend him!”

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