wedding photographer Dorset


Dorset wedding photographer


Wedding photographer Testimonials

My fun yet professional approach as a Wedding Photographer based in Dorset, allows me to create natural eye-catching photos, no matter what the weather throws at me. I will tell your story through my lens, capturing the day’s events as they unfold. As you would imagine by the number of venues who recommend me, you will be in safe hands, but don’t just take my word for it…

"he is so easy to get on with and made my day perfect"

“One of my best decisions about my wedding was the photographer I chose! I am over the moon with my wedding pictures!! Joe has such an artistic way, with his forward thinking and planning when the heavens opened up and we faced all the elements he still produced some amazing and different photos, he is so easy to get on with and made my day perfect, he captured some beautiful moments especially of my candlelit ceremony. Thank you so much, can’t thank you enough – next will be my baby photos!!!  xxx” Alicia Matthews, Bournemouth, Dorset.

Joe Weil – Wedding Photographer Bournemouth

"humour and friendliness really puts you at ease"

“Joe was excellent. I cannot recommend him enough. His manner is great – his humour and friendliness really puts you at ease and definitely added to the vibe of our wedding day (as you do spend a lot of the day with your photographer!) His photos are brilliant. He is a preferred supplier to many venues for a good reason! Do not hesitate to book Joe. You will not regret it!”

"he knew exactly what shots would look best"

“From the minute we met Joe over a year ago, we knew he was our wedding photographer Dorset! He was so laid back and funny, yet so professional. On the day, he didn’t disappoint! He was constantly making people laugh, relaxing everyone and he knew exactly what shots would look best. He truly made our day and we were so grateful he was there to celebrate with us! Thank you for helping us create our perfect wedding day – we can’t wait to see the pictures!”

– Gaby Wheelhouse, Poole, Wedding Photographer Dorset.

"calm and humorous approach was a breath of fresh air"

“It was an absolute pleasure and a great laugh to have Joe capture our wedding day. His laid back, calm and humorous approach was a breath of fresh air. We absolutely recommend him.”
– Leanne & Alan Southampton, Hampshire.

"It honestly felt like having a friend photographing our wedding"

“Not only is Joe a great wedding photographer but he’s a great guy. It honestly felt like having a friend photographing our wedding. He was equally comfortable joking with the groomsmen as he was helping out our bridesmaid in the middle of a panic attack after her dress split! We are so happy we chose Joe and he played a huge part in delivering our perfect day. Thank you.” – Annie Westerby, London

"You made my whole wedding party at ease"

“Joe! You made my whole wedding party at ease and your professionalism throughout the day was second to none. We have every confidence in all the photos you have taken and we want to thank you so much for making our day perfect in way possible that you could of! Thanks mate” – Ric Ky, Poole, Wedding Photographer Dorset.

"Everyone loved him. It was like having a friend at the wedding"

“Joe was truly amazing. He put us all at ease for the whole day. Everyone loved him. It was like having a friend at the wedding. I know that the pictures will be prefect. Thank you so much!! I can’t wait to see the album photos!! Would highly recommend Joe to anyone!! Thank you again”  – Chelsea Ann Kumar, North, London

"calm and humorous approach was a breath of fresh air"

“It was an absolute pleasure and a great laugh to have Joe capture our wedding day. His laid back, calm and humorous approach was a breath of fresh air. We absolutely recommend him.” – Leanne & Alan, Southampton, Hampshire.

"Cannot big Joe up enough"

“Fantastic wedding photographer. Really made a difference to our wedding. Meeting him before the wedding filled us with confidence in his ability. And he has not let us down at all, would recommend Joe at every point. He makes sure the photos are perfect helping move my wife’s hair and dress so it looks perfect. Cannot big Joe up enough … If you want the best photographer look no further” – Adam Bullivant, Salisbury, Wiltshire

"above what is expected from a wedding photographer"

“As soon as we met Joe, a year before the wedding we felt straight away that he was the right wedding photographer for us. He was so friendly and relaxed we knew he would keep us calm on the day and get the best out of us both. On the day he didn’t disappoint at all. He was laid back and chatty yet professional at the same time, going above what is expected from a wedding photographer. He was helping with make up choices, getting the guests in the right place for group shots and always ensured my dress was perfect for the photos! All of the guests loved him and I would recommend him for any wedding above anyone else. Thank you so much Joe, we can’t wait to see the final photos x” – Southampton, Hampshire.

"if by luck he is free then without hesitation book him"

“Lets keep this simple. Phone or email Joe Weil today and pray that he is free on the date you have set aside to get married… if by luck he is free then without hesitation book him.
DISCLAIMER: If you read this and subsequently do not hire Joe Weil as your wedding photographer then please prepare yourself for disappointment as you will surely be settling for second best. Joe – we’ve written this ahead of even seeing all the photos but have no doubt that you’ve captured our da…y perfectly based on the selection of photos you’ve already kindly shown us. If this written testimonial doesn’t do the trick and you have anyone wanting a verbal version – just get them to give me a call. Stay in touch,” – Mark & Pam, New Forrest, Hampshire.

"even got my daughter smiling"

“We know from the moment we met joe we wanted him to be are wedding photographer he was friendly made everyone feel at ease and just amazing to be with we can not recommend him enough are guest said how great he was he even got my daughter smiling for the camera witch don’t happen often thank again joe.” – Vicky Beesley, Ferndown, wedding photographer Dorset.

"there is not one that we don’t absolutely love"

“Thank you so much Joe for your wonderful wedding photography. Looking back over the photographs, there is not one that we don’t absolutely love. The day was perfect and you captured so many amazing memories for us and our families/friends. You were so attentive and made everyone in the wedding party feel at ease all day. I would recommend Joe as a wedding photographer in a heartbeat.” – Alice & Matt Bevis, Poole Wedding Photographer Dorset

"bringing smiles and personality"

“Oh my goodness we absolutely love the wedding photos you have put up!!!! I would just like to say thank you so much for being our wedding photographer! You have been an absolute star. So professional! But not only that you made every one feel at ease, bringing smiles and personality too. Everyone commented on how lovely you are!! I will be recommending you to everyone I know. Thank you so much for being part of our special day!!” – Sarah Fisher, Bournemouth, Dorset.

"We are blown away"

“We are blown away with the amazing photos from our wedding day! Joe was an absolute star- he captured our wedding beautifully and managed to deal with the torrential rain and winds – still taking gorgeous photos!! He is professional and very friendly- putting everyone at ease so that he got pictures that everyone loved. I would recommend Joe to anyone! Thank you so much.” – Georgina Eve, Bournemouth, Dorset.

"what an amazing photographer"

“I can not recommend Joe enough, what an amazing photographer! Made everyone feel at ease and from what photos I have seen already I’m in love with them already and I can not wait to see the rest. Thank you again Joe……” – Aimie Miller, Westbourne, wedding photographer Dorset

"capturing the day so perfectly"

“Thank you so much Joe, we absolutely love our wedding photos. It was definitely worth all the trouble tracking you down. Glad I finally found you! We will be looking at these photos for the rest of our lives, thank you for capturing the day so perfectly.” – Sam and Maly, Poole, Dorset

"reassuring and very professional"

“Amazing ! From start to finish! Joe is friendly , reassuring and very professional he helps your day to go with such ease! Can’t wait too see the final shots! Thank you Joe , highly recommend” – Louise Rose, Southampton, Hampshire

"Thanks for making us feel very relaxed"

“Thank you so much Joe for the amazing photos! Thanks for making us feel very relaxed and able to enjoy it. We love the sneak preview pictures and cant wait to see the rest! We have already recommended you to our friends! Thanks again.” – Tom & Danni MacQueen, Ferndown, wedding photographer Dorset

"we can’t stop looking through the pics"

“Thank you Joe for helping us capture our wedding day, we can’t stop looking through the pics, they’re fantastic. You did a fantastic job and we had a great time working with you.” – Sam and Pill, Bournemouth wedding photographer, Dorset

"got everyone laughing"

“Joe is a fantastic photographer, he made us feel at ease on our Wedding day, got everyone laughing and took the most beautiful pictures! Highly recommend!” – Pamela Keyes New Forrest, Hampshire. Wedding Photographer Dorset

"You made everyone feel at ease"

“Joe you were excellent on our wedding day. You made everyone feel at ease and were so helpful to us. We can’t wait to see the photos!” Bournemouth, Dorset

"had great fun with Joe"

“Excellent photographer, had great fun with Joe on our wedding day. Cannot wait to see the pictures!” – Rachael Charlene, Poole, wedding photographer Dorset

"fantastic eye for detail"

“What a fabulous photographer! Great smiley attitude and fantastic eye for detail! Top bloke! Thanks Joe great to have you at our wedding!” – Red Rebecca Burton, Poole, Dorset

"great with all guests"

“Fantastic photographer who captured our magical day perfectly. Very professional and great with all guests.” – Caroline Edwards, Salisbury, Wiltshire


“AMAZING! I am SOOOOOOOO happy with the photos they are amazing and have brought the day back to life for me. Thank you so much Joe. You are a true artist.” – Hayley Haywood, wedding photographer Dorset

Why are testimonials important?

Checking a wedding photographer’s testimonials is an important step in the process of selecting a photographer for your special day. Here are a few reasons why you should consider reviewing their testimonials:

Reliability and Professionalism: Wedding photographers can provide insights into the photographer’s reliability and professionalism. You can gauge whether they arrived on time, communicated effectively, and conducted themselves professionally throughout the event. Positive testimonials often indicate that the photographer can be trusted to deliver quality service.

Quality of Work: Testimonials allow you to assess the quality of a photographer’s work. They may include feedback on the composition, creativity, and overall aesthetics of the photographs. Looking at testimonials can help you determine if the photographer consistently produces images that align with your style and preferences.

Client Satisfaction: Wedding photographer testimonials provide firsthand accounts from previous clients, offering a glimpse into their overall experience. By reading these testimonials, you can gather information about how satisfied couples were with the photographer’s services, including their ability to capture important moments, manage the wedding party, and handle unexpected situations.

Professionalism and Communication Skills: Wedding photographer testimonials often mention the photographer’s communication skills and ability to work with clients. This can give you an idea of how well they interact with couples, guests, and other vendors involved in the wedding. Strong communication and interpersonal skills are crucial for ensuring a smooth and enjoyable experience.

Reputation and Experience: Testimonials can help you assess the photographer’s reputation and experience within the wedding industry. Positive testimonials from reputable sources can provide reassurance that the photographer is experienced, reliable, and respected by their clients and peers.

Authenticity:  Wedding photographer Testimonials are typically written by real clients who have had firsthand experience with the photographer. Reading a range of testimonials can give you a more authentic perspective on their strengths, weaknesses, and overall performance.

While wedding photographer testimonials can be valuable, it’s important to approach them critically. Look for testimonials from diverse sources and consider the overall consensus rather than relying solely on a single review. Additionally, take into account other factors such as the photographer’s portfolio, pricing, and your personal connection during the consultation process to make a well-informed decision.