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What couples have had to say about Mike Cook Photography…thanks all :-). PS – comments rotate every 30 seconds.

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[av_testimonial_single src=’22828′ name=’Jordan & Mark’ subtitle=’22nd April 2016, The Parsonage’ link=” linktext=”]
We have just received our Wedding album and we are totally in love with it. Our photographs are so natural and really capture our day perfectly.

We love our ‘show stopping’ photographs with beautiful scenery & light effects that we wouldn’t even have dreamed of having in album. We have so many favourites has made choosing one for our wall almost impossible. Mike was everything we were looking for in our photographer; professional, unobtrusive, friendly, approachable from our first message to receiving our album. Can not recommend him enough!
Thank you Mike for capturing our day perfectly, Mark & Jordan.
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[av_testimonial_single src=’22636′ name=’Angela & Frank’ subtitle=’29th May 2015, House For An Art Lover, Glasgow’ link=” linktext=”]
We chose Mike after seeing his innovative and interesting work online and happily booked him after meeting and chatting over his portfolio.

From our pre-wedding shoot to put us at ease, right through to the wedding album collection, Mike provided a warm and friendly service and captured the essence of our day to a T! Even in his blog he commented on how much laughter there was in our pictures and that really says it all for us.

The photographs we have are beautiful but not until we received our album, did we realise how stunning they are and have a beautiful memento which reflects the happiest day with our friends and family.

Thank you Mike! Frank and Angela 🙂
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[av_testimonial_single src=’19411′ name=’Jen & Ben’ subtitle=’8th April 2015, The Vu’ link=” linktext=”]

Where do we start?!

From our initial email consultation right through to the production of our Wedding Album, Mike has been outstanding to work with. We booked a pre wedding shoot which although we were apprehensive about turned out to be a thoroughly enjoyable experience where we got to know Mike and he got to know what we were looking for. We selected one of the photos from the day and gave it to our parents as a thank you on the day which they were delighted with.

All the consultations about the day and how it would run was very efficient and all questions were answered promptly. The day itself was fantastic and Mike was excellent and blended in, to the point we sometimes didn’t realise he was there. He didn’t take up too much time and really made sure he had all the best shots! We received a digital copy of our prints pretty quick after the wedding and to say we were blown away is an understatement. We were also lucky to have won a competition for the most likes on our blog and received a framed print. We had also decided to purchase a wedding album which has been a fantastic way to show our photos off.

The service we have received from Mike exceeded all expectations and the quality of the photos and our album is truly amazing. We really couldn’t thank Mike enough and he definitely has captured our day perfectly!

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[av_testimonial_single src=’19416′ name=’Lynn & Jamie’ subtitle=’31st March 2016, Duck Bay Marina’ link=” linktext=”]

We had Mike for our wedding at Duck Bay Marina in March and I cannot recommend him enough. From our first chat he put us at ease and was eager to listen to what we wanted for the day.

When the big day arrived he worked hard throughout and was just very easy going, only taking us away from our guests for as little time as needed. I must advise though that it is definitely worth the 20 minutes or so, to go away for the private shoot as the photos we received from them are top class.

He was everything we were hoping for from a photographer and we were delighted with the end result. All in all, if you’re looking for someone you can rely on for your big day I would definitely highly recommend Mike.

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[av_testimonial_single src=’19235′ name=’Laura & Kevin’ subtitle=’14th February 2016, Sherbrooke Castle Hotel’ link=” linktext=”]

We recently used Mike’s photography skills for our wedding on the 14.02.16, and we can not recommend this man more highly! From initial contact with Mike, his communication has been excellent. At our initial meeting, he really listened to what we wanted from a wedding photographer, and we knew we were in trusted hands. We did a pre wedding shoot, and again Mike gave us lots of input into what styles of photos we liked, and what we wanted him to do on our wedding day.

Our biggest compliment to him from our wedding is that we barely noticed him at all! He was very unobtrusive yet managed to capture the key moments throughout the day beautifully. He even managed to get our cocker spaniel Layla in our photos, and she never sits still! Our finished photos are stunning, and we are delighted with them. We have had so many positive comments about them.

Thank you Mike, from the McCabes
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[av_testimonial_single src=’17875′ name=’Sam & Euan’ subtitle=’20th June 2015, Oran Mor, Glasgow’ link=” linktext=”]
Mike was the photographer for our wedding and we were delighted with the pics he took.

The whole experience was seamless from meeting him to discuss ideas for pics, which we had little idea of before meeting.

On the day Itself Mike was very professional and most of the time you didn’t realise he was there, personally that’s what we wanted, someone in the background taking candid shots.

We ended up getting our album though Mike which was beautifully compiled and crafted.

Overall a great guy and great experience.
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[av_testimonial_single src=’11884′ name=’Lynsey & Paul’ subtitle=’18th September 2014, Glenbervie House Hotel’ link=” linktext=”]

After attending wedding fayres and having consultations with wedding photographers, we were still without a confirmed lens-man in the lead up to our big day.

Then we met Mike Cook.

Mike is the consummate professional. From our first meeting he was professional and thorough and put us both at ease. His presentation is second-to-none and we were bowled over by his friendliness and enthusiasm.

The pre-wedding shoot prepared us for the big day and Mike knew exactly what we wanted by the time our wedding day arrived.

He blended into the wedding party and we got all the compositions we had requested.

And then we actually saw the photographs. Stunning, classy and timeless. The list of superlatives goes on.

Mike Cook is a top class photographer and we would recommend him to anyone looking to beautifully capture their unforgettable day in pictures.

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[av_testimonial_single src=’17859′ name=’Gillian & Craig’ subtitle=’8th May 2015, The Parsonage’ link=” linktext=”]
Our wedding day was fantastic and Mike captured every moment from start to finish. We recently received our wedding album and we were blown away with the photos and amazing quality.

I can highly recommend Mike he is excellent photographer, makes you feel at ease in front of the camera and he will create the most amazing photos that will last a lifetime.

Thank you once again.
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[av_testimonial_single src=’17833′ name=’Lynsay & Ian’ subtitle=’4th April 2015, Solsgirth House’ link=” linktext=”]
Mike was absolutely amazing from our very first meeting, during our pre-wedding shoot, throughout our wedding day and in guiding us through our choices and options in the process of designing our album afterwards. We are so delighted with our images and the way in which Mike has captured our day. He made it such an enjoyable process for all involved and no task was too much or too little for him. Thank you for your patience, advice and talent and for helping us to create amazing memories of our wedding day that will last a lifetime! Xx
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[av_testimonial_single src=’16846′ name=’Stephanie & Fraser’ subtitle=’6th June 2015, Kinkell Byre’ link=” linktext=”]
From the day we booked our wedding my husband and I had a very clear idea in our heads of what we wanted from our big day……. We booked Mike via Facebook and were invited along to meet him and we instantly knew we had made the right choice!!! He took all our ideas onboard and on the day we didn’t even realise he was there, he faded into the background capturing some amazing “in the moment” photographs allowing us time to mingle with our guests!!!! In fact he captured the whole day perfectly & has provided us with amazing shots to look back on forever!!!

Thank u Mike
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[av_testimonial_single src=’15293′ name=’Kirsty & Aloys’ subtitle=’8th August 2014, House For An Art Lover’ link=” linktext=”]

Communications with Mike from way back in 2013 to the wedding day in 2014 and even up until now have always been brilliant. As many reviews have said, on the day it’s like he isn’t even there but still manages to take some brilliant in the moment pics, as well as the more traditional ones.

He is so friendly and you can tell has a genuine passion for photography.

Rest assured if it rains on your wedding day it will only allow him to create something magical.

We are super happy with our photos and can only apologise to him for taking to long to write this review!!

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[av_testimonial_single src=’13465′ name=’Josie & Kenny’ subtitle=’1st July 2014, Culcreuch Castle’ link=” linktext=”]

Mike photographed our wedding in July 2014 and couldn’t have done a better job, we are totally delighted with the photos! He is really friendly and was great at staying in touch both before and after the wedding. On the day itself, he was unobtrusive and we felt totally relaxed getting our pictures taken by him. We also felt that having our photos taken (both group shots and individual pictures) didn’t take away too much time away from the day at all. Looking back it feels like he managed to capture the whole day from start to finish and many of the pictures were not posed/formal.

When it came to making the album Mike gave us suggestions of what to do to help start us off and then was very patient with all the changes we suggested. The finished product is amazing, we are so delighted with it, and so glad that we decided to get an album, as we hadn’t been sure at first. I’m not sure what I was expecting, but it is beautiful and will be treasured.

Thanks again Mike, we highly recommend you!

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[av_testimonial_single src=’13468′ name=’Lauren & Fergus’ subtitle=’28th February 2015, Lodge On Loch Lomond’ link=” linktext=”]

Look no further than Mike Cook for your wedding photographs! He has a artistic style of work that makes your photos stand out from the rest. I love mine and all my family and friends have complimented his work.

Mike is a friendly guy which makes you feel relaxed in front of the camera, he sets up his shots quickly and had a laid back feel which makes it more enjoyable but doesn’t keep you back from mingling with your guests too long.

I would recommend him to my friends.

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[av_testimonial_single src=’12616′ name=’Hannah & Robert’ subtitle=’21st February 2015, House for an Art Lover’ link=” linktext=”]

I had found Mike through the Scottish Wedding Directory forum as he was offering an excellent deal on one of his wedding packages. Contact was prompt and always polite and the photos on his website were fantastic. I knew we had to book him as the offer was unbelievable. We booked Mike just under 2 years before our wedding. The November before our wedding we met in person and did a pre-wedding shoot at the Kelpies. We were both apprehensive about being in front of the camera in normal clothes in such a public place but Mike put us both at ease right away. The pre-wedding shoot was great fun and the pictures we received are fantastic. I couldn’t recommend a pre-wedding shoot enough as Mike guides you through how he will take photos on the wedding day and this will save a lot of time on the day itself so that you can spend more time with your guests!

On the wedding day Mike arrived on time at the apartment the girls were getting ready in. He blended in the background shooting away, I hardly noticed him and didn’t have to pose once. At the venue again the only time we noticed him was during our “family” photos and his direction was again excellent. We received our photos just over 3 weeks after our wedding and they are fantastic. They captured all the key moments of our day and many more of our guests which we did not see on the day. I couldn’t recommend Mike enough. He is such an easy guy to get on with and his photos are excellent. He has such an eye for detail!

We do not have an album yet but it’s our plan to have one. I can’t wait for Mike to design it all for us.

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[av_testimonial_single src=’11545′ name=’Ruth & Jamie’ subtitle=’21st November 2014, Culcreuch Castle’ link=” linktext=”]

From start to finish Mike was so helpful, informative and made us feel extremely at ease. When I requested for Mike to meet me at the venue and walk through shots that we could potentially have on the day, it was no trouble. We were constantly complimented about Mike during the wedding day and for months after! I loved all the natural shots that Mike took of our guests enjoying the day. I also loved all the “posed” shots too. He really is a fanatastic photographer who fitted into our day so well. He made it completely about us, was organised, punctual and well presented. Our day wouldn’t have been the same without Mike.

So I would like to take the time once again to thank Mike for our beautiful photos. Can’t recommend Mike highly enough for future brides, pick Mike if you want a stress free day! :)

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[av_testimonial_single src=’12073′ name=’Sandra & Andrew’ subtitle=’11th October 2014, The Caves, Edinburgh’ link=” linktext=”]

When we were looking for a wedding photographer for our big day we found Mike online and it was the best search we did. We met Mike at his home studio and were so impressed with his pictures and the way he made us feel so relaxed that we booked him straight away. When our wedding day finally arrived Mike was with us all day, from the getting ready to the part starting at night. Mike was so unobtrusive and the pictures were relaxed and fun. When we got our pictures we loved them and wished we could do it all again. Mike had some great ideas for shots.

If you are looking for a photographer for your big day you need Mike.

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[av_testimonial_single src=’11861′ name=’Irene & Graham’ subtitle=’26th July 2014, Barony Castle’ link=’http://’ linktext=”]

From our first email, to receiving our AMAZING wedding album working with Mike has been a pleasure. Not only does he have the greatest eye for detail, he is professional, prompt and has the patience of a saint.

On the day itself Mike captured every moment perfectly (including lots we had missed!) And was so non invasive with his photography we almost forgot he was there a few times. He was so obliging and very open to suggestions with our photo ideas, even climbing out onto the conservatory roof at one point! (It did make for a great snap though!).

Designing the album layout was something we wanted to predominantly do ourselves – not a chance! We would have had every photo in there and after many emails back and forth decided to leave this to the professional… so glad we did. We chose a few signature photos we couldn’t bare to miss out and let Mike work his magic with the rest.

The result?… a beautiful album telling the story of our perfect day from start to finish, filled with memories that we will treasure forever.

Thank you once again for all your hard work Mike, it really was lovely meeting you and you will always be highly recommended by us.

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[av_testimonial_single src=’11866′ name=’Linzi & Ross’ subtitle=’10th May 2014, Mar Hall’ link=” linktext=”]

My husband and I are absolutely thrilled with how our wedding photography turned out!

The whole process from start to finish was easy and stress free, which was all down to Mike himself. The organisation in the lead up to the wedding was fantastic, the communication second to none. On the day, Mike was snapping away in the background without being noticed and during the more posed pictures, well organised and kept the day running smoothly. We were so excited to get back from honeymoon to see our pictures – and we weren’t disappointed. Every single one is perfect and we look at them all the time.

We decided to order an album, which Mike put hours of work into. That much is clear from the end result, we are overwhelmed by how well it has turned out. Totally surpassed our expectations. Definitely the best way to enjoy the photographs, a fantastic keepsake.

Thanks so much Mike!

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[av_testimonial_single src=’11868′ name=’Rochelle & Callum’ subtitle=’12th April 2014, Houstoun House Hotel’ link=” linktext=”]

Absolutely Fantastic!!

My husband and I recently got married and just received our wedding album – which is amazing. The whole process with Mike has been seamless, with him offering advice and expertise whenever you were in need. He listened to all of our requests and got everything spot on. It can be a hard decision choosing your photographer for your wedding day, but Mike made it one of the easiest and most enjoyable.

Thank you for being so fantastic and capturing every moment of our special day!

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[av_testimonial_single src=’11870′ name=’Kirsty & Bryan’ subtitle=’9th August 2014, Ingliston Country Club’ link=” linktext=”]

We had mike for our wedding in August this year & could not recommend him enough!!

A lovely guy who is a pleasure to have around on your wedding day, his non-obtrusive ways allow for amazing natural shots allowing you to have the day with your friends & family. Whilst the “set-up” shots allowed for all of the group pics that we wanted. We are over the moon with all of our pics 🙂

Any prospective brides….get him booked!! Xx

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[av_testimonial_single src=’11881′ name=’Lynsey & Derek’ subtitle=’22nd May 2014, Glenbervie House Hotel’ link=” linktext=”]

I first heard of Mike when he was the photographer at my best mans wedding. At the time, we had already booked another photographer however when that fell through, there was only one choice. Not only are Mike’s pictures stunning, he is a top guy.

Right from the first meeting all through to receiving the pictures, nothing was too much trouble and made us feel relaxed throughout. Mike was more than happy to cater to any requests we made and went about his business in a highly professional and personal way. One thing that can be said about some photographers is that sometimes they can get in the way of an event however one of the comments guests at both our wedding and my best mans wedding came away with was that you barely noticed Mike was there. He got the job done to a very high standard without being obtrusive. His pictures really speak for themselves. Mike knows how to capture a moment and knows what works both at the time and when enhancing the image.

I can’t speak highly enough of Mike and his work and I will be certainly recommending him to anyone looking for a photographer. Many thanks.

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[av_testimonial_single src=’11882′ name=’Kerry & Andy’ subtitle=’6th September 2014, The Caves Edinburgh’ link=” linktext=”]

Mike was a complete professional throughout the whole process. He made Andy and I feel completely comfortable on our pre-wedding shoot, and was so discreet on our wedding day. We wouldn’t have known he was there until he prompted us for our family and personal photos. The quality of every photo is fantastic, we have do many amazing moments to choose from, we’ve no idea how we will pick the ones for our album!

We couldn’t be happier with the service we received and would recommend Mike to any engaged couple.

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[av_testimonial_single src=’11883′ name=’Gillian & Ryan’ subtitle=’5th September 2014, 29 Royal Exchange Square, Glasgow’ link=” linktext=”]

From our initial enquiry, engagement shoot & right through to our wedding day, Mike was absolutely fantastic! Not only is he very knowledgeable & takes a great style of photo, he is open to ideas & produces exactly what you ask! We’re very happy we chose Mike & are over the moon with both our engagement shoot & wedding photos!

Thanks Mike!

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[av_testimonial_single src=’11885′ name=’Lynne & Graham’ subtitle=’4th September 2014, Moorpark House Hotel’ link=” linktext=”]

Mike did a perfect job as our wedding photographer. Most importantly, the photographs were incredible and exactly what we asked for.

Mike was polite, courteous, well-organised and professional throughout the day. Neither of us were completely comfortable at the prospect of being photographed during the day but Mike did a great job of making us feel at ease.

He knew exactly what would look good, chose the perfect moments for taking our pictures and got the right blend of formal and ‘real life’ shots that tell the story of the day.

Highly recommended.

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[av_testimonial_single src=’11886′ name=’Laurie & Ross’ subtitle=’21st July 2014, The Caves, Edinburgh’ link=” linktext=”]

We were completely daunted at the prospect of finding a photographer who would be able to showcase our wedding against the very low light of our beautiful venue (The Caves – Edinburgh). Mike was recommended to us by a friend whose wedding he had shot and from the first time that we met him we felt entirely at ease and confident that our photography would reflect the essence of the day.

Mike’s photography package prices were very affordable, he was very friendly and not afraid to suggest things that would work and similarly tell us when they wouldn’t.

Mike also seemed to have an art of disappearing into the environment. We have amazing pictures but I can genuinely say that Mike was so unobtrusive that at times I didn’t even notice him being there – sorry Mike (it’s a good thing!)

We can’t recommend Mike highly enough – get booking, you definitely won’t regret it!

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[av_testimonial_single src=” name=’Pauline & Ali’ subtitle=’8th February 2014, The Vu’ link=” linktext=”]

Last minute decision to change photographer and after much research we come across Mike Cook Photography. Mike was very approachable which instantly made us relaxed. He always listened to our ideas, however, his eye for creativity is outstanding. Excellent at responding to our queries and keeping us up to date with regard to the products we purchased. Turnaround was second to none receiving our products within a matter of weeks!

True professional, offering a number of services would highly recommend.

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[av_testimonial_single src=” name=’Michelle & Steven’ subtitle=’22nd March 2014, Glenbervie House Hotel’ link=” linktext=”]

So glad we booked Mike for our wedding photography, from start to finish the service was amazing! We had a pre-wedding shoot which was a great chance to meet Mike and help us relax.

On the day Mike was fantastic, very professional but also a calming influence and blended in with our guests. We are so pleased with our photographs and our album is stunning.

My sister has booked Mike for her wedding next year after meeting Mike on our day.

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[av_testimonial_single src=” name=’Gillian & Paul’ subtitle=’10th May 2013, Lynnhurst Hotel’ link=” linktext=”]

From the very beginning in our search for a photographer, we really kept gravitating to your website. It was of a very high standard and showcased your fabulous shoots perfectly. The communication was excellent the whole way through, any ideas we had were welcomed (bringing our 3 year old along on our pre-wedding shoot??), you are a genuinely lovely guy and we felt you understood what we wanted by seeking out the kind of pictures we preferred in order to get the perfect album for us.

Our photographs… We were over the moon with our pre-wedding and wedding photos online, and I just cannot wait to see them in the flesh so to speak 🙂

Thank you for being so patient on the day with my request of getting an ‘all the guests’ shot! And when you turned up at the room we were getting ready in but had to go away and come back while us girls finally got our dresses on, thank you, none of it went unnoticed. Just wanted to let you know how thankful we are for playing such a big part in creating our memories for us.

Thank you again for everything.

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