Reviews + Testimonials

Reviews 2018-12-04T16:48:25+00:00

Nicole + Michael

5* – Sorry we can’t rate you any higher, believe me we really would! Joe is so talented at what he does, every single photo we loved and now we have to go through and pick our favourites which is extremely hard! Joe has such a calming manor about him which in turn helps to make you feel at ease as photo do make us feel a bit awkward, maybe its because we are not very good at it… If we could do the wedding again we would definitely still pick Joe, he was one of the best decisions we made. We really hope to see him at some point in the future and hope to use him again!
Overall I would recommend absolutely anyone to Joe, especially if you are a bit nervous around the camera! He delivers such exceptional customer service and certainly went above and beyond our expectations.
Thank you Joe!!

Sade + Michael

We chose Joe to photograph our wedding and could not have been happier �. I’m not a fan of having my photo taken but Joe really put my mind at ease and offered an engagement shoot prior to the big day so we would feel comfortable. He listened to what we were after from our photos and captured exactly that, providing his expert advice along the way too. He works so hard on the day and captured so many beautiful shots that we didn’t even realise he was taking. We received all our photos back promptly and I’m looking forward to creating a wonderful album. I would highly recommend Joe. Thank you!!

Rachael + Phil

Joe is a great photographer, his style is amazing and he captures the best photos. My husband and I aren’t very comfortable in front of the camera but the photos we got from our day look like they could have been taken from a magazine. Joe puts together the photos in the best package and each one is to an amazing quality (the web link is user-friendly and easy to share with friends and family and a cute USB too!). Could not recommend Joe enough, he had a great personality and was really fun to have around on our special day!

Matt + Sam

If you want a friendly, relaxed, creative and professional photographer then look no further, Joe Mallen is the man for you. We have been absolutely blown away by Joe’s talent and the service he has provided throughout our wedding experience. We can’t thank you enough for capturing our big day just how we wanted it….even if Storm Doris caused a few disruptions! Thank you again, Matt & Sam (Lillibrooke Manor Feb 2017)

Sam + Paul

If you’ve found Joe then look no further you are very lucky!!

We couldn’t be happier with the incredible way Joe captured our special day. Apart from being extremely professional, patient he made our day run so smoothly and made every single one of our guests feel at ease. Cannot tell you how many commented on what a wonderful guy he was. Apart from the usual pictures we put our trust in Joe and asked him to work his magic and boy did he I’m actually speechless.

From the bottom of our hearts thank you, Joe


We booked Joe after seeing some of his work online, and had the fortunate chance of meeting him at a good friends wedding a few weeks before ours which he did an amazing job at!

Joe was absolutely spot on and was great fun to shoot our special day just as we wanted. We did not have a traditional wedding, nor did we want boring traditional photos which is why we chose Joe. He has a unique and classy twist to his photography with a great eye, and flair for a modern wedding (I’m pretty sure he can do the boring traditional shots too if that’s your thing…. however as you can see from his portfolio, his amazing photos are a tad different.

Can’t recommend Joe highly enough!


We couldn’t recommend Joe enough. He made us feel so at ease during our engagement shoot, that when the big day came it was just like having your mate take your photos. He went above and beyond, capturing every little detail on the day and it goes without saying that his photos are stunning.


Would recommend Joe wholeheartedly! We received professional, personal service and couldn’t have a asked for more from him. The pictures are varied, and Joe captures all the emotion you don’t pick up on during the day, as well as making us and all our guests look natural and at ease. If you’re looking for friendly, professional, good value wedding photography then you won’t regret booking Joe. If we could give 10 stars then we would! 


Loved every minute of working with Joe. Best Google search we could have hoped for.  I look at the pictures every day that you did! Still brings a smile to my face!  100% happy.


Joe is a complete and utter star. If you are looking for someone to capture your special day, give him a call. He spent many hours capturing our wedding yesterday, not leaving until he had got every possible shot he wanted to. We had rain for most of the day but in the brief sunny interludes he rushed us out and made sure we got the pictures we had asked for and more. A true professional and a brilliant wedding guest, thank you for being such a great part of our day. Chloe and Kyle x


What can we say except we are so happy we found Joe to photograph our wedding day! He has a lovely way about him which made us feel so relaxed and confident in him getting the shots we wanted on our big day. From our pre wedding shoot to on the day he was so professional and organised. His communication was great all the way through from first booking to the bits in between to on the day. We a also had videographer that Joe worked amazingly with to get all the angles we wanted. Hope to see you for another family occasion Joe! Thank you again.


The most relaxed I’ve ever been whilst having pictures taken. I was dreading the photography side of my wedding, I didn’t want any forced shots where it just looked fake or staged. I stipulated this to Joe and instantly it was if he wasn’t there, I heard the shutter going off but he wasn’t imposing. He has a real talent at capturing raw emotion. A few of my guests asked if I had a photographer at which point I had to point him out. The pictures are stunning, and the video made my eyes leak..Thank you Joe and Emily for our lovely afternoon at Bushy Park, and to Joe for our special day at Highfield. Much love and thanks to you both. Adam & Amy..

Steven & Holly

We booked Joe For our wedding at The Elvetham on 25th August and he was simply amazing. If you are considering booking him all I can say is book him up now! We have seen two shots up to now and they are stunning, I cannot wait to see the rest! Joe made everyone feel at ease with his attitude and professionalism, at times you don’t even know he is there. His passion for photography clearly shines through and we cannot thank him enough for everything he done for us on our special day!


I am so glad we picked Joe to do our wedding photography on Friday. From the moment he turned up at the house bang on time and smart as nine pence I knew we had made the right choice. Joe, we had so much fantastic feedback about your humour, hard work and professionalism. I was so impressed when after all you’d done – about 50 x more shots than we’d asked for originally – and how late it was you still grabbed us for a great late night photo opportunity you’d spotted for us. You clearly have true passion for your work. We can’t wait to see your pictures! We would recommend Joe a thousand times over. Naomi and Owyn Cooper


Since the very first time we approached Joe to enquire about him being our wedding photographer he has been nothing but professional. He sent us an amazing welcome pack with plenty of information and even a few treats!

Charlotte and I met Joe for the first time when we went for our engagement shoot (after Joe recommended a beautiful location). I am not someone that particularly enjoys having his photo taken and I was a little worried about it. But Joe’s knowledge and excellent attitude made us both feel at ease and made the experience very enjoyable. The engagement shoot was absolutely essential for Joe to get to know us and teach us the different poses that we would be doing on the big day.

After the engagement shoot Joe treated us to a cup of coffee to go over the day plan, our preferences and all the little extra details. It was clear how much pride he takes in his work by how thorough he was and how much he wanted make our day special. We both went home that day feeling very excited and we were both incredibly impressed by the photos.

We couldn’t have wished for a better photographer for our wedding. From start to end Joe impressed all our guests with his incredible photography skills. He caught all our magical moments so naturally that sometimes we didn’t realize he was there. For the group photo’s he managed to control a large group of people while remaining friendly and approachable. His technical skill had us in awe, especially after we saw the end result. He could pinpoint the best locations to take the most stunning photos and by being incredibly creative he has eternalized exactly how we felt on the day.

Once the reception had started Joe set up his photo booth for all the guests to put on funny head ware, play inflatable saxophones and pose with an endless amount of crazy things. It was a total hit, everybody absolutely loved it! It helped everyone to let their hair down and start to really have fun. He even created wonderful business cards with a picture from our engagement shoot and his details so all the guests can log on to see their hilarious photo’s.

Booking a photographer for your wedding can be scary as you are putting your trust in someone to capture the biggest day of your life. I can assure you Joe truly went above and beyond the call of duty for us and we cannot thank him or recommend him enough. I have heard nothing but compliments about him from all the guests I have spoken to. If you are lucky enough to have your wedding on a day where Joe isn’t already booked then book him in now! You will not regret it!


We booked Joe Mallen Photography for our wedding day on 13/12/2015 at Clearwell Castle in Gloucestershire. Joe and Emily are very friendly and they instantly make you feel comfortable. They are both very talented & professional at what they do and they both did everything they could to ensure that we had wonderful and perfect photos of our special day. We have just recently received our photos and they are very beautiful – Joe and Emily definitely captured amazing moments that we will cherish forever. We definitely recommend! Thank you so much to you both! From, Beth and Ed x