Dark Horse Theatre Company
"Amanda has worked with us at Dark Horse for a number of years on a variety of theatre productions taking both rehearsal shots and production photos. Amanda is always professional in her approach and is totally non intrusive, she has an excellent creative eye and has provided us with some fantastic images which we've used to promote our work far and wide. "
Lynda Hornsby, Business Director , Dark Horse Theatre Company
Arts Council England
"I employed Amanda as a freelance consultant for a National Arts Council England initiative, the Young People's Participatory Theatre programme. As a skilled photographer and marketing expert, Amanda was initially tasked with facilitating the creation of the visual identity and promotional materials for the programme, working with the YPPT Youth Council group. As a result of her excellent management of the process and the high quality materials produced, Amanda was further employed to assist with the design and realisation of the interactive website and the programme's culmination event - an International Theatre Festival 'Get In!' held in Liverpool during the Capital of Culture.
Amanda is highly organised, thorough and constructive in her approach and working methods. She demonstrates excellent communication skills in partnership working, particularly with individuals and organisations who are initially reticent or less convinced. Amanda proved to be on several occasions a key lynchpin in the effective negotiation between different partners and stakeholders involved in the programme, including working with other hired consultants.
Amanda was also extremely effective when working with the Youth Council in her ability to facilitate a process by which they had a genuine shared ownership of the process and products.
The quality of her work is of a very high standard and demonstrates an ability to be responsive to client and partner needs. Overall her commitment to ‘getting it right’ is exemplary and made our working relationship enjoyable as well as effective." Sarah Lovell
MOMENT BY MOMENT WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY
Shameem and Pete
"It was an absolute pleasure having you join us with our family and friends on such an important day. You have an amazing gift and an incredible way of capturing the emotion of the day without being intrusive. The album is evidence that you simply captured every single important moment. Thank you so much Amanda for giving us something so beautiful to remember our most important day by. "
Mel and Paul
"Most photographs were taken from a natural perspective as we asked. We gave Amanda free licence to capture informal group shots and this was done totally unobtrusively. Amanda really listened to us during all our consultations. On the day she did exactly as we had discussed. Everyone we spoke to at the wedding and since has commented on how calm, friendly and professional she was."
Lynne Catley (mother of the bride)
"Thank you for producing such wonderful photos of Mel and Paul's wedding. I have watched the dvd several times! I will take it with me when I go on a trip next week and show it to my friends in Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand and San Francisco. It will be well travelled! Thank you again."
Melissa and Gary
"Amanda was very professional and I hardly noticed she was there on the day which is a good thing as I hate someone being in my face with a camera, and she wasn't at all and the quality of the photos in the end were amazing."
Anne Thomas (Mother of the bride)
"I have just been looking at the DVD and photographs from the Wedding and they are absolutely fabulous. You have captured the atmosphere and given a truly vivid account of the Wedding and covered every aspect of it. We had received the movie DVD and thought that was excellent, but these photographs are exquisite. I especially like the DVD with music addition which brings the whole programme alive."
Pete and Natalie
"Everything is brilliant, been mad busy in work so we haven't even had chance to pick out our fave's for the album but they look great, you should be a ninja - we didn't even notice you taking some of them!"
Holly and Craig
"Captures the whole day and tells the story, love the photos! Thank you for being so wonderful and taking some gorgeous photos, I'm finding it hard to choose for the final book - so many fab ones!"
Lindsay and Rico
"Amanda did a fabulous job of photographing our Wedding Day. The thing that pleased me the most was her ability to'fit in' with the day and make all our guests feel at ease with the camera. I was concerned about a photographer being intrusive and the photography element taking over the day but Amanda fitted in with us - not the other way around. Her style of photography is unique as she captures all the moments you tend to miss on the busiest day of your life. There is so much going on you would never know about without a photographer there to subtly capture those moments. Our final wedding book is amazing. So contemporary and it really tells the story of our day."
Natasha and Lars
"Thanks so much for the photos - you have caught some fantastic moments, and it's great for us to already be able to crowd round the screen and view pics of our most memorable and wonderful day - thanks so much for all your expertise and skill on the day."