What People Say
I lead treks in the Himalaya and take people to Everest Base Camp in Nepal every spring. In April 2010, Stuart came as official photographer on the trek, to document our journey through his fabulous photography. It was a journey through some of the most spectacular scenery in the world, from the capital city of Kathmandu with it’s hustle and bustle and cow’s wandering in the streets, to the incredible grandeur of the snow slopes and sheer ice faces of the world’s highest mountains. And Stuart captured all this on film – and more. Every person on the trek was also on a personal journey and Stuart seemed to be there with his camera at every moment, to capture the highs….and of course the lows! But what wonderful memories these photographs are, and what superb quality. Although each of us had our own camera, none of our photographs can match Stuart’s.
Stuart was a joy to work with. He has seemingly boundless energy and always managed to be a bend or two ahead of us on the trail, waiting round a corner to catch us with the perfect backdrop for the next photograph. He is also a wonderful companion to have on any trip and nothing was too much trouble.
Stuart is not just a photographer, he is an artist. His superb photographs are testament to this. Every shot is carefully thought out, a moment in time captured to perfection. If I could I would take Stuart on every trip, and I know my clients would thank me for it!
Photography Masterclass in the Himalaya with Professional Photographer Stuart Coleman!
For all you aspiring photographers out there who want to know how to take the photograph…you know, the one that will win that competition, that will be entered in that exhibition…or perhaps, after your trek you will be able to hold your own exhibition?! Who knows what the future holds? But, what I do know is that professional photographer Stuart Coleman has the answers to all your photography questions! And what better place to learn how to take the best photographs, than in one of the most beautiful places on Earth, in the Everest Massif, in the shadow of the highest mountain in the world – the highest classroom on the Planet!
To say we are delighted with the photographs is an understatement. Stuart captured the story of our day with the classic shots you would expect and many non-posed for natural shots which helped portray the happiness of the whole day. During our meetings, Stuart listened and advised and was a pleasure to deal with throughout. We have a superb record of our special day which we cherish now and which will bring us pleasure every time we view it. We would happily recommend Stuart and would not hesitate in using his professional and friendly services in future.
Hi Stuart, Just wanted to say thank you for helping to make Danielle and Scott’s day so special. You understood what they wanted and during the day you made us all feel completely at ease with your calming manner. You fitted in like one of the family. The pictures are stunning and you certainly captured the the moment. Danielle and Scott can look back with wonderful memories of a truly special day.
Every shoot is different and we struggled to find a photographer that understood our needs… until we found Stuart. From start to finish, Stuart understood what we wanted. Stuart met with us to go through our thoughts and gave us his expert opinion and the results are exceptional. Stuart is a pleasure to deal with and is extremely helpful and we wouldnt hesitate to recommend his services.
“We found Stuart when he responded to our hail for a quality professional wedding photographer. He understood our needs and was very adaptable and planned the shoot brilliantly.
His good humour and easy-going nature meant we were both at ease in his presence. This meant for stress free photographs which along with Stuart’s expertise provided us with many wonderfully captured memories.
From start to finish Stuart immersed himself and made us feel really special. We can only extend our gratitude to him and we highly recommend him to anyone looking for a photographer.”
Alan and I would like to say how delighted we are with our photographs. Stuart is an absolute pleasure to work with – he took time to listen to what we wanted and he captured all our special moments beautifully. We have a wonderful record of our day from beginning to end. Stuart has a quiet, unobtrusive style and puts everyone at ease. We are happy to recommend him !
We decided to use Stuart after a recommendation from a previous wedding, and after another photographer let us down. We most certainly were not disappointed and are now so glad that the other photographer let us down!
We met Stuart before the wedding to go through some ideas and for him to get an idea of what we were wanting, Stuart was very friendly and relaxed and we felt immediately comfortable. He listened very attentively to what we wanted!
From the moment Stuart arrived at my Mum’s house, on the morning of the wedding, he was relaxed and fitted in perfectly. We all enjoyed chatting with him, it was as if we’d known him for years!
During the day he helped me with timings and made sure I got the pictures I wanted. He also suggested a few ideas he thought would look good which, incidentally, turned out to be my favorite pictures! Guests commented throughout the day about how good he was. He always let people know he was there just in case they wanted particular pictures. His fly-on-the-wall style captured some amazing moments. He was great and got on well with everybody.
After the wedding we said how we didn’t notice him and joked that we hoped he captured the key moments. When we watched the DVD back we said, ‘oh that’s a nice moment’, or ‘ I wish I had a picture of that. As if he read our minds, Stuart would appear in the background capturing the moment.
After viewing our pictures I can honestly say that I couldn’t have asked for more! They are perfect and exactly what we wanted. They are relaxed and actually capture how the day went. Staged photographs could never have done that. I have had so many comments about the photographs and how great they are but mainly about how they really captured the day. Looking at the pictures is like being there all over again, I would definitely recommend Stuart and we will most definitely be staying in touch.
Gary and I would like to say a huge thank you to Stuart. He provided a very personal and professional service; meeting with us prior to discuss all of our needs and wants, to delivering our photobook and ensuring it was everything we wanted. From beginning to the end we have received Stuarts’ total commitment in providing us with a beautiful photo book that can be treasured for life; a story of our special day. All guests complimented his service and he comes highly recommended; somebody who you can trust and who cares about their work.
We picked Stuart after viewing some of his previous wedding photos and the testimonials on the website. His relaxed style documenting the day was just what we wanted for our photos. We met before the wedding when we were immediately put at ease and were impressed at how he wanted to make sure we had the photos we wanted.
On the day Stuart was professional but unobtrusive. Our photos are beautiful and a lasting memory of the day as it happened together with the few staged shots that we specified. We have no hesitation in recommending Stuart.
Stuart’s photographs say it all, they are stunning! The quality stands out and he totally captured our wedding day. We loved the way he mingled with our guest’s. He’s confident but unobtrusive and just fits in. Nothing was too much trouble, he came to discuss the wedding photography beforehand and helped us to plan our big day. We felt comfortable in his capable hands and would not hesitate to recommend him.
We wanted a wedding photographer and got much more than that with Stuart. His ability and timing are remarkable which is why, without exception, he is able to capture every key moment. His work has a powerful emotional content, it is like he somehow personally knows the people he photographs.
When I look at Stuart’s work I make a connection and can almost feel the moment the picture was taken.
I have seen Stuart at work high in the Himalaya and these fantastic results require great skill, ability and hard work, whether it be blending in unnoticed to a village gathering, capturing the magnificence of Everest or recording the daily lives of the people. Stuart’s photography captures the essence of life and allows us all to savour it. You will be impressed! Finally, Stuart is a really easy fellow to get along with and will make you feel comfortable in the knowledge that he is an expert in his craft.
When Stuart explained his approach to photography we felt at ease straight away. His suggestions matched our preferences. We wanted a relaxed atmosphere without too much formality. Our Wedding was held at the White Hart with approximately 40 guests. Our guests all felt easy with his unobtrusive approach and relaxed style.
Stuart asked us to list the formal photographs we wanted beforehand and then helped us to reduce the number to allow for a good mix between the traditional and informal. On the day, rain was never far away and we and our guests followed his lead to have the formal photographs taken in good time before it arrived. It was completely in his hands and the photographs we now have are wonderful. We chose well with Stuart.
“It’s not merely about capturing moments, it’s about connecting them to make a truly memorable story.”
The above phrase is from the home page of Stuart’s web site – and its 100% true! Stuart made our shoot truly memorable. Nothing was too much trouble for him and he responded to every request made of him. His ideas were brilliant and he made us both feel at ease with his relaxed manner.
Stuart is a professional in every way and we would definitely recommend him to anyone looking for a wedding photographer.
It was a chance meeting that led to Stuart doing some photography for us. From the outset we liked his personality; friendly, confident, easy going and relaxed. He is genuinely interested in his work and will do whatever is needed to make a project work.
Before the shoot we discussed what we wanted to achieve and in response, he built a photographic story around who we are and what our business is about.
On the day of the shoot, he made us feel relaxed and provided insightful advice using our ideas. After the shoot, we met to discuss his images and work out which would best meet our requirements. The meetings were constructive and really helped us to focus our thinking.
Before meeting Stuart we held the belief that commercial photography was too expensive for a company of our size. He has definitely altered our opinion on that one, he was a pleasure to work with. We think his work has helped to transform the image of our company. We cannot recommend him enough.
I want to say a massive thank you to Stuart for the photos he took for us – they are absolutely perfect and exactly what we asked for – I really am so pleased with them. Stuart was fantastic – he really took time to understand what we wanted and was so very easy to work with. Many of our guests have commented on his ability to take such incredible photos whilst keeping such a low profile. He took exactly the type of pictures we wanted – very informal – which are wonderful and provide a great record of our perfect day. We would definitely recommend Stuart without hesitation.
Looking at his photographs of the day, in the photo book produced from his images, never fails to bring a smile to all those who share it with us. There are moments that would have disappeared forever from our memories were it not for the sensitivity, creativity and sense of story-telling which Stuart brought to the task.
We would have always invited Stuart to our wedding but we could never have known how much love and fun he would leave in our hearts with his images of the day.
Apart from being a great guy, he’s also extremely professional in the way he works. He is very skilled at putting his clients at ease from the start. This is an extremely useful trait to have as a photographer, as many of his clients may not be naturally comfortable in front of a camera. Stuart is great at directing his models/subjects and manages to achieve results which are very natural and real.
I’m extremely pleased with the shots we took and hope we can work together again in the future. If talent, personality and professionalism matter, I highly recommend Stuart.
I would like to thank Stuart for the photographs he recently produced for my business portfolio. He is an all round professional, advising me on what he thought was best for my business right up to the final professional and high quality prints. He is very relaxed to work with and I am extremely pleased with the results. It was no problem to contact him and ask advice at any time. I look forward to using his services in the future and I will certainly recommend him to people I meet.’
Lee and I would like to extend our gratitude to Stuart for photographing our wedding day. He was a pleasure to spend time with.
We met prior to the big day at the Ferrari Country Club in Longridge to discuss our requirements and were immediately put at ease. He clearly understood what we wanted and helped us by sharing ideas from his years of experience. You can see by looking at his photographs that they are the result of great insight and attention to detail.
Being photographed by Stuart added to the immense joy we, our friends and family felt throughout the day. We will treasure our photographs forever and would recommend Stuart to anyone. He is a true professional who is, whilst working, relaxed and comfortable to be with. Our friends and family commented on how lovely Stuart was. He fitted in so well, many of them thought he was one of our guests.
Stuart is a true credit to his profession and I happily and wholeheartedly recommend him.
We would like to thank Stuart for making our day really special. We booked him after reading the testimonials on his website. Everything that his clients have said is true, he was fantastic. He put Dean and myself at ease and helped make our wedding day really special. Dean and I felt we had known Stuart for a long time even though we hadn’t.
The pictures he produced were beautiful. He captured the most special and memorable parts of the day and I will cherish them forever. I strongly recommend Stuart who is professional, friendly and makes you feel totally at ease.
Throughout the wedding day Stuart managed to capture some lovely moments without being intrusive in anyway. I was really pleased with my wedding photographs and album and was impressed with the professional service that Stuart provided.