TWIA is the regional and national client-voted awards in the UK wedding industry. It was established in 2011 to recognise and reward excellence in the UK wedding industry and to help anyone organising a wedding find the best suppliers. WE HAVE WON and are super proud Wedding Photographers of The Year 2023 – and NATIONAL WINNERS – the best wedding photographers in the country!
Wedding Photographer of The Year 2023 – the feedback
This was the actual reason why we entered TWIA in 2022 and as a result got the Wedding Photographer of The Year 2023 title. We just loved our clients’ feedback from 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 so much! Let’s just agree that 2020 basically didn’t happen, 2021 and 2022 were so incredibly busy so we were super curious what our 2022 couples thought about us. We love shooting weddings and our couples have always been in the centre of what we do, so we just needed to check with them if we’re still doing it right!
Big thanks to our couples for all your wonderful comments – this means the World to us and we are so glad we could capture all those amazing moments for you!
They calmed our nerves and were like friends
I honestly could not have asked for better photographers. They truly were amazing in every single way. They captured our day so perfectly. I could not thank them enough. I honestly can’t say how much they made our day. They were kind, caring and understanding. They calmed our nerves and were like friends to us rather than a ‘supplier’. They were fantastic in every sense of the word.
Photos look like they come straight from a professional brochure!
Marta is outstanding. She is so great at making a connection with the couple on the lead up to the big day: she has a calming influence and for so much of the day I didn’t even realise she was there. She knows her stuff when it comes to lighting and how to use it to take a fantastic photo. A lot of our photos look like they come straight from a professional brochure! I would recommend Marta to everyone!!
They captured so many special moments that show everyone’s individual personalities.
Marta and Arthur were amazing on the day and made us feel so comfortable and captured the love and fun of our wedding! They organised us without us knowing and had fun with our family and friends along the way. They captured so many special moments that show everyone’s individual personalities. Not only did they capture the people but the venue and personal touches we put into our wedding have been perfectly documented and are memories we will treasure forever.
They have been thoroughly professional while being knowledgeable, patient and enthusiastic.
Marta and Artur have both been fantastic throughout. From our first call with them through to the final album they have been thoroughly professional while being knowledgeable, patient and enthusiastic. The final photographs were available within a fortnight of our wedding which was incredibly impressive. We are very glad they captured our wedding and would have no hesitation in recommending them to anyone.
Marta is great and perfect for making a wedding even more special.
We had so many compliments from guests about Marta. She helped me to feel relaxed with her gentle, nice and friendly presence. She is incredibly hardworking, passionate about photography and so imaginative and creative. She really helped guide us with some great suggestions and her lovely portfolio on Instagram also helped us make our decision. Would highly recommend Marta, she is great and perfect for making a wedding even more special.
They have captured such dynamic, natural, and deep photos it makes us feel like we are still there.
When we were looking for a suitable photographer we wanted someone to capture those natural moments, ensuring those memories would last forever. We saw samples of their work and were amazed. Looking through the wedding album and online gallery sends chills down my spine, Marta May have captured such dynamic, natural, and deep photos it makes us feel like we are still there. During the day they were so patient, skilled and visionary.
They captured every moment, whilst being so discrete and blending into our guests.
We were absolutely blown away by our gallery from Marta and Artur. So many of our guests commented on what beautiful photos we were able to share. On the day they were incredible. Capturing every moment, whilst being so discrete and blending into our guests. We trusted them fully in terms of where and when to capture the best photos and they guided us through the whole day giving us such a varied gallery. So many beautiful photos. We cannot thank them enough!
They are very good listeners, always wanting to be the best they can be.
I cannot express enough how incredible Marta and Artur are- from the very start we did everything in our power to secure them as our photographers. They are friendly, infectious and very good listeners, always wanting to be the best they can be. The photos are pure magic, everything we could have dreamed of and more, surpassing all hopes and expectations with attention to detail and our vision. Communication and organisation faultless. Our wedding simply wouldn’t have been the same without them.
They were a friendly face during a very hectic and at times stressful day!
I had to mark Marta & Artur 10’s for all the categories as they were perfect. Not only are they absolutely fabulous people but they really made our day! I loved having them there, they were a friendly face during a very hectic and at times stressful day! Not only that, they are incredibly talented and so creative and fun… exactly what we wanted. They went above and beyond in every way and for that we are eternally grateful
Best wedding photographer of the year 2023 – They understood exactly what we wanted to capture.
The Mays were fantastic from the start, so warm, friendly and informative and kept communication with us throughout the whole process, even after our wedding was postponed by a whole year. They provided a questionnaire pre-wedding to gauge what style/ level of coverage we wanted on the day and I felt they understood exactly what we wanted to capture. On the actual wedding day they put us at ease and blended in perfectly. Couldn’t recommend them enough.
They knew exactly how to capture the day while letting us have time to enjoy it.
Marta and Arthur were great all the way through our wedding process, from the first introductory zoom call down to the beautiful gallery they created. They made our guests feel so comfortable, and they knew exactly how to capture the day while still letting us have time to enjoy it. They could tell when the groom had had enough of pictures and straight away pivoted to taking pictures of friends and family which we will treasure forever.
We felt listened to and were made to feel the most important people on our most important day.
Marta May is so friendly and always smiles which puts the bride and groom in a relaxed state which is a massive achievement on your wedding day. The photos were outstanding. Such a great selection and such great use of the location. We felt listened to and were made to feel the most important people on our most important day. I would completely endorse how great Marta is.
They really do capture the emotion, the fun and laughter!
Marta has been fabulous from the day we booked to the day we postponed to the wedding day itself to receiving our photos. They really do capture the whole of our day from start to finish! The emotion, the fun and laughter! I was worried about it being such a rainy day but actually it added to the photos such high quality pictures we were amazed. We had nothing to worry about! So easy to communicate with and the personal touch of creating a mini video of pictures for us to keep – just stunning.
Wedding Photographer of The Year 2023 – They were a seamless team on the day.
The Mays are exceptional photographers and wonderful people. They made us feel like we were their only wedding, both in the run up to and after the wedding had happened. The quality of their photographs is second-to-none, and we have some incredible memories of our day thanks to them. We had to postpone twice and the Mays were absolutely fantastic throughout the whole process. They were a seamless team on the day, and their enthusiasm and excitement for us put us at ease. We couldn’t pick better!
We’re taken back to the joy and happiness of the day.
Every time we look through our wedding photos we’re taken back to the joy and happiness of the day, which Marta and Artur captured perfectly and shared with us. They caught natural interactions between friends and family and allowed us to see moments we didn’t even know had happened. Not only were they the loveliest people to work with, they are so professional and have produced a beautiful gallery of the highest quality. We would book them over and over again!
I could see their passion for photography and how it excites them.
Marta & Artur were our favourite choice to share our special day. They made us feel comfortable and laugh but most of all I could see their passion for photography and how it excites them. They’re a wonderful couple who deserve all the accolades in the industry. If you haven’t already book them now!
They managed to get a couple who usually hate having their photo taken have so much fun during their shoot.
Phenomenal. From the first zoom call to the goodbye hug at the wedding reception. Marta and Artur were just a pleasure to work with. They understood our vision, assured us when we had worries or concerns, and somehow managed to get a couple who usually hate having their photo taken, laugh and be silly and have so so much fun during their wedding day shoot. It was up there as one of the best parts of the day. A delight to have present on our big day. It was like have 2 extra family members.
They blended in so well and were so inconspicuous to our guests.
Marta and Artur are a fabulous team who are so relaxed and friendly they were a pleasure to work with and have at our wedding. I would say everyone else loved having them their too, but the fact is they blended in so well and were so inconspicuous to our guests, that everyone actually commented how wonderful it was to have photographers who weren’t impinging on everything. The quality of their work is fabulous, reportage, arty style – no dry poses with everyone looking bored. 200% recommended!
They captured every single moment with jaw dropping photos.
Produced the most magical photos using creative ideas and gave us real life natural and true to moment amazing photos to make our day last lifetime! They captured every single moment with jaw dropping photos that wow us every time we look at them, highlighting emotion and expressions like a time capsule. They were huge part of our day and they played a big part in making it special and also by making sure we have the most special photos to remember it by, very lucky to of found such a treasure
They fitted in well within our guests and we didn’t even know they were there.
The Mays were fantastic and so accommodating for us as we had 2 separate days and officially married during Covid lockdown. The Mays photographed both of our special days and split the package for us, which was fantastic. They fitted in well within our guests and we didn’t even know they were there which was perfect for us as we didn’t want a photographer that was always in sight. Well organised and knew the best photo spots for our venue.
Everything was extremely well organised and the results were outstanding!
The Mays were the perfect photographers for our wedding. Everything went wonderfully and we couldn’t be happier with the service provided. Everything was extremely well organised and the results were outstanding!
The photos are amazing & everything we wanted & more!
Marta was amazing from the very start. She took the time to speak with us & get to know us to find out if she was the photographer for us. We sent Marta a list of photos we wanted & the timeline of our day which she followed & also reminded us of times & what was happening next. All the guests have since commented on how brilliant she was & how no one even noticed her as she fit right in. The photos are amazing & everything we wanted & more! We couldn’t have chosen a better photographer!
They are so special and captured our day perfectly.
The Mays are an outstanding photography duo and most importantly, are wonderful people. I couldn’t have wished for anything else of our photos, they are so special and captured our day perfectly. Marta came with us through 2 date changes and even a venue change, she was so flexible and understanding.
They both couldn’t have been more supportive, accommodating and imaginative.
Marta May Photography is worth every penny and more. They both couldn’t have been more supportive, accommodating and imaginative. Our wedding photos were everything we hoped and dreamed of and we can’t thank them both enough. So talented and one of the best decisions made booking them.
They took the pictures we wanted and the outcome is just perfect.
The Mays were just amazing for our day- they took the pictures we wanted and the outcome is just perfect. Marta could not have been more helpful in the run up to our wedding, making us feel super relaxed. We knew straight away we had made the right choice.
Wedding Photographer of The Year 2023 – They fit in as if they were family!
Marta and Artur are absolutely amazing – best in the business! They were absolutely fabulous on our wedding they fit in as if they were family!
Incredibly talented in capturing natural shots that bring back the emotions of our day.
The Mays were fantastic photographers, they really captured the essence of our day and had the most fantastic personalities. From the moment we spoke, we were put at ease with their bubbly personality yet stealth presence behind the camera, which many guests complimented. Both incredibly talented in capturing natural shots that bring back the emotions of our day each time we look through our photographs. We are so in LOVE with our couple portraits and cannot even choose which one to centerpiece.
We can re-live our day through all the natural images so easily.
From the start, Marta regularly kept in touch from time of booking and sent over a welcome pack for us to get ideas from. Marta was a fantastic photographer on our wedding day, so easy going yet ready to capture every single moment. The photographs that we have got from the day are incredible, we can re-live our day through all the natural images so easily. 10/10 the best photographer we could ask for, and I would recommend the Mays to anyone.
Our photographs are genuinely breath-taking!
We had the pleasure of having Marta photograph not only our intimate wedding in June but also our larger wedding reception in September. She is an extremely talented photographer, personable, bubbly and nothing is too much trouble for her. Marta blended seamlessly and unobtrusively into our day. Our photographs are genuinely breath-taking – we laughed and cried looking through them and they fully represent how magical both our wedding and reception were. We couldn’t recommend her enough!
When we look at the photos our hearts beam.
It’s difficult to put into words how phenomenal Marta is as a wedding photographer. We looked at quite a few, and we chose her because of her sophisticated, slick style of reportage that captures both the informal and formal moments. She perfectly represented our day, was professional and warm and everyone respected her. She was inventive and knew how to get the best out of everyone. We could not be happier. When we look at the photos our hearts beam. We could be there again – the emotion resonates.
The gallery blew us away, perfect depiction of every emotion we felt.
The May’s have been the focal point of our wed planning since 2019, we had to change our date and Marta was an unbelievable & invaluable font of knowledge and support. They are two of the most talented people we have ever met, their photography has a timeless, unique style and their personalities couldn’t be any more perfect for weddings. The time we spent having our portraits done with them was some of our favourite of the day. The gallery blew us away, perfect depiction of every emotion we felt.
The photos really do make you feel as though you’re reliving the day.
Marta and R2 have been just wonderful. We instantly warmed to them when we met to discuss our wedding and view their previous works. They have a genuine interest in you as a couple, and they strive to provide the style of photos you’re hoping for. On the day, it was like spending time with friends. We are incredibly happy with our gallery, and the slideshow to music! Our guests have commented that the photos really do make you feel as though you’re reliving the day – every emotion was captured!
Of our many suppliers, they were one we knew we had nothing to worry about.
Marta and Artur were fab from the get go. They kept in regular contact (especially important as we delayed our wedding due to Covid), put us at our ease and really got to know how we would like our wedding photography. On the day they were professional, organised and friendly, ultimately producing beautiful photos and memories for us to last a life time. Of our many suppliers, they were one we knew we had nothing to worry about.
We felt really comfortable chatting with them and explaining our vision for the day.
Marta was a delight to work with right from the off, we felt that nothing was too much trouble for her and Artur and we felt really comfortable chatting with them and explaining our vision for the day. On the day itself Marta fit in so well with our guests and was a pleasure to have around. My husband is a bit camera shy but she made him feel comfortable for our couple shots. We are really happy with how our photos turned out and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Marta and Artur to other couples.
Our adventure with TWIA
We started our adventure with TWIA back in 2015 – this was the year we first entered. Back in 2016 we got nominated, in 2017 we got nominated AND were awarded the HIGHLY COMMENDED WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER (WEST MIDLANDS) accolade and in 2018 we were voted THE BEST WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHERS in WEST MIDLANDS.
Then many things happened and we didn’t enter until 2022 when we got THE BEST WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHERS (WEST MIDLANDS) title, and in 2023 we became the NATIONAL WINNERS – Wedding Photographer of The Year 2023.
Is it good to enter photography competitions?
Yes, definitely. When we kept entering and not winning in 2015 and 2016, we kept wondering why and improving our skills at the same time. This is definitely good not only for your wedding photography business but also for your clients who get better pictures and better service. It is a win – win for everybody! So if you get a chance to enter any photography contests – don’t overthink it. Just do it!
Wedding Photographer of the year 2023 – more feedback?
If you’re looking for your wedding photographer – read the comments from previous years and also get in touch with us. We would love to get to know you better and cannot wait to hear your story!