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Give us a goo photography

Kildare/Nationwide, Kildare
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Reviews for Give us a goo photography

5.0/5
27 reviews
Quality of service5.0/5
Value5.0/5
Responsiveness5.0/5
Flexibility5.0/5
Professionalism5.0/5
Review by Debbi & Patrick
19th May 2018
Just wanted to say thanks again to Phil for our wonderful wedding and engagement shoot photographs - they are simply stunning and we couldn't be more delighted. To anyone considering hiring Phil, we could not recommend him more - he is extremely talented and easy to work with, putting you at ease - something that was very important on our big day, particularly for my camera shy husband. I searched long and hard to find our photographer and I have to say we weren't disappointed - in fact our expectations were surpassed. The photos are phenomenal and will last us our lifetime. Phil catches moments you don't even realise are happening, not just the bride and groom, but with the guests too, all the while remaining unobstrusive. We were also hugely pleasantly surprised with the speed with which the photos were returned to us too. They are still making me smile every day. Thank you Phil.
Review by Valerie Stafford
25th Aug 2017
I really could not recommend Phil enough!! We were told about him from a friend and when we saw photos from weddings he had done we decided we did not need to look any further and booked him immediately! I can honestly say that this was one of the best decisions we made when planning our wedding. He captured absolutely every detail and we absolutely love every photo!! Phil made the day so easy! He is very laid back and definitely knew his stuff :)
Response from Give us a goo photography
Thanks Valerie and John, much appreciated. I had a great day with both yourselves and family and friends. Really enjoyed the day and delighted you like the photos too.
Review by Joyce Egan
8th Jul 2017
We booked Phil on a recommendation from my husband's work colleague. Phil was the one and only photographer we met and we honestly could not have dreamt of finding a better person to capture our wedding day. Phil is an absolute gentleman and from the get go put everyone at ease! He noticed every tiny detail and was so aware of making us feel comfortable and making sure we enjoyed every second of the day. We cannot wait to see the photos as I know they are going to absolutely blow us away!! Thanks Phil for being such a pleasure to have with us on the day!
Response from Give us a goo photography
Thanks Joyce and Steven for such kind words especially since you haven't even received the photos yet! Like no pressure lads. Joking aside, I had a blast too with yerselves, family and friends. From what I've seen of the photos we've got some fantastic shots and I particularly like the ones at sunset in the fields by Moyvalley. I still can't believe you climbed a fence for a photo!
Review by Bronagh & Tommy
23rd Jun 2017
We are absolutely delighted we choose Phil from Give us a goo for our wedding this June. Phil put us all at ease from the moment he arrived on the morning of our wedding. We enjoyed our day immensely and the photo's capture every moment and more, we are thrilled with our huge selection of fabulous photos. We could not recommend Phil enough, he is relaxed, professional, personal and has an exceptional eye for detail. The quick turn around with our photos during the busy wedding season was great, so much choice is making our selection for our wedding album easy! You will not be disappointed if you book give us a goo, even the name is perfect! Many thanks Phil, Bronagh & Tommy McGee
Response from Give us a goo photography
Cheers Bronagh & Tommy, thanks again for another great review. I'm humbled and please do give me a shout if there's anything at all I can do.
Review by Caroline B
28th Apr 2017
If you're looking for a wedding photographer, look no further - Phil is just amazing. I found Phil through a friend; she shared her wedding photos online and when I saw them, I knew there was no one else that would come close. Luckily Phil was free for our big day when I contacted him (about 2 years prior!). Phil has a really keen eye and a really easy going approach. I was quite relaxed in terms of what I wanted and told Phil to take the lead and tell us what to do. We liaised over email when I was based in Australia and the week of the wedding, we spoke over the phone for about 45 minutes to go through what we liked, any special photo requests and to give Phil a feel for what to expect. Phil guided us through the day and came up with lots of lovely ideas for photos - he is a true professional and his experience is second to none! One of the big standouts for me was Phil's ability to remember names. For group shots, he remembered all our family member's names, calling them out one by one to move their hand/hair/other to make sure he got the best shot. He builds rapport in seconds and the photo results are just amazing. We've been through them heaps of times already and are struggling to pick our favourite shots as we love every single photo!
Review by Anna & Joe
9th Jul 2015
We chose Phil as our photographer as I was a bridesmaid at a wedding he shot before and didn't feel like I was posing all day and he was very relaxed and friendly. He was brilliant for our own also. Phil has a great personality which I feel is very important for a photographer, we felt totally relaxed on the day. Lots of our guests have commented on how they didn't even notice him which is a great thing! He also managed to get great pictures of people who are famously camera shy and has a natural flair for getting people to be photo ready & smile without outright asking them! Our pictures were available quickly & they turned out beautiful. He captured so many moments that I had forgotten about or wasn't aware he was there for. One of my favorite photos he took is of my dogs as he was arriving that morning! Phil is also very quick to respond & we have beautiful pictures from our engagement shoot. I love looking at our photos & he captured the day so well. I would 100% recommend him to any couple.
Review by We had a goo & never looked back!
18th Sep 2014
Loved working with Phil! When choosing a photographer I didn't realise how long our working relationship would last but it was almost 2 years. Our wedding photographer was one of the first things we did on "to do" list. We had a lovely initial meeting, followed by our engagement shoot some months later. By the time the wedding day came we felt very comfortable and familiar with Phil, we already loved his style of work. Phil's friendly manner put us and our guests very much at ease on the day. We're really happy with our wedding pics and would be happy to recommend Phil for any wedding. The only thing I would advise is that all of the editing and selecting is done online, luckily I was somewhat comfortable with that but just make sure you have some I.T. / online ability when choosing "Give Us A Goo".
Review by Trevor & Kate Byrne
1st Aug 2013
We first heard of Phils work from friends of ours whose wedding he had photographed and they couldn't speak highly enough of him. Planning our wedding from abroad added a little extra stress but Phil was so accomadating and informative right from the very start. He was interested in how we wanted our day to run and was very mindful that we didn't want to be away from our guests for a long period of time taking photographs. We feel that he captured the energy, emotion and special moments perfectly without ever being intrusive. All of our family and guests commented on how brilliant he was on the day. He is so friendly and professional and never forgets a name!!! Even now over a year on he responds to my emails within a day, his customer service is flawless. We would (and have) highly recommend Phil for anyone looking for a photographer to capture their special moments.
Review by Ciara and Neville
5th Jul 2013
Looking back at our photographs a few years on its incredible how Phil was able to capture the atmosphere and transport is back to our special day. He was a joy to work with and made sure that while capturing the day on camera he didn't take intrude on any element of the day and keeping our time away from guests to an absolute minimum. He researched the church and reception venue in advance so he knew exactly the appropriate places for photos. Following the wedding he was easy to deal with to review and change the album. He is very professional and we would highly recommend him.
Review by Emma and Trevor
18th May 2013
I found Phil / Give us a goo via weddings online and was impressed with the style of photos on his website. We arranged to meet him and he kindly met us one evening after work. I was hesitant about choosing a photographer that we hadn't had recommended to you by friends, however as so as we met him, my fiancé and I said " tick that off the list. Job done! " and we met no other photographers. Phil is a calm, gentle, interested guy and a talented and very professional photographer. I should say energetic too as he captured 1,000 pictures of our day!! As many have said before, he is great with kiddies as will also calm any nerves for the bride and groom. We had the photos pretty quickly and were delighted with them. Phil will let you revert then with your choice of pictures for the album. We took ages to finalise the draft album as we asked for some changes to versions. Phil was so accommodating and patient with my constant requests to tweak this and that. I should point out Phil will offer any busy couple the option of giving him free reign to chose the album pics and create it all himself should you wish. In summary, we are delighted we chose Phil as our photographer, would not hesitate to recommend him and the end result is an album to treasure forever.
Review by Aoife & Luke
9th Nov 2012
We chose Phil Voon (Give us a goo photography) for our wedding in November 2012 and would highly recommend him. Phil was pleasure to deal with throughout the whole process. On the day, he was professional yet relaxed. He naturally put everyone,including my camera shy family at ease, while still managing to capture all the images we wanted. The photos are fantastic, he really captured the day and guests. We have had so many comments about the quality and creativity of our wedding photos, and the album is fantastic.
Review by Lucy
I cannot recommend Phil highly enough. He shot our wedding in Castle Durrow in May 2014 and although it was his first time doing a wedding there he perfectly captured the day. He was not at all intrusive and had everyone at ease meaning our photos are great. He really understood the look we were going for and worked with us to get what we wanted. All our guests kept saying how lovely he was. I highly recommend Phil, you won't be disappointed.
Review by Lisa and David
I would highly recommend Phil, I’m the worst for getting my picture taken and my eyes are closed in pictures 95% of the time, so I really didn’t want a photographer who would make us stand for ages in these unnatural poses. The minute he walked into the house that morning he put me completely at ease, and honestly I didn’t know he was there most of the time. He was absolutely fantastic with the kids in the bridal party, and for the family posed photos he’d tell us a joke or get us to say something silly to get us to laugh, which resulted in the most relaxed happy photos I’ve ever seen. When we got the pictures back we were absolutely thrilled at all of them, there were so many moments from the day that I didn’t realize he had been able to capture. Everyone in the wedding party and even our friends and family remarked on how great he was on the day! He remained so cheerful, patient and enthusiastic the entire day, and is so professional and organized, and had even gone to visit our ceremony venue the day before, to check out the lighting and setup etc. which I was very impressed with. Literally cannot recommend him enough!
Review by Aisling & Ivan
I would recommend Phil in give us a goo for anyone looking for a wedding photographer. His style is unique and will do any other shots you ask without a problem. His willingness to tailor the photos to what you want is brilliant and really puts you at ease for the whole day - everyone commented on how great he was for the day! Also, we had our draft of the photos within a few weeks which was great ! Full Recommendations !
Review by Kelly & Joe November 2012
I would like to highly recommend Phil Voon as a photographer for any couples wedding.... He was so kind patient professional... I am the type of person who doesn't like getting in to pictures but obviously I wasnt going to get away with that on my wedding day..... Phil said that was no problem.... From when we first met Phil he put us at ease straight away... He didn't pressure us into choosing him... And the next day we booked Phil for our wedding and from start to finish we were in contact with Phil... On our wedding day you would not know he was there even amongst the hustle and bustle of us all getting ready... All my family and friends commented on how lovely a man he was... So professional.. Phil knew exactly where to be to get the perfect pictures he was always in the right place at the right time I know this because he got so many wonderful pictures and our album is out of this world.... I don't like being in photos but my album I'm really proud of....
Review by Kelley & Gavin
We booked our videographer early on in the wedding planning, and he told us to choose our photographer carefully - they're the one supplier you'll have the most contact with on the day, and it can put a dampener on the day if there's a clash of personalities, etc. We took that advice to heart, and looked at 40 something photographers (based on availability on the day, and within our budget), before a very helpful Wollie recommended Phil. We both loved the photos on the Give us a Goo website. From the first emails to our photos being available after the wedding, Phil has been nothing but friendly, helpful, thoughtful & professional! We love our photos, they're fabulous, I couldn't have asked for better - we were happy, relaxed & unstressed on the day, and you can really see that in the photos! I really can't recommend Phil highly enough – he's an extremely talented photographer!
Review by Susan & Tony
We would recommend Phil for any wedding. He did a great job picking locations for photos in Glendalough and at the venue, the photos are stunning and we are really happy with them.
Review by Sue
We are absolutely delighted with how well Phil managed to capture our special day. He is super professional, friendly, thoughtful and he really takes the time to understand what it is you want from your wedding photography. We have recommended Phil to so many people and some of our friends (having met him at our wedding and seen the shots he took for us) have already booked him for their own weddings next year. We cannot say enough good things about him and his work! Phil is a true gentleman whose dedication and attention to detail, coupled with his incredible talent make him a superb wedding photographer.
Review by M & M
We would like to recommend Phil Voon (Give us a GOO) as a photographer for all styles of weddings. I happened to be a very unorganised and last minute kind of Bride. So Phil’s relaxed nature and adaptability really suited our style. We had a marquee style wedding which you can imagine would benefit from a dry day. We have since been told we had the wettest day for the summer of 2011. Because Phil had scouted the venue prior to the day, he had looked at options for all types of weather and had some clever idea’s to make the most of a very wet day. I had asked for lots of action shots of people socialising and enjoying themselves rather than posed shots. When it came to the bridal party photo’s, we had so much fun taking our photo’s and the smiles and laughter are 100% genuine. I have been to wedding’s where the photography can be a very strenuous and long part of the day, but we had a completely different experience. We have great photo’s that are original and truly capture the quintessence of our day. Phil is great at putting people at ease and whatever type of picture you ask him for he delivered upon. I have had so many people comment on how nice Phil was and how amazing the photo’s are. I would have no doubt recommending him to my friends as a photographer for their special day.
Review by Sabrina & Niall
We booked Phil for our wedding on November 28th 2009 and are delighted we did! From our initial meeting with him right through to sending our album to print, he couldnt have been nicer. He is a genuinely lovely person who loves what he does. His enthusiasm and professionalism are second to none. He was brilliant with our whole wedding party including my 2 young nieces. (Even the make-up artist, hairdresser and hotel staff were saying he was great!) We really couldnt have asked for anything more. Thanks Phil! :)
Review by Sorcha
Phil Voon, was my wedding photographer extraordinaire. His relaxed manner made my very photo shy groom comfortable. He captured the essence of my wedding with both intimate and amusing pictures. The attention to detail and creativity he applied to my wedding album was exceptional! In fact people have asked if the if the events in our album are real, as the overall finish is so professional its like a dream sample book! He truly is the next big thing in wedding photography!
Review by Olwyn
Phil is an awesome photographer. I had the pleasure of his services on September 11th 2009 on the occasion of my wedding. I am totally thrilled with the photographs. He captured the mood of the occasion perfectly. The reportage style shots were what really impressed me. He shot people in very natural poses; it is obvious that they didn’t even know he was there! There are great close up shots of many of my family and friends, and their expressions at different moments during the ceremony are great to see. I was so caught up with the excitement and nervousness of the day that it is so fantastic to see everyone enjoying the day. My wedding day was the quickest day of my life but now I have over 600 fantastic photographs to remember it by! Phil is really easy-going and very professional. He didn’t make me feel awkward or selfconscious in any way on the big day, and the photos are the proof! I would recommend him to anyone and would be happy to show the great results!
Review by Lee & Andrew
From the moment we met Phil we knew he was the photographer for our special day. He is one of the most charismatic, relaxed, patient and genuine people that we have come to know. Phil has the most amazing talent and this is very evident in his portfolio and just take a look at his website. He is so enthusiastic about his art yet, extremely humble. He gave us advice and made our time with him all about "us." He allowed us to make informed choices about the style of photography we wanted. We were so impressed by him. On the day, he was so discreet, we hardly knew he was there - he promised I wouldn't know (bride!). His relaxed, yet professional approach made us both feel very relaxed. The turnaround on proofs was fantastic; we received them on honeymoon and they are truly amazing. Thank you, sincerely, for everything, for capturing the most important day of our lives in the way that you did. Phil, you have the complete package, you're a lovely guy, you're extremely talented and so professional - it's a winning combination! Best of luck to you and continued success.
Review by Caitriona, Keith, Caidhreann & Aoileann
When keith and i decided to get married, and started in the preparations, we knew that the photographs were the most important thing of all, the wedding only lasts a day but the photographs will last a life time. From the first contact with Phil we both knew he was what we were looking for, he came to our house for a meeting and accomodated us with an evening appointment, he came across as friendly, fun and reliable, we booked him straight away! In the run up to the wedding he was in contact to make sure we knew what kind of photographs we wanted formal or informal, he had a form for us to fill in with the names of all the wedding party, the photos that were most important to us etc, the form was very handy, saving us lots of time in the preparations. On the day phil arrived on time, he was again friendly making the wedding party very comfortable and i no time they had forgotten he was there, allowing him to get on with the job and us to get on with the fun! The day went off without a hicth, everything we had asked for in the photographs was done, no questions asked, phil knew exactly what he was doing and didnt need to bother us at all, we had our wedding ceremony and reception all in the same venue, and one of our fears was that the photos may all get a bit boring with the same place,we are glad to say that phil that did not happen, phil had obviously done his homework and had checked out the venue and grounds, because there are so many different backdrops in the photographs you would never think we were in the same place all day! Phil photographed our guestsas they sat in the sunshine and because of his friendly nature, they all knew him by name and many of my guests commented on how nice the photographer was, a few have even asked for his details since for thier own weddings!! We have two children and Phil was fantastic with them, he made them such a part of the photographs and he even allowed our 6 year old use his camera, she even took photos, this kept her out of mischief while we got some photos of just the 2 of us! Phil stayed well into the evening and took the opportunity to photograph us outside at sunset, the photo turned out to be amazing! When we got back from our honeymoon, which was only 10 days, there was an email waiting with the link to our photos online, there were so many and i think he may have photographed everyone of our guests! In all Phil really helped to make our day, being so prepared, professional, reliable, blending into the background and also having the personality that people notice him! I would highly reccomend him to anyone Oh and the photographs are fantastic too! We have fabulous photographs that we can treasure forever. Thanks Phil
Review by Sheena & JP
Thank you so much Phil, our wedding photos are stunning. We really appreciated how relaxed you were on the day. Your style was creative and allowed us to have a lot of fun. Phil checked out the venue beforehand and had great suggestions as to where and how to take some of the shots. We were impressed with Phil from the moment we saw his portfolio. He helped us find a package to suit our needs and responds to questions and all emails promptly. We feel the pictures are a great documentary of our wedding day and were thrilled that he and his assistant managed to capture so many moments that we actually didn’t actually see ourselves. Even the posed family pictures have tons of personality. We have already highly recommended Phil to friends. He is a professional, talented photographer and a pleasure to work with.
Review by Kate
From the moment I started researching wedding photographers for our upcoming wedding in July 2010 I knew that Phil's photographic style was what we were looking for - relaxed, comfortable, happy couples and guests smiled back at us from all his pictures not the usual contrived awkward poses usually associated with wedding photography. As soon as we contacted Phil his professionalism and enthusiasm shone through and within a few days we met to discuss availability, location and pricing. Our meeting was very constructive and we decided to book Phil as our photographer there and then. Within two hours of our meeting Phil had emailed me the contract, bridal party plan and account statement.... again a testament to his punctuality and dedication. I would have no qualms in recommending Phil to any other couples looking for a wedding photographer. Phil has been a pleasure to deal with from the inital point of contact and has unwavering dedication and zeal for his work.
Review by Louise Coyle
We used Phil Voon as our photographer on our Wedding Day. We were thrilled with our Wedding Album and I couldn't have asked for more. Phil is a modern, artistic yet timeless photographer. He worked so well with all our family and friends on the day and we felt that really showed in our pictures. My husband has alot of nephews and nieces and Phil brought out the best in the kids, really capturing each moment. Both myself and my husband are quite camera shy but most of the time we didnt know Phil was there, we were able to completely relax and he makes you feel really at ease, giving you great direction on what to do. The wedding album he created for us isnt just a book of family group shots, but each photo tells a story of our special day, and is a snapshot of a precious memory.
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