Poli & Jon
I stumbled across Lemontree photography when I was researching our wedding venue, and after a few minutes of scrolling through Az’s work, I knew he was the photographer for us. Jon and I met Az for a consultation and had the opportunity to look through some of his photo albums. Leaving that meeting we both knew that Az was the photographer for us – so if you are thinking about having him capture your day – don’t event doubt it! Book him straight away!
In the months leading up to the wedding we found it really easy to communicate with Az, any questions we had he replied to promptly and he was really accommodating meeting us a week before the wedding to scope out the reception venue and to talk through photography ideas in our tipis.
The day before the wedding Az captured my mehndi night was so much fun and definitely got us into the spirit for the wedding the following day. On our wedding day, Jon had Nathan (our second photographer) capture him and the boys getting ready – one of the things we love is how complimentary Nathan and Az’s photography is – a perfect match. I think my favourite thing about Az (and all out wedding guests agreed) was his calming nature and the way he was non-intrusive and able to capture lots of beautiful candid moments.
Jon and I love re-living our wedding day though his photography. He was the perfect part of our wedding and we recommend him highly.
Denise & Peter
From the minute we started to plan our day, we realised that the memories captured by our photographer were really important to us and we didn’t want a run of the mill album full of group shots and standard poses. We wanted something creative and unusual and we certainly found that in Az! We scoured the internet for many hours flicking through gallery after gallery, but as soon as we came across Lemontree Photography we knew instantly that this was who we wanted to capture our big day for us and we were fortunate enough that Az was still available. Az was highly professional from the start both in appearance and manner and always responded to queries promptly. He was incredibly friendly and polite every time we met. On the day lots of our guests commented how friendly he was and how they barely noticed him there, yet he has captured some amazing photos of them all! We were also really impressed with the choice of second shooter for the day, as it was apparent Az had ensured that the individual complemented his own style and you really can’t tell who has taken what! They worked really well as a team and both also worked exceptionally well with our videographer. This was something we had been told is sometimes traumatic! As a result, both have produced amazing end products without detriment to the other. The images captured really tell the story of the day including all the little details, not just the people. We are going to find it a real struggle to pick out the best ones for an album as they are all so fabulous! We would thoroughly recommend Az/Lemontree Photography to anyone who asks!
Charlotte and Martin Watts – East Close Hotel
Lemontree Photography was recommended to us by a close friend that attended a wedding where Az had been the photographer, she really was so complimentary & when we saw the pictures from the wedding we could see why. When we came to planning our wedding, we met Az & we knew instantly that he was what we were looking for in a photographer, we felt so comfortable with him. We then met Az before our wedding at our venue at The Eastclose hotel in Christchurch where we familiarised ourselves with the venue & got to know Az better. Then on our special day, we really could not have asked for more. Sam & Az were a special part of our day. They were unintrusive but captured every element of the day perfectly. Even in the often talked about tiresome group shots, we were content as Az & Sam were keeping everyone happy. Since the wedding, so many of our guests have commented on how lovely our photographers were. Just a few days ago our photographs were available for viewing & I have to say that we were absolutely overwhelmed with the stunning moments that were captured. If you not only want the most perfect photographs but also two additional guests for the day, we most highly recommend Lemontree.
Ali & Tom – Parley Manor
I cannot recommend Lemontree Photography highly enough. The photography was one of the most important elements to us for our wedding and Az exceeded all of our high expectations. I knew he’d do an amazing job after looking at all of his past work, but he really listened to us and what we were after. He not only took beautiful images of the day but managed to capture the atmosphere too. On top of that, he was a real pleasure to have around; calm, polite and unobtrusive. He was dedicated, arrived early and stayed late just to get a perfect night time shot. I would book him again in a heartbeat and can honestly say it was the best decision we made in our wedding planning. Thank you Az.
Laura & Andy
Az did a fantastic job with our wedding photos. There are many photographers out there who can give you some “run of the mill” photographs but for a wedding day you want something a little special and that’s where Az really delivers. Before we booked Az we were really impressed with all the photos on his website and really hoped that Az could recreate the same quality for our special day. We’re very glad to say that he did, and we’re really happy with the results. Many of our friends have also commented on how good the photos are. Az brings a great creative edge to his photography and he’s clearly very passionate about what he does. He’s also very polite, professional and courteous. Highly recommended.
Stacey & Paul
The high quality of Az’s photos is plain for all to see on his website (which is great). What the website cannot tell you though is that Az is highly professional and has a seemingly unique ability to blend into the crowd for candid shots and yet expertly shepherd the same crowd for the group shots. The results were outstanding, not only because our photos were brilliant and our families looked great, but also because when we were looking at them we kept wondering how he got so many good ones and how we hadn’t managed to notice Az take them! We’d also highly recommend the engagement shoot to everyone, it made our guest book very special.
Alex & Matt
We would definitely recommend Az, we love the photographs from our wedding, and had lots of comments from guests about how friendly and accommodating he was throughout the day. Whether it is the formal posed shots or relaxed friendly images, they are all beautiful. We are so glad that Az was our wedding photographer and would recommend him to anyone.
Nathan & Amailie
As a wedding photographer myself, Az was under pressure to perform to my fussy standards. He performed well and I would recommend this man to anyone. People like myself strive for imaginative perfection when for Az it just seems to effortlessly glide through to his creative mind. It was a learning Journey for me to be photographed and I’m glad that we chose Az, we have a superb collection of memories to treasure for life.
You truly are a Jedi Master.
Laura & Howard
We are back in Italy now and just about recovered from all the preparations and excitement of our wedding!
We had a totally fantastic day and want to especially thank you, Tony and Nathan, for all of your efforts. I hope you’ve got lots more bookings for weddings coming up, and I will very happily recommend you wherever I can. You were all so discreet and like you mentioned before, Howard and I really enjoyed the time-out with you for our photos in the forest. I loved that you didn’t rush us at all and were happy to stay all night, we hope you enjoyed the day as much as we did!
The wedding photos look awesome! It’s amazing how you have captured the light and atmosphere so well – really pleased!
Tania & Nick
As a photographer with high standards, choosing a photographer for my own wedding wasn’t going to be easy! I chose Az as I loved his pictures and I love the photographs he took of my wedding even more. We are totally bowled over by them and very impressed. Whether the picture is a grand, dramatic shot or a detail image, his pictures are fabulous. Not only that but Az and his great assistant were relaxed, calm, friendly and just lovely guys! They went to great lengths to get the shots they had in mind and they even dressed the part in 1930’s style clothes! Top chaps and top pictures. I’m so pleased we commissioned them and I wouldn’t recommend anyone else!
Cara & David
Everyone says how important your wedding photos are because you can’t go back and do them again and nor would we want too – they are just perfect. Az has a real gift for capturing moments – a serious looking me as I’m practising my speech, my mum giving me a look as we prepare to leave and David’s face at the ceremony as the music starts. In the blur of the day these moments can pass you by but not with Az, he caught so many, and it is so special to have them captured forever.
All our guests thought Az was lovely on the day, and they all love the fact that he made them all look so good!
We had very few posed shots, and I am so glad as what was captured instead was the flow of the day. We can’t thank Az enough for our amazing wedding photos, we love every single one of them, and they really make us feel that our day was as special as we remember!
No words do justice to how thankful we are for our beautiful pictures – Az is an exceptional photographer and a lovely man – thank you so much, we will always be grateful.
Love Cara and David xxx
Claudia and Steve
Az, you are amazing! We got back from honeymoon late Thursday and saved up seeing the photos as our last-day-of-holiday treat. I’m so glad we did.
You have taken my breath away with your fantastic photos. Steve and I have spent the last 3 hours going through them and re-living our day. You have captured it perfectly and to be honest, right now I am lost for words. (Unusual for me!) THANK YOU, so so much… I am feeling very overwhelmed. The pictures are beautiful, special and utterly perfect.
Thank you so much for being a part of our day and capturing images that will last us a lifetime…
Catrina & James
Catrina and I found Az through Google, after having looked at numerous, and rather amateur sites. The first thing that struck us was the quality of the pictures and the subtle attention to detail in some of the shots he had done for others. We set up a meeting at the wedding venue to discuss what we both wanted and Az came up with some really good ideas, both on the shots but the presentation via the Albums etc
The Wedding day itself was amazing and Az blended into the background, taking shots as he wished. Now I have been to several wedding before where the photographer has pretty much ruined the day by delaying the bride and arguing with guests about being in the background of shots. This was not the case with Az – he is genuinely a really nice guy and has taken some superb shots of the day. Numerous people made comment about how unobtrusive he was, and I would recommend him to others without a moment’s hesitation.
Thanks Az for the wicked pictures, and for being part of our wedding day.
Julia & Simon
We’ve got about 30 mins before we catch our flight to South Africa and have found internet access so we can grab a peek at the pictures you have posted for us. We are relaxing with a drink in the airport lounge, and are both smiling with the memories that your pictures have brought back – they are fantastic!!
We both had the most amazing day – it couldn’t have gone better for us, and having you capture it for us was undoubtedly the best choice we made.