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Here’s a selection of reviews and kind words from our customers.

An absolutely brilliant headshot session! Mike puts you at ease quickly and works with you to get the results you want.

I am so pleased with the outcome of the session and the images he produced.

I have already placed some in my acting profile, and one film director commented that they were the best headshots he has seen.

Now, if that’s not a recommendation, I don’t know what is!

Dave Lee actor

Headshots for actors, business, and social media

Mike was really good at putting me at ease straightaway.

He was very welcoming, had a great studio and really cares about getting the image you’re looking for.

I highly recommend him as a headshot photographer!

Kitiara Pascoe actor

Headshots for actors, business, and social media

Well done Mike, Thanks for the great headshot photos. We will be back again.

Darren Pinnick www.beatsolutions.co.uk

Headshot photographs for business
Mike took some fantastic photos of my daughter.

He made her feel comfortable and she loved the experience.

Very quick to send over photos.

Teresa Collier

Headshots for actors, business, and social media

We first met Mike back in 2013 when he took some photos of our baby daughter during her first 18 months. We were so impressed, not only by his talent, but his overall manner and professionalism that we knew he was the perfect choice for our recent wedding at Three Choirs Wickham.

I can’t say I like having my photo taken (nor my husband), but Mike is fantastic, he makes it fun, putting you at ease from the onset, which is just what you need when all eyes are on the bride and groom. The atmosphere was so relaxed, Mike felt like a friend to us and worked with such discretion and efficiency that I have received a number of compliments by our guests to this end.

We are thrilled with our photos and I’m sure we will be back at some point for a family portrait. Thank you Mike, from a very happy Mr and Mrs Symes.

Sarah and Robert Symes

3 Choirs Vineyard, Wickham www.three-choirs-vineyards.co.uk

Wedding photography

Very impressed by the service and package at Mike Bell Photography.

Totally put me at ease throughout the process and the results were fantastic.

Jason Christopher actor

Headshots for actors, business, and social media

Fantastic photographer with a great knowledge and professional attitude.

Jayme Swiftt actor

Headshots for actors, business, and social media

Great session taking headshots, very friendly and welcoming.

Highly recommend.

Gemma Wallace actor

Headshots for actors, business, and social media

We can’t thank Mike Bell enough for everything he did for us on our wedding. Neither of us particularly like having photos but Mike Bell made us feel relaxed.

He has taken some amazing shots both formal and informal ones where people were gathering by the bar. We were so lucky to go to Titchfield Abbey too and Mike Bell was a true gentleman by driving us down there and allowing us to have some time just the two of us on such a busy day.

We would strongly recommend Mike Bell to anyone who is getting married. Our hamper of goodies after the wedding included some lovely photos already printed and some that could be put up on a stand already. Thank you so much, Mike Bell.

Sarah and Mike Gregory

Skylark Golf & Country Club www.skylarkcountryclub.co.uk

See Mike & Sarah’s wedding highlights

Skylark Golf & Country Club wedding photography

 

I really enjoyed working with Mike. He was extremely patient with me and constantly gave me feedback during our shoot. Mike was insistent we carry on working until we got the right shots and the end results were amazing!

I would highly recommend Mike to anyone who is looking for a skilled, experienced photographer who will make sure the end results are exactly what you want. He is also excellent value for money.

Tina Chantrey

outdoor portraits

Mike and Bev Bell were our photographers for our wedding. From the first taster session on the Thursday to our big day, Mike has been the professional photographer everyone wants. Our photos are more than we ever wanted and we can’t thank you both enough. Both Mike and Bev were super friendly and creative throughout the days. Our venue even wanted some of Mikes photos to help promote their venue for the future. I cant wait to put our photos all round our house! Thank you both so much! Georgina Lambert

Hill Place, Swanmore, Hampshire www.hillplace.co.uk

See Toby & Georgie’s wedding highlights

Hill Place, Swanmore, Hampshire

Mike Bell is a fantastic photographer, we have now got some beautiful photos of our baby boy to cherish forever. Thankyou Mike

Donna Rawlings

Mother and baby photography

Our collection of wedding photographs is perfect. Thank you Mike and Bev for the high level of care and skill. And thank you too for our beautifully presented prints. Natalie & Chris x

St Mary’s Church, Warsash stmarywarsash.org.uk

RAF Yacht Club, Hamble rafyc.org.uk

See Chris & Natalie’s wedding highlights

raf yacht club hamble wedding photography

He is excellent. So professional, the pictures are absolutely beautiful. I am so pleased with how they have come out.

Would highly recommend him to everyone who is looking for professional photos! Alicia Smith

Mum and baby, black and white

I was lucky enough to have Mike Bell photograph my wedding and am thrilled with the results. I’m not that comfortable having my photograph taken but Mike put me completely at ease and really captured the happiness of the day. The photographs are simply beautiful, I can’t recommend Mike highly enough. Jane Richards

Farbridge Barn, Chichester www.farbridge.org.uk

See Bart & Jane’s wedding highlights

Farbridge Barn, Chichester

We chose Mike to be our wedding photographer as we knew he would be fantastic (from previous experience). To say he exceeded our expectations is an understatement. He produced the most amazing photos for us and presented them to us with such a unique and personal touch. Cam & Barry

Would highly recommend him..best photographer around!

Solent Hotel, Whiteley www.solent-hotel

Solent Hotel, Whiteley wedding photography

We had the most amazing wedding day which you captured beautifully. We could not have asked anymore from our wedding photographer and would highly recommend.

Thank you for making our wedding day so picture perfect!

Gemma & Mark Grist

Parley Manor, Christchurch www.parleymanorweddings.co.uk

See Mark & Gemma’s wedding highlights

Parley Manor, Christchurch wedding photography
Mike was very good with our baby for his first photoshoot.

He was very patient and great working with a baby!

We all loved the experience.

Stephanie Holmes

Family portraits

We wanted to write to you to say a huge thank you for capturing our day as perfectly as you did. We felt so relaxed having you both there on our special day. Being a wedding photographer myself made it difficult because I wanted to be able to switch off from work and put all my trust into someone else to do the one job I love. You made all of this possible Mike. Our photographs are wonderful and having yourself and your wife Bev there ensured that we could relax and enjoy ourselves. We can’t thank you enough. We had an amazing day and love looking back through the photographs to remind us. With kind regards, Adam and Nicola Lang

St Cross, Winchester www.hospitalofstcross.co.uk/the-church

See Adam & Nicola’s wedding highlights

St Cross Winchester, wedding photography

 

Mike took our wedding photos and the photos of our new family a few years later and both times the photos were wonderful. Highly recommended for both wedding and family portraits. Thanks Mike.

Samantha & Euan Bradshaw

Priory Bay Hotel IOW www.priorybay.co.uk

See Euan & Sam’s wedding highlights

Priory Bay Hotel IOW
Mike took our wedding photos and the photos of our new family a few years later and both times the photos were wonderful.

Highly recommended for both wedding and family portraits. Thanks Mike.

Samantha & Euan Bradshaw

Baby photography

Mike, thank you so so much for the photos, it’s been an amazing year for Stuart and I and you have managed to capture that for us. It’s been emotional going back through all the photos.

We are very blessed to have Phoebe.

Thank you again. Natalie & Stuart

Family studio portraits
We cannot begin to thank you enough for our wonderful wedding pictures. They really do tell the story of our amazing day from start to finish. The work you had done prior in terms of looking for the best places for lighting and scenery was very obvious. You knew exactly where you wanted to photograph and it made the whole process so effortless. Your knowledgeable, professional, polite and relaxed approach made all of us almost forget that you were there. We are so proud to be able to show our friends and family our photograph album. Everyone has commented on the outstanding quality, style and presentation of the pictures which have captured every element of the day. If we had one criticism it would be that there were too many fantastic pictures to choose from! We were spoilt for choice. We look forward to the next event where we or someone we know requires pictures. Sophie & James

Lainston House www.lainston-house

See James & Sophie’s wedding highlights

Lainston House, Winchester wedding photography
Mike, Thank you so much for the lovely photo.

I am still blown away by it!

Kathy Downs

Headshot Photography
Just wanted to say thankyou for all your hard work in photographing and producing our beautiful wedding photos. We are all really pleased with them, we know how difficult it can be to take such clear shots of people, especially complicated photos of moving bubbles and balloons and high contrast images. Your photos were stunning and really show what a fun time everyone had. Each time we look at them they bring a smile and happy memories. The bubble and balloon theme went down very well with the guests and the flow of events was largely down to your direction which allowed John and I to relax and enjoy the moment. So thankyou for that too. Maybe you should consider a sideline in events management as well! As you may remember I personally feel that photos are very important treasures for the memories of people as well as events. They give history in picture and contain emotion and memories too. I am so grateful for the memories that you have caught on film for us. Everyone who has seen the photos said how excellent they are and friends commented on your calm approach. Hopefully some of our friends will use your skills too someday and hopefully we will also return to your studio for our future life changing events. I certainly cannot think of a better person for the job. Until that time thankyou and take care. Love Stella and John Cosens x

The Watermark, Port Solent www.watermark-bar.com

The Watermark, Port Solent, wedding photography
Wow! What a fantastic album. We have only had it a fortnight and most people we know have seen it, I can’t stop showing it off! Thank you for your patience, it took us a while to choose from an amazing collection of photos. The online viewing of photos and the actual wedding album was brilliant, we were so excited in Mexico (honeymoon) to be able to view them instead of waiting until we got back. You have been a pleasure to work with and please thank Bev for her help on our wedding day too. I am busy recommending you to all my friends about to start arranging their weddings! We hope you enjoyed the day and look forward to working with you again. With many thanks, Katie and Chris

St Mary’s Church, Warsash stmarywarsash.org.uk

St Mary's Church, Warsash
Just wanted to drop you a short line to thank you for the lovely photos you took of our young son, Lucas.

You have a gift to capture just the right moment that translates into memories that will last a lifetime.

Much appreciated!

Rose, Jeff and Lucas Streznetcky

Mother & baby photograph
Our wedding pictures are truly wonderful, thank you for all your hard work before and on the day. It was a remarkable day for us and the photographs have provided us with many a fond memory. It amazes me how, compared to most wedding photographers, with no additional help and an unassuming manner you have been able to capture these moments. Everybody who has seen the photos so far have also been very impressed. Thanks again. Best wishes,

Andy and Nicola

St Etheldreda’s, Holburn, London www.stetheldreda.com

Coq d’Argent www.coqdargent.co.uk

Coq d'Argent, London wedding photography
Just finished our last cherubs session with our daughter Olivia and can’t be happier with all of our photos!

Mike was very good with Olivia and very professional!

Truly worth every penny and photos we can keep for a lifetime.

Maddy Lawrence

Mother & baby portraits
Absolutely fantastic.

Thank you for our lovely photos!

Katja Elo

Family studio portrait
Really pleased with the end product every time we have a photo session with Mike – very professional and beautiful photos.

Lauren & Marcus

Child portraits
The most beautiful pictures of my little girl!

Louise Pike

Mother & baby photograph
Mike is amazing. I had my photos done with him when I was 6yrs old…now 29 my 4 month old daughter is doing the same.

Highly recommended.

Alishe Williamson

Baby photograph
Our family have used Mike Bell Photography for several years. We are delighted with the photos of our son & his wife’s Blessing and also those of the four generations of our family. Mike has the ability to put people at ease with his nice manner and sense of humour.

We have recommended him to friends and we know that they have been delighted with their photos, too.

Penny Forse

Headshot photographs
We have had Mike take pictures of both our sons as part of the little cherubs scheme and also our wedding day.

We are always so pleased with the beautiful photos.

Highly recommended.

Rebecca & Jamie

New Place, Shirrell Heath www.newplacehotel.com

New Place, Shirrell Heath wedding photography
Fantastic pictures, thank you so much.

Martyn & Vicky

Marwell Hotel www.marwellhotel.co.uk

Marwell Hotel
Just wanted to say a huge thanks again, not only for all your help on our wedding day, but also for advice & help choosing the photos for our album & the design. As you know we were completely thrilled with all the photos you took on the day, but our finished album is just beautiful – telling a great story of our day! So thank you both for capturing the day & all our special moments so well. Now we have something to treasure forever!

Many thanks!

Kate & Jon

Norton Park Hotel, Sutton Scotney www.norton-park

Norton Park Hotel, Sutton Scotney wedding photography
Thank you both very much for the beautiful photos you took on our special day. The album is absolutely stunning.

We all felt very relaxed and your pictures really captured the atmosphere of the day.

Thank you once again. With best wishes.

Mary and David Keech

Magadalen College, Oxford www.magd.ox.ac.uk

Poundon House, Poundon www.poundonhouse.com

Magadalen College, Oxford