Testimonials

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Heidi Stenhouse-Allen Glenn Bisdee & Thalassa Kawachi were awesome photographers for our wedding day! They worked so hard and had such excellent personalities; the guests loved them too. Having the two of them meant you got loads of photos from both the guys & gals getting ready beforehand and then different angles throughout the day :) the photos turned out brilliantly and sooo many! The photo book was high quality also. Thanks guys!! Heidi & Scott  Blenheim NZ

Jess Fulford,  Extremely happy with our wedding photos from our wedding in Nelson. Glenn Bisdee and Thalassa Kawachi got the angle/style I was aiming for and nailed it on the head. Such a fun couple to work with, they made it all very enjoyable and relaxed 😀 Thanks guys

Daniel Keily  Thalassa and Glenn photographed my wedding in early 2016. They brought a fantastic energy and enthusiasm to the day and got some amazing shots. I would highly recommend them for your wedding or event.
Tom Lintern  Thalassa and Glenn were a great team who provided heaps of fantastic shots of our 2016 Marlborough Wedding. They went the extra mile staying long into the night and delivered on everything we hoped for and more. Recommend to all.

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Glenn Bisdee and Thalassa photographed our ‘Party with a side of wedding ‘ in March 2015 in Nelson New Zealand. These two were a pleasure to engage with, laid back yet professional. They brought great energy and humor to our day. Neither of us were particularly excited about having our photo taken a lot however they made the process fun and relatively painless. We received an incredible amount of beautiful photos that captured our day wonderfully. We loved the combination of formal and candid shots that this team of two capably provides. We would definitely recommend this dynamic duo to photograph your wedding :-)

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Glenn and Thalassa grabbed our attention straight way when we viewed their website. Our first contact was a meeting with them in Nelson New Zealand which went really well, we both loved their friendly, relaxed and enthusiastic manner. We discussed the types of photos we wanted and went away feeling we had made the right choice – nothing was too much to ask,  and their enthusiasm left us feeling very confident. Having the two photographers made a big difference so all the moments for the boys and girls teams were captured. Both Glenn and Thalassa just fitted in like one of our team and did a fantastic job of capturing the special moments of our big day. The photos are perfect, the album takes pride of place in our home. We thoroughly recommend Glenn Bisdee and Thalassa Kawachi to anyone wanting a top quality wedding photography service and fun to go with it. THANKS!
Bronwyn and Paul
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Right from the first point of contact Glenn Bisdee and Thalassa made us feel at ease. They listened to what we liked (and didn’t like) and the type of wedding photos we wanted created and everything flowed perfectly from there. They were both very professional, punctual and their enthusiasm and passion for photography was felt by all.  From the posing bridal party pics right through to the candid guest shots, every one of them captures the moment perfectly.  We were absolutely stunned by how many fantastic photos we got and how they both really listened to what we wanted. Glenn Bisdee and Thalassa Kawachi are unique, vibrant and filled with an energy that is contagious… they made us and our guests feel comfortable in front of the camera which is evident in our beautiful pictures!  We are so glad that they were part of our day and would highly recommend them to others.  Thanks again for your fabulous work. Lynley and Dan

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Glenn and Thalassa photographed our wedding in Nelson NZ in March 2015. We had a great relaxed meeting prior to the wedding day to discuss what we wanted from the wedding photos and they took everything on board. Despite the looming cyclone on the day we have the greatest pictures to look back on. They did an absolutely fantastic job and we would highly recommend them to anyone. Having 2 photographers was great as they caught different angles of all our favorite moments. Both Glenn and Thalassa were professional and enthusiastic and know how to get the crowd going, while also taking the time to make sure the perfect photographs were taken of all the small things as well as the big moments. The photobook Thalassa put together is absolutely perfect, and we loved the way it was formatted and edited. Thank you both for an unforgettable wedding day, we couldn’t be happier! Sam and Kathryn Sharples
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7th May 2014
Glenn Bisdee and Thalassa Kawachi photographed our wedding in Feb 2014 and took fantastic photos. Both Glenn and Thalassa had infectious enthusiasm and made the guests and bridal party at ease. We had a great time with them getting ready and at the different location shots. They captured every moment from so many angles! We have so many quality photos it was hard to choose photos to send to guests and for the album! The photo booth was an absolute hit and the fun the guests had with Glenn in the booth shows through in the photos. I couldn’t recommend Glenn Bisdee as a wedding photographer enough!

 

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18th March 2014.  Glenn Bisdee and Thalassa Kawachi photographed our wedding in December 2013 in Blenheim and were excellent photographers and guests. We had a yellow and blue theme in which they came dressed up, and proceeded to take amazing photos of our guests and the day. Their energy and enthusiasm was fabulous and really appreciated, we had a lot of great feedback from our family and friends. They even set up a photo booth with props to get the guests in the mood. It shows through the photos, which not only are they of a really high quality with good composition, contrast and colour, but also in the excited reactions of their muses. Thanks very much guys! Francis Saul & Emily

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1st March 2014.   We were blown away by the high standard of the photos but also there were so many to choose from.  Also I feel that they listened to what I wanted which was lots of candid photos of both my guests and the bridal party.  We had not planned any posing shots initially (my husband and I are both those types that shy away from a camera), however it somehow happened quite organically because we were relaxed and having fun.  Glenn kept us laughing, while Thalassa kept shooting so they caught the posed shots and the fun candid bits in between.  They definitely are skillful at playing that fine line of getting the job done yet keeping it light, entertaining and unobtrusive.  Thanks guys for adding even more enjoyment to our perfect day.  After seeing the queensbery album that they offered we decided after receiving the photographs that we wanted to keep them in something equally beautiful and are stoked with it.  Lisa and Regan

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Glenn Bisdee and Thalassa did a fantastic job shooting our wedding photo’s on 23rd January 2013. Glenn brings such enthusiasm and energy to the day and it all adds to the experience. It would be hard to find a harder working team, Glenn was there early and stayed on until after the cake was cut to document our day. We are over the moon with the quality of the photo’s and the presentation. We have no hesitation in recommending Glenn and Thalassa. Thanks much, Sarah and James.

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From the very first contact, Glenn was friendly, helpful and informative. In the lead up to the wedding, he went out of his way to develop an understanding of what we wanted in our photos. On the day, Glenn and Thalassa were friendly, fun, and had the constant ability to put people at ease. We are more than happy with both the end product, and the service we received throughout. Thanks guys! Tara Jackson

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5th July 2013.  Glenn Bisdee and Thalassa were fantastic at our wedding. They photographed our day in Blenheim March 2013, and made it magical. Our wedding was in our front garden, with all the people we love most in the world. Glenn and Thalassa captured people, emotions and our home in the most unobtrusive but confident way. There was no sense of having cameras up close all the time. We were free to be ourselves. And they captured the joy and the nerves beautifully. Receiving all the photos they took as well as the album, in such a short time, was wonderful. We were able to share the day with friends all over the world. I am so proud of the photos we have of our wedding. I will treasure them forever. I highly recommend Glenn Bisdee Photography.

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Everything was perfect….I am in Hawaii with my beloved about to walk down the sandy isle on a tropical beach!  The only thing is I dislike intensely having my photo taken, as I don’t consider myself to be photogenic. This compounded with typical wedding day hair pulling made me more than nervous. I totally had nothing to worry about! Glenn and Thalassa totally put me at ease, and just made the photo taking seem natural and comfortable.  They turned something I consider hard work (being in front of a camera) into something fun and enjoyable.  Thanks guys, Kayti Lake

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7th May 2013.  Glenn and Thalassa photographed our wedding in March 2013 and we couldn’t be more pleased with our photos. Both Glenn and Thalassa were so easy to get along with and put all of our guests at ease, especially the bridal party. We had so much fun with them getting ready and taking location shots. We received so many quality shots it is hard to choose photos to send to guests, the album that Thalassa put together is absolutely stunning and we were amazed by the quality and quantity of photo’s we received. I couldn’t recommended Glenn as a wedding photographer enough, our photo’s are awesome!

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Glenn and Thalassa did a fantastic job shooting our wedding photo’s on 23rd January 2013. Glenn brings such enthusiasm and energy to the day and it all adds to the experience. It would be hard to find a harder working team, Glenn was there early and stayed on until after the cake was cut to document our day. We are over the moon with the quality of the photo’s and the presentation. We have no hesitation in recommending Glenn and Thalassa. Thanks much, Sarah and James.

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10th March 2011. We would like to pass on a compliment of excellent service that we had received from Glenn Bisdee for our wedding in January 2011 in Nelson NZ. We had organized our wedding from Auckland and had only communicated via emails until we arrived in Nelson a week before the wedding. We met up with Glenn in his studio to go over the day and the types of photos that we were wanting. Not only was our wedding perfect, but Glenn made taking the photos so much fun. He is so full of energy, that it is hard not to have a great time. He even went out of his way to get the album done quick enough, that we got to take it back to Au with us two weeks later. We are so impressed with the photos we have received. We highly recommend Glenn’s services to anybody! Josie and Kieran Gray

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Thank you Glenn and Thalassa! I was so nervous about these pictures seeing as I am generally an un-photogenic kind of girl. Being as it was our wedding day I was even more anxious to get the right shots. Glenn did an incredible job despite having the obstacle of very bright light and shadows from the garden. I am so impressed with the shots we have received, I know they will be treasured in our family forever. I recommend Glenn and Thalassa not only as great photographers but also great people to have around on that amazing day. – Kate & Dave Everton

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31st December 2010
SHOW US YA GUMMIES…. Andrew and Pam Briggs Wedding Day 27th November 2010 Well it was the morning of the 27th November 2010 and as arranged for Glenn Bisdee to meet us girls at 9am at Rustix Hair Salon in Stoke, Nelson sure enough he was on time, ready and waiting to go… snapping away capturing the very beginning of the day (messy funky chicken hair and no make-up on lol…) This is where the story of our day begins… Then after snapping some rather naked faces and our Hair-Up Shots, Glenn then headed off to snap some shots of the guys chilling out at our home playing a bit of Wii and having a quiet one… The next location for Glenn was back to us girls getting ready at a friends house where Glenn snapped the make-up and getting into our dresses. Then it was time for Glenn to disappear out to the Gardens of the World to meet up with his wife who was the other photographer and to capture the guys arriving ready for the Ceremony and then to capture us girls arriving… The nerves had well and truly set in now… Stomach in knots and my heart was racing… Glenn with his camera, setting up the parasols and bouquets and standing ready waiting for the music to start to walk down a isle full of white rose petals… Glenn and Thalassa got the lot! From all angles and all those extra special moments! Then after we finished snapping up some amazing memorable shots at Gardens of the World, we then headed out to Wakefield to the most amazing old run-down house where we all put on our sunnies and my two Bridesmaids and I threw on some gumboots to capture some unique, hilarious, original, and some serious, memories that we will never forget. Glenn used studio photographic gear outside to create fashionable, movie like Photos! ,something we had never seen done before. Then we set off to our final destination, Seifried Estate for our Reception and Glenn and Thalassa were ready and waiting, one step ahead of us and in time to capture the Grand Entrance, Cake Cutting and Bridal Table, Food and general Guest Shots of our Family and Friends! To sum this short review up on Glenn Bisdee Photography, What awesome Photographer’s! We found Glenn Technically skilled, Original, Unique, Fashionable, One man who really loves pushing the Boundaries and so much Fun! No Regrets! Thank you Glenn and Thalassa for an unforgettable Wedding Day and Thank you for the Memories! Andrew and Pam Briggs.

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13th June 2008
We had Glenn shoot for our wedding then hired him for all our advertising.  The photos where fantastic and he pointed us in the right direction in terms of focusing our marketing energy. If your looking for a energy to be injected into the shoots then get him do do the job…..! forget about older photographers as they just seem limited by what can’t be done! good job timely and well done. Thanks Joan Gibson.

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The big day of our celebration of love held at founders Old St Peters with the reception @ home- A pristine Nelson summers day with the hum of Sunday lawnmowers & buzzy commotion in our house. All the wee boxes in the list were finally ticked, with a hopeful semi fingers crossed approach=Caterers, 20 litres of Sangria, chickens feed, balloon ladies throne set, gingerbread man tower, photographer/s……….We had met Glenn on the Friday, previously I had sent some random links & suggested a magazine with themes/styles I liked swaying towards the non traditional & perhaps even a little kooky. Being amongst the majority of non photogenic folk our expectations were capture some family shots, nice ones of the kids, & a couple of Goodie & I that were wall worthy…..With this in mind we were blown away when the results were produced. An absolutely bang on collection of gorgeous images that we just adore, & happily show friends. Thalassa & Glenn work as fantastic a team. Glenn captures the overall wizz bang important features & images with his magic lights & imaginative prop use. Thalassa drops in the the artistic twists and angles to tie the compositions together. Each complementary style makes the photo-shoot fun, relaxed & brings confidence in the chose of photographers. Wedding photos are forever like marriage, therefore we would always recommend Glen & Thalassa, to capture your forever wedding day images- Thank you, Thank You, Taak, Taak-{Fie, Goody & Stella Vidar}

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Glenn and his wife Thalassa shot our wedding, Jan 2010. They were efficient, professional, and created beautiful images. They were happy to work with ideas I had, took suggestions and sample images on board and personalised them, provided ample direction posing the shots and captured the “in between” moments which tell such a story! Some of those photos have turned out to be my favourites! Although at times I felt communication levels via email were slightly lacklustre, I found communicating via phone to be successful and gave a particularly positive result. All images (approx 1200) on disk arrived 10 days after the wedding- we had barely got back from honeymoon, and an album was ready for pick up at this time also. Very fast turnaround! Guests were very complimentary of their manner at the wedding, and also the end result. They particularly like the “photobooth”, thanks for making this idea a reality- we got some fantastic images. I would definitely recommend them, and no doubt my family will be using their creative, professional talent in the future. Thanks very much, Jessicah and Michael Win.