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Kent Wedding Photographer of the Year Finalist 2014 & 2015
Read the fabulous review from Kenny's clients
Kenny Hickey is an extremely professional and totally reliable photographer who has worked with us at Hever Castle on both a commercial basis and also for our numerous wedding and event clients for over 13 years. His enthusiasum, dedication and vision is second to none. Kenny's ability to create incredible images for us to use on-line and also our internal and external promotional needs is simply outstanding. We highly recommend Kenny Hickey Photography for any future weddings, private parties or events you might be planning at Hever Castle.
Roland Smith - House Manager
atest feedback from last Saturday's wedding at The Spa Hotel, Tunbridge Wells
These are so amazing Kenny! Thank you so much for all your hard work and for making us feel so comfortable
whilst you captured our day (I cannot believe 2 camera shy people could have so much fun!!). You are not only
a fabulous and very professional photographer, but a genuinely nice guy who we had the pleasure of spending
the day with. Thank you so much xxxx
Amazing photography, professional & very approachable wedding photographer for Hever Castle
I'm a wedding organiser and worked for Hever Castle for 3 years.
This is where I first met Kenny. A very prestigious venue, only recommends the very best. Throughout this time I continuously recommended Kenny to my brides, many of whom booked him as their wedding photographer. He is by far a great photographer. Very approachable, kind hearted, nothing is too much trouble. Kenny understands that every brides dream is their wedding day and will go above and beyond to make sure every moment is captured. Now the time has come for me to get married, I booked Kenny straight away.
Susie Latter - Wedding Organiser
Julie & Andy
Well, Julie and I are safely back in California and still basking in the afterglow of a truly great, one of a kind, party at Hever Castle!
We would like to say a great big thank you for the photos and for your amazing efforts to get us an initial set immediately after the party so that we could enjoy them on the long trip home. Yes, Julie really did have a little weep over them.
The final set of photos are just as spectacular and they really are true works of art, not just photos. Julie reckons the shots of her mother, now age 86, are probably the best ever!
Having an official photographer for our celebration was a bit of an afterthought, but we are so glad we decided to do it and in particular glad the folks at Hever recommended you.
Great photos taken in a friendly and unobtrusive way that just went with the flow of the party. I am sure we, and our guests, are going to enjoy them for a long time to come. Particularly as Julie is insisting we get them printed and bound into a book.
Andy and Julie xx.
Lucy & Richard
We know you realise already just how pleased we are with our photos of the wedding , but because we are so happy and can't thank you enough, we are doing it one more time!
A big thank you from the bottom of our hearts for our superb wedding photos, each one is a true delight to look at and are a work of art.
You have an exceptional talent, we are over the moon with them and so are our family and friends.
We look forward to seeing you again soon to say thank you in person.
Love and best wishes....Lucy & Richard xxx
From: Francesca Senior To: Kenny Hickey Subject: Testimonial
Thank you so much for shooting our wedding and the pre wedding photo-shoot. You were fantastic. A little background on me, I am always a bit anxious when it comes to ‘big event’ photographs. I worry they aren’t going to come out as well as I hope they will, or that I won’t look my best, etc.
To get really good photographs, its not enough to have a good team with a good photographer. You have to have a brilliant photographer who doesn’t just take photos, he captures the vision he had for each shot.
Kenny does all that and more….. I sensed that upon meeting me, Kenny quickly got a feel for my personality and set the theme, adjusting his internal camera lens for the photoshoot, accordingly. He has an amazing eye for beautiful things. He is able to serve up a masterpiece much in the way the Michelin restaurant chefs serve up a combination of flavors you would never have dremt of putting together, but the delicate balance of each element makes for a meal of a lifetime. With Kenny, we got photographs of a lifetime. Kenny was kind and patient with the whole wedding party and our guests loved him.
I immediately felt comfortable upon meeting him, which was for the first time the morning of our pre-wedding photo shoot at Hever Castle in the Italian Garden.
We live in America, so we put our faith in the recommendations of Harriet, our Wedding Planner at Hever Castle. We hired Kenny after looking at some of his portfolio online. Beautiful pictures. His photographs truly speak for themselves.
Kenny’s work exceeded my highest expectations for wedding photography. We only regret that we couldn’t have taken him along to shoot photos of the honeymoon and life there after. We highly recommend Kenny Hickey Photography to anyone who wants photographs that are nothing short of exceptional.
Kenny Hickey is truly a master of his art, photography..
Francesca & Derek Carroll xoxo Jackson, MS - United States of America XOXO
Lovely feedback from Lorraine & Tom who had a really beautiful fun wedding at Coltsford Mill, Oxted.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank you very much again for being such a brilliant Photographer on our wedding day, we were so really pleased with such a great and amazing job you did.
Our guests commented on how great you were too and we are all very impressed with the photos we have so far - the 1 of our 1st dance is just brilliant lol, spot on timing!!
We really look forward to receiving the others soon
Many thanks again
All the best
Lorraine and Tom
From Verity & Jarrod who got married at Dale Hill Golf Course, Ticehurst
Thank you so much Kenny
From the very beginning Kenny brought a fantastic enthusiasm & energy, it was very obvious Kenny loves & cares about photography. This immediately endeared us to Kenny & made our decision to secure Kenny’s services for our wedding very easy. Kenny was happy to use his experience to suggest styles, plus listen to our ideas which was important to us. Kenny even took the time to visit the venue with us to get an understanding of the venue & where would work best for the pictures.
On the day Kenny was fantastic, he worked extremely hard to ensure every request we had made was fulfilled, & at the same time Kenny’s friendliness & attention to details remained constant throughout. Kenny was extremely professional & captured so many incredible images to remind us how amazing our wedding day was.
We received our disc of pictures far quicker than we had hoped & are so delighted with them, we have an amazing portfolio of photos from the day which we struggled to choose from for the prints.
Choosing a photographer for such an important day such as your wedding is a daunting prospect as you want everything to be perfect as it can be, your photos will help create & maintain your memories to cherish for years to come. Therefore I have no reservations whatsoever recommending Kenny & sincerely thank him
Love Verity & Jarrod xx
Amy B. says:
I thankfully found out about Kenny Hickey through a recommended supplier list from Hever Castle when I was planning my wedding last year. The quality of his photographs speaks for themselves. They are absolutely stunning—a result of his knowledge and experience in the industry and at Hever Castle. Kenny knows Hever Castle incredibly well; he understands the best locations and angles to best capture the bride, groom, guests and the incredible setting that is Hever. He makes an already beautiful setting dynamic by paying attention to all of the details. What is more, Kenny is a sincere pleasure to work with, from beginning to end. He values his customers, and makes the process seamless. My husband and I knew we found an excellent photographer when we chose Kenny for our wedding, but he far exceeded our expectations. Indeed, Kenny is certainly one of the reasons why we look back on our experience at Hever with such fond memories. He does more than document an event. Kenny really captures the moment—the emotion, detail and lasting memories that you will remember and cherish forever. After working with Kenny, and seeing the pictures he produced, my husband and I agree that Kenny is the best photographer that we have ever seen. We count ourselves lucky that he photographed our wedding
Love from Amy & Paul xx
United State of America
And from Amy's parents
Rick Bauer has commented on Amy & Paul's wedding at Hever Castle, Edenbridge
"Kenny, you are the consummate professional. Your work, talents and your creative vision are beyond compare.
We feel fortunate to have worked with you at Amy and Paul's wedding at Hever Castle in Kent.
You cannot imagine the number of fabulous comments from our friends that we have received about your photo’s.
Your skills are beyond anything that I have experienced.
Thank you, again Kenny…You are simply the best!"
Rick & Rosemarie Bauer - The United States of America
Thank you Kenny for making such a fabulously beautiful and stunning record of our day for us - even just in the photos so far.
We really love the pictures and the variety of images you've worked on is great and the overall dramatic effect is outstanding.
We couldn't be happier with the work you put in preparing for the big day itself, and the finished results.
Thank you so much, you're such a nice guy and we can't recommend you highly enough to everyone we know.
Howard & Sarah
Samantha Maria Amos
Absolutely fantastic, thank you so so much Kenny!!xxx
Kenny's work is amazing….. have a look on his website xx
I just received this lovely feedback from Billy & Amber..
Kenny Your absolutely amazing, not only have you made our wedding, you have made our honeymoon. Thank you so much, a true gent !!!
Love Billy & Amber
Kenny, The photos are absolutely amazing, you are
a genius and one hell of an artist, thank you so much! Will recommend you to everyone I know but I don't think I have to, everyone is just raving about your skills!
Dasha & Bjorn x
"Kenny was a professional from start to finish. He produced some amazing engagement photos, even indulging our wish to have one of our horses join in! During our wedding day he made sure to get all of the shots, plus some inspired photos which we wouldn't have thought about. We couldn't be happier with the pictures and we would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a wedding photographer - you certainly won't find anyone as dedicated as Kenny".
Alex and Rachel Whittington xxx
I am very moved by these comments from Zita & Jim whose wedding I covered at High Rocks last year.They are both just amazing and I know I have met some dear friends for life.
Our Wedding Album is special beyond words. Everyone that has seen it has commented on how amazing the pictures are.
We relive the day every time we look at your pictures, you really captured something special.We are so pleased you were part of our wonderful day and cannot thank you enough for your professional and friendly manner. We found a brilliant photographer who helped to create and preserve a special and magic day.
A photographer who has become a friend we will always treasure"
All our love
Zita & Jim
Subject: Hello From France
I hope you are well. I want to thank you and your assistant immensely for all your work on our special day.Not only did our day go like a dream but both you and Simon were fabulous. We greatly appreciate how hard you worked and how it isn't always easy to manage to get your work done when there are timings to be respected etc etc and not everyone speaks english!!! A huge amount of people complimented us on our choice of photographer - this was even before having seen the shots that you sent us before leaving for our honeymoon!. They found you both extremely professional, discreet, artistic, funny and generally very very nice! We cannot thank you enough.
I know Mountains were equally very impressed with you.
Thank you thank you thank you for everything...."
Many Kind Regards
Hannah & Anael xx
Thank you so much for our wedding photographs, they are absolutely fantastic! You have captured our day perfectly and memories of our special day have come flooding back. We can't wait to share them with our family and friends! We will enjoy looking at them over and over again. You came highly recommended and the pictures have surpassed our expectations, we look forward to working with you again in the future.
Kathy & Howard
Some lovely feedback from a beautiful Persian wedding I shot at Buxted Park Hotel.
Hi Kenny, thanks so much for our beautifully presented photo print box plus your thank you card! We loved our photos...
"From the very first time we met Kenny it was an instant professionalism. He has delivered a truly first class service to us from the beginning, throughout our wedding and after the wedding he has been providing regular updates in regards to our album, photos & extra prints. We are very happy with our wedding photos & the style of the shots Kenny has captured. Regular communication with clients especially for a bride and groom, is key and unlike others we dealt with for our wedding, Kenny has ticked all the right boxes!
We would like to sincerely thank Kenny for his work and everything he has done for us & highly recommend him and would definitely contact him for any future photography work"
Adam & Sanaz
I received this from the lovely Ally & Ryan whose wedding I covered at Hever Castle last year...
"A thoroughly professional, yet personal job from start to finish.
Kenny instantly made us feel really comfortable, and he knew all the right moments to shoot and produced a stunning album of images at the end.
We cannot recommend Kenny highly enough!"
Ally & Ryan
Some great feedback from Stephanie & Simon whose wedding I covered at Salomon's Estates, Southborough
"Kenny did a fantastic job as our wedding photographer and captured the day perfectly. He even managed to take some lovely photos from the very back of the church (as it was our vicar's specific request that he stay in the background). We are so pleased with the pictures, which we will treasure forever. I think it is also worth saying that a friend, who wasn't even at our wedding, commented that they were the best wedding photos he had ever seen!
Stephanie & Simon
Kedra Winter commented on Kenny Hickey Photography
Kedra wrote: "What amazing photographs! Andrew and I adore them and we cannot wait to see the complete collection. Thank you so much for covering our day so beautifully - it was a real pleasure to have you with us and both you and Simon were delightful with our guests."
Kedra & Andrew
From: E.Preston To: firstname.lastname@example.org
I've just got home and seen your photos and am absolutely BLOWN AWAY!!!! WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!! Just INCREDIBLE!!!!
You are amazing and I don't mean that lightly, you have captured the absolute essence of joy
and happiness of our wedding ceremony and reflected through your talented photography and post-production the sheer beauty of our special day.
These photos are simply stunning. Thank you a million times for your work, you deserve every piece of praise as you are clearly hugely talented and a really nice guy to boot. It's been a pleasure dealing with you and I look forward to seeing the rest of the pictures.
Once again Kenny, both Grant and I thank you SO much for your time, effort and talent and wish you every luckand prosperity for the future.
Love from us both (Mr and Mrs Wells)
Ps we will be more than happy to recommend you to everyone
We just wanted to say a huge thank you for being our wedding photographer at Hever Castle on 3rd August. I'm sure all your clients tell you the same but we really did have the most wonderful day from start to finish. I still cannot quite believe I was fortunate enough to have the fairytale wedding I always dreamed of but finally we got there & thanks to you we will cherish those memories forever.
Thank you so much for the fab taster of pics you sent, they are simply amazing and something that I looked at over and over again while being on honeymoon.
I don't normally like looking at pictures of myself but somehow these are just so beautiful. You are a very talented photographer and I am so pleased we chose you to capture these precious moments. My guests all commented on how tirelessly you worked on the wedding day, yet how calm and relaxed the atmosphere was.You clearly love your job and it really shows through your pictures.
We are very much looking forward to seeing some more of your wonderful work.
Gemma & Neil Henson x
Subject: Jennie & Nathans Wedding, Hever Castle
As I said earlier – we are all so very pleased with the results you have produced from our daughters wedding at Hever Castle. As parents of the bride with responsibility for the arrangements – photography was a major worry. You have completely allayed those fears with the quality of your work (as you did on the day). The high standard of your approach on the day and the compositions created are a credit to you. In fact, the record of the day that you have constructed – both with the images taken and the portfolio you have put together – makes the question of a wedding video superfluous. You have produced the perfect record of what turned out to be the perfect day. We are so grateful.
Maurice & Dorothy Powner
Tina booked me from Australia and it was such a delight to finally meet them both, a really lovely wedding.
I've written this recommendation of your work to share with other LinkedIn users.
Details of the Recommendation: "From the moment we booked Kenny to be our photographer, his personable and professional attitude shone through. Most of our communication was via email, due to being overseas, but once we met, he made me feel confident that he could deliver what we wanted, and he and his team gave us a day of memories that we love. He is not standard he is different, he can be what you need him to be, and his unique perspective gave us images that we didn't always expect but most definitely love."
Tina & Kevin x
The Spa Hotel, Tunbridge Wells
Please find below the testimonial that Simon and I wrote for you when we received our photographs. I hope it reflects how truly appreciative we are for the wonderful photographs we have of our wedding day at Hever Castle.
Testimonial for Kenny Hickey Photography: Hever Castle
Photography was always one of our main priorities when planning our wedding as we wanted to ensure we had something that would
evoke memories of just how special our big day was and capture the atmosphere of our spectacular wedding venue at Hever Castle. We spent a long time looking round at a number of different
photographers and eventually settled on Kenny Hickey Photography as we really liked the style and creativity of Kenny's portfolio. He also came highly recommended by our venue and knew the setting
well. Our initial meeting with Kenny re-enforced our decision as he was so friendly and had lots of ideas but was also keen to listen to what was important to us. To top it all off, he had back-up
plans for every kind of disaster we could think of that might affect our wedding day which meant we had one less thing to worry about!
On the day, Kenny and his assistant were so professional and made sure we got all the photographs that were really important to us, even though this meant standing out in the freezing cold for a fair amount of time! They were so personable and unobtrusive that it was more like having two extra guests at the wedding than two photographers and several of our guests commented on how friendly they were. They even agreed to stay on for an extra hour at our evening reception despite the fact that it had started to snow heavily outside and we really appreciated their commitment to making sure our wedding day photography was all that we hoped.
When we received our photographs from Kenny we could not have been happier with our decision. The photographs were beyond our expectations and a number of people who have seen them, including friends of friends who don't even know us, have commented that they are the best wedding photographs they have ever seen! We got some great photographs that Kenny's assistant had taken from different angles which really added another dimension to our memories of the day. All in all, our experience of wedding photography could not have been better and we would not hesitate to wholeheartedly recommend Kenny Hickey Photography to anyone!
Liz & Simon x
The Stafford Park Hotel, St.James, London
"We had a fantastic wedding on a very hot sunny day in August. It was captured for friends and family alike in a set of marvellous marvelous photographs. Kenny's professional, unobtrusive and friendly approach made a major contribution to the success of the event. I cannot speak highly for the quality of the photographs.We were impressed with the ones of Imelda and I walking through secluded woodland….all Kenny's own idea"
David and Imelda x
Subject: Customer testimonial
"My wife and I felt that our wedding memories were one aspect of our big day that we were not prepared to compromise on. That's why we researched photographersand visited half a dozen in person before we found Kenny Hickey. Choosing Kenny was an easy decision because, in our opinion, the quality of his photography is secondto none. Importantly, Kenny spoke through our needs prior to the day to establish the style that we were most in favour of. He has a friendly yet professional manner which helped put us at ease on the day whilst ensuring things were kept on track. Kenny represents great value by working with an assistant to increase his coverage whilst employing a reportage style which meant that we barely noticed him much of the time. He incorporated himself into the day rather than taking over and we were amazed when we saw how many fantastic photos he had captured.
As a professional photographer it should go without saying that Kenny has an eye for detail and great composition but he goes beyond that by adding his own creative twists; using a variety of lenses and post-production techniques to create images that enhance our memories and are immensely pleasurable to review. Kenny is flexible whilst providing professional advice and creative input. He takes a brief, responds to it and then adds his own expert flair. We recommend him unreservedly."
Ally & Tom xx
"Kenny was an absolute star on our wedding day - his professionalism and attention to detail made for some truly amazing pictures. When
we first met with Kenny, we knew that we had found our photographer - he was so very easy to get along with and made sure that we were completely happy with his approach. The service that we received in the lead up to, on and after our wedding was fantastic and we would definitely recommend him to anyone looking for a photographer. Kenny captured every moment and detail perfectly - so many friends and family have commented on how lovely the pictures are with many saying that they are the best they have ever seen.
Kenny - thank you so much for all your hard work and support.
Nicole & Mark xx
Mr Hickey Hi to you,
You took photos of my Brother, James' wedding last week to Anita. I wasn't there as I live in Vancouver.
I've met some quite well known photographers in different places in the world and especially in Africa (where I used to live)
Seldom if ever have I seen photos who capture just wonderful spontaneity. Although I wasn't there and yet after looking at some of the photos and as flaky as it sounds , I felt like I had experienced the wedding to some degree.
If you ever come to BC or want to come we have a spare room which you can use for a week or two for free.
THANKYOU VERY VERY MUCH,
Martyn & Valerie Wheatley
Valerie & I wanted a photographer who would be part of our wedding day.
On meeting Kenny we immediately knew we had found the person we were looking for. He was engaged on the basis that he was fun and would capture the whole day not just the staged shots. Kenny did both with style and soon blended in to become another guest at our party. Kenny produced superb informal as well as classical pictures of our special day. The quality and creativeness of his photographs has given us a perfect memento of the big day.
Friends and family that have seen our wedding album want to see all the pictures right through to the last shot.
We enjoyed Kenny’s company so much that we even invited him back to the first anniversary party.
All the best
Martyn & Valerie x
Samantha & Andrew McKerell - Bickley Park Manor
Dear Kenny..we hope this is helpfuland the nice thing is we mean every word....
Samantha and I would like to thank you for the beautiful photographs that you took at our wedding.
Choosing a photographer is never easy, often worrying about how the final prints will turn out, or whether they would turn out at all!
We are so pleased with the results and quality of the prints that we will be recommending you to all our friends and family in the future.
We found you to be extremely friendly and professional, helpful and yet unobtrusive.
Thank you Kenny, you did us proud
Andrew & Samantha Mckerell
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