Testimonials



I've always maintained that the best form of advertising is 'word of mouth'. Below you'll find a few testimonials from some of my recent clients...

"Mansel first came to my attention around 12 months ago through a recommendation. As a publisher, and in light of the prestige of my clients, I needed a photographer who could provide my clients with the highest quality images for their respective brochures. 

To date, Mansel has now undertaken several shoots for me, and on each occasion has provided, quite simply, extraordinary images. Mansel has proven he has an eye for detail, he works strictly to the client's remit, he has a determination to get things right and will re-shoot until that is achieved, his after-sales service (editing) etc, is second to none and he is extremely professional in his attitude and approach to each commission.

In short, I would highly recommend Mansel, and will continue to use his services for my clients' shoots"

                                                                          Gavin Kemp, On Par Promotional Publishing Ltd

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He joined us for formalities in Tredegar, we dragged him around very remote North Wales for our Blessing, and he then accompanied us for the finale in Usk. I (the bride), true to tradition, was late at every stage of our wedding, but Mansel was nothing but incredibly calming, comforting, reassuring and professional throughout every stage.

He completely embraced our unique wedding, and I could not have asked for a more flexible and supportive photographer, he never felt intrusive, (more part of the family), yet captured some wonderful, very personal moments, (in a very special place for us), enabling the photos that he produced for us to really capture our special days in such breathtaking ways, that they will evoke wonderful memories every time we look at them. He truly captured the story of our unique wedding, and for that we are forever grateful.

                                                                         Caroline and Dave, Tredegar, Snowdonia and Usk

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"Mansel Davies has provided us with a great service.

Not only are his commercial photographs excellent; he is flexible, amiable and able to work on a variety of different commissions - frequently with a short brief and at short notice."

                                          Elizabeth McMahon (Kava Communication | creative marketing)


The photography was one of the most important elements for me on my big day. I wanted someone who would capture all the important parts of the day whilst capturing elements of the day that would have otherwise gone unnoticed.

I didn't really know any photographers or what I should look for, but as soon as I found Mansel, I knew he was the guy I wanted to capture our big day. We arranged to meet him over a year before the wedding to make sure he was the right one, as a stressy bride it was vital everything was perfect. I needn't have worried, as soon as we met Mansel we were instantly at ease; he was funny, and yet so passionate about his work. On the day he was fab, he even helped my dad with his cravat! He made everyone feel so at ease and was never in the way but always there to get those key moments. After the wedding he kept in contact and kept us in the loop with what was happening and where he was with putting our proof album together. He brought them to our house and I wanted to open them straight away but had to wait for my husband. The wait was totally worth it. The pictures were totally breath-taking; every moment was perfectly captured and looking through them was like living the day all over again, being taken on a total emotional rollercoaster and yet smiling non-stop. Even now I can't stop looking at them. Mansel is an amazingly passionate photographer. I seriously recommend him to everyone I know and will continue to, I cannot sing his praises highly enough!"  

                                                                                                               Laura Davies, Newport


“Why do I use Mansel Davies? Because he is the best there is! Artistic skills and a natural flare for photography elevate his photography from the mundane to the marvellous.

One only has to see his portfolio to recognise that Mansel is no ordinary high street photographer. I have used Mansel for close up photography; one of these images was used as the cover picture for a medical journal that I edit. I am looking at one of his landscape photographs of Newport at dusk on a cloudy day. Without any tricks, Mansel has made Newport look like Seattle. My academic unit’s website includes Mansel’s photographs exclusively. I wanted a web site that would look cutting-edge without being pretentious. Mansel’s approach is artistic, but grounded in reality, with a subtle and sympathetic take on the human condition."

            Professor Alex Anstey, Consultant Dermatologist and Professor of Dermatology.


"We booked Mansel for our wedding photography after our first meeting as we were instantly impressed

. He made us feel completely at ease in both the lead up and on the day, he even made extra effort by offering to visit our reception location prior to the wedding (we had a marquee) to ensure everything ran smoothly on the day. He was unobtrusive and extremely patient which is exactly what we needed on our wedding day! We were very surprised that our proof album and cd were ready by the time we got back from honeymoon, the photos are truly beautiful and captured the day perfectly, they were so lovely we had trouble choosing which ones to put in our final album/frames! We were very impressed with the quality of the final photos and album, our memories are captured beautifully for us to treasure and look back on in many years to come. We cannot thank Mansel enough for all his hard work and patience!"

                                                                                                             Sarah and Emlyn, Usk x


"I commissioned Mansel to create a portfolio of images to promote Monmouthshire as a business location.

He ensures that he understands and meets the needs of his client, uses a creative approach to produce excellent results and is committed to delivering customer satisfaction."

           James Woodcock Existing Business Manager at Monmouthshire County Council


“Mansel truly is a man of many talents – from corporate photos to family and pet portraits to performing in his own rock concert!

 Mansel captured our family portraits perfectly whilst on location in a forest on a frosty autumn day. Mansel’s passion, calming nature and creativity made the experience fun and memorable, even our border collie Hugo smiled for the camera! We were blown away with the prints which now take pride of place in our living room so we can admire them and recall the memory all year round.”

                                                                                                                Sarah P, Abergavenny