Testimonials

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Rowena, Christening and Wedding Reception
I’m exceedingly pleased with my photographs and found Cyrus to be very professional and personable. I would recommend him to anyone!


Kim and Matt, Wedding
Wow! What a fantastic photographer Cyrus is. Cyrus photographed my wedding day and from the first zoom chat we knew he was going to be fantastic. He was discreet when taking the photos but also made the effort to be so friendly to us and all of our guests, we have had nothing but compliments about how friendly and professional he was as well as taking some great photos. We had plenty of talks before the big day about what we wanted and how we wanted it done and every part was catered to perfectly. Our wedding day was perfect and Cyrus was the perfect photographer for it, nothing felt forced or uncomfortable, it was like having another guest there. I would recommend to anybody!


Mr and Mrs Taylor-Ayres, Wedding
We found Cyrus via Bark. A wedding has so many components and small details, but we both agree that Cyrus was one of the best purchases.

From start to finish, he was hardworking and personable. He answered all of our questions and made sure we were completely happy with the plan and always wanted to meet and exceed our expectations.

On the day itself, Cyrus was brilliant. He was confident and hardworking, and most importantly, his personality shone, meaning both of us and the guests were comfortable.

Cyrus was more of a friend and guest than a photographer. Everybody had nothing but good things to say about him, and some asked for his details for their events.

We would both highly recommend Cyrus. The photos we received were amazing and he truly captured every moment. We couldn't be happier. Lastly, if you're reading this Cyrus, thank you again. I know we keep saying it, but our day; which does flash by, couldn't have been as wonderful without you. you have captured everything we could have ever wanted so we may remember it for years to come. We're so glad you enjoyed the trip in the Rolls. your excitement and gratitude still makes us smile to this day. Thank you.


Connor and Georgia, Wedding
Cyrus photographed a family members' wedding a few years ago. He was chatty and relaxed and we knew from then that we wanted Cyrus to be a part of our wedding too. Even though the pandemic postponed our plans by a year, Cyrus kept in touch throughout that time and reassured us along the way through regular emails and video calls. Cyrus couldn't have been more helpful, not just with the photography side but guiding us through the plan of the day and giving us top tips from other weddings he had been a part of, something we didn't expect but are so grateful for.

On the day, Cyrus was discreet during the ceremony and managed to catch some great shots despite the challenging church layout. Cyrus corralled our guests with ease during the group photos and kept everyone entertained while we were all photographed. Neither of us are particularly photogenic, and there was no pressure from Cyrus to pose. Despite this, he was quick to instruct us on how to stand using his great sense of humour making us giggle all the way through, which did the job of relaxing us and getting a good picture. Throughout the day Cyrus did a brilliant job of taking pictures of the small details of our wedding that we had almost forgotten about until the photos arrived. This really helped paint a picture of the whole day for us to enjoy once it was all over, including the parts we hadn't even noticed on the day.

Cyrus chatted easily with our guests as if they were old friends and our guests absolutely loved Cyrus and his presence throughout the day. There were many comments on how charismatic and relaxed he was, and these characteristics made our guests, and us, feel so at ease.

Cyrus was so kind and went above and beyond than being 'just a photographer'. He was a joy to be around and it was a joy that he was able to be part of the day with us. We are so grateful we met Cyrus at the previous family wedding and that he was able to come along for the ride with us. Cyrus is just a really down to earth, funny guy, who takes a cracking photograph and is very good at what he does.


Constance Taylor - Profile shoot - Mrs.T Weddings
Cyrus recently took my branding photos in Oxfordshire and I love them! Never do I usually say that about a photo of myself. Cyrus made the day fun and interactive, he understood my brief and made sure he got the images. The editing was incredibly speedy and I had my gallery in no time at all! As a wedding planner it is so important to me that I only recommend suppliers I truly trust and Cyrus is no exception. I look forward to working on weddings together!


Siân and Simon, Wedding
We connected with Cyrus through a friend and from the first call we knew he was the right photographer for us. His positive attitude and brilliant sense of humour put us at ease from the start, and those attributes really counted on the day when everything was starting to feel a little intense. He put everyone at ease and really got the best out of everyone throughout the day. It was a small, intimate ceremony and Cyrus really captured the joyous atmosphere (of which he was very much a part). For a couple that don't particularly love having their photo taken, Cyrus made the post-ceremony shoot an absolute blast, and we are now so lucky to have some really memorable, unique photos of us as newlyweds in the city we love. Not only are Cyrus's photographs of exceptional quality, they also really communicate the joy and love of the day, and for that we are so grateful and strongly recommend him for your event.


Katie & Chris, Wedding
AMAZING doesn't give enough justice to Cyrus's photography. The whole package was truly incredible. Not only were our wedding photographs stunning, he also entertained the crowd and befriended the guests - with multiple people saying after the event how charismatic and fun the photographer was! As the bride, he also made me feel so relaxed during the morning.. creating perfect shots whilst not imposing on the 'getting ready' process. We would highly recommend Cyrus, if you wish to have the perfect wedding day, and top class memories afterwards.


Holly & Toran, Wedding
Cyrus was such a pleasure to work with! He listened to our needs and tailored a very economical package! He liaised with our celebrant to ensure he was well placed during our ceremony and didn’t cause a distraction to my husband who doesn’t like photos! We received lots of compliments from our wedding guests about Cyrus, we was fun and made everyone feel at ease! I’d highly reccomended him!


Ajay Dhunna, Proposal shoot
Cyrus was an absolute pleasure to work with. Everything was perfect in him capturing my special moment proposing to my now fiancée. He was so professional, not too intrusive and was just such a lovely person in general. In terms of the photos, all them were fantastic. Cyrus is definitely someone I would recommend to anyone as well as having him photography my events in the future.

Olivia Buckeldee, Wedding
Cyrus was an amazing wedding photographer! He really listened to what we wanted and made us feel completely at ease in the run up and on the day. He worked so hard on our wedding day and took a wonderful selection of natural photographs throughout our day. We are so happy with the end results!


Kd Sawhney, Proposal shoot
Cyrus was a likeable, professional, thorough photographer who carried out excellent photos. He carried out extensive searches of locations and all aspects affecting the photographs and the turnaround for delivery of the photos was very quick. I would highly recommend Cyrus for photography in the future.


Nicola H, profile shoot
Brilliant guy who brings personality and fun to your photoshoot. The end result is fantastic photos. I highly recommend.


Sammi & Max, wedding
Cyrus has shot 3 (maybe 4) family weddings now, including my own. He's a great photographer to have there, because *everyone* loves him. Really engaging, and certainly knows how to make you feel relaxed. We asked him as soon as we got engaged because we'd enjoyed seeing him at other weddings, and loved his pictures. I really can't recommend him more (and I've recommended him to many friends away from here!)


Kerry and Andrew, wedding
Where to begin! I feel so lucky that we were able to book Cyrus for our wedding photography via a recommendation. Before we even met, the communication on email and telephone reflected the style we were after; professional, smart, relaxed and more than a touch of class. Cyrus has such great creative vision and can interpret his client's wishes with genuine enthusiasm. Cyrus wasn't just our wedding photographer, he was an integral part of our day. He captured the essence of our relaxed, informal wedding with a warm and charismatic style and the images are beautiful. Thank you Cyrus!


Pamela and Richard, wedding
Cyrus was recommended by a colleague for our wedding in June 2018 and we were not disappointed. Cyrus has an engaging personality and puts everyone at their ease with his great humour and has an innate ability to keep focussed and on schedule without rushing. He has so much experience that he intuitively takes photos that others would have missed. He is a joy to be around and very quickly becomes a key part of a very special day... we wholly recommend Cyrus Mower to all as he definitely brings a 'special sparkle' to a very special day. Thank you again Cyrus.


Diwa & Jonny, wedding
My husband and I are usually quite awkward on camera, which is why for our wedding, we were excited and delighted that Cyrus was able to fit us in his busy schedule. He had been highly recommended by my sister-in-law and my man of honor, and has become a family friend rather. He has a wonderful sense for capturing moments naturally and put our guests at ease. Given that I have family and guests who couldn't make it to our wedding, it was very special for us to have so many wonderful photos to share. Truly do recommend Cyrus for capturing your memories.


Amar Dattani, engagement and wedding and chundri
Cyrus photographed our proposal, engagement ceremony and civil wedding. He was very professional and we loved how he naturally made us feel at ease on the big day! We’ve got some amazing photos and would highly recommend him. Thank you Cyrus!! 


Dan Eisenhandler, author
Cyrus took some glorious pictures for the front cover of the book I am writing. My only dilemma was that they were all so good that I am finding it hard to select just one to use!! 


Louise Buxton, hair and makeup artist extraordinaire
I have worked with Cyrus on several photoshoots and weddings and I’m always excited by his friendly persona, positive energy and ideas. I’m always more than pleased with the images produced and can’t wait to work together on our next project!


Chris Lewis, hockey calendar shoot
It was an unusual request to turn 6 weary looking, clearly weather-beaten, hockey players into glamorous calendar icons, but he managed it!! With fantastic tradecraft and keen eye for expression and nuance, he rallied a fatigued Friday night into one of the most funny and enjoyable group experiences i have had in a long time! Chivvied along with a gentle sense of humour, he managed to find the pure essence of these beasts of sport that time had forgotten - results are fabulous!! Bravo and many many thanks!!


Louise McIntyre, HaynesPublishing 
Cyrus set up and took some fantastic images which are included in our Guys Knit Manual. He has a really professional but friendly approach - making the model feel relaxed, and directing and composing each shot to achieve the best results. We'd definitely use him again for a similar project.


Beth Hill, Head of Events, Oxford Brookes University
Fabulous to work with, kind and considerate when working within the brief given. A total star in his field! 


Jack Rayner, Features Editor, OX Magazines
Always a great service and top-quality photos from Cyrus


Kimball Thomas-Hird, athlete
Very professional and I was very pleased with the finished result. Also a great guy and good to work with!


Lauren and Joe, Wedding 
We've lost count of the number of wedding guests who commented on how brilliant our photographer was. Cyrus captured our day perfectly, from start to finish. His lovely manner and good humour made everyone feel at ease, and the outcome is some truly exceptional photos! Overall excellent service and we've been merrily (and confidently) recommending him to every engaged couple I've come across since.


Hans Price, Chartered Wealth Manager with Raymond James Oxford
These are perfect. Exactly what we wanted, an original flavour of the city. Some real corkers in here. Thank you!

Taz, model
Cyrus created some outstanding editorial pictures for my portfolio, which have helped me secure many jobs since shooting. He is a pleasure to work with and I will be referring straight back to him when my portfolio needs updating again. 


Kevin Game, family portrait shoot
Cyrus was very good, professional and personable and did an excellent job of putting little people at ease.


Aysha W., model
Working with Cyrus was an absolute pleasure. The pictures from our photo session are absolutely stunning!! He is extremely professional, immediately puts you at ease and makes you feel comfortable for the shoot. Thank YOU for capturing the best of me in the worst of weekends.


Andrea Finnigan - Proprietor, Finnigan Fitness
I couldn't be happier with the range of photos that Cyrus took of my Pilates class. He was discreet, professional and promptly provided me with a fantastic range of photos that I can use for my website. He also provided sound advice of where the photos should be taken as well as what lighting to use. I would highly recommend him. Many thanks again for your time Cyrus.


Penny Lee - Promoter, The Haven Club @ The Bullingdon, Oxford
I have a strong dislike of photographers who are intrusive and expect to be at the front without respecting the people around them - you didn't do that, thank you! You behaved the opposite of that, obviously enjoyed the music and the photographs depict that. They show the joy of what was one of our best gigs ever, from the musicians and the audience. You will always be welcome at a Haven Club gig and I don't say that to many photographers!


James Talbot, co-proprietor, Woodstock Barbers
Cyrus showed expert technical ability and professional shoot management. The shoot was relaxed and Cyrus enabled the models to produce their best work. With his creative input we were able produce photos we desired.


Denise Bridges, director, Bodyline Therapy
I'm not very good at posing for photographs, however Cyrus managed to capture the real essence of me in full flow whilst I was working both in my yoga class and during a remedial massage treatment. We chatted briefly regarding what may or may not work, but then Cyrus worked discreetly around the room and captured some beautiful moments. I now have a brilliant set of photographs of the classes, as well as the massage and head shots of me that I will be using to promote my business on my website and Facebook. Thanks Cyrus.


Tom Lellii, producer: The Billy Walton Band, Billy Duffy, Bob Rock, Aala Recording
Killer pics dude!


Sophie Carter, Personal Trainer
I have known Cyrus for years and he has always had a passion for photography. This was evident to me a few years ago when I bumped into him at a car show in Woodstock. He was walking around with his camera and he asked if he could take a picture of my family and I said yes. He took a perfect picture of my daughter which has stuck with me for years and showed a side to her that has never before caught on camera and is one of the best pictures of her. He captures so much in one photo. I recently wanted some pictures for my website and the first person I thought of was Cyrus. He was so easy to work with, he relaxes you, explains what he is doing and ensures you are happy throughout the session. I was totally at ease and that I think is the key to having a good photo. My website photos are brilliant (www.sophiecarter.co.uk) and I had a huge amount of 'likes' on Facebook for them too.

Cyrus and I then took some portrait photographs and once again he captured some amazing photographs and I have never seen such amazing work. He is very professional but at the same time makes it look effortless. I would highly recommend him as a photographer. Thank you so much Cyrus and it is so lovely to see someone who genuinely cares and is passionate about his work.

Nadine, portfolio shoot
All my friends and family have made such positive comments that I am already planning to have some more pictures taken by Cyrus.

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