I really can’t begin to thank you enough for everything you did for us throughout the course of our wedding. What made the whole thing so special is that it was always a complete delight to work with you, from the first meeting (cocktails at The Goring – perfect!) through to receiving our beautiful thank you cards. We could not have been more delighted with the end result, there isn’t a single photo that doesn’t make me break out in a huge smile or a bring a lump to my throat.
Most importantly, on the day you were so thoughtful, keeping in mind everything I’d said and being a wonderful blend of excited encouragement and perfect timing (very important!), coaxing those final smiles out of us when we thought we were too exhausted. Everyone has mentioned how lovely you were and how fantastic the photos look, as well as how much they reflect the day.
You made the whole thing a breeze for us, and have given us beautiful and tangible memories that I will treasure forever. Thank you so much, from the bottom of my heart. xx
‘HESTER!! Wow wow wow... James and I are in Bali and we are just both so over the moon with the pictures... We just love them... In fact love them doesn't do it justice but just ecstatic, really we are. What a wonder you are, we couldn't be happier!’
Hester was more than an incredible photographer on our big day - not only did she produce really wonderful photographs that we were absolutely thrilled with but she was there when you didn't know you needed her. She is an unbelievable support throughout the day and thinks of absolutely everything - our day would not have been complete without her and cannot recommend her more highly.
Hester was so professional and a joy to have at the wedding. She made a very pressured day very efficient and enjoyable. Despite our usual reticence at having our photo taken, we didn't mind in the slightest and the result has been fantastic. People always tell you that the day will go by so quickly and it is completely true – you blink and you miss it. We feel so lucky to have two enormous books full of beautiful photos to remind us of everything that went on, from the things we did see to the things we didn’t. Hester was wonderful and we would recommend her to anyone.
We absolutely love the photos. Your informal style completely captured the feel of our day and you were an absolute delight to work with; you felt more like one of our guests with a camera than a wedding photographer. We know we will particularly treasure the spontaneous shots of friends and family celebrating with us in the years to come.
Wow Hester....they are absolutely incredible! Thank you SO SO much....you did a fantastic job and were an absolute delight to have around with your calming influence and gentle humour! Perfect and just what we needed...... you have a real talent and have brought out the best memories of the day!
Lance and I were speechless when we first saw the photos. Not only is each one a beautifully crafted work of art, but the photos captured elements of the day that I did not, as the bride, have a chance to witness at first hand, so it was like experiencing the wedding all over again from many different angles. We now have a tangible memory of the day, a memory that is stunning to look at, and that has captured so comprehensively aspects of the occasion that would otherwise have been lost. Hester's mix of being extremely organized, thorough, and at the same time discreet and calming is extremely impressive. We are so thrilled to have this treasured archive, and could not recommend Hester highly enough.
Hester, you were nothing short of fantastic, not only on the day but in the lead-up too and the photos are even better than I had hoped. You were such a joy to be around, your enthusiasm and calming presence was so appreciated. Henry and I cannot thank you enough for everything and will be forever grateful to you for capturing the integral parts of the day to perfection.
I just wanted to say a HUGE thank you from both of us for being so brilliant on Saturday, and for the crucial role you played in our wedding day. We both had such a fantastic day, and that was in no small part down to you, and persuading me to have hair and make up earlier, get the formal photos out of the way early,not have the formal line-up etc. We were both able to really relax and enjoy ourselves, and you also made the photo-taking very painless too.
Hester...... WOW WEE what a taster, we can't thank you enough for sending mummy, Nico and I those, they are all totally and utterly FANTASTIC, i just adore everyone of them...... well done you!!!
Nico and I have just looked through them and it literally brought every second of the whole day back for us! We just cannot wait for the whole album and to see them all, so exciting.. The photos are FAB & i mean really FAB, we love them all! Thank you so much - you did such a great job, I literally can sit and watch the screen over and over again reminiscing the day, you captured it so well every detail!
WOW! Hester these photos are incredible, I cannot stop looking through them all, thank you so so much for sending them through. You are just so clever how you have managed to capture everything and that is only in a small selection, just amazing. Thank you for EVERYTHING, your photographs are just out of this world.
We had a month’s worth of rain on our July wedding day! In spite of the rain, we had a glorious day, not least because of Hester’s entirely unfazed, relaxed and smiling approach. She was absolutely brilliant both in the run up to and on the day, seemed as excited as we were and more like a guest than the photographer. She somehow managed to corral what felt like hundreds of us, including very little bridesmaids, into order without fuss. The photographs are gorgeous – relaxed, happy, fun and flattering; they really capture the atmosphere (miraculously, without any of the grey skies) and are exactly what we had hoped for.
We now have in our possession the most exquisite record of the most magical time of our lives. We have page after page of memories, feelings, thoughts, moments, details – all brought to life with your extraordinary work throughout the weekend. Your gift to us both will be cherished for all of our life: I can’t begin to imagine the hours of work that went into making every single page – thank you thank you thank you.
Just wanted to let you know that we LOVE LOVE LOVE the photos – they are absolutely amazing! All the little details that you managed to capture – parts of the garden, us getting ready, glimpses of people chatting and laughing, the service – it really is wonderful and so captures the spirit of the day. You have made it all look so beautiful and terribly flattering of us both (thank you!) – they are the most fantastic memento for us. We both cannot thank you enough for everything – the amazing photos and also for being an incredibly calm presence on the day (particularly for me in the morning) quietly guiding us towards being ready (just about) on time. You were absolutely wonderful – thank you.
I found Hester using Google, even though everyone says you should go word of mouth, and all my nerves were completely banished the minute we started communicating – here’s a photographer who combines skill, hard work and efficiency with a discreet, helpful and very friendly manner – and who is so nice too! We had a great time with her – she is just totally spot on and took so many beautiful photos, capturing everything we had asked for and much much more. A highly recommendable photographer all together – hooray for Google!
Hester was recommended to us by a friend of the family and we could not have wished for a more brilliant photographer. She managed to capture, not only the bride and groom, but also every other guest at their very best. The results were magnificently outstanding and made those whom she photographed feel like a million dollars. We have had countless comments from friends that her photos are the best and most natural they have ever seen from a wedding. Hester really was an essential part of our wedding, so helpful in the planning and a massively calming friend to all on the day. We cannot thank her or rate her highly enough.
I’m trying not to lapse into lamentable cliché, but quite simply, thanks to your inspired efforts, we shall always have tangible memories of our most sublime day. It has been said that the art of photography is about the subject not noticing the photographer and behaving naturally. The reaction of many of our friends has confirmed this: not remembering having been snapped and yet smiling broadly or chatting animatedly. We are both amazed that in such a mass of photos everyone is smiling and that you have so succinctly captured their essence in a single look. The formal photos have somehow managed to depict relaxed and happy people rather than people beginning to think about supper after a long afternoon on their feet… But there is still more: the photos of my beautiful wife getting ready are a record of something I would not otherwise have known and she is convinced that their success is due to having had such a sympathetic, subtle and intelligent person behind the camera.
Whilst arranging our wedding, one thing that dawned on us was that getting the right photographer was going to be one of the most important elements of the day. Hester was recommended by a friend and it was the best decision we made. She is unusually gifted – she has the extraordinary talent of putting you completely at ease, being incredibly discreet and most of all in taking beautiful, inspired photos. She has a unique gift of capturing the spirit and character of complete strangers on film – it was quite uncanny looking through our photos; not only were the shots beautiful but they also really captured the character of each person. On the day, Hester was a complete pleasure to have around, putting me quite at ease with her gentle but professional modus operandi. She completely goes the extra mile and does whatever it takes to get the best shots of the day. And the result is simply extraordinary. The photos have given us and our family and friends so much pleasure and will continue to do so for years to come.
Jenny & James Perry
What brilliant photos! We have just looked through both albums (many more images than we bargained for so thank you VERY much) and are immensely impressed by your artistic flair and outright professionalism. You managed to capture expressions that some members of the family have been unable to match in 30 years of trying…
Sir Ian Garnett
Thank you so much for the beautiful photos of our wedding – they are absolutely stunning and we couldn’t be more pleased. You managed to capture every special moment and all of the joy and laughter of the day. It is fantastic to have wonderful portraits of every guest looking their best, and the images of us are SO flattering! We have been overwhelmed by the quality of the photos, but were also so impressed by your warmth, sincerity and professionalism. You have such an amazing and natural eye and seemed to be everywhere on the day without anyone noticing. It was a joy to have you around, and you were a wonderful calming influence on everybody.
Zoe & David Schluter
…they are totally fantastic – we are both wow’ed by them all! We couldn’t stop looking at them yesterday and I can’t believe it’s actually me in them – how did you make us look so good! They are absolutely amazing; we’ve been trying to pick out favourites but can’t as they are all so good – there are some really emotional and moving shots. Thank you so much for all your hard work: we are both delighted. Everyone who has seen the photos has said they are the most amazing wedding photos they’ve ever seen – I must say I totally agree with them. I want to give you a massive hug for capturing our special day so brilliantly!
Rachel & Trent Brewerton
…we are overwhelmed at the perfection of all our photos. Richard and I adore them all, the movement captured in every shot allows us to re-live each moment and even our guests’ emotions on the day: you are a very talented lady and a true professional! Your serene composure and quiet instruction through the day and evening ensured we didn’t suffer the dreaded ‘formal photo syndrome’ – it flowed seamlessly and for that we are truly grateful. You blended into our party perfectly and we simply cannot thank you enough.
We are so glad you photographed Jenny & James because as a result we ended up with photos that are more perfect than we could have ever dared hope! We were quite nervous generally because of past experience, and the knowledge that they become the lasting memory. But you really managed to capture the day – everyone looks stunning and the atmosphere and feeling of the place and people really leap out of the pictures. Everyone is literally gobsmacked, and we’re always bursting with pride when we show them. So a million thank you’s – you have made us very happy indeed.
Genevieve & Chris Portwood
Thank you so much for the beautiful photographs of our wedding. You capture perfectly the story of the most perfect day. We will forever be able to go back in time and re-live every moment thanks to your amazing ability to tell a story. You fulfilled all our wishes that the photos should be natural and not staged, and that every guest should feature. It was also quiet incredible how you managed to be in so many places, taking photos from all angles, all at the same time!
Katie & Jonny Bartram