Kind words

Natalie & Ben {wedding 2016}

Dear Ria,

We cannot thank you enough for being with us in Sicily to capture our special day, we really could not have asked for better. Despite our initial awkwardness at being photographed (!) you put as completely at ease and it was such a pleasure to be photographed by you and to have you there as part of it.

The collection of photos that you have put together for us could not be more perfectly shot – original, natural and beautiful, and absolutely what we wished for, capturing the essence and every detail of the day completely.

You went well beyond the call of duty on the day to help out with everything, incredibly professional throughout, but we also had the lovely feeling that it felt like having another friend with us there. We could not be happier.

Thank you again, and wishing you all good things.

Lots of love,

Natalie & Ben xx

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Layla & Shaun {wedding 2016}

Dear Ria
I had a feeling that we had made the right decision when we chose you to capture our special day… We were not wrong and I can’t thank you enough! Every time I look at the photos, it brings it all back to life and the feelings I felt on that day. I don’t know how you quite manage that but its true! Your attention to detail and never failing to miss a moment both prompted and natural. We both felt very comfortable with you there even though I forgot you were actually there most times! you have a gift at making people feel relaxed and even The hubby felt comfortable posing for the camera! I have had so many compliments and people asking who my photographer was! Thank you so much, we will treasure these memories thanks to you x
– Layla

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Vicki & Rony {wedding 2016}

For me, the wedding planning process was a jam-packed list full of decision making… something which is not my forte at the best of times! When it came to picking a wedding photographer, there seemed like so many great options and styles – it was quite overwhelming. However, choosing Ria & Jake to capture our special day was one of the best wedding decisions we made!

My life always feels hectic, yet from the initial phone call with Ria, her sense of calm won me over. Her warmth at the pre-wedding meeting made me feel super comfortable about something which I was dreading – I hate having my picture taken! On the day, Jake and Ria fit in seamlessly – they simply became an extension of the wedding party and slipped into the background to capture the important moments while managing all of the more formal portraits like the pros they are.

So extremely talented – the feedback from our pictures has been overwhelming – I love, love, love them – and so do all of our friends and family. I couldn’t recommend them higher! Thank you both so much x
– Vicki

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Henry & Siu Ki {wedding 2016}

Dear Ria,
The beautiful package arrived this morning. First of all, we would like to thank you for taking part in this special event of our lives together. Thank you for taking so many beautiful photos on the day, a record of the places, numerous familiar and smiley faces, moments of friends sharing and laughing together. We love the photos of ourselves as much as the photos of the groups and individuals. These photos will help us to keep a wonderful memory in our lives. Thank you.

Secondly, we would like to thank you for being so caring, helpful and creative in producing a beautiful collection of our wedding photos. Thank you for the hard work on such cold winter day. We will always remember your excitement of the puddle of water you’ve found. The reflection from the puddle no only reflects an image of us but also reflects your professional skills and talent.

We feel very grateful and blessed to have such wonderful memories to last a life time. A big THANK YOU once again.

We hope you’ve enjoyed a few moments during the time you spent with us and have produced something that you loved and enjoyed.

With our best wishes always.
– Henry & Siu Ki

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Jess & David {wedding 2016}

Thank you so much for our wonderful wedding photos! We couldn’t be more delighted.

David and I were very close to not getting a professional photographer for our wedding as we had preconceptions about this involving lots of posed, staged photos. We couldn’t of been more wrong!

What we love about your approach is the way you’re able to capture the feelings and energy that surround particular moments so naturally and as they happen. We feel so lucky to have such a detailed documentation of our day which we can look back on in years to come and relive all those memories and emotions.
– Jess & David

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Claudia & Ed {wedding 2015}

Dear Ria,

Thank you so much for our magical wedding photos. You managed to capture the emotions of the day so beautifully. Both the stunning posed photos encompassing the beautiful surroundings and the ‘moment’ shots of people caught enjoying themselves transport us straight back to that incredible day.

On top of taking such beautiful photographs and dealing with rain and mud and crazy Israeli dancing, you were also a joy to work with. We knew the second we met you that we wanted you to be part of our day and we still rave about you to everyone we know who gets engaged!

As a bride, to have anyone other than family and closest friends with you on your wedding morning could feel very odd but having you there was such a pleasure. You are also a bit of a ninja – moving around in the background and never drawing attention despite capturing everything that went on.You were a vital ingredient in our wedding cocktail!
We wish we could do it all over again just to work with you again,

Tons of love
Claudia and Ed x

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Ellie & Dory {wedding 2015}

Thank you so so much for first the Premiere which was such a wonderful surprise and brought the day right back to us and then for all the absolutely incredible photographs of the day. Dory and I stayed up late last night looking at them all and reminiscing over the whole day. I am so so glad we were able to have you as our photographer.

Both you and Jake were absolutely amazing and the pictures are just stunning and capture the all the happiness of the day and everyone there sharing it with us. I love too that there are so many of those little details that we might have forgotten over time but which seeing them again helps conjure the day up again. The pictures of Dory and i are just wonderful. I almost can’t believe it’s us and then at the same time can see who we are shining through.

Thank you so so much! I have no idea how we are going to be able to narrow our choices down for the album there’s so many pictures that we loved i can see it’s going to be a hard process of elimination but i also can’t wait to have the album once it’s all done!

Thank you again for all your hard work, stunning photography and most for all the memories you brought back.
– Ellie & Dory

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Victoria & Olly {wedding 2015}

The photos are incredible! You’ve captured the essence of our day perfectly. It’s bringing everything back us me now and we’re able to see things that we missed on the day. They’re wonderful.

We honestly can not thank you and Jake enough, you were both brilliant and so so helpful. Put us right at ease and helped keep things so streamlined. We loved that you could be there with us on our special day and capture it all.
– Victoria & Olly

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Helen & Russ {wedding 2015}

‘We just wanted to say a huge thank you for our incredible wedding and engagement photos. Words cannot begin to explain how overwhelmed we have been with the beautiful images you captured.

We had the most perfect day and we are so grateful for your contribution towards that. You helped make our dream wedding a reality!
Lots of love, Helen and Russ

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Andrea & Cosimo {celebration 2015}

Dear Ria, Thank you for being with us for those 2 days that meant so much to us! It was a real pleasure to have you with us – and you got quite a few compliments about your subtleness and “unintrusiveness”. I know from personal experience how difficult that is to achieve…

We just spend the last hour looking at all your photos and are absolutely overwhelmed. And also quite emotional. I had tears in my eyes on several occasions. You captured so many special moments in amazingly beautiful ways, with such a great eye for detail and skill for composition – both I admire deeply. I knew when I saw your webpage that your style is exactly what we like and yet you managed to totally exceed our expectations. There are so many gems.
– Andrea & Cosimo

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Anneliese & Will {wedding 2015}

Dear Ria, Thank you so much for sharing these with us, and so quickly. They are beautiful. I love the light – simply stunning!

You and Jake did such an amazing job. Everyone commented on how lovely, polite and unobtrusive you both were. We had the most amazing sunny day with all of our loved ones – we couldn’t have wished for a more perfect day.
Thank you for helping me keep calm prior to the ceremony and for helping me fix the various bits and bobs onto my bouquet. It was very reassuring to have you there. Thank you also for taking the time and care to ensure that we got through all the group photos. I can’t imagine it’s easy herding everyone together!It was lovely to spend some time together during the portrait session and we really enjoyed our ride to the lake as the sun was setting. It was really special to have those private moments together.
Thank you so much again for everything. You were both absolutely wonderful. All our love, Anneliese & Will
– Anneliese & Will

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Erin & Alex {wedding 2015}

We cannot thank you enough for being such a wonderful aspect of our day – the photos made me quite emotional and Alex and I were taken back to that day with the images you sent. Just amazing. They evoke all the emotions we felt on the day, something which you captured so perfectly. They also compliment our little story from our shoot in Regent’s Park in December.

Alex and I watched the preview together with big smiles on our faces. It looks just as good as how it felt on the day, such amazing candid moments of all our friends… Amazing! We are totally in love with them. And the blog…wow!! Speechless! We don’t like it….we LOVE it. you were so kind with your words, and you summed up the day so eloquently. Magical!!
– Erin

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Nicola & Kyle {wedding 2015}

Kyle and I just wanted to say a huge thank you for everything you and Jake did yesterday. You guys were great! We are so pleased we chose you to share our day with us.
– Nicola and Kyle

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Katrina & Steve {wedding 2014}

Steve just got home and his response as he looks through the album is “style, finesse and attention to detail”. This sums it up. Thank you very much xxx
– Katrina

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Joanna & Dave {wedding 2014}

Wow, wow and wow again! Ria, these are so, so beautiful…

Dave and I would like to say such a huge thank you to both you and Jake for all you have done for us both in the run up to the wedding and on the day itself. When we first got engaged we both agreed that we wanted beautiful photographs that would capture wonderful memories that we could look at for years to come – you have so beautifully managed to achieve this. From the first time we spoke on the phone I had full confidence your innate talent. It was lovely to have you both share in our special day, and it honestly felt like there were two friends in the room rather than contracted photographers.

We have had so many comments from our guests about how at ease you made them feel, even from the most camera shy! You truly have provided us the most wonderful photos that we will treasure for the rest of our lives – for that we will be forever grateful!
All our love,
Jo and Dave

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Anneliese & Will {engagement 2014}

Hello Ria,
We finally had time to sit down and properly look through the photos the other night with a glass of wine. We are so happy with them – thank you ever so much.

The light is so beautiful, and there is a lovely mixture of natural and artistic shots. These are absolutely gorgeous. They really made our day!
Anneliese & Will x

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Ellie & Dory {engagement 2014}

Hi Ria,
Just wanted to also say a huge huge thank you! The pictures are absolutely stunning!!!!! I will admit that i was a bit nervous as i don’t often see pictures of myself that i like and even less ones where we both look good but you made us look great whilst still capturing us as we are! The colours are so rich and vibrant i’m so glad we went to Westonbirt when we did! Still can’t decide which ones to print but think there’s going to be quite a few. Really really excited about having you photograph our wedding.
Thank you so much!
Ellie
PS i also really liked the collection you choose for your blog. I like how they tell a story and all come together as a body of work! It really demonstrates why the albums work so well.

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Victoria & Olly {engagement 2014}

Hi Ria,
Many many thanks for sending these through. They’re absolutely wonderful! I adore the photos of Gustav, they’ve made my heart utterly melt and I love that you’ve captured the spirit of us and how we interact with one another as a couple. You’ve done an amazing job, thank you!
Much love,
Victoria and Olly

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Lesley & Toni {wedding 2014}

Hi Ria,
We are beyond thrilled with the photos! You are both so talented! The photos are amazing and you have so perfectly captured the day. I have spent hours poring over the photos and catch myself beaming at the memories of the day. We love all the little details too. You even managed to get a photo of a plane flying past! So many people have said they are the best wedding photos they have seen which is quite a compliment.
Thank you again so much for such a perfect record of the best day of our lives!
Love,
Lesley and Toni xx

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Hannah & Olly {wedding 2014}

Dear Ria and Jake,
Thank you so much for capturing our special day – we are so pleased with the photos! Family and friends have all raved about them and our toughest job has been editing them down to put in frames around the house and send to family.

We absolutely loved working with you both – from our initial meeting at our engagement session in Richmond park to the wedding day itself. Your positive, calm energy helped us relax and really appreciate every moment. You work as a great team and we’re so happy to have photos of us both getting ready separately and from 2 angles during the ceremony and celebrations.

Wishing you both all the very best for the future,
Lots of love,
Hannah and Olly
xxx

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Annie & Jim {wedding 2014}

Hi Ria, We’ve had a good look through all the images – all I can say is they are completely perfect! You and Jake have captured the essence of our day in the best way possible. Thank you!
– Annie

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Vi & Melanie {engagement 2014}

Melanie came bounding in this morning with the most massive smile on her face asking me to have a look at the engagement shoot online – I agree, the photos are simply stunning.

Thank you – you’ve captured the essence of us in images that make us smile whenever we have a look at them.
– Vi

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Matt & Lucia {wedding 2013}

We are so pleased with the images. As we had unreasonably come to expect from you, they are far beyond what we could have hoped for! We have sent the link to our parents and they are thrilled too.
And thanks so much for your superhuman effort on the day and your good humour while we were being paraded around etc! The formal shots have come out great too. I really like the setting.
– Matt

Words can’t express how we feel about the photos…they are, well, perfect! First and foremost they capture the day so completely; from the venue, the little details including signs, flowers, shoes, jewellery, hats, to all our friends and families, and the different parts of the day. But they are so much more than that. They are artistic and timeless, often comical and always moving, capturing the mood of a moment I didn’t think was possible through a lens.

As a person, you have such a calming and special presence about you, and you were the perfect addition to the bridal preparations, even helping out when disaster struck (bronzer on wedding dress saga, for instance!) but in a very subtle and un-dominating way. It really helped that we had done the engagement shoot beforehand so I felt I knew you and you were just one of the girls! Jake was also wonderful – so smiley! – and the way you worked together was like a very professional, effective and in love team!

So many people have said they are honestly the most beautiful wedding photos they have ever seen. I couldn’t agree more! I will be recommending your services to any engaged couple I come across.
Thank you, thank you, thank you for the wonderful photos!
– Lucia

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Ali & Rupert {wedding 2013}

Thank you so much Ria! Rupert & I have just been blown away by our beautiful photos, you’re a true artist and we couldn’t have chosen a more caring and enthusiastic person to document our wedding – you and Jake rock!! Xxx

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Claudia & Benj {wedding 2013}

Another extraordinary extraordinary creation! Absolutely wonderful images, and an incredible visual story. You have such amazing attention for details and shapes and colours and atmosphere… This is just so special, I am so so happy that we can send the blog post link to so many special people and it will make them happy too!

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Brandon & Rebecca {wedding 2013}

Hi Ria,
We both wanted to thank you and Jake so so much for all you did on our wedding day, we feel incredibly lucky that you gave us so much of your time, energy and encouragement. We had lots of fun with the photographs.
Ria also thank you for all your support and kindness in the morning, it was so reassuring to have you there

The images are absolutely beautiful. Thank you so much, I can’t stop looking at them you really have captured everything and they all look fabulous. We both feel so so lucky and grateful to you and Jake for all your effort to do these and for your help throughout the day.
Love Beccy and Brandon x x

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Celine & Jack {wedding 2013}

Hi Ria!
Thank you so much for sending through the premiere and full gallery so quickly. We absolutely LOVE them! Words can’t express how happy we are – not only did you capture all the tiny details that we loved about our day, but also everything that we had no idea was going on! The smiles, laughter, conversation between old friends and new. Seeing your photos was like reliving the experience all over again and we can’t thank you enough for giving us such beautiful images of our day. You really have such a talent, the photos we’ve seen so far are exquisite.

We also wanted to say thank you so much to you and Jake for everything on the day itself. You were both such calming influences and we heard lots of positive comments about you both from our guests. It was lovely to share our day with you both.
Celine & Jack xx

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Natalie & Stewart {wedding 2013}

Dear Ria and Jake,
Stewart and I want to say a huge thank you for how wonderful you were at our wedding. You worked tirelessly and it felt like we had two friends there with us. Thank you for the taster photos….. Wow! Stewart said it made him relive the day again – they are beautiful, can’t wait to see the rest! You are both genius’s!

I don’t know what to say except WOW!!!! and thank you, thank you, thank you. What INCREDIBLE photos, I am truly speechless!!!

How talented are you to capture our day exactly as it was and in the spirit it was in. Truly remarkable. Thank you, thank you!
Love, Natalie x

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Andrew & Jessica {wedding 2012}

Dearest Ria & Jake,
I don’t really know where to begin. We were so thrilled, first with the three taster portraits you so kindly sent before we left for our honeymoon (only 36 hours after the wedding!), and then again with the preview on the blog, but we cannot tell you how happy you have made us with our full wedding album. The images are just stunning. Not a guest, nor a detail was left undocumented, and practically every shot is a wall-worthy image – I’ve no idea how we’ll choose only 100 of these to fill our album!

We knew we wanted to approach you about our wedding photography having in fact seen only one of your images, in the signing board at Rachel and Henry’s wedding. We witnessed you ‘at work’ at their wedding, and both commented on how unobtrusive you were, yet simultaneously everywhere, capturing every moment. From our very first conversation over the phone, you have been singularly lovely: professional yet warm, accommodating without compromising your identity as an artist, and most importantly, somebody in whom we had absolute faith to document our big day, and to tell our story in a beautiful yet uncontrived way.

Thank you doesn’t really seem to cover it, since we will be forever grateful for the memories you have preserved for us through your photos, but I hope that these words will at least convey some of our sincere gratitude to you for all that you have done for us over the past 21 months. You have gone well above and beyond any contractual obligations, always with a willing heart and exceeding our expectations at every opportunity. It has been a pleasure working with you all this time, but also getting to know you, and coming to think of you as friends.
So many of our guests have commented on the way you work, your lovely manner, and the things you’ve been responsible for, and of course, on the quality of your photos. As the bride and groom, we found that your presence on the day was one of both calm and fun – we so enjoyed your company, as ever, and we very much hope,to continue to get to know you better in the future.

As I said to you over the phone, Ria, I greatly admire your courage in turning your talent and passion into a career. We’ve no doubt that you will go on to do very great things…
With our love and thanks, Jess & Andy x

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Elizabeth & Adam {wedding 2012}

Dearest Ria,
Adam and I have now returned from honeymoon and are settling in to married life, which I have to say is wonderful.

A letter and card will follow but I wanted to write to say how delighted we are with our wedding portraits. They are everything we could wish for. Words cannot convey how beautifully you have captured the day. Your attention to detail is exceptional. Not only are the images a joy to view, Adam and I re-live the day every time we view them, a gift we will treasure for years to come.

Not only was it a joy to have you photograph our wedding, it was a joy to have you both at our wedding. You were so incredibly in control, calm and discreet you made the whole process effortless, fun and enjoyable for us and our guests and it was just wonderful to have you around.

I am so incredibly grateful to Babington House for recommending you. I knew from the moment we first spoke that I wanted you to photograph our wedding. Your help and assistance from the outset has been exceptional and we really appreciated your advice and guidance throughout the whole process, not forgetting the equally beautiful engagement shots which were as considered and thoughtful.

The response to the photographs from our guests has been overwhelming. Many of whom would like prints.
You are truly talented photographers and a wonderful team. I hope we have many more occasions to see you both in the future.
Elizabeth and Adam

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James & Claire {wedding 2012}

Oh Ria, I’m actually crying! They’re just amazing..and the sideshow is incredible..the ceilidh shots are immense!! oh thank you thank you thank you! Claire xxx

Dear Ria, I just wanted to say what a fabulous job you did at my daughters wedding at South Farm. You both were so un-intrusive, but managed to be everywhere and capture far more than the wedding, you managed to immortalise the whole day, from the preparations to the close,- and capture the atmosphere of what was an amazing day. We all loved your ‘slide show’ so much. What clever and original artists you both are! Yours As Ever, Eric (Claire’s father)

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Michelle & Haroon {wedding 2012}

Dear Ria & Jake,
Thank you so much – They are such beautiful photographs – we cannot stop looking at them and we are so excited and thrilled to be sharing such wonderful pictures with our friends and family.

You did such a wonderful job of capturing everything from the emotions we felt on the day to all the little details we spent so many hours working on. We really do feel like we are able to relive our special day precisely how we remembered it.

Can’t wait to show everybody!! Love, Michelle & Harry xx

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Kelly & Kyle {wedding 2012}

Dear Ria and Jake,
Kyle and I have just sat and looked at all of your photographs and we are truly blown away by them. If I saw these photos in a magazine I would have torn them out and kept them, thinking this is what I would wish my wedding to look like.

You both are so incredibly talented and gentle in your approach… the fly on the wall feeling captures the magic and the people and moments so perfectly – your attention to detail and the feeling of nature surrounding us in the field. You have given us everything and so much more than we could have ever dreamt of having for our photos. We will have these forever and will always look at them and feel the love that surrounded us on our day.

We cannot thank you enough, truly from the bottom of our hearts … your work is just so beautiful. Thanks again for bringing your such unique eyes and creative hearts to our special day.
All our love, Kyle and Kelly xx

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Andrew & Laura {wedding 2012}

Ria & Jake. What can we say?! You have just made us laugh & cry for the last 2 hours….. You have completely blown us away with how thoughtful (you captured all the tiny little things..) and beautiful your photography is. We are so so lucky to have such wonderful images and to have had your help & support on our special day. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Laura & Drew xxxxxxx