2013 review & our couples thoughts {part 1}

2013 was a very special year for Jake and I. We photographed stunning celebrations in Wales, Somerset, Gloucestershire, Hertfordshire, Oxfordshire, Surrey. From snow to bright sunshine, from showers to rainbows. In this and a second companion post we wanted to share some of our favourite images from 2013. It is customary to publish this sort of post at the start of the year, but with our house move, we decided we would like to share this when many of our couples will be having their first year anniversaries. Congratulations!!!

We also wanted to share the comments our couples made when they voted for us in the 2014 Wedding Industry Awards, as they give a first hand insight into their experience. In this post we share their general comments.


Ria’s rare talent is that she balances thoughtful artistry (requiring space, quiet, contemplation) with the professionalism needed to achieve the tasks on the day. She listened, watched, sensed and then created a perfect visual representation of the emotions of our day. A joy to have her there.

Ria managed to capture all of our shots with no hassle, her photography flowed well, and her pictures are beautiful, I have yet to see another photographer who’s internet presentation is so unique especially the way she writes about each wedding. And I read a lot of them!

We were overjoyed to have worked with Ria! She was amazingly patient & supportive, working tirelessly throughout the process, capturing the true spirit & atmosphere at a venue where she had not worked before. Her artistic eye is evident in the scope of images; she is in tune with her surroundings!

The pictures are beautiful, with a lovely variety of composition and gentle tones. Ria and Jake made the photo sessions effortless and fun. Their attention to detail meant we have images that capture the essence of our wedding and the excitement and happiness of ourselves and all our guests.

Ria is a creative and artistic person who produces stunning photography that captures the mood of an occasion. Ria was is always in the right place at the right time to capture the best moments however you never know she is there. She is very friendly and helps make you feel relaxed throughout.

They worked really hard, really helped out on the day and did not make the more camera-shy people (myself included) uncomfortable in any way. Would recommend them to anyone.


Very warm and friendly photographer. Great quality photographs, very individual.

Ria and Jake were so friendly and easy to chat to that we were immediately put at ease, and she demonstrated right from the start that she was competent and able to take on any challenge. The pre-wedding photo shoot was a great ice-breaker too and confirmed that we’d chosen the right person.

Ria has a vision for all the weddings she does. That vision is clear and includes the couple, this makes the whole experience unique, beautiful and personal. We spent the whole day with Ria and our photos reflect our day in a magical way that I don’t think anyone else could have done.



Ria made our day run so smoothly. She is extremely professional but also personable. The photos are fabulous!

Ria did such a great job of photographing our engagement shoot & wedding. As two people who don’t like having their photo taken Ria made us feel completely at ease. The photos are stunning & capture the emotions in every moment. We feel really lucky to have such wonderful reminders of the day.

Ria is an extremely talented photographer – she has an incredible eye for capturing stunning and unique images. Ria has been an absolute joy to work with, and she has always been professional and open with us. We felt completely at ease with her on our wedding day. We would recommend her to anyone.



Ria has been exceptional from start to finish. On the day itself, Ria struck the balance of being discreet & yet being everywhere we needed her to be perfectly. Her photos are emotive & thoughtful reflecting her as a person. Ria listens, understands & delivers beyond expectation on every level.

Ria and Jake were the perfect wedding photographers. They completely embraced the spirit of our occasion, shared our excitement, and created images even more adventurous and unique than we had imagined. We would not have felt so happy to have anyone else capturing and sharing the day.

We are not comfortable in front lot a camera. Ria made us feel instantly at ease and relaxed – something that is very evident in our photos. Ria and her husband Jake felt more like guests at our wedding rather than suppliers. We would highly recommend Ria and are extremely pleased with our photos.


Ria is lovely to work with. We choose Ria because we loved the artistic and candid quality of her work. She takes great personal care and time to craft her photos and has an amazing eye. She has a great sensitivity to light and is able to capture the atmosphere of the event beautifully.

Ria’s photography is stunning. She incorporated our ideas without ever compromising her integrity as an artist. She is warm as well as professional; nothing was ever too much trouble. She and her partner, Jake were simply incredible before, during and after the day; our photos are testament to that

We can\’t thank Ria Mishaal enough, my husband & I have were just blown away by our beautiful photos, she\’s a true artist and we couldn’t have chosen a more caring and enthusiastic person to document our wedding!


Ria and Jake were fantastic. The engagement shoot was an excellent idea and a great way to relax us both and give us confidence in Ria’s slightly unconventional technique before our big day. The results from our wedding day speak for themselves. She achieved so much and somehow stayed invisible

Ria was so much more than just a photographer, on our wedding day she was a calming influence, a councillor, motivator, helper and friend! The selection and quality of the photos Ria took are outstanding. Her service from start to finish is second to none. Our day has been captured perfectly forever

Ria is not just an amazing photographer but also a lovely person and so good at putting you at ease for your photographs. Ria manages to capture beautiful moments and none of her photographs look forced or posed. Our family and friends have commented on how stunning our photographs are.

Our wedding was on 12/12/12. We planned an intimate winter wedding in Oxford. We hoped it would snow and it did, beautifully! Ria captured every moment of that joyful day in a very intimate and personal way that reflected us as a couple. She is a truly warm person and such a gifted photographer.