2015 review & my couples thoughts {part 2}

This is the second part of my 2015 review (see part 1). It was an incredible year for me, welcoming my daughter to the world and being welcomed to document some very personal and special celebrations in my busiest season to date. Here I continue to share my favourite images from the year with the comments my couples made for my entry into the 2016 Wedding Industry Awards, for which I made the regional finals. I’m sharing comments from every single one of my couples. I was very moved by their words, and I am honoured to have been able to document a little of their history.


“I absolutely LOVE Ria’s work and am so happy with the beautiful memories she has given us of our wedding day! The style, the tone and the attention to detail are just perfect. She has definitely given us wedding photos we can cherish forever! She is so easy to work with and made us both feel at ease. We were able to fully enjoy our day as she is not imposing – we didn’t even notice her and she captured every detail!”

“Ria is a true professional and a real artist. She doesn’t just take photos she sees, understands and captures moments in time and brings them to life again! We were completely blown away by how she genuinely understood what aspects were important to us, how she intelligently composed her stunningly beautiful images of us and our family and friends and how she was so flawlessly professional throughout the whole process. I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending her to every couple!”


“From our first meeting, we knew that we had found someone who had a genuine talent, not only bringing out the best in you, but also to have the ability to capture those fleeting moments and emotions. The entire process was great fun; I have always said that our beautiful photos which we have had the honour to have on her blog and other wedding blogs, is a true reflection of her organisation, confidence and personality, which is in part why we look so happy! She is truly deserving of this award.”

“Ria to us was an absolute delight, from her amazing website, her customer service and care throughout was outstanding.. We wanted photos that were all natural. Moments in time rather than staged…. She was a true professional. Perfect.. We were relaxed found it a really pleasant experience, we almost didn’t know she was there except when she helping us which she did a lot!, all over and above. We have bought every single photo they are spectacular, she has enabled me to revisit our perfect day”


“unique naturalistic style of photography. She quickly put us at our ease and created stunning photographs which captured our essence and that of the day. Her care and contact has been outstanding. The presentation of herself and her work was exceptional, the branded wooden usb stick and paper choices included. She documented little details that when viewed later really helped reconjure the day and would otherwise have been forgotten. Our guests praised her ability to blend in unobtrusively.”

“Being both camera shy and someone who can always find fault in photos of themselves, the prospect of finding a wedding photographer was daunting. I was immediately at ease with Ria and we both felt so comfortable with her style of shooting that it felt more like a close friend joining us on the big day. There is such a romantic, natural quality to Ria’s photos that 3 months on – we are still struggling to pick our favourites for an album!”


“Ria is simply amazing! From the moment we made contact with her she was helpful, friendly, patient and professional. She took time to understand exactly what we wanted and has captured the most perfect images of our special day. Every time we look at them it takes us back to a special moment and memory. Words cannot express how grateful we are for Ria’s help in making our dream wedding a reality! We are looking forward to using her again to photograph our new arrival who is due in October.”

“Ria was absolutely fantastic. She understood exactly what we wanted, and achieved it despite my husband and I having quite different tastes in photographs. It was clear that Ria is very knowledgeable about photography and this shows through the quality of her photographs. She was always available for questions and was genuinely interested in our wedding and making the most of the venue for the photographs. She was a pleasure to work with on the day.”


“Ria has an excellent eye for detail. A real ability to spot magical moments and to catch them in a very artistic way. When we reviewed the initial draft of photos for the album it brought tears to our eyes. Ria seemed to be able to be everywhere at the same time, and yet in a wholly discrete way. She perfectly took on board our preference for “moments”, capturing the atmosphere with exquisite detail. We found Ria to be highly professional, always quick to reply, but also very warm and personable”

“Ria was absolutely amazing. From the moment we first met we knew we we’d love both her and her work. Her talent and personality shines through in all her work and her professionalism and kindness made her a joy to work with. We couldn’t imagine being happier with her photos – we wish we had more life events coming up so we could keep working with her! We can’t stop looking at her wedding photos – it’s making it really hard to pick which few make it into the album!!”