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It’s always fantastic getting great feedback, here are some testimonials from some of my clients: 

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 From the initial consultation, Paula instantly made us feel really relaxed and excited about our forthcoming shoot. Recognising that we’d never had a ‘formal’ family shoot like this before, she gave us loads of really helpful ideas and tips to think about ahead of the shoot, like location (we’d never been to Plantation Cafe before, but we completely trusted her suggestion), clothing, variety of groupings – even what kind of snacks to bring for the kids who she (correctly) anticipated might be waning after a couple of hours.

In the run up to the shoot, Paula made regular contact with us, just checking how we were feeling about the upcoming afternoon and if she could bring anything (props etc) on the day, or give us any extra guidance – she even took the time to review my wardrobe selection for the whole family.

On the afternoon of the shoot, she welcomed us at the location very warmly, and made a real connection with our kids from the outset, playing games and having fun with them before any photos were taken, so they really trusted her and were completely themselves in front of the lens – which is really evident in the beautiful photos Paula took.

She chose some lovely backdrops, waited for us to assemble ourselves without rushing us at all, took time out when our smallest decided he needed a break and Paula had the patience of a saint. The resulting shots are amazing, we’re really pleased with them all.  We can’t recommend Paula highly enough – you’re in very safe hands with her and what’s more, you’ll have a blast doing it.

 – Mary & Rahul, Surrey



 Oh Paula I love them !!! gosh those ones of Jessie on the bed and jake are absolutely stunning shots! Wow, you are GOOD!!!  Thanks so much for photographing us, it was fun, sorry about the puking and pooing episodes!! Oh and you have a big fan in jake [son], he’s talked about you all week. Thanks loads again, I LOVE THEM!!! Am super chuffed (james too!) 

-Fi, South West London



When I saw Paula’s website and the work she had done with other children and families I knew instantly I wanted her to take photos of my own. I loved her relaxed, natural and yet sometimes whimsical style of photography. The shoot was fun and full of laughter, my daughters enjoyed it as Paula made it like a game so she could get the best out of them. I especially admired how she found the best spots in our home to take the photos. Paula is a skilled photographer and I think she has captured the essence of us in her photos. I will treasure the pictures she has taken….the only problem I have is choosing my favourite!

– Anjali, Epsom



Thank you so much for our amazing photos! I will cherish the ones of Bibi and Beau (and we didn’t look too bad either!!) You are a truly talented – thank you x

– Zoe, SW London



Paula photographed my son during what can only be described as a particularly camera ‘shy’ phase… coming up to his 5th birthday, photos of him either looked awkward or plain ridiculous (raspberry blowing, tongue out, frowning, or hiding!). She not only succeeding in making him completely relaxed, but managed to take a set of breathtakingly beautiful shots of our little boy. She was professional, relaxed, patient, and understanding. Her patience brought out the best in the boy who’d normally shout “NO PHOTOS” at the mere sight of a camera. No more raspberries and face-pulling, instead we had beautiful smiles and mischievous grins, highlighting his big brown cow eyes and long lashes (gushing mother love here!). We were delighted! And still are every time we look at them… pride of place

Sonja & Ian, Surrey



Paula was fantastic to work with. I have a website selling children’s clothing and I needed some fresh images. She totally got what I wanted from the shoot – beforehand we had several discussions to discuss the details and so she could properly understand my requirements / the feel of the website etc. Paula sent me examples of photos that she thought would work – and really hit the nail on the head. She was great with the kids too. I will definitely be asking her to do our Spring shoot next year!

Justine Speller, Director, Ella & Oscar



 Paula did a fantastic job with our family photos. I have 3 teenage sons and a daughter, not all of whom were keen on having their photo taken. She succeeded in making them all feel relaxed and got some wonderful shots of them. I am very happy with the photos and have booked Paula again for a family party. I would definitely recommend her! 

– Gill, Surrey



I LOVE the photos Paula took of Sam and me. We had a great afternoon in the park and barely noticed Paula snapping away. It made the whole process an absolute pleasue (I normally hate having my photo taken) and I finally have some lovely photos of us together. Thanks Paula!

Katie, SW London



Thanks Paula the photos are soooo beautiful!

Claudine & Andy, Surrey



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