Testimonials

Wow. Just wow. Wendy’s photos speak for themselves as they captured our day perfectly. We cannot thank her enough for how amazing the photos are. We chose Wendy as we wanted a photographer that was able to add a relaxing feel to our photos and encapsulate us and our wedding – she did that and more. Wendy was absolutely fantastic from start to finish (and even beyond). Responsive on communications beforehand, running through the shots we wanted, rapid at turning around a good 100 photos within 5 days of the wedding and the remaining 500 being with us within 3 weeks. On the day, Wendy was fantastic and put us both at ease, ensured we got the photos that we had agreed beforehand but was also flexible when we wanted to add a few more on the day. For our wedding, Wendy was supported brilliantly by Georgie who was also fantastic in getting the perfect shots. Wendy, thank you so much for being absolutely brill.

Sophie & Adam Carter

Wedding Caswell House - March 24th 2022

Wendy Aldiss is a Wonderful, caring and exceptional photographer! Wendy was our wedding photographer and from start to finish she was a total dream to work with. It didn’t feel like hard work at all, she is a friendly, caring and passionate photographer who fits seamlessly into your day and evening, never looking out of place, and allows your special day to run smoothly – whilst capturing the most stunning memories which will last forever. Would totally recommend!

Elenor & Alice Rice Denton

Wedding at Monkton Barn October 2nd 2021

Wendy did a beautiful job of capturing our wedding especially given the difficult circumstances of non-stop rain on the day! The group photos and pictures of the key moments in the day are lovely but it was also a wonderful surprise to find that Wendy had captured lots of moments that we weren’t aware of. Wendy herself was a pleasure to deal with – organised and authoritative on the day but also very friendly and personable. I couldn’t recommend her enough!

Laura & Tom

Wedding Chenies Manor

Working with Wendy has been an absolute pleasure from start to finish. We waited almost 3 years to get married due to Covid-19 and throughout all that time she stayed in touch, stayed positive and stayed on our team. You need cheerleaders in your wedding and Wendy was certainly one of ours. We were blown away by her sample photographs and I can honestly say that the entire experience was professional, straightforward and nothing but helpful and joyful at every stage. Not only are all her photography packages are of the highest quality they are priced right, but more importantly her presence at our wedding was a totally positive one. All of our guests commented on how great Wendy is and we replied – “we know!!” every time. She was in contact with us in the days leading up to the wedding to double check timings and schedule and she was super organised on the day but calm and in control – exactly the right personality you want in an outstanding photographer on what can be a nerve-wracking day! We are in awe of how our photos turned out. Wendy has a knack for capturing the moment just before a photo looks staged so the result is flattering but totally candid and natural. We let Wendy know which guests were very important to us and she made sure to photograph them and we gave her a list of formal shots we wanted and they were all orchestrated without a hitch. Wendy brought an assistant with her on the day and she too was fun and relaxed but still totally committed to capturing our day perfectly. I cannot thank Wendy enough for the memorable and happy part they played in our very special day. Hire Wendy as your photographer; you absolutely will not regret it.

Lucy & Mike Kamen

Wedding at Monkton Barn Marlow - August 2021

We are so glad we found Wendy to photograph our wedding – we were first drawn to her work because of the lovely natural and relaxed style of the photos in her portfolios, which was exactly what we wanted, and she did not disappoint! Wendy managed to capture the joy and love of the day beautifully. In addition to being an incredibly talented photographer, from the first meeting right through to delivery of our preview photos Wendy has been such a pleasure to work with; friendly, warm, organised and a true professional, who put us at ease every step of the way. We had thunderstorms forecast for our outdoor wedding at Monkton Barn but Wendy was so calm and steered us through, making the most of the changing light conditions to take some gorgeous photos. She and Georgie, her assistant, also had the ability to melt into the background like photography ninjas, and took some really wonderful candid shots of us and the guests enjoying the day, which we absolutely love! We are thrilled with the pictures Wendy has sent us and can’t wait to see the album once she has put that together. We can’t recommend her highly enough.”

Sarah & Steve West

Monkton Barn wedding July 2021

We were lucky enough to have Wendy as our wedding photographer during the COVID-19 pandemic! In the lead up to the wedding we had contact over phone and email and I was blown away by how friendly and excited she was about our event. She had lots of ideas and was really helpful with reminding me of little things I had forgotten to organise! We were nervous about government restrictions changing again after our wedding was cancelled in May but every time we talked, she was so positive about how we could make it a great day whatever, that she massively put us at ease. It was lovely to have her at our wedding day, we immediately all felt really comfortable around her and she is unbelievably talented, she captured the emotions of the day perfectly. We have beautiful photos thanks to her, including some special portrait-type photos and very sweet photos of the children who attended. We are looking forward to booking her for photos in the future. We recommend her to anyone who wants gorgeous, natural photos of their day – thank you Wendy!

Sarah & James Twallin

Village church Woodhay, reception - family garden Ball Hill, Berkshire

Over the course of 21/22 we had both the great pleasure and great luck of Wendy conducting a photo shoot for our family which included and was driven by the occasion of our youngest daughter’s Graduation. The shoot itself was organised brilliantly and timed to take advantage of the evening sunlight, in the beautiful surroundings of Wendy’s photography studio. The final family shots, which included the most beautiful and expert framing were beyond our expectations. In particular the shots of our children both individually and collectively captured the essence of each and their delight in having each other- not always evident in day to day life! The completed Graduation photographs were amazing and are a credit to both the professionalism and sheer perseverance of Wendy as we needed the framing to be as close as possible to that of previous and unfortunately it was no longer available. The effort and time put in by Wendy to identify what the previous framings were composed of and to source compatible components went way beyond what we were expecting. We are absolutely delighted with all the photographs and very much look forward to working with Wendy again in the future. Ann Leahy

Ann Leahy

Family portraits at Monkton Barn August 2021

We could not have been happier with the photos Wendy took of our wedding day. All of our family and friends (as well as us) were blown away by how absolutely beautiful the shots were and how well they captured the day. As well as the photos themselves, it was so lovely to have Wendy there on our special day, she provided such a warm and calming presence. My father had a stroke not long before the wedding and couldn’t stand for long periods and Wendy and her assistant were so mindful of making sure he could sit for photos or wasn’t standing for too long. Wendy took it upon herself to learn who all of our important people were so that she could coordinate the photos more easily and capture special moments with special people. We could not recommend Wendy highly enough!

Claire & Tom

Botleys Mansion

Wendy photographed our Autumn Wedding at Notley Abbey in October this year. It was cold and wet on the day which took us all by surprise, but Wendy kept us both calm and continued to photograph us despite the weather challenges – and what fabulous photos they turned out to be! We both had a wonderful and happy day – the rain in a funny way added to it all. Wendy was an absolute trooper and continued to snap away… even when we all went outside in the cold to watch the fireworks, she managed to capture us all perfectly giggling at the chaos! She couldn’t have been more perfect 🙂 Thank you!

Rebecca & Tom

Wedding Notley Abbey

We got married in June last year at the beautiful Monkton Barn, where Wendy has done an incredible job of capturing our special day. The attention to detail and the skill Wendy has behind a camera lens is outstanding especially when faced with all weathers from dark grey skies, rain showers to beautiful blue skies and blazing sun our photographs just pop with all the different elements and colours! We were truly overwhelmed with the photographs Wendy had taken and couldn’t wait to start the hard part of choosing which to go in our album – which is faultless, the quality and presentation is perfect. During the day Wendy was an absolute dream, keeping our guests in line & together for our requested photographs, to blending in and photographing so many natural moments it was lovely to look back at all our family & friends enjoying themselves, it is so true what they say a photograph speaks a thousand words! We can’t thank you enough Wendy for capturing all those magical moments of one of the best days of our lives xx

Abbie & Trevor Edwards

Wedding at Monkton Barn Marlow

Wendy went above and beyond taking the most amazing photos that really did capture the spirit of our wedding last July! Wendy was friendly and professional and great at gathering and instructing our guests to photos whilst seamlessly blending in. We love all of the photos and it was almost an impossible task whittling down photos for the album. Would definitely recommend Wendy.

Kate & Charlie Jones

Wedding at Monkton Barn

We hired Wendy as our wedding photographer. She was fantastic, very professional but ever so warm and friendly. She immediately made us feel at ease. We were so thrilled with the photographs. When we had our first baby in September 2020 we decided to have a family photoshoot and I didn’t hesitate and to contact Wendy! The photos she took were so perfect and like our wedding photos we will treasure our daughter’s newborn photos forever. Wendy has been very accommodating and adaptable throughout the whole process, from meeting us at the church prior to our wedding to coming all the way to our house for our family photoshoot. I phoned Wendy on several occasions and she’s always made time to talk and discuss her ideas. I trust her implicitly with her ideas as her portfolios and level of experience speak for themselves! I know we will definitely use Wendy for any future special occasions and cannot thank her enough for capturing our most important moments so perfectly!

Shannon & Luke Rosier

Wedding - Sonning August 2019

Good morning Wendy And what a good morning it is, to open your box of beautiful photos! We are absolutely delighted with them. You have captured the boys so well, in different moods, at a perfect moment in childhood (Leo still having his baby teeth!) They are beautiful boys and you have absolutely captured their personalities. I love that we can see every eyelash, every shade in their eyes, their delicate complexions. And I’m so glad I ordered the family group as well, thank you for persuading me to look again, it’s charming to see them all outdoors in the sunshine and I rather like that Sebby is looking the other way and snuggling up to Vanessa with his little flowers. And I mustn’t leave out the good looking parents! That’s a lovely shot to have as well. You are just brilliant. Thank you so much for all your patience with us. Now I’m off to put them all in frames, a happy task. With very best wishes, Ann

Ann Jolly

Family Portrait shoot 2020

Wendy Aldiss, you are an EXCEPTIONAL photographer. Your pictures are just stunning! You are so talented darling, thank you, thank you. Booking you was the best decision I made! xxx

Nikki Fox. BBC

Party at Monkton Barn

Wendy photographed our wedding last May 2018 at Hedsor House and we were very pleased with the way she captured our special day. There were so many lovely photos that choosing a portion of them for an album was very tricky. Wendy was relaxed and managed to capture the emotion of the day without us really noticing she was there. She also got our photos into the Bucks, Berks and Oxon wedding magazine which was a lovely touch… and a credit to how beautiful they were. Thank you Wendy for all your hard work xx

Grace & Sean Fraser

Hedsor House

We had previously admired Wendy’s professionalism at a friend’s wedding and were delighted that she was available to be our wedding photographer too! Wendy has a very engaging, endearing personality which is reflected in her astounding shots. She captured the very essence of our wedding, which in its woodland setting, highlighted the beauty of nature. Our album echoes beautifully fun images of friends and family, as Wendy photographed them unobtrusively. We cannot recommend her expertise enough – the overriding impression we have is that our magical day has been enriched by Wendy’s skilful professionalism. Her presence at our wedding truly enhanced our day and we’re very grateful!

Clare & Richard Boeve

Wedding, a beautiful private meadow in Hertfordshire

We loved having Wendy to photograph our wedding. It was a very small event with only ten of us attending and Wendy was to be with us from early afternoon through to the evening, including joining us on a small private boat for a river trip, so it was important we all got on together. Wendy very much became a part of our day, being friendly with everyone but remaining professional throughout. She captured the fun and frivolity of the occasion beautifully and equally, the more solemn moments. The images and album she created for us will forever remind us of a day that was everything we hoped it would be.

Mike MacLeod & Susy Smith (Past Editor of Country Living Magazine)

Wedding at The Petersham Hotel Richmond and Orleans House Gallery Richmond.

Having tried and failed dismally to get a passport photo that even remotely resembled me done at a well known high street chain, I resorted to my local professional photographer, Wendy Aldiss. Wendy said she didn’t do passport photos but offered a package of 4 head shots and would be prepared to include one that would meet the Passport Office specifications for a digital image. Little did I know that the session with Wendy would quite simply change my life. A lovely, warm personality, Wendy put me completely at ease, seemed to really ‘get me’ as a person, and gently directed me as we continued our conversation and she clicked away in various lovely locations at Monkton Barn. I had told her at the outset I would be delighted if the passport shot could simply look like me. The final untouched-up shots, when they came, were just unbelievable – but in a marvellous way. I certainly looked like me, I even looked lovely, bright and sparkly. Wendy, by some wonderful but entirely natural alchemy, absolutely captured the essence of me, and restored in this tired, sick old 67 year old a sense of WHO I REALLY AM. I have been walking on air since the session. I feel attractive, beautiful even, much more confident and determined to be my best self every day. So forget the Botox, forget the spa. Just invest in a photo shoot with Wendy and you will feel infinitely better – for keeps. Thank you so much Wendy!

Susan Lee

May 2021

I have worked with professional photographers and camera crews for 25 years in TV and newspapers all over the world, and not even remotely can I recall such an array of stunning shots. Wendy has now achieved this three times for us, in 2006/2008/2010 and 2019. What’s more, we now have two sets of twins under five, and it was occasionally bedlam leading up to and sometimes during the last shoot. However, there was not a single photograph that was not terrific. I was almost disbelieving. To boot Wendy is a lovely person; personable, engaging, unobtrusive, and the children loved her. They certainly didn’t want to leave. It was far too much fun. Wendy also achieved what we most wanted; a series of photographs that captured something of the essential personalities of each of our children. I have no doubt that these will be definitive photographs for us, our children, and our children’s children. Sublime. Thanks Wendy.

Steve Williams, Executive Editor, BBC Global News

Portraits

Wendy was as our wedding photographer on 13th April 2019. She was absolutely incredible from the first meeting to the wedding day. She was helpful throughout the planning process and made being photographed a pleasure. So many of our friends and family commented on how professional and friendly Wendy was. The photos are iincredible and we feel so privileged to have had such a talented photographer to capture our special day. Thank you so much Wendy, we highly recommend you to anyone getting married or hosting an event.

Becca & Jon

Wedding Monkton Barn

In June 2019 I commissioned black and white portrait photographs of my four teenage grandchildren from Wendy Aldiss. I was looking for something special for my wife’s birthday – more of an artwork than simple photographs. The results are superb, in fact beyond my expectations and now form a much loved and admired part of our art collection. I was very particular about the format, mounting and framing and Wendy fulfilled my brief to the letter. Her service was outstanding and she went to considerable lengths to ensure that we were completely happy with the end result. I cannot recommend her highly enough.

Ken McKechnie

Family portraits

Wendy photographed our wedding in April 2019. We found Wendy after seeing her work from a close friend’s wedding. We went to visit her studio and were impressed with her portfolio and knowledge. We instantly knew she was the one to photograph our wedding. We had some engagement photos taken as a practice, which I would thoroughly recommend as this meant we were very comfortable on our wedding day. Wendy was very organised and we ran through the day in advance and on our site visit. On the day we barely noticed she was there. She blended into the background but the shots are right in the action! When we received the photos back we were over the moon with all the moments she had captured that we hadn’t even seen! Unashamed to say we sat on the sofa and creied at how beautiful they were! Wendy also worked collaboratively with our videographer to create the best atmosphere. Wendy is thoughtful, creative and professional and we absolutely recommend her.

Katie & Jonny

Wedding Latimer House

Wendy was absolutely fantastic on our big day – she was so friendly whilst also being unobtrusive. She really listened to what we wanted and used her expertise to guide us through what would work well. She photographed my brother and sister-in-law’s wedding, so we knew we were onto a winner! It felt like working with a friend. But I have to say the final result is beyond even our expectations. Cannot recommend enough – Wendy is charming to work with and is a fantastic photographer. Thank you so much!

Charlotte & Michael Moss

Four Seasons Hotel Hampshire