About me as a photographer
The majority of people who book me are after natural photos that capture what is happening, this is what I specialise in, obviously there will be some posed ones of family that you would like as well as the natural pictures, but I try and make these also look and feel natural :) I want you to enjoy making memories while having your photos taken, to look back and think how much fun you had, that to me is what makes the difference between a good photo and a great photo. I want you to have time to enjoy your wedding day AND have great photos, I try very hard to make sure I give people lots of time with their guests to mingle and chat, rather than taking you off all day for photos and not giving you the chance to talk to anyone. The day goes so quickly!
I am a fun loving full time wedding photographer based in Newbury, Berkshire. I have photographed over 300 weddings most of these at Venues in either Hampshire,Berkshire or Oxford. I am a recommended photographer at many of the local venues and have worked at nearly all of the top wedding venues in these areas, such as Highclere Castle, The Vineyard at Stockcross, Combe Manor, The Great House at Sonning, Wasing Park, Ufton Court, The Old Mill at Aldermaston, Donnington Valley Hotel and Spa and Rivervale Barn, to name just a few. There is a more comprehensive list on the contact me page. To see if your date is still free please visit the contact section of the site and send me a message. If it is still free you can ask me to hold it until we have a chance to meet . All of the prices can be found on the prices section and there are no hidden costs, the price you see is what you pay. Please note I have been fully booked every year for the last 7 years, if you are interested it is a really good idea to enquire early :)
About me as a person
I like wine and salted caramel things and my two dogs and singing in the car and dancing with the broom. That's me on the right of the photo with Louise and Andrew at their wedding last year. Andrew suggested we should all do a selfie and it was too funny not to go on the website :D
What my customers say
You'll meet Helen and think that she is as mad as a box of frogs...and she is, but at the same time she's professional, inspiring, engaging, fun and made our special day even more memorable. The guests love her and she can organise a gabble of 80 people like no one else we know. Alice and Mark Bolton
Helen you are a genius with a camera! Thank you so very much to both of you for capturing amazing memories of our day. The photos are stunning and are much much more than we could have ever expected. I'm going to need to buy a lot of new photo frames now thank you. The Thorps xxxxxxxx Vicky and Ben Thorp
Choosing our wedding photographer was one of the easiest decision we had to make, Helen did my brothers wedding and the photos for that we so amazing that even before we were engaged we both said we wouldn't let any one else do our photography. From the minute we booked we knew that we didn't need to worry about this part of the wedding as it was in good hands! Helen bought both brilliant fun and quality professionalism to our day and captured every part that we can now look back on forever. We never expected our photos to be as amazing as they are, but we both can't stop looking at them. I would 100% recommend Helen Sarah Photography to anyone who wants the best photos on their wedding day. Daniel Ross
She captured our day beautifully from start to finish. She was friendly, helpful, hard-working, professional, and creative throughout.
She made our photos fun and put everyone at ease, and blended in brilliantly which meant she got some great natural shots and has captured some wonderful memories we will cherish forever.
Thank You so much for being so brilliant and for your excellent work- we really are over the moon with our photos and urge anyone reading this to book you now!!!
Many Many Thanks Chris & Cherri xx Chris and Cherri Fuller
Helen is a fantastic photographer who makes everyone feel relaxed and comfortable when is snapping away. She isn't intrusive at all and manages to get wonderfully natural photos. It's poured (I mean really poured!) on our wedding day and she was soaked through but this didn't stop her lying on the ground to get a shot and taking off her coat for me to sit on when it finally stopped raining late in the day! She took fantastic photos and I would recommend her to anyone in a flash. Rachel and Chris Sheen
Helen was absolutely brilliant from start to finish with our pre wedding and wedding photos. She's so enthusiastic and has so many ideas that we wouldn't have even considered! The quality of books and prints that we received are amazing and something to treasure forever. Thank you so much Helen for being part of our day, you were brilliant and we can't thank you enough for the memories you captured. Sam and Dan Booth
I always knew that Helen would be our photographer, as the experience I had with her from my cousins wedding had been fantastic! We couldn't fault Helen in the slightest from our first consultation she was very accommodating and enthusiastic! On the day she was superb, we've had several comments from our guests about how good she was, even laying down in the grass to take pictures. We can't put into words how much we love our wedding pictures. We are so happy that we chose you! Clare and David Smith
Helen took the photos for our wedding in October (2016). There aren't enough words to describe how fantastic she is at her job. Her personality is one I've never come across before, she makes you feel at ease, which is just want you need on your wedding day.She listened to what we wanted and captured every special moment of our big day to look back on in years to come. Our photos were just amazing and I would recommend Helen 100%!! Catrianna and Liam Inglut
Helen and her team were fantastic on our wedding day.They were very professional and helped make our day perfect i would recommend her to anyone.
Our pictures were absolutely AMAZING and we couldn't thank her enough for all her hard work and time she has spent with us.
Thank you for capturing our memories that we will keep with us forever xxx Katie and Mark Barclay
Helen is an amazing photographer and I would recommend her to anyone! She is very professional and enthusiastic from the first meeting and I cannot express how happy I am with our beautiful photos. She would always reply quickly if I sent over any ideas or changes which made everything so stress free and enjoyable. All of our guests have since commented to us on how professional and lovely she is!
Thank you again Helen for capturing our special day perfectly xx Mia and Lee Bartholomew
I just wanted to thank Helen so much for providing us with the most amazing memories of one of the best days of my life. Not only was she incredibly professional throughout the planning and on the actual day of my wedding but passionate about producing the best photos for us. You are not only truly wonderful at what you do but a really lovely person. Thank you again for capturing my special day. Rashida and Tom Griffin
There is not much more to say than Helen is not only an amazingly talented photographer, she is the loveliest person ever! I have never had professional photos taken of myself and I was so nervous about how the process would be, but I was not nervous one bit! Helen was so complimentary, and put us at ease the whole day! Helen is amazing at what she does and always goes the extra mile to get the perfect shot, even dipping her entire elbow into the pond to get a picture of our reflections in the water lol! We cannot thank you enough for your talent and loveliness, the pictures are better than I could have imagined and I can't recommend you enough to everyone! Cant wait to see the storybook
Lots of love Gemma and Nick xxx Gemma and Nick Pettit