Helen Sarah Pictures, Newbury
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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.
Pricing & Costs
Prices start at
Products and Services
Bridal Prep Shots
Digital Editing / Airbrushing
Images on DVD
Large Group Shots
Personal Online Gallery
Second Shooter Available
Stay Through Dancing
Stay Through Speeches
Reportage / Documentary
STORYBOOK WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY PACKAGE This includes coverage of the day from the bride (or one of the grooms if two grooms) getting ready, through to the first dance. A selection of images of your choice are presented in a 10x8in hard back story book which tells the story of your wedding, including a part of the day your partner would otherwise never get to see. Each page of the storybook is designed individually and typically takes around three days to design (included in price). The images from the day will be made available on an encrypted web page for guests to view. You also receive two 12x8in prints of your choice. All images are presented on a high resolution D.V.D with full image reproduction rights. You will be given your own password protected client gallery with a link you can send to guests. All the images from the gallery are fully downloadable. All images are also presented on a high resolution U.S.B with image reproduction rights. The package is also available as U.S.B only (no album/prints)for £1350 £1430 Packages available between £1090-£1720 to see all packages please visit http://www.helensarah.com/pricing-2018/2019
Personal Message from the Manager
Name of Wedding Contact: Helen Thurlwell
About me as a photographer I am a fun loving full time wedding photographer based in Newbury, Berkshire. I have photographed well over 250 weddings most of these at Venues in either Hampshire,Berkshire or Oxford. I am a recommended photographer at many local venues and have worked at nearly all of the top wedding venues in these areas, including Highclere Castle, The Vineyard at Stockcross, Combe Manor, Newbury Manor, Wasing Park, Ufton Court, to name just a few.
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
Married in October 2018
The most amazing photographer
Helen is an incredible photographer. She is so easy to work with. For both our engagement shoot and on our wedding she’s made us feel comfortable and relaxed. She listene...
Dr. Charles L Panayides
Wedding: November 2018
Extremely Professional but Caring
Always had a smile. Knew how to make all relaxed. No fuss. No panic. Took inclement weather in her stride. Warm. Made the occasion even more joyful. Unobtrusive. Very nat...
Wedding: December 2018
Friendly and professional
Helen is friendly yet professional with her in depth service.
Married in November 2018
From the moment we met Helen we knew she was the one to photograph our wedding. She is loud, bubbly and enthusiastic, just perfect. Helen makes everyone feel comfortable ...
Wedding: September 2018
She's a Star!
Helen, is a consummate professional, but one of the nicest and bubbliest of people you will ever meet. Her skill and craft as a photographer is second to none, as she en...
Married in October 2018
Relaxed, fun and kind - everything you want at your wedding
Helen was just fantastic. She literally lay face-down in the mud on our wedding day to make sure she got the perfect pictures - they were so natural, everyone felt very c...
What is your most memorable wedding?
Too many to choose! Loved the one that got featured by bride book as one of the best wedding photos in 2017 of my bride and groom dancing to a busker in Picadilly Circus. Also Nigerian style money pinning is incredible to watch due to all the dancing and commotion so this is a great memory for me.
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
Natural, capturing the moment
What about your business are you most proud of?
I built it up myself from nothing and have now photographed over 300 weddings and have one of the best reputations in the industry.
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Book things in advance and ask if you get this years prices- you can save a fortune :)
What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?
All different gin bottles with flowers in as the bride and groom love gin, or forget me not seeds as wedding favours.
Describe your typical process with a couple.
I meet in person if they are ok with doing that for a chatter and then we go from there there I am guided by what the couple want.
What is the No. 1 photo that you think every couple should take?
Weirdly saying this as a photographer it isn't a photo, It is taking a moment with each other.
What is the most original photo you’ve been asked to take at a wedding?
A bride sitting on her groom shoulders with the dress covering his head so it looked like her legs are stilts so funny still makes me laugh :D
What do you recommend for a rainy day wedding?
Umbrellas and wellies :). Rain definately doesn't ruin a day, but peoples attitude to rain can, so just go with it, you can get amazing pictures it is not possible to get when it is not raining :)
Describe how you got into photography.
I qualified in art, design and photography, I originally wanted to become an artist! :)