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Cecilia Costello Photography - Client testimonials

Client Testimonials

 
Having an outdoor photo-shoot with Cecilia was a lovely experience. She captured us and our children in a place we love, doing what we like doing. We had fun during the photo session and are very pleased with the results. Cecilia’s attention to detail was comforting and her friendliness made the whole experience special. Thank you!
 

The Ford Family, October 2014

 
Our family shoot to celebrate my 50th birthday was a memorable afternoon! We relaxed quite happily (and that's not easy where a lens is concerned for us). We love the results. We are continuing our story in the Spring with a second portrait session when bump becomes baby and our other two children can make it too!
 

Julie & Lee, September 2014

 
We had a wonderful experience working with Cecilia. She is such a lovely person. Our photo shoot was very relaxed, fun and she made us feel completely at ease, which is no small feat with our 5 year old daughter and 11 month old son. The presentation of the photos taken was very thoughtfully put together and emotional as the images captured were absolutely stunning. Our children's personalities shone through. We wanted them all. She helped us choose gorgeous frames to complement the pictures we had chosen. We can't stop looking at them. The moments captured will be treasured forever. Everyone has commented on how beautiful the framed pictures are. We have no hesitation in recommending Cecilia to anyone wishing to capture their own special moments of their children or families. Thank you Cecilia we love them.
 

Mr & Mrs Powar, July 2014

 
It's safe to say that none of us were looking forward to the experience – all of us being very shy and in our minds unphotogenic at any angle! However, it was a lovely photo shoot, weather and location perfect, Cecilia puts you at ease very quickly and took some fantastic photos. Would highly recommend! Thanks.
 

Jo & Ian, December 2013

 
Following the recommendation of a friend, we booked Cecilia to photograph our wedding last August. We were looking for a photographer who was not only technically skilled (or “good with a camera”), but who was also capable of capturing the essence of our wedding in a natural and creative style without imposing on the events of the day. Perhaps just as importantly, we also wanted a photographer with whom I could feel completely comfortable while getting ready for my wedding. Cecilia proved to be all these things and more; she was both incredibly professional and discrete, managing to capture some amazing shots while seamlessly blending in to the background. She worked with us both before and after the wedding to ensure that she understood exactly what we wanted from our wedding photography and it was a pleasure to work with her on the day. I am absolutely delighted with all of our photographs and the beautiful leather album that Cecilia created for us. We have had numerous compliments from friends and family about how beautiful the photos are and how well they captured the moment. We are already looking forward to Cecilia taking some more pictures for us once we have our first baby in November.
 

Lucy & Mark Wood, August 2013

 
We found Cecilia to be a thoroughly professional and personable lady who is obviously passionate about her art. She put our five Grandchildren totally at ease resulting in a family photo shoot that was relaxed, informal and thoroughly enjoyable. We received excellent service throughout from Cecilia and are thrilled with our beautiful family album. We have no hesitation in recommending her to anyone wishing to capture their own special moments.
 

Mr & Mrs Rasche, May 2013

 
Our experience with Cecilia Costello Photography has been nothing but excellent. The portrait session and subsequent viewing of the photographs was seamlessly professional. It still managed to be relaxed, fun and memorable for all three of us and all down to Cecilia's calm and gentle manner. We would not hesitate to recommend Cecilia to anyone who wishes to capture a special moment in time of their child or family. Many thanks, we love our photographs!
 

Barry, Lucinda & Harry, April 2013

 
I just wanted to say thank you so much for the wonderful and beautiful photo album. A few people have seen it this past weekend and are totally stunned by how amazing each and every single photo is. We are overwhelmed and my family in particular can't stop talking about it. I highly rate both the photographic day and the evening you came to the house to show the photos and the service you have given us. I absolutely give my permission or you to use any of the photos in whatever you need them for and would be really proud if you were to use them on the website. Thank you.
 

Judith, Levi, Avi & Libby, March 2013

 
I'm immensely pleased with the beautiful, natural images Cecilia captured of my family. Being in a location of our choice coupled with Cecilia's calm and relaxed approach made it a truly enjoyable experience. Cecilia certainly captured my daughter's character, the main reason for the shoot, and when presented with the shots I was spoilt for choice. I will treasure these for years to come.
 

Liz Cheadle, March 2013

 
Cecilia Costello Photography offers such a professional and personal service. From meeting to discuss our requirements all the way through to the "on-location" shoot, my family had such a great time. Then the photo presentation, selection, the finished result, words fail me. My wife and I were so emotional, just perfect. Try as you can, you will not find a better service. Thank you Cecilia from all of us.
 

Becky & Dave, October 2012

 
"I contacted Cecilia following the birth of our daughter Grace in July 2012. We really wanted to create some memories of us as a new family. When I first met Cecilia she was professional and incredibly friendly. She spent time with us telling us a bit about herself and finding out about us as a family. She also got a really good understanding of what we were looking for. During the shoot she spent over 4 hours at our home. She worked around Graces routine to ensure she got the shots she was looking for and we found her very creative. She took her time and we never felt rushed or under pressure. She made us feel very relaxed and Grace really warmed to her. When Cecilia returned to show us the photos, she again, took the time to take us through them all. The photos themselves were absolutely fantastic, we really loved them all. It was so difficult to choose, however Cecilia helped us to decide which photos complemented each other and what frame was most suitable. It took some time but we eventually picked some beautiful photos for our frame. When the frame arrived, I was so happy with the result. It was beautiful and all our friends and family have complemented us on how gorgeous the photos are. Overall, the service we received from Cecilia was brilliant. We really enjoyed working with her and we would have no hesitation in recommending her to others considering a professional photo shoot. When baby number 2 arrives, we will certainly be contacting her again for another shoot!"
 

Mr & Mrs Sheridan, October 2012

 
"I contacted Cecilia following the birth of our daughter Grace in July 2012. We really wanted to create some memories of us as a new family. When I first met Cecilia she was professional and incredibly friendly. She spent time with us telling us a bit about herself and finding out about us as a family. She also got a really good understanding of what we were looking for. During the shoot she spent over 4 hours at our home. She worked around Graces routine to ensure she got the shots she was looking for and we found her very creative. She took her time and we never felt rushed or under pressure. She made us feel very relaxed and Grace really warmed to her. When Cecilia returned to show us the photos, she again, took the time to take us through them all. The photos themselves were absolutely fantastic, we really loved them all. It was so difficult to choose, however Cecilia helped us to decide which photos complemented each other and what frame was most suitable. It took some time but we eventually picked some beautiful photos for our frame. When the frame arrived, I was so happy with the result. It was beautiful and all our friends and family have complemented us on how gorgeous the photos are. Overall, the service we received from Cecilia was brilliant. We really enjoyed working with her and we would have no hesitation in recommending her to others considering a professional photo shoot. When baby number 2 arrives, we will certainly be contacting her again for another shoot!"
 

Mr & Mrs Sheridan, October 2012

 
"I contacted Cecilia following the birth of our daughter Grace in July 2012. We really wanted to create some memories of us as a new family. When I first met Cecilia she was professional and incredibly friendly. She spent time with us telling us a bit about herself and finding out about us as a family. She also got a really good understanding of what we were looking for. During the shoot she spent over 4 hours at our home. She worked around Graces routine to ensure she got the shots she was looking for and we found her very creative. She took her time and we never felt rushed or under pressure. She made us feel very relaxed and Grace really warmed to her. When Cecilia returned to show us the photos, she again, took the time to take us through them all. The photos themselves were absolutely fantastic, we really loved them all. It was so difficult to choose, however Cecilia helped us to decide which photos complemented each other and what frame was most suitable. It took some time but we eventually picked some beautiful photos for our frame. When the frame arrived, I was so happy with the result. It was beautiful and all our friends and family have complemented us on how gorgeous the photos are. Overall, the service we received from Cecilia was brilliant. We really enjoyed working with her and we would have no hesitation in recommending her to others considering a professional photo shoot. When baby number 2 arrives, we will certainly be contacting her again for another shoot!"
 

Mr & Mrs Sheridan, October 2012

 
"I contacted Cecilia following the birth of our daughter Grace in July 2012. We really wanted to create some memories of us as a new family. When I first met Cecilia she was professional and incredibly friendly. She spent time with us telling us a bit about herself and finding out about us as a family. She also got a really good understanding of what we were looking for. During the shoot she spent over 4 hours at our home. She worked around Graces routine to ensure she got the shots she was looking for and we found her very creative. She took her time and we never felt rushed or under pressure. She made us feel very relaxed and Grace really warmed to her. When Cecilia returned to show us the photos, she again, took the time to take us through them all. The photos themselves were absolutely fantastic, we really loved them all. It was so difficult to choose, however Cecilia helped us to decide which photos complemented each other and what frame was most suitable. It took some time but we eventually picked some beautiful photos for our frame. When the frame arrived, I was so happy with the result. It was beautiful and all our friends and family have complemented us on how gorgeous the photos are. Overall, the service we received from Cecilia was brilliant. We really enjoyed working with her and we would have no hesitation in recommending her to others considering a professional photo shoot. When baby number 2 arrives, we will certainly be contacting her again for another shoot!"
 

Mr & Mrs Sheridan, October 2012

 
We could not have asked for a nicer, or better, photographer for our wedding day. Cecilia put everyone at ease and by the end of the day she seemed like a member of the wedding party! This really shows through in the photographs, which capture the special moments of the day perfectly.
 

Rebecca & Michael, August 2012

 
A fun day on the photo shoot, followed by a great viewing and finally, delivery of a fantastic set of family photographs in a beautiful album that we will treasure forever. What's not to recommend?
 

Camilla Kenyon, July 2012

 
I was incredibly lucky to win a portrait session with Cecilia which she generously donated in aid of pancreatic cancer. The photo shoot was effortless with Cecilia putting my son & daughter totally at ease. I asked Cecilia to capture a 'brother & sisters' friendship and bond. The end result melted our hearts. No words are needed the photograph captured their bond walking along a path through woodland. Totally enchanting and beautiful. Thank you for capturing such a magical moment between Christopher and Olivia on their "path of life". We feel truly blessed to have won the portrait which we will cherish forever. x
 

Stephanie, June 2012

 
Beautiful pictures which capture my children's personality. The children loved Cecilia taking their photographs - she made them feel really special. A big thank you!
 

Lucia Hodgson, April 2012

 
The whole process from the start to the finished product was relaxed and customer based. Would recommend Cecilia to all our friends.
 

Andy & Rachel Galley, March 2012

 
A very enjoyable process with some truly lovely images for our home. Thank you!
 

Fay Gray, September 2011

 
We asked Cecilia to photograph ourselves and 8 month old daughter Eve at home. The session was relaxed and very enjoyable for everybody, especially Eve who never stopped smiling. The final results were stunning and a beautiful reminder of our daughter and the lovely day we had together. Thank you Cecilia.
 

Dave & Alison Sampson, August 2011

 
What an amazing day, Cecilia really captured the essence of our family and the girls. A truly memorable experience that we will cherish for a long time.
 

Hugo & Sarah Martin, July 2011

 
Leave Cecilia to do what she needs to, trust her to shoot as she sees fit - you will not be disappointed!
 

Paul & Wendy Stallard, June 2011

 
Beautiful and individual images we will treasure and our teenage children will be proud of in years to come... thank you Cecilia !
 

The Whitfield Family, October 2010

 
The photography session could not have gone any better. My three boys were totally at ease and had a lovely time with Cecilia resulting in some beautiful pictures - their individual characters shine through in each shot. The follow up process and presentation of the final framed prints was faultless. Thank you Cecilia for some very treasured memories.
 

The Murphy boys, October 2010

 
Having our pictures taken by Cecilia was a joy; from the beginning of the session to the final photographs, we had a fantastic experience and most importantly it was lots of fun! Cecilia made us all feel relaxed and at ease with the camera - which is no mean feat with a camera shy eight-year old and a camera phobic Daddy. Cecilia has a great way of making the children feel completely relaxed. We forgot the camera was there and instead concentrated on having fun together. This meant we got the most lovely relaxed images - exactly what we were looking for. The viewing session was thoughtfully put together and had us all moved to tears, in a good way! The biggest problem we faced was choosing the pictures as we wanted them all. We have fabulous pictures of a wonderful time and nothing but happy memories. Thanks Cecilia!
 

Anthony & Claire, August 2010

 
A relaxed informal photo shoot to capture those precious one-off moments. Thanks!
 

Joanne Angus, August 2010

 
We really enjoyed working with Cecilia from start to finish. The day of the photo shoot was a lovely and memorable time. Cecilia captured lots of shots of us being ourselves. I particularly liked the way that Cecilia captured nature around us. She made us all feel very at ease and we would like to repeat the process with her in years to come.
 

Susie & Neil, May 2010

 
Cecilia loves her work which clearly shows in her pictures. Every single shot is full of the warmth and care Cecilia consistently gives to every moment. Thank you.
 

Abi Bentley, May 2010

 
A lovely, enjoyable session – everyone was laughing and having lots of fun – all credit to Cecilia for creating that mood – brilliant. The photos were just amazing and beautiful, full of life and colours. You captured the children well. Thank you.
 

Caroline & Michael, July 2009

 
We enjoyed the whole experience. Cecilia, you helped to relax the kids beautifully and captured some wonderful images. We found it so difficult to decide which to choose. The photographs were superb!
 

Lindsay & James, July 2009

 
Had a thoroughly enjoyable and fun photo session, which resulted in some fantastic pictures. I’m very pleased. Thank you.
 

Kate, June 2009

 
Cecilia’s professionalism and warmth made our experience very successful. She is a great photographer and a really lovely person – very talented – wish you well for the future. Thank you.
 

Amanda & Matthew, May 2009

 
As Evie was so young I was quite nervous about whether she would sit for the photos but Cecilia was fantastic in making both Evie and I feel relaxed and I really liked the fact it was in our own home. As she is growing up so fast I’m so grateful for capturing those beautiful memories of her at 2 months old that I can look at every day.
 

Paula Morris, February 2009

 
From booking the session to receiving the photos our experience was excellent. Cecilia created amazing images in the comfort of our home. I was completely overwhelmed with the images. Thank you.
 

Debbie & John, September 2008

 
The session was relaxed, fun and well paced. The needs of the children were always put first. The pictures captured the children with beautifully natural expressions – they are delightful. Absolutely excellent. Thank you.
 

Gareth & Rachel James, September 2008

 
We are thrilled with the photos taken by Cecilia. She has captured Gracie's character and we have a range of wonderful photos. Cecilia clearly loves children and she instantly put us all at ease and captured some very real moments. I have already recommended Cecilia to friends and will be using her again when we have our next baby. Cecilia offers a service which is both professional and personal.
 

Marie & Tom, July 2008

 
Cecilia made the children feel at ease and in this way definitely got the best out of them, As a result she captured some beautiful shots which are natural and a lasting memory of our children. Her work is of impeccable quality!
 

Mark & Abigail Banks, February 2008