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What Our Clients Say About Us

“Before our photo shoot with at VIVA, we were a mixture of trepidation and fear. As soon as we started the shoot however they made us all feel totally comfortable and at ease. Caroline is great with the kids and we subsequently had some really great shots to choose from. The session was totally unstructured and relaxed. In fact the only problem was that we had too many photos to choose from. Overall a really good experience, and one we hope to repeat in a few years time as well. Many thanks.”

Nigel Stevens, Tilehurst, Reading

“The whole experience at VIVA Photography was second to none - fun, relaxing and above all very professional. We were made to feel at ease immediately and with a young child and 4 adults it could have been mayhem - but the session went very smoothly and the result was fantastic. Fantastic photos in abundance!”

Gitte Doherty, Twyford

“VIVA helped us with a new brochure. They quickly understood just what we wanted and produced some fantastic shots in a very short space of time. It worked and our plot sales were better than we could have hoped.”

Mark Barrett, Managing Director, Francis

“We've had an amazing experience with Caroline. From our very first meeting, we felt really at ease and found her style professional but friendly. We knew it was the right choice. Our wedding pictures are exactly what we imagined. Can't wait for another excuse to visit Caroline again!”

Haley Walsh, Reading

“Viva photography was a totally professional, open and friendly experience from start to finish. We were given great help and advice with no obligations made on our budget. We were delighted with the results, and would recommend Viva without question.”

Steve Belcher and Family, Woodley, Reading

“Hiring VIVA for our wedding was an inspired decision. Caroline was unintrusive yet friendly and constructive and genuinely seemed to care about us and our special day. The photos were comprised of classic shots as well as some very original ideas which captured the moment beautifully. Combined with a quick turn around and very reasonable rates, VIVA is an ideal partner for your wedding... If you are lucky enough to book them in time.”

Mat and Katharine Hurst, Wokingham, Reading

“As a national organisation who works with, and to improve the lives of, vulnerable people it was invaluable to us to have a photographer who connects with people with a range of needs and brought out the best in them in photographs because of this connection. We have no hesitation in recommending Viva for other projects in the public sector due to their sensitivity but I have no doubt they would be an asset to a range of other areas also.”

Alison Foster, NIMHE National Institute for Mental Health England

“We used VIVA Photography quite extensively for photography of our public functions at the Calcot hotel, primarily to use in future publications advertising forth coming events. The photography needed was a tricky task as it involved photographing our customers who were attending various functions. Caroline managed not only to achieve this in difficult lighting situations but she also put the customers at ease to the point where they actively participated, achieving great results. The outcome was very good and many of the pictures in our Times out brochures and our Christmas brochure were taken by Caroline. We also used her for external photography of the Christmas lighting on the hotel, again for the Christmas brochure which has appeared on the cover of our Christmas brochure for the last two years.”

Ian Dunn – Owner of The Best Western Calcot Hotel, Reading & The Best Western Crown Hotel , Lyndhurst

“Caroline is innovative and creative. She is a people person too. Very impressive."

Mike Hornsby, Managing Director Industry

“The whole experience at VIVA was brilliant. Having our family pictures done with our little girl at the studio was so relaxed and produced some truly wonderful shots.  Even my husband, who does not like his photo being taken, was so happy during the shoot that he would have no hesitation in going back again.  When we went back to view the pictures, we couldn't believe how many lovely shots had been taken in the time.”

“I have recently been back with my little girl and again have been very impressed with the whole experience, especially with the extra effort made to get my pictures for me in time for Christmas.  I just wish I had known about VIVA when we got married as I would have loved to have quality shots captured in a manner that creates such a relaxed atmosphere.”

“I will, without a doubt, be using Viva again in the future.”

Vicki, Clifford and Charlotte Jones, Marlow

“I approached Viva Photography with a view to having my 80+ year old grandparents photographed. The Viva style of relaxed and natural photography was a totally new experience for both of them and one that they thoroughly enjoyed. The photographs were gorgeous and captured both of them in their natural light. We sent them to their son and daughter in Australia and it made them cry - in a good way! I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Viva Photography to anyone that is looking for a photograph with a difference.”

Louisa Muston, Tokers Green

“Absolutely delighted with Viva Photography, our little girl is very shy yet all at Viva made here feel incredibly relaxed and consequently we got the most amazing pictures that we will treasure forever.  Also really liked the creativity in printing the pictures making them so different from anything else I have seen before.”

Prince Family, Sherfield on Loddon nr Basingstoke

“Caroline is so calm and professional; she worked wonderfully with 8 kids! Have so many great photos.”

Helen Harrington - Mad Academy -

“The ambiance at VIVA, along with the professionalism and quality of the end product, is what sets the experience apart. Those who initially felt reticent about the shoot quickly relaxed and thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience due to the wonderful setting of the studio and the fantastic manner of all those involved.”

Catherine Rees & Family – Clevedon

“Caroline could not have been more helpful. Her attention to detail is first class and her images produced are full of innovation, creativity and of the highest standard.”

Stephen Gillham, Managing Director, SPG Education Marketing Services.

“Thank you so much for helping to make our day so magical and giving us so many fantastic memories in your photographs. It was a lovely having you there, and so much nicer having natural relaxed photography - and being able to have a giggle.”

Alexis & Clive, Finchampstead, Berkshire

“Fun, enjoyable, a friend as well as a photographer!”

Jason and Tina Bignell, Reading

“I knew I wanted family photos taken but I have never enjoyed having my picture taken. Usually I look terrible and don't want to look at them. However my Viva photos are gorgeous! We all look so happy and relaxed!”

“We all had a great time, mucking around, and we can't wait to have more taken!”

Gaynor, Garry, Ryan and Charlie, Woodley, Reading