A Testimonial | Linsey & Nick

 

I have neither enough space nor the superlatives to wax lyrical about this lady…… My photographer Dominique Bader. I spent some time looking at photographers as for me photographs are everything in capturing moments and feelings. Sama also helped me in this area but only with making recommendations in what she thought I’d like. Dominique was one of those recommendations. I loved her work on her website as to me it looks like high end editorial, romantic photos. I went to meet the beautiful Dominique at her beautiful home when I was 7 months pregnant with Florence. I did not look like a bride in waiting I can assure you……. Dominique showed me her work and I was blown away. 

I chose Dominique as my photographer almost immediately after that meeting. She was over my budget that I’d set aside for photos but take note ladies & gents – she was worth every penny……..I wanted voyeur photographs in the main; I wasn’t a fan of staged moments and was adamant I wasn’t going to have any. We talked about how it would all look and she wasn’t afraid to say to me that I should consider some group photographs. She was sooooo right. Dominique and her lovely assistant Nicky took amazing photos of my day both captured and staged moments. I loved it that she was able to tell me that I might like to look at things a little differently and not be so closed in my idea. She also listened to me though and took it on board when I said I didn’t want pictures of Nick and I kissing as we’re just not that kind of couple. She’s also a brilliant personality as she makes you feel at ease all the time. Not everyone likes having their photo taken – my husband is one of them. (Karl Pilkington takes lessons from my husband in how to be a misog – he’s very funny though, I’m talking about my husband). Not with Dominique….. He was like a changed man, he was positively enjoying himself, posing away thinking he was some poor man’s David Beckham (more like Dave from Peckham). 

I’m a lucky woman as I have beautiful high end photographs of me wearing a beautiful dress, with my husband and 2 children. In years a long time from now, my children will look at them and have these to treasure. That’s all because of Dominique and her genius and I can’t recommend her enough to any future wives and husbands who are getting married.

This wedding was planned and styled by the very talented of Sama of Utterly Wow. I am very grateful to Sama for recommending me to her clients and to Linsey and Nick for these incredibly kind words. They mean so much to me. 

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A Testimonial | Maia & Dom

 
 

The other day I received the most wonderful testimonial from Maia & Dom, written for an upcoming press feature. I was over the moon when I read it; it just made me feel so utterly happy and so so proud. This type of feedback is what inspires me and is the reason I love what I do so much. It also reinforces the “why” behind my style and approach to wedding photography.  Thank you so much Maia & Dom! x

Our wedding photographer, and possibly the best decision we made regarding the planning of the day, was Dominique Bader. We chose Dominique to be our photographer after looking over a long list of different photographers works, given to us by Rachael our planner. When we saw Dominique’s work we liked it instantly and knew we only wanted to use her. She is so talented and her work speaks for itself. Her images are timeless and it was important for us from the beginning to have a photographer that had a journalistic and organic approach- we really didn’t want to be bothered by the photos on the day and wanted it all to be documented in the most natural way- and thats exactly what she did. She captured the mood of the day perfectly and the photos are incredibly intimate. We had no idea that when we met her she would also be an incredibly focused, kind, caring, wise and supportive person. Choosing to work with Dominique was the smartest decision we made regarding the planning of our wedding, we couldn’t be happier. We will pass these on to our kids so they always stay in our family.