"Having family photos done is as much about the experience as it is about the photos. I can genuinely say that both of these exceeded our expectations. Because the experience was so positive the smiles and body language of the whole family, our sometimes difficult 3 and 4 year old children included, were genuine and that comes across vividly in the photos.
Luckily we were recommended Nicole through friends and because the experience was so positive for us we also have absolutely no hesitation in recommending her to anyone else that is looking to have family photos done. A really enjoyable experience!” - James
"Could not recommend Bear and Dragon Photography enough. We booked Nicole to take some informal shots of our toddler and our newborn and the outcome was better than we could have hoped!
As well as being very accommodating (we arrived on the wrong day!) Nicole was fantastic with the children instantly putting us all at ease. She made great suggestions for us to get the best out of our time and the resulting pictures we will treasure forever. Prices are also extremely reasonable - we will definitely be returning customers !" - Theresa
"My husband, Jason, and I worked with Nicole for both the maternity and newborn photoshoots. Nicole made me feel beautiful during the maternity shoot even though I felt like a very large pregnant woman - and the photos turned out stunning! During the newborn shoot, she handled our little girl with such care, and people are still constantly telling us how beautiful the photographs are! Nicole made us feel comfortable during the shoots and produced simple, elegant photographs that we absolutely adore - it was such a great experience that we've already booked Bear and Dragon Photography for our daughter's first birthday!" - Stacy and Jason
'We've worked with Nicole twice so far, and we have been extremely satisfied both times. She works in a non-imposing way, gently directing you and giving lots of ideas, is very patient, listens to her clients, and has an excellent eye for detail. The result - beautiful images that capture real, not artificial moments. Her respect for privacy, if requested, should be mentioned too. We certainly recommend her services if you're looking for photos that will bring you tons of compliments and positive emotions.'" - Katja
"Thank you again for the great bluebells session with our little boy! We just received the amazing package with our photos and your thoughtful note, giving that final touch of personalised attention to close our session. You were a delight to work with and captured exactly what we were hoping for. I am sure we will see each other again to immortalise many more happy memories." Kivanc
"I'll honestly always treasure the experience of working with Bear & Dragon Photography. The pictures that she captured of my family (including a cranky 2 year old and hyper 4 year old) on a rain-threatened afternoon were the perfect reminder of a lovely experience that Nicole arranged for us. She scouted out a gorgeous outdoor location, provided a few well curated props in case we wanted them, and arranged for a wonderful balance of stress-free composed scenarios and playful spontaneity, all within an efficient half-hour. The resulting images have really captured the tender beauty of the children's youth, and their individual spirit, yet are composed in pleasantly natural style. And her follow up support was incredibly professional as well, quickly identifying a number of shots for us to choose from, yet also receptive to any further cropping or adjustments we needed. The value of time and cost invested compared to the result is superb. Really, we couldn't be happier with the result, and thankful to have these memories so beautifully captured." - Kristie