2017, You Crazy, Awesome Year You! x

January 1, 2018

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Wow, 2017 seems to have come and gone so fast that I can’t believe I’m even writing this post!  Life seems to be flying by so quickly, probably due to having 2 small pickles, that I don’t get much of a chance for reflection so sitting down to look through all my weddings of 2017 has been really lovely and honestly, quite a positive, inspiring thing to do.  2017 for me, has mostly been the year of the Marley Moo, our little bundle of chubby legs, double chins and gorgeous giggles, who has brought so much happiness to Casa Hoile, brought out the best in Amélie and completing our little clan.  Work wise, I’ve also had the BEST brides and grooms, worked with some incredible suppliers and venues and got to travel to some beautiful places.  Each and every couple has been super special to me in some way and yet again, at each wedding I’ve seen so many beautiful moments and heart warming relationships.  As a soppy bugger, these little bonds and moments still make this the best job I could ever hope to be doing.  Now, even more than ever, with two wonderful humans I get to call my children, I really appreciate the value of family and connections more than ever before.  To this extent, I find myself crying a lot more at weddings!

Looking at my favourite images, I can see clearly how much I enjoy spending time with people and seeing people in love.  Above all, I value laughter, relationships, honest moments, gorgeous details, light and like to show the beautiful in everyone and everything.  A huge thank you to each and every couple I’ve photographed this year, you’re all totally awesome and I wish you all a duper Happy New Year.  I’m so excited to see what 2018 has to bring for Helen Cawte Photography and am currently undergoing a complete rebrand so watch this space!  Here’s hoping for a year filled with gorgeous light, loved-up couples and possibly even a full night’s sleep (That one’s for you Marley Moo!)..   You never know… 😉  I hope you like my slideshow, Happy New Year you lovely peeps xxx

Happy Words that made my year and brought tears to my eyes…

“Everybody should book Helen for their wedding! Not only is she an amazing photographer, but an amazing person too! She is professional and calm, and knows exactly what to do.   Her warm and friendly demeanour helped to relax us on our big day, and enjoy the whole experience.  Most importantly, the photos we have received are stunning! We couldn’t be happier with them!” – Catie & Dan – Ever After, A Wedding Venue, Dartmoor

“Our experiences with Helen have always been incredible. From our first conversation, through our engagement shoot and on the day itself, we felt at ease and in safe hands.  Our house is full of natural, joyful , beautiful photos from our wedding day. The fact that Helen is a lovely warm person is a bonus, but her natural, unobtrusive photography style was what attracted us to her, and she didn’t fail to deliver.” – Jennifer & Marcus – Sudeley Castle, Cotswolds

“The best feedback I can give is that looking back, I barely remember Helen being there on the day! She has such a natural and friendly way about her that it felt as though she was an extension of our wedding party, not the photographer. She always had a smile on her face but still managed to guide and direct us throughout the day so we never felt rushed or awkward. We’ve now got the most beautiful wedding photographs we could ask for which capture absolutely everything we loved about our day. We can’t thank Helen enough!” – Jade & Steve – Tithe Barn, Petersfield

“A wedding is one very special event, however the photographs capture memories and reinvoke emotions that last a life-time. For this reason we really wanted to invest in a photographer that we knew we could trust to capture beautiful pictures. Helen was undoubtedly one of the most important parts of our day and we were absolutely thrilled by her professionalism and her stunning photographs. From the beginning Helen’s relaxed, friendly and unobtrusive style ensured that this camera-shy couple felt very comfortable in front of the lens. We could not recommend her highly enough.” – Lara & James – Private Home

“Our wedding photos are everything we dreamed of and more. They are stunning, full of emotion, and capture the atmosphere of the day perfectly. Not only have you helped to create beautiful memories that will last a life time, but you were an absolute joy to have around. We feel so lucky that you were able to be part of our big day  – thank you!” – Kate & Gareth – Brympton House, Devon

“We have looked and looked at the photos over and over again! They are just magical!! You have managed to capture all our most important moments and all the feelings and emotions from the day just come back the second you look at them.  Thank you so much!!” – Karina & Dan – Creeksea Place, Essex

“Helen is an absolutely fabulous photographer. She documented our wedding day in such a beautiful manner and we are so thrilled with our pictures. She captured all the aspects of our wedding, even some that we hadn’t even noticed which created so many additional memories for us.  We cannot recommend her enough.” – Kat & Andrew – Southend Barns




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Director & Photographer at Helen Cawte Photographer.  At home near the sea.  Ever-focused on beauty and the art of creation; found in the moments that leave me breathless and in awe. 

Over the past ten years I have been photographing beautiful weddings across the globe for the most wonderful couples. Your wedding photography is a family heirloom to be loved and cherished for generations so I spend a great deal of time on both getting to know you, your story and your requirements as well as producing a beautifully curated collection of images. 




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