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On since 2022

Last update: July 2024

Hello, my name is Vanessa and i am the photographer of Capturing Memories Photography. Photography has been my passion from a very young age and after moving from Madeira (Portugal) to UK i decided to make my dream come true. I will capture your day exacly as it is, so you can look back at the real memories of your day. I am a natural photographer and thats exacly what you will have, natural photographs to look back and smile naturally. I specialise in photo sessions where real people can safely express and be themselves.

Through the wholw day i will keeps a discrete presence, blending into the action to best reflect the emotions at any given time. I am the ideal choice for those who love to go with the flow and promise to have pictures of evryone present, even the ones that are camera shy. My selection of wedding packages will include a photobook, Persoanlised Usb, Photo prints and a private gallery where you can share your memories with your family and friends, with full freedom to download as many photos as you want.

Frequently asked questions

What services do you offer?

Mini albums
High resolution photos

What does the wedding package include?

1 photo album hard cover with 50 pictures of your choice 1 personalised usb in a pretty wooden box with all the edited pictures 2 10x12 photo prints of your choice Private gallery to share with family

How far in advance should I contact you?

Contact me anytime :D

Do you cover more than one wedding a day?


Can you travel?

Yes, anywhere in Wales

What is the charge for travelling?

Depending on location

What style of photos do you take?

Photo journalism
Fine art photography

What kind of technology do you use?


Do you use a specific technique or innovative approach?

I'm a natural photographer, I photograph the day as it happens, No Fancy-pants setups or people running away from dinosaurs, just the stories of the real people being themselves

What kind of equipment do you use?

Canon 6d mark II. Canon R6 mark II

Do you offer any tool to display the photos online?

Yes, private gallery on my website password protected

What's the delivery time for a photographic report?

3 months

Do you send all the photos taken?


Do you work alone or do you have a team of professionals?


In case of unforeseen circumstances, do you have a replacement photographer?


Do you have the rights to publish the wedding photos?


Do you charge per hour or per event?

Per event

If needed, would you be able to work extra hours?


How do you charge extra time?

Extra time is £90 for the hour. I have diffrente packages and always try to work out the best package for the event before I to charge any extra for the extra time

What are the forms of payment?

Payments are done via bank transfer, PayPal or cash

How do you work?

I'm very approachable, and make sure I capture all the important moments. I'm always floating around almost invisible when I need to be. Always make sure I have photos of everyone even the shy ones

Served in

Cardiff and Newport

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Reviews for Capturing Memories Photography

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5.0 out of 5 rating
21 reviews
99% recommend it
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Gemma L. Sent on 22/12/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Excellent. Couldn’t have been happier. Amazing and talented

I haven’t got the words to express how fantastic Vanessa is. She was a recommendation from a friend and she travelled six hours out of her way for our special day. She absolutely made the day perfect. I will treasure the images she captured forever and I am proud to now call her a friend. She’s an amazing and talented lady. Our day was perfect thanks to her xx
Leanne R. Sent on 09/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Fantastic service

Vanessa was fantastic, she listened to what we wanted and delivered. Vanessa was with me right from the start until after our first dance and at the time Vanessa was heavily pregnant, but that didn't stop her. The package was well worth the money and I highly recommend.
Emma L. Sent on 08/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Vanessa is absolutely amazing

Well Vanessa what can I say she was absolutely amazing a perfect fit for our wedding
Not just on the day but from the point of booking Vanessa she interacted with me so much
Any questions I had were not too much for her
I feel I have developed a friendship with Vanessa through the whole build up to and after my wedding
We discussed what we liked and our preferences in regards to look colour style of photos what moments were important to me for her to capture and not only did she tick every box with our requests she literally went beyond our expectations
Nothing has ever been too much
All my photos are wonderful even the ones where some of us are pulling the most ridiculous faces
But this is what I wanted, natural, in the moment photos so I can look back and say ohhh I remember that
Vanessa even got photos that I didn’t realise she had taken those were an absolute joy to see
Myself and my husband are not very good with posing for photos and when we took some shots while posing we was made to feel at ease
Even when posing it all felt so natural and calm and I can’t believe how beautiful the photos actually were
Vanessa made sure she captured all the fun moments that we wanted too and it was an honour to have her at our wedding she fit right in with all our guests
I would 100% recommend Vanessa to anyone looking for a photographer that actually listens to what you like and what you want because she totally smashed it with our wedding photos 🫶🏼💕
Leanne M. Sent on 06/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing very friendly and professional

I would highly recommend capturing memories, she was so professional and friendly and made me feel so relaxed on my very stressful day, I would definitely recommend
Kayleigh T. Sent on 23/10/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Above and beyond

Absolutely over the moon with our photographer choice. Professional yet super friendly service from enquiry to even after our special day. I couldn't imagine anyone who would have fit more perfectly for the natural shots we wanted. All the guests praised our photographer too. If I could give more than 5 stars I would
Amanda M. Sent on 10/10/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Couldn't have asked for more

Vanessa was brilliant on our big day. She was very patient and made us and our guests feel very comfortable in front of the camera. Our photos are absolutely beautiful!
Catherine L. Sent on 25/09/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Wedding photos

I would recommend vanessa she was so nice couldnt fault her all my guess said how good she was and wow my photos were amazing
Janine B. Sent on 01/01/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing wedding photographer

From the moment i spoke to vanessa i knew she was going to be the perfect person to capture my wedding pictures.
I spoke to 3 different photographers before vanessa and they were telling me how and when i should be having certain pictures taken.
Vanessa listen to what i wanted and she asked all the right questions, she gave direction when needed or when i asked not telling me how things should be.
She is professional, friendly, brilliant with all my guests but most of all amazing with me, im not the most confident in front of the camera but i felt completely comfortable and my wedding pictures are beautiful.
I would 100% recommend vanessa as a photographer
Thank you so much vanessa ❤️
Daniel P. Sent on 17/12/2023
4.6 out of 5 rating

Top class photographer

Great service and awesome pictures. Has been very accommodating to our needs and made our special day that little bit more special
Rachel B. Sent on 20/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect and personalised!

Amazing photographer! Vanessa communicated at every stage, she is well organised and so attentive. From start to finish Vanessa made the whole day enjoyable! Some lovely shots which we will cherish as memories for a lifetime. Thank you ☺️
Heather D. Sent on 16/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Our Amazing wedding.

From the moment we met Vanessa we knew she was the perfect choice for our wedding as our photographer.
Her communication with us was second to none, checking everything down to the finest detail, making sure we had the photos we wanted & keeping us updated with any Information we needed to know.
From the time she arrived at our home, throughout the day she wasn’t far away taking the most incredible photos that we will cherish forever.
Vanessa mingled with family & friends. All our guests commented on how professional she was & after seeing the photographs they are so natural ( what we asked for) but also a few posed ones that we also asked for.
Vanessa was with us all day right up our first dance.
We are so grateful for her time, professionalism & care she took with every aspect of our day! She was absolutely perfect! We thank her from the bottom of our hearts ❤️
I would highly recommend Vanessa for capturing memories of not just weddings but any other photographic needs.
Thank you so much capturing memories is definitely on my speed dial & will definitely use again in the future ❤️❤️❤️
Hannah M. Sent on 15/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing service!

Vanessa is a very friendly and professional photographer. I hate having my photo taken but she made me feel completely at ease throughout the whole day. Would fully recommend her!
Kirsty M. Sent on 15/11/2023
4.8 out of 5 rating

Best energy

We loved every minute with vanessa! She was so calm and ready to step in when I was stressing due to our venue not getting things quite right and loosing parts of our décor. I would highly recommend! She's honestly fabulous!
Yasmin V. Sent on 14/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Incredible from start to finish

I don't even have the words to explain how wonderful our day was because of Vanessa 🖤 after some last minute changes and running late - she took everything in her stride and made me feel like the day was all about us. she was sure to get some incredible shots including the necessary ones that we didn't think about at the time. I'm so thrilled we chose her 😍
Emma J. Sent on 14/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Highly recommend

So glad we picked capturing memories
From the moment I got in touch Vanessa (our photographer) kept me up to date on everything, on our wedding day she made me feel at ease and very comfortable and captured the most beautiful photos of our special day
Vanessa is very professional and would highly recommend
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