Helen Sarah Pictures, Newbury

I am a fun loving full time wedding photographer based in Newbury, Berkshire. I have photographed over 300 weddings most of these at Venues in either Hampshire,Berkshire or Oxford.
Pricing & Costs

Prices start at


Photography Style

Reportage / Documentary

Products and Services

Bridal Prep Shots
Photo Printing
Stay Through Speeches
Images on DVD
Stay Through Dancing
Large Group Shots
Second Shooter Available
Wedding Albums
Personal Online Gallery
Pre-Wedding Consultation
Digital Editing / Airbrushing
Full Description
STORYBOOK WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY PACKAGE This includes coverage of the day from the bride (or one of the grooms if two grooms) getting ready, through to the first dance. A selection of images of your choice are presented in a 10x8in hard back story book which tells the story of your wedding, including a part of the day your partner would otherwise never get to see. Each page of the storybook is designed individually and typically takes around three days to design (included in price). The images from the day will be made available on an encrypted web page for guests to view. You also receive two 12x8in prints of your choice. All images are presented on a high resolution D.V.D with full image reproduction rights. You will be given your own password protected client gallery with a link you can send to guests. All the images from the gallery are fully downloadable. All images are also presented on a high resolution U.S.B with image reproduction rights. The package is also available as U.S.B only (no album/prints)for £1350 £1430 Packages available between £1090-£1720 to see all packages please visit http://www.helensarah.com/pricing-2018/2019

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Helen Thurlwell
About me as a photographer I am a fun loving full time wedding photographer based in Newbury, Berkshire. I have photographed well over 250 weddings most of these at Venues in either Hampshire,Berkshire or Oxford. I am a recommended photographer at many local venues and have worked at nearly all of the top wedding venues in these areas, including Highclere Castle, The Vineyard at Stockcross, Combe Manor, Newbury Manor, Wasing Park, Ufton Court, to name just a few.


No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
Wedding: December 2018
December 2018
Friendly and professional
Helen is friendly yet professional with her in depth service.
Married in November 2018
December 2018
Fabulous photography
From the moment we met Helen we knew she was the one to photograph our wedding. She is loud, bubbly and enthusiastic, just perfect. Helen makes everyone feel comfortable Infront of the camera. The results are amazing. Love my wedding photos. Would highly recommend to anyone who wants fantastic photos to book Helen.
Dr. Charles L Panayides
Wedding: November 2018
December 2018
Extremely Professional but Caring
Always had a smile. Knew how to make all relaxed. No fuss. No panic. Took inclement weather in her stride. Warm. Made the occasion even more joyful. Unobtrusive. Very natural so guests forgot she was pointing a lens at them. Cajoled everyone in a civil and beguiling yet professional manner to “pose”. A credit to the profession.
Ben Pike
Wedding: November 2018
November 2018
The nicest and most professional photographer you’ll meet
I have worked with Helen on so many weddings over the years. She is always so professional and easy to work with. Her personality shines through on every job and she makes the experience so much nicer and easier. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Helen to friends and family and regularly do. Good luck Helen!
Amy Greensmith
Married in October 2018
December 2018
The most amazing photographer
Helen is an incredible photographer. She is so easy to work with. For both our engagement shoot and on our wedding she’s made us feel comfortable and relaxed. She listened to everything we wanted and made sure she’s captured the moments and looks most special to us. All of our guests commented on Helens professionalism and enthusiasm and praised her for organising photos and also blending into the background. I highly reccommend Helen not only for her breathtaking photography skills but for her personality. She was a pleasure to have photograph our wedding and I wouldn’t have changed a thing!
Alex & Josie
Married in October 2018
November 2018
Simply amazing!
Helen is absolutely wonderful. From the moment we first met her she was genuine kind and funny. We warmed to her right away and had no problem deciding to choose her for our wedding. We asked for a slightly bespoke package which she accommodated with no issue. We had an engagement shoot also which was just fab and the pictures came out glorious! Her approach is speedy but she makes sure she captures the shot she’s looking for and you don’t feel like you are having to hold poses forever. On the day of our wedding Helen’s presence was only felt when needed. I can’t wait to see the shots of our big day and all the lovely moments she captured.
Location & Contact Details


Kingsclere, Newbury, Berkshire, RG20 5LZ, England

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What is your most memorable wedding?

Too many to choose! Loved the one that got featured by bride book as one of the best wedding photos in 2017 of my bride and groom dancing to a busker in Picadilly Circus. Also Nigerian style money pinning is incredible to watch due to all the dancing and commotion so this is a great memory for me.

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

Natural, capturing the moment

What about your business are you most proud of?

I built it up myself from nothing and have now photographed over 300 weddings and have one of the best reputations in the industry.

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Book things in advance and ask if you get this years prices- you can save a fortune :)

What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?

All different gin bottles with flowers in as the bride and groom love gin, or forget me not seeds as wedding favours.

Describe your typical process with a couple.

I meet in person if they are ok with doing that for a chatter and then we go from there there I am guided by what the couple want.

What is the No. 1 photo that you think every couple should take?

Weirdly saying this as a photographer it isn't a photo, It is taking a moment with each other.

What is the most original photo you’ve been asked to take at a wedding?

A bride sitting on her groom shoulders with the dress covering his head so it looked like her legs are stilts so funny still makes me laugh :D

What do you recommend for a rainy day wedding?

Umbrellas and wellies :). Rain definately doesn't ruin a day, but peoples attitude to rain can, so just go with it, you can get amazing pictures it is not possible to get when it is not raining :)

Describe how you got into photography.

I qualified in art, design and photography, I originally wanted to become an artist! :)