TestimonialsWhat Our Clients Say

Juan and Meagan
  • Juan and Meagan

  • California, USA

Otalia feels like part of the family, after meeting her over a year ago for our couple’s shoot we recall our memories with her so fondly and immensely enjoy following her art on social media. The love she has for love shines so clearly through her photos, as she captures the subtlest of interactions, and the most tender of moments shared between you and your loved ones. Having the pleasure of working with Otalia again for our maternity shoot we were able to witness her exquisite craftsmanship once again. She worked with us to curate a unique and urban photo shoot in the midst of one of our favorite busy public markets. Despite groves of people Otalia somehow managed to make time stand still and delivered us the most fun and romantic photos as well as some video footage from our stroll through the market. She maneuvers so effortlessly around her clients that you don’t even notice her at times and gives you that space for your natural habits and interactions to be easily captured and the times you need a little more assistance on positioning Otalia has the best suggestions to keep the photo shoot flowing. Otalia suggested we do a sunset shoot something we would have never considered on our own and this truly added the most spectacular glow and softness to our pictures; making these memories stand out as so sweet and so magical.  We are so grateful for her diligent services, for her genuine interest in delivering the most quality and special of products to her clients and for her friendly professionalism. We love her so much and look forward to seeing her in years to come. 

Greg
  • Greg

  • Billericay

Thank you so much to Otalia, it was just the perfect experience that we had hoped for. From the very first contact Otalia was hugely helpful taking me through the photography session options available, which made it easy to pick the right one as a gift for my wife. Then when my wife was trying to arrange the event, Otalia could not have been more helpful, both in terms of the best time and date, and even giving advice on what to wear and what accessories to bring. The session itself was a delight, with Otalia helping to bring the best out of the photos by engaging warmly with our 2 boys and suggesting different areas and themes for the pictures. The results themselves were the best set of photo’s we have ever had as a family, an absolute treasure set that we will hold very dearly, and will look back on regularly with broad smiles. The after shoot care was as good as the rest of the service Otalia provided, we quickly received a few example pictures and then soon after the online files and finally a beautifully presented USB with our pictures which is a lovely memento of or day. Thank you so much again Otalia, for our unforgettable experience!

Laurie B
  • Laurie B

  • Bicester, Uk

I feel so lucky to have found Otalia to photograph our family. Though we started first thing in the morning and throngs of tourists surrounded us, she somehow made it look like we were the only family in London that day – we were completely amazed when we saw our photos! She has a keen eye for composition and exhibited the utmost patience while we at times had to reign in our toddler and work with an overtired baby. Being a professional photographer myself, I’m picky when it comes to finding someone to capture such a precious time in my family’s life. Moments are fleeting, and Sweet London Family Photography has left me with memories I will cherish forever!

Caroline
  • Caroline

  • Greenwich, London

Before our shoot, Otalia contacted us by telephone to discuss what we hoped to achieve from our photoshoot. She clearly understood the style of image we wanted and was willing to look through a Pinterest board I had created for inspiration. Otalia gave us advice on what sort of colours to wear to the shoot, suggested props to take along on the day (champagne!), and even agreed to change the time of day of our photoshoot from morning to late afternoon to best acheive the style of image we wanted (soft, romantic, autumnal – quite a challenge to achieve in August on one of the hottest days of the year…). Otalia was kind, warm and open-minded towards us. Her gentle professionalism and knowledge of the area we were in (Greenwich) made me and my camera-shy wife feel completely at ease. After the first few photos were taken, it felt like Kate and I were hanging out with a friend, rather than on a photoshoot with someone we had just met.
We are in love with our photographs. The golden hour light she so skilfully played with gives our photos the look of magic and romance we were hoping for.
You are an artist, Otalia. Thank you for capturing the real ‘us’ in our beautiful city.

Madeline
  • Madeline

  • Sydney, Australia

Otalia is AMAZING!! My husband and I recently spent a short time in London and decided to book a couple photo shoot with Sweet London Family Photography. We wanted some photos that would bring back special memories of our time in London.
Right from the start Otalia was so professional and just delightful to work with. She answered all my emails promptly and planned a great photo shoot for us, capturing London’s famous landmarks.
The photo shoot was fun and Otalia immediately made us feel comfortable. Not long and we were just enjoying our time in London, forgetting that we were being photographed.
The photos that she took are just perfect. Otalia is an incredibly talented photographer and she knows where to get the best photos in London. We have perfect photos of London’s landmarks that we will cherish forever. I can’t stop admiring all our photos and reliving this special time we had in London.
I cannot recommend a photo shoot with Otalia more highly. You will cherish your photos forever.

Shane
  • Shane

  • California, USA

Otalia was great to work with! She was easy to communicate with, and very friendly. On the day of our shoot, she took us through all the locations we talked about during our planning, and guided us through poses and photos. I would absolutely recommend her to anyone looking to have engagement photos taken in London!

Sophia
  • Sophia

  • North London

As soon as we met Otalia, she made us feel very comfortable with her warm, open, bubbly and genuinely friendly personality. She has an abundance of fantastic energy which powered all of us 5 adults. What’s crystal clear from the onset is Otalia’s love of capturing beautiful photos with a great eye both for the subject, framing, lighting and location. At every turn Otalia saw the opportunity for a beautiful moment; her passion is enlightening!
We had a wonderful afternoon and we now have beautiful images to cherish. Looking forward to working with her again!

Court
  • Courtnee

  • Toronto, Canada

Our session with Otalia was FANTASTIC and our pictures are BREATHTAKING! We couldn’t have asked for a better person to work with ☺️ She was extremely easy to get along with…actually, it felt like we had known her forever. We loved the way she was willing to get down and dirty to get the perfect shot. She was so good with our daughter and tried to incorporate all of her ideas for pics as well. We would HIGHLY RECOMMEND Sweet London Photography to anyone and hope we will get to use her again someday. We can’t thank you enough for your amazing work Otalia.

Carrie
  • Carrie

  • Marylebone, London

Working with Otalia was a wonderful experience. She is a very talented photographer, who is warm, friendly, extremely patient and is excellent with children. The instant you meet her, it feels as though you have known her for many years. She made my family feel comfortable from the first photo of our session to the very last shot. Her flexibility in scheduling was very professional and she made it easy for us to have a complete session despite the rain. It was an absolute pleasure working with Otalia and we are looking forward to many more sessions with her during our time in London. Thank you, Otalia, for capturing such beautiful moments that we will cherish for many years to come.

Shannon
  • Shannon

  • Hampstead, London

My family was hoping to capture memories of our time in London, wrapping up two years of living here and heading back to our home country. We never dreamed we’d have such beautiful photos to take with us! Otalia has an eye for capturing gorgeous moments. We were instantly comfortable around her, making our shoot an incredible fun experience – making memories while making memories! Thank you, Otalia, for giving us such an amazing gift we will cherish always.

Meagan
  • Meagan

  • Santa Barbara, USA

It is truly hard to find the words that encompass the amount of gratitude we have for Otalia and the photos she was able capture for us. From the first point of interaction to the last she displayed great warmth and professionalism; she is very efficient and very quick to communicate and to deliver her final product. We were a bit nervous and a bit awkward in the beginning of the shoot, but she made us feel very comfortable and gave great advice on positioning and poses as she managed to capture the most artistic and creative shots without us really even noticing. She has such a precise eye and pictures the most raw and special moments between us and the city as well as remembering any requests we had mentioned. We will treasure our photos and the memories made with Otalia forever. If she lived in the states we would never use another professional photographer again! We will be back to London and we look forward to booking with Otalia someday again! 

Kenny
  • Kenny

  • Nottingham

It was a truly memorable photo shooting experience! The photos by Otalia are great and we love them so much! She had been checking out the weather forecast closely and we have avoided a rainy London morning. We got the best natural lightning for the photo shooting on the back-up date.

Otalia gave us lots of suggestions to keep Kaydence entertained, and these little tricks made little Kaydence smiling all the time. She has been so considerate to take care of Kaydence’s great-grandma, too. She carefully planned the schedule and locations where we can sit and rest. Thanks Otalia for capturing our best moments with happy baby and our family, good weather, and iconic London landmarks! It’s the best collection of memories for Kaydence’s 1st birthday, our wedding anniversary, my graduation, and a family trip in London!

Shauna
  • Shauna

  • Tennessee, USA

Booking Otalia was one of the BEST decisions we made regarding our London trip! I could sing her praises all day – she made my husband and I feel SO comfortable in front of the camera, and we are typically very shy people, lol. She has an incredible artistic eye; the photographs are beautifully composed and magazine-worthy, in my humble opinion. I would recommend booking a photo session with the London sights to everyone – it is a brilliant way to commemorate a special holiday. Thank you, Otalia! We would not hesitate to do this again, if given the chance!

Shannon
  • Shannon

  • Paris, France

Truly amazing experience! We are very glad to have Otalia as our photographer to capture that sweet moment. The three of us had lots of fun. Otalia has infinite patience and is willing to accommodate all of our requests. Would definitely recommend her to anyone.

Seema
  • Seema

  • San Francisco, USA

Otalia made our special life event so memorable with her artistic photography. We loved the photos and received a lot of compliments from our friends too. It was amazing to see how Otalia could mix creativity with something that we always had on our mind. Apart from her awesome photography skills, something that also stood out about Otalia is the way she goes above and beyond to understand the special bond in the relationship and captures it so well. She was always so patient and gracious with her suggestions when needed. She is great with planning the entire event taking care of even the smallest details like where could find a place to sit and eat in between the shoot. Her attention to details really impressed us. She was thorough and prompt in all her interactions and so personable at the same time. And that happened to be our first visit to London and interacting with someone as wonderful as Otalia made it even more memorable. We absolutely enjoyed the photoshoot and ofcourse the outcome and look forward to any future opportunity to collaborate with her soon.

Allison
  • Allison

  • Texas, USA

We had a lovely time with Otalia! She had great ideas, was flexible, and worked so well with our kids. We have tons of amazing pictures to choose from and we love them all! Highly recommend this fabulous photographer.

Carmen
  • Carmen and Max

  • Islington, North London

Otalia’s strength is truly displayed when you meet her. She is warm and smily, and she made us all – including the grand-parents – feel very comfortable and the session went very smoothly. She was particularly good at letting the little one carry on with his own activities, and being all natural, as well as stealing some beautiful smiles. When we received the sneak peek preview we were very excited, and once we saw the final pictures we were delighted. So thank you to Otalia for making Gabriel’s first birthday a special moment and allow us to keep such wonderful memories. The whole family loved the pictures!

Beth O
  • Beth

  • Seattle, USA

When on vacation in London, I had the pleasure of working with Otalia, taking pictures throughout the city with my children. Working with her was a pleasure – she has a fantastic eye, a very easy going style that puts you right at ease. Our photos turned out amazing! I will definitely work with her again on our next trip to Europe.

Working with her before hand (even 7,000 miles away) was so easy – within a couple of days we had all of our plans made and it was so simple. I would give her the highest of recommendations!

Angela
  • Angela

  • Woodhall Spa, UK

Otalia was simply wonderful to work with. She squeezed in my family’s London Sights session on very short notice, had great communication throughout, and the pictures were delivered even sooner than she promised. She was very patient with my children and the weather. The pictures from this session are beautiful and will hang on my walls for a long time. Otalia does not disappoint!

Laurie
  • Laurie

  • New York, USA

It was a pleasure to meet Otalia and to walk around London with her. She was super friendly and worked with our schedule (and the weather) to make sure we got the photos we wanted. We are extremely happy with our pictures. This turned out to be the perfect way to remember our trip!

THANK YOU, Otalia!
It was fun to meet you, fun to have the pictures done, and fun to see the results. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the pictures!!! Thank you so much! I can’t wait to print them out and decorate the house with them! Really, they are fantastic, and I appreciate your time and talent.
-Laurie

Allison
  • Allison and Chris

  • USA

Sweet London Photography was the best! My husband and I were on vacation and wanted to capture all the moments of our time. Otalia was able to do just that and more. She was patient and kind. Otalia made sure that we got all the photos that we wanted. It even rained a little on us, but that did not stop her from taking more photos. I would definitely recommend her!

Matt
  • Matt

  • Ealing, London

We were overwhelmingly satisfied with the work at Sweet London Family Photography. Otalia was able to capture the essence of our family in our favourite places in London! She was able to take our initial feedback and work it into a wonderful photoshoot. The end result was breathtaking and well received by all of our friends and family members. Would definitely recommend!

Jaycee
  • Jaycee

  • Malaysia

Overall, Otalia was a great photographer, my sister and I were so happy with her. Otalia was quick to respond to my emails with any questions that I had. She made sure everything was taken care of and that we were on the same page. The pictures turned out fantastic and had a lot of nice touches she added to make them great. Otalia gave us a HUGE list of photos we wanted. She got all the shots, she was warm & friendly, she was very flexible and suggested better options when needed. We are glad to have Otalia to capture all the moments in such a creative way, I’d highly recommend her for any photoshoot!

Maribelle
  • Maribelle

  • Primrose Hill, London

Otalia took some brilliant fotos of our family. She made even a rainy day in London look sunny! She selected some beautiful settings and demonstrated lots of patience with our children. She also was very flexible and on the first foto shoot, after an hour or with with on and off rain, she even allowed us to do an hour on another day when fortunately it wasn’t raining. We would highly recommend her. She is extremely professional and takes wonderful fotos. We are extremely happy with the service we received and will have memories to last us a lifetime. We plan to use her again in the future as well.

Richard
  • Richard

  • London

We all had a great time and the photos were simply amazing – it was certainly a hit arranging the photoshoot for my wife’s birthday. I cannot recommend Otalia enough and we can’t wait to come back back in 2016 now our girls are walking.

Ania
  • Ania

  • Fulham, London

It wasn’t our 1st professional photo shoot but it was definitely the best one yet! With a professional, warm atmosphere, we felt very comfortable instantly. Otalia is not only a lovely, friendly person but an amazing photographer,who is incredibly patient with a very active and curious toddler. The photo shoot was lots of fun. Otalia had tonnes of ideas to put us and our daughter at ease and make all of us laugh; Issie had a great time playing up to the camera! Different locations, angels, poses and ideas were skilfully implemented to result into a great number of absolutely amazing images!! More importantly, Otalia managed to capture our daughter’s personality and emotions of the day exceptionally well. We are very grateful and happy we found you:)

Kelly
  • Kelly

  • Washington DC

Otalia was a joy to work with. She was incredibly professional and replied to emails promptly. She also helped me make my vision a reality. I gave her a vague idea of what I was looking for – vintage, romantic, something that looks like it could be from any time period. Otalia recommended this absolutely incredible church that had been bombed during the blitz and was turned into a park. It could not have been more lovely. She was very patient and helped us to make some very beautiful memories. I cannot say enough good things about our experience with her.

Summer
  • Summer and Dustin

  • Alabama, USA

Otalia is simply the best!!! This was our first trip abroad with our 10 month old son and we wanted to capture our first moments with him in London. Otalia went above and beyond to get the most amazing shots of our family and I couldn’t be more pleased with our session. She is so easy to work with and interacted so well with our son. If you are considering getting your family photos made abroad all I can say is “go for it!”…and of course use Otalia! You won’t regret it!!

Samya
  • Samya

  • Notting Hill, London

Thank you, Otalia, for the beautiful photos and for your patience with us and our little baby! It is everything I was looking for and more. You made it a very lovely experience and I look forward to many more photo sessions with you.

Chelsie
  • Chelsie

  • Texas, USA

I was a bit overwhelmed when first looking for a photographer in London, but I am SO happy I found Otalia. She was so sweet and very prompt when answering all of my emails. She was even kind enough to suggest colors for our photos, which was very helpful! I’ve worked with other photographers in the past and I have to say that it was much more comfortable working with her. We received a sneak peak about a day after our shoot and then all of our final images 2 weeks later, which was the quickest I have ever had photos sent! If you are debating using Otalia, don’t even question it any further. You will not regret it. Thank you so much Otalia for our gorgeous photos!

Tiffany, Rome
  • Tiffany and John

  • Rome, Italy

After our photographic session last summer I must say my expectations got much higher from professional photographers. I loved to look for photographers to take pictures of us while on vacation but ever since we worked together I have not been able to find anyone as good as Otalia. I just hope you can work abroad so that I can have high quality photos when I travel to other places too. If so, please contact me (*fingers crossed*)

Mehr, Canary Wharf, London
  • Mehr

  • Canary Wharf, London

Otalia was amazing!! We had such a great photoshoot – she was able to create a customised package for us with the places we wanted, the key London landmarks as we love this city so much! I would highly recommend Otalia and can’t wait for baby to arrive so we can do a newborn photoshoot as well :)

Robin, Nashville, USA
  • Robin

  • Nashville, USA

I had the opportunity to work with Otalia of Sweet London Family Photography in January 2015 on my visit to London for a baby moon with my husband. She went beyond what I expected from the London sights/maternity shoot we hired her to do. She was easy to work with and made us feel comfortable and happy on the very windy winter day we chose to book the shoot. The photos she captured are some of my favorite from any shoot I’ve been a part of. Otalia captured both us and who we are as a couple and the amazing city of London at the same time in some amazing shots. I am so grateful to have found her and that she was available during our week in London. Robin

Shaun
  • Shaun and Hayley

  • South Africa

We had an amazing morning with Otalia around London Sights. She immediately settled our young children (aged 4,4 and 2) and was in tune with their needs. Communication prior to the shoot was fantastic. Otalia adapted to a changing schedule on the morning of our shoot. The best part was the fantastic album of photos that we now have and a video of our morning that we will always cherish. We would recommend Otalia with no reservation!

Jeannie
  • Jeannie

  • Maryland, USA

Otalia did an amazing job of capturing our family of 3 teenagers an adolescent and two adults. She had all the best suggestions and also listened to our desires. She gave us pictures we will be sharing for years. We were visiting London from the United States and it was a huge trip for us and Otalia preserved our memories. My only regret is that she didn’t go to Ireland with us! If you are considering her service DO IT – you will not be disappointed.

Alex and Marcela
  • Alex and Marcela

  • Canary Wharf, London

We had an amazing couple portrait shoot few month ago and we are following the team’s articles and sessions online ever since! Both Otalia and Pavel were so full of energy and passion for photographing us, made us extremely comfortable and were a pleasure to work with. They managed to totally captured our love, emotions, excitement and fun that we experience on that special day. We totally recommend Sweet London Family Photography for making your special moments unforgettable!
All the best,
Marcela & Alex

Kimberly
  • Kim

  • North London

We absolutely loved our engagement shoot session and our photos turned out beautifully! Otalia was very prompt with email responses, accommodating and friendly to work with. Highly recommend her!

Jessica and Mark
  • Jessica and Mark

  • Texas, USA

My fiance and I had planned our trip to London almost a year in advance. In that year time we got engaged and wanted something different and special when it came to our engagement photos. After searching through many Instagram accounts for London Photographers, I came across Otalia and her company: Sweet London Photography. From start to finish Otalia was nothing but professional. She always answered my emails in a timely manner. The day of the photo shoot her eye for photography and what might look good in a photo never lacked. She has made this Texas couple over the moon happy with the photos. They are all so good, I’m having a hard time deciding which ones to print and put into frames. :)

Salvo
  • Salvo

  • Greenwich, London

We had a maternity photo-shoot and the entire experience was amazing. Otalia worked with us to get some beautiful autumn light and the photos are simply stunning. Delivery of the photos was prompt and easy, with plenty of online tools to see and manage them. Definitely recommended, we hope to work with them again soon!

Anthony
  • Anthony

  • Hammersmith, West London

Otalia is a wonderful photographer and she made me feel very comfortable during our photo shoot. She is very experienced and knew exactly what to do to accommodate the kind of photos I wanted to produce. The turnaround was very quick and the editing was very good. A very swift process.

Rikisha
  • Rikisha

  • Washington, USA

Otalia is wonderful ! She made us feel super comfortable and it was a pleasure working we her. I’m glad we chose her. The pictures are lovely ! She made the whole experience seem effortless. Thank you !

Emma
  • Emma

  • South London

Thank you for the amazing photos. We had a super fun day running between things in the on-off sunshine and rain in Greenwich. We created some incredible memories that you captured wonderfully. We are even talking about making it a yearly event and maybe including more grandparents :)

Kristi
  • Kristi

  • St-John's Wood, London

Otalia, you are amazing! The photos you took of our family are incredible, and you got them to us so quickly! You were also wonderful with our 14 month old son, who was having a rough morning – but you managed to turn that around. Thank you again!!!

Rosalie
  • Rosalie and Ianis

  • Malta

If there were a 6th star, I would definitely give it! Excellent service and very creative. We wanted somebody to help us keep a memory of our honeymoon and Sweet London Photography definitely delivered! Words are not enough to express how grateful we are!

Donna
  • Donna

  • Hong Kong

It was a pleasure to meet Otalia in London, she is friendly, patient & professional. The photos she took for us were incredible, we love them so much! Everything was just perfect!

Scott
  • Scott and Tiffany

  • Walton-on-Thames

One of the best family photo experiences we’ve ever had. Otalia has endless patients and works extremely well with children. I would recommend her services to anyone. 110% satisfied!!! Again, thank you for all of your time and patience during our photo shoot. This is something that Tiffany and I will cherish for the rest of our lives. We truly are grateful and we couldn’t have asked for anything better.

Antony
  • Antony and Ania

  • SW London
 It’s safe to say we have found our family photographer! It is our 3rd family photoshoot with Otalia but she never stops to amaze with the quality and the speed (we were able to see entire gallery of 71 edited photos within 72 hours). Otalia encouraged us to bring the props, discussed the location in details and suggested the best places for a variety of composition to make the collection versatile. The ducks, a birthday balloon, a launching rocket and a tractor – what could be a better selection of ‘props’ for a toddler birthday photoshoot! Issie loved every minute of the experience and showed a noticeable bond with Otalia. We have received a great number of compliments on our photos and would happily recommend Otalia to anyone as a highly professional and incredibly talented family photographer.
Beth
  • Beth

  • Hampstead, NW London

Otalia,

Our parents absolutely loved the family portrait – Mum won’t stop looking at the set! Our parents loved them so much they decided to display them in the family sitting room rather than hang them above their bed. We had them framed in a chrome frame for that silver look, to represent our parents’ 25th wedding anniversary. I’m really pleased at how they turned out and my parents’ reaction – many thanks to you again for all of your hard work! Thanks again and very best regards, Beth

Kelly
  • Kelly and Matt

  • Fulham, SW London

Otalia is the best photographer we have ever worked with, she is so talented and we always love the moments that she is able to capture. She is great with kids and the photographs were fabulous. We wouldn’t use anyone else! 

Shyrell
  • Shyrell

  • Central London

Otalia, thank you very much for all the beautiful photos!!!! We love every single one!! We really enjoy the photo shooting and your professional in getting all the great angles and nice background for the photos. The most important is you engaged the little one to the photos too! We would definitely recommend you to our friends!

Monica and Arnaud
  • Monica & Arnaud

  • Nyon, Switzerland

Otalia is a brilliant photographer! We decided to have a family photo session when our friends recommended us Sweet London Photography. She did an amazing job of capturing what had become one of the best memories in our family life! Thank you, Otalia, and definitely see you soon!

Trishna
  • Trishna

  • Pimlico

Otalia has a wonderful eye for very natural family photography and has a beautiful way with young children, engaging them in fun little games to capture sweet moments together as a family. Can’t wait to have her capture these special moments every year as our children grow up!

Becky, New York
  • Becky

  • NY, USA

We had a wonderful time with Otalia on this family photography shoot! She not only took beautiful photographs of our family but she also made the experience fun filled and an adventure! Thank you!