Extraordinary moments deserve extraordinary photos. This is the ethos that drives my work.
My mum swears I took my first photo at the age of 3 on a vintage film camera. To a little girl, it was wondrous growing up around cameras with both parents photographers. I still treasure that magical feeling of seeing an image manifest itself as me and dad developed film in our home DIY darkroom. Everywhere we went, my mum or my dad took photos of everything happening around us.
As an adult, I can appreciate the value of those photos today. A snapshot into a wonderful summer's afternoon. The freezing of an emotion. All to allow your future self to peak into the past and re-live that moment.
This is why I do what I do today. Creating images of special moments in people's lives, natural and timeless. There for YOU, for your Children, and your children's children.
I aim to let you enjoy your day entrusting that I will be there wide eyed constantly in the look out for every special moment as it occurs.
I understand that every couple is different and requires a bespoke approach, so every experience is designed especially for each couple.
BEST WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER AWARD 2021
by the Greater London Enterprise Awards
These are all the things that makes my heart sing. Do we share any?
My talented husband Dominic
My cats Moomin & Luna and dog Stella
A cup of tea in the garden
Peonies & Proteas
Bergamont & Neroli Scents
Max Richter recomposition of the Four Seasons!
Spa Days! Sauna time anytime!
A good movie by Wes Anderson, Tom Ford or the Coen Brothers
Falling asleep to a Royal Institute Lecture
Yoga & Meditation
I undergone vocational dance training in neo-classical ballet and contemporary dance. There I based my BA and MA dissertations on using photographic & aesthetic theory to create visually compelling dance pieces. Following this and in collaboration with designer Katie Barford, I exhibited dance installations at the Victoria & Albert Museum, the Wallace Collection, the British Museum and St James Cavalier centre for Creativity.
I'm from the stunning island of Malta, but have been living in London for 8 beautiful years. I can speak Maltese, English & Italian.
Favourite Parts of the Wedding Day
Without a doubt the VOWS
Favourite Song for Walking Down the Aisle
Benedictus Hauser version, Original by Karl Jenkins
Spring 1 Max Richter, Original by Vivaldi
Least Favourite Wedding Trend
Putting anything exotic on Pizzas. Give it to me the mediterranean way with a nice crispy crust, a tomato base, a dash of herbs, fresh juicy mozzarella and a shave of truffles.
One thing that you probably don't realise is that your wedding photos can be taken to the next level if you plan your wedding with photography in mind.
Why is this important to have next level photos, because you might have the most beautiful dress, venue, flowers, atmosphere but after those 24hours have gone, ultimately what survives are your photos.
So I share with you my expert advise in my Journal.
What People Say
"Desiree is amazing! I was really nervous because I hand't had professional pictures taken...however, Desiree is so sweet that she instantly makes you feel at ease. She took some beautiful pictures and puts so much effort into listening to what you want and giving you the best service possible. I would highly recommend her"