Choosing photographers for our special day was one of the hardest decisions we had to make during our wedding planning. We held off for months knowing we hadn’t quite found the right team for the job until we randomly met Harley & Susie when they were photographing a friend’s event. Initially it was their personalities that had us sold – sweet, genuine and bursting with enthusiasm. Then when we explored their work, we were blown away by their ability to capture all the authentic moments you really cherish and want to keep forever. That’s when we knew Harley & Susie were the perfect fit for us and our big day. We were over the moon when we got to sit down and relive our wedding day through their lenses – the moments the captured are priceless and the photos are gorgeous!”
Storm and Ronan Keating
When I said to Susie that we were rather an un-photogenic couple (lots of eyes closed and overly expressive faces), she said ‘Don’t worry darling, we do fashion. You’ll look fabulous in our photos’ and she wasn’t lying. From the moment she and Harley bounced into our rehearsal, buzzing with ideas, we knew we were in safe hands. And we were. I didn’t think it was possible but they made our wedding look even more perfect, even more joyous and even more beautiful than it already was. They seemed to catch all the special moments with grace, elegance and, most importantly, that element of fun. I find myself going through them over and over reliving the day again and again. The only problem is choosing which ones to frame. Thank you.”
There is …” nothing more difficult than to feel comfortable under the scrutiny of a camera lens. This is in fact one of the many talents Susie Barker and Harley Evans share: to put anyone at ease with their kindness and intelligence but their most impressive gift is by far their capacity to bring out the essence of the person they are portraying. Not only because their work is impeccable and the beauty of light, surroundings and movement is compelling, but also because through their eyes one can witness – and this is a powerful experience – as if the splendour of that person’s soul had been unveiled just for them and only during the split second the picture was taken.”
Ingrid Betancourt, Politician, former Columbian presidential candidate, ex-parlimentarian, human rights activist, theologian and author
Susie & Harley are the best photographers ever – fact!
From the moment we met them (having turned up a day early for our appointment and catching them by surprise – thank goodness they agreed to see us as we were leaving the country the next day!) we knew they would do an awesome job. Not only are they incredibly professional, talented and passionate but they so full of energy and enthusiasm that they make you feel like you’re their favourite client ever! They were completely open to the style of photography we were looking for and on the day they were so calm and great at getting people where they needed to be so that we could get the exact shots we wanted, in the most gorgeous light. They had such endless energy, we’re sure they must have collapsed in a heap at the end of the day!
When we saw the photographs we couldn’t have been happier with the result and we both agreed that the cost of the photography was money well spent. After three months I still find myself looking at them constantly. We also loved showing off the photographs to all our friends and family and we received some wonderful comments with everyone saying how beautiful the shots are and several people saying they’re the best wedding photos they’ve ever seen. Two people have actually cried and my personal favourite comment: one friend compared them to a Ralph Lauren photo shoot! In fact, a friend of ours has booked Susie & Harley for her wedding since seeing the photos! Tom and I can’t thank Harley & Susie enough for capturing such wonderful memories of our special day!”
Jessica and Tom, Kingston Bagpuize House, Oxfordshire
We were overwhelmed by Susie and Harley’s images of our wedding day, which were shot with such a sensitivity and a truly fresh approach. They have such a capacity for capturing the mood, the laughs, the ambience in such a natural but energetic way. And what money can’t buy is their propensity for fun, stylishly blending into the occasion and becoming an extension of your day. We actually chose our wedding date around their availability because there is no one else that comes close. They’re not just first class, they’re world class. Huge respect!”
Gemma and Nigel, Private House, Oxfordshire
I could not recommend Harley and Susie more highly: their photographs are unquestionably the best I have ever seen, they are a joy to spend time with, putting everyone at ease, however camera shy, and are faultless in their delivery. Exceptional in every way.”
Lady Tania Rotherwick, Cornbury Park
Susie & Harley were amazing from our first meeting, I looked at so many other photographers but as soon as I saw their work I knew I couldn’t get more perfect pictures. On the day they just blended in with the guest and felt part of the family making everyone especially myself feel incredibly special. We have the most wonderful beautiful pictures of our very special day that will stay with us for many, many years. Barker Evans are in a league of there own and beautiful people I can’t give them enough praise. Thank-you to both of you for giving us a book to treasure & making everyone look beautiful.”
Tracy and John, Highclere Castle, Hampshire
Tony and I are so grateful to have had the opportunity to be photographed by the Barker Evans. Harley and Susie were extremely professional and provided quality customer service. They went above and beyond the call of duty. It’s because of Harley and Susie that our day was so special.
With only a few weeks from the wedding we had no photographer for the ceremony and reception. With one phone call, I fell in love with Susie and Harley and Susie saved the day! Within weeks, Susie and Harley put together a portfolio of our incredible photos. We received wonderful feedback from family and friends on how amazing, professional, and creative the photos are. Most importantly, Susie and Harley made us feel we had known them for years. We look like movie stars in the photos. They are truly talented and unique and it was a privillage for us to have Susie and Harley at our special day.”
Sudefeen and Tony, Claridges, London
If you want beautiful, breathtaking photos that will be the best memory you could hope for of what is the most special day of your life, then you want Susie & Harley as your wedding photographers.
Harley and Susie felt like wedding guests rather than photographers and our guests commented on how friendly they were and how relaxed they felt as they had pictures taken. Harley and Susie worked incredibly hard and took so many fantastic shots, we were stunned. In fact, when we first saw the photos I cried as I couldn’t believe how wonderful we looked!
Barker Evans are simply spectacular photographers and we cannot recommend them highly enough! From the moment we met them we knew we couldn’t have made a more perfect choice! They were actually our first booking after securing the venue and after the first contact, we didn’t even consider looking at other options. First class service from start to finish and genuinely lovely people!
Thank you Harley & Susie for capturing so many perfect memories for us!”
Claire and Euan, Ardington House, Oxfordshire
Susie and Harley of Barker Evans has the most delightful and Professional apporach to their profession. It was such an added bonus to have them be part of our special day, and we could not have asked for a more fun and loving team of photographers. Having them both was a treat, With Susie’s eye for flair and grand compositions, and Harley’s eye for details and romanticism. Barker Evans are simply the best!”
William and Martin, Tjorme, Norway
My fiancee and I both hate having our picture taken with a passion, making us a tricky proposition for any wedding photographer. In addition, the photographer would also have to contend with a rather unconventional wedding ceremony, (in an English wood, in February, in wellies…) a large and very voluble family and our absolute refusal to have a ‘cake cutting’ moment or any kind of ‘posed’ photographs.
Unbelievably and against all these odds, we found our perfect photographers, Susie and Harley. During our wedding day, they produced literally hundreds of gorgeously artistic images whilst managing to blend seamlessly into the background. They persuaded my family into a few wonderful group shots, allowed everone’s personality to shine through and still managed to photograph everyone’s ‘good side’! They were excellent at capturing beautifully composed shots of fleeting moments effortlessly and have given us the most beautiful visual record of our wedding day. They are without doubt the best photographers we have come across and are absolutely lovely too. Perfection!”
Karen and Andy, private house and wood, Oxfordshire
We have just spent the last 2 hours looking at the photo’s and they are truly amazing. We are soooooooooooooo happy, thank you, thank you so much!!!”
Lou and Mike, Geneva
Susie & Harley are undoubtably the most amazing photographers I’ve every met and had the pleasure of working with. I’ve known these two lovely ladies for quite a few years and knew the day I got engaged that these were the only photographers I’d want to capture our special day. I was so excited that they were both available and I had the biggest smile on my face, as I knew they’d capture everything and more from the whole day. Not only are their photos amazing, capturing every detail possible, they are the two most genuine and lovely people you could ever meet. Plus they are absolutely hilarious and the energy they bring to your big day is fantastic and entertainment in itself. I would highly recommend Barker Evans. They are gifted, talented and just brilliant.”
Sarah and Chris, Caswell House, Oxfordshire
We had the pleasure of both Susie and Harley on our big day and we were overwhelmed when we saw how beautifully they captured our wedding. They were both engaging, fun and professional and we would highly recommend them to anyone.”
Francesca and Ian, Private House, Yorkshire
We could not have been more pleased with Barker Evans. They did an incredible job photographing our wedding.”
Lacey and Aaron, Cliveden House, West Wycombe House and Highclere Castle
Brilliant and exceeded expectations, very friendly and very attentive to detail, photos were fantastic and really captured the day as how it felt.”
Frances and Ceri, Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons, Oxfordshire
We couldn’t have received a better service from Barker Evans. Our beautiful pictures of the most unforgettable day of our lives were captured so sensitively in a story that tells the day exactly as it was from start to finish. Not only do we have such flattering pictures of us, but stunning portraits of so many of our friends and family and also of little decorative details that reflect the ‘feel’ of the day. Harley was so cunning at taking the pictures that (in the best possible way) you didn’t even realise she was there. Our memories of the wedding may become hazy over time but the pictures we have will be treasured forever.”
Jenny and Jim, Gees Restaurant, Oxford
They were absolutely fantastic. Susie shot our wedding and her energy, enthusiasm, brilliant eye and professionalism were unsurpassable. She made the whole process feel fun for everyone, was brilliant at getting people to quickly gather for group shots when needed, yet all done with a lightness of touch. Our reception proceeded a bit more slowly than we’d imagined and we didn’t have our first dance until quite late but she was more than happy to stay on. The hundreds of beautiful photos she produced for us are testimony to her great talent.”
Annabel and Mark, The Union Club, London
Susie and Harley were instantly on our wave length when we first met. They gave us the most precious memories of our wedding day possible with their kind, witty and genuine personalities. They were such fun on our big day and captured, with ultimate professionalism, exactly our brief with regards to being unobtrusively everywhere, and produced the most beautiful photographs for us. Nothing was too much trouble and we still enjoy browsing through our album.”
Heather and Lance, Wasing Park, Berkshire
As industry insiders it was important for us to use a photographer that we knew would deliver an exceptional service. Susie and Harley were unobtrusive, extremely creative and the quality of images we received went far beyond our expectations.
Matthew and Gary, Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons, Oxfordshire
Barker Evans exceeded all of our expectation. They are utterly professional, but with that also very friendly and accommodating. They blended into the wedding party without any problem and their photos are simply exceptional. We feel so lucky to have all the photos we do of such a special day. We would highly recommend them to anyone looking to photograph their wedding day.”
Julia and Ben, Barnsley House, Gloucestershire
Susie and Harley were absolutely brilliant. They worked tirelessly over three days of events, always with a smile, whilst turning a blind eye to some (of my) last minute panics! They were a pleasure to have with us throughout, fitting in with the guests with ease, and their photography results were superb. A fantastic duo to have for our big day!”
Bryony and Laurence, Crete
Harley and Susie shot our wedding on 16th August 2014 at Highclere Castle. They were recommended by the management team there and, after falling in love with the photos on their website, my husband and I were thrilled that they were available. Their friendliness and professionalism stood out from the word go. From swiftly and helpfully answering emails and questions, to making sure that they had all the information they needed to provide an excellent service, we always felt that our photography was in safe hands.
On the wedding day, they were superb. We had asked for a relaxed, in-the-background sort of style and that is exactly what we got, without them missing a single shot. They were excellent fun, cheerful and it genuinely felt as though they were as excited as us to be there. Professional throughout the day, they both worked solidly until the party was over but never lost their energy. The teamwork that they have with one another shone out a mile and having two photographers really meant that we were able to have all aspects of the day covered.
The photos themselves are stunning, of a wide variety and of excellent quality. Everyone who has seen them has commented on how beautiful they are and what excellent photographers we must have had!
Jon and I could not recommend these two enough. They are brilliant!
Louise and Jon, Highclere Castle, Hampshire
We had so much fun with you on the day, and enjoyed your company so much, that hanging out with ‘the paparazzi’ is a particularly fond memory. As you might remember, I was a little anti the whole idea of posed photos, but ended up really enjoying it – wholly due to the sense of fun and magic the two of you engendered.
We really feel lucky to have had Harley and Susie taking the photos at our wedding. Together, they made us feel so special on the one day it really matters. The photos are amazing: fun, stylish, natural and unforced, they really captured the essence of our day. Thank you so much xxx”
Tim and Becca, Whatley Manor, Wiltshire
It was an absolute pleasure having Susie and Harley involved in our wedding right from the initial meeting to the day itself and indeed afterwards. They exude a genuine warmth and enthusiasm for each and every wedding which made us feel instantly at ease. And the results show in the photographs. We were stunned and delighted with our images which have captured the day and how we felt perfectly; and they did it all so unobtrusively and with such charm and humour. We honestly could not have asked for more. They worked incredibly hard and it goes without saying that they are talented photographers. But, our main advice to friends organising their wedding, is to work with people with whom they establish a rapport and who make them feel comfortable. We defy anyone not to get on with Harley and Susie.”
Abigail and Jonathan, Highclere Castle, Hampshire
We met with dozens of wedding photographers and none had impressed us as much as Susie and Harley. Their passion and excitement spilled over on to the day and we have some of the most amazing memories forever captured of our day which was added to by their presence.”
Tobin and Clare, The Gore Hotel, London
I just wanted to say how absolutely delighted we are with the photos – I can’t stop looking at them! I don’t know how you did it, but you’ve made us look like movie stars. The photos have a real energy about them and I especially love all your creative touches – the angles, the light, the sepia colours, and more than anything the emotion you’ve managed to capture. You really are very talented!”
Emma and Todd, Wadham College, Oxford