'It was a pleasure to meet you last night and thanks for the efforts you made. The photo is AMAZING and I know Bev will love it!!'
Peter Smith, Epsom
'I came across your winter montage card as I have today received a card from a friend and loved it so much I decided to "order ahead" so that I had the cards in for next Christmas!'
Sheila Preece, Twickenham
'Thanks very much, the preview shots you sent were excellent, so very excited to see the final shots. Thanks for photographing the pointing demo, those shots will be very useful for our marketing next year.'
Steve Walley, London Stone
'First of all, our most sincere congratulations to you on winning ‘The colour pink’ contest. What a masterful photo and a very worthy winner!'
Anna Walker - Community Manager, Photocrowd
We used a couple of pictures of the seal on p6 of our second edition today…Thanks again for your help. RichardRichard Bond, Deputy Picture Editor of 'London Evening Standard'
'Thank you so much for these – three lovely shots and the lightening effect on the first one is gorgeous. We’ll almost certainly use one, but I’ll confirm that later in the week.'Richard Nye, Editor of 'Richmond' Magazine' (Image 9013 was used for the October 2014 edition of the magazine)
'... Thanks for the lovely card, I received this in the post at the weekend, apologies for the delay. Thank you for the information too on the Sparkle Show in November 2014' Denise Hewitson, Isleworth
'Thank you Emma so much. The framed photo is fantastic. This was a fantastic present for a Teddington family moving north. So impressed that it was ready so soon.' Jane Davidson, Teddington
'That's fantastic - Thankyou! Such fun seeing them so soon - goodness what a speedy service. It was also lovely to meet you as well. Can't wait to get the disk and see some more, loved the one on the bridge (although vainly it was a good one of me) but the composition was lovely. I also loved the one of Frankie running smiling like I know she can. Anyway, very excited about the rest.'Jenny Hull, Teddington
'Just a little note to thank you so much for the CD of images which arrived as promised yesterday. There are some gorgeous shots, and I have already printed two of them for my mother-in-law's birthday next week! The black and white pictures are a real bonus - such a good idea. It was a pleasure to meet you and hopefully we'll have the chance to cross paths again'Mary-Claire Gill, Surbiton
'I met Emma at a social function just before Christmas last year and during the course of our conversation we talked about her photography. When Emma mentioned that she did family photo shoots, I thought what a great idea it would be to give this as a Christmas present to my daughter and son-in-law and my three little grandchildren. We set our date for a Sunday back in May, but due to our unpredictable weather here we had to cancel that and did the shoot in June in Bushy Park, which my grandchildren know very well. The weather was excellent as it was not cold, it was not wet and it was not too bright!
Emma was great with the children who were quite happy to do some ‘posing’ but also had great fun running around, not realising that she was taking pictures. Emma even bought along little pots of bubbles which meant that the 2 year-old and 3 year-olds had to concentrate so were distracted from the camera. Emma sent the first pictures later on in the afternoon and a CD and thumbnail pictures within a couple of days. A very quick turnround. They are brilliant photographs – very natural in an environment that the children know and love. My daughter is absolutely delighted with the pictures. Thanks a lot Emma!'Anne Kemp, Hampton
'Thank you so much for the wonderful photos you have taken for us over the past three years. The photo you took for a feature on our charity for the Daily Telegraph in April 2013 was fantastic, and I cannot tell you how much positive feedback we've had as a result'Sarah Collins, Charity Director of First Touch, Registered Charity 1072500
'Just a quick note to say thank you so much for the amazing photos that you took of our boys. I love them and can't stop looking at them! We now have Christmas presents sorted for the whole family! We will certainly pass your name on. All the best for now and thanks again'Mrs Legg, Teddington
'Emma was incredibly friendly and professional, and a wonder at finding fantastic and natural places to shoot our family. She allowed enough time for us to play with our two boys (just 2 and 1 years old) so that they were happy to be photographed for a full 2 hours.
We are delighted with the photos, and the 1-week turnaround from the photo shoot to receiving the finished (and individually re-touched) photographs was impressive! We have no hesitation in recommending her to anyone thinking of a family portrait.'Mr Legg, Teddington
'Thanks Emma. These look great -Thanks for doing them so quickly.'Jo Blunden, Twickenham
We all had a good (if a bit cold) time today. 'We had a photo session a couple of weeks ago in Bushy Park, so in case any of you are thinking of getting any photos taken of the children / family I thought I would send you the details of our photographer!... Everything cost ... which I believe is great value and we are very happy.'The Williams Family, Middlesex
‘I am a Park Ranger at Grand Canyon National Park. I came across your image of California condor -0 posted on the Condor Cliffs Facebook page. I was thrilled! I finally found an image of -0 as an adult... So far none of the photographers who have supplied condor images to me in the past have any of condor -0 as an adult. Imagine my delight when I saw yours. I am emailing to see if you would allow me to use your image of condor -0 in my programs.’ Pat Brown - Park Ranger, Grand Canyon National Park
'We are very pleased to announce that there will be an exhibition of the winning entries of 'Your Pictures' from the past year and this of course means you will be included.
The exhibition will be on at The Guardian Offices from 22 November 2011 to 2 January 2012.'Anna Bassett, Magazine Picture Editor - Guardian and Observer newspapers
'Congratulations on reaching the final stages of our Brochure Cover Photo Competition.... If you turn to the inside cover you will find your fantastic entry.'Mathew Filewood, General Manager - Cornish Traditional Cottages
'Thank you for entering our photo competition. We have shortlisted all the entries to 10 images, of which your great photo is one. Regardless of whether or not your photo is chosen as the winner, we would still like to use it somewhere within the brochure...'Mathew Filewood, General Manager - Cornish Traditional Cottages
'We thought the lighting and composition made for a very striking image and gave a different view of a regularly-snapped subject.'Daisy Cropper - Wanderlust magazine on-line
'Thank you for entering our photography competition and I am delighted to be writing to you to let you know you have been selected as one of four finalists to join the photography trip to Thailand.
We loved your four photographs and would like you to join us in Thailand this July.
The travel dates are 25th July to 31st July 2010.'Joanna Cooke
Consumer Marketing & PR Manager - Tourism Authority of Thailand
'The material is very good indeed, the technical quality is great, and the composition and subject matter is very strong. We'd be delighted to have you on board as a contributor.'
Stuart Cox - LatitudeStock (formerly Travel Ink)
'My name’s Amanda Canning and I’m the assistant editor of Lonely Planet Magazine... I understand my colleague Alice has been in touch with you about using your image of the boats in Morocco in the next issue of the magazine. It’s a really striking image and we’ve delighted to be able to use it.'
Amanda Canning - Assistant Editor of BBCs Lonely Planet Magazine
'After a team vote the top spot went to Emma Durnford from Middlesex for her shot of a spice market, with its beautiful lighting and ambience.'
Peter Travers - Deputy Editor, Photoplus Magazine
‘I can highly recommend Emma to any future clients. She is extremely professional, provides an efficient service and is good at following a client’s brief. She is a pleasure to work with and I have no hesitation in recommending her.’
Carragh McAree - Kingston and Teddington Osteopathy
'A rightful overall winner of the competition. The robin, together with a well balanced background of holly and snow, brings out the essence of winter in Britain.
I especially like the sharpness of the image, the catchlight in the robin's eye that gives the robin its lifelike quality and the feather detail that can be seen in the red breast and other parts of the plumage.'
John Francis Photographic Judge - Metropolitan Police Friendly Society Photographic Competition