Testimonials

Bela is not a mere photographer, she an artist. So like a true one she manages to capture everyday simple moments and poetically transform them into masterpieces. Her style is totally relaxed, not intrusive and it is a absolute pleasure to have her around. As a result her photographs are very natural, not pretentious and with lots of smiles. I particularly recommend her work with babies and children as she seems to find her way around them easily and they love her. It is hard to find someone of her calibre, so enjoy the experience and the lifetime prints! (Olena)

I have invited Bela for my Wedding Ceremony through tons of recommendations of my close friends. Everyone just loved her and I should say that I didn't regret for a tiny moment I have worked with her. Bela managed to make my special day even more so! She easily found a key to every guest. Even considering a fact that some of them haven't spoken English at all! Bela's sparkling personality combined with an outstanding talent gave the most amazing result. Photographs came out so warm and touching! I cannot be more happy to have had a chance to work with Bela and looking forward for another opportunity to work with her in the most foreseeable future! (Natalia)

Our family photo session experience with Bela was exceptional. She was very professional and creative. Bela's laid-back personality contributed to a relaxing and fun atmosphere that we thoroughly enjoyed. We were seriously impressed how quickly she provided us with an initial selection of some photos to satisfy our curiosity! Thank you very much for the wonderful images! We highly recommend Bela Struzkova Photography to anyone who is looking for a truly relaxed and fun family photo session. (Anett & Baali)

Bela is a wonderfully gifted photographer - we have used her services three times to take photos of our kids, and each time she captured beautiful memories of them growing up that we will treasure for many years to come. Bela has a lovely warm personality, which makes taking pictures with her easy and fun. We highly recommend Bela to anyone. (Elena, Greg, Sebastian & Anastasia)

Bela is a pleasure to work with. She approaches projects with an intellectual curiosity and an attention to detail that results in photography that is not only beautiful but that also has depth and real character. Bela will capture the essence of a moment or scenario with the appropriate tone. For example, working on a shoot for a centre working with vulnerable women, Bela approached the work with just the right balance of sensitivity and celebration of the great work being done there. I have worked with Bela on a couple of projects now and would highly recommend her. (Lulu, Asilia)

Bela is a wonderful and creative photographer with exceptional natural talent. I've had the pleasure of working with her several times and each time she has conducted herself with the utmost professionalism. There were project briefs when we have requested specific shots and occasions when we asked Bela to exercise her creative choices. We have been incredibly happy with the results of both brief types. Bela is consistently brilliant. She's an extremely pleasant person and a joy to work with. Bela we can't thank you enough. (Dexter)

As a musician, a great photo that is a visual representation of your work is crucial. Bela successfully captures the mood and texture of my music with every gig she shoots. I get more compliments on her photos of me and my band than any photographer I've worked with. (Sirena)

Bela reminds me of Blow Up and Terry O'Neill - pure talent and a passion for taking pictures while we are enjoying ourselves she is in her element. Thank you for the portrait. I use it on all my corporate work, very, very professional... (James)

We had the pleasure of working with Bela when we launched The Farmery, an upscale frozen yoghurt bar in Richmond. Tasked with the difficulty of photographing our rapidly melting frozen yoghurt for our menus, website and promotional materials; Bela succeeded where others had failed. The resulting images weren’t simply just breathtaking; she captured our product in a uniquely inventive, artistic and unconventional manner setting us immediately apart from (and a cut above) the competition. Her talent, ability and understanding of what a business requires is priceless. We would comfortably recommend her to anyone. (Ismail & John, Co-Founders of The Farmery)

Bela was the official photographer at our civil partnership and traditional hindu wedding. Looking back at the pictures that she took, we can relive every moment of that day. Every smile and precious moment is depicted in a candid and precise manner. Her amiable nature made it easy to capture our friends and family as they are. We cannot thank her enough for adding that special something to our big day. We now have those memories with us whenever we need them. Many thanks Bela.(Nick & Vig)

Bela was introduced to the team as a photographer when I was organizing TEDxSquareMile 2013 conference. She is full of creative ideas and she has got a sharp intuition to recognize and capture those invaluable moments. Her ability and understanding of the lighting, posture, picture layout gets reflected from her work - she is truly talented. What's more is that she is very committed and dedicated to her role and always seeks for excellence. (Ling)

At a time when every other person claims to be a professional photographer, Bela shows why talent still matters. Her work is unlike any of the run-of-the-mill stuff you come across on travel magazines or lifestyle supplements. Inspired by a deeply personal way of looking at things, her photographs always succeed in avoiding cliché, and they bring something fresh and unconventional out of every subject. (Francisco)

Bela is a whiz with her camera. (Senor)

I had to get some professional shots taken in order to re-launch my Yoga teaching as these days image is everything in marketing. Like most women, I have insecurities and no longer being a spring chicken, I did not relish the idea of a photo shoot. Bela was recommended by a very good friend of mine and she did not disappoint. Although on the appointed day my body was bruised and battered from a particularly strenuous martial art practice the previous evening, I also happened to suffer of an exceptionally bad hair day! Despite that Bela put me completely at ease and managed to capture with her camera some very decent shots which are natural and honest (so that when clients actually meet me in person they don’t feel that they are meeting a stranger or a terribly bad version of my online persona). She completely understood the brief, took charge and delivered. All I had to do is relax and let her do her thing. Perfect! (Anne)

Bela's work is amazing! Bela has been photographing our family events on a few occasions. She is always able to capture those special magical moments which we will treasure for years to come. Bela has a great easy-going personality and is wonderful at making people feel at ease in front of the camera. Bela is an amazingly talented photographer and we highly recommend her! (Peter, Marina & Millicent)

Bela is that original raw talent. I met her for the first time on a shoot at a dinner in South Kensington. She just picked up the camera and made it look easy, portraits, moments in time caught, framed and frozen in time. Life is memories and when someone like Bela takes a picture it is art made easy... Humble, restrained but in complete control of her camera her lens is the soul of being here. (James)

We were delighted to have Bela as the official photographer at our wedding - not only she is a lovely person who brought out the best side of everyone but the pictures she took also perfectly captured the best moments of what was a wonderful day. (Fiona & Dan)

Bela's eye for composition is amazing. We noticed her pictures are never flat and there's often something happening in the background that catches your attention as well! (Veronica & Il'ic)

Bela is a wonderful photographer who works very well with babies. She was recommennded to us by a friend of mine, whom I am very thankful, as Bela has captured our baby's first smile. I have recommended Bela to my friends, who loved her photographs and we will definitly invite Bela to photograph our future family events. Thank you very much for your beautiful work. (Malika, Dmitry & Dana)

Bela is a great Photographer. I usually feel very unphotogenic and ill at ease in front of cameras but Bela has a magic touch. She knows how to make me feel relaxed and got some really good, natural and spontaneous shots out of me. Her pictures are beautiful. (Annie)

Bela made both me and my little boy feel completely at ease - she caught his smile, his mischievous nature, and his big heart, perfectly, and the photos she produced for us are now treasured family keepsakes. I would recommend Bela to anyone who wants to capture perfect moments for a lifetime. (Jana)

I really enjoyed being photographed by Bela. She managed to make me feel completely at ease and composed a really creative and natural looking image of me. I am over the moon as I am usually very unphotogenic. (Kathryn)

Bela unobtrusively photographed a vegetarian cookery workshop I was running. One of the things I love about her work is that she captures 'the moment' so beautifully, the other that she has an ability to bring out the vibrancy, not only of people, but of the natural world too (in this case, vegetables). Her photographs for my website were nothing short of magnificent. (Caroline)

I LOVE THEM! love them, love them, looooveee them :))) They definitely look whimsical :) Thank you so much!!!! (about engagement images (Ola)

We had such a fabulous day with Bela for our family photo shoot! We instantly warmed to Bela's fun and bubbly personality and were made to feel very comfortable and relaxed throughout the photo shoot. Our baby was only little but Bela really helped us get the most out of the day, whilst being sensitive to the needs of our baby. Bela had lots of great ideas for the composition of the photos and the day evolved naturally and has resulted in us having lots of wonderful photos that we will treasure forever. Thank you Bela! (Alex, David and baby Sophia)

Thank you very much for our lovely photos! We enjoyed both the bump and the baby photo shoots and the pictures we received are beautiful and look natural. Also thank you for the recommendation as to where to get good quality prints from, we've already ordered prints for our walls and photo books for the grandparents. We would definitely recommend your services. (Eniko, Peyman & Leila)

Materpieces! (about pre-wedding images) (Alexander)

Bela's photography really picks out the special little details in any occasion. She is a pleasure to have around and her relaxed, gregarious manner enables her to get the best out of her subjects without them even realising. Guests at my wedding commented on how friendly she was and her ability to capture tiny details as well as the big moments means we have a much admired wedding album and a perfect, intimate memento of our special day. Bela photographs what she sees and her photographs are therefore natural rather than staged, this makes her ideal for photographing babies and children and her recent photographs of our newborn are ones to treasure. Her photographs have personality and I would not hesitate to recommend her for any occasion or event. (Nat)

Stunning photographs that should be put on a display at a gallery! (about family portraits) (Dagmar)

Bela is a fantastic Photographer! We had the pleasure to have her taking photos of our family at home. The session went really well and I must say that she was very patient when photographing 'acting up toddlers' and 'non-cooperating babies’. I love her 'laid back approach' which helps a lot with children and young babies. When we received the initial selection they were absolutely amazing, she has managed to capture the best moments. She is great to have around and I would not hesitate to use her again for home sessions and outdoors events for professional and natural photography. I will definitely recommend her to all my friends and I look forward to hiring her soon for my second daughter's birthday in the summer. Good luck Bela! You have an amazing personality and you are great photographer! (Maya, Pat, Isobel & Niamh)

I really do admire your sense of what's beautiful in nature and to capture it in a simple but deeply artistic way. (Paul)

I really don't like having my photo taken but had to on this occasion. Straight away Bela made me feel at ease, relaxed in my surroundings and not like this awkward person having my photo taken. We actually had a lot of fun on the shoot! She captured the exact look and feel I was going for and was so efficient at getting me the finished images ready to use. Dare I say it, I actually want to go and do another photoshoot (with Bela) after this experience! (Tara)

Your photos are absolutely beautiful and we are thrilled with them! Thank you so much. We really hope we will meet you again in a few years' time so that you can recapture the family as the children get older. You really are very talented and it was a pleasure to meet you. Please do keep in touch. (Sarah)

Thank you so much for these phenomenal photos! These are so delightful! (Bara & Pete)

Working with Bela was a great experience from start to finish. She made me feel at ease and was efficient at taking the photos in a crowded setting where we didn’t want to get in people’s way too much! The photos were awesome and I have had lots of compliments on the variety and quality. (David Farrington, British Butler)

Absolutely delightful photographs. (Tara)

I needed to get a biography photo done for a new website, and felt reluctant to contact a professional photographer, firstly, because I have never liked photos of myself, and secondly, because I often find biography shots a little unnatural. I struck gold when I found Bela. Not only did she make me feel completely at ease, but she also took the time to get a feel for the different types of work that I do, which has resulted in a selection of images, which I am very happy with, and match the content of the website well. I cannot recommend Bela highly enough. (Juliet, author)

Bela's pictures are magic! (Charlie)

We met Bela on one beautiful spring morning in Greenwich Park. It was a family session and she made us all feel at ease immediately. Even though the little ones were in no particular mood for having their pictures taken, this was not a problem at all for Bela. We ended up having a great giggle and have lovely memories of the day in the form of beautiful, natural photos. Bela is a fantasticly talented fotographer I cannot recommend enough. (Ludmila & family)

Simply amazing! You definitely know how take awesome pictures! (Tino)