Alexandra is that special photographer who makes portrait taking feel effortless. It really felt like we were just having a series of interesting discussions and yet the images she produced were exactly what I was after. So many people who have seen them have commented that she has captured who I am so well and I do think this is due to her ability to create a sense of ease. I would highly recommend her.
— Caroline Rowett
Alexandra’s photography is absolutely beautiful. I’ve never been that keen on the traditional family photograph, but I am so glad Alexandra came to ours and photographed my daughter (and dog, who sneaked in on the photo shoot!). The photos are excellent; Alexandra has such a good eye for capturing details that are so special. Her framing within the camera view and her use of depth of field give the images a modernity that I really love and the images are also very natural – an antidote to the usual staged affair. On top of that she’s an absolutely lovely person, my daughter felt very much at ease with her and I really enjoyed having her round too. I couldn’t recommend Alexandra Dao’s photography enough.
— Susie Blackburn
We gave Alex an impossible task: 12 people from 80 to 9 months, a dog and a rainy day. Grandad wanted formal, the kids wanted informal, everyone wanted everything! Alex was amazing. She managed to capture our family in various stages of chaos to give us a truly wonderful set of memories. She’s incredibly easy to work with and super helpful. I’d highly recommend her.
— Sara Marshall
Thank you to Alex for some amazing photos of our baby girl and us as a family. The images are beautiful and capture some lovely candid moments, and overall the experience has exceeded our expectations. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend.
— Emily Newton
Alex is a wonderful person to work with, she is warm, responsive and quick. She had a lot of ideas and was ready to explore a variety of sets and photographic styles. She’s fast thinker and super creative soul. Love her and her work.
— Oksana Valentelis
It was a very enjoyable, relaxed session which produced great results. Alex is good at talking through the options, finding out what you like, and working towards something special. I don’t tend to like photographs of myself but we ended up with images I really love and can use in a professional capacity.
— Dorian Lynskey
We do the odd family selfie but they never turn out like this. Cannot thank Alex enough! A wonderful photographer not just for being skilled with a camera but because of the way she connects with her subjects. My son and I hate being in front of a camera, but Alex’s photographs seem to tell a very different story. She made us feel comfortable enough to behave naturally despite the camera and then quietly captured some perfect moments that we’ll treasure forever. The ‘in between moments’ she captured of my daughter were the biggest surprise though. Alex conjured up images of an angel at play in a bucolic idyll when the reality was the edge of the heath by a busy road! I’m really in awe of her talent to be honest :)
— Vanita James
Alex was a pleasure to work with. We haven’t got a huge amount of spare time and aren’t a family that usually enjoy having our photos taken. Alex completely exceeded our expectations- she was quick, thoughtful, didn’t make us feel awkward or uncomfortable and most importantly worked around our crazy schedules by coming to our house. She followed the kids round and just let them be them, rather than formal poses. The results are fabulous and capture exactly who we are as a family. I couldn’t recommend her more highly! Love her and love her pictures - perfect!
— Laura Yeates
I’m really happy with my professional headshot. I look genuinely relaxed and natural. I noticed a similar theme in Alex’s other portraits which is why I approached her. She is genuinely interested in people and has a gift for bringing out the best in them and capturing it. I can’t imagine getting my headshots done anywhere else now that I’ve found her. Thank you Alex!!
— Grainne McAnallen
Alex made me feel completely at ease and we had a wonderful relaxed shoot. She’s a very talented photographer and I got a great selection of eye catching portraits for my yoga business.
— Kiranjot
Alexandra was great to work with for my portrait/publicity photos. She had some wonderfully creative ideas and was also open to any suggestions I had, making sure we were both very happy with the results! Highly recommended.
— Tamar Osborn