Victoria was absolutely fantastic made you feel confident and at ease straightaway, such a natural at photography even when it doesn’t feel very natural. She made the best of the location, the best of lighting and did a beautiful job and produced a beautiful result whereby words cannot really describe how much joy you receive from these fond memories that you can look up on forever xx Thankyou xx Love Nirgis


Victoria’s wonderful and personal photography style added so much to our whole wedding experience. I love photographs, however was not relishing being the centre of attention and all the ‘posing’ I thought would be involved ūüôā Victoria really did put us at ease from the first time we met her, it felt like we’d known her for ever and I think this ultimately came though in our photographs and the stunning album that was created for us, the quality of which is unrivalled.
Our wedding day was more than we could have ever wished for – all went without a hitch and we managed to create the relaxed and laid back atmosphere we’d hoped to – Victoria played a considerable part in achieving this.
We would whole heartedly recommend Victoria to everyone looking for a natural and personal photography style – we shall definitely be using again when a certain little bundle arrives!!


I would never have considered having a family shoot at such a late stage in pregnancy (nearly 9 months) until I met Victoria on another project. I knew that she would totally put us all at ease. My husband and I are not fans of having our photographs taken and normally take around 50, only to choose one that is ‘just ok’ and our 2 year old daughter Arabella rarely sits still for 2 seconds. But every image that Victoria took of us all, are images that we will all cherish forever as she captured such a special time in our lives, so perfectly. Even much so, that we have decided to have another family shoot, now that our little Spencer has arrived. We cannot thank Victoria enough not only for her expertise and extreme talent, but her fabulous personality and patience, that made us feel at ease.


I Just have to say that I really don’t like my photo taken and I am sure I am not alone in this.¬† Victoria came to my field to do a photo shoot for me a few weeks ago and I felt totally relaxed and confident that she would get the pictures I needed.¬† She has such a cheerful, confident and professional disposition that allowed me to almost forget she was taking photos.¬† You can see her creativity on my face book page as I change my profile and cover photos regularly….all Victoria’s work. I love it.¬† Thank you Victoria!



Victoria has an amazing knack of telling a multi layered story with a single¬†image. She understands people and situations¬†finding something poignant and beautiful¬†in even the most¬†mundane objects.¬†Her images have breathed life into our new website, telling the story of the clients we¬†work with and the everyday struggles a charity like the Ark has to¬†face. We can’t thank her enough for giving up her time to support our work.

THE ARK - Shrewsbury

We had a wonderful family photo shoot with Victoria and we really couldn’t have been happier! Not huge fans of posed stuffy pictures, or even having our pictures taken at all…. she put us all at ease in front of the camera (even Grandad!) and managed to perfectly capture the kids cheeky personalities, and our adoration of them!

Wonderful moments we will treasure forever. I can’t recommend this talented lady enough! xxx



I have seen Victoria’s work used commercially and for the family. Her work is stunning. I thoroughly recommend her to anyone that wants that special occasion to be beautifully recorded and to those of you with commercial aspirations. Victoria delivers. Really pleased.


STEPHEN KEARNY (Chief Executive)

LOVE my images by Victoria… She made me feel comfortable & at ease the whole time, even though I was very nervous. She captured the essence of what I do in a click of a button. Victoria understood from the start what I was trying to achieve & the pictures really capture that. No lamps or ‘studio’ used – just pure natural lighting from the winter sun. Highly recommended!
Thank you so much honey… Will defo be having some more pix soon ūüôā

A xx


I am not the best subject Рmore like a rabbit in the headlights Рbut Victoria went out of her way to put me at ease and turned what I imagined might be an unpleasant and embarrassing experience into an enjoyable morning. 

The extra time and effort she puts in results in super high quality shots. I am absolutely delighted with the results.

KATY RINK - Author of 'Managing MIL'

Victoria was kind enough to agree to photograph our wedding, which was organised in 8 weeks.
She was fantastic in offering suggestions after we asked for informal photographs to capture the day. 

Our wedding was at Shrewsbury Castle on a beautiful sunny day and she literally blended in with the friends we had invited.
I was six months pregnant at the time with a three and a half year old. Victoria managed to ensure that she was involved and as you will see from the gallery some superb pictures were taken. 

If you want someone who listens to what you want and delivers then Victoria is the lady for you.
More than the photograhpy side of it, Victoria was a very special part of our day and we are truly grateful for the time she spent with us and the patience she had.

We have since had our baby and she has taken more pictures for us. 

Victoria is able to get the pictures you always wish you had. We cannot speak highly enough of her and her kindness.

Thank you again Victoria!


Thank you so much for the photographs, they’re absolutely amazing!! You’re so talented, we couldn’t have asked for anything more perfect to capture us all and especially our little¬†boys.¬†I’m so pleased with them all, thank you so so much!

We recently arranged a family photoshoot with Victoria after viewing her work on the internet. We were looking for something a little different from a stereotypical studio shoot as both our children are a little too old to pose on a fluffy rug.
It is fair to say the end product did not disappoint.
During communications with Victoria we discussed locations and what we would be looking for from the photos, Victoria took the time to get to know our family personalities and we feel this has been reflected in the end results. During the photoshoot Victoria made sure we were fully at ease and had an enjoyable time.
If you are looking for a highly professional, friendly photographer we would highly recommend Victoria.

We were recommended Victoria by our friend (who had some lovely photos of her daughter), who suggested some photos of our 2 year old daughter in the snowdrops, which were out at the time. Our daughter had a thoroughly lovely morning out on location. Victoria made it all such fun for her. We were delighted with how she captured our child in the photographs and will treasure these pictures forever. We are so glad we had these taken as they grow and change so quickly. We wish we could go back and have some more of when she was younger and would not hesitate to engage Victoria again or recommend her to others.


We have just received the photographs from an autumnal shoot with Victoria…I cannot recommend her highly enough..
not only were we overwhelmed and in tears of joy with the results but we really enjoyed the session, it was relaxed and fun¬†and felt like we were just taking a walk round our grounds. Our 2 year old was so relaxed with Victoria that she just wandered off¬†to have her picture taken on her own and the results are nothing short of magnificent! The little bundle of ¬†love and happiness that is our little girl¬†is captured in every image and Victoria captures all the beautiful emotions which surround our family.. ¬†Thank you Victoria…We will no doubt be booking you for our wedding next May

Our wedding photographs are quite simply beautiful. They are thoughtful, natural and atmospheric, really encapsulating the happiness that we felt on the day. Victoria captures moments that many other photographers miss, those which are candid and catch a glimpse of individuals in moments of true happiness. What I love most about the collection of photographs taken for us is that they include so many wonderful shots of our friends and family laughing, smiling and enjoying the day; we have received so many happy comments about the photos, everyone looks so lovely! I could not have been more thrilled and I cannot recommend Victoria highly enough. She is extremely passionate about her work and this is evident from the quality of her photographs. She strives to take beautiful and captivating pictures and she succeeds with every single one. 

Thank you so much! Lots of love XXXXX



What fantastic photos! Victoria totally captured the feel we we’re looking for and we can’t wait to do more work together. She was calm, made us feel very relaxed and also generous with her time. We couldn’t recommend her more highly.

KATE HOLBROOK - Turtle Doves

Victoria Macken does it again! Given a very lose brief you have nailed the latest set of photographs for Compost Kids and the website is shinning as a result, THANK YOU as ever. Such a great talent and such a great instinct to get the right shots for the client.


Having three children herself means that Victoria¬†is able to approach children’s portraits in a really unique way; playing games, laughing, running around the garden and jumping on the bed with them meant that she was able to capture them as they really are, rather than some false posed studio takes. And she also notices and captures their broader world – their favourite teddy, the way they play with a stick, how they react with their siblings, the way they walk, the way they sulk! …. In the short two hours Vic had with our children, I felt she created a time capsule of some very precious years to keep forever.


Your photography is beautiful. It never fails to bring a smile to my face when I see your pictures. No matter how tired or down I may be when I see your pictures they brighten up my day. Your standard is consistently high, which I can’t always say about other photographers work that I see on Facebook, it doesn’t matter if the subject is a wedding or still life, the quality is so high. Your wedding photography always captures the joy of the occasion. All your pictures are taken without the help of a studio & are taken by natural light which is amazing, you are a truly gifted photographer.



I needed some portraits that I could use on my website and for the launch of a new book. Victoria was recommended to me and responded perfectly to the brief. She put me at my ease and I very much enjoyed the hour or two we spent together al fresco in Shrewsbury. The photographs were exactly what I wanted and have been much admired. I would have no hesitation in using her again or in recommending her as a talented, sensitive and sympathetic photographer with the highest professional standards.



Love the new website!! Great photographs!


Victoria¬†photographed our wedding in June and is such a fantastically natural photographer . She put everyone at ease and the photo’s were absolutely fantastic!¬†
They capture the memories of the day perfectly and I would highly recommend her for your big day , or any other event for that matter! 
We couldn’t have asked for a better photographer to make our day even more special .
Thanks Victoria! 
x x x


Victoria is an artist. She captured the love that we share in photographs of complete honesty, happiness and connection between two people. More friend than photographer, we were completely at ease with Victoria.
Our pre-wedding shoot with her was one of the most memorable parts of our engagement. Coming a few days before the wedding it was a fun, loving and peaceful moment for just the two of us, amidst all the excitement and energy of preparations for the big day.
The wedding itself Victoria shot perfectly. Taking care both to choreograph the more formal family pictures as well as to unobtrusively steal more natural moments shared by our friends and family.
We could not imagine having chosen anyone other than Victoria to share in this special part of our lives and will always cherish the enduring memories she created for us. Especially when we flip through the pages of our beautiful wedding album!
Another big thank you Victoria!
Much love,
Lliam & Cheryl Findlay



When we were looking for a photographer for our wedding, Victoria instantly understood our vision, and made us feel at ease with her, which was a big deal as I am not comfortable having my photograph taken.

When the day came, we knew we were in a safe pair of hands as we saw Victoria tirelessly photograph away all day and well into the evening. All of our guests spoke with Victoria throughout the day as she photographed everyone at some point; they all made a point of telling us how lovely our photographer was.

Needless to say, when we saw the photos, we were blown away by the images, Victoria had realised our dream and captured memories of the day in the exact way we had hoped for.

Thank you for documenting our special day in such a special way!


I had a portrait shoot with Victoria as a lovely gift for Christmas. I was a little nervous about the idea however, and didn’t want the pictures to look too ‘posed’. I felt completely comfortable and reassured within a few minutes of meeting Victoria. The whole shoot was fun and relaxed! The pictures were all ready for my birthday, and I was so pleased with them! The pictures look really natural and She really captured the beauty of the surroundings! You can really see that Victoria put lots of time and effort into creating the final album, which I could not be happier with! I would highly recommend Victoria to anyone looking for a talented, thoughtful, professional photographer! Thankyou for making me feel so at ease and for making me feel really special for a day ūüôā


I met Victoria last year and have admired her work ever since. I needed some portrait pictures taking for my business and online marketing and my first thought was Victoria. She put me at ease and we had a great laugh resulting in lovely natural photos of me that I actually like and a selection that I can use in different places and for different reasons. Thank you Victoria ūüôā



Victoria came to my house to take some professional shots for my new business website and she totally made me feel at ease. I really enjoyed the photo shoot and the results where amazing!

She is truly a professional and has an eye for detail. She comes highly recommended.



Well only having three months to arrange a wedding was quite a task , and not being very girlie the whole process filled me with dread, but all I knew I really wanted was an amazing photographer, but obviously I realised it would be short notice so panic came over me, I knew I only wanted one person for the job and that was victoria, after emailing her and nervously waiting for her reply, she said she could do it, I was absolutely over the moon. 
As like most people I’m not keen on being photographed , I prefer to be behind the camera, but Vickie has such a relaxed manner about her which i love, so our pre wedding shoot turned out to be an amazing experience which was fun and laid back , and the shots prove this, and really helped us prepare for our wedding day.
Victoria was with us from start to finish we hardly knew she was there , and when I could feel nerves setting in she would appear from no where with her trusty camera and a beautiful smile to calm me.
As we had a winter wedding It wasnt feasible for people to be standing around outside for long periods of time, but I was astounded when I saw the photos as to how many she actually took outdoors, she captured moments that are Truely breathtaking and that I had missed, so viewing our wedding pictures was a Truely magical experience, and so emotional for us, she captured our day in a way I could have only dreamed of, and for that I am so grateful. 
Thank you so so much victoria for just being you and producing a wedding albumn that We will treasure forever and that evokes feelings of such happiness.
Much love xxxx



I commissioned Victoria over the phone to take some author photo’s for a forthcoming book I am designing.I needed pictures of the author with his chickens (the book is about chicken recipes).¬†A cold Winters day with chickens! …eek …

What beautiful photographs. Great ambience, light and colours. Both models looked totally at ease with each other and so natural. Thank you so much for such a great job.

MANISHA PATEL (Design & Art Direction)

Thank you so very much to Victoria Macken for the beautiful photographs resulting from our summer day at Attingham Park for our parents 40th wedding anniversary picnic. Victoria blended into the background, her unassuming style putting our extended family at ease, and as a result she captured some very precious moments. The children’s portraits are natural, beautiful and something I feel very proud of. Thank you.


Victoria was the on site photographer for the event in The Square as part of the May Festival 2013 for Shrewsbury Children’s Bookfest. She captured the mood of the day, the delight and absorption of the children taking part, the relevance to the theme of Peter Pan’s Neverland and the busy, busy atmosphere of the event. Thank you Victoria. A selection of her images can be found on Bookfest’s website, on the tab “Square Event 2013”.


Victoria was absolutely fantastic made you feel confident and at ease straightaway, such a natural at photography even when it doesn’t feel very natural. She made the best of the location, the best of lighting and did a beautiful job and produced a beautiful result whereby words cannot really describe how much joy you receive from these fond memories that you can look up on forever xx Thankyou xx Love Nirgis

Nirgis Majeed