Guildford Photographer -

Hester Barnes


Beautiful, award winning photography & films for joyful families, intimate enchanting weddings and creative business founders.


Experienced Guildford Family, Baby, Wedding and Brand Photographer & Film Maker, working throughout Surrey, Sussex, London & the South of England. Delighted to be Awarded Best Photographer 2021 by Muddy Stilettos Surrey and featured in Vogue Italia, along with other publications.


Delighted to have been awarded the Trade Mark Surrey Hills , a new accreditation and a Mark of local provenance, quality and sustainability. The Award promotes the very best of what Surrey has to offer and celebrates those organisations of high quality that reflect and support the distinct and special nature of the Surrey Hills and who share the values of supporting the local environment.


The story of life & work is imperfect, beautiful and entirely yours. My job as a leading Surrey photographer and film maker is to capture the special moments that bind you, the unique chemistry & chaos that exists only in your world. Whether that be as your Surrey Family Photographer, Guildford wedding photographer or Surrey Brand Photographer - together we press pause on those moments.


If you want a posed studio style shot then I am probably not your girl. Our life has the most colourful backdrop and I am all about seeking out the most flattering natural light & creative moments.


The love that exists in the quiet spaces between the chaos, and the loud messy fits of giggles. The joy of connection, not posed or forced. Those are the seconds that make up the images and films I capture.


The quiet combination of photography & cinematic film; capturing the between the in-between. Smiles without smiling, kisses like the first, laughs from your heart. Unique moments to hold onto forever, preserving the purest moments between you and your most precious, for generations to come.


I am so excited to be part of this.

hester barnes and her family on beach by Surrey family Photographer

This is me and my gang. In the place that we love the most. The beach. Any beach! Forever grateful that within a short drive from Guildford, Surrey, I can dip my toes in the water and children can run around letting off steam. You can never be bored on a beach!


I am a leading Guildford Photographer. Specialising in Family, Baby, Newborn, Wedding, Headshot & Brand Photography & Videography. I hold photoshoots in your home or outdoors in the surrounding Surrey Countryside. As a relaxed Surrey Headshot Photographer I offer headshot sessions in Guildford & Godalming, and bespoke brand photography throughout Surrey & the South East.


If you would like to see if I cover your area - here they are. I work throughout Surrey, Guildford, Godalming, Haslemere, Petersfield, Farnham, Cobham, Leatherhead, Dorking, Surbiton, Reigate, Kingston, Esher, Epsom & Weybridge. I also cover beach photoshoots in West Sussex (Chichester, West Wittering & Littlehampton), and shoots in parts of Hampshire & SW London. Please get in touch to find out if I cover your location.

Hester Barnes Surrey Brand Photographer

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If you would like to see a selection of my work as a Guildford Photographer please click the photos below to open my portfolio.


Hester photographed our family when our son was 14 days old. She is so warm and friendly and put us all at ease. She was a huge hit with our shy 3 year old. We are thrilled with the photos. We would absolutely recommend Hester!

kim + family

NEWBORN SHOOT, GUIldford, Surrey




I love to make films that celebrate lives.

They tell your own sweet story.

Leave a legacy; catching the beauty of the moment

and making it yours forever.


Hopes, fears, loves & tears.

I like to let my pictures do the talking but sometimes a little inspiration grabs my soul.

Hester x


+ 07944 394832

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