Traditional book binding cannot be done by machines, it is truly a skill from another era.  There is nothing quite like a beautifully bound book with a story inside of a wedding, christening, or a family history - if we don't preserve these memories they will be lost forever.

I design beautiful books from my commissioned photographic shoots, weddings, parties and portraits.

I think my favourite is to go through and edit boxes of old photos or hard drives and put together a family story. In this digital age if we don't make hard copies the wonderful memories will be lost forever. I have recently completed a family's 30 years worth of photographs including their wedding album, I am thrilled to know that the go to books on the coffee table are the family albums.

Thank goodness I came across Vanessa when I did - we were half way through creating a coffee table book for future generations entitled “Heaselands: a year in the life of a garden” when my photographer had sudden urgent family matters to attend to, thereby leaving me with an unfinished and unbound “coffee table minus a book”! Not a great look. Vanessa swiftly advised me as to the book layout and feel, together with all other aspects of production, timing, and cost. In addition she had to step in to the incumbent photographer’s shoes and finish off the actual photography in the existing photographic style - no easy feat. Most importantly she came up with an utterly stylish and appropriate finished product.

Vanessa was so easy to work with and she delivered a wonderful book which I firmly believe is a great present for future Kleinwort generations.
— Sir Richard Kleinwort, Bt.
The books Vanessa has produced of all our family photographs are such a perfect way to keep up to date with our busy family life – I trust her implicitly to choose the right ones and design the books for my very artistic and fussy husband.
— Viscountess Bledisloe
The book Vanessa produced of all my mothers photographs for her 80th birthday was the most beautiful present my mother could have wanted, she also catalogued all the photographs for me which means we will always be able to enjoy those fantastic memories.
— Mrs Eric Wilkinson
Vanessa and her team, have worked for Jaeger-LeCoultre since 2007, photographing anything from Charity polo matches to Jaeger-LeCoultre polo ambassadors, producing hard back copies of all photography. These books are an invaluable tool for capturing and documenting the atmosphere and success of each event and continue to be used by Jaeger-LeCoultre as corporate gifts and marketing tools. Vanessa’s experience in polo photography has meant that we can combine the action and vigour of the game with the refinement of the people watching it. Her eye for taking the delicate shots, from crowds expressions to the preparation of a groom pre match, are without a doubt what stands her apart from her competitors, a really compelling attention to detail and above all a pleasure to work with.
— Harriet Grundy JLC
Vanessa Taylor’s contribution as the Picture Editor of Cowdray Park Polo Club’s coffee table book The Centenary, produced in collaboration with Lady Clare Milford Haven, is an outstanding testament of her professionalism. Vanessa was responsible for editing thousands of photographs spanning the first 100 years of the Club and many of her own photographs appear in this stunning publication.
— Lt Col Paddy Bangham, Manager, Cowdray Park Polo Club
Thank you so much for our “Bourdil Blanc” album! You did a fantastic job of compiling our motley collection of rather amateurish photos into a wonderfully vibrant book that truly captured the spirit of our week together as a family. I know we shall all, and in particular my mother, treasure the holiday and your book makes those memories all the more vivid and enduring. Thank you for working your magic yet again!
— Mrs Jeremy Evans