Carolyn is a delight to work with. From half a world away, she intuitively executed a vision I had for my fall collection. Her work is full of gorgeous mood, a bit of whimsy and showcases the product to its full advantage. Her turnaround time was exceptional and she communicated with me at every turn. I can’t wait to work with her again!

Jayme Lowenstein Lillie

Lillipops Designs | Commercial

Fantastic Experience from start to Finish!…. I have wanted a family portrait for a lot of years but nothing ever jumped out at me, I like unique, everything out there seemed so run of the mill. Then I met Carolyn and was introduced to her work…. I was in awe and knew it was exactly what I was looking for. We met for a consultation and from start to finish, it was about me, and what I wanted and how I felt, with Carolyn providing fantastic guidance and advice along the way. The day itself was a memorable , enjoyable family day we will never forget. Carolyn has amazing skills not only with the camera but with people of all ages and backgrounds, which make the end result a perfect piece of art that reflects people at there utmost best….. Am thrilled with my family portraits and would highly recommend

Tracey Gill

Portrait & Lifestyle

Not only was Carolyn a delight to work with – she was so easy! but her ability to capture the intangible ‘essence’ of Scilly through photography was nothing short of outstanding


Amanda Pender

Island Partnership | Commercial

Aaah, where to begin. I have often and still do fiercely recommend this lovely lady to all who will listen.
Carolyn took photographs of my girls last year, and I can only say, with gusto, that everything about Carolyn bespoke is hugely first class. Excellent location, we decided on the moors. To which the autumn flowering heather complements my living area so well. Then the shoot itself. Both girls had a ball with Carolyn. Props and all!!! I have told Carolyn this before and it seems understated, but when I look at my beautiful, unique artwork. It makes me SMILE. I often call this woman a photography magician, as when you open up the beautiful specially wrapped product at the end it’s just magic.

I also thoroughly enjoyed the easy selection process of picking prints/ products, no pushy sales patter, just a informal, happy experience all round. Roll on the snow, so we can do it all again.

Mena Christenson

Portrait & Lifestyle

We can’t recommend Carolyn’s work highly enough. Great experience & pictures that we will treasure for years to come. Thanks from the Forrests.

Jonathan Forrest

Portrait & Lifestyle

As a first-time Granny, I can’t thank Carolyn enough for the stunning pictures of daughter, Jess, with my beautiful grand-daughter, Daisy. The care taken in selecting a back-drop to suit the sunny nature of Jess, and the floral link to Daisy’s name was absolutely perfect and we will treasure the portraits for many years to come: they can be our heirlooms of the future.

Jo Ramsey

Portrait & Lifestyle

Carolyn provided images that exceeded our expectations. She is highly intuitive and creative whilst understanding her clients’ needs. We’ll be using her again!


Helen Turner

Union Jill | Commercial

We were never going to be ‘model’ clients, we both had a fear and loathing of being photographed, worse still one of us was a photographer!


For our plan and beautiful low-key wedding to work, we needed a very special photographer and there was only one person for the job, Carolyn Mendelsohn. We ran away to Whitby for the most romantic of elopements, two brides, two best men and Carolyn!

Not only did we want our most special of days documenting, more demanding yet, we wanted photographic evidence that we’d tied the knot, to display to our family and friends at a party to be held the next day.

The photographs speak for themselves, they tell the story of two people being ridiculously in love, two cheeky and wonderful best men and the most perfect wedding a couple could wish for. What the photographs don’t tell you is just how anxious of being photographed we initially were, and it is down to Carolyn’s infectious personality and sheer professionalism that she extracted the very best from us. She was prepared to travel for a pre-shoot the night before and didn’t stop working until we were astonished to find the most magical images uploaded and ready to go the very same day.

When we arrived for our family & friends ‘after party’, the first thing every guest said to us wasn’t congratulations, it was ‘wow, the photographs were amazing’ and quite right too!!!

We’re not just saying it, but Carolyn made the most beautiful memories for us.


Annabel & Laura

Portrait & Lifestyle

Carolyn, thank you so much for our simply stunning photographs that are going to be encased in an absolutely stunning heirloom box. You have captured the day brilliantly, H, B and L loved their outdoor photo-shoot and we know they are going to be overwhelmed when our photographs arrive – the wait is going to be so worth it. You truly are a phenomenal artist that we now consider a friend rather than a ‘bespoke photographer’.

Darren Meikle & Vicki Johnson

Portrait & Lifestyle

I recently worked alongside Carolyn for a photo shoot for our vintage events business, Rose & Brown. It was an inspiring experience, watching her interplay with the models and capture their character and beauty. The images she has conjured have a painterly quality of light, shade and texture, and we all love the results. I can’t recommend Carolyn highly enough, we had a beautiful day, everything ran as smooth as clockwork and we have incredible images to show for it too.

Caroline Brown


Everything was fantastic! Carolyn made me feel really relaxed and was happy to rearrange halfway through the shoot when I was too cold the first time round. All the pictures were amazing and I could have chosen any of them. Carolyn wasn’t at all pushy in selling us pictures and gave us as much time to choose as we needed, she delivered this morning and they are truly amazing. Thank you so much!!

Nina Appleton

Portrait & Lifestyle

Carolyn was so helpful and easy to work with — a breath of fresh air in fact. Her photographic and written contributions to new the Isles of Scilly brochure were transformative.


Phil Gendall

Wolf Rock Marketing | Commercial

Carolyn, we have just picked up our last 3 prints from the framers so now have all the wonderful photos you took of the children around the house which make me smile every time I see them! Will and Eloise loved the photo shoot and the photos are so natural in gorgeous surroundings. Still find it hard to believe that they managed to keep the experience a secret for 6 weeks but so glad that they did as it was such an amazing birthday present. Thank you so much

Liz Johnson

Portrait & Lifestyle

I‘ve just been working with Carolyn on our final products and I realised that you never need to worry about whether you are choosing the right locations, outfits or what the weather might do on the day (or how your children might behave!). You can be guaranteed an amazing outcome and this is testament to her talent! Thank you so much xxx

Stephanie Walsh

Portrait & Lifestyle

The whole experience with Carolyn is a joy and incredibly personal. She takes time to get to know you and work with you to understand your requirements and find an amazing location to produce beautiful pictures.


The shoot is incredibly professional and great fun too. I just love the wild and natural locations we’ve used. Timeless pieces of art are created and the only problem is deciding which ones to choose!

And, wow! When they’re delivered Carolyn arrives with everything packaged so beautifully with a nostalgic twist to the wrapping. From beginning to end it has been such a wonderful experience and we now have gorgeous and original artwork.

Catherine Jefferson

Portrait & Lifestyle

Carolyn has an extremely professional, yet friendly approach to her work. As a model she made me feel at ease as well as welcoming shared creativity. She is a delight to work with and the work she produces is beautiful.


Jayne Robinson

Freelance Social Media and Blogger Relations Consultant | Commercial

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