Beauty is all around us with radiant smiles lighting up the day. Bride and groom portraits are some of my favourite things to photograph. The ceremony is over, all the months of planning have come to fruition and any nervousness has given way to elation and joy, so it's now the perfect moment that we steal a little time away from the celebrations to go somewhere quiet and with a little light direction, shoot the first portraits of you as a married couple.
Photographs become heirlooms for the next generation and beyond. I am deeply passionate about real tangible prints and presenting them in what I consider to be the very best albums or print boxes available anywhere. It has taken a long time to source those products I think best complement my work and it gives me immense joy to hear the excited responses from clients who months after their wedding, look through their album and relive that amazing day with treasured memories.
You're back from your honeymoon and the thank you cards have been mailed, gifts put away. All the important decisions needed before the wedding now seem so long ago. The only things that remain are your wedding photographs. A single image can capture love, beautiful radiance, family, your first dance. All those emotions and wonderful beautiful moments of that one incredible day forever held still. The power of the photograph is truly magical!
Where possible meeting my clients in person in a relaxed setting over afternoon tea, so we can get to know each other, discuss the logistics of the wedding day and the photographic opportunities is a valuable experience. Also the perfect time to view albums and see my work in print (much better than on screen!). A great relationship with me from the start will make you feel at ease when you're with a familiar face in front of the camera on your wedding day and be reflected in your photographs.
I have photographed weddings from many different cultures, faiths and backgrounds and I love how each couple bring traditions however big or small to the wedding day and tailor them to become their own. Some omit traditional elements and others are inspired by another's tradition. Always influenced, we see inspiration everywhere and the walls have come down. Now there are those who choose to create their own traditions and the modern wedding is beautiful and very personal.
Couples have so many different ways to get married today, from the very traditional English village church wedding to a large country house celebration, laid back blessing in rural Spain, a long weekend in a beautiful French chateau, barefoot beach ceremony or a modern elopement. There is a wedding style to suit every couple, represent their dreams and personalities and I love to hear my clients plans about making the day truly their own.
Wedding photography collections start at £1,995. Additional hours of coverage are available to purchase, along with custom-made albums, prints and presentation products. All collections include:
- Consultation to discuss the wedding details, location, timeline of the day, lighting etc.
- High resolution edited images
- Password-protected online gallery for viewing and purchasing prints
- Online slideshow
Couples portrait sessions start from £595 and family portrait sessions are £450. Please get in touch to request my weddings & portraiture brochures or if you would like a bespoke quote.
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We met Sarah at the Quintessentially atelier at Claridge's and instantly loved her natural and elegant style of photography. It is rare to find someone who has the talent and confidence to work with film in this digital era. We were delighted to trust her with our engagement shoot and loved the entire experience. Sarah is fantastic to deal with, extremely personable and professional.
I have seen the photos - they are fantastic!!!! I absolutely love them and I am so pleased you were able to be part of the day. We would never had such beautiful shots without you and the light was really fantastic!
Thank you! Fabulous photographs,
we are really thrilled.
They really do capture the day.
Our engagement shoot was the first time we've ever been in front of the camera and Sarah made the whole experience so comfortable, fun and special.
We love the photos!
We were so happy with Sarah from start to finish, she was both professional and kind throughout. We enjoyed seeing how she captured our day so artistically, the photos will remain perfectly timeless.
Thank you so much or the amazing photos and for all your hard work. It was a pleasure to have you there on the day - you put us both totally at ease and not one cliched wedding shot in sight!
Sarah's photographs of our elopement had an abundance of style and finesse. She successfully captured the romance and intimacy of our special day as well as the charm and beauty of our location.
We are absolutely thrilled with our photos, you really captured the atmosphere of our wedding and we loved the combination of both the formal and more informal shots. We have such a wonderful record of our special day to look at for years to come. Thank you Sarah for your professionalism and flair to give us such perfect photos.
Sarah, I literally cannot thank you enough for Saturday. We had the best day of our lives. You were everything I wanted our
photographer to be and more!