Approach & style
The relationship I have with my couples is super important to me. I love to book in couples who I can have a genuine friendship with! If we have stuff in common, can chat for ages over some drinks, can laugh and have fun, your photos will feel effortless. It's just as important to me as it is to you that we are a good fit - most of your time spent with me will involve chatting and laughing whilst we do photos, and I like to enjoy it too!
My approach is a mix between relaxed and adventurous! I'll fit into your wedding like a guest, capturing lots of candids, chatting to people, and being silly to make the kids smile for a photo. Most of the day is captured as it happens. I also love to focus on the details - the setup, dress, flowers, etc!
When it comes to your couple photos I am up for anything! I will climb, roll around on the floor, get in a lake. Honestly I will do anything to get you amazing photos, especially if there's a sunset involved! I also often get a few behind the scenes videos and group photo boomerangs with my phone for you to share on Insta!
The magic happens in Lightroom! with the occasional few photos edited in photoshop if I need to remove unwanted objects. My editing style has taken years to create. I want your photos to be warm, dreamy, romantic, soft, with the colours being kept as true to reality as possible so they remain timeless.
I have been photographing weddings for six years. I opened Photos from Sophie and went full time with my business in 2016. I have photographed all kinds of weddings all over the country and abroad. I usually photograph between 40-50 weddings per year, all spread out throughout the seasons.
I studied Media Arts at St Mary's University in Twickenham, South-West London and graduated with a 2.1 in 2014. This course involved a bit of photography amongst other classes such as video production, web design, and graphic design, so I have lots of photoshop knowledge! University was a great experience but photography was completely self-taught.
Pre-wedding & lifestyle shoots
These shoots are usually between 1-2 hours long at a location chosen by you. I prefer to shoot at open locations with water, and at sunset if we can! Pre-wedding shoots don't have to be added on at the time of booking, you can choose to have one whenever you like! I usually suggest doing your pre-wedding shoot a month or so before your wedding. See some of my pre-wedding and lifestyle photos here.
To secure me for your wedding day I require a signed contract and a booking fee of 25% of the overall price. The remaining 75% is due 4 weeks before your wedding day.
Second shooters & associates
I have a team of several experienced and friendly photographers who have a similar approach as me, and we work together on a regular basis. If I cannot attend your wedding due to unforeseen circumstances, I will send a trusted photographer from my team to photograph your wedding on my behalf. I still edit all of your photos to my style.
All of my equipment is insured and I am covered for professional indemnity and public liability. Let me know if you or your venue needs proof of this and I'll pop the documents over in an email.
I usually arrive two hours before the ceremony to capture any preparations, and I stay about half an hour after your first dance to capture some dancing/anything else happening. If you have any events planned for later on such as fireworks, we can discuss longer coverage.
It is not in my contract that I require food, but I do really appreciate it when I am provided with a hot meal. I'm a massive foodie so I always get excited over wedding food!! Plus a hot meal gives me a great energy boost for the rest of the afternoon and you will get the best from me! If food cannot be provided please be aware that I will leave the premises during the wedding breakfast to get myself some dinner.
I shoot on two Canon's with a variety of Canon and Sigma art lenses. Having two cameras on me means I can get two different perspectives on the important moments, and if one breaks I have a back-up. Each camera has dual card slots so if a card corrupts I have back-ups of the photos.
For full day coverage you can expect a minimum of 600 photos on your own private online gallery. The link can be shared with friends and family, and can be downloaded as many times as you like! All photos are high res jpegs ready to be printed, and there is also an option to download smaller file sizes for social media. I deliver a sneak peek gallery of 10+ photos within 24 hours of your wedding (if I am shooting back to back weddings this may take 48 hours). Your full gallery will be delivered anywhere between 4-12 weeks, depending on the season. Every photo is edited by me, I do not outsource any of my editing!
Printing & Sharing
Your photos come with full printing and sharing rights so you are allowed to print and share them as much as you like! I always appreciate it when couples tag me in their photos on social media! If you are a supplier you must tag and credit me when sharing my photos. Please do not add any filters when sharing my work.