Lisa and Dan / A golden hour Pre Wedding Shoot at Chesterton Windmill

I met up with Lisa & Dan at the fabulous Chesterton Windmill for their pre wedding shoot. We decided to meet not long before sunset to make the most of the ‘golden hour’ meaning the light was beautiful. It was so windy but these two totally took it in their stride and had so much fun. They were an absolute joy to photograph and I can’t wait for their wedding in September.

Lisa & Harry / Springhill House & Barn Wedding

I am delighted to share with you Lisa & Harry’s gorgeous sunny day with you. Lisa & Harry had their ceremony at St Mary’s Church, Elmley Castle before heading on to Spring Hill Barn for games and fizz on the lawn overlooking the lake.

The speeches and meal were held in the amazing barn, all exposed brick, beams and lots of twinkling fairy lights! After the meal we made the most of the gorgeous afternoon sunshine and headed out to explore the grounds for some photos of just the two of them, Lisa and Harry were so brave getting in that boat! From there it was back to the courtyard for pizza before dancing the night away.

I feel so honoured to have been there to capture such a special day, thank you so much Lisa & Harry xxx

Also a big thank you to my second photographer Lisa :)

Here are some lovely words from Lisa:

Sophie was an excellent wedding photographer for us! Having had our photographer cancel, we were recommend to Sophie and she was excellent. Sophie made us feel relaxed on the engagement shoot and on the day, having had 2 photographers and 2 videographers, we didn't feel like we constantly had people in our face and forgot they were there which was lovely. Lisa the second photographer was great, and having a second photographer is something I'd really recommend. Sophie just did an amazing job and can't recommend enough, super relaxed and fun on the day!

Cindy & Jason / A beautiful Cotswold pre-wedding shoot

What a perfect day for a pre wedding shoot! I met up with the gorgeous Cindy & Jason late last summer. They were travelling to the Uk from Hong Kong and wanted some engagement photos taken in a quintessentially English village. The beautiful Cotswold village of Broadway certainly fitted the bill! We spent a wonderful couple of hours exploring before heading up to Broadway tower to take in the breath taking views and dramatic skies. Oh and how gorgeous does Cindy look in her Needle and thread dress with its stunning beadwork and the perfect skirt for swishing!

Jodi and Floris / Hyde House Wedding

Jodi & Floris got married at the stunning Hyde House in in the beautiful Cotswolds, wow, what a dream venue! Jodi & Floris are the sweetest, most genuine couple you could ever wish to meet and their day was filled with so much warmth and love. Oh and can we have more dogs at weddings please?!

Thank you so much for having me, it was such an honour to be a part of your wonderful day x

Here are some kind words from Jodi:

We are sooooo happy with all the pictures you took for us! they are everything we hoped for and more. We have spent a few nights going through them and loading them onto the computer and google etc.   You have captured the whole day amazingly! Thank you a million times and a big hug from us both.

Alice & James / A Snowy Engagement Shoot / Stratford Upon Avon

I had such a lovely time with Alice & James on our walk along The River Avon in Stratford Upon Avon when we met up for their engagement shoot. They were absolute troopers and braved the snow, the ice cold wind and a flock of pigeons! I think you'll agree it was all worth it though, the snow makes everything look so pretty!

Rebecca & Liam / Hampton Manor Wedding

Hampton Manor  in Solihull is such a wonderful venue and was the perfect setting for Rebecca & Liam's gorgeous wedding day. Their day was so elegant with the most beautiful floral arrangements and cakes to die for! Rebecca & Liam were so welcoming and didn't stop laughing all day which made them a dream to photograph.

Lucy & Brett / Cotswold House Hotel Wedding

Lucy & Brett's beautiful wedding was set in the picturesque village of Chipping Campden at the stunning Cotswold House Hotel. Lucy & Brett decided to get married on their 5th anniversary in the place where they first met when Lucy was waitressing and Brett worked there as a chef, how romantic! The whole day was so beautifully English and elegant and perfect. 

"Thank you so much for photographing our wedding. I spent so long looking for a photographer and I'm so glad we chose you! There are so many beautiful photos from both the wedding and the engagement shoot that we will treasure forever"  Lucy & Brett 

Also a big thank you to the wonderful Faye for second shooting for me. 

Best of 2016

My heart is so full looking back at all these wonderful weddings from the last year. I've met so many lovely lovely couples, photographed some beautiful venues and been welcomed with open arms by family and friends. Choosing these photos has bought it all home how lucky I am to be doing a job I love so much. So grab yourself a cuppa and enjoy having a look back over some of my favourite photos from 2016.