Sarah Wayte Photography
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Wedding photography with heart and soul that's honest, natural, relaxed and fun and sometimes a little bit experimental too!
Products and Services
Bridal Prep Shots
Flexible Hours on the Day
Images on USB
Large Group Shots
Personal Online Gallery
Second Shooter Available
Stay Through Speeches
Reportage / Documentary
Pricing & Costs
- Your wedding photos should invoke thoughts and feelings you experienced at the moment those images were taken. In years to come, when you're sitting in front of your fire, with your wedding album on your lap, turning through the pages, I want you to remember the smell of your beautiful bouquet, the feel of the ring being placed on your finger and the sounds of lots of happy voices congratulating you on marrying your other half. And I want you to recall exactly how you felt as you exchanged your vows, shared your first newly-wed kiss and surrounded yourselves with people you love on that extra special day. I work away quietly in the background for the most part, almost like an extra guest with a camera! I don't believe in creating a vision for your images but, instead, capturing exactly what is going on around me as and when it happens. I do, of course, organise some formal family portraits as you like, but aim to make these as quick and painless as possible, so that you and your guests can go back to enjoying your day. As far as packages go, I offer a range to suit a variety of budgets. Packages start at £550. All packages include a complimentary consultation, my knowledge and expertise to help you through the planning process, all your edited images provided to you in a password-protected online gallery as well as on a beautiful wooden USB to keep and print from as and when you choose. Not to mention a few extra little surprises along the way! You can then add on albums and other products at additional cost. Mileage and accommodation costs (when required) are additional if your wedding is outside of Essex. If your budget is smaller, I do offer bespoke quotations for reduced hours so please do get in touch with your requirements.
ExperienceYear Business Was Established2013# Of Weddings HostedBetween 10 and 30# Of People In Team1Public Liability InsuranceYes
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What is your most memorable wedding?
Every single one is memorable for lots of different reasons. From the one with two gorgeous brides, through to sweet smelling Vivienne Westwood shoes by way of an afternoon tea party wedding. I remember them all and love every single one of them!
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
Natural, Relaxed, Quirky, Honest, Fun
What about your business are you most proud of?
I'm a completely self-taught businesswoman and I like to keep my business very personal and friendly.
What is your #1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Go your own way. Don't be swayed by what others think. Ultimately, it is YOUR day and no one else's!
What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?
I love it when people incorporate things that remind them of relatives that can't be there - like the bouquet with an image of the brides mum pinned on, or the wedding dress with a piece of their grandfather's shirt sewn in. Little personal details that can't necessarily be seen but mean so much to the person holding them.
Describe your typical process with a couple.
I am a pretty laid back and easygoing person. I like to find out about my couples, how they met, who proposed and how, what they like to do on their days off and what kind of couple they are! I do a lot of organising behind-the-scenes through getting my couples to fill in a questionnaire which helps me plan out their wedding day but, by getting to know them better as people and not just as clients, and with them also getting to know me and all my quirks, I tend to find they trust me to just get on with my job on their wedding day, capturing photographs of everything while they get on and enjoy their day.
What is the #1 photo that you think every couple should take?
I wouldn't say there's a #1 but there are the important ones, particularly of loved ones, not necessarily formal photographs of them but more the relaxed candid shots of them. I've had couples come back to me several years after their wedding and tell me how much they love one particular shot of their Grandmother or Mum, particularly as they are no longer around. So, to me, those photographs are worth their weight in gold. As an aside to this - it's always helpful if the couple can point out important family members so we can ensure we get these photographs because it's not always clear to us who those people might be :-)
What is the most original photo you’ve been asked to take at a wedding?
I very rarely get asked to take specific photographs - my couples trust and understand that I will get the shots for them. And I try to take each one as originally as I can!
What do you recommend for a rainy day wedding?
Embrace it! Trust in your suppliers - they will have dealt with rainy days before so they will know what to do. And just enjoy the day for what it is, regardless of whether it's raining or not.
Describe how you got into photography.
Like most things in my life... I kind of just fell into it. I've never really had a plan so I do generally fall into things, try them out and decide whether I like them or not. Photography ended up being one of those things that I fell in love with!