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Sophie Bowdler Photography, Poole

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We are a husband and wife team providing fine art wedding photography in a modern and reportage style.
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Products and Services

Back-Up Equipment
Bridal Prep Shots
Digital Editing / Airbrushing
Flexible Hours on the Day
Images on USB
Large Group Shots
Last-Minute Orders
Online Shop
Personal Online Gallery
Photo Printing
Pre-Wedding Consultation
Second Shooter Available
Stay Through Dancing
Stay Through Speeches
Wedding Albums

Photography Style

Reportage / Documentary
Full Description
We are based in Poole, Dorset but provide wedding photography all across the South Coast and sometimes further afield. We shoot using a fine art photography style, using natural lighting to create a soft, light and airy look. We are all about the details and love to capture as much of the atmosphere of the day as possible. We also think that the couple portraits are THE most important and like to work with our couples to create stunning images they can treasure for years to come. We have been shooting weddings together now for five years and think we make up a pretty good team, and absolutely love what we do! With Sophie’s (over 10 years) experience in Portrait and Wedding photography and Ben’s illustration and design background, we compliment each others style really well. And being a husband/wife team means that we are totally in tune with one another, sometimes just a look is all we need to tell the other something (usually Sophie needing Ben to move a few inches out of shot haha)! We shoot in a journalistic way, capturing your day as it unfolds. The only ‘posed’ images are the ones you ask for, such as a few family groups and your couple portraits, even with these we like to try and keep things as informal as possible, so you can spend as much of your day as possible enjoying yourselves with your guests.


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
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Ryan & Laura
Married in December 2016
June 2018
Sophie and Ben really are the best photographers we could have wished for and if we were to make the decision again we wouldn't hesitate to chose them. We are waiting for...
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Mikieyla & Jason
Married in August 2017
June 2018
Thank you both so, so much for being a part of our special day. You were both fantastic and truly made us feel at ease. I cannot recommend you both enough because not onl...
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Deb & Jon
Married in November 2016
June 2018
Sophie and Ben are two of the loveliest people, they are both so friendly and make it seem more like having two extra friends at your wedding than photographers. They did...
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Rachael & Nathan
Married in June 2017
June 2018
A great BIG thank you once again to you guys for being so amazing! Our photographs really do capture our day perfectly, they are beautiful and we couldn't have asked for ...
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Amazing Face Hair & Makeup
Wedding: February 2017
June 2018
Had the privilege of looking after Sophie for her bridal hair and make up for her recent wedding ,it's was a tremendous compliment for such a fabulous photographer to ask...
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Chloe & Jon
Married in September 2017
June 2018
Thank you so much to Sophie and Ben for doing our photography at the Christchurch Harbour Hotel, the pictures we have seen so far are amazing I am so excited to see the o...
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Location & Contact Details


Poole, Dorset, England

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Press & Awards

Press & Awards (4)

Your Hampshire & Dorset Wedding mag.
The English Wedding Blog
Dorset, Wiltshire, Hampshire Bride Mag.
Boho Wedding Blog

Accreditations / Associations (1)

LRPS & ARPS distinctions with The Royal Photographic Society
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What is your most memorable wedding?

A wedding we covered in the South of France, we absolutely love to travel to new places!

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

Natural, relaxed, reportage, modern, unobtrusive.

What about your business are you most proud of?

Being able to provide couples a lasting memory of there day

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Be true to yourselves and don't be afraid to show off your personality

What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?

A personal note to each guest on their place names.

Describe your typical process with a couple.

We meet, drink lots of tea :) have a general chat & get to know each other. Around 6 months before the wedding we meet up at a special place to the couple for a fun e-shoot (great practice for the big day), around 3-4 weeks before the wedding we meet again, drink more tea and discuss all the final bits & pieces we need to know about there amazing wedding! Then.......the big day arrives and they have a totally awesome time and we have a blast capturing every detail!

What is the No. 1 photo that you think every couple should take?

A portrait of the couple after the wedding breakfast as the sun is starting to go down, just beautiful........

What is the most original photo you’ve been asked to take at a wedding?

The bride & groom on a carousel :)

What do you recommend for a rainy day wedding?

Wellies and brollies and a go for it attitude!

Describe how you got into photography.

I have always done photography and never considered doing anything else, its just what I do!

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