Sophie Oldhamstead Photography
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Fun natural and honest wedding photography - beautifully timeless wedding photography - no cheesy smiles here just real love & laughter please!
Products and Services
Bridal Prep Shots
Digital Editing / Airbrushing
Flexible Hours on the Day
Images on USB
Personal Online Gallery
Second Shooter Available
Stay Through Dancing
Stay Through Speeches
Thank You Cards / Photo Stationery
Reportage / Documentary
Pricing & Costs
- Hello! I’m Sophie & I’m a wedding photographer in Essex, also covering neighbouring areas in Kent, Herts & Suffolk. I take on up to 30 weddings per year so I recommend booking around 18 months – 2 years in advance for the most popular dates. I am available weekday evenings & some weekends to meet up for a coffee (and a cake!) to discuss your wedding and what you’d like from your photography before you decide to book me so you can be sure I’m the best photographer for you. Please do have a look around my website to get a feel for my work, I have sample galleries from real weddings to view, a page for all those questions you may want to ask as well as my blog where I update my latest sessions and weddings. Pop over to facebook and instagram too where you’ll find some behind the scenes updates and the latest sneak peeks!
ExperienceYear Business Was Established2013# Of Weddings HostedMore than 50# Of People In Team1Public Liability InsuranceYes
Press & Awards
Location & Contact Details
What is your most memorable wedding?
I have lots of memorable ones, the ones that really stick out for me are some of the couples that turned into friends not only clients, from meeting them before booking, to venue visits, random meets for coffee cake and wedding chatter plus engagement sessions its not unusual for me to be friends with couples long after their wedding is over. Its one of the best bits about my job, I love seeing what happens next for them!
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
Real. Natural. Beautiful. Fun. Relaxed.
What about your business are you most proud of?
Everything, I absolutely love what I do and I think I do it well, I get good reviews from my couples and most of my bookings are via recommendation which is something I'm incredibly proud of. I was nominated for The Wedding Industry Awards this year which is nominated and voted for by real couples - one of my proudest achievements to just be nominated was so lovely.
What is your #1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Chat to your suppliers and choose the people not on price, offers, sales etc but on who you get on with, trust your instincts!
What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?
I once had a wedding where the bride's brother was in a band and had recorded a whole album of love song covers and they were played throughout the day, that was really lovely.
Describe your typical process with a couple.
From the first enquiry I send over some more information about me, ideally meet up over coffee & cake to chat some more. When a couple books I send them a little welcome package, keep in touch with them and meet up again around 6 weeks before the day to go over their timeline and plans for the day. After the wedding I post a sneak peek within 48 hours and I aim to return their full gallery within 4 weeks.
What is the #1 photo that you think every couple should take?
One of the two of you exactly how you are, not posed, not set up just a sneaky shot where you don't know its been taken, whether its playing about, cuddled up together, just walking hand in hand. You have to trust your photographer to give you the space to do that and that they will take that shot at the right moment. Its an art in itself just to capture people in their true honest form.
What do you recommend for a rainy day wedding?
Wellies, a brolly and an open mind ;)
Describe how you got into photography.
I've always loved photography, my mum should have been a photographer and we always had tons of family albums and were in front of the camera a lot. I never thought it was something I could do as a job as surely a job is something you don't love but you have to do right? Well turns out I was wrong, you can absolutely love your job!
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