Sophie Oldhamstead Photography

Fun natural and honest wedding photography - beautifully timeless wedding photography - no cheesy smiles here just real love & laughter please!
Pricing & Costs

Prices start at


Products and Services

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

Photography Style

Reportage / Documentary
Full Description
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!


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Charlotte & James
Wedding: July 2017
December 2016
Amazing, professional and a god send
Sophie was the photographer at my daughter's wedding on 13th July, she was amazing, professional and a god send. I highly recommend this wonderful young lady who has a flare for taking amazing pictures xx
Chloe & Callum
Married in August 2017
December 2016
We could not recommend her more!
Sophie photographed our wedding and we could not have been happier! From how she was on the day to the photos themselves and the wonderful thank you package we recieved with them after, everything was amazing. We could not recommend her more!
Alex - Maidens Barn
Wedding: May 2017
December 2016
a pleasure to do business with
I thought Sophie was very professional, a pleasure to do business with! See you next time! Alex
Natalie & Anthony
Married in January 2017
December 2016
It felt like meeting up with a friend
Sophie was our wedding photographer in Sept 2016. She was amazing leading up to the wedding helping with all sorts of queries and very quick at replying. We had a lovely engagement shoot, she thought of everything. On the big day she took the most beautiful wedding photos we could have wished to have, and a lot of the time we forgot she was even there! She is so good at capturing the moment without you realising, which is just what is needed on your big day! We would 100% recommend her and will be using her in the future! As soon as we met Sophie we knew we wanted to go with her as it felt like meeting up with a friend, she makes you feel so relaxed.
Sam & Adriano
Married in July 2017
December 2016
We loved having Sophie be our photographer
We loved having Sophie be our photographer at our wedding. The meetings that we had before the wedding were informative and helpful and made us feel at ease that Sophie is the right person for the wedding photos. On the day of the wedding she was amazing she wasn't the type of photographers who force the situations when taking photos and tries to make it as natural as possible which is great! She was very professional but in every way was also personable. The photos she took were amazing and her ideas for the photos as well were all different. We would highly recommend Sophie as she did such a good job and appreciate her being there to capture our special day.
Location & Contact Details


Thaxted, Essex

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Press & Awards

Press & Awards (4)

Love My Dress
The English Wedding Blog
Essex Wedding Magazine
Rock n Roll Bride

Accreditations / Associations (1)

SWPP (Society of Wedding & Portrait Photographers member)

Industry Awards (1)

Regional Finalist The Wedding Industry Awards 2018

What is the No. 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!