How I Work:

I am primarily a reportage wedding photographer; I find reportage best suits those looking for an intimate and informal set of images which carry a strong narrative. This style of shooting allows me to create a series of images which tell the timeless story of your wedding day.

On The Day:

The key to my documentary-style wedding photography is to be unobtrusive while creating beautiful images using natural light, capturing the small intimate moments as well as the big bold ones. I dress like a guest and blend in with the group so no one feels uncomfortable or aware that they are being photographed. Of course, I am more than happy for other guests to take photographs too!

Formal Wedding Photos:

I do of course appreciate the need for formal shots and normally include around 8 group shots and about 30 minutes of couple’s shots. I try to take the formal shots as quickly as possible so I can concentrate on capturing all those unscripted moments.

Black & White or Colour:

Though I tell the story of your wedding day as a whole, I look at each image individually when deciding the most appropriate treatment to get the best from it. Your wedding photoswill be a mix of black and white and colour, with a preference towards BW images.

Online Gallery:

A password protected online gallery will be available within 3-6 weeks for you to view all of your wedding photos.

Wedding Albums:

There are countless options for the presentation of the images. I use and recommend Jorgensen albums which showcase your wedding photos beautifully, and can produce this for you as well as coffee table style books, prints, frames and canvases. Find out about all of SMP Weddings products here.

Engagement Shoots:

Some couples choose an engagement shoot to get a little more comfortable in front the camera before their big day. I always try and come up with something fun and different for you to do. I am an experienced lifestyle photographer and love to come up with great locations and creative ideas to make your engagement shoot unique and special. You can see my lifestyle work at www.bubbleandbean.com and my commercial work at www.sophiemitchellphotography.com

Areas:

I am based in West Sussex and work predominantly in venues across London, Brighton, Surrey, Kent and Sussex. However, I am happy to travel across the UK and even abroad if required. My wedding photography packages includes travel costs within 100 miles of London. We will agree suitable travel and accommodation costs separately if required.

Insurance:

I have professional indemnity insurance along with public liability insurance. Please contact me if proof of insurance is required.

Equipment:

I always carry at least two top end professional Canon SLR cameras and multiple L series lenses, that way if there is a problem with one of them, I always have a spare.

Illness:

It's never happened yet, but in the unlikely event that I’m unable to attend your wedding I will do my best to find a replacement for you, and would only turn to known and trusted photographers. Should this happen, you would be kept informed of the situation at all times.

Copyright:

I retain the copyright to the images, however you are free to reproduce the images for friends and family and personal use.

Other Questions:

Please don't hesitate to give me a call or drop me an email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have any questions at all.

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Some Kind Words

  • Ruth and Chris

    Ruth and Chris

    “We’re lost for words, the photos are AMAZING. Absolutely everything we hoped they would be and more. It really does capture the day as we remember it, plus fills in all those moments we missed (which mainly seems to be people laughing their socks off!).
    We’ve only looked through a couple of times, but there are already a few firm favourites and we will be looking at them on a daily basis for the next few weeks (months). Now we have the very difficult job of picking out some for our book!
    We can’t say thank you enough for doing such a fantastic job and we will of course be recommending you to anyone and everyone we know getting married!
    We can’t wait to get creating our book and plastering our walls with fabulous prints!”