wild & wonder
You love emotion, dreamy light and the stunning backdrops of our beautiful landscape. Ordinary is simply not good enough; you don’t want the traditional, you value the importance recording your unique story, documenting elusive moments between moments. Great, so do I!
My photography style is not simply about capturing a likeness but a feeling deep inside that moves your soul. Natural images captured through play and movement, rather than uncomfortable traditional posing and false smiles.
I find inspiration in nature. Beautiful fields of gold, etherial beams of light and the botanical texture of nature. I find significance in the insignificant moments between moments. Capturing natural smiles and the authentic, gentle connection shared between you and the people you love most deeply.
These truly are the good old days. Childhood is fleeting and these are the days we will look back on remiss. You deserve to own memories that you can look at every day for years to come; remembering these fleeting moments and feelings of love all over again.
heartfelt family photography
Sarah’s a great photographer. She was so good with our kids and we’re so delighted with our photographs. From beginning to end the process was simple. Sarah made the whole experience very enjoyable! I would recommend her to anyone looking to have professional but friendly photographs taken.
WHAT TIME OF YEAR IS BEST FOR A LOCATION SESSION?
The different seasons bring totally different looks.. From the bluebells and apple blossom of the Spring, the golden sunsets of Summer through to the rich tones of Autumn – they are all beautiful. The summer tends to be my busiest time of year. At this time I tend to photograph just before sunset to take advantage of the beautiful golden light.
The only time I tend to take a break from on location sessions is the Winter as it can be a bit cold for little ones. However, if you fancy a session in the snow then totally I’m up for that!
WHAT SHOULD WE WEAR?
Probably the most common question I am asked!
Don’t worry – I’ll give you plenty of guidance before the session if you need it.
WHERE DO THE SESSIONS TAKE PLACE?
I work mainly in the South Wales area but have also shot throughout the UK, Europe and the US.
Throughout the years I have established some very favourite locations and I am more than happy to suggest a great backdrop to your shoot. You may however have a favourite pace you and your family like to visit and that’s fine too.
Bespoke sessions typically take place within 25 miles of my Cowbridge studio (CF71) although I am happy to travel further afield (subject to a small charge to cover basic travel and/or accommodation charges).
WHAT HAPPENS IF IT RAINS?
Ah, the great unpredictable British weather! It can be a big pain but I’m used to working around it.
I am obsessive about the weather (what Brit isn’t?) and the key is flexibility. When scheduling any on location session I always agree a ‘rain date’ just in case. Rain and excessive cold are the main reasons I’d look at rescheduling a session. I want the experience to be a good one and if all you think about when you look at your photos is how cold and wet you were then that’s not good!
It is however a common misconception that it needs to be sunny to have a successful session. This is not the case and often can be quite the opposite. An overcast day can result in beautiful saturated colours and is often easier if your child is very mobile and struggles to keep still (that’s about 90% of kids!). On the other hand shooting in bright sunlight in the middle of the day can result in plenty of squinting and harsh shadows. The moral of the story? Don’t be put off by a bit of cloud!
HOW MANY PEOPLE CAN TAKE PART?
Typically I limit it to one family per session. This means I can really focus on you.
If you have pets and would like them to be involved too then that’s no problem at all.
I do have requests once in a while for extended families (often for a grandparents birthday). This is no problem at all but it can take a bit longer to complete.
HOW DO I BOOK?
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