Meet the Marriage Makers | Sarah Williams Photography
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Tell us a little about you and your lovely business!
Sarah Williams Photography consists of myself, Sarah the photographer and Alex, my husband and assistant who also takes photos too. We are based in East Sussex and Wiltshire but travel all over the UK - we have even captured a wedding in Italy so always happy to go where my couples' weddings take us! I have been working as a professional photographer since 2003 and have been capturing weddings since 2007. The main photography services I offer are weddings, although I do occasionally do family shoots for my couples. I also work as a sports photographer specialising in Cricket and I work for Lord's Cricket Ground which I love.
What is your favourite thing about working in the wedding industry and with Brides and Grooms?
I love everything about weddings and for me to be able to call this my job and capture each of my couple's beautiful weddings really is a dream. It is so much hard work but also the most rewarding job too, and I really love to get to know each of my couples who choose me to capture their special day. Getting to be a part of each family for one day really is a privilege and I feel so lucky to be able to capture memories for my couples.
Are you spotting any trends for 2019/2020?
I am certainly noticing a lot of my couples are going down the DIY route with their decorations and how they style their day to make it personal. I am seeing more al fresco celebrations and food is a big part in a lot of my couples day with a relaxed platter sharing style certainly starting to trend.
What do you offer that others can’t? What makes you unique?
I am all about personal service and I love to get to know each of my couples. I limit myself to a certain number of weddings a year as I really put so much into each wedding I capture. Each of my couples receive a welcome pack and we keep in touch right up to their day. After the wedding I like to hand deliver their final pack if I can and there are other little surprises I send out to my couples at the end of their wedding year too!
What five words would you use to describe your business?
Personal and friendly with a natural storytelling approach!
What top tips would you like to share with our lovely couples planning their big day?
Enjoy every second of planning your wedding because it really goes so fast. Don't be afraid to ask potential suppliers questions and make sure you feel totally comfortable with them and that they can provide what you both want. With your photography I always recommend my couples meet with/or have a phone call with a potential photographer in person if they can and also ask to see a full wedding gallery - not just photos that feature on an Instagram or Facebook page.
Anything else you would like to tell us?