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Wedding photography that captures real emotion and radiates ‘you’? QUADRUPLE CHECK

- I’m Sarah -

Sarah - owner & photographer at Sarah Vivienne Photography

A coffee cake-loving, fur baby-cuddling Northampton wedding photographer for couples longing to leave a legacy of love.

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A lot has happened to get you here.

Call it fate, kismet, chance, serendipity, destiny or plain ol’ good luck, the reality is that this is it:
Your time. Your story. Your wedding.
Cue. All. My. Tears.
(Seriously, don’t mind me. I cry over everything. I’ll just go grab a tissue.)
I’m here because I believe that wedding photography is an art, science and a legitimate life calling. I believe that your love story is one of a kind, just like the two of you are. And I believe you shouldn’t have to settle for so-so photos that only capture part of your story.

You deserve:

•  Beautiful wedding photography rich in feeling and meaning.

•  A blend of classic and modern, in all the right places.

•  Stunning posed wedding shots and gorgeous documentary style photos.

•  A wedding photographer that cares so deeply about you, your story and your legacy that she will stand in the rain for you. Twice. With mascara on. (And make sure you’ve had your share of canapes!)

I’m a visual love journalist (aka a wedding photographer) that takes the time to get to know you, your personalities and your vision for the day. I blend a versatile photography style with a genuine curiosity and passion for your story and wedding to create beautiful photos that feel like you.

Not just on a surface level, but deeply. Emotionally. So that in ten, twenty, fifty years, you or your loved ones can open your wedding album and remember exactly how it felt to be there on the day.

MY STORY

I wasn’t one of those girls who always knew what she wanted to do. I used to tell people I was going to be a pilot, just to watch their faces go from surprise to concern (you might trust me with a camera, but you certainly shouldn’t trust me with an aeroplane). And so, lacking anything else that particularly compelled me, I followed a typically academic path to university, graduated in business studies and then fell into marketing. The next ten years passed by in a monotonous blur of career ladder climbing and the kind of accomplishments that left me feeling empty inside, and then, one day, disaster struck. My job was made redundant. It was, to this day, the very best thing that could have happened.

With the luxury of time and the hunger of wanting to make the most out of every moment, I went on a course to learn how to use an SLR camera. And just. Like. That … Everything fell into place. Ever heard the saying: ‘What you’re looking for might have been in front of you all along’? Well, if my purpose was what I was searching for, then photography was the true love standing in front of me the whole time.

Clients being photographed on their wedding day by Sarah Vivienne Photography

Growing up, my dad was a keen amateur photographer and inspired me to use my compact camera to record and capture everything from family holidays through to the way the dappled light fell on the carpet on a rainy Sunday afternoon. In middle school, I took a photography class and as I grew older I was constantly taking photos of food, flowers and the fun of everyday life. Photography was, and always will be, a constant in my life. Today, I’ve been a wedding photographer for over a decade and am now running one of the most respected wedding photography companies in the UK.

I’ve never felt happier or more fulfilled.

A bit about the team

I’m nothing without these four lovely ladies. We make one hell of a team and have created some wonderful albums and films together.

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Abby

ASSISTANT PHOTOGRAPHER

Abby - Photorgapher at Sarah Vivienne Photography

Mum-of-twins Abby is my right arm. “Second shooter” simply doesn’t do her justice, she shoots alongside me and is seriously talented. She’s also a fitness freak and a food fanatic (don’t ever refer to her as a “foodie”, though) and is what I’d call a proper ‘country bumpkin’.

Lola

PICTURE EDITOR

The lovely Lola is master of Photoshop and has a remarkable talent for adding an extra bit of sparkle to my work. She works tirelessly behind the scenes, tweaking your photos to perfection. Mum to three (!) boys, a rabbit and two chickens, Lola is one of the hardest-working women I know. I’m lucky to have her.

Lola, Picture Editor at Sarah Vivienne Photography

Daisy

HEAD OF SECURITY

Daisy - Head of Security at Sarah Vivienne Photography

When she’s not stealing paper as it comes out of the printer or asleep on my feet while I’m at my desk, Daisy is taking her role as Head of Security very seriously by barking at the phone (if you call, I apologise now for the noise!) and intimidating the postman.

Poppy

CHIEF MORALE OFFICER

Things are just so much better when Poppy’s around. Her office is located on the nearest sofa and her duties include but are not limited to: snoring in an adorable manner, grade A cuddles, lap-warming and napping for Britain. She’s all ears if you need a chat.

Poppy, Chief Morale Officer at Sarah Vivienne Photography

Little things that make me feel big things:

  • The colours in the sky at dusk.
  • Lists.
  • A BIG mug of Earl Grey tea.
  • Koalas (in the wild, not a zoo).
  • Hearing the rain on the roof and windows while I'm snuggled in bed                                       
  • The snooze button.
  • The freshness of clean sheets 
  • A trashy read. Sophie Kinsella's 'Shopaholic' series is my fave.
  • Peonies – big, blousy and PINK.
  • Dancing in the kitchen while the kettle boils.
  • Marzipan. Don't bother putting it on the cake. Just give me the block.

Fancy a game of truth and dare? I’ll go first.

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    I separate smarties into colour groups before eating them. Pink first; it’s my favourite colour. Yellow next. Then red, green, blue and brown. Orange last, because orange chocolate.

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    I used to be a trampolining coach.

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    I can wiggle my ears. It’s the same muscle that you use to ‘smize’ (smile with your eyes), if you want to try it.

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    I’ve photographed Alan Carr (hilarious!), Professor Stephen Hawking (inspiring!), Duncan from Blue (mmmm!), Sophie Ellis Bextor (incred voice!) and Paul Daniels & Debbie McGee (childhood heroes!).

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    I’m a true Capricorn – patient, intuitive, determined, level-headed, dependable, organised, efficient, high standards, strong-willed, independent and an over-thinker.

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    My guilty pleasures include but are not limited to: Hollyoaks. Custard creams. Harvey’s Bristol Cream #80ontheinside. Prawn cocktail crisp sandwiches. Mini gingerbread men dunked in a latte.

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    Photography. I can't not do it. It's how I see the world. Everything around me inspires me to keep doing it.

Now it's your turn

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    I invite you to explore what working with me as your wedding photographer would look like. I’ll bring the tea. You bring the love.

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