Tony & Jacqueline got married at St Mary’s church in Thame and had their reception at one of my favourite wedding venues, Notley Abbey. They were into the photography as much as they were into their wedding and they put a lot of thought into choosing their wedding photographer…
“Looking for a wedding photographer is one of the biggest decisions when it comes to your wedding, it’s a lot of money to spend so you need to know 100% that you’re choosing the right person.
Our worry was not connecting to our photographer or that they wouldn’t take the pictures we wanted them to, especially detail ones for the shoes and dress etc. We chose Sarah Vivenne because she had shot at our wedding venue, Notley Abbey, already and we loved her pictures. She really captured the beauty of our venue which I loved. My husband and I are very particular in what we wanted and we are terrible with our timekeeping (which Sarah was amazing about). Within 20 minutes of meeting Sarah we picked her to be our photographer! So that shows you what an easy decision it was for us!
We knew instinctively that Sarah would capture our special day, she is the loveliest person and just understands what it is you’re looking for. We loved her professionalism, her personality, her understanding of what we wanted and her ability to take the sharpest and best photos. She understood the balance of “detail” and “moments” perfectly and gave us flexibility with the type of album we wanted.
We didn’t want our photography to be a hinderence with everything else going on on the wedding day. What’s amazing about Sarah is that she is very understanding to what is required by all parts of the wedding day and worked around us to make sure she fitted in with our schedule and advised us when was a good time to have photos taken depending on light and circumstances.
We were also concerned about the photographer getting it right from the start, as they only have one chance to capture a moment but having seen Sarah’s work this fear quickly went away as she is fantastic at what she does.
She was brilliant on the day and I was very impressed with little touches she did. We went off for a walk in the evening and laid down in the grass, just to gather private time and talk about our day. It meant a lot that she didn’t intrude by trying to take photos of us in that moment.
We often did not realise Sarah was there for many shots but when you look back at the photos she produced you remembered all the things that happened where you hoped she got a shot of it but you were not sure. I can safely say that she captured everything we wanted from the day.
The best thing about this experience is that we actually gained a friend from it in Sarah and cannot wait for her to shoot the next big events in our life as we simply could not imagine anyone else doing it.
We have the most beautiful wedding album with amazing pictures, all because of Sarah. We’ve already told our best friends that they have to pick Sarah when they get married as she just makes you look gorgeous!!!
I honestly don’t think she could have done anything better. Top service all round and with someone so personable and understanding to what we wanted it was a pleasure having her capture the most important day of our lives.
So Sarah, thank you for being so talented and lovely, you truly are the best xx”