Ricky & Heidi Neale
We really appreciated the care Sarah put into something that was so important to us.
Gavin & Michelle Rowlands
It was hard planning a wedding 8000 miles away but we didn’t worry about the photos at all.
Pat & Liz Dapre
We felt so relaxed. It was like meeting a (very organised) friend (with a fancy camera or two).
Terry & Alison Haley
We feel so blessed that you were our photographer.
Joe & Isabella Keighley
Sarah fitted in easily with her calm demeanour but equally took charge of the family photos!
Fred & Sasha Braithwaite
Sarah is a true perfectionist. Other services in the wedding industry need a Sarah Vivienne!
Adam & Wendy Towler
Every wedding we go to now, we say ‘thank goodness we had Sarah’.
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William & Jill Archer
We were absolutely desperate to secure Sarah as our photographer!
We chose Sarah because once we had secured our venue and having seen her photography there, we were in awe of how beautiful the photos were. Even before we met, her emails seemed so lovely and friendly, it made us want her as our photographer even more!
Sarah’s calming influence put us completely at ease during both the engagement shoot and on our wedding day. Our photos are absolutely beautiful, incredibly professional and we genuinely couldn’t love them more! Despite the fact that Sarah has photographed at Boughton House on numerous occasions, our photos are unique and personal to us.
Her work is truly stunning and not only is she a fantastic photographer, she’s such a lovely person. A number of people commented on this on our wedding day, whilst others commented they didn't notice a photographer at all, let alone a team of three! I think our favourite part of the whole experience was seeing our photos for the first time. The way the story unfolded was magical, we felt like we were reliving the day all over again. The little touches during the whole process were so thoughtful and appreciated. I won’t spoil the surprise but this really made the whole experience so special.
We really can't think of anything she could have done better. She was truly faultless!
Mark & Emily Carter Morris
Two photo-phobes set out on a mission to find a special someone who could capture the true feel of our wedding day
Where to start? Two photo-phobes set out on a mission to find a special someone who could capture the true feel of our wedding day, minimal posed photos but maximum attention to detail and boy, did we choose well. Sarah came recommended to us from both our venue and a very close friend. I had admired Sarah’s discreet approach and professionalism at their wedding and felt she would suit our day too. I can honestly say we could not have found anyone better. From the moment I met Sarah I knew she was perfect. Her warm and friendly manner, but completely organised and professional approach, was fantastic.
Sarah was a complete star in the run up to the wedding. When there are so many other stresses, we felt we could completely trust that Sarah would capture our special day in a manner which suited us. Nothing was a problem and that was hugely appreciated. The big day arrived and we did not have the best weather. Sarah was such a trooper; standing out in the rain balancing umbrella & camera whilst getting wet through, without a second thought!
She completely exceeded our expectations and we feel very blessed to have had Sarah as part of our day. All in all, if you’re looking for a wedding photographer who offers you stunning photography, listens and understands what you want, shows a true enthusiasm to be part of your day and offers that personal touch from the moment you book
— look no further!
Colin & Hannah Sibley
The whole experience was everything we needed it to be.
We considered not having a photographer and relying on the photos taken by our guests on their phones (yes, this was a serious idea!). However, we had a chance meeting with Sarah at a close friend’s wedding which she was photographing, and that was it, we were sold! We both really liked the non-intrusive way in which Sarah and her team worked, which was really important to us.
The whole experience was everything we needed it to be. Communication was quick and clear, meetings to discuss our needs were well-timed and reassuring and the advice given was obviously based on the wealth of experience and expertise that Sarah has. She was a massive help in working out realistic timings for the whole day – not just for the photography. Seeing our pictures for the first time was the pick-me-up we needed. We had just come back from our honeymoon and were suffering from post-wedding/honeymoon blues!
Before the wedding, we genuinely only had two photos on display in our home of the two of us (and those were hidden away in our bedroom). We have 19 of Sarah’s photos around the house (which is not including the three photo canvases on the wall leading up the stairs, the pictures on my phone case and the ones featured in the calendar on the kitchen wall!). Personally, I don’t often like photos of myself, however, I LOVE our wedding photos and we have had so many compliments on them. We both enjoy being surrounded (quite literally) by so many beautiful reminders of our wedding day.
In the words of Colin’s Granny, the photos were “Perfection”.
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Our biggest worry when looking for a wedding photographer was that we wouldn’t find someone we felt comfortable and at ease with. That it would feel stiff and forced and the pics would come across as unnatural and not feel ‘us’.
However, with Sarah we found someone we could chat and laugh with like we’d known her for years, which in turn made us feel so at ease in front of the camera and made a not normal situation feel actually quite fun!
We chose Sarah because of all the positive testimonials we had read but more the pictures we had seen of various weddings. The natural, effortless feel of the pics and the candid spur of the moment shots were exactly what we wanted. We met her and felt like we were chatting with a friend, and she made us feel so relaxed about quite a stressful situation that we had no doubt she was the one.
We loved the engagement shoot. It gave us a taste of what to expect and made us so much more confident being in front of the camera and the whole thing much less daunting. We realised that no matter what happened on the big day we would end up with beautiful pictures and that took so much pressure off of us.
We 100% made the right decision choosing Sarah. Choosing a wedding photographer is a daunting task and we knew we were in capable hands.
She is a friendly calming presence to have around you on the day and most importantly capture the most stunning shots. She gave direction when needed and also encouraged us to just be “us”.
We have had endless compliments on our wedding pictures and couldn't recommend her enough!
Zack & Ruba
Our biggest worry in finding a photographer was to make sure that it was someone who had the right balance between formal photos and catching moments, but also ensuring that the whole album wasn’t all ‘edgy and arty’ pictures so much so that they belonged in a gallery rather than on a mantelpiece! But Sarah listened to what we were after and balanced all of this perfectly. We had a stunning mix of style of photos, which makes our wedding album so beautifully varied.
We loved the style of the pictures that Sarah had done previously and we were swayed by the stellar reviews that she received from previous clients. She knew Rushton Hall inside out and had even snapped a wedding in the small village church that we got married in (there aren’t many weddings in this church so this was quite unusual!). On meeting Sarah, we knew that she understood our vision and we had every confidence in the pictures that she would take.
One of our favourite parts of the photography experience was when our portraits were taken. This allowed us to have 20 peaceful minutes to ourselves where we were able to catch our breath, enjoy the photos being taken and take in the beautiful surroundings that we were lucky enough to get married in.
We would absolutely recommend Sarah (and I have mentioned her to my best friends that are getting married!). She is a genuine pleasure to work with and a pleasure to have around on the wedding day. She struck the balance perfectly between listening to our vision for the pictures, but also suggesting what she felt would work best and guiding us in the right direction. We have so many amazing photos that narrowing them down for the album was impossible!
I could not think of one thing she could have done better. She was exceptional at communicating with us in advance of the event. During the wedding planning we would often ask each other “Is there anything we need from Sarah?”, to which the answer was always “No, she’s on top of everything and has already emailed us all the information we need!”. When you have so many different plates spinning, that was just invaluable. She was a pleasure to have at our wedding, and she turned our pictures around before we even got back from honeymoon!
The only other thing I want to add is to say a huge thank you for all of your time and effort from the day that we first met. You thought of everything including extra details that we never anticipated and you have been a total pleasure to work with. Thank you for ensuring that the memories of our perfect day will never be forgotten.
James & Rachel
Hello Sarah. I’ve been awake for about an hour (thanks to my body clock still being on Maldivian time!) and I can’t stop thinking about the absolutely beautiful photos of our wedding day that you created.
We watched the slideshow yesterday, and were moved to tears by the gorgeous quality and composition of each photo. You captured our day perfectly and we were able to re-live the whole day again as if we were actually there.
Terry and I feel so blessed that you were our photographer. You were a calming influence, so professional and your photos are the most stunning we’ve ever seen. My Dad wanted me to tell you that he’s never seen such wonderful wedding photos – they brought our day to life again.
We can’t begin to tell you how happy your photos make us feel. Unique and perfect. I will recommend you to everyone who will listen. You’re amazing.
Terry & Alison
Sarah is an extremely talented woman and I would 100% recommend her to any couple looking for a creative and professional photographer for their wedding.
We wanted a photographer who could blend into the background, take candid shots of guests and capture all of the details that we had put so much time into. Sarah did just that and made all the pictures look so natural.
She was fantastic at capturing all the key moments and throughout the wedding day she just fitted in so naturally into the day’s proceedings. She had such a calm and gentle demeanour which made us both feel comfortable when doing our couple shots, and she could equally take charge of the situation when there were the large family and friends photos!
We are beyond chuffed with the photos she produced and are so thankful she was part of our day!
Joe & Isabella
Our biggest concern about finding a wedding photographer was being treated as just a job & not having our individual needs met. But Sarah ensured she listened to all our thoughts & input, even contacting us after our initial meeting with ideas for photos at the venue (one of these turned out to be one of our favourite photos from the day!)
We chose Sarah after falling in love with one of her photos taken at our venue and after looking on her website we knew she'd be perfect for our day.
Our favourite thing overall was Sarah's friendly approach, making us feel at ease.
We couldn't have asked for any more from Sarah and she will be top of our list if we need a photographer in the future.
Ben & Sally
Thank you so so so much for our photos and the amazing care and attention to detail that you put into covering our wedding.
We’ve been amazed and very appreciative of your enthusiasm from the start and the photos are beautiful.
You’ve captured everything just as we wanted and the smiles shine through in every photo.
Thank you for reading our minds, not attacking the ‘unofficial’ photographers! And for being such a calming presence on the day.
Honestly they're lovely and everyone has been very complimentary.
Thank you for getting the 'detail' shots spot on too and the sunshine ones in the Elizabethan garden are lovely. The veil shot is perfect as is the ‘night arch’.
The favourites seem to be the arch at night (of course), the one of me, Nan and my friends, the one of Richard’s where we're looking up at you at the window and the one of my cousin with her baby on her lap during the ceremony!
Thanks again from both of us!
Fahad & Rachael
I saw a few wedding photographers. I wanted to be sure that I could ask them to go away if I felt nervous or didn’t want to be photographed. One of my main concerns was feeling like the photographer was in my personal space all the time. My biggest worry was that I would be incredibly nervous & I wanted a photographer who would understand this & be adaptable to how I felt & what I wanted on the day. One of the photographers we met said he’d be documenting & needed to be around all the time which put me off using him! I did also think a female photographer would understand the emotion better.
I wasn’t actually as nervous as I thought I would be but I think in part that was because I had chosen the suppliers who I felt most comfortable with. It ended up being a very relaxed morning.
Sarah was very relaxed & easy to get on with & we thought her portfolio was great. I thought she would understand how I felt & give me space if necessary. As it happened, I didn’t really notice her which was perfect & exactly what I wanted. I didn’t want to feel under the spotlight all the time. I just wanted everyone to have a great day!
We also had a chance to have some quiet time in the church with a glass of champagne before we walked to the reception. Even though Sarah was there, we appreciated that bit of time & felt like it was our time.
I think the best thing was probably the action shots that we didn’t realise were being taken. So nice to look back on & remember the day. We loved our pre-wedding and family shoot at the farm too.
Sarah was very flexible on the day – she made it about us whilst still getting all the shots she needed. She’s extremely organised and the fact there was two photographers was great.
Darren & Alex
We had friends who Sarah did the photography for. Sarah came highly recommended by them and after seeing the photos from their wedding we knew we wanted the same experience. When we met Sarah for the first time we knew we wanted her to shoot our wedding too.
Meeting Sarah was brilliant, for someone who shoots a lot of weddings throughout the year and therefore meets many couples all excited about their wedding, she was also so excited for us. She wanted to get to know us and our personalities to allow her to capture that in her photos. This made us feel special, extremely comfortable and confident in her expertise. Every time of meeting with Sarah thereafter was just the same, special and exciting.
What was brilliant is that Sarah made us feel so comfortable that we didn’t even know she was there on the day! The photos provide us with the perfect memories and she managed to capture just what we wanted.
The service is incredible, I would probably say ‘1st class service’ does not do her enough justice. Her friendship and professionalism is award-winning. Her photos are life-changing. Memories kept for a lifetime of the most precious moments of your life. They have to be the best and they have to be Sarah’s.
Tom & Maria
Pat spent a lot of time researching photographers and looking through portfolios. Sarah’s website was professional, and the many personal stories on her site gave us a good idea that we would get on with her. Her photography was very much in line with what we had hoped for on our special day – natural (but flattering!) shots of our friends and family, some beautifully captured photos of us, interesting angles and use of the venue we had chosen, and some great use of colour.
Our photos perfectly captured what felt like an unbelievably quick day, with a great variety of natural and posed shots to suit our personalities. Sarah captured moments we had forgotten about, or we were unable to see on the day as we were so busy being bride and groom. She was professional from start to finish, putting our minds at ease, and it is simply impossible to not feel relaxed around her. It felt more like meeting a (very well organised) friend (with a large fancy camera or two), and she made us feel at ease instantly.
Sarah and her second photographer David were very unobtrusive on our day. We were at a wedding once where the photographer was running up and down the aisle during the wedding, and we were worried that they might distract from the ceremony. Instead Sarah liaised with our Church to find the best places to shoot from, and somehow our two photographers were almost invisible while managing to take some incredible shots.
We were also worried that some of our photos may look unnatural and staged, but actually our ‘couple’ photos were the only time we had together alone during the day, and we sometimes forgot that Sarah and David were there! That time for us was really special, as we were able to have some much needed alone time to let it all sink in. They were brilliant, and with some gentle direction to us managed to capture some beautiful photos whilst allowing us the space to spend some quiet time together (although we are, of course, a little biased).
Sarah is professional, friendly, and incredibly well organised. Both her and her colleagues manage to tailor photos to your personality, and capture important moments naturally and beautifully, without getting in the way of your special event.
Pat & Liz
Tom and I stumbled across Sarah’s pictures when looking at venues; she had shot a wedding at Exton Park and the photos were amazing. All natural and showing such emotion from everyone. It was exactly what I’d hoped to have for my wedding.
We were worried that Sarah couldn’t possibly fit taking all the family pictures and our portraits in the tiny time frame we had and that we would have to spend hours getting the shots and I would end up missing my own wedding. Thankfully that didn’t happen at all! We were so impressed at the speed and professionalism that Sarah worked with – I know I’m biased because it was my own wedding but I’ve never been to a wedding before where the photos were so unobtrusive (yet still oh so beautiful!).
It was so easy. We never felt rushed or under pressure. Sarah made it really easy to trust her judgment and I loved the fact that I had genuinely no idea what pictures she’d managed to grab until I got them. The box of photos she sent was an incredible surprise. I cried when I saw how lovely they were!
I have recommended Sarah already! I told my friend that Sarah had a lovely eye for detail, that she took natural, beautiful photos, and she managed to take a nice picture of me and Tom together which I think may be a first!
Tom & Kate
When we set out to find a wedding photographer we were worried that we were not for the traditional, “staged photos”. We wanted someone who would capture the personalities and characters of those attending our intimate special day. After a lot of searching we came across Sarah’s portfolio and we just clicked! That is what we wanted, a story of photographs.
Sarah came across on her website as an approachable lady. Not only was the portfolio impressive, we were drawn to Sarah’s personal professionalism over email exchanges. Even over email it felt like we had already met Sarah as she was very personable and interested.
Our favourite part of the whole wedding photography experience, simply put, was Sarah. Sarah just captured “our” day in the way we wanted to reflect on the intimate celebration of our wedding. It has taken me ages to actually write this recommendation because I am consumed with looking at the photos. Sarah caught some truly magical, special memories of our wedding day.
Sarah ran through our day, then suggested when would be a good time for her to join me at the house for the wedding day preparations, she caught those special intimate moments with my Mum & Aunty & Sister, the giggling and champagne, the impromptu moments when I received gifts from my husband to be. Sarah just seemed to “float” around the house, looking back there were times I don’t even recall her being in the room but she has produced photos of me touching up my make up and showing my sons ‘The Dress’.
Sarah is a friend, from the moment you meet her, be it email, or in person, she is just one of those people who you can connect with. She’s very approachable, understands what you want from the day, gives advice, listens and puts you at ease. We wouldn’t hesitate in recommending Sarah, in fact she would be the only contact I would provide.
Darren & Natasha
When we started looking for a wedding photographer, we found that there were so many photographers that it got confusing. We were really worried about ending up with one which was mediocre or not very easy to deal with on the day. After all, your photo’s are the only things (other than us) that last forever from your wedding day.
We spoke to a huge amount of photographers at open days and looked through their previous work but something was just missing. Then we saw Sarah’s work online and felt that she would capture all the details as well as tell our story.
Our favourite part of the experience was actually receiving the engagement shoot photos and the wedding photos in the post. I won’t spoil the surprise but the packages we received from Sarah were all really cute and special!
I would recommend Sarah to anybody and the advice I would give is to really just relax and be natural, because you can with Sarah. Make sure you do the engagement shoot because Sarah will quickly work out what kind of shots work for you and you will too. Then just sit back and enjoy it because Sarah really is great to work with.
We cannot find a single fault or thing that could have gone better. The service was exceptional from even before we booked and right until after the wedding. Super professional and personalised.
Ray & Holly
We have just finished the most exciting journey, 18 months since getting engaged we have enjoyed the most amazing wedding day. The build up to our big day, the actual event ‘our wedding day’ & what would follow after the day had ended would not have been complete without Sarah.
We met Sarah at a wedding fair at our wedding venue ‘Rushton Hall’ and were both blown away by her portfolio. We instantly warmed to Sarah & knew we wanted her to photograph our wedding.
After meeting with Sarah a second time and talking through the full process, we were hooked! Sarah has a wrath of experience; she is by no means just a photographer, she is a wedding guru!!
Three months before our wedding we met Sarah for our pre-wedding photoshoot, we were pretty nervous about this as we weren’t sure what to expect. We didn’t need to be though, Sarah is a true professional and put us at ease within the first few minutes of arriving. This part of the photography process is critical, it’s a great way to get any wedding photography jitters out of the way before the big day as well as getting to know your photographer better. We came away with some beautiful photos that we will treasure our whole lives.
On our wedding day we had a team of three ‘Sarah, Abi & Georgi’. With the exception of the group shots & portraits it’s quite easy to forget they are there, they kind of blend in with your guests which puts everyone at ease.
We have just been to see our photos and are so impressed. Sarah is a true perfectionist & even edited out an umbrella for us on some of our shots so we could decide which version we preferred.
Don’t hesitate in booking Sarah for your big day!
Danny & Zoe
We knew we wanted more of a documentary photography style – natural shots of people enjoying themselves. We definitely did not want hundreds of naff, cheesy shots! Previously we have been at weddings where the photographer was bossy (and relentless) pursuing shots that the couple did not particularly want. (Messing around pulling silly faces in a golf bunker springs to mind!) We were keen to avoid this. It was clear from the initial consultation with Sarah, and reviewing her work, that she took the kind of pictures we wanted with a relaxed and non-intrusive style.
Having looked at the website, we fell in love with Sarah’s quality work. In particularly we liked the mix of relaxed natural shots, peppered with a few really dramatic, artistic shots.
Our favourite part of the whole wedding photography experience was all of it! Everything was enjoyable and effortless.
As a couple, we were easy going but also slightly disorganised and struggled at times to make decisions. To this end, we really liked being guided through the whole process (help with timings etc) but never felt pushed or pressured.
Sarah’s communication was excellent and prompt. She’s enthusiastic and trustworthy. Her finishing touches were lovely and really memorable. We’d definitely recommend her.
Adam & Lizzie
Our biggest worry when we started searching for our wedding photographer was being uncomfortable on the day and feeling on show. We were worried about it all being a bit cheesy. But on the day we felt really relaxed with Sarah as we got those worries out of the way on the engagement shoot.
After looking at Sarah’s work we noticed that her portfolio was filled with a huge variety of shots. It was clear that Sarah could manage anything we asked of her.
We felt comfortable talking to Sarah straight away and she understood what we were trying to achieve. It was clear that Sarah is experienced and also very professional.
We also liked the fact that Sarah only takes on a set amount of bookings each year which meant our photographs were delivered in good time.
We felt relaxed all day and we were able to enjoy the day without being away from our guests for long periods of time. The engagement shoot was also a lot of fun. A good ice breaker and the cake was tasty.
Sarah is very professional, will listen to your ideas and make suggestions based upon them to make your day memorable forever.
To be honest we can’t think of anything we would have changed. It all went so well.
Alex & Emily
Our biggest worry when we started looking for a wedding photographer was ending up with a set of photos that looked staged or wooden, and that really didn’t give a true representation of the day. We made the decision that photography would be one of our biggest investments in the wedding, so we spent a lot of time researching the style we wanted, and looking through portfolios and galleries online…and we’re so glad we did! Our worries were completely assuaged by Sarah and Steve, and we have a beautiful set of photos that wholly capture both the elation and love on the day, as well as the details that we put so much effort into.
We actually came across Sarah after she photographed one of my school friends’ weddings exactly one year (to the day!) before our own. The lovely, relaxed style of the photography, coupled with the personal recommendation put her well on our radar, and after our initial meeting, we were in absolutely no doubt that Sarah ‘got’ what we were looking for, as well as being a lovely person herself that we knew would be the perfect fit on our wedding day itself! Funnily enough, Sarah knew several of the suppliers involved in our wedding, and everyone spoke so highly of her, which filled us with confidence.
Going through the photos after the wedding was a real highlight, it was like reliving the day all over again, as well as having a sneak peak into each other’s mornings where we weren’t present! The pre-wedding shoot was a real laugh (and actually a lovely day out) after we got over our initial nerves and discomfort at having the lens focussed on us.
Each time we received some post from Sarah, it was always such a treat – beautifully presented and such a pleasure to open. It’s the little things that make all the difference.
We’d recommend Sarah without hesitation – she is so knowledgeable and brilliantly captured the day; we barely noticed her getting the most beautiful shots. The group photos ran like clockwork, and we felt in very capable hands at all times.
Rob & Anna
Our only real worry about our wedding photography was that we didn’t want the formal photography to take up a lot of time on the day and neither of us wanted a lot of photos into the evening.
We wanted a photographer who we got on with and who wouldn’t be too bossy on the day. We like natural, well-posed photos and didn’t want a lot of post-production on the photos – both strong reasons for choosing Sarah!
Our favourite part of the wedding photography on the day was the couple shots in the grounds of the hall. It was a lovely day and the venue is so nice and we had time together as a couple; being soppy!
Sarah is very calm and unobtrusive on the day and us adding to the list of planned photos on the day wasn’t a problem. The photos Sarah produces are a nice mix of formal and informal, creative and not over-processed. Just what we wanted.
Andrew & Philippa
When we were researching wedding photography I was worried that the photographer might try to create very modern and overly-styled shots, when we had a very classic wedding. I was also worried that we wouldn’t feel relaxed around the photographer and it would be more of a fashion shoot with endless pictures being taken. Instead, Sarah really understood what we wanted from the day. The pre-wedding shoot was a great opportunity to try different styles and to practice posing together so you feel relaxed on the day. Sarah made the formal photos fly by and concentrated on taking a few, very good pictures rather than lots & lots of average ones. Sarah and her team also captured so many pictures of all of our guests, which were great to include in thank you cards.
We chose Sarah because she was recommended by a friend, Becca, who had had Sarah as her wedding photographer. Becca recommended Sarah and I’m so pleased she did – Sarah was a great choice and coped very well with our large (pretty stressed) families and all the different stages of the day. Having a second photographer was a great benefit as well – it’s well worth it to make sure the whole day is captured.
We really enjoyed the pre-wedding shoot. It was a great chance for us to enjoy an afternoon together and means we have some lovely ‘couple photos’ that aren’t just from our wedding day.
I have recommended Sarah to friends. She is very friendly and warm, and really puts you at ease about how the photography of the big day will go. She’s very organised and produced so many amazing photos that our friends and family have loved as well. She made us feel special and really focused on what was important to us about the day.
Dominic & Serena
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 and her personality, and she understood the balance of “detail” and “moments” perfectly.
We didn’t want our photography to be a hindrance 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.
She was brilliant on the day and I was very impressed with the 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
Tony & Jacqueline
Although weddings are a lot of money, generally there are a number of big ticket items and photography is one of them. Both Tom and I are not huge fans of having our picture taken and were nervous about choosing a photographer, handing over the money before the day itself and not loving the end result. Unless you have a family or close friend recommendation it is a minefield of options when you google wedding photography within your county. You can go to wedding fayres to pick up ideas and speak to photographers but until you have a one-to-one meeting it’s difficult to gauge whether you truly get on and whether they have picked up on the imagine you have created in your mind. Our worry was completely blown out of the water by Sarah – she oozes passion, creativity, calmness and professionalism.
The pre-wedding photo shoot helped put both of us at ease, allowed us to evaluate which poses we liked best but to be honest you’ll be happy to go along with anything Sarah asks because you know the outcome will be fantastic.
We had actually chosen a different photographer for our wedding and were unhappy with his approach to our wedding photography and forfeited the deposit to find someone who would be more compatible. I had created a pinterest board of images I liked and all the ones I had pinned from Woburn were taken by Sarah. When we went on her website and watched the short video of a typical wedding day it was obvious very soon that her approach and creativity was exactly what we had been looking for all along. We had a meeting to discuss our wedding with Sarah and both left knowing that she would be our photographer. She had great ideas for photos with the younger members of our wedding party, she took on board our preference for a more modern approach to group photos and elaborated on it. You most certainly get what you pay for.
Tom said his favourite part of the whole experience was the way that Sarah made us both feel so relaxed. For me, it was seeing our photos for the first time. Any nervousness we had completely melted away and we both got to see elements of the day we hadn’t directly experienced. Sarah’s editing, attention to detail and eye for a shot is second to none.
If you want spectacular photos, photos that make you reflect back on the day, memories that make you realise everything felt so calm and natural on the day then I would say go with Sarah. If you want photos that are classic and elegant, full of love and with a personable modern approach then you need Sarah as your photographer. Without a shadow of a doubt I would recommend Sarah, it may seem like a lot of money but it is truly the best money we have ever spent.
Tom & Jo
When looking online at wedding photographers there were lots of nice looking websites, but we were concerned that we might end up with formulaic wedding photographs that weren’t very ‘us’. We met with Sarah because she had the most interesting looking photos. Upon meeting we instantly clicked and knew immediately that we wanted Sarah as our wedding photographer, as she took the time to get to know us and find out what we wanted. She took our ideas on board and made suggestions that let us get the most out of our wedding photos without commandeering the entire day!
The photos are amazing! Exactly what we wanted and we got to spend the day enjoying ourselves with our guests. I really love the variety of photos Sarah took. We have some really lovely group shots; beautiful and relaxed couple shots; but most importantly, Sarah captured the whole day and our guests in a natural and unobtrusive manner. Those are some of my favourite photos!
Sarah is brilliant! She is a truly lovely person who really took the time to get to know us and produced the most amazing photographs. We did some wonderfully quirky couple ones that turned out really well. Sarah took our half-baked ideas and gave invaluable advice that turned them into something really special.
Sarah really couldn’t have done anything better. She has an amazing eye for detail and made our wedding a truly wonderful day. Sarah is amazingly versatile and I would recommend her to anyone who wants some really special photographs to remember their wedding. She is such a lovely person, it was a joy to have her at our wedding.
Thank you Sarah!”
Jonathan & Emma
We have just gone through our photos and words really can’t describe how wonderful they are. You really captured everything about the day and we feel so lucky to have such beautiful memories.
Thank you for printing them too. It was really special to actually hold them and look through (though as you can probably guess Jason put them on the computer straight away!).
You have the perfect balance between professional and personal and were just generally a great person to have around all day!
Thank you for all your guidance and expertise at every step of the way too – we are so so delighted we chose you to photograph our special day.
Jason & Charlotte
For Fred and I, photography was paramount to our day; an attempt to capture all of our memories so we had something to look back on in the years to come. We had friends that had experienced wedding photography nightmares. We were very fortunate, as we had seen Sarah’s work previously and two of our friends had used her services and had been delighted with the outcome. Word of mouth recommendations speak volumes in a close county like Northamptonshire.
Fred and I were keen for the photos to be reflective of our style and our day, not too posed, a lot of candid and natural shots and not too heavy on the group photos. Sarah depicted Fred and I and our day perfectly. She captured some truly special moments and expressions.
Sarah spent time with Fred and me, understanding us and what we wanted to achieve before we booked. We could see that she was offering a full service that was very transparent, so there was never the worry of any hidden extras or surprises.
The pre-wedding shoot was our favourite part. This was magical as it was only weeks before our wedding day. This gave us the opportunity to try lots of things and then discuss with Sarah our preferred style ahead of the big day. This opportunity also enabled Fred and I to be on camera together and lose our inhibitions!
Sarah is a true perfectionist and leaves no stone unturned. Her way of working is admirable and everything she does is with the utmost attention to detail. Other services in the wedding industry need a Sarah Vivienne!
Fred & Sasha
Before we booked our wedding photographer, we were worried about parting with our money and then feeling a little forgotten due to our wedding being some 30 months away and only hearing in the last six months in the lead up to the wedding day. Secondly, we had a very small wedding planned and this put off some potential photographers and they always tried to reduce the time they were prepared to spend taking our photos. Also, as neither of us had been photographed professionally before we were concerned how at ease we would feel as we wanted to get the very best from our photos.
None of our initial concerns about our wedding photography materialised with Sarah. We always had great peace of mind, regular contact and advice. Sarah showed nothing but enthusiasm about our plans and supported us all the way through. By getting to know us she made everything so easy and comfortable. We made a friend for life.
We had met several wedding photographers at local and national wedding shows but felt something was lacking in what we were being offered and sometimes the style of photography just wasn’t what we were looking for. We were seeking simple elegance with a modern twist with plenty of portraiture.
We had been watching many wedding related programmes on TV and happened to tune in to a few episodes of bridal boudoir featuring Sarah and we were very impressed by the professionalism of the work and the photography was beautiful. We were very eager to find out more so we checked out the website and made initial contact asking for prices and availability for our wedding date. The response was prompt and enthusiastic and we were delighted to hear our date was available. We received a lovely note confirming our date and we had total peace of mind that we had found the best photographer to capture our day.
On our wedding day we had such a great time and laughed so much. Everything was so much fun and we couldn’t have wished for anything better. We never felt rushed and very quickly relaxed into being photographed.
The photography is of such a high standard. Photography is a big investment but it’s definitely worth investing in as the photos will be there for a long time and you want to capture as much of the day as you can. It’s easy to forget things as time goes on. I would recommend Sarah to any friend; whether they had a wedding for two people or three hundred.
We can’t imagine how anything could have been done better, we had the most wonderful experience and we just wish we could do it every week.”
Laurence & Rosanna
Our biggest worry about choosing a wedding photographer was finding someone that would be able to cater for my fussy requirements. I wanted everything possible. I really wanted to capture the day as it progressed and the atmosphere of the weather and people within the wonderful surroundings of Kelmarsh Hall. I hoped this could be achieved whilst also having images that were artistic. I was very keen that we had high quality images and no cheesy ones! We were not disappointed at all.
We chose Sarah Vivienne Photography because as soon as we met Sarah we felt comfortable with her. I just knew that Sarah would understand what we were after and it felt right.
Our favourite part of the wedding photography was the friendly approach Sarah has. Not only were the images what we hoped for but we enjoyed the way we were made to feel; very welcome and looked after when doing the agonising task of picking our favourite photos (there were so many) to go in to our album.
We were totally happy with the service we received and would say ‘pick Sarah Vivienne Photography! You will be very happy you did.
Luke & Liz
Ben & I can’t thank you enough for the beautiful photos that you took of our wedding day. You captured it perfectly and we have had so many compliments from friends and family, not only about the photographs but also about how lovely you were!
You kept things so relaxed and I forgot you were there for most of the day. Working with you has been a pleasure from start to finish and we can’t thank you enough.
It’s going to be difficult to decide which pics to put up in our house! Wishing you all the best. THANK YOU.
Ben & Carly
What can we say?! Thank you so much for everything you did to make our day so perfect and for your photography which means we will never forget how perfect it was.
You fought the sun, rain and thunder …. but so well!
Your calming presence is the perfect tonic for a nervous bride and groom!
We are delighted with the photographs and we’ve heard from many of our guests who love them too.
Your help in timings etc was invaluable as you helped to make the day go smoothly and without a hitch!
Wishing you every success with your photography in the future.
Hugo & Laura
We would like to thank you sincerely for the absolutely incredible photographs you took of our special day.
You captured the whole day so perfectly, exactly how we wanted. We love our album and the blog post. We could not have wished for a better service.
Everyone we speak to says how wonderful our photos are and we couldn’t recommend you more highly.
A massive thank you!
Keith & Vicki
Since we had to research all of our wedding vendors via the internet remotely from New York, it was risky to find the right photographer for our wedding without meeting.
We were looking for a photographer that could take classic shots with a touch of modern style. Sarah truly captured the images that we were envisioning for our English wedding and we loved her narrative style of pictures of our beautiful wedding.
After meeting with Sarah in person during our quick trip to England to finalize our wedding vendors, she was very professional, warm and easy to work with. We loved the simple, classy, modern style of her photography.
I’ve seen a lot of wedding photographers grandstanding while doing their job, however Sarah was very subtle, quietly and efficiently taking photos of all the moments throughout the whole day of our wedding. We were very impressed with her talent.
We’d recommend her to our best friends. Sarah is so talented, professional, organized, nice and easy to work with from the start to the end.
Everything was beyond perfect. All our wedding albums came out so beautifully and we were truly happy to choose her as our wedding photographer.
Dave & Mijin
We would like to say a massive thank you for sharing our special day with us and for taking such beautiful photographs.
You were an absolute pleasure to work with throughout the whole process – so professional but also really engaging and friendly.
You made the day run so smoothly and we really appreciate all your hard work. We are thrilled with the photographs.
We will be sure to recommend your work to all our friends and family as we are so pleased!
Thank you for giving us perfect memories to treasure!
George & Kelly
We just wanted to give our heartfelt thanks and appreciation for all you have done.
It’s always nice when you receive a good service but to receive such a friendly, professional service of such a high standard I think is very rare indeed. You have certainly given us this. It’s not just what you do but the way that you do it!
So, thank you for being a big part in making one of our dreams come true.
Jim & Kaitlyn
We just want to say an enormous thank you for the absolutely stunning photographs that you took for our wedding.
You have done such an amazing job and have been such a delight dealing with.
You made us feel very welcome and relaxed from the outset and we really cannot put into words how much we appreciate all of the hard work and running around you did on that sweltering day!!
The album is absolutely awesome; we love it. The photos look even better than the first time we saw them but I guess they were designed for the big stage!
Thanks so much for all your hard work. We are so glad we picked you to be our wedding photographer.
Gary & Jo
We both wanted to say a huge thank you for being our wedding photographer and giving us such special lasting memories of our big day!
We have just looked through our album and are so thrilled with it! You have captured the spirit of the day so perfectly and it really feels like we’re reliving the excitement and emotions every time we turn the pages.
From start to finish you have been totally fantastic and your brilliant organisation meant that we felt confident that all would run smoothly on the day.
So many of our guests have commented on how amazing you were – making everyone feel so relaxed, yet capturing everything!
You have such a brilliant eye for detail and made all of our little personal touches look more beautiful than we could have imagined!
Thank you so much, lots of love,
John & Jo
Thank you so very, very much for our incredibly beautiful wedding photos. We really can’t get over how amazing they are! You captured so many of our friends and family, and so many beautiful moments and details that we either couldn’t remember or didn’t get to see on the day.
We really could not have wished for a more fantastic wedding photographer. Not only did you capture so many wonderful moments to treasure, you were also a brilliantly calming influence on the day. We knew how hard you worked and will always be so very grateful.
We are over-the-moon. And a special thank you for the attention paid to my Louboutins – how you got that photo of one foot in, one foot out, I have no idea!
John & Becca
It’s fair to say that neither Brett or myself are ‘naturals’ in front of the camera…so when it came to our pre-wedding photoshoot at the beautiful Holdenby House, we were extremely excited but also quite apprehensive …..well….there was absolutely no need to be as we had you as our wedding photographer….friendly; polite; good fun; organised; accommodating; professional; AMAZING. We were very quickly at ease and we enjoyed the experience which only led to feeling completely relaxed on the big day. We had an absolute ball!
Our albums are so treasured and we have had so many comments on the unique layout and quality of the books.
We were so lucky that you were our wedding photographer, but luckier still that you became a friend.
All that’s left to say is a big thank you. You certainly know how to make a special day magic xxxx
Brett & Katie
We just wanted to say THANK YOU SO MUCH for such an amazing wedding album! It is simply stunning and we love all of it from start to finish!
We waited until we were alone to make it really special. We opened a bottle of champagne (bought by a parent as a wedding gift) and sat together absorbing every detail of every photo of every page.
It brought tears to our eyes as it has really captured how wonderful and perfect our wedding day was. We cannot wait to show our friends and families now and we will most certainly treasure it for years to come. It’s absolutely perfect.
Thank you so much for everything you have done. We couldn’t have asked for a more amazing wedding photographer.
Paul & Helena
Just to say you were the BEST wedding photographer we could have asked for on our BIG day! We both can’t thank you enough for making us feel so at ease whilst taking our wedding pics, we were so relaxed we hardly noticed you were there. We were blessed with amazing surroundings and weather but it was your expertise that showed in all the pics and you made us look great! Everyone who has seen our photos and album have commented on what a fantastic job you have done. We would definitely recommend you to our friends and family, and we hope to work with you again in the future.
Mitesh & Ranjit
Sarah, thank you ever so much for making our day so special. You captured so many wonderful moments and we are thrilled with how the pictures came out. It was hard planning a wedding from 8000 miles away but it was great to know that the photographs were something we didn’t need to worry about. For us, they were one of the most important aspects of the wedding and you exceeded even our high expectations! Thank you!
Gavin & Michelle
Thank you so much for our amazing wedding photos, we’re both so pleased with them.
You did a fab job on the day, very professional and so fast too. Especially, the group photos, I was concerned they may take a long time but you got us straight through them and they’re still great pics!
Thanks again for being a part of our day and your help in making it special.
Ian & Kristy
Sarah, I just had to stop by and tell you how grateful Robert and I are for the wonderful, WONDERFUL pictures you took for our bride and groom photo session as well as our blessing day!
From the moment I first saw your pictures I absolutely loved your work, and now, I feel truly blessed to have some gorgeous pictures of my own!
…But it wasn’t just how beautiful our pictures turned out, it was also how comfortable you made us feel. We felt like ourselves throughout the shoot, not posed or too formal, and we had such a great time shooting with you that we are already eager to have another photo session with you!
Sarah, your work is absolutely stunning and we are so glad we had the chance to work with you! We will definitely be back in the U.K. just so we can have another photo session! Thank you so much!
Robert & Sarah
I just wanted to say a BIG THANK YOU for our amazing wedding photos. They’re the sort of photos you look at and admire and then realise you’re actually in them!! I don’t know how Sarah does it but you will look like you’ve never looked in a photo before!! They're like the pictures you get in a frame when you buy it!
You were friendly and very helpful from the outset. In the run-up to the big day you provided us (mainly me – control freak!!) with complete peace of mind.
Our photos are truly beautiful and I often sit and gaze through our album.
Thank you, Sarah, for capturing the day so beautifully. Also for persuading us to go outside for photos in the snow when the temperature was an Arctic -5, wedding photos in the snow = priceless! x
James & Vikki
Finding the right wedding photographer was really important to us, we had decided not to have the day filmed so the photographs would be our complete record of the day.
When we saw the quality of Sarah’s work and spent a little time getting to know her we were really confident that she was the right photographer for us.
Wow, was that a great decision! The photographs of the day were amazing, they really tell a complete story and capture emotions, relationships, details and angles that we never dreamed she would have captured.
We are over the moon.
I recommend Sarah’s work unreservedly, she is a very very talented lady and we consider ourselves lucky to have had her capture our day for us.
Greg & Lisa
Whilst looking around at photographers we met Sarah and fell in love with her style and with her relaxed, friendly manner. This was strengthened further from our fabulous pre-wedding shoot – I highly recommend it! Who knew we could look so good!
On the day she was a warm and friendly face, although she managed to capture moments when I had no idea she was around!
She made us feel so special, and made us look stunning, and I felt like a model during the twilight shots.
And knowing she loves details I knew all my hard work and attention to detail would be photographed beautifully.
The only problem was choosing a select number for the album! Needless to say, we went over the limit and added more pages! But with such a beautiful and quality album to show for it, and the look on our friends’ faces when they see it, it was well worth it.
I can’t recommend her enough!
Ian & Katherine
Sarah did a fabulous job with the photography for our wedding.
She is so knowledgeable and very professional and from the pre-wedding shoot through to our wedding day, she was simply excellent!
We were thrilled with our photos; she had captured every bit of detail from our special day!
We are absolutely delighted with our album – this is something we will treasure for years!
We would like to say a huge thank you for everything & for anyone looking to book a photographer: book Sarah!
Richard & Henrietta
We booked Sarah just a few months before our wedding and looking back it was one of the best decisions we could have made.
Sarah was friendly and professional right from our first contact and the more we saw of her photographs, the more we loved them.
Having the wedding pre-shoot was brilliant as it helped us become more relaxed in front of the camera and once we saw the photos from the day we had absolute confidence that Sarah would make our wedding look beautiful.
On the day Sarah was organised and a very calming influence! She did a brilliant job adapting to the unpredictable weather, rearranging the timings so we could fit things in between showers, and also handling our sometimes uncontrollable families throughout the group shots.
From the photos, she seems to have been everywhere at once somehow without us even noticing!
We absolutely love all the photos but especially our portrait shots, so romantic! Sarah was a miracle worker to make us look so good!
We love that Sarah captured all the small details as well – we spent so much time thinking about and sorting out all the little things and it’s great that they’re all recorded so beautifully.
A massive thank you for all your hard work, Sarah, and for photographs that capture the day perfectly.
Stuart & Emily
Heidi and I just wanted to say thank you so much for the album that you produced for us; and for the effort, support and professionalism that you showed leading up to and during the day of our wedding.
From our first meeting, through to the pre-wedding shoot and leading up to the day itself you were always available for any questions we had or to talk to about any concerns or fears we might be feeling. You answered all our questions about photos and even weddings in general.
We really appreciated your friendliness and the care you put into something that was so important to us. It was obvious that you understood and appreciated that.
On the day you put us at our ease and helped us keep things on track. We had no worries at all about the photos that you would produce.
Every time we look at our album now it transports us back to the best day of our lives. Everything about the day is there – it captures not just how happy Heidi and I were, but how happy everyone there was. It captures the amount of effort and detail that we put into arranging the day, the fun we all had, and most importantly it captures the love that Heidi and I have for one another.
It’s truly magical what you’ve been able to capture – the story of the day and all the emotions that go along with it. We’ll treasure them forever. Thank you so much.
Ricky & Heidi
Sarah is fantastic and I would recommend her unreservedly. My husband and I did lots of research before choosing our photographer as we didn’t want anything too cheesy or anyone that would be too pushy!
Sarah was great from start to finish, she did an excellent job of guiding us through the once daunting prospect of our wedding photography – we really enjoyed her help and guidance.
The photos from our day are stunning, I look at them and can’t believe that beautiful bride is me!
Sarah is exactly the sort of person you need on a day when everyone is stressing and faffing because she is so calm and reassuring. You feel completely comfortable with her and she seems genuinely enthusiastic/excited about your big day (which must be a challenge if it’s your day job).
We’ve had nothing but compliments for the work she’s done, we both felt very at ease on the day and we quite honestly couldn’t have asked for more.
Definitely book Sarah – she may not be the cheapest but I’m convinced you couldn’t get better photos or better service anywhere else :)
Ian & Laura
We are absolutely thrilled with the results!
From our mutual love of shoes and all things pink (our colour scheme), we knew we were in safe hands.
From our initial consultation through to the last shot on the night, she made us feel so very comfortable and at ease – and this definitely shines through in the photos.
Everyone has commented on how fabulous the photos are, the best wedding pics they’ve seen, and while I nod and smugly agree, it really is all down to Sarah’s talent.
I would highly recommend her and I am currently trying to find another excuse to use her again!
Del & Beccy
From the first time we met, we were very impressed with Sarah’s professional approach whilst at the same time, we felt we could relax and be ourselves with her.
Having a pre-wedding shoot was a great way to get to know each other and we’ve got some great shots to remember the day by.
On our big day Sarah was very subtle and kept the ‘official photographs’ to a minimum as we had requested.
Looking through all our photos was fantastic and we loved the sense of atmosphere in each picture. The hardest bit came when we had to choose the ones for our album!
Our family and friends have all commented on how the album captures the day perfectly.
Thank you, Sarah!
Ollie & Gemma
From the very first time I met Sarah I knew she was exactly the kind of person and photographer we were looking for.
From the first consultation through to ordering our album and picking the prints her professionalism, attention to detail and downright genius has been exceptional. She captured our day perfectly and we love every single image.
We will never tire of looking at our photos and boasting about them and Sarah's work.
Sarah is an absolute star. Every wedding we go to now, we say ‘thank goodness we had Sarah’. We can’t recommend her enough.
I struggle to think of it as photography. Because right from the start it was if Sarah had known us and our guests all her life.
Adam & Wendy
I knew from our first meeting that Sarah was the right choice, the samples of her work were stunning and she took the time to get to know me and my fiance to understand exactly what we wanted. The pre-wedding shoot was brilliant, not only good fun but a great way to get us comfortable in front of the camera and the planning up to the event was second to none. The actual day was a great success, and thanks to Sarah we have a beautiful album of photographs. The photos contain a great mix of formal and informal shots, and capture everything we wanted to remember from the day.
Tony & Zoe
4 years on … thank you again so much for being an amazing wedding photographer. We have recently been to a friend’s wedding & the photographer was a COMPLETE nightmare. Very intrusive & bossy. The pictures took 4, yes 4 HOURS at the reception. Made the whole day run extremely late & was just awful. So yes, thank you for leaving us with amazing pictures & wonderful memories of our day.