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Sanshine Photography

Watford, Hertfordshire

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Sanshine Photography logo
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Sanshine Photography

Watford, Hertfordshire

(23)

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San 'Sanshine' Shawe is an internationally published fine art wedding, portrait and editorial photographer, available for UK and destination weddings.

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Didar Uddin

7 May 2019

Brilliant service!!! Always did her best to cater to my exact plans for the photo shoot which was planned months in advance. Very patient and understanding. San is greatly experienced with outdoor scenery and lighting. The quality of work is great and for the price it definitely lives up. Highly recommended to all, it was a pleasure doing business with San, for those looking for an excellent photographer look no where else. :) More...

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Greg Knight

28 January 2019

I can't say enough good about San and her husband, Michael. I was looking to propose to my gf while we were on holiday in London and unfortunately a photographer was an after-thought. I emailed a handful of folks very last minute and San quickly responded offering her services at one of the best prices I'd seen. She had suggestions for ideal places around the Tower Bridge (my selected location), but when she learned of my own idea/vision she completely switched gears into helping make my location/vision work. She texted when she arrived on sight and was ready for us, remained completely blended in w/ Michael until I'd popped the question and signaled for her to join us.This is when the fun began. Her and Michael were both genuine, hilarious, and clearly experts of their craft as we walked around the vicinity and where they found the perfect backdrops, angles, lighting, etc. All while sharing stories and laughsWe didn't feel rushed or forced into anything unnatural. We mentioned we weren't the most photogenic people and they both offered a couple of tips!Then the photos (delivered in a day) were personally, the best pictures I've ever had taken.If you're looking for a photographer, I couldn't recommend or imagine someone doing a better job. More...

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Maia Tarver

29 November 2018

Absolutely the best photographers in the business! We got all the photos and have all ready uploaded them to Facebook which only took about 5 mins as they were presented in the perfect format! We just wanted to say a huge thank you! These are the most gorgeous wedding pics I’ve ever seen!!! Blake and I look amazing! It’s better than I could have ever imagined, you guys are true professionals! We have been complimented non stop about the photos and have given ur details to about 10 people haha! The presentation of the photos was also just stunning! U both have been truly the highlight of the wedding planning and as I’ve always said after all is done all you have are the photos so it’s important they’re good ones!!! San and Michael have been truly amazing and they’re just such a fun and cool couple, we really felt like we just had our good friends with us on our special day rather than photographers! More...

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Maja Trokic

29 November 2018

Where to even begin!? The photos of our wedding that San and Michael sent us far exceeded our wildest imagination and let us relive the day all over again, and again and again. We cannot believe how stunning the photos are and just how much they captured who we are was a couple. San and Michael were also so fun to have around on the wedding day - they’re hilarious and add to all the fun and excitement! What more could you possibly ask for? Thank you both so much, you really made us incredibly happy! More...

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MajaT-1

16 November 2018

Where to even begin!? The photos of our wedding that San and Michael sent us far exceeded our wildest imagination and let us relive the day all over again, and again and again. We cannot believe how stunning the photos are and just how much they captured who we are was a couple. San and Michael were also so fun to have around on the wedding day - they’re hilarious and add to all the fun and excitement! What more could you possibly ask for? Thank you both so much, you really made us incredibly happy! More...

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Erin L Johnson

28 May 2016

San and her team were fantastic. She was dedicated from the start--you couldn't ask for a more hands on and involved photographer. The pictures she took are amazing. It was wonderful working with her and knowing our wedding was going to have some great shots from it. She is fantastic! More...

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Emily Hughes

28 May 2016

San! We knew the photographs would be amazing, but you have surpassed all our expectations completely. They are just beautiful And the little parcel is the cutest, absolutely love it and definitely worth the wait as you said! I literally have no idea which ones we will put in an album because they are all so brilliant! Thank you so so much for everything, you have given us some beautiful memories of our day! xxx More...

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Katy Bagnall

28 May 2016

I used Sanshine photography for my wedding in January 2015 and I couldn't be happier with the photos. I had spent a lot of time researching for the right photographer as I wanted the day to be captured like a fairytale; San created this and more. The photos look like they belong in a wedding magazine and all my friends and family are impressed with them. San also keeps her prices competitive which is amazing for the work she puts into each individual picture. I would also recommend the canvas guest book, this was a lovely addition to the day and it's a great way of displaying kind messages from your loved ones. More...

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VikkiWi

11 October 2015

San and Michael's pictures are beautiful... They captured all the fun and magic of our day so well. The pictures were natural and not staged but a beautiful documentation of our day.

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KatyBagnall

22 September 2015

I used Sanshine photography for my wedding in January 2015 and I couldn't be happier with the photos. I had spent a lot of time researching for the right photographer as I wanted the day to be captured like a fairytale; San created this and more. The photos look like they belong in a wedding magazine and all my friends and family are impressed with them. San also keeps her prices competitive which is amazing for the work she puts into each individual picture. I would also recommend the canvas guest book, this was a lovely addition to the day and it's a great way of displaying kind messages from your loved ones. More...

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Marion Poulton

29 May 2015

We knew that San would take some good pictures of our son's wedding because we had seen the photographs she had taken at other events. What we didn't expect was the way both she and Mike worked flat out during the whole day to make sure that we got the shots we asked for and the ones that we didn't know we wanted. Nothing was too much trouble for them. Many of the guests commented on their hard work, and also their unobtrusive tact in getting some truly magical natural pictures. We love the album of pictures and the slideshow. The two grooms are delighted to have their day captured so beautifully. I would certainly recommend Sanshine Photography to anyone who is planning a special event More...

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Brooke Burfitt

29 May 2015

San is the most passionate photographer I have ever met. She is a perfectionist when it comes to getting 'the' shot. Her and her husband make a great team. I really feel they got to know exactly what my husband and I wanted from our wedding photos.We had a wonderful engagement shoot and consultation. We spent hours chatting, felt like we got to know each other very quickly. We asked for romantic, non-staged, glamorous and London photos. Even if together this didn't make a whole lot of sense, they created an album for us that was exactly that. They are the most romantic photos I have ever seen and I'm so pleased that we have such beautiful records of our perfect day. More...

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Jordan King

23 November 2014

I love my headshot photos! San Shawe was great during the shoot where she had her studio all set up to make me feel comfortable. I was timid in not knowing what poses to create, luckily Shawe advise me in straitening my posture and alter facial expression waiting patiently for me to be ready. Thanks so much! More...

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Ario E

16 November 2014

We count ourselves very lucky to have had San and his husband as photographers for our wedding. From our first visit with her, it was clear that she is very passionate about her work and that she has very high attention to detail. Her idea of having a pre-wedding photo shoot (to make us feel more relaxed in front of the camera on the big day) was genius and highly recommended. On the wedding day itself, we were all relaxed knowing that we were in capable hands. The photos she took from our wedding are absolutely amazing and you can tell that a lot of work had gone in putting the final touches on the photos. More...

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Samantha Hinesh

12 May 2014

We came across San’s website and fell in love with the images she creates, from the moment you meet San you can see the passion and attention to detail she puts into her work.

We had an engagement shoot with San, and as we are not generally very comfortable in front of a camera it was a great way to get used to being photographed. She was extremely professional yet personable and showed a genuine interest in us and our preferences. She offered great advice and suggestions, helping us to decide on the style and finishing we would like for our wedding photos, as well as planning for the day itself.

When it came to the wedding day, having San there was like having a friend there looking out for you, she went above and beyond our expectations. San and Michael make a great team and ensured they got all the shots we had requested.

We have since received our beautifully presented, personalised ‘wedding box’ and we are delighted with the beautiful images. Our friends and family have been impressed with the quality of the pictures and we have received many compliments. San was able to capture the beautiful moments from our special day and we are eternally grateful to her for giving us such stunning pictures to look back on. We will be lifelong fans of her work and would not hesitate to call on her again to capture any future special moments!
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HayWii

24 October 2013

I’ve known San for many years, I knew her when she was just starting out taking photographs, and her talent for it was clear back then. When my, now, husband proposed to me two years ago I knew that she was my only certainty- Sanshine would be at my wedding capturing the most important moment of my life.San went above and beyond even before the day. She asked about the colour scheme, if there were any elements of the wedding that where important and needed to be captured, and unlike other photographers (who will try to get as much money from you as possible) - she pointed out the shots that wouldn’t really be needed and those that would be really important.On the day she was the first face I saw as I exited the wedding car with my father, she was a breath of fresh air and my nerves melted away- she was a calming force, and made us laugh. She started as she meant to go on, she was running everywhere, and was consistent- she was even the one who told me I needed to meet with my registrar!During the service I was unaware of her presence, but I have seen a shot from the ceremony, and she was there! Capturing the moments you would be unaware of- and the shots are stunning. She did not overpower a single element of the ceremony, the memories from the service are of my husband, she was like a silent assassin armed with a camera and flash.San did warn me of the time (our service was late, so we were losing light) and ever the perfectionist she directed those that needed and managed to get us into the gardens for our “posy” shots. This is where Sanshine shone! She was acrobatic, climbed and threw herself around taking candid pictures as we chatted. My family were disorganised, and she organised them, something me as the bride couldn’t even do.She wanted perfection from every shot, she really cared about us, and that was so clear. I know her love, as well as our own, will be captured in every picture. She did not stop, and since the wedding every single guest has commented on Sanshine, their glow, professionalism and attention to detail.If you are trawling sites now looking for the perfect photographer STOP I can suggest no better to capture the best day of your life!Thank You SanHayley Igbokwe x More...

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Hayley Igbokwe

24 October 2013

I’ve known San for many years, I knew her when she was just starting out taking photographs, and her talent for it was clear back then. When my, now, husband proposed to me two years ago I knew that she was my only certainty- Sanshine would be at my wedding capturing the most important moment of my life. <br />San went above and beyond even before the day. She asked about the colour scheme, if there<span id="moreReview458337" class="hide"> were any elements of the wedding that where important and needed to be captured, and unlike other photographers (who will try to get as much money from you as possible) - she pointed out the shots that wouldn’t really be needed and those that would be really important. <br />On the day she was the first face I saw as I exited the wedding car with my father, she was a breath of fresh air and my nerves melted away- she was a calming force, and made us laugh. She started as she meant to go on, she was running everywhere, and was consistent- she was even the one who told me I needed to meet with my registrar!<br />During the service I was unaware of her presence, but I have seen a shot from the ceremony, and she was there! Capturing the moments you would be unaware of- and the shots are stunning. She did not overpower a single element of the ceremony, the memories from the service are of my husband, she was like a silent assassin armed with a camera and flash. <br />San did warn me of the time (our service was late, so we were losing light) and ever the perfectionist she directed those that needed and managed to get us into the gardens for our “posy” shots. This is where Sanshine shone! She was acrobatic, climbed and threw herself around taking candid pictures as we chatted. My family were disorganised, and she organised them, something me as the bride couldn’t even do. <br />She wanted perfection from every shot, she really cared about us, and that was so clear. I know her love, as well as our own, will be captured in every More...

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Bigbokwe

22 October 2013

I was so confident about Sanshine that I was going to writing this review before I get the photos. Based solely on the experience with Sanshine on the day, and a sneak preview slideshow we got given as a nice surprise and teaser, I knew the photos were going to be amazing, and they truly are. In summary, I couldn't have been happier with the photos. We have a great mix of formal/family, candid, and some stunning funny posed shots. You imagine these shots would take hours and hours to do, with 5 people and 3 tonnes of equipment behind the camera, but somehow, Sanshine managed to make even us look like movie stars with just a two cameras and no other props at all. She even climbed on her partners shoulders to get the right shots. It was like a paparazzi totem pole :-DWe had a small intimate wedding with around 100 guests. With this small number, any other people who are there are kind of obvious and tend to stand out. I was concerned that there would be a divide between the guests and the photographers, who would just stand at one side and ask people to pose. How wrong I was. Sanshine was there from quite early on in the day to capture us faffing around and getting ready, and by the time the guests arrived, she was as much a part of the wedding party as anyone else. Sanshine mingled with the guests before the ceremony and I think this allowed him to work out who was who and who was with who.I am not in general a very smiley person, so I was surprised when I got the photos back to see I was smiling, and even laughing in some of them :-) I realize now the reason for all the smiles is that I was bantering back and forth with Sanshine while she was taking the photos. Although she was running around grabbing every angle, everything just felt very easy and relaxed. Even during the formal photographs Sanshine had everyone in stitches laughing and that shows through in the photos "More touching, More touching !!" was her cry. It was amazing :-) Our wedding day went by far too fast and I was surprised at some of the things we missed. (My wife Hayley never got to see any of the food before the ceremony, I personally never got to see the flowers on the ceremony chairs) but everything is there in the photos; A benefit to having two photographers. Some other points that are worth mentioning :We ran over our allotted time but Sanshine was very flexible in making sure we got all the shots we wanted. It would have been very easy to just send me a bill for more time after the event, but Sanshine made sure I was aware of where we were with regards to time and in the end we got everything done almost to time.I was constantly complaining on the day about the weather because it wasn't as sunny as I had hoped, but Sanshine calmed me down by telling me how the photos would still turn out right.To summarize..... when you think about it, there's very little remaining of your wedding day one month on. The flowers have gone, the guests have flown home, you are back at work :-( About the only thing that remains is the photos, so I think it is a great investment to get the absolute best, and for that I would recommend Sanshine every time. More...

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Elena Budanova

29 May 2013

If you’re looking for some stunning pictures of yourself, Sanshine Photography is exactly what you need! My experience was amazing – though I’m not a big fan of modelling and normally get disappointed with how I look on the pictures, this just wasn’t the case the time! San was keen to know what I wanted from the shoot, how I saw myself and what images I’d like to try. Though I don’t think I was clear on my wishes (as I wasn’t sure what exactly I wanted), they were fulfilled perfectly well! Professional makeover – and I feel like a Hollywood star. Pleasant music and relaxed atmosphere – and I feel free to be myself. With the shoot I got not only fantastic pictures, but also a great experience! And when I saw the pictures… it’s impossible to express – even I was surprised how different and beautiful I can be! I’d definitely recommend Sanshine Photography to anyone I know and no doubt will be booking another fantastic shoot myself! More...

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Martin79888

24 March 2013

If you're looking for a professional photographer for any occasion then I'd highly recommend Sanshine Photography.A few weeks back I was looking for a photographer and, having arrived at a shortlist of three following some extensive research (based on the quality of images on their websites), ended up phoning Sanshine Photography.From the get-go it was clear that Sanshine were more engaged in the process than any of the other companies I spoke to. Even during the initial call I was asked about my expectations of the shoot and given helpful yet friendly tips in preparation for a photoshoot.The day of the shoot itself was both stress and drama free and a lot more relaxing than what I'd imagined a few hours in a studio would be like. In fairness this is mostly down to San herself who was both warm and professional and was always on hand with suggestions on how some of the images could be improved.When the images arrived I was incredibly impressed with what had been achieved with someone who isn't a natural in front of the camera. The quality of the images themselves was faultless; even beyond what I was expecting.Highly recommended and will tell any of my friends or work colleagues who'll listen that Sanshine Photography should be their first choice of photographer. More...

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Martin Morris

24 March 2013

I was a first-timer in front of a camera with a professional photographer before I had some photos taken by Sanshine Photography and was blown away by the results. <br /><br />I suppose we all think that photography is as simple as pointing a camera at something and then "click". But the difference in quality between anything I'd done myself with my own digital camera and the images that Sanshine<span id="moreReview411456" class="hide"> Photography produced was incredible. <br /><br />The images were spectacular and the actual process, from sitting down with a professional photographer in order to discuss my needs through to the shoot itself, was friendly, pleasant and enjoyable. <br /><br />Honestly, if you're looking for a photography service for any occasion, I'd strongly recommend you try Sanshine Photography first.</span> More...

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Elena2772

13 March 2013

If you’re looking for some stunning pictures of yourself, Sanshine Photography is exactly what you need! My experience was amazing – though I’m not a big fan of modelling and normally get disappointed with how I look on the pictures, this just wasn’t the case the time! San was keen to know what I wanted from the shoot, how I saw myself and what images I’d like to try. Though I don’t think I was clear on my wishes (as I wasn’t sure what exactly I wanted), they were fulfilled perfectly well! Professional makeover – and I feel like a Hollywood star. Pleasant music and relaxed atmosphere – and I feel free to be myself. With the shoot I got not only fantastic pictures, but also a great experience! And when I saw the pictures… it’s impossible to express – even I was surprised how different and beautiful I can be! I’d definitely recommend Sanshine Photography to anyone I know and no doubt will be booking another fantastic shoot myself! More...

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Elena B

13 March 2013

If you’re looking for some stunning pictures of yourself, Sanshine Photography is exactly what you need! My experience was amazing – though I’m not a big fan of modelling and normally get disappointed with how I look on the pictures, this just wasn’t the case the time! San was keen to know what I wanted from the shoot, how I saw myself and what images I’d like to try. Though I don’t think I was<span id="moreReview408624" class="hide"> clear on my wishes (as I wasn’t sure what exactly I wanted), they were fulfilled perfectly well! Professional makeover – and I feel like a Hollywood star. Pleasant music and relaxed atmosphere – and I feel free to be myself. With the shoot I got not only fantastic pictures, but also a great experience! And when I saw the pictures… it’s impossible to express – even I was surprised how different and beautiful I can be! I’d definitely recommend Sanshine Photography to anyone I know and no doubt will be booking another fantastic shoot myself!</span> More...

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