Sophie Mitchell Photography

Sophie Mitchell Photography

Sophie Mitchell Photography is a verified pro service provider Certificate of Excellence 2019

Sophie Mitchell Photography locationCuckfield, Haywards Heath, Sussex

(22 Reviews)

www.smpweddings.co.uk
insta: @images.by.soph

www.bubbleandbean.com
@bubbleandbeanphotography

Sophie Mitchell is an experienced and creative photographer specialising in weddings, events and families.

"As a documentary photographer, I place intimate story telling at the heart of everything I shoot - the story, the people, the setting, the detail, the laughter, the love.

Photography to me is all about creating a timeless set of images which will take you right back to the moment. The aim is to create images which are informal yet intensely atmospheric, with an intimacy that can only be created through a reportage style.

My photojournalistic approach involves listening and watching what’s happening around me without ever intervening or directing; I operate with discretion, remaining unobtrusive at all times. I photograph events as they happen, anticipating moments and always looking for an interesting perspective.

Documentary photography is all about clever observations, decisive moments and crafting beautiful stories; I can't think of any other subject that I would rather document. I consider it a huge privilege to be invited into people’s worlds to photograph and preserve treasured memories.

I love working as a photographer and the limitless opportunities for creative storytelling and interesting observations. I genuinely consider myself lucky that I absolutely love what I do." Soph xx

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Sophie Mitchell Photography Reviews

Reviews


Review of Sophie Mitchell Photography by Susie Evans
5 28/03/2018 Susie Evans

5 stars all the way with how professional Sophie is and her work has been outstanding. I love her nature, attitude and overall support she offers to her colleagues in the industry as well as her clients

Review of Sophie Mitchell Photography by Jessica Almond
5 15/01/2018 Jessica Almond

Sophie came recommended through another photographer. She was responsive from the off, in budget and came all the way to meet us and see our church and venue before the wedding. She is warm and friendly and we felt comfortable and knew that she would be an asset on the day.

At the wedding itself, Sophie was discreet but also chatted to us and the guests naturally to get the best smiles. She was a joy to have around and I would have no hesitation in recommending.

The pièce de résistance was when we received our images a mere 2 weeks after the wedding...such a blessing after seeing friends wait 3-4 months.

All in all Sophie is super talented and also a lovely person to be around - thoroughly recommended.

Review of Sophie Mitchell Photography by Jessica Best
5 02/01/2018 Jessica Best

Sophie photographed our wedding at the De La Warr Pavilion in May 2017, and working with her was a total dream. From the moment we first met via Skype she was full of ideas and so much enthusiasm that it made us feel like she cared about the day as much as we did. We were drawn to her work because of her gorgeous documentary style. On the day, Sophie made us feel completely relaxed at every stage and captured beautiful, natural moments before, during, and after the ceremony. Even the small handful of group photos she took are full of life and laughter – not one shot looks format or "posed", which is exactly what we wanted. The photos that she sent back (within less than a month!) were simply stunning, and everyone who sees them says how perfectly they capture the atmosphere of the day. Sophie is a talented photographer and complete professional, but with a wonderful personality which makes her enormous fun to have around on your Big Day. I can't recommend her enough!

Review of Sophie Mitchell Photography by Lizzie Gilmour
5 23/12/2017 Lizzie Gilmour

I cannot recommend sophie more highly. Not only were the pictures at end just gorgeous ( she really managed to capture the atmosphere and little moments that sometimes get missed) but it was also such a pleasure to have sophie at our special day.
She is professional and extremely talented and the end results are just perfect.

Review of Sophie Mitchell Photography by Malcolm Wakeley
5 06/10/2017 Malcolm Wakeley

You are nothing short of "Legendary" Thank you for calming all nerves on the day, and your work is gifts we will treasure always

Review of Sophie Mitchell Photography by John Disson
5 09/05/2017 John Disson

Sophie (SMP Weddings) was absolutely fantastic on our wedding day. She made us feel very relaxed, was really attentive without being intrusive and took some brilliant photos that we will cherish forever. Cannot recommend her highly enough. Thank you Soph! John & Catherine Disson x

Review of Sophie Mitchell Photography by Danielle
5 23/04/2017 Danielle

Sophie photographed my son's 4th birthday party - she had a fantastic manner with the children, they loved her. The photos were wonderful! Highly recommended!

Review of Sophie Mitchell Photography by Saskia Boujo
5 09/03/2017 Saskia Boujo

I have given Sophie 5 stars for making the whole experience feel natural, effortless and discreet. My husband isn't super comfortable being photographed and we were so delighted with how natural the pics came through. just waiting for a reason to ask her for another shoot!

Review of Sophie Mitchell Photography by Leigh Hammans
5 07/03/2017 Leigh Hammans

Sophie was the photographer at a friend's wedding and I was really impressed on the day with how she managed to be everywhere at once - but without intruding at all. And the end result was a set of truly stunning images.

I noticed that she did other photography and so I booked a morning with her - to take some pics of my dog and to do a couple of hours brushing up on how to use my SLR (who hasn't become smart phone photography lazy?!).

The images of my dog were beautiful - even though the dog only managed to keep still for seconds at a time. I can see how Sophie's skill here would translate into capturing wriggling kids!

And then we went back to her house for the lesson. Sophie is a fantastic, patient and fun teacher - full of ideas and tips. A very enjoyable and worthwhile morning - would highly recommend!

Review of Sophie Mitchell Photography by Lizzie Coyne
5 06/03/2017 Lizzie Coyne

Sophie has photographed me and my family on three occasions and I can honestly say they are up there with the happiest days of my life!

The first was a fly on the wall style picture story of the family; playing in the park, dressing up and larking about at home.

The second was a spontaneous shoot of my baby bump - reflecting my nostalgia of being pregnant for the last time!

The third was photographing the actual birth of this baby - baby Margot has a beautiful moment by moment picture book of how she entered the world.

All three very different occasions were approached perfectly by the wonderful Sophie Mitchell.

Sophie has the rarest combination of skills and personality attributes which ensures whatever the occasion or mood of the shoot she will get it spot on. She is professional while relaxed, hilarious fun while ensuring total sensitivity and empathy. She gets it if you're nervous. She knows when to step in - but can also be invisible observing and recording moment from a distance. Astounding talent and an awesome person.

Thank you a million times over, Sophie x

Review of Sophie Mitchell Photography by Rebecca Marchington
5 03/03/2017 Rebecca Marchington

Sophie is absolutely brilliant at engaging her subjects, young and old. My children usually hate having their photo taken but soph made the day such a fun experience for our whole family which was beautifully reflected in the images she captured of us. I really couldn't recommend her more highly!

Review of Sophie Mitchell Photography by Emma Cormack
5 03/03/2017 Emma Cormack

Sophie is the dream wedding photographer. She was an absolute joy to have there on the day and despite being rather a camera shy couple, she made us feel completely comfortable. We couldn't be happier with the photos, they capture the day and the atmosphere perfectly.

Review of Sophie Mitchell Photography by Saskia Boujo
5 Saskia Boujo

Sophie snapped us getting married in January 2015 in Stoke Newington. I knew she was going to be good when she said she d get there early to get a feel for the area! As a result our pics are truly atmospheric and full of context and meaning for us. Sophie blends right in, so you completely forget she s there, and she picks up on all the subtleties and humour of the day too so naturally. When it comes to capturing the moment, she 's just got it.
Great perks too like online viewing with password and super duper little USB Key :-)
Comes more than highly recommended.

Review of Sophie Mitchell Photography by Sophia Lazarou-West
5 Sophia Lazarou-West

Sophie was recommended to us by a friend and when we saw her beautiful photographs we knew we had to have her! She achieved the impossible by making two camera-shy and awkward people feel completely comfortable and it shows in every shot. Our wedding day was the happiest and most magical day for us, you wonder if that can ever really be caught on camera but Sophie did just that. We look at our wedding photos all the time, they bring back such happy memories and what’s amazing is half the photos came as complete joyful surprises as no one noticed Sophie taking them! Choosing a photographer is not just about the end result of course, they are part of your day and Sophie fitted in so well with all our guests and clearly put every one at ease meaning she got beautifully natural shots. So many of our guests were thrilled to see photographs of themselves and their family that they love…we only have to go to their homes and see those photographs on display to know that. Long after the wedding dress was packed away, the honeymoon was over and we were back at work and back to normality, thank goodness for Sophie’s amazing photographs which transported us back in an instant to that happiest of days, we will treasure them. Thanks Sophie. Sophia & Dan (Mr & Mrs Lazarou-West)

Review of Sophie Mitchell Photography by Jude Bolton
5 Jude Bolton

What can I say about SMP - well, as a recent Bride I had a lot to think (and in my case worry) about. It turns out photography was never one of them once I had booked SMP. Sophie was fantastic from initial email to our finished, edited photographs. The most important thing to me was obviously that I ended up with some incredible pictures to be proud of - well I can give that box a massive tick! We chose Sophie because of the quality of her pictures and her storytelling style. One other important thing to review is Sophie being there on the day...she was fantastic, so bubbly and warm...always there but never once felt in the way or intruding on anything. My husband hates having his picture taken but likes a laugh so Sophie appeased him throughout the private shots of just us (which I requested!) I love photography but how anyone can stay on their feet for that long, with lots of equipment and still be happy and helpful I don't know!

Anyway - look no further, just book Sophie, she will be amazing.

Review of Sophie Mitchell Photography by Susie Evans
5 Susie Evans

I have had the pleasure of working with Sophie on numerous occasions and she has always gone above and beyond whilst creating some fabulous images. Most importantly, Sophie is fun, creative and down to earth - a perfect combination for a wedding photographer!

Review of Sophie Mitchell Photography by Jane Beglin
5 Jane Beglin

Sophie was completely fabulous. The images she took of our wedding at Ockenden Manor in Sussex exceeded our expectations. Sophie completely captured our day with wonderfully natural photos. Not only was she extremely professional, but she was also helpful and supportive on the day. We will treasure these wonderful images.

Review of Sophie Mitchell Photography by Jessica Almond
5 Jessica Almond

Sophie came recommended through another photographer. She was responsive from the off, in budget and came all the way to meet us and see our church and venue before the wedding. She is warm and friendly and we felt comfortable and knew that she would be an asset on the day.

At the wedding itself, Sophie was discreet but also chatted to us and the guests naturally to get the best smiles. She was a joy to have around and I would have no hesitation in recommending.

The pièce de résistance was when we received our images a mere 2 weeks after the wedding...such a blessing after seeing friends wait 3-4 months.

All in all Sophie is super talented and also a lovely person to be around - thoroughly recommended.

Review of Sophie Mitchell Photography by Rich Downton
5 Rich Downton

We had Sophie (and Simon) as photographers for our wedding at the beginning of May. These two are amazing, so friendly and fun to have around. All of the photos they took are fantastic and they have caught both us and our guests perfectly. They have truly captured how magical the day was for us and we cannot thank them enough. Sophie has taken photographs at other family occasions and we knew that she was an amazing photographer and she has become a family friend. We even moved our wedding date so that she could be there to capture our special day !

Review of Sophie Mitchell Photography by Bernie Streeter
5 Bernie Streeter

Wow Soph, we could not be happier with the images from our wedding, thank you so much! You not only captured the feel of of our super emotional day but the photos really reflect the individual personalities of our guests! Thanks again for working with us at such short notice and for being a special part of our day. Bernie & Lou Streeter. X

Review of Sophie Mitchell Photography by Natalie Davis
5 Natalie Davis

We just used Sophie at our December wedding last month. It’s very daunting looking for your wedding photographer, the pictures are so important as they are the one thing that you will always look back on to help you remember your special day. I liked her website & natural pictures and then loved her when I started talking to her & met her. She is so down to earth, friendly & fun, she made us feel at ease running up to the wedding & on the day, it was like a friend was taking them. A lot of my guests commented how nice she was, joking around with them and she was everywhere getting pictures of us and our guests and now we have so many lovely pictures that really do tell the story of the day. I would highly recommend her to anyone and just want to say a big thank you for everything, we are so happy with the end result & it was a pleasure meeting you.

Review of Sophie Mitchell Photography by Sophia Summers
5 Sophia Summers

Sophie is just amazing. We looked at lots of different photographers, but once we spoke to Sophie and looked at her images, we knew she was the right fit for us. We are both fairly camera shy, and it was really important to us that our photos were as natural looking as possible. Sophie’s photojournalism style really worked for us- she made us and all our guests so comfortable; she was completely unobtrusive but reactive at the same time. And the photos are just beautiful! We could not be happier with them. Seriously, if you’re in Sussex or London and want gorgeous, natural photos, Sophie’s your woman!

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What’s the secret to taking a great photograph?

Creating a perfect balance of meaning, timing, light and composition.

What do you love most about your job?

The variety, the chance to tell the stories of others..... and the creative freedom of doing what I love.

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