Want to meet an awesome photographer who not only captures the emotion of your day but also creates some fantastic artistic pieces while she’s at it? Of course you do! So let me introduce you…Welcome to Sarah Wayte photography. Sarah is the sort of lady who loves to get to know you over coffee and cake, want some advice on vendors? She can help. How about a photographer that makes you feel at ease about having your photo taken before your big day? That’s her! Plus, she loves cats, and anyone who loves cats is good in our books! We grilled Sarah to find out exactly why and how she became so passionate about photography and why she’s perfect for you lovely Bespoke Bride readers!
Sarah, Why did you become a wedding photographer?
My life is a series of accidents, which is exactly how I came to be a wedding photographer, so the why is a little difficult! Why I continued to be a wedding photographer after that first foray, though, is easy. It’s one of the happiest jobs on the planet! And my Dad always told me, when I was growing up, that if you do a job that makes you happy, you’ll never work another day in your life. Two years later and I have to say, Dad is so totally right. I’ve always had a fascination for people-watching and observing relationships between people, and photography is my passion, so being a wedding photographer has to be the best combination of those two things and it suits me to a tee.
What do you offer to your clients?
From a photography point of view, I offer the full package. I believe my clients should have the full story of their wedding day so I stay with my clients from first thing in the morning when the bride is getting ready, right the way through to their first dance in the evening. Sometimes, I even stay later if people don’t mind me throwing a few shapes on the dance floor! I offer 2 different albums to cater for different budgets and lots of different add-ons such as all the edited images on disc, prints and canvasses and other items. Every client gets an engagement session included in their wedding package and I’ll meet with them as many times as they need me to leading up to their big day.
Aside from a photographer, my clients also get a set of ears to bend should they need it. I’m happy to meet with clients and help them with their planning problems – over coffee and cake, preferably! They’ll also get excitable emails from me, suggestions for possible vendors, if they want them, and lots of smiles and crap jokes to help them through the stress of planning their weddings.
What makes you different?
Wow, this is such a difficult question! As far as being a wedding photographer goes, I wouldn’t say I am different. I come to your wedding, I photograph it in the way I see best and then I present you with your photographs. Nothing different about that. What is different about me is probably my outlook on life. I believe less in following old traditions for the sake of it, but more in setting new traditions that mean something to you. I believe in doing things your own way, in “live and let live”, in love and in marriage and happiness and family. I see beauty in everything – laughter lines, a dusty shelf, old photographs… and this is what translates into my photography. I don’t just work to capture the details and the story of a wedding day, I work to capture the emotion and feeling of that day too.
Why are you perfect for our readers?
We live in an exciting time. The era of the internet has brought with it a whole host of information, ideas and innovation that we haven’t been subjected to before. Wedding blogs, in particular, have brought weddings to a whole new level and we’re seeing things that have never been done before – anatomical heart wedding cake anyone?! I love that Bespoke Bride caters to this new age of wedding planning, that your readers are quirky and fresh and invigorating. It’s making the wedding world exciting again and I very much want to be a part of that.
Isn’t she lovely? We told you so! Make sure you head on over to Sarah’s website here to check out even more of her beautiful work!
Much Bespoke Love