Sarah Hoyle is a romantic, natural and organic photographer working across Hampshire, Surrey, Berkshire and the Cotswolds. With over 8 years’ experience in the industry, she is armed with techniques to make a couple feel at ease and completely relaxed in front of the camera. Couples come away with a gallery full of beautiful candid, documentary style images that tell the story of their wedding day. No detail is missed.
Before a wedding, Sarah takes the time to get know the couple and loves to connect so when she turns up on the day she feels like a friend and not just another supplier. Sarah is discreet but also blends in with wedding guests, mingling as part of the crowd … Sarah has also been known to fetch drinks, attach buttonholes and do whatever a couple needs on the day,
“Sarah blended seamlessly into our day … with her stunning, friendly personality, my hubby and I felt so at ease around her and as a result she’s taken some beautiful natural shots.”
Back in October last year, Sarah realised that her branding wasn’t reflective of who she was as a person so set out to totally transform it, putting her Graphic Design degree to good use.
Sarah is a down to earth, authentic, honest, nature loving girl and really wanted her brand to reflect this. With a love of the outdoors and caring for living things, Sarah set out to make sure this came across and I think you will agree by looking at her website she has certainly done this. Follow her on Instagram and you’ll also get a real sense of what Sarah is about – honest and heartfelt and everything she does comes from a place of love and authenticity.
Sustainability is at the core of her values
As an environmentally conscious wedding photographer, Sarah is committed to being as eco-conscious and sustainable as possible and is currently working towards her accreditation with the Sustainable Wedding Alliance.
From using renewable energy in her home to planting trees on behalf of anyone who books with her, Sarah believes that if we all did one thing to help the planet it will make so much more impact that one person trying to do a million things.
Here are just a few of the things Sarah currently does to help her business on its sustainability journey:
- The wooden boxes couples receive are all timber sourced in accordance with FSC regulations and the box supplier is a 100% plastic free company.
- Sarah’s business cards, stickers and packaging are all made using recycled papers, and the stamp she uses on her boxes has been sourced from an environmentally conscious supplier.
- For every wedding booking made, Sarah plants a tree in their name through the National Trust. Sarah also has a monthly membership with Ecologi.
- Sarah uses green energy when working at her computer, powered by Octopus energy
- For her camera and flash guns, Sarah uses rechargeable batteries and will also avoid buying new equipment where possible and will always buy second hand.
Sarah has a free guide to planning sustainable weddings on her website and recently organised a Japanese Styled Shoot, highlighting sustainable choices, that will be featured on her website and social media platforms. We can’t wait to see the pictures!
How do you choose find and choose a sustainable wedding photographer?
Sarah has written a great blog on this with lots of handy tips. Starting with narrowing down the editing style you like, shortlisting your favourite photographers to 5 and then finding out if they match your budget… very important.
Once you have done this, Sarah then recommends delving further and looking at their social media, speaking to them and finding out what experience they have and asking to see a gallery of their photos. You can ready Sarah’s full blog for more tips.
Sarah has also set up a Facebook Group for Wedding Industry Mums to support one another and share advice facebook.com/groups/weddingindustrymums