My Background

What I do

My name is Sarah Smith, I am a freelance photographer and I have had a life long passion for photography.

I photograph weddings, where as the photographer I am not intrusive into your day, although I do all the necessary posed set shots I tend to veer towards more natural feeling photographs. 

Portraits - families, children, pets - studio style set up in your home, office or an environmental (outdoors) location of your choice.

Parties & Events - birthdays, anniversaries, I can even tastefully capture your rarely seen family members at Christenings and even funerals if deemed appropriate.

Commercial - buildings to let and building renovations, macro subjects like jewellery & food, or students for prospectuses & people for annual reports, also photos for web sites. 

Based near Swindon but also often in north east Kent, I am happy to travel to you with a fair mileage charge. So if you need a versatile photographer, who will tailor the day to your own personal requirements, without being intrusive or controlling, helping to give you natural and relaxed looking photos, then contact me.

About me

Aged 7 and going on holiday to Norway, I was given my mother's old black and white film, box camera, with which to take some photos. This was just the beginning of a fascination that has gone from being a serious lifelong hobby, to a career.  During my childhood I was also inspired to photoagraph a wide variety of subject matter by my aunt, who has always been a keen photographer and traveller.

In my teens I moved on to my grandfather’s old Kodak colour film camera which served me well for several years.  I was given some money for my 21st birthday, with which I purchased a Pentax SLR and lenses again a film camera. I had great pleasure experimenting with this camera whilst at Agricultural College. Next I moved onto a Canon EOS 300X film SLR which took great pictures, but as with everything else, you have to move along with modern technology!

I then moved into professional photography and I now use two full frame professional Canon EOS digital SLR's which I love for their versatility and the quality of the results they produce, with a selection of Canon lenses to complete the collection.

My photography

I photograph a wide range of subject matter, some because I am paid to and some just because I love to capture beautiful images particularly those in the environment.

Growing up on a farm gave me a great love of nature and wildlife and much of my photography reflects this. However I particularly enjoy taking candid shots of people, especially children, I think it captures them at their best. Capturing a moment in time, which will never be repeated, as an image for all to appreciate. Dramatic skies and cloud effects are also part of my obsession, so if you are a fan of these I hope you will not be disappointed.

I have been lucky enough to visit three continents which has provided me with plenty of scope to increase my image library stock. All the photos on this web site are my own and most are available for sale in various formats.

Only a very small proportion of my work is shown here, due to the volume and variety of themes I photograph. If you have an interest in a particular area that is not covered or if you want to see more, do not hesitate to contact me.

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