Sophie is a
Storyteller at Heart.
Hello and welcome! My name is Sophie and I'm an Essex based female Videographer & Craft stylist, with 12 years production experience both behind the camera and in front. In the pictures that's me, my hubby Pete my beautiful son Emmett and my cat Marty. Since getting married myself back in 2014, I have been inspired to branch out into wedding videography, creating magic memories for couples on their big day. Being able to capture a couple's love and happiness on film is so rewarding, something that I feel honoured to do for them.
My experience varies from working on some of UK's top TV shows, shooting events for companies, creating tutorials for my craft brand and now to capturing special occasions for couples and families. Here at Sugar Lens I take pride in my work and treat every project with the utmost care. I will only ever take on a select number of weddings throughout the year, to make sure I give each one my full love and attention. Here at Sugar Lens there are no conveyor belt weddings, which you often get at larger companies. My main aim though is to make you feel happy and relaxed throughout your big day, whilst capturing every special moment.
If you feel I would be a great fit for you and are interested in hiring me as a Videographer for your big day, please feel free to take a look my samples and get in touch.
I look forward to hearing from you!
+ My films
Wedding Day Films
The way I see it, it's the wedding videographers job to capture those special unseen moments from a distance. Your wedding video is a way of re-living that truly wonderful day for many years to come. Myself and my husband agree the best thing we ever did on our wedding day, was booking a videographer. Since then, we have enjoyed our big day over and over again, just by a simple click!
I will create a stunning video, telling your love story in a unique and beautiful way. I bring a feminine touch to my work, helping my clients to feel relaxed and calm on their big day. Your wedding video will be completely tailored to what you want, all with a warm and friendly service from me.
Please feel free to watch the samples and if you feel I would be the right videographer for you, then great, get in touch - I can't wait to hear from you! See below for more information....
Wedding Package & info
All day documentary filming with Sophie, including coverage from bridal preparations in the morning to a short while after the first dance (9pm latest).
The Highlights! - this is a 3-6 minute edit capturing the emotion and fun of your unique day, delivered online before the hard copy.
A full length edit which includes the ceremony and speeches in full, and everything else in between creatively cut into an engaging film of the day. Video length roughly 40-60 minutes.
A USB, which includes the above two edits.
Pre-wedding face-to-face meeting to chat about your big day. I can Skype, FaceTime or have a phone meeting if preferred.
Filming late into the evening party.
PLEASE NOTE: Additional travel and accommodation charges may apply depending on where the wedding is and what time filming starts.
+ Clients Love
"Cannot recommend Sophie enough...I knew I wanted a video more than anything for the memories from our wedding and Sophie has most definitely not disappointed. Consultations before were a breeze with Sophie amending her approach to be specific to myself and my husband. On the day she moved calmly and quietly (barely noticing she was there) whilst also making sure I was happy and confident. The result...a gorgeous video to cherish forever, capturing all the key moments beautifully. Thank you Sophie l, I now have the perfect memories from our day that I will no doubt watch over and over again!"
BETH & ANDREW
You're not local to me, do you travel?
Yes I travel all over the UK to weddings and events. An additional fee will apply beyond Essex and London, but I try to keep it reasonable just to cover the extra incurred costs on my behalf.
How do we book you?
Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org to enquire about availability. Once the date has been agreed, I will send you an online booking form to fill in and send back. I require a £400 booking fee, which is non-refundable after booking.
How do you take payment?
You can pay me in cash (only in person), via bank transfer or Paypal. I will supply the correct details after the booking has been confirmed.
I have particular people and areas I want captured on my day, can you accommodate this?
You have most likely spent many months, even years planning your wedding - so I understand that you will want certain aspects captured in your video. These can be discussed in our informal pre-wedding chat, plus on the booking form.
How long does it take to receive the videos?
You will receive your highlights edit first, within 3 weeks of your wedding date. The full length film will be with you within a 6-8 week period.
My partner and I are camera shy - how can you overcome this?
My main concern is to capture the magic of your day, whilst making you feel relaxed and happy. I will never make you do something you will feel uncomfortable with. I know how over whelming your big day can be, without being worried about being on film too - so I'm never pushy and will go at your pace.
Will we and our guests be distracted by you on the day?
As a videographer I am usually filming from a distance, so most won't even know I am there. There is nothing truly worse that a videographer that is in the way all the time. Of course, there will be moments that I will have to be in all the action, but I know when to move out of the way! On your big day, just enjoy it and forget about the cameras.
Wedding Photo Montage
If a wedding video was not for you as a couple, but you would still like to re-live your wedding day through your photographs, then I can put together a stunning video photo montage for you. Get in touch for more info!
If you have a special event that you would like filmed, then I can capture it for you. Whether it's a birthday party, christening, corporate event or performance - just get in touch! My video production experience also covers creative tutorials, lyric video creation and promotional videos.
Head over to my contact page to have a friendly chat about your big day or project. I look forward to hearing from you!