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Sarah Oliver Photography

5.0
(8 reviews)
Epping Forest District, CM16
11 years in business
2 total staff
8 hires on Bidvine
8 reviews
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Commercial Photography

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About Sarah Oliver Photography

Hello! If you are looking for a professional photographer who really cares about their clients and the images they take you are in the right place. My name is Sarah and I run Sarah Oliver Photography. Photography has been my passion for over 15 years and I offer photography, videography and photobooth services. From my home studio, I capture products, people and lifetime milestones. Just some of the work I do is to capture beautiful newborns, take head shots, get covered in cake during cake smashes and run sessional Christmas Mini sessions. On location, I do family and children's portraits in beautiful settings, attend parties, capture celebrations and of course cover engagements and weddings. I’m based in Essex but travel across the country to capture weddings and events and I've even been lucky enough to travel abroad for destination weddings. I won't just be your photographer. I want to help and support you as much as I can. I want you to have the best experience possible when working with me and I bespoke my services to you as an individual. So if you are a new parent you will have the opportunity to sit back and enjoy a nice cup of hot tea while I capture your precious newborns first days in the world and you can take a well deserved break (I've been there!). Brides and Grooms can relax knowing I am there to capture your story. To photography you in your best light, to capture all those moments, spot the details and see the emotions of your day. So you can simply celebrate your love with your family and friends and have a wonderful time. When it comes to product photography, I will get to know you, your business, your customers and your product. I will create engaging social media content to increase brand awareness, drive engagement and have been proven to drive sales. I highly prioritise building relationships with my clients, to really get to know their style and preferences. Communication is key and I am always here to answer any questions. So if you are keen on hiring a creative, patient, and fun photographer that produces stunning images and videos then please contact me for a chat so we can do this together.

http://www.saraholiverphotography.com


Reviews

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Customers told us this pro excelled at work quality, value, professionalism, responsiveness, and communication.

Commercial Photography
Paula H.'s review on Aug 20, 2020

Would recommend Sarah's talent to anyone. I set a very difficult task for some product photography on an extremely difficult and reflective product. Sarah experimented with all types of backgrounds and angles to get the best shot possible and I was extremely happy with the results. Sarah also took the initiative to set up a huge range of lifestyle shots that could enhance my marketing and social media channels. She went to so much effort with different props and scenery. She provided a very easy to use service online for selecting which ones I want, or the option of a bulk package, without any pressure to commit. The work was extremely high quality and I look forward to my upcoming Christmas campaign so I can use her beautiful work.


Baby Photography
Nupur P.'s review on Oct 04, 2020

Portrait Photography
Sade a.'s review on Oct 01, 2020

Sarah was absolutely amazing. Made my daughter feel very at ease. Setting was relaxed yet professional. Sarah was more than accommodating and helpful. And the pictures were received within days. The quality was amazing and loved everyone. Would recommend tenfold.


Wedding Photography
Abigail J.'s review on Aug 13, 2017

We have recently received our wedding pictures and are so happy with them. Sarah was an absolute pleasure to work with. She always responded quickly to emails and answered all of our questions. Her style is very relaxed which suited us perfectly and never felt awkward or unnatural. She worked so hard on the day, ensuring she was always in the right place at the right time to get the best shots. We are thrilled with the results and love the pictures of us and our guests. It was also fantastic that she was able to capture some more candid, unposed shots. I would highly recommend Sarah to anyone looking for a wedding photographer.


Wedding Photography
Kris M.'s review on Jul 16, 2017

Sarah is an incredibly talented photographer. We hired Sarah for our wedding and she was a lot of fun to work with. Our guests really loved having Sarah as our wedding photographer. The photos of our day were amazing, and the styles used are creative and not staged. Highly recommended, so much so we are recommending Sarah to many of our friends who are getting married. Thank you Sarah - you are amazing and fantastic! :-) - Mr & Mrs McCabe.


Wedding Photography
Rhianna B.'s review on Jun 25, 2017

Beautiful photos, I can't recommend Sarah Oliver enough. She is so thorough, and has this incredible ability to capture the most stressful moments that come with planning a wedding and make them look so special and important. Its lovely to look back at the photos now, as they truly tell the story of the day.


Baby Photography
Natalie O.'s review on Apr 25, 2017

Sarah is an amazing photographer. I hired her to do some baby photography when my daughter was 3 weeks old. She was an absolute pleasure to work with and I thoroughly enjoyed her company. Sarah doesn't just take photos, she captures moments. Moments that I will treasure forever. She is technically superb, I was sleep deprived and had no make-up on but she worked her magic and made me look a million dollars in the photos. I can't thank her enough and I highly recommend her.


Wedding Photography
Belinda O.'s review on Jun 13, 2016

Sarah was a pleasure to deal with. She went the extra mile to get the most fabulous photos (including standing in the middle of the road and lying down on wet grass!). She was unobtrusive during the ceremony and reception and captured some magical moments. We needed a very quick turn around for the photos as we wanted to show them at a further celebration 2 weeks later and Sarah managed to do this for us. I could not recommend Sarah more highly.


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Questions & answers

What should customers know about your pricing? (E.g. estimates, discounts, fees, package pricing)
I sometimes offer discounts for mid week events or for couples getting married at venues I would like to add to my portfolio. I will also offer a competitive price for last minute bookings where I have availability. For me, its about our connection, if you like my style of images and would like to work with me, contact me with your budget and let's see how we could make it work.
What process do you go through when starting with a new customer?
This depends completely on the person and what I will be capturing. Although I always what to find out about you and what's important to you. If you are a business looking for product photography I will send you over a questionnaire to fully understand the brief. If you are an expected parent and would like to book in a newborn shoot we can have a call when it suits to you. I am available for Zoom calls, FaceTimes, Texts or a chat on the phone.
What education or training is most relevant to your work?
When it comes to education I have a 2.1 degree from the London Colleague of Fashion and before that I did BTEC and Art and Design foundation in Photography. But really what has been so important is the years or practice I have had. Working in studios and now running my own. I have honed my craft over the years and have an in-depth knowledge of photography and its wide range of styles.
Do you have tips or advice for someone hiring a pro in your line of work?
You need them to work to your agenda. Your priorities need to be their priorities. Make sure you find someone who is listening to you and takes great pride in their work. Make sure they put you at ease and know that you are in safe hands.
What questions should customers have ready before speaking to pros about their project?
Just remember there are no silly questions. Ask what's important to you and try to find out more about the photographers direct experience with what you would like captured. If you have found the right person the conversation should just flow and be super easy.
What are some good examples of past customers?
Throughout my career I have worked for some very prestigious companies, for Harrods I have taken portraits of their iconic Green Men, and captured their company events. Recently I filmed and shot Isabell Kristensen's bridal look book which has been seen on billboards and across social media. I have also worked with Social Media influencers, actors, models, musicians and BBC newsreaders. I am also so proud when I capture a wedding and the bridesmaids book me to photograph their wedding as they loved their friends photos so much. I also love the relationship I build with clients and become the family's photographer for all their parties and events. It is also so heartwarming when I capture a newborn and the family return for a cake smash and have yearly shoots with me.
Describe a recent project that went well. Scope? How long did it take?
While we have been in lockdown and events have been postponed I have taken on additional product photography. I was given the product and within 3 days I had taken, edited and returned the images. As a direct result the business has seen a significant improvement to their band engagement and increased sales. I have also been doing some socially distanced portraits during this period but mainly myself and my husband have renovated a classic Fisher Holyvan Caravan which is now a photobooth!
How did you first get into this line of work?
Photography is what I studied straight after I left school. Its what I always wanted to do and I feel extremely lucky to so a job that I adore. It allows me to be creative, to meet wonderful people and make people happy.

Location

Epping Forest District, CM16

The pro travels up to 10 miles from CM16


Business hours

Monday

9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Tuesday

9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Wednesday

9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Thursday

9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Friday

9:00 am to 5:00 pm


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Commercial Photography

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