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Sonja Barnfield
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an example of the images created by Sonja Barnfield

My photographic style: Rather than fall into the trap of using the usual labels I think a recent bride-to-be summed up our photography style in one word - happy! Perhaps a little simplified in her description others would describe it as emotive and natural.

My greatest strengths: I work with my husband and when shooting a wedding we instinctively capture the day complimenting each others shooting style, anticipating the other and bringing our dual perspective to the occasion.

I have been in photography: I have been a professional photographer for five years working alongside my husband who has many more years experience than me.

How I got started in photography: I have only known my husband for seven years and it was his passion for photography that rubbed off on me and inspired me to change career direction and train as a photographer.

My photographic skills: We like to blend into the background, to discreetly observe and capture the moment as it happens. When required we quickly offer direction and pay attention to the little details that make all the difference to the final image. We use a mixture of natural light, on camera lighting and off camera lighting as befits the situation.

My personality: We are both confident, easy going, personable and fun loving and I find appeal in the alternative.

Geographic areas I cover: All of UK and overseas.

Venues I frequently attend: We love to photograph castles and stately homes but also greatly enjoy shooting outdoors and alternative venues. Favourite venues of the moment are Trafalgar Park, Kingston Maurward, Wardour Castle, Breamore House, Sherbourne Castle, Salisbury Cathedral, Romsey Cathedral, Orchardleigh House, Norton House Hotel, Rhinefield House and our own barn.

I found inspiration from: I am an avid follower of all things wedding related and keep abreast of current trends - I find however that my clients inspire me through their personalities and surroundings and this drives me. Of course I am inspired by art and other photographers but I don't seek to emulate anyone else. I find inspiration is all around me.

Success in photography: BA (Hons) 1st Class Associate of Royal Photographic Society ARPS I don't enter competitions.

Photographic training: Full time degree and various workshops through the SWPP. Working alongside my husband whilst training has been an invaluable apprenticeship.

My interests outside photography: I have an ingrained interest in textile art and can lose myself for days on a project, playing with colours and painting with thread. Gardening is my other main interest although looking at my garden now you would never believe that statement! When time allows I enjoy cycling and modern swing/jive dancing.

Major events: Cycling from Lyon to Nice over six days including the ascent of Mont Ventoux and the descent which was awesome. Completing a full time degree whilst building a business, working and bringing up a family - no easy task!

Why I like the SWPP: I have found the huge range of workshops and seminars immensely useful.

Future plans: To grow our new studio base to expand the onsite services that we offer including offering space to other photographers and artists for training workshops, seminars, small events and to offer our barn as wedding venue.

Our studio specialises in original art work copying providing a secure and confidential service to artists of all genres. We can also fulfill limited edition print requests. We also invite commissions for commercial work,fashion work and event coverage with onsite printing facilities. We have over thirty years of industry print experience.

Other wedding photographic services

Civil ceremonies
Gay Weddings
Humanist Weddings
Traditional Weddings
Contemporary Weddings
Destination Weddings
Non Christian Weddings
Other Religion Weddings
Wedding Inspiration Shoots

Sonja is also a member of WPPI (Wedding and Portrait Photographers International).

Status. Professional Member

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