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Thistle + Stone Photography is a wedding photography company that serves the whole of the UK, as well as worldwide destinations.

Hiiiii there! Allow me to introduce myself! I’m Sarah an adventurous, vibrant, spunky, sassy chick from the heartland in America!! I have nearly a decade of my life invested in this business of telling love stories through my camera and I love every experience!

I’m all about relationships!! I would LOVE to get to know you and your love story, to show the real, raw, goofy, intimate moments that make you so unique as a couple. Not the same stuffy, posed mumbo-jumbo! I have an intimate and romantic style that captures your real interaction, but also snag the moments that are best caught candidly. I believe a wedding day should be a blend of those to really draw out the essence of your day.

You are so unique! Your wedding photography should display that. That's what I am all about! I want you to have real, vibrant, emotive images to share and cherish for a lifetime.

Let's do this!!!!

Services Offered:

Sarah covers weddings both across the UK and worldwide. She offers bespoke wedding packages to suit a variety of needs and budgets. Options include an engagement/adventure session, up to 12 hours of event coverage, professional editing services, and a selection of lovely albums, parent books, and prints.

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Services

Photography, pre wedding, post wedding, albums, mini albums, digital album, high resolution photos

Wedding Package

My packages are all bespoke—tailored to the specific couple and experience! All packages start with coverage alone. Clients can choose a la carte add-ons at a discounted rate at the time of booking

Travel

Yes, The entire mainland UK included in packages. Will travel worldwide

Served in

Aberdeen & Deeside, Amalfi Coast, Argyll, Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Bristol, Buckinghamshire, Caerphilly, Caithness, Cambridgeshire, Cardiff, Carmarthenshire, Central & Glasgow, Ceredigion, Cheshire, Co Antrim, Co Armagh, Co Down, Co Fermanagh, Co Londonderry, Co Tyrone, Conwy, Cornwall, Cumbria, Denbighshire, Derbyshire, Devon, Dorset, Dumfries Galloway & Ayrshire, Durham, East Central London, East London, East Riding of Yorkshire, East Sussex, Essex, Fife & Angus, Flintshire, Fort William, Gloucestershire, Greater Manchester, Guernsey, Gwynedd, Hampshire, Herefordshire, Hertfordshire, Highlands, Inverness, Isle of Anglesey, Isle of Man, Isle of Wight, Isles of Scilly, Jersey, Kent, Lancashire, Lincolnshire, Llansantffraid-ym-Mechain, Lothian & Borders, Merseyside, Merthyr Tydfil, Mid Glamorgan, Middlesex, Milford Haven, Monmouthshire, Moray & Banff, Neath Port Talbot, Newport, Norfolk, North London, North West London, North Yorkshire, Northamptonshire, Northumberland, Nottinghamshire, Orkney, Outer Hebrides, Oxfordshire, Pembrokeshire, Perthshire, Powys, Ross-shire, Rutland, Sark, Shropshire, Somerset, South East London, South West London, South Yorkshire, Southern Isles, Staffordshire, Stirlingshire, Strathspey, Suffolk, Surrey, Sutherland, Swansea, Torfaen, Tyne & Wear, Vale Of Glamorgan, Warwickshire, West Central London, West London, West Midlands, West Sussex, West Yorkshire, Wiltshire, Worcestershire and Wrexham

  • Woman-owned

Frequently Asked Questions

How far in advance should I contact you?

Booking now for 2022 and 2023

Do you cover more than one wedding a day?

No

What is the charge for traveling?

There is no travel charge associated with my packages on the UK mainland -- it is included in the package. I also offer packages for the Isles, Northern Ireland or abroad

What style of photos do you take?

Traditional
Artistic
Photo journalism

What kind of technology do you use?

Digital

Do you use a specific technique or innovative approach?

My photography is an extension of me as a person. You get my energy, expertise, and excitement infused into your day. I try to help shake out all the awkward by building a rapport prior to your day

What kind of equipment do you use?

I am a Sony photographer. I have a wide range of cameras, lenses and lighting systems to cover your day flawlessly!

Do you offer any tool to display the photos online?

Yes, all of my packages include a gallery of your high-resolution images for download and printing

What's the delivery time for a photographic report?

2 months

Do you send all the photos taken?

No

Do you work alone or do you have a team of professionals?

Alone

In case of unforeseen circumstances, do you have a replacement photographer?

Yes

Do you have the rights to publish the wedding photos?

Yes

Do you charge per hour or per event?

Per hour

If needed, would you be able to work extra hours?

Yes

How do you charge extra time?

I have a per hour rate that we can add to any package

What are the forms of payment?

Bank transfer

Served in

Aberdeen & Deeside, Amalfi Coast, Argyll, Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Bristol, Buckinghamshire, Caerphilly, Caithness, Cambridgeshire, Cardiff, Carmarthenshire, Central & Glasgow, Ceredigion, Cheshire, Co Antrim, Co Armagh, Co Down, Co Fermanagh, Co Londonderry, Co Tyrone, Conwy, Cornwall, Cumbria, Denbighshire, Derbyshire, Devon, Dorset, Dumfries Galloway & Ayrshire, Durham, East Central London, East London, East Riding of Yorkshire, East Sussex, Essex, Fife & Angus, Flintshire, Fort William, Gloucestershire, Greater Manchester, Guernsey, Gwynedd, Hampshire, Herefordshire, Hertfordshire, Highlands, Inverness, Isle of Anglesey, Isle of Man, Isle of Wight, Isles of Scilly, Jersey, Kent, Lancashire, Lincolnshire, Llansantffraid-ym-Mechain, Lothian & Borders, Merseyside, Merthyr Tydfil, Mid Glamorgan, Middlesex, Milford Haven, Monmouthshire, Moray & Banff, Neath Port Talbot, Newport, Norfolk, North London, North West London, North Yorkshire, Northamptonshire, Northumberland, Nottinghamshire, Orkney, Outer Hebrides, Oxfordshire, Pembrokeshire, Perthshire, Powys, Ross-shire, Rutland, Sark, Shropshire, Somerset, South East London, South West London, South Yorkshire, Southern Isles, Staffordshire, Stirlingshire, Strathspey, Suffolk, Surrey, Sutherland, Swansea, Torfaen, Tyne & Wear, Vale Of Glamorgan, Warwickshire, West Central London, West London, West Midlands, West Sussex, West Yorkshire, Wiltshire, Worcestershire and Wrexham

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    Rhi W. Married on 19/04/2022
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    Really happy :)

    We had the most amazing day and we’re so glad Sarah was a part of it!! She made the whole experience super relaxed, and was so accommodating with all the things we wanted to do. And after the wedding we soon received some previews of the images which were absolutely beautiful! Felt very lucky to have Thistle & Stone photograph our wedding :)
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    Jordan L. Married on 01/08/2020
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    We found our photographer for LIFE

    We first met Sarah at a friends wedding and she instantly became the easiest choice for our own wedding! We loved the photos taken for both their engagement shoot and their wedding so much that we reached out as soon as we got engaged.

    It was at our engagement photoshoot that I knew she was the perfect choice for our wedding. I had this vision of a wintery & snowy photoshoot and Sarah did everything she could to make this a reality! During the middle of a blizzard, we found the perfect location and she even hiked through fluffy snow (in a foot cast!) with us for the most amazing candid shots of my fiancé and I. Every single shot she captured was dreamy and completely embodied our relationship. Sarah was so friendly, so funny, and just overall an amazing human being to be around we both felt so comfortable the whole time!

    Fast forward to March... Covid-19 came and changed everything for my husband and I! Sarah was planning her own wedding during this time but still put that aside, called me, and helped me calm down during the cancelation of our original wedding. When that phone call was done, I felt relieved and ready to move forward with a new plan. She stuck by our side during ALL the date changes, venue changes, and just overall freak outs.

    During the day of the wedding, her and her second photographer, Donna, were fantastic about getting the detail shots that I really wanted. The boys said that it felt like Donna was just "one of the boys" and that they forgot she was there to take photos. To me, that's huge! Most times you put a camera in front of my husbands friends, they freeze up or try to pose awkwardly!

    Sarah went above and beyond twice during that day by first noticing and pointing out a small tear in my wedding dress (which then made for fantastic photos of my mother saving the day) and helping me remain calm once my wedding planner had a family emergency and had to leave.

    Sarah is truly a talented photographer and just an overall amazing person! I cannot wait for her to travel back to the states so she can capture other important moments of our lives
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    Meghan Married on 03/08/2019
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    Epic Adventure Engagement Shoot

    Sarah went above and beyond to make sure we had the perfect engagement shoot. In fact, she hiked 10 miles with us just to capture the dramatic backdrop we were looking for. Sarah was extremely nice and so fun to be around, I would recommend her to anyone looking to have an epic adventure shoot or wedding photos! Thank you for the unforgettable day and breathtaking photos, Sarah!
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    Chantel B. Married on 19/05/2019
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    Wedding photographer

    Sarah was so easy to talk to and work with. She blended in well with our friends and family and didn’t make take pictures awkward. We LOVED our photos so much!
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    Eric Married on 25/08/2018
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    Fun, energetic, passionate, professional

    Sarah was very attentive to myself and my groomsmen. Most of all, she was as flexible and adaptive to everyone's personality which can be difficult at times. I liked how she could joke and make the mood light while also getting great shots. A few points during the session leading up to the wedding, Sarah got video of times which would ultimately be one of my favorite parts before the wedding which I thought was great since she thought on her feet. Overall, great shots and sense of humor, was on time and she made suggestions for photos which makes the day more relaxed and fun so the wedding party can focus on having fun.
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    Emily S. Married on 11/08/2018
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    Couldn’t be happier with Sarah’s photographs of our wedding day

    Sarah did an amazing job photographing our wedding this summer! She was super attentive and personable and fit in perfectly with our family and friends. Our formal portrait shots beautifully captured the love and essence of our happy day. I also love all the candid shots she took during the reception. I can’t wait to look back on these memories for years to come!
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    Samantha T. Married on 26/09/2021
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    We had the most amazing day with Sarah. The resulting photos capture our love of the outdoors and Scottish landscape perfectly.

    We were so lucky to be able to capture photos outdoors with amazing scenery. We did this after our wedding which is something I’d now something I’d recommend to every bride. We had time to enjoy taking lots of photos among beautiful scenery without the worry of rushing to get back to our wedding party. Sarah made us feel so comfortable as we aren’t natural posers and guided us through what to do to allow her to capture these amazing photos. It was a completely unique experience and the results are just beautiful! I cannot thank Sarah enough for taking the time to spend a morning with us to help us create these lifetime memories.
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    Katelynn R. Married on 26/09/2020
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    Bridal client

    Sarah was very professional and very educated on the back end of the wedding. She helped create a time line for us and worked very well with myself, the bridal party, my guests, and my other vendors. She was great the entire time. We really enjoyed working with her and love how the pictures turned out! She captured really great pictures of the venue and small things I missed as being the bride on the go.
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    Patricia B. Married on 02/03/2019
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    Perfect match for our wedding

    Sarah is very personable and was open to the ideas we had for our wedding. We knew that we didn’t want certain types of photographs and Sarah was more than willing to accommodate to our preferences. She is very easy going and has an amazing eye. Our pictures turned out beautifully and we truly couldn’t be happier. As an added bonus, she also had all of our photos completely ready within a timely fashion!
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    Brooke Married on 15/09/2018
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    The BEST Photographer!

    Incredible Wedding Photographer!

    Where to even begin?! Sarah is without a doubt the best thing to happen to our wedding!!! She is extremely talented and professional. She is very personable and mingles with the guests...all while getting EVERY shot!

    Sarah has gone above and beyond what any photographer would typically do. To be honest...we actually met Sarah as our second shooter for our wedding. Long story short, it took almost two years to get our raw photos from our photographer. Sarah has been with me every step of the way doing what she can to help get our photos back and edit them. She has sent me some sneak peeks and they are stunning. I CANNOT wait to finally display our wedding photos!

    I cannot recommend Sarah enough, you will not be disappointed!
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    The G. Married on 02/09/2018
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    Great Experience - Highly Recommend

    We did a lot of research when it came to choosing a photographer and after our first meeting with a Sarah and seeing her work, it was a done deal for us! We can’t say enough good things about Sarah. She’s so friendly and personable, which makes her so easy to work with. She really knows how to make you feel comfortable. The quality of her work is what initially grabbed our attention and having used her for engagement photos and wedding photos we can say with certainty that she delivers on quality. You truly get what you pay for and thensome. We were extremely happy to have her capture our day and highly recommend her for those looking for a photographer!
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    Joelle P. Married on 14/07/2018
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    2018 Wedding

    Where do I even start with this review. Sarah was absolutely incredible from beginning to end! She made the booking process incredibly easy and our engagement photos were part of our wedding package which provided a wonderful consistency. She was responsive throughout the whole process.

    On the day of our wedding, Sarah came with a second shooter. They were both on time and extremely professional. Both went above and beyond our expectations. Sarah was able to catch every shot we wanted without being too intrusive. She worked well with all our other vendors and they seamlessly coordinated our day. Finally, Sarah edited and provided all of our photos within the expected timeline.

    Do not hesitate to book with Sarah! Her photojournalistic point of view, experience shooting around the world and creative eye will provide you with unique and one of a kind photos to last a lifetime!

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