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On since 2020

Last update: June 2024

Based in Edinburgh, Lothian & Borders, Thistle + Stone Photography is a wedding photography company that serves the whole of the UK, as well as worldwide destinations.

Hi 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 snags 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!!!!

For photos that really look like you and feel like your day, it is vitally important that you have a good connection and vibe with your photographer -- ready to jump on a call to see if we click? Fill out the form on the link above, and let's chat! I can answer any questions you may have, see if we vibe well and get you over a quote for what you need for your day!

Services Offered:

Sarah covers intimate weddings and elopements 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, elopement planning, up to 12 hours of event coverage, professional editing services, and a selection of lovely albums, parent books, and prints.

  • Woman-owned

Frequently asked questions

What services do you offer?

Pre wedding
Post wedding
Mini albums
Digital album
High resolution photos

What does the wedding package include?

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

How far in advance should I contact you?

Booking now for 2024 and early 2025

Do you cover more than one wedding a day?


Can you travel?

Yes, all of Scotland, the Lakes, North Yorkshire, Northumberland, Tyne & Wear travel included. I also cover other areas with travel as an additional cost

What is the charge for travelling?

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

What style of photos do you take?

Photo journalism

What kind of technology do you use?


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?

4 months

Do you send all the photos taken?


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


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


Do you have the rights to publish the wedding photos?


Do you charge per hour or per event?

Per hour

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


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

How do you work?

I am here to help you craft and capture an incredible, joy-filled, carefree day that is built around your story. When you hire me, you don’t just hire another vendor, you gain a friend

Served in

Aberdeen & Deeside, Argyll, Caithness, Central & Glasgow, Co Antrim, Co Down, Co Londonderry, Cumbria, Dumfries Galloway & Ayrshire, Fife & Angus, Fort William, Gloucestershire, Highlands, Inverness, Isle of Skye, Lothian & Borders, Moray & Banff, North Yorkshire, Northumberland, Orkney, Outer Hebrides, Perthshire, Ross-shire, Southern Isles, Stirlingshire, Strathspey, Surrey, Sutherland, Tyne & Wear, West Sussex, Wiltshire and Worcestershire

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Reviews for Thistle + Stone Photography

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Hitched Wedding Awards 2024 Winner
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22 reviews
100% recommend it
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Sophia B. Sent on 29/10/2022
5 out of 5 rating

You MUST hire Thistle + Stone!

We chose Sarah because of her obvious skill and her accommodating personality. She was able to gauge our personalities perfectly and was very clear in all her communication. She helped make a really effective photo schedule for the wedding and was very supportive. We were very reassured by how Sarah was able to handle a last minute change in plans. We also really appreciated her patience with our families and the wealth of knowledge and experience she shared from all the weddings she's worked before. The photos are perfect; very well composed and edited. We'd recommend Thistle + Stone to anyone. They may be slightly more expensive than some other photographers, but it's 100% worth it!!!
Debbie S. Sent on 22/06/2024
5 out of 5 rating


Thistle & Stone were fab from the off, Sarah was the only photographer of the 6 that we reached out too who contacted us and asked if we were ok with a video chat. It was a great way of getting to know her and her to know us. She also sent us some questionnaires so that she knew the sort of thing we liked and the 'feel' we were after with our photos.
Nicky Sent on 14/12/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Sarah captures every detail beautifully

When I saw Sarah’s portfolio I could see all the warmth, colour and natural beauty I wanted our own wedding to radiate. I had every faith that Sarah would capture this for us. She was super flexible with our timeline and the logistics of our venues (it was just a small 30 mile juggling act between them all) and her pricing was really reasonable. She asked every question under the sun in preparation to ensure she captured exactly what we wanted. On the day I unfortunately felt really unwell, but Sarah (and her wonderful photography partner Matt) were so patient and kind and kept my spirits high – as well as being everywhere they needed to be and perfectly on time, not missing a moment.
After our big day, the wedding blues really got to me – the big, beautiful day had been and gone and my lasting memory was feeling unwell. But, when our first round of pictures were sent to us, memories of so much joy and all the most wonderful parts of the day came flooding back to me, my wedding blues were cured and my lasting memory is now of all the happiness that the day was full to the brim with – to the point that when I most recently spoke to Sarah and she reminded me of how unwell I was on the day, I had all but forgot about it and could only really remember the high points, thank goodness!
Sarah’s work resulted in just short of 2000 pictures of our guests looking gorgeous in an autumnal haven, my husband crying his eyes out (he was happy, I promise) and so many little moments that otherwise might not have been remembered. I look at them all the time and I’m so grateful that we can immerse ourselves in that day so entirely. And it’s always a pleasure to hear from Sarah and catch up with her – even a whole year on from our wedding.
Rachael M. Sent on 24/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Wedding 21.10.23

Sarah was amazing from start to finish - the perfect balance of casual and professional. She makes sure you feel comfortable and is so attentive and understanding.

Our photos are to die for and she really captured our love for one another so beautifully. The talent is off the scale!

We had a traditional church wedding and she catered to exactly what we wanted. As the bride in the morning I had a bit of a wobble and she was so lovely and helped me so much with extra bits!!

I cannot recommend Sarah enough. You really made our day even better.
Margaret S. Sent on 17/02/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The Perfect Wedding Photographer

Sarah's work blew us away. She is professional, a joy to be around, and works magic with a camera. She's always in the right place at the right time, ready to get that perfect shot, while never being in the way. I can't imagine another photographer covering our perfect day. We cannot recommend her enough!
Abbie Sent on 22/08/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Absolutely brilliant

We trailed reviews and example photos when looking for a photographer for our wedding so hopefully this helps a fellow bride/groom out - Sarah is incredible we absolutely adored her and are in love with our picture previews! She fitted into the day perfectly and is just so cool, we wanted to be her friend 😂 Our friends are family loved her and love the pictures we have so far, We’re still super exited by them! Attached are few examples :) Thank you so much Sarah
Rhi W. Sent on 24/05/2022
5 out of 5 rating

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 :)
Jordan L. Sent on 08/08/2020
5 out of 5 rating

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
Chantel B. Sent on 07/08/2020
5 out of 5 rating

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!
Eric Sent on 01/08/2020
5 out of 5 rating

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.
Meghan Sent on 30/07/2020
5 out of 5 rating

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!
Emily S. Sent on 30/07/2020
5 out of 5 rating

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!
Aaron L. Sent on 31/12/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Pre wedding destination photoshoot

Sarah did a pre-wedding photoshoot for my wife and I at the dead sea in jordan. She has a very artistic eye and was very courteous and professional. She responded promptly to our questions and concerns and we were very comfortable working with her. I would definitely recommend her to anyone.
Lauren G. Sent on 28/12/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Brilliant Photography and Customer Service

Sarah has been excellent throughout our entire process and has provided fantastic photos of our wedding. We really enjoyed working with Sarah, as she is friendly and very understanding.
As we had a small wedding, we were very selective when picking our vendors as we wanted someone who would support us and make us feel comfortable, and Sarah did! We booked an adventure session before the wedding, which was helpful in seeing how we fit in with Sarah’s photography style and how working with her would be on the wedding day. We had so much fun felt extremely comfortable. When taking portraits on the wedding day, we already established a sense of comfort not just with Sarah, but with taking photos in general, which I believe is reflected in how beautiful and genuine our photos are from both sessions.
Sarah also brought her deep understanding of the wedding industry and how photography plays a part in it. She offered wedding planning advice, which was vital in my planning, especially regarding the wedding day schedule. We also discussed the layout of the venue and what might affect the photos such as lighting and positioning, which helped to manage my expectations for what the photos would look like. Because of her advice and expertise, I was able to thoroughly enjoy the day and savor every moment.
She set clear expectations for communication and timelines of when our photos would be back, and even supplied us with a website that included weekly updates on where she was with editing.
Sarah really goes above and beyond for her clients. I would recommend her time and time again.
Cassie Sent on 27/12/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Fairy Tale Wedding

I love every photo Sarah took. They are dramatic, personal, and most of all tell the story of my magical day. We hired her a year and a few months before our Scottish Elopement. She kept in contact with us the whole year, getting to know us, and our story. Wedding day came and I had a friend capturing my special day. She always went the extra mile for us and worked tirelessly on my photos. I loved working her and would do so again.
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