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On Hitched.co.uk since 2022

Last update: February 2024

Hi, I'm Sarah, owner of the Hertfordshire-based Wedding photography business Purple Kite Photography. Photographing your wedding is about preserving a fleeting moment and creating precious memories which will last forever. I aim to document every detail of your day, from the big moments to the intimate interactions in between, producing relaxed, fun photos that capture the atmosphere of the day.

It is such an exciting time, planning this special day which celebrates your love for each other and is the start of a whole new chapter together, but I get that planning a wedding can feel very overwhelming. Please remember, your wedding photos are one of the few wedding day purchases which last a lifetime and more. You should feel confident that your photographer will capture all of the key moments and people in a style that suits you, and will spend time editing them to a high standard afterwards, creating something that you will treasure forever.

How I work

Purple Kite Photography is built on a genuine passion for telling visual stories. Your wedding day is all about you so I work around your plans, capturing moments as they happen, offering a relaxed and natural style, and capturing authentic emotions whilst blending into the background. And I won't be taking you away from your guests for hours to take endless gimmicky posed shots.

I always meet the couple in advance of the wedding day if possible. Remember, your photographer will be shadowing you throughout the day, often from early in the morning whilst getting ready, so it's vital that you get on well! It's also helpful to chat about what you'd like from your photographer on the day and to create a list of essential photos and important people in advance of the day to ensure that all of those things will be captured, meaning you won't need to worry about it on the day.

Services Offered

On the day, I start when you want me to, and have a range of packages which begin at 4 hours and go right through to the first dance and beyond! To get a full picture of the services I offer, I'd love to meet for a coffee and begin designing a bespoke package that fits perfectly with your day.

  • Woman-owned

Frequently asked questions

What services do you offer?

Photography
Pre wedding
Post wedding
Albums
Mini albums
Digital album
High resolution photos

What does the wedding package include?

The Gold package includes 4 hours of my time for Wedding ceremony and portraits. Platinum includes 8 hours and the Diamond package covers 12 hours and includes an album and prints

How far in advance should I contact you?

As far as possible. Though you can always check in with me for last minute availability, you may get lucky!

Do you cover more than one wedding a day?

No

Can you travel?

Yes, hertfordshire and surrounding areas. I'm willing to travel to anywhere in the UK (subject to travel expenses)

What is the charge for travelling?

Available on request

What style of photos do you take?

Traditional
Photo journalism

What kind of technology do you use?

Digital

Do you use a specific technique or innovative approach?

My style is very relaxed. I love to capture magical moments naturally using documentary style; I blend into the background and shoot the story of your day as unobtrusively as possible

What kind of equipment do you use?

Sony Mirrorless camera and prime lenses. All images are edited using Lightroom to match my editing style. Retouching is also available if necessary

Do you offer any tool to display the photos online?

Yes, zenfolio Online gallery

What's the delivery time for a photographic report?

2 months

Do you send all the photos taken?

Yes

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 event

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

Yes

How do you charge extra time?

By the hour

What are the forms of payment?

Bank transfer

How do you work?

Your wedding day is all about you so I work around your plans, capturing moments as they happen, offering a relaxed and natural style, capturing authentic emotions whilst blending into the background
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Do you have any questions?

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18 reviews
Dean
Dean H. Sent on 21/06/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Just wow!!

We recently used Purple Kite Photography for our wedding. If I had to sum our experience up in one word it would be ‘wow!’

Before we made contact we looked on the Purple Kite photography website which has lots of examples of Sarah’s work and plenty of information regarding packages available.

From initial contact Sarah was brilliant in every way. Constant communication and quick to reply to any questions we had. We feel as though Sarah went above and beyond. We initially met to discuss wants, needs and expectations and straight away we knew Purple Kite Photography ticked all of the boxes. Sarah is very professional, kind and easy to get on with and we loved the fact that she instantly formed a bond with our 18 month old. After our initial meet up and we exchanged contracts Sarah stayed in constant contact, she even carried out a recce of the wedding venue before the wedding so she knew the best locations to capture our special day.

On the Wedding day Sarah was just as brilliant as she had been leading up to it and she even sent us some sneak peaks of what she had captured as soon as she got home.

In just over a week, Sarah sent us a link to view the finished article and words cannot describe how blown away we are. The photographs are amazing! Captured in such a way it felt like we was reliving it.

We would strongly recommend Purple Kite Photography, Sarah made our special day that little bit more special.

Sarah, thank you so much, I feel like this review doesn’t even do you justice, you are amazing!

Love Dean & Harriet. Mr & Mrs Hatch!
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Charlotte W. Sent on 23/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Fantastic Photographer

Sarah at Purple Kite Photography was absolutely amazing she captured our day exactly how we wanted it. We felt relaxed throughout the day and Sarah really captured amazing photos that we will cherish forever!!
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Alzbeta Sent on 25/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Absolutely fantastic!!!

Sarah is the most lovely person and a talented, attentive photographer too! Our wedding photos are incredible and we're unbelievably over the moon with how they came out! Sarah made us feel comfortable and put us at ease during our photoshoot and for the rest of the day, we didn't even know she was there, capturing all the beautiful moments! I cannot recommend Sarah enough as a photographer, she's really truly amazing and we're so grateful that she captured our day so perfectly!!!
5+ stars!!!
Evangeline
Evangeline R. Sent on 02/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Capturing memories

Having Sarah there to photographs our special day was incredible, just like she was a guest. During our initial meeting we outlined what we wanted and she went above and beyond. The photographs are just beautiful and captured candid moments with each other, our friends and family that we will treasure forever. Thank you so much Sarah for making our day so special and capturing such beautiful memories.
Katie
Katie B. Sent on 31/12/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Professional, talented, wonderful photographer!

I am so glad we choose Sarah to be our wedding photographer, from our first phone call, to a chat over coffee I knew she was the one for the job!
I don't know how she does it but you just don't know she's there snapping away, she makes it seem so effortless! She knows how to put you at ease, exactly where you all need to be and doesn't fanny about!
Sarah was super quick at getting our photos to us and WOW they are amazing! They are natural, effortless and captured the absolute joy we felt on the day, we couldn't have asked for more.
Sarah is without doubt a gifted and talented photographer and a wonderful, kind, friendly woman.
I cannot recommend Sarah enough .
Hana
Hana Sent on 19/06/2023
4.8 out of 5 rating

Our wedding on the first hottest day in June 2023

Sarah is an amazing photographer, she captured every moment of our glorious wedding at the Henry Moore Studios & Gardens on the 10 June 2023! It was the first hot day of the summer and I’m really impressed by Sarah’s ability to capture people mid conversation & laughing and joking together and the amazing choir too. I felt emotional looking at the photographs again! Thank you Sarah for capturing those precious moments & making our wedding so special! I would highly recommend her ability to direct and guide people into group photographs & set the scene for a wonderful, magical day! Thank you, thank you, thank you! .
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Robyn S. Sent on 13/08/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Sarah is a Diamond.

Look no further for timeless, effortless, natural photography that captures candid moments from start to finish.

Sarah played a vital role on our special day - and she delivered! We are so grateful to have had a photographer whose natural flare and attention to detail have produced stunning photographs to pass on to future generations. Sarah's style is non-interventionalist and prefers to be in the background to allow your day to flow more naturally. She is gifted at finding the beauty in her surroundings, which is reflected in her still life shots. Overall, we are so pleased with the results that we struggle to condense our photographs into our album. We want to fit them all in!

Sarah, as a person, glows! She has a warmth to her which puts you at ease. She likes to get to know you, to make the experience personable. Her communication has been fantastic from start to finish; Sarah is in no rush to ensure your voice is heard. She will extend this by tailoring to your requests. We are glad to have entrusted her, as she will not disappoint!
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Lauren H. Sent on 21/04/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect photographer for the perfect day!

Having my photograph taken it my worst nightmare! But I couldn’t have wished for a nicer more reassuring photographer. Sarah made me feel comfortable and confident throughout the wedding. She managed to capture every moment of the day without being noticed! Photos I will cherish forever! Highly recommended.
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Marie P. Sent on 08/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing photos and memories

Sarah did an amazing job photographing our wedding. She captured so many lovely moments - with lots of natural shots as we really wanted. She was also super professional, friendly and responsive both during our wedding prep and on the day. Plus we had our photos back within a week which was amazing! Thanks Sarah!
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Emma H. Sent on 09/04/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Beautiful images that we will treasure for ever

We loved having Sarah photograph our wedding and capture the special moments, she made us feel super at ease and relaxed and worked with the weather to get some beautiful images that we will treasure for ever.
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Sophie W. Sent on 27/01/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect in every way

Absolutely amazing! Booked with such short notice so did not get much time to talk about what I wanted but I didn’t need to because Sarah was incredible. Didn’t even notice she was there most of the time but she got the most beautiful pictures, especially the natural ones! She captured our very emotional day so well and even managed to slip me a tissue when I needed one!
Photos were sent over so quickly too!
Thank you so much - I love our photos! 🤍
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Nic_Ben R. Sent on 06/01/2023
5 out of 5 rating

We LOVE the photos - thank you so much

The lovely Sarah, photographed My wedding in August last year. She made My husband and I both feel so relaxed and did such a fantastic job. Throughout the day Sarah took so many natural shots and I honestly forgot she was there half the time. I would highly recommend you book Sarah for your wedding.

She captured so many special moments that we will truly treasure forever.
Thank you so much Sarah. Lots of love, N&B
xx
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Sarah N. Sent on 11/08/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Beautiful wedding photos

We used purple kite for our wedding photos and they look amazing. Sarah captured the day really well, the pictures are perfect we love them. She took some absolutely beautiful close up shots of our wedding rings.
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Danielle B. Sent on 21/07/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing photographs!

Sarah was brilliant on our wedding day!! Her photos are beautiful and she has really captured every special moment. Our family are so pleased with the photos. Her stress free way of working was lovely, she made everything feel very easy and relaxed. Would highly recommend her, thank you again Sarah x
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Maja S. Sent on 31/07/2022
5 out of 5 rating

A professional, flexible and experienced photographer.

A professional, flexible and experienced photographer.
We used Sarah for our wedding and from the pre-start meeting, throughout the day of the wedding and the aftercare, she has been nothing but professional, reliable and approachable. She was even able to organise everyone so that we could get the shots that we wanted . . . no easy feat with children running around and it being a hectic day. Thank you
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Purple Kite Photography Real Weddings

Charlotte & Martin
26 photos · 13/10/2023
Marie & Steve
38 photos · 16/09/2023
Alžy & Marcus
61 photos · 25/08/2023
Evangeline & Edward
42 photos · 24/06/2023
Hana & Nick
47 photos · 10/06/2023
Emma & Greg
46 photos · 31/03/2023

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