2016 wedding moments from the year

2016 has been one of my happiest years. I’ve had outdoorsy festival weddings, barn weddings, London pub weddings, riverside weddings, fancy London venue weddings and I’ve loved them all. I’ve had engagement shoots canal side, in forests, Brick Lane graffiti, London parks, in bluebells, and an Art Deco cinema. I’ve enjoyed exploring London and the uk and had some fabulous overseas trips.I love that this is my job. I really connected with so many of you and made some proper friends along the way.  I love the variety but it’s the PEOPLE, it’s YOU and how you interact and have fun that is key! I’ve loved hearing from past couples and cherish things I’m told … like how special and amazed you felt, seeing your photos and reliving your day. I strive to make each new couple feel exactly like that. So here’s my 2016 round up, a mammoth task but I’ve loved reliving your days and  have included something from every wedding I’ve photographed this year and included your words. Take a look and a read. Hours on my feet,  brain constantly busy, late drives home, sitting on the train with all my gear are all forgotten when I look at these photos and read the words you sent me. They blow me away. It’s YOU who I want to make happy. In doing that I find happiness myself.

Emma + Adam Bedford Barns Hotel

“We wanted our pictures to be fun and colourful and that’s exactly how they are. We didn’t even think we looked that good until we saw how amazing the photos were. When we look at all our wedding photos from the day we relive every single second of happiness, fun and laughter. The photos are absolutely amazing and we couldn’t have asked for anything better!”alternative bedford barns wedding groom famous star button buttonhole Rock and roll groom pin
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“Sharon made us feel so relaxed in front of the camera (something we are not use to, and always feel awkward) she made sure she got every shot to highlight the most important day of our lives.” alternative bedford barns wedding purple haired bride first dance

Gita + Dom, Temple Church, Fleet Street and Ardley Farm Stevenage

“Sharon really is incredibly talented and clearly loves her work and it shows in her photos. People say that choosing a great photographer is one of the most important things you can do on your wedding day and I completely agree. It is such a joy to be able to relive how we felt by looking back on our photos and seeing it all captured there.”

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“Sharon puts so much of herself in her work and makes an extraordinary effort to get to know you as a couple; I genuinely consider her a friend and not just our photographer. She has such a wonderful personality and it’s been a pleasure getting to know her.”

  Kim + Chris Ridings Barn, Cheshunt

“Sharon’s photos are beyond amazing.  Her passion for photography shines through in all the stunning images she takes.  Her love of colour pops out of in the vibrancy she achieves and her unassuming presence means she’s always there to capture all the little moments that made us smile on the day (even those moments that get lost in the wedding hubbub that you didn’t even realise passed you by).  The pictures of our guests were priceless, for someone that’s never met these people before, she captured their personalities brilliantly.”
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Jen + Robin Clophill Apple Orchard, Shefford

“Meeting Sharon prior to the wedding for an engagement photoshoot is something we would definitely recommend too. Initially very nervous and unsure of being photographed, it really helped us to feel relaxed and enjoy ourselves on our big day.   Thank you again Sharon, we are so glad you were there to share our wedding day, we absolutely love our wedding photos”

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Chiz and Dan, Mayfair Library

Thanks so very much for the photos they are fantastic! And thanks again for sending some early previews by text – we loved seeing them. It was great to meet you and really lovely to have you document our wedding day. Wishing you all the best Chiz and Dan

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Natalie + Henry, Claridges, St Martins in the Fields, RAC Club, Masala Grill!

We live in the States but decided to accommodate our International group of friends and family by hosting our three day wedding event in London. We are so glad we stumbled upon Sharon. Her talent for catching the diversity and essence of not only our bridal gang but also the special and uniqueness of the venues was fantastic.We weren’t so interested in traditional portraiture but more wanted to capture the feel and vibe of the unique spaces: Claridges, St Martin’s in the Fields, The Royal Automobile Club and Masala Grill. Sharon left no stone unturned in capturing the joyful days and events. I would without hesitation recommend her for anyone’s special event. Her photographic eye and sweet wit is contagious.

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Victoria + Nick St Paul’s Walden Bury

Being camera shy and uncomfortable being watched and photographed, was one of the elements that I worried about the most. That meant we needed someone who could manage to make us feel comfortable and at ease. Like many couples, we wanted to avoid ending up with photos that felt staged, mundane or embarrassing. All the comments about Sharon’s work being natural, creative, flexible, involved and unique are all very true. Looking back over the photos is an amazing experience but it also takes someone amazing to get those results. More than just photography, it takes a creator of magic visual treasures and if you’re reading this, you’re very close.

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Tim and Lucy Sun Hotel

We are OVER THE MOON !!!! You really captured the fun and the colour. You’ve found so many lovely, telling characterful moments & details – it felt like we were right back there looking through the photos. The shot of me jumping across five worried looking men, has been described by many of my friends as the ‘Best Wedding Photo EVER’ : It really is amazing.
My immediate personal faves (apart from that amazing jumping shot) are the ones of my mum, the musicians, and me and Lucy on the dance floor, especially in the Market Theatre. SO many highlights there though – this doesn’t even scratch the surface !
We really appreciated you wanting to get to know us, you seemed to delight in our little quirks and oddities which we loved. All this meant we could relax knowing that you really got what we are about.sun-hotel-hitchin-wedding-reception-sharon-cooper
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 Lisa + Dave Offley Place

Sharon is extremely talented, professional and super friendly too. She captured so many great shots of everyone and all the details, really telling the story of our day. We love looking at all the pics and reliving the excitement and moments we may have missed in the whirlwind of it all!

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 Loraine + Rik Salterns Hotel, Poole

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  Natalie + Dave Notting Hill and Ognisco

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Laura + Bryan, The Belvedere, Holland Park

“Sharon was the photographer for another friend’s wedding. I saw her engage with the guests, smile throughout the day and seemed to be enjoying every moment. Then I saw the pictures and we immediately emailed her. Apart from the venue Sharon was the first person we booked for our wedding. All I would say is this… her photos are outstanding, effortless and unique, she is an engaging happy and talented person.. and I highly recommend you contact her today… you would be crazy not to!!”

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Harry + Martin Soho Hotel

Thank you so much for all you did. We loved looking through every single photo and reliving the day!  Thank you for doing such a fab job, we’ve both had numerous comments from friends saying that not only were you capturing the day effortlessly, but that they really enjoyed your presence and company too!

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Bex + Tom The Asylum

I’ve had a selection of second shooters this year, but mostly I’ve worked with Paul Grace, we met years ago on Sassy from Assasynation’s workshop and fit together well, it’s super important to have an assistant who knows how you work and most importantly your ethos towards your couples. I seconded for him for Bex and Tom and Natalie and Dave, Paul kindly said this about me “Sharon and I shoot weddings together regularly – our styles compliment each other really well and the photos she takes are always so awesome!”

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Stacey + Ben Offley Place

“I really don’t know how to express my gratitude to you as a person and what you meant to me (and Ben) It truly felt like a friend was there with us. You have an amazing soul and you know your shit!! I couldn’t have been any luckier having you there with us and have received so many compliments on what a wonderful person you are. You love your art thank you from the bottom of my heart for making a wonderful time even better. I feel so incredibly lucky.”

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Phillipa + Adam Moggerhanger Park

“Thank you so much Sharon the preview sneak peeks are just amazing pictures!! They really do capture the moment!! We cant wait to see them all in the new year! Everyone said how lovely you were on the day”

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Mandy + Peter Skinners Hall, London

“Ive just seen the fab preview photos thank you so much they are exactly what I had in mind. Thank you for all your hard work! We cant wait to see the rest after Christmas when we return from our honeymoon. Thank you again.”

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Thank you to everyone who I’ve photographed this year, and and everyone Ive shot with and for. Im SUPER excited for 2017!  If this is how you want to feel when you want to remember your wedding day, then we should talk
Please just get in touch

  • Alexa

    What a lovely summary of your year Sharon, this must have taken forever to put together! Really wonderful to see your clients words next to their photos. Beautiful work 🙂

  • so many wicked photos Sharon, great work! All the best in 2017!

  • super fun!

    nice work SC!

  • What a great round-up from your year! Looks like you definitely had a busy one!

  • I enjoyed looking at your work laid out in this format Sharon – I haven’t seen it done like this before…you clever old stick! 🙂 Some really fun stuff – you can totally tell that your clients like having you around. Here’s to a fab 2017 – good luck to you! x

  • mm

    Thank you so much Kathryn, very kind of you to visit.

  • Such gorgeous vibrant work Sharon. It’s no wonder your couples have such lovely things to say about you. X

  • mm

    Thank you Lisa, and all the best to you too! xx

  • So many lovely words from your clients, wishing you a successful 2017 too x

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