SANSHINE photography

San Shawe is one of the Top Wedding Photographers in the UK and Worldwide, based in London and frequently travelling to photograph beautiful weddings, proposals and engagements.
Pricing & Costs

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Photography Style

First Look Photographer
Reportage / Documentary

Products and Services

Bridal Prep Shots
Back-Up Equipment
Photo Printing
Physical Shop / Studio
Flexible Hours on the Day
Last-Minute Orders
Stay Through Speeches
Stay Through Dancing
Large Group Shots
Second Shooter Available
Wedding Albums
Personal Online Gallery
Pre-Wedding Venue Visit
Pre-Wedding Consultation
Digital Editing / Airbrushing
Shoot with Film
Images on USB
Full Description
San's photography style is often described as 'natural light artistry' as she likes to predominantly use natural and ambient light to enhance the beauty of the world and people in the images. Her approach to wedding and engagement photography is very emotion-centric as she believes that there is no picture more beautiful than one of someone in love.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: San Shawe
Hi there! My name is San, but a lot of people call me Sanshine because of my love for creating images that shine from within. I know how daunting the process of wedding planning can be, so I am always happy to help and advise should you have any questions.


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No. of People In Team
Maja & Alex
Married in November 2018
November 2018
Far exceeded our wildest imagination!
Where to even begin!? The photos of our wedding that San and Michael sent us far exceeded our wildest imagination and let us relive the day all over again, and again and again. We cannot believe how stunning the photos are and just how much they captured who we are as a couple. San and Michael were also so fun to have around on the wedding day - they're hilarious and add to all the fun and excitement! What more could you possibly ask for? Thank you both so much, you really made us incredibly happy!
Maia & Blake
Married in November 2018
November 2018
These are the most gorgeous wedding pics I've ever seen!!!
Absolutely the best photographers in the business! We got all the photos and have all ready uploaded them to Facebook which only took about 5 mins as they were presented in the perfect format! We just wanted to say a huge thank you! These are the most gorgeous wedding pics I've ever seen!!! Blake and I look amazing! It's better than I could have ever imagined, you guys are true professionals! We have been complimented non-stop about the photos and have given your details to about 10 people haha! The presentation of the photos was also just stunning! You both have been truly the highlight of the wedding planning and as I've always said, after all is done, all you have are the photos, so it's important they're good ones!!! San and Michael have been truly amazing and they're just such a fun and cool couple, we really felt like we just had our good friends with us on our special day rather than photographers!
Tina & Hassan
Married in April 2017
January 2018
By far the most talented photographer ever!!!
San, the photos are mind blowing!! They are absolutely beautiful!! I can't even explain how happy we are! Thank you so so much!! You are by far the most talented photographer ever!!! Thank you for being so amazing in every way!
Steve & Anna
Married in September 2016
September 2016
So glad we found you!
Thank you so much for the photos! They are beautiful and we are so happy with them! In fact, my sister is ready to book you for her own wedding... as are some friends! :) I am so glad we found you!
Nova Reid of Nu Bride
Wedding: September 2016
September 2016
Master of natural light photography
I first met San a couple of years ago at an event and it might sound cliché, given the name of her business, but she truly was a ray of sunshine! Passionate about doing what she can to contribute to a more visually inclusive industry, San is always collaborating on beautifully curated shoots. Including this tropical delight which sent the interest crazy when I published it this summer! San loves her job, you can see it in the way she shoots, in the way she captures you. I had the pleasure of being shot by her last year (after I experienced a rather inconvenient incident), she wanted to do something to put a smile on my face, so we went for a stroll at sunset and boy did she. I know no other photographer that captures natural light like San does. A delight to work with!
Mike & Emily
Married in October 2015
June 2016
They are just beautiful!!!
San! We knew the photographs would be amazing, but you have surpassed all our expectations completely. They are just beautiful!!! And the little parcel is the cutest, absolutely love it! I literally have no idea which ones we will put in an album because they are all so brilliant! Thank you so so much for everything, you have given us some beautiful memories of our day! xxx
Location & Contact Details


London, Greater London, England

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Press & Awards

Press & Awards (24)

Wedding Planner
Bridal Musings
You & Your Wedding Magazine
WEDDING Magazine
Juno & Joy
Festival Brides
Love Our Wedding Magazine
Ultimate Wedding Magazine
Way Out Wedding
Your Herts & Beds Wedding Magazine
Bewildered Bride
Rock My Wedding
Wedding Ideas
Style Me Pretty
BRIDES Magazine
Want That Wedding
Your London Wedding Magazine
English Wedding
5 Star Wedding Directory
Dotty Vintage Weddings
Perfect Wedding Magazine
Nu Bride

Industry Awards (4)

TOP UK PHOTOGRAPHER by Love Our Wedding Magazine

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

Exquisite, emotive fine art reportage.

What about your business are you most proud of?

I photograph weddings with my wonderful other half, Michael, and we make a great team – having been through the process of planning a wedding ourselves, we both know how much of your heart and soul you will have invested into the big day, so we can proudly say that we will create and treat your precious memories with extra care and attention and make sure the images reflect how infinitely beautiful and filled with love your day is going to be…

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Plan ahead to give yourselves at least a week before the wedding when you are not doing any running around - you need to go into your big day relaxed and happy, not stressed and enhausted.

What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?

I love it when couples write their own vows or pick an unusual song for their first dance... It makes a world of difference when the worlds people say to one another are not standard, but carefully written with love and care for one person and one person only.

Describe your typical process with a couple.

I always offer a complimentary consultation to all couples who are considering asking me to photograph their wedding - choosing who is going to capture those priceless memories for you is a hugely important and personal decision to make, so I like to provide an opportunity for the couples to meet me and ask me any questions they have. Sometimes my consultations last for hours! But it's worth it as to me it is of paramount importance that my clients are happy with their choice and know that they are in safe hands.

What is the No. 1 photo that you think every couple should take?

There are no rules when it comes to wedding photos as your photos will always be secondary to your happiness and your marriage. So there certainly isn't a #1 most important photo, just a most important feeling. Focus on each other, take the day in and, trust me, when you get your photos back, that special image will be there, for you to cherish and keep for years to come.

What is the most original photo you’ve been asked to take at a wedding?

I was asked by a bride to create a photo capturing the relationship between herself, her mother and her grandmother, but without showing their faces, as the Mother of the Bride was extremely camera-shy. This is when I created my 'Three Generations' photo of the hands of three women with their wedding bands on, capturing the gentle support between the three of them and the symbols of their happy marriages without making the Mother of the Bride nervous or uncomfortable. This photo is very dear to my heart and has resonated with many people around the World as it tells an important story without being obvious or intrusive.

What do you recommend for a rainy day wedding?

Two things. 1) Clear umbrellas are amazing! and 2) Don't worry. There is always a Plan B in case it rains, both for your ceremony and for your photos, so don't let it dampen your spirits and remember that rain on your wedding day is considered good luck!