Sophie Bowdler Photography, Poole

Fine art wedding photography in a modern and reportage style.
Pricing & Costs

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Products and Services

Bridal Prep Shots
Back-Up Equipment
Flexible Hours on the Day
Last-Minute Orders
Stay Through Speeches
Stay Through Dancing
Large Group Shots
Online Shop
Wedding Albums
Personal Online Gallery
Pre-Wedding Consultation
Digital Editing / Airbrushing
Images on USB

Photography Style

Reportage / Documentary
Full Description
Based in Poole, Dorset but provide wedding photography all across the South Coast and sometimes further afield. I shoot using a fine art photography style, using natural lighting to create a soft, light and airy look. I am all about the details and love to capture as much of the atmosphere of the day as possible. I also think that the couple portraits are THE most important and like to work with our couples to create stunning images they can treasure for years to come. I have been a photographer for over 13 years in Dorset and absolutely love all things wedding! I shoot in a journalistic way, capturing your day as it unfolds. The only ‘posed’ images are the ones you ask for, such as a few family groups and your couple portraits, even with these we like to try and keep things as informal as possible, so you can spend as much of your day as possible enjoying yourselves with your guests.


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Beckie & Mark
Married in November 2018
November 2018
Dorset Wedding Review
Thank you so much for spending our wedding with us. you have made a amazing job with the photo. u manged to gets some amazing shots even though it's was raining ALL day. but that's what made u guys so amazing u did such a great job even tho u got completely soaked and muddy. Thank u so much we are so glad we picked Sophie and Ben. u guys just helped make our wedding amazing.
Lisa & Leon
Married in November 2018
November 2018
New Forest Wedding Review
Absolutely amazing!!! Can't fault Sophie & husband Ben, wonderful people, amazing photographers xxx
Emily & Jo
Married in November 2018
November 2018
Sopley Mill Wedding Review
We have just received our USB with all of our photos on and we absolutely love them all!! Sophie and Ben were absolutely amazing on the day and just fitted in with our guests, you could hardly tell they were there! All of the photos are perfect and capture the whole day so well! We are so pleased that we chose them and would definitely recommend to others! Thank you so much!!
Becky & Alex
Married in October 2018
October 2018
Boho Wedding review
Sophie and Ben did a incredible job of shooting our wedding back in June . We were instantly drawn to their warmth from the first video call to discuss our plans and details. They both way exceeded our expectations with beautiful natural shots which was important to us and also there calmness and organisation on the big day made everything run very smoothly. Do not hesitate with booking them for your wedding or other special occasion.
Chloe & Jon
Married in September 2017
September 2017
Thank you so much to Sophie and Ben for doing our photography at the Christchurch Harbour Hotel, the pictures we have seen so far are amazing I am so excited to see the others! Xx
Mikieyla & Jason
Married in August 2017
August 2017
Thank you both so, so much for being a part of our special day. You were both fantastic and truly made us feel at ease. I cannot recommend you both enough because not only did you capture our day so well you are both lovely people! Thank you �
Location & Contact Details


Poole, Dorset, England

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Press & Awards

Press & Awards (4)

Dorset, Wiltshire, Hampshire Bride Mag.
Boho Wedding Blog
Your Hampshire & Dorset Wedding mag.
The English Wedding Blog

Accreditations / Associations (1)

LRPS & ARPS distinctions with The Royal Photographic Society

What is your most memorable wedding?

A wedding I covered in the South of France, I absolutely love to travel to new places!

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

Natural, relaxed, reportage, modern, unobtrusive.

What about your business are you most proud of?

Being able to provide couples a lasting memory of there day

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

Be true to yourselves and don't be afraid to show off your personality

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

A personal note to each guest on their place names.

Describe your typical process with a couple.

We have a general chat & get to know each other over a video call. Around 3-4 weeks before the wedding we chat again to discuss all the final bits & pieces I need to know about your amazing wedding! Then.......the big day arrives and you have a totally awesome time and I have a blast capturing every detail!

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

A portrait of the couple after the wedding breakfast as the sun is starting to go down, just beautiful........

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

The bride & groom on a carousel :)

What do you recommend for a rainy day wedding?

Wellies and brollies and a go for it attitude!

Describe how you got into photography.

I have always done photography and never considered doing anything else, its just what I do!