CANDID, ROMANTIC AND DREAMY WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY
UK and Destination Weddings
Based in Stroud, Gloucestershire in the glorious Cotswolds with Regency Cheltenham and Historic Gloucester nearby.
Genuine, authentic and warm wedding storytelling in the Cotswolds....
Hi, I’m Zara and thanks for stopping by!
An abundance of starry-eyed happiness and clinking of glasses await, and I'd absolutely love to be a part of your celebrations. As a wedding photographer, I adore capturing the raw, unabashed connection between two souls, embracing the essence of your romance.
From stolen glances to cheeky kisses and getting loose on the dance floor...
I'll be there to document your love story (and all the fun bits). I'll even make sure to snap authentic moments that may have slipped by unnoticed - they're the best ones! 90% of your day will be candid, natural and relaxed images with the rest being those romantic, dreamy portraits of you both.
Whether you want me to inconspicuously lurk in the shadows, snapping candid shots or be right up the front, rounding everyone up for group photos, I'll be the chameleon you need on the day. Either way, I'll be behind the lenses, not missing a beat.
Hand on heart, every ounce of my energy will go towards creating a gorgeous collection of images to forever memorialize your day. When you look through the photos memories will come to life and it'll be as though you're right there doing it all over again.
Unsure of having your photo taken?
Honestly, I get it and know how you feel. I used to get nervous in front of the camera so I want to help. What drives me is to show you just how beautiful and awesome you both are! Your smiles will be coming from such a deep and honest place, who could not bask in the happiness of your special day? That's why I aim to show the emotion of the day rather than turn it into a long drawn-out photoshoot. You'll get some stunning portraits (that's a given) but the focus will also be getting those photos when people aren't aware or looking.
It’s always nerve-wracking getting in front of a camera when you’re not used to it, which is why I like to keep everything chilled and natural. I'm more than happy to meet up beforehand and have a small practice session near me in the Cotswolds, if you feel like you would benefit from it. We can pick a wonderful countryside place and just wander around together, have a coffee in a cosy café or pub and chat about plans and anything we can think of whilst taking some pictures. I keep posing to what you feel comfortable doing. My motto is always ‘as natural as possible' as it's more genuine and honest. I carry this over to your wedding day so that you don’t need to worry about a thing and you feel comfortable, safe and well looked after.
My approach to your wedding...
With nearly 200 weddings worth of experience behind me, my approach to capturing couples' wedding days is prioritizing creating a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere, ensuring that couples feel at ease and safe in my hands. Over the years, I've received abundant feedback attesting to the sense of relaxation they've felt throughout their special day.
My photography style focuses predominantly on candid moments, capturing the genuine emotions and spontaneous interactions that unfold naturally. Additionally, I pay meticulous attention to detail, highlighting the intricate beauty of elements like your carefully crafted flower arrangements, the wedding cake and table decorations.
Alongside these candid images and detail-oriented captures, I create stunning portraits that reflect the unique personalities and love shared between the both of you using the natural elements around you and/or the architecture of the venue.
Alicia & Matt
“We could tell she was the perfect photographer to capture our wedding in Peterborough Cathedral with a love of history and Cathedrals herself, as well as dogs!
We are still so blown away by Zara's photos. She captured the best day of our lives so beautifully with stunning shots of everything as well as our fur baby! We honestly could not recommend Zara more. If you are looking for a photographer book her- You will not regret it. Her stunning photos will have you in happy tears!”
I'm based near Stroud, Gloucestershire and I'm happy to travel all over the UK and Europe for your wedding. I only cover a set number of weddings per year so you have all my energy for your special day.
Drop me a line via my contact page today to see if I have your date free!
My Style of work
I'm a wedding photographer based in Gloucestershire in the glorious Cotswolds.
I have a warm, natural, relaxed and friendly approach to you and your wedding with a focus on candids and dreamy, romantic portraits.
You are welcome to use my contact form for enquiries
Alternatively, you can email at email@example.com or whatsapp/message at 0771 333 8056.
The Street, Leonard Stanley, Gloucestershire, GL10 3NT.
I currently live in the Cotswolds and have done for a few years now and will be glad to help you with all things Cotswolds wedding related and not just photography!