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WHEN WE ARE NOT OUT AND ABOUT SHOOTING, WE LOVE DISCUSSING ALL THINGS PHOTOGRAPHY. FROM OUR LATEST SHOOTS TO MUST-HAVE TIPS AND TRICKS OF THE TRADE, KICK BACK AND ENJOY OUR COMMERCIAL PHOTOGRAPHY BLOG AT YOUR LEISURE…!

The Proof Is In The Pudding!

When you think of photography, what image springs to mind? Perhaps it’s beautiful those catwalk models or a stunning white wedding? Well, we like to think a little more outside the box, or perhaps we should say, a little more inside the commercial photography box. We...

Building Brands, One Photo At A Time

People often say to us “I love your marketing and social media, how do you do it?”  This is always great compliment to receive but our response is always the same “ All we do is stay consistent and appear frequently!” It really is as simple as that.  The thought of...

How To Use Sun & Shade In Your Photography

Much like every year, our unpredictable British weather likes to keep us on our toes. This does mean that capturing those perfect photos can be a little tricky. People often find their photos are either flooded with light or hidden in shade and it can be a challenge...

5 Lessons I learnt When Becoming My Own Boss

These are my favourite kind of blogs to write. I love sharing my self-employment journey with people and in particular any ambitious photographers who are looking to make it on their own. I have managed to refine my HUGE list of things I have learnt so far to my top...

Content Is King – Or Is It?

I’m sure you are familiar with the phrase ‘content is king’, well this blog is attempting to turn this on its head and question if this really is the case? We live in a fast paced world and if something hasn’t grabbed our attention almost instantaneously then we have...

Top 5 Tips To Utilise Instagram For Your Business

We are all aware of the power of social media in today’s society, particularly Facebook & Twitter. However, Instagram has remained somewhat of a phenomenon among businesses and is often overlooked. This is a huge marketing mistake, particularly for visual...

Beat The January Blues With Photography!

2017 is over and I am sure many business owners like myself, will be reflecting on their past year in business. However, it is just as important to look forward to the year ahead and set business goals for the future. January can be a strange month for many businesses...

Sarah & Steve

SARAH & STEVE Sarah & Steve tied the knot at the beautiful venue, Offley Place Country House Hotel, As Christmas weddings go, this was up there with the best! Losing light early on wasn't a problem, as the venue offered plenty of indoor spots for couple...

Festive Photography For Your Business!

It is hard to believe 2017 is coming to an end and Christmas is fast approaching. This is such an exciting time on a personal level for many people but it is equally as exciting for businesses, especially if you are a product based business with festive lines.  ...

Danielle & Craig

DANIELLE & CRAIG The lovely Danielle & Craig tying the knot at the wonderful Maison Talbooth! This was a fantastic day all round, the venue was perfect for this intimate winter wedding, and it was truly a pleasure to photograph.   Hope you enjoy the sneak peak...

Tanya & Chris

© Sophie Skipper Photography 2016 TANYA & CHRIS I do love an autumn wedding, and this one was no exception. Tanya & Chris tied the knot at The Tudor Barn in Belstead, one of my favourite barn venues. We had beautiful weather...

Why Buy A DSLR Camera?

In the last 10 years, the way we capture photographs has changed dramatically and taking your disposable camera to the photo developers is a thing of the past. Along with everything else, photos are now more digital than ever and with the incredible advances with...

Harriett & Dan

© Sophie Skipper Photography 2016 HARRIETT & DAN   Not sure where to start... what a day. I've know Harriett since I was a little nipper at school, and I had the pleasure and honour of photographing her special day. I met with...

Professional Photography For Service Based Industries

I am fortunate enough to work in an industry that allows me to showcase my end product to others on a daily basis. This is something that can be a real challenge for many businesses, in particular, service-based industries. I wanted to take the time out to write about...

5 Ways to Spot A Professional Photographer

When it comes to choosing the right photographer it can seem a bit of a minefield. Especially when your neighbour, boss and best friend are all now self-proclaimed professional photographers. Good photography is more than just a fancy camera and I have spent years...

Andrew & Chris

Andrew & Chris - Hedingham Castle First of all... What a couple! And what a venue! It was an absolutely pleasure photographing Andrew & Chris's special day at this gorgeous venue. These two are so chilled out, so in love, and have the best sense of humour...

Lysette & Neil

Lysette & Neil - The White Hart, Great Yeldham     So... I've really been looking forward to writing this Wedding blog! I headed over to The White Hart in Great Yeldham on Sunday 27th August to photograph Lysette and her bridal party getting ready for the big day....

My First Nationwide Commercial Photography

I am currently sat in the glorious sunshine in Whitestone, Cornwall next to a bubbling hot tub and yes this is work! You would think that having to travel 6 hours for work would be a slight negative but not when you arrive to such a stunning location. Over the past 3...

Photography Course For Beginners

After 3 years at university, 2 years working in a London photography agency and currently 18 months along my journey of being a self employed photographer, it felt the right time to share my skills and experience with others. I thought long and hard about the best way...

The Power Of Product Photography

This week I have decided to focus my blog around another side to my business – product photography. One of my favourite things about photographing beautiful products and delicious food is being able to showcase them at their very best. My Stand Out Product Photography...

Abbie & Jamie – The Tudor Barn, Belstead

© Sophie Skipper Photography 2016 Abbie & Jamie The Tudor Barn, Belstead Suffolk Photographer   Where to start with Abbie & Jamie's special day.   They couldn't of picked a better venue, and they certainly couldn't of picked a better day for weather!   The sun...

The best guilt free cake I’ve ever tasted!

Food Photography at The Beth Chatto Gardens   Why bother with Food Photography? Well think about this... you walk up to a local restaurant known for it's high-end price tags, and stuck in the window is a poorly photographed, poorly printed and poorly presented photo...

Wedding Weather Worries? No problem!

Wedding Weather Worries Summer has well and truly arrived and that means one thing - wedding season is upon us! When I meet couples on the lead up to their special day, there is a certain element that seems to be a common worry for the soon-to-be newlyweds. Yes, you...

Why Your Business Needs Commercial Photography

What is Commercial Photography? Over the past 18 months I have worked with many amazing businesses to help bring their brand and services to life using commercial photography. So, what exactly is Commercial Photography? Well the term itself covers a wide variety of...