Some lovely things my past newborn, family & branding photography clients have said xx

We had a newborn shoot with Sophie and she was so lovely. Her photos are beautiful and something we will always treasure. We were made to feel so welcome and she was so patient with my little girl, giving lots of time to get some great photos. I will be recommending Sophie to everyone!

I have always been reluctant to have my photos taken. Being a business woman, it is imperative that your professional branding is up to scratch. This means you need photos… of yourself! I contacted Sophie about my idea to have a beach photo shoot for my branding. Sophie was like a “photographer-fairy-godmother”
From day one I felt that Sophie would make me feel comfortable, by planning the mood board together we were on the same page from the start. On the day of the shoot Sophie was professional, relaxed, patient and fun. We took our time, in various locations, getting the perfect shots, in the perfect sunset light. I couldn’t be happier with my photos, which look natural, capturing my personality perfectly. Just what I wanted. I love them! Thank you Sophie, you are a gem!

We had a cake smash and splash shoot with Sophie today. It was the most amazing experience, she was so professional and welcoming. I was worried how my little one would be but the environment was so lovely and friendly that he had such a good time and the photos reflect that. Cannot recommend Sophie enough!!


We had a newborn photo shoot done by Sophie, everything about the shoot was perfect, would highly recommend x

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I contacted Sophie to help me with some branding photographs. I wanted the images to convey what South Coast Weddings is, friends, relaxed and approachable. By Sophie communicating with me ahead of time, we had a solid plan of which images we wanted to capture. I now regularly use these images on my website, Instagram and Facebook. Sophie captured my personality and my love of tea! I would highly recommend Sophie for your branding photographs.


We had a newborn shoot for our baby boy and Sophie was amazing. It took 45 minutes to get him sleepy ready for the shoot and Sophie was so gentle, patient and professional. We absolutely love our photos, they are just perfect. I cannot recommend Sophie enough. We chose the Indigo package and it was worth every penny. We are so grateful that we will have these beautiful photos forever!


Huge thank you to Sophie for our gorgeous photos of our newborn! We love them! Sophie also captured our wedding day 5 years ago and did a newborn shoot for our eldest 3 years ago so we highly recommend her! Xx


Sophie was great with our camera shy children and got some beautiful natural family photographs. We are really pleased with them and would definitely use Sophie again.


Sophie was the photographer at our wedding in 2015 and we have just had a newborn photoshoot with her. The photos of Toby were beautiful and she was great with him. Such a great photographer and a lovely person.


After following Sophie’s page for months I booked my little one in to have a newborn shoot. Seeing all her amazing shoots of different little ones made me even more impatient whilst being over due so as soon as we could we got booked in with her and she did not disappoint! Sophie not only is a lovely, welcoming lady she is very professional and takes massive pride in her work which shows when you see the outcome. Our little one got a little unsettled which didn’t phase Sophie all. I can’t thank her enough for the precious photos we have. I already can’t wait to have an excuse to book in again!!


I used Sophie for a branding shoot with my team. After looking at her Instagram and website I contacted Sophie as her style seemed similar to mine. After a chat with her, I was so confident that she got me and understood my brief.

On the day of the shoot Sophie was amazing. Many of the team hadn’t done anything like it before so were a little nervous, but Sophie put everyone right at ease, guiding them on how to achieve the best shots. A true professional with an approach that puts everyone at ease, I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her!!

Gemma / The Contemporary PA

Sophie is such a brilliant photographer. She always makes you feel at ease allowing for perfectly natural photographs. After having our wedding photos and a family shoot done with Sophie, I would definitely recommend and will certainly use again in the future! Thank you Sophie! xx


We are so thrilled with our newborn photos of Imogen! The shoot itself was so relaxed and peaceful – it was a real treat for me and Ben to sit back, have a cup of tea and watch Sophie take such gorgeous photos. Sophie was so patient and gentle and clearly knew all the tricks of the trade with the white noise machine!!! We had plenty of time to feed Imogen as and when needed and we had a really lovely morning.
The newborn phase is over so quickly and I am so happy I have such beautiful photos to remember how tiny Imogen was at 11 days old.
From the moment of booking to receiving prints Sophie was fantastic – really professional but so friendly too. The prints, USB and leather holder it all came in was so lovely to get through the post and made it all the more special.
I cannot recommend enough – thank you Sophie!!


Sophie is completely amazing at what she does. From the start of the booking process to when your photos come through the post in a gorgeous leather envelope, Sophie pays very close attention to detail. From choosing colour schemes, her patience, her cups of tea and biscuits! We are totally in love with our newborn photos of our precious daughter and will cherish them forever, thanks to Sophie.


I would like to take a moment to thank you so much Sophie for capturing some beautiful moments of our little boy at such a precious time 💕 From start to finish of the shoot we felt so comfortable and relaxed being in the studio with you as did Teddy. So much thought, patience and care went into the morning with us. I felt very anxious beforehand with a newborn baby thinking would he cry? What if he doesn’t settle for the pictures? But Sophie made us a cup of tea and we sat and watched her soothe Teddy and get him into various positions and outfits to get some beautiful pictures, my husband and I felt so relaxed and we loved watching the magic unfold..
We cannot recommend Sophie highly enough. Thank you xxx


Sophie is fantastic – we had some maternity and newborn photographs done with her. Sophie was amazing with our little girl during the newborn shoot, she was so patient with her and really took the time to get the perfect shot. She is very welcoming and made my husband and I feel very comfortable, to the point he almost nodded off!! We are really impressed with the photographs from both of our shoots and couldn’t recommend Sophie highly enough. Thank you x


Sophie did a baby shoot for our 5 month old daughter. My husband & I were absolutely thrilled with the images we received. Sophie is a brilliant photographer and interacted really well with our little one. She is very professional but at the same time warm & friendly. We would thoroughly recommend Sophie!


We had a family photoshoot booked in with Sophie at the end of August and it was so much fun! Sophie was amazing with our little girl and caught some lovely family photos which we will cherish forever.
Sophie is truly wonderful at what she does, I have taken a thousands pictures of my daughter and none of them compare-you just cant beat professional photos with a fab photographer!
I cant wait to hang the pictures up in my house. Thank you Sophie.


Have recently had a newborn shoot with Sophie for my daughter and we are thrilled with the final pictures. Sophie is passionate about her work and has a great variety of props. Sophie took her time and was led by my daughter’s comfort needs with feeds and changing. She also had amazing patience with my boisterous 2yr son who joined for sibling pics! Sophie took my wedding pictures and did my son’s newborn shoot as well, so what else can I say… We highly recommend her! Thank you Sophie x


We had a newborn photo shoot for our baby when he was just over a week old. Sophie was brilliant with him and really laid back about all the feeds and nappy changes between photos! Sophie is really welcoming and makes you feel very comfortable in her home studio. The photos we have are amazing and we couldn?t be happier with them!

Kelly & Steve

Highly recommend Sophie Bowdler Photography spent over an hour at Upton Country Park having a very relaxed professional family photo shoot with two teenage prankster boys and my husband absolutely love the photos every single one you have captured us as a family perfectly and love the relaxed images no false smiles in sight. Thankyou so much will definitely be using you again x


Oh woweeeee they look amazing!! Thank you so much! These are going to look fabulous on my new site, especially the flavours page!  And you got a decent photo of me. Especially love the one with Josie! I will see you on Friday but thank you so much again, you’re amazing xxx

Emma / Fancie Buns Cakery

Just loved the whole experience, Kasper was luckily a dream and very cooperative with the positions and prop used. Loved the diversity of colours, props and positions.
The pictures then came swiftly afterwards and we just love them! I just wish I had done new born shoots with the other four children I have. Highly recommend Sophie and would love to go back for another shoot when he?s older.


Sophie was lovely totally put me at ease as I was stressed out due to my baby crying all morning before the photoshoot! Sophie was brilliant with her managed and to get some beautiful photos. I have bought some frames and going to give them as Christmas presents for the grandparents/aunts and uncles. So lovely to have some prints and also have them on USB for future. Would definitely recommend xx


Sophie is amazing, every time I look at the pictures Sophie did for my business I smile I’m so so pleased with them. I have such fabulous comments on them and they are perfect for my brand- totally recommend Sophie xx

Julie / English Garden Florist

We have just received our USB with all of our photos on and we absolutely love them all! Sophie was absolutely amazing on the day and just fitted in with our guests, you could hardly tell she was there! All of the photos are perfect and capture the whole day so well! We are so pleased that we chose Sophie and would definitely recommend her to others! Thank you so much!! Xxx

Emily & Joseph

I highly recommend Sophie. When I was planning my proposal to my now fiancé I spoke to Sophie to discuss my plans- Sophie was fantastic at helping to settle my nerves and make great suggestions such as timing of the day to ensure the sun was in a perfect position to capture the perfect photos. The photos make it look like we were the only ones on the beach they look great. Sophie was excellent from start to finish and captured the moment that I proposed perfectly. Sophie got some fantastic photos of a day we will never forget. Thanks again Sophie.

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