San 'Sanshine' Shawe is an internationally published fine art wedding photographer, whose passion lies incapturing people’s essence – every day we change, every day we grow and achieve new things, and no minute ever repeats itself. Having actively developed her photography skills for over 10 years, she continues to develop new methods of shooting and processing images all the time to produce sleek, contemporary and emotive images that will last a lifetime. Being a perfectionist, Sanshine works in great detail on every image making sure every element is flawless. Sanshine Photography studio is currently based in Hertfordshire but she frequently travels to destinations across the UK and abroad upon request.
Sanshine's Photography is best described as 'natural light artistry' predominantly using natural light to enhance the beauty of the world and people. 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. This style sets her apart from the photographers that simply seek to photograph a number of stages of your day 'for the record'. By taking the approach of storytelling through the images she captures, the emotive tales of her clients' weddings truly shine.
Sanshine Photography is widely acclaimed both professionally and by her clients and her work has recently been featured in renowned publications such as BRIDES Magazine, You & Your Wedding Magazine, Bridal Musings, Rock My Wedding, Your London Wedding Magazine and Ultimate Wedding Magazine.
I’ve known San for many years, I knew her when she was just starting out taking photographs, and her talent for it was clear back then. When my, now, husband proposed to me two years ago I knew that she was my only certainty – Sanshine would be at my wedding capturing the most important moment of my life.
San went above and beyond even before the day. She asked about the colour scheme, if there were any elements of the wedding that where important and needed to be captured, and unlike other photographers (who will try to get as much money from you as possible) – she pointed out the shots that wouldn’t really be needed and those that would be really important.
On the day she was the first face I saw as I exited the wedding car with my father, she was a breath of fresh air and my nerves melted away – she was a calming force, and made us laugh. She started as she meant to go on, she was running everywhere, and was consistent – she was even the one who told me I needed to meet with my registrar!
During the service I was unaware of her presence, but I have seen the pictures from the ceremony, and she was there! Capturing the moments you would be unaware of – and the shots are stunning. She did not overpower a single element of the ceremony, the memories from the service are of my husband, she was like a silent assassin armed with a camera.
San did warn me of the time (our service was late, so we were losing light) and ever the perfectionist she directed those that needed and managed to get us into the gardens for our group shots. This is where Sanshine shone! She was acrobatic, climbed and threw herself around taking candid pictures as we chatted. My family were disorganised, and she organised them, something I as the bride couldn’t even do.
She wanted perfection from every shot, she really cared about us, and that was so clear! Her love, as well as our own, is captured in every picture. She did not stop, and since the wedding every single guest has commented on Sanshine, their glow, professionalism and attention to detail.
If you are trawling sites now looking for the perfect photographer – STOP! I can suggest no better to capture the best day of your life!
Thank You San!!!
We were very happy both with the images of our special day, and with the professional approach overall. Highly recommended!
Here is part two, the long awaited Love story of Ben and Hannah. Their special day, friends, family and unforgettable moments, all captured by an amazing photographer!
STUDIO VISITS BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
Coming by Car
For SatNav please use post code WD24 6BQ the studio is based within the College Yard complex. Please be aware that best access is by approaching from St Albans road as the far west end of Gammons Lane is blocked off.
If approaching from the west you can turn off Gammons lane at the crossroad (where the continuation of Gammons lane is blocked and use Lonspring, The Harebreaks then St George’s Road to reach College Yard.
Coming by Train
The nearest train station is Watford Junction which is a 10 minute walk or short taxi ride.
A 25% non-refundable deposit is required to secure the date, with the full amount payable up to 9 weeks prior to the date of the wedding.
Possible travelling expenses