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Sharon Cooper Photography

Muddy says: Muddy Award winning photographer, Sharon Cooper, brings fun, creativity and personality to her pictures, so all you have to do is smile for the camera!

Sharon is an award-winning wedding and portrait photographer from Hitchin in Herts. In fact she won the Muddy Stilettos Award for best photographer in Herts and Beds 2019, so lots of you already know she’s pretty great at what she does!

Her clients love her for her warmth, infectious personality, and for being self-admitedly a little quirky (aren’t all the best people?). Sharon loves a good alternative wedding – think teepee receptions, DIY and festival style dos – with plenty of colour and laughter, but she’s a dab hand at shooting more traditional affairs too.

She knows just how to capture a special moment sensitively and creatively, meaning you will re-live that feeling everytime you look at her pictures. Plus she always has an eye on the next great shot, so she never misses a thing. She also does fab family and portrait shots with her signature injection of fun, making her subjects feel completely at ease in front of the camera.

If you’re looking for a photographer who is more about capturing fun and feelings than formality, and is a total professional to boot, Sharon’s your woman.

36 comments on “Sharon Cooper Photography”

  • Nicola March 31, 2017

    I recently had a family shoot with Sharon, and it was so much fun!
    I am not the easiest person to photograph, in fact it’s fair to say I hate to be photographed because I am so self conscious, but Sharon made it so much fun, natural, and of course our photographs turned out amazing. With so many to chose from, it made Christmas gifts a hard task this year. But everyone who received a frame or a canvas, adored them. Since then I have recommended Sharon to my nephew and my best friend, and she is now doing their weddings and I can not wait!

    Thanks Sharon, you rock x

    • Sharon Cooper April 3, 2017

      Thank you so much Nicola, I loved our Autumnal shoot, so glad to hear they all loved the photo gifts you made with the images too.

  • Sarah Bellisario March 31, 2017

    Sharon is a wonderful photographer with a brilliant way of making people feel comfortable and taking beautiful and unique photos. We have had the pleasure of working with her several times and would highly recommend her for family shoots, weddings and photo shoots for products and brands. She’s a really super lovely person too!

    • Sharon Cooper April 3, 2017

      Thank you Sarah! I love your amazing designs and it was super fun to work with you to get website images to help you.

  • Lucy March 31, 2017

    I wanted to surprise my mum for her 60th birthday and have some photographs taken of her three grandsons. It was really important that their individual personalities were captured and the images were natural and fun. On a beautiful autumnal day we all headed to one of the local parks and basically just had a brilliantly fun afternoon running around, kicking leaves and laughing A LOT. Sharon is an incredibly talented photographer with a beautiful heart and soul that she puts into all of her work. You can’t but not love her. She captured my two boys and my nephew’s little characters perfectly and the photographs are beautiful, each one is so special. A treasured present.

  • Anisha March 31, 2017

    Sharon did some shots of my clinic team for the website. Not only did Sharon manage to make us all relax and have fun, but her photos were very artistic and really captured what the clinic is about. I would and have recommended Sharon every time…

  • Lisa Hawkins March 31, 2017

    I’d always found Sharon’s wedding photos unusually beautiful, but was still dreading our family shoot. If you’re anything like me: DON’T BE SCARED!
    We all had such a giggle – the photos are a stunning reminder of our fun afternoon in the woods, as much as of a lovely stage in our (children’s) lives.
    Christmas and a couple of birthdays wrapped up, and people keep asking who took the photos we have up at home.
    Thanks, Sharon, for everything, especially semi-curing me of my photophobia – I can’t wait till our next shoot with you x

  • Dan April 2, 2017

    Sharon is the best! We had a fantastic family shoot with her and she really goes the extra mile to get top results. She puts you at ease, tells jokes to the kids and generally makes you feel relaxed. Spending a couple of hours with her is absolutely nothing like an awkward studio session. She knows Hertfordshire so well so has loads of great suggestions for locations to really add to your images. Book her now!

  • cat tully April 3, 2017

    We had a super time taking family photos for my mum’s 70th with Sharon – the two little ones had so much fun with her, my mum was relaxed, and the final photos just looked great.

  • Lisa Kelly - Zebra Translations Ltd April 3, 2017

    Sharon recently came to us, at very short notice, to take some publicity shots for a magazine we were going in. Sharon was very easy to get on with, very relaxed ( which relaxed us) and took some lovely shots which we were very pleased with ( both of us being photo-phobic 🙁 ) We have already recommended Sharon and would be happy to use again 🙂

  • Helen Ingram April 3, 2017

    Sharon is a fantastic photographer (and a lovely person too!). She has taken some wonderful photographs of me and my Woolly Chic woolly creations. I would definitely recommend Sharon for lifestyle and product photography, which can help to boost your business by presenting it in a very professional way.

  • Jo April 4, 2017

    I was fortunate to have Sharon create a portfolio of head shots for me to use for a casting agent. She was a pleasure to work with, puts you at your ease and the diversity of the shots is fab!

  • Alice Calcasola April 4, 2017

    As a floral designer with an eye for detail I am completely recommending the lovely talented Sharon, for any shoot. If it is beautiful shots of your wedding, a family photosession or shots for your business, Sharon is your lady. I’ve worked with Sharon on numerous occasions. The images for my daughter’s 21st special birthday bash were completely amazing, I had them edited back the next day. Able to share on Social Media. We have also worked on several styled shoots together, with beautiful pictures to look back on. And this coming May we will work together on the same wedding. Thank you Sharon for being the special, warm lady that you are! Alice xxx

  • Alice V-W April 9, 2017

    Sharon 100% made my family and I feel at ease. My littleuns aren’t the easiest to photograph but Sharon made it look easy. The results were AMAZING. I would recommend Sharon to anyone. Her photography is awesome and Sharon oozes talent but most importantly for us she was really lovely during the shoot, settling our photo nerves, even carrying little Dottie through the field. We would defo call Sharon for future pics.

  • Ella Browne April 10, 2017

    My fiance and I are very excited to have Sharon as our wedding photographer. We love her style and the relaxed feel she has.
    We had our pre wedding photo shoot a few weeks ago now. We wanted to do a night shoot in the lovely town of Hitchin. This is where Ben and I met and went on our first date. Both Ben and I felt a little nervous at first but Sharon soon got us feeling relaxed in front of the camera. The night shoot was a lot of fun and we love the photos Sharon captured. Sharon said herself that she has not done many night shoots, but we loved how she played around with lighting and angels. We are so looking forward to having Sharon as our photographer and guest at our wedding. Ella and Ben Xx

  • Maiwenn Langlois April 20, 2017

    We used Sharon Cooper for our 1LOVE1HEART DAY RETREAT. Not only did she provide some beautiful pictures she was a joy to have on the day as well. So proud to say that Hitchin has so many beautiful, talented and inspiring business women.

  • Margaret Schwitzer April 25, 2017

    Sharon originally photographed our son’s pre-wedding shoot and his wedding. Sharon was super to have at the wedding and made us all feel really relaxed. As a thank you gift, for hosting their wedding in our home, our son and daughter-in-law bought us a family shoot package with Sharon. We are 6 adults and spent a lovely morning walking through the local fields. Sharon then came back for a cup of tea, sat curled up on our sofa chatting like a family friend. Super photos of both occasions all shot with an artistic flair by a lovely, warm, friendly photographer.

  • Claire molyneux April 30, 2017

    Sharon came with my family to do a family shoot at the springs in Ashwell. We had a great time dipping toes in freezing water, playing ball and jumping on and off logs! Sharon captured some beautiful family shots that we shall cherish. The most difficult thing was choosing which were the best to display in frames!

  • Leanne Ford July 24, 2017

    I recently attended a photography workshop with Sharon at Hitchin Lavender Farm and I cannot fault this event. By far the day was the best photography course or workshop I have attended. Sharon’s style of teaching was absolutely perfect and I came away feeling as though I’d picked up some great tips and some shots that I’m very pleased with.
    It goes without saying that the location is magical but overall the whole package was fun, interesting and just at the right level. I would love to attend (and can’t wait to book) more courses with Sharon maybe at different times of the day/seasons or locations. Thank you Sharon you’re a photography star!

  • Hayley Nicholson August 18, 2017

    We first met Sharon at the Tie the Knot wedding fair – we travelled from Surrey up to the event as we were looking for something a bit different and special, and we were lucky enough to meet Sharon who was totally on our wavelength and we clicked from the off.

    On the day of the wedding Sharon breezed in to the cottage I was getting ready in and became part of the bridal party! Helping me with my flowers, entertaining my niece and capturing some wonderful moments with my bridesmaids and family.

    We weren’t keen on the ‘posed’ shots and Sharon completely understood; she put us at ease and I’m so glad we did them, as they are just stunning! Throughout the day and night Sharon DID NOT STOP!! I’ve never seen someone in 5 places at once and I have no idea how she managed to get all the amazing shots she did. Our guests loved her and some even thought she was a friend.

    I can’t recommend Sharon enough – she is so passionate and incredible at what she does and she makes everything so personal. She’s absolutely hilarious too and such a great personality to have doing one of the most important jobs of the day.

    Thank you Sharon for EVERYTHING……we will miss you!!
    Hayley and Si. xx

  • Sharon August 19, 2017

    Oh my gosh! Thank you for leaving this review. It was all such fun and such a perfect day. Happy doing what I love and making others happy in the process!! XxX

  • Victoria and Timothy October 22, 2017

    We can’t thank you enough. The whole experience was hugely enjoyable. At the pre-wedding shoot, you made us feel at ease, laugh and think about what we were looking forward to as well as what was important to us about the wedding. It was one of the most enjoyable parts of our wedding preparation. As a result, we felt more relaxed about having the photos on our wedding day than we ever imagined.

    On the day itself, we had high hopes. You exceeded those. Again, you helped us to enjoy our day; we genuinely loved the moments we were together with you. The guests also commented on how friendly and warm you were throughout the day. Everyone felt comfortable and enjoyed your company.

    During the wedding and in the days that followed, there were so many little things that you did which were really touching. The photos themselves were absolutely wonderful. We’ve had so many people saying how beautiful they are, how happy people look and how they capture moments perfectly. We couldn’t agree more. Looking through the photos makes us so happy and remember how wonderful our day.

    Again, not only were you (and your colleague) responsible for capturing our day, you were a huge reason it was so good. You made us feel really special.

    Thank you,

  • Trudy November 3, 2017

    We were aiming for a relaxed low-key wedding and had no plans to book a photographer at all to begin with – didn’t want the standard, formal shots we imagine most wedding photographers produce.
    Then someone recommended Sharon.
    We went to her website out of curiosity really but were instantly hooked by the images on display – they were so fresh, creative…and basically fun!
    When we booked her for our wedding, she took time to get to know us, listening to our ideas, finding out what would make our day more special…
    The wedding was a truly happy day, full of smiles, and Sharon’s photos seemed to capture the very essence of that. We’re thrilled that she was there to record those memories so beautifully!

  • Rachel Jones January 31, 2018

    We were lucky enough to get Sharon for our wedding, she was the only wedding photographer we wanted after reading all her great reviews.

    My husband is known for being absent from family photos, he will hide as soon as a camera is produced. We even went for a couple photo shoot some years ago and the photos where we were told to kiss each other were totally awkward! So he was really anxious about being photographed on our wedding day. Sharon was amazing at taking those nerves away and we loved her relaxed natural style. She made us feel completely at ease and we have some beautiful photos because of it.

    She spent so long with us, arriving early to take photos of the venue all decorated by hand, then coming to the hotel and she stayed to catch the dancing long after I had expected her to. All of our guests loved her and she caught so many relaxed photos of our friends and family because of it.

    Our photos capture our weird wacky wedding and our do it yourself attitude in all its glory, bug man with giant stick insects and all. And I didn’t even find out until afterwards that Sharon was scared of bugs!

  • Tina February 8, 2018

    Sharon did a work photo shoot for me in January and not only were the pictures great but I had a really lovely time too! She was really warm and welcoming and made me feel very relaxed, which was perfect as I hate having my photo taken. As a result of putting me at ease the photos really captured ‘me’ in a natural and fun way. I would highly recommend her to anyone needing new pictures for any kind of work portfolio.

  • Zoe Rawlings February 12, 2018

    I cannot recommend Sharon Cooper highly enough. She did the photos for our wedding at Christmas and we are thrilled with the results.
    She is a very talented lady- our wedding took place entirely inside a hotel and only began at 4.30 PM when it was dark and yet the photos are beautifully lit. The group shots are brilliantly composed and the spontaneous ones really capture the characters of us and our guests as well as the emotions of the day.
    My husband and I thought we’d be keenly aware of having a photographer around and feel self-conscious as a result but Sharon was amazing at making it seem like she wasn’t there whilst at the same time getting genuinely beautiful pictures.
    She is someone who really goes that extra mile in her work as well- when we sat down for dinner she had already found our seats and left some gorgeous Polaroids of the service in our places. A couple of weeks after the event she arrived at our door with a parcel containing our memory sticks and lots of other treats as well.
    If you’re searching for a wedding photographer, then honestly look no further- Sharon is talented, affordable and just a lovely person to have around on your day.

  • Lisa - Blackfish Swimwear February 22, 2018

    Sharon was truly amazing!
    She took a series of publicity/marketing photos for Blackfish and is wonderfully easy going to work with.
    Both fun and incredibly professional she put all the models completely at ease and really helped get the most out of the shoot. Her eye for detail, design understanding and her ability to tune into what you are trying to achieve on a commercial level are a huge asset. She is one of a kind! You can completely trust her for the photography for your important event, be it a commercial shoot or a wedding, we were truly delighted with the results.

  • Bev Wilson August 9, 2018

    Having had Sharon do an amazing job photographing our daughters wedding in 2016 we wouldn’t have considered anyone else to do a family photo shoot for us. The booking process is easy and straightforward and Sharon is so outgoing and easy to get along with. When the day for the shoot came Sharon arrived early and despite the sweltering heat was able to make her time with us happy relaxed and fun. She has a real creative insight into capturing just the right shot, perfect lighting, locations etc. I also love the fact that we got a few shots as a preview the day after the shoot which really kept the excitement and anticipation going. When the pictures came we were absolutely delighted. A superb mix of shots making it difficult to decide which ones to print! If you need a photographer for any occasion look no further, BOOK SHARON COOPER!

  • Zoe September 12, 2018

    I met Sharon through a mutual friend some years back. As soon as you meet Sharon you will instantly feel at ease. This is something I feel this is one of the biggest hurdles to get past when choosing a photographer, especially when you are choosing someone to photograph your big day. Sharon has done various photoshoots for us, from family photos, to being a model for a local business, to my wedding. I have loved the photos from all of these, but more than that, I loved spending the time with Sharon. Sharon takes a lot time to get to know you and your loved ones and what you would like most from your experience with her. I can honestly say she puts her heart and soul into her work and I believe this shows hugely in the photos and memories she leaves you with. Not only do I have the most amazing photos, I feel I have made a friend too. Booking Sharon will be the best decision you will make!

  • Becky Guy October 29, 2018

    I needed a headshot photograph for a website and was dreading having to do it! Sharon immediately put me at ease and managed to produce a number of natural shots for me that will be great not only for the website but for other marketing jobs. Thank you Sharon!

  • Jane Orton November 12, 2018

    Sharon was recommended to us by a mutual friend and we couldn’t have asked for a better recommendation. From the first time that we met for coffee, to the ongoing bond that we now have with Sharon, she has been a joyful presence.
    During the year before our wedding Sharon regularly contacted us,not only to deal with the practicalities but also to get to know us and the story behind our romance. This meant that on the day she understood the important aspects of our day, our relationship with each other and our newly formed family.
    On the day Sharon was a wonderfully calming influence, especially when my jacket tore! She was always there but totally unobtrusive. We all felt very relaxed in such professional hands and we loved the way that she suggested unusual and eye catching shots.
    There were some lovely little touches both on the day and in the weeks after that demonstrate how Sharon’s clients are not just clients, they become her friends. We are very glad to be able to call Sharon our friend and we would thoroughly recommend her to anyone looking for an amazing wedding photographer.

    Jane and Richard Orton

  • Nesta Shephard April 17, 2019

    Sharon quickly captured the fun atmosphere of my Pilates and seniors fitness classes and brought out the personalities of the individual class members. She engaged with them which made them relax and forget about the camera being there. The result is that I have some wonderful photos on my website which reflect exactly what I wanted to achieve. I also have a great resource I can use for my social media posts. Highly recommend.

    • Katrina April 18, 2019

      So pleased to hear that Nesta! Just to let you know, we have the Muddy Stilettos Awards coming up, where you can enter your own business and nominate others. We will have a category for fitness instructors and photographers, and it’s free to enter, so do sign up! The nominations open next Wednesday so keep an eye out!

  • Louise Emerson June 15, 2019

    We met Sharon at an alternative wedding fair and she caught our eye immediately in her rainbow dress (perfect for our wedding!). As we talked (both in person and over email) her kindness and enthusiasm made it clear that she would be the perfect photographer for our wedding.
    Sharon is nothing but supportive and interested and really goes the extra mile to get to know you as a couple to ensure that your photos are as personal as can be. So many guests commented on how lovely and friendly she was at the wedding, and even in the slightly crowded bridal suite she managed to squeeze subtly into little corners to capture all the special moments.
    Her aftercare is also lovely and it’s great to have someone who is enthusiastic as you about the day you get the photos back!
    Thank you so much Sharon, we really cannot express how grateful we are that we chose you to capture our special day 🙂 Louise & Frank xx

  • Jo Briggs now Smith! September 7, 2019

    When we were arranging our wedding we were considering not having a photographer. However I’m so glad we changed our mind! I looked at a few different local photographers and had followed Sharon on social media for a while. A mutual friend encouraged me just to see what Sharon was all about and I was instantly impressed. Sharon is not only an incredible photographer, with the ability to capture emotion, colour and vibe so well, she is also the loveliest person who only wants to make you happy and relaxed. Sharon was not only our photographer but a really special part of the day and someone who I now class as a friend.She has captured the memories that we will cherish forever. Jo and Chris xxx

    • September 12, 2019

      How lovely to hear and congratulations on your wedding – we think Sharon is a bit of a gem too!


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