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I have always believed that recommendations are the very best form of advertising. So here are some of the lovely things clients have said about me and Sturgess Mills Photography.  

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Vineyard Wedding


Josie was our wedding photographer at Brightwell Vineyard on the 1st September. From the very beginning she put me and my extremely camera shy husband at ease. She seemed to be everywhere at once, totally unobtrusive but having a giggle with all the guests. She delt with our wayward families with professional ease and was so patient and good humoured as she wrangled all our guests into group photos. (We had extremely unruly guests!) And in amongst the pretty pictures and family groups she's managed to slip in some incredible artistic shots. Absolutely stunning eye for lighting and depth. I COULD NOT BE HAPPIER!
I would have no hesitation recommending Josie for any event.

She is tireless, cheerful and wonderfully talented. I am so lucky she agreed to be my photographer.

Zoe & Joe

Cannot recommend enough. Colin & Emma Wedding


Josie photographed our wedding at Sherborne Castle, Dorset, and we can't recommend her enough.

''From the first meeting to the day itself, we could not be more delighted we chose Josie as our wedding photographer.
She was friendly and filled us with confidence from the first time we met her. We knew straight away we would not need to worry about anything to do with the wedding photography. 
Best of all, she really took the stress out of planning everything and had a perfect grasp what needed to happen and the logistics of arranging family members.
On the day itself she was perfect from start to finish.
Neither of us are particularly comfortable being in front of the camera, but you can see in our photos how relaxed she made us both feel.
In the bridal suite before the ceremony, she made everyone feel relaxed with her sense of humour and throughout the day was ready to come to the rescue with her emergency bridal kit.
She was fantastic at arranging and organizing the group pictures and came up with some great ways to inject some humour into the photos with our friends.
But she also found time to capture all the details which made the day special and get some great candid shots without being invasive.
All our guests said afterwards how wonderful she was and I can’t remember another wedding where everyone became friends with the photographer. She was even invited into several wedding selfies. 
In all honesty, we can’t thank or recommend her enough.
Emma & Colin from London
 

 

Stunning photography, Minterne House Wedding


Stunning photography, excellent people that run this business!!

Josie did an amazing job at capturing our day at Minterne House, Dorset.
Non intrusive photography but capturing all natural pictures mixed in with some truly stunning special photographs during our big day.

Josie & “the mule” thank you.

Kyle & Julia 

Highly recommended!!!


"Josie was wonderful both in the run up to the wedding and on the day. The pre wedding shoot was an invaluable addition for helping us relax in front of the camera and Josie was expert at putting everyone at ease. We've got so many great photo's it's hard to choose our favorites. Highly recommended!!!"

Thank you once again.

Mr and Mrs Buckingham

Jade, Joe and Emily Portrait


Josie was our wedding photographer 2 years ago so we couldn't’t wait to go back to her for our newborn photo shoot.
Like all babies, they don’t always play ball when you need them to, but Josie was very patient with us! She was more than happy to wait for us while we walked up and down the garden, give her a feed or do what was needed to settle Millie. Not once did we feel rushed throughout the photo shoot! Josie also took these opportunities to take some sneaky, natural photos.
Josie puts a lot of thought and effort into each individual photo shoot which was shown when she made a wood pile scene to match in with our wedding theme rather than just doing the ‘usual’ newborn poses/props.
We would highly recommend Josie as the photos we got are amazing! The only problem we have is deciding which ones to frame as our wall isn’t big enough to put them all on.

My daughters Wonderful Portrait Photographs


I had some photos taken by Josie of my teenage daughters. From the start she listened to my requests and preferences and during the shoot she made the girls feel extremely comfortable and relaxed, getting the very best from them. The whole family is delighted with the results and I can thoroughly recommend Josie.

Kirsty and Ian James


A friend recommended Josie to us after using her for their wedding, I cannot thank her enough for doing so.

Josie contacted us to discuss what we were looking for and all arrangements were made so quickly without any fuss. We gave Josie our brief, she made detailed notes and also offered her own fantastic ideas.

On the day itself I arrived at the Wedding Venue and was thrilled to see Josie effortlessly capturing our guests and the scene before my arrival. This was her own personal touch, a moment I had not even thought to capture.

Once we were married and as per our brief Josie went to work capturing the moment, she manoeuvred the guests into position without them even realising she had done so. Apart from a few key shots we left it mainly to Josie to decide as to whom and where we and the guests were photographed, on being presented with our album we were was so glad we had. On return from honeymoon we met with Josie to select the final pictures for our album, the choice was great and her photography skills amazed me.
Her creative flare for the unusual but breathtaking shot made our wedding album unforgettable and unique. We can truly say the spirit and atmosphere were captured to perfection and our memories were presented to us in a magnificent album hand decorated by Josie to coordinate with the colour theme we had picked for our special day.

To anyone thinking of booking Josie to capture their special day forever or for any other photographic requirements please do as you will not be disappointed, Josie thank you so very, very much.

Terri and Kristi Wedding


''Myself and my wife would very much like to thank Josie. I believe she was at the wedding to take photos however she also ended up helping organize things that we'd forgotten would even need organizing and genuinely did help us through the day with just about everything. We've literally just finished having a look through our photo gallery for the first time and couldn't be happier with having asked her to capture our day...she's got an exceptional eye for detail, from gently moving us into a natural pose to capturing the moments that happen naturally we've come away with some amazing photos to last a lifetime...AND she made me a bat signal. She really did go above and beyond of what we expected. So if you're reading this wondering who you would want to take photos of your big day, get in contact with her and see for yourself what a lovely woman she is, who happens to be pretty amazing with a camera.

Thank you very much for all the hard work Josie :)''

Terry and Kristi.

Carla and Adrian Corbet, Martock Church, Somerset


Thank you so much for being our photographer, you were absolutely amazing all the way through the day (even with me being Miss Bridezilla at times!!) from our planning stage and on the day. The photos are so much better than we could ever have imagined!!!

I have recommended you to everyone who may need a photographer.  We want people to no how nice and professional you are and what great quality photographs you do. We took our wedding book into my work today and they all said they were the best wedding photographs they have ever seen!.

Thanks so much again, and hope to use you again the future for baby photo shoots and also if we renew our vows in a few years time!!!!

Claire Thompson


Prior to the day Josie met us to discuss our plans for the day, the style of photographs we wanted and look we hoped to achieve. During this meeting she made note of our ideas, and if we asked for her input she was able offer some highly creative suggestions.

On the day she gave clear directions to the congregation, whilst making them feel completely at ease. I don't usually enjoy having my photograph taken, but she made me laugh, feel relaxed, and I thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience.

The result if an album and prints, showing she had listened to what we had told her we wanted. She had made sure she had taken the full itinerary of family portraits we requested. What we had not expected was the way Josie added her own artistic flair to our requests, and made them unique. Our wedding album is breathtaking, with as much attention to detail in the back ground, as in her subjects. She has produced some truly stunning photographs that I am proud to show off, and have on display in every room of my house.

I would highly recommend her as a very competent, professional photographer who can effortlessly get the best out of her subjects, and has the artistic ability to make every shot a masterpiece.

June and Mary Hood, Forrest Hill, London


How many ways can we say thanks you? You are an exceptionally talented woman and we are so please that we had the massive stroke of luck that brought you to our wedding as our official photographer.

We will highly recommend you to everyone we know and anyone we don't. We hope to be friends for life.

Thank you so much for all your hard work and especially your incredible vision with our photographs

Peter and Karen Mulholland


Josie, many thanks for helping to make our wedding experience even better than we expected! Your photographs speak for themselves but also we were so grateful to you for managing the taking of the photographs in such a calm, humorous and relaxed way.

It cannot be easy getting all the right people together at the right times and it can be a real pain at weddings hanging around waiting but the way you managed it was fabulous. Thank you very much.

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