Hey I’m Sophie!

Documentary Photographer, Mum of Three, and Chocolate Addict

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I’m a documentary photographer for families, couples and individuals and work throughout West Yorkshire and parts of South Yorkshire, North Yorkshire and East Riding too. I live in Gomersal with my husband, two of my three mini-humans (though scarily the eldest is now taller than me!) and our three cats. 

I have loved photography ever since my step-dad bought me my first SLR and introduced me to the art of black and white two decades ago. Since then I have gone on to do a few different things and but no matter what I always seem to come back to photography. 

For the past two years I have had the opportunity to work with a local estate agent, providing them with their property marketing photos. Now though, my wish is to follow my heart and go back to documentary and portrait photography.

Why I do what I do...

Well life has thrown a good number of curve balls my way over the years, and these trials and tribulations  have given me a greater respect for life and have taught me not to waste a moment.

It is so important to document as much as we can; from the big days like weddings, graduations and birthdays – right through to the simple day to day stuff; trips to the park, bath time, sleep times and tantrums. I truly believe that every moment of your life is important and my job is to encourage you to capture it all!

Photo by Sophie Ransome. Documentary Photography home shoot in west yorkshire
Photo by Sophie Ransome. Documentary Photography. home shoot in west yorkshire. a tender family moment

So, Why Documentary Photography?

Awkwardly posed, perfectly lit, well presented family portraits are great and all, but it’s really not for me. I love the honesty and straight-forwardness of documentary photography. Grubby kids, messy homes, real emotions and true personalities; that is where I find my perfection. Some of my own favourite family photos are those that are taken without any planning; they are just spur of the moment events, that without those images, would have disappeared into distant memory. But when I look at those images it’s like stepping into a time machine and I am back there; right in that moment! 

And I’d love to be able to provide the same for YOU!

I aim for my sessions to be fun and relaxed and they can take place in your own home or a favourite location (like the park, or Grandma & Grandads garden) where you literally feel right at home! Capturing moments as they happen while you go about your day; freezing in time those little things that make up the big things. These can be complimented with some loosely posed, lifestyle shots; resulting in a wonderful gallery full of unique, personal moments full of real emotions, in which your real personalities shine through! 

Photo by Sophie Ransome Documentary Photography outdoor teen shoot in west yorkshire

Interested in a Documentary Photography session??

Would you like to know more? Would you like to arrange for me to capture some special moments for you?
Then get in touch with me and we can arrange a face-to-face meeting.
 We can have a brew and chat more about what I do and any ideas you may have.

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