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Borderlands based Wedding photographer, here to capture your Wedding no matter how big or small!

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About Me

"My style of photography is more capturing the rare moments and those natural shots"

Hello! I’m Sophie 

I am the Wedding photographer for Herds Media, we are a family run business with a heritage of photography through 4 generations of wedding photographers. Herd’s Media has grown year on year since its formation in 2017 and while this is a new venture for us as a business, we have nearly 10 years of photography and Videography experience and over 80 years with of photography knowledge passed down over the 4 generations. 

My focus is on making sure that you have a wonderful day to look back on whether you're eloping or going all out, I don't want you having to make a decision on more guests or a photographer when you can have both as I believe every story should be captured.

On the day I will capture natural shots (Maybe a cake to the face!?) as well as traditional, even the smirk before the speeches, the tears from your parents face, and the longing look of "we are finally doing it" between you both. I want you to have your special day with ALL of the people you love and the photographs of all the memories after that day.

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Pricing & Packages

All Pricing is for 2024 weddings, a non-refundable deposit of 20% will be taken upon booking.

Full day Photography

10 Hours coverage

Pre wedding meeting 

This will cover pre – wedding preparation till the first dance.

 Delivered via online gallery 

£50 off your Engagement shoot 


Photo previews 


Instalments are accepted


Half day

5 hours coverage

Pre Wedding meeting

Delivered via online Gallery

Photo previews



The Elopement package is 3 hours photography, this normally covers from your bridal/grooms prep, ceremony and your after photos as husband and wife.


Photographs delivered by online gallery

Pre wedding meeting if necessary


I can also add videography into your elopement, prices on request. 



Pssssst... we do Videography too!

Full day 10 Hours


Instalments are accepted

Half day 5 Hours


We do an overview video for you of your special day along with audio of your vows and speeches.  

We do a package of Photography and Videography, discount will be applied when purchasing both packages, that price will be on request, interested? get in touch with me and I can happily get this put together for you.


Engagement shoots

Bespoke engraved photo albums, price on request.

Livestream, price on request.




Forest Wedding

Abbie & Grant

We were fortunate enough to have Herd's Media Weddings photograph and video our special day, and what an absolutely amazing job they did! They captured all the special moments, with the attention to detail second to none. They made myself and my wife feel very comfortable on what can be a nerve racking day, and nothing was too much trouble. We can't recommend them enough, you are guaranteed to be in safe hands on your very special day. Thank you for everything!



When and how will I receive my photographs? 

4-8 weeks (about 1-2 months) after the wedding on an online gallery, we also offer a bespoke wedding album with your choice of photographs, the album is an additional charge

What time do you start and finish? 

I start 2 hours before the ceremony and 30 minutes after the first dance on a full day  


Do you have insurance? 

Yes, venues need to see this also 


What is the deposit fee? 

The deposit is 20% non-refundable and that will be taken on the day of booking to confirm your date. 


How do I book? 

You can book via the contact form on the bottom of the page, you can also email me or give me a call  


Do we get photo previews? 

Of course, I will send you a few photos before I release your whole album to you. 


How much notice do you need for an elopement? 

1-2 days' notice is great for me, just make sure I have all the information when you get in contact 


Can we meet and chat before I go ahead and book? 

Definitely! It’s a great way to get to know you both and how we can work together 


Do we have to sign a contract? 

Yes, it protects both parties if anything was to change, this gets discussed when we have a meeting in person. 

Do you charge for travel?

I only charge for travel if your venue is 20 miles outside of Carlisle and this will be at 65p per mile.


Wedding Gallery

To View our full albums please click here

Get in Touch

I can't wait to hear your story! 

If you have more plans than what the form is asking I would love to hear about them and help you capture your special day.

Sophie McDougall


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