Where Is Bubble&Bean Based?
Bubble&Bean are based in Cuckfield (Haywards Heath - Mid Sussex) specialising in photographing children, families and events/parties in a beautiful, natural, candid way. Bubble&Bean Photography covers mostly West Sussex and Greater London, but is more than happy to travel further afield to photograph families, events or parties.
Bubble&Bean is a one mumma band consisting of me Sophie Mitchell, a photographer suffering with a touch of Peter Pan syndrome!!
The Who? I’ve been a professional photographer since 2007, before then I was a TV producer, mostly working on travel documentaries. As a photographer I’ve always chased the most beautiful version of reality and strived to tell real stories in the most vivid way. I started off my photography career with a degree, a few exhibitions and a bit of commercial work, which I loved. I became a mum for the first time in 2010 by which time I was starting to establish myself as a wedding photographer, which is now a very big part of my life and I massively enjoy. I always knew that in some shape or form I’d end up working with kids and once I was a mum I very quickly realised what a massive demand there was for very real yet strikingly beautiful images of family life. Now my life as a family photographer is spent creating images of my clients' everyday adventures.
The How? I’ve yet to meet a kid that took longer than a minute to warm up, it’s all very natural, high energy fun. Before all family shoots I put the leg work in to make sure we have the most beautiful, meaningful locations and do the most engaging, fun things with the kids.
What Else?!?? As well as photographing around 25 families a year I also photograph approx 15 weddings and 20 events, which can be anything from a christening to a 40th birthday party. My event photography is of a photojournalistic nature and can be viewed through my wedding site:
The Who Again??!! Outside my life as a photographer I’m a mum, a wife, a daughter, a sister and a bessie.
Random facts… I’m trainer obsessed, I’m a hopeless romantic, I’ve been to Thailand 8 times, I married my first love, I listen to BBC 6 music almost religiously, I’m an interiors nut, I’ve had over 40 nicknames, I whole hardly embrace my inner child, I’m a terrible singer and I can do a seriously convincing Scouse accent.