British-born Sarah Edmunds specialises in wedding, portrait, and commercial beauty photography, with a distinctive style often described as a fusion of fine art and fashion. She has been a self-employed business owner for 30 years, during which time she has lived and worked in six cities across three continents. Now based in northern Italy, Sarah is a Fellow of The Societies of Wedding and Portrait Photographers (SWPP), and Master of Wedding & Portrait Photographers International (WPPI).
Sarah is a fully qualified print judge and judge trainer for the UK’s The Societies of Photographers as well as the US-based WPPI. Most recently, Sarah was one of six internationally renowned photographers chosen to judge International Portrait Photographer of the Year, and has judged for Professional Photo magazine (UK), Capture Magazine (Australia), the International Imaging Competition, Cosmos Awards, and regularly travels to Sweden to judge the country’s National Print Competition Championship. She has won over 100 silver and gold awards from international competitions, including six 1st place trophies for print competition at WPPI and the Grand Award for the online Creative Division, and five 1st place trophies from The Societies of Wedding and Portrait Photographers. Between 2019 and 2022 Sarah was named Photographer of the Year six times, in the categories of Fashion, Avant-Garde, Advertising, Maternity, and Creative Portrait categories. Her work has been featured online, on billboards, and in print publications around the world, including Professional Photo (front cover), Rangefinder, Shutter magazine, and others.
Alongside her full-time photography and editing career, Sarah is a Brand Ambassador for Graphistudio and Global Educator for Godox lighting equipment, is an Imagen AI talent and Ambassador, and is digital product creator for The Portrait Masters store. Sarah also provides private mentoring and teaches photography, editing and retouching techniques online through her online platform, Love Edits.
Websites: sarahedmunds.co, love-edits.com
Her favourite paper: "My favourite paper for my style of fine art portraiture is the Canson® Infinity ARCHES® 88 310gsm - Matte, because of the ultra smooth finish, soft matte tones and pure white tone with no use of optical brighteners. When I need a higher Dmax to produce deeper blacks and richer tones, I'll choose the Canson® Infinity Platine Fibre Rag."