Meet me!

Lucy Bartholomew
  • Lucy Bartholomew

  • I’m passionate about capturing your story

Hi, I'm Lucy, the face behind Candy Floss & Bow Ties! I am a lifestyle-documentary photographer based in West Sussex with an unmeasurable passion for what I do.

What do I mean by 'lifestyle' photography? Well, the vast majority of my work is to capture your wedding day or portrait session in a candid, natural way with an emphasis on story telling. I will do a small amount of directing, curating and refining if I see a pose that I think will make a beautiful shot, but nothing cheesy or formal, just moments that I think will give you natural, gorgeous pictures to look back on fondly.

I firmly believe my ability to make you feel comfortable in front of the camera is key in producing those wonderful ‘candid’ and natural images. When it comes to choosing your photographer, you need to think about your preferred style and I pride myself on delivering a full photographic story of your day, with minimal posing and styling and a huge emphasis on journalistic wedding photography.

We need to feel comfortable and connected with each other and that’s why I always suggest a no-obligation meeting at a coffee shop or pub (depending on your preference!) to have a chat, look at my work and see if I’m the right fit for your needs.

Never any hard sales, all of my previous clients have become firm friends and I feel privileged to have shared their special days with them.

Candy Floss & Bow Ties is my company name and it represents a brand that strives to be young (ish!) and fun whilst producing wedding & portrait photography that is cool and imaginative.

Consistently delivering exquisite results, your photos will be enjoyed for many, many years to come.