Southdowns Manor, Trotton West Sussex – Petersfield Hampshire Weddings – Updated 15.01.2023


Southdowns Manor is just absolutely stunning and I love it. I’m very lucky to have my family home I grew up in just 8 minutes drive from the venue where my parents still live, they live in the center of Midhurst, West Sussex, the heart of The Southdowns National Park.

The venue has just about everything a couple would need for a wedding venue, stunning grounds which are so well kept. I have photographed over 60+ weddings at this Sussex based venue.

There are so many photographic opportunities for your wedding photographs at Southdowns Manor. This beautiful venue has exclusive-use of it suitable for large receptions as well as more intimate gatherings.

Southdowns Manor is one of my favourite wedding venues to work at as the staff are so lovely and the food is amazing. I offer all couples who get married at this venue and book me to photograph their weddings £250 off for April to September and £350 off for October to March at this absolutely spectacular venue

I have over 11 years experience photographing weddings with 9 years full-time. I have captured 289 incredible weddings to date (15.02.2023) as I only book about 35 weddings a year.

My photography style is natural, romantic, creative and fun. You can find a good example of my style of my blogs here! If you like my style and would love to discuss your plans with me please don’t hesitate to message me through my contact form here or give me a call on 07885439751

I’d love to be considered for your wedding at Southdowns Manor so please email me if you like my style.

I am a local wedding photographer to Southdowns Manor and know the venue and grounds very well. Southdowns Manor Wedding photographer West Sussex

Tara and Anthony – August 2023 – Requested privacy of their photographs

Erin and Nial – July 2023 – Requested privacy of their photographs

Chlole and Chris – July 2023 –

Tom and Lauren – July 2023 –

Anna-Lee and Joe – July 2023 –

Lauren and Jack – June 2023 –

Corinne and Alan – May 2023 –

Laura and Jake – May 2023 –

Cameron and Sophie – May 2023 –

Amy and David – April 2023 -“If you are looking for a professional, talented, down to earth, 5-star photographer then look no further than Joanna. 🤍

We booked Joanna because we liked the look of her work and had met her a couple of times at wedding fayres, she was super easy to talk to and we immediately knew she would be fantastic at our wedding. It was so important for our photographer to be someone we felt comfortable with and who we could trust. Joanna ticked all the boxes.
We had an engagement session, which we were really pleased we did, as it gave us time to talk to Joanna and get used to having a picture taken in front of someone. We treasure these photos; they really captured us and the setting in Midhurst was just perfect as we love being outside. These pics from the shoot are some of my favourite ever pics!
We were also able to look through examples of wedding albums and samples to help us pick our style, material, and colour. I would definitely recommend doing this!
On the lead up to the wedding day, I had many questions, but we had a phone call with Joanna and we were able to ask them all and go through the plan of the day. Joanna’s communication was perfect, she was always only a message or email away.
On the wedding day itself, it was like having an extra friend there to be honest. She made taking the pictures fun and was able to capture every single moment for us, including all our family, my mum and dad being all emotional seeing me in my dress, the moment I saw David for the first time walking up the Isle, and just tonnes more that I can’t list, or I would be here forever! 😊 Joanna even made sure we got outside at the PERFECT moment to get a romantic, sunset picture. We have way too many favourites to pick, but going through them all was like we were re-living the entire wedding day. ❤️
I can’t explain how we felt seeing all the photos for the first time when that link came through, but we both were emotional…we just can’t thank you enough for all the details and precious moments that you have captured, we can treasure these for years to come. Thank you so very much from the bottom of our hearts Xxxx”

Casi and Andrew – March 2023 – Requested privacy of their photographs

Claire and Ashley – March 2023 –

Ben and Amy – March 2023 –

Kim and Ryan – February 2023 –

April and Liam – January 2023 –

Sarah and Thomas – January 2023 –

Amber and Jack – December 2022 –

Jessica and Christopher – November 2022 –

Abbie and Ricky – September 2022 –

We booked Joanna for our wedding in September 2022 at the gorgeous Southdown’s manor.

We spoke to Joanna many times before booking as we wanted to make sure we had the right person
to photograph our wedding. She took the time to talk to me even though I wasn’t a client yet.
Joanna made us both feel incredibly comfortable and relaxed Infront of the camera (were not
camera people). We received 5 sneak peak photos only a few days after our wedding. We loved
slideshow we received the music made it perfect. From the first point of contact to now 2 months
after our wedding Joanna is still helping make decisions about our photos and only a phone call
away. We can’t express how thankful we are to Joanna. We will cherish our photos forever. She
went above and beyond laying on the ground to get a perfect photo with clouds in the background.
It is one of our absolute favourite photos. We can’t wait to receive our photos printed out. Joanna is
going to design us our photo album and we are so pleased. We just need to pick the photos now. So
many to choose from! We don’t have the words to describe how pleased we are with our photos.
Thank you so much Joanna!!
Abbie and Ricky 10/09/2022″

Kayleigh and Chris – September 2022 –

“We cannot recommend Joanna enough, she was professional and approachable from the very beginning with phone calls and emails before our wedding to discuss what we wanted and answering any questions we had along the way! We originally booked Joanna for our 2020 wedding but after having to postpone to 2021 Joanna was already booked up for our new date, we had to book a new photographer and soon after we had to postpone again to September 2022, our new photographer let us down just 4 weeks before our wedding so I messaged Joanna in a panic to see by chance if she was available and she was! Joanna was an absolute lifesaver, can’t thank her enough!! Joanna was so amazing and put me at ease on the day, she even helped me into my dress and with the finishing touches before I walked down the aisle as well as taking so many beautiful pictures of me getting ready ☺️ Joanna made us feel so comfortable in front of the camera, we couldn’t stop laughing! The photos have turned out to be everything we wanted and more, she’s so talented at what she does, the pictures are so natural! Thank you so much 🥰 xx”

Jessica and Matthew  – September 2022 –

“Joanna photographed our wedding in September this year. We asked her to be part of our day after seeing her photos for another wedding at our venue. It was clear she is a very talented photographer and we loved her work. Throughout our wedding day we were amazed by Joanna’s eye for detail and commitment to getting the perfect picture. She made us both feel comfortable and relaxed Infront of the camera and captured our special moments beautifully. We were so excited to receive several ‘sneak peaks’ a few days after our wedding day and were really touched by the short slideshow/video she created for us. We are delighted with all of our photos and cant stop looking at them and sharing them – Thank you so much Joanna!”

Oliver and Francesca – August 2022 – Requested privacy of their photographs

Abbie and Jack – July 2022 – Requested privacy of their photographs

Lydia and Samuel – July 2022 –

Katrina and Jack – February 2022 –

Iris and James – December 2021 – Blog HERE

Hannah and Lee – November 2021 – Requested privacy of their photographs

I just wanted to leave lovely Joanna a quick review as we are coming up to the one year anniversary of our wedding and we still have not forgotton how special Joanna made the day for us.

The photos captured on our wedding day are absolutely stunning and when we look at them it’s so easy for us to re live the day which went by so fast.
Joanna was so friendly, yet hands on and organised.
I Will recommend her to all my future bridal friends who get married. thank you again Joanna for capturing our special day so perfectly.
All the best. Hannah and Lee. X”

Emma and Martin – October 2021 –

Joanna Was absolutely amazing on our big day And we couldn’t have imagined it to have gone any better. She managed to catch some amazing Photos and special moments without us knowing she was there, Her direction when we was taking group and single photos really helped to get some incredible memories. She was kind polite and professional throughout our whole day and we can’t thank her enough for how well she captured our day.”

Sophie and Spencer – August 2021 –

“Joanna was a pleasure to work with, her approach to our wedding was so relaxed and calming from initial conversations to the wedding day itself, at times we hardly knew she were there at all. The pictures that have been produced are second to none. We truly recommend any couple looking for a phototgrapher to capture their special day to look no further. Thank you Joanna for everything and capturing our day so brilliantly 🥰

Jennifer and Richard – August 2021 –

“Joanna was amazing throughout our wedding planning, we had to change our wedding due to covid from August 2020 to August 2021 , she was so considerate about the whole situation and was happy to still photograph our wedding ❤

The day obviously can be so so stressful, but Joanne made us feel very relaxed about it all , all the photos we want to have with family members she took 🥰.
We can not thank you enough our photos are so amazing, we are finding it hard still to pick which ones to go into our memory book ❤
we highly recommend Joanne she is so professional and the photos she takes are stunning ❤
Thank you so much again
All the best Jennifer and Richard Weller ❤
p.s she even got our oldest son to smile and thats so hard these days as he hates photos so thank you again.”

Hayley and Joel – August 2021 – Blog HERE

“She goes above and beyond and managed to keep our lot u under control for the bigger shots which was impressive! 😅 Cannot recommend Joanna care and over all quality with the photos. Anyone looking this is the lady for it! Thank you for being part of our day.”

Max and Elli – August 2021 – Blog HERE

“Joanna was very professional and so personable during the day of our wedding. We met Joanna at the open day of our venue at Southdowns Manor and she was so easygoing and great to talk to. Her work stood out for capturing the natural essence of everything a wedding entails. Because we booked before covid and then the sudden lockdown, She was very understanding and agreed to move the date for the following year in the summer. Luckily that day wasn’t booked. She checked in every now and then which helped us a lot with keeping track of what’s going on. The actual day she was amazing. The photos she took were all so natural. She captured everything from the loveliest moments to the funniest. She was very professional throughout. She had asked us to do a couple posed ones but 80% of the shots were natural and it was lovely to see everyone just be themselves during our big day. Thank you Joanna you were amazing and I couldn’t recommend you more. Anyone in the Hampshire area looking for an amazing photographer. Look for Joanna Cleeve. She is amazing”

Alex and Reece – July 2021 – Blog HERE

Natasha and Josh – March 2020 – Blog HERE

Abbi and Nick – February 2020 – Blog HERE

Louise and John – September 2019 – Blog HERE

Louise and John Review 5* –  We loved looking through the photos and reliving our special day. Thank you so much for your amazing work. Thank you so much Joanna John and I are over the moon with our photos you have given us memories of our special day we will treasure forever. Thoroughly recommend Joanna love our photos xx”

Facebook review – “We booked Joanna to photograph our wedding at Southdowns Manor. Joannas communication in the build up to the wedding was brilliant and knew exactly what we wanted on the day. On the day Joanna and her mum were fantastic and really made us both feal at ease.

we recieved our photographs very quickly after the wedding and we are so happy with all of them. it was so hard to pick the prints we wanted.
would highly recommend to anyone looking for a wedding photographer.
thank you Joanna
Mr & Mrs O’Mahony”

Aimee and Chris – September 2019 – Blog HERE

Aimee and Chris Review 5* “The photos are looking fab!! A big thank you for your amazing work and a special thank you to your Mum for helping out. You were both excellent.”

Sarah and Daniel – August 2019  – Couple requested privacy of their photos not to be shared

Vicky and Kevin – August 2019 – Couple requested privacy of their photos not to be shared

Paige and Daniel – July 2019 – Blog HERE

Paige and Daniel Review 5* – “Hi Joanna, wow….we cannot thank you enough! You are so talented and the pictures are incredible! We love them all!”

Facebook review – “Joanna was our wedding photographer back in July 2019 and what an incredible job she did! Having met Joanna at a wedding fayre I knew she was the one to photograph our wedding. We looked through her albums of photographs previously taken and were amazed at how talented she was. From start to finish Joanna was only a message away, she kept us fully updated throughout and was always there to reassure us. Even when my husband broke his ankle a month before the wedding she wasn’t phased and completely put our minds at ease. On the day of the wedding she was in complete control and nothing was too much trouble. She worked continuously throughout the day and captured the most perfect photos.

We cannot thank Joanna enough for the beautiful photographs she has taken for us, they will be cherished for a lifetime! If we could do it all again we would choose Joanna each and everytime, she is amazing and I would recommend her to everyone and ANYONE! Thank you, thank you thank you Joanna! We cannot wait to have you photograph us again in the future! ❤ Paige & Dan, 6th July 2019 ❤

Kaz and Josh – July 2019 – Blog HERE

Kaz and Josh Review 5* – “Sorry it’s taken us such a long time to choose the photos for the photo-book, we loved all of them! It was so difficult to narrow it down to just 40 to use in the photo-book. You’ve done such an amazing job we’re forever grateful.”

Elizabeth and James – May 2019 – Blog HERE

Elizabeth and James Review 5* – “We were so lucky to book Joanna for a wedding photographer Ive known Joanna and her family for a long time and was really pleased that she was available for a our wedding. we talked through Facebook and I picked a perfect package for us I was able to pay off in installments which helped massively when weddings are so expensive! we had a casual face-to-face prior to the wedding to finalise all the little details are Incorporated all of the pictures that I wanted on the day including some amazing smoke shots! there were challenges as my husband doesn’t like being photographed!! He and I instantly felt comfortable with Joanna as I had a rapport with her but she got along with my family and friends so well even my children bonded with her immediately! it made the whole experience so comfortable and enjoyable for everybody. so excited to see the photos I would highly recommend Joanna! and a huge thank you to your mum for putting up with the boys!”

Louise and Stuart – May 2019 – Blog HERE

Matt and Lucy – May 2019 – Blog HERE

Janet and Andy – March 2019 – Blog HERE

Janet and Andy Review 5* – “Being an ‘older’, couple getting married we didn’t think we’d need a photographer, but I was so glad I l took my dear friend’s advice and booked Joanna! Everything was so easy. Joanna was so lovely to work with and her photos were beautiful – we now have some truly special photographic memories of our wedding day at Southdowns Manor – thank you x”

Ellia and Grant – December 2018 – Blog HERE

Ellia and Grant Review 5* “Just wanted to say Thankyou very much to you and your Mum for all your hard work capturing our precious moment in our wedding day!. If the sneek peak is anything to go by, it seems you have captured so true beauties. Thankyou again and we look forward to speaking further when our gallery is ready to view.”

Hayley and Sam – December 2018 – Blog HERE

Shannon and James – December 2018 – Blog HERE

Rebecca and Joseph – December 2018 – Blog HERE

Elizabeth and Leon – October 2018 – Blog HERE

Elizabeth and Leon Review 5* – “Joanna was a brilliant photographer, she captured emotional, happy and beautiful images of our day as well as all the details or the decorating. She is so kind, friendly and we absolutely adore our pictures and are over the moon we have them to keep our memory of our special day forever xx”

Lauren and Dean – October 2018 – Blog HERE

Lauren and Dean Review 5* – “I’ll be honest I’m soooo happy with these photos I’m loving these!!! Soo glad I had you taking them!! When I’ve been looking through your photo of previous work you’ve done I’ve always felt these are amazing- to wake up today to find myself in your picture is such an amazing feeling!! Can’t thank you and your assistant (mum) for your amazing hard work u both put into yesterday! From the bottom of my heart thank you soooo much!!! Xxxxxxx”

Nicola and Samuel – July 2018 – Blog HERE

Nicola and Samuel Review 5* – “I have been meaning to post this review for a while! But words cannot describe how happy my wife and I are with our wedding photos. Joanna captured all the special moments of our day, even moments we didn’t see ourselves! From the initial conversations we had with Joanna, she was extremely helpful and understood how we wanted our day to be captured, the kind of shots we wanted to have taken. She is always prompt with her responses and goes that extra mile to make suggestionsand check in on things. Joanna’s work really does speak for itself.

We even booked an engagement shoot prior to our wedding, Joanna made us feel so relaxed and the end results were fantastic too! On the day of the wedding, Joanna and her amazing assistant (Mum) were brilliant. Adjusting us as needed, pulling out Nicola’s long trail and making it look perfect for the photos. We received all of our photos earlier than expected and they were delivered in a beautiful box for us to cherish along with some prints. The little details really made a difference. We highly recommend Joanna, and will definitely book her again for any future shoots!

Thanks again Joanna!”

Rozina and James – April 2018 – Blog HERE

Rozina and James Review 5* – “Been meaning to write this review for a while! I cannot stress enough how brilliant Joanna is! My husband and I are by no means relaxed in front of a camera but Joanna made us feel so comfortable and at ease that we forgot we were being photographed! Joanna knows exactly what to do to get great shots and I am blown away by the photos we received! Every single one is incredible and we’ve had so many people commenting on them! If you are even beginning thinking about a photographer don’t look any further than Joanna SHE IS THE BEST! Thank you so much! Mr and Mrs Hyde xxxxx”

Jennifer and Joeseph – November 2017 – Blog HERE

Alexis and Terry – September 2017 – Blog HERE

Alexis and Terry Review 5* – “Joanna photographed our wedding and the photos are brilliant, the whole day went smoothly thanks to Joanna and her mum. Thanks so much! I would recommend Joanna to anyone”

Hannah and John – August 2017 – Blog HERE

Hannah and John Review 5* – “Not sure where to start as thank you seems so little but a MASSIVE thank you for all your hard work on Thursday! You made everything so stress free and the sneaky shot we’ve seen has left me so excited for the rest! Thank you for all your attempts at getting our ‘spirited’ 3 year old to join us xXx”

Hanh and Frazer – May 2017 – Blog HERE

Samantha and Adam – April 2017 – Blog HERE

Amanda and Ben – November 2016 – Blog HERE

Melissa and Jamie – November 2016 – Blog HERE

Melissa and Jamie Review 5* – “Just wow mind blowing work from Joanna very friendly hard working and creative! I can’t wait to see the rest of pictures ? Also a big well done to your mum! She so lovley! Xxx”

Hayley and Stephen – October 2016 – Blog HERE

Hayley and Steven Review 5* – “We were lucky enough to have Joanna as our photographer at the end of October this year. She was professional, attentive, efficient and friendly- always answering my questions leading up to the big day within hours. The photos are amazing, looking through them was like re-living the day! Highly recommended.xx”

Gemma and Charlie – October 2016 – Blog HERE

Gemma and Charlie Review 5* – “I’m so glad we picked Joanna to photograph our wedding, she’s a very talented person and we love all of our photos. Would highly recommend her to any one who is getting married. Thank you Joanna for making our day special.”

Susan and Chris – October 2016

Lauren and Sam – October 2016 – Blog HERE

Lauren and Sam Review 5* – “Joanna is an amazing photographer, and I’m so glad I found her. The photos she took for our wedding day and engagement shoot were absolutely beautiful! She is very professional and goes the extra mile to get the perfect shot. I would definitely recommend her.”

Damien and James – September 2016

Susannah and Marc – May 2016 – Blog HERE

Susannah and Marc Review 5* – “We booked Joanna for our wedding in May 2016 for her boundless enthusiasm and energy.
We were looking for a mix of formal and informal shots of our day at Southdowns Manor and weren’t disappointed. We have some lovely images that we will treasure forever.
Our final chosen prints and USB stick were received in a beautiful hamper basket which was a really lovely touch. We also purchased a beautiful leather-bound album from Joanna – the really hard bit was just which images to choose from out of the enormous selection that we had!
Two years on we still have a large amount of Joanna’s photos on an electric photo frame so there’s always a different photo on display to make us smile.
Our 3-year-old son just loves watching the frame and taking about the people in the pictures and keeps asking when we can all get married again!!!”

Rachel and Steve –May 2016 – Blog HERE

Rachel and Steve Review 5* – “Joanna is an amazing photographer, very easy to get along with and great fun. My husband and I love the photos she took at our wedding, both formal and informal. We would definitely hire her again.
Thank you Joanna! Xx”

Lauren and Craig – May 2016 – Blog HERE

Lauren and Craig Review 5* – “Joanna took lovely photos for both our engagement shoot and wedding day. She made us feel very relaxed doing both our chosen group photo’s and a variety of fun shots. I would recommend Joanna to anyone as she made the experience easy, relaxed and fun which was perfect for us. Thank you Lauren and Craig x”

Lizzie and Pete – April 2016 – Blog HERE

Jacquie and Will – April 2016

Lauren and Graham – March 2016 – Blog HERE

Carly and Paul – December 2015 – Blog HERE

Carly and Paul Review 5* – “We received our hamper yesterday and absolutely love the photos. Joanna did an amazing job at capturing the whole day. She had her work cut out with us as we are a family that hate posing for pictures but she carried on despite my moans and got so many gorgeous pictures of us and our guests. We had the most incredible day and couldn’t be happier that Joanna managed to capture the whole spirit of the day, so many memories in each picture. Highly recommend xx”

Chloe and Sam – December 2015 – Blog HERE

Chloe and Sam Review 5* – “My husband and I couldn’t fault her! She has produced some amazing photos both formal and informal! We didn’t know what to expect but couldn’t have asked for a better photographer. She’s very fast at producing the pictures and at such an amazing price! We were a very last minute wedding and a bit rushed and she made it all so simple for us. Thank you so much Joanna!”

Tracey-Jane and Geoff – May 2015 – Blog HERE

Tracey-Jane and Geoff Review 5* – “We are so delighted to have had Joanna to do our wedding pics, just perfect, professional, friendly and totally amazing. So lovely to have found a photographer who knew and got just what we wanted, a lovely mix of traditional and fun. A big thank you to you and your mum for capturing our day so beautifully xxx”

Sarah and Alastairs – February 2015 – Blog HERE

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