- complimentary Pre Wedding Shoot
- complimentary Signboard
- Two photographers
- from Bridal prep to first dance
- high resolution images to keep
- choice of story wedding albums
- Luxury Queensberry Albums from New Zealand
- Stunning Graphi Studio Albums from Italy
- Beautiful storybook albums
- frames/wall art
Portraits1 hour session
- pre wedding shoot
- Location Promotional shoots for actors/singers/models
- Download all your high resolution Images
Headshots30 minute session
- Location or Interior photo shoot
- Business Use
Beautiful wedding and portrait photography to treasure for a lifetime. I have over 25 years experience in photography and its an honour and privilege to be able to capture your day and to keep your memories alive for future generations
Professional & Friendly Service
Im Passionate and dedicated to my work, I will give you the very best I can in photography coupled with a professional and friendly service.
Fancy a chat?
I’d love to hear from you, to see if I can help please call me on 0151 280 1767 or 0780 724 8710
What Our Customers Are Saying
Don’t just take it from us, let our customers do the talking!
Claire & Colin
Sam and her husband Neil photographed our wedding and the images are stunning. They captured the mood of the day and their creativity and use of light produced really beautiful photographs. They were unobtrusive and put everyone at ease so all the poses are relaxed and natural. I can’t rave enough about her – she’s amazing!Clare & Colin The Palm House
Liz & Richard
We cannot praise Sam highly enough. She was such a joy to work with, from the pre-wedding shoot through to our wedding day and then receiving our photos. Sam is such a lovely person and immediately put us at our ease. The quality of the pictures that she took was amazing. We were really happy with how they looked on our laptop, but when we got the album and canvas print were were blown away. The standard is excellent and way beyond anything we could have imagined. Highly recommended!!Liz & Richard Thornton Manor
Rochelle & Colin
Would highly recommend Sam to anyone who is in need of a photographer. Very talented at what she does and such a lovely person, who makes you feel at ease almost instantly. Thank you for our gorgeous photo’s Sam & Neil! We can’t wait to see our Wedding album xxRoselle & Colin
Emma & Chris
I just want to say a massive thank you for all of your hard work photographing our wedding at the Malmaison, it really was the most amazing day. It was an honour to have you and Neil there on our special day. Both Chris and myself would highly recommend you and our guests spoke very highly of your professionalism and friendliness throughout the day – your personal approach made our day even more special.
Chris and I love the image on your Facebook page, It was amazing and we cannot wait to see what else is to come. It is exactly the kind of photography I dreamed of having in my wedding album and I couldn’t be happier…and that just from seeing one image!
Take care, Emma x
Sam and Neil’s pictorial story is beyond what we knew…
“Marriage is a magic moment. Man and wife are in a wonderful state of mind and soul, totally absorbed to go through what is happening. Sam and Neil’s pictorial story is beyond what we knew about how things have been … Looking to the pictorial, we feel and we understand more, and they gave us the privilege to travel not only in time, but also into our vivid happiness.
Carmen and Dan
We are so delighted with our photographs!
“I wanted to write to say thank you so much for photographing our last weekend. Pete and I had the most wonderful time and you and Neil were exactly what we had hoped for…we really could not have asked for more from our day or from you!”Amanda & Pete
We love all of our wedding photos. They are wonderful!
We absolutely LOVE the pics! We had so much fun going through them just a second ago and reliving the wonderful day. Hardest part now will be picking which ones we like the most!
Thanks again so much for all of your help and for taking such amazing photos of our big day! We cant wait to see more of them. We hope that you and Neil are doing great and we cant wait to speak to you again soon.
Rose and Hunter
Rose & Hunter The Athenaeum
Sue & Dave Formby Hall Wedding
We cannot recommend Sam highly enough. During our pre-wedding shoot and big day she put us at ease and was professional throughout. Due to circumstances we had to make changes and nothing was too much trouble. She was always available for any questions or queries that we had. Sam and husband Neil arrived at the venue they captured the mood of the whole day magically and we are delighted with our photos. They are such a lovely couple and it was a pleasure to have them at our day. The only problem that we are left with now is selecting our photos for the album as they are all amazing, We want them all. As well as our shot list, she has caught some fantastic natural photos of the day and memories that we can cherish forever.
Thank You so much
Love Sue & Dave xSue & Dave
Frequently Asked Questions
Can you tell us about the pre-wedding shoot?
A complimentary pre-wedding portrait shoot is available with all of my options , it’s worth £175.00 as a standalone product but with a wedding booking its free. Its a fun and relaxed session that’s a great way for us all to get to know each other, and for you both to get used to having your photograph taken. This can be done at a location that is special to you or at your venue, it may happen anytime after your booking but about a month in advance of your wedding day to give us a chance to have a complimentary sign board made up. Some couples have used the images for “save the date” cards or a guest signing book. This is also a great time to go through the plans and photographs for the day.
How long will you stay for on the wedding day?
We start usually at the brides house about 1 to 2 hours before the ceremony and work up until the first dance, unless otherwise stated by yourselves .
Do you take group photos as well as candids?
Of course! these are quite historical really, I say to stick to about 6 in total, otherwise it can take over too much of the day, We can work together on our list of group photographs and this can also be discussed at the pre-wedding meeting. If I may borrow an usher or bridesmaid it can really help to gather people together to speed up the process.
Will you take photos of the groom as well as the bride before the wedding?
We are normally with the bride but yes, we can arrange this if its something that you would want.
When will we be able to see our photographs?
I aim to have the photographs available to you 4 weeks after your wedding. This may be less if your wedding is out of season, October – April. Or it may take a little longer if your wedding is in the height of the season, May – September. You will be informed after your wedding, but we know you want to see all your beautiful pictures so we do our best to produce your edits as quickly as we can without compromising on quality.
How many photographs will we receive?
We take photographs throughout your whole day, aside from during the wedding breakfast. I don’t set a maximum limit and will take in excess of 1200 photographs, these are then edited down to usually between 400-600 of the very best images of the day.
What albums do you supply?
My current range are hand picked from the very best wedding album manufacturers in the world. Queensberry of New Zealand and Graphi studio Italy are my main suppliers . All the albums I use are hand finished and use archival papers and inks .
Each bespoke album is made to individual specification, with care and great attention to detail. We treat your album like a family heirloom knowing it will be treasured forever and handed down the generations in your family as a piece of recorded history. It is for this sole reason that we design our albums individually with such passion and dedication. A wide variety of sizes and covers are available for all of our albums, including leathers, silks, linens acrylics, photo covers and etched acrylics. I would be delighted to show them to you, please feel free to get in touch to arrange a meeting.
Can we see the album design before it goes to print?
Yes, I will put a design together using your favourite chosen images and then send an electronic copy of the page layouts. I want your album to be as perfect as possible and to your exact specifications before going to print. When you are happy the albums gets signed off and is sent to print, depending on the album chosen it will take 2-6 weeks for it to be delivered.
Do we get the copyright for the photos?
No, I retain the copyright but you do have full permission to reproduce, print and copy the images for your own non-commercial use.
Are you a member of any photographic professional bodies?
Yes, I hold a Licentiate qualification with the Society of weddings and portrait photographers (LSWPP) Im art school trained and I have a BA degree in photography and a Masters degree in multimedia design and production and of course I love taking photographs!
How do we book you?
Easy, just phone up or email me, we can meet up over tea or coffee you can browse over my albums, and if you would like to book, I will email over the booking forms to sign and return, along with an invoice for a retainer fee of £300.
Do you charge travel expenses?
Travel expenses for weddings within 50 miles of Liverpool will be covered within the option fee. Expenses for travel and accommodation for further afield or destination weddings will be added.
What camera equipment do you use?
We use professional digital Nikon SLR cameras and lenses. We have back up bodies and a whole range of lighting equipment. We take our craft very seriously and to do this you need the right equipment, we bring along about £20k’s worth of equipment to all of our weddings making sure we can get the best images for you on the day.
Are you insured?
Yes, all my equipment is fully insured and I am covered by public liability and indemnity insurance.
Can I purchase extra’s?
Of course, extra albums for gifts are available as well as stunning wall art with a beautiful range of frames, prints, canvas and box frames to choose from. Gift vouchers are also available.