Hi Im Sam, I love taking photographs, its my way of keeping memories alive, its a great feeling to capture emotions and happiness in a photograph that can be treasured forever. I love weddings, its the start of a beautiful story, the start of a new family, the start of many happy moments to cherish forever. love the thought of being able to capture these moments for you, so you can look back on them and remember the truly amazing day you had on your wedding. I work all over the North West, Liverpool, Southport and Cheshire, I create a mix of fashion with photojournalism techniques in wedding photography.
A little bit about my background:
I have 25 years of photographic experience. Im art school trained, I have a degree in photographic studies from Edinburgh, I have a masters in multimedia design and production from Liverpool, I have worked for The Ford Model Agency New York in the field of fashion and beauty during the era of the “Super Models late 1980’s”. I have also worked in the field of Editorial and documentary for The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Manchester Halle, Opera North in Leeds and The Scottish Chamber Orchestra. Combined I feel that this is the perfect skill set for great portraiture and weddings.
I worked for these companies for over fifteen years, documenting the orchestra and working on editorial shots. I learnt how to be unobtrusive, watch for the right moment and capture situations with my sitters being unaware of me. Then Sarah, a lady who worked at the Philharmonic at the time was getting married and asked me to be her photographer! I was terrified. I had never shot a wedding before! She said “you’ll be fine just treat it as a Philharmonic project!”
She married at Chelsea Harbour in London and I’ve never looked back since. Twenty five years later here I am still doing what I love, photographing weddings amongst other things.
I have Exhibited my work at The Royal Scottish Academy Edinburgh, Open Eye Liverpool, Williamson Art gallery Wirral and St James Palace London “Roots of the future” which was opened by Prince Charles.
I love weddings, I love the emotion, I love the idea that I can capture these special moments. Years from now people will still see the images I’ve taken and it will make them smile. When Im not taking photographs I spend time with my lovely husband Neil, Roshini and Rohan my two children, Jakey and Oliver our cats, and our fluffy addition to our family, “Snowy” an exceptionally cute Maltese/Shih Tzu dog, although this video was taken before the addition of Snowy.