Samantha Davis is a Wedding and Lifestyle Photographer based in the West Midlands. Specialising in reportage style photography.
I am a photographer who prefers natural candid images. I believe this makes more relaxed clients and therefore better more real images.
It’s about you and your partner, a celebration of your love and the marriage ceremony, it is not a photo shoot. I love the details of bride or groom prep, hair, make-up laughter with friends, family… the nervous smiles, the champagne… I capture the rings, flowers, dress, suits, cuff links perfume… so you have a perfect memory of the build up to your special day. I like to photograph the wedding day as it unfolds, whilst still having a hold on time lines provided by venues. I like to work with the venue to ensure your day runs smoothly.
I’m always ready for any weather condition and can adapt to use any wedding venue interior.
Couple images are my absolute favourite part of the day, but remembering it’s not a photo shoot I take as many or as few as you wish. I prefer to take these images (time of year and weather permitting) in the afternoon, I prefer afternoon light, it’s much warmer, plus this takes a lot of the pressure off attempting to rush your group images just after your ceremony, to steal you away from your friends and family straight after your wedding.
During the wedding breakfast I break away to review images, change cards, batteries and generally rest my feet and keep an eye and ear out for your speeches which I like to capture on my long lens… so not to distract the person speaking. It’s a hard enough task as it is without a camera 5 feet away.
Again working closely with the venue I set up for your cake shot and first dance and then mingle with guests taking photographs of the evening.. no pressure.
When the evening turns to party after your first dance I like to photograph a little of the dancing and general atmosphere. It’s when most let their hair down.
I then ask if there are any other images are on your mind and then suggest that we take an image of the venue with you outside it (setting my flash behind for a ‘halo’ effect shot) this really finishes off the images nicely.
I then disappear into the distance for a cup of tea and to get my feet up!
Samantha is a member of The Guild of Professional Photographers and carries both Personal and Public Liability Insurance.
Samantha has her wedding work published in Your West Midlands Wedding Magazine, Boho Weddings Blog and You & Your Wedding magazine and is listed on the Hitched wedding directory.
If you are looking for a Wedding photographer or lifestyle photographer for a family shoot please take a look through my website and for any questions you may have please give me a call on 07815125485 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org