Hi! I’m so pleased you have made it to my website! My name is Samantha and I am a wedding photographer. I don’t know how this happened as I originally trained and qualified as a Diamond Grader (DGA) and worked as a diamond grader in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter! Desperate for self employment and more freedom to make decisions… I later opened and ran a Gift Shop with my family! However my first passion had always been art and photography and dreamed that one day I could create beautiful images for people.
I had my first camera at the age of 5 and set about ruining my Mom financially asking her to get films developed… mostly of very blurred pictures of our family dog, Roly. I am not in many family holiday albums growing up as I was the one taking all the pictures. It made me realise how important it is to capture fleeting moments.
My career started in 2013 after a series of courses and training on Lightroom and Photo-shop I was lucky enough to act as a ‘second shooter’ on a series of different events including a wedding! Immediately I was hooked.. I had found the genre I was searching for… the interaction between photographer and couple was relaxed and positive. You don’t get the same vibe when you work as a product photographer! (I dabbled in that at first too)
I worked on my plan to build on my portrait and editing work in a mind to a future in wedding photography my dream materialised in 2015… my first weddings came in, bookings… future bookings, lovely reviews, happy clients!
Fast forward to 2020, I am a full time Wedding Photographer with my clients happy to book me up to two years in advance!
I am passionate about my work because it really is my ‘What I want to be when I grow up’ answer, not sure I have grown up (maybe should have at 35) but I really have my dream career and so many clients comment when they see me beaming all day and buzzing around like bee ‘You really love what you do don’t you Sam?’ Even after 10 hour days on my feet, heavy kit… I’m still smiling!
I’d love to hear about your big day! Please fill in the contact form below or call 07815125485
Thank you, I look forward to hearing from you,