• Sam
  • 3 years ago

 Hello!

Hi! I’m the Sam in Sam and Simon photography and I’d love to tell you a little bit about us. Simon and I are husband and wife wedding photography duo based in Surrey but covering the whole of the UK and beyond.  We’ve been photographers for the past 6 years, capturing weddings for 4 years, together for 7 and married a year.

My photography journey started when Simon upgraded his DSLR camera and donated his old camera to me. I always had a love for photography but equipped with my new toy I was ready to take things to the next level. I enlisted the help of a top model to start practising, a leggy blonder named Bella (her profile is below). I quickly moved on to taking photos of actual people and covering private and corporate events. Eventually we were hired to cover a friend’s wedding in Turkey and that’s where my love for wedding photography began and I now have the best job in the world. Don’t worry I’m not still using Simon’s old camera, I’m fully equipped with the latest Canon gadgets!

Simon runs our events photography and photo booth company and is a certified Google 360 photographer. He loves gadgets, is a bit of a geek  and is an absolute workaholic. He is the second shooter at weddings and we work seamlessly together, we tackle a ceremony in a ninja like fashion and communicate telepathically, it’s a real art, you need to see it for yourself.

On our journey as wedding photographers we’ve had the pleasure of meeting lot’s of lovely couples and captured their big days. We’ve photographed them at stunning venues, we’ve cried and laughed through speeches (quietly), danced our way through numerous wedding receptions and we’ve almost been blown up by giant confetti canons. It’s been fab!

Our style is natural, creative and vibrant with a lot of heart and soul thrown in. Quite simply we just like to be there, with you, capturing your wedding day as it organically unfolds.

Our journey with you usually starts with an email and then a meet up or a video call, maybe a glass of wine or a fancy coffee and by the time we arrive on your wedding day you will know and feel comfortable with us, that’s really important to us.

When we’re not behind the cameras

We’re always behind a camera! Where do I start…. We’ve known each other for many years through a mutual friend but it was a warm summers afternoon at a park in London that we realised we liked in each other “in that way”, we started dating, fell in love, adopted a couple of dogs and moved to a Surrey, which is now home for us. We got married in July 2017 at Chateau Lacoste in the Dordogne, it was a really cool day!

Our lives generally revolve around our four legged children, Bella and Ripley. We’re absolutely bonkers about them and we love taking them on adventures. Every year we’ll head to France as they love to brush up on their French while we enjoy a few bottles of vino. Every so often we’ll leave the pooches with their auntie Kat and head off to an exotic destination. New Orleans is my happy place, if you haven’t been I highly recommend it.

Food makes me happy and I love to cook, I find getting creative in the kitchen helps me unwind and Simon loves to eat so we’re a perfect match there. My signature dish is a chilli prawn linguine topped with a handful of rocket, a sprinkling of Parmigiano-Reggiano and a drizzle of balsamic. We like a variety of music, we disagree on who’s better out of 2Pac and Biggie.  Frank Sinatra has a special place in my heart and ‘When you’re smiling’ was our first dance song.  We often lose each other at festivals but we’ll happily make new friends and dance all day. Simon is half Spanish and is fluent, he will call your mum “Mama!”. I like to wear hats. Simon’s favorite bow tie shop is Mrs Bow Tie.

Now that you know a bit about us, we’d love to get to know you. We can’t wait to hear from you!

Sam x