If you're found your way into our little corner of the internet, chances are that you’re currently planning a wedding. Congratulations! With a venue in mind and a date in the diary you’ll probably now be looking to secure details and services that will bring your vision to life and help to make your day perfect.
It's likely that somewhere along the way you’ll have discussed the importance of preserving your precious memories and decided to have your day professionally documented.
You’d like a photographer who’ll capture the magic of your day without interference. Someone who’ll makes yourselves and your guests feel relaxed- even if you’re a little shy in front of the camera. You want flexibility; natural coverage, someone who brings out the best in you both and someone who’ll blend in but also be friendly and approachable.
Most of all you want romantic, timeless photographs that make your heart sing and allow you to re-live every fleeting moment. If that sounds like you, then maybe you’ll like us….
Hello! We’re Sam and Louise photography. We're a soon to be married photography team who specialise in wedding day coverage that is natural, romantic and creative.
We believe wholeheartedly that weddings should be a wonderful, memorable experience that celebrate the beginning of your journey into married life & we strive to document every moment genuinely and beautifully.
The way we work is very relaxed and formality free- resulting in natural, emotive images that you’ll cherish more with each passing year.
Telling stories is what we do best; immortalising moments that would otherwise be gone in the blink of an eye. We hope that our work speaks volumes. If it says something to you, we’d love to hear what you have to say.
You’ve probably already noticed, but we’re a team of 2 photographers based in Essex and we specialise in wedding photography. We are currently planning our own wedding so we know just how tough it can be to find a good, professional photographer who understands your wedding photography requirements. We truly believe that everyone deserves fabulous wedding photos that will stand the test of time, so we aim to provide an all round service that is second to none.
Both Louise and Sam, of Sam and Louise Photography have lived and worked in Essex all their lives, so are familiar with many of the wedding venues in the area. Having shot at most types of Wedding venue in Essex, from Bars, Churches, Barns, Hotels, Country Estates, marquees and everything in between, Sam and Louise photography have the knowledge, skills and expertise to ensure that you are left with unique, creative and romantic wedding photographs.
Being full time professional wedding photographers means so much more to us than just taking pretty pictures. Our wedding clients are incredibly important to us and ensuring that they are left with timeless wedding photographs that tell the story of their day beautifully and elegantly is what we strive for. We love couples who pour their personalities into their wedding day and who truly value professional photography. We also aim to give them a wonderful wedding planning experience and customer service is a huge priority for us.
We'd like to think that what makes "Sam and Louise photography" different to other wedding photographers in Essex and indeed anywhere within the UK is us. We’re also a couple ourselves and as full time professional wedding photographers we have a vast amount of experience working together. We truly are a team and we work together seamlessly and tirelessly to achieve the best results for our clients. We are open, warm and sensitive to their needs and requirements whilst still maintaining our style and professionalism. We put our hearts and souls into the service we provide and strive to go above and beyond what is expected. Sam and Louise photography believe that this approach and working relationship allows them to offer something which is unique. Having 2 pairs of hands and the same end goal also means that we can get creative and produce inspiring and timeless wedding photographs that will be cherished for years to come.
Although we are wedding photographers in Essex we are happy to photograph weddings in just about any destination! We have photographed beautiful real weddings in surrounding counties such as Surrey, Sussex, Suffolk, Kent, Hertfordshire and beyond.
When choosing your wedding photographer, you should think about which photography style you prefer. Sam and Louise Photography specialise in documentary style wedding photography (also known as photojournalistic, reportage, natural coverage)
Sam and Louise photography are masters of visual story telling and will tell your story in a way that is genuine, creative and timeless. As a pair of Essex wedding photographers, we focus on working in a natural way so that the laughter, smiles, tears and genuine moments never go over looked.
Consider your wedding photography as an investment and where possible try to look beyond the price alone. Your photographs will follow you through the rest of your lives together so do try to budget accordingly (Photography spend is generally around 10% of your total wedding budget) . Wedding photography is not something that can be compared based on price alone. You also need to consider the skill, experience and expertise.
Your wedding photographer should also have a personality that you like as you will spend loads of time with them on the wedding day. You can meet your wedding photographer prior to booking so don’t be afraid to chat with them in person and ask questions.
You can find lots of other useful tips & advice on our wedding photography blog
You can also find lots of inspiration from real Essex weddings, and lots of examples of our Essex wedding photography and Engagement photography coverage there too.
Wedding photography bookings tend to be placed with Sam and Louise photography anything up to 2 years prior to the wedding date, so do get in touch early to avoid disappointment. We limit the number of wedding commissions we accept each year in order to ensure that we have have enough time and flexibility in our schedule to offer all our clients a wedding photography service that is exceptional. Sam and Louise photography also offer Engagement photography so you can see how we work ahead of your wedding day and get to know us a little better.