BEHIND THE LENS – ABOUT SAM

      HAMPSHIRE, WILTSHIRE, DORSET AND BEYOND WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY

      Behind the lens…Hi, I’m Sam. I create beautiful galleries of images for my lovely clients across Hampshire, Wiltshire, Dorset, Surrey and beyond. I’ll briefly give you a little background about how I’m now so lucky to call this my full-time job. Also why I think it was my destiny! I was a Florist for 10 years, when I got married I found myself discovering that I am obsessed with all things wedding! Whilst refreshing my website I decided I’d love to learn how to use my camera my husband had bought me about a year before, it was gathering dust and looked a bit sad so I enrolled in a course and everything became clear! I wanted to continue taking photos, I loved it! My lovely grandfather who sadly we lost many years ago was a photographer. I had often dreamt about how amazing that would be but it took me 30 years to act on those dreams! The next question was how would I transition from florist to photographer? One of my flower clients saw some of my photos and asked me if I would photograph her wedding day. I said yes straight away and I’m proud of those photos even to this day. As they say, the rest is history! About 4 years on and I’m documenting approximately 30 weddings per year and loving life. I get to do something I love whilst giving families a record of beautiful moments. I’m so lucky! I’d loved to talk to you about your wedding plans and find out if we’re a good fit!

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      QUESTIONS YOU MIGHT HAVE…

      Before you continue reading I’d like to ask you a few questions? If the answers to these questions are yes then I know we can create magic together on your wedding day. If the answer is no then I’m probably not the right photographer for you. Do your friends and family mean the world to you? Will you likely be on the dance floor until most of your guests have left?! If you’re my client then you will likely squeeze me at the end of the wedding day because you feel that you’ve not only made the best decision on a photographer but that you truly loved having me with you on your journey! Mostly yes’s? Read on! Q: Who am I?

      A: Hey! I’m married to my awesome hubby Jon and Mum of 3 not so small people. I love the outdoors and rarely say no to an adventure. I care about the little things (and the big), although I do think lots of little things outweigh the big.  I love raw silk ribbon and trifle. I’ve watched the movie ‘The Holiday’ more times than I can count and this is usually whilst drinking Earl Grey, a lovely wine (red or white, I’m not fussy!) or my favourite Gin. I love music and movies and will shed a tear at almost all trips to the cinema, no matter what the genre! I love my family and friends more than anything.  Together with this, I’m also an extremely passionate Wedding Photographer. I adore it. Being invited into the wedding journey of couples in love and being able to give a collection of beautifully captured memories just blows me away.

      Q: What do I love about wedding photography? A: Life is about creating magic moments and as we get older the memories, unfortunately, do fade…this is why I’m so in love with photography. On your wedding day, the moments will pass by in a flash. I get to give you those moments to relive for an entire lifetime! Plus I’m a sucker for love. Isn’t that what this is all about?!

      Q: Why choose Sam Cook Photography? A: I’ve shot weddings in all sorts of weather, environments and locations. I love seeing what you create for your wedding day and being the one to make sure everything is photographed beautifully so you can look back at it in the months and years ahead. I’m not only passionate about capturing all of the obvious parts of your wedding but and I will give you every ounce of my technical, artistic skills BUT most importantly you will have my heart and soul and I will do EVERYTHING in my power to ensure your day is captured beautifully. I truly care and that’s why my past couples I see as clients turned friends. I’m honoured to be part of such an intimate life changing event. If you trust me together we will make beautiful photographs for you to treasure for a lifetime.

      QUESTIONS YOU MIGHT HAVE?

      Q: What if it rains on our wedding day?

      A: It’s very rare for it to rain ALL day so we may just adjust the schedule slightly. I’ll be looking for any break in the rain and soon as the moment comes I’ll grab you both. If it’s not going to stop, we get creative! 

      Q: When do we get our photos?

      A: My standard delivery time of your online gallery is 6-8 weeks after your wedding date.

      Q: Are you insured?

      A: Yes, yes and YES! I take this very seriously, together with backing up your images to multiple backup devices so I can be sure your images are as safe as they could possibly be!

      Q: How do we book you?

      A: If you are keen to book then this is fabulous, please get in touch for availability. I get booked for prime dates 1-2 years in advance. We can then Skype, meet in person or have an email/telephone chat about your plans. I will then ask for a non-refundable £300 booking fee and a booking form/contract (this is all done online so no faffing with paperwork). Once I have these your date is booked in my diary and the fun begins!

      I’d love to hear all about your wedding plans and answer any other questions you may have.

      GET IN TOUCH
      info@samcookphotography.com