BEHIND THE LENS – ABOUT SAM

         MY LOVES…

      • Family and friends. It’s who you’re with that counts, not where…

      • Four legged friends, mud and all.

      • Good food and wine. A dinner party with all the trimmings.

      • Christmas. Christmas movies. Christmas lights. Christmas trees. Christmas pj’s and jumpers.

      • Nights in and days out.

      • Movies and crisps and dips. Allllll about the dips.

      • Comedy. The kind that makes your sides hurt.

      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 20 years to act on those dreams! 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 my clients 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!

       

      QUESTIONS YOU MIGHT HAVE...
      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
      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?! Oh and cake.
      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 is approximately 8 weeks after your wedding date.
      Q: Are you insured?
      A: Of course. 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 this, 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