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Hi, We’re Sam & Louise. Essex wedding photographers, husband and wife and pack leaders of our own little grumble! We specialise in natural, creative wedding photography that’ll make your heart sing! Although we’re based in the East of England, UK, we’re available to shoot weddings worldwide. You can read more about us and our adventures here

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You two are fucking diamonds! Excuse my language but our photos are incredible!! We can’t quite believe how well you captured the day! There aren’t enough superlatives in the world to throw your way but to say we are delighted is an understatement.

Sam & Louise: the best friends we never had. From the moment I first started e-mailing them I knew i’d found the right people for the job. They made us laugh and feel comfortable at every stage; their vision matched ours. They made us feel like old friends when e-mailing! We didn’t want them to leave our wedding;they didn’t want to leave. Just an amazing couple of people.

I honestly, genuinely can’t praise Sam & Louise & their outstanding work enough! Throughout the whole process their communication was fantastic. When first speaking they were so warm & friendly, & when arranging our engagement shoot they couldn’t have been anymore helpful. They made us feel calm & relaxed, we had a great time exploring ideas for our photos so when it came to the wedding we had such fun! Both our engagement & wedding pictures are AMAZING! Lovely couple, amazing talent!!

Sam & Louise were amazing. From the moment we first contacted them to after the wedding and sending us our photos, we could not have faulted their service. Their commitment to our wedding made us feel like our wedding was really important to them too. Great communication throughout the whole process. They made us feel so relaxed on the day and really blended in and no one even knew they were there! They then presented us with the most beautiful photos, better than we could have ever hoped for!

Sam & Louise are a rare pair of gifted “memory collectors”. From our first conversation online I was struck by their professionalism and vision. Their obvious photography talents as showcased on their stunning, contemporary website reassured me that we had found our perfect wedding photographers. Dreamy, high quality images and most importantly totally captured every couples story. Our, was no exception and even now we still cry happy tears looking at our day through their lenses. Magical!

Sam & Louise are fabulous. From the beginning of the process they were friendly, supportive and professional. They reply to all emails incredibly quickly and are always very reassuring. On our wedding day they were a calm presence and our guests commented on how discreet they were. Sam and Louise listened to everything we asked for and most importantly the photo are absolutely beautiful. They truly captured the day and the photos were returned so fast. We honestly can’t recommend them enough.

Sam & Louise have provided us with an amazing, unique and personal account of our wedding day. They were discreet and professional throughout our day and captured shots of every aspect beautifully. They have provided us with photos that tell the story of our day and we received so many compliments. The quality of the images is exceptional and the time frame we received the images was so quick. We loved being able to access our images online, in an app and were provided with a memory vault too!!

Sam and Louise are very professional, friendly couple who made you feel very comfortable in front of the camera. They take the time to get to know you as a couple, and capture your relationship through the lens. It’s easy to see that for them it’s not just a job, it’s their passion and this reflects in the amazing photographs we now have of our wedding. Couldn’t of wished to find 2 lovelier people to make these memories possible for me and my husband.

We couldn’t have asked for better photographers than Sam & Louise. They were amazing from start to finish. From planning the day in the first place, to being happy to answer my millions of questions, to the actual day itself. They were friendly, professional, dedicated and the shots they captured are stunning. We are beyond delighted with the service they provided and can’t recommend them enough.

Sam & Louise are simply amazing, they are so lovely and literally fitted into our wedding seamlessly. I think great photographers shouldn’t be seen and honestly, I could not remember a moment they were in our faces. The photos are stunning and they love their job so much. With Sam crawling on the ground to get the perfect photo and Louise keeping everything in check when needed. I felt like they were part of our special day, not someone we paid to be there.

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Wedding photographers Essex – Sam & Louise photography

Hello! If you’ve found your way into our little corner of the internet, chances are you’re planning a wedding- congratulations! Finding your perfect Essex wedding photographers and knowing which questions to ask can quickly become one of the most stressful aspects of planning, so we do our best to make it as hassle free as possible.

We try to include as much information about us and how we work on our website as we can, so that you can make an informed decision before you’ve even needed to contact us. We include all the “must know” information on our FAQs page which covers lots of “what if’s” and “are you insured’s” and “How do we book” type questions. We’re also totally upfront about how much our wedding photography costs. 

Wedding photographers Essex based Sam & Louise’s pricing can be found here

That stuff aside, we’re firm believers in letting our work speak for itself. The most important thing to us is that you love what we do- our style, creative vision and artistry. It doesn’t matter what buzzwords we use to describe our wedding photos, whether it’s natural, creative or documentary style, what does matter is that they make you smile; make you feel something. That’s the important bit.

And if you’ve smiled your way through our galleries, it’s nice if you like us too. We’d like to think we’re lovely people, but to give you a bit more insight into who we are behind the camera, here’s a bit about us. We’re married (to each other) and have been photographing weddings together since 2011. We are wedding photographers Essex based Sam & Louise photography. We’ve only ever worked together, which means we’ve grown, developed and adapted our styles to suit one another. It works seamlessly for us, resulting in well rounded full day coverage with no details missed or moments overlooked. We are both originally from the Essex area so we know it and many of the Essex wedding venues well. If you’re looking for Essex wedding photographers, we can help!

We’re both big home birds- we’re not ones for nights out. We much prefer to stick on our wellies and go exploring in muddy fields with our three dogs. We are both enormous dog lovers and seem to attract animal mad couples too- much to our delight! We’ve photographed weddings with dogs, cats and even parrots in attendance, we’ve shot farm weddings and been surrounded by pigs, donkeys and horses.

We’ve previously lived in Suffolk and we loved it. We loved the rustic countryside outdoor weddings that seem to be so popular there. We love tipi weddings, beach weddings and weddings in barns. We love marquee weddings and quirky alternative weddings full of personality. We’ve been lucky enough to shoot everything from quaint country pub weddings through to chic underground city celebrations.

We don’t just shoot weddings in Essex and Suffolk though- we work all over the UK documenting people’s nuptials. Throughout 2017 we’re going to be all over Essex, Suffolk, Norfolk, Cambridge, Kent, London, Cheltenham, Staffordshire and Malta shooting weddings. We’re also experienced destination wedding photographers and have photographed weddings in Italy previously. This was for our good friends wedding videographers in Essex Unique visuals. We would love to return to photograph another wedding at Lake Orta, Italy.

One of our favourite things about being Essex wedding photographers is the fact that we get to work with so many engaged couples just embarking on their journey into marriage. It can be an exciting and often stressful time planning a wedding, but the journey from partner to wedding planner to husband or wife is a really special one and it’s priceless being able to capture it all coming together on the wedding day.

We’re very lucky to have had our work recognised not only by wedding couples, but also globally too. As well as being recommended wedding photographers at Blake Hall and Maidens Barn (both Essex wedding venues) we’ve also won several awards from internationally respected organisations and have been named amongst the 5 best UK wedding photographers. In the last 18 months we’ve picked up a fearless award, 8 mywed editors choice awards, 2 “Best of the year” awards from mywed, a Best in Wed award and we also won the 2016 Wedding Industry award for wedding photographer of the year in our region- East of England.

We also won the wedding industry award for wedding photographer of the year in 2015 too. This was especially poignant as the criteria for selection of the awards is based entirely on client feedback. There are no “most votes wins”- real couples who’ve actually used our services submitted anonymous ratings and testimonials for us and it was their feedback that carried us through and ultimately saw us win the best photographer award.

In addition to winning many wedding photography awards, our work has been featured both in print and online in some of the biggest and most well respected wedding blogs and wedding magazines in the UK. We’re frequent contributors to articles for websites like photo productions as well a hitched.co.uk. Love my Dress, Rock N roll bride, Festival brides, London bride, so you’re getting married, whimsical wonderland weddings, boho weddings, nu bride and many more have also featured our work.

We’re also firm believers in giving back and we’ve recently joined the British photography awards as ambassadors- supporting and encouraging new talent in the world of photography. Alongside this we offer mentoring to other wedding photographers and creative professionals with an interest in wedding photography. This suits Louise perfectly due to her background in secondary education and Sam with a background in graphic design.

Hopefully that gives you a bit of an insight into who we are behind the camera as well as what we do professionally as Essex wedding photographers. 
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