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– Authentic storytelling for laid back lovers –

Hi, we’re Sam & Louise!

We’re wedding photographers in Essex, lovers of dogs and we just so happen to be married to one another! We specialise in relaxed and natural wedding photography with a creative twist. At the heart of what we do we’re story tellers, eager to capture every beautiful moment. From belly laughs to bouquet tosses, first kisses to first dances. We want to be there to capture it all! We love laid back couples looking for wedding photographs that are anything but traditional. Stuffy poses and fake smiles aren’t us at all, so we work best with like minded love birds who prefer a more candid approach. If that sounds like what you’re after why not get to know us a little better and read about our approach to photographing weddings. If all’s good, get in touch and let’s have a chat!

What’s so special about these Essex wedding photographers?

The truth is that these days, almost anyone can take a decent looking photo or two. Money can buy a fancy camera and a crash course in photography, but it can’t buy experience.  More importantly, it can’t buy creativity, initiative or skill. If you want something more than a few basic photos, you’ll need experienced story tellers who can anticipate moments building, who know weddings inside out. Weddings are a unique beast and sadly not every fabulous photographer turns out to be a fabulous wedding photographer. If you want great wedding photos that tell a story and photos that capture a moment in time you’ll need someone who’s completely invested in your day. You’ll need someone who wont just sit on the sidelines waiting for things to happen- by then it’s already too late. You need someone who takes initiative and seeks out opportunities. That’s key. That’s us.

We are incredibly fortunate to receive around 350 wedding enquiries each year. Unfortunately we can’t shoot them all! We accept a limited number of wedding commissions each year in order to ensure we have enough time and flexibility in our schedule to dedicate to the awesome couples who choose us to be a part of their story. We typically accept anything from 25-35 weddings per season, up to just 10% of all enquiries- so please do not hesitate to get in touch if we can be of assistance. We’d love to hear about your plans.

Award winning Essex wedding photographer badges

The Credentials: Where it all began

We shot our first wedding together way back in 2011 and it’s been one big adventure ever since! When we started out we were just 20 and 23, finding our feet in what felt like a sea of old blokes posing brides awkwardly in front of big windows. We loved photography but that’s just not what we wanted to do. We knew it wasn’t what a lot of modern couples wanted either. Convinced there was a better way, we jumped in feet first, bright eyed and bushy tailed hoping to sell ourselves and our contemporary approach to anyone who’d have us. As it turns out, it didn’t take much selling and things snowballed. Almost 8 years later we’re now finally coming up for air, wondering where the time went! Who knew relaxed, fuss free coverage and booking yourselves two new best mates would be so popular?

More than 200 weddings later, we’re still pinching ourselves and wondering how our little pipe dream became something more. Over the years we’ve been super lucky to have been commissioned to shoot weddings all over the UK and overseas.  You may have noticed above a small collection of our blog/magazine features and industry awards. We are also incredibly humbled to have been named as one of the 5 best wedding photographers in the UK. That’s not too shabby is it!?

That’s quite enough blowing of our own trumpet for now though! Why not get to know us a little better and see if we could be the right photographers for you? You can also read more about our approach to shooting weddings if you’d like. 

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Recommended wedding photographers at several of the best Essex wedding venues

As well as being recommended wedding photographers at several of the best wedding venues in the county, we have also worked at the following venues on several occasions.

Gaynes Park | South Farm | Down Hall | Houchins | Kent Life | Crabbs Barn | Channels | Hedingham castle | Leez Priory | Tewin Bury Farm  | Greenwoods hotel and spa | Crondon Park

We are also experienced shooters at the following wedding venues outside of Essex

Easton Grange | The Asylum |  Helmingham Hall | Hockering House | WoodHall Manor Hintlesham Hall |

Hengrave Hall Kentwell Hall | The Old Hall, Ely | The Boathouse, NorfolkBruisyard Hall |  Copdock Hall | Sugar Loaf Barn

To see if we have worked at your wedding venue, or to ask any questions that you may have about your wedding photography in Essex, or elsewhere, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. [email protected]

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“You two are fucking diamonds!”

Excuse the language but our photographs are absolutely incredible! We can’t believe just how well you’ve captured our day! There aren’t enough superlatives in the world to throw your way! To say we are delighted is an understatement.

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“I don’t think we could’ve picked any one better”

I cannot speak highly enough of these two. Their natural talent & technical knowledge is unquestionable. As well as being undeniably gifted when it comes to capturing memories, they’re kind, funny and passionate people too. I don’t think we could’ve picked any one better for our couples shoot. I’m forever in debt to them and their ability. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

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“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.

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“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!!

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“Sam & Louise were amazing”

From the moment we first contacted them to after the wedding and receiving 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. No one even knew they were there! They then presented us with the most beautiful photos, better than we could have ever hoped for!

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“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. Ours, was no exception. Even now we still cry happy tears looking at our day through their lenses. Magical! (Feedback for Essex wedding photographers Sam and Louise)

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“Sam & Louise are fabulous”

From the beginning of the process they were friendly, supportive and professional. They reply to 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 photos are absolutely beautiful. They truly captured the day and the photos were returned so fast. We honestly can’t recommend them enough.

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“An amazing, unique and personal account of our wedding day”

Sam & Louise 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!

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“It’s not just a job, it’s their passion”

They made us 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 two lovelier people to make these memories possible for me and my husband.

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“We couldn’t have asked for better photographers”

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. (Feedback for Essex wedding photographers Sam and Louise)

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“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 and not someone we paid to be there.

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