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Genuine . Creative . Timeless

Hi, we’re Essex wedding photographers Sam & Louise.

We’re a husband and wife story telling team and pack leaders of our own little grumble! We specialise in natural and creative wedding photography.

Although we’re based in East Anglia, we’re available to shoot weddings worldwide. We spend most weekends shooting all over the country. We’ve even been listed as one of the 5 best UK wedding photographers! You can read more about us and our adventures here

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More about Essex wedding photographers Sam and Louise photography.

If you’ve found your way into our little space on the internet, then the chances are you’re planning a wedding. Congratulations!

We are long established Essex wedding photographers Sam and Louise. We have been photographing weddings together since 2011. In fact, we’ve shot around 200 weddings and engagement shoots together! Working side by side for such a long time has meant we have developed a seamless, complementary way of shooting. This means no detail or moment will go overlooked. We each have our own roles and responsibilities for the day as well as in the office.

If you have any questions about us and our work please don’t hesitate to pop Louise an email. We aim to respond to all wedding photography enquiries within 24 hours Monday-Friday. At weekends we’re usually tied up with weddings, but we’ll still do our very best to get back to you as soon as we can. Be sure to check spam and junk folders if you haven’t heard from us.

Keeping you informed

Making sure that our website is straightforward to use and informative is really important to us. When you’re looking for your Essex wedding photographers the last thing you want is to struggle to find pricing information or answers to straightforward questions. That’s why we like to see our website as a resource and not just a shop front. We’ve included a comprehensive list of FAQs and lots of information about us throughout. This means that you’re often able to make a confident and informed decision about whether we may be the right photographers for you before you’ve even had to get in touch. If there’s anything you’re unsure of however, you are, of course welcome to reach out. We would be happy to answer any questions you may have for us.

Not just Essex wedding photographers.

As well as being Essex wedding photographers, we work all over the UK and in fact, worldwide. We are experienced destination wedding photographers and have shot weddings in Italy for Essex wedding videographers Unique Visuals.

Last wedding season we shot all over the country. Similarly we can look forward to another year of exploring pastures new. From Essex, to Surrey and Norfolk. Hertfordshire to Suffolk to Staffordshire. Cambridge to Kent. The Cotswolds to Malta. We’ll certainly be embarking on some more adventures this year!

Awesome couples. Awesome photographers?

We are so thankful to be booked for weddings of every shape and size. We have shot everything from intimate ceremonies with just 12 guests, through to elaborate affairs with upwards of 200 guests. Fortunately we have experience shooting everywhere from quaint country pubs, to manor houses, boats, castles and tipis. Barns, hotels and disused underground stations. We’ve been very lucky! That’s not to say we’re never up for a new challenge. We are always looking for new venues to work at and new stories to tell. So whether you’re planning a rustic barn wedding or a chic city celebration, we’d love to know more about you both and your plans.

The one thing all of our couples have in common is that they do not want formality. Similarly, this is not something we look for either. Our coverage is totally relaxed and we don’t offer a traditional, formal wedding photography service.

Our way of working is a unique blend of storytelling and photojournalism, fused with high end, creative photography. We’re able to blend into your celebrations and we are unobtrusive- but we also know how to use lighting. Knowing how to use light as a photographer is key. Whether that’s natural light, or artificial light (flash) we’ve mastered all kinds of lighting and are able to create powerful, emotional and evocative images that will truly stand the test of time.

Letting the work speak for itself

All that aside, what really matters is that you like our work. In fact, if you’re going to book a photographer you should love their work.

The fact is that wedding photography trends change. Keywords change. When we first started out as Essex wedding photographers 6 years ago, vintage was the in thing. Everyone was a vintage wedding photographer. Everyone was “vintage” “quirky” and “reportage”. Half a decade later, it’s all “photojournalism” “natural” and “relaxed”. Wedding photography has come a long way, which is no bad thing. More than ever couples are seeking out creatives who share their wedding day vision. This means that not only has the standard of wedding photography risen massively, but so has the amount of photographers offering their services. Couples have more choice than ever, which is fantastic because it means more often than not we get to work with amazing couples who love our work.

Ultimately, it doesn’t matter how someone describes their style. What matters is what they deliver. Do you love that end product? Do you love the photography? If you view someone’s portfolio and it makes you smile for all the right reasons you’re onto a winner. If it makes you feel something, the chances are that in years to come, you’ll feel something then too.

Storytelling is an art in itself and a skill. Even the best photographers in the world aren’t always natural story tellers. Taking the photos is the easy bit. It’s capturing the essence of a celebration and bringing static moments to life that sets photographers and artists apart. So view some full galleries. Be voyeurs. Sift through the photographs that are other people’s memories. Would you be happy to have your story told in a similar way?

When the photographs are all you have left, acting as the visual representations of the stories you’ll be telling for years to come, will you smile? Will you squeeze your loved ones hand that bit tighter. If a photographers work makes your soul sing, book them. They’re not just a photographer anymore, but an artist.

A proven track record

Let’s be sensible about this. Life is full of heart vs head decisions and sometimes following one will get you into trouble.

So if your heart is already there, let’s put your mind at ease too. We have a proven track record of delivering. We have been fortunate enough to have our work recognised globally. Not just by couples but by other suppliers, venues and the press.

Back at home, we’re recommended Essex wedding photographers for the following Essex wedding venues: Blake Hall, The Reid Rooms, Braxted Park and Maidens Barn. We are also recommended by Ufton Court in Reading and have been personally recommended by The Boathouse, Norfolk several times. No paid supplier lists, no backhanders. All genuine recommendations from venues we love who we’ve worked with, build relationships with and proven ourselves to time and again.

Awards and stuff

The 2016 Wedding Industry Awards – Regional Winner

The 2015 Wedding Industry Awards – Regional Winner

5 Best Photographers in the UK – The Wedding Site

British Photography Awards Ambassador

8 Editors Choice Awards from Mywed

Fearless Award

Best In Wed Award

WPS Member

 

Magazines and press

Rock n Roll Bride Magazine

Perfect Wedding Magazine

Wedding Flowers & Accessories Magazine

Your Kent Wedding

Wedding Ideas Magazine

Love our wedding magazine

Woodland Trust – “Say I Do with Trees” campaign

Photo productions guest author

 

Blogs and online publications

Love my dress

Boho Weddings

Festival Brides

London Bride

So You’re Getting Married

Whimsical Wonderland Weddings

English Wedding Blog

Ellis Bridals

We hope that all helps give a little more insight into who we are and what we do. Hopefully it’s given you some food for thought and you’re tingling with delight at the prospect of finally finding a wedding photographer who you could connect with. If that sounds like you, we’d love to hear some more about you both and your plans. Whatever they are, wherever they are and whoever you are we’ve love to know more. You can pop us an email directly to [email protected] . Similarly, you can contact us via the contact form on our contact us page.

Testimonials

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! 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 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!

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)

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.

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 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 a very professional, friendly couple.

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.

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)

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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