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Sam & Louise

Wedding photographers Essex

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About Us

Hi, We’re Sam and Louise. We’re a husband and wife photography team specialising in creative wedding photography. Although we are based in Essex, we shoot weddings all over the place! We’ve been married for almost 3 years, shooting together for the last 7 and (affectionately) annoying one another for much longer.

We met over cheeky vimto cocktails in an Essex pub back when we were both still students. We’ve been trying to decide what to have for dinner ever since. It’s a daily struggle! When we’re not waist deep in the sea or getting low low low at weddings, we can usually be found on countryside expeditions with our little crew. Or more often than not binge watching something on Netflix…recommendations please! Left to our own devices, Sam’s a burger loving online gamer with a soft spot for banana bread beer! Louise is an animal loving vegan and closet goth who dreams of opening an animal sanctuary one day.

Together we love warm fairy lights and wooden furniture. Old school tattoo art and waffle cone ice creams. We love nights in, staring whimsically at starry skies and spontaneous trips to the beach…but only when it’s empty. Photography has taken us on some incredible adventures so far and we’re always ready for the next one.

Wedding photographers Essex based Sam & Louise photography are available for wedding commissions all over the UK

Our Story

We photographed our first wedding together in 2011 and that was the beginning of “Sam & Louise” as we know it today. Throughout the last 7 years, our little photography pipe dream has continued to grow. Now over 200 couples have trusted us with the task of telling their story. We’ve been fortunate enough to have our work recognised globally as a result, picking up several prestigious awards along the way. Our wedding photography work is regularly featured in leading UK wedding magazines and on internationally respected wedding blogs such as love my dress. We’ve also contributed images to articles for the likes of Huffington post and Hitched.co.uk.

We’d like to think our style is a unique mix of photojournalism and creative artistry. Over the years we’ve developed a seamless, complementary way of shooting together that allows us to dip in and out of your celebration, capturing the things that matter most. With us, you don’t just get a photographer and their shadow, you get two full time professional story tellers each with our own skills and creative vision. The result? Seamless, rounded coverage of your day that ensures no moment or detail goes overlooked.

We believe wholeheartedly in allowing your day to unfold naturally without unnecessary intervention or awkward poses. It’s our cringe free guarantee! Our approach is all about capturing people at their best, having the time of their lives. If that sounds right up your street, we’d love to hear some more about your plans. And if you’re not making it legal just yet? We can help you with that too! Find out more about our couples photography.

To date, our biggest adventure together so far has been getting married ourselves! We wanted our wedding to be unique and informal so we hired a country mansion for the weekend and decided to make a weekend of it! We invited just 12 of our nearest and dearest to celebrate with us- not forgetting all of the family dogs too of course! Our ceremony was conducted out in the mansion gardens by a humanist celebrant a little before sunset, where we shared personal vows. In place of traditional wedding rings we closed a lock of love and exchanged keys. The plan has always been to discard the keys in some way, so the lock can never be undone. We haven’t quite found the perfect method of disposal yet though, so ideas on a postcard please! Our reception had same informal vibe with sack racing and later a pool party too! It was totally us, so if you’d like to get to know us a little better you can read all about it over on Boho Weddings where our wedding is featured.  Alternatively you can watch our film trailer which we’ve added above. Our fabulous wedding trailer is by our good friends Unique Visuals Wedding Films who we cannot recommend enough. The photo at the top of this page is by Alex Miller.