Samantha Davis Photography

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Hey! I'm Sam, I'm the one with the camera in my hand. The photographer who encourages big old smiles and dancing on the tables, the one who will make you feel comfortable above all else!
Pricing & Costs

Prices start at

£1895
Details

Products and Services

Bridal Prep Shots
Back-Up Equipment
Flexible Hours on the Day
Stay Through Speeches
Stay Through Dancing
Large Group Shots
Online Shop
Thank You Cards / Photo Stationery
Second Shooter Available
Wedding Albums
Personal Online Gallery
Pre-Wedding Venue Visit
Pre-Wedding Consultation
Digital Editing / Airbrushing
Images on USB

Photography Style

First Look Photographer
Reportage / Documentary
Modern
Artistic
Full Description
I bring out the real you because I am the real me. If you believe that having your photo taken should be easy then you're in the right place... I'm the one you're trusting to do this huge, wonderful thing. I'm a very happy person, confident and so in love with what I do, I'm a lucky lady. Relaxed, fun and romantic photography. Let's have a great time shall we? Thanks so much for coming to see what I'm all about, chances are if you like what you see we are meant to be...

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2007
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
true
No. of People In Team
1
Reviews
(6)
Isla & Ben
Married in June 2019
September 2019
5 star photographer with a 5 star personality
No other words to describe her but awesome. She know her stuff, she gets to know you and you forget she is even there taking photographs. I wouldn’t have a second though about booking her again. Beautiful lady who made our wedding memories magical.
Isla & Ben
Married in June 2019
September 2019
5 star photographer with a 5 star personality
No other words to describe her but awesome. She know her stuff, she gets to know you and you forget she is even there taking photographs. I wouldn’t have a second though about booking her again. Beautiful lady who made our wedding memories magical.
Hannah Howes
Married in September 2018
December 2018
The best decision we made
Sam is amazing and you should book her immediately! She is so warm and friendly and FUNNY, and made everyone feel so comfortable on the day. She's great at giving direction if you're a bit awkward posing for photos, but not so much that the photos look forced. When she's not doing the 'official' photos, she's not at all intrusive and you'll be amazed how much she captures of the rest of the wedding - we keep saying 'I don't remember her getting that!' Needless to say the photos are stunning, so full of light and emotion, and I cry and laugh every time I watch our slide show. Hiring Sam was absolutely the best decision we made for our wedding, and given that we had an ice cream van and a face painter that's saying a lot!!
Leah and Rory
Married in November 2017
June 2016
Oooohhhh my god the pictures are amazing!!!!
Oooohhhh my god the pictures are amazing!!!! I actually don't know how i'm going to put this into words, they are all just perfect! We looked at them all last night and pretty much every one I was like 'ah I love that one', 'oh but that one', and 'oh and this one'!! They capture every single part of the day and all of the important people in our lives, we honestly can't thank you enough. We will treasure these FOREVER. Not that i'm biased... but it looks like a serious awesome wedding?! Everyone looks so happy and loving life, just what we wanted! Honestly Sam, they are beyond what I thought they would ever be, I can't wait to share them with everyone. Thank you, so so so much, you are awesome. Leah and Rory x
Hannah and Luke
Married in September 2017
June 2016
THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!
Sam...!! We've just watched the slideshow and we are SO blown away by how incredible the photos are! We love love LOVE every single one of them! You have captured the day in a way we could have never imagined - just perfect! We have both been sobbing into our wine! Thank you so much for going above and beyond for us in Sorrento - you were absolutely amazing - and for creating the most beautiful slideshow that takes us right back to the best day of our lives. We will be able to relive the moment over and over again. You have no idea how much this means to us and how special it is for us to see all of our friends and family having so much fun! The pics are filled with so much love and laughter and feel so natural! We know you have worked so hard and appreciate it so much! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU! Love Hannah and Luke xx
Emma and Sam
Married in August 2017
June 2016
They are beyond perfect!
Well, we are absolutely blown away by the photos!! They actually reduced me to tears and i'm not usually one to cry haha!! They are so so amazing, thank you sooo much. They are beyond perfect! They tell such a great story of our special day. We definitely have our work cut out choosing our favourites for the album! Emma and Sam x
Location & Contact Details

Address

The Lion Works Building, 543 Wallisdown Road, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH12 5AD, England

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FAQ
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What is your most memorable wedding?

I've shot around 200 weddings, there are SO many memorable ones - SOOO MANNNY! I'm blessed with awesome couples, who choose beautiful locations to get married! I was lucky enough to shoot weddings in Australia and New Zealand when I was travelling and shot in some outrageous spots over there with truly some of the nicest people i've met - plus i've shot for friends who i've known for years and their weddings have meant so much to me too - every single wedding i've shot has had a piece of my heart however big or small.

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

Fun, Modern, Relaxed, Creative, Natural

What about your business are you most proud of?

The fact that so many of my couples become my friends after i've worked with them!

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Choose suppliers that make you feel comfortable and you can tell they are acting 'themselves' not trying to be someone else!

What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?

Weddings that are conducted by a celebrant, they always feel more sincere and get to know the couple (if they don't already) this kind of ceremony is usually outside or in a couples favourite place, not necessarily in a place sanctioned by law to hold a ceremony. Taking the legalities out of the process can be quite liberating and more personal sometimes....

Describe your typical process with a couple.

Friendly emails to get to know one another a little, then a meeting at my office in Bournemouth with coffee and lots of chatting to hear about all the plans and ideas (or a Skype call when further afield!) then it's up to the couple if they'd like to go ahead! After the 'yes' then we keep in touch until the big day, and have a big old final meeting before the date to go through all the details that I need, and also do separate questionnaires for each person in the couple to get across their personal thoughts, needs or requests. Then it's the big day! We have already met a few times and can be super comfy around each other - the plan is always to have lots of fun and giggles whilst the couple spend the day celebrating!

What is the No. 1 photo that you think every couple should take?

One where they are both in fits of laughter!

What is the most original photo you’ve been asked to take at a wedding?

Luckily - I don't often get 'asked' for photos, my couples usually trust me and run with me when I make suggestions and have ideas! I wouldn't do this for everyone but it's pretty original when you can get a couple to smoosh their faces against some glass to make a funny face! It contrasts all the beautiful, elegant shots so well! Usually after a few proseccos of course!

What do you recommend for a rainy day wedding?

Not being too high maintenance about it as mean as that sounds! There is nothing you can do if it rains so grab an umbrella, stick on some wellies and go laugh in the rain with your wife or husband - just enjoy every second whatever the weather!

Describe how you got into photography.

My father was a landscape photographer and we had film cameras when I was growing up, I did an A-Level in film photography and dark room processing, then taught myself how to use photoshop and started shooting digitally when I got to University and was studying magazine journalism. I had an amazing teacher in my second year that gave me the confidence to shoot more and think about it more seriously. I started shooting freelance in a studio straight out of Uni and worked there for four and a half years learning as I went. I then started shooting weddings with a somewhat creepy wedding photographer who taught everything I shouldn't do!! It made me want to be completely myself as a brand, not wanting to act like the typical stereotype 'photographer', 10 years down the line, here I am shooting weddings for a living, getting to meet amazing couples and shoot in incredible places. Life is good!