A little about me...

Family portraits // story telling weddings // travel and adventure photography

 Always on the search of adventures!

Always on the search of adventures!

Life is full of unexpected twists and turns; I’ve been a soldier, a student, a humanitarian aid worker in remote corners of the World…and now I’ve become a wedding and family photographer! It has been quite some journey so far but one thing has remained constant throughout these different chapters – following my passion and a lust for living life to the full.

Experiences are everything to me whether it be breathing in fresh mountain air, walking through my favourite streets, enjoying a cup of tea with a friend or all the moments in-between our busy lives. I try my best to live in the moment and experience life for all that it is.

It’s this passion for the here and now that I like to get across in my photos. Capturing moments, savouring them, telling stories whatever they may be. I like to get in close and feel the atmosphere or emotion, but at the same time I like to hang back and let events unfold for themselves.

A photo journalist at heart – I love telling stories as much as I do living them.

how i work...

As a Family and Wedding Photographer, I like to document moments as they happen with as little staging as possible. I prefer to use natural light but I am not afraid to use flash and off camera lighting when the situation requires it. 

 Wedding Photographer, London, UK

Wedding Photographer, London, UK

For Weddings, I use a combination of unobtrusive documentary photography aiming to capture the big smiles and emotions of the day in a natural manner, whilst also providing time for some more classic or creative portraits. I really want the love, warmth and happiness to come across in my photos without being cheesy! Photos should be timeless and still look good on your wall in 10, 20 or even 50 years time. The same is true for my family portrait sessions, which is why I always suggest we take a walk around one of your favourite scenic places and capture some moments as we walk along. The best time of day for me is late afternoon before sunset so we can (hopefully) get some beautiful golden light.

Availability 

Accepting bookings for 2018 Weddings now! I am currently based in the UK and frequently travel to Asia. I'm always happy to travel for destination Weddings!

Where do I work?

I have been very fortunate in life to have had the opportunity of travelling to some fantastic destinations. I speak fluent Thai and speak a bit of Japanese too thanks to extensive time spent living and working in Asia. Although I am a Kent Wedding Photographer based in the UK, I still spend a lot of my time travelling, particularly during the Winter months. 

I am also part of a wedding photography trio called Spicer and Naoi based in Tokyo, Japan. Please check it out if you're interested in finding a passionate team of wedding photographers for your big day in Japan! We'd be happy to help! 


SOME KIND WORDS...

Sam was the perfect wedding photographer in our view, capturing every moment without ever seeming intrusive. When we hired him for our wedding party he didn’t miss a single moment and his eye for a shot is second to none. When he does need to direct he does so professionally and capably and has some great ideas for shots we hadn’t even thought of, and the end result is absolutely stunning! We can’t recommend him highly enough and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him to others for their big day! Thank you, Sam!
— Steve and Sumiko
Me and my wife recently had Sam as our wedding photographer in khao lak, Thailand. The whole day was perfect and Sam was always there capturing the magical moments of a wedding without ever hindering the events of the day. He became part of the family and we couldn’t have wished for a better photographer or person to capture our special day. We would highly recommend Sam for anyone wanting a highly professional, organised and caring photographer.
— Jake and Oiy
Having our photo taken against a beautiful backdrop whilst on holiday was something my wife and I had been set on for a while, but which never came to fruition due to a lack of faith in photographers on the market within our price range. Until we found Sam, that is. A combination of a professional approach to the organisation and execution of our photo shoot - together with his expert technical skill behind the lens - totally put us at ease, and we enjoyed every minute of it! And the result? A series of photos that my wife and I will cherish for the rest of our lives. Sam couldn’t be more highly recommended.
— Ali and Myat Noe Khin

We hired Sam to take family photos of us while vacationing in London, best thing we could have done!! These are memories we will cherish forever. Sam was very friendly and comfortable to work with and was great with my 6 year old daughter. These are family photos that will be hung all over our home. I couldn’t be happier. If you are visiting the London area or live there I definitely recommend hiring him to capture your family. You won’t regret it!
— Jennifer Withus
Calling Sam for a photo session was the best idea we had in a long time. Photography is crucial to our business. We are offering cooking classes, and unless the food looks delicious and the atmosphere of the lesson fun, no one will book it. When we posted Sam’s photos on our website, we immediately saw the positive impact. The cooking class page that used his photos lead to many more conversions than other pages with photos we had taken ourselves. Sam not only takes technically great photos, but also has an extremely developed sensitivity, which allows him to give depth to his photos and convey not an image, but a whole moment.
— Tao Romera Martinez - Founder of Tadaku - Bespoke Branding Package
Working with Sam for the photo shoot of our new housing development project in Khao Lak, Isara Living, and later my new house in Bali, Villa Simone, was a great experience and pleasure. Sam knows exactly how to translate my wishes in the most amazing photos and consistently carries that throughout the entire reportage. Sam had an excellent sense of creating the look I was after

The result is a stunning reportage (Sam’s staff portraits are truly incredible), the perfect basis for all my future marketing communication
— Elizabeth, Isara Living - Bespoke Branding Package