A few little things about me.

Hi. I’m Sam, and I document people at weddings! I live in Derby with my 2 kids; Betsy and Buddy! With a background rooted in Art and Design, it was an interest in photography and documenting our own young family that eventually developed into the passion that I carry with me as a wedding photographer.

About Sam +

So, thanks for stopping by, you’re here because you want to know about me, so let’s go;

Born in Brum, raised in Derbs! I should weigh 20 stone, I can put away croissants like you wouldn’t believe!! Chocolate croissants, don’t even get me started!!! When I was 14-15 I seceretly thought I’d become a professional golfer. I’m not a professional golfer!! In 2019 I completed a full Ironman, it was my first ever triathlon – 13 hours 17. I’d like to do another!!

I really want to visit New Zealand and Canada! and Yosemite!! I’m a super keen runner and rider, if you’re on strava?! I speak bad French, I love France! And Italy. I’m an ok Skiier and an average snowboarder!!

I used to own a 1969 MGB GT, she was a beauty. I miss her. Sad face! Order me a Whiskey Sour, and I’m yours!!! Or a French Mule, or an Espresso Martini, you get the idea!!! Serve it in the wrong glass though, and we’ve got a problem!

I once had a hole in one at golf, no kiddin, hole 7 at Allestree GC!! Probably my greatest achievement in life, that and the kids! Obvs!!!

that’s not enough, you want more?!

Oh ok, you asked for it…. so, I’d previously trained as a creative product designer and always had a huge passion for the world of art and design, I still do, I was just never very good at drawing!! I never pursued a career in product design, although I have a real love and appreciation for furniture design.

It wasn’t until I bought a 35mm Canon AE-1 in 2009, that I truly realised photography was a medium for me to explore, I haven’t looked back since. I’ve now been shooting weddings full time since 2012, and have had the pleasure of documenting 300+ all over the UK, Europe, and worldwide!

I photograph weddings nationwide, regularly working in the Cotswolds and London, but also internationally across Europe, in particular France and Italy.

If you’d like to know a bit more about how I work on the day and for my couples, the my approach page gives a detailed overview of my style and vision towards weddings.

If you’re interested in working with me/hiring me, please feel free to get in touch, follow me on Insta, Facebook, or email me at sam@samdocker.co