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!!!

If you want to see some pictures of me, some at weddings, and the little people, queue slideshow;

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