Keeping It Real: Samantha Kay Photography
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WE JUST LOVE IT WHEN A SUPPLIER’S ENTHUSIASM FOR WHAT THEY DO SHINES THROUGH IN EVERY ELEMENT; FROM THEIR APPROACH AND STYLE TO THE SERVICE THEY DELIVER AND FUTURE AMBITIONS.
Based in the beautiful North West city of Chester, but covering the whole of the UK and abroad, her key priority is to tell the story of a wedding in a truly natural way. As such, Sam makes brides and grooms feel relaxed in front of the camera so they can be 100% themselves. There’s no awkward posing or staged elements but instead candid shots showing the real emotions of the day.
And it has to be said, this lady lets little stand in the way of achieving her goals. As you’ll find out below, she’s prepared for all weather conditions, willing to scale buildings and climb through hedges for the perfect shot and even has a Bucket List of destinations she aims to visit through her work. As wanderlusters ourselves, we like your style, Sam!
We also like, no wait, LOVE, that Sam is offering Brides Up North and UNVEILED readers an incredible 20% DISCOUNT on her wedding packages. The offer is limited, though, so be sure to read on for full details whilst learning more about her devotion to weddings and pouring over her – as one bride so perfectly put it – “artistic, inspiring and uplifting” images.
Hello! I’m Sam, owner of Samantha Kay Photography; a documentary style wedding and elopement photographer based in Chester, but covering all of the UK and abroad.
WHERE DID YOUR PASSION FOR PHOTOGRAPHY COME FROM?
I’ve always been someone who says “do you remember when?” and talk constantly about past trips and things we’ve done; memories are so important to me and I just always loved that I was able to capture life as it was happening by having a camera with me and could look back on those moments in the future. And yes, I was always that friend that had her camera (actual compact camera with film!) on nights out!
My first film SLR camera was my dad’s; it still lives on my bookcase to remind me how far I’ve come. I was lucky that I had friends who knew how passionate I was about photography and trusted me enough to shoot their weddings (thank you!) My first full wedding was in 2014, and I’ve never looked back!
WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT CAPTURING A COUPLE’S BIG DAY?
I love that I get to give my couples so many memories of such an important moment in their lives. They will be able to look back on these images for years to come, frame them, make albums to share with family and friends, and it is such an incredible feeling to be able to do that for someone. It’s such an honour to be chosen to share such a special day with a couple and their loved ones and I always end up leaving feeling like I’ve been welcomed like a guest and enjoyed it just as much as them.
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