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Samuel Docker Photography

Derby, Derbyshire

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Sam is a creative wedding photographer who likes to do things a little differently. His aim is simple; to provide you with a beautiful visual story.

From the little details you’ve spent weeks and months deciding on, through to those emotional moments of the day, all captured in a discreet and personal manner.

Sam works both throughout the UK and internationally as a portrait and alternative wedding photographer.


What a talented guy! Thank you, Sam. Our wedding pictures are incredible - each time I look at them I love them a little bit more. You have snapped so many very special moments for us - we don't know how you did it because you were the best mix of invisible photographer and brilliant guest. It was a pleasure to have you there on the day too. Thank you so much, Sam! Love Abi and Craig 3rd December 2016 x

Sam is wonderful photographer and a top man. My wife picked Sam based in part because of his uber impressive work and in part due to his warm and affable personality when she first spoke with him about potentially photographing our day. I think that is a key part of what makes a great wedding photographer - someone who makes you and your guests instantly comfortable and someone who you can be open and honest with about what you want from the pictures. We didn't want clumsy, drawn out or staged photography but candid and real moments that caught the feelings of the day. Sam did not disappoint. He had the skill to deliver it almost anonymously. So many of our guests commented on his style; mingling without obtrusion to capture the vibe of the day. It was the same for Beth and I - it was like being photographed by a friend. If that wasn't enough, he sent us a teaser of 70 amazing photos less than 24 hours after the wedding just as we started the emotional come down. A classy touch. The photos are a triumph, the slide show moved us to tears (both kinds) and the memories of our perfect day are always there for us to look at - all 876 of them. Don't hesitate. Book him whilst you still can.

I'm so glad my husband came across Sam's work online. His non-traditional (non-cheesy!) style of shots was exactly what we were after on our wedding day! Sam managed to fade in to the background without us noticing all the amazing memories and experiences he was capturing, but was also a really warm and calming influence (particularly for me in the morning when I was a bag of nerves!). He made us feel really comfortable in front of the lens, which comes across in the final shots (and having our photo taken is really not our thing! so this was important). The finished photographs are absolutely beautiful and capture the spirit of our day so perfectly - we've had so many compliments from friends and family. There are two shots in particular which I adore and capture such a special moment for me and it’s wonderful that I have this encapsulated in a picture to remind me of that moment and that day forever. Highly recommend!

Having seen Sam's portfolio, and loving his style, we knew we could trust his skill completely in achieving what we wanted. He clearly had an eye for the abundance of small moments that truly make up the whole experience. What we were less sure about was how comfortable we would feel, as we were both a little self-conscious being in-front of the lens. Within minutes of meeting Sam for our engagement shoot however, we were laughing, chatting, and felt completely relaxed. It was our first glimpse into how easy he was going to be to work with. On the day he glided between rooms without us even realising he was there. He was such a pleasure to have around. Always smiling, always an assuring and stable moment in the complete whirlwind that is your wedding day. Looking back over the photos he sent through - all 800! - it was an absolute joy to see how he had managed to capture every detail. The compositions were gorgeous, constructed by him with an ease that most people have to train for, but which comes to him so easily. The portraits of our friends and loved ones captured natural moments of happiness and joy which are impossible to force. We will treasure these photos for the rest of our lives. The next couple who booked Sam for their wedding, are very very lucky indeed.

Book him now!! you'll get incredible images taken by a super fun and friendly guy who makes the whole experience of being photographed enjoyable!! As a pro photographer myself, I know an awful lot of photographers - but there was never any question who would be the perfect choice for our shoot. After receiving our images back I can say it's the best decision we could ever have made! Sam is unquestionably one of the top wedding and portrait photographers in the UK.