Spotlight on: I am Sam Photography

Spotlight on: I am Sam Photography

Describe your photography style in three words:

I would say my style is very Natural, Emotive and Engaging


What advice would you give to a budding photographer who wants to turn their passion into a business? I would say that it’s a hugely tough and competitive market to get into, but if you have tons of drive and ambition you can make a living from your passion and do what you love everyday. I still have tough days, as I’m sure all photographers do - but with a lot of motivation (and a tiny bit of luck!) you can create a successful business.

Do you have a favourite photograph you’ve ever taken, and why?

That’s so hard!! I’ve been taking pictures for over 10 years and in that time I’ve taken 1000’s, each one special to me - but after a lot of thought, I’ve chosen a very recent one I took of a lovely couple who I’m photographing their wedding for in September. We visited the venue to have a look around and came across a gorgeous corn field - we picked a fairly miserable day weatherise so I felt the image was more eye-catching in black & white to show the different textures of the corn and the brooding clouds, keeping the focus on Charlotte & Rob.

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Is there anything exciting coming up in your business that we can look forward to?

I'm currently going through years of travel photos to create an exhibition of my work - having been a photographer onboard cruise ships in another life, I had the chance to visit some fantastic destinations so I thought it’s now time to show them off! I will also be exploring more of Shropshire and taking lots more photos along the way :)

Have you got a favourite spot in Shropshire that you like to photograph, and why?

As a fairly new addition to Shropshire, I’m still finding my way around and exploring the county but a place that really took my breath away when I visited was The Stiperstones National Park - it has some of the best views of Shropshire, you can’t help but feel amazed by its beauty - I’m so lucky to live here!


Favourite food? I love a good curry, not too spicy though!

Favourite drink? G&T with lots of ice and a slice of orange

Favourite place to eat in Shropshire? Peepo in Bridgnorth - fantastic pizzas :)

Favourite place to shop in Shropshire? Shrewsbury, around all the independent record shops
Favourite place to go in Shropshire? Comer woods, Dudmaston with my dog, Billie

An interview with Flowerdog Photography

An interview with Flowerdog Photography