WARNING - BOAST POST ALERT! Wow, what can I say?! As a finalist in the Devon-based Southwest Wedding Awards for wedding photographers and industry suppliers I get sent a list of comments that my wonderful clients have submitted anonymously about how I performed on their wedding day. It is emotional reading! In fact, I received it at the end of a long winter's day that had been rather heavier than i'd have liked with bad news. It was such a lift to read such wonderful, touching comments that I was very definitely as choked as beautiful Emily's dad in the photograph above! I know it is somewhat a cliche, and possibly run-of-the-mill to produce a post like this, but I cannot reiterate enough what a huge, huge deal reading such comments means to a wedding photographer! I pour my heart and soul into my work, and into providing what I always strive to make an easy, friendly and positive experience from the outset for my clients. Every single wedding is special, to every single couple and their friends and families. It doesn't matter how far into the season I might be, how many years I might have been a wedding photographer, each and every wedding carries its own unique anticipation and excitement. Making a living creating something so personal, about something so personal, is both a privilege and a huge responsibility, and I care immensely about my couples being happy. So to be able to read this feedback, it makes my year and leaves me totally amped for the year ahead! Thank you, thank you, thank you to you wonderful people that have taken the time and energy to share a bit of the love. You've made this Devon Wedding Photographer very happy indeed :). If you have a quiet few minutes - you can read the comments below. I'm going to read them again myself, just because it makes me feel super proud!
"Amy flew to singapore to photograph our wedding and was an absolute gem to work with. loved her unobtrusive style that she was able to capture candid and natural photos. she is a professional, and great at keeping up with communication around time line etc. loved working with her and wouldn't have had it any other way."
"Amy was amazing from start to finish. We absolutely love the photos and they are so natural. Just what we wanted!"
"From the very beginning even with first communications with Amy, she was very helpful and informative and quick to reply. She made us feel very at ease with her friendly nature and obvious passion for her work, going above and beyond every step of the way. We couldn't possibly be happier with her work, we loved the unique style of her photographs, which really captured our wedding day in such a fantastic way, with many of our guests commenting on how lovely she was on the evening and also post-wedding on just how much they loved her pictures. All in all, there is nothing more that we could have asked of her or her work, and we would highly reccomend Amy. Amazingly talented, lovely, happy and blends into the wedding perfectly!"
"Amy Sampson is one of numerous photographers we approached for our wedding. The second we saw her work we knew it would be absolutely perfect for us and we were right. Her photographs are beautiful, she has a relaxed, natural style and captures moments that no one else could imagine. She was so understanding of the style we wanted and our needs, and the photographs are more than just memories and pieces to put into albums, they are pieces of art in themselves. We couldn't recommend Amy more. We booked with Amy after we had a Skype interview and a couple of calls. She was professional, she completely understood the photographs we wanted, the complexities of a very large family, and also the venue. She took the time to talk us through the process and helped us to plan things like family compositions perfectly. Amy's costs were very competitive and she made us feel like we would get very good value money which we did. The main reason we booked is because she has an eye that I didn't see in many other photographer's work - she is a cut above the rest in our eyes."
"Amy is an incredible & unique photographer & a super lovely person. We fell in love with her work and just has to have her. She helped capture our special day so beautifully & has given us memories to cherish forever. Her pure talent & eye for detail is amazing, its hard to believe how well her photos capture the little moments, facial expressions & love that the day is filled with, yet she manages too & so discreetly. She was professional & so friendly throughout, super helpful & always there. We would highly recommend her to anyone. We are forever thankful."
"Amy was the perfect wedding photographer. During the day her presence was unobtrusive and yet she somehow managed to capture all the key moments, including some incredible candid shots! She has a wonderful sense of timing and understands how to get the best out of the wedding location and guests. We were delighted with the photographs Amy took for us and will treasure them for the rest of our lives."
"Pre-wedding, Amy took the time to meet and get to know us and learn what style of photography would suit us. Friendly and approachable, on the day she was almost invisible yet always there when needed. The initial preview photos not only capture the key moments but also the emotions and atmosphere of the day, in a vivid and memorable way. From unhooking the dress from a bramble bush to her interactions with our guests Amy was a pleasure to have at the wedding and indispensable to our day."
"We were so happy with Amy's photos. She captured the essence of the day perfectly and the photos have a beautiful finish. She was really easy to get on with and on the day she slipped into the background and was able to get very natural reportage style photos. A talented photographer and we highly recommend her!"
"Amy’s modern & creative images along with her unintrusive & personal approach made her feel like a friend as soon as we met her. Amy is very professional & knowledgeable & really took her time to get to know us as a couple, meaning our natural & very high quality finished images really reflected us, our friends, and family on our special day. Amy was very flexible & made planning our long distance wedding very easy. We live in Leicestershire & had to rely on the internet for much of our planning. Amy’s detailed website & stunning examples of previous wedding shoots & quick, easy & friendly communication helped us to know she was the perfect choice immediately. An amazing photographer who we would recommend again & again!!!!"
"Amy was incredibly helpful from our first enquiry. She was ill in bed during our initial What's App call, proving without a doubt her dedication to her work! Amy provided lots of helpful advice along the way and on the day itself she was amazing. Neither of us particularly like having our photo taken, but she made us feel very comfortable and a lot of the time we didn't even notice she was there. She worked so hard and the resulting photos were exactly what we hoped for."
"Excellent photographer. Professional, friendly, respectful and incredibly talented."
"Amy was amazing did the job so well and would recommend her to all of our friends."
"Amy was wonderful to work with from start to finish. She was always quick to reply to messages and we were instantly put at ease the moment we started talking with her. Amy is a friendly person who has an amazing eye for capturing those extra special moments. We loved her relaxed style and have some stunning photos documenting our special day. Her compositions capture not just the image but the mood and emotions of our special day and we couldn’t be happier with the results."
"We couldn't have asked for a better photographer! Amy was absolutely amazing from the first conversation to the when final pictures were received. On the day, you barely knew she was there, and yet she managed to capture every moment. It's fair to say I had to convince my husband that it would be worth spending the money to get a great photographer, but even he has now had to admit that she was well worth every penny! The photos are stunning and we couldn't be happier."
"Amy was absolutely wonderful. Innovative, unobtrusive, empathetic. Would recommend her wholeheartedly - she was an asset to our wedding - many of our guests commented on how very good she was."
"We highly recommend Amy, her images captured our day perfectly we could relive the day by looking threw the photos. Her photos tell a story! Amy was very professional, gave great advice and always had good communication. Amy was so lovely to work with and made us feel very relaxed on our special day."
"Amy was simply amazing. Fantastic photos and so lovely on the day. It was like she wasn’t there. The kindness and care she showed after the wedding was second to none. After the sudden death of my Mum 5 days after our big day, she took time to send all the pics with her in them so we’d have lasting memories. Many of her images are blown up and on our walls. I couldn’t recommend her highly enough. Punctual, talented, professional and an absolute darling. Would use her again and again !!"
"Myself and my husband were so pleased with the whole service received by Amy. She was professional but so approachable. From the moment we contacted her to enquiry about her photographing our wedding she was immediately responsive and provided us with so much information. She went out of her way to meet with us and talk through ideas. We could be happier with our finished photos she captured everything we way we wanted it. Amazing service and such a lovely lady."