Kind Words

I’m so humbled and encouraged when my clients show me love.

It makes me smile.

Every. Single. Day.

 

Samantha is a very professional, talented and passionate photographer.

Samantha is a very professional, talented and passionate photographer. She oozes passion for what she does and it was a pleasure for her to photograph our newborn. She is a complete natural with babies and I felt very comfortable and relaxed as a first time parent. The photoshoot is everything I expected and I enjoyed the whole experience as a family with our new addition. We absolutely love the pictures and will definitely be using her again in the future.

The photos are absolutely beautiful

The photos are absolutely beautiful so you must be very talented in not only taking the photos but also editing them. Your website is very user friendly and I liked how I could select my favourite photos. I also liked the box you sent the USB stick in, especially as it had some sweets hidden in it! I find it’s the little things like that which put a smile on your face.

Charlotte

I trusted her with my baby instantly

After speaking with Samantha for almost an hour on the phone before meeting I was already at ease. She made a real effort to get to know mine and my baby’s story and the kind of style I wanted. When I met Samantha I trusted her with my baby instantly. We discussed poses whereby she was honest and put my baby’s safety first. If at all she felt uncomfortable with any poses I had suggested and the effect they may have on my baby she said so. As parents my partner and I were very relaxed as we knew our baby was in safe hands. He was made to feel comfortable and relaxed with a warm blow heater and soothing sounds. Knowing our baby was happy made our experience enjoyable and memorable. Not only was Samantha great with our baby, she captured our sons first days so perfectly and I will cherish her work with our son always.

Danielle

Have loved working with you Samantha and in a few years would love to do it again!

Having never done anything like this before,  we weren’t really too sure what to expect but from the beginning we felt at ease with you which was great. You were amazing with kids, much better and I really admired your patience, you made me calmer! I love the natural style of the photos, just what we were after and in our preliminary chats I feel you listened to me hence the result. We would definitely have photos with you in the future and recommend you.

Emily

Calm and professional manner. Excellent with children.

Can’t believe Samantha not only got my two year old to sit still but also produced beautiful photos of our family.From start to finish I highly recommend Samantha as a newborn and family photographer. She took time to find out about us and set the groundwork in advance so the day of the shoot ran extremely smoothly. Not an easy feat with a newborn, toddler and dog! The photos were stunning. Thank you Samantha!

Sazia

The Wall Art is amazing

Samantha has a lovely manner and the patience of a saint! She managed to get some amazing images of our newborn son despite his lack of co-operation. We are delighted with our beautiful wall art.

Leigh

She has a special talent

Samantha was well organised, prompt, patient, and this showed in her final product. She has a special talent and we were very happy with the results. You can see Samantha has put real effort into everything she does from her website, to how the digital products are presented. I would happily recommend Samantha to any new parents and have done so.

Amol

 We had an amazing day with Samantha

You handled our daughter perfectly at only 12 days old. She slept perfectly throughout the session and was kept warm and comfortable. You made the best use of our living arrangements even though we had limited light and space, and you produced some gorgeous images of her that we will treasure.
I would recommend to all new Mums and Dads, it is an experience I will never forget. The images of our daughter we will treasure forever, no one else could have captured her so beautifully.
Georgie

 It really was a pleasure to have you as a photographer

I honestly liked everything you did. I loved your friendly and easy going manner. How you worked with our vision (with the books) and also were able to work with what you had because I hadn’t told you I wanted one of the shots and you still managed to get the shot with whatever props you had. I liked the fact that even though I was vague with what I wanted pre-shoot, you still had lots of options/props to hand. You managed the time well so that we were able to get individual shots with baby too as well as family ones.

I loved how you presented the USB with the images and the little touches, loved opening the package.

Even though pre-shoot my husband wasn’t especially excited about it and though he didn’t see a need for it, you made the day extremely enjoyable and worth every penny! I actually didn’t think I would enjoy myself as much as I did that day. and so did he. It really was a pleasure to have you as a photographer.

Shabeena

A high quality experience. Recommended.

Samantha did a very good job from initial contact to end product. We asked her to photograph our children because of her portfolio of work, especially the shoots she had done in a natural and outdoor setting. Before the shoot, she asked what we were looking for and gave us good guidance on how to prepare for the session. On the day of the shoot, she worked around our routine, helped us and our two young boys feel at ease and completed the shoot in a fairly short window. After the session, the photos were available to view online promptly and the finished product was delivered soon after we placed our order. We have some great pictures of our boys and all of us together which we have framed at home and have shared with friends and family. A high quality experience. Recommended.

Ed

Thank you Sam

We have had one photo session with Sam. She photographed my son who at the time was only 2 months old. She spent a few hours with us and worked around my baby’s routine. We felt completely at ease and relaxed throughout the session which took place at my home. We got some fantastic natural shots of him while he was sleeping and awake. Overall, very impressed and thoroughly happy with the service and images we received. We have many of the photos framed at home! A very talented photographer who I would highly recommend.

Mamta

Stunning maternity and newborn pictures
Samantha took pictures of me while I was expecting, and then also of my baby boy once he was born. She’s really professional and I was amazed at how skilfully she handled the baby to capture the shots she had planned. Needless to say, the pictures turned out amazing!

Looking forward to the next milestone we can capture.

As first time parents we were very nervous about taking our newborn son to a studio to be photographed. We loved that Samantha was able to come to our home and transform it. We felt very comfortable with Samantha as she listened to what we wanted from the session. The photographs came out beautifully, I’m over the moon we were able to capture this memory of our son as a newborn.

Amandeep

 We really enjoyed the whole experience

We have been very pleased, not only by the wonderful pictures Samantha was able to capture of our son, but as well the whole process leading up to pictures. It was definitely a great overall experience we would recommend to any parents.

Henri

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Great with the babies, very gentle and exhibited a lot of patience.

Samantha was a fantastic photographer. I appreciated all of the wonderful props she brought for us to choose from. She was gentle and patient with the babies and we will definitely use her again for photos!

Sara

Photos were amazing

Samantha is an absolutely fantastic photographer. She is so lovely and friendly and really puts you and your baby at ease. I couldn’t believe how much time she devoted to us to ensure we got the most perfect photos. Obviously we think our baby is beautiful anyway but Samantha’s photos of her are outstanding and I’m so glad we have them to treasure forever. Now we just have to save up so we can afford to do it for all our other future children!

Lizzie

They really are perfect

Samantha we love your photographs, they capture our boys so perfectly, thank you. They really are perfect.

Rebecca

Looking forward to you capturing the next milestone

 You made our experience of our first photo shoot as parents very enjoyable. You totally understood what we were after and made everything easy. Most importantly our little one was very comfortable. Service was professional and very knowledgable of your craft. I am looking forward to having you capture our next milestone.

Khosi

.Absolutely thrilled

We had a brilliant newborn shoot with Samantha. She was confident and professional and made us feel relaxed about the whole process. We are absolutely thrilled with the result and proudly show off the album Samantha created to all our family and friends. 
We are so pleased with the quality of the images and creative way in which Samantha captured our son, that we recommend her to ALL pregnant women we know. Capturing the innocence our precious son is a gift Samantha has generously bestowed upon our family, for which we will be eternally grateful!

Maureen

You made me feel extremely comfortable handling my newborn

Samantha was absolutely brilliant, so patient with our 2 week old who refused to sleep, for her photos, yet she still made us feel comfortable and at ease. She provided us with so many options and I would 100% come back for future shoots. Many thanks !

Samar

Amazing Family Photos
Samantha photographed my 2.5y old toddler and 3 month old baby. She really took the time to understand what sort of photographs we were after and did her best to give us what we were looking for. Not only did she capture some amazing shots, she also made the session really fun and completely put all of us at ease! I would definitely recommend her to anyone looking to photograph their little ones/families!
Meera
 

Fantastic Images

I have no hesitation in recommending Samantha for a newborn photo shoot. I was really impressed by her ability to calm my daughter and rock her into a deep sleep (something I still struggle with!). Samantha listened carefully to my preferences and was both reassuring and professional. She achieved really fantastic images in a short period of time with minimal disruption – my daughter remained asleep throughout the session. I can’t wait to book another session when my daughter is older.

Cora

Samantha is an extremely talented photographer

Samantha is an extremely talented photographer who worked hard to accommodate my needs and requests, as well as working to what my baby was able to manage during the day. She is extremely friendly, patient and calm around the baby, getting them into amazingly natural and cute positions without disturbing their delicate sleep. Samantha prides herself on a high level of customer service, which she delivered. She was extremely responsive on email and the phone, was very clear in explaining her methods and the process and has a very clear and reasonable price structure. Everyone who has seen the pictures has praised them and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Samantha and would definitely use her again. Thanks again!

Josephine

 

Absolutely fantastic, couldn’t be happier

Samantha has been photographing my twins since just before their first birthday. My twins have just turned 3 and we have asked Sam to return each year to do a photo shoot. Sam has such a friendly easy going manner and immediately put us at ease and allowed us to feel relaxed in front of the camera; in fact, some of the best photographs/moments that Sam captured have been when we were unaware she was even photographing us. In our first shoot with Sam she asked if there was anything specific we would like but we decided to leave it to the professional and now we leave it entirely up to Sam and follow any direction she gives us and we have never been disappointed with the results. The pictures are fantastic and we have had so many compliments on how natural and beautiful the moments are that are captured.

Janine

Sam did a fantastic job and I would recommend her to all my friends looking to have family photos taken.

On the day of our maternity shoot I was made to feel very comfortable and at ease. Sam kept everything very relaxed and calm, so it was a really enjoyable experience. She also managed to make me look lovely despite being the size of a whale!

On the day of the new born shoot, Sam was wonderful. The set up didn’t take long and Sam got the shoot underway quickly but didn’t rush. I was worried Jacob was going to be quite unsettled, but Sam was amazing with him, keeping him calm, holding and rocking him. I don’t think there were any tears and i put this down to how brilliant Sam was at keeping him happy and content.

And finally, I loved the package that the usb and final prints arrived in, it was such a lovely touch and made everything feel very special.

Sam

What an amazing experience and memories to cherish forever.

It was such a fun day watching Samantha photographing our daughter and creating such delightful images that my heart just melted. Samantha was brilliant, a real professional who made me feel very at ease and happy to hand over my bundle of joy to be positioned and photographed. The images that Samantha captured are a true keepsake and I would highly recommend a session as before you know it they are not little anymore

Natalie

 

Worth Every Penny!

Samantha performed a miracle when she came round to our house a couple of months ago for our photo shoot. My twin boys at the age of 10 months woke up from their morning nap with that look on their face that screamed refusal. True to form, they refused to eat, though they were clearly hungry. They also refused to laugh along to all of their favourite nursery rhymes and refused to wear some of the cute hats that Samantha had brought along. It should have been a very long three hours but Samantha was so cheerful and so positive I was able to relax (not something I do often as a first time mum!). Even more amazing than the experience were the actual photos. Despite all the tears, we have dozens of photos of two beautiful, smiling babies that we will treasure forever. In the split seconds where they couldn’t help but smile, laugh or look at each other lovingly she was right there to catch it and the results are truly magical.

Nana

 

Excellent

We were really pleased with Sam’s work as a photographer with our then-3 month old. She did a fantastic job in getting so many different shots in quite a short time given that our daughter gets tired and cranky so quickly. We got some beautiful natural shots and really enjoyed the shoot as well. She was a pleasure to work with, super patient and brilliant with the baby (and us!). Highly recommend.

Ella

Thank you Sam

I just wanted to thank you Sam for the amazing photographs you took of my son. I was so impressed at how you were able to capture his personality in your pictures. It takes someone with a very natural talent to capture images the way you do. From start to finish the experience was fun and relaxed. Thank you so much!

Alef 

If you are looking for a photographer, I cannot rate Samantha Black highly enough.

She is incredibly talented and captures beautiful moments; she stands out amongst a saturated market full of very good photographers. Her eye for a great picture is demonstrated perfectly through her work and her use of artistic flair makes the images just perfect. Whether it’s a photo of your newborn baby or your growing family, Samantha’s work will bring out their beauty and their character in images that are timeless.

My little one was sitting up and mobile so her hands were full and she worked her magic with ease. Samantha was great with our baby and got a selection of fantastic pictures. She was a pleasure to deal with too and made every effort to ensure that she fully understood what I wanted from the photos and shared styles and images with me to give me ideas and be sure she was working to the right style.
I was delighted with the end product and show it off to visitors any chance I get! Highly recommended and will definitely use again!

Caroline

Samantha has a calming way about her and puts everyone at ease  

Samantha did the new born shoot for our eldest son and the photos were so beautiful and perfectly captured those precious first weeks that we had to do the same for our second. Samantha has a calming way about her and puts everyone at ease which is much needed in the early days when everyone is lacking in sleep. She knows what makes a great shot but most importantly works with your baby so that they are content and relaxed all the time. Samantha sensed when my son wasn’t comfortable so didn’t force him and waited until he was relaxed to continue with the shoot.

Isabella

We couldn’t recommend Samantha enough and hope to have another session with her in the future.

We had the most lovely experience with Samantha when she photographed our six-month-old son. She was incredibly communicative throughout the process, helping us know what to expect and how to “prepare” our son so she’d be able to get the best photos possible. During the session itself, she was so warm and pleasant to work with, yet professional, making sure she was able to get all the shots she planned in a timely manner. The photos were amazing and were delivered exactly when promised.

Shirley

Samantha is a truly natural photographer.

She handled out baby with care and ensured we had the beautiful natural shots we were looking for. She was extremely professional, organised and had a good way of dealing with new parents and the baby.

Lana