"We knew from the start we had made the right decision in choosing you to photograph our wedding, and every aspect of your service has confirmed that.
Several people commented on how well you managed to remain unobtrusive, yet take the whole range of photographs. We are delighted with the results and our only difficulty has been in selecting just a few to go into an album!
Thank you so much for capturing our lovely day so perfectly."
Miriam and Dave Birrell
"Sammi really was the perfect wedding photographer. In the leadup to the wedding she was in touch regularly, made visits to the church and really took on board all our requests and ideas. On the day of the wedding she was fantastic.
Calm, highly organised and creative in her choice of shots, she blended in to the wedding and reception to the point of us not even realising she was there! Every single photo on the CD she made captured the day perfectly and she made us feel so at ease, which was completely reflected in the photos. We couldn't be happier with the wonderful job she did."
Emily and Gary Aubin
"Thank you for photographing our special day and producing our lovely album. Your friendly and natural style helped us all to relax and got the best possible results from the pictures of our day. Your attention to detail has produced an album, which is perfect for us and exactly what we hoped for. I am thrilled with the end result and would not hesitate to recommend you to anyone needing a photographer. Many Thanks."
"After asking Sammi to do our photos I would never in a million years of thought that our day could have been caught more perfectly on camera. The whole process was relaxed and everything we asked for happened, if not more! The images were sent quickly and were beautiful in a variety of styles and colour. I know we have mentioned this before, but thank you for being part of our day and recording every special moment. Thank you."
Sammie, Ewan and Bradley
"Right from our initial contact with Sammi about our wedding she was helpful, prompt, friendly and relaxed. She explained all the options and made us feel that we were certain to get the photos we wanted at a reasonable price.
To be honest we were dreading all the photos been taken on the day but Sammi was unobtrusive, organised and creative throughout and we even enjoyed the experience.
I would happily recommend Sammi as a wedding photographer as she took a great range of traditional and also more contemporary shots which have left a beautiful and lasting memory of our special day. Thanks for being part of our wonderful day."
Emma and Andy
"Sammi, I don't know what to say... George and I were crying our eyes out seeing the photos...... we are SO happy with them. Thank you so much for the photos they are really good and perfect for us. I really am so pleased with them. I can't wait to show them to my family and friends... ....hopefully by the weekend we will have internet access at home to post them on Facebook, I will credit you and put your website on there for sure. Thank you again dear Sammi.
I can't pick a favourite one for me! All are really good but I will especially treasure the ones with my mum & dad in as they don't stand still in a picture both together... I have that picture now in front of me and will send them to my brothers in the US they will die for them. Thanks again Sammi and I wish you all success with your business."
"We both choose Love Beauty Photography and Sammi because we felt we had a lot in common with her personality-wise. We also saw some of her fantastic wedding photos from previous wedding couples.
From the moment we met Sammi she was very organised, professional and made us both feel very relaxed and comfortable. She made our day very special indeed and we cannot truly thank her enough for everything! The hardest job we had was picking out which photos we wanted in our album as there were so many lovely ones to choose from.
We also found it good that after our wedding, without waiting weeks, we were sent some photos of our wedding day and were amazed by them! We love them all! Thanks again for everything Sammi – a true friend for life."
Laura and Mike
"Sammi took our wedding photos in 2012 & they are amazing!! Would definitely recommend her if you need a special event photographed or even just family shot taken."
Niki and Ian
"The photos Sammi took of our wedding are brilliant. A mix of natural and posed which have
captured amazing moments of our day. Sammi was professional but approachable and calm.
She listened to our ideas and we had great fun whilst the photos were being taken."
"We cannot recommend Sammi Sparke highly enough following her recent photography of
our wedding. The edited photos arrived within a couple of weeks of the wedding (with a
couple of 'teasers' emailed in the meantime!) and we are thrilled with them. They are a lovely
reflection of our special day and family and friends have enjoyed the countless slide shows
Babies and Toddlers Photography
"The photos of Abbi-Mae are just wonderful, very relaxed and natural.
You made us feel comfortable and along with your calm manner and rapport with Abbi you achieved some quality images.
These images are much more our style, compared with past images taken of Abbi in a studio.
We would love for you to come back to take more photos of Abbi in the next few months as she is now a year older. Many thanks again Sammi."
Dawn, Lee and Abbi-Mae.
"Sammi came to our house recently and photographed our four-month-old son, Sam. She did a selection of images, including some of Sam on his own and some with Sam and us.
Sammi interacted with our little one easily and got him to smile for the camera. The shoot was very relaxed and most importantly Sammi really managed to catch some precious moments in the photographs. We are so pleased with the images, which were posted to us within days.
I would encourage anyone to have Sammi photograph their little ones as it was a great experience and we are totally pleased with our pictures."
"We hired Sammi to take photos of our son Joshua on his first birthday and we are so happy we did so.
Straight away Sammi was at ease with Joshua and Joshua was happy to be with her and smiling so much.
Sammi arranged for a variety of settings and poses that she managed to capture with a really lovely natural air.
We loved the selection of photos Sammi sent through to us and can't believe we got so many of such quality for the money we paid.
We would certainly recommend Sammi to anybody who wanted photos of any special occasion."
Rob, Eugina and Joshua
"I cannot recommend Sammi's work highly enough. She recently visited my home and took a series of beautiful photographs of our eight-month-old daughter. Sammi's style is very naturalistic and she has perfectly captured the personality and various facial expressions of our little girl. Her approach is relaxed yet highly professional. Sammi herself is charming, with an easy warm manner."
It was a pleasure to have Sammi take our first photos together as a family. She was utterly
professional, incredibly thoughtful and my 7 month old son thought she was lovely which
made for a fantastic rapport and brilliant photos. Sammi is great at finding the right light,
perspective and location and her photos are the best we've ever had taken.
Sammi was so efficient and we really appreciated the way she sent us the photos while she
was editing them. Her service from her initial editing to sending the final photos is seamless
and she is excellent at working to individual needs and requirements.
All of my closest friends have used Sammi as her photography is of a consistently high
standard and she is always on brief- some friends have had family photos taken, others
wanted professional photos taken for their job applications and social media profiles. I would always recommend Sammi to friends and I will definitely use her again to take photos of our
family as it expands in years to come.
"Sammi was great with the kids, they had so much fun doing the photos. She both followed the girls at play and occasionally directed them, she got the photos she needed and made it fun for them at the same time.
Sammi is a brilliant photographer and the images came out great. The kids loved looking through the photos remembering all the fun they had during the shoot."
Janine, Abbi and Jess' mum
"I just wanted to say thank you to Sammi for the care and attention she put in to capturing some truly beautiful pictures of my little girl. The images embrace her character & nature and I couldn't be happier with the quality and variety of the work she has produced. Sammi has taken some gorgeous photos that really demonstrate care, attention & a very personal touch. Thank you once again."
"Sammi is a professional first and foremost, but with a gentle, nurturing manner which really encouraged my three-year-old daughter Scarlett to have fun and in turn allowed Sammi to capture some absolutely stunning shots from our afternoon together. Sammi was creative and inspiring, with great ideas for situations in which to photograph. She has a fabulous eye for artistic direction in terms of outfits, colours and styles. Scarlett enjoyed the shoot with Sammi's reassurance and when fatigue began to set in, Sammi was great at not pushing her, but simply moving her on to something new – it made things relaxing and comfortable and resulted in some of the most beautiful photos of the best quality I have seen. I can't recommend Sammi highly enough – fantastic value for money and someone I'd go back to again and again. The photographs she took will be treasured forever. Thank you Sammi!"
"It was a pleasure to have Sammi take our first photos together as a family. She was utterly professional, incredibly thoughtful and my 7-month-old son thought she was lovely which made for a fantastic rapport and brilliant photos. Sammi is great at finding the right light, perspective and location and her photos are the best we've ever had taken"
Sammi was so efficient and we really appreciated the way she sent us the photos while she was editing them. Her service from her initial editing to sending the final photos is seamless and she is excellent at working to individual needs and requirements.
All of my closest friends have used Sammi as her photography is of a consistently high standard and she is always on brief - some friends have had family photos taken, others wanted professional photos taken for their job applications and social media profiles. I would always recommend Sammi to friends and I will definitely use her again to take photos of our family as it expands in years to come."
"We were looking for a photographer who could capture some natural, relaxed family shots, someone who was good with kids, and offered value for money and Sammi delivered on every aspect! Our four-year-old still talks about the day we met Sammi in the woods for photos! In fact we were so pleased with the shoot & the resulting images that we have recommended her to all our friends and family, and we will definitely use her again."
"The whole experience was good from start to finish. Sammi contacted us well before the photo shoot to arrange convenient dates and times for all of our family. We discussed any particular ideas or wishes that we had as there was quite a large family group to be photographed.
We managed to include outdoor photographs as well as indoor shots of individuals, various groups and whole family. Sammi very quickly settled in to the family scene and the children soon accepted her. Her friendly approach allowed everyone to do their own thing as well as organising the various groups when necessary. We were really happy with the photographs and were delighted to see the wide range of shots that Sammi produced. Getting so many people to be responsive and have good expressions at the same time was quite challenging but this was achieved very successfully.
We had great fun sorting out photos for our album as well as our favourite one for our chosen print. Sammi is obviously a very talented photographer and has followed up the shoot by keeping in touch and answering any questions we had. We even managed to get our own photo of Sammi holding the youngest member of our family!"
"Sammi has a gift for making the whole family feel relaxed, and as a result she captures such wonderfully natural images. I would recommend Sammi to everyone!"
The Cooke Family
"I wanted a good quality photo for my Linkedin profile, work conferences etc. I had seen some of Sammi's work and I contacted her to discuss my requirements. I had never done a photo shoot before, so was not sure what to expect. Sammi put me at ease and it was actually quite a fun afternoon. During the session we took photos in different locations to provide a varied portfolio. I was very happy with the end result, I have a range of high quality photos that I can use for professional and social networking."
"A friend recommended Sammi to me after I changed jobs and wanted a new professional looking pic for my new start. Sammi chatted with me on email before the day and got me to think about what I should wear and potential locations for my pics. On the day we took the photos at my work at a quiet time in a few different places, I even managed a quick change of top and necklace. Sammi was really easy going and funny which helped me and the process was actually fun. In the end the difficulty was picking just two photos from the selection and I ended up buying two extra photos one of which my mum now has as her screen saver! It was a fun experience and money well spent. I've recommended Sam to my friends too after they really loved the photos."
"Having a good professional photo is one of the best investments a business owner can
make. I recommend it continuously when reviewing and auditing client's LinkedIn profiles.
Sammi is a very professional and expert photographer. I was looking for a natural looking
profile image and Sammi delivered. She took several photos and I was able to choose the
ones I liked from a number that she had taken. I highly recommend Sammi if you are
looking for a photographer that goes the extra mile to ensure your profile image fits your
Judy Parsons - LinkedIn Marketing Coach & Author Helping Business Owners
Use LinkedIn To Get More Leads & More Clients In Less Time
"Sammi did some great head shots for me for my website and social media. She helped
me decide what type of shots I wanted by sending me lots of examples - this really helped
as I was fairly clueless! Sammi was really good and putting me at ease and ended up
taking a series of lovely shots that I was over the moon with. I wouldn't hesitate to
recommend Sammi. "
Dr Julie Coffey - Doctor with BIG interest in Natural Health
"Loving my Head Shots from Sammi. Getting lots of compliments. Love the way she
considers your interests & is so patient."
"Sammi truly puts the 'Sparke' in your relationship with your photographer. Sammi
works hard to understand your wants and needs and the results are fantastic!"
Angie Wilson, Red Apple Law
"Sammi came to take some group photos for our networking and craft group and somehow managed to get us all to keep quiet just long enough get some great shots which were then taken up for an article in The Star Business Monthly
You can read the article here:The Star Business Monthly: Crafty Business
Sammi was very professional, easy to work with and the results were fantastic so I would highly recommend her."
Rachel Ferla – Project and Event Management
"I am pleased to recommend Sammi Sparke who has worked for the College alumni magazine as a photographer. Sammi covered a variety of events for us and was entirely professional in her approach. She worked well with those around her, neither intruding on the occasion nor requiring supervision. She understood the brief quickly and went about her work discreetly and competently. The resulting photos were excellent and we were delighted with them. Her photos included portraits, group shots and action shots of the events. Sammi produced both black and white and colour images for us to allow us a range of choices for the publication. I would be happy to use Sammi again as a photographer and am delighted to recommend her to others."
Elizabeth Winter - Fellow and Director of Development and Communications at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge University
"Sammi and I worked closely together, in order to produce the photographs for SB Holistic's upcoming web site. Our contact time consisted of a preliminary meeting, photo shoots with two different models and an editing/selection session.
Sammi was very approachable and happy to answer questions. She impressed me by bringing ideas of her own into the planning, which I had not even thought of before, but which made sense. For example, she considered changes to the ambient lighting, objects in the background and additional photos of my working equipment.
Her originality here showed that she is clearly an expert in her field.
During the photo shoots, Sammi showed the sensitivity necessary for the intimate nature of the work: models receiving massage therapy. Sammi also took account of my own needs, as I am blind and therefore physically and emotionally sensitive to being photographed. She positioned herself unobtrusively, to the point that I almost forgot that she was there at times.
The profile shots were most difficult for me, because I could not relax. Sammi therefore improvised here, bringing my model and dog into the environment, to create a more natural setting.
Sammi then carefully went through the photos and selected the best ones for the web site, giving her honest opinion when some photos turned out better than others. I can't wait for the launch!"
DR Sarah Bryant - SB Holistic