Hello. I am Samantha a Bournemouth Photographer covering Dorset and all the UK
My passion as a Bournemouth photographer is to photograph my assignments using a natural documentary style without interference, particularly with weddings, but also increasingly in my Press, PR and event photography coverage. I will also use lifestyle photography techniques in my commercial work, with the aim to setup and produce natural looking, aspirational images, to promote a clients products and services.
Living in Dorset
Growing up in beautiful Dorset, on the Isle of Purbeck, made me appreciate country life. I love going for long walks along the stunning Jurassic coastline and I am happiest enjoying the fresh air, whatever the weather, and will always try to incorporate a delicious cream tea at the end of each walk!
How it all began
My love for photography began whilst I was studying dance, at the London Studio Centre. I had planned a future on stage, but had my head turned by a visit to a local photography class one evening, and never looked back.
In my earlier years, I worked in the traditional style of social photography, but felt frustrated with all the staged and managed posing. What excited me most was storytelling, capturing real life, genuine people, moments in time that depicted reality.
Back to Study
Realising the need to provide a more original and modern service, I turned my attentions into developing a more documentary approach to my photography. I went back to study full-time and attended the Documentary Photography course founded by Magnum photographer David Hurn, at The University of Wales Newport, obtaining my BA (Hons) degree in Documentary Photography.
I have documented projects as far a field as Ghana, as expedition photographer for Raleigh International, covering projects such as Sightsavers performing cataract operations in isolated villages, and volunteers helping construct a new school building, to documenting the dying craftsmanship of the Purbeck Stone Quarrymen.
Bournemouth Photographer: Experience
I went on to establish myself as a freelance Bournemouth photographer, working with many of the UK’s leading companies in the corporate, and public relations industries, as well as working for and contributing to local and national press and various agencies throughout the UK.
I believe I have gained a reputation of being able to act often under great pressure, and time constraints, with people from all walks of life, coming away with great images, whilst making the people I photograph, feel relaxed and at ease.
I feel very privileged, that through my work as a Bournemouth photographer, I have been given the chance to meet so many different personalities, my greatest reward is knowing that my clients are happy with my work, and the friendships I have made along the way.
Learn more about Bournemouth Photographer | Samantha Cook | Photography Services
Please feel free to explore this site by clicking on the following links. If you are interested in my work as a Commercial Photographer, or you are interested in viewing some of my Commercial Clients Testimonials, you may perhaps be looking for the services of a Press Photographer, or a PR Photographer, or perhaps your require the services of a Dorset Wedding Photographer, you can also find out how I shoot my weddings in the Documentary Wedding Photography style and read some of the Kind Words from my wedding clients.