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On Hitched.co.uk since 2020

Last update: June 2024

What are you looking for in your wedding photography? Want it to be stylish and natural? Authenitc and enjoyable? A stress free experience that shows your day as beautiful as it was? An experience that is fun, light hearted and an enjoyable part of your wedding journey?

My name is Samantha Portman. I am a modern photographer for modern couples, I create stylish, authentic and beautiful wedding photography to record your day in a way you will be proud of. I shoot in an unobtrusive manner, in doucmentary style which leaves you free to enjoy your day. I also pair this with super stylish portraits of you and your partner so you can have photos of you both youll want to share and hang on the wall.

Alongside my experience in the TV and film industry ( I have many an anecdote !) I have two decades of experience within the wedding industry. This means I am always here to help with any aspect of your day. Ask me anything I will happily provide answers and advice however often you wish.

I am the down to earth supplier who will most likely feel like a friend, I will be in your corner helping from start to finiish. On the wedding day I like to work in a relaxed manner and I am well experienced at staying that way even in the most stressful of situations.

For your wedding day I offer an alternative to the sometimes expected or cheesy wedding photography. Ofcourse we grab those traditional group shots for mum and dad but most of the time you can sit back relax, party and I will ensure to capture it in a way that relfects you at your very best. I work in candid way for most of the day with nothing posed. But for the couple shoot and your bridal/groom party shots I am here to make it fun and unique. I love doing this and so do my couples. Together we create those group shots that not only show you at your killer best self but you and your friends also have a blast doing it.

I live in the Essex countryside with my son but I always have my foot in East London shooting weddings and for commercial clients. I LOVE to travel the UK and I shoot weddings frequently all over the country. I have a love affair with the country side and the English coastline. I reguarly go away for the weekend to Brighton and shoot for many clients down there. I think im your typical city dweller who loves the city but loves to relax in the countryside as often as possible. Having lived in central London for many many years I am so tuned into the fashionable London wedding and feel aligned with those couples. But im fortunate enough to have a wide breadth of clients and shooting weddings in the English countryside is something I have enjoyed more and more. I am there to shoot your memories in the mood you set. So whether that is an elegant city wedding or a boho festival wedding in the countryside I adapt, tune in and capture your day showing you at your very best.

Services Offered

I cover the whole of the UK and internationally. I simply charge an hourly fee with a standard wedding day booked in at 10 hours. And an intimate one around 4 hours but we work to your needs. My hourly rate is £230 for photography and £300 if you would like photography and a 3 minute wedding video. There are no hidden extras and you can download your photos or videos as many times as you wish or any friends or family. Once you have read through this endless blurb ! do take a look through my website its kinda snappy and keeps it simple. You have a wedding to plan and im here to make it easier...If you want the peace of mind of knowing every moment will be captured then you can choose my full day fee of £2,100 and I will be there 2 hours before the wedding and well into the dancefloor hours.

To begin we have a zoom call, you can call me to chat about your day with no obligation at all. Theres no pressure here I am a firm believer in finding the right fit for your day. If we click then thats fantastic I am here for you all the way.

If you want to book its a very simple process and I am here to guide you through it. Many of my couples at first fee overwhelmed at the idea of creating a shot list time line. But I have years of experience to make this fuss free and totally enjoyable.

Organising your photography need not be stressful at all. I will help you to create a photography timeline for your day, plan shots and be fully briefed on what to expect and how best to handle it. , I want you to feel safe knowing your key moments will be captured in a way that you will want to share with loved ones. I will blend into your day, caputuring all those moments you will want to keep forever. Then in the all important edit I will use all my knowledge from working in media to create high end striking images for you. That is my commitment to you, to record your day in a fuss free way but with high end results.

I am a little bit of a nomad wandering from London to Brighton, but I am fortunate enough to shoot nationally and internationally. I love getting to know you and where you live. I will work where you need me to be gladly. For this reason I do not bolt on travel expenses inside the united kingdom.. For international weddings please do email for your bespoke quote.

So lets chat, get to know each other, eat percy pigs, down a couple of lattes and plan to capture those memories of a life time for you. If you want to take just the initial first step with no obligation just hit me up for a zoom call.

Please do note 2023 is nearly full so if you are thinking youd like to chat or book please do get in contact as soon as you can as Id love to meet you.

Packages

I like to keep things really simple, no hidden costs.

Saturdays I offer one package FUll DAY £2,200

Monday to Thursday the full day package is available but also.you can pay by the hour up to 8 hours. £240 per hour.

Do take a look at my website as it answers so many questions :) www.peachportmanphotography.com

On here you will find my form please do fill in and I will get back to you with a personal responce in within 24 hours.

I only take on 20 weddings a year so I can maintain a personal touch and a high level of service so come on email me lets get to know each other and connect. Click on the website link above or type in www.peachportmanphotography.com

I look forward to meeting you !

Sam Portman

Instagram handle : @peach_portman

Frequently asked questions

What services do you offer?

Photography
Pre wedding
Digital album
High resolution photos

What does the wedding package include?

Every package offers- Online Gallery Time Planner Advice on Suppliers Insured Creative Wedding Photographer

How far in advance should I contact you?

As soon as you know you want to book the earlier the better guys so we can plan your day your way...

Do you cover more than one wedding a day?

No

Can you travel?

Yes, the whole of the UK. International on request

What is the charge for travelling?

There is no travel charge for anywhere in the UK. Europe, there is a flat rate supplement of 500 pounds this covers all costs and ou will not be charged any hidden extras. Internationally on request

What style of photos do you take?

Artistic
Photo journalism
Fine art photography
Other (Creative Reportage)

What kind of technology do you use?

Digital

Do you use a specific technique or innovative approach?

I have a laid back approach shooting without being obtrusive. I shoot a mixture of natural and creative shots. I shoot and edit in true full colour

What kind of equipment do you use?

Canon 5D Mark 3 Sony A7iii 24-70mm f2.8 lens 85mm F1.2 50mm F1.8 Compatible flashes. Lights and Reflectors if required. But I mainly work with available ambient light and flash

Do you offer any tool to display the photos online?

Yes, online secure gallery and download. There are no extra charges for download you can invite as many friends or family members as you wish to download it is all included

What's the delivery time for a photographic report?

2 months

Do you send all the photos taken?

No

Do you work alone or do you have a team of professionals?

Team of Professionals

In case of unforeseen circumstances, do you have a replacement photographer?

Yes

Do you have the rights to publish the wedding photos?

Yes

Do you charge per hour or per event?

Per hour

If needed, would you be able to work extra hours?

Yes

How do you charge extra time?

£150 an hour for every hour over agreed time

What are the forms of payment?

Bank Transfer, Debit Card and Credit Card

How do you work?

Imagine a ninja with three cameras and 6 arms silently capturing every single memory in the making with a big smile and willingness to help at every turn. Making your photos individual to YOU
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Do you have any questions?

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Reviews for Peach Portman Photography

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Latest reviews

Olivia
Olivia I. Sent on 27/05/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Loveliest photographer

From start to finish Peach was so so wonderful to work with. At the first chat I immediately felt like Peach understood us as a couple and knew exactly the vibe we wanted from the day. She captured the mood of the day so perfectly, and it was her documentary style that first drew us to her. Me and my husband aren’t the most natural in front of the camera but she made us feel so so comfortable. I can’t thank you enough Peach for pictures we’ll treasure forever
Katy
Katy L. Sent on 25/11/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing and thoughtful wedding photographer!

We were really delighted with the photos that Peach took for our wedding -- she captured so many sweet moments of the day that are just as lovely to have as the more posed portraits, if not more. We love her playful style, which was perfect for the kind of day we had. On the day itself Peach was a reassuring, friendly and professional presence who never made taking the pics feel like a hassle. And afterwards she was just great in terms of making sure we had everything we needed. Thanks so much, Peach!
Aarron
Aarron T. Sent on 23/11/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Literally the best!

She was truly amazing when she did our wedding in August. She captured so many great shots and was super organised. She made me Ian feel super comfortable on the day as we aren't lovers of being in front of a camera. We honestly couldn't recommend her enough :)
Chris
Chris P. Sent on 23/11/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Fabulous photographer !!

Peach was fantastic right from the very beginning all the way through to the end. We couldn’t recommend her enough. She was very friendly and professional and made that part of our wedding worry free and a breeze.
Isabelle
Isabelle B. Sent on 28/07/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Creatively gifted photographer & awesome person

We cannot recommend Peach enough!

From the moment we met, we clicked with her vibe and knew we were in safe hands. I am camera shy but Peach helped me feel completely at ease. Her communication is spot on and she was always on hand for any advice we needed- even recommending our reception venue that we and all our guests loved. Peach went above and beyond to make our day truly special and we are so pleased with our beautiful photographs.

If you are looking for a creatively gifted photographer who is also a gem of a person- Peach is for you!

Thank you Peach for making our wedding experience so special, love Iz, Albie and baby Xander xxx
Lucy
Lucy H. Sent on 16/05/2022
5 out of 5 rating

London wedding

Peach photographed our London wedding in April and we are really happy with the photos. Peach made us feel really comfortable on the day. She was organised, friendly and I would definitely recommend her.
Anna
Anna Sent on 20/03/2022
5 out of 5 rating

The perfect wedding photographer

Peach was the most wonderful photographer we could have wished for — she really made our day. Peach is as lovely and warm as she is professional: it felt like having a good friend on our sides (one who also happened to take the most stunning pictures). We cannot recommend her enough!
Louise
Louise B. Sent on 30/06/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Professional and friendly

Having worked with Peachportman Photography before, I can highly recommend her. Sam is friendly, professional, creative and meticulous about understanding her clients brief/requirements. Her effiecient and friendly manner put me at ease and I would highly recommend her for couples wanting their personalities to shine through in their wedding pictures!
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Leo H. Sent on 27/06/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Chic, cool and effortlessly fun

Peach was a legend from start to finish in photographing our wedding ceremony in Islington.

We asked for a photo shoot around Clerkenwell beforehand and Peach gave us both some really good tips and advice in the run up to help us identify what we wanted. On the day itself Peach made us feel very relaxed from the get go which both made us feel more at ease and the pics are stunning.

She's got a great eye for detail and suggested some excellent backdrops around the area we were in which have come out exactly how we wanted. The editing and styling of her work is top tier. It's the perfect blend of chic, cool and effortlessly fun and we're delighted with the results.
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Patrick A. Sent on 24/07/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The Most Amazing Photographer

Peach (Sam) was incredible for our wedding. From the first time we met her, we felt very at ease - she seemed so calm and collected and filled us with confidence. We had 2 other photographers we were considering, and are so so glad we chose her. We had a lovely engagement shoot which reaffirmed the decision - the photos were so lovely and she accommodated our dog too which was really special. As we prepared for the wedding day, she had a wonderful questionnaire which laid out everything she needed, super simple. We had a follow-up call with her, and as we approached the day she would send over really helpful ideas and excitement (including the idea for colour bombs which was a real stand-out) - it was so lovely. On the day, Sam found a fantastic balance of getting the shots wanted, without being invasive - guests commented on how brilliant she was. She was also great at being firm with the photos needed e.g. group shot, but calm and relaxed with when we'd do other shots to fit in with timings and the day. Finally, the photos were amazing. She captured the prescribed shots brilliantly, and the candid shots were so lovely. We had a really good selection. Overall 10/10, she was amazing.
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Natasha P. Sent on 15/12/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Absolutely wonderful, and so personal and unique to us and what we wanted ✨

Peach was amazing from the first moment we spoke with her to the last moment of our day. She was incredibly amenable and really listened to what we wanted and needed, and was especially patient with me as someone who is nervous in front of a camera.
She also helped so much in terms of planning our day, and making sure we were happy, supported and comfortable throughout. On the day, she was there for me when I was nervous or frustrated (just the once with one of our providers!). She was an immense and trusted constant throughout the day and evening. I wanted to be her friend, she was just such a joy! She also captured all of our happy and emotional moments so beautifully. Finally, peach has consistently been supportive and communicative before, during and after. We got our beautiful photos back very quickly too.
Don’t hesitate in having Peach be a part of your very special day, or event. We absolutely were so so happy we chose her ♥️♥️♥️
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Scarlett M. Sent on 08/12/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Blown Away

We were blown away with how Sam captured the day, she completely went with the flow and vibe of the wedding, capturing the keyshots beautifully but also the unexpected, surprising and funny moments. The whole process was relaxed and natural. She's fun, understanding, dedicated and has a wonderful eye for capturing what makes people unique and beautiful. We could not recommend enough. 
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Emily S. Sent on 08/09/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing pics & super friendly photographer

We struck gold when we hired Peach to take our wedding pics! Absolutely thrilled with the photos and highly recommend her, not only for her highly skilled photography, but also her friendly and helpful support in the lead up to the day.

She really did go above and beyond to make sure she captured the best possible images and vision we had for our day. We had a church ceremony with reception in a tipi on a farm, and she travelled to both venues before the day to recce the spaces and meet us in person. We chatted to her lots in the lead up and she was always helpful suggestions and ideas for both the images and other details of our wedding day.

When we had a drama with not having recorded our ceremony to send to some family that couldn't be there, Peach was able to come to the rescue, quickly putting together some footage she had and making us a video at no extra charge - blown away by her generosity in doing this for us!

Thank you Peach for capturing our day and becoming a friend in the process!
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Alex N. Sent on 24/07/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Peach Perfect! Could not have wished for a better photographer

Peach was a star from start to finish. From our first meeting, we knew her relaxed, candid style was for us. She was always on hand to offer advice and on the day she did an excellent job at keeping us calm in the morning whilst continuing to capture some really special moments. Her preparation and clear communication meant that during the service, she managed to blend into her surroundings without overtaking proceedings and still shoot the most incredible photos. Her enthusiasm, professionalism and approachability make her a joy to work with and the photos speak for themselves. We cannot recommend her highly enough.
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Tierney G. Sent on 02/04/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Beautiful creative photos

Peach not only captured the most special moments she was a big part of our day.
She has a hugely creative eye and we were beyond thankful to have her.
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