Sam Riley

A wedding and editorial photographer based in the South East, who loves to click, cook & travel.

My name’s Sam and I’m a Kent wedding photographer. Although based in Kent I’ve photographed destination weddings in Spain, Italy and all over the UK. Photography is a lifetime passion, and I have been taking pictures since picking up my dads old Pentax SP500 camera at ten years old. From that moment on I was hooked, shooting countless rolls of film and developing prints in a makeshift lab in the family home. I went on to get a degree in Photographic Arts at the University of Westminster, followed by a 20 year career as  director of photography for some of the country’s leading magazines. I photographed many weird and wonderful subjects during this time, from ice fishing in Russia to Maroon 5 in Japan, and I have worked with many celebrities including Kelly Brook, Carmen Electra, Billie Faiers, Jennifer Metcalfe, Supergrass, The Charlatans, Keith Lemon and Danny Dyer

I love shooting weddings and consider it a privilege to experience the wonderful atmosphere and be amongst joyful people. I don’t restrict myself to one particular style of photography, I love both photojournalism and fine art styles to capture you, your family and your friends at their very best. My aim is to put my subjects at ease and to have fun and connect with my clients…I believe in capturing the events of the day,  not disturbing them.

Technology has come a long way since shooting my first roll of film on my Dad’s Pentax, but the principles remain the same. Light, colour, composition, empathy with your subject, and a love for telling stories with your pictures. These have always been my guiding principles. If you would like to see what people have said about my work please see my testimonials.

If you would like to talk to me about photographing your wedding or engagement session I’d love to hear from you, feel free to email or call me and lets talk!

Thanks, Sam.


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Editorial and Commercial Clients
  • OK Magazine
  • Lipsy
  • FHM
  • Bootea
  • Mail Online
  • Daily Mail
  • Loaded
  • BBC
  • NHS
  • Time Inc. Publishing
  • Bauer Publishing
  • News UK
  • MTV
  • Miss Figga
  • Want That Trend
  • Misfits Management
  • Profile Talent Management
  • Twist Drinks
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