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Kind Words

Thank you, thank you, thank you!

I strive to provide not only great photography, but also a highly professional and personalised service.

I feel honoured to be a part of your special day and very much appreciate that you have taken the time to write a review x


Below are a selection of kind words and testimonials that my wonderful couples have been kind enough to share with me.

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Mercure Haydock Hotel
Mr & Mrs Prior

Sam is absolutely fantastic!!

She captured our wedding and pre wedding walk at Haigh Hall!  We hit it off straight away.  She is friendly, cheerful and calming, she never stopped all day at our wedding she was climbing over fences and onto fountains to get the best shots.  The children loved her and all of our smiles were real ones from laughing and joking with her and Barry from Diamond Lights who make the perfect team!  We are so glad we chose them both to capture our day and would highly recommend both Sam and Barry!!

Hard Days Night Hotel

Hard Days Night Hotel
Beatty & O'Neill

We had the pleasure of working with Sam again (she took photos for my mum & dads anniversary) for our wedding. 

She is a consummate professional. 

Sam ensured she knew all of our requirements and even visited the venue beforehand to familiarise herself and to identify the best shots/angles...and wow what a result! 

The photographs are absolutely amazing and we have never received so many compliments! Her eye for detail/ideas (and cajoling skills) have ensured that the best memories were captured so beautifully. 

We would have no hesitation to recommend her!

Ashfield House

Ashfield House
Mr & Mrs Crellin

Thank you for everything that you did for us for our wedding.  From meeting you for the first time, to giving us our album you have been professional and such a happy, caring and smiley person.

You captured all the amazing parts of our wedding and the photographs are all fantastic, we can’t stop looking at them!

We feel so lucky and happy that we chose you for our wedding!

Thank you for being so amazing at what you do!

Lots of Love, Louise & Rob xxx

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Mercure Haydock Hotel
Fiona & Helen

Sam was the perfect choice for our wedding day.  She is very talented, kind, thoughtful and an organised person who was a pleasure to spend time with before and on the BIG day.

Sam thought of everything we would need for photos, including things we hadn't even thought of.  The lead up to the wedding was thoroughly planned and she helped us decide what we wanted to get out of it so we were not disappointed!

Sam was the voice of calm on the day of the wedding and didn't miss a trick, capturing some truly amazing moments we will never forget.  We were (and still are!) blown away by the album and prints we have from our day.  We are proud to show off Sam's work as her skills are exceptional.

All in all, Sam Bannister is HIGHLY recommended by us.  She is completely reliable and an outstanding photographer.

We couldn't have chosen anyone better for our wedding day!

Mercure Haydock Hotel

Mercure Haydock Hotel
Mr & Mrs Singleton

We used Sam for our wedding in August and was more than happy with her services. 

On the day she went above and beyond which helped make our day so special.  She showed genuine interest in our special day and captured some amazing photos throughout the day. 

I got my album back last week and oh my word it is AMAZING the attention to detail and the way it has been put together is out of this world. 

Sam I can't thank you enough for what you did on our special day.

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St Helens Town Hall & Mercure St Helens
Adam & Daniel

What a photographer!!!

Care, love and professionalism from day one.  As soon as we met Sam we knew that she was going to be perfect for our wedding and she didn't disappoint.  All of our guests commented on how amazing she was during the day and she did a really quick turn around with photographs and they are beautiful!  We both would 100% recommend.

Thank you so much Sam xxx

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Lancashire Manor
Mr & Mrs Brown

After seeing Sam's work at a friend's wedding we knew we had to book her for ours.  The quality of the photos and album we received are amazing, and we have loved looking back at our special day.

Sam is such a kind and happy person and helped to put us both at ease throughout the day.  We cannot thank Sam enough and would recommend her to anyone.

Lauren and Lucas xxx

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The Wrightington Hotel
Mr & Mrs Bradbury

I can't recommend Sam enough.

She is absolutely amazing.

She's so kind, smiley, caring and did an absolutely stunning job at our wedding (in 28 degree heat).

Highly highly recommend.

Thanks Sam x

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Mercure Haydock Hotel
Mr & Mrs Wiseman

Sam was just what we needed.

It felt like a good friend was taking our pictures and the album we ended up with was perfect.

Sam is like a wedding organiser as well as a photographer.

We can't recommend her highly enough.

The Wrightington Hotel

The Wrightington Hotel
Mr & Mrs Garner

Sam is an incredible photographer but much more than that she is a human being that any bride and groom need by their side on their special day.

My Daughter got married 2 days before the lockdown in 2020 and Sam was not only an exceptional professional but helped us in every aspect she could.

We say that she was one of the angels that made my Daughters wedding day so special.

Houghwood Golf Club

Houghwood Golf Club
Mr & Mrs Bradshaw

I cannot recommend Sam highly enough!

Not only is Sam a fantastic photographer and created an amazing album for us,

Sam is a lovely lovely person who actually felt like a close personal friend such was her input both pre-shoot and on our wedding day.

A real gem!

Hyde Bank Farm

Hyde Bank Farm
Mr & Mrs Blease-Williams

We were blown away with the service from Sam on our wedding day. The photos she took were just fantastic, even with us both in high states of stress and then giggles!

She took the time to speak to our guests as well who all felt really comfortable with her and as such managed to get some great natural pictures of the guests and children. 

We received the USB with our photos on really quickly, and it was personalised which was such a lovely touch we weren’t expecting.

Hopefully I won’t be getting married again but I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending Sam or from booking her again if the need arose.

Lancashire Manor Hotel

Lancashire Manor

Mr & Mrs Deluce

We are so happy we chose Sam to do our wedding photos back in November.

She was so professional and the photos and album were of an exceptional quality and she definitely went the extra mile to ensure everything was perfect from our first meeting with her.

Sam is such a lovely, funny and sweet lady and we would highly recommend her.

St Helens Register Office

St Helens Town Hall

Mr & Mrs Kernighan

Dear Sam,
We just wanted to say a huge thank you from the bottom of our hearts!
You were so lovely from the moment I got into contact and throughout!
I feel like I have made a friend in you!
We absolutely love the photo’s we have seen so far!
And we truly can’t wait to see the rest.
Thank you for absolutely everything!
All our love Mr & Mrs Kernighan

Mercure Haydock Hotel

Mercure Haydock Hotel

Mr & Mrs Davies

We are so pleased we chose Sam to be our wedding photographer, she came highly recommended and did a fantastic job.
Her photographs of our wedding were of excellent quality and we are truly delighted with our photo's and our album.
I can't recommend Sam highly enough both for her work and her attention to detail.
Sam is such a lovely lady, so easy to get along with and so friendly.

Haydock Park Racecourse

Haydock Park Racecourse

Mr & Mrs Jones


Very friendly and professional. Outstanding quality and covered every aspect of our wedding.

Would very highly recommend.

Kilhey Court Hotel

Kilhey Court Hotel

Mr & Mrs Foster

Sam is absolutely amazing.

She’s so friendly. I hate having my photo took but she made me feel so confident in myself.

We have 8 children between us and she made sure to spend time with them too. We couldn’t fault her.

She was happy to do what type of photos we wanted rather than just do regular shots.

We couldn’t of asked for anyone better to capture our special day.

She was wonderful.

Rainford Parish Church

Briars Hall

Mr & Mrs Stanton

Sam was our wedding photographer, genuinely over the moon that we picked her.

Her hard work and dedication to take our amazing pictures was second to none, she thought of every last detail and to add to it…

She’s one of the most friendliest people you could ever come across. Everyone on the day was commenting how great Sam was. Sam is so accommodating and her contact is brilliant, any queries you can email/text/ring and she would answer them straight away.

We are delighted with our pictures. Thank you so much Sam!

Victoria Park

The Mansion House

Freya & Chris

Sam was the best choice of photographer we could have made for our wedding!

She was always in communication at the right time, produced beautiful photographs and very importantly was a lovely friendly person.

We had a great day and have enjoyed reliving it through our awesome set of photos.

Ashfield House

Ashfield House

Mr & Mrs Lundy

Chris and I would like to send the biggest of thank you's to you for everything you did on our special day. You went above and beyond everything we expected and are so glad you were part of it!
We cannot wait to see the finished pictures and know that however long it may be before we see them then they will be well worth the wait.
We can't stop looking at the pictures you have already shared and just know the rest will be perfect!
Again, thank you so much for everything before and during our wedding day.
We would recommend you without hesitation to anyone getting married!
Thanks, Sarah and Chris Lundy

St John's Church

Brookfield Hall

Mr & Mrs Gurhy

We knew from the moment we met with Sam that we had found our wedding photographer. Sam understood exactly what we wanted and nothing was too much trouble.

The service Sam provided before, during and after our wedding was more than we ever expected. We didn’t even have to wait that long for our pictures and they were spectacular to say the least.

Sam captured every moment of our wedding day perfectly.

I would happily recommend to anyone looking for a wedding photographer, you will not be disappointed.

Houghwood Golf Club

Houghwood Golf Club

Mr & Mrs Langton

We chose Sam for our wedding after getting to know her at our friend’s wedding.

She was so friendly and approachable and her work was amazing so we couldn’t not have her for our wedding.

She was great from start to finish!

She made me feel so at ease even though I hate having my picture taken and it was an absolute pleasure having her capture our special day.

We couldn’t recommend Sam enough.

Park Hall, Charnock Richard

Park Hall

Mr & Mrs Stephens

Sam is a Lovely woman and me and my husband are so happy with her high quality work, she truly is the best thing we spent our money on during our wonderful wedding you will not be disappointed with her.

Mitton Hall

Mitton Hall

Mr & Mrs Jones

Sam was wonderful on our wedding day. Nothing was too much trouble and every picture came out exceptional, so much so, we took a very long time deciding which images to go in the album. 
On the day, Sam was so unobtrusive guests commented on how comfortable they felt and hardly noticed she was there. 
Myself and my husband couldn't have asked for better and the pictures reflect how at ease we felt. 
The before and after service was excellent also. We would highly recommend.

The Mount

The Mount

Mr & Mrs Barrett

We first met Sam at a wedding fayre at Park Hall and knew instinctively that we wanted her to be our photographer. 
Throughout our pre wedding journey she was so professional, understanding and very patient !!!

But most of all Sam made us feel so special. 
Our wedding day was everything we hoped for and Sam was just brilliant. 
She took lots of photos (just over 700!) which we have on a memory stick and we are absolutely thrilled with the images. 
I would wholeheartedly recommend Sam and can’t say enough to justify just how great she is. 
Sue and Sean x

Cranage Estate

Cranage Estate

Mr & Mrs Greenaway

What a great photographer.

Sam did a great job at our wedding. Great pictures made everyone at ease and such a wonderful lady.

Mercure Haydock Hotel

Mercure Haydock Hotel

Mr & Mrs Shoesmith

We hired Sam for our wedding and the photos were absolutely fantastic.

What’s more, the service from Sam was excellent. She guided us through the process and was very engaging from the start right to the end.

She’s really personal and eased any worries and we got all that service for one of the best prices we could find in the North West.

Would highly recommend to anyone looking for professional photographs.

Eccleston Park Golf Club

Eccleston Park Golf Club

Mr & Mrs Taylor

Sam was fantastic from our first contact to receiving our completed wedding album.

She is so friendly and professional and made our wedding day so special.

All of our guests said how lovely Sam was on the day.

We are so pleased with our photos and wedding album, they are better than we ever imagined.

They capture every moment and element of our day and we will cherish them forever!

Thank you so much Sam!

The Wrightington Hotel

The Wrightington Hotel

Mr & Mrs Baggaley

Sam is a fantastic photographer and you don’t even notice that she is around. We hired her for our wedding and we couldn’t have asked for a better photographer to capture our day.
We’ve had so many compliments on the photos and photo album.

You definitely would be lucky to have Sam capture your special day.

Mitton Hall

Sparth House Hotel

Mr & Mrs Kmiec

I had met Sam a couple of times at previous weddings and she was our first choice when it came to our wedding. Sam was fantastic in every way! Her communication leading up to the day was great and the pre-wedding shoot put us at ease.

On the day she captured every moment perfectly and we couldn't have asked for better memories of our wedding day.
Our beautiful wedding album, created by Sam

Eccleston Park Golf Club

Eccleston Park Golf Club

Mr & Mrs Langley

From start to finish Sam was amazing, she made me, my husband, daughters, family and friends feel so at ease on the day.

I can't praise Sam enough. I'm so happy with our wedding album, the amount of compliments we have had are unreal. Thank you so much Sam.

Prescot Register Office

Knowsley Register Office

Mr & Mrs Mills

Sam was Fantastic, she made our very low key wedding feel very special and all the family members at ease. 
I was recommended Sam by my now Sister in Law as Sam provided services for her wedding also. 
When our photographs were ready Sam visited our house and gave us a USB with all our photographs on which were all brilliant along with a printed photograph for our house. 
The personal touches were above and beyond what I could have expected and it is evident Sam actually loves what she does and adds more meaning to your already special day. 
I would without any hesitation recommend her services again and wish her a long and successful future in a career she quite obviously loves!

Leigh Sports Village

Leigh Sports Village

Mr & Mrs Sutcliffe

We hired Sam for our wedding and the photos were absolutely fantastic.

What’s more, the service from Sam was excellent. She guided us through the process and was very engaging from the start right to the end.

She’s really personal and eased any worries and we got all that service for one of the best prices we could find in the North West.

Would highly recommend to anyone looking for professional photographs.

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