About me


My name is Samantha Gilraine and I am a wedding photojournalist.

Wedding photojournalism is the art of storytelling wedding photography. Put simply, I photograph real moments in an artistic and beautiful way, to tell the story of a wedding day. I believe that it is the true moments that are the most special and they can only be captured in an unobtrusive and natural way.

I’m a really friendly person who loves people and all the unique moments that a wedding day creates. I have been a wedding photographer for the past 10 years and my business has established itself through personal recommendations from all the happy couples that I have photographed.  I know how precious a wedding day is and my professional experience, creativity and sensitivity to your individual needs ensure that I’ll take stunning photographs that you will treasure for years to come.

A little background info on me… I have a degree in Illustration and lectured in Art & Photography alongside my wedding photography for many years. Then I went full time freelance in 2013, but I feel like I have always been a creative storyteller except now I just do it with my camera and my teaching skills have really helped with my event photography too.

These days I’m lucky enough to share my time between being Mum to my gorgeous son Harris and photographing wonderful weddings and family portraits.  Myself and my husband Tom live in Bristol but I have travelled far and wide with my photography.

Oh and I my favourite things are trees, colour, dramatic skies and…. dancing!


Tel: 0778 65 65 645

Email: samgilraine@gmail.com