Based near St Helens, in North West England, with complete flexibility to travel to your destination, Sam Rigby Photography provides Wedding and Portrait Photography to clients throughout the UK. Established in 2005 the company has many years of experience in the wedding and portrait photography business.
With the qualifications and experience that is expected and by utilising the very latest and best equipment, each and every assignment is approached in a bespoke and individual way.
A wide range of story books, albums, styles and options which best tell the story of your wedding day or portrait session are available.
Choosing your wedding or portrait photographer is a big decision – please allow Sam Rigby Photography to make that choice easier for you.
The company is owned by Sam Rigby who has been involved in the Photography business for many years. Sam Rigby is more than able to run the company, having previously worked as a Conference and Banqueting Manager for many years in a 4 star hotel organising events and weddings, followed by working in local government.
Having always had a huge interest in photography, in 2004 Sam Rigby attended St Helens College, passing courses in Black and White Film Photography, Adobe Photoshop and Digital Photography. In 2011 took the plunge and gave up the office job to concentrate all efforts on creating a successful and professional photography business.
Sam Rigby Photography has a growing network of clients, located throughout the UK, including significant repeat business from growing families.
We met Sam at a wedding fayre and she was the first and only photographer we ended up speaking to. The display at the wedding fayre was excellent and the style of photography which was her style was exactly what we wanted! We were so impressed we booked sam there and then. We booked Sam to photograph our whole day from getting ready to finishing with first dance.
Everyone commented how relaxed Sam made everyone feel and that is apparent in the photos. She kept us involved at each stage of the process and the end product is amazing! We can't thank Sam enough.Read More
28 Jul 2014
Sam was the photographer at our wedding in May 2014 and all I can say is that we couldn't have chosen anyone better. Not only was Sam warm and welcoming from the moment we met her (which put us at ease right away), but she captured the day better than I could have wished for. Not only do we have the beautiful group photographs but Sam has gone to the effort of making sure that no detail was missed and that the natural moments throughout the day have been captured too.
Lots of our guests commented on how lovely both Sam and her mum (who also helped co-ordinate the photographs)were and how hard they worked to make sure everyone was photographed and all the special moments captured.
My husband and I can't recommend Sam Rigby Photography highly enough!
We had sam for our wedding in march, what can I say WOW !!! From the moment we met sam we like her, she is a lovely person and so easy going. We met sam for our pre wedding shoot and our venue was a mess on the outside due to refurbishment, sam put us at ease and told us not to worry. On out wedding day sam was very professional and some of my guests commented on how lovely she was. We recieved all of our pictures and they are all lovely. I have recieved my album today and it is absolutely stunning, sam has done an amazing job. I would definately recommend sam xx.Read More
10 Feb 2014
We had Sam photograph our wedding in November 2013. The service was exceptional from start to finish, she made us feel so relaxed and comfortable throughout the day. We are so pleased with the finished album. I would recommend Sam to anyone.
11 Oct 2013
When I booked my wedding, I made a promise to myself that I was only going to book with people that were nice, trustworthy and good at their job.
When it came to booking a photographer - It was important to us that we all felt comfortable - no one in our family really relishes having their photo taking, I myself suffer from "chandler from friends" face the minute I see a camera! I made an initial enquiry via email and Sam responded pretty much straight away - She very kindly met with us the following day to show us her work and discuss our requirements - and that was enough for me (after meeting with 12 photographers!) We booked Sam and paid the deposit the following day! In the run up to the wedding Sam was brilliant, As a recent bride herself she knew exactly what I was going through and was able to offer lots of advice along the way - She also helped put us at ease with a pre wedding shoot and meeting to go through all the photo's we wanted on the day - this meant there were no suprises on the day and she knew everyone's name and role in the wedding.Sam even came to the rescue when I turned up at a wedding fayre practically in tears because I had to change my florist (3 weeks before the wedding!)
On the wedding day itself Sam was brilliant, she was on hand to cope with nerves, co-ordinating people and even dealing with a wasp sting and a wayward veil!
We picked up our photos last week and I adore them! They are beautifully done and just the right mix of traditional and reportage - they really tell the story of our day perfectly! In the beginning of this review I mentioned about only booking people that were nice and professional, Sam is all of those things and more - Not only is her work of the highest standard, but She was so lovely to myself and my family when my mum wasn't very well and she even thinks of the lovely little touches, like giving us a Wedding card with a photo of our wedding rings on the and sending me a card for my birthday. I am so glad I booked Sam, and would happily recommend her to anyone getting married. I don't actually know how i'd have coped without her! - Thanks again Sam! x.Read More
23 Jul 2013
I booked Sam to photograph my wedding earlier this year, she had previously photographed both my sisters weddings so I knew I would get no better. Sam is a lovely warm person who makes the most awkward of grooms smile when having there photos taken! Our album is amazing and of such a exceptional quality for an amazing price!!!! I could not recommend Sam enough.
15 Jul 2013
Sam did my wedding on the 3rd May 2013 and from the minute we met her she put us totally at ease, very professional and caring about her work. We could not have asked for a better wedding photographer.
Sharon Farrell, Sale, Cheshire.
27 Apr 2013
We hired Sam for our daughters wedding day pictures and couldn't be more pleased. Sam is a lovely person very friendly and puts everyone at ease. The service we received was second to none with stunning professional pictures. Highly recommended. Thank you Sam.
26 Apr 2013
Sam Photgraphed my wedding on 15th March 2103, she did an amazing job, really friendly and couldnt ask for more. The albums and contact we had with Sam was 5*. I would high recommend.
19 Mar 2013
I used Sam to photograph my Mum and Dad's Ruby Wedding Anniversary.
I found her to be friendly, courteous and professional in all of my dealings with her before, during and after the event and to say we were delighted with the photographs is an understatement!
Would definitely recommend.
12 Mar 2013
Great wedding photographer! Got the balance just right between getting fab photos (mix of formal and informal) and getting the job done quickly so people weren't standing round for ages getting hungry! Some wonderful effects too with bubbles and black&white. Thanks for giving us great memories of our best day! xx.
30 Oct 2012
Excellent value for money, professional friendly service, highly recomended, Sam Rigby Photogrpahy is a 'MUST HAVE' for your special day :).
17 Sep 2012
Getting married will test your multi-tasking skills. Sam took away all the worries about one very important aspect – the photos with all the associated memories. From the first minute she was very professional, had lots of ideas if you needed some guidance (like me) and has some beautiful albums to let you browse through. Taking the photo’s she was very relaxed and fun which produced some wonderful shots. I would thoroughly recommend Sam for any occasion.Read More
20 Jul 2012
Sam took some family portraits at our home. We now have proudly sitting on our wall a really fantastic family picture which we really enjoy. We also intend to take advantage of purchasing some more pictures of the children on their own. Great service and end result.
15 Jun 2012
Sam took pictures of my sons christening and they were fantastic. She captured the whole afternoon perfectly and also moments I didn't even see. Sam is very professional, friendly, easy to contact and makes you feel completely at ease. Would highly recommend her for any occasion and would definitely use her again. Thanks Sam for making our sons special day EXTRA special.