Testimonials + Clients


“I briefed Sam to undertake photography for my company’s website. The brief was left open so that Sam could show his creativity. The results are really excellent, so much so, that he’s recived more work from us.

His grasp of what was required meant that we didn’t need to ‘spoon feed’ the brief, he got it immediately. I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Sam Oakes for your photography, be it product, portraiture or landscapes.”

John Watmough – Watmoughs Print

“We at Room 43, Wetherby wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Sam as a photographer. He provided a great service at the launch of our shop which was a pretty demanding evening, contending with large volumes of people and capturing images of launch as well as a fashion show all on the same evening!

At all times, he was professional, and delivered what we were looking for, with some excellent images for us to remember the evening by.”

Jane Whittaker – Room 43

“Sam knows how to create the best photographs using the right background and lighting. He managed to make me feel at ease in front of the camera, which I never thought was possible! I would definitely recommend Sam to anyone. Thank you Sam and I hope to work with you again in the future.”

Julie Smith – Smith McBride Chartered Accountants

“Sam delivered exactly what he said in good time to solve a problem for me. I wish him every continued success and recommend him highly.”

Terry King – Estate Planning Solutions

“My business relies heavily on images and presentation and therefore the quality of any photographs of performers is of critical importance. I have engaged the services of various photographers on numerous occasions but I have to say that Sam has been way ahead of the majority, both in his ability to make the subject feel completely at ease and therefore present themselves at their best, but also in his technical skill and degree of attention to detail. I would easily place him at the top of my list of recommendations of business service providers that I have encountered during the course of my re-brand.”

Anna Cunningham – Ultimate Music Entertainment

“In order to obtain publicity for my company I need some interesting photographs, in a hurry, but they needed to be affordable. Sam was able to respond positively to my time scales and produced a collection of wonderful photo’s which I am delighted with. Sam was very clear about the costs involved from the start, and I settled his bill by return. Thank you for making the whole process quick, easy, affordable and fun!”

Hazel Curtis – Property Potential

“Not only am I delighted with the photos Sam has taken recently for my Harrogate Motorhomes website but today he even managed to put me at ease in front of the camera – and I am a VERY photophobic person! His rates are very reasonable, his photos are superb and he is a lovely chap to boot. I’ve heard some fantastic feedback for his landscape photography workshops too. What’s not to love?”

Annette Wingate – Harrogate Motorhomes

“I hired Sam to create a press shot to accompany a press release for one of my clients. My ideas were quite broad and Sam was able to bring these ideas together to form a strong, visually striking shot in a short time frame.

Sam was a pleasure to work with, sharing his knowledge whilst also injecting a little humor. His rates are very reasonable and he is very competitive. I would definitely use him again.”

Jen Cooke – Acceleris

“Sam recently met me on location to shoot some photo’s for my new marketing material. I chose Sam because I liked him as soon as we met, I found him to be very personable and easy going. On the shoot Sam was very creative, very relaxed and most professional. I had the confidence to let him take the direction. The resulting photo’s are excellent, just what I was looking for and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Sam to anyone.”

Richard Daniels – Rich Sings Swing

‘We would like to thank Sam Oakes for our recent office photos. He was very professional in the planning for the day and made all the staff feel very relaxed. The results were amazing! And we are very happy with the service provided. We would certainly engage Sam’s services again and will recommend him highly to others.’

Sarah Cunningham – Ashworth Law

‘Sam has recently done two photo shoots for me. Not only are his photographs of EXCEPTIONAL quality Sam has a real knack of putting his subjects at ease which is SO important. If you need any photos doing for professional or personal reasons I heartily recommend Sam for the job.’

Les Yuen – Marketing Pays

‘I don’t need to tell you how talented a photographer Sam is, I think his work speaks for itself. Having worked with Sam, I can add that he takes great pride in the job he does and applies a high standard of professionalism when doing it. One of the world’s genuine ‘good guys’, I’d recommend Sam to anyone looking for high quality, consistent standards and reliability on a job.’

Tosh Balding – Xeprojects

Sam Oakes is an excellent multi-platform photographer (commercial /non-commercial and press). He has a very professional approach which, coupled with his enthusiasm and creativity, invariably provides excellent results. I have no hesitation in recommending Sam and will enjoy our continuing working relationship.’

Paul Amourdedieu – Director, Golley Slater PR

I’ve worked with Sam on a number of shoots for a variety of different clients and on every occasion he has delivered work of the highest standard. He clearly takes the time to prepare and ensures he fully understands each brief.

His attitude on the job is exemplar and he builds great rapport with his subject – I’ve often relied on him to calm nervous models! I would definitely recommend Sam’s services.’

Emma Campbell – Senior Account Manager, Acceleris PR

Sam took some really great shots of our event, very professional. We are very pleased with the outcome.’

Rachael Hunter – Account Executive, Acceleris PR

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