Testimonials

“I have commissioned Sam for several shoots now and I have always found him easy to work with. Sam is one of those photographers to whom you can simply give a brief knowing that it will be absorbed and that the results will come back spot on. We use many of the photos Sam has done to market out School Trips packages, the images are always exciting, vibrant and capture the atmosphere. I will certainly be looking to commission Sam in the not too distant future and hope to work with him for years to come.”

Tom Hodgson, Design & Communications Assistant, YHA

“The General Synod is not kind to photographers: dim lighting, speakers a long way away, tight deadlines, long days, and that’s not to mention people who wear loud shirts and shorts who really ought not to. Sam handles it all marvellously, bringing sparkle to a potentially dull assignment year after year.”

Paul Handley, Editor, Church Times

“Sam’s work speaks for itself. You can rely on his creative flair to turn what could be an average photo shoot into something eye catching and interesting. His work hits the nail on the head as far as media work is concerned. It is a sure guarantee that photographs relating to Barnardo’s are used by the media. His friendly and approachable manner, as well as reliability, means that I don’t hesitate in recommending Sam to colleagues and partner organisations.”

Jo Hewitt – Media and Communications Manager, Barnardo’s, Yorkshire

“The work Sam has done for us has been excellent. He has provided us with a library of photographs which shows our brand in an exciting and original light. The images work well in all types of medium, from online to print. I would recommend Sam to anyone looking for a quality photographer.”

Adam Walsh, Marketing Manager, Bayford & Co.

“We have used Sam Atkins for over 5 years now. He is always on time, turns up with a smile and manages the shoot wonderfully. As for the quality of the pictures – they are second to none. I would recommend Sam every time.”

Dr. Colin Morgan, Group Corporate Responsibility Manager, Gala Coral Group

“Sam never fails to exceed our expectations; his work is always of the highest quality. Taking photographs in our schools is a challenging proposition, but Sam’s professionalism ensures that he achieves excellent results with a minimum of fuss and disruption. I would gladly recommend him.”

Evans Ward, Director of Business Development, Cambian Group

“Running my own press and marketing business it is important that I bring in people who can quickly assess a different clients needs and provide exactly what they are looking for. This is something that Sam never lets me down on. His work is consistently of the highest nature and I (and my clients) are always delighted with the outcome. To top it all, his easy going nature makes him a pleasure to work with.”

Lizzie Forbes-Ritte, Purple Marketing

“Sam is a photographer who never fails to demonstrate flair and creativity when on an assignment for Appeal PR. He also has a friendly and engaging personality which invariably helps put those who are to be photographed at their ease.”

Les Able, Appeal PR

“Sam is always very accommodating and responsive to my needs; pleasant and polite with the staff he is photographing, and produces good quality shots from a range of angles. The subjects of the photography are always very happy with the results.”

Chris Hewitt, Internal Communications Manager, NHS Connecting for Health

“Commissioning Sam means getting any job shot creatively, originally, without any hassle. He is my Angel of the North.”

Jill Mead, Picture Editor, Guardian Creative, The Guardian

“NYMAZ has been delighted with Sam’s work. He follows the brief closely and always manages to capture the atmosphere and energy of the event. Sam relates really well with the young people and artists we work with, putting them at their ease so that the results are always fantastic.”

Kirsty Halliday, Director – Programmes, NMYAZ (North Yorkshire Youth Music Action Zone)

“We have worked with Sam on two of our conferences now and were very impressed with his photography and in particular, his ability to work well under the pressure of a busy conference with lots of events going on at once. I would definitely recommend Sam to anyone considering using a photographer at their corporate event or function.”

Laura Hurcum, Communications and Social Media Officer, Chartered Trading Standards Institute

“Sam consistently produces images that are eye-catching, original and fit the brief, allowing us to gain maximum exposure for our clients across a range of media. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him.”

Simon Baylis, Account Manager, Acceleris Marketing Communications

“Eyecatching, imaginative photography is what brings our company newspaper to life and you can always rely on Sam to deliver images that not only capture the essence of the story perfectly but jump off the page because they are colourful, well composed and creative.”

Amanda Hinchliffe, Internal Communications Manager, Arla Foods

‘Sam’s photo’s are beautiful, imaginative and eye-catching.  They tell the story of our thriving school community perfectly.  They are exactly suited to our prospectus and the new school website that we are building.  We’ll certainly use him again.’

Vince Gibbons, Deputy Head, Cardinal Heenan Catholoic High School, Leeds