it IS nice to meet you

Ok Peach is just a nick name... I loved the catchiness of it, sounds a little like a secret agent from some kind of graphic novel.   My name is Samantha Portman and I live  just outside London. (Lucky me) after living in East London for 17 years I left stepped out of the circle but find every excuse to be there most days of the week. East London and Photography Id say are my two big loves in life, along with my Son Phoenix, my large close family, 90's films and polaroid.

I have studied or worked within photography most of my life and I started my wedding photography business in 2019, just before the delight that was the pandemic. .Although fun fact I used to be a celebrity make-up artist and some times I still work for several long standing clients.  What can I say there are some things that become part of you.

I love the outdoors and can always be found at a random day festival for books, art, or nature.  I believe mental health needs as much attention as physical health which is why I am a yoga fanatic, and a qualified instructor.  Although I rather take pride in the fact that I do not look like I do yoga or in fact any form of exersize....I am super calm in all wedding situations which I would say is my personal super power. Whats your super power?


I'm Peach, a documentary wedding photographer in London

I began as a celebrity makeup artist, along the way I fell in love with the process of making an iconic image. Image making has been a life long love and Journey.

I have studied at The London School of Publishing,  The Royal Photographic Society and The London College Of Fashion .  And I have loved every minute.

After 17 years of working in the film industry I found wedding photography and have never looked back. Documenting your day is a more than just shooting a wedding.  For me I want to get to know you, so you can trust in me to be there for you.  I want to create a smooth, enjoyable experience that leaves you with photos you are proud of.

I am inspired not just by other photographers but all great fashion designers and film directors.  I do not want your wedding photos to be the same as every other wedding photographers. Its important to me that the content of your photos is the real events of your day but it is also important to me to deliver this in a way that is unique, real, and personal to you.  Not just another set of over worked poses.  Im all about catching the moments AND making the image beautiful I want the best of both for you.

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HOW I BECAME A WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER - with way too many headshots...

I have a HUGE polaroid collection
My house is covered in them.....

i love old video tapes played on vintage vhs players.  Classic old films directors such as Kubrick, Lynch, Speilberg.

My parents owned a video shop and I literally grew up in a video store. I watched many many films from a super young age.  I saw every reference in life to a great film.

I adore cinematography, light and composition.

When I am not re watching classic old films I am walking on the beach with my son Phoenix.  We love the outdoors and try to travel as much as possible.

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vintage vhs and polaroid


Your invisible best friend / How I shoot your day 

I will be super early to your wedding.  Make sure everyone is feeling happy and at ease.

I will quietly shoot all the details and then move onto the big day.  I like to be as unobtrusive as possible.  I will how ever take control when needed to organise those group shots for mum and dad,

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making your day stress free