Hi, I'm Sam Docker, an experienced professional photographer who works commercially both for design agencies and directly for businesses and brands. I'm told my work has a strong lifestyle element, whether I'm working in the areas of architecturalfoodpeople, travel or advertising photography. I try to offer my clients a modern style of imagery that show people within everyday settings, a style that is proving to be increasingly effective within advertising and marketing campaigns compared to traditional commercial photography.

I work throughout the UK and being based in Derby means that I can regularly work with agencies and businesses in both London and Manchester.

If you're looking to hire an experienced professional freelance photographer for commercial, advertising, architectural, travel or food photography, please get in touch so that we can discuss your needs and my availability.


I’m available for regional, UK and international assignments and offer half-day and full-day rates depending on your requirements.

Both my half-day and full-day rates include design consultation, setup time, image post-production and license for you to use the images online. Extra charges may apply for national advertisements and promotions, please contact me for further details. Prices do not include travel outside the midlands, which is charged at 45p per mile.

To see my full rate cards and get a quote for custom photography work, please contact me and provide me with some details on the project.

All prices are subject to VAT.

Half Day Rate

4 hours on location

from £ 500

Full Day Rate

8 hours on location

from £ 900


Coming from a creative design and marketing background - I originally trained in creative product design - helped me to understand the importance of brand creation and identity through visuals long before I moved into photography. Six years successfully running an online fashion business introduced me to the importance of photography within online retail and brand identity. Experimenting with studio setups and location/lifestyle photography during these six years allowed me to develop my style and technical knowledge to the standard required for a successful online brand. As a result of my photographic work within my own business, I was soon being asked by other businesses and agencies to consult and produce work for their photographic needs, leading to work with a wide range of interesting clients.

Although I’m comfortable working within a studio environment, it's in location and lifestyle photography that I tend to specialise, creating images that look natural and help bring websites, products and visuals to life. I’ve worked for both brands and agencies, creating unique and engaging images from fashion and editorial through to food and lifestyle. I offer creative input into all of my photography, working closely/consulting with an agency or client to ensure the correct look and feel is achieved.

If you need to know more about me, my approach and my work, then we need to talk.


Commercial Office Photos – Ruder Finn

As with many of my commercial clients, Ruder Finn were having a re-vamp of their website, courtesy of London agency, Bloody Big Spider, and they wanted their website to show more of the companies personality through their images. Traditionally, commercial office photos and head shots would be very formal and stiff, that’s what we tried […]

Creative Food Photography – Quite Simply French

This wasn’t the first shoot I’ve had for creative food photography, but it was a first having to shoot a live lobster!! It was all for Quite Simply French, a stunning fine dining restaurant based up in Lancaster. The owner, Robert, and the agency responsible for re-vamping his website wanted their images to be natural and creative, […]

Vintage Light Bulbs and Lighting – The Olive Tree

lifestyle product photography

The Olive Tree specialise in bespoke home decor and furnishings, from incredible faux flower displays, to furniture and in this instance, amazing vintage light bulbs and lighting. This shoot was focused on a home setup, with the idea that they would produce an online brochure around the bespoke lighting options they have to offer. They supply a made […]


  • Samuel Docker Photography Ltd
  • 15 Margaret Street
  • Derby
  • DE1 3FE
  • phone 07545 696 992
  • email hello@samdocker.co.uk

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