"Initially, Lucy Walker met Samantha at a PA Hub event and spoke very highly about the way Sam controlled the taking of countless photos, whilst at the same time managing the task and putting everyone at ease with her calm and friendly approach. When we needed our own corporate photo shoot some months later, we had no hesitation in contacting Sam. On site, Sam couldn’t do enough to ensure she delivered in a timely and professional fashion the sharp quality images we were looking for. She demonstrated considerable empathy with and also quickly gained the respect from, several image conscious young women, who were insistent the images taken represented them in the exact manner they wished to be portrayed. This was no mean feat! I would have no hesitation recommending Sam. She is a dedicated professional."

Mark Woffenden Director, Lucy Walker Recruitment

"Working with Samantha Toolsie on my photos was a great experience from start to finish. I am often nervous when being photographed but Sam's friendly and supportive manner quickly put me at my ease, which allowed me to relax and be natural. She has a way of instantly seeing how to create a good image and helped me arrive at natural and striking poses. I really trusted her judgment as she directed me and I am delighted with the portfolio of amazing photos that I have received. Sam was also very supportive in supplying the photos sized appropriately for different uses on my website, promo shots, for my agents and other media. I would thoroughly recommend using Sam, she is extremely professional and a true artist."

Mark Risi Musician

“I have worked with Sam on several launch events across the region. With minimal briefing she understood the vision for each event and managed to get all the shots I needed without being intrusive to my guests. Her images are always high quality enabling me to use them over multiple platforms including press releases, marketing collateral and social media. She is very responsive and provides the images quickly when required, she is a joy to work with.”

Sarah Padgett Marketing Manager, CityFibre

"Sam did the photography at my charity dance event. She was very professional in the booking process and turned up early on the day to go through the plan. Taking photos of fast dance movement is a skill in itself and I was delighted when I saw the pictures. She really captured the event and natural shots of people dancing, whilst Sam was taking photos you didn't realise she was in the room! Initially I was going to use the images for PR after the event but they will work perfectly on my website too. Sam is a pleasure to work with, so friendly, approachable and makes people feel comfortable. I'd highly recommend her to anyone wanting high quality professional photos."

Sarah Hough Director, Sashay Dance

“We’ve worked with Sam on a few client events and have always been really impressed with the results. Sam not only produces quality images, she gets to know the client and the brief fully so that she delivers exactly what the client had in mind. She’s friendly and engaging and really goes above and beyond. By taking such care to understand the brief, Sam isn’t afraid to make suggestions and adds her own personality and flair. I can’t recommend her enough!!"

Sarah Benson Account Manager, KC Communications

“The PA Hub has been working with Toolsie Photography since 2015. Sam is a pleasure to work with which makes it so much easier when we are hosting our events. Sam is a true professional whose calm influence puts everyone at ease. We have fantastic memorable images, which include our main events Yorkshire PA of the Year Awards and The Venue Showcases where Sam has produced stunning photos. We always receive a first class service as well as high quality professional photos from Toolsie Photography."

Jon Lowrence Director, The PA Hub Ltd

“I’ve used Sam for a wide variety of projects, from a large Private View at the Bowes Museum for the New Light Prize Exhibition, right through to a series of intimate portraits of myself in my studio and I have nothing but praise for her. Professional in attitude whilst producing great results and always with a smile on her face... rare talents to find in one person. I would never hesitate in recommending Sam to anyone who is looking for a photographer as every time I have used Samantha I have been delighted by the results.”

Emerson Mayes Fine Artist, New Light Art

“A portrait is not made in the camera but on either side of it.”

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