Hello there, I'm Sam 

I’m a documentary photographer inspired by love, light and laughter.  

Being around people is what makes me tick and I really love my job. 

I’m passionate about photography, art and books but most of all about making beautiful images.

A little background info on me… I grew up in a farmhouse on the Mendips where the wild weather and ever changing skies shaped my imagination.  I have a degree in Illustration and lectured in Art & Photography alongside my photography for 7 years before going fully freelance in 2013.  Since then I have been happily working as a photographer spending my time with amazing people, going to awesome places and documenting the most genuine and beautiful moments for a living. I am one lucky lady thats for sure.

I live in a little village called Shipham surrounded by beautiful countryside with my bike obsessed husband Tom and lovely 4 year old son Harris.


Looking back over my career I realise that I have always been a creative storyteller, but now I’m lucky enough capture moments and tell stories with my camera all the time.


If you are curious about the art that I create then please do have a peek at my art website www.gilraineart.com

Click on image to open Gilraine Art

Click on image to open Gilraine Art