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Sam and Steve Vaughan are professional wedding photographers based in Oxfordshire, UK. Their show looks at the world of weddings, photography and sometimes both! Featuring regular guest interviews.

The Sam and Steve Podcast Sam and Steve Vaughan

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Sam and Steve Vaughan are professional wedding photographers based in Oxfordshire, UK. Their show looks at the world of weddings, photography and sometimes both! Featuring regular guest interviews.

    Sam and Steve Looking back on 2022

    Sam and Steve Looking back on 2022

    For their last show before Christmas 2022, Sam and Steve look back on 2022, their  busiest ever year for wedding photography. Just for fun they choose their favourites of 2022 including:
    Favourite wedding venue Favourite new (to them) wedding venue in 2022Favourite wedding mealFavourite (other) wedding supplier we worked withFavourite item of equipmentFavourite unusual wedding entertainmentFavourite band/DJFavourite suppler to them as wedding photographersA wish for 2023 from SteveA wish for 2023 from SamAll of course from our perspective as wedding photographers! 

    Happy Christmas and have a wonderful 2023 - especially if you are getting married! 

    • 39 min
    Woolly Woods - unique hand made wedding decorations for hire

    Woolly Woods - unique hand made wedding decorations for hire

    Sam and Steve's guests for this episode are Merry and Lorrie, a daughter and mother team who run Woolly Woods. They specialise in unique, hand made wedding decorations for hire.  They make beautiful trees adorned with felt leaves, lit with battery operated LED's. And, for every tree they rent out, they plant a real tree via Just One Tree, a not for profit climate change initiative.  Merry and Lorrie tell Steve:
    How Merry's own wedding inspired them to start their own wedding decoration businessWhy sustainability is core to their businessAll about the love and care that goes into every hand made treeTheir plans for the future.Sam and Steve also reflect back on a busy 2022, having just recently shot their last wedding of the year. Steve talks about his new passion for off camera flash work, and both of them name their favourite piece of photography gear for 2022. They also talk more about their new corporate photography and media business they are launching, Bicester Studios, web site coming soon!

    Sam and Steve Photography https://www.samandstevephotography.com/
    Woolly Woods https://www.woollywoods.co.uk/
    Just one Tree https://www.woollywoods.co.uk/just-one-tree

    • 54 min
    Rachel Vine Veiled Productions -Wedding videography, goosebumps guaranteed!

    Rachel Vine Veiled Productions -Wedding videography, goosebumps guaranteed!

    Sam and Steve are back after a super busy wedding season with a new episode. Their guest interview is with Rachel Vine, of Veiled Productions. Rachel guarantees wedding videography with built in goosebumps! She tells Steve:
    Why couples should prioritise having a wedding videographerWhat couples need to consider when choosing a videographerHow she got started and plans for the futureSam and Steve also reflect on some of the weddings they have photographed this year, future plans for this podcast and also their new corporate photography/videography brand they are launching this winter, Bicester Studios.

    Sam and Steve Photography https://www.samandstevephotography.com/
    Instagram https://www.instagram.com/samandstevephotography/
    Veiled Productions https://www.veiledproductions.co.uk/
    Instagram https://www.instagram.com/veiledproductions/

    Music for the show from Artist.io 

    • 52 min
    Cakes By Em - Bicester Based Wedding and Occasions Cake Maker

    Cakes By Em - Bicester Based Wedding and Occasions Cake Maker

    For this episode Sam and Steve take the podcasting kit  half a mile down the road to the cake kitchen of wedding and event cake specialist Cakes by Em.  In a fun and laughter filled episode, Em tells Sam and Steve :
    How she started making wedding and event cakesWhat makes her different to most other cake makers in the areaHow she convinced her parents to covert the garage at home into a dedicated cake kitchen and collection areaHer most unusual cake requestHer favourite cake designSam and Steve also announce big plans for a new business brand, providing event and corporate photography, videography and podcast production. And, as usual, Sam says "yes dear" a LOT.

    Sam and Steve Photography https://www.samandstevephotography.com/
    Instagram https://www.instagram.com/samandstevephotography/

    Cakes by Em  https://cakesbyem.com/
    Facebook https://www.facebook.com/CakesAndBakesByEm/
    Instagram https://www.instagram.com/cakesbyem_insta/

    Music for the show by Artlist.io 

    • 45 min
    Paul Ormond Glamping Thorpe Wed Shed - Festival style wedding venue

    Paul Ormond Glamping Thorpe Wed Shed - Festival style wedding venue

    Sam and Steve take time out of their busy wedding schedule to meet Paul Ormond, the owner of a new festival style wedding venue on the border of Oxfordshire and Northamptonshire. A family business of Paul and his two children,  The Wed Shed at Glamping Thorpe is a unique wedding venue, ideal for couples who love the outdoor festival life, and want to have their wedding in this style. The Wed Shed at Glamping Thorpe can host your hen party as well!

    In the 2nd part of this episode, Sam and Steve take time out during the dinner at a recent wedding to reflect on their busy and hectic 2022 wedding season.

    Sam and Steve Photography https://www.samandstevephotography.com/
    Instagram https://www.instagram.com/samandstevephotography/

    Glamping Thorpe/Wed Shed https://www.glampingoxfordshire.co.uk/properties/wedshed
    Instagram https://www.instagram.com/glampingthorpe/

    Music by Artlist.io 

    • 33 min
    Sam and Steve in Italy

    Sam and Steve in Italy

    Sam and Steve are on much needed short vacation near Sorrento, Italy, and take the opportunity to look back on what has been a very busy 2022 so far for weddings.  Recorded whilst on their holiday balcony Sam and Steve discuss:


    Wedding suppliers they have worked with so far this year, including some creative musical actsThe pro's and con's of having your wedding ceremony outside Why can't registrars can't seem to make their mind up on whether you still need to have the legal part of your wedding ceremony under a structureWeddings coming up over the next few months.No Allotment Avenue this episode as Sam hasn't been there much since the last episode! She does give some Italian cooking tips though.

    Sam and Steve Photography https://www.samandstevephotography.com/
    Instagram https://www.instagram.com/samandstevephotography/

    • 28 min

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