Testimonials

Photographs to treasure

One of the great things about being a photographer is the interesting, amazing people you meet. Here are some kind words from some of my recent clients.

 

Josh & Jakki

Sam did an amazing job in capturing every detail of our wedding day in Thailand.

Her preparation was impeccable and she exceeded our expectations in every way.

In addition to capturing great shots, Sam went the extra mile on the final output too.

Having great wedding photos was so important to us and Sam delivered.

We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her work to anyone!

Thanks for coming all the way to Thailand with us Sam, we’re so glad we chose you as our photographer 🙂

Jakki & Josh

 

Liv and Matt 

We engaged Sam to be our photographer for our wedding on March 16th 2013.

From the moment we saw Sam’s beautiful photos on her website we knew she was the right photographer for us, and meeting her in person made us even more certain of that. We felt so pleased – and lucky – that she was available for our wedding day.

From the very beginning of the process, Sam was a delight to work with. She made the effort to travel to us for the initial consultation, and was very approachable and accommodating through all our dealings with her.

Sam captured our day even more perfectly than we could have hoped. She really listened to our brief and gave us exactly what we had asked for. In fact, she exceeded all our hopes and expectations! We had such a lovely day, and the fantastic photographs that Sam took paint a perfect picture of it, meaning we can re-live the day over and over again.

I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Sam as a photographer – anyone would be lucky to have her! Not only did she do an incredible job with the photos, but her attention to detail, friendly nature and personal touches make her the perfect person to capture your special day.

All the best, and thanks again for a fantastic job.

Liv and Matt Wilson

 

Chloe, Luke & Millah

I have finally sat down and looked through and all I can say is we are extremely overwhelmed with what you have given us. You caught so many precious memories for us and we feel like we have just had an outer look of our special day! We are so greatful for what we are looking at and can not thank you enough!
Looking through gives me little moments where I feel all fuzzy inside, taking me straight back to special moments.
Your work is amazing!
Thankyou, Thankyou, Thankyou!!
I can’t wait to share them with our family and friends and watch them as they go back to the day too! 🙂
All our love,
Luke, Clo and Mill x

 

Natalie, Kristof & Scarlett Denney

Sam has captured very special moments in our lives, including our wedding day and a family portrait session with our daughter at 18mths of age. Sam’s ability to capture the most natural of photos is why we keep investing in her gift. We love that we are able to look back at our Wedding album and remember the day so vividly by the story that is told through Sam’s eyes. Not only does Sam take the most amazing photos but her genuine manner creates the perfect environment for any occasion. She blows us away with her creativity and attention to detail. It would be an honour to have Sam continue to tell our family story through her stunning photos. Kristof, Natalie and Scarlett

 

Felicity & John Fairbairn

Sam, thank you so much for our beautiful wedding photos! You captured all our fun and special memories from the day and completely nailed our brief of natural photos. You clearly love what you do and it shines through in your work. We really appreciate your hard work on the day, you arrived early and didn’t leave until you were sure there weren’t any special friends and family that had been missed.

Many thanks, Felicity and John

 

Bonita & Daniel Odman 

“Our most treasured possession is a family portrait taken on our back deck by Sam. It depicts the four of us on a Saturday morning just enjoying time together as a family. It is a work of art – a perfect blend of light and colours and taken at just the right moment as the twins started laughing.   We wanted the shoot to be relaxed, natural and candid and Sam met all our expectations. We extend a huge thank you to Sam who spent the morning with two unpredictable babies and captured those memories we would never have been able to do ourselves!”

Bonita and Daniel

 

Amy & Adrian Shipp

“Samantha came highly recommended to me and I had the pleasure of working with her at my best friend’s wedding, prior to my big day. Samantha is a delight to work with. Photography was really important to me and I wanted photos that would not only record the event, but most importantly communicate the emotions experienced on the day. I was blown away when I saw our photos. Samantha captured the most amazing moments of warmth and happiness through a variety of candid and formal shots. She has a gift for telling a story through images and I feel so blessed to have such beautiful photos as a record of my wedding day. Samantha went above and beyond to deliver beautiful work. I cannot thank her enough.”

 

Kim & Jeff Punzalan

“Thank you so much Sam! We absolutely love the images we received. You captured all of our special moments and we especially love the way you used natural surroundings and lighting to highlight the joy we felt on our wedding day. You are truly gifted in your ability to capture emotion and beauty in such a natural and candid way. Your creative eye, lovely personality and professional approach made it a pleasure to deal with you. The whole experience was so enjoyable and you made us feel comfortable and relaxed at every stage which was reflected in your photography. We take so much delight in showing our photographs to our family and friends.”

“Thanks again! Kim & Jeff Punzalan”

 

Julianne & Han’s Borgelt

“Hi Sam,

Wow, every email or interaction I have with you is another gift! I loved receiving our beautiful package from you at the office on Wednesday, which Hans and I unpacked and unwrapped with great joy on Wednesday evening. Your presentation is so beautiful and thoughtful. Thank you not only for your card, but also for the chocolates and our beautiful boxes of pictures and our disk.

We were only able to look through all of our photos last night and we love them! You have captured exactly what we wanted to see, with your eye, your style your and brand shining through in each and every one of your pictures. We can’t wait to share these with our friends and family, and I particularly love the pictures of the children! You have captured the essence of the mood that we were hoping to create on the day to perfection, and in doing so, I feel you really heard and understood us and what we were trying to communicate to you in our first meeting. Thank you very much.

And then, the excitement over the Wedding Style Guide which has been so much fun for us, and now your blog! Thank you for saying such kind things about us. It is in fact your impact on people which makes them relax around you, and this is to your credit.

Hans and I have just looked at your wedding blog. Han’s email to me was “Awesome baby! Have you looked yet?” I can’t word it any better myself! We love your wedding blog – thank you so much! Again, beautifully presented and very kind of you! We also look forward to sharing this with our friends and family, and hope that it supports your business for which we are firm advocates!

Thank you so much for everything Sam.

You were a very special part of our wedding – thank you for capturing such momentous memories for us. In this way, you will always be a part of our family too.”

Julianne.xxx.

 

Holly & David Macedone

“We were thrilled with the work that Samantha did when photographing our wedding.  Sam captured so many precious moments and beautiful details throughout the day, yet we hardly noticed she was there. And with such elegant production so many friends and family have commented on how wonderful the photos are. We couldn’t be happier.”

 

Rachel & Craig Ford

“Samantha came highly recommended to me by my sister who had previously commissioned Samantha to create a spectacular series of family portraits. The product was exceptional and as a result I sort Samantha’s artistic services for my wedding on 12th September, 2009.

I found Samantha’s professionalism with which she conducted herself before, during and after the wedding day, highest standard. Her delightful manner was constant throughout the lengthy wedding day and her attention to detail was also evident when I viewed the photographs after the wedding. Samantha has given us magical memories via an array of formal and candid shots, close-ups, as well as black and white and colour images. The moments that Samantha has captured in the photographs has created an evocative collage of the emotions that were felt by my husband, myself and our guests on that special day. These will be treasured for years to come.

Thank you Samantha for being such a wonderful part of our wedding day!

 

Kate & Oliver Little

“Dear Samantha,

We are very lucky to have such a beautiful family which you captured so perfectly. The kids loved your presence and played up to that which allowed you to take natural , relaxed portraits in the comfort of our own home. We thankyou very much for your fun, professional approach and will cherish the images forever.”

 

Eva & Andre Castaldi, 14 June 2010

“Dear Samantha,

We’d like to thank you most sincerely for the compelling portraits you took of our family especially as they are the first baby photos of Charlie. The fact that you worked with natural light in our own home allowed us to be ourselves in a more relaxed environment.  Your patience, professionalism and unobtrusive approach guaranteed spontaneous and natural images that captured our son’s emerging personality.  They are timeless and will be treasured forever”.