Wedding & portrait clients of mine
(and their friends & family)
To encourage any of you who may not have printed out your photos yet or need a little present to give on Valentine’s Day – here is a 15% discount code of all prints that are currently on http://galleries.sammblakeweddings.com ( the code will expire on February 14th)
If I have photographed you or someone you love in the past and the gallery does not appear on the link above (ie before 2014ish) – and if you want to order prints, let me know and I can upload the gallery for you :)
(To my Aussie clients, the prints will be shipped from my lab in the USA – so if you order over $100 in prints, let me know and I will give you an extra discount to help cover the shipping cost. Email me for the info)
The Faroe Islands is an archipelago between the Norwegian Sea and the North Atlantic approximately halfway between Norway and Iceland. A remote place in the world that I had always dreamed about going to. It’s a land of mountains, valleys, grassy headlands, puffins, sheep, steep cliffs and sleepy fishing villages.
I was fortunate to be able to travel to the Faroe Islands to document the wedding of Beinta and Heini, two Faroese who have spent their lives growing up on the islands.
In September last year I spent an evening at Brooklyn Grange Rooftop Farm, shooting for the Airbnb Design Team. They host an event called Creative Space, which they describe as a “series that explores cities through the lens of creative locals from a wide variety of disciplines”. I roamed around the rooftop farm at the Brooklyn Navy Yards photographing little things that intrigued me. I am hoping I get to shoot more events or a wedding here soon, it’s such a perfect event space. Below is a little of collection of my favorites.
Florals by Rawan Rihani of Aurora botanicals.
Farm-to-table dishes from Chef Winston of Bonbite NYC.
Outdoor lounge provided by Rent Patina. eve
A little selection of some of my favorite images taken at Adriana & Dave wedding in San Francisco earlier last year. These two are the biggest sweethearts, so much love for these two. xo
Cinematography: Humdrum Films
Hotel: Fairmont San Francisco
Venue: Legion of Honor
Deana & Beauden traveled from Australia to elope at City Hall in New York City. After the sweet and very quick ceremony at the Clerk’s Office in Manhattan, we headed to DUMBO in Brooklyn to take some pictures, the afternoon then proceeded to eating pizza at Vinnie’s in Williamsburg and throwing Deana’s bouquet in the East River as the sunset. A very lovely day spent with these two x
I’ve been living in NYC for almost 3 years now and this was the first wedding I got to shoot in my own neighborhood of Williamsburg. Brooklyn Winery is about a ten minute walk from my apartment. As much traveling as I do these days, it was an absolute treat to document Patricia and Josh’s wedding day in my own backyard. Williamsburg is their backyard too, so it was a lot of fun to shoot on the streets that we all live on. I’m wanting to shoot a lot more in Brooklyn over the next year – if you are planning a Brooklyn wedding, please reach out :)
Patricia & Josh.. you two are awesome. Thank you for being such great people and having such a fun day! xo
Hotel : Wythe Hotel
Venue : Brooklyn Winery
Flowers : August Sage & Violet
Penny and Matt traveled over from Australia to elope in New York. Rather than heading to the Clerks office, they exchanged their vows on the bank of the East River in Brooklyn. Afterwards, we traveled around New York in a limo (to warm up from the freezing December weather!) jumping out at random spots to take some pictures. <3
While I was visiting England for the Photography Farm Workshop I was teaching at in February, I stopped off to meet up with & take some photos of the darling Anika & Peter, two Australian’s living in London. We bonded over expat life and sausage rolls :) I’m looking forward to heading back to Australia to photograph their wedding in Margaret River later this year