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I am a little late on posting my favorite images from this wedding.. I still have so many good weddings from when I was still back in Australia in 2012 to publish and working hard at catching up! :)

 

These two are beyond sweet. Samantha & Julian married on a very warm summers day in December 2012 and they had their ceremony at the at the Sacred Heart Church in Perth, Australia and celebrated in the evening at Mosman’s Restaurant in Mosman Park. Sam’s amazing dress was from Galleria Couture.

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I flew back to Australia for just 4 days to shoot this wedding for Angela and Dayne last year.
A long way to fly but well worth it.. this day was such much fun to be part at Byron View
Farm
in Byron Bay.  

 

new york photo festival

 
Today I received a copy of the NYPH Journal – The Future of Contemporary Photography by New York Photo Festival. One of my photographs has been published in the journal, a photograph of my dear friend Harold Martin, who’s story of being a POW survivor I have been documenting for the past few years. I made a short documentary about this back in 2012, which is still a work in progress into turning into a larger documentary. I entered the short documentary into the New York Photo Awards back in 2012 and became a top 5 finalist in the multimedia category. This journal features the work of the photographers who were finalists in the New York Photo Awards.







Published in Fete Magazine.

When I was back in Australia in December, I walked into a news agency and flicked through
some magazines. To my surprise, I saw one of my weddings published in the beautiful
Fete Magazine - Summer 2013 issue. I knew they were going to publish this wedding.
I just forgot all about it and was by chance I picked up that exact issue.

This feature is on Arlene & Jake’s lovely backyard picnic wedding I photographed in Perth,
Australia last February. Their ceremony and reception took place all on a tennis
court. Picnic baskets full of bread and cheese and the yummiest pizza was served all
evening. a perfect night!  I even got two images of me published on the last page
(I’m the one in the blue dress holding the super 8 camera and my canon camera ;)

Thanks to the talented Aimee Claire for shooting with me that day.

  • emmaJanuary 23, 2014 - 1:13 am

    Beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • AimeeJanuary 23, 2014 - 4:30 am

    awesome! what a rad feature! i love the images they chose and how big they are, super cool :) will have to go grab myself a copy :)ReplyCancel

  • arleneJanuary 24, 2014 - 2:34 am

    yay sammiReplyCancel

  • CatherineFebruary 2, 2014 - 11:47 pm

    Hi Sam,
    I was looking at this wedding on Pintrest and was wondering where the venue was? Thanks!ReplyCancel

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On a chilly day in early November, Cat & Chris married at the beautiful the Basilica of St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral on Mulberry Street in Manhattan. We then headed to the Metropolitan Building, an old warehouse in Long Island City, that has been converted into a multi level photo studio. I fell in love with the windows instantly and the hundreds of chairs they had scattered throughout the building. This venue is less then a 10 minute drive from my apartment which is an added bonus :) As much as I love to travel for weddings, its also super awesome when its a quick cab ride home :)  Looking forward to exploring the Metropolitan Building more in the future!

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Sunsets
spilling through
car windows
and
cicadas
bowing out songs
that sound like symphonies.
Lake water dripping
off of your
curly hair
and
freckles
I tried to trace
into constellations.
Orion
Canus Major
Cassiopeia
And a thousand others
I have not yet named.

(EC).

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In July I travled to Iceland with my boyfriend. A first real holiday I have been on in years with no agenda but to completely disconnect from the world for a week.

We hired a campervan and with a cooler box of food and a map, with no plan, we drove aimlessly and got lost in the best possible ways. We hiked along the cliffs at two in the morning, watched puffins build nests, bathed in hot springs, ate a lot of cheese and bread, built our own cairn on top of a mountain that felt like we were on the moon, walked through an endless black earth and discovered remote little cabins in the middle of nowhere that we dreamt about moving to.

We barely spoke to another soul our entire time there. The best adventure I have ever been on. Excited I am going back this September to photograph a wedding and explore this beautiful country a lot more.


taken with a mix of film, digital and iPhone.
 

  • JarushaJanuary 15, 2014 - 12:23 am

    This looks amazing Samm! I thin k you should print them all and wallpaper your apartment ;)ReplyCancel

  • FionaJanuary 15, 2014 - 12:30 am

    Oh Sam. These are breathtaking! xReplyCancel

  • Lucy SpartalisJanuary 15, 2014 - 12:32 am

    These are just magic. Haunting. So lovely.ReplyCancel

  • Caleb John HillJanuary 15, 2014 - 12:37 am

    these are so rad! make a book.
    I’ll buy.ReplyCancel

  • KirstyJanuary 15, 2014 - 12:44 am

    LOVE LOVE LOVE them all, especially the puffins and the ponies and the cliffs and well the everythingReplyCancel

  • JC VogtJanuary 15, 2014 - 12:58 am

    Could you share what films were used? I love those tones!ReplyCancel

  • john benaventeJanuary 15, 2014 - 1:03 am

    lovely post samm!ReplyCancel

  • BettinaJanuary 15, 2014 - 1:18 am

    Beautiful Samm!ReplyCancel

  • Hannah NicoleJanuary 15, 2014 - 1:19 am

    samm, ohhh. my heart is flipflopping looking at this set. xReplyCancel

  • FionaJanuary 15, 2014 - 2:01 am

    The best adventures are those unplanned, unexplained, unpredictable and leave a mark on your soul. Your frames of this journey show all of this.
    Particularly adore the abandoned plane.ReplyCancel

  • SHANE SHEPHERDJanuary 15, 2014 - 2:25 am

    Inspiring work sammy, just amazing.ReplyCancel

  • BambiJanuary 15, 2014 - 2:36 am

    I do love how the Pros are unashamedly adding the iPhone camera to their repertoire. Beautiful images, exhibition worthy!ReplyCancel

  • BenJanuary 15, 2014 - 3:50 am

    incredible Samm!ReplyCancel

  • Sarah WilliamsJanuary 15, 2014 - 4:16 am

    Samm… you are amazing. I’ve been wanting to go to Iceland for so long and this just makes me want to go even more. Love xxReplyCancel

  • Liz RudJanuary 15, 2014 - 4:32 am

    These are breathtaking. You are living my dream. :) Really though.ReplyCancel

  • DannyJanuary 15, 2014 - 8:40 am

    this is fucking awesomeReplyCancel

  • elJanuary 15, 2014 - 10:32 am

    wonderful, Sammy xoReplyCancel

  • xantheJanuary 15, 2014 - 10:57 am

    So beautifully peaceful.
    How wonderful that you get to go back and shoot a wedding there!.
    x.ReplyCancel

  • Daniel AlonsoJanuary 15, 2014 - 12:19 pm

    Insane!!!ReplyCancel

  • DavidJanuary 15, 2014 - 5:00 pm

    the pictures are amazing.ReplyCancel

  • niravJanuary 15, 2014 - 8:07 pm

    Just lovely my friend.ReplyCancel

  • Ben YewJanuary 16, 2014 - 1:21 am

    Oh gosh Sammy,u make me wanna go to Iceland too!!!ReplyCancel

  • Levi TijerinaJanuary 16, 2014 - 1:33 am

    You captured it well, Samm. Absolutely wonderful.ReplyCancel

  • Amanda AlessiJanuary 16, 2014 - 2:18 am

    Ohhh how I love Iceland. I went in August last year and it was definitely the most amazing place I’ve visited. Rugged, peaceful and utterly breathtaking! Love your photos as always Samm.ReplyCancel

  • Tomasz WagnerJanuary 16, 2014 - 3:45 am

    When I first heard about your camper van story in Seattle I was completely intrigued and left knowing this would be the best way to visit Iceland!ReplyCancel

  • EricaJanuary 16, 2014 - 5:42 am

    Stunning photos! I am in love with them all! :)ReplyCancel

  • KarenJanuary 16, 2014 - 8:10 am

    Samm, I am speechless.ReplyCancel

  • CarlaJanuary 16, 2014 - 7:10 pm

    I love Iceland, these pictures are amazingReplyCancel

  • Joseph Hall PhotographyJanuary 24, 2014 - 9:30 am

    So beautiful Samm, absolutely stunningReplyCancel

  • GraceFebruary 4, 2014 - 8:49 pm

    So unreal. Those are the best kind of adventures.ReplyCancel

 

Merry and Matthew married on a very chilly day earlier in the year. With freezing temperatures outside, I started documenting their day at the Soho Grand in Manhattan. They had separate rooms on separate levels so no accidentally bumping into each other and then a very sweet reunion took place in the bar in front of their close friends and family. I loved photographing their reactions to seeing each other all dressed up. We went and took some pictures on the High Line (a park built on an historic freight rail line elevated above the streets on Manhattan’s West Side) and around the meatpacking district. We then headed to Del Posto, an Italian restaurant for their ceremony and celebrations in the restaurant’s basement. The speeches were beautiful and the dancing was crazy.. a perfect night! :)

 

 

These two got married earlier this year at the Newport Substation in Melbourne, Australia. I loved that Kate & Josh got ready together in their own home, then taking portraits in their backyard and street before heading to the Substation. A very lovely day.

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  • alydaDecember 23, 2013 - 9:35 pm

    such a cool wedding sammy. love it!ReplyCancel

  • AdamDecember 23, 2013 - 9:42 pm

    Gorgeous set of images, love the intimacy and togetherness of the wedding and how you captured it.ReplyCancel

  • JanetDecember 23, 2013 - 11:15 pm

    love, what a gorgeous wedding… And the Substation is awesome, even better hosting a wedding!ReplyCancel

  • ScoutDecember 24, 2013 - 2:20 am

    beautiful samm.ReplyCancel

  • Karen KristianDecember 24, 2013 - 3:09 am

    Love this one Samm!!ReplyCancel

  • TrishDecember 24, 2013 - 3:51 am

    wowee sammy, I really really love this one. beautiful as always.ReplyCancel

  • carolineDecember 24, 2013 - 5:42 am

    love how fresh this feels. such a unique and adorable couple too.ReplyCancel

  • Tomasz WagnerDecember 24, 2013 - 8:47 pm

    I love how most of the images in the morning have this very distinct Portra 160 tone to them!ReplyCancel

  • David FergusonMarch 6, 2014 - 1:17 am

    Georgeous Sam.ReplyCancel

  • jai longApril 2, 2014 - 11:25 pm

    This wedding is so fricken beautiful. I cannot believe! Your photography is some of the best I have ever seen.ReplyCancel

If you ever need a stranger to sing at your wedding

a last minute choice then I am your man

I know every song, you name it
by Bacharach or David
every stupid lovesong that’s ever touched your heart
every power ballad that’s ever climbed the charts

You think it’s funny
my obsession with the holy matrimony
but I’m just so amazed to witness true love

And true love can be measured
through these simple pleasures
they are waiting there for you to be discovered
I would cut of my right arm to be someones lover

Maybe I’ll meet her there tonight at the wedding buffet
I walk up to her when she’s caught the bouquet

And oh, it’s just like a whirlwind

Jens Lekman – If You Ever Need A Stranger (To Sing At Your Wedding)

 


Michelle & James were married earlier this year at James’s family property in the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria, Australia.

Michelle wins the all time best wife-to-be award for secretly organizing Jame’s favorite singer Jens Lekman to come and sing ‘If You Ever Need a Stranger (To Sing at Your Wedding)’
as they walked down the aisle together !!


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  • FalconDecember 13, 2013 - 12:07 am

    Love it, Samm! I had so much fun shooting Michelle and Jame’s wedding with you, thanks again! xReplyCancel

  • Nic DuncanDecember 13, 2013 - 12:08 am

    Fabulous everything! What a brilliant surprise for James. That’s my kind of wedding and as usual you’ve captured it beautifully Samm xReplyCancel

  • TasjDecember 13, 2013 - 1:00 am

    Sweet and gorgeous – just like you midges xxxReplyCancel

  • LOGAN COLEDecember 13, 2013 - 2:41 am

    So much goodnessReplyCancel

  • Anna TurnerDecember 13, 2013 - 4:36 am

    Love Love LoveReplyCancel

  • xantheDecember 13, 2013 - 11:02 am

    Wonderful! Beautifully told.
    Trampolines and oysters… my kinda event.ReplyCancel

  • JamesDecember 16, 2013 - 9:32 pm

    There’s no plateau for your talent. You just keep getting better and better. Super inspiring Sam.ReplyCancel