Bridal Options recently featured Tara Moss’s wedding who I photographed in December. Was a nice surprise to see an image of Tara and Berndt make the front cover ❤

  • trishMay 23, 2010 - 6:06 am

    absolutely stunning, the colours are breathtaking!ReplyCancel

  • aimeeMay 23, 2010 - 1:53 pm

    samm, that’s amazing! it looks gorgeous – think i might just have to pick up a copy :) congrats!ReplyCancel

  • KatsuMay 25, 2010 - 3:42 am

    Great work! Amazing! :)ReplyCancel

  • Moira NellMay 3, 2011 - 3:12 am

    Congratulations – what an achievement to make the front cover or any magazine let alone Perth Bridal!!!! That’s really full on!ReplyCancel

Im away until the 1st June. Im heading to a remote part of Western Australia that has no phone coverage. Not sure how I will cope not being connected to the world for the next 10 days!  All phone calls and emails will be returned when I get back.

Capture Magazine named me in the top ten wedding photographers in Australia :)

In my last post I talked a lot about the images that the beautiful Jesh de Rox took of Michael and I. Up until today, Ive never really showed the images to many people, except a few that I have put up on facebook and scattered around my home. They  were something I wanted to keep to myself because they were so so special to me. I remember the first time I saw them, when I started to watch the little slideshow Jesh made me, the entire world around me froze and my arms were covered in goosebumps. Later that night, when Michael finally came home, witnessing his reaction to the images is one my favourite memories of him.  I have a quote by Jesh on a chalkboard in my living room that says “perhaps the best gift you can give someone is to truly see them, that kind of honest seeing is the root of true love.” These images, the whole beloved experience, is one of the best gifts I have ever received. The best part is that it keeps on giving, a year on, these images are still making a difference to my life. Thank you Jesh :)

While I was in Vegas in March this year for WPPI, as part of his platform speech, Jesh launched the beloved movement, inviting and encouraging other photographers to continue the exploration into beloved sessions. I am so so proud of him for launching the beloved movement and the speech he gave that day (you can listen to it here). The energy in the room that day was out of this world amazing. I still get goosebumps thinking back to it. Jesh showed our beloved images to the packed theatre of about 800 people. My heart almost leapt out of my chest. Being in a room full of that many people looking at images of me on a huge projector is a crazily intense experience. I do not think my heart has ever pumped so hard in my life. After the slideshow finished, Jesh asked Michael and I up the front to ask us a few questions, oh so nervous and so shy we are standing in front of all those people ;) But my wall got smashed into even tinier pieces after that experience. So many people came up to me after the class and the remainder of WPPI to introduce themselves and say nice things to me. Thank you to each of you who did, it meant a lot to me :) While I was in Vegas, I also finally meet the beautiful Jesse from Our Labor of Love. These words she put up on her blog yesterday moved me greatly. Her words resonates with me deeply and inspired me to finally sit down, be brave and put all my thoughts on here. thank you jesse :)

Michael and I…

{images by jesh de rox}

Jesh is coming back to Australia (Perth, Melbourne and Newcastle) this November / December for his {life as an artform} workshops. A few spots are left for the Perth {life as an artform} workshop. I am hosting the workshop again and this time its at my house in the hills, so many exciting things planned for it, I cannot wait for November to arrive :)

  • Kristen CookMay 13, 2010 - 11:56 am

    If they make me feel so much without me having been there, Samm I can only imagine how much you feel when you look back on these. You are both so beautiful xReplyCancel

  • KatieMay 13, 2010 - 12:20 pm

    Thank you SO much for sharing this/these Samm.ReplyCancel

  • Naomi WinterMay 13, 2010 - 1:31 pm

    Wow… I’m almost speechless, what a precious collection Samm. Thank you for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Dan O'DayMay 13, 2010 - 3:34 pm

    I attended Jesh’s (amazing) {life as an artform} workshop in canberra last year, on the last night Jesh played us a snippit of this set of pictures…. i remember wanting to watch it over and over again like it was one of my favorite movies.. thanks so much for sharing something so personal sammReplyCancel

  • JulieLimMay 15, 2010 - 11:07 pm

    these are absolutely utterly gorgeous. so touching!ReplyCancel

  • Marco CorreaMay 17, 2010 - 4:58 am

    Wow Samm, I reallly loved this series, great color! Cheers!ReplyCancel

  • CalvinaMay 17, 2010 - 5:42 pm

    Dear Samm, thank you for sharing these. :) Thank you for opening up your heart to us.ReplyCancel

  • KateMay 18, 2010 - 12:40 pm

    Im always on your site (as you know!) but couldnt let this post pass without comment. What beautiful pictures of you two. What a gorgeous couple you make. I love number 1,5,7 & 8. Lovely lovely lovely!ReplyCancel

  • julieMay 22, 2010 - 5:14 am

    I was there at WPPI when Jesh showed your slideshow and of course i was moved to tears. I really liked it when you and Michael spoke about your experience with Jesh. How is made you love each other a little more… how it changed you.
    My husband and I are so excited to do our beloved session with Jesh sometime in the next month. I can’t wait! Thanks for sharing these again and being brave enough to talk about your experience at WPPI.ReplyCancel

  • AnyaJune 10, 2010 - 3:59 am

    Wow! These images are amazing, as is your work. Do you ever make it to the East Coast?ReplyCancel

Over the past two years my portrait work has been evolving and is something I hold very close to my heart.  In December 2008, while Jesh de Rox was here for his life as an artform workshop, Michael and I asked Jesh to do a beloved session of us. This two hour portrait shoot changed our lives. Two hours shifted our whole way of thinking, how we see each other, photography and the world.  Completely inspired and encouraged by my dear friend Jesh, the last 18 months has seen me experiment with the idea of what a ‘portrait session’ could be, should be. Most people who walk into my office, after they sit down on the couch, the first thing they tell me is that they hate having their photograph taken or think they do not photograph well. I’ve learnt that when a person absolutely loves and adores a photograph of themselves, it is when they are being a hundred percent genuine in the moment the photograph was taken. The images Jesh created of Michael and I, we are a hundred percent genuine in every single image and I absolutely adore every image created. There are images where I see some of my less favorite features, like my nose! hah! but when I see the images, I remember what I felt at that moment of time and maybe its helped me begin to like some of my less favourite features ;)

It sometimes can be hard to be genuine and authentic. I am naturally a shy person. Its really hard for me to go up to person and introduce myself. Ive learnt that its okay to be shy but I also learnt the less shy I am, the more genuine and authentic I can be. I think everybody has a ‘wall’ that they have created unconsciously and is placed in front of them, different people have different sized walls, low, high, thick and thin. All the things we experience in life and the interactions with have with others, good and bad, adds and subtracts to the wall. As kids, the wall is only at its foundations and by the time we become adults, we have walls of all shapes and sizes. We often wish we could experience being a kid again. To go back to a place where the wall never existed. I know I would love to be six years old again, even for just a week. To go back to that child like state of play, wonder and excitement would be magical. To have no worry, no stress. To have none of that emotional baggage the last twenty, forty, sixty years has given us and maybe made our walls rather thick. I admit the last two years I have been working hard in knocking down my rather large wall. Jesh has been massive factor in helping me smash my wall into tiny little pieces. Through his workshops and in the beloved session, we enter into a child like state of play. We are reminded of what it is like to be a kid again. We do experiments and we explore. We listen to music and we make art. Most of my closest friends now are people I met or reconnected with at one of Jesh’s workshops.

Each time I do a portrait session now, my wall is knocked down a little more because each time I truly connect with my clients, where I am being genuine and authentic, it creates a space for my clients to be genuine and authentic. Through the portrait shoot, I invite my clients to enter a child like state of play by suggesting experiments and encourage them to explore. The results create genuine and authentic images. When this happens it is confirmation to me, that this is the way a portrait session, or photography should really be. It propels me even further knowing this is the work I am suppose to be doing.

This portrait shoot below, taken in the hills near Queenstown in New Zealand, sitting on the side of a road, Dave turned to me and simply said “thank you”. Surprised and unsure what the thank you was for,  I asked him and he responded saying that they had not spent time like this together in months and thanking me for creating this space for them. In that moment, I knew this was exactly what the beloved movement and my portrait work was all about, to create a space for people to enjoy and to focus on each other and themselves and for them to be reminded of what is truly important.

  • Nic DuncanMay 11, 2010 - 4:39 am

    Beautiful words and beautiful images Samm. Both so insightful xxReplyCancel

  • Christine PobkeMay 11, 2010 - 5:18 am

    such a beautiful post samm… and never a truer word. you can feel emotion and genuine love in your images, and it’s so evident you bring out the best in people and their love for one another because you’re so true to yourself. i went through jesh’s workshop myself and it’s nice reading posts like this as a reminder to what his message was. beautiful beautiful art, samm. :)ReplyCancel

  • sui solitaireMay 11, 2010 - 5:36 am

    your writing & photos are inspiring. thank you. ♥ReplyCancel

  • KatieMay 11, 2010 - 9:05 am

    So true and so beautiful. I think that’s just the way portraiture and photography should be too. It’s wonderful to read how much Jesh and the experiences you had through his beloved session and the workshops have had on you. His gift has changed my life too, and I hope that those ripples continue to move throughout our lives and the lives of all we touch. xxxReplyCancel

  • Dan O'DayMay 11, 2010 - 11:31 am

    Thanks so much for sharing Samm.. Something tells me I will keep coming back to read this post over and over again..ReplyCancel

  • Krysta GuilleMay 11, 2010 - 12:25 pm

    WOW! Jessica Marshall had also metioned Jesh’s workshop to me. If he is responsible for your inspiration Samm, I am in awe!ReplyCancel

  • Manus ChauMay 11, 2010 - 4:17 pm

    very insightful samm. your ability to have people experience genuineness with the combination of your kickass photography is super awesome.ReplyCancel

  • JamesMay 12, 2010 - 6:01 am

    Thanks for sharing Samm.

    Interestingly, I was just looking through an iPhoto album on my computer of inspiring Love & Marriage photographers (one of my albums of screengrabs) and came across Jesh’s images of Michael & yourself … and I was like, that’s Samm & Michael. Beautiful, beautiful images.

    And I just went to his workshop in Seattle.ReplyCancel

  • jesseMay 12, 2010 - 11:48 pm

    well said. perfectly captured. xoReplyCancel

  • Jess MarshallMay 13, 2010 - 6:45 am

    Samm you stop me in my tracks. Goosebumps form and tears well. So, so beautiful and so, so true! You have embraced the movement so well and it is always so inspiring to see your work!
    I am so blessed to have you in my life! xxReplyCancel

  • Matt and Katie | PhotographersMay 13, 2010 - 8:43 am

    Great post Samm!ReplyCancel

I stumbled across some old polaroids today so thought i would share :) All of these were taken back in 2003 and most were taken down in Albany (my hometown). They were taken part of a university assignment. Oh how I miss university, playing in the darkrooms and venturing round the place taking polaroids and playing with film. ❤ ❤ ❤. Funny to think that in 2003 I had never touched a DSLR camera.

  • teriMay 7, 2010 - 3:41 am

    LOVE this. i have been thinking about digging up some old film photographs, too. i also miss studying photography in college and playing in the darkroom like crazy! always love your work, by the way, thanks for sharing :)ReplyCancel

  • sarahMay 8, 2010 - 12:33 am

    gosh sammie this brings back memories of the ecu printing room and your book! loved those days xReplyCancel

  • Adrian T.May 11, 2010 - 1:17 am

    That’s amazing. It made me go search and collect all of my old polaroids from school.ReplyCancel

  • aimeeApril 23, 2010 - 8:20 am

    love the pine trees samm :)ReplyCancel

  • GabeApril 23, 2010 - 1:18 pm

    samm…i love the way you capture such real moments. your imagery is truly incredible.ReplyCancel

  • kishaApril 23, 2010 - 3:21 pm

    wow. my mind is officially blown. these are fantastic.ReplyCancel

  • lydia {ever ours}April 23, 2010 - 4:21 pm

    your black and whites leave me speechless! totally swooning.ReplyCancel

  • Caroline GhetesApril 23, 2010 - 7:10 pm

    Samm you are one of a kind. I always enjoy looking at your photography and consider it art. Wish I knew about you when I was married.ReplyCancel

  • Christine PobkeApril 27, 2010 - 4:25 am

    LOVE this. that second shot is easily my fave, and you do couple portraits like no one else. love it.ReplyCancel

  • James MoesApril 28, 2010 - 4:55 pm

    Lovely, lovely, lovely.ReplyCancel

  • Aruna B. PhotographyMay 7, 2010 - 2:39 pm

    lovely lovely!ReplyCancel

Mei and Troy’s wedding was also published in the spring issue (page 111) of Eco-Beautiful Weddings – a online wedding magazine from the USA!

A huge thanks to Ms Polka from Polka Dot Bride here in Australia who also published Mei and Troy’s wedding on her blog (part 1 and part 2) in August and put forward this wedding for consideration at Eco-Beautiful Weddings!

  • kelly van viersenApril 22, 2010 - 4:36 am

    congrats samm!! this is so exciting…awesome!ReplyCancel

  • Jenn VezaApril 28, 2010 - 1:12 pm

    Samm,this wedding was amazing and it has attractive so much wonderful attention. Mei and Troy must be thrilled.ReplyCancel

  • weiMay 6, 2010 - 5:14 am

    congrats, samm! keep them coming!ReplyCancel

  • Moira NellMay 3, 2011 - 3:17 am

    That’s amazing – Im going to have to go have a look at their wedding shots. Must’ve been an awesome wedding.ReplyCancel

Amanda’s father straightening out her dress moments before they walk down the aisle at St George’s Cathedral.

The above image would be my all time favourite image Michael has captured at a wedding. This image is the whole reason why I like to have a second shooter with me when I shoot weddings. This sweet moment would have been missed because I was photographing the groom when this happened (the below image). Incase your wondering who this Michael fellow is… he is my beloved and these days he assists me at most my weddings :)

  • DanielApril 20, 2010 - 9:55 am

    Beautiful shot Michael, well done!ReplyCancel

  • liz arcusApril 20, 2010 - 10:04 am

    oh my goodness, that first shot is AMAZING !!!
    I LOVE everything about it…ReplyCancel

  • arlene baxApril 20, 2010 - 10:08 am

    nice work you two, so nice to see mikies work on here aswell.

  • aimeeApril 20, 2010 - 10:31 am

    a really beautiful photo – i love it :)ReplyCancel

  • sarahApril 20, 2010 - 10:56 am

    Clever couple – Dream team! Good work you Blake-Cuccaro’s xxxReplyCancel

  • lydia {ever ours}April 20, 2010 - 4:17 pm

    oh me oh my. such such gorgeous shots. love love the emotions caught in the last one. amazing.ReplyCancel

  • Heidi VailMay 4, 2010 - 3:55 am

    Wow…absolutely gorgeous!ReplyCancel

Beck and Aaron were married at Virgin Block Winery in Margaret River and their reception was held at Xanadu Winery. It was a splendid day.

  • jen@greenweddingshoesMarch 26, 2010 - 1:41 am

    WOW! So so gorgeous.ReplyCancel

  • jonathanMarch 26, 2010 - 1:59 am

    Yeah, you’re pretty dang fantastic. Wonderful images. Wonderful.ReplyCancel

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  • SamanthaMarch 26, 2010 - 2:38 am

    I love their little slippers! great work here!! :)ReplyCancel

  • lornaMarch 26, 2010 - 3:12 am

    simply beautiful love + love = one amazing samm xReplyCancel

  • Dan O'DayMarch 26, 2010 - 4:16 am

    i love it all samm… stunning as always, 19th frame from the top is my fave :)ReplyCancel

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  • ArleneMarch 26, 2010 - 4:41 am

    You’re awesome, can you photograph my wedding someday :)ReplyCancel

  • aimeeMarch 26, 2010 - 9:15 am

    beautiful as always samm – i really love your portraits, they are magical :)ReplyCancel

  • JohnMarch 26, 2010 - 11:35 pm

    spot on!ReplyCancel

  • sarahMarch 27, 2010 - 8:35 am

    love love love
    esp the movement in the tie in the first

  • James MoesApril 4, 2010 - 3:54 am

    Your work is perfect. You have to know that.ReplyCancel

  • DanielApril 4, 2010 - 9:16 am

    I love the placement of the shoe laces, very delicate ; )ReplyCancel

  • RachelApril 7, 2010 - 8:27 pm

    Beautiful photos. If only we could get married outdoors in the UK *sigh*. I don’t suppose you remember the designer of the bride’s shoes, do you? I am in LOVE with them!ReplyCancel

  • BeckApril 8, 2010 - 8:27 am

    Oooh – we are famous! Thanks again Samm – an amazing amazing amazing job!!! :) xxReplyCancel

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  • Adrian T.April 15, 2010 - 9:24 am

    Beautiful and amazing as always.ReplyCancel

  • Paul KrolJuly 26, 2010 - 9:06 pm

    great job as always of capturing beautiful moments.ReplyCancel

  • John ZhaoNovember 16, 2010 - 8:06 pm

    Nice black and white, very textured and no color cast.ReplyCancel

  • trishMarch 24, 2010 - 9:07 am

    There’s something special about this set, love it!ReplyCancel

  • Tim HarrisMarch 24, 2010 - 9:08 am

    Wow! Awsome set of Portraits! Love the colours!ReplyCancel

  • Christine PobkeMarch 24, 2010 - 9:09 am

    Samm these are so stunning. What a lucky couple to have you photograph them so gorgeously. Beautiful work! :)ReplyCancel

  • Ryan RayMarch 24, 2010 - 9:09 am

    You are incredible. Period.ReplyCancel

  • BiancaMarch 24, 2010 - 9:10 am

    So beautiful Samm- your photos are truely inspiring! Dion and I love them all! xxxReplyCancel

  • AliceMarch 24, 2010 - 9:12 am

    What a lovely group of portraits… and love that the dog got included in the mix! Bianca and Dion look like a super fun and relaxed couple. Nice job!ReplyCancel

  • Jonathan OngMarch 24, 2010 - 11:27 am

    I like.ReplyCancel

  • GabeMarch 24, 2010 - 1:07 pm

    samm…this is a such a relaxed and beautiful set. love them. they have a wonderful feel to them.
    oh and on a side note, it was great to meet you in Vegas this year :)ReplyCancel

  • MikiMarch 25, 2010 - 6:01 am

    I looovvvee them!ReplyCancel

  • Haydn JonesMarch 25, 2010 - 1:54 pm

    Great set Samm, colours and DOFReplyCancel

  • Moonlight PhotoMarch 25, 2010 - 10:08 pm

    They look so cute together.. :DReplyCancel

  • RonnieMarch 27, 2010 - 4:25 pm

    Love these and how they flow so effortlessly into each other-beautiful :)ReplyCancel

  • ken kienowApril 22, 2010 - 5:15 am

    these photos are very, very good.ReplyCancel

  • John ZhaoNovember 16, 2010 - 8:09 pm

    Very cool photo on the beach, nice viewReplyCancel

The reason I go to the USA every year is to attend WPPI (Wedding and Portrait Photographers International) in Vegas. Basically its a photography tradeshow and with lots of photography classes. The best bit about going is that I get to catch up with all my photographer friends from around the globe. Vegas + friends + parties = a mighty fine time that does not involve getting much sleep for a week. The Airhorns and Lasers Party was absolutely awesome! Jesh de Rox and Amy Seeley played early in the evening and the flashdance had me dancing all night long! Three of my favorite music people in one night! ah! good times! :) Check out more from airhorns and lasers.

I may or may not be in the below video having a shot of… some water ;)

airhorns & lasers from stillmotion on Vimeo.

THE airhorns & lasers video!! from matt miller on Vimeo.

  • James MoesMarch 24, 2010 - 9:11 am

    ‘Twas good to see you both.ReplyCancel

  • Nic DuncanMarch 24, 2010 - 9:13 am

    Me too hopefully :-)ReplyCancel

  • Jonas PetersonMarch 24, 2010 - 9:13 am

    I’m going next year, for sure.ReplyCancel

  • DanaMarch 29, 2010 - 4:16 pm

    I woke up dreaming of Perth today. In late November…and thinking of your smiling face so I came to your blog and saw my smiling face–hahahahaha!!! Is that a sign? Am I meant to go to Perth?? Now if only a big bag of money would fall from the sky.

    Miss you. This night was AWESOME!!!ReplyCancel

  • weiApril 10, 2010 - 6:48 am

    that dark haired girl in the photos. she looks really drunk. =)

    miss you both.ReplyCancel

I am currently in the USA until the 20th March. The best way to get in contact with me is via email. I dont suggest the phone because I have it off most of the time due to the time difference and costs involved. I am doing my best to respond to emails as soon as I can, but will take longer then normal to respond because I do not have regular access to email.

highway 1 – somewhere near big sur. california. february 2009.

In a few days im heading to the USA. Im visting San Fransisco – Vegas – Seattle – Portland – San Fransisco. I am so excited to catch up with heaps of friends, go off an explore and work on some personal photography projects for a few weeks. Do you have any suggestions for anything I should go, see or do? Any cool little cafes or shops I should visit? would love some ideas :) Ive been to San Fransisco and Vegas before, so some ideas to get off the beaten tourist path would be cool ;)

and Emma and Ian’s good taste.

I want this wedding to be my wedding. It makes my heart melt. Moore & Moore is a little cafe just round the corner from my office in Fremantle, situated in the Moore’s Building on Henry Street. I love spending time there and visiting the exhibitions they have in the Moore’s Art Gallery. A few years back, I had an exhibition in there part of the Foto Freo Fringe (FotoFreo is on again next month – if you are interested in photography come to Fremantle to check out all the amazing photography on exhibition from international and local photographers). Once I heard Moore & Moore were doing wedding functions, ive been so eager to shoot a wedding there and when Emma and Ian told me about the plans for their wedding day, I was very excited. I think there is one thing I would love as much as being a photographer and that would be a wedding stylist ;) dear universe, can we please make this happen?

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  • LeahApril 26, 2010 - 8:29 am

    Ooooh, I love this one Samm.ReplyCancel

  • MichelleJanuary 29, 2011 - 8:05 am

    Wow… What a great location, look, everything!ReplyCancel

I adored this wedding very much. Everything had meaning and told a story about Ben and Yolanda. To read more about their day, check out the two posts (here and here) on Polka Dot Bride. I have to say, the picnic they shared, just the two of them (just before we started the portrait session), was the best thing I have ever seen at a wedding.

Words from the Polka Dot Bride article, “choosing a cocktail reception, Yolanda and Ben knew they wouldn’t get much time for eating while mingling with their guests. Instead, Ben’s mother and sister organised a private picnic for the newlyweds that they could enjoy while having their photos taken.

Yolanda says “An added bonus was that it provided an opportunity to just sit together, without being the centre of attention, and take in the moment of having just got married.  It was a really special time that we both cherish, especially as the reception whizzed past and we were often engaged with different guests.”

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In December, Michael and I went over to New Zealand to photograph Barbara and Dave’s wedding in Queenstown. We were there for only three nights as we had to race back to Australia for two more destination weddings the same week. We had a few free hours the day before the wedding, we had a hire car and we went off to explore a little bit of New Zealand.  After driving aimlessly around the mountains for a few hours (we were trying to find some snow, hehe), we pulled over at a little picnic area and spent some time on this pebbly beach. I wrote in my journal, we skimmed rocks into the river, put our toes into the chilly water and we collected some rocks to bring home (I have a jar with random pieces of the world in it). It’s one of my favourite memories from 2009.

  • MichaelFebruary 9, 2010 - 4:10 pm

    Cool Samm, love the image with water and reedsReplyCancel

  • liz arcusFebruary 9, 2010 - 8:26 pm

    gorgeous.. isn’t NZ amazing… Ben and i went there in Feb 2009.

    my fave image is the vertical one with ? grasses/foliage reaching to the sky… love the feel, tone and simplicity of this

    and i love the rest too… xoReplyCancel

  • Jonathan OngFebruary 9, 2010 - 8:34 pm

    love love love the 3rd photoReplyCancel

  • MichelleFebruary 10, 2010 - 12:22 am

    Noice! ;) m.ReplyCancel

  • seanFebruary 10, 2010 - 9:23 pm

    um, can i have that thrasher t shirt?ReplyCancel

  • ArleneFebruary 10, 2010 - 10:34 pm

    love the reed shot, samm you make such a great tourist with that pose.ReplyCancel