I am at a loss for words.

I am giddy with excitement. My hands are shaking as I type this.


American Photo magazine has named me as one of the TOP TEN WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHERS IN THE WORLD FOR 2013!


Never it my wildest dreams did I ever think that this was possible.


oh my gawd .


I am so incredibly proud to be on this list and so honoured to be included among such talented photographers from around the world. A huge congratulations in particular goes to my dear friends Todd & Alyda McGaw of Todd Hunter McGaw Photography and the lovely Ashley & Jeremy Parsons of We Are The Parsons who are also on the list! :)

A big thank you to all my dear friends, family and clients who have believed in me and supported me along this crazy journey. I love you all dearly.

The print edition is yet to hit shelves, but you can purchase an issue on the zinio website or apps.


Now I must go drink some champagne!  :)



  • Kristy said:

    The hugest of congratulations Samm!! Totally and utterly deserved. We feel so proud to be able to say that we've been photographed by you. Kristy & Daniel xxx

  • julia said:

    Congrats, Samm!! You deserve every bit of it, I am continually inspired by your images. Go drink some more champagne!

  • Kelly said:

    Huge congrats. I'm not surprised... totally deserved!

  • Romin said:

    Can't say I'm surprised, Samm. Congrats, and enjoy the champagne. :)

  • Sarah Gibbins said:

    Samm, this is AMAZING, a huge congratulations. Bubbles are definitely in order, enjoy.

  • Lauren said:

    So well deserved Samm. Congratulations!

  • WOOT WOOT WOOT Samm! That's just awesome. HUGE congratulations! so well deserved :D :D xxx

  • joanna said:

    Amazing achievement and so well deserved and them some.... celebrate these good times x

  • xanthe said:

    Amazing, well deserved! Bubbles all the way xxx

    (How am I ever going to afford to have you shoot us now!!!)

  • Brad Laura Verdouw said:

    A huge congratulations Samm, richly deserved!! Wow so amazing!! Xx

  • Priya said:

    Woohoo!! So thrilled for you Samm! Totally deserved!

  • jas said:

    Congrats Samm, your work is so gorgeously amazing that you deserve the credit and at LEAST two bottles of champers... perhaps even a whole case?!

  • alex said:

    I'm not surprised... I pop into your site once a week for inspiration ... well done!!! :)

  • Tilde said:

    Well done Samm, big congratulations! You are truly talented.

  • Sarah Mann said:

    Yay!! I'll have to get a copy and keep it with my Wedding Album.

  • Tracy said:

    Happy dancing for you clever lady!

  • Zosia said:

    Congratulations! So very well deserved :)

  • shoko said:

    congratulations, samm! amazing and well-deserved!

  • Cait said:

    Congratulations! from a long time follower. What a well-deserved honor. I hope this doesn't mean you become too busy to photography my (someday) wedding. Cheers!

  • Congratulations Samm. Your images inspire more photographers every day.

  • angela said:

    Congratulations Samm! It was such a pleasure to meet you (and see how you work) at Francesca and Jean Maurice's wedding!! Greetings from Berlin, Angela

  • Congratulations! Very well deserved. Enjoy the champers :)

  • lindsey said:

    whoa. your work is amazing, so deserved. i would love to attend a workshop. cheers!

  • Raj said:

    Congrats! Totally deserved x