Arlene & Jake {Perth, Western Australia}

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Arlene is one of my close friends. We grew up in the same small town in Australia together. We went to high school together. We went to university together. We became photographers together. We got our first studio space together. Now I am living in New York and she is heading off to live in the Solomon Islands to live with her lovely new husband Jake, our lives are now at two different extremes. I’m the city girl and she is the ocean loving free spirited one. It was such an honor to travel back to Perth to photograph her wedding day for he and more of an honor when Arlene is an amazing wedding photographer.

It was so great to be photographing an occasion where there were familiar faces and old dear friends.

Beyond excited to see where Arlene and Jake’s travels take them. Excited for their new life in the Solomon Islands.

Thank you to the my ever awesome sidekick Aimee who helped me out shooting this wedding :)

  • Bettina said:

    what and amazing wedding, beautiful Samm & Aimee x

  • To my dear polar opposite Arlene. FAR OUT your no how to throw a wedding and Blakey, god you know how to capture such an amazing wedding. HIGH FIVES of awesome :)

  • aimee said:

    this makes me smile so wide. these images bring me back to a wonderful evening, i love them. arlene + jake, you two are amazing and beautiful and are going to create awesome adventures together :) i'm honoured as always to have been your sidekick, samm, and even more so to photograph the wedding of someone i admire so much. xx

  • My two beautiful friends! Arlene you are so beautiful and special and a treasure of a friend <3 Sammie captured perfectly as always. I shed a lil tear you are a special lady xxxxxxxxxxx

  • Melissa Mills said:

    Quite often you look at wedding images without knowing the couple and you wonder if how the couple are captured is really what they are like! From what I know about Arlene and Jake your images captured the essence of who they are down to a tee, brilliant Sammy. Jake and Arlene what an awesome wedding you had xxxx

  • Oh my gosh, I just want to be at that wedding, it looks like THAT much fun!! Gorgeous, gorgeous photos, Samm xxx

  • brett said:

    this looks like the most amazingly fun wedding ever to be had. and then of course, you captured it as brilliantly as anyone would suspect.

  • xanthe said:

    Gorgeous! this is the kinda wedding i would have... very lovely!
    Wonderful set of images xxx

  • Phil said:

    this wedding was not real. these photos are not real. you are not real.



    seriously samm, these are perfect : )

  • Tasj said:

    Just beautiful. It's exactly how I pictured Arl's wedding to be. In my head.

  • anda said:

    i love this wedding and i feel like i was there. really good job, samm.

  • Dorka said:

    I love these! The photos really make you feel like you are part of the wedding. Effortless. Amazing.

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  • sharon said:

    LOVE these images - what a special wedding!

  • joar andré said:

    this is the best.

  • Ruth said:

    Beautiful, Samm! Such great memories!

  • rob said:

    Amazing, just looks like so much fun! Awesome story telling!

  • naomi said:

    these are so moving, they are full of beauty, joy and hunger for life.

  • You know what, I just recently found out about you, and I really think you are, hands down, one of the best wedding photographers on this planet. Period! Your work inspires me!

  • Your style of photography is really unique and funky. They look great....well done !

  • Arlene said:

    makes me happy looking at these. so many awesome people, so many awesome photos.
    I think we need a follow up shoot in the solomons. ;)

  • Erik said:

    Really Stunning and bold Pictures!!!

  • Stunning and beautiful Samm. You make it seem so easy. Loving your work more and more all the time if thats possible haha! x

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  • m said:

    hi, I love these photos. I wonder if Arlene has a photo blog too? I'd love to see more of them:)

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    • Angelina said:

      These photos are amazing! Was this a family members' garden? I'm looking for a location just like this!

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