My Journey with the Wayne family started way back in 2011 when I shot the glorious wedding of Jodie and Mark. Their groomsman Adrian, who is Mark’s bestie from school, happened to be at the time, national sales manager for Porsche (nice friend to have), so he dutifully arranged for a brand new Panamera Turbo as Jodie and Mark’s wedding car.

Fast forward a few years, and I’m now shooting Adrian’s very own wedding at the beautiful Chateau Elan in the hunter valley, where I met Adrian’s brother Alex, who was his best man.

Over the years, I’ve had the delight of capturing Josien and Adrian’s growing family…

So I was delighted to again capture a moment in the Wayne family story. This time, Josien had purchased a family portrait voucher for her brother-in-law alex (Adrian’s brother) which I captured just last week…

So thank you to the Wayne family for again having me along to capture your amazing family stories. I can’t wait for the next installment 😉

One of the absolute delights of my job is watching my client’s lives unfold over many years. I first met Tracey and Pat when their first daughter Chloe was just a baby and I photographed the family at Blackwoods Beach, Cronulla. Pat being a mad keen surfer, it was a no-brainer to include his board in that first family portrait (well, what kind of Aussie family portrait would this be without a piece of sporting equipment???)

So when Tracey emailed me to request an update of their family portrait because of their new addition, I was thrilled! Tracey wanted the new shoot to match the old, so we again visited Blackwoods Beach, but this time I found a different corner to shoot in to give their imagery a new feel but still keeping with the theme. Congratulations Tracey and Pat on the arrival of Kirra-Rose. She’s delightful! I can’t wait to see what the two of you have in store next. xxxxx

Its not too late to update your family legacy before the weather gets too chilly! The light is absolutely divine this time of year and because daylight savings is over, we can start much earlier to catch the perfect light – which makes for happier little ones 😉 or 0414 412 069

Looking forward to chatting with you soon!
Sam.  Xxxxx

What is a photograph? Is it a picture? a story? does it have life? Does it make permanent all those fleeting moments we don’t see? Can a photograph define our family history?

To me, photography is not merely the best possible representation of ourselves in this moment looking like the version of ourselves we want to project. It is about future. The stories we capture today will become the past of tomorrow. If in the future there is no record of the past – did it even exist? How will that shape your future? That to me is the whole point of photography. To tell stories to the future, craft a legacy of today.

I was gifted the opportunity to craft Katrina & Matt’s legacy way back in May 2013 when I photographed their engagement portrait. Then there was the wedding…

and then baby Zahlee…

and now its Katrina’s Mum Kerry’s turn to complete the picture with a family portrait of her own with ALL the kids and grandkids…


Can’t wait for the next installment…

Way back in oct last year, St Joseph’s Primary School held their annual Golf day to raise funds for the school. I donated a family portrait and Jo and her husband Ryan were the highest bidders on the night – hurrah!

So, here is what we got up to on their photo shoot. Thanks Jo, it was lovely meeting you and your adorable family! Thanks again for your very generous donation. Now you have gorgeous pics of your gorgeous kids for them to enjoy for generations…



What do you get the family who has just about everything??? Golf lessons? passes to the Zoo? Even better than these precious family “together” experiences…how about this very moment locked in an artwork print for all time?

So, with Christmas fast approaching, there’s still time to squeeze in a family photo shoot on location in the Shire or St George area and get Nan’s pressie printed, framed and under the tree!

For just $175*, your mini session includes:

a thirty minute outdoor session in the Sutherland Shire or St George areas
a private online web gallery
facebook cover with your choice of 3 images
5 photo print releases (your license to print to your hearts content 5 images of your choice)
and a BONUS 8×10 inch print

Spots are filling up fast, so jump on the bat-phone lickety split! 0414 412 069 or email to book in or arrange a gift voucher!

* must be (shoot/voucher) booked and paid for before 31/12/14 | not transferrable, not valid with any other offers. Vouchers valid until 30/6/15. Subject to availability.












If you’re looking to freshen-up your gallery at home, I’ve got just the thing!

I’m super excited to announce our Spring Portrait Special Offer:

Every re-print and/or portrait album order over $250 placed before Summer 2014 will receive

A FREE 8x10inch frame with complimentary 6x4in print!

Two styles to choose from and they’re available only while stocks last! So hurry up and place those orders!!!!

Subject to availability. For Portrait customers only. Not available with any other offers. Limit one per customer. Valid until stocks last so be quick!