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meet Sam

the friendly face behind the images

Hi! I’m Sam. I’m known for regularly laughing & making life fun. I am newly married to beautiful Anna; my 6ft tall, unbelievably kind, brunette, floral & pilates lover. @floralsbyanna

I photograph weddings in Newcastle & around Australia. When i’m not behind my camera or in the studio, you’re likely to find me at the beach or playing sport, which i’m glad that I love as it balances out my high appreciation for delicious food..

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Recent Weddings

Nicki & Jordan

Teralba, Hunter Valley.

Gee & Adam

Adams Peak, Broke.

Megan & Jonny

All View Escape, Blue Mountains.

Geoff & Cathy-Lee

Morpeth, New South Wales.

Alex & Luke

Tocal Homestead, Tocal.

Bronte & Lachlan

Adams Peak, Broke.

Chanel & Callan

Yarramalong Valley Farmstay, Yarramalong.

Jefferson & Kirsty

Waterloo, Sydney.

Perry & Rachael

Newcastle, New South Wales.

Luke & Tarryn

Wandin Valley Estate, Hunter Valley.

Emma & ROnnie

Fullerton Cove, Stanley Park.

Jess & Luke

Denman, New South Wales.


 

styled shoot | Grace Loves Lace

Samuel Jacob & Grace Loves Lace collaborated alongside Florals by Anna & Amico Films to create a stunning shoot for our followers.

With the company of Danielle Gillies, Jess Spare, Laura Cook & Andy Madden.

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Featured Engagement Shoots

Matilda & Jono

Merewether, New South Wales

Sophie & Matt

Dudley, New South Wales

Taylah & Mitch

Susan Gilmore, New South Wales


Let the people speak ..

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Tarryn

“Sam is amazing! You need him for your wedding!!! Sam did both our engagement and wedding photography and we were so happy with the photos! He has such a professional, friendly and easy going presence which is very appreciated if you are a stress head like me. He is a great communicator and always replied promptly to every message. I was so excited to receive my wedding photos and I was not disappointed. But what blew me away was the extra care and attention that Sam put into the packaging and presentation of our photos. Thank you Sam you're the best!”

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Megan

“Samuel Jacob was our wedding photographer in February 2018 at the Blue Mountains. We could not have asked for a better photographer! On the day he was like a fly on the wall, he captured the natural moments but also directed us to the positions that were just magical to capture. As I looked through the photos, tears came to my eyes because it was like reliving the best day of my life. Thank you so much Sam!

YOU ARE THE BEST!”

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Cynthia

“From the very first search looking for a photographer I just knew Sam would be the one. His passion for his work shines through every shot, his attention to detail is unbeatable and his energy is contagious. We first met Sam for a quick meet and greet to see if he was the real deal and everything just clicked into place. Our ideas came together perfectly. Sam travelled to Sydney for our sneaky engagement shoot in Luna Park and managed to make the most camera shy couple feel at ease. Our photos came back within weeks and we couldn't have been more thrilled. Again, Sam and travelled to Sydney for our wedding and we still can't believe how happy we are with the results. The professionalism, the ease at what he does, the way he captured moments you don't even realise are happening. Just wow. Everything was done to perfection. If you're looking for a photographer who will capture authentic moments and create magic looking through the lens, this is your guy. Book him now!”

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Daniel

“We had Samuel Jacob Photography shoot our engagement photo’s and wedding photo’s. He is incredible to work with, very easy going with an amazing eye, particularly for natural scenery that creates stunning backdrops for important memories. I would highly recommend him to anyone interested in getting exceptional photos at a reasonable price.”

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Hannah

I have been a bridesmaid 4 times so have been familiar with wedding photographers; their manners, the quality of the work, and the resulting photos, and I am absolutely stoked with Sam's. Prior to our wedding, he was quick in responding to emails, he even had a notebook with all the points we'd asked for! On the day, he was punctual, and honestly I don’t even remember seeing him at the ceremony, so he was well positioned without impacting the ceremony at all. He had sussed out the location beforehand and had several amazing locations for us to have photos at. One less thing for us to worry about! And he was absolutely a delight, very friendly in positioning us for the photos, and the comfortableness we felt with him shows in the end results. He had roughly 500 photos for us, and I adore every single one. He got them to us a day shy of 4 weeks. We selected the "Honeymoon Highlights" and they were sent to us 11am the next day! If you've read this far, hope I have you convinced. Your day and its memories are very, VERY safe in Sam's hands.

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Beck

“Sam was our wedding photographer and delivered above and beyond what we could have hoped! He was an absolute professional to work with and made the photo shoot so enjoyable and relaxed. We were completely overwhelmed with how beautiful our photos were and how easy the experience was. Would highly recommend.”


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sam, your friend behind the cam.

I am a newly married man, beach & sport lover, and I’m known for regularly laughing & making life fun. I’m a believer that life is best lived when you’re kind to people, think positively, always do your best & look after others.

My beautiful wife Anna & I made the unbreakable vows (sneaky harry potter reference) to other in March 2018 and I gotta tell ya.. Being married is the best! You have alot to look forward to, from your engagement & wedding, as well as the life you get to continue building together afterward.

Capturing authentic moments is really important to me. I start by creating an encouraging, judgement free environment that allows people to be themselves & have a good time without any pressure.

I want every couple to have tasteful photographs that they can look back on throughout their marriage.. and I want you & your partner to look bloody good.

I would suggest to read my blog posts for the lead up to your wedding, for some helpful info.

How it all started…

I began taking photo’s totally for my own enjoyment. On holidays, of my girlfriend (now wife). Eventually people I knew started asking me if I would be their wedding photographer. I said no a few times, but when they would get their images back, I would think to myself, “I should have said yes..”. I decided it was time. I began photographing weddings at twenty years old, I fell in love & now five years on, I haven’t looked back.


now, the important stuff.

your favourite food?

Ice-cream

travel goals?

US, Greece, Italy, Israel & Egypt

Describe your humour..

Cheeky, borderline inappropriate

your go-to tv shows?

Suits, The O.C, Modern Family

Sports that you play..

Soccer, Tennis

your favourite PasTime?

Swim - Sunbake - Eat: Repeat


 

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