The man behind the cam
Hello! I’m Sam aka Samuel Jacob. I am a wedding photographer based in the Newcastle, Sydney & Hunter Valley region of Australia. I also love travelling Australia wide photographing weddings & elopements.
I’m a life loving, ocean swimming, creative, slightly awkward, regularly laughing guy who loves people and his job passionately. My aim is to capture moments rich with real emotion, whether that be subtle or expressive. I am able to capture these shots by creating a comfortable & relaxed environment where everyone is comfortable to be themselves. Most of all, I want every couple to have stunning & tasteful photographs that they can look back on throughout their marriage. Oh, and I want you to look bloody good!
I especially love my work because I really value marriage. Marriage is a beautiful event where two human beings commit to loving the other no matter what. I think that is pretty incredible & very rewarding to be apart of. I am a newly married! My beautiful wife Anna & I made the unbreakable vows to other in March 2018 and I gotta tell ya.. Being married is the best!
How it all started…
I was studying at university, when I began to realise I was in the wrong area. Creativity & style was bursting out of me, and for the first time in my life, I had no outlet. I imagined in life, that I was supposed to have a career and then hobbies, or creative outlets on the side. Well, that wasn’t going to happen. I submitted my last assignment for the year, and I began a creative journey that lead me to where I am today. Making people happy by capturing the most beautiful day in their lives!
Let’s back up a bit.. I started 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 at least three times. Someones wedding was a scary place to practice. But when they would get their images back, I would think to myself, “I could have done that.. and I actually would have done a few things differently. I should have said yes!”. I decided it was time! I began photographing weddings at twenty years old, I fell in love & I haven’t looked back!
I can’t wait to be apart of your journey, and capture the beauty of your wedding day! | Sam