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sam, your friend behind the cam.

Hello! I’m Sam | Samuel Jacob. I am a wedding photographer based in the Newcastle, Hunter Valley region of Australia. I also get the privilege of travelling Australia wide photographing weddings & elopements.

I’m a creative, life loving, ocean swimming, slightly awkward, regularly laughing, Novocastrian who loves people and his job passionately. I kind of feel like i’m a mix between a computer nerd & a hippie. I’m a massive foodie; I actually get excited about food. I love sport & exercise of all kinds. I’m known for laughing on the regular. When I find something funny, anyone in the 300 meter proximity will know. I’m apart of a big creative family with five siblings; two girls & four of us boys. In the mix are two wedding cinematographers (see here), a fashion designer, a Matilda’s soccer player & now womens coach, and an architect in Tasmania.

My obsession is capturing moments with genuine emotion. I do this by creating a comfortable and relaxed environment where everyone is totally free to be themselves. Most of all, I want every couple to have stunning and 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. What 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. 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 can continue building together afterward!


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 (classic Gen Y’er). I submitted my last assignment for the year, and began a creative journey that lead me to where I am today; making people happy by capturing the most beautiful days of their lives!

Let’s back up a little 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