• Beautiful wedding with rainforest and beaches on the World Heritage listed Lord Howe Island.
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SAMANTHA OHLSEN PHOTOGRAPHY

A personalised approach to the storytelling process. Beautiful imagery transforms fleeting and special moments throughout your wedding day into memories you will cherish for a lifetime.


Engagements

A couple’s engagement photo shoot is the perfect opportunity for you to learn to relax in front of the camera, making your wedding day easier.

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Pre-Weddings

Hair, makeup and an amazing gown. What else to do than add an amazing set of photographs of you and your fiancé

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Weddings

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Where I tell your romantic story and record the fun and emotion of the day. For some extra magic, why not add a First Look.

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Words From Happy Clients

Lord Howe Island Wedding

We are almost speechless with awe. Such. Great. Pics!! Having Samantha there for the wedding made the whole experience much richer - not just for the photos, but for her joyous presence that everyone all noticed. Samantha quickly became part of the wedding party and we're so glad for that. Our memories of the day are already golden.

Lord Howe Island – Damien Maurice

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After our big day yesterday, my beautiful wife and myself cannot thank you and your team, Shea and Jodi enough for not just what we hoped for but all the extra effort you went to.We know how much work you put in, above and beyond to make the day perfect for us, and it was. The little surprises along the way simply made our day that extra bit special, and we are so grateful.

Wedding – Jason Eyles

Sydney Wedding Pre Engagement Shoot

A benefit of working with Samantha on our Pre-Wedding Shoot was that it ended up being a fun day where Samantha made it feel that she was capturing moments between us rather than trying to orchestrate them. Another benefit was her efficiency, organisation and clear direction, which allowed things to run smoothly without confusion or frustration.?

Ricky Schmidt

Lord Howe Island Wedding

I think The First Look was a key element of our day and I am very grateful that Samantha recommended this to us as I had never heard of it before. It is a moment I will treasure as I got time, with Damien, alone, before the ceremony and reception, which I would not have had otherwise. It really is such a fantastic idea and I love the photos from that section of the day. Some of my favourite photos that you took, are from those moments.

First Look – Kristen Maurice

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Sam really took the time to get to know us as a couple. In the first meeting she spent very little time talking about herself and her services and products. She asked us questions, told us a bit about herself and her background and really got to understand what was important to us for our wedding day and our photos.

Wedding Joanne & Bill

10 Reasons We Are Awesome to Have As your Wedding Photographers

1. Awesome at what we do.

We are great at making you look as good as you feel on your wedding day. Technically we are great at what we do. This means that we understand posing and lighting to ensure that we make the most of your best physical features and minimise any areas of concern.

2. We are crazy passionate about what we do.

Passionate people do crazy things to get the results that you are after.

3. We love people.

We love to get to know our couples on a personal level. Sometimes we do dinner, maybe a coffee or a glass of sparkling wine. When we arrive on your wedding day, we want you to feel like an old friend has come to take a few pictures. That way you get to feel a little more comfortable and we can then capture more of your personality in your images.

4. We go the extra mile. Always.

We have experience in weddings, so we can help you with everything from recommending other vendors, wedding traditions and formalities, your days timetable, what questions to ask your venue, and many more pieces of wisdom. Even better, if we don’t know we will help you find the answer to your questions.

5. We are super organised. I mean ridiculously organised.

This means that you can relax knowing that we can deal with almost any problem you could possibly encounter. After spending time in a war zone, no problem is too big to us to find a solution for you

6. We love to have fun.

Your wedding day isn’t all about stiff and stuffy photoshoot. Instead we look for opportunities to get our photos while you are actually having fun spending time with your bridal party.

7. Self proclaimed gear freaks.

It means that we will always have the equipment to get the job done. Should a piece of gear malfunction on your big day, no worries we have plenty of spares. On average we take 4-5 cameras to every wedding – just in case.

8. We have a unique photographic style.

This will mean that you will either really love our work or you really won’t. Those who love it, it will be for its bold and vivid colours, dramatic black and whites, use of textures and reflections and the ability to capture rare and candid moments when you least expect it.

9. We are super reliable.

I know that’s a little on the boring side but we do what we say. With a 15 years of military service I have been well trained to be disciplined to meet deadlines

10. We want to know all about your story.

This allows us to capture more meaningful images and do everything to add special moments to your day to make it extra special. We want to get to know you to make your day extra special.

My Signature Service – The First Look

A First Look can add a touch of magic to your wedding day. A First Look is when a bride and groom see each other before the wedding ceremony.

Normally considered a bit ‘Taboo’ to see your bride before the ceremony, this is fast becoming the most loved moment of a couple’s day. You met up alone, away from your wedding party, and it is a moment shared by just the two of you, it is relaxing and very romantic. Another great benefit is that the ceremony is much more relaxed.

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Recent Blog Posts and Weddings

Here you will find numerous blogs with some great wedding planning advice, general photography tips, insights into the wedding photography business and variety of photographic shoots including weddings, engagements, corporate, newborns, and more.

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6 Ways to Choose your Ideal Engagement Photo Shoot Location


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Paris – A European Love Story Photo Shoot


Europe Summer of 2015

Lord Howe Island Wedding


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Sydney Couple First Look Q&A – Nicole & Jason


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Fairytale Engagement


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Mount Keira Wedding Story


Beautiful rainforest wedding at Mount Keira with Wollongong beach reception at The Lagoon Restaurant.

The First Look in Detail – Q and A


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Sydney First Look In Detail – Naulu Q & A


Beautiful First Look held in a Sydney ceremetary prior to bride and groom getting married

Top 5 Reasons To Include A First Look In Your Wedding Day


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Romantic Wedding


Buckland Sydney Wedding

Top 10 Tips To Get Great Wedding Photos – Part One Before The Wedding Day


Beautiful Sydney wedding in Mosman followed by a reception at the Australian National Maritime Museum

Top 10 Tips To Get Great Wedding Photos – Part Two – Getting Ready


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