Samm Blake Photographer

Samm Blake Photographer

crown Top 30 in New York City
crown 519 on Wezoree

Combining a fine art photography & journalism background with a strong love and appreciation for film photography.

star 5(15)
budget $35 000
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15 Reviews for Samm Blake

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out of 5. Recommended by 100% of couples
Jenna H. on 11 Jan 2020
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Just wanted to say thank you so much again Samm. You made us feel so comfortable and at ease despite all the craziness we encountered on our wedding day due to the bomb cyclone. Thank you for going above and beyond for us and assisting us with a lot of last minute changes we encountered. We absolutely love the images we’ve seen so far and can’t wait to see more. Since our wedding day we have received so many calls and messages from our family and friends in awe of what they’ve seen you capture so far. So thank you from the bottom of our hearts for everything you have done in the lead up to our wedding day and on the day. Such a pleasure meeting you and we would definitely recommend you to anyone heading to New York to get married.
Stefan R. on 12 Mar 2022
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One of the best decisions we made for our wedding was hiring Samm Blake as our photographer. She took unbelievable pictures and was so nice throughout the process. We met her a few times before the big day, and she was fantastic to work with. We gave her creative control and were very satisfied with how everything turned out. I highly, highly recommend her to anyone looking for a phenomenal photographer.
Katherine C. Married couple on 05 May 2023
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Samm is next level awesome. A professional, knowledgeable, easygoing, humble, photography rockstar. She made the process of working with her so fun and relaxed, both leading up to the wedding and on the weekend of. Her photography is incredible - artistic, emotion-filled, alive, and genuine. We wanted photos from our wedding that captured the spirit of the event and we got that in spades. Absolutely recommend Samm to anyone looking for a wedding photographer.
Krystle Ricci on 09 Nov 2019
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Samm photographed my wedding and it was the best investment of my life! Her approach was very unobtrusive, and she let the day flow naturally and managed to capture moments I didn’t even realise were unfolding. I was super nervous because I have never liked a photo of myself but I adore every single photo she took. Now that I have two children, one of our favourite things to do is look at our wedding album as a family. The photos are so timeless and have become our family heirlooms, we will cherish them forever.
Reshma Pargass on 02 May 2020
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I didn't quite know what or who I was looking for until I saw Samm's work,  it demonstrated a unique perspective, fabulous use of light and captured the emotions of  her subjects perfectly. Samm did indeed become our wedding photographer. We were extremely pleased with her approach and the final wedding photos. So much so that when we wanted to have our photos taken during my pregnancy, she was our first choice. Since then she has gone on to win many awards and her photos are shown in many major magazines. I am so pleased for her. She will continue to have a special place in my heart, as she has captured some very special times in my life.
Betsy R. Married couple on 20 Jun 2020
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Samm was an absolute pleasure to work with ,  and we couldn't be happier with the candid moments she captured and beautiful images delivered from our wedding day.  My husband and I had an intimate wedding reception in Brooklyn with family and close friends, we wanted a natural and authentic feel, nothing too contrived....Samm was spot on.
Samm was also super efficient and organized, guiding us every step of the way and communicating often.  Her relaxed and calm demeanor was a plus, putting everyone at ease and contributed to great candids.
Definitely one of the best investments for our special day!
Krystle Ricci on 20 Nov 2021
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Samm photographed my wedding 2 years ago and it was the best investment of my life! Her approach was very unobtrusive, and she let the day flow naturally and managed to capture moments I didn’t even realise were unfolding. I was super nervous because I have never liked a photo of myself but I adore every single photo she took. Now that I have two children, one of our favourite things to do is look at our wedding album as a family. The photos are so timeless and have become our family heirlooms, we will cherish them forever.
Benj Haisch on 25 Sep 2021
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I've heard Samm speak multiple times and have been incredibly impressed with the thought she puts into her business and the care for her clients. Her work is incredible, it wouldn't be hyperbole to say she's one of the best in the world.
Jovanna Billington on 24 Apr 2021
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Samm was one of the best decisions we made throughout our entire wedding planning process. The images she captured from our wedding were exactly what we wanted and then some. We wanted a photographer who could capture the day in a natural way, highlighting intimate moments without making anything feel staged. Every photo she took feels so organic. The editing was just enough. We didn’t want the photos to look overdone, we wanted them to feel like a documentary of our day and that’s exactly what we got. Our photos feel so magical. The lighting, movement and mood all so dreamy. If you’re looking for a photographer to find the special moments in your day, without ever having to call for her -Samm is that person. Beyond the photos, Samm is such a lovely person and she went above and beyond when it came to the details. There were so many thoughtful surprises she gave to us along the way. We would have been thrilled with just getting our photos, but we quickly realized we were more than “one day” to Samm and I’m amazed that she’s able to put such care in to every couple. We will be forever grateful to Samm for having these memories.
Melissa Spink on 19 Jun 2021
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Samm’s work is incredible, authentic, and she took the most beautiful photos beyond our expectations. Samm was not only our photographer for our elopement while in New York, but also our witness and guided us through every aspect of planning the afternoon. Her work is stunning, and we can’t recommend her enough.
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About

Samm Blake
Photographer Samm Blake About me

Samm Blake is a New York City based photographer, but grew up in a small seaside town in a remote corner of Australia. Combining her fine art photography & journalism studies, along with a skilled and sensitive eye for portraiture, her images garnered acclaim for their honesty, vulnerability, and unfeigned connection to its subjects. Well traveled and always up for an adventure, she has photographed celebrations across the world, from Iceland to Indonesia, the UK to the UAE and beyond, always bringing a unique editorial and artistic sensibility to the wedding world.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the average price for Samm Blake wedding photography services?

$35000

What avaliable photography services that can be provided by Samm Blake?

Samm Blake offers the following photography services: Additional Hours, Post-wedding Photoshoot, Boudoir Shoot, Destination / Travel, Rehearsal Dinner, Engagement Parties, High-Res Images, Second Shooter, Wedding Portraits, Wedding Albums, Proposals, Engagement Session, Elopement, Film Photography, Bride-only Session, Drone Photography, Online Proofing, Fast Editing

What primary photography style does Samm Blake identify with?

Samm Blake works in the following photography styles: Fine Art, Natural, Editorial, Film, Photojournalistic, Fashion, Vintage, Artistic, Documentary, Dramatic, Lifestyle, Modern, Black and White, Night, Dark & Moody, Landscape, Illustrative

What photography materials does Samm Blake provide for wedding events?

Samm Blake provides the following photography materials: Raw Footage, Digital files, Digital rights, Online gallery, Photo box, Printed enlargements, Same/next-day sneak-peek images, Slideshow, Wedding Album, Parents' Albums

Which wedding events does Samm Blake service?

Samm Blake provides photography services for the following events: Wedding, Wedding Shower, Rehearsal Dinner, Bachelor / Bachelorette Party, Engagement Party

What percentage of users recommend Samm Blake and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Samm Blake is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 5.0, with the same score awarded for quality of service, flexibility, value, professionalism and average response time.

Vendor Insight

Choosing a wedding photographer is a pivotal decision in crafting memories that last a lifetime. Samm Blake, a seasoned photographer from the heart of New York City, stands distinct among her peers. With a tailored approach to each unique celebration, Samm has earned a well-deserved reputation for her finesse in photography, securing five Wezoree Awards and drawing high praise across fifteen client reviews.

Samm's portfolio at Wezoree Community showcases versatility, catering to a spectrum of events from the intimacy of wedding showers and elopements to the grandeur of rehearsal dinners and engagement parties. Offering a comprehensive suite of services including second shooters and drone photography ensures that every angle and every moment is captured with refined expertise. Her rapid editing turnaround further appeals to couples eager to relive their special day.

The photographic styles championed by Samm are as diverse as the clients she serves. From the raw emotions captured in fine art and photojournalistic shots to dramatic, vintage snapshots and modern fashion-forward frames, Samm has an eye for creating visual stories that resonate. Her black and white portraits are lauded for their timeless elegance, while her dark & moody compositions weave an air of dramatic finesse.

Samm's work is known not just for its visual impact but also for its cultural fluency. Whether it's preserving the solemnity of a South Asian wedding or the vibrancy of a Latin American celebration, Samm approaches each event with the sensitivity and adaptability required to honor a variety of cultural and traditional values. Her clients, regardless of their heritage, find her work to be a true reflection of their ethos and emotions.

Feedback from clients like Marissa Evans and Justin Nestor underscores Samm's dual talent for capturing breathtaking images and providing an exceptional experience. Testimonies highlight her ability to remain unobtrusive yet omnipresent, yielding photos that are both "elegant" and radiating the "spirit of the moment." Rebecca Page's mention of wishing to have Samm photograph her growing family speaks volumes of the lasting impression left by Samm's work.

In summary, Samm Blake is a tour-de-force in the wedding photography scene of New York City. Her artistic delivery, cultural agility, and the standout testimonials from clients solidify her as a top-tier choice. For those in search of a photographer that not only delivers a beautiful product but also enhances the wedding experience, Samm's portfolio speaks for itself - her lens captures not just pictures, but the essence of life's most treasured episodes.