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Frequently Asked Questions 

 

+ Firstly, how much?

It's natural to want to talk money up front but the truth is, all weddings are different and therefore my packages are quite flexible and can be chopped and changed to suit your individual needs. Whether you're having an intimate 2 hour elopement in the country or a lavish 10 hour party in the city, I'd love to hear more about your wedding and work out a package that's right for you! Head to my contact page and fill out the form and I will email you through all the pricing and package information you need. I also offer packages for engagement and family sessions.

+ How do we receive our images?

For weddings, you will receive a collection of around 500+ images, all edited by me. They will be ready to view online in a gallery you can share with your family and friends in high and low resolution.

+ Do you travel?

Heck yes! I love a good adventure and will never say no to joining you on yours.

+ Do you have any travel fees?

This depends on lots of things. For weddings 2 hours away from Sydney, I generally need a night or two of accommodation. For interstate weddings, generally it’s flights, 2-nights’ accommodation and car hire, but I often do deals and specials, so your best bet is to get in touch and ask. I'll work out something for you.

+ When do we get to see our photos?

I will have all the edited images ready for you approximately 4-6 weeks after your wedding date. If you have booked an engagement/family/newborn session, delivery time is usually 2-3 weeks.

+ Do you make wedding albums?

Sure do! They are fine-art albums made with the best quality fabrics and papers and are all custom made for each client. Let me know if you're interested and I can send you more information!

+ Do you work with second shooters/assistants?

Yes! Second shooters are a great investment for your wedding day. While I often shoot on my own, having an extra set of eyes to capture extra moments and details is always beneficial. My second shooter (usually my lovely husband) is hand picked by me and therefore have the same passion for love and details as I do so you can trust they will help capture your day in the most perfect way.

+ Do you have backup gear and insurance?

Yes and Yes. I shoot with a Canon camera and always have one spare (as well as spare lenses). I also have public liability insurance that covers me up to 20 million dollars.

+ What is your coffee order?

Almond Latte

+ We can't find our question here?

No problem. Just send me an email at hello@samanthaheather.com :)

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Having Sam photograph our wedding was amazing. Her ability to beautifully capture love is incredible!
From the emails of discussion, to meeting for our engagement shoot, and then our wedding day, Sam was friendly, helpful and professional. We felt happy and confident that Sam was covering everything we’d hoped to capture on our wedding day, with large group photos going smoothly, our bridal party feeling at ease with Sam, and her incredible and effortless ability to capture genuine images of beautiful moments in our lives with our friends and family! She was able to keep us on time for our wedding day schedule, even finishing the group photos earlier than expected, and assuring us we had time to relax with our guests, which we appreciated on such a massive day. Sam made the photo shoots feel fun, natural, and full of laughter and love. It is easy to feel comfortable with Sam, and her creative direction is great, not causing an ounce of stress or friction for us or any of our friends and family she interacted with. We love Sam’s incredible talent, and have received overflowing positive feedback for her work and manner. We feel we haven’t just met our wedding photographer, but that we have made a lifelong friend.

— erin & James

We can't recommend Sam enough. Sam recently took our wedding photos and we just got them back, a little over 3 weeks after our wedding. How ridiculously quick is that? 
Sam was on time, stuck to our tight scheduled and contributed loads of great ideas. One of the key things we wanted was natural photos and Sam achieved this beautifully. She blended into the background that numerous family members don't even remember half the photos being taken. 
With the photos themselves they are absolutely stunning! Our expectations were already high and when we saw the photos we were blown away. Truly amazing!  Also all our family and friends commented on how beautiful the photos were. And we have quite a few photographers within the family so I think its fair to say that's a massive compliment! Thank you so much Sam for capturing our special day! We can't wait to use you in the future, maybe pregnancy photos ;-)

— Rachel & Ben

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We so loved having Sam (and Stephen!) involved in our wedding! She did such a great job of capturing the day. Sam made sure that she got all the special little moments and it has turned out that those are the photos that we love the most! She really listened to what kind of photos we liked and took the time to get to know us and we so appreciated that (especially because she is lovely so we throughly enjoyed getting to know her as well!). Most of all Sam had fun with us! She spent the whole day smiling and making us laugh. We just had a great time with her as our photographer! So thank you Sam!

— John & philippa


Sam, you're amazing! We loved having you - you were more than just our photographer, you were a friend and a guest! You fit in so well with our family and friends, and made everyone you came into contact with rave about you! You captured the joy, excitement, and fun of our day so wonderfully - every photo is so fun and raw and special! We are so thankful for your work, and highly recommend you!

— Rachel & Liam

There aren’t enough words that I can use to truly express how grateful I am for both of you, and the amazing job you did on the day. Not once during our wedding were we stressed out by our photographers. So many of our friends said that happened to them, but for us it was just like having two extra guests. You are so understanding of how un-photogenic Dusty and I are, yet you still manage to capture such beautiful photos. Thank you so so so much.

— jess & dusty


Words can't even begin to express how much we love Sam and her work, and how grateful we are for everything she did for us on our big day. She truly is a magician with a lens, and it was a joy to re-live the day through her eyes. Sam made us and our bridal party feel so comfortable and relaxed all day, and kept our day full of laughter and joy. She truly felt like part of the family, and made it so easy for us to enjoy our time together.  Her photos were absolutely breathtaking, and truly captured all the most special moments of our wedding day. We really could not have asked for a better photographer, and will treasure these memories for the rest of our lives!

— lauren & jono


Sam is not only incredibly talented, she is such an easy person to work with.  From the very beginning Sam was organised and prepared for our meetings, always willing to offer advice and ideas when we got stuck. She was a pleasure to work with on the day, extremely sweet and was fun to have with our bridal party. We loved working with Sam, and loved her work for both our engagement and wedding photos. Would definitely recommend this super talented girl!

— rob & Therese

 
 

I cannot thank Samantha enough for her amazing work during our wedding! She captured us so perfectly and made the day so memorable for us. She managed to capture the emotions in all the photos and caught even the smallest of moments on camera. Sam made us feel so comfortable in front of the camera, and it was a pleasure to have her at our big day. Not to mention how quickly we received our photos after only a month and how perfect they turned out to be. I can't recommend her enough!

— Christy & Dylan


We had Samantha photograph our wedding in May 2018 and she did a phenomenal job. I initially saw her photos on Facebook when she photographed a wedding of a friend, and after one look I knew I had to have her be apart of our day. In fact, other then booking our venue, locking in with Sam was the first step on our agenda. Couldn’t have been happier with our decision, not only is she an amazing photographer but also a genuinely caring person who loves what she does. She was so helpful throughout the whole process. I am not someone who feels comfortable in front of the camera but on the day Sam had a way of making us feel at ease and most of the time I didn’t even know she was there. When we received our photos back I was absolutely blown away, she had captured the pure joy and and love of the day. She has such great talent of documenting the raw beauty of a moment and her photos are something I will treasure for ever. If you need a photographer I would 100% recommend Samantha Heather.

— Elizabeth & Matt

 
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I wish I could give 1000 stars on here because Sam is amazing! Not only is she extremely talented but she is such a lovely person who you instantly feel comfortable around. Right from our first meeting and through many emails, she was more than happy to answer our questions and offer some quality advice. On our special day she was a complete professional, punctual, accommodating, hard working and most importantly a great laugh! It was freezing and raining on the day, Sam put me at complete ease and taught me to embrace the weather and boy I'm so happy with how our photos turned out because of it and Sam's photography skills. We got our photos back in record time and they are truly beautiful!! We couldn't be happier and have had so many positive comments from family and friends.
Thank you Sam for giving us photos and memories that we will be able to cherish forever. We can't wait to look back on them for many years to come and relive our day over and over again.

— JADE & PETE


If you are thinking of choosing Sam as your photographer, it will be the best decision you can make for your big day. We cannot recommend her enough!! When we saw her instagram photos we knew she was perfect for us. Thank you so much Sam for capturing our elopement photos! We could not have hoped for better photos of us. We are now having the incredibly hard time picking our favourites as we love every single one.

— Stephanie & Jin

Can't recommend Sam highly enough - a truly lovely lady and incredible photographer. She went above and beyond for our wedding and we are so thankful. From bringing confetti on the day to making us feel comfortable in front of the camera and delivering hundreds of treasured photographs full the big and little moments; we have been blessed by her creativity and hard work.

— Laura & Tim


Having Samantha as our Engagement and Wedding Photographer was the best decision we ever made. She truly cares about capturing all of the real moments, and we have so many memories to look back on thanks to her. Samantha also put us at ease and communicated effectively from day dot until receiving the final photos. Thank you Sam, Jason and I are so blessed to have been put in touch with you and I can't wait for you to capture the next chapter of our lives.

— Lishien & Jason

 
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Sam has a natural and remarkable talent for composition. She creates beautiful, artistic shots that tell a story. Her photos somehow manage to have a magical life of their own, connecting emotionally with the viewer. Her gift is truly special, her manner is always lively and professional, and she is a very kind and loving person. Book Sam for your wedding - we are so glad that we did!

— jenna & jacob


We were so blessed to have Samantha capture our wedding day. Sam is an absolute professional and incredibly talented, while also being approachable and sweet. Her journalistic style of photography meant that our pictures were beautiful and natural. She was amazing at directing us when we needed it, but also blending into the background to spot those lovely moments that occurred throughout the day between us and our guests. Our hardest decision now will be choosing which photos to make into an album because they are all so beautiful! We highly recommend Samantha and hope to work with her again in the future.

— stephanie & michael


My family met Sam at a birthday party. She was taking pictures of the children as they were playing on the slide. Sam was very gentle with and open to the children. My husband chatted with her for a while and he found her very friendly and a bubbly happy person. Once we received some of the photos she took of our son, we knew we wanted her to be our wedding photographer! I have searched for and met a few photographers before but I just could not feel any connection with them. When Sam arrived to our home on our wedding day, she was full of smiles. It felt as she was a close friend of mine even though it was only the second time we met!!! Crazy, eh?! She did a fabulous job and we loved every photo she took! We would highly recommend her as your wedding photographer! You will not be disappointed"

— mel & jim