Sam’s wedding photography career started by accident in 1972. A friend was getting married and
could not afford a photographer. Sam shot his first wedding and was pleased with the results, so were the bride and groom.
Sam began receiving requests from others and soon realized he better get some training. He started working for local
studios in 1974 and by 1982 was the top wedding portrait specialist at one of the studios.
felt it was time to start his own business and so he broke away in 1984 and started a small studio out of his home. He was
amazed that the phone was not ringing off of the wall. Business was slow. He kept at it, always trying to capture emotions
and memories in a special way.
By 1988 business was brisk and Sam became one of the wedding photographers
people call as soon as they get engaged.
He began using Mamiya Twin lens cameras in the 1970’sand
soon moved to Bronicas in the 1980’s.
Early in 2002 Sam began experimenting with digital
workflow, taking courses, reading and experimenting. In June of 2004 Sam made the commitment to switch from film to digital.
His wedding business is 100 percent digital now and he is thrilled with the quality and effects that digital capture
can provide; And so are his clients.
Sam is not listed in the phone book and only gets new clients
by word of mouth and making the clients he has happy.
Sam would rather only concentrate on a few
select people who feel comfortable with him than run a wedding factory.
Now Sam is shooting all
events and only in Philadelphia and the surrounding suburbs.
Sam is one of the most popular guys
and wedding information specialists on a photography forum:
You can always find him there helping others with their equipment and wedding techniques.