Arlene & Jake {Perth, Western Australia}

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Arlene is one of my close friends. We grew up in the same small town in Australia together. We went to high school together. We went to university together. We became photographers together. We got our first studio space together. Now I am living in New York and she is heading off to live in the Solomon Islands to live with her lovely new husband Jake, our lives are now at two different extremes. I’m the city girl and she is the ocean loving free spirited one. It was such an honor to travel back to Perth to photograph her wedding day for he and more of an honor when Arlene is an amazing wedding photographer.

It was so great to be photographing an occasion where there were familiar faces and old dear friends.

Beyond excited to see where Arlene and Jake’s travels take them. Excited for their new life in the Solomon Islands.

Thank you to the my ever awesome sidekick Aimee who helped me out shooting this wedding :)


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[…] feature is on Arlene & Jake’s lovely backyard picnic wedding I photographed in Perth, Australia last February. Their ceremony and reception took place all on a […]

These photos are amazing! Was this a family members’ garden? I’m looking for a location just like this!

Gorgeous! Wonderful images! Great work!

hi, I love these photos. I wonder if Arlene has a photo blog too? I’d love to see more of them:)

absolutely perfect moment and a great photo

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Stunning and beautiful Samm. You make it seem so easy. Loving your work more and more all the time if thats possible haha! x

Really Stunning and bold Pictures!!!

Hi, love your style. The colour grade is nice too

makes me happy looking at these. so many awesome people, so many awesome photos.
I think we need a follow up shoot in the solomons. ;)

Your style of photography is really unique and funky. They look great….well done !

You know what, I just recently found out about you, and I really think you are, hands down, one of the best wedding photographers on this planet. Period! Your work inspires me!

these are so moving, they are full of beauty, joy and hunger for life.

Amazing, just looks like so much fun! Awesome story telling!

Beautiful, Samm! Such great memories!

incredible my friend.

this is the best.

LOVE these images – what a special wedding!

I love these! The photos really make you feel like you are part of the wedding. Effortless. Amazing.

everything about these is ridiculously awesome. so good!

i love this wedding and i feel like i was there. really good job, samm.

You’ve made me want to be their friends. Love love love!

Love it all, what a totally perfect day.Great work xxx

Just beautiful. It’s exactly how I pictured Arl’s wedding to be. In my head.

this wedding was not real. these photos are not real. you are not real.

seriously samm, these are perfect : )

Gorgeous! this is the kinda wedding i would have… very lovely!
Wonderful set of images xxx

this looks like the most amazingly fun wedding ever to be had. and then of course, you captured it as brilliantly as anyone would suspect.

Congrats Arlene, what a gorgeous wedding! Amazing as always Samm.

I could not love this wedding more.

Oh my gosh, I just want to be at that wedding, it looks like THAT much fun!! Gorgeous, gorgeous photos, Samm xxx

Love this Samm xx

Quite often you look at wedding images without knowing the couple and you wonder if how the couple are captured is really what they are like! From what I know about Arlene and Jake your images captured the essence of who they are down to a tee, brilliant Sammy. Jake and Arlene what an awesome wedding you had xxxx

My two beautiful friends! Arlene you are so beautiful and special and a treasure of a friend <3 Sammie captured perfectly as always. I shed a lil tear you are a special lady xxxxxxxxxxx

this makes me smile so wide. these images bring me back to a wonderful evening, i love them. arlene + jake, you two are amazing and beautiful and are going to create awesome adventures together :) i’m honoured as always to have been your sidekick, samm, and even more so to photograph the wedding of someone i admire so much. xx

To my dear polar opposite Arlene. FAR OUT your no how to throw a wedding and Blakey, god you know how to capture such an amazing wedding. HIGH FIVES of awesome :)

what and amazing wedding, beautiful Samm & Aimee x