Your places,

your love stories


Engagement, maternity, or just because, couple photoshoot sessions are a beautiful way to have a lifelong reminder of a cherished time in your lives together. My relaxed approach is to have fun, let you be yourselves and with my creativity and a little direction create something wonderfully special for the both of you.

August and Vine wedding photography of engaged couple walking hand in hand through sand dunes at bethells beach auckland

"There is my heart, and then there is you, and
I’m not sure there is a difference."

A.R. Asher

Celebrate the special moments, celebrate every moment


Life is amazing and yet we spend so much of it waiting for a "special occasion." In reality, every day should be special, cheesy as it sounds, and when you've got love to share, celebrate and sprinkle that everywhere!


Let's take an adventure together and capture your love in beautiful images. The way it deserves to be.


Engagement, Maternity and Couple Photography Packages start from $690.

August and Vine wedding photography of maternity couple looking out to sea at long bay auckland in winter
nick & hayley

Kind words

"We had a couples photoshoot with Sam and her images were gorgeous - we love them!

Sam listened to what we wanted and made it happen. She has the technical ability, creative flare, and people skills to boot - with us she had to work with a heavily pregnant mama, camera face husband, busy 3yo boy, and we were on a beach in mid-winter! Yet it was such a relaxed and enjoyable shoot for all of us. We will cherish her images and can’t wait to book her for our next shoot."

August and Vine wedding photography of maternity couple facing each other holding hands at ngawi at sunset
August and Vine wedding photography engaged couple laughing and hugging by the river in martinborough
August and Vine wedding photography of engaged couple kissing under huge tree in forest wairarapa
August and Vine wedding photography of couple getting close in dunes at sunset bethells beach auckland

Adventure Sessions


Beach, mountain, river, field, city streets... let's go! I've got a collection of photographic spots in the Wairarapa, (and wlg and akl) but at the end of the day, it's about where you want to be. Let's chat about your favourite place.

"So in love"


"We’re incredibly happy with the photos that Sam took of us for our Maternity shoot. We both felt very comfortable, she was incredibly patient, as were both a bit camera shy, and I have been so in love with the end result. I couldn’t recommend a more professional photographer to deal with. Thanks Sam so much, for capturing a special time for us so beautifully."


mel & steve
August and Vine wedding photography of maternity couple at stunning sunset on riverbed martinborough

"You belong among the wildflowers,

you belong somewhere close to me."


TOM PETTY

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