For those who love

to keep meaningful memories

Genuine and heartfelt wedding photography that celebrates you

Authentic, beautiful images that express who you are as a couple as well as those you hold near. I am captivated by every minute of a wedding, from the anticipation and excitement of getting ready, to the precious first looks, the beautiful ceremonies, the joyous receptions, the hugs, the laughter, the tears. I aim to capture as many of those treasured wedding day moments as I can for you, so you can feel the love of your story every time you look at your images.

August and Vine wedding photography of bride and groom dancing at sunset in a meadow in martinborough


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"An endless sleepover with your favourite

Timeless, Personal, Natural.

By finding the love, half my job is already done for me. Togetherness makes us beautiful and a photograph that shows true feeling, beats a pretty one any day. I'll definitely take pretty ones on your wedding day, but they'll be organic and real. The second half of my job is my photographic style; how I follow the light and view life through my lens. It's wordy, but it also loses its words all the time. It's a little refined, sometimes dark, sometimes airy and it's a lot beautiful because it captures your love.

Married couple in the back of a vintage car backlit by the sun by August and Vine

"The best decision we made"

"She went above and beyond and was committed to the cause, be it standing in the rain for the majority of our group/couple photos, to braving the downpours to make it home. How she managed to be so calm, collected and quick- we’ll never know! Our photos have been admired by many and complimented by all and choosing her was the best decision we made (apart from getting married!)."

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"No awkward moments"

"The photographs truly bring us back to our special day. She is very easy to work with and made us feel comfortable which shows in the final product, no awkward moments. We can’t thank her enough for capturing our most memorable moment and we will definitely have her again on our future special events. Sam is an extremely personable individual, with an artistic eye, she will make your experience memorable."


wedding Packages with you in mind

August and Vine wedding photography black and white of bride and groom kissing with flowing veil


your love & my creativity

An effortless wedding photography experience that suits your needs and honours your celebration with romantic images that you can feel.

My approach is to work with the energy of your day. I'm down to earth and calm, ready to let your love shine.

August and Vine wedding photography of four hands of bridal party clinking champagne flutes


starts from $3,999

I offer a collection of Wedding Photography packages that include a minimum of 6 hours of wedding day coverage, to tell the story of your wedding day.

I'll be along for the whole journey - you're also getting a problem solver, a visionary and a friend.

August and Vine Photography wedding album lying open with pages showing portraits of bride and groom on a beach


fine art wedding albums

All packages include digital images, but holding a hand-crafted wedding album in your hands is just something else!

This is your legacy. Made from the highest quality materials, we'll craft your story through your favourite wedding moments.



Create precious works of art to display your favourite images. Giving you access to the best labs in Australasia, I've curated a stunning selection of unique pieces that will honour your memories, because they shouldn't be left on a computer.

August and Vine Wedding Photography Round Fine Art print in floating frame on fireplace mantle

"Your heart knows the way. Run in that direction."



Max & Jess

Anam Cara Gardens - Kapiti

9 April 2022

Katie & Sean

Olivio~nor - Martinborough

29 January 2022

Cleo & Matt

Tironui Farm - Martinborough

12 November 2021

"Making our day feel so relaxed"

"Wow Sam! Thanks so much! We are super happy to have so many amazing pictures!

Thanks for making our day feel so relaxed and helping me feel at ease, I’m surprised at how many of the photos I like! So super happy we chose you. Loved every minute of it!"


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