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About Josef Samuel2022-08-31T07:19:58-04:00

About Josef Samuel

PHOTOGRAPHER, WEB DESIGNER & WORLD EXPLORER

South Bend Notre Dame Wedding Photographer Josef Samuel

Hi I’m Joe, nice to meet you! I’m originally from Peru, South America and I love to take photos and spend time with people. I began photographing weddings right after graduating from college and have had the privilege to travel around the world photographing people and places. I have some interesting stories to tell!

Photography is definitely a major passion because of the unlimited creative possibilities. I love photographing weddings because throughout the day, there’s tears, laughs, hugs and capturing those moments makes me happy :)

Besides weddings, I enjoy taking portraits. Studio portraits and on-location or even themed photoshoots are great. I’ve worked with professional and non-professional models and people who just wanted to build their social media brand. These shoots are fun because we can try different outside-of-the-box ideas . From taking trips to interesting locations for post-apocalyptic themes to exploring abandoned places, to using my fog machine and lasers, those Instagram portraits are a fun way to spend an afternoon.

When I’m not taking photos, I’m usually traveling! I’ve been blessed to have been able to travel to many countries around the world but the best part is that I have friends in many of these places so there’s always an excuse to go back and visit. On my website I have photo galleries of some of the places I’ve visited and some stories although there’s much more on my hard drives waiting to be uploaded!

On my spare time, I also like to build and develop websites like this one. I love to play classical guitar, play chess and solve Sudoku puzzles. After some trial and error, I’ve managed to learn how to repair my cameras and lenses. Finally I’m also slowly learning Russian and Ukrainian as well trying to learn how to cook new things. It’s all a work in progress!

Hi I’m Joe, nice to meet you! I’m originally from Peru, South America and I love to take photos and spend time with people. I began photographing weddings right after graduating from college and have had the privilege to travel around the world photographing people and places. I have some interesting stories to tell!

Photography is definitely a major passion because of the unlimited creative possibilities. I love photographing weddings because throughout the day, there’s tears, laughs, hugs and capturing those moments makes me happy :)

Besides weddings, I enjoy taking portraits. Studio portraits and on-location or even themed photoshoots are great. I’ve worked with professional and non-professional models and people who just wanted to build their social media brand. These shoots are fun because we can try different outside-of-the-box ideas . From taking trips to interesting locations for post-apocalyptic themes to exploring abandoned places, to using my fog machine and lasers, those Instagram portraits are a fun way to spend an afternoon.

When I’m not taking photos, I’m usually traveling! I’ve been blessed to have been able to travel to many countries around the world but the best part is that I have friends in many of these places so there’s always an excuse to go back and visit. On my website I have photo galleries of some of the places I’ve visited and some stories although there’s much more on my hard drives waiting to be uploaded!

On my spare time, I also like to build and develop websites like this one. I love to play classical guitar, play chess and solve Sudoku puzzles. After some trial and error, I’ve managed to learn how to repair my cameras and lenses. Finally I’m also slowly learning Russian and Ukrainian as well trying to learn how to cook new things. It’s all a work in progress!

SCENES FROM EASTERN EUROPE

Buzludzha, Bulgaria

This is the abandoned communist headquarters near Kazanl’k, Bulgaria. This is a one-of-a-kind building as there is no other like it anywhere in the world. I had an amazing time exploring and making this video.

From My Personal Instagram

FOLLOW MY PERSONAL @JOESADVENTURES

INTERNATIONAL PROJECT

Africa & Europe Stories

I’m excited to share some of my stories on my travel journal from one of my travels to Africa and Europe. I learned a lot, from the situation with Boko Haram in Nigeria to eating cow brains in Egypt I hope to be able to share all these stories soon!

From My Wedding Instagram

FOLLOW MY WEDDINGS INSTA @NDWEDDINGS

From Around the World Preview

TRAVEL PHOTOS & INTERESTING STORIES

I’ve had the privilege of taking several trips through Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia, South America and even Australia and New Zealand. This is a preview of photos and stories from interesting places from around the world where in many cases important historical events occurred. From the human sacrificing sites of Inca temples to Nazi concentration camps, I will be adding more photos and stories to my collection in time.

View My Travel Portfolio

World Stories Journal Preview

MORE IN DEPTH, MORE PHOTOS & DETAILED STORIES FROM MY TRAVELS

This is a series of posts about my experience in Poland and Ukraine during the Russian military invasion and

This is a series of posts about my experience in Poland and Ukraine during the Russian military invasion and attempted

This is a series of posts about my experience in Poland and Ukraine during the Russian military invasion and

This is a series of posts about my experience in Poland and Ukraine during the Russian military invasion and

This is a series of posts about my experience in Poland and Ukraine during the Russian military invasion and attempted

This is a series of posts about my experience in Poland and Ukraine during the Russian military invasion and

This is a series of posts about my experience in Poland and Ukraine during the Russian military invasion and

View My World Stories Journal

Work with Charities & Non-Profits

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT & GIVING BACK

Charities and Non Profit Photography

Over the years I’ve been blessed to work with some amazing charities and non-profits. I think sometimes having the right photo can have a big impact. I enjoy volunteering at animal shelters and doing portraits of dogs, cats, and other animals that need a home.

One day I hope to have a big lawn where I can have a bunch of rescued animals. I’ve also worked with Hope Ministries, United Way, Right to Life of Michiana, World Partners and several others helping out with photography or videography.

Expertise Best Wedding Photographers in South Bend Award in 2018
Expertise Best Wedding Photographers in South Bend Award in 2019
Expertise Best Wedding Photographers in South Bend Award in 2020
Expertise Best Wedding Photographers in South Bend Award in 2021

Thank you Expertise.com for nominating me among the best wedding photographers in South Bend for these past years!

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Contact Me Today!

I would love to help with your photography, video & website project. Whether you’re looking for wedding photography, a graduation session, a professional headshot, an event, or if you’re a model wanting to build a portfolio I can help. Looking forward to hearing from you soon!

Based in South Bend – Notre Dame, Indiana and willing to travel. No destination too far!

I would love to help with your photography project. Whether you’re looking for wedding photography, a family session, a professional headshot, or if you’re a model wanting to build a portfolio I can help. You can also reach me directly at [email protected]
Looking forward to hearing from you soon!

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MY PHOTOGRAPHY WORK HAS BEEN PUBLISHED IN THE NEW YORK TIMES, FOX & FRIENDS MORNING SHOW, FEATURED IN THE NOTRE DAME MAGAZINE, IN INTERNATIONAL PUBLICATIONS, and MORE

South Bend Notre Dame Wedding Photographer Josef Samuel

About Josef Samuel

I’m a professional wedding & portrait photographer and website designer based in South Bend & Notre Dame Indiana. I also love to travel and have visited numerous countries around the world. I am very passionate about what I do and would love to talk to you about photographing your wedding or event. Looking forward to working with you!

About Josef Samuel

I’m a professional wedding & portrait photographer, graphic designer, and website designer based in South Bend & Notre Dame Indiana. I also love to travel and have visited numerous countries around the world. I am very passionate about what I do and would love to talk to you about photographing your wedding or event. Looking forward to working with you!

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