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About Josef Samuel

I’m a professional wedding and portrait photographer, graphic designer, and website designer based in South Bend Indiana. I also love to travel and have visited numerous countries around the world. I'd love to talk to you about photographing your wedding or event!

Photographing in Nashville, Tennessee

On my travels I stopped by Nashville for some shoots. This is quite a city! Every restaurant downtown has a band playing and there are a lot of bachelorette parties happening there. I guess it's the place for that. We even saw a black party hearse that had the roof removed and a bride-to-be and her girls were standing and dancing in the back with music going. That was the funniest thing I've seen in a while!

By |2021-07-13T01:47:09-04:00|News|

Photographing in Jacksonville

I recently spent some time doing some photoshoots in Jacksonville, Florida. It was a great place and had lots of cool vistas and backgrounds. This week I'll be at a camp so I don't have much time to post photos but I hope to get around to it soon!

By |2021-07-13T01:20:05-04:00|News|

Photographing Fireworks

I always like a challenge and photographing fireworks can be challenging. The standard, common fireworks photo isn't so hard to achieve, but the more creative and interesting approach is much more difficult. For one, I only see fireworks once a year really so there's not a lot of practice to be had. And the ones I see aren't even the biggest shows around. In any case, it's always fun to try to guess where the firework will explode since it's always dark and there's not way to really predict where the next firework will explode. That's the fun part, all of the calculating, focusing, settings and adjustments have to be done instantaneously. And you only get 10 minutes or so, time to get on your game!

By |2021-07-07T19:44:13-04:00|News|

New Youth Camps Photography Portfolio

I've been helping out at camps for the past ten years or so and always have a great time capturing candid moments and the spirit of youth camps. I figured it was time to create a portfolio. I'll be adding more photos from previous years soon! Check out my new portfolio here. I've photographed paint wars, water wars, smoke wars, and games where flour, oatmeal, and jello was thrown around. With my special protective camera case -that also allows me to do underwater photos- I'm able to be right in the middle of all the action. I love those shots! I also have a drone for aerial videography and photos, as well as a collection of GoPro cameras for amazing group selfies, photos and video on rollercoasters, and unique angles where GoPros can be mounted. I love making short video recaps with all these cool angles. Contact me if you have a camp where you'd like some super fun and

By |2021-06-22T22:04:41-04:00|News|

New Graduations Section

Congratulations to all the graduates, I wish you the best on all your future endeavors! This week has been quite busy week and thankfully we had great weather every day. I've created a new graduation portfolio where I'll soon be adding more graduation photos and portraits. You can view it here.

By |2021-05-25T00:36:01-04:00|News|

Updates Coming

Since launching my new website, I have thousands of photos to process and upload still. From events, professional headshots, weddings and years of photographing competitions like The Fischoff Competition held at the University of Notre Dame and adding new products to my store, it's a bit overwhelming but slowly and surely everything will get sorted and uploaded.

By |2021-05-06T14:40:42-04:00|News|

Shift Conference

This event was held in Fort Wayne, Indiana and featured speakers from all around the world. They spoke about several projects in Africa, India, the Middle East and more. I knew several of the speakers from having volunteered in Africa and the Middle East and met them in a similar conference in Cameroon. It was such a great time!

By |2021-03-31T07:59:19-04:00|Events|
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