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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!

The War in Ukraine – Chapter 3: Makariv, Ukraine

This is a series of posts about my experience in Poland and Ukraine during the Russian military invasion and attempted takeover of Ukraine in 2022.

The village of Makariv is just west of Kyiv, the Ukrainian capital. It was overrun by Russian forces in their attempt to take over. Battles ensued in this area and all the areas surrounding Kyiv until the Russian forces were defeated and then retreated to northern Belarus. They then repositioned to attack the eastern part of Ukraine. Stories in the captions.

By |2022-08-07T05:11:09-04:00July 18, 2022|News, World Stories Journal|

The War in Ukraine – Chapter 2: Lviv, Ukraine

This is a series of posts about my experience in Poland and Ukraine during the Russian military invasion and attempted takeover of Ukraine in 2022.

After my time brief time in Poland, I crossed into Ukraine. A Polish volunteer drove me to the border and wished me luck. At the time I was carrying heavy duffel bags full of medical and surgical instruments donated by my friends at Didage Sales Co & Surgical Power and I struggled to carry the heavy load at the border checkpoints. I saw Ukrainian refugees standing in line as they were trying to cross into Poland. The border was full of tents of volunteers cooking food, providing supplies, and news teams reporting on the latest developments. I didn’t have time to take it all in, I was on a mission to haul my cargo to the other side which seemed to be a mile long.

Standing in line with me were foreign fighters, former

By |2022-08-07T06:49:53-04:00July 12, 2022|News, World Stories Journal|

Joe & Michelle: Notre Dame Basilica Wedding

Congratulations to Joe and Michelle on their beautiful wedding! The wedding took place at the Notre Dame Basilica with the reception in Chicago. I had a wonderful time capturing this wedding. These are just some samples, in the wedding gallery there were more than 1,500 photos!

By |2022-08-02T00:34:00-04:00July 2, 2022|News, Weddings|
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