Wedding Portfolio

A COMPLETE WEDDING DAY OVERVIEW

My wedding photography portfolio takes you from some sample weddings start to finish, including the getting ready, the ceremony, the bridal portraits, and the ceremony.

MY APPROACH

3 Main Categories

I focus my study of wedding photography techniques to three main fields:

  • Capturing true candid moments throughout the day

  • Photographing well posed family and group photos 

  • Artfully documenting the wedding details

I think a combination of these styles provides a great and well balanced variety and results.

Getting Ready

THE WEDDING DAY BEGINS

The Ceremony

ARRIVED AT THE CHURCH, IT’S TIME FOR THE VOWS

The Bridal Party

AFTER THE CEREMONY WE GO OUT FOR SOME PORTRAITS

The Reception

IT’S TIME TO CELEBRATE, LET THE PARTY BEGIN!

Customer Reviews

REAL REVIEWS FROM MY CLIENTS

“The pictures look FANTASTIC!! Thank you so much for all of your hard work, we are deeply appreciative.”
Erin Williams

“By the way, two of my friends are getting married at the ND Basilica this summer. I told them to call you – without a doubt, hiring you as our photographer was the BEST decision Dave and I made while planning our wedding!!”

Liz Binz

“Nicely done!!! The pix are picture perfect… You have a WONDERFUL talent…Thanks for the memories!!!”

Suzy Kremer

“Hi Josef, just looked at the wedding pictures you posted for our daughter’s wedding. You’ve made our family very happy…just simply excellent & touching photos.”

Al Valles

“Thank you again for doing our wedding last July. The pics are incredible and will be enjoyed for a lifetime. I’d love to write up a little testimonial, if you have somewhere to showcase it. Or to simply be a referral.”

Alison Hicks

“Josef was so wonderful to work with! Let me tell you – all of my friends said the same thing, “those pictures look like they came out of a wedding catalog!”  Josef is very creative, with an eye for the perfect lighting, perfect setting and perfect moment.  His website speaks for his talent.”

Mary Carley

“…They are amazing!!! Perfect! Exactly what we wanted! Thank you sooo much!!:) And thanks for getting them back so soon.”

Samantha Schmidt

“People are raving about you – these pictures are just AMAZING – thank you for the great memories!”

Mary Wiseman

“Thanks for the fast turn around time and the great pictures. The pictures looks AWESOME! We love them! You are super!!!!”

Cheryl Lau

“We received the photos -they are even more brilliant than they seemed on the website. Thank you SO MUCH for enhancing our wedding day with your special talents.  We will be sure to recommend you every chance we get!”

Holly Sparks

“I loved pictures. It was beautiful. Thank you.”

Hansel Cho

“WOW!! The pictures are stunning, absolutely stunning. They were so much better than we even expected and I just can’t tell you how impressed we are!”

Jessica Meister

Vi todas las de la boda y estan hermosas y muchas de otras bodas parecen princesas, como le haces parecen fotos con mucha magia, me encantaron.”

Beatriz Medrano

“The quality of your photos is unlike any other wedding photos I have seen!”

Katy Marvin

“We want to let you know what a fabulous job you did of capturing our Special Day!! The pictures are amazing!! Done with a flare and creativity. You didn’t miss a thing.”

Lennie Molenda

“Hi Josef!  I am the special events manager at the Hilton Garden Inn and I would love to hand your info out….sooooo beautiful.”

Nicole Smeltzer

Wedding & Event Pricing Information

HELPFUL GUIDE FOR YOUR PHOTO SESSION

Engagement Photo Session

$300
  • ✓ Consult Included
  • ✓ 2 Hours of Photography Coverage
  • ✓ No Limits on Outfits or Locations
  • ✓ High Resolution Edited Files Included
  • ✓ No Watermarks or Logos on Photos
  • ✓ Rights to use for any personal purpose
  • ✓ Files Backed Up Online
  • ✓ Special Discount on Store Products

Wedding Day Photography Coverage

$3,000
  • ✓ Consult Included
  • ✓ Up to 12 hours of photography coverage
  • ✓ No Limits on Locations
  • ✓ High Resolution Edited Files Included
  • ✓ No Watermarks or Logos on Photos
  • ✓ Rights to use for any personal purpose
  • ✓ Files Backed Up Online
  • ✓ Special Discount on Store Products

Bridal Portrait Session

$200
  • ✓ Consult Included
  • ✓ 1 Hour of Photography Coverage
  • ✓ $100 per additional hour
  • ✓ High Resolution Edited Files Included
  • ✓ No Watermarks or Logos on Photos
  • ✓ Rights to use for any personal purpose
  • ✓ Files Backed Up Online
  • ✓ Special Discount on Store Products
Only need 4 or 5 hours of wedding coverage? No problem, contact me for a custom quote!

Reserve Your Wedding Today

THE PROCESS IS FAST & EASY

Three Simple Steps

It’s easy to reserve your wedding date! First, contact me about availability of your date. Then send the retainer with the link below. Once that’s in, I’ll send you the Photo Agreement which can be filled out in Adobe Reader and emailed back. That’s it, your wedding date is reserved!

Contact Joe About Availability
Send the Retainer
Send the Photo Agreement

ENGAGEMENT SESSION

SEND THE RETAINER

SEND THE BALANCE

please contact me before booking to check date availability

In Print

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

About Josef Samuel

I’m a professional wedding & 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 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!