Hello, I’m Sam. Welcome to my world!

I am a wedding and portrait photographer living in Hastings, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand. Specialising in newborn photography.

I live with my hubby Danny, two wonderful girls Eloise (2) and Theia (4months) and two fur babies. They certainly all keep me busy. I have 5 nieces – Yes all girls in our family, we are wondering if there is a boy waiting anywhere…..

I have a total obsession with elephants. I actually did a trash the dress session on an elephant in Thailand; I think they thought I was a bit crazy going into the river in my wedding dress, but it was an amazing experience and I LOVE my images.

I am extremely passionate about newborn photography. I have years of experience cuddling babies and looking after children. It all started when mum and dad had my siblings when I was just 13! Your little one is in good hands and safety comes first during my sessions.

It is my aim to provide you with an incredible experience with Samantha Polatsek Photography. I only take a limited number of sessions and weddings per month so you will receive my exclusive attention and Eloise and Theia wont miss out either.

My photography is artwork, and it is as much about your experience with me as it is the final products. There is so much more to photography then just clicking the button. I have done extensive training throughout my time as a photographer learning from the best.

Lets work together to document your moments in a natural and timeless way turning your memories into pieces of artwork that you can treasure forever.

I can’t wait to meet you.