Hello, I’m Sam. Welcome to my world!

I am a passionate photographer living in Hastings, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand. Specialising in tiny humans – newborn photography.

I live with my hubby Danny, three amazing kiddies Eloise (3), Theia (19 months) and our newest arrival Duncan (3months). We also have two fur babies.
Life is busy!


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 i will never forget 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 per month so you will receive my exclusive attention and Eloise, Theia and Duncan won’t miss out either!

A session with Samantha Polatsek Photography is a real experience, just as much as receiving 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 capture your moments in a timeless way turning your memories into pieces of artwork that you can treasure forever.

I can not wait to meet you.

Samantha xx