Samantha Donaldson Photography
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Wedding and portrait photographer based in Auckland, New Zealand. My passion is capturing people's stories with a natural, documentary style of photography.

every wedding is an adventure | workshop


A little over a week ago, I travelled to Queenstown to attend Ed Peers ‘Every Wedding is an Adventure Workshop’. My first visit to Queenstown (yes, really!) and let’s just say I was blown away by the absolutely stunning scenery. Quintessential New Zealand. Ed is an incredibly humble and extremely talented photographer and I still can’t believe I had the privelage to learn from him. Towards the latter part of the day we headed outdoors with our real couple Ania and Jakub who were getting married in 2 days time. Shadowing Ed, we shot at some beautiful locations around Queenstown. I left with a huge amout of knowledge I can apply to my business, along with a heap of inspiration and it cemented my passion for capturing couples in love. Massive thanks to our wonderful hosts Jim and Vicky Pollard.


Samantha Donaldson