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Always Candid Photos

New York , NY
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ABOUT US

Inspired by master photographers (like Man Ray, Richard Avedon, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Margaret Bourke White) my style comes from a mix of my photojournalist training and commercial,... Read more
Inspired by master photographers (like Man Ray, Richard Avedon, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Margaret Bourke White) my style comes from a mix of my photojournalist training and commercial, fashion and editorial photography experience. My documentary approach is unobtrusive while getting you great candid shots that are creative and fun.

On your wedding day, I will do for you what we do best, SHOOT. I won't try to sell you albums or prints. After I have photograph your event, you get the Hi-Resolution files on a disc (with rights to share or print them whenever and wherever you like).

Visit my website to view my full portfolio. Then contact me and let's talk about your day. Read less
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INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Contemporary, Photojournalism, Portraiture
What do your packages include?
Albums, Digital Files, High Resolution Images, Prints, Proof CD of All Images
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
Do you have experience shooting in various lighting situations?
I have extensive experience in commercial and editorial photography. I have worked with numerous camera/film formats and lighting equipment. In the studio and on-location.
Is your media preference film or digital?
For weddings I always shoot digital. Black and White film is available upon request.
How many photographers do you work with?
For weddings, I work with either an assistant or second photographer.
Do you guarantee your presence at the actual event?
Yes
Do you sometimes book yourself for more than one event in a day? Weekend?
I don't normally book myself twice in one day.
Do you have a replacement photographer in case you become unavailable on the day of the event?
Though this has not happened in the 10 years I've been shooting weddings, I always have collegues with similar experience and shooting style on standby.
What kind of equipment do you typically bring with you on the day-of?
My current wedding gear consists of Canon 5D Mark II and Canon 7D bodies with Canon 24-70mm f2.8L, Canon 70-200mm f2.8L and Canon 580EX II speedlights (with high voltage battery packs). My location lighting equipment consist of Quantum T2 QFlash set (2 heads) with turbo batteries, Dynalite 1000X studio flash set (4 heads) and Pocket Wizard radio slaves.
Do you bring back-up equipment to the event in case of malfunction?
Yes, always.
Do you charge hourly or full day?
Contracts/Packages can be per hour or full day.
Are you available to shoot extra hours? If yes, how much do you charge for extra hours?
Negotiable.
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you require a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
Client must provide meals after 4 hours.
Do you charge for travel?
yes, when applicable.
In what format are the initial proofs offered?
Proofs are available is three options: Digital proofs on CD, Individual 4x6 prints or proof album.
How long can the client keep the proofs?
If proofs are included in package, clients gets to keep proofs.
Do you retain the copyright for the photos?
Yes.
Do you reserve the right to publish the photos?
Yes.
Do you provide the digital files and/or negatives (or copies of the negatives) to the client?
All packages included Hi-Res images on CD/DVD with the rights to make as many copies as you like for your friends and family.
Will images be available for viewing online?
Yes.

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Blake
Wedding:
4/16/2014
5.0/5.0
Professional, knowledgeable, easy to work with and needed very little guidance at our event. He knows what he's doing and it's a pleasure to be able to hire someone with this level of experience and professionalism.
Professional, knowledgeable, easy to work with and needed very little guidance at our event. He knows what he's doing and Read more...
Professional, knowledgeable, easy to work with and needed very little guidance at our event. He knows what he's doing and it's a pleasure to be able to hire someone with this level of experience and professionalism. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.9/5.0
Sam LaHoz was truly a pleasure to deal with and shot magnificent photos. The venue was small and low key (thirty guests in a Brooklyn carriage house) and he was able to wring creativity, emotion and beautiful compositions from our little event (big in my eyes, my wedding!). This is not just hyperbole or paid-for spam. I really mean it, Sam has the right stuff and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him to anyone. In fact, I recommended him to myself since it's my second time 'round and he was just as good as he was the first time.
Sam LaHoz was truly a pleasure to deal with and shot magnificent photos. The venue was small and low key (thirty guests in Read more...
Sam LaHoz was truly a pleasure to deal with and shot magnificent photos. The venue was small and low key (thirty guests in a Brooklyn carriage house) and he was able to wring creativity, emotion and beautiful compositions from our little event (big in my eyes, my wedding!). This is not just hyperbole or paid-for spam. I really mean it, Sam has the right stuff and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him to anyone. In fact, I recommended him to myself since it's my second time 'round and he was just as good as he was the first time. Read less
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MZ
Wedding:
10/29/2011
5.0/5.0
From the moment Sam & I met, I knew he was a perfect fit. He has a very calming energy about him & knowing what my & my husband's family's are like, Sam was just what I needed! And of course, his photos were gorgeous!
I was fortunate enough to get married on the only blizzard of the Fall/ Winter 2011/12 season, 10/29/11. Though a stressful start, once I pulled up to the church (an hour late), opened the limo door, there Sam stood, clicking away. I immediately felt a sense of calm after that. I was so thankful he made it out & for all the photos he produced from that day. The pictures he captured are breathtaking and were exactly our style. I was so lucky to have found him and I can't thank him enough for braving the storm (literally) and for capturing some amazing shots. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!
From the moment Sam & I met, I knew he was a perfect fit. He has a very calming energy about him & knowing what my & my Read more...
From the moment Sam & I met, I knew he was a perfect fit. He has a very calming energy about him & knowing what my & my husband's family's are like, Sam was just what I needed! And of course, his photos were gorgeous!
I was fortunate enough to get married on the only blizzard of the Fall/ Winter 2011/12 season, 10/29/11. Though a stressful start, once I pulled up to the church (an hour late), opened the limo door, there Sam stood, clicking away. I immediately felt a sense of calm after that. I was so thankful he made it out & for all the photos he produced from that day. The pictures he captured are breathtaking and were exactly our style. I was so lucky to have found him and I can't thank him enough for braving the storm (literally) and for capturing some amazing shots. Thank you, thank you, thank you!! Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
6/10/2011
4.6/5.0
Samuel was soooo wonderful! My fiance is a little camera shy but the way we took pictures was fun and comfortable, and the second photographer he brought in- I wanna say her name was Stacy, but the day was such a blur I don't recall!- she was awesome too! They worked very well as a team to take the best shots of us and utilized the location very well, everyone was impressed! At the reception they helped friends and family take pics on their own cameras and everyone has been commenting on their friendliness at the reception. I gave a lower score on Responsiveness because if you write him an email, it'll probably take a couple days for him to get back to you, but if you have the patience it's worth it! He was very flexible with our times and location and willing to work within our budget. He was the only photographer I came into contact with that made me feel like he was EXCITED to cover my wedding, instead of me needing to entice him, or like I was just another job. Very nice and professional, definitely recommend!
Samuel was soooo wonderful! My fiance is a little camera shy but the way we took pictures was fun and comfortable, and the Read more...
Samuel was soooo wonderful! My fiance is a little camera shy but the way we took pictures was fun and comfortable, and the second photographer he brought in- I wanna say her name was Stacy, but the day was such a blur I don't recall!- she was awesome too! They worked very well as a team to take the best shots of us and utilized the location very well, everyone was impressed! At the reception they helped friends and family take pics on their own cameras and everyone has been commenting on their friendliness at the reception. I gave a lower score on Responsiveness because if you write him an email, it'll probably take a couple days for him to get back to you, but if you have the patience it's worth it! He was very flexible with our times and location and willing to work within our budget. He was the only photographer I came into contact with that made me feel like he was EXCITED to cover my wedding, instead of me needing to entice him, or like I was just another job. Very nice and professional, definitely recommend! Read less
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wardasif
Wedding:
11/28/2010
5.0/5.0
Sam was an extremely wonderful photographer to work with. He surely made our special day even more special. He showed up on time and him and his team of photographers worked magic with their lens. We already recommended him to all our friends and family that have special occasions coming up soon. If you are looking for a photographer that wont require you to mortgage your home, Sam is the guy !

Thanks for everything Sam !

Sincerely,
Asif and Warda Chowdhury
Sam was an extremely wonderful photographer to work with. He surely made our special day even more special. He showed up Read more...
Sam was an extremely wonderful photographer to work with. He surely made our special day even more special. He showed up on time and him and his team of photographers worked magic with their lens. We already recommended him to all our friends and family that have special occasions coming up soon. If you are looking for a photographer that wont require you to mortgage your home, Sam is the guy !

Thanks for everything Sam !

Sincerely,
Asif and Warda Chowdhury Read less
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WARDA
Wedding:
11/28/2010
5.0/5.0
My pictures came out amazing!!!!
My pictures came out amazing!!!!
My pictures came out amazing!!!! Read less
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Cx3ToBe
Wedding:
10/16/2010
5.0/5.0
I VERY highly recommend Samuel LaHoz Photography. Sam shot our wedding in October and I can't even keep track of how many people have told me "the photos are amazing!" Working with Sam was more than a pleasure; he was the only photographer that didn't shove a pre-packaged deal down our throats and then present us with daunting, over-sized portfolios of his work. Rather he listened to what we wanted - artistic, candid coverage - and on the big day delivered exactly that and more. Sam never missed a beat from the ceremony to the portraits to my sister's first (and later third) toast. We can't thank Sam enough for his creative insight, consistency and high integrity. I would hire him again in an instant for professional or personal photography.
I VERY highly recommend Samuel LaHoz Photography. Sam shot our wedding in October and I can't even keep track of how many Read more...
I VERY highly recommend Samuel LaHoz Photography. Sam shot our wedding in October and I can't even keep track of how many people have told me "the photos are amazing!" Working with Sam was more than a pleasure; he was the only photographer that didn't shove a pre-packaged deal down our throats and then present us with daunting, over-sized portfolios of his work. Rather he listened to what we wanted - artistic, candid coverage - and on the big day delivered exactly that and more. Sam never missed a beat from the ceremony to the portraits to my sister's first (and later third) toast. We can't thank Sam enough for his creative insight, consistency and high integrity. I would hire him again in an instant for professional or personal photography. Read less
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Laura
Wedding:
9/19/2010
5.0/5.0
We chose Samuel to do our wedding photography because we were looking for someone who could capture the emotions of our day in an unobtrusive yet artful way, at a price that was reasonable. We were absolutely not disappointed. He was attentive to our requests and available for questions prior to the day. On the day itself, he and his assistant could not have been more professional or pleasant to deal with. He even kept my young nephew involved by employing him to hide behind and make faces at guests to capture them laughing! Although we wanted plenty of candid shots, he managed to capture some truly beautiful portrait shots also. We are absolutely delighted with the service and final product - truly excellent value.
We chose Samuel to do our wedding photography because we were looking for someone who could capture the emotions of our Read more...
We chose Samuel to do our wedding photography because we were looking for someone who could capture the emotions of our day in an unobtrusive yet artful way, at a price that was reasonable. We were absolutely not disappointed. He was attentive to our requests and available for questions prior to the day. On the day itself, he and his assistant could not have been more professional or pleasant to deal with. He even kept my young nephew involved by employing him to hide behind and make faces at guests to capture them laughing! Although we wanted plenty of candid shots, he managed to capture some truly beautiful portrait shots also. We are absolutely delighted with the service and final product - truly excellent value. Read less
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Diana
Wedding:
9/12/2010
5.0/5.0
Sam is an amazing photographer but more than that, he is incredibly professional and kind-hearted. He was always punctual and when disaster hit on our wedding day, Sam the incredible was there to keep us calm and smiling through the day. He very patiently waited for us and ended up staying longer than our contract stipulated. He later made time to help us take some key photos that we were unable to take the day of the wedding. His generosity of spirit is truly rare and I am very thankful for that. I consider myself incredibly lucky to have found someone who not only produces splendid work but also has a lot of heart and is a delight to be around. I was very excited to show Sam off to my husband (then-fiancé) because I knew I had found a wonderful gem (a fact that is effortlessly proven in the amazing photos that he took of us). His work is brilliant and his warm disposition is a breath of fresh air. By the end of the wedding, I truly felt that I had made a new friend. He is amazing...really, really amazing.
Sam is an amazing photographer but more than that, he is incredibly professional and kind-hearted. He was always punctual Read more...
Sam is an amazing photographer but more than that, he is incredibly professional and kind-hearted. He was always punctual and when disaster hit on our wedding day, Sam the incredible was there to keep us calm and smiling through the day. He very patiently waited for us and ended up staying longer than our contract stipulated. He later made time to help us take some key photos that we were unable to take the day of the wedding. His generosity of spirit is truly rare and I am very thankful for that. I consider myself incredibly lucky to have found someone who not only produces splendid work but also has a lot of heart and is a delight to be around. I was very excited to show Sam off to my husband (then-fiancé) because I knew I had found a wonderful gem (a fact that is effortlessly proven in the amazing photos that he took of us). His work is brilliant and his warm disposition is a breath of fresh air. By the end of the wedding, I truly felt that I had made a new friend. He is amazing...really, really amazing. Read less
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nashkenazi
Wedding:
9/5/2010
4.6/5.0
Sam took the time to get to know us before the wedding and to learn our family dynamics. He was a pleasure to have at the wedding, unobtrusive and still managed to get all the right shots.
Sam took the time to get to know us before the wedding and to learn our family dynamics. He was a pleasure to have at the Read more...
Sam took the time to get to know us before the wedding and to learn our family dynamics. He was a pleasure to have at the wedding, unobtrusive and still managed to get all the right shots. Read less
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