Sam holds his Master and Craftsman of Photographic Arts from Professional Photographers of America, Master of Photographic Arts from Professional Photographers of Canada, and also a Triple Master of Wedding Portrait Photographers International.
Creativity, technical knowledge and keen attention to his clients' individual tastes, has resulted in a solid reputation of creating work of exceptional artistic quality.
As a testament the level of his professional acumen - Sam is one of the most decorated portrait photographers and has won numerous Loan Collection awards and accolades for his work with Professional Photographers of America, Professional Photographers of Canada, Wedding and Portrait Photographers International and Society Wedding Portrait Photographers including 2010 Traditional Wedding Photographer of the Year, 2011 Contemporary Wedding Photographer of the Year, 2013 Portrait Photographer of the Year and Best over All 16x20 at SWPP. Sam also received many First-Place awards at WPPI including 1990 Photographer of the year, Photojournalism WPPI 2014 and Best in class Bridal Portrait in Canada 1987,1992, 2015 and 2019 at Professional Photographers of Canada including 1988 Ontario Photographer of the year.
Sam has been featured in numerous leading photography magazines such as Rangefinder, Professional Photographer, Studio Photography, Photo Imaging, Photo Pro, PPOC Magazine, Image Maker in the UK, Travel life Magazine and Planet Nikon Photographer.
With his vast knowledge of technique and composition, Sam has enjoyed a personally and professionally rewarding career as respected lecturer on the world-wide pro photography circuit.
Sam has performed lectures in United States, Canada, Italy, London UK, Greece and China.
With inspiration to create timeless images with impact, depth and story line, I am always in search for the fundamentals of light direction, perspective and compositional values and combining them with the principles of organization.