Every person has a story: little things that make them who they are, big things that make them who they don’t want to be, and everything in between tells their story.
Since the day I picked up my first DSLR camera, I have been honing my photography skills with every shoot. I am largely self-taught, and each photo is an opportunity to learn and grow, to find new tricks of the light, new ways to frame a subject, or perfect tried and trusted methods.
I love meeting new people! Every person has a story: little things that make them who they are, big things that make them who they don’t want to be, and everything in between tells their story. It is this that allows me to take photos that reflect the emotions underneath the events I photograph.I believe that every lesson I learn is of use, and so it is with my accountancy experience – the skills come in handy when it comes to balancing my own books! The jump from accountant to “Sam Schroder, birth photography” was largely motivated by family. The two things that fuel me are my relationships with God, and my family. I wanted more time out of the office to spend with my children, so I chose a path where I could set my own schedule.
As much as the field of photography found me, so did my subject matter. It is birth photography that truly sets me apart. I always knew I had to take pictures and once I started, I knew I had to be in a hospital. It was as if God just whispered it into my soul. When my sister fell pregnant, I did my very first fresh 48 session, without even realising what it was. After that, I was hooked.
Once all is said and done, I enjoy a beautiful sunset with a cup of steaming coffee, reflecting on the fact that it’s my job to be witness to so many of life’s sweetest moments.
“Only by the grace of God did I get so lucky and it will be such an honour to share in your story.”
“For You formed my innermost parts;
You knit me [together] in my mother’s womb.
I will give thanks and praise to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
Wonderful are Your works,
And my soul knows it very well.” – Psalm 139:13-14
Every baby is born with purpose, born to touch lives from these very first moments..
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