Rachel & Devin – The Meeting House, Oakville
Finding Samantha was hitting the wedding-planning jackpot! She was my biggest wedding win and I could not have asked for a better photographer to capture our day. Samantha was amazing – from our first meeting, to our engagement shoot, to pre-day planning, to day-of photography, to delivering the photos and package – she was responsive, professional, positive and just an all-around fantastic person to work with.
Her photography skills are unbelievable and each photo she captured throughout the day was stunning. I’ve had nothing but compliments from friends and family who said they are among the most beautiful wedding photos they have ever seen.
I really can’t sing Samantha’s praises enough. She made the process as smooth and seamless as possible – before, during and after the wedding. She’s a rare find!
– Rachel Allred, Oakville
Sabrina & Abid – Paradise Banquet Hall, Vaughan
Samantha Ong- our BEST vendor choice. Samantha & her husband truly are the DREAM team. They photographed our engagement luncheon, eshoot, wedding, and wedding celebrations (all 4). They were the best vendor choice we made through our wedding and we are so happy to have gone with them. Samantha is professional, respectful, organized, sweet and best of all, flexible. She was super accommodating and always did her best to capture all the amazing moments during our celebrations. Samantha, thank you SO much for everything, you captured EVERYTHING (small & big) and ensured that no detail was left unnoticed. We cannot thank you guys enough.
Planning a wedding can be stressful, and the time does go by so quickly. Having amazing photos that highlight the day and all the emotions really helps you remember what an amazing time it was. And having a photographer who is flexible and patient is key!
For all the couples out there looking to hire a wedding photographer, look no further. Samantha truly was the best. All of our friends & family have given us compliments on our photos and those compliments truly are Samantha’s.
– Sabrina & Abid, Markham
Leah & Kevin – Rattlesnake Point Golf Club, Milton
A few words that come to mind when I think of Samantha. The first would be Professional. From our first correspondence Samantha was nothing but the epitome of professional. She had all of our information and we never had to repeat anything. She was helpful when putting together our photography “schedule” and had great suggestions, such as creating a pinterest page of our “must-have” wedding shots. The day of the wedding she arrived on time, dressed appropriately. After the wedding we received our pictures VERY fast and she continued to correspond with us with the same promptness as prior to the wedding.
I would also say Organized. Organization is not our strong point… so Samantha to the rescue! Because time was going to be tight on the day of our wedding, ahead of time Samantha sent out an e-mail with a “to-do” list so that we could get the pictures done in a timely manner. One thing that she did that we love was she had printed our wedding schedule (times, locations, ect) and she had made a spreadsheet of all of our must-have photos (compiled from our many e-mails and from our pinterest page). Amazing!
She is very Calm and Easy-going: My husband and I are a little bit off the wall and our friends even more so. Samantha just kinda came along for the ride and laughed with us. Throughout the day she was a calming presence and reassured us that everything was going well. At one point we changed a photo location and Samantha she just went along with us and it turned out to be some of our favorite shots.
Finally, I would say she is Talented!!! We LOVED our photos. We were both a little nervous because we both HATE getting our pictures taken. But Samantha made us feel good and she was able to capture “us”. Everyone who sees our photos says, “you guys look like you are having fun.” And we were. And that was what we wanted. We wanted our pictures to look like us (but better –haha)! And Samantha did it. We were so impressed with the final result. 5 Stars!!
– Leah Craig, Oakville
Ann & Will – Destiny Banquet Hall, Vaughan
Samantha was hands down my favourite wedding vendor. She is personable, sweet, accommodating, flexible, organized and talented. From our very first meeting, I noticed how attentive she was – always writing things down, making eye contact with us, listening to our expectations, etc. We went from talking about how we wanted to perfectly capture romantic hues during sunset in niagara for our engagement session to capturing bright smiles on the day of the wedding.
Samantha and Elliott are such a great tag team! They were both extremely professional and easy to get along with. They were so pro at giving posing directions and making photos look absolutely stunning! I specifically remember taking photos at Clifton Hill, Niagara Falls – Samantha asked my then fiancé to lift me up in front of the Sky Wheel and everyone just naturally cleared the way and watched (I was very red at that point)! When Samantha sent me a link to the engagament photos, I was beyond impressed. It looked incredibly professional, like something from a magazine but with me and my now “husband” in it!
Samantha was also on point during the wedding day. I of course was frantic, but Samantha and Elliott were cool as cucumbers smile emoticon I recently picked up my wedding album and every time I flip through it, it’s like I am reliving one of the most memorable days of my life over and over again.
Samantha and Elliott, THANK YOU so much!!! You made our engagement and wedding unforgettable.
– Ann Ampaguey, Brampton
Carly & Sean – Glenerin Inn, Mississauga
It is hard to put into words how beyond happy we are with the photographs Samantha captured at our wedding. The amount of compliments we have had about Samantha both on the day of the wedding and the quality of her work after simply shows how wonderfully talented she is! Samantha was extremely organized and professional, she was an absolute joy and pleasure to be around and was excellent at keeping us in order throughout the day as well as the rest of the group. The photos are beyond anything we ever imagined and capture our wedding day so perfectly! Samantha was easily one of the best decisions we made through the wedding planning and we would highly recommend her to everyone and anyone!
– Carly Welsford, Oakville
Jeena & Run – Encore, Melbourne
Samantha and Elliot from Samantha Ong Photography were fantastic! All aspects of the service was wonderful, from the pre-discussion including package inclusions, getting to know us and our style of wedding/style of photography we liked, timeline discussion and helpful tips on what would maximise coverage in terms of quality and the shots we wanted to cover.
Fast forward to the actual day and they were so professional, capturing the emotion of day with minimal intrusion, loved seeing the photos from both our engagement session and wedding – would highly recommend to anyone who is looking for modern, timeless photography!
– Jeena Tan, Melbourne