Ewa Samples’ Portrait Photography
Family Portraits || Creative Headshots || Maternity Portraits
San Jose, Bay Area Photographer
Hi, I’m Ewa. I am a professional photographer, artist, wife, mother, and an individual.
I specialize in portrait photography because every person is unique in ways that are beautiful. We are all perfectly imperfect. Using the camera to uncover an unrecognized perspective in headshots and portraiture and to reveal the beauty in everyone is my passion. Whether capturing everyday moments or important milestones in your life, each of my photographic sessions is unique, and tailored to meet your specific needs, wishes, and location.
It is fun to take pictures all over the Bay Area. Taking pictures around town or in natural areas throughout San Jose and the Bay Area adds a beautiful, archival element to family and portrait photography.
Full-Service Professional Photographer
From our first meeting until you receive your photographs, you will be my main focus. I focus my photography and portraiture sessions on creating custom headshots, distinctive family portraits, expressive maternity portraits, and intimate breastfeeding sessions. Because I am a “lifestyle” portrait photographer, I place my subjects in a natural state (no odd, unnatural poses). I do this for headshots as well as family portraits. You choose the setting. Let the kids run wild. It’s all good. I will document the essence of you or your family interacting with one another. As a professional photographer, this is what I love! “Natural” portrait photography is what I have an eye for.
Portrait Photography worth Displaying
You and your time are worth more than a disc full of files, forgotten and rarely looked at as time passes.
While good as a back-up archive, digital files are not tangible; printed images are. I use the BEST photography lab in the United States for printing. As a full-service professional photographer, I am proud to provide a choice of collections that include custom, museum-quality wall art displays, and custom designed photo albums for your family portraits.
WHAT MY CLIENTS SAY
"I have worked with Ewa twice now. She is such a wonderful professional and a pleasure to work with. She made me feel secure and wonderful as well and making friends with my baby to get some smiles while taking nursing portraits.Beyond the session she does great and quick post production. Overall a wonderful photographer with fantastic customer service!"
Jennifer, San Jose, CA
"Ewa is beyond talented. My girlfriend and I had our family portraits taken by her, and we couldn't be happier with the results. Her work with natural light is amazing, and she is clearly talented with post production. We will definitely be hiring Ewa for more portraits in the future, and will continue to rave about her work. If you're looking for an ultra talented photographer who is easy to work with and has a warm, sincere attitude - Ewa Samples Photography is the way to go."
Andrew & Chrissy, San Jose, CA
"Best decision ever! Not only does she take amazing pictures, but she is lovely to interact with. always prompt with her responses. She was very willing to work with us. She was really great with my son and was extremely patient. She also covered his birthday party and I was really impressed with her attention to details. She covered EVERYTHING! Captured all the moments, all my guests have tones of pictures and I absolutely love every picture she took. I couldn't have been happier and will definitely be asking her to take pictures of my family in the future!"
Preeti, Milpitas, CA
"Ewa is an amazing photographer and I highly recommend her! This is the 2nd time we asked Ewa to take our family pictures and she delivered way above our expectations. She's able to capture every emotion, every moment with a single snapshot. Her work is beautiful. The pictures are very artistic but at the same time very natural (not posy). She made our session a very pleasant moment for our entire family!"
Caroline, Los Altos, CA
"We got our Maternity pics taken by Ewa and are incredibly pleased with the results! She did an excellent job and was very professional. I love that there was no time limit to our session. She is very patient and thorough and made sure to include everything we asked and even much more. I highly recommend her! We could not have asked for a better photographer! I am in love with every single picture!We are looking forward to more photo sessions in the future!"
Ramya, Fremont, CA
"Ewa is simply amazing! I am very picky with pictures, as I love to photograph myself, but Ewa has the right eye for creating wonderful pictures and capturing the moment. Ever since we had her for the first time she became our family photographer and we use her for every occasion: Newborn shoots, family shoots, portraits etc. She is wonderful in dealing with kids, very patient and kind.She is super creative, finding the right setting and captures and edits the pictures so they become everlasting memories. I can highly recommend her and I am looking forward to many more shoots to come :-) "
Isabell, Los Gatos, CA
Ewa gives directions but is open to suggestions, she is not intrusive – this is great because she captures very tender and real moments that are not rehearsed. My favorite aspect about her work is precisely that candidness of the pictures. Things just flow naturally… I really enjoyed the experience! Ewa was very relaxed, super friendly and creative. She works with natural light and has a great eye for details…she captured some very precious moments that we will cherish forever. She also made a video for us that is beyond adorable! We highly recommend Ewa’s studio and will most definitely use her services again as our boys grow!
Alexandra, Santa Cruz
I am completely in love with these photos! Thank you so very much for taking such gorgeous shots of me and my girls! You are an incredibly generous soul; you give so much of yourself during these sessions and you can see that beauty in the shots you take. not every photographer can see the fragility, strength, beauty and essence of the moment, but you can; just amazing!!
Olga, San Jose
Ewa did a wonderful job in capturing our family! We love her photos and everyone who sees them is asking who the photographer is! She took photos when our baby boy was only 4 days old and again for a cake smash for his 1st birthday. We would highly recommend her and are looking forward to more photo sessions in the future!
Simone, San Jose
Thank you so much for your interest in my work. If you got to this page, that means a lot to me.
Now lets talk about your needs and expectations. Don’t be shy. Ask me anything you want to know. Even better, lets meet for a coffee.
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