My family and I are always searching for ways we can give back to our community. Lately, the political and social environment involving police officers all over the country has become very tense. Communities all over the country, including our own here in the Silicon Valley, seem to have all become polarized into two groups – those who back the “blue”, and those who support the criminals we ask our police officers to face for us.
My family and I stand firmly in the group that supports our local law enforcement officers – We strongly believe that blue lives matter! I want to do something more than just expressing it online, or putting a thin blue line sticker on our vehicles, or a yellow ribbon on our mailbox, so I’ve decided to offer a substantial discount on my services and products for our local police officers in an effort to show my support for them.
This offer isn’t limited to police officers – We also value our local firefighters, and our armed forces, so firemen, active duty service members, and active members of the National Guard and Reserve are all being offered this discount.
My life has been touched personally by each of these groups: My husband is a former police officer and is a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom, and our family was evacuated last summer (2016) during the Uvas Creek Fire. This discount is my way of saying Thank you for the sacrifices you make for us every day when you put on that uniform and go to work, and the sacrifices your spouses make when you leave your family to protect mine.
Any police officer (as defined by the LEOSA), any publicly employed fireman, any member of the US Armed Forces (Active, Guard, Reserve, and Coast Guard), or their spouses qualify for this special discounted price.
There are several different offers for you to choose from… Or use them all! When you contact me please don’t forget to use the promo code BLUE LIVES MATTER in the subject of your email.
This discount isn’t all we’re doing: We also vote! We are urging Zoe Lofgren to oppose H.R. 622, and we’ll be watching for and lobbying Rep Lofgren to oppose any other legislation that hurts our police officers, firefighters, or our military service members. If you have any information on how we can help with that, organizations we can volunteer to help or contribute or help solicit donations for, please let us know. We are eager to help in any way we can.
"At the end of my pregnancy, I started looking for a photographer who could capture my last "blessed weeks". Luckily, I found Ewa!!! She responded, promptly, to my e-mail, and answered all of my questions. That really mattered to me. As a working Mom, I understand the importance of being efficient and reliable. I was so pleased by her suggestions about everything; from the photo-session location, to the wardrobe. From the first meeting, we connected. I felt as if I had known Ewa for a very long time! She was able to capture very sweet moments of my family; not easy, with our two and one-half year old son, who can't stay still. After the successful maternity-photo session, I knew that I would like to work, again, with Ewa on a newborn-photo session. So we did! I was amazed at how much patience she had with my little angel Emilka. She was able to calm her down, and take amazing pictures of her with her big brother. I couldn't be more thankful to her, and if I could I would give her 10 stars!!! We look forward to working with Ewa in the future!"
Agnieszka, San Francisco, CA
"Ewa is amazing! I was laughing and crying and smiling while looking over our photo gallery. We had a tough time in the beginning of the shoot with getting our little one to relax and smile, and not only was Ewa patient with us and gave my little one the time she needed to "open up" and have fun, but she also captured some amazing shots of the baby before she was ready to have fun. All of Ewa's photos are simply magical! The colors are stunning and her ability to capture our authentic selves is unbelievable. Just breathtaking! I can't wait to sit and pick which ones will be ours and then to share those with our loved ones! And beyond that, I can't wait to do another photo shoot with Ewa!!"
Emma, San Jose, CA
"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
Show up and receive 25% off for any purchase you decide to make after the play date. You can find all the details about the event here. If you subscribe to my Facebook events you will be informed about any new portrait play dates, as soon as they are created!
Portrait Play Dates are great to “check me out”, if yo haven’t work with me before, and would like to meet me before you book a full session. They are also great for a family activity that has an interesting twist to it. EVEN HUSBAND DON’T MIND COMING TO THOSE PLAYDATES AND PARTICIPATE (which can get pretty challenging when we talk about full one hour family session.lol).
I’ve always wanted to create a fun outdoor event where some of my clients and their kids can get together and socialize. But being who I am, always snapping pictures wherever I go, I decided to add a little twist to those playdates and offer super relaxed mini-sessions at the same time. Those play dates are even better then mini-sessions all photographers offer out there. They are risk-free because there is no fee to attend. As well as participants can only purchase whatever pictures they like via online gallery delivered to them after the playdate, with no minimum purchase requirement.
RECEIVE 30% OFF for sessions done from April through September 31st
I highly recommend booking your session as soon as possible, even if you plan to do it sometime in the Fall. That way, you will be assured you have a spot for a session with me this year.
February and March and beginning of April are the best months to get your session in the fields of yellow!!! These are perfect for “Mommy and Me” sessions or the intimate breastfeeding sessions.
As we get into the mids of the year, I’m getting pretty booked, so PLEASE use this offer as soon as possible to secure your spot, even if only to schedule your session for months ahead of us.
Booking your session today will get you a lower price than booking it after May. Each year, around May and June my prices go a little higher. Your discount will be applied to whatever current prices I have.
In addition to those specials, you can earn $60 towards your session if you refer me to a friend who books a full session with me. These are unlimited. The more friends the more you’ll earn!!!
If you’d like to receive special offers straight to your email, feel free to sign to my newsletter. Or let me know in your email you’d like to be added and I’ll do it for you.
On February 7th I’m starting short video series teaching all my newsletter subscribers how to take better pictures (smartphone and DSLR).
Additional $50 travel fee will be added for sessions in San Jose, Cupertino, Los Gatos, Palo Alto and Santa Cruz. Additional $100 travel fee will be added to sessions requested in East Bay Area, San Francisco and Half Moon Bay. No travel fee for sessions in Morgan Hill and Gilroy.