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Image by František G.

About Me

Hello! I am Samantha Cornish - founder of Samantha Cornish Photography. I am a photographer who specialises in portrait photography based in Hamilton, New Zealand. 


My love for photography started 10 years ago when I was exposed to the industry through modelling. Although I was on the other side of the lens at that point, I was fortunate enough to have exposure to the incredible detail and processes that went into creating visionary pieces of art, from shoot design right down to final delivery.  

I went on to have 3 beautiful children who were the inspiration in me picking up a camera and learning the craft in more depth. I had always loved portrait photography and marvelled at the story that a portrait could hold without any words.

Service Range



Life is meant to be shared with those you love!

The ideal package for those wanting to create and capture special intimate moments as a family that will be cherished for years to come



Are you wanting to capture some candid moments of your little ones in nature? 

Images will be shot in a natural environment which is pivotal in capturing relaxed, candid and cheeky moments! 



Celebrate the journey of motherhood with a maternity session that will create lasting memories for you and your family.

Best captured between 30-36 weeks pregnant. 



Individual Portrait

Perfect for those wanting an updated headshot, images for personal branding, or a creative portrait to express and reflect their personality 

With the option of both in studio and on location.

Image by Sandeep Singh

Capturing Life




Events & Elopements

Do you have a special event or moment that you would like us to capture?  


For all photography services not already listed - a custom quote will be provided that is tailored specific for your photographic requirements. 

My Work


Heinrich Kok

" Samantha is a lovely, skilled
photographer that took some beautiful photos of Myself, my wife and our little boy. Her pricing is beyond reasonable and she was a pleasure to work with.

We recommend her to anyone that wants beautiful, good quality photos for a great price.

We have already suggested her to
family members who want some cute little photos!

You will not be disappointed! "

Grace Tung

" Had the most amazing session with Sam - | felt so safe & with her gentle guidance, she created magic! I’ve never had my photos taken professionally before.

So for Sam to be able to capture
me in such a beautiful way was just fabulous.


The process from beginning to
end was seamless,

100% recommend Sam for capturing the moment. ”

Sophie Martin

"Sam is such an amazing photographer! She captured some beautiful moments
of me and my daughter
 which | will treasure forever.


She also took photos of
me which made me feel beautiful when | was only a few months post-partum and not feeling so great about myself.

| would recommend her to anyone, she adapts to change and just creates such incredible photos and makes you feel so
at ease"

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