About Samantha Jiwa
I am the mother to two beautiful girls who are my absolute world, and I believe that every moment in life is precious and deserves to be captured. Photography has always been a great passion of mine, and my inspirations come from everywhere around me, including my grandfather, who was a purely stunning photographer, and helped me to start on this exciting career.
My goal as a photographer is to provide the best work possible in an effort to preserve all of the amazing and precious memories in life. My sessions are relaxed, comfortable, and most importantly, fun! I try my best to cater to the needs of everyone, and am open to any and all ideas or suggestions that you may have!
From Engagements to weddings, maternity to family, and everything in between, I am here at your service! I am located in beautiful Chilliwack, British Columbia, and work all throughout Vancouver and the Fraser Valley. I love natural light and natural environment photography, where everyone can be themselves and capture the true feelings and motions of life.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions! I look forward to working with you, and await the fabulous experiences to come!
What type of Camera do you use? I use the Nikon D810. It's a full frame beauty that helps me capture the amazing memories of every session!
Favorite activity? Spending time with my family! Honestly, it doesn't matter where we are, or what we are doing, my family is my treasure!
When Did you start Photography? Approximately 9 years ago already, time flies when you are living a dream!
Drink of choice? Water! It's the most refreshing! Although, that's not to say I won't be happy to have a nice cold beer!
Favorite type of session? I love -all- sessions! Kids, engagements, boudoir, weddings, family, anything! Weddings are very close to my heart though, as I get to meet so many phenomenal people and watch true love blossom even further.
What do you do in your spare time? Spare time? What? haha! I have two beautiful little girls whom keep me pretty busy in my spare time!
Things people have to say about Samantha Jiwa Photography
"Amazing Photographer", An Eventective User from Burnaby
Samantha was absolutely amazing. Her prices are very reasonable and her pictures are gorgeous. We got the top package from her and we had a great time. She did the engagement photos; for the wedding, I had her from when I was getting ready until the end of the major dances; her husband was there from the ceremony until the end. There was a photobooth, which was very popular. They are professional and fun people. They are very easy going, and they make sure you get all of the shots you are looking for. Everyone had a great time.
Awesome photographer!", jkllewis from Abbotsford, British Columbia
"Great work!!!!", An Eventective User from Abbotsford
We have had Samantha do our family pictures twice now and both times we have had great results! She is very affordable, awesome with kids and extremely quick at getting pictures to her clients! She is also very flexible which is great when you have little ones! We will keep using her in the future! Unlike other photographers her price includes a lot of edited pics on a cd, whereas most you pay for the pictures to be taken and only get a few! Highly recommend her!
"Thank you so much!", An Eventective User from Surrey BC
I was contacted by Samantha by eventective and I am so happy I was! Not only was she a great photographer, She literally went above and beyond her duties by not only being a photographer, but a friend! She picked up a relative for us and brought her to the wedding when we did not have time as we were running late, and the photos I got were phenomenal. I was absolutely blown away at the quality and the moments captured. I will be referring Samantha to everyone I know! I've never had a hard time narrowing down from so many photos for which to put up on my walls! Also, AMAZING prices!! Thank you so much Samantha, you and your assistant/second photographer made our day!
Most Awesome Photographer Ever!!!", An Eventective User from Abbotsford, BC
Where to begin in this recommendation? My husband and I got married October 12/12 in Langley, BC. We were shopping around for a talented Photographer, since we believe that pictures are the most important and valuable aspect of any wedding. We didn't want to go cheap, but we didn't have a ton of extra money either.
After contacting several Photographers, I found Samantha's site. Right away I was impressed. Samantha makes her clients feel special, and her attention to detail gives the bride the feeling of confidence. Samantha offers very competitive pricing, and is flexible in every way. She strives to accomodate her clients' desires.
Samantha and her assistant worked at our wedding beyond the hours being hired for without complaint, and they were welcomed as guests, rather than just a Photographer. Once we received the pictures on CD, we were overjoyed with the quality of her work. Samantha captured so many wonderful moments of our special day, and we are thankful we came upon her website. We now recommend Samantha to anyone we know who wants a professional, friendly, warm, and humourous Photographer.
Tami and Trevor Ewert
"Fantastic photographer!", An Eventective User from Chilliwack
I got married August 13 2011 Samantha did our photos and worked with us for everything! She was amazing! The photos are more then perfect and I will always go back to her for any type of photos!