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The Samoan Photographer (aka; Tony & Melissa) is a Samoan based professional photography business specialising in wedding photography. Tony, a half Samoan/half Kiwi, has been shooting weddings professionally now for almost 7 years shooting in various locations including New Zealand, Australia and predominantly here in Samoa.

“My wife Melissa and I moved from New Zealand to Samoa back at the start of 2011 to take on a lifestyle change, learn more about my family’s Samoan roots and also to fulfill our dream of setting up our own photography business” says Tony. Tony and Melissa were married here in Samoa in 2013 and have lived on both of Samoa’s 2 main islands Savaii and now Upolu.

“We’ve watched Lou and Gavin take their visions and dreams for the resort and turn it into reality – it’s now one of the most popular resorts in Samoa an one of the flagship wedding destinations here too”

While not shooting matches made in heaven, Tony also has set up Samoa’s only Photography Club in order to help grow and nurture the budding local talent that exists here in Samoa, plays regular gigs (on the drums) with the band All Sorts at one of Apia’s popular Beach Rd bars and dedicates his remaining time with Melissa to working with the Rotary Club of Apia. “It’s full on for us here in Samoa but we wouldn’t have it any other way. Melissa and I have settled in well to our new home and we’re here to stay!”

Through The Samoan Photographer, Tony and Melissa been working closely alongside Lou and Gavin at Saletoga Sands Resort from the time it was first opened and has now completed his 14th wedding shoots there. “We’ve watched Lou and Gavin take their visions and dreams for the resort and turn it into reality – it’s now one of the most popular resorts in Samoa and one of the flagship wedding destinations here too” says Tony. “We’ve been fortunate to have a solid working relationship with Saletoga Sands and coordinating wedding shoots there feels like a real team environment”.

The Samoan Photographer has shot over 80 weddings in Samoa. They also offer their professional photography services for engagements, vow renewals, commercial & marketing project and sporting events. But it’s weddings that The Samoan Photographer specializes in and it is here where Tony & Melissa enjoy shooting the most. “We feel very honored to be able to help capture one of the most important days of one’s life and to be present to share in all the genuine emotion, love and laughter only weddings can create.”

If you’re looking to work with a genuine, friendly and experienced wedding photographer for your “big Day’ at Saletoga Sands Resort then contact The Samoan Photographer direct to discuss your requirements and to work with them to ensure all the wonderful memories of your wedding day are captured forever. Get Shot in Paradise with The Samoan Photographer!

The Samoan Photographer can be contacted by email at thesamoanphotographer@gmail.com or you can visit their website at www.thesamoanphotographer.com.  Follow them on Facebook by clicking here www.facebook.com/thesamoanphotographer