Hay River Family Portraits

Creative – Different – Unique – FUN – Bad Ass

“They are willing to go beyond the norm and take some amazing, unique and fun pictures. They are very creative and respectful of what the bride and groom want and they are very passionate and talented!!!”

-Luke & Brooke


Andrew Samplawski, owner and lead photographer of Andrew Samplawski Photography has been a professional photographer for the last 5 years, creating the style and essence of wedding photography in the Eau Claire and surround areas.

Seniors Portrait

Why choose Andrew Samplawski Photography for your senior portraits? Andrew Samplawski Photography is committed to giving you the most creative, individual senior portrait experience possible.

Family and Children

Whether your family is finally together for a special occasion, your kids are going off to college or they are just entering preschool, Andrew Samplawski Photography offers family photography. Eau Claire Family photography studio, Andrew Samplawski Photography, guarantees to provide a beautiful, timeless family portrait that you will be proud to have in your home.

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Email Andrew at andrew@samplawskiphotography.com or call 715-289-3773

Hay River Family Portraits

When it comes to family, there are few things that are more important that capturing the memories created by your family. Photographs help memorialize certain events witnessed by your friends, family members, and loved ones. These photos can be referred to for years to come. Family is definitely the glue holding our crazy world together, so it has become an annual requirement to have a family portrait done in Hay River to ensure that we don’t miss out on anything! We here at Samplawski Photography truly understand how much your family means to you, and our mission is to provide you with great family pictures every year.

Preparing for Family Pictures in Hay River

Yes, I know. The idea of preparing the entire family for a photography appointment feels daunting. It only gets worse the more family members you have. If those family members are children, then it can be nearly impossible! Don’t worry, though! We’ve been doing this for a while, and we have some advice.

1. Try not to get super stressed. It seems easy and usually is. It’s really important to do this even if it’s easy. Why is that? If you are all stressed out, 100% of the time it will show in your photographs. You might be able to get everything else perfect, but you may not like your family photos at all if everyone isn’t happy while they are being taken. You do not want this during family photos!

2. This does not mean that every outfit has to match. Disclaimer: that doesn’t mean your outfits all have to match. You just want complimentary colors to be a part of the shoot. If someone’s wearing a striped shirt then another person should get solids on. You can have a great time with coordinating so the photos look fantastic!

3. Get a shot list prepared that has different combinations on it. For big families holding a large reunion in Hay River this can be quite helpful. You need to find combos that everyone can show up in together and then some with a couple of people or one at a time.

Hay River Family Photos

Choosing a photographer is pretty simple. There are two major factors that you need to consider before you decide on the photographer that you want to take family photos for you in Hay River. First of all, make sure that you love their photos. If you select a photographer whose photos you really aren’t crazy about, you should move on and look for someone whose style is one that you really love for your own family portraits. The second thing you need to do is be sure you’re comfortable when working with the person because they are professional and polite. A photographer who can’t be patient and handle your family’s needs is a photographer who’s sure to make your family photographs look terrible.

“Andrew Samplawski Photography was AMAZING! Andy & Alberto made our wedding truly an event to remember!”

Bryan & Alicia

“Andy has a fun-loving, energetic personality and made our day absolutely wonderful. He is the perfect combination of professional and fun! He is quite simply, the best!”

Garett & Allison
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