About Sandra and Sam
I was that kid who ran around with a camera. I took many high school photography classes, and continued my education in photography all the way to an MFA program in film. I’ve worked as a commercial photographer for many years and have been published in major publications such as Vanity Fair, Fitness Magazine, and Food and Wine to name just a few. I established Eau Claire Photographics quite accidentally in 2001 after photographing a bridal portrait session for a friend. Afterwards I started to receive many requests to photograph weddings for couples in the New Orleans area.

Katrina took me away from New Orleans in 2005, and had a blast photographing weddings in NYC and around the country for the next four years. During that time I would often come back to New Orleans to photograph weddings and I realized that I missed the food, my friends and the smells just a little more with each trip. I moved back to New Orleans New Orleans in 2009, to photograph the Southern weddings that I missed.

Sam grew up in London and has experience in publishing and photography.  Just a few weeks into moving back to the city, I met Sam who was also a commercial photographer. His commercial work specializes in culinary photography. Sam has an impressive list of national and local clients. He has recently completed and published a photography book called Fun, Funky and Fabulous, and delivered the photography for Poppy Tooker’s, Tujague’s Cookbook.

He joined Eau Claire Photographics in 2009 upon answering an employment listing when I was looking hire an assistant photographer. In 2013, we were married and became a husband and wife photography team. It’s funny how life works out.

We have photographed 100’s of weddings together and seprately in the past 8 years. We are still based in New Orleans and are available for weddings in Louisiana or anywhere.

– Sandra, Eau Claire Photographics