Samuel Noakes is a Professional Freelance Photographer who lives in Melbourne, Victoria. Although Sam specialises in equine and sport photography, he has extensive experience in a wide range of photographic genres.

Sam is a true professional in every aspect of his work, and always goes above and beyond to capture those special moments. Being extremely patient, accomodating and understanding of his clients needs, Sam always delivers the best results.

Make sure you check out SNP's array of work!



I’d long been impressed with Sam’s photography of vocal harmony choruses, so was thrilled when we could engage him to photograph a Northern Beaches Chorus concert. His images brought to life the spirit and energy of the show and captured beautiful, candid close-ups of our singers. The photographs took our marketing to a new level. To say we were over the moon is an understatement!



Cannot stop raving about the photo shoot with Sam - so happy to have chosen a professional and what a pro he is!! Complete with researching the position of the location and best time of day for light, endless patience, upbeat, gentle, and knows his job inside out! Thanks so much!!



Sam is a professional and highly skilled portrait and group photographer. He has assisted me with professional head shots and provided my husband’s business with team photographs for their website and marketing. The resulting photographs were of excellent quality and perfectly tailored to their desired purpose. Sam is very easy to work with (including putting you at ease and having a laugh with you during photo shoots) and his website set up makes purchasing photographs incredibly simple. I would highly recommend Sam’s business to anyone looking for a professional photographer.



Sam first photographed my daughter at an equestrian vaulting competition in 2016. We participate in most equestrian disciplines, however vaulting presents many unique challenges to those photographing it. The vaulter is constantly changing from one movement to another, and they want to be photographed at the top of the movement. Add to that the desire for the horse to be captured in the optimal stride for the gait it is in and you have a very challenging task for the official photographer! Sam’s commitment to capturing perfect moments and his genuine interest and love for horses was most impressive at this first meeting. Since then, Sam has been our preferred official photographer at all vaulting events due to his deep understanding of what it takes to capture that perfect stride with the vaulter in their ideal position. His understanding of our sports unique needs and of equine behaviour means that he is able to move unobtrusively through our events, taking amazing photographs that most photographers would miss, without causing a ripple. While Sam is always the consummate professional, he quickly became part of our vaulting family. His artistic talent and love of horses combines, resulting in images of the highest quality. He will always be our first choice for our event photographer.



If you want a shoot with an amazing photographer who is not only professional, but a lovely guy, then look no further! I was lucky enough to have a shoot done earlier in the year with SNP and the results were amazing. He captured my fur babies so perfectly and the results were simply stunning. The hardest part was choosing my favourites because they were all so good!



I was lucky enough to meet Samuel at Yeringberg Horse Trials and was immediately impressed with his friendly attitude and willingness to accommodate requests. Wonderful pictures were the outcome, far better than what I expected, you can really tell he takes pride in his work. If you ever need photos taken, look no further!