"Works of Art & Works of Heart...These are the Moments You've Been Waiting For".
With close to 100 International & Regional awards, Sam Chinigo is New England's "Most Awarded Wedding Photographer".
Recently awarded "Wedding Photographer of the Year" for the 9th time by CTPPA (CT Professional Photographers Association), Sam has competed against some of the best wedding photographers in the world and has won the International “Best of Wedding Photography” competition twice. He continues to gain accolades for his emotional & creative works.
Wedding and Portrait Photographers Int’l Rangefinder Magazine’s recognized him as one of their “Best of the Best” wedding photographers in the world in their annual wedding photography issue. An honor bestowed to only a handful of wedding photographers.
Choosing the right wedding photographer to document your wedding can be an overwhelming process. But Sam’s years of experience combined with his distinctively creative & timeless style has allowed his work to endure.
Sam is located in southeastern CT near mohegan Sun & Foxwoods casinos and serves CT, RI, & MA regions and beyond.
Sam is one of the few members of the CT Professional Photographers Assoc. (CTPPA) and Professional Photographers in RI (PPARI). Belonging to these professional photographers associations signifies a standard of conduct & level of professionalism.
44 Reviews for ArtImage by Sam Chinigo
Recommended by 98% of couples
Kelly · Married on 07/05/2018
Sam was incredibly easy to work with. In general, his work is amazing. However, what we really found impressive is Sam's ability to jump into any given scenario, work with multiple personality types and how he was able to facilitate so many people in an effort to keep things moving in time to capture the best shots. You will not regret booking with Sam! We cannot wait to preview our photos but feel confident in leaving this review prior to doing so because we are so confident in Sam's abilities and experience. We witnessed it first hand! Thank you for everything, Sam!Sent on 07/07/2018
karina · Married on 05/21/2017
Sam was wonderful at our Glen Manor House wedding this May! He had a great sense of humor, helped everyone get organized so i didn't have to, and the photos are fabulous!! He is very talented and knows how to capture all the right moments. We are so happy we chose Sam, it was perfect! HiSent on 06/16/2017
ArtImage by Sam Chinigo's reply:Thank You Karina!! I feel blessed to have been a part of it and truly appreciate your kind words.
Amy · Married on 03/18/2017
From the moment we started searching for all our wedding vendors, the photography component was our most important one. After the event has come and gone, one is left with photos that allow you to relive a feeling, a moment in time. How does one decide who to trust ? I needed the right person to capture this significant life event.Sent on 04/05/2017
Sam was brought to my attention through a recommendation from a friend. After reviewing his website and mission, I immediately hired him. In a time with an over abundance of wedding photographers, choosing someone can be quite overwhelming. Sam is not your run of the mill artist. Photography is his life, his PASSION. His creative vision is like no other I've encountered previously. This is clearly shown through his work. Besides the beautiful final items he delivered, Sam is so easy to work with. His fun spirit, witty nature, communication skills, and eagerness to please, made us so grateful we found him. Not to mention, his prices are reasonable and affordable, not outrageous like most. I realize these are all words from a stranger. So here are only a few examples of why he's amazing....
-He arrived early and stayed late. No one asked him to. He did that on his own.
-My guests LOVED his warm, friendly nature
-He made me feel very comfortable and at ease
-I sent him examples of photos I wanted to try and capture... he nailed them all!
Bottom line... we couldn't be happier. Hire this man. You won't be disappointed. Thank you Sam.
ArtImage by Sam Chinigo's reply:OMG...a review doesn't get much better than that girlfriend! Thank you SO much for allowing me to be a part of your day. We made the most out of the Ocean Cliff in winter!
ArtImage by Sam Chinigo is your best choice for capturing superb, timeless wedding photos. Sam's portfolios and customer service/satisfaction are exceptional; his numerous awards are well-deserved.
Excellent Wedding Photographer! Always pays attention to details, coordinates very well with all the vendors, and most of all, they snap some great photography! His Photos can be traditional, trendy, creative, or anything else in the middle! True professional with unbelievable creativity! You won't be disappointed with this Photographer!
Sam is an outstanding photographer, and a pleasure to work with. He has a great eye for unique and creative images, and has done many weddings at Lake of Isles. Sam's personal style and artful eye make his images like no others. Sam is a great choice to capture all the special moments on your Wedding Day!