“The camera is the least important element in photography.”

{Julius Shulman}



Roza Sampolinska – San Antonio + Austin Portrait & Wedding Photographer 

Portrait Photographer of the Year 2014 and 1st Place Winner

Born with an insatiable curiosity, Roza grew up in Poland and was exposed to many cultures and countries from the early age. She lived in beautiful cities like Krakow, London, Berlin, Tokyo and Colorado Springs. She currently lives in San Antonio, TX and works between USA, Europe and Asia. She travels the world with her “Between Shadow & Light” Film Noir Portrait Lighting workshops, sharing her passion for portraits and black and white photography with photographers around the globe. Combining her love for travel and people with her dream-like aesthetics, she creates photographs that are filled with magic and romance. Roza captures images with a style that is artistic and unique in every aspect. Her style is very unique and easily recognizable. She plays with shadows and light creating mesmerizing photographs that remind of an old Hollywood film-noir. Her works have been published in many magazines and were exhibited in galleries (see below)



Roza is a proud member of the The Knot, the nation’s largest source for wedding news and inspiration and has been awarded The Knot Best of Weddings 2018 based on her 5-star reviews.




· 1st Place Winner & Portrait Photographer of the Year 2014 in MONOCHROME AWARDS  (LINK)

 ·      IPA – Honorable Mention in Fine Art – Portrait for the winning entry Coming of Age and Editorial – Personality for the winning entry Portrait of Choyce.

·       Gold Medal, Mono Section, PSA (Photographic Society of America) Polish International Exhibition 2015 (LINK & LINK)

·       International Photography Contest “Candid Portrait” 2013/2014 – 5 Honorable Mentions (LINK)

·       Fotoferia Medal PSA (Photographic Society of America)  Polish International Exhibition 2015 (LINK)

· Honorable Mention Fotoferia PSA (Photographic Society of America) Polish International Exhibition 2011 (LINK)

·       Honorable Mention and 5 acceptances PSA (Photographic Society of America) in Fotoferia International Exhibition 2011 (LINK)

·       Artlimited Competition – “ELEGANCE” – III Place (LINK)

·       Neo Fashion Jamboree Contest – DREAM TEAM – III Place as PHOTOGRAPHER

·       Neo Fashion Jamboree Contest – DREAM TEAM – III Place as MAKEUP ARTIST

·       Neo Fashion Jamboree Contest – DREAM TEAM – III Place as STYLIST





Dark Beauty Magazine

Vogue Italia

Chellea Magazine

Pangea Magazine

EKS Magazyn


Miasto Kobiet

SNAP Magazine

Pokochaj Fotografię

Digital Photo Video

Fotografia i Aparaty Cyfrowe



29th Days of Photography, Świdnica 2016

Galeria “Profesjonalni Oprawcy” Łódź 2015

Portret Prawdziwy Nowy Tomyśl 2014

Polish International Exhibition Fotoferia 2012

Warszawa 2011

Da Cesare, Kraków 2011


Visit the exhibitions gallery HERE!



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