I know these are trying times and I am doing my best by staying home. In order to help you, I am available for photo and video content assignments that my wife,  Sarah Elise Cole, and I shoot safely from our home studio in Los Angeles. Safe social-distanced location shoots in the LA region are an option too, like portraiture at home, photojournalism and editorial portraits.

I am a workflow and Capture One expert and can help you with any workflow questions, including at-home studio setups. Please, reach out if you need anything,

Stay Safe,



Sam Cornwall is a lifestyle, portrait and action photographer based in Los Angeles. He relocated to LA from New York to take advantage of the amazing golden light of sunny California. 

Inspired by snowboarding and skateboarding magazines, Sam got into photography at a young age. He followed his passions, snowboarding and photography, through the mountains of New England, Colorado, Oregon, Utah, and Japan, until he found himself in New York City learning from top photography talent. He cut his teeth the old-school way, starting with an internship with Kenneth Willardt which turned into a full-time studio position. After a year with Kenneth Willardt Photography & Film, he turned to freelance assisting, quickly moving up the ranks from 4th assistant to 1st. Never content to rest, Sam turned to digital teching and shooting, learning every aspect of photo production along the way. 

Sam then co-founded SESSION China, a snowboarding magazine for the growing Chinese snowboard scene, with colleagues and friends in Beijing. In his roles as photo editor, senior photographer and art director, Sam worked closely with a variety of influencers in the Chinese snowboard community. In doing so, SESSION China brought a fresh and tailored perspective to a unique snowboarding sub-culture.

In 2015, GoPro recruited Sam to join the GoPro photo team in San Francisco. After becoming an expert in action-cam photography, Sam moved to Los Angeles in 2016 to pursue new creative endeavors. In 2017, he launched Cannabis In Color to deliver Premium Cannabis Imagery to the nascent cannabis market.

Now at work on a new project, you'll find Sam quarantining with his better half, the talented Sarah Elise Cole

Partial Client List:

  • Aeropostale
  • Amazon
  • Atelier Delphine
  • Complete Nutrition
  • Concept Arts
  • Dermablend
  • eBay
  • Follow The Prince
  • Format
  • Freevision
  • Gillette
  • GoPro
  • Honda Japan
  • Industrial Color
  • JBMC
  • Nike
  • NY&Co
  • Owner Operator
  • Red Stripe
  • SESSION China


Sam is based in Los Angeles and has put his passport aside but is available for photo and video content created from home. Please, inquire about any images you need as Sam keeps a large stock library as well. Please, reach out at

+1 (747) 333-4027

He's looking forward to hearing from you!


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