An authentic, elevated photography experience, focused on the beauty of human connection, the little details that tell your story, and the raw emotions that define your day.

for the

last FOREVER

moments

you want to

EXPERIENCE

I am constantly reminded what a gift it is to create these tangible memories (to actually capture nostalgia!) for each of my couples. These are the photos that will guide the stories you’ll tell your grandchildren someday, and that is so important to me!

frame

at a time

get to know me

Samantha

Samantha

Samantha

Samantha

telling your story, one

Samantha

YOUR true,

authentic self

without hesitation.

Blending both editorial artistry and candid, documentary-style photography, my approach involves offering guidance when needed, practicing the art of noticing, and creating a space that makes you feel comfortable to be yourself... without hesitation! My goal is to capture photos that instantly make you remember how a moment FELT. I love working with couples who value photography, but  more than that they value their experience. It's not about perfect photos, it's about the joy and love present in the moment!

 you

IT'S ALL ABOUT

LEARN MORE

(the space to be)

telling your story, one

I am constantly reminded what a gift it is to create these tangible memories (to actually capture nostalgia!) for each of my couples. These are the photos that will guide the stories you’ll tell your grandchildren someday, and that is so important to me!

frame

at a time

get to know me

Samantha

Samantha

Samantha

Samantha

Samantha

wedding + elopement photographer

life is art

couples

weddings

authenticity.
laughter.
vulnerability.
emotion.
light.
color.
intimacy.
FUN.

love letters from

real

lovers...

"We are so thankful to have chosen Sam to capture our backyard wedding. Everything turned out so beautifully and we will continue to cherish these images for the rest of our life. I had followed Sam on Instagram for years before even dating anyone and I knew one day she would be my photographer. Several years later she was one of the first vendors I booked. As someone who is also in the wedding industry, I was really picky when it came to my vendor team. We are so thankful to have had Sam be apart of our wedding day. Getting to know her on a personal side was an additional bonus. Highly recommend her for all your photo needs. Everything she does is magic!"

I knew one day

Katie + Sam

" before even dating anyone, 

 she would be my photographer...."

Sam is hands down the most talented photographer! She not only takes amazing photos, she is genuine and fun and will become your friend. Sam has a creative eye for capturing your special moments in a unique but timeless way. She makes you feel comfortable and natural in front of the camera, while enjoying the moment along side you. She has captured our engagement photos, family photos and our wedding day and I’m so thankful to have these photos to frame in my home and remember these moments forever.

Kiah + Austin

I'm so thankful we have these photos

to frame in our home,

and remember forever..."

"It is cLEar by simply looking at her work,  

for capturing love and romance..."

Sam has a natural talent

Catherine + Anthony


“It is clear by simply looking at her work that Sam has a natural talent for capturing love and romance, but Sam is also truly a joy to know! We met with several photographers, but connected the most with Sam’s warmth, enthusiasm and vision about how to best document our day. It was so easy to be in front of her camera; she made us feel comfortable as if we’ve been friends forever. We absolutely loved having Sam on our team. She was helpful, creative, funny, flexible, and easygoing while managing to capture all of our favorite moments beautifully. Would recommend to every Colorado bride and beyond!”

"I knew I was going to be in good hands when I agreed to work with Sam on my wedding day, but she exceeded all expectations. She captured every detail of emotion we felt on our special day, and as I obsessively continue to look at the photos, I see them as works of art - far from the cookie cutter wedding photos that I am used to seeing. I am also someone who does not normally enjoy being in front of the camera, but she made me feel so natural, and made the whole process so much fun. She is a cool girl who you just want to hangout with, who makes you feel so relaxed on a day full of adrenaline. I have had people I barely know come up to me and tell me that my wedding photos were the most beautiful that they have ever seen. And I actually believe them. Just work with Sam, and you will know what I’m talking about :)"

"I see them as

works of art,

far from cookie cutter wedding photos..."

Liza + Lloyd 

"Let me tell you about Sam!! I discovered her on Instagram a few years back - before I was even engaged - and just loved her creative eye and overall vibe. Instant follow! So when I did get engaged last September, I was lucky enough to snag one of her mini sessions and we used the beautiful photos she took for our save the dates/wedding website. From that day on, I just knew I had to book her for our wedding as well! Fortunately, she had our date available and the rest is history. Sam delivered on all fronts - communication, photo delivery, professionalism, and overall being the best at what she does = 10/10!! I am so glad I made the investment in going with Sam for our wedding photographer, as these will be photos my husband and I will cherish for decades to come. Oh, and the Super8 video she made for us was such an incredible cherry on top! If you’re debating on choosing Sam as your photographer, just do it - I promise you won’t regret it. Aside from your venue, I believe your photographer is one of - if not the most - important investments you make for your wedding day. And to us, she was definitely worth it and money well spent!"

"Sam delivered on all fronts-

being the best at what she does."

communication, photo delivery, professionalism, and overall 

Kaitlin + Shai

"Sam is AMAZING I cannot recommend her enough. We used her for our engagements and wedding photos, and I am OBSESSED with every single one. I truly can’t handle them. She also did an incredible job keeping us moving through the schedule and capturing the different groups I had requested. So incredible, just book her!"

"I am obsessed

with every

single one...."

Casey + Kyle

"Sam is THE BEST. If you are looking for the perfect wedding photographer, truly look no further. She is flexible, talented, professional, creative, and kind. She is everything you could ever want in a wedding photographer! She made the day go so smoothly and was so easy to work with. When we got our photos back, I was absolutely shocked at what she was able to capture. She listened to what we wanted but also captured the most beautiful moments we didn't know we needed."

"If you are looking for

truly look no further..."

THE PERFECT WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER,

Lauren + Jared

"You can stop searching for a photographer right now, Samantha is your girl! When I first got engaged in 2022 I knew that Samantha was going to be someone I reached out to for our wedding. She had previously captured my sister-in-laws wedding and maternity photos and I loved her style of editing already. What I didn't know was how much I would truly LOVE her by the end of it all. Not only did she come to San Diego for our engagement photos but she also travelled to Italy for our welcome party and wedding. Whatever expectations I had going into this she completely exceeded. She was so kind and made us feel extremely comfortable. Not only does she capture the moment but her photos genuinely captured the feeling behind every second of our wedding. I truly cannot thank her enough for the photos she delivered, all three of our albums from her are now covering our home and bring us so much joy. This is all coming from a super type-a bride AND being a professional wedding planner myself so I definitely have high standards. I can't wait for many more years of memories she captures to come!"

'Whatever expectations I had going into this,

she completely 

exceeded..."

Rhylae + Clay

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