work with me

I'm Samantha, 

Growing up, I would rummage through my parents' boxes of old photographs, high school yearbooks, newspaper clippings and scrapbooks... anything documenting their lives before me. I knew them as mom and dad, but I wanted to KNOW them. Some people wish they could go back in time to witness iconic historical moments, to watch a famous sold out show… but not me. I want to go back in time to see my dad play basketball, to go to a party on the beach with my mom, to see the rooms they grew up in.

For me, it's always been about people, the invisible strings that brought them together, and documenting the story of a life to both share with loved ones and remind our future selves of all we have been. It's about more than a pretty picture. It's about a 5x7 time machine that can take you back to a moment captured, holding everything in an instant! 


(wedding + couples)

colorado + worldwide

but you can call me Sam!  


our epic

love story

the photographer

vibes: chill + fun
years in biz: 6
personality type: B
photography style: natural, organic, nostalgic

practical magic


I belong to you /  brandi carlile



 13  + 21 


blue + green

A few of my favorite things:

tell me all about you!


iced latte... hawaiian!


coastal cowgirl


breakfast at an old diner


crewneck sweatshirts




painting, antiquing

/any 90s rom-com

"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..."


Lauren + Jared

"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

"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

"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 

"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!”

"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 


Rhylae + Clay

"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 we have these photos to frame in my home and remember these moments forever.

I'm so thankful we have these photos

to frame in our home,

and remember forever..."

Kiah + Austin