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It’s about a snapshot in time  —— a 5x7 time machine, holding everything in an instant.

It’s about a snapshot in time  ——
a 5x7 time machine, holding everything in an                                                     instant.

The pure, unadulterated joy of a wedding day is truly unmatched. I am here to make sure that feeling is captured in a way it would be impossible to forget. I truly believe your wedding photos can be both art and documentary. So, on your wedding day, I will be both an observer and a guide. I will offer direction when needed, and be a fly on the wall when it’s not. Focused on documenting the big picture, while honing in on the small details that make your day complete. I will create a space that feels so comfortable, you will forget you even have a camera on you. You just bask in the moment, and I'll capture it!

Choosing your photographer is one of the most important decisions you will make for your wedding. I know from experience this decision is NOT easy, and you have to make sure the photographer you choose is the right fit for you. I love working with couples who absolutely love my photos, resonate with my "why" and are interested in a wedding day not focused on capturing "perfect" photos, but creating lasting memories! More than anything, my best work comes from working with couples who are unashamedly, crazy IN LOVE and so excited to document their love for one another on their best day! 


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This session should feel like YOU. Whether that means we’re running around in a field, climbing a mountain, snuggled up in your living room, or driving around in your grandpas old truck... I’M THERE!! These are the moments that may seem small, but help to tell the story of "you" that your future self will be so grateful to look back on. 



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If the big wedding with all the bells and whistles isn't for you, but you still want your day captured in a big way... this one is for you! Even if it's just the three of us and the birds there to hear them, the moment you say. your vows to one another is one that deserves to be captured and celebrated. Whether you're planning a true elopement, or a small, intimate get together with 30 of your closest friends, we will work together to create a package that will fit your needs! 

ELOpements & Intimate weddings


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My new favorite thing ever!! The perfect way to recap your session or wedding day, with alllll the nostalgic vibes. Super8 films can be added on to any session or wedding day, or booked as a stand alone service! Whether you want a full recap of your day, or just a highlight reel, we will work together to create a custom package for your Super8 needs!


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I'm sure you can tell by now I am OBSESSED with all things vintage and nostalgic. So of course we've got to throw some film photos in the mix! I love the way film photos make you slow down a bit, and it is so fun not knowing exactly what you captured until you have the film developed. The grainy, colorful, unpredictable nature of film is so beautiful in a way digital photos just don't quite match! You can add film to any session or wedding day, by the roll or for the entire day! 

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Kiah & austin

"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.

rhylae & clay

"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!"

kaitlin & shai

"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!"

liza & lloyd

"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 :)"

lauren & jared

"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."

casey & kyle

"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!"

katie & sam

"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!"



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Above all, my passion is rooted in my belief there's nothing better than to love and be loved. Love is what drives my desire to document my own life, and what fuels my passion to document the lives of others! Whether that means in Colorado, or on an Italian country side, I'm there! Weddings, anniversary photos, maternity sessions, family sessions... I’m obsessed with capturing the love in every season!

it's  all  about  you

I am so happy my work is speaking to you in some way! I can't wait to connect with you and hear more about your wedding day or session. The first step to getting in touch would be to fill out the form on my contact page! Next, we will set up a zoom consultation call to get to know each other and create a package that will best fit your needs!

we love your work, where do we go from here? 

I offer various wedding packages that can be tailored to meet your specific needs, including engagement sessions, full-day coverage, and second photographers. Additionally, I provide personalized days to ensure that we understand your vision and expectations for your incredible day! No two weddings or couples are the same, so your wedding photography or film package doesn't have to be either! 

What do your wedding packages include?

My shooting style is what I like to describe as guided-documentary style. I want to capture the real, authentic moments that happen naturally throughout the day, while also offering guidance and instruction in moments when you may not know what to do in front of the camera. As most people haven’t often been in front of the camera, it’s natural to be a little nervous or to feel uncomfortable. Don’t worry, I will help you! In short, I will be both a fly on the wall AND a guide in order to best tell the story of your day.  

how would you describe your photography style?

After years of experience shooting weddings both with and without a second photographer to assist, I have ultimately found I can best serve my couples when I have an assistant. Having a second shooter allows the day to be photographed from multiple angles and perspectives, using a variety of lenses. Further, it ensures I do not personally need to be “everywhere at once,” and can rely on my second photographer to capture all the important moments that happen while I am otherwise occupied photographing an equally important moment.  Having two photographers ultimately leads to a more dynamic gallery, and a much more relaxing and fun client experience! That said, I include a second photographer in all wedding packages.

do we need a second photographer?

As I am photography every wedding day, I am actively writing the images onto two separate cards in-camera (dual sd card recording), so from the start your images are saved in two separate locations. Once I am home, I will also copy the RAW image files onto external hard drives for safe keeping. The files on the SD cards as well as the external hard drive are never destroyed until your wedding photos have been delivered and any revisions have been made. High resolution final images are made available through an online gallery. The online gallery is open for one year following your wedding or session date. Once you have received your gallery, I highly recommend downloading all of the high-res files and saving them to your own external hard drive before the gallery expires.

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in the moment and I'll capture it.