The Experience

Keeping the focus on you.

I want to capture what makes your relationship special to YOU. To capture what really showcases who you are as a couple. I'm allllll about movement and you enjoying yourselves. One of my top goals is to make our time together as fun as possible and to not have you in stiff awkward poses. I'm here to play some music with you, frolic in fields, and laugh with you while you soak up some special moments with your person. 

When you invest your time and trust in me, I invest everything I have into you, your experience and your memories. It’s not just the click of a button, it is a big responsibility to photograph all of your moments. From the fleeting moments of your spectacular wedding day, to the carefree moments of a date night at sunset with your boo (and me) laughing and having fun. 

I'm SO DOWN

timeless. natural. warm.

Your photography experience doesn't just include your moments I capture with my camera. It also includes my edits. I strive for timeless, true-to-life edits that still capture warmth and shadows. I like to say that my photo style is natural and inspired by film. I never want editing to take away from what is happening in the photos. YOU are the focus. Your feelings/emotions/environment are what I freeze in the photograph for you to be able to relive those moments later.

You might be my person if...

- you're ready to laugh together + frolic through fields
- you love animals, especially dogs
- you love a good taco + margarita combo

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Frequently Asked QUESTIONS

Do you use Photoshop?

The short answer is no. Don’t get me wrong, I will use photoshop to edit out some blemishes or obstructions in the background, but I cannot add in family members, or alter you in drastic ways. If you absolutely NEED to photoshop Aunt Sally who couldn’t make it, I would happily find an expert that can make that happen for you!

How many images are included?

In my packages I list out the lowest amount of photos I will deliver to you. You can expect to receive about 50-100 final hand- edited images per hour of coverage! After your wedding day, I'll remove any photos you wouldn't want or need (people blinking, blurry, etc) and edit & deliver the rest! don't worry, I won't withhold any images I think you'll want.

Do we need an engagement session?

You of course can opt out of your included engagement session, but I really strongly suggest that you don't! My style of photography works best when we've gotten to know each other. An engagement session is the perfect time for us to hang out & spend time together before your day! It's also a great way to get comfortable in front of the camera, and practice makes perfect. It's totally natural to feel a little bit nervous/awkward when you're not used to having your photo taken, but your engagement session will make you two pros by the time the wedding rolls around!

Should I include a 2nd Photographer?

While I'm confident in my ability to shoot all of my weddings solo, I recommend second photographers for larger weddings, or when couples are getting ready separately and the timeline doesn't allow me to be with them both. They can provide another perspective to your day and an alternate angle of every situation! We can chat more about this option on a quick consultation call.

What if you haven't shot at my venue before?

No worries ! I am never scared of shooting at a new place. I usually will arrive a little bit early just to get a feel for the space. But I also do research on your venue before-hand and am confident that I can find all the right places to capture your gorgeous photos in. It's all part of the process and I promise I got this :)

Do you create wedding albums?

Absolutely ! Wedding albums are an incredible keepsake to commemorate your day. There's something special about having a physical copy of your photos look back on. If you are interested I have a whole guide dedicated to the different albums I offer and how the process works. 

Do you travel?

Of course ! I love being able to capture you in your favorite place ! I'd love to discuss details for a custom quote.

Do you send us the RAW images?

Nope ! I don't send any un-edited/RAW files. Most of the magic happens during the editing process, so without that your photos are only halfway done!

How many hours do we need?

There are a lot of factors that go into this like, how big your wedding is, how big your bridal party or family is. What parts of the day are important to you to be captured (getting ready photos, a first look, a special exit etc.). Typically 8 hours hits the sweet spot of capturing all the good stuff of the day, however if you have special ceremonies/traditions planned or just want a more laid-back relaxed timeline, 10+ hours is the way to go!

When can we expect our photos?

Portrait sessions and engagements take about 2-3 weeks to deliver and weddings take about 8-12 weeks! I try my best to get your photos to you as fast as possible, BUT, I never want to sacrifice quality. I take care of your photos and want to ensure you have a beautiful product you can be joyous to look back on.

Ashley + David

I found Sam on Instagram when I was looking for a photographer for an anniversary photo shoot with my boyfriend. On the day of our shoot she was in constant contact to make sure we made it to the right location. Her energy was amazing! She brought this sense of fun and airiness that made the awkwardness of posing for photos instantly go away; it was if we were just hanging with a best friend we’d known for years. She gave us great direction, played our favorite music to help keep the energy alive, and honestly risked life and limb climbing through the mountains to help get us the very best photos! The experience was just incredible and overall, we could not be happier. If you’re looking for timeless, dreamy and simply unforgettable photos, Sam is your girl! We booked her instantly to shoot our wedding next year!

"If you’re looking for timeless, dreamy and simply unforgettable photos, Sam is your girl!"

Renee + Mark

Sam was such a joy to work with throughout our entire process. On the day of the session, Sam made us feel relaxed and helped us to enjoy the session, and I think that really shows in the pictures. She also brought her pop-up changing tent for me, which was so thoughtful! She did us a huge favor when she offered the bridal session, and she did this while juggling an extremely busy wedding season; for this I am so grateful because she didn’t have to do any of that, but it’s truly a testament to how much she loves her work and her clients. I’m so lucky to have been able to work with Sam, and thank her so so so much for having been a wonderful, professional, kind, and AMAZING photographer!!

"Sam made us feel relaxed and helped us to enjoy the session, and I think that really shows in the pictures."

Andrea + Nick

If you’re looking for a photographer for your wedding who will capture everything you want and more, look no further!!! Seriously. We took so much time into looking for a photography vendor for our wedding and Sam completely surpassed all of our expectations. She is extremely talented, kind, thoughtful, and detail-oriented. We had an engagement photo shoot with Sam and it truly helped us get over our anxiety about having our photos taken. Our final wedding gallery had amazing quality photos including black and white shots, detailed shots, sunset photos, a first look, portraits of my husband and I, family portraits, and many sweet candid moments. Sam even helped me with my dress multiple times since I had no bridesmaids. She is truly an honor to have had photograph our wedding.

"If you’re looking for a photographer for your wedding who will capture everything you want and more, look no further!!"

Next Steps -
01. Let's chat

We'll hop on a phone call or FaceTime so you can ask me alllll the questions so that we can get to know each other better and see if we're the right fit.

Next Steps -
02. The Nitty Gritty

Let's make it official! I'll send over the contract, then you sign and pay a non-refundable retainer to reserve your date. 

Next Steps -
03. Now for the fun!

Now we get to know each other even better and start to plan both your engagement session and your wedding day! I'm here for any and all the different questions you have and am an open book to help give you tips and tricks for your session and big day. I'm here for you every step of the way.