My Work

Here's what I want you to know: When I'm your wedding photographer you'll get photos and films that you feel good about receiving. I love the details and the flowers… But I specialize in capturing lots of candid moments. I’m following the invisible string that ties everything together (TSwift anyone?). I’m making sure you have lots of photos of you, your family, and your guests having fun. AND that you receive intimate and editorial photos of you and your partner. I've captured over 100 weddings, over 13 years, discreetly documenting every moment and emotion. I will capture the magical moments you never want to forget.

Wedding Highlights

My focus goes beyond simply taking pictures; it's about creating a comfortable and enjoyable environment where your true emotions can shine. 

WHAT MAKES The Wedding Experience With Me DIFFERENT

Let's be so honest for a minute... your wedding day is not about the photos and video. Okay, I know coming from a photographer that sounds like a weird thing to say, but hear me out. Your wedding day is about your experience! I want you to experience your wedding day in a joyful way! Of course we'll have a timeline and of course we'll capture all the images that become heirlooms. I've been doing that for over a decade. But the real gift I can give you is building a genuine connection with you, so that I can capture how you feel on your wedding day. You don't have to perform you can just be. I want your guests to ask me how long we've been friends. I know it's cliche but the only thing you  get to keep from your wedding day are your marriage and your photos. So your imagery should matter. The photos and videos should let you relive your day in a way that makes you feel good!  So I capture imagery that tells a story without being a production.

here's how this thing works

01. Let’s Chat

Who do you think you'll spend the most time with on your wedding day? If you guessed your photographer, you're absolutely right! That's why it's crucial to truly love and connect with your photographer. By the time your special day arrives, we will feel like old friends, having shared countless check-ins and even a double date or two throughout the planning process. However, our friendship begins right here and now! I am genuinely excited to dive into your world, to learn more about you and your unique love story. Let's embark on this incredible journey together and create memories that will last a lifetime!

02. Booking and Planning

Let's make things official! When you're ready to book I'll create an online portal for all your important documents! First up are your contract and retainer - once those are taken care of then your wedding date is locked into my calendar! Officially and exclusively yours. But we can't forget about the other goodies. I will create a custom timeline for you based on our initial meeting and upload it to your portal. This can be shared with all your other vendors, so when your HMUA asks you what time you need to be ready you already know! 

03. Engagement Session

Engagement sessions are my absolute favorite part of the pre-wedding process. They should feel like a really fun date night! Let's go to a museum or have a picnic on the beach!

I'll help you with all the details - outfits, location, etc! We'll use this time not only to capture this moment in your lives, but also so we can get to know each other even better! On your wedding day you'll feel super confident behind the camera! No jitters just fun! 

04. Checking In

The months leading up to your wedding is when everything really comes together. One of the benefits of booking with me is that I take a limited number of weddings a year, so I can make your wedding and our friendship a priority.  I'll be available throughout the planning process, and send you a questionnaire one month out!  You can ask any last minute questions, go over must have photos, and finalize the timeline. Plus if I'm available I'll attend walk throughs and meetings so you can wake up on your wedding day knowing that everything is taken care of, and you can stay stress free. 

05. The Wedding Day

Your big day is finally here! It will be a whirlwind of joy, hugs, and laughter. I am forever grateful that I get to capture those precious memories. So you can look back on them in your quiet moments, and remember the love you felt. I take a people focused approach to capturing your wedding day from the details to the portraits to the candid moments. 

Plus the week following your wedding day you'll receive sneak peeks! That’s right, while your guests are still unpacking, and you are still sipping drinks on the beach, you get a sneak peak!

06. Gallery Delivery 

Your wedding day has come and gone, and now your marriage is in its first months. What could be a better way to celebrate than by reliving your wedding day together? You can expect to receive your online gallery approximately four - six weeks following your wedding. Make a date night of it and spend some time talking about your favorite moments from your wedding day. From your online gallery you’ll be able to download and share your high-resolution digital files. Most importantly, you can highlight your favorite images for your album design. I will get those images off of your computer screen, and into your everyday life. 

07. Viewing and Ordering

One of my greatest joys is creating heirlooms for your family and art for your walls. Because of this I offer an exclusive reveal and ordering session for my wedding clients. I invite you to come view your images in person with snacks and drinks. Here you will select your favorite images, and I’ll put them together for you in an album! And if you have a lonely wall, an empty spot on your desk, or want to include an image on your thank you cards ... I offer those too. No matter the purpose, fine art prints give your space life, and should be enjoyed daily. 

From the start, Sam made us feel comfortable and we really have enjoyed working with her. Sam provides specific instruction while photographing you which makes it so much easier. She is so much fun to work with, and genuinely cares about the couples she works with. Overall, Sam went above and beyond all expectations we had, and we highly recommend her!!

"We truly felt lucky to have found Sam."

Treva & Bryan

Sam is a pro and knows exactly what to do to capture all aspects of the wedding. Both of our families commented on how much they liked and appreciated our photographer and how she handled the extended family! And of course she delivered beautiful photos and memories for us to cherish! 

"From the start, Sam had a warm and inviting presence."

Kate & Camron

We did our engagement photos in Sedona and Flagstaff and drove all the way there with her. One of the best things about being in front of her camera is that she compliments you the entire time which makes it such an effortlessly fun time for the couple.

"It was like going on a trip with a friend we had known for years!"

Tara & Scott

She was so helpful and accommodating throughout the entire process and was there to offer advice and give input whenever I had a question. She worked so well with all of our family members and guests, too! All of my bridesmaids fell in love with her and her bubbly personality! The photographs were more perfect than I could have ever asked for! She captured every detail and moment perfectly, and I'm so thankful to have those photos to look back on for years to come! 

"Sam is someone I truly consider to be a friend."

Lisa & Jarret

She really cared about what I was wanting for that day and made it all happen. All my guests loved her and appreciated that she also captured them as well. Every single photo I loved and appreciated beyond words. The pictures were dreamy and something out of a fairy tale.

"Sam makes you feel apart of something special."

Shannon & Jake


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Engagement sessions are my absolute favorite part leading up to the wedding day! I love getting to know you and see how y'all interact. Plus engagement sessions are the perfect opportunity for you to go on a date and experience what it's like to be in front of the camera all in one! Think about what is important to you as a couple - hiking, board games, coffee shops, going to Disneyland or the beach, etc. Let's capture those moments! Want to get dressed up and go somewhere gorgeous? Let's do it! 

Session Highlights

“Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever… It remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything.”

— Aaron Siskind

Me as your personal hype-person to capture your wedding

An Engagement Session with all the high resolution digital images

Over 500 fully edited high resolution digital images in an Online Gallery for easy viewing and sharing

Printing and Usage Rights 

Wedding Planning Guide, Timeline Creation, and Family Shot List Guidance

A Sneak Peek Gallery within 48 Hours 

Every Package Includes

I would LOVE to photograph your wedding! Send me an email and we can talk about the perfect package for you!



Engagement and Portrait Sessions 

20 minutes w/10 images    $250 
60 minutes w/25 images    $500
60 minutes w/full gallery   $750


Imagine being able to relive your vows and see the beautiful way your dress swayed, anytime you want, for years to come. It's like having a time machine to your perfect day!


Albums, wall art, and physical prints are available with every session. Pricing Varies.

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From fun engagement sessions to full coverage of your wedding day, I'm passionate about documenting the authentic emotions and heartfelt connections that unfold during your relationship. Investing in photography is investing in the preservation of your memories. It allows you to revisit the laughter, tears, and all the unique details that made your day unforgettable. With my artistic vision and dedication to storytelling, I aim to deliver a collection of timeless images that will transport you back to the magic of your wedding day, evoking the same joy and love you felt in those precious moments. Let me be your visual storyteller, capturing the beauty and emotions of your love story that will be cherished for a lifetime.

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We saw our photos and cried with joy. Sam was so perfect at capturing our love. She creates the feelings in the moment in the pictures.

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- Catie, bride

Your energy becomes infectious, inspiring guests to join in the celebration and create memories that will last a lifetime. From elegant waltzes to energetic dance-offs, their dance floor adventures encapsulate the spirit of their love and the zest they bring to life. As a witness to these extraordinary moments, I am driven to capture the essence of their dance floor magic, preserving it in photographs that will forever remind them of the pure exhilaration and connection shared on their wedding day.

You're not afraid to get down on the dance floor, Louboutins and all.

Whether it's a post-it on the bathroom mirror, a letter to your wedding guests, or a thank you note I love the intentionality behind a hand written note. As a photographer dedicated to capturing authentic emotions, I am humbled to be a part of these extraordinary traditions.

You write heartfelt handwritten notes

sometimes the most extraordinary experiences are found off the beaten path, embracing the beauty of spontaneity and the thrill of discovering hidden gems together. The laughter, the sense of wonder, and the awe-inspiring moments they encounter along the way become part of their love story, woven into the fabric of their journey. 

You aren't afraid of getting lost if it means finding someplace new together.

Simon and Jillian

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Under a chuppah of blooming flowers the bride and groom, surrounded by loved ones, celebrate their everlasting love in a joyful ceremony.

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Virginia and Max

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Backyard weddings are some of my favorite to capture, and Max and Virginia's wedding was no exception! From stunning ceremony views overlooking the ocean to heartfelt vows to a live band at the reception these two know how to throw a party!

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Tyler and Janine

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From the first look to the ceremony Tyler and Janine's emotions were tangible. And with tear filled eyes they pledged their love to each other in a elegant ceremony surrounded by friends and family. 

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Paige and Trevor

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The couple's private first look before the ceremony created a moment of intimacy and anticipation, setting the stage for the emotions of their wedding day. 

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Elke and Filip

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Elke and Filip's wedding was a stunning and intimate affair, with just 20 guests in attendance. The small number of attendees allowed for a truly personal and close-knit celebration, filled with cherished friends.

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Maria and Nick

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Maria and Nick had such a gorgeous wedding at Hacienda Del Sol. Their day was filled with laughter. Their families kept cracking jokes! The wedding party all wore matching socks and each detail was carefully thought out!

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