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animal lover

A few things about me....
I have been an avid horse lover my entire life. My mom is British and my love for the English countryside runs deep. I have a wonderful husband and a beautiful, sweet, silly little girl. I'm a big animal lover and enjoy spending my time outside [unless its really cold!]. I enjoy swimming, watching The Office reruns, riding my horse and reading a good book when I have time! Jane Austen never gets old - I could read her books a million times over! 

hi friends, i'm samantha.

the weddings

a glimpse...

The knowledge and experience you need on such an important day

100 happy couples!

I am constantly supplementing my education so that I can give the best to my couples.


I think what a lot of people don't realize about wedding photographers is that it is so much more than just the photography. Of course you absolutely need a photographer whose work you love, but above that you need someone who feels like your friend. You're with your photographer more than any other person during your wedding, so you want to make sure its a good fit! I love to be friends with my brides...bond over Jane Austen, England, The Office, cute animal reels etc... As your friend I'm in your corner on wedding day...from bustle help to grabbing you a drink. My job is to help you have an amazing day and look back on beautiful memories.

its not just about photos

the difference

I cannot say enough wonderful things about Samantha! If you are looking for a photographer with extraordinary talent and timely professionalism, look no further. Samantha is the best value you will find. She had great suggestions and the photos turned out absolutely beautifully! We quickly decided to book her for our wedding day - a move we did not regret. Everything about working with Sam for our wedding made me feel more at ease. 

- samantha and eric

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