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Alabama & Worldwide
After submitting your inquiry, you'll receive my investment details with pricing, FAQs, and a little bit about me! After you've had a chance to take a look, we can hop on a quick phone call or go grab some coffee to talk all things wedding! You'll spend the majority of your day with your photographer, so it's super important to make sure you are comfortable with whoever you choose! And, these calls/coffee dates are meant to give you the opportunity to see if we'd be a good fit! After that, booking is as simple as signing a contract and a 20% deposit!
After answering just a few quick questions about your day, you'll receive the initial draft of your custom photography timeline! We will work together (along with your planner) to make any tweaks or changes necessary! I love offering these timelines to my brides because it takes the burden off of you! You can be confident in the flow of your day! Plus, it helps to ensure that your wedding day is seamlessly flows easily from one event to the next!
This will be one of the best days of your engagement! Why? Because your only job is to have fun!! ....But, for real. You don't have to worry about a thing! I will walk you through fun and romantic posing with non-invasive prompts and clear direction. Though most of my couples feel awkward in front of the camera at first (which is totally understandable, I do too!). we are all laughing within a few minutes!
Eek! The day you become a wife is here!! From the moment I arrive, I will be taking gorgeous portraits, managing the timeline, and ensuring that you are having fun! I'm also passionate about making sure my brides are able to stay *present* throughout the day! So, if I can help by holding your bouquet, pinning boutonnieres, or securing your veil, I will! Anything to help you enjoy every second! And, luckily, the joy doesn't stop there! You will receive a sneak peak of your images within 3 days, so that you can start reliving the sweet beginning of your marriage!
Within 4 weeks, you will have your final gallery! Your wedding images will be delivered via a Pinterest-style, online gallery that lasts for 10 years! You will also receive both high-resolution and web-sized images (for Instagram posts, etc), so your pictures will look perfect no matter how you choose to share them! You can also easily order prints straight from your gallery, so you can start decorating your new home together!
How will you describe your wedding day in 30 years? Will you talk about how you and your bridesmaids belted your favorite songs? How you teared up as you walked down the aisle? How laughter and joy filled the air? I sure hope you do. And, I hope you'll let me capture those sweet memories with an enjoyable and stress-free experience from day 1. So, that way, you can show them too.
FROM my couples
Samantha has taken the most beautiful wedding photos we could've asked for! Our wedding day was freezing, cloudy, and barely drizzling most of the day, yet our pictures turned out beautifully. Samantha not only gave us gorgeous photos to keep, but was also one of our biggest cheerleaders throughout the day and the entire wedding process...We are genuinely so blessed to have found her!
"Samantha not only gave us gorgeous photos, but was also one of our biggest cheerleaders"
Lucia & Brent
Samantha did an amazing job! She was so organized, so sweet, and so timely. Thank goodness she was because I did not stress at all the day of my wedding... She was my absolute FAVORITE vendor I picked, and I am so happy I did because I am already planning an anniversary photo shoot with her. I am so happy I choose Samantha because I will treasure my wedding photos forever...
"She was my absolute FAVORITE vendor I picked"
Taylor & Luis
Samantha did an amazing job!! She has a very sweet spirit, is super professional, and beyond HELPFUL! We're so glad we had her as our photographer. She goes above and beyond! EVERYONE loves our pictures...they can't stop talking about them!
"EVERYONE loves our pictures... they can't stop talking about them!"
Tavonna & Joseph
Samantha does an amazing job at staying natural and fun, not over-editing, and capturing the moment! She is super easy to work with, accommodating, genuine, trustworthy, dependable, sweet, and talented! We do not consider ourselves photogenic or comfortable with being photographed, but you can’t tell at all in the photos!
"We do not consider ourselves photogenic ...but you can’t tell at all in the photos!
Jessica & Cody
Booking Samantha for our wedding is one of the best decisions we made!...She was such a fun and kind person to work with. She answered all my questions in the days leading up to our wedding...She has the personality where you feel comfortable with her quickly...The quality of her work is amazing, and you can truly see the emotion she captured. We will treasure the photos she took for years to come.
"Booking Samantha for our wedding is one of the best decisions we made!"
Nicole & Craig
Samantha made the day so easy and picture taking painless and she really captured the happiness and love and joy from our wedding! She is super fun and easy to work with and I look forward to working with her again! We love you Samantha! Thank you for making our day perfect!
"She really captured the happiness and love and joy from our wedding."
Sharon & Chad
I don't even have the words to describe how amazing Samantha is to work with. I had worked with her in a friends wedding and knew instantly I wanted her as my photographer when I got married one day ( I wasn't even engaged yet). When my now husband proposed she was one of my first calls... Our engagement photos and wedding photos were gorgeous. I will cherish them forever. Look no further for a photographer you have found her!!
"When my now husband proposed she was one of my first calls."
Marissa & John
From the consultation to the delivery of our wedding photos, Samantha made us feel at ease and confident she would capture the emotion of our wedding day. She is friendly and creative and it is obvious she loves what she does!
"Samantha made us feel at ease and confident she would capture the emotion of our wedding day."
Rachel & Eric
Booking Sam was the best wedding decision we made! She captured the most beautiful images. 8 months later I still find myself in love with the pictures she took. Seriously, she made us feel so happy, confident, and amazing! I am a wedding photographer myself and I can’t express how happy I am to have found her! You will be so happy if you book her!!
"Booking Sam was the best wedding decision we made! She captured the most beautiful images."
Emily & Nick
We used Sam's services for both engagement and wedding pictures. The results we got were exactly what we hoped for, but the friendliness and cheerfulness of Sam made her stand out even more!... Sam, your talent, kindness, and personality have made a life long impression on us. Thank you so much for your energy and capturing the memories of our special day!
"Sam, your talent, kindness, and personality have made a life long impression on us."
Lauren & John
My job is to make sure you are comfortable and having fun with your best friend. All you have to do is experience every second of your beautiful wedding with your family, friends, and your *husband*!
8 or More Hours
High-Res Images to Share & Print
CUSTOM WEDDING MAGAZINE
A Lot of Surprises!
8 or More Hours
High-Res Images to Share & Print
WEDDING photography MAGAZINE
A Lot of Surprises!
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wedding collections include:
Children with disabilities and illnesses have become near and dear to my heart after the birth of my son, Noah. So, I've decided to donate 5% of every wedding collection to my local children's hospital in your names.
In doing this, I am not asking YOU for more money. When I decided to incorporate this donation, I did not raise my pricing. You are not getting charged more for this donation. It is that important to me.
Here is the hospital website if you would like to check it out: Children's of Alabama