During weddings and portrait sessions, I aim to capture moments that express joy, love, and family. It is my hope that when you sit down years from now and pull out your images, you'll still remember how it felt to walk down the aisle, share a dance with your dad, or feel your newborn's soft skin. I hope to capture the sweetness of each moment so that you can enjoy it for years to come.
I started my photography journey when I had my first daughter and desperately wanted to preserve every little detail of those early days. I never wanted to forget exactly what those first moments were like! To me, that's the beauty of a photograph - it's ability to bring back the emotion of a moment long after it has passed.
my favorite things
My camera helps me capture the beauty of life's sweetest moments.
Spending time with my family! Quality time is definitely my love language!
All things sweet. I have a genuine obsession with ice cream and baked goods! When I'm not taking photos, you can usually find me in the kitchen.
Fresh cut flowers.
(No explanation needed.)
Classic details. I will take a set of pearls over a sparkly necklace any day. In fact, my pearl studs are the one thing I never leave home without!
Hot tea and good books. Just add a cozy blanket and I'm all set!
Time outdoors. One item on our family's bucket list is to visit all of the National Parks! Don't ask me to tent camp though... I'm not quite that adventurous!
We enjoyed using Samantha to capture our special day. Samantha delivered incomparable service and attention to detail for our wedding. Samantha demonstrated proficiency with her camera and was exceptional at capturing natural and posed wedding photos. When we were given the batch of wedding photos my wife and I were blown away at the quality. Samantha’s natural editing style captured a true and pleasing perspective of the wedding. She had a wonderful and cheerful personality and was a bright spot on our big day.
Samantha is very easy to work with and made two awkward people feel comfortable and actually look really good! She worked so hard and did a great job scouting out locations and planning every detail for the shots we wanted. She is really responsive and always got back to us within a day with answers to all my crazy bride-brain questions. Samantha was calm and focused during the wedding day, and managed to get good shots even on a rainy day. We love our pictures! I can't recommend Samantha highly enough.
Having Samantha take our family pictures was such a pleasure. She was positive and encouraging in all of our efforts to get ourselves and kids coordinated and situated and smiling and looking simultaneously! She had great ideas for poses and different natural backgrounds outside. She was open to suggestions from us as well. She was timely and professional. She even pointed us in the direction of a company that could do great quality prints and canvases for very reasonable price. We have beautiful tangible memories thanks to Samantha.
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photos by @samantha.ludlow