a stylish & magazine like photo of a bride & groom standing on a bridge at the Venice canals in the afternoon
an epic romantic photo of a couple kissing passionately on top of a mountain during sunset during their adventure engagement session in the Los Padres National Forest
a fun candid photo of a bride & groom dancing and posing in front of wine barrels and a long couch during their wedding reception at Madera Kitchen in Hollywood
a romantic night photo of a bride & groom facing each other under an archway with fairy lights during their stylish wedding reception at the Hartley Botanica
a fun & candid photo of a bride & groom laughing after their elegant Jewish wedding ceremony at Madera Kitchen in Hollywood
a dramatic editorial photo of a bride posing with a long pink veil on top of a mountain in the Angeles National Forest after their colorful romantic wedding at the Lodge at Malibou Lake
a soft romantic photo of a bride & groom together at sunrise at Glacier Point for their adventure wedding in Yosemite
a dapper GQ style photo of a groom & groomsmen sitting seriously around a bar in the underground tavern at Newhall Mansion in Piru near Santa Clarita
a romantic photo of a couple hugging in front of a lake & mountain during their adventure engagement session in Olympic National Park in Washington

Hello and Welcome!

I’M SO HAPPY THAT YOU’RE HERE!

My name is Samantha (Sam) Turchin, and I’m a photographer.

I love capturing momentary scenes and scenic moments—and those spaces in between.

My mission is to photograph settings as they feel and you as you are: genuinely, uniquely, and radiantly.

a fun & candid photo a couple walking down the street Cahuenga in Hollywood on their wedding day

Wedding, Portrait, and Lifestyle Photography

that is

VIVID. DREAMY. DRAMATIC.

CANDID. COLORFUL. REAL.

EARTHY. ENCHANTING. FUN!

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Kind Words

from Past Clients:

"Working with Samantha for my wedding felt like being with an old friend. She exudes warmth and kindness and she is exceptionally talented. My fiancé and I both felt like she understood the essence of our relationship and she was able to capture that effortlessly on camera."

a whimsical photo of a bride & groom walking away from the camera on their wedding day at Reptacular Ranch in Sylmar in the San Fernando Valley

"Samantha is SUCH a sweetheart & super down to earth. It was such an ease to work with her and you could easily tell how comfortable we (and everyone she photographed) were just through how natural and comfortable we looked in the photos. The quality of her work is really beautiful — her photos definitely have a timeless, elegant, and romantic feel.”

a romantic storybook photo of a bride & groom kissing underneath a chandelier at their ceremony site at night

"Her personality is so nice and fun and down to earth and calm while also in charge and confident. It was the perfect combo of someone who was cool to hang out with but also experienced and professional."

a cute cozy candid photo of a bride & groom touching noses while holding a blanket together during their engagement photography session in Playa del Rey

"Sam is a true artist. She's very present in the moment, recognizes what's important, and captures that moment with a style that is just extraordinary."

a colorful & dramatic silhouette of a bride & groom standing in a vintage hallway at the Hotel Figueroa in Downtown Los Angeles

"Our family photos look like works of art, our first look and ceremony photos were close and intimate, the pictures of the guests at the reception were candid and real, the shots of the concert we had after the dinner were dark and atmospheric, the photos of the decor and food looked straight out of a magazine... Basically, Samantha got the perfect shot every situation."

a whimsical storybook photo of a bride & groom in a dip kiss in a green garden during their wedding at Wattles Mansion in Hollywood

“Sam has the absolute most perfect chemistry you want when booking a photographer. She is genuinely enthusiastic about every single shot she takes and her shots are breathtaking."

a beautiful photo of a groom leaning into a bride while she looks away pose outside at the Newhall Mansion

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