FROM PAST CLIENTS:
"We hired Samantha to photograph our wedding based on the artistic, photojournalist style that her photos had, which was exactly what we were looking for to capture the spirit and atmosphere of our wedding day.
As the wedding approached she was attentive and careful to make sure she knew all the specific shots we wanted/needed. She has such a fantastic eye for composition and framing; we love the photos that came out of it.
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."
- Hayley & Ben (Wattles Mansion, Los Angeles)
"After getting our photos back, I was literally moved to tears because they are so beautiful, and so perfectly captured the day. To top it off, Sam is such a pleasure to be around, which was important, because she was my by side the entire day. She was such a calming presence, so professional, and went above and beyond each step of the way.
She is a talented & skillful photographer when it comes to her eye for detail combined with composition & color. I knew I wanted a documentary aesthetic... She knows how to take moments beyond the posed or expected shots and document the REAL emotions of the day.
Working with Sam was honestly just a dream. She is a true artist, passionate about providing compelling photos. I recommend her for any special event or phase of life you wish to capture."
- Lorinda & Todd (Wedgewood Sterling Hills, Camarillo)
"Sam is the best! She photographed our wedding as well as our engagement photos. She immediately got us and our style, and we instantly clicked with her and knew she was the one.
For people not comfortable being the center of attention, she was perfect; she made us feel relaxed and injected a lot of humor into our shoots. In fact, our photo session post-ceremony was a nice breather in between the ceremony and reception!
Of course, we loved her style too and her photos are beautiful. She was very flexible and communicative. You can bring your own ideas, but she knows when to take control and take beautiful photos that you'll cherish in the future. In short, we loved her and highly recommend her for your special day!"
- Melinda & Jared (The Island Hotel & Five Crowns Restaurant, Newport Beach)
"Sam photographed our wedding as well as our engagement shoot. I would highly recommend her for many, many reasons. There were two major things that jumped out at me right away from her website when I was doing my initial research:
The first was the style of the photos she takes. They really stand out from so many other photographers... Visually it was just what I was looking for. And then second, the amount of information she gives on her website was the most impressive thing ever. This really showed me how organized she was, which was really important to me when I was looking for wedding vendors.
And once my husband and I met her in person, we were even more sure she was exactly who we wanted. 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... She was an absolute dream to work with."
- Kim & Matt (Eden Oaks Ranch, Escondido)
"Sam was totally professional, reasonable, and just really easy to work with (I can't stress that part enough). And the results speak for themselves. Her photos are epic.
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. We had hoped to have one or two key photos of the night that we'd be able to frame and look at for the rest of our lives. We ended up with a ton of them.
As a filmmaker, not only am I focused on the story and the content, but I'm incredibly critical of exposure, composition, color, contrast, focus, and all of the technical aspects of an image. I couldn't be happier with Sam's work. She hit a grand slam for us, and I would recommend her to anyone, any time, for any occasion."
- Andrea & Nate (Hotel Figueroa, Los Angeles)