ABOUT ME

Quiet, cozy mornings with my dogs. Movie marathons with my sisters. Catching up with my oldest friends at our favorite Mexican restaurant. Breathing in deeply after a killer workout. Cuddling on the couch with my husband and a glass of wine. That emotion, that warmth, that comfort: these are some of my favorite things.

Photography is not just something that is seen; it is also something that is felt. I look to those deep connections, those ephemeral moments, that endless love. THAT is where the spirit of my work lives.

Hi! I'm Sam. I'm a daydreaming, nature loving, always-up-for-celebrating Los Angeles native. I invariably wear a skirt or a dress. And I have a huge collection of VHS tapes because they remind me of childhood & because sometimes things look better a little fuzzy.

Photo by Anthony Pavelich

I BELIEVE:

in you doing you.

♥ that contrast is the spice of life.

♥ in the power of music, laughter, and the ocean.

♥ that friends & family are everything.

♥ that sunsets should be enjoyed thoroughly.

♥ in the unconventional, bohemian, and free-spirited.

♥ in the magic of the simple things.

♥ that there is embracing light at the end of the tunnel.

♥ in keeping it real.

♥ in totally rocking (it) out.

I ADORE:

♥ candlelight.

♥ the smell of pavement as it starts to rain.

♥ mixtapes.

♥ all colors, but especially black.

♥ peanut sauce.

♥ rollerblading & playing racquetball.

♥ OG dive bars.

♥ very dry and/or British humor.

♥ the strange & unusual.

♥ puppies!

Photo by Toni Larsen

MY BACKGROUND

During my good old days at USC, I focused on a few of my favorite things: English, Film, and Photography. That meant a ton of literature (especially from the Romantic & Victorian eras), a plethora of movies, and the darkroom. It was fabulous.

After college, I began working at a snazzy post-production lab that specialized in commercial, entertainment, and fine art photography. I went on to become the producer & studio manager for a celebrity photographer, and then I ended up back in the realm of post-production via an editorial retouching house.

...Which brings us to 2012, when I launched my very own photography business. It’s been an amazing journey so far, and I’m so very excited about everything to come. Let’s have some fun!

Photo by Yours Truly

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