I'm Sami: a Dallas, Texas Wedding and Portrait Photographer! Thanks so much for visiting my little corner of the internet and looking at my work.
I believe in thoughtfully selected details that celebrate your unique relationship, heirlooms that are sentimental & intentional, and images that illustrate the legacy of your family. Most of all, I believe in marriages that are even more beautiful than wedding days! My photography style is purposeful and timeless with attention to details and intimate moments that speak to marriage and legacy. Natural light, true-to-life colors, contrast, and exposure allow me to create heirloom images. I strive to make my clients the center of each photograph, to capture personality, and to deliver quality images that will be passed from generation to generation.
From helping you customize your wedding day to perfecting your timeline and connecting you with vendors who can bring your vision to life... my goal is to help you celebrate your marriage, make you feel like yourself, and ensure that you are taken care of every step of the way. I would love to hear more about you: what you love, what your wedding style is like, and what you envision for your photos!
My Daughter, Annie
My Husband, Matt
A decaf mocha (and let’s add a shortbread
My faith is the foundation of
my life and my marriage. God’s
grace, direction, and love fuel
my creativity and my business.
(an engineer, avid golfer, Green Bay
Packers fan, and movie buff!)
I believe this job is such a gift: I have the honor of photographing couples on the most special occasion of their lives. I realize the incredible significance behind this season, and I want to make it as joyful, easy, and stress-free as possible. From educating you on how to choose the perfect outfits & finding the right location for your engagement shoot to constructing the perfect wedding day timeline to capturing the details of your special day, I'll be there each step of the way!
It's totally normal to feel nervous before your engagement photos and before your wedding. But that's what I'm here for! I'll guide you through tried-and-true posing techniques that flatter your features, take advantage of natural light, and help you feel comfortable in front of the camera. Not only will we capture beautiful portraits... we'll also have a lot of fun along the way! You deserve to look and feel your best on this special occasion! I'm here to help make that happen.
Your relationship is unique and special! As a wife and bride myself, I know that while your wedding is such a special event, it's the first day of something even better: your marriage! On your wedding day, I'll be there to capture every sentimental emotion, special moment, and meaningful tradition. You'll receive timeless images that celebrate your relationship and the covenant of your marriage. I promise to help preserve your memories with photographs that will serve as heirlooms to pass down for generations.
As we grow in our experience of marriage and come to more deeply know our spouses, I hope we can each find an increase of wisdom and understanding that allows us to better serve our marriages with compassion and discernment.
As much as I believe marriage is sacred and special... I also believe it should be fun! I hope every marriage includes spontaneity, romance, surprise, and a relationship filled with excitement and laughter through the years.
I believe grace is at the heart of marriage. My hope is that we can allow ourselves to forgive one another, to refine our relationship, to love each other freely with no conditions, and to grow in kindness as we pursue intentional marriage.
Even as you walk the path toward marriage, you have already experienced so much joy in your relationship! My hope is that your happiness will only multiply in this next chapter. I wish an abundance of joy for you and for every marriage!
Every relationship holds peaks and valleys; my prayer is that we may find the resilience to weather life's tougher seasons united as husband and wife and to ultimately emerge with a stronger relationship and an enduring foundation in marriage.
"Sami is an AMAZING photographer, but she is also more than that! She has an amazing heart, and is so kind and helpful. Within a week of getting engaged I told my husband that we HAD to book Sami. Her pictures are stunning, she has such an eye for her craft and I felt so lucky to have her on my team!
She is beyond helpful during the planning process, and becomes more than a vendor, she becomes a friend. I could not recommend Sami enough, she is responsive, creative, professional, and the best ever!! Thank you Sami for our amazing engagements and wedding photos! We love you so much!!."
“Spectacular, Amazing, Timeless Photography. We knew immediately when we met Sami that she would be the right photographer for us! So sweet, positive, and understanding of how stressful the wedding process can be. We had to reschedule our wedding, and she could not be more understanding of our situation and worked seamlessly with us to ensure there were no issues with rescheduling.
Now, the piece de la resistance - the wedding day! Sami's photos turned out incredible! She understands how to cue people like us who don't typically take posed photos and get people in and out of photos quickly. Her photos look so elegant and beautiful, too! I could not be happier. She was a very positive presence on our wedding day, making sure she corralled the right people to be where they needed to be, capturing all the details I wanted - and even checked a few times during the reception to make sure I had a drink if I wanted one. Seriously, Sami is a very genuine, sincere, and authentic person who will be there for you on your wedding day. It was really important for us to have a vendor team that was the right fit and a nice person - so if that is what you want in a photographer, BOOK SAMI!”
“Our Dream Wedding Photographer! Sami was the best decision that we could have made when planning our wedding! She was one of the first vendors we booked and was so professional, yet personable during our entire experience of working with her. She was not only incredible for our engagement shoot and throughout the wedding day, she helped create our wedding day timeline, which lined up perfectly so that we could fit all photos in prior to the sunset and not feel rushed throughout the day.
Sami truly captured every moment and emotion perfectly. We have nothing but positive things to say about our experience with Sami and have received so many wonderful comments on our wedding photos that we will cherish forever. She made an effort to understand what was important to us in a photographer and she really honed into that to ensure she captured everything throughout the wedding day. Between all of her resources offered throughout the wedding planning process, to going above and beyond on our wedding day, we cannot say enough great things about Sami!”
“If you are wondering if you should book Sami for your wedding, here is your sign to do it! I don’t know how many times during this wedding planning process I have thought or told people that she was one of the best vendor decisions we could have made!! Not only is her photography GORGEOUS and her experience invaluable, but she is the sweetest human and she genuinely wants to support you as you plan your wedding and start your marriage! She has so many resources to help with different aspects of planning that were so thoughtful and incredibly useful.
We loved every single image in our final gallery, you can tell how important it is to her to capture the moments that mean the most to her clients. She delivered all of the shots we previously discussed, but so many more candids filled with the people we love the most. I also cannot say enough great things about having her there on the wedding day itself! We received so many compliments about her from our family and friends about how professional yet warm and friendly she was! She was this incredibly calm and joyful presence the day of the wedding, it was like having another friend there to celebrate with us which took so much pressure off and allowed us to really be ourselves in our photos. I cannot say enough things about how great of an experience it was working with Sami, I will forever recommend her and am so excited to get to work with her in the future!”
“Sami is such an amazing photographer, and SUCH a joy to work with! We cannot recommend her enough to anyone that asks! We booked her pre-covid and she was super helpful in helping us navigate rescheduling our wedding with her! She shot our elopement on our original date, and was such a calming presence when we clearly had no idea what we were doing or where we were going.
On our rescheduled date, we had a larger ceremony and reception to celebrate with family and friends, and Sami was a ROCKSTAR in navigating all the chaos with such grace. Our entire bridal party was so impressed with Sami and her team throughout the whole day. She truly goes above and beyond to make her clients feel comfortable and special during their sessions, and very clearly cares a great deal about her craft. We seriously could not imagine working with ANYONE else for our wedding, and will definitely be using her for any other photography needs in the future!!”
"Using Sami was definitely one of the best decisions we made through our wedding process! She is prompt in responding to emails and questions, was timely for every appointment that we made, and takes GORGEOUS photos. She was so easy to work with, and so kind. After every photo she took she had something encouraging to say that made you feel beautiful. Wedding planning can be so stressful, and she was organized, and her presence had nothing but a mellowing effect all the way from engagements, to bridal portraits for the wedding day. During the ceremony you had no idea she was in the room, and yet the pictures of that time were absolutely lovely. It was really important to me that all of my vendors recognized the importance and magnitude of the commitment we were making through our marriage, and I can honestly say that is reflected through Sami's work and the care she takes in every step from communication to packaging of her products."
"Where to begin?!? Not only does Sami have an amazing eye, her photographs captured moments and interactions better than I ever could have imagined for our wedding! When we did our engagement photos with Sami, we both immediately felt comfortable enough laugh, pose and had a great time with her. During our wedding, Sami was so wonderful - she knew people by name, she corralled the groups, and she captured every part of the event beautifully! All our family members commented on how incredible she was and complemented how she handled her role. Sami is truly a gem and I would recommend her to anyone searching for a photographer for their special day."
"Not only did Sami capture all our favorite moments (smiles, tears, hugs and dance moves!), she was so professional and organized, kept us calm on the wedding day and made the planning process so much fun along the way. She's so sweet, she just makes you want to be her best friend!"
"We loved having Sami as our photographer for our special day! She was so professional, but yet it felt like we had known each other for years. Her work is amazing and she does such a great job! I would HIGHLY recommend Sami for anyone who asks!"
"Sami is THE BEST photographer I have ever worked with. She is so kind, encouraging, and professional during her shoots. She has an amazing way of making you feel so comfortable and special the entire time. Her pictures are beautiful and we know we will never be disappointed. We will never use another photographer because of how amazing Sami is."
"Sami is an INCREDIBLE photographer and amazing to work with. She is encouraging and just makes you feel so incredibly special throughout the whole process! And her photos are creative, artistic, and breathtaking! I can't wait to continue using her for milestones ahead!"