I'm Sami: a wedding and portrait photographer who believes in thoughtfully selected details that celebrate your unique relationship, heirlooms that are sentimental & intentional, and images that illustrate the legacy of your family.
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.
“Sami truly captured every moment and emotion perfectly. We have received so many wonderful comments on our wedding photos that we will cherish forever. ”
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.
“Sami has a way of making you feel so comfortable and at ease on days where nerves can be high. Sami captured each and every special moments of our wedding day, was incredibly gracious, patient, and professional. Beyond beautifully capturing each moment, Sami gets your pictures back to you in unbelievable timing. The woman is amazing and we are overwhelmed with gratitude for her.”
ANNIE & LOGAN
Building intentional rhythms and family traditions, making lists, going on walks at White Rock Lake, and quality time with my favorite people.
Wife to Matt and Mama to Annie, my family is the biggest gift in my life. Through my own story in marriage and motherhood, I am truly honored to document these seasons in the lives of my clients.
My faith is the foundation of
my life and my marriage. God’s
grace, direction, and love fuel
my creativity and my business.
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.
“There are not enough words in the dictionary to describe how thankful I am that I hired Sami.
She photographed everything: our proposal, engagement photos, bridal portraits, rehearsal dinner, and our entire wedding day. She is the kindest human - so warm and welcoming and joyful! She could make anyone comfortable in front of the camera.
Sami is unbelievably prepared and organized, and has excellent communication. She got all my photos for every single event to me earlier than expected, and her photos are truly works of art. She captures emotion and atmosphere in a way that I can't describe. I look back on all the photos that Sami captured and truly feel like I am reliving the moments. I cannot recommend her enough - she was the best decision ever.
"I can’t put into words how wonderful and amazing Sami is. From the moment we booked her, I knew I made the right decision.
Sami is approachable, personable, quick to respond, professional, and truly wanted the best experience for me and my husband. She really makes an effort to get to know you and what your vision is for your photos and wedding day. Sami executed everything perfectly on our wedding day.
She delivered our engagement photos, bridal portraits, and wedding gallery SO quickly. I was blown away. Her timeless, beautiful photos and her talent is just incredible. My mom and I still continue to talk about how wonderful Sami was. I cannot recommend Sami enough. We will cherish our portraits and wedding album forever."
“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. Our photos turned out incredible! They look so elegant and beautiful! 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.
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!”
“Sami truly captured every moment and emotion perfectly. We have nothing but positive things to say about our experience with 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. We 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.
“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.
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 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! 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!”
“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.
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. 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!!”