I am lucky enough to have had so many incredible clients (turned friends) because of photography.

Read what some of them had to say about working with me!

Couple embracing in the woods at their mount laguna engagement session

"WOW!! Samantha was a breath of fresh air! I have NEVER felt so comfortable being photographed before in my life! My husband and I both had quite a bit of a anxiety/apprehension day of the shoot, but were quickly put at ease by Samantha's attitude and whole energy throughout the experience. She made me feel absolutely beautiful before, during, and after and as someone whose dealt with a lifetime of low self esteem this absolutely meant the world to me. My husband rarely ever smiles in pictures and for the first time in our lives we have picture after picture after picture of him smiling so naturally it's almost hard to believe.
Sam has a way of calming your nerves and effortlessly getting you to open up and have fun while being photographed and it shows through her work. To call her a natural at what she does would be an understatement. You can see how much she truly loves capturing the love two people share through her work. Thanks to her we have the most beautiful pictures capturing a special day we had and I cant be more excited and proud to frame and send some of these to family and friends.
She was such a pleasure to be around throughout the whole thing and we are already booking our next session with Sam
Bottom line is her work is amazing! Her attitude and soothing energy is amazing! We cant wait for next time!"

- Sarah + James

"I have no words. I had my mini ceremony a couple weekends ago, and I never could have expected so many beautiful pictures out of just a couple hours. Sam paid attention to everything we had discussed about pictures beforehand, and then gave me more than I could have dreamed. I literally don't know what to say besides she is everyone's DREAM photographer and anyone looking for a photographer should scoop her up now. Not only is she an amazing photographer, but she is one of the sweetest souls I know and she makes it her goal to see her couples happy. Believe me Sam, you more than did you job on this one, I so cannot wait for the bigger wedding next year to see how much more magic you can do."

- Alexis + Raul

"One of the best decisions I made when planning my wedding was to hire Samantha as our photographer. The photos are absolutely beautiful and my husband and I will cherish them forever. Samantha is so talented, great to work with and very professional. She made my husband and I feel comfortable throughout the whole process. We are beyond happy with our wedding and engagement photos and cannot thank Samantha enough!!"

- Lexi + Miguel

"Samantha and her husband are an absolute dream team! They made sure during our busy day to get all of the photos we could possibly think of having. From day one working with Samantha, she was responsive, understanding, professional and overall the best photographer I could have asked for. Her work is stunning and if you choose to book with her, you will have zero regrets! I can not thank her enough for giving me amazing photos to help remember our day for the rest of our lives!!"

- Jules + Steven

Bride and groom cheering at their Yosemite National Park wedding.

"This review has taken me a while and quite honestly because I didn’t know how to describe how amazing Samantha’s work is. She captured our wedding beautifully and most uniquely. We had the plan of having our wedding in San Diego but with all the rise of restrictions, we decided 3 months before our big day to have an elopement like wedding in Yosemite National Park. We shared the idea with Sam, and immediately she said YES. She accommodated our plan, timeline, research and adventure. She was our mini wedding planner/photographer, her type A skills really came perfect together. The day of the wedding was magical, both Sam and Colton were the sweetest with our friends and family- they really are a power couple duo. My husband and I were impressed with Sams ability to create but also organize and execute. She was never late on an email, answered all our questions throughout the process and was exceptionally passionate about her dream life, now her reality. Both my husband and I are creative business owners and understand the value and hard work that goes into building a thriving business. Loved her work. Sam, you’re amazing! Never stop dreaming."

- Denisse + Efren

Bride and groom embracing at their Falkner Winery wedding.

"We had an absolutely lovely experience with Samantha and her husband, Colton. We booked one of her wedding packages that included an engagement session and our wedding photos, which we are equally obsessed with!! Samantha was wonderful at communicating, and so understanding of changes, even during a pandemic. She delivered our pictures faster than we were expecting, and the quality of her work is incredible. Also, she made both shoots so fun!! My husband actually enjoyed taking photos, which I was shocked about. It's been 2 months since our wedding and I am still obsessed with every single photo in our wedding album. I can't recommend Samantha enough!!!"

- Jenna + Caleb

"We had the pleasure of working with Samantha and her husband in October for our wedding. She was super helpful and responsive throughout the entire process both leading up to our wedding and the day of. She made us both feel so comfortable while taking our wedding photos. When my husband and I received our photos, we were both blown away. They were all stunning and even better than we could have ever imagined. Samantha captured every moment of our special day beautifully. We couldn’t recommend her more! If you are looking for a photographer for your upcoming wedding look no further!"

- Seana + Neil

"Samantha is not only a wizard with her camera, but she is truly an artist. Her eye for photography and her sweet fun-loving demeanor make her an absolute pleasure to work with. The value for the photos you get is great, she replies quickly and communicates if she will be out of town, on another project, etc. She goes out of her way for her clients, and makes you feel like family when she photographs you. I recommend Samantha for any and all of your photography needs!."

- Rachel + Jake

Grooms embracing at their Sacred Mountain wedding venue in Julian, CA

"I cannot express how thankful I am to have found Samantha. I could seriously go on endlessly about how amazing she is. From the get go she made both me and my now-husband feel like family. Wedding planning can be such a stressful time, especially if your vendors aren't on their A-game. Well let me tell you, with Samantha, I had all my questions and concerns answered before I could even come up with them. She made the 3 hour round trip to our wedding venue in the mountains the weekend before the wedding to scope out all the sights and backdrops. She worked with us to discuss the best spots based on all possible conditions of lighting/weather and helped us put a timeline together. She was just as informed, if not, more than our day-of-coordinators on where we were supposed to be and when. Her and her team were able to capture every second of happiness and love throughout the whole day; from getting ready to dancing the night away. They were flexible with schedule changes and worked with us through the poor weather. Best thing is that she kept me calm! Finally, I will wrap it all up by saying that her photography and editing skills absolutely speak for themselves. She turned around pictures with incredible timing. Most of my married friends had to wait MONTHS to get anything out of their photographers, which is a testament to her hard work. I plan to use her again in the future and I recommend her to anyone who wants a stress free day resulting in priceless memories that will last a life time!"

- Nick + Lee