Memories Preserved in a Classic, Romantic Style
I'm Sam and this is Brooke! We're your team.
I live in Ridgely, TN just minutes from Reelfoot Lake and the beautiful hills and creeks of Obion County. I love the outdoors, creek-wading, and good coffee. I began my photography journey in 2013 and haven't looked back. Weddings are my favorite because I love meeting new people, witnessing the beginning of a brand-new family, and getting caught up in the excitement of the day. Of course, I also just love the photos. If you'd like to know more about me or my business, shoot me a message! Love.
Brooke is also from Ridgely and currently lives in Tiptonville with her husband, Jake, and their puppies. Brooke is a creative at heart and can do just about anything from marketing campaigns to interior design. She and I began working together in 2020. We've shot several weddings together and gone on a few adventures. You'll see Brooke at just about every wedding as my second photographer and assistant.
"SAMANTHA DID AN OUTSTANDING JOB. SHE LAUGHED WITH ME, PEP-TALKED ME, FASTENED SOME CLASPS, YOU NAME IT... BUT MOST OF ALL SHE GAVE ME THESE PICTURES THAT I WILL CHERISH FOREVER. TODAY SAY THAT I AM OBSESSED WITH THEM IS AN UNDERSTATEMENT"
Ashley, 2022 Bride
Samantha is phenomenal! She flawlessly finds the perfect angles, is patient, & helps out wherever needed. She made taking pictures fun & in between capturing photos, she even helped us finish putting out decorations as we were running behind. She may be a photographer at the beginning of your day, but at the end, she's more like a friend. We absolutely LOVE all of our photos & are so happy we chose Sam to capture our day!
Kelly Jo & Jonathan
How long have you been a wedding photographer?
I've been photographing weddings for 10 years.
What is your photo editing style?
My editing style varies from true-to-color to dark and moody. I do edit depending on the client's personal taste when it is requested. I always attempt to provide a clean, sharp image.
What is it like to work with you on the day of the wedding?
It may sound like chaos, but I promise it is not. I am structured when it comes to the wedding day timeline, but my stuff is always a bit messy. I work to provide you beautiful images, but I also want to make your wedding day easier. I'm no good with down time. So, if you need your dessert table styled when we're caught up with photos, I'll do it. If you need a pep talk and a beer, I'll grab you a beer and hype you up. I like to think I am fun to work with on your wedding day.
Do you have a backup plan in place?
Yep! That's the great thing about the photography community. If something goes wrong, I can find someone to step in for me. I also have a very talented second shooter who works with me.
When will we receive our wedding photos?
Delivery time varies depending on the time of year. For instance, January and February are usually slow months. Galleries are normally delivered within 4 weeks. On the other hand, October is my busiest month and galleries can take 6-8 weeks. You will be notified of your specific turnaround time.
How would you describe your wedding photography style?
While I have a more classic approach to photographing weddings, I do like to capture candid moments. I also like to give my couples/bridal party prompts to get an authentic response. I would say my style is classic with a drop of photo-journalistic added.
Can I see a full wedding gallery?
Absolutely! Go to the menu on this page and click "Clients". You'll be taken to all my active client galleries. You can check out several full wedding galleries there.
Can we request specific shots?
Yes. I work from a shot list that I have used for years but I welcome new ideas. I also LOVE when a couple provides me a list of family members for photos.
What do your wedding packages include?
All of my wedding packages include an engagement session, wedding day timeline planning, wedding day coverage, and images delivered via online gallery with unlimited printing.
What are the steps to book?
Send me a message. Once you decide to book, I require a completed questionnaire, signed contract and 25% retainer. When all of that is done, we book your engagement session.