So many people live their lives according to other peoples' expectations.
and that's BS. I'm not the elopement photographer that's going to sit here and talk about how epic and badass eloping is as much as I'm going to help you realize that once you have the confidence to be truly yourself on your wedding day, you can use that power to transform the rest of your life.
and I regret my wedding.
And I cried on my wedding day. They weren’t happy tears, either.
Let me tell you my story. I had a day that wasn’t really about the connection I had with my husband. It wasn’t about who we were as people; what we really were all about. It wasn’t “us”.
I’m an adventure elopement and intimate wedding photographer not to in order to be Insta-famous or get these awesome photos, but because I want to help couples experience such connection on their wedding day (with each other and themselves as individuals) and transfer that individuality into the rest of their lives.
Imagine spending your day with your partner doing things you LOVE, that ignite your soul.
Things that make you say, “hell yeah”.
Because no matter what it is – if you can dream it up, it’s POSSIBLE. Do I wish I had rather spent my wedding day with my husband doing things we enjoy like riding horses, getting a tattoo, grabbing a bowl of clam chowder on the beach, or taking a helicopter ride?
Martyka & Steve, Oregon Coast
Our day went by in a blur and we were glad to have Sam capture all the memories we may have missed or forgotten. She made things super easy so we were able to focus on what was more important, which was experiencing the day together and enjoying ourselves. Sam was also quick to empower us to do whatever we wanted - whether that was going to a diner in our wedding attire, or getting matching wedding band tattoos! Our day was everything we could have wanted and we felt like Sam was just a friend that was helping guide us through it.
Rachel & Mitch, Oregon Coast & Redwoods
... We loved that Sam was able to marry us, because we felt like we knew her really well and didn't like that idea of having an officiant who we weren't as close with. Her personality made things super comfortable and we all had an awesome time. She knew so much about the area that she shared in stories and advice. That also translated into her awesome timeline she made, which was spot on for timing!
We trusted Sam implicitly with our special day within 5 minutes of speaking on the phone. Eloping and having Sam capture it was the best decision.
Kendal & Mike, Glacier National Park
As soon as I spoke to Sam on the phone we connected and I knew there was no one else I would rather have in my corner to pull off the magical adventurous wedding I had in mind! Sam was super communicative, crazy knowledgeable, and just so much fun to work with!
Do yourself a solid and cancel your wedding, hire Sam, and run away and marry your sweetie like you really want to!
Leah & Mike, Glacier National Park
Sam did more than I ever imagined a photographer would. She removed any piece that could have seemed overwhelming.
On top of all of that, she’s a fantastic photographer and a phenomenal person. Our wedding day was a group of friends, trudging through the woods (hot tea in hand, thanks to her and her husband), laughing, talking, and getting pictures along the way.
Rebecca & Ryan, Crater Lake National Park
Have to give it up for Sam! We had a blast, and the pictures turned out better than we could have hoped. She put us at ease and by the end of the day we were all laughing and just having fun!!
Hope & RJ, Oregon Coast
She picked a perfect location and had a timeline sent to me in no time! I seriously just had to show up. There was not one single thing I had to worry about that day. She truly made it intimate and about us two. I would not pick any other person to capture that day.
Tabby & Justin, Oregon
Sam helped us really figure out what we were wanting and how to achieve that feeling...and gave us the confidence to stick to our wishes, even if they were non-traditional! She honestly felt like working with a goofy friend. The pictures were more than we could have imagined...and for my husband who really is shy in front of the camera? You never would have known! Sam made it SO easy.
Noey & Jeramie, Alabama Hills/Lone Pine California
We were just overwhelmed with Sam's help in finding essentially our wedding location.
She’s everything rolled into ONE.
I can’t thank her enough for capturing what we were picturing in our heads, so well. Not only did Sam capture our wedding day but she became a friend, who I will refer just about any and everyone to now.
"In hindsight, I can't imagine anyone else standing by our side (or climbing a rocky waterfall with us as it were). Do yourself a solid and cancel your wedding, hire Sam, and run away and marry your sweetie like you really want to!" - Kendal & Mike, Glacier National Park