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.
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 that you can’t describe it in any other way but photographs.
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?
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.
We loved our intimate wedding at Cape Kiwanda - though it went by way too fast! Sam had some great location advice and since she was guiding us through the day, we were able to let go of the reins and not worry about making decisions ourselves. She also helped us with the timeline of the day and it turned out her suggestion that we needed even more time than we thought was spot on. It enabled us to capture everything that was most important to us. Our wedding day and ceremony was simple and sweet - just what we wanted.
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!
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!!
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.
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.
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.
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