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The connection that's captured in my camera gets people hyped. Here's what they have to say.

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Deidra & Juan
When anyone asks me how it was, my words are 'it was perfect' and it truly felt perfect! We combined in that day what we truly love to do. And having Sam there was amazing; the fact that she was so accommodating, willing to do whatever (props for being a great rider), taking awesome photos and on top of that, marrying us in a very personal ceremony with that beautiful scenery. We truly couldn't ask for a better day, and now having these amazing photos, it makes me want to go back to Hawaii.
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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.
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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.
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Nikki & Tom
Seeing Sam’s gorgeous, atmospheric photos I knew we would be lucky to have her photograph our Kauai elopement, and after our first Skype session I knew she’d fit in just perfectly with our little wedding day posse! We loved hanging out with her (and her hubby!) on the day and when we got our photos back I was stunned. So so grateful.
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Chloe & Dylan, California Redwoods
We absolutely loved our experience in the Redwoods with Sam. Nothing was rushed and it was perfectly 'us'. She helped create an amazing experience on our elopement day (particularly the local bar we went to afterward!). Dylan was worried about feeling awkward on the day, but he ended up having a blast! She took so much stress off our shoulders, and we loved her fun personality. Our elopement experience totally exceeded our expectations! We feel like we've gained a friend who we can visit and spend time outdoors together.
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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! She crafted a sweet and fun experience for us with the combination of her effervescent personality and wilderness guile! Do yourself a solid and cancel your wedding, hire Sam, and run away and marry your sweetie like you really want to!
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Leah & Mike, Glacier National Park
Sam did more than I ever imagined a photographer would. We gave her a big, empty circle (elopement in Glacier National park) and she helped work out all of the details. 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.
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Erika & Hakan, Oregon Coast
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.
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Ryan & Rebecca, 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!!
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Hope & RJ, Oregon Coast
Sam exceeded our expectations as a photographer! She instantly made us comfortable about being in front of a camera. She captured us at our finest, weirdest and silliest (which is totally us!). We had a blast joking around with Sam and immediately realized we adored her and needed more Sam in our lives! We also had the greatest time together as a couple! I could not ask for any other images that actually tell our story and capture who we are as a couple. Plus, we got a nice wine tasting afterward!!! We highly recommend her if you want beautiful, personal and truly unique images. We already want more!
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Noey & Jeramie, Alabama Hills CA
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. Thanks Sam!!!
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Anna & Jamie, North Umpqua OR
Sam took our engagement and wedding photos and they are more beautiful than I could possibly have imagined. She captured so much more than images, she captured moments that we can always treasure. Having our picture taken is usually an uncomfortable experience for both me and my husband, but she so easily helped us forget the camera, allowing us to be ourselves. She is fun, engaging, imaginative, and incredibly talented, and I am so thankful to have met her on both professional and personal levels. If you're looking for stunning and unique images, Sam is your gal.
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Cory & Matt, Portland OR
Sam is a magical unicorn and she can take one heck of a photo! We were both so at ease with her and were able to be ourselves without feeling awkward or goofy or judged.
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Tabby & Justin, Mary's Peak OR
I don’t even know where to start when it comes to describing how amazing our experience with Sam was! We felt like we always had someone we could turn to for any wedding advice! We were planning a more traditional wedding, but wanted it to be small and sweet. 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! Now, the photo experience. She honestly felt like working with a goofy friend. I remember thinking, how in the heck are these going to turn out intimate and sweet? We were honestly blown away! 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. Lastly, she’s just a really really awesome person! I loved getting to know her and really do consider her a friend! If you can snag her you are super lucky!!
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Paula & Joe, Portland OR
Sam is an awesome communicator and very easy going. She went above and beyond in helping us the day of the wedding and helped us feel more relaxed during what could have been an awkward photo session of different poses. All of the pictures were even more beautiful than I’d hoped. Could not recommend her enough!!
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Candess & Jess, Eastern Washington
YOU'RE INCREDIBLE! You're personable and made us feel so comfortable and loved! Looking so forward to our winter wedding in Washington with you capturing our romance!!
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Amanda & Darrell, Bend OR
You quickly helped us forget the camera with your kind, genuine, and fun demeanor. We left our session with a sense of relief knowing that we made the perfect choice for our wedding day. We can't wait to have you be part of our big day!
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