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HI, I’M SAMANTHA

I’m a film photographer based in San Francisco, California. I specialize in weddings, family and motherhood portraits shot on medium format film. I’ve loved taking pictures for as long as I can remember but it took me about a decade from the time I got my first camera to the day I started my business. I was always fascinated by art so I studied Art History in college which led to an amazing job at an art gallery in San Francisco. I eventually quit so I could live with my husband whose job as a fighter pilot has since taken us all over the world. My background in art helps inform my work which has been described as romantic, soft and timeless. I work hard to get to know my clients and make sure their true selves and natural interactions come through as my goal is to create a set of images that represent your beauty, love and relationship in a genuine way. My work is a mixture of posed, candid and directed images which come together to create a cohesive gallery filled with depth and beauty.

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If I wasn’t a photographer I would want to be a chef. Or a judge. Or a writer.

I was born and raised in California but I’ve also lived in Oregon, Washington, Massachusetts, Texas and Japan.

I can’t sleep in and wake up before the sun 95% of the time regardless of when I go to bed so I’m always down for a sunrise shoot!

I’m an INTJ, Enneagram type 5 and a Leo and I love chatting about personality types.

My favorite movie of all time is What About Bob and my favorite TV show is The Office.

Next up on my dream travel bucket list: Switzerland and Greece.

KIND WORDS

"Just superb! Samantha was beyond easy to work with and has a very talented eye for catching simple moments of grace and chemistry between loved ones. She was helpful in preparation of our shoot (which made life easy on our end) and working with her during the shoot was a breeze. Bonus: she's fabulous with kids! Her talent shooting with real film is refreshing in a world of digital, photoshopped images. We love her natural, light, crisp style. Our family will cherish our photographs from our session for years to come. Thank you for your beautiful work Samantha!"

Gabby

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"Just superb! Samantha was beyond easy to work with and has a very talented eye for catching simple moments of grace and chemistry between loved ones. She was helpful in preparation of our shoot (which made life easy on our end) and working with her during the shoot was a breeze. Bonus: she's fabulous with kids! Her talent shooting with real film is refreshing in a world of digital, photoshopped images. We love her natural, light, crisp style. Our family will cherish our photographs from our session for years to come. Thank you for your beautiful work Samantha!"

Gabby

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"Best couples photographer in San Francisco! My fiancé and I wanted to take engagement photos before our wedding and I am so happy I found Samantha! Her work is unique and romantic - I can't wait to frame. She was very professional and knowledgeable about the most picturesque views in San Francisco! She also made my fiancé very comfortable when we were shooting, which made it a moment that brought us closer together. Love, love Samantha and can't wait to come back for a visit on the West Coast and shoot with her again!"

Caila

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"Samantha did our maternity shoot during March 2021! We had a great experience with her. From the beginning, she was very responsive as we coordinated all the details - from makeup, outfits to location - through email! During the shoot, she was very professional and made me and my husband feel natural and comfortable with each other. The film photos turned out just amazing - the lighting, colors and composition were timeless. We'd definitely recommend her as a photographer in the Bay Area and would love to work with her again!"

Mandy

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"A great eye and a beautiful personality makes for one heck of a photographer! Samantha, I can't thank you enough for the gorgeous family photos. Your talents is obvious and I'm so happy to have crossed paths with you for our first family session here, it certainly will not be our last!"

Kate

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“My fiancé and I had our engagement photos with Samantha and were so impressed by her level of skill, professionalism, kindness and patience. She was great at guiding us on how to pose and where to position ourselves since we had never taken professional photos together before. Film photography can be tough but Samantha was amazing at finding the right angles and lighting and made our shoot go seamlessly. We highly recommend Samantha for any of your photo needs and plan to refer all of our friends and family to her. Thank you Samantha!“

Teresa

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“Our family had a lovely experience with Samantha Look from start to finish. She helped select the perfect location, was very punctual and efficient, and most importantly, our photos turned out amazing!! We highly recommend Samantha for your next shoot.“

Sarah

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“Samantha was such a gem to work with and I cannot say enough good things about her. She was efficient, effective, creative and really knew what we wanted and executed on it. I hired her to get our engagement photos taken and was nervous at first since my fiancé and I had never gotten professional photos taken before. She made us feel comfortable and gave us clear and easy directions throughout the whole shoot. I was specifically looking for a film photographer in the Bay Area and I'm so glad I found Samantha to work with! For timeless photos that feel natural and yourself, she is a must! The photos don't feel staged and overly edited like some professional photos look these days. The soft light that she captures perfectly through film photography is a must.“

Tomoko

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