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samantha photographer

HI, I’M SAMANTHA

I’m a fine art film photographer based in San Francisco, California. I specialize in families and weddings and serve clients all over California as well as destinations worldwide. My goal with every shoot is to create a set of images that represent your beauty, love and relationship in a genuine way. 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 nice camera to the day I started my business. I was always fascinated by art so I chose Art History as my major in college which led to an amazing job at an art gallery in San Francisco where I got to be surrounded by art and the people who loved it. I later quit so I could move to Texas to live with my husband who was in flight school. I struggled with culture shock and trying to find a purpose there until I rediscovered photography. I spent all my free time learning how to use my camera and a few years later I made it my full time job. 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 in the images we create together. 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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“Samantha was a joy to work with! My fiancé and I discovered Samantha on Instagram while we were searching for photographers in Japan. We had a wonderful experience from meeting over email to receiving our final images. Samantha happily answered all our questions and took the time to get to know us (even though we live in different parts of the world). We love the images she captured of us and can't wait to share them at our wedding. Thanks Samantha!“

Megan + Ryan

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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 in Japan. It certainly will not be our last!"

Kate

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“One of the absolute highlights of our trip to Japan was our photoshoot with the incredibly talented Samantha. Marcus and I have always wanted to have photos taken of us on an international adventure since traveling is one of our favorite things to do together - this opportunity to have Samantha capture us in our element was a dream! I can't even begin to pick my top 5 favorites. Thank you Samantha for making the best travel souvenir possible!“

Marcus + Laura

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“SAMANTHA!!! The pictures are AMAZING! We can't even choose which ones are our favorite because the more we scroll the more we fall in love!! Thank you so much for capturing such beautiful, precious moments!!“

Clarissa + Shoghi

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"Samantha is an amazing photographer. Me and my daughter had a great time with her, she is so patient and caring and that helped us feel very comfortable. We love our pictures Samantha, you are extremely talented!"

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