From the first inquiry until your final gallery and products are delivered, my goal is to provide you with an experience where you feel taken care of and at ease. After you book with me you’ll receive a questionnaire which helps me to get to know your family better and prepare for our time together. I also help with wardrobe styling, recommending makeup artists and finding the best locations for our session. I shoot with film because it captures all of that beauty in a timeless and romantic way so that you’ll be excited to hang your photos, create an album and share them with friends and family.


I prefer to work with film because the colors and tones that film creates are so beautiful and cannot be reproduced with digital. It’s flattering to all skin tones and helps keep the coloring more true to life and avoid digital editing trends that go in and out of style. Film is truly timeless.


I have a list of preferred locations in the San Francisco Bay Area that I’ve chosen based on their lighting and beauty. We are lucky to be close to so many unique backdrops so whether you want to shoot at the beach, in the redwoods, downtown, an iconic San Francisco viewpoint or a beautiful garden, I will recommend the perfect spot for you.


Please allow 4-5 weeks to get your session uploaded and emailed to you. If you need your images sooner, I offer rush delivery for an added fee.


Absolutely! If you are located outside of San Francisco or San Jose, reach out and I will give you a quote for travel.


After your images are processed by the film lab they will be scanned digitally. I will upload the high res images to an online gallery where you can view and download.


Yes! Please check out my Google Business page to read all my glowing reviews from past clients.

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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.”

“Samantha was THE consummate professional photographer! From initial contact through final photo delivery she helped guide us through each step with helpful explanations and advice, making the entire experience extremely enjoyable. The intimacy of her film photos are remarkable and they speak for themselves. I HIGHLY recommend asking Samantha to help you with your photoshoot!”

“Samantha is the absolute BEST! Getting pictures taken with a toddler can be a bit of a challenge but she was so good with him and so easy to work with. On top of that the pictures turned out absolutely beautiful and I will cherish them forever. Samantha truly is the best and I will continue to use her to capture our family for as long as she lets me, I can’t recommend her enough! Use her! You won’t be disappointed.”

“I have worked with Samantha a handful of times now and I cannot recommend her enough. Her photos are absolutely gorgeous and timeless. She is so talented at capturing those precious moments you will cherish for years to come. Samantha will work with you on location, poses and even wardrobe recommendations. She is always professional and responds immediately. I recommend her to everyone I know. She is truly amazing!!”

“Samantha, you have brought so many happy tears to our eyes with your wonderful skills as a film photographer. You’ll never know how much our maternity and baby photos mean to us. We’ve shared them with our family and friends across the U.S. and Canada and everyone absolutely adores them.These photos have helped us celebrate this beautiful moment in our relationship. We will forever cherish these photos you’ve captured so beautifully.”

“We loved having Samantha capture our family photos at home! Samantha is talented, thoughtful, personable, and helped put us all at ease (including a wary two year old) while allowing us to be ourselves. She is detail-oriented and conscientious, extremely responsive and thorough, yet flexible and just a pleasure to be around — everything you would hope for in a family photographer. I was so excited to find such a kind and lovely professional who also works on film, as we love its unique aesthetic. We are looking forward to having Samantha take more pictures of our family in the future.”

“Our family photographer decided to take the year off and we already missed our family photos in 2020 due to the pandemic. Somehow, someway Samantha popped up and booked her for our family session at the beach.  I just got our photos back and I am so in love with them!  Her work and lighting made us look magical.  With 3 boys ages 5-9, I was a little worried but she captured our family perfectly with smiles from all.  Highly recommend Samantha.  She was wonderful to work with and her work is stunning!”

“I’m so glad we found Samantha! We booked Samantha for a family photo shoot with our newborn baby. Samantha was wonderful to work with! She gave us many different location options for an outdoor photo shoot and was flexible and willing to shoot at a new-to-her location. She went the extra mile and scoped out the location prior to our appointment. She also gave us pointers on how to dress for the photo shoot and made us feel at ease in front of the camera. Samantha was super professional, was really great with my baby, and the photos turned out beautiful! We had our pictures within a few weeks. We loved working with Samantha and will definitely be asking her to shoot more family photos for us! Thanks Samantha!”



Thank you so much for taking the time to read about what I offer as a San Francisco family photographer. I know that beautiful family photos are an investment and it’s important that you find someone who is a good fit. Please reach out if you would like to inquire about availability and pricing. You can send an email to or fill out the form on my contact page using the button below.