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I'm A photographer BASED IN the Seattle Area


Boudoir + Portraits +
Kick-ass Weddings

hey, I'm Sam!


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Relaxed + Romantic documentary style photography. I capture things just as they are, to bring you back to that day and make you feel all the same feels.


There are so many locations to choose from when you book your boudoir shoot. One of my favorites is hotel boudoir photo shoots. Not only are there unique options, but it gives a different vibe than shooting in a minimalist studio. Both are stunning. Usually in studios, we’re working with whatever props that studio has […]

white pregnant woman holds stomach

Two things I love: when a fellow artist asks me to shoot their portrait session, and boudoir maternity photo shoots.

vineyard wedding

We know I love a Chelan wedding. It somehow feels like a vacation even though I’m working while there. And being at Larc Hill wedding venue brings together so many great aspects. Rustic barn, the vines you want for a winery wedding, and sparkling blue waters in the distance. Another perk to getting married in […]

seattle family photographer

I love seeing clients come back year after year as their family grows. Family sessions can bring up a lot of complicated emotions, but they are also so fun. Part of the success to them is letting your family be themselves. If your kids are grumpy, we’ll just work with that. I’m a mom, I […]

tacoma boudoir photographer

We all know that feeling of prepping for something big, feeling the anticipation in your stomach, a cross between nerves and excitement. This guide is meant to help you feel calm the closer you get so that you can focus on the enjoyment. I’m going to go over what it could look like to prep […]

new years eve outfit

FInding the perfect New Year’s Eve Outfit shouldn’t be difficult, and that’s why I shop small at my favorite local store, Moxie Boutique.

manor house wedding

This was the first time I got to shoot a Manor House wedding and it has become one of my favorite venues. Located on Bainbridge Island at Pleasant Beach Village, you get views of the sound through the trees, and amazing architecture. Manor House is a 1920’s Tudor style house that offers amazing sunsets when […]

moody couple lake crescent engagement

I’m all about the intimate and moody Lake Crescent engagement pictures, and these two got the perfect foggy day. There is something so specific about the Pacific Northwest, especially the Olympic Peninsula near Port Angeles—is there anywhere else you could get this view? Tepid lake, evergreen trees stretching into the distance, fog swathing the hills.  […]

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