I'm addicted to capturing stories. Really. Even if it’s 1AM after a wedding, I am so excited to pop my memory card into my computer and look at the pictures that I can’t even sleep. 
My photography isn’t geared towards perfection, it’s all about documenting the truth. I’m really all about telling your story. Please don’t hesitate to tell me every little detail! It’s the love that my couples share, the way that they look into each other's eyes so fondly, and their laughter and joy that make moments worth turning into memories. 
I can’t promise that I won’t get teary-eyed during your ceremony, but I can promise to provide a stress-free day that you can be completely yourselves while I do what I love!

I am blessed to be able to
 Preserve love stories in their tracks. 

Every love story is documented with special attention to what matters most to you.

I'm Samantha!

I met my forever on a chilly October day, shooting a wedding. Probably 20 minutes into the day, capturing bridal prep at White Rose Barn, Charles asked if was interested in working together more in the future and creating a photo & video package. Of course I said yes! We instantly became friends and bonded over our devotion to love stories. Business partners then turned into life partners, and the rest is history!

We are truly so blessed to be connected to each other in so many ways. Not only do we bond over our work, but just about every other aspect of life too. We love to travel, adventure, explore nature, thrift, cook together, and just share the wonderful life we have together in general. 

Everyday we set aside time before bed to talk about what we are thankful for, even if we were annoyed with one another during the day. Life is precious. We value every moment together. 



Together on top of a Mountain in West Virginia! This was our first vacation!

Adobe our kitten with his brother Braxton.

Charles' first drone photo of us! One of our first dates at Lake Erie!

Our first time out of the country together!
Cozumel,Mexico! (10/10 Great food)

Adobe, our kitten with his brother, Braxton.

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