Category archives: Blog

2015 Wedding Recap
  • 2015 Wedding Recap

  • 2015 was a complete blast !!!!!! Here is just a little recap of the 7 amazing weddings (and 7 beautiful couples) that I photographed !!!! Can't wait for 2016 wedding season to begin !  All the best to my married friends ! I can't wait to see you all again. Bring it on 2016 ! -Sam
Kai
  • Kai

  • This past august, I began my journey to become a yoga teacher. I expected to learn a lot about poses, alignment, anatomy, and the eight limb path. However, I never expected to meet so many wonderful, strong, talented, beautiful, and caring women. One of my fellow teachers, and friends, was kind enough to come over f[...]
Winter Berries
  • Winter Berries

  • I haven't gotten to shoot for myself lately. Between work, yoga, and photography jobs, I haven't had the change to just pick up my camera and shoot around. I happened to have my camera on me while I was walking home today and I saw these beautiful, frosty blue berries out of the corner of my eye. Usually I don't shoot [...]
Sarah & Matt | Engagement
  • Sarah & Matt | Engagement

  • It was a race against the weather ! Sarah, Matt, and I had an original date for the engagement shoot, but the weather decided not to cooperate with us. So, we rescheduled the shoot for October 10. However, when the tenth came and we saw that it was supposed to rain in the afternoon, we both jumped in our respective car[...]
Kelsey & Chris | Engagement
  • Kelsey & Chris | Engagement

  • Kelsey and Chris wanted to take advantage of the beautiful VA fall colors (can you blame them?!), so I drove up to meet them at Big Meadows Lodge. I had never been to the Lodge before, so I didn't know what to expect. However, I had driven all up and down Skyline Drive while I was at JMU, so I knew it was going to be b[...]
Jamie & Daniel | Engagement
  • Jamie & Daniel | Engagement

  • Jamie is the big sister I never had. I met Jamie freshman year of college when we both got into Note-oriety at the same time. We were a cappella newbie sisters then and she is still my sister now. She is so wise, smart, kind, honest, talented, beautiful, and funny. Oh, and did I mention, this girl can SAAAAANG. I love [...]
Alejandra & Brandon | Engagement
  • Alejandra & Brandon | Engagement

  • I always love it when my photography life and my a cappella life collide. This time, a Note sister (by relation) reached out to me ! Alejandra's older sister, Adrianna, was in my a cappella group in college. So I was beyond excited when Alejandra sent me an email. Alejandra and Brandon met in August of 2011. Brandon[...]
Maegan & Kyle
  • Maegan & Kyle

  • I LOVE GETTING TO TRAVEL FOR WEDDINGS ! About five months ago, I traveled up to DE to meet Maegan and Kyle for their engagement shoot.  I had a blast exploring around with them and getting pizza and ice cream !  Since the engagement shoot, Maegan and I had been chatting over email A LOT about the big day. She wa[...]
Missy & Kent
  • Missy & Kent

  • Missy and Kent. If I had to describe them in one word, there is absolutely no way I could possibly do that. Missy and Kent have this beautiful, fun, loving, exciting, adventurous, and infectious relationship. Being around them just makes you happy ! On the day of their wedding, I showed up to their apartment bursting [...]
Kris & Tristan
  • Kris & Tristan

  • Asheville. Courthouse. Wedding. Three little words that made my heart so excited. I absolutely loved the idea of this when I heard about it from Nicole, sister of Kris, the bride to be. Nicole and I met when I came to NC about a year ago, so I was so honored when she asked me if I would be interested in shooting her[...]
Mike & Sarah
  • Mike & Sarah

  • AH !!! HAPPY MARRIAGE TO SARAH AND MIKE !!!!! I was so honored to be a part of their love story. From proposal to wedding, I've been able to watch this couple grow in love, happiness, and of course, dance. Sarah is an amazing woman and I am so honored to call her my sister. Mike is the perfect man for Sarah. They co[...]
Kody & Somer
  • Kody & Somer

  • I first met Somer & Kody when I was in a cappella at JMU. The night they asked me to shoot their wedding was the night of one of the huge a cappella concerts, and I was so excited and flattered that I couldn't stop smiling all night ! It had been a long time coming, but the day finally arrived: July 5, 2015. Somer [...]