Minnesota elopement photographer & experience creator

It's time to take back your wedding day and create the intentional experience that both you and your partner deserve. No more trends, no more fads, no more listening to everyone else's expectations on how to celebrate the new chapter of your lives. It's time to create an elopement experience that is true to who are as a couple and make it all about you! 

Your wedding day shouldn't make you stressed and feel like something to check off your to-do list. It should make your heart beat faster (in a good way) when you think about it. So, are you ready to create the wedding day experience you truly want?

you and your partner deserve a wedding day that's magical and intentional.

Hey, I'm Sam (she/her) and I'm so fucking excited that you are here and ready to make the big decision to create your own wedding day experience! The truth is: you can hire just about any photographer to take pretty photos... but... not every photographer can tell your story the way it deserves to be told or make your elopement day experience even better than what you could dream of. 

That's where I come in! I'm not only here to capture some beautiful photos of you and your partner, but I'm here to take the stress off your shoulders,  to capture every emotion and feeling on your elopement day, and to give you the best elopement day experience imaginable! And maybe we can grab matcha and headbang to some Bad Omens along the way ;)


I'm Sam, your Minnesota elopement photographer + experience creator!

(MN based but available worldwide)

your love story is irreplaceable, just like your photos.

When you revisit your wedding photos, you don't want to see the perfectly posed arms and fake smiles. 

You want to see the dimples your partner gives you when you make them laugh. You want to remember what it felt like when your partner saw you in your wedding attire for the very first time. You want to remember how much fun you had while getting married.

Most importantly, you want to remember how completely head-over-heels in love you and were partner were on your wedding day and how much that love has grown every day since.

"Our photoshoot with Samantha was absolutely incredible. Samantha is so talented, sweet, and professional. We were nervous going into it because we have never done anything like it before, but Samatha made us feel comfortable and brought excitement into the shoot. We had so much fun, and it is one of our favorite memories we have together. The pictures we received were more beautiful than we could have ever imagined. She got all aspects of our relationship from our funny side to our head over heels for each other side. She truly captured us. Samantha gave us a wonderful experience that we will never forget. I can’t help but smile every time I look at our pictures. Thank you so much Samantha!"

"She got all aspects of our relationship from our funny side to our head over heels for each side!"

- alannah + ben

"Our photoshoot with Samantha was absolutely incredible. Samantha is so talented, sweet, and professional. We were nervous going into it because we have never done anything like it before, but Samatha made us feel comfortable and brought excitement into the shoot. We had so much fun, and it is one of our favorite memories we have together. The pictures we received were more beautiful than we could have ever imagined. She got all aspects of our relationship from our funny side to our head over heels for each other side. She truly captured us. Samantha gave us a wonderful experience that we will never forget. I can’t help but smile every time I look at our pictures. Thank you so much Samantha!"

"She got all aspects of our relationship from our funny side to our head over heels for each side!"

- alannah + ben

"Our photoshoot with Samantha was absolutely incredible. Samantha is so talented, sweet, and professional. We were nervous going into it because we have never done anything like it before, but Samatha made us feel comfortable and brought excitement into the shoot. We had so much fun, and it is one of our favorite memories we have together. The pictures we received were more beautiful than we could have ever imagined. She got all aspects of our relationship from our funny side to our head over heels for each other side. She truly captured us. Samantha gave us a wonderful experience that we will never forget. I can’t help but smile every time I look at our pictures. Thank you so much Samantha!"

"She got all aspects of our relationship from our funny side to our head over heels for each side!"

- alannah + ben

"Our photoshoot with Samantha was absolutely incredible. Samantha is so talented, sweet, and professional. We were nervous going into it because we have never done anything like it before, but Samatha made us feel comfortable and brought excitement into the shoot. We had so much fun, and it is one of our favorite memories we have together. The pictures we received were more beautiful than we could have ever imagined. She got all aspects of our relationship from our funny side to our head over heels for each other side. She truly captured us. Samantha gave us a wonderful experience that we will never forget. I can’t help but smile every time I look at our pictures. Thank you so much Samantha!"

"She got all aspects of our relationship from our funny side to our head over heels for each side!"

- alannah + ben

2023 Travel Schedule 

JANUARY
FEBRUARY
MARCH
APRIL
OCTOBER
NOVEMBER

minnesota + southern california
nevada + mexico 
mexico + minnesota
minnesota + southern california
arizona
hawaii

There are no travel fees for any elopements or couples sessions that are booked in these locations during the corresponding months!!

please note: even if my schedule shows that I'm traveling, I usually have room for other locations as well! So just send me an email and let's get this party started ;)

If you're ready to go on a wild adventure with me and get freaking married in a way that calls to your heart - let's start planning! Use the contact form here to start the process of making your dream elopement come to life! 

P.S. I cannot WAIT to hear from you!!!

are you ready to say yes to the elopement you deserve?

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