Samantha burke photography

minnesota + wisconsin + worldwide

serving couples and families worldwide

for the adventurous and romantic


Weddings + Elopements

I solemnly swear to be your hired PAPARAZZI, designated third wheel, and your additional bridesmaid!

I want to serve you with so much more than just pretty photos. I want to serve you with an experience of a lifetime! I want to gush over how you and your fiance met, I want to freak out with you when you pick out your wedding dress. I want to know all the details of when your boo proposed. I literally want to fangirl over ALL the things with you! 

I pinky promise that I will not ask you to fake your smile, or get into that awkward prom pose. That's not how I roll! I am all about capturing your quirks, your connection, and just your romance in the most candid way. I will prompt you to purr like a couple of sexy cats, and to seduce each other while saying candy bars in a sexy voice to capture the joy in that moment. I don't shoot what I see, but I shoot what I feel. 

The wedding + elopement experience

Now that you have a taste of what I am all about, my style of photography, and all the things - let's set up a time to chat and see if we are a perfect fit for each other!

let's chat!

Join me for a cup of coffee as we discuss all the things about your big day!



Once your officially booked, we will get your engagement session booked too! We will get to know each other even better,  and get comfortable with each other. 


now let's really get to know each other!



After your engagement session, I will be emailing you all the things to help with the planning process. I am more than happy to serve as your resource for absolutely anything!

planning time

I'm here to serve you!

STEP Three


I check in about two months before the wedding to start chatting about timeline specifics, special details, family formal shot lists, special traditions and anything else I should know about your big day.

checking in

let's get organized for the big day!



It's finally here! The day the two of you say "I Do" and dance the night away surrounded by your loved ones. Just know I'm excited to celebrate and capture your wedding day. It's going to be magical.


now let's get you married!



You can expect your photos to be delivered via an online gallery within about five weeks of your wedding. At that time, I will also send details about preserving your photos and memories. 

They're Here!

get the tissues ready




The day started out at the Charmont Hotel in LaCrosse, Wisconsin with Aimee and her bridal party getting ready for the big day. Then we made our way down to the Cargill Room in LaCrosse. Aimee and David's wedding day was beautiful, spectacular, and so romantic. It was a hot July day, but their love for each other was more romantic than anything.



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Joanna & brian

It was a brisk November day in St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin - but that didn't stop Joanna and Brian. These two are the cutest, most romantic couple ever. They were up for absolutely anything, and their love for each other is radiating. I couldn't be more happy for Joanna and Brian!

his queen. her king.

St.croix falls, wisconsin

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Alayna & chris

Bayfield, Wisconsin is seriously a hidden gem. It's so nostalgic, cozy, and charming - a perfect place to elope. Alayna and Chris had the time of their lives on Blue Vista Farm. These two are as playful as ever, and just aren't afraid to be themselves - no matter who's around! These two are just perfection!

romantic, intimate elopement.

bayfield, wisconsin

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boone hall plantation

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I have booked Samantha for a few shoots and will continue to book her for years to come. Samantha is caring, funny, and charismatic. She knows how to capture all the shots you'd never think of. She goes out of her way to make sure she gets the perfect photos and handles craziness with ease. So if you're looking for a wholesome, creative, bubbly photographer who delivers stunningly breathtaking photos that will keep your memories alive for years to come - look no further because Samantha is it. 

Love Notes

Jeanne Jo Nicole Lee 
Hortonville, Wisconsin 


Samantha is amazing! She's so sweet, kind, and bubbly, and helped an extremely camera-shy couple come out of their shells to make some gorgeous memories. If you're in need of a photographer, please don't hesitate to contact Samantha!
Samantha is so amazing at capturing the most beautiful moments! She is so talented and our session was so much fun! 

Love Notes

Emma & jackson
bayfield, wisconsin


If you're down for an adventure, don't mind the wind or rain making your hair a little crazy, and don't mind getting your dress a little dirty - we're probably perfect for each other! 

My couples spend an average of $1,895 on their wedding day.


book me

I can't wait to hear from you!

Grab Your Guide

A lot of moving pieces go into planning a wedding day timeline and we know it can be overwhelming! Grab our free guide to plan the perfect timeline for your day.