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An Elopement Experience That Sets Your Soul on Fire

Based in the Pacific Northwest along the Oregon Coast and among the Redwoods.

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I want to help you realize what truly ignites your soul
and as a couple, help your marriage begin with that same fire.
Think about the last time you had an adventure with your partner.

Remember how amazing it was to be side by side, feeling that connection and excitement of experiencing something together?

Ironically, that’s heckin’ hard to experience with a larger, more traditional wedding. I’ve seen it as a photographer and went through it as a bride (nevermind all the pressure to have a certain type of wedding – that just sucks).
Think about the last time you had an adventure with your partner.

Remember how amazing it was to be side by side, feeling that connection and excitement of experiencing something together?

Ironically, that’s heckin’ hard to experience with a larger, more traditional wedding. I’ve seen it as a photographer and went through it as a bride (nevermind all the pressure to have a certain type of wedding – that just sucks).
I'm Sam

I'm a Pacific Northwest/Oregon based adventure elopement photographer.

Why elopements?

Because I relented to pressure from friends, family, and society and had a more traditional wedding when I originally wanted to elope. For me, that was what called to me deep in my soul. It led me to realize that people aren't empowered enough to do what they want for their wedding day, WHATEVER that is.

"In hindsight, I can't imagine anyone else standing by our side (or climbing a rocky waterfall with us as it were). Do yourself a solid and cancel your wedding, hire Sam, and run away and marry your sweetie like you really want to!" - Kendal & Mike, Glacier National Park

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Past Clients. Present Friends.
Ryan & Rebecca, Crater Lake
Have to give it up for Sam! We had a blast, and the pictures turned out better than we could have hoped. She put us at ease and by the end of the day we were all laughing and just having fun!!
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Leah & Mike, Glacier National Park
Sam did more than I ever imagined a photographer would. She removed any piece that could have seemed overwhelming.On top of all of that, she’s a fantastic photographer and a phenomenal person. Our wedding day was a group of friends, trudging through the woods (hot tea in hand, thanks to her and her husband), laughing, talking, and getting pictures along the way.
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Past Clients. Present Friends.
Kendal & Mike, Glacier National Park
As soon as I spoke to Sam on the phone we connected and I knew there was no one else I would rather have in my corner to pull off the magical adventurous wedding I had in mind! Sam was super communicative, crazy knowledgeable, and just so much fun to work with!Do yourself a solid and cancel your wedding, hire Sam, and run away and marry your sweetie like you really want to!
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Past Clients. Present Friends.
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Hope & RJ, Oregon Coast
She picked a perfect location and had a timeline sent to me in no time! I seriously just had to show up. There was not one single thing I had to worry about that day. She truly made it intimate and about us two. I would not pick any other person to capture that day.
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Past Clients. Present Friends.
Oregon Intimate Wedding Photographer
Tabby & Justin, Oregon
Sam helped us really figure out what we were wanting and how to achieve that feeling...and gave us the confidence to stick to our wishes, even if they were non-traditional! She honestly felt like working with a goofy friend. The pictures were more than we could have imagined...and for my husband who really is shy in front of the camera? You never would have known! Sam made it SO easy.
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Past Clients. Present Friends.
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Noey & Jeramie, Alabama Hills CA
We were just overwhelmed with Sam's help in finding essentially our wedding location. She’s everything rolled into ONE.I can’t thank her enough for capturing what we were picturing in our heads, so well. Not only did Sam capture our wedding day but she became a friend, who I will refer just about any and everyone to now.
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