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About Me

Quiet, cozy mornings with a damn fine cup of coffee. Breathing in deeply after a killer workout. A gentle hand caressing your hair. Long, leisurely dinner parties with loved ones. That joy, that warmth, that comfort: those are some of my favorite things.

Photography is not just something that is seen; it is also something that is experienced. I look to those deep connections, those ephemeral moments, that endless love. That is where the spirit of my work lives.

Hi! I'm Sam. I'm a nature-loving, taco-craving, sunset-chasing Los Angeles native. And I have a huge collection of VHS tapes because they remind me of childhood and because sometimes things look better a little fuzzy.

10 Years in Business
200 Weddings
300 Sessions
2 Dogs
1 Husband

I Believe:

♥ in you doing you.

♥ that friends & family are everything.

♥ in the power of music, laughter, and the ocean.

♥ that all dresses should have pockets.

♥ in the unconventional, bohemian, and free-spirited.

♥ in the magic of the simple things.

♥ in keeping it chill.

♥ in totally rocking it out.

I Adore:

♥ all black everything.

♥ hiking, biking, and rollerblading.

♥ the 90s.

♥ candlelight & moody ambiance.

♥ the smell of rain.

♥ very dry and/or British humor.

♥ the strange & unusual.

♥ puppies!

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My Background

During my good old days at USC, I focused on a few of my favorite things: English, Film, and Photography. That meant a ton of literature (especially from the Romantic & Victorian eras), a plethora of movies, and the darkroom. It was AWESOME.

After college, I began working at a snazzy post-production lab that specialized in commercial, entertainment, and fine art photography. I went on to become the producer & studio manager for a celebrity photographer, and then I ended up back in the realm of post-production via an editorial retouching house.

...Which brings us to 2012, when I launched my very own photography business. It’s been a wild journey so far, and I’m so very excited about everything to come. Let’s go bowling.

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