Whether you need me to scout locations for your engagement shoot, brainstorm ideas for your perfect day of timeline, or simply hold your hand during those nerve-wracking moments, I am here for you. As your go-to person, I will make sure that your wedding day is stress-free and memorable, so that you can fully enjoy the moment and create lifelong memories.

From carrying your bouquet and veil, to helping pin on boutonnieres and fixing hair, I will take care of all the little details that make a big difference. I will also be your biggest supporter, cheering you on as you walk down the aisle and dance the night away.

Epic photos are important, absolutely, but its even more important that you get "the best day ever". Creating a day that reflects who you and your partner are; a day filled with your favorite activities, food, people is the most important part. When you have a day that's fulfilling and not rushed or stressful, the amazing photos will follow.

So let's get started and make your dream wedding a reality!

Are you looking for someone who can do more than just take your wedding photos? Someone who can help you plan and organize your special day, be your adventure companion, carry all your essentials, and provide you with encouragement and support? Look no further, because I can be your planner, adventure friend, carrier, cheerleader, wedding dress wrangler, office quoter, and coffee shop expert all in one!

TELLING STORIES that last A LIFETIME

BASED IN Colorado, WORKING GLOBALLY

Colorado elopement expert who can guide you to those alpine lakes and stunning mountain views you've been dreaming of, from selecting the perfect location to capturing all the magical moments on camera.

A couple of years ago, I made a decision that would completely change the course of my life. With my college graduation gown still crisp and fresh, I knew I wanted something different for my future. After spending my entire life on the East Coast, my heart yearned for adventure and something new. I wanted to do something purely for myself, without outside pressures or influences. So, I took a leap of faith and moved to Colorado, without knowing a single soul in the area.

The moment I arrived, I was struck by the natural beauty of the state. The high mountain air, the fresh snow, and the alpenglow of the sunset all took my breath away. I spent days exploring the mountains, hiking through the Collegiate Peaks Wilderness with my beloved dogs and discovering hidden gem coffee shops in my hometown of Colorado Springs. Every moment felt like a dream come true, and I knew that I was exactly where I was meant to be.

One of the reasons I'm so passionate about couples having a wedding they truly love and are excited about is because of my own wedding. As much as I loved the day, it wasn't the grandness of the event that has stayed with me all these years. It was the little moments that I cherish the most - the peaceful moments I shared with my husband-to-be during our first look, hearing him read the vows he had written especially for me, and the little details that were so "us." I loved getting to be my authentic self with my closest loved ones, and I want that same experience for all of my clients.

You, my dear fiancés, are on the precipice of decision-making. You're about to embark on a new journey, one that will be filled with excitement, joy, and some stress too. You have a choice to make - do you go down the traditional route with the church ceremony and the hotel ballroom reception, or do you do something a little different? Something that truly reflects your love for each other and your personalities?

I urge you to choose the latter. Let go of any preconceived notions of what a wedding "should" be, and instead, make it entirely your own. If you want to wear hiking boots instead of high heels, amazing! And if you want to say your vows in front of a stunning mountain range or dance under the Milky Way, I'll help you make it happen. Whether you're planning an intimate elopement or a grand wedding celebration, let's make it a reflection of who you are as a couple, a celebration of your love for each other and all the things that make you unique.

I can't wait to embark on this adventure with you and help you create a wedding day that will be unforgettable for all the right reasons. Let's toss aside tradition and make your special day a true reflection of who you are!

I'M SAM! 

STASFI F. -2021 BRIDE

“On the day of the wedding, she kept the timeline on track and did so much more than I ever expected from my wedding photographer. I couldn’t stop staring at the photos, and I will always treasure those memories. My husband isn’t a big fan of taking pictures, but Sam made everything feel so natural and comfortable that he actually enjoyed taking pictures. I have had multiple people tell me you can see the love and happiness in our eyes from the photos she took.”

“SHE’S FRIENDLY, PROFESSIONAL, RESPONDS QUICKLY,AND YOU CAN TELL SHE ACTUALLY LOVES WHAT SHE’S DOING.”

For me, photography is all about weaving a story. When you look at your pictures, I want you to be transported back to those cherished moments and relive all the emotions, be it days or decades later. As each couple is unique, I believe in customizing the experience to suit their personalities rather than imposing a cookie-cutter approach that makes them feel confined.

Together, we'll create a personalized day that truly reflects who you are, ensuring that it becomes the best day of your lives. From start to finish, I'll be by your side, guiding and supporting you every step of the way, taking care of the little things that add up to make a big difference. Whether that means suggesting appropriate footwear for a mountain hike, doing touch-ups on your hair on a mountain peak or assisting with the dress train, you can count on me to be there for you on your special day.

The Experience

By choosing to live my own adventure and pursue what truly made me happy, rather than taking the easy or expected path, I learned valuable lessons. Although I am someone who likes to plan and think things through, I discovered that creating a life that aligns with my desires doesn't have to be at odds with being sensible.

Following my heart brought me freedom, peace, and happiness, and now I have the privilege of helping couples experience the same exhilaration of blazing their own trails and living their own adventure. What better way to embark on married life than by sharing in the best day ever with your partner, a day that's not bound by restrictions, but instead allows the two of you the freedom to do exactly what your hearts desire? That kind of empowerment is truly priceless.

Follow your own path

Life often throws us unexpected curveballs, and for my husband Eric and me, it came just eight months into our relationship when he received his deployment orders from the army. While we knew marriage was in our future, the possibility of anything happening during his deployment had us running down to the courthouse to get legally married, even though it wasn't the wedding we had envisioned. Our official anniversary is the day we signed a few papers, but to us, it's the day we dressed in our fanciest clothes and read the vows we'd written for each other in front of our friends and family.

I often hear people say, "it's not about the wedding; it's about the marriage," but why can't it be about both? While the decades ahead are important, the beginning of your journey together deserves a celebration that you'll look back on with joy that never fades. A celebration that feels as significant and unique as the promise you're making to each other.

As a Colorado elopement photographer, I understand the importance of capturing moments that you'll treasure forever. I want to empower couples to pursue weddings that are authentic and meaningful to them, no matter how different they may be from traditional wedding norms. Let's work together to create a wedding experience that celebrates your love story in a way that is uniquely yours.

“IT’S NOT ABOUT THE WEDDING.”
…IT KINDA IS, THOUGH.

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