Hello! My name is Sam and I’m a wedding photographer based out of Austin, TX, and Canmore, AB.

I’m a hopeless romantic that's been in an international long-distance relationship for ten years (that's a lot of FaceTime).

I really enjoy documenting weddings. It’s one giant Rubik's Cube of composing interesting images, telling family history, figuring out optimal light, and getting to know people. My passion is to keep pushing my art and create a timeless product you will still cherish 50 years from now.

I want to create lived-in photos that capture the realness of your relationships. I want to do more than tell a story, I want to capture the feeling of the day. To capture your quirkiness, your happiness, and the quiet moments in between.

I am beyond grateful to capture people in love and tell their journeys.

Love is love

“I love you as certain dark things are to be loved, in secret, between the shadow and the soul.”

Pablo Neruda

Here are some random facts about me:


1. I went to The University of Texas and received a B.S. in Chemistry. For a few semesters, I was a teaching assistant for Organic Chemistry Lab.

2. Before I found photography, I was a sushi chef. I’ve made enough California Rolls for a lifetime. This job taught me a lot about time management, and life, hence why I have a mackerel tattoo on me.

3. To show how much of a hopeless romantic, I am currently in an international relationship with an insightful photographer from Canada. You know that airport welcome scene at the beginning of Love Actually, I live that every few months.

4. I tried to eat a 72 oz steak at The Big Texan in Amarillo. It comes with the steak, a big baked potato, roll, shrimp cocktail, and salad. 12 oz remained on the plate, I will have my revenge someday.

5. My favorite video games are Final Fantasy VI, MGS3, Tetris Connect, Return to the Obra Dinn, and A Link to the Past.

6. I was born in Kansas. When I was nine, my mom got a job in El Paso and we moved there. I am so glad we did, it’s where I  found my love of carne guisada, tres leches, churros and horchata.

7. I have become involved with the charity Extra Life. On fundraising days, I play video games for 24 hours straight, and since 2012 we have raised over $12,000 for the Dell Children’s hospital.

8. We accidentally adopted a dog from the Austin Animal Center.

9. I LOVE to eat. There is nothing I wouldn’t at least try once.

10. The real reason I became a wedding photographer, free cake :-).

Now that you know some randomness about me, I would love to get to know you, like your favorite ice cream flavor, your favorite movies, and how many licks does it take to get to the center of a Tootsie pop.