You can call me Sam.
I’m a lifestyle photographer based in Carver, MN. I was raised in rural southwest Minnesota and small-town life will always have a special place in my heart! I’m happiest when taking the scenic route home down a quiet gravel road.
My daily life includes reheating my coffee at least 3 times a day before finally just drinking it cold, chasing our sweet, energetic toddler around & snuggling our brand new baby girl. Every night we enjoy dinner made by my grill master husband, Jordan and snuggling up on the couch with our golden retriever to binge watch DVR’d crime dramas. (…and if you can’t find me at home, I’m probably shamelessly wandering around Target.)
My passion for photography comes from looking through old family photos with my grandmother who taught me that family is the most important value in life. She inspired me to document our family memories through photos and my goal is to create timeless images that your children & grandchildren will also cherish for years to come.
I enjoy capturing the simple, real & beautiful moments in life and truly believe everything is better when you don’t take life too seriously. I want your session to be relaxed, fun, and a true representation of YOU! My clients value photos that reflect real moments frozen in time and don’t mind climbing out to a rock in the middle of a creek or being a little silly to get the kids’ true personalities to shine through! Life is too short for it to go undocumented and to not have a little fun along the way!