I have had the pleasure of working with some amazing artists, business leaders and lovely clients this year!    

Featured in O, the Oprah Magazine - August 2016

Featured in O, the Oprah Magazine - August 2016

Chesapeake Dock Diving Club (Lake Anne)

Chesapeake Dock Diving Club (Lake Anne)

Recurring Contributor for  www.aroundreston.com

Recurring Contributor for www.aroundreston.com

Summer Concert Series Sponsor and Official Photog for  www.broadlandslive.com

Summer Concert Series Sponsor and Official Photog for www.broadlandslive.com


“ I should have left this review ages ago, but better late than never! I am camera shy and put off having photos done for way too long. Samantha said it would be fun--and while I didn't believe her at the time, she made the whole experience easy, non-stressful, and yes, fun. I LOVE my photos (Samantha is crazy talented), and am so thankful I chose the perfect photographer!” - Jennifer Mackey Mary

“Samantha is so fun! My daughter; Seneca felt so comfortable with her! I would definitely recommend her and use her for more photo shoots.” - Lisa G.

"Sam is absolutely incredible! She was patient and understanding with us in our time of need. She went above and beyond to include our sweet pup and sassy little girl in all of our special moments! Thank you so so much, from the bottom of our hearts." -The Vetrano Family

"Samantha is a amazing! Not only has she been a friend for 15+ years but she has done several family sessions and my wedding in 2015. Her dedication and commitment to your vision is in measureable." - Amanda and Sean P.

"Sam is an amazing photographer! She has a creative eye and is great with her subjects/clients. She knows just how to capture the right moment and make it special and everlasting. She was our wedding photographer and she captured the day and the spirit of our marriage at the train station. She's great to work with, has fun ideas and makes it special for you with sweet thoughtful touches. We recommend her highly and will definitely be hiring her again for family photos. Not only is she professional but she's thoughtful and works with her clients to capture life's greatest moments!" - Melissa and Dave Lee

"She did such a great job at my wedding. She helped me out to make my day great and I appreciate that so much. I will definitely pass along her name to anyone that may need a photographer!" - Erika, new bride!!!!!!!

"In the Spring of 2017 I did a photo shoot with Samantha for professional head shots. I had SO much fun and she made me feel VERY comfortable, relaxed, and at home. She was fun and professional at the same time. She took some really great photos. I will be using her again for more business/professional photos for myself and others in my company. I also look forward to doing some more personal photo shoots with her in the future. She is AWESOME and I cannot recommend her enough!! I've always enjoyed her photographs, she has a natural eye and talent for taking great pictures!!" - Rebecca McKaughan 

"Sam did a fantastic job of taking pictures of my business. She's given it the look of exactly how I want it to be seen in pictures. I will continue to go to her for all our new rooms and when we have special events. I highly recommend her for small businesses in need of pictures." - Omer Aru, Owner of The Escape Room Herndon

"I did my 40th birthday cake smash with sweet memories photography and love what she did with my pictures. I have 2 boys 17 and 8 who hate taking pictures when I scheduled our fall family pictures with sweet memories again my boys love it and our pictures were out of this world. I also did my preschool fall pictures with sweet memories and our families were very happy." - Fifi and family


"I absolutely love Samantha and the work she does !! She goes above and beyond to make sure she captures the precious moments! She did my 1st birthday photos of my daughter and I was extremely happy with each and every photo she took. The photos were beautiful and i will treasure them forever! She is one of the most kind and patient photographers I know. I look forward to using her years to come!!" Katrina Johnson

"Sam can make anyone look beautiful. She not only takes phenomenal pictures but is wonderful to work with. I recommend her highly!" - Nadine L.

"We loved working with Samantha! She made our family photos a relaxing experience and was very patient with our young kids. Her flexibility in arranging a date and time while we were desperate for last minute photos was amazing. The photos turned out great and the turnaround time was very quick! We will definitely be using her again in the future."  ~ M & R


"Samantha was wonderful to work with and we feel truly lucky to have found her. She was professional, thorough and easy to communicate with.
We were not only extremely pleased with our wedding photos but she was always diligent and complete with followups and she's helped with numerous later requests for albums. Everyone has commented on how great her photographs look - thanks, Samantha!" ~ L & M

"We had the pleasure of having Sam as our photographer for both our pregnancy and newborn picture shoot.  Sam has a very engaging personality and is a people person who has an uncanny ability to make the client feel at ease in the moments leading up to and during the photo shoot; this quality is especially important when dealing with infants or small children.  Sam always kept a flexible schedule, catering to the needs of her client.  Equally as important, she always came prepared with equipment, ideas for pictures, and an attention to detail that left us more than satisfied with her finished product. We look forward to working with Sam in the future."   ~ R & M

“Samantha was punctual and very responsive to our requests.  Her photography was excellent and she knew exactly what we needed; what locations to shoot, lighting and angles. We utilized her services for an ad in our real estate business, and would recommend her. Our final pictures show her artistic talents. “  ~ Dave and JoAnne Adams, Coldwell Banker, Residential Real Estate

"We were referred to Samantha by a close friend for our wedding photos.  Not only did she go above and beyond, she also delivered our photos early in a beautiful DVD package.   Our family and friends loved the fun photo booth and still talk about how much fun everything was!" ~ K & L 


"Samantha was very professional and easy to work with.  She came to my home to photograph my newborn son, of 10 days.  Samantha had ideas of poses and shots for the session, and even brought some festive and interesting props to use also.  I would definitely use her in the future to capture more memories of my son and our family." ~ A (mom of 3!)


It's such an exciting feeling to see my work in print and online for many to share!  I have been so grateful to be part of many local activities from charities, to events and even featured publications!  If you have a charity or local business and would like to cross promote or need help refreshing your look, please contact me!  I would love to help! - sam.