before we get into the nitty gritty

— HEAR ME OUT

If you're looking for someone who will just take your pictures and scoot, then I am not the right photographer for you. Did I really just say that? You bet. There is intimacy behind every season of life. From finding the one who captivates your heart, mind and soul, to saying yes to your forever, to bringing new life into the world. You don't want to just share these moments with anyone.

I am here to tell your story. My goal is to become a life long friend — this is just the start of a lasting relationship as you navigate through your journey together.


So if you're looking for someone to provide you with a bespoke experience while generating out of the box ideas, then I am your girl.

Photography

LIFESTYLE

Family - Maternity - Motherhood

+ custom location scouting
+ access to Style Guide
+ private digital gallery with easy high resolution download
+ print release

starting at $450

VIDEOGRAPHY

INTIMATE WEDDING FILMS

I do things a bit differently. My packages aren't based on hours of coverage. I want to be there for the whole day, not skipping a beat. My collections are based on what's included. Now let's make some art.

— Only available for intimate weddings under 50 guests


starting at $3000

image by: LAR Photography

SUPER 8

+ approximately 100ft of film (4 minutes) of super 8 footage, artfully pieced together, professionally processed and color graded

+ can be intertwined into main video or delivered on its own


starting at $1500

Sami is a magician behind her lens. Her loving nature makes it easy to let your guard down, be yourself and feel comfortable. You’ll find it so easy to work with her from the moment you reach out. Every image is captivating — they will truly take your breath away. You’ll be able to see authentic moments between you and your loved ones, and they’ll be your favorite photos you’ve ever taken. Her work is timeless and her talent is unchallengeable. Book her — you won’t regret it.

Christine + Kyle // Chicago, IL

The FAQ

Where are you based?

I am located in Crystal Lake, IL but I am often traveling to Chicago, MKE, and Madison. I have also been called to Las Vegas and Florida — I am always looking to explore more places!

Do you travel? Is there a fee?

Yes I travel! Travel is included as long as the location is within the Chicago, Lake Geneva, Rockford, & Aurora radius. Anything outside of that with acquire a travel fee. This fee will vary depending on where you would like me to travel to! Sometimes I require hotel accommodations depending on the circumstances. This is something we can discuss more!

Do you offer mini sessions?

While I have in the past, I quickly realized this is not for me and doesn't not align with my philosophy. Full sessions allow us the proper time to get aquatinted and for me to become fully immersed in your environment.

Do you pose us?

I thrive in an environment where I can be a gentle fly on the wall. I am happy to provide verbal cues to help direct movements, but I don't line you up and have you say "cheese".

Do you create custom packages?

You bet! If yon't see a package that has what you're looking for, let's work together to tailor a package that fits your needs.

How many photos do we get?

I guarantee a minimum of 60 photos per hour.

Can you help us with our wardrobe?

You bet! After booking you will received access to my style guide! Included are different styles to fit every family as well as a list of places to shop. This guide will help you find the right outfits for everyone, all while making it feel like you.

Whats your turn around time?

Couples, engagement, and lifestyle sessions are delivered within 4-6 weeks. Wedding galleries are delivered within 6-8 weeks.

How do we get our photos?

You will receive all of your photos through a private, online gallery. Your gallery is emailed to you and images are easy to download and share!

Can you help us with planning?

While I am not a planner, I have learned a thing or two after planning my own wedding and working in this industry. That being said, I am happy to share my advice with you! You will also receive a FREE wedding guide upon booking. This includes pages of tips, tricks and ideas to help make your day stress free.

How do we book you?

Please visit my contact page!

What is your cancelation/reschedule policy?

I get it, things come up, weather changes, life happens. I am happy to accommodate one reschedule date. After that a reschedule fee would apply. If you need to cancel our time completely, there is a non-refundable retainer, but you would be released from the remainder of your invoice upon receiving your signed cancelation contract.