My friends would describe me as professional, passionate and above all else – silly! You can find me in Virginia Beach creating timeless photos for clients and families that value their relationships. Whether posed or candid I will strive to capture your most special moments with my expertise.

When we work together, you’ll find out quickly that… 

  • I’m vertically challenged so my trusty step stool is always there for me
  • It’s cliche for a reason, coffee is a life force for me
  • If I’m picking the studio tunes, it’s gonna be DMB, Food Fighters, or Pearl Jam
  • My Massachusetts accent is still strong despite a decade in the Mid Atlantic 

I'm Sami, a photographer and studio owner, dedicated to capturing life's magical moments with a burst of JOY. 

I take colorful and beautiful photos

My Why

My love for capturing life's little moments really started when I moved to Virginia Beach almost a decade ago with my college sweetheart.

My family has grown to include our two spirited boys, who always keep us on our toes with their boundless energy and contagious enthusiasm for life. Whether we're working together in the kitchen, spontaneously breaking out into dance, or cozying up to watch a movie, our home is always buzzing with excitement.

With my own family serving as a constant source of inspiration, as a photographer, I believe capturing a family's unique dynamic and spirit is just as important as getting the perfect shot. 

As a photographer, I believe that capturing a family's unique dynamic and spirit is just as crucial as getting the perfect shot. And with my own chaotic but beautiful family as my inspiration, I'm committed to documenting that same sense of joy and love for every family.


happy clients


cups of coffee 


Smiling Faces captured


Since I had my very first camera in hand as a toddler, I have been passionate about capturing beautiful moments with photography. As an artist and creative spirit, it is my mission to make sure that each image you receive evokes feelings of joy.  It's truly an honor for me to be able share this craft with my clients.

years in business

my favorite things

Best part of my day...

one fact about me..

Tv showS

Workout of choice

Ice Cream



Friends, Dateline, Yellowstone

Spring and Fall

Cookies and Cream

Anything on my Peloton


Being welcomed home with open arms and two beaming faces ready for a big hug!

I may be one of the most granola people you have ever met.  I love geeking out over ways to live a clean, natural and healthy lifestyle

My drink of choice is....

Water!  Gosh thats so boring, but I never leave the house without my Stanley or Yeti cup!

I'm committed to making your session or event an unforgettable experience filled with laughter and fun! I love nothing more than capturing beautiful photographs of my clients while creating a relaxed and inviting atmosphere. With my years of expertise, I'll be sure to preserve those precious moments that you'll treasure for a lifetime. 

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