Hi, I'm Sam! I've been living in Kona with my husband for over 9 years! My husband is a "local boy" who was born on Oahu and grew up in Hilo and I'm originally from south Florida. We met in Oklahoma while going to Bible college. We eventually got married and a few years later moved to Kona to be closer to his family and to serve in our local church. We are now parents to a fun and energetic 5 year old boy and Kona is our official home for the foreseeable future!
I love connecting with my clients, getting them comfortable in front of my camera and making them laugh!
Family | Couples | Maternity | Proposals | Portraits
Do you feel awkward in front of the camera? Me too! I know what it feels like to stand in front of the camera and say, "what do I do with my hands?!" Since I know how this feels, I make it every effort to clearly communicate with my clients easy posing cues and guiding that anyone can follow to help you feel like a natural in front of the camera!
If your family is anything like mine there's most likely someone that hates taking photos. I've made it every effort to make my sessions fun and enjoyable for the entire family. Concerned your child won't listen during the photoshoot? After chasing my 5 year old around and getting him to take photos - he has made me an expert with the littles! Your kids will have a blast and we will play games to get them to participate in the photoshoot. Don't worry mama, we will get the photo of everyone smiling at the camera too!
I want to give every family and couple that comes in front of my camera an experience that reflects the love that they have for each other. To preserve this moment in time so that when you look back at the memories you created with your family, you will be able to feel what you felt in that moment.
I also live with a deep awareness that we all will not be on this earth forever. After losing both parents and in-laws, I understand more than ever the importance of leaving behind photos for my family.
Fun-filled, relaxed sessions even dad will enjoy taking photos! Ready to have some fun and create memories with your family?