I got to spend time Alvarez fam again for these Riparian Preserve family photos in Gilbert, Arizona! After going to Sedona with Jen and Jeff for their engagement session, then to Cancun for their wedding and meeting the whole fam, I love every chance I get with these lovely humans.
My advice when taking photos with kids: relax! They feed off your energy, and if you’re stressed, they’ll be stressed. And then you’ll be more stressed because you were hoping for photos of them smiling. The Alvarez family was willing to be silly and go with the flow. Taking snack breaks, swinging him around over and over and over, and when he didn’t want to take any more pictures, just wanted to walk around carrying a blanket? Let him carry the blanket around!
- Elizabeth + Justin
Thank you so much!! Seriously. Girl you are miraculous! My heart is so full! You made today so fun and effortless! Best wedding decision we've made!"
"OMGGGGGGG I never imagined I would ever feel beautiful and love a picture of myself but I LOVE these?!!
- Eliana + Tyler
She shot our engagement photos and wedding photos and I could not be happier with the outcome! Sam, thank you for capturing these memories, you are truly the best!"
She was the most easygoing, friendly, and personable photographer.
"PLEASE do yourself a favor and hire Samantha!! She is beyond amazing and her photos speak for themselves in terms of skill.
- Macie + Brandon
You completely captured every emotion and thing from the day! Thank you thank you thank you!"
"There isn't a single one I don't love!