Hello, I’m Samantha


I started taking pictures in high school and was drawn to how it grounded me and made me present. I picked it up and put it down again and again over the years until I finally made it my career. It’s not just a job for me but also a way of life and I love being able to create tangible memories that are as beautiful as the ones in my head. Our travels to Mexico, Hawaii, New Zealand, Hong Kong and South Korea exist not just as memories in my head but in photo albums on our table and art on our walls. Photography has helped me see life in its full beauty and glory and it’s helped me to appreciate each moment.

My goal with photography is to capture real, authentic and candid images of who you are as a couple or a family. I want you to be able to look back at the images we create and remember that even if life is hard, it’s also beautiful. 


I’m your girl if… 

  • you value experiences over things and quality over quantity

  • you want to document this stage of your life in a beautiful way that will bring you and your family joy for years to come 

  • you value art and beautiful things and you want pictures not only that you can share but that you can hang in your home and make into an album to look back on forever


Some facts about me…

  • I’m a California girl living in Japan

  • I love travel, going to bed early, waking up with the sun, putting sweats on the second I walk through my door, going on adventures, baking chocolate chip cookies, experiencing new things, reading a good book, learning about myself and others, and going for walks with friends

  • I’ve lived in 5 states and 2 countries and travelled all over but I’m a homebody at heart and love spending a weekend at home with my husband

  • I’m Japan based but I’ll meet you anywhere


What people are saying…

“I absolutely adored Samantha’s photos from the moment I saw them. When my family of 3 were able to snag a mini session spot with her in the bamboo forest, I was so excited. My husband nor my daughter enjoy getting their pictures taken but Samantha made us all feel so relaxed and comfortable. The pictures we received were outstanding, absolutely beautiful!” -Jennifer

“We booked with Samantha for our ball photos and I was absolutely blown away by her work! She made us feel very relaxed during the session, all of the photos were gorgeous and the turn around for the pictures was so fast!!! So happy with our pictures and we will definitely book her again in the future.” -Danielle

“Absolutely LOVE Samantha! Hands down my favorite pictures of my husband and I together! She’s so sweet and very patient. Never once complained about how long it took me to waddle in my heels to the next spot, and she even fixed my dress for me! We will definitely be using her for more sessions!” -Jordan

“A great eye and a beautiful personality makes for one heck of photographer! Samantha, I can’t thank you enough for the gorgeous family photos you’ve just taken and edited for us. Your talent is obvious and I’m so happy to have crossed paths with you for our first family session in Japan. It certainly will not be our last!” -Kate

“We were very lucky to have Samantha as part of such a special day. She understood the emotional build up of it being our last homecoming of this tour and helped capture the joy of the moment. Samantha provided a quick turn around with the photos and we were able to access her work with ease. I highly recommend Samantha!” -Victoria