Thank you for visiting my new blog.

I’m Samantha – photographer, owner, marketing director, set designer and receptionist for Sugar Six. I do it all from taking your phone call to photographing your memories and personally retouching the images to ensure you look your best. Just me – making sure every single client is happy for the past ten years. I’m also a wife, mother to teenagers, personal assistant to my dog Cooper and a new Washington resident. After 30 years in Eagle River Alaska we moved to Chehalis Washington and are making a new life here in the Pacific North West. I love all things wedding, hockey and cheesy game shows. I’m drawn to vibrant rich colors and turning ordinary scenes into extraordinary photographs. I truly believe anything is possible with good light, a sense of humor and a Pepsi with a bendy straw!

If you would have told me in high school that I’d become a professional photographer, I’d have thought you were insane. I was pretty sure I was going to be a sky scraper window washer who’d skip days at work to surf and eat salt water taffy.  But I met a boy…isn’t that how most of the stories go? I met a boy who was from Alaska and soon enough I went up there to “just to visit” and ended up never leaving. At 19 years old, I flew back to California to sell all of my belongings except the shorts that would fit in my suitcase {I literally owned NO pants when I moved up to Alaska in February} and a year and a half later I was married. I still to this day finish that story off with “what was I thinking?” Clearly I’m a little crazy and tenacious which it turns out are helpful qualities to have as a photographer. I’m willing to jump into, and climb onto, just about anything to get the shot, capture the emotion and tell your story through images. Once I’ve set my mind to something, we are going to get it done come rain, snow, crying baby, moose or crabby groomsmen.  I strive to run my business in a way that makes me proud and I’m honored to have a great reputation in our community. I’m very excited for this new chapter in Chehalis, built the  studio of my dreams adjacent to my house on our five acres that I have lots of plans for.

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