Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever... It remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything.
— Aaron Siskind
Tahoe is home
Sammy grew up in Lake Tahoe, CA, skiing, biking, climbing and playing in the EPIC outdoor landscape that now serves as her greatest inspiration and the backdrop for her artistic creations.
Though Tahoe remains her home base, Sammy travels for work and would love to discuss your destination project with you.
Sammy spent her youth ski racing all over the world, exposing her to different landscapes, cultures and people which inspired her photography from a young age.
At age 10 Sammy was gifted her first Canon point and shoot camera and she still shoots on Canon today.
Sammy's passion for photography began early, but it wasn't until she embarked on a 6month solo van trip through the US West that her professional career took off.
What began as a quest to capture the perfect sunset, Sammy's journey spawned a fulfilling career fueled by the desire to freeze feelings in time and help others bring their visions to life.
After landing opportunities at Google, Apple, Uber, Pinterest, WeWork, Meta and Netflix for her structural design work, Sammy began coaching women to advocate for themselves more effectively.
This desire to empower others feeds into her photography style and leaves clients feeling comfortable and confident.