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Arms Up Photography

Cottleville , MO
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LOCATION

5441 Chestnut
Cottleville, MO 63338 US (map)

PHONE

636-544-3446

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ABOUT US

My name is Samantha, and I'm a total geek about weddings. I will ask to see your ring right away. I will swoon over your shoes, your bouquet, and the story about how you got engaged.... Read more
My name is Samantha, and I'm a total geek about weddings. I will ask to see your ring right away. I will swoon over your shoes, your bouquet, and the story about how you got engaged. Those are the details that mean the most - the details that make up your Love Story. That's the part of wedding photography that I am most passionate about... the details that make you uniquely perfect for each other.

Arms Up Photography is for the Couple who, first and foremost, want to work with a photographer who won't make them feel like they are working with a photographer. I specialize in making my clients feel comfortable, first; and second, that their unique Love Story is important - because it is. Everyone deserves for their story to be told authentically, creatively, and beautifully. I want you to feel that someone is interested in really getting to know you and taking pictures that represent you as a couple. I can't wait to hear about you and your fiance, and your vision for your unique Wedding Day!

I'd love it if we could connect on Facebook, so you can see blog posts, fresh photos, and more good stuff! www.facebook.com/armsupphotography

Please visit my website for more images and more info about me and what I do! www.armsupphotography.com

Here's how to get in touch:

Call or text: 636.544.3446
sam@armsupphotography.com

Congratulations and Many Blessings,

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INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Contemporary, Photojournalism, Portraiture, Traditional
What photography services do you offer?
Custom Graphics, High-Res, Liability Insurance, Slideshow/Montage
What photography items do you offer?
Albums, Digital Files, Flush Mount, Prints, Proofs

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Chelly
Wedding:
4/18/2015
5.0/5.0
Sam is wonderful! She provided us with great pictures, a great price and a great service. I would hire her again. She was prompt with getting the pictures back to us like she promised and we loved working with her!
Sam is wonderful! She provided us with great pictures, a great price and a great service. I would hire her again. She was Read more...
Sam is wonderful! She provided us with great pictures, a great price and a great service. I would hire her again. She was prompt with getting the pictures back to us like she promised and we loved working with her! Read less
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Hailey
Wedding:
10/25/2014
5.0/5.0
I freaking LOVE SAM! She's the bomb dot com. She is so easy going and flexible it's amazing. She truly gets to know her brides and grooms and wants to make sure she captures every moment you want. Not to mention, her turn around time is IMPRESSIVE especially compared to other photographers I've worked with in the past. She's also very responsive and doesn't leave you hanging. LOVE LOVE LOVE!
I freaking LOVE SAM! She's the bomb dot com. She is so easy going and flexible it's amazing. She truly gets to know her Read more...
I freaking LOVE SAM! She's the bomb dot com. She is so easy going and flexible it's amazing. She truly gets to know her brides and grooms and wants to make sure she captures every moment you want. Not to mention, her turn around time is IMPRESSIVE especially compared to other photographers I've worked with in the past. She's also very responsive and doesn't leave you hanging. LOVE LOVE LOVE! Read less
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Stephen
Wedding:
9/13/2014
5.0/5.0
When my wife and I first became engaged, we struggled a little bit with finding a photographer. While the market’s full of options, we had difficulty finding someone who was affordable, had a fresh style, and was friendly and easy to work with. Thankfully with Sam at Arms Up Photography, we found someone who fit all three.
We were so picky that we pursued a few different options before coming across Sam, but once we met her and viewed her portfolio, we knew she was the right photographer for our big day. Throughout the entire wedding process, Sam has been incredible. She was always willing to meet with us, did a great photo shoot for our engagement photos, and always came to the table with great photo ideas to help make our shoots a little easier. Sam always made us feel like she was personally interested in getting the best photos from us; it felt more like a friend taking photos than a photographer bossing us around.

It was important to my wife that we had some original photos both in where our ceremony was and where our reception was located. While there are some great icons around the city for wedding photos, we wanted something a little more unique to us. Sam was great at thinking outside the box and picking some creative destinations and ideas. It was clear she wasn't just picking off a list of standard locales that she shoots for everyone. Everything about our engagement and wedding photos felt like they were personalized specifically for us.

On the big day, Sam was incredible, meeting us early for the ceremony and staying late through the reception. She caught amazing photos, worked wonderfully with other vendors, and even managed to keep family and friends corralled and in check during the post ceremony photos (no small feat in itself). We now have a plethora of beautiful photos, both from our engagement and from our wedding day, for us to cherish for the rest of our lives. The wedding photography market might be crowded at times, but Sam and Arms
When my wife and I first became engaged, we struggled a little bit with finding a photographer. While the market’s full of Read more...
When my wife and I first became engaged, we struggled a little bit with finding a photographer. While the market’s full of options, we had difficulty finding someone who was affordable, had a fresh style, and was friendly and easy to work with. Thankfully with Sam at Arms Up Photography, we found someone who fit all three.
We were so picky that we pursued a few different options before coming across Sam, but once we met her and viewed her portfolio, we knew she was the right photographer for our big day. Throughout the entire wedding process, Sam has been incredible. She was always willing to meet with us, did a great photo shoot for our engagement photos, and always came to the table with great photo ideas to help make our shoots a little easier. Sam always made us feel like she was personally interested in getting the best photos from us; it felt more like a friend taking photos than a photographer bossing us around.

It was important to my wife that we had some original photos both in where our ceremony was and where our reception was located. While there are some great icons around the city for wedding photos, we wanted something a little more unique to us. Sam was great at thinking outside the box and picking some creative destinations and ideas. It was clear she wasn't just picking off a list of standard locales that she shoots for everyone. Everything about our engagement and wedding photos felt like they were personalized specifically for us.

On the big day, Sam was incredible, meeting us early for the ceremony and staying late through the reception. She caught amazing photos, worked wonderfully with other vendors, and even managed to keep family and friends corralled and in check during the post ceremony photos (no small feat in itself). We now have a plethora of beautiful photos, both from our engagement and from our wedding day, for us to cherish for the rest of our lives. The wedding photography market might be crowded at times, but Sam and Arms Read less
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kayla
Wedding:
7/28/2014
5.0/5.0
I remember the early stages, just getting started on the plans for my fiance and I's big day and asking my friends to suggest a photographer. I knew right away it was no coincidence that the better half of them instantly referred me to Sam. Even one who regretted not booking her early enough for her own wedding. Sam brings the splash of personality to her photos that has been sucked out of so many other photographers' work. Candid shots, unique settings and intimate, raw moments are her comfort zone. I knew a wedding album full of stiff, posed ceremony pictures would be something I would regret forever so when my skeptical review of her galleries turned into excitement and awe I knew I had to book her!
I remember the early stages, just getting started on the plans for my fiance and I's big day and asking my friends to Read more...
I remember the early stages, just getting started on the plans for my fiance and I's big day and asking my friends to suggest a photographer. I knew right away it was no coincidence that the better half of them instantly referred me to Sam. Even one who regretted not booking her early enough for her own wedding. Sam brings the splash of personality to her photos that has been sucked out of so many other photographers' work. Candid shots, unique settings and intimate, raw moments are her comfort zone. I knew a wedding album full of stiff, posed ceremony pictures would be something I would regret forever so when my skeptical review of her galleries turned into excitement and awe I knew I had to book her! Read less
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Jane
Wedding:
6/7/2014
4.8/5.0
Arms Up Photography went above and beyond to capturing candid moments and family photos to treasure forever. We used her for our engagement session and wedding photos with absolutely no regrets. Photography was a huge priority during my planning process - wanting to ensure I received photos I could look at for years and decorate my home with. Samantha was an incredible value - her quality of photos, quick responses and easy of interaction make her worth twice as much as she actually charges. I would recommend her to any bride.
Arms Up Photography went above and beyond to capturing candid moments and family photos to treasure forever. We used her Read more...
Arms Up Photography went above and beyond to capturing candid moments and family photos to treasure forever. We used her for our engagement session and wedding photos with absolutely no regrets. Photography was a huge priority during my planning process - wanting to ensure I received photos I could look at for years and decorate my home with. Samantha was an incredible value - her quality of photos, quick responses and easy of interaction make her worth twice as much as she actually charges. I would recommend her to any bride. Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
4/5/2014
5.0/5.0
Best decision I ever made was hiring Sam. I LOVE my wedding pictures, she captured everything I wanted and even special moments I wasn't aware of. She is a true talent, with a great eye for detail. Her bright, sweet, fun personality made her fit right into our group.
She was quick to respond to emails, and I felt she really took the time to get to know me and the feel for our wedding. It absolutely shows in our photos. Thank you so much Sam for capturing the BEST day of my life. I would highly recommend Sam to anyone looking for a photographer.
*On a side note, she also shoots boudoir which made a great grooms gift for my hubby*
Best decision I ever made was hiring Sam. I LOVE my wedding pictures, she captured everything I wanted and even special Read more...
Best decision I ever made was hiring Sam. I LOVE my wedding pictures, she captured everything I wanted and even special moments I wasn't aware of. She is a true talent, with a great eye for detail. Her bright, sweet, fun personality made her fit right into our group.
She was quick to respond to emails, and I felt she really took the time to get to know me and the feel for our wedding. It absolutely shows in our photos. Thank you so much Sam for capturing the BEST day of my life. I would highly recommend Sam to anyone looking for a photographer.
*On a side note, she also shoots boudoir which made a great grooms gift for my hubby* Read less
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Stephanie
Wedding:
7/13/2013
5.0/5.0
Samantha is an amazing photographer! Not to mention a fun caring person! I first met Samantha when she photographed our good friends Ricki and Dustin's wedding. They were some of Samantha's first clients and it was then that I knew I had to have her photograph my wedding. Since their wedding our friends Beckie and AJ got married a few years later and in that little of time I saw Samantha's business grow along with her experience. I can't tell you enough how great of a person she is to work with and how flexible she is when it comes to creating a package that worked best for my needs. Our pictures captured who we are and our personalities. The pictures are full of life and tons of color she did an absolutely amazing job and I am having such a hard time picking out my pictures. Thank you Samantha for capturing all the wonderful moments of our wedding day!!
Samantha is an amazing photographer! Not to mention a fun caring person! I first met Samantha when she photographed our Read more...
Samantha is an amazing photographer! Not to mention a fun caring person! I first met Samantha when she photographed our good friends Ricki and Dustin's wedding. They were some of Samantha's first clients and it was then that I knew I had to have her photograph my wedding. Since their wedding our friends Beckie and AJ got married a few years later and in that little of time I saw Samantha's business grow along with her experience. I can't tell you enough how great of a person she is to work with and how flexible she is when it comes to creating a package that worked best for my needs. Our pictures captured who we are and our personalities. The pictures are full of life and tons of color she did an absolutely amazing job and I am having such a hard time picking out my pictures. Thank you Samantha for capturing all the wonderful moments of our wedding day!! Read less
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Beckie
Wedding:
10/12/2012
5.0/5.0
I am extremely pleased to say that out of all my wedding vendors I have been most pleased with Photographer Samantha Renn with Arms Up Photography. Our photos turned out absolutely beautiful and unique, as I knew they would. She captured my husbands and My style perfectly. She really took the time to get to know us and focused on what was important to us. I was very concerned with posing for photos because I always feel unnatural and weird and it shows in photos so she did a lot of candid shots and they are breathtaking. Iv had strangers that have somehow seen my photos and approached me to get my photographers name. It's almost been a year and I'm still giving referrals and getting compliments. Also one of our photos ended up in the Perfect Wedding Guide Of 2013! That was very exciting and a neat keepsake to have for many years to come. She's very attentive and knows how to handle a crowd very well. And she is very fun! She even drove over an hour with no hesitation to do our engagement photos at a place that was very special to my husband and it was amazing! I can honestly say that no one I know has photos like mine. Her style is anything but cookie cutter. Iv had a few of my friends use her as well and none of our photos look alike the are very unique to each couples style. I could really go on for days but my end review in a nutshell is that Samantha Renn absolutely exceeded our expectations and We now have the most beautiful photos to cherish forever and I feel like part of a very elite group of people who have the same treasure. The whole experience was a blast she sure knows how to make you feel so special and we love her and would recommend. her a thousand times over!
I am extremely pleased to say that out of all my wedding vendors I have been most pleased with Photographer Samantha Renn Read more...
I am extremely pleased to say that out of all my wedding vendors I have been most pleased with Photographer Samantha Renn with Arms Up Photography. Our photos turned out absolutely beautiful and unique, as I knew they would. She captured my husbands and My style perfectly. She really took the time to get to know us and focused on what was important to us. I was very concerned with posing for photos because I always feel unnatural and weird and it shows in photos so she did a lot of candid shots and they are breathtaking. Iv had strangers that have somehow seen my photos and approached me to get my photographers name. It's almost been a year and I'm still giving referrals and getting compliments. Also one of our photos ended up in the Perfect Wedding Guide Of 2013! That was very exciting and a neat keepsake to have for many years to come. She's very attentive and knows how to handle a crowd very well. And she is very fun! She even drove over an hour with no hesitation to do our engagement photos at a place that was very special to my husband and it was amazing! I can honestly say that no one I know has photos like mine. Her style is anything but cookie cutter. Iv had a few of my friends use her as well and none of our photos look alike the are very unique to each couples style. I could really go on for days but my end review in a nutshell is that Samantha Renn absolutely exceeded our expectations and We now have the most beautiful photos to cherish forever and I feel like part of a very elite group of people who have the same treasure. The whole experience was a blast she sure knows how to make you feel so special and we love her and would recommend. her a thousand times over! Read less
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Sandra
Wedding:
3/4/2012
5.0/5.0
Samantha is a wonderful photographer and person. She is so talented, and we love her creative and candid style! It's very clear she cares about her clients and works hard to get to know their preferences and make sure they will be happy with the finished product. Our engagement pictures turned out beautifully, and I can't wait to see the magic she'll work with the wedding pictures! It's important to have a wedding photographer who not only takes great pictures, but who you also like being around since she will be there all day with you. We definitely enjoyed being around Samantha; she was VERY helpful when I was getting ready and even got out on the dance floor with us when it was sort of empty! I feel like she changed the whole tone of our wedding for the better just by being there with her calm and sunny personality. I would enthusiastically recommend Samantha to any bride (or anyone wanting great pictures!).
Samantha is a wonderful photographer and person. She is so talented, and we love her creative and candid style! It's very Read more...
Samantha is a wonderful photographer and person. She is so talented, and we love her creative and candid style! It's very clear she cares about her clients and works hard to get to know their preferences and make sure they will be happy with the finished product. Our engagement pictures turned out beautifully, and I can't wait to see the magic she'll work with the wedding pictures! It's important to have a wedding photographer who not only takes great pictures, but who you also like being around since she will be there all day with you. We definitely enjoyed being around Samantha; she was VERY helpful when I was getting ready and even got out on the dance floor with us when it was sort of empty! I feel like she changed the whole tone of our wedding for the better just by being there with her calm and sunny personality. I would enthusiastically recommend Samantha to any bride (or anyone wanting great pictures!). Read less
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Becky Coulson
Wedding:
10/14/2011
5.0/5.0
My pictures are beautiful and Sam is absolutely amazing! No way can I narrow down my pictures to pick from them! Absolutely recommend her! I was able to look at my pictures and relive all the emotion from that day! She captures the moments while you're not even looking! I will use her again and again!
My pictures are beautiful and Sam is absolutely amazing! No way can I narrow down my pictures to pick from them! Read more...
My pictures are beautiful and Sam is absolutely amazing! No way can I narrow down my pictures to pick from them! Absolutely recommend her! I was able to look at my pictures and relive all the emotion from that day! She captures the moments while you're not even looking! I will use her again and again! Read less
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