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Samsara Photography

Minneapolis , MN

LOCATION

1307 Talmadge Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN US 55414 (map)
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ABOUT US

Samsara is a small photography company that focuses on content and art. We take a fun and relaxed approach to photo sessions and weddings that enables your true self to shine. Weddings... Read more
Samsara is a small photography company that focuses on content and art. We take a fun and relaxed approach to photo sessions and weddings that enables your true self to shine. Weddings are shot in a photojournalistic style to capture the wonderful, candid moments that take place all day. Photography is our passion! Read less
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INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Contemporary, Photojournalism, Portraiture
What do your packages include?
Albums, Custom Graphic Design, Digital Files, High Resolution Images
Do you have liability insurance?
No
Do you offer special techniques such as hand-coloring or toning?
I color correct all the images, turn some into black & white, sepia toned and do some other fun processing.
Do you have experience shooting in various lighting situations?
I pride myself on being experienced with many different lighting situations - it can make or break the photograph.
Is your media preference film or digital?
Digital.
How many photographers do you work with?
I have an assistant/second shooter with me on the wedding day.
Do you sometimes book yourself for more than one event in a day? Weekend?
No, two weddings in one day would be crazy! ;)
Do you bring back-up equipment to the event in case of malfunction?
Definitely.
Do you charge hourly or full day?
My packages include 7 hours of coverage which is usually enough time to cover the important events of the wedding day. Clients have the option to add time if they wish.
Do you charge for travel?
Not if it's within a reasonable distance. I love destination weddings and I've been known to be so excited to shoot a wedding and to go on a trip that I don't bother charging for travel. ;)
How soon after the event are the proofs ready for viewing?
I usually put some up on my blog and/or facebook soon after the event and they all can be seen on the online gallery within 4 weeks.
Do you retain the copyright for the photos?
Clients receive a disk of the full resolution images with copyright release and printing permission.
Do you reserve the right to publish the photos?
Yes.
Do you provide the digital files and/or negatives (or copies of the negatives) to the client?
Sure do.
Will images be available for viewing online?
Yes. They are available for online viewing and ordering for six months.

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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
We had such a great experience working with Shannon for our wedding photos! She was incredibly professional, friendly and easy-going. She made sure to take all of the shots we requested, but also used her creativity to take many additional classy and artistic photos. She has a gift for capturing candid moments as well- some of our favorites were ones of our guests enjoying the evening! We would highly recommend Shannon, and will likely be contacting her for a future family session!
We had such a great experience working with Shannon for our wedding photos! She was incredibly professional, friendly and Read more...
We had such a great experience working with Shannon for our wedding photos! She was incredibly professional, friendly and easy-going. She made sure to take all of the shots we requested, but also used her creativity to take many additional classy and artistic photos. She has a gift for capturing candid moments as well- some of our favorites were ones of our guests enjoying the evening! We would highly recommend Shannon, and will likely be contacting her for a future family session! Read less
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olsonbride
Wedding:
7/30/2011
4.9/5.0
My wedding day and pictures were fabulous because of the wonderful work of Shannon and her assistant. I was amazed when I saw the photos of the wedding and was able to relive the day. Not only was Shannon completely laid back and went with the flow, but she had great ideas and made things very comfortable. So happy I choose her as my wedding photographer, anyone would be lucky to have her!
My wedding day and pictures were fabulous because of the wonderful work of Shannon and her assistant. I was amazed when I Read more...
My wedding day and pictures were fabulous because of the wonderful work of Shannon and her assistant. I was amazed when I saw the photos of the wedding and was able to relive the day. Not only was Shannon completely laid back and went with the flow, but she had great ideas and made things very comfortable. So happy I choose her as my wedding photographer, anyone would be lucky to have her! Read less
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Jacinta Marie
Wedding:
9/17/2010
5.0/5.0
Shannon and her assistent were great!!! We love our pictures...they made us feel very relaxed and it was just a lot of fun! Samsara photography had great prices and they were very flexible with our schedules. We took pictures at 3 different locations and had a huge wedding party and very large familes. It was amazing how they kept us all on track and worked so well under such crazy situations.
Shannon and her assistent were great!!! We love our pictures...they made us feel very relaxed and it was just a lot of Read more...
Shannon and her assistent were great!!! We love our pictures...they made us feel very relaxed and it was just a lot of fun! Samsara photography had great prices and they were very flexible with our schedules. We took pictures at 3 different locations and had a huge wedding party and very large familes. It was amazing how they kept us all on track and worked so well under such crazy situations. Read less
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Chanita
Wedding:
7/4/2010
5.0/5.0
My husband and I wanted a simple and intimate wedding ceremony with only family. We were undecided if we want a professional photographer to capture the event. I'm so glad we did. Shannon was very flexible and her pictures are amazing! The whole process was swift and seamless. I would recommend Samsara Photography to all my friends.
My husband and I wanted a simple and intimate wedding ceremony with only family. We were undecided if we want a Read more...
My husband and I wanted a simple and intimate wedding ceremony with only family. We were undecided if we want a professional photographer to capture the event. I'm so glad we did. Shannon was very flexible and her pictures are amazing! The whole process was swift and seamless. I would recommend Samsara Photography to all my friends. Read less
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Mom L
Wedding:
8/15/2009
4.8/5.0
I am a Mom who hired for two Weddings for my sons and both times we were thrilled with the results. The photos were beautiful, with a variety of color, b&w, posed and candid. Some of the most gorgeous were outside for a winter wedding almost 5 years ago already!!! we also got priceless pictures of family members when they were not even aware they were being photographed. Shannon was not intrusive or pushy, but rather she worked with us all the way. We did have a list of posed photos/groups we wanted and I think that is a good idea so you do not miss out any any specific photos you may have your heart set on.
I am a Mom who hired for two Weddings for my sons and both times we were thrilled with the results. The photos were Read more...
I am a Mom who hired for two Weddings for my sons and both times we were thrilled with the results. The photos were beautiful, with a variety of color, b&w, posed and candid. Some of the most gorgeous were outside for a winter wedding almost 5 years ago already!!! we also got priceless pictures of family members when they were not even aware they were being photographed. Shannon was not intrusive or pushy, but rather she worked with us all the way. We did have a list of posed photos/groups we wanted and I think that is a good idea so you do not miss out any any specific photos you may have your heart set on. Read less
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Laura
Wedding:
8/7/2009
5.0/5.0
Samsara Photography was everything I could have wanted for my wedding photos! From the first email communication to taking pictures on our wedding day to ordering pictures, Shannon has been the best to work with! I couldn't be more happy with the way she captured our day despite the rain! I hardly even noticed she was there for our special day! She has been great to work with and I would recommend her for anyone getting married or wanting to capture other special events in their life! She is very flexible, has a great attitude and most important of all, she is a great photographer!!
Samsara Photography was everything I could have wanted for my wedding photos! From the first email communication to taking Read more...
Samsara Photography was everything I could have wanted for my wedding photos! From the first email communication to taking pictures on our wedding day to ordering pictures, Shannon has been the best to work with! I couldn't be more happy with the way she captured our day despite the rain! I hardly even noticed she was there for our special day! She has been great to work with and I would recommend her for anyone getting married or wanting to capture other special events in their life! She is very flexible, has a great attitude and most important of all, she is a great photographer!! Read less
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Melissa
Wedding:
7/11/2009
5.0/5.0
We love our engagement and wedding pictures! We recommend Samara photography to all of our friends!
We love our engagement and wedding pictures! We recommend Samara photography to all of our friends!
We love our engagement and wedding pictures! We recommend Samara photography to all of our friends! Read less
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Tania
Wedding:
12/13/2008
5.0/5.0
One of the best decisions I made during my wedding planning was to book Samsara to do the photography. They captured all of the details beautifully. They were very easy to work with and truly excited to be a part of my special day. I felt like they put as much care into photographing my wedding as they would want someone to do for their own.
One of the best decisions I made during my wedding planning was to book Samsara to do the photography. They captured all Read more...
One of the best decisions I made during my wedding planning was to book Samsara to do the photography. They captured all of the details beautifully. They were very easy to work with and truly excited to be a part of my special day. I felt like they put as much care into photographing my wedding as they would want someone to do for their own. Read less
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Angela
Wedding:
5/25/2008
5.0/5.0
My husband and I planned our dream intimate wedding in only two months. We worried about the availability of everything needed for our special day, but everything fell into place; including a photographer. After calling several photographers, I was beginning to think that no one was willing to take pictures at my small wedding; but then I discovered Samsara Photography online. Shannon was very responsive when I called and she shared our enthusiasm for our intimate wedding. Prior to our wedding, Shannon met with us at our wedding location to get a sense of the space and she was always punctual. There were only 16 people at our wedding and Shannon blended into the group with ease. Our pictures tell the story of our wedding day and they are absolutely beautiful. I strongly recommend Samsara Photography for any occasion.
My husband and I planned our dream intimate wedding in only two months. We worried about the availability of everything Read more...
My husband and I planned our dream intimate wedding in only two months. We worried about the availability of everything needed for our special day, but everything fell into place; including a photographer. After calling several photographers, I was beginning to think that no one was willing to take pictures at my small wedding; but then I discovered Samsara Photography online. Shannon was very responsive when I called and she shared our enthusiasm for our intimate wedding. Prior to our wedding, Shannon met with us at our wedding location to get a sense of the space and she was always punctual. There were only 16 people at our wedding and Shannon blended into the group with ease. Our pictures tell the story of our wedding day and they are absolutely beautiful. I strongly recommend Samsara Photography for any occasion. Read less
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Dillon
Wedding:
5/5/2007
5.0/5.0
We had the very best experience with Samsara Photography! It is no exaggeration at all for us to give the top ratings on this site: it was the height of ease to work with Shannon, but best of all, our photographs are better than we could have imagined. Truly pieces of artistic merit. She gave us all the things we asked for and more. As a bonus, she had the rare wedding photographer ability to get at least a few photos of every single person at our events. Working with Samsara on our big day was genuinely an exceptional experience!
We had the very best experience with Samsara Photography! It is no exaggeration at all for us to give the top ratings on Read more...
We had the very best experience with Samsara Photography! It is no exaggeration at all for us to give the top ratings on this site: it was the height of ease to work with Shannon, but best of all, our photographs are better than we could have imagined. Truly pieces of artistic merit. She gave us all the things we asked for and more. As a bonus, she had the rare wedding photographer ability to get at least a few photos of every single person at our events. Working with Samsara on our big day was genuinely an exceptional experience! Read less
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msepter
Wedding:
9/23/2006
5.0/5.0
Shannon photographed my engagement pics and wedding day in 2006. The photos are beautiful and really exhibit the joy that was felt on that day. Now that I have a child, my obvious choice was to have Shannon shoot some family pictures. She was able to capture my very active 2 year old's bubbly and fun personality! Shannon is very easy going and friendly-very talented!! I would recommend her without hesitation.
Shannon photographed my engagement pics and wedding day in 2006. The photos are beautiful and really exhibit the joy that Read more...
Shannon photographed my engagement pics and wedding day in 2006. The photos are beautiful and really exhibit the joy that was felt on that day. Now that I have a child, my obvious choice was to have Shannon shoot some family pictures. She was able to capture my very active 2 year old's bubbly and fun personality! Shannon is very easy going and friendly-very talented!! I would recommend her without hesitation. Read less
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