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Shutter Sam Photography

Grand Rapids , MI
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Grand Rapids, MI US (map)

PHONE

231-288-0524

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ABOUT US

My philosophy is very simple. HAVE FUN! Your wedding pictures will be with you forever. It’s your day, why not have your photographs reflect the emotion you wish you could bottle up... Read more
My philosophy is very simple. HAVE FUN! Your wedding pictures will be with you forever. It’s your day, why not have your photographs reflect the emotion you wish you could bottle up forever! I'm invested in you as a friend and not just your photographer. Read less
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PHOTOS

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INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Contemporary, Photojournalism
What do your packages include?
Albums, High Resolution Images
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
Is your media preference film or digital?
Digital
How many photographers do you work with?
I work with just me, but if you would like a 2nd shooter I have that option too.
Do you charge for travel?
No with in Michigan. Outside of Michigan please contact for more info.

REVIEWS

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Laura W.
Wedding:
6/23/2012
5.0/5.0
Sam was amazing from the start. She made it a priority to understand us as a couple and make our story the focus of the photographs she took. The pictures are absolutely stunning and speak exactly to the Big Day. She captured all of the special moments between us in such an inconspicuous way that I felt like I didn't see her the whole night... but she was there, and she got all of it on film. My only regret is that we were so busy throughout the day I didn't get to spend more time just talking to her... Sam has such a big heart and lovely disposition, she put us at ease and felt like a friend from the first time we met with her. She was a complete joy to work with, and understands brides, grooms, and the complicated nature of putting together a wedding. Above all else, it needs to be said that Sam took these two camera-shy people, and made us feel completely at ease and beautiful in front of the camera. I would recommend her to any and everyone!
Sam was amazing from the start. She made it a priority to understand us as a couple and make our story the focus of the Read more...
Sam was amazing from the start. She made it a priority to understand us as a couple and make our story the focus of the photographs she took. The pictures are absolutely stunning and speak exactly to the Big Day. She captured all of the special moments between us in such an inconspicuous way that I felt like I didn't see her the whole night... but she was there, and she got all of it on film. My only regret is that we were so busy throughout the day I didn't get to spend more time just talking to her... Sam has such a big heart and lovely disposition, she put us at ease and felt like a friend from the first time we met with her. She was a complete joy to work with, and understands brides, grooms, and the complicated nature of putting together a wedding. Above all else, it needs to be said that Sam took these two camera-shy people, and made us feel completely at ease and beautiful in front of the camera. I would recommend her to any and everyone! Read less
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arnts1ta
Wedding:
7/10/2010
5.0/5.0
Sam was a dream to work with, I couldn't imagine any other photographer taking our pictures on our wedding day! She was so easy to work with because she has a bubbly personality and instantly makes you feel comfortable, and it feels like you've known her for years.
Our engagement photos turned out amazing and we got so many compliments on them that I can't wait to see what she's done with the wedding photos!
I would recommend Sam to anyone who needed a photographer for their wedding, she does an amazing job & always asks for your input as well!
Sam was a dream to work with, I couldn't imagine any other photographer taking our pictures on our wedding day! She was so Read more...
Sam was a dream to work with, I couldn't imagine any other photographer taking our pictures on our wedding day! She was so easy to work with because she has a bubbly personality and instantly makes you feel comfortable, and it feels like you've known her for years.
Our engagement photos turned out amazing and we got so many compliments on them that I can't wait to see what she's done with the wedding photos!
I would recommend Sam to anyone who needed a photographer for their wedding, she does an amazing job & always asks for your input as well! Read less
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kelneran
Wedding:
7/11/2009
5.0/5.0
Samantha is incredibly talented, and I could not be happier that we hired her as our photographer. Our photos turned out beautifully!

Sam was very responsive, and receptive to all of my ideas, and she was a ton of fun the day of. She made my husband comfortable in front of the camera, which is huge (he hates having his picture taken)! I can't express how thrilled I am. Photos are the one thing that will last forever from your wedding, and ours are fabulous!

We will definitely be using Samantha again for family photos when that time comes.
Samantha is incredibly talented, and I could not be happier that we hired her as our photographer. Our photos turned out Read more...
Samantha is incredibly talented, and I could not be happier that we hired her as our photographer. Our photos turned out beautifully!

Sam was very responsive, and receptive to all of my ideas, and she was a ton of fun the day of. She made my husband comfortable in front of the camera, which is huge (he hates having his picture taken)! I can't express how thrilled I am. Photos are the one thing that will last forever from your wedding, and ours are fabulous!

We will definitely be using Samantha again for family photos when that time comes. Read less
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shelbyn
Wedding:
6/20/2009
4.8/5.0
Samantha did a fantastic job with our pictures and we are so so happy with the final result. I think she could be a little more focused with some of the pictures (there are some final pictures where my eyes are half closed, and we arent centered for the chapel pictures, but when focused in that probably wont matter anyways,) but I think that will come with more time taking pictures and as she progresses to a full time business.

The turn around time was 2 weeks, so you cant beat that and Samantha was very accommodating and willing to roll with the punches. There were a couple detail shots that got missed but that was mostly my fault for being lazy and not providing a "must take" list. We had tons of details so I dont blame her for not getting all of them.

We love our pictures and were blessed to have worked with Sam- she took us on when another photographer couldn't take our photos for personal reasons and we were very glad that we had her- they say everything happens for a reason and I think that reason was so that we could have Samantha. She was willing to go with all our crazy ideas and climbed in and out of the car about a million times during the day. If you are looking for a great photojournalistic photographer go with her- she is worth every penny.
Samantha did a fantastic job with our pictures and we are so so happy with the final result. I think she could be a little Read more...
Samantha did a fantastic job with our pictures and we are so so happy with the final result. I think she could be a little more focused with some of the pictures (there are some final pictures where my eyes are half closed, and we arent centered for the chapel pictures, but when focused in that probably wont matter anyways,) but I think that will come with more time taking pictures and as she progresses to a full time business.

The turn around time was 2 weeks, so you cant beat that and Samantha was very accommodating and willing to roll with the punches. There were a couple detail shots that got missed but that was mostly my fault for being lazy and not providing a "must take" list. We had tons of details so I dont blame her for not getting all of them.

We love our pictures and were blessed to have worked with Sam- she took us on when another photographer couldn't take our photos for personal reasons and we were very glad that we had her- they say everything happens for a reason and I think that reason was so that we could have Samantha. She was willing to go with all our crazy ideas and climbed in and out of the car about a million times during the day. If you are looking for a great photojournalistic photographer go with her- she is worth every penny. Read less
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nowMrsBrown
Wedding:
12/27/2008
5.0/5.0
Sam was phenomenal. After looking at her work online, I knew that her photos of our day would be spectacular and just our style so we booked her. 10 months later our wedding day arrived and when we saw the proofs we were blown away. They are simply stunning. I agree with our friends and family who have said that she has a true talent for capturing the magic, the essence of emotion on film. All the while making it fun and relaxed. Sam is a vendor that listens to your concerns, works with you throughout the entire process and offers professional opinions when asked that suit indivisual scenarios. My husband and I have found our family photographer and can't wait to have children so we can see Sam again!
Sam was phenomenal. After looking at her work online, I knew that her photos of our day would be spectacular and just our Read more...
Sam was phenomenal. After looking at her work online, I knew that her photos of our day would be spectacular and just our style so we booked her. 10 months later our wedding day arrived and when we saw the proofs we were blown away. They are simply stunning. I agree with our friends and family who have said that she has a true talent for capturing the magic, the essence of emotion on film. All the while making it fun and relaxed. Sam is a vendor that listens to your concerns, works with you throughout the entire process and offers professional opinions when asked that suit indivisual scenarios. My husband and I have found our family photographer and can't wait to have children so we can see Sam again! Read less
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Barkley1
Wedding:
8/16/2008
4.2/5.0
Sam is full of energy and fun ideas. We have worked with her before and would definitely go back.
Sam is full of energy and fun ideas. We have worked with her before and would definitely go back.
Sam is full of energy and fun ideas. We have worked with her before and would definitely go back. Read less
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Emily
Wedding:
7/26/2008
5.0/5.0
Sam is wonderful! She does excellent work and I could not and would not pass her up to capture another special event in my life!
Sam is wonderful! She does excellent work and I could not and would not pass her up to capture another special event in my Read more...
Sam is wonderful! She does excellent work and I could not and would not pass her up to capture another special event in my life! Read less
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Jacquie
Wedding:
6/28/2008
5.0/5.0
Sam was absolutely phenomenal & I would recommend her to anyone! She made my day perfect and caught every moment for me!
Sam was absolutely phenomenal & I would recommend her to anyone! She made my day perfect and caught every moment for me!
Sam was absolutely phenomenal & I would recommend her to anyone! She made my day perfect and caught every moment for me! Read less
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