ENGAGED | Leah + Joel | Blake Farms Engagement

December 02, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
DISCLOSURE: The pretty snowy photos below were NOT supposed to happen. Not because I claim to be mother nature or anything, but because we had originally planned on doing Leah and Joel's engagement photos a week earlier. Lets just I was out with these two the night before - there was open bowling, there was beer and THEN per mine and Leah's discret...
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HOLIDAY PHOTOS | Blake Farms Armada Michigan

November 28, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
If you have followed along with me at all throughout this year you'll know that I have been INSANELY busy. Busy to the point of having to turn down so many shoots this year, because there is literally not enough hours in the week to fit everyone into my schedule. Some nights I'm up editing photos until 3am (*cough last night and tonight cough*) and...
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ENGAGED | Cassie + Max | George George Memorial Park Engagement

November 07, 2017  •  1 Comment
So I got to meet Max during Cassie and Max's engagement shoot at George George Memorial Park - Cassie on the other hand I have known for quiet sometime. What a better way to form a friendship than to ride the school bus together basically everyday growing up. We were the first ones on so of course we got the cool-kids-seats in the very back. Also,...
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ENGAGED | Sarah + Lucas | Stoney Creek Engagement

November 06, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
When Sarah and Lucas asked if they could bring Patches to their engagement shoot at Stoney Creek Metro Park I was mentally doing backflips of joy - Physically I was super calm and collected of course (not really). These two (and Patches) were such a reminder on why I love doing what I do. I mean the way Lucas looks at Sarah, are you kidding me?! So...
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KASH | Turning Two

August 28, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
To say this JUST MIGHT be the cutest mommy-son duo I'm pretty sure is not an understatement. I feel like it was just last week that we were setting up Kash's newborn session. It feels like yesterday that they came over for cake smash photos in our orchard for his first birthday. He was so cute in both of his other sessions, but he COMPLETELY blew t...
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BABY LUCARELLI | Gender Reveal

August 20, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
When Jessica told me her idea for a gender reveal I couldn't be more excited. Surrounded by their friends and family Jess and Tony decided they wanted all of the important people in their lives to be a part of the big reveal. I had to open the envelope first and give them which color confetti bombs everyone was going to shoot off. Guys - it sounds...
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COREY | Armada High School Senior

May 19, 2017  •  4 Comments
My little brother, the last of us four kids, is graduating High School. WHAT?! Gosh I can remember having my girlfriends over when I was in Middle School and Corey always wanted to know what we were up to. I would in return bribe him by saying there was cookies waiting for him back at the house and to leave us girls to play in the orchard. One thin...
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ALAINA + MATT | Blake's Hard Cider Co. Engagement

May 18, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
So we did engagement photos for the future Mr. and Mrs. Farmer at Blake Farms. Ironic? Though this gorgeous session looks nothing like you could ever imagine when I say we were technically at a farm. The apple blossoms were in bloom and I pretty much let Matt and Alaina do their thing! I actually got to meet up with these two a few months back. We...
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MEGAN + MARCUS | Downtown Detroit Engagement

May 16, 2017  •  1 Comment
Fun fact: I assume that I am THEE WORST person with directions on the planet. My GPS and I have become quiet close over the years. Needless to say I was so so excited to check out a few new spots I was dying to shoot at in downtown Detroit and these two were up for the challenge. Megan, Marcus and I spent the perfect Sunday afternoon adventuring a...
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REBECCA + COLIN | Royal Oak Wedding

October 27, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
The more weddings I shoot, the more emotional I get at them. Not only at them, but when I get to see their images for the first time as they're loading up on my computer the day after, I get to relive all those special moments again. When I narrow down which ones to edit and tweak, I get to relive that day again. When I finally get to look at a ful...
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JENNA | Romeo Senior

October 06, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
Holy smokes, I can't believe this beautiful girl is already graduating! It seems like yesterday we did her older sister's senior photos. Jenna's relaxed attitude and fun personality made this senior photo shoot a breeze. She's a natural in front of the camera, and I hardly did any work at all! From my backyard, to abandoned farms, the Macomb Orcha...
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JILLIAN + BRANKO | Sterling Heights Wedding

October 04, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
It's always such a difficult task to try to narrow down which moments I want to feature on the blog. If I could, I would feature every photo in this wedding (but that's what the album is for ---> http://www.samanthaleighstudios.com/hamiltonwedding). Jillian and Branko's day was filled with SO much love my cheeks hurt at the end of the night from sm...
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DANIELLE + DAVE | Michigan Backyard Wedding

August 16, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
I am such a HUGE fan of backyard weddings that I will be the first to admit - I get overly excited when someone asks me to shoot one. I think there is something so intimate about them, no matter how large the house or yard is. The Brogan's backyard wedding was no different. When I met up with Danielle and David to do engagement photos last fall it...
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