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  •  3 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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DEANNA + STEPHEN | Van Hoosen Farms Engagement | Rochester, MI

August 04, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
I cannot believe there are only TWO MORE DAYS until Deanna and Stephen's wedding! It seems like we were just talking about how our parents live down the street from each other, and planning their engagement shoot! Since I've starting blogging more, I typically do these after a shoot. However, I couldn't help but scroll through Deanna and Stephen's...
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EMILY + BRANDON | George George Memorial Park Engagement

July 31, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
Emily and Brandon, where do I start? I always have so much fun with couples when I do engagement and wedding shoots, and theirs was no different. The original date that I had set with Emily to do their engagement photos ended up having 100% chance of thunderstorms. With it being wedding season, I was super bummed that we had to reschedule a few we...
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TRISTA + BEN | Sycamore Hills Golf Course Wedding

July 26, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
A Missouri wedding in Michigan? Yes please. As you might have guessed, Trista and Ben live in Missouri. That means that unfortunately we didn't get to do engagement photos prior to the wedding. On the other hand, Trista's parents happen to live right now the street so we still got to meet before their big day, woo! Like their love story - from the...
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STEPHANIE + JEFF | Belle Isle Engagment | Detroit, MI

June 29, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
I've come to realize every time I get to work with a new couple or family, I think it's the most fun I've had doing a shoot yet. I guess that means I just truly love what I do, which isn't a bad thing. I mean come on, how lucky am I that these people chose ME to capture their special moments for them? I think it's pretty awesome, and a HUGE complim...
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SELLERS FAMILY | George George Memorial Park

June 27, 2016  •  1 Comment
Owen has to be hands down one of the happiest children I have ever gotten to work with. I mean just look at these photos people! I don't think I even saw a glimpse of a frown our entire shoot! This little man is a trooper, and (I think) should be a baby model! The best part - He totally knows he's a stud. Check out the second photo down, just look...
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