I am a wedding photographer based in Charleston, South Carolina, but I am available for worldwide travel. With each photograph I take, I aim for timeless, trivialized elegance. Trends come and go, but it is my mission as a photographer to make sure each image will still hold its power for generations to come. I make sure to create a genuine connection with the couples on the other side of the lens, allowing warm and authentic moments to shine through. 
 
With a Bachelor of Arts degree in photography, I have been trained extensively in my craft. During the wedding day, I curate a blend that's heavy with medium format film and with a touch of digital photography. Film allows me to highlight a luminance and authenticity of moments that digital photography cannot always replicate. As a professional photographer, it is crucial to let my clients know that I am well versed and confident in the medium in which I am working.  

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Wedding photography is a delicate job and your trust is important. When there is an immense amount of trust between us, real emotion and depth become present and every moment that I capture can appear candid. My years of experience have taught me to skillfully balance composition, angles, and light while gently posing my couples - all while still being fully present in the moment with you. Because of this, I am able to photograph with an authenticity that also has a hint of curated artistry. While capturing those in-between, intimate moments between my couples, I always make sure the bride feels at ease and that she appears as the best version of herself. I am thrilled that you are here and I look forward to capturing your memories to last a lifetime!

I am grateful that you are here

Meet Samantha Jean

xoxo, Samantha Jean

I have two photographs on a Jones Soda Label. I have personally found these bottles with my photos on the labels over the years in California, Minnesota, Florida, and Georgia. I am always traveling, so I try to find the bottles with my photos on them in every state that I visit! 

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I was a very ambitious child. I always knew that I wanted to be a photographer or videographer. I had 4,000 subscribers on my YouTube channel by age 10, I helped photograph my first wedding when I was 13, and I professionally photographed a music festival at 17.

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Before I decided to pursue wedding photography, I originally was on the path to becoming a horror film director. I was inspired to do that because I worked at a "haunted house" in High School and have tons of great stories about my experience. One of my homemade films premiered at the Charleston International Film Festival in 2014. Ask me about my favorite movies!

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If you are looking for me, I am probably at a thrift store, garage sale, or estate sale. I love finding eclectic, unusual, or collectable items. My house is always running out of shelf space. Recently, I have been collecting vintage wedding dresses from the 40s-70s. I love how unique each dress is and I really enjoy learning the story about each one.   

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My couples are provided with not just a day-of-service, but an experience. To give each of my couples undivided attention and service, I only take a limited amount of weddings each year. I am completely invested in each of my couples from the very initial meeting through the wedding day and beyond. 
I cannot wait to meet you and to learn all about your special day!

You can reach me directly via email 
sam@samshotthebride.com 
or call (843)-608-1747

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My couples are provided with not just a day-of-service, but an experience. To give each of my couples undivided attention and service, I only take a limited amount of weddings each year. I am completely invested in each of my couples from the very initial meeting through the wedding day and beyond. 
I cannot wait to meet you and to learn all about your special day!

You can reach me directly via email 
sam@samshotthebride.com 
or call (843)-608-1747

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My couples are provided with not just a day-of-service, but an experience. To give each of my couples undivided attention and service, I only take a limited amount of weddings each year. I am completely invested in each of my couples from the very initial meeting through the wedding day and beyond. 
I cannot wait to meet you and to learn all about your special day!

You can reach me directly via email 
sam@samshotthebride.com 
or call (843)-608-1747


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YOUR MESSAGE HAS BEEN DELIVERED.
PLEASE ALLOW 48-72 HOURS FOR A RESPONSE.
THANK YOU!

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