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An Illinois Based Wedding +
 Couples Photographer



The experience

I have a passion for capturing genuine emotion, love, and laid-back, spontaneous adventures. My goal is to capture you where you're comfortable, whether that's the corner of your favorite coffee shop, out in nature, or exploring a new city. I want your session to have YOU written all over it!

I believe you need to connect with your photographer on a personal level if you want those candid, authentic photos, so keep reading to learn more! 

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A girl who loves lattes + genuine, candid photography

Gone are the days of boring photo sessions and dreading getting your photos taken. We'll forget about all those prom poses and instead capture the real you, whether you're playful, fun-loving and  goofy or down to earth, introspective, and quiet. i get to know the true you and then I capture it. 

Whether you're looking for a wedding photographer or someone to capture a fun session of you + your love, you're in the right place! 

Capturing love is my favorite; every couple is different and unique with a story that is just waiting to be told through photos. Let me capture your story in an authentically beautiful way.

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IN authentic connection

Our session was such a fun and joyful experience!! I am definitely not a natural photography model, but as soon as we started Samantha made my fiancé and I feel so comfortable and everything felt so natural. She gave us enough direction to not feel awkward, and enough space to really treasure the moment. We would recommend Samantha to anyone wanting sweet engagement photos.

Elizabeth + Andrew


A few years ago I worked with Samantha on some fall photography she wanted to shoot and I was her model! I felt so comfortable in front of her camera and she is a natural at making you feel confident and having fun! Fast forward to this year and she took photos of me and my husband! WE LOVE THEM! She did such a great job at capturing our personalities and making us feel comfortable in front of the camera! Definitely 6 out of 5 stars — Madeleine 



We absolutely loved trusting Samantha Suzanne Photography to capture both our engagement photos + our wedding day. Her presence and personality were perfect, and her eye for photographing “the moment” is fantastic. She captured emotion from myself and others that would have otherwise gone missed, but is now a treasure to fondly look back on for years to come. We will definitely recruit her for any and all photography needs in the future! I highly recommend her services!— Kasey + Will

Kasey + Will


Beau and I were blown away by all the pictures! We really do love each and everyone of them and love the style and creativity behind the shots.

Beau + Morgan


Samantha made our engagement session so enjoyable! She was well prepared for every situation and made the planner in me feel much more at ease. Even my fiancé, who isn't a fan of getting his pictures taken, told me he was so impressed with our images and was quick to tell me how much he enjoyed working with Samantha. I have never met a photographer so kind and down-to-earth.

Nathaniel + Courtney



the latest on the blog

My blog is the place to learn how to have that kind of session.
I'll not only share my latest sessions to give you examples of my work but also tips and tricks for making the photo experience full of fun and laughter. Say goodbye to awkward sessions and hello to a new way of having your photo taken. 

The best sessions are the ones where you're so comfortable that you completely forget I'm there - that's how much fun you're having! 

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