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MINNEAPOLIS BASED LUXURY WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

SAMANTHA KLEVEN

documenting love stories across the globe

MINNEAPOLIS BASED LUXURY WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

SAMANTHA KLEVEN

documenting love stories across the globe

I BELIEVE IN DOCUMENTING THE MOMENTS THAT MATTER MOST TO YOUr love story.

My purpose is to craft timeless memories that vividly narrate your beautiful love story, ensuring that each frame reflects the depth of your love and the magic of the day you have waited for your entire life.

super 8 wedding films

 I elevate the art of wedding photography through the unparalleled magic of Super 8 films. In an age where digital dominates, these films stand as a symbol of unparalleled luxury, delivering a cinematic experience that transcends the ordinary.

I have a profound commitment to preserving the most significant moments of your love story with a touch of timeless elegance. I believe that each wedding is a unique array of emotions, and my purpose is to capture and immortalize these fleeting moments in a way that transcends the trends of the day. Through a blend of artistry and technical precision, I strive to create images that stand the test of time, becoming cherished heirlooms that transport you back to the essence of your special day. It is my sincere belief that the art of photography should not only freeze moments in time but elevate them into a visual symphony, where each frame tells a story of enduring love, sophistication, and the timeless beauty that defines you.

PUBLISHED MINNEAPOLIS WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

samantha rae kleven

Luxury Wedding Days

super 8 films

INTIMATE elopements

The nature of these films is to capture the authenticity of your wedding in a nostalgic way.

Embark on a journey through the enchanting beauty of elopements around the world.

Venture into the beauty and elegance of wedding days from across the globe.

THE DELUXE WEDDING EXPERIENCE FOR COUPLES WORLDWIDE 

MINNEAPOLIS WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

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OPEN COMMUNICATION

DOCUMENTARY PHOTOS

CONNECTION & TRUST

At the heart of creating a seamless and enchanting wedding experience is the foundation of open communication. I prioritize the significance of understanding your unique vision and desires. From the initial planning stages to the final moments of celebration, effective communication is vital to create the perfect wedding day! My commitment is not only to capture your special day but to co-create it with you, forging a connection that allows your story to unfold authentically and beautifully through the lens.

My heart is to capture your wedding day from the outside, in. I ensure that your unique narrative is preserved in its purest form – candid, emotional, and utterly real. Beyond the wedding day, your gallery will serve as a time capsule back to the day you said "I do." From the genuine expressions exchanged at the altar to the heartfelt embraces with family and friends, every photograph becomes a cherished chapter in the beautiful story of your union, creating a visual legacy that resonates for generations to come!

Choosing a wedding photographer is not just a transaction; it's about forging a meaningful connection that enhances the essence of your special day. I understand that capturing the true spirit of your love story requires more than just technical expertise; it necessitates a genuine understanding of your unique bond. By establishing a connection with me as your wedding photographer, you open the door to collaborative storytelling, ensuring that every frame reflects the authenticity of your relationship.

THE DELUXE WEDDING EXPERIENCE FOR COUPLES WORLDWIDE 

MINNEAPOLIS WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

Choosing a wedding photographer is not just a transaction; it's about forging a meaningful connection that enhances the essence of your special day. I understand that capturing the true spirit of your love story requires more than just technical expertise; it necessitates a genuine understanding of your unique bond. By establishing a connection with me as your wedding photographer, you open the door to collaborative storytelling, ensuring that every frame reflects the authenticity of your relationship.

CONNECTION & TRUST

OPEN COMMUNICATION

At the heart of creating a seamless and enchanting wedding experience is the foundation of open communication. I prioritize the significance of understanding your unique vision and desires. From the initial planning stages to the final moments of celebration, effective communication is vital to create the perfect wedding day! My commitment is not only to capture your special day but to co-create it with you, forging a connection that allows your story to unfold authentically and beautifully through the lens.

DOCUMENTARY PHOTOS

My heart is to capture your wedding day from the outside, in. I ensure that your unique narrative is preserved in its purest form – candid, emotional, and utterly real. Beyond the wedding day, your gallery will serve as a time capsule back to the day you said "I do." From the genuine expressions exchanged at the altar to the heartfelt embraces with family and friends, every photograph becomes a cherished chapter in the beautiful story of your union, creating a visual legacy that resonates for generations to come!

your kind words

"samantha was one of the main reasons our wedding day was absolutely perfect"

Samantha was the surprise photographer at my husband and I’s proposal and I am SO glad because she is the most amazing soul and I was able to have her capture our wedding as well!! She was one of the main reasons our wedding day was absolutely perfect! Her main priority to make sure she really understands her couples so that she can accurately capture their love. She is now a great friend of ours because she puts that much effort into building a relationship with her clients!! Her photographer skills are breathtaking!

We constantly get compliments are our photos. It was effortless working with her because of her ability to make couples feel comfortable where they can be themselves and she just captures the most perfect moments. Thank you so much Sam!! I will never be able to thank you enough for capturing 2 of the most important days of Nick and I’s life. We love you!

JYL & NICK

"we would recommend samantha without hesitation to any couple"

There are many great things to say about our experience with Samantha.

When my fiancé and I agreed that we would hire Samantha for our elopement, we knew we were making an investment. What we would bring home from our wedding would be these photos, and we needed someone we could trust to make those photos our perfect memories. Samantha hit the ground running, immediately helping us build our perfect trip. While we knew we wanted to elope in Alaska, she offered several incredible suggestions for towns to explore, places for our ceremony, and ideas for what our trip would look like. These suggestions were very helpful in shaping our trip into an unforgettable experience, and that was just the beginning of the effort Samantha put into making sure our time was unforgettable.

We would recommend Samantha without hesitation to any interested couple. When the dress is hung in the closet, and the shoes are put back on the shelf, you’ll reflect on the photos the most often. Samantha is someone you can trust to make sure those memories are captured just perfectly.

SAMANTHA & JARED

"i knew immediately when i met samantha that she was something special"

I knew immediately when I met Samantha that she was something special. She has the most incredible personality and works so dang hard to create the literal BEST experience for her clients.

Throughout the entire process she was thoughtful and attentive to detail. She felt like a friend the instant we connected and will be a friend for a long time. On our wedding day, she was perfect. She kept me (the bride) super calm the day of and reassured me. She's really great at listening to what you'd like to do and is quick to adjust on the fly! Also, the photos are just down right jaw-dropping!! Every single one was frame worthy!

Trust me, you will not regret having Samantha as your photographer because she is just simply above and beyond that.

LUCY & JOSHUA

"WE ARE TRANSPORTED BACK TO THOSE MAGICAL MOMENTS OF JOY AND HAPPINESS"

My husband and I recently got married, and we were fortunate enough to have Samantha as our wedding photographer and best friend!! We cannot express enough how thrilled we are with the exceptional job she did capturing our special day. Samantha's talent and passion for photography truly shine through her work, and we are grateful to have these treasured memories forever.

One of the aspects that truly sets Samantha apart is her exceptional talent for storytelling. Each photo from our wedding day narrated a unique chapter of our love story. From the anticipation before the ceremony to the laughter and tears shared with loved ones, every emotion was beautifully encapsulated in her lens. Looking at our photos now, we are transported back to those magical moments, reliving the joy and happiness all over again for the rest of our lives! Thank you so much Sam for capturing our day authentically - we will never be able to express how grateful we are for you!!

JESSICA & DUSTIN

your kind words

"SAMANTHA WAS ONE OF THE MAIN REASONS OUR WEDDING DAY WAS ABSOLUTELY PERFECT"

Samantha was the surprise photographer at my husband and I’s proposal and I am SO glad because she is the most amazing soul and I was able to have her capture our wedding as well!! She was one of the main reasons our wedding day was absolutely perfect! Her main priority to make sure she really understands her couples so that she can accurately capture their love. She is now a great friend of ours because she puts that much effort into building a relationship with her clients!! Her photographer skills are breathtaking!

We constantly get compliments are our photos. It was effortless working with her because of her ability to make couples feel comfortable where they can be themselves and she just captures the most perfect moments. Thank you so much Sam!! I will never be able to thank you enough for capturing 2 of the most important days of Nick and I’s life. We love you!

JYL & NICK

"WE WOULD RECOMMEND SAMANTHA WITHOUT HESITATION TO ANY COUPLE"

There are many great things to say about our experience with Samantha.

When my fiancé and I agreed that we would hire Samantha for our elopement, we knew we were making an investment. What we would bring home from our wedding would be these photos, and we needed someone we could trust to make those photos our perfect memories. Samantha hit the ground running, immediately helping us build our perfect trip. While we knew we wanted to elope in Alaska, she offered several incredible suggestions for towns to explore, places for our ceremony, and ideas for what our trip would look like. These suggestions were very helpful in shaping our trip into an unforgettable experience, and that was just the beginning of the effort Samantha put into making sure our time was unforgettable.

We would recommend Samantha without hesitation to any interested couple. When the dress is hung in the closet, and the shoes are put back on the shelf, you’ll reflect on the photos the most often. Samantha is someone you can trust to make sure those memories are captured just perfectly.

SAMANTHA & JARED

"I KNEW IMMEDIATELY WHEN I MET SAMANTHA THAT SHE WAS SOMETHING SPECIAL"

I knew immediately when I met Samantha that she was something special. She has the most incredible personality and works so dang hard to create the literal BEST experience for her clients.

Throughout the entire process she was thoughtful and attentive to detail. She felt like a friend the instant we connected and will be a friend for a long time. On our wedding day, she was perfect. She kept me (the bride) super calm the day of and reassured me. She's really great at listening to what you'd like to do and is quick to adjust on the fly! Also, the photos are just down right jaw-dropping!! Every single one was frame worthy!

Trust me, you will not regret having Samantha as your photographer because she is just simply above and beyond that.

LUCY & JOSHUA

"WE ARE TRANSPORTED BACK TO THOSE MAGICAL MOMENTS OF JOY AND HAPPINESS"

My husband and I recently got married, and we were fortunate enough to have Samantha as our wedding photographer and best friend!! We cannot express enough how thrilled we are with the exceptional job she did capturing our special day. Samantha's talent and passion for photography truly shine through her work, and we are grateful to have these treasured memories forever.

One of the aspects that truly sets Samantha apart is her exceptional talent for storytelling. Each photo from our wedding day narrated a unique chapter of our love story. From the anticipation before the ceremony to the laughter and tears shared with loved ones, every emotion was beautifully encapsulated in her lens. Looking at our photos now, we are transported back to those magical moments, reliving the joy and happiness all over again for the rest of our lives! Thank you so much Sam for capturing our day authentically - we will never be able to express how grateful we are for you!!

JESSICA & DUSTIN

LOVE STORIES TO REMEMBER

MOLLY & JOSH’S VINTAGE BRIDALS

Old-Money-Inspired Bride & Groom Portraits.

HANNAH & JAREM'S CALIFORNIA WEDDING

Forest-Inspired Wedding in the Redwoods.

JESSICA & DUSTIN'S UTAH WEDDING

Wedding Day in the Heart of Moab Utah.

MORGAN & BLAKE'S CHARLESTON WEDDING

Elegant Wedding in Charleston South Carolina.

MINNESOTA & DESTINATION WEDDINGS

love stories to remember

minnesota & destination weddings

HANNAH & JAREM'S WEDDING

Forest-Inspired Wedding in the Redwoods.

Molly & Josh's vintage bridals

Old-Money-Inspired Bride & Groom Portraits.

MORGAN & BLAKE'S WEDDING

Elegant Wedding in Charleston South Carolina.

JESSICA & DUSTIN'S WEDDING

Wedding Day in the Heart of Moab Utah.