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Your wedding day is a whirlwind of emotions, laughter, and love—a once-in-a-lifetime experience that deserves to be cherished for generations to come. Therefore, investing in your photos isn't just about capturing moments; it's about preserving the essence of your extraordinary day in exquisite detail. Photos are your timeless treasures, the tangible memories that transport you back to every heartfelt vow, every joyful tear, and every shared smile!

Instead of merely focusing on the traditional idea of photographing wedding, I have an unparalleled level of artistry and expertise, ensuring that every glance, every delicate detail, and every fleeting emotion is documented to relive that exact moment over. These images become your legacy, a visual narrative of the love and commitment you share!

This isn't a transaction - it's an investment you will never regret; you're not just paying for photographs; you're investing in an heirloom that will be passed down through generations, evoking the same emotions and love felt on that magical day. The moment you trust me to capture your day means entrusting your memories to me who understands the weight and significance of each moment, dedicated to transforming them into an everlasting masterpiece!

PHOTOS ARE THE ONLY WAY TO REMEMBER YOUR WEDDING DAY

THE IMPORTANCE OF INVESTING IN YOUR WEDDING DAY

Your wedding day is a whirlwind of emotions, laughter, and love—a once-in-a-lifetime experience that deserves to be cherished for generations to come. Therefore, investing in your photos isn't just about capturing moments; it's about preserving the essence of your extraordinary day in exquisite detail. Photos are your timeless treasures, the tangible memories that transport you back to every heartfelt vow, every joyful tear, and every shared smile!

Instead of merely focusing on the traditional idea of photographing wedding, I have an unparalleled level of artistry and expertise, ensuring that every glance, every delicate detail, and every fleeting emotion is documented to relive that exact moment over. These images become your legacy, a visual narrative of the love and commitment you share!

This isn't a transaction - it's an investment you will never regret; you're not just paying for photographs; you're investing in an heirloom that will be passed down through generations, evoking the same emotions and love felt on that magical day. The moment you trust me to capture your day means entrusting your memories to me who understands the weight and significance of each moment, dedicated to transforming them into an everlasting masterpiece!

past weddings

MORGAN & BLAKE

LUCY & JOSHUA

JESSICA & DUSTIN

In the heart of Minneapolis, Lucy & Joshua share one of the most intimate, emotional, and special wedding days. I will never forget the heart and soul these two share!

Jessica and Dustin’s wedding journey in Moab, Utah, was nothing short of extraordinary. The Red Earth Venue and Canyonlands National Park provided the perfect stages for their love to blossom and thrive.

My heart was engulfed with love on this day! It was a privilege to be part of their love story, to capture the raw emotions, the heartfelt vows, and the joyous celebrations.

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

WEDDING COLLECTIONS

THE DETAILS

THE CURATED WEDDING EXPERIENCE UNLIKE ANYTHING ELSE

CUSTOM TAILORED WEDDING COLLECTIONS

At the heart of these collections lies a commitment to forging genuine connections and crafting an experience that is truly one-of-a-kind. What sets me apart is the depth of my relationships with each couple. I don't just capture moments; I create lasting connections, investing time and energy to understand the intricacies of your love story. The collections are more than just packages; they are a canvas waiting to be crafted with the unique ideas of your dream wedding. Complete customization is at the core of what I offer—your vision, preferences, and aspirations are what will craft your own collection. Want to add a personal touch or include a specific element to your package? Consider it done. It is important to note that I limit the number of weddings I undertake each year to ensure an unwavering focus on quality and intimacy. By deliberately taking on a select number of weddings, I guarantee that each couple receives the undivided attention and devotion they deserve, allowing us to authentically capture the essence of your love story with a level of intimacy and artistry that is unparalleled in the industry!

AVERAGE INVESTMENT

- $10.5K

Beyond the standard timeframe, extended coverage ensures that every special moment is documented, from the anticipation of the early morning to the enchanting glow of the evening reception. It's the assurance that no fleeting emotion, candid exchange, or spontaneous celebration goes unnoticed. By extending the hours of our coverage, I am able to immerse myself fully in your day, capturing not just the highlights but the in-between moments that weave together to tell your complete love story.

EXTENDED HOURS OF COVERAGE

Elevate your wedding experience by choosing to add additional photographers, also known as second shooters, to your collection. This enhancement ensures that every cherished moment is not just captured but immortalized from multiple perspectives. The addition of extra lenses means a richer visual narrative, capturing the nuances of your special day from various angles This is highly suggested for couples seeking a large wedding with many guests attending.

additional photographers

Super 8 films stand as a cinematic masterpiece that transcends conventional videography. The importance of integrating Super 8 into your cherished moments lies in its ability to infuse an enchanting vintage allure, adding a layer of timeless sophistication to your visual narrative. Each frame, meticulously captured on authentic film, exudes a tactile quality and evokes a sense of nostalgia, transforming your wedding memories into a work of art through movement and memories.

super 8 films

An engagement session is more than a prelude to your wedding day—it's a key addition to your overall wedding collection, ensuring a seamless and captivating narrative. This offers a valuable opportunity to not only capture your love in an authentic and relaxed setting but also to establish a genuine connection between us. As your photographer, it enables me to understand your unique dynamics, style, and preferences, ensuring that your wedding day is a mirror of your relationship!

engagement session

Incorporating the artistry of 35mm film into your wedding collection adds a captivating layer of timeless elegance and unparalleled depth. Each frame captured on film exudes a classic allure, showcasing a unique tonality and texture that transcends the digital realm. The inherent beauty of 35mm film photography lies in its ability to infuse your wedding collection with a rich and nostalgic quality, evoking emotions and preserving moments in a way that digital images often cannot replicate. 

35 MM Film photos

Rehearsal dinner coverage is a valuable addition to your wedding collection, offering an exciting prelude to the main event. Capturing these candid moments with your closest friends and family provides a more comprehensive narrative of your wedding story. It's an opportunity to document the genuine excitement, laughter, and anticipation before your special day, creating a fuller and more meaningful visual poetry. Including thus ensures that every aspect of your wedding weekend is preserved.

rehearsal dinner

Elevating your wedding collection to a cherished legacy, custom albums and prints play a pivotal role in encapsulating the timeless beauty of your special day. Beyond the digital realm, these tangible treasures provide a tactile and immersive experience, allowing you to relive the magic of your wedding in a way that surpasses mere pixels on a screen. Investing in custom albums and prints is not just about preserving memories; it's about creating a tangible legacy, a visual testament to the enduring beauty and significance of your union.

CUSTOM ALBUMS & PRINTS

Embrace a new dimension of visual storytelling with the captivating allure of drone photography, an exquisite enhancement to your wedding collection, particularly for destination weddings and elopements. Elevating the perspective to soaring heights, drone photography captures the sprawling beauty of breathtaking landscapes and intimate moments against stunning backdrops. It immortalizes the essence of your romantic journey, showcasing the grandeur of your chosen destination while adding a touch of cinematic elegance to your cherished memories.

drone photography

Indulge in the enchantment of a personalized boudoir experience as the perfect enhancement to your local wedding collection. Beyond the traditional aspects of wedding photography, the addition of a boudoir session adds a touch of intimacy and allure, celebrating the unique connection between you and your partner. This curated experience not only captures your radiant beauty but also serves as a private celebration of self-love and confidence, creating a timeless keepsake that beautifully complements the narrative of your wedding journey.

boudoir experience

Beyond crafting exquisite wedding collections, I recognize the profound significance of curating an opulent honeymoon experience that transcends expectations. As a connoisseur in both luxury wedding photography and honeymoon travel advisory, I understand that the honeymoon marks the beginning of your lifelong journey together. Elevating your love story with an impeccably designed honeymoon not only complements the beauty of your wedding collection but also sets the stage for unforgettable moments of relaxation, indulgence, and intimate connection.

luxury honeymoon planning

As an exclusive enhancement to our wedding collection, imagine the joy of receiving an entire album of photos and videos captured in real-time, straight from your guests' perspectives, documenting behind-the-scenes glimpses and capturing those intimate, spontaneous moments that make your celebration unique. This immersive addition not only provides you with a comprehensive visual narrative but also ensures that the magic and warmth of your wedding night are preserved in real-time, creating an invaluable treasure trove of memories that will be cherished for a lifetime.

instant memories

curated collection enhancements

Beyond the standard timeframe, extended coverage ensures that every special moment is documented, from the anticipation of the early morning to the enchanting glow of the evening reception. It's the assurance that no fleeting emotion, candid exchange, or spontaneous celebration goes unnoticed. By extending the hours of our coverage, I am able to immerse myself fully in your day, capturing not just the highlights but the in-between moments that weave together to tell your complete love story.

EXTENDED HOURS OF COVERAGE

Elevate your wedding experience by choosing to add additional photographers, also known as second shooters, to your collection. This enhancement ensures that every cherished moment is not just captured but immortalized from multiple perspectives. The addition of extra lenses means a richer visual narrative, capturing the nuances of your special day from various angles This is highly suggested for couples seeking a large wedding with many guests attending.

ADDITIONAL PHOTOGRAPHERS

Super 8 films stand as a cinematic masterpiece that transcends conventional videography. The importance of integrating Super 8 into your cherished moments lies in its ability to infuse an enchanting vintage allure, adding a layer of timeless sophistication to your visual narrative. Each frame, meticulously captured on authentic film, exudes a tactile quality and evokes a sense of nostalgia, transforming your wedding memories into a work of art through movement and memories.


SUPER 8 FILMS

An engagement session is more than a prelude to your wedding day—it's a key addition to your overall wedding collection, ensuring a seamless and captivating narrative. This offers a valuable opportunity to not only capture your love in an authentic and relaxed setting but also to establish a genuine connection between us. As your photographer, it enables me to understand your unique dynamics, style, and preferences, ensuring that your wedding day is a mirror of your relationship!

ENGAGEMENT SESSION

Incorporating the artistry of 35mm film into your wedding collection adds a captivating layer of timeless elegance and unparalleled depth. Each frame captured on film exudes a classic allure, showcasing a unique tonality and texture that transcends the digital realm. The inherent beauty of 35mm film photography lies in its ability to infuse your wedding collection with a rich and nostalgic quality, evoking emotions and preserving moments in a way that digital images often cannot replicate. 

35 MM FILM PHOTOS

Rehearsal dinner coverage is a valuable addition to your wedding collection, offering an exciting prelude to the main event. Capturing these candid moments with your closest friends and family provides a more comprehensive narrative of your wedding story. It's an opportunity to document the genuine excitement, laughter, and anticipation before your special day, creating a fuller and more meaningful visual poetry. Including thus ensures that every aspect of your wedding weekend is preserved.

REHEARSAL
DINNER

Elevating your wedding collection to a cherished legacy, custom albums and prints play a pivotal role in encapsulating the timeless beauty of your special day. Beyond the digital realm, these tangible treasures provide a tactile and immersive experience, allowing you to relive the magic of your wedding in a way that surpasses mere pixels on a screen. Investing in custom albums and prints is not just about preserving memories; it's about creating a tangible legacy, a visual testament to the enduring beauty and significance of your union.

CUSTOM ALBUMS AND PRINTS

Embrace a new dimension of visual storytelling with the captivating allure of drone photography, an exquisite enhancement to your wedding collection, particularly for destination weddings and elopements. Elevating the perspective to soaring heights, drone photography captures the sprawling beauty of breathtaking landscapes and intimate moments against stunning backdrops. It immortalizes the essence of your romantic journey, showcasing the grandeur of your chosen destination while adding a touch of cinematic elegance to your cherished memories.

DRONE PHOTOGRAPHY

Indulge in the enchantment of a personalized boudoir experience as the perfect enhancement to your local wedding collection. Beyond the traditional aspects of wedding photography, the addition of a boudoir session adds a touch of intimacy and allure, celebrating the unique connection between you and your partner. This curated experience not only captures your radiant beauty but also serves as a private celebration of self-love and confidence, creating a timeless keepsake that beautifully complements the narrative of your wedding journey.

BOUDOIR EXPERIENCE

LUXURY HONEYMOON EXPERIENCE

Beyond crafting exquisite wedding collections, I recognize the profound significance of curating an opulent honeymoon experience that transcends expectations. As a connoisseur in both luxury wedding photography and honeymoon travel advisory, I understand that the honeymoon marks the beginning of your lifelong journey together. Elevating your love story with an impeccably designed honeymoon not only complements the beauty of your wedding collection but also sets the stage for unforgettable moments of relaxation, indulgence, and intimate connection.

As an exclusive enhancement to our wedding collection, imagine the joy of receiving an entire album of photos and videos captured in real-time, straight from your guests' perspectives, documenting behind-the-scenes glimpses and capturing those intimate, spontaneous moments that make your celebration unique. This immersive addition not only provides you with a comprehensive visual narrative but also ensures that the magic and warmth of your wedding night are preserved in real-time, creating an invaluable treasure trove of memories that will be cherished for a lifetime.

INSTANT
MEMORIES

curated collection enhancements

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.

HIGH-END WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER & FILMMAKER

samantha rae kleven

frequently asked questions

for the future bride and groom

The turnaround time for receiving the full gallery is typically between 5 to 6 weeks, contingent on the current pace of operations. This timeframe ensures meticulous attention to detail and the delivery of a high-quality gallery reflective of our commitment to excellence in every project.

WHAT IS THE TURNAROUND TIME FOR RECEIVING THE FULL GALLERY?

In the case of inclement weather during a wedding, as the photographer, I am prepared to adapt to the changing conditions to ensure the couple's special day is captured beautifully. This may involve utilizing indoor spaces, finding creative alternatives, or even embracing the weather!

WHAT HAPPENS IN THE CASE OF INCLEMENT WEATHER?

Yes, I absolutely travel for destination weddings and elopements. I understand the significance of celebrating love in unique and meaningful locations, and I am more than willing to journey to the destination of your choice to capture those special moments.

DO YOU TRAVEL FOR DESTINATION WEDDINGS AND ELOPEMENTS?

It is generally advisable to book your wedding date about a year in advance. This timeframe allows you to secure your preferred venue, vendors, and ensure availability for the date you chose. Planning well in advance provides ample time to make thoughtful decisions & logistics!

HOW FAR IN ADVANCE SHOULD WE BOOK OUR WEDDING DATE?

DESTINATIONS

EXPERIENCED LOCATIONS

BUCKET LIST LOCATIONS

HAWAII

MEXICO

CALIFORNIA

SOUTH CAROLINA

ITALY

GREECE

IRELAND

CANADA

JAMAICA

SCOTLAND

NORWAY

THAILAND