My Name is
Samantha Knoop

I’ve been a photographer for 10 years, getting my start in studio photography. If you’re picturing those cheesy 80’s style portraits with the decades old backdrops – you’re not wrong.

Thank goodness my style has evolved beyond that. That job taught me the fundamentals of posing and catapulted me into an on-location (read: outdoors) photography position. Here my learning increased exponentially and I had the freedom to develop into the style you see today. It helps that I had a fantastically talented mentor and photographer friend.


Recently, I’ve had the blessing of starting my own family. I believe becoming a mother better helps me understand the struggles my clients face when they’re trying to keep their little ones engaged during a photo session. Sometimes your kid is bored and sometimes that rock is THE MOST INTERESTING THING IN THE WORLD AND NOTHING IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN SEEING IT RIGHT THIS SECOND.

So fear not, I’ve seen it all and still managed to make it work. I go with the flow and gently redirect attention when needed!



Kind words from my clients

April 2024

We are over the moon with our photos by Samantha. The entire experience was beautiful, from the scenic backdrop to the thoughtful direction and stunning photos. Sam has a knack for putting everyone at ease, especially little ones! We look forward to booking more family sessions in the future.

Ashley + Cory
May 2024

My husband enthusiastically exclaimed "That was THE MOST FUN we've had on a photo shoot!", and it's the truth! Sam, I cannot wait to have you photograph our family as our daughter grows, and I want to thank you for making a postpartum mama feel beautiful again!

Chantal + Cham
March 2024

We are so thrilled with our family photos. Sam has such a talent for photography, she made us all feel very much at ease in front of the camera and captured our day at the beach perfectly. Her ability to catch those subtle expressions and little moments that we shared made our photographs feel so natural and true to life which is exactly what we wanted.

Sarah + Matt
May 2024

We just browsed through the gallery. You are so talented. The photos turned out great. Thank you so much for capturing those!

Disha + Toban
April 2024

I would highly recommend Sam as she has a great eye for detail, takes unique and stunning photos. She is professional and excellent at getting your kiddos to smile and enjoy the session. Really can’t say enough good things about our experience.

Cobi + Mark