Samantha Christensen Photography
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Wedding  photography for people who love beautiful, real pictures

serving the mid-Hudson Valley and beyond

I think I may know you.

We probably haven’t actually met. But I have a feeling about you.

If you’ve come here, you’re in love and excited and a little bit stressed out.

You want a wedding that’s more warm and beautiful rather than extravagant and huge because you’re going to have the kind of wedding where every single person there means so much to you.

You’re not fussy but you care. You care deeply.

You want pretty. But you also want heart.

Your wedding will have style and substance.

It's your day but you don't want it to be all about you.

This one day especially, you dream of looking beautiful in a photograph.

My fears, although real, were never really a focal point. You did such a great job at making me look flattering and yet genuine.
— J.H.


You were everything and more than we expected
— J.B.

You want images that glow with love and happiness. That will still make you laugh three years from now. That will make you remember the first rush of new love with your very best friend. And, yeah, you know, made you and your man look like smokin' hot royalty.

Is there a more important purchase you could make in your whole life?

Beyond beautiful
— D.P.

Because your photos aren’t like picking out an invitation or the flavor of your cake (you literally can’t go wrong with chocolate). It’s not just another item on a checklist -  somewhere before hiring a photo booth but after booking your honeymoon.

It’s not just pictures. It’s vision.

I worried about finding a . . . photographer with my taste, style and vision. Yet having the final product was awesome; I knew I was right by trusting you.
— B.V.


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You’re so involved in the day that you miss so much even of things going on around you. . . . It was a joy to see all the smiles and emotions captured.
— J.H.

This is our vision. We at Samantha Christensen Photography hate anything contrived, posed, faked, cheesy or trendy. We see no reason for wedding photography to be boring or totally focused on obvious shots. We die a little inside when we see bad filters on photos that turn all the colors weird.

We love real emotion.

We love beautiful light.

We love people.

We are hardcore documentarians who will squeal over your wedding shoes and swoon over your cake. (Not literally. We are very careful around cakes.) But we don’t care what brand your shoes are. We do want a slice of your cake.

We are your eyes in the back of your head.

I studied photojournalism and worked in the journalism field for eight years before becoming a wedding photographer. In my book, nothing beats reality. The real story is usually the best one. Your story. You and your man being yourselves. A really well-dressed, good-looking version of yourselves.

You exceeded my wildest expectations. The extra details, the candid shots. . . on the spur of the moment
— R.H.

Weddings are beautiful and ridiculous but in many ways they are also a campfire on a dark night. They matter. When the tough days come, and they will, you’ll never look back at your photos and wish you’d gone with the predictable photographer.

All photographers document memories.

But how many are going to know what was truly worth remembering?

We were in tears . . . cracking up . . . loving them extremely. . . so many memories.
— A.D.

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How this works

We keep this super simple because weddings are complicated enough already.

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Is this the photography you are looking for? If it is, don’t worry. If you care about your wedding photos, we care to create a service that works for you.

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Find out if your wedding date is available. We do only a limited number of weddings a year.

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Tell me the dream. You have one. We talk. Phone, Skype, FaceTime, Email, in person, whatever works. We imagine you looking back. What are you going to be so glad that you did, so happy that you have? Get exactly what you want out of your wedding photography. No more, no less.


You are professional, and we also see your love in your work.
— A.H.