Hi, hey, hello. My name is Sami and it's very nice to meet you! I'm originally from California but have been residing in Oklahoma for the majority of my life. I did not intend on becoming a photographer, but the way it happened has been a really sweet time in my life. I have a bachelors degree in Social Work from the University of Oklahoma and loved my time in college, but I can honestly say that nothing gives me the amount of joy that photographing someones real and raw emotion does. I was the obnoxious friend that always took pictures and wanted to document everything. My dad gifted me with my first DSLR camera my senior year of high school and most of my business has been built through trial and error (a lot of error, let's be real). I photograph authenticity and love. If you ask me how you should pose I will probably shut down but instead i'll put on your favorite music and we'll make it simple and easygoing.
I love Jesus, dogs & iced coffee. I love when it's sunny and cold at the same time. I love how still mornings are but I hate waking up early. I love OU football and the OKC Thunder. I love deep, honest conversation. I love good wine and sitting outside by a fire. I'm not a fan of surface level conversation, despite how extroverted I am. I dislike most vegetables, all green candy and when turn signals are used incorrectly.
Photo credits: top right: Katelyn Ortego (@ktlyncntrll), bottom two: Melissa Marshall (@melissamarshallx)