My core values are

I strive to know every client on a friendship level because I believe if you don’t know someone well, you cannot honestly tell their story. I strive for friendship with my clients because I want every interaction to be genuine and not a business transaction without emotion and true experience.

relationship, authenticity
& vulnerability. 

I want everything I do, every service I provide and all my client interactions to be filtered through these values and reflect them well. 

I started photographing weddings and couples because I want to tell stories. 

I love being able to capture what honestly happens throughout a wedding day and will 100% cringe if someone asks me how I want something to look. 

real as it gets. 

i want to document your day as

If you sign your marriage license in the bridal room while trying to get a few bites of dinner and there’s a margarita glass on the table next to your chips and queso, that’s how I want to document it, because that’s how it happened.

I will never tell someone to repeat a moment, or to create a moment that didn’t happen.

I will absolutely give direction, but I want to give freedom for you and your people to be as natural and yourselves as possible. Photos are supposed to be fun and my goal is to make it fun and joyful from start to finish and the furthest from staged, forced & posed.

because that isn’t your honest story or your honest day if it’s something i’m creating.

I love unique details that people add that truly reflect them as a couple and their personalities.

If you don't want wedding cake and roll your eyes at the thought of tossing a bouquet, good news is... you don't have to do that. If you want donuts and a straight dance party with none of the "traditional" wedding reception events, freakin go for it. If you want your ceremony to be a worship service and take or serve communion, heck yeah. If you want live music or a dj or your own playlist. If you want to shoot confetti or throw cereal as your grand exit. Whatever you want to do to celebrate, i'm 100% here for.

I am so for doing things differently.

"Sami is an incredibly gifted at what she does. I work for an advertising & production company where I take & edit pictures & video from many photographers & videographers all day everyday. What I can say about Sami is that her product quality is at the top of the list in Oklahoma, her work is timeless as well. Even more so, she is a kind & good soul. She takes any weight or tension in the room & replaces it with a kindred-bright energy. She is the very best. The perfect visual storyteller for your perfect day. If you need proof just look at how gorgeous our photos turned out. We love her!"

- logan & lauren

- skye & evan

'We have had the privilege of having Sami take our engagement photos, wedding photos, and now maternity photos. Each time we get together, it’s as if we are hanging out with one of our dear friends. Time with Sami is comfortable and easy going. There is never feelings of stress or anxiousness. She is organized with wedding day timelines. She always has fun ideas to make the pictures look natural. Most of all, she takes so much pride in her clients and her work. She will be your biggest cheerleader from the moment you meet. My husband and I cannot recommend Sami enough. We truly feel like we are friends with the most talented photographer in Oklahoma."

"Sami Strong photographed our engagement, rehearsal, and wedding pictures almost 3 years ago now and not only did she do a phenomenal job on our wedding photos but she was such a joy to have around all day. I cannot remember an instance that I or any of the wedding party had to take on the stress of any of the photos from the day. She took charge and kept the day moving smoothly as planned. Sami is not only a great photographer but she is also incredibly creative. She is also so great at helping you forget that you are behind a camera which allows her to capture the genuine laughter and personality of the people she is photographing. Since the wedding she has captured all of our life’s biggest moments... from Christmas cards in front of the fireplace when we moved into our first home to a fun little 1 year anniversary summer snowcone shoot that captured both of our personalities to a T, to a playful rooftop picnic photoshoot in the middle of a pandemic. And let’s be honest she’ll be there when we have our first babe. I say this all the time but sami strong is our forever photographer and I wouldn’t trust anyone else to capture these moments in our lives."

- cierra & josiah 

"I cannot say enough good things about Sami!! She is so incredibly talented! But not only that, she is the sweetest soul, the kind of person you want to be around. She makes the environment so fun & comfortable. My favorite thing about her photos- they are all natural & in the moment. She captures the raw emotions. Which makes looking back on your pictures so much sweeter because you can feel all of the emotions in the photos. Not only did I get amazing photos I can look back on forever, I got the best friendship out of it. I can write a book about her because she’s so great- but I’ll leave it at this, you can’t find a better photographer or friend!!"

- carissa & colin

- allie & craig

“Sami is worth all of the praise that we could give her. From the very start she made a point to know her clients so that on our big day it felt like another friend in the room. I never imagined calling my photographer "friend" but that is exactly what she became. My friend Sami gave me an appreciation for photography by the way she captured all of our loved ones so perfectly. All the love and joy from our wedding day is expressed through the pictures she took. I feel like I get to relive our wedding day when I look through our photos. She is the kindest soul, love others so incredibly well, and is one of the most talented photographers.” 

"Sami is an absolutely phenomenal individual and photographer! My wife and I used her to shoot our engagement photos and our wedding. When we received our gallery, we were not disappointed. Sami has a true gift for capturing genuine moments, authentic emotion, and creates a narrative of the timeless events we hold so dear. Not only that, she is highly professional and diligent in making the most of your time and hers. I cannot emphasize it enough - Sami is the person you want and need taking those picture perfect instances. Furthermore, I think it is vitally important to mention that Sami is a wonderful person overall. She is one of those rare individuals you meet for the first time, yet feel like you've been best friends for years! She helped make us feel so comfortable and at ease during our shoot (which, it being our first time to do a shoot, is no easy feat)! That being said, I highly recommend Sami for your photography needs - you might just meet your new best friend."

- emily & jordan

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Every wedding day is unique and every couple’s story is told differently, so please send me an inquiry to chat about pricing and investment.

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