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MAINE BASED | TRAVEL wedding & portrait photographer


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I'm a twenty something year old wedding & portrait photographer based in Maine. Can you say #dreamjob!?! Being a photographer is the BEST thing in the world, and I am so thankful that I get to do this! I started this exciting journey officially back in 2014. Since then I have taken tons of courses, workshops, and so much more to further my education to provide the best photos and experience for my amazing clients! I didn't know that being a photographer is what I wanted to do until I jumped head first into it, and fell in love. I have come to love what I do not just because of the romantic love stories, the cake, and #alltheprettythings that come along with my work (although it's def a bonus!). I love it because of all of my amazing clients! Getting to cheer you on and build you up is the best. People have become the passion behind everything that I do. I love creating genuine relationships with my clients and giving them the amazing photography experience they deserve.  

From helping you with a timeline, finding the best light, helping you plan your engagement session, picking out outfits, choosing a location for your session and more - I will be there to help you! It's almost hard to explain how great it feels to be able to help you see your natural beauty, increase your confidence, and be able to deliver photos to you that are both genuine and creative. I believe in a photography experience tailored to you. Whether it's helping you see your beauty and increasing your confidence with a portrait session, or capturing the once in a lifetime love between you and your sweetheart. I believe in photos full of genuine moments like their emotional reaction when they see you on your wedding day, and your mom's happy tears as you say "I do". I also believe it's my job as your photographer to help direct moments. That photo of you and all your girls laughing doesn't always come as naturally as it seems! Want to know more? Scroll down to see my adorable dog, and a few fun facts about me!
 

I'M SAM

Meet Sam

I'm a lover of flowers, color, adventures with my partner in crime, and of course, photography. Click below to find out all about the important things you'll want to know about in order to see if I'm the right photographer for you!

01. about

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Chupa chups dragée jujubes sweet roll macaroon. Dessert gummi bears marshmallow chocolate. Jelly beans danish soufflé jujubes pastry pudding marzipan. Chocolate cake sugar plum tiramisu sweet roll icing jelly-o apple pie dragée. Powder cheesecake pie cheesecake halvah soufflé lollipop dessert macaroon. Tart fruitcake biscuit dragée. Wafer muffin pie jujubes. Macaroon macaroon cheesecake. Sesame snaps muffin apple pie soufflé pie fruitcake liquorice. Fruitcake sugar plum danish cheesecake muffin.  Jelly beans danish soufflé jujubes pastry pudding marzipan. Chocolate cake sugar plum tiramisu sweet roll icing jelly-o apple pie dragée

Oh, hey!

my STORY

My Faves

• Sparkles and glitter!
• Candles. Everywhere.
• Sweet Foods. Life is short - eat dessert first.
• Church architecture with columns
• Stylish bar carts and champagne
• Colorful blooms and beautiful tablescapes
• Spray painting everything gold
• SPARKLES
• Candles. Everywhere. 
• Typographic prints and handwritten fonts
• Spray painting everything gold
• SPARKLES
• Candles. Everywhere. 

MY FAVORITES

the wonderful details that make my life so sweet

You may have realized by now - I'm flower obsessed! I love fresh and wild bouquets, fields of flowers, and gardening!

01. Flowers

As a photographer, I'm passionate about capturing vibrant, genuine, creative photos of your love + life!

03. My Passion

I love watching the sun set and I love photos taken during golden hour!

02. Sunset

I'm a sweet food addict! If you suggest meeting up for ice cream or cheesecake you can 100% count me in!

04. Sweets 

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maine based wedding + portrait photographer

Passionate about capturing vibrant, genuine, creative photos of your love and life.

Choose A Photographer Who...

Believes that people are the purpose behind a business, and that the experience is just as important as the photos themselves.  Will show up on time, keep the timeline running smoothly, and is organized. Will make sure the process is easy, you have fun, and makes you feel comfortable and beautiful in front of the camera. 

Is a creative artist that is passionate about giving you the photos of your dreams, and photos that tell your unique story. Captures all the details you put a ton of thought and time into. Delivers photos that are vibrant, bright, and full of genuine emotion. As well as creative ideas, flowers, and beautiful locations. 

Let's be real - you need someone to give you stunning photos to post on Insta that your friends and family can gush over!


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and

more about me

THE GIRL BEHIND THE CAMERA

MY ADVENTURES

I spend all my spare time when I'm not running this business of mine, checking things off of my bucket list, both big and small! Click each to check out the photos from recent adventures!

MY FAVORITES

the wonderful details that make my life so sweet

You may have realized by now - I'm flower obsessed! I love fresh and wild bouquets, fields of flowers, and gardening!

01. Flowers

As a photographer, I'm passionate about capturing vibrant, genuine, creative photos of your life and developing strong relationships!

03. My Passion

I love watching the sun set and I love photos taken during golden hour!

02. Sunset and Golden Hour

I'm a sweet food addict! If you suggest meeting up for ice cream or cheesecake you can 100% count me in!

04. Sweets 

Let's be 

insta - friends!

@samanthakensell   |   #samanthakensellphotography

A Photographer Who...

Believes that people are the purpose behind a business, and that the experience is just as important as the photos themselves.  Will show up on time, keep the timeline running smoothly, and is organized. Will make sure the process is easy, you have fun, and makes you feel comfortable and beautiful in front of the camera. 

Is a creative artist that is passionate about giving you the photos of your dreams, and photos that tell your unique story. Captures all the details you put a ton of thought and time into. Delivers photos that are vibrant, bright, and full of genuine emotion. As well as creative ideas, flowers, and beautiful locations. 

Let's be real - you need someone to give you stunning photos to post on Insta that your friends and family can gush over!


and

and

more about me

 'm a twenty something year old wedding & portrait photographer based in Maine. Can you say #dreamjob!?! Being a photographer is the BEST thing in the world, and I am so thankful that I get to do this! I started this exciting journey officially back in 2014. Since then I have taken tons of courses, workshops, and so much more to further my education to provide the best photos and experience for my amazing clients! I didn't know that being a photographer is what I wanted to do until I jumped head first into it, and fell in love. I have come to love what I do not just because of the romantic love stories, the cake, and #alltheprettythings that come along with my work (although it's def a bonus!). I love it because of all of my amazing clients! Getting to cheer you on and build you up is the best. People have become the passion behind everything that I do. I love creating genuine relationships with my clients and giving them the amazing photography experience they deserve.  

From helping you with a timeline, finding the best light, helping you plan your engagement session, picking out outfits, choosing a location for your session and more - I will be there to help you! It's almost hard to explain how great it feels to be able to help you see your natural beauty, increase your confidence, and be able to deliver photos to you that are both genuine and creative. I believe in a photography experience tailored to you. Whether it's helping you see your beauty and increasing your confidence with a portrait session, or capturing the once in a lifetime love between you and your sweetheart. I believe in photos full of genuine moments like their emotional reaction when they see you on your wedding day, and your mom's happy tears as you say "I do". I also believe it's my job as your photographer to help direct moments. That photo of you and all your girls laughing doesn't always come as naturally as it seems! Want to know more? Scroll down to see a few fun facts about me!
 

I'M SAM

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MY ADVENTURES

I spend all my spare time when I'm not running this business of mine, checking things off of my bucket list, both big and small! Click each to check out the photos from recent adventures!

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maine based wedding + portrait photographer

Passionate about capturing vibrant, genuine, creative photos of your love and life.

Let's be 

insta - friends!

@samanthakensell    

A Photographer Who...

Believes that people are the purpose behind a business, and that the experience is just as important as the photos themselves.  Will show up on time, keep the timeline running smoothly, and is organized. Will make sure the process is easy, you have fun, and makes you feel comfortable and beautiful in front of the camera. 

Is a creative artist that is passionate about giving you the photos of your dreams, and photos that tell your unique story. Captures all the details you put a ton of thought and time into. Delivers photos that are vibrant, bright, and full of genuine emotion. As well as creative ideas, flowers, and beautiful locations. 

Let's be real - you need someone to give you stunning photos to post on Insta that your friends and family can gush over!


and

and

click to meet me