in a moonage daydream

Hi, I'm Sam, and I have been running around with my cameras for over a decade now. 

In all things, taking photos being no exception, "authenticity" is a word I always, always come back to. When I'm trusted with taking your portrait, I don't want to fit you, your style, or your passions into a box that is easy for me to photograph. I want to meet you where you are, whoever you are.

Before dreaming STINGRAY Photo Co. into reality, I got my degree in English and Education. I've spent the last several years teaching students from across the globe how to read, write, and converse naturally and confidently in English. I'm constantly surprised how much my teaching experience shows itself during photoshoots. Managing family pictures at your wedding? Helping you feel comfortable and confident in front a large camera? I've got you. I'm a professional at making people feel at ease, and surprises don't scare me.

Nowadays, when I'm not photographing others, you can find me chasing tornados, stitching together a quilt, playing with flowers, or cheering on a Salvy home run.

Can't wait to say "howdy" in person!

xoxo Sam