Meet: Samantha Ferraro, Founder of Samantha Lauren Photographie
I document love stories. I think love is the greatest story ever told. I am in the business of creating
tangible memories for many lifetimes to come. My imagery is nostalgic, emotional, and easily
passed down to the next generation.
I was born and raised in New York City and still live here today. I have been photographing weddings for about eight years. From the moment I graduated with my Bachelors in Communications and Media from Temple University, I worked in weddings.
What brought you to the wedding industry?
I started working for a wonderful wedding photographer who had her own business in Rochester, NY immediately following graduation. After one season with her and moving back to my home city I decided I wanted to continue taking photos and try to build my own portfolio.
What is your favorite moment at a wedding?
Hands down- vows and parent dances.
What’s the best part about your job?
I love waking up every day excited about what I do. I love adventuring to new places. I love working in the same locations and getting different results. I love meeting couples who are so much in love. I love love love being a very small part in creating tangible products that bring my clients joy in their homes.
Where do you draw inspiration from when preparing for each wedding?
There isn’t one place or thing where inspiration comes from. Honestly I take a lot of cues from my clients themselves- from our time together during the Engagement Session, from talking to them, reading about their story together. I also take inspiration from the location where we are shooting. In that way it mostly comes from the light and the surroundings on the day we are together.
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