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ABOUT

ABOUT ME...

MIAMI FLORIDA CHILDREN & FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER :  SAMANTHA SCOTT

I am a kid magnet.
I am not a morning person.
I love when I make your eye’s smile.
I don’t look or act my age.
I love getting lost, sometimes I find the best places.
I have a daughter who is growing up way too fast.
I cannot sing to save my life.
I have traveled around the world.
I collect people.
Sometimes I eat ice cream for breakfast.
I love tire swings, tree forts, and fireflies.
I speak 3 languages (free 8x10 if you guess the other 2).
Cheese is something we eat, not say in front of the camera.
I am a single mom.
I have a belly ring.
I suck at telling jokes.
I sometimes look in the mirror and think am I really 45.
I still love Dr. Seuss.
I hate beets.
I like to people watch.
I love what I do.
I am super silly.
I have three tattoos (wish I didn't)
I eat peanut butter by the spoonful.
I love taking pictures.
Shopping is my therapy.                                                  
Thrifting even better
I wish I had magical powers.
I had my first cavity at 26.
I love cola slurpees from 7-11.
I'm most comfortable in jeans and flip-flops.
Lots of things make me smile.
I am addicted to surfing the internet.
I have never gone snow skiing.
I wish there were more hours in a day.
I love traveling.
Driving not so much.
Family is everything…mine and yours.
I love exploring new places.
Did I say I love what I do.
I am Sam.
Sam I Am.
I capture life unscripted!!!!
The best memories start here.
playing is a full time job.....

 

WHAT TO EXPECT...

WHAT TO EXPECT DURING YOUR PORTRAIT SESSION

In my opinion, portrait photography sessions should be  fun.

I want to capture life fleeting moments, that will last you a lifetime.

Being a big kid myself has helped me so much.

I love when my clients children ask for another photo playdate with Sam I Am.

This is what to expect when you book a portrait session whether it is for an

engagement session, family photography, children photographymaternity photography, baby photography, or 

newborn photography in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, or anywhere in South Florida.

 

CHOOSING THE TIME OF THE DAY

Getting there before the actual time of the session is always a great idea, especially when there are kids involved.

The extra time lets them adapt and not feel pressured.

I usually ask parents to pick a time where their children are relaxed but energetic,

working around their feeding and nap times is best.

When shooting outdoors, the most beautiful light for portraits is usually captured early in the morning or right before sunset.

Parks and urban locations provide shaded areas that let me get the best of your pictures.

One of the benefits of shooting outdoors is that you get a different background just by moving a few feet.

It gives kids more space to run and feel free.

Most times they don’t even notice we are actually doing a photography session.

That environment lets me capture the best of what lifestyle photography is all about.

 

WHAT TO WEAR FOR YOUR PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY SESSION

New clients always ask what should I wear to our portrait session?

I often suggest, wear an outfit that makes you feel good, fits well and is timeless; casual-dressy and most of all comfortable.

It doesn’t have to be always the matching tops and bottoms for groups, unless it is the look you are going for.

Families and Engagement sessions, make sure your colors complement each other.

Stay away from busy patterns.

Bring additional options and keep in mind for outdoors that there may not be a place to change.

Go for your best look. Have your hair and make-up done if you feel like it. Don’t overdue it.

Feel free to look on the internet, on my blog and see what you like, Pinterest has great ideas!

This is the time to be creative and plan ahead your outfits.

 

WHAT TO WEAR

Clothing is a key element for beautiful, timeless portraits.

I recommend simple, classic apparel that reflects your style.

Neutrals, creams and soft pastels photograph beautifully amidst the colorful outdoors backdrops.

Have fun with rich textures, layers, simple patterns, ruffles, and accessories… the possibilities are endless!

Coordinate your outfits with a palette of complementary colors for family portraits.

There are so many awesome children’s clothing brands, some of my favorites

are H&M, JCrew, Gap, Neve Hawk, Joyfolie, Jak and Peppar, and Tutu du Monde.

Here is a link to 15 Super Cool Kids Clothing Brands.

Bare feet are always welcome! 

You can view some of our favorite combinations here: CHILDREN AND FAMILY STYLE GUIDE.

 

ON-LOCATION

Children and family portraits may be captured in the comfort of your home, or various outdoors locations

that feature natural settings or an urban cityscape.  

Choosing a location that is special to your family is a wonderful way to add a personal touch to your images.

I have lots of favorite locations, and am always happy to help you select the ideal setting for your shoot during your consultation.

 

WHAT TO BRING

I encourage you to bring along any props of your own that are personal and meaningful for your portraits.

Towards the end of the session I love to get creative with additional wardrobe/prop options, such as tutus, rain boots,

capes, dolls, swords, stuffed animals, musical instruments, favorite activity, etc. to capture your children’s genuine personalities.

 

HERE ARE 3 REASONS TO SCHEDULE A FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHY SESSION WITH SAM I AM PHOTOGRAPHY :

Anywhere: Sam I Am Photography will find the perfect location for your family photos.

Either the beach, an abandoned lot, Wynwood, maybe you prefer a gorgeous park or an at-home photo shoot.

Free Time: Sam I Am Photography offers flexible scheduling to fit your family’s needs. Most family photo shoots last 1 to 2 hours.

Time Flies: Since your children won’t be young forever, capture these special moments now and have a lot of fun with Sam I Am Photography.

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