I'm originally from New Jersey and moved to Upstate NY for work. In 2019, I moved south to the beaches of Wilmington, NC. I live a double life in corporate America's normal 9-5 and a passionate story telling photographer in my free time.

I married my amazing build-me-anything husband in November 2017 and September 2018. It's a long story - ask me about it! We lived long distance for 3 years before settling in NC and buying our first home together. We have the craziest snuggly old lady pup that we love so much.

My style is organic, earthy, and warm with tons of laughter in between. Most days you can find me switching from slacks to sweats and spending way too much time browsing Netflix for something to binge. I usually end up with a cooking show, New Girl for the 8th time, or Naked + Afraid reruns. Obsessed with wandering the aisles of Target; ice cream in all seasons; and discovering the best ramen or pho in every new city we visit. I smile with my whole face and absolutely hate pumping my own gas (it's a Jersey thing).

oh hiiii, I'm sammy!

joyful wedding + couples photographer for the laid back + in love based in Wilmington, NC

catching the intimate moments of your relationship in a way that makes you feel whole


- Steph + Jacob

“If I could rate Sam 10 stars I would! She is so much more than just a photographer. She not only did an incredible job with both our engagement and wedding photos, but also was willing to be give guidance/explain what to expect every step of the way. She helped with our day of timeline, emergency wardrobe malfunctions, and anything else that popped up throughout our wedding day. My (now) husband and I had never gotten professional photos together before working with Sam, and both feel very awkward and uncomfortable in front of the camera. She was able to put us as ease, was able to capture us in a way that showed who we are and how we were feeling during each moment of our day. She was everything we could have hoped for and so much more! I couldn’t be more thankful for all of her help throughout the wedding process, and for the beautifully captured memories she was able to give us. We will truly cherish them forever.”

“Sammy is an incredible photographer who blended seamlessly into our wedding day and became a friend for life. Due to Covid, my husband and I had to plan a last minute wedding and Sammy was able to work with us and deliver amazing photos and a wonderful experience with little to no lead time. Not only did Sammy make our day feel special, she was prompt, organized and we are so happy with our photos.”


“Sammy was absolutely amazing to work with. She is not only great at what she does, but she is also the sweetest person. We are so stunned with how beautiful our wedding photos turned out and how quickly she got them back to us. After meeting Sammy, we were excited to have her capture our big day. She was one of our easiest decisions when planning our wedding. Sammy brings such good vibes with her, is super personable, and made us feel comfortable in front of the camera. We couldn’t have asked for a better person to shoot for our wedding. Our family and friends adored her, and had a blast with her the day of the wedding. If you want a fun, caring, and talented photographer then reach out to Sammy!”


“You know when you meet someone and you just instantly hope they are in your lives forever? Let me introduce you to Sammy Cald. When I initially started reaching out to vendors for my wedding I sent out several inquiries, Sammy being one of them, because when I started thinking about my wedding several of her photos were on my vision board. Then I panicked with the amount of responses I received and hit a wall. I then received a follow up from Sammy and the intention of that email acknowledging how overwhelming wedding planning could be and the instant reassurance she provided – I deleted every other email and immediately booked her. It was the best decision I made; her and Liam are a dream and you will not regret booking Sammy. Not only are her photos the most beautiful thing I have ever seen but you truly feel her passion for what she does when you are with her and she pours her heart into the couples she works with. Everyone from our wedding loved Sammy’s energy and commented on how she and Liam really felt like guests and caught all of our best moments. I cannot say enough great things – BOOK HER you will not regret it.”