The Face Behind The Brand

Ayoooo! I'm Sam, owner & lead photographer of Ernst & Co. I've been snapping pics & stealing souls since 2013. I have shot over 150 weddings, countless engagements, and some of the most amazing families NY has to offer!

Your wedding day celebrates the love and friendship you two share, so why not have a photographer who's ready to wear all the hats! Professional hype woman, extra bridesmaid, security guard, wedding party tamer; trust me when I say you're getting more than just a photographer with me.

As a mom of three hellions, I understand the importance of the big moments, but especially the little ones. I live for the in-between moments- the ones you don't think anyone else notices. 

I am unapologetically me! I cuss like a sailor and use too many movie lines in a normal conversation. I say inappropriate things to make you giggle and have a tucked-away list of 'mostly' improper things to say to ease the awkwardness and make you feel more comfortable in front of the camera! I like good food, good beer & heartfelt conversations. I especially love that morning cup of coffee on our back deck in the summer, listening to the forest come alive while the kids scamper around chasing frogs. 

I married my best friend 5 years ago, and remember like it was yesterday the anticipation and happiness that day brought me. I would love nothing more than the opportunity to capture your love story, so you have memories to look back on like I do.

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I grew up on the shores of the St. Lawrence River and behind the saddle of horses. Even though I always found beauty in my surroundings, it wasn’t until my 20’s that I found that photography feeds my soul. 

I’m a mother of two, wife to the most wonderful man and dog owner to the smallest of beasts. When we’re not camping with our two girls or heading out on long walks with our pups, you can find me with a big cup of Joe and cuddling on the couch watching the office.

When Sam brought me on with Ernst & Co. I never dreamed that I would be meeting so many amazing couples and capturing their lives' biggest moments. And after the last few amazing years, I’ve taken the grand step to have photography be my full time gig! I am so excited to be able to spend more time with my family and capture the sweetest moments that you and yours are experiencing as well!


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