Clean, timeless, true to life photographs for the wildly in love. Serving Buffalo, New York and beyond.

Sam Renaud Photo

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I'm Sam, a New York wedding photographer ready to travel the world to document your love

My style is authentic, timeless and fun. I truly believe the most beautiful moments are the ones that are genuine and unscripted. From the nervous excitement of getting ready to the tearful exchange of vows and the joyous celebration that follows, I aim to capture every laugh, tear, and heartfelt embrace!

I aim to create images that not only capture the love and connection between two people, but also evoke the same emotions and memories years down the line. I want my photographs to serve as a timeless reminder of the journey together, preserving moments that that will be cherished for a lifetime.

Serving authentic, vibrant couples who want photos that stand the test of time.



We're the creatives behind the lens

She loves the city, he loves the cool mountain air. Food trucks, fireworks, summer night, and watching the sunrise from our favorite hammock. Fall breeze, flannels, hot cocoa. Never forget the nights we felt alive. Sipping chartreuse and green tea while looking at the most perfect white subway tile and hand painted signs. Your hand in mine and the first day of school, skateboarding down the hill and into the tall grass. Soaring above the clouds on that flight over the ocean, walking the cobblestone streets. So cold we can see our breath as we hike the open fields in the fog. Climbing and chasing waterfalls while the sun sets behind the mountain and the snow falls in the river. Chatting with locals while we sip our coffee and head out for the next adventure.

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I have so much love for the UNSCRIPTED moments, those little moments in between.

As a wedding photographer, I'm drawn to capturing those moments that make a couple's wedding day feel like "them." I believe in the power of authenticity (as cliche as that may sound) and strive to seek out those unscripted, heartfelt moments that define your unique love story. It's not just about documenting the day or the perfect details or the perfect aesthetic, it's about showcasing your personalities and your journey together.





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capturing authentic love, laughter and all the in-between moments

“Sam was an absolute pleasure to work with! She was so friendly, helpful, and patient throughout our entire wedding day. Sam is so talented and professional, and was by far our favorite vendor. Our parents and wedding party couldn’t say enough about how she treated everyone- they just loved her! I would truly recommend Sam to any engaged couple, she just adds something to your wedding day that is hard to find!”

Joe and Lauren

"Sam is truly so talented beyond her years and it made the wedding planning process so much easier knowing she would be there for us every step of the way. From our engagement photos to our wedding day, she worked seamlessly to create beautiful photos and capture my husband and I so that we can always remember and cherish those moments. Aside from her talent, she was so sweet and easy going...We are so thankful we chose her as our photographer!"

Shanna and Shane

“We couldn’t have asked for a better photographer for our wedding. Without question, when COVID got in the way of our original plans, Sam was willing not only to travel to Maine (from Buffalo) for our wedding, she was willing to do a 12 MILE rigorous hike to make our dreams come true! We would chose Sam all over again in a heartbeat. Nothing was missed, no regrets, and we have the most beautiful pictures!”

Sam and Alyssa

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