The Wedding Experience
Hi there! We're so glad to have you here! Samantha Jeanine, Photographer is based in Chilliwack, BC, and serves Abbotsford, Langley, Hope, and beyond! We specialize in capturing magical moments for adventurous couples, and delivering beautiful memories in a vibrant and classic style.
Samantha Jeanine is your photographer if:
You love the Fraser Valley and all it's enchanting beauty.
You're adventurous at heart, and feel at peace when surrounded by nature.
You celebrate the marriage, not just the wedding day.
You love passionately, and feel deeply.
You believe that being kind to others is important.
You have an appreciation for creativity and art.
You want beautiful photos documenting your wedding day.
Your wedding day is as unique as you are, and our goal is to capture the essence, the backdrop, and the details in a way that is timeless, and in a style that will live long past the last dance. We are extremely dedicated to our wedding clients and work hard to make choosing us something that you will thank yourself for in the years to come.
Once you book, you will receive various emails to help plan for your wedding day, including a list of amazing vendors that Samantha has worked with in the past, an engagement session style guide, and other wedding resources, all to help your planning go smoothly.
An engagement session will both produce beautiful images you can use for your wedding, and help us get to know each other a little better. Generally, we spend more time than anyone else with you on your wedding day, so we want to be your friend, not just another vendor!
Contact us now, we can grab a coffee and discuss about your vision for your fairytale day!
Have some questions? View our FAQ section!
How it Works
Let's get together over a cup of coffee or chat on the phone! I'll answer all your questions or if you don't have any then we can just hang out and get to know each other a bit! Once you've decided to book, I'll send over a booking form and we'll make it all official!
Your engagement session is perfect practice for the big day! You get to learn how I direct you in front of the camera, which I find helps things go a bit quicker on your wedding day! I always love getting to know my clients a bit better and seeing how you interact with each other!
It's finally here, the big day! Don't mind me shedding a few happy tears behind my camera during the ceremony, weddings just give me all the feels! We'll have chatted about your timeline and must have shots in advance so all you have to do is enjoy and take it all in ❤
You'll generally see some sneak peeks within the week, and can expect your full gallery to be ready in about 6 weeks! Cue reliving every moment of your perfect day and all the emotions coming back! Once you choose your faves, we can talk about ordering some prints or albums for you as well!
Angel & Bryce
Finding the perfect photographer was the first thing I did after I got engaged. When I found Samantha I knew she was "the one." Not only did she take the most amazing photos, capturing every emotion felt on our wedding day; she also became a friend. Full of encouragement and fantastic ideas, Samantha is definitely the photographer you need. Thanks to her, I will be able to relive my wedding day over and over ❤️❤️❤️
2022 wedding collections start at $3250, and average investment is $4250.
Please contact us to find out more about our collections, or to build your own.
Are you eloping or having an intimate wedding? Head to our ELOPEMENT page for more info!
We're looking to shoot more elopements so special pricing may be available, depending on your event date, location, and other details!
Let's Chat !
But Samantha, what if we’re not photogenic?Hmm, where have I heard that before? Oh right, pretty much every single couple shows up to their session saying something similar to this! (Spoiler alert, it’s never true!) Don’t worry, I have your back! Before the session even starts, I’ll send out a Style Guide to give you some tips on what to wear. I also have a client closet available for the ladies, with options from XS to XXXL! You’re welcome to come browse and try on options! As for what to do with your hands and all that, I’ll always guide you through any posing and movements we do during a session! It’s my job to make sure you’re looking as good as you can in your images, so I like to use a combination of setting you up for a pose, and then bringing small movements or actions that bring those poses to life and help showcase you as a couple! I love to do a mix of classic, fun, and intimate shots at each session.
What should we wear?Great question! I always send out a Style Guide to my clients before the session. I also offer a client closet for the ladies with options from size XS to XXXL. Plus you’re always welcome to reach out if you need help or an opinion on which outfits look best together!
What time of day should we book our session for?On a clear day, the best light is right around sunrise and sunset! Depending on your chosen location, this can change with the time of year, as well as with the mountains if you’re close to some! Once we schedule a date and choose a location I can nail down exact timing for the dreamiest light! ☀️
What if I don’t know any good locations?I’ve got you covered! Let me know what you’re looking for in a location and I’ll make some suggestions! If you have no idea what you want, I also have a visual location guide that I can send out divided into 3 categories of locations: Chilliwack, Surrounding Chilliwack, and Adventure Locations!
What if we don’t know how to pose?No worries here! I’ll always guide you through any posing and movements we do during a session! I like to call my style ‘directed candid’. It’s my job to make sure you’re looking as good as you can in your images, so I like to use a combination of setting you up for a pose, and then bringing in small movements or actions or prompts that bring those poses to life and help showcase you as a couple! I love to do a mix of classic, fun, and intimate shots at each session.
What if it rains?If we’re getting closer to your session date and the weather is not going in our favour, we have 2 options! 1 - Find somewhere under cover to shoot or 2 - Reschedule the session for better weather If the weather is flip flopping back and forth, we usually wait for the hourly forecast before making a decision, and usually go forward with the shoot if there’s less than a 50% chance of rain, to give a general guideline!
Do you shoot on mountaintops/do heli shoots?Absolutely! If you’d like to take photos on a gorgeous mountaintop only accessible by helicopter, let me know and I’ll get a current quote for you! (My session rate for these sessions is currently discounted as well!)
How long does it take to get our photos back?I usually send over a sneak peek within a couple days, and deliver the full gallery in 2 weeks or less. If it’s ever going to be longer (i.e. in the middle of wedding season), I will specifically let you know how long to expect!