A little of my story

Hi! My name is Sam O'Connell and I'm a photographer based in Halifax, Nova Scotia. I'm a mother of 2 and wife to my amazing husband, Chris. Like so many other photographers that I've met throughout the years, my journey began when I became a mother for the first time. I knew I would have to capture all those special moments, and taking photos on my phone just wasn't going to cut it. My husband got me my first DSLR for Christmas that year. (Back in 2016) I immediately began taking classes and watching tutorial after tutorial; completely immersing myself in the craft. Soon, friends and family began asking me to do their family photos. And eventually, someone even trusted me enough to shoot their wedding! (That was terrifying but I'm so happy I did). Fast forward 6 years and here I am.

I specialize in family and lifestyle photography, but also offer maternity, and breastfeeding shoots. I also think "Friend Photos" should be more common. (I know me and my bestie do them every chance we get!) I have a few weddings under my belt and would certainly be open to shooting more!

I spend most of my free time with my family. Camping, having family jam sessions, and just trying to be in the moment as much as possible. Once upon a time I was a singer, but now I stick to mostly campfire songs. I have always had a little obsession with the banjo, and I still pick it up from time to time.

That covers the important stuff! If you have any questions at all, or would like to book me for a session, please check out my Contact page :)


Kelly & Jason

“"Samantha went above and beyond to make sure that our special day will forever be remembered. She was very prepared and professional and came with a number of thoughtful props that we ended up using in our actual ceremony. She was pleasant, flexible, and full of amazing ideas that really brought the best out of everyone in every setting. Sam really captured the best possible picture of every meaningful moment for us. She's amazing.”

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