You want images that will become heirlooms
You are excited for the party, but are also focused on creating an awesome marriage
You would enjoy watching a baby donkey relax in a hammock
(I can send you a link)
You value experiences and relationships
You have pets (it counts if you have one small cactus named Sharon)
Wondering what it's like to work together?
Here's an overview of what to expect.
Use the contact form and you'll get a reply with full pricing guide and availability. We'll meet to be sure we're a great fit.
receive your photos VIA A beautiful online gallerY
YOUR ENGAGEMENT SESSION: I learn what works for you, you have a blast and this helps you feel more at ease on the wedding day
display YOUR heirloom album on coffee table for everyone to ooh and ahh over for generations
BEST DAY EVER! it's finally here! Celebrate with your friends and family and dance the night away.
Wedding prep includes finalizing the timeline. I'll send a questionnaire out to gather all the details.
The Samantha Jay Photography experience is about intentional, heirloom quality images ...
PHOTOGRAPHY SHOULD TELL YOUR STORY & MAKE YOUR HEART ACHE
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE SAMANTHA JAY EXPERIENCE
I'M BASED IN THE TWIN CITIES, AND TRAVEL TO ST. LOUIS SEVERAL TIMES EACH YEAR.
INVESTING in YOUR LEGACY
The love that started it all. My grandparents. This might just be my favorite wedding photo ever.
WHY LEGACY IMAGES & ALBUMS MATTER
My gratitude, as a granddaughter, for this image is what drives me to try and capture moments like this for my couples. Moments that are joyful, warm and timeless.
Your wedding photography is an investment in an heirloom—one of the rare few things in life that becomes more valuable with time.
For families, newborns and other portraits, you can purchase your session at https://elisapetersen.bigcartel.com.
For weddings, we require a deposit and signed contract to reserve your date on the calendar.
Contact us for availability and a full pricing guide!
Yes! High resolution digital images are always included.
Southwest metro area of the Twin Cities (Minneapolis-St. Paul)
I stopped counting after 100, and that was years ago!
Thank you sooooo much! You really are fantastic! Thank you thank you thank you!
"OH MY GOSH, you are AMAZING; I literally have tears in my eyes!"
She is stealthy, and you will wonder how she got so many great shots when you didn't even notice.
She's calm and efficient and in no way adds to anyone's stress.
She is very tall and won't hesitate to become taller (much like Gandalf) to sternly shoo away the dudes who somehow wandered past all the "closed for private party" signs at your reception (seriously, dudes. there were like 6 signs what is wrong with you?).
Benefits of Elisa:
We were both worried about choosing the right photographer, and after our first meeting with you, we were both excited and confident we had found the right person!
Thanks for being so patient and helpful on our wedding day!
"Elisa, Thank you for being so awesome to work with!"
Your presence really made the day such a joy & really put us both at ease, knowing we were in good hands with you.
"Thank you so much for capturing our big day so beautifully!"
You've really captured all of the finer points of the ceremony which is great because I am having trouble remembering it! Everyone's faces look perfect and happy. The family shots look organic and not awkward.
"I simply won't be able to recommend you highly enough!"