I believe in telling your story artfully and honestly, being your friend, and providing you with a seamless, stress-free experience.


Minnesota Wedding + Elopement Photographer  |  Rule Creative Co

➺ No cheesy, awkward posing - just real, candid moments

➺ i offer unlimited meetings and consultations for your day, because I care deeply about helping make your big day as perfect as possible.

➺ ASSISTANCE with planning, vendor acquisition, and timeline creation

➺ COMPLIMENTARY  engagement session, congratulatory gift box, and friendship

➺ I foster real, meaningful relationships with my clients - because I know that makes all the difference!

Here's what makes an experience with Rule Creative Co different...










Samantha here, and I'm so glad you're considering me as your photographer!

I've been enamored by the art of photography since, like, the dawn of time (and by that, I mean before Instagram existed). As a child, I was amazed by the concept of clicking a button and capturing a moment forever - so much so that I would "steal" my dad's camera on a regular basis!

On almost any given weekend, you can find me photographing weddings and portraits around central Minnesota. I'm obsessed with my "job", and even more so with my clients! I love getting to know each and every one of them throughout our time together. Serving my clients beyond my photography is one of my love languages, so buckle up, Buttercup, because we're about to be best buddies. 

On any given night, you can catch me soaking up some major cuddle time with my kiddos, baking countless loaves of sourdough bread (because who doesn't love sourdough?), gettin' my hands dirty out in my garden. My husband and I have two German Sheperd rescues who we love like crazy, and we spend as much time as possible exploring the great outdoors and daydreaming about travel plans.

MN Wedding and Portrait Photographer

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hi friends, i'm samantha.







Our time together will look something like this...

Look through this website to make sure my work resonates with you 


Once you're ready to chat, submit an inquiry.


I'll be in touch with you shortly to schedule a welcome call, where we can get to know one another and I can learn a bit more about your vision


You pick and reserve your date by paying a small retainer and signing a contract to make it official


I send you some helpful planning things. In the meantime, we meet up and chat whenever you need to discuss our work together


We have the best time ever making and capturing memories!


I send you all the beautiful images and footage from your day. You bask in their glory and maybe happy cry just a little bit every time you look at them. We're BFFs for life. Booyah.


If we could give more than 5 stars we would! Samantha met with us prior to our wedding to go over details, and it was so helpful because she was able to offer insight on our timeline and it made us feel like someone was checking to make sure we hadn't missed any large details! On the day of our wedding, she was so fun, and she helped make our day run so smoothly! I feel like we asked her to capture so many things, but she never once made us feel rushed! She encouraged us to take little moments throughout the day to simply be with each other, and we are so glad we did because the day goes so fast! We would recommend Rule Creative to everyone! Choosing a photographer can feel overwhelming and expensive, but Samantha made it feel so easy and the photos and video we got back are priceless! Thank you, Samantha, for capturing our wedding so perfectly so we can relive it over and over again for years to come!

"If we could give more than 5 stars we would"

emily + Nick
st. joseph, mn wedding

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To say Sam is amazing would be an absolute understatement. From all the way back when I first messaged her to the day of she was always there. Her communication is amazing, her vibe and energy is what every person needs for their wedding, her website, and her Facebook/Instagram profiles show her amazing quality. The day of she was on it even things that were not her job such as flowers being forgotten to hand out and buttons falling off she took care of it right away. The amount of times I was blown away are countless. She made me feel so comfortable and taken care of. I am obsessed with our pictures and love Sam!! I am so very grateful that I found Rule Creative Co. Do yourself a favor and hire her for any occasion!! You won't regret it. 💕

"The amount of times I was blown away are countless"

sarah + jeremy
sartell, MN wedding

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Samantha is PHENOMENAL. She made all of us feel like ourselves, and special. I know she sees a lot of couples and weddings and family portraits, but the best part was that she made you feel like it was the only wedding she's ever covered. Throughout the day, she was extremely helpful and organized, getting through family portraits quickly and efficiently and focusing on candid moments. The photos turned out so beautiful, I can't stop looking at them. After the ceremony, she turned the photos around incredibly quickly. This is for all the impatient brides out there-- Sam did not disappoint. She made blog posts with photos, gave us sneak previews, and posted on social like lightning. The experience you get with her is insanely good. The best part of it all, she is so sweet and amazing to work with. If you're looking for a top notch photographer who cares about you, Samantha is the one!

"Our dream photographer!"

sharon + patrick
minnesota landscape arboretum

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We hired Samantha for wedding photography and she was AMAZING! Truly the most respectful, professional, and creative person! She saw every detail and was able to capture it with her photography skills! She responded to every text or email you sent to her and she had meetings closer to the wedding day to make sure the schedule of the day was on point. She stuck to our schedule to a T and we really appreciated it! She doesn’t edit her photos too much and she makes the photos natural so we can truly see the full experience of the wedding day! I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for any type of photography! Thank you Samantha for making our day so special!

"respectful, professional, creative"

brian + kaly
rogers, MN wedding

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"Choosing Samantha as my wedding videographer was the best decision. Not only does she have an eye for detail, but she makes you feel like the most beautiful person on the planet for the day. She is beyond personable and easy to talk to. It felt like we’d known each other for years, even though we had just met that day. After the wedding day, she will continue to make you feel special by posting about your day on her social media pages. She is incredibly timely with getting your film back to you and even included a beautiful highlight to tide us over until the full film was finished. I am confident she is the BEST photographer/videographer in Central Minnesota, and I will continue to choose her to capture my family in the future."

"makes you feel like the most beautiful person"

kate + matt
summer wedding film

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"Samantha is truly INCREDIBLE. She is so very talented and will make you feel so special. She captured our wedding day and went above and beyond. Best photographer in the USA….hands down. I would highly recommend her to ANYONE!"

"Best photographer in the USA"


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Samantha was absolutely amazing to work with! We picked Rule Creative Co. to shoot our wedding and engagement photos because they totally fit the style we envisioned our pictures in! We were a little worried we'd be awkward in photos but taking pics with Samantha was so easy and she made posing for pictures so simple and super fun! We absolutely adore our photos and we get so many compliments from our friends and family on how amazing they all turned out! Samantha was also more than a photographer on our wedding day, she even was kind enough to do random things that we totally forgot to have someone do! She almost acted like a personal assistant at times and made our whole day so much easier! We would totally recommend Rule Creative Co to anyone considering getting photos done for any occasion!!!

"more than a photographer"

sydney + jay
Winter Central MN wedding

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