Real moments. Timeless portraiture.

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

THE WAY YOUR STORY IS TOLD 

Here's what makes a wedding experience with Rule Creative Co different ...
  • 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 our clients - because I know that makes all the difference!

matters

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 work, 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 + portrait photographer

welcome, friends

IT'S NICE TO MEET YOU!

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LET'S CHAT!

OUR TIME                      WILL LOOK SOMETHING LIKE THIS ...

together

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

STEP ONE

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

STEP TWO

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

STEP THREE

You pick and reserve your date by paying a small retainer fee which will apply to your overall bill

STEP FOUR

I send you some cool free stuff. In the meantime, we meet up and chat whenever you need to discuss our work together

STEP FIVE

We have the best time ever making and capturing memories!

STEP SIX

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.

STEP SEVEN

"Words do not describe Samantha enough!!! She is AMAZING behind the camera!!! Her works are BEAUTIFUL!!! When you work with Samantha at Rule Creative Co., it will be an experience you never had before with photography! Not only does she know how to photograph, she connects with her clients as well. She makes you feel confident, empowered, and beautiful all from behind the camera! Not only is she your go to for the day of your photos… she connects with you before, during, and after for an overall amazing experience!! My go to for ANYTHING from here on out! Five stars doesn’t cut it. She deserves every star in the galaxy and then some."

"Five stars doesn’t cut it"

BRITTNI + DAKOTA
FIRE DEPARTMENT ENGAGEMENT PHOTOS

"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"

CHANDLER + ELIZA
EARLY SUMMER TENNESSEE WEDDING DAY

"We had family photos taken this past fall for the first time in several years. It was our first experience with Samantha and I couldn’t have been happier. The whole thing from booking to delivery of the photos couldn’t have been easier. And she was so much fun to work with. So easy going and quickly able to read our family to produce pictures that truly captured us. I can’t wait for our next session!"

"pictures that truly captured us"

THE WALKER FAMILY
SUMMER PORTRAIT SESSION

"We can't say enough good things about Samantha Rule Photography! From the very beginning, Samantha was there when we needed her. Her calm presence and genuine compassion help to ease the wedding day stress and leave you feeling like you hired a best friend to take your photos. On top of being a wonderful person to work with, Samantha takes BEAUTIFUL photos!! We are so happy with the quality and selection of photos to choose from during our engagement and wedding sessions. We already have two of her photos hanging up, and we were just married a month ago!"

"like you hired a best friend to take your photos"

VANESSA + ANDY
A COVID-ERA MICROWEDDING

"We had Samantha do my daughters senior pics this past fall. She does amazing work!! She’s easy to work with and is so fun! She made the session so special and wonderful for her!! She really cared about capturing all my daughters features and her requests that she had. The pictures turned out amazing ! Samantha goes above and beyond! I would highly recommend her for any of your photographic needs!"

"Samantha goes above and beyond"

BRIANNA
FALL SENIOR PORTRAIT SESSION

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Black Beach Engagement Session on the North Shore

Rustic Midsummer Wedding in Central Minnesota

Summer Engagement Photos at St. John’s Arboretum

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