You're engaged!

You want your day to feel like you, and you want a photographer who can capture it the way you envisioned. Well, you've come to the right place. I'm here to support you and create the imagery you've been dreaming of! Not to be dramatic or anything, but this is my jam.


Minnesota wedding photographer

when you picture your wedding day?

Do you see your friends and family laughing, embracing, and shedding tears of joy for you? Do you picture the love in your future spouse's eyes as you exchange your vows? The cheers and celebrations as you share your first wedded kiss and first dance?

From the grand moments of celebration to the in-between moments of love and joy, you can bet that I'll be right there to capture them just as they are. My clients are more than just clients to me - they're my BFFs for the day, and it's my aim to serve them however they need. 

what do you see ...

   You deserve                                   From your documentation team on your wedding day. 

nothing but the best

The last thing you want on your big day is to stress about the little things. That's why I make it my priority to check in on you, and help out in any way I can beyond being your photographer/videographer.

You can fully soak up the details of your day trusting that I'll be there to capture everything - from the big moments to the in-between details.

Leading up to your day, I'll make it my priority to understand your requirements and vision for your day. Why? So I can serve as your advocate and anticipate your needs.


I'm Samantha - photographer, wife, mom of two, homesteader, and your future bestie. I'm a sucker for love stories and serving my clients. If you need a wedding day sidekick, you can consider yourself in good hands with me. Learn more about who I am here, and feel free to reach out to me with any questions you may have about the Rule Creative Co. wedding experience. My inbox is always open - I can't wait to hear from you!

If you want photos like this...

wedding guide with nearly 100 pages of tips for a stress-free day

complimentary engagement session

timeline creation / assistance

a real person that genuinely cares about you beyond the photos

Full resolution digital images (~100 per hour of coverage)

Digital gallery to view, download, print, and share your images

Keepsake custom-engraved USB drive with full gallery

PRINTING RIGHTS and access to high-quality professional print products

unlimited consultations

fun, easy posing that makes you comfortable in front of the camera

and an experience that includes ...

wedding sneak peek within
blog post featuring 75-100 images within
entire gallery delivered within 

Oh, and this ...

post-wedding timeline

24 hours

3-6 weeks

1-2 weeks

Tell me all about the special day you're planning and let's get EXCITED together!


Let's celebrate with an exclusive little welcome box, planning for your engagement session, and knowing I've always got your back!


A signed contract and a retainer will hold your date so we can make this thing official! Then, check, "find a photographer" off your wedding to do list!


Set up a time to meet in person or chat on the phone to answer any questions and make sure we'll be a good fit.

book a consultation

Fill out my contact form to see if your date is available and receive my full pricing guide. I'll respond to your inquiry within 24-48 hours.


four simple steps ...

On average, Rule Creative Co couples invest approximately $3,500. Wedding packages start at $2,800.
Elopements start at $850.


You have questions? I have answers!

How soon do we get to see our photos?

frequently asked questions

Sneak peeks will be shared with you within 48 hours of the conclusion of your event, a blog post of your day with 75+ images will be shared within 1-2 weeks, and your finally gallery will be delivered within 3-6 weeks of your wedding. You will receive your photos as an online gallery you can download the images, share them with family and friends, and order prints right from the gallery to have them delivered to your door.

What makes you different from other photographers?

Personal connection and meaningful service.

I'm not someone who just shows up to photograph your wedding day. I'm here to learn your story and how best to tell it.

I believe in serving you beyond your wedding day. As soon as you book your wedding, you'll be sent an almost 100-page wedding guide including tips for planning your engagement session, choosing aesthetic details for your day, and guidance for planning and constructing a timeline for your day.

Do we get all the photos?

You'll receive all the photos with the exception of duplicates, test photos, and mistake images (i.e. photos where the subject is blinking). Unlike most photographers, I don't place a cap on the number of images you receive. As an estimate, however, you can expect approximately 100 photos per hour of coverage. All images will be edited and consistent with what you see on my website and blog.

Do you help with engagement session outfit tips?

Yes, I do! you will receive a guide full of outfit tips and suggestions.

How do we know how many hours we'll need?

Great question! I can help you figure that out on our consultation call/meeting. there are a few things that factor into this like ceremony start time, first looks, guest size, traveling between venues, and other things that may be important to you.

Do you have a second shooter join you?

Most of my wedding packages include a second shooter. Having a second shooter present ensures that you will have photos taken from different angles, and plenty of options to choose from when you receive your final gallery! Whether it's my husband (who, frankly, is pretty epic behind the camera) or a trusted local photographer with whom I've worked with previously, you'll never have to worry about your photography needs not being met.

How do we book?

The first step is to fill out the contact form at the bottom of this page! Once I've confirmed that your date is available in my calendar, we'll schedule a meetup (virtual or in-person, depending on your preferences and where you're located) where I'll get to know you and your fiance. We'll discuss your vision, what you're looking for in a photographer, and what it will look like to work with me. I'll walk you through my photography process, from the resources I provide you to the delivery of your gallery, and finally, help you select the perfect package to suit your needs. If (or should I say "when") you decide you'd like to move forward in working together, then comes the fun part! We'll get a contract signed, then celebrate!

Do we pay a retainer?

Upon booking, you will put down a $600 retainer which will hold your spot on my calendar. You'll still have the flexibility to upgrade your package after doing so. Prior to your wedding day, you'll be required to pay the remainder of your invoice.

We're awkward for photos. Can you help?

About 75% of my couples warn me that they're "awkward" prior to getting in front of my camera. When you look at my portfolio, do you see any awkward photos? Nope. I promise to guide you as much or as little as you need in order to feel comfortable during our time together. This is also a big part of why I include an engagement session in all of my packages. That way, you get to know me and experience how I shoot and handle posing. All to make your wedding day photos feel natural, stress-free and easy!

Is there any way we can save a little on our wedding?

Yes, consider a weekday, wedding in the winter, or less than 3 months out. Contact me and i'll can see what we can do.

I also offer a discount to military, law enforcement, and first responders. thank you for your service!

we're interested in videography. can you provide examples?

Of course! I have a handful of my more recent work available here. :)

venue dream sheet

It’s no secret that Minnesota is home to some of the most beautiful venues. And with that, come some incredible photographic opportunities. If you hire me for your wedding at any of the following locations, I’ll pass along a little discount as a “Thank You” for helping me fulfill a dream.

Stonewall Farms     •     Redeemed Farm     •     Mill City Museum
Ivory North     •     Pinewood     •     Gathered Oaks
The Lumber Exchange     •     Juliane James Place
Abella Weddings + Events Farm     •      Legacy Hill Farm
Carlos Creek Winery     •     Almquist Farm     •     The Hutton House
Genesis Ranch     •     Willow Brooke Farm     •     Serenity Hills

Let's Chat!

FILL OUT THE CONTACT FORM BELOW and i'll get back to you within 24-48 hours - I CAN’T WAIT TO HEAR FROM YOU!



Mn based Wedding + elopement Photographer