Samuel Miller Photography
Samuel Miller Photography

Samuel Miller Photography

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Introduction: For me photography is more than catching a nice smile. It is capturing a life story in one image. I never tell the subject to "smile". I speak with the subject, and I listen. Every photo session is an emotional exploration together. One of my greatest strengths is making you feel comfortable in front of the camera, even if you've never had your photo taken before. I come from shooting editorial portraits and headshots in Los Angeles, and I bring that artistic instinct to family pictures and maternity shoots. There's no greater satisfaction to me than a client looking at the photo and saying "whoa, that's me? I can't believe it!" That's because you'll see yourself as you never have before. I am fully vaccinated, and I take your health and comfort seriously.

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Hired 10 times

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3 years in business

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Jul - Dec

This pro indicated that they reviewed CDC safety guidelines for COVID-19 and pledged to do the following:

Maintain 6 feet of distance from customers

Wear masks during the job

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Customers rated this pro highly for professionalism, responsiveness, and work quality.

Exceptional 5.0

16 reviews


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Brandon S.

Portrait Photography

My girlfriend and I had some interesting photoshoot ideas that I knew Samuel would be open to. He valued feedback from us and emphasized that he enjoys taking photos in the natural moment when working with couples.
Aug 17, 2021
Ashley T.

Portrait Photography

Sam is incredible! Being 6 months pregnant is an incredibly vulnerable time and he made me feel absolutely comfortable. The photos he provided captured exactly what I wanted out of a maternity shoot. Can’t wait to use him again for future shoots!
May 31, 2021
Bree C.

Portrait Photography

Sam did a great job! He was very patient when things got hectic (as they always do with family photos!). He was particularly great with my toddler son. The pictures turned out beautiful and he was so easy to work with.
May 28, 2021
Amy E.

Headshot Photography

I hired Sam to take headshots for my son's LinkedIn profile. Sam worked with my son to keep him relaxed and got some great professional shots. Thanks!!
Jun 5, 2021
Jessie H.

I do not like having my photos taken. But seeing all the work Sam has done in capturing the sides of people that most photos don't, I gave it a shot. He made me feel totally relaxed, comfortable, and confident in front of the camera. He helped me capture a side of me that I knew was there, but couldn't bring out in any other photo setting. I have used his photos as headshots for work and I get so many compliments! I would recommend Sam to anyone. He is a brilliant photographer and you will fall in LOVE with your photos.
Sep 29, 2019
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Samuel Miller


  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    A photo session is usually a bit more than just standing in front of the camera. When I work with a new customer (and even repeat customers) I ask questions about what they want to portray and express in the photos. We discuss intent beyond just headshot or maternity style. So, in essence, the work begins right away, not just when we meet at location. I find this helps the customer relax and prepare for the shoot, which eases the nerves when they steps in front of the camera.

  • What types of customers have you worked with?

    I have worked with models and actors, and I've worked with people who've never done a shoot before. I find satisfaction with both, but I do enjoy helping someone through their first ever shoot.

  • What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?

    Think about intent of the project. What do you want to express with the photos? Beyond just family photos, what about your family is special? Pictures are more than just documenting your face, it's capturing a moment and time in your life, so that's part of the discussion before and during the shoot.

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