It's your story. How you tell it matters.

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Your life is a story.

How you tell it matters.

THIS IS YOUR DAY. FILM IT.

You are approaching the precipice of the grandest adventure of your lifetime together and you know it needs to be captured in more than photographs. You aren't here because you think you might regret not having a video of your elopement. You are here because you NEED a film of your adventure.

Remember the Full story in living detail

You're eloping because some wedding traditions just don't resonate with you, and I feel the same about how I film. My film packages are based on days not hours so you can concentrate on being fully present in every magnificent moment.

As a former journalist and photographer, I know the importance of authenticity. I have centered my film career around real people telling real stories. You have made the boldest decision to honor your relationship by eloping, and so naturally you want to remember the experience in full motion. Rest assured that as your filmmaker, I will be by your side, advocating for you to have the adventure of your dreams, holding you in the sacred energy of love, helping you experience every moment without interference or manipulation in any way. You will know that everything you experienced on your elopement was deeply rooted in the present and preserved in it’s absolute truth.

TESTIMONIALS

LOVE NOTES FROM MY FAVORITE STORIES

AMANDA + ALEXANDRA

Working with Sam was one of the best decisions we made. We initially weren’t planning on video for our elopement, but when we saw her other videos, we knew we had to reach out. She was able to perfectly capture the sentiment, the memories, and the emotion of that day, for us to be able to share with family and friends that wouldn’t be there. Eloping without any of our people present, there were definitely little things we would have missed had it not been for her attention to detail. She also made us feel super comfortable, like hanging out with an old friend, and we appreciate our experience with her. We will continue to refer her to anyone who is looking!

HOLLYWOOD FL ELOPEMENT

JENN + HELENN

Everything about our experience with Samantha was amazing, the amount of care and attention to detail that goes into the process is beyond what we could have asked for. From knowing that I need a mic attached all times (because I speak too low to be captured normally), to knowing what questions to ask for those genuine answers. But I gotta say my favorite moment of this experience (aside from actually getting married of course) was finding out Samantha was a Wheel of Time fan just like us! Goosebumps guys. Super professional, very attentive, and the video came out so good the exact amount of clean and nerdy! 100% would recommend to everyone, we promise you will fall in love too.

GRANT VALKARIA ELOPEMENT

MADELINE + JAKE

The first time we saw Sam’s videos online, we knew she had to be a part of our wedding. And oh my goodness, we are so happy she was!! She is professional, kind, and will feel like an extension of your family on your wedding day. She made the entire process easy and comfortable, and her amazing talent is visible through her work. She was able to capture our day in a way that exceeded every expectation. Our video is incredible and we will cherish it forever. Thank you Sam!!

SAINT AUGUSTINE ELOPEMENT

ADDEY + MATHEUS

Words cannot describe how amazing Sam was! I truly believe the universe brought us together! We both had a dream and a vision for our multi-day elopement adventure in Iceland and it aligned in perfect timing to say the least. In no time she was getting along with everyone like she was another part of the crew! I can’t begin to express my gratitude for her willingness to adventure all over Iceland with us for the perfect shots. She absolutely made our dreams come true!

ICELAND ELOPEMENT

FLORIDA INVESTMENT OPTIONS

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SINGLE DAY ADVENTURE

STARTING AT $5500

1 storyteller for one complete day
complimentary adventure portrait session
zoom call planning sessions to calibrate your adventure to your vision
90+ page comprehensive planning booklet designed to craft the elopement experience of your dreams
drone footage
1-minute social media trailer film
5-7 minute cinematic elopement film
ceremony film
travel expenses included within the state of Florida
film collection delivered via mobile app formatted for viewing, archival and sharing

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TWO DAY ADVENTURE

STARTING AT $7700

1 storyteller for two complete days
drone footage
zoom call planning sessions to calibrate your adventure to your vision
90+ page comprehensive planning booklet designed to craft the elopement experience of your dreams
1-minute social media trailer film
5-7 minute cinematic elopement film
ceremony + toasts films (length varies)
travel expenses included within the state of Florida
film collection delivered via mobile app formatted for viewing, archival and sharing

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MULTI-DAY ADVENTURE

STARTING AT $12,000

1 storyteller for three or more complete days
zoom call planning sessions to calibrate your adventure to your vision
90+ page comprehensive planning booklet designed to craft the elopement experience of your dreams
drone footage
1-minute social media trailer film
5-7 minute cinematic elopement film
ceremony + toasts films (length varies)
travel expenses included within the state of Florida
film collection delivered via mobile app formatted for viewing, archival and sharing

PEAR & THORN IS DIFFERENT

QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

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How do we reserve our date?

I only take a small number of reservations per year, and I want to make sure we are a good fit for each other. First step is to schedule a consultation call. If you know I’m the filmmaker for you, I will send you an electronic proposal with contract and invoice. A signed contract and 50% non-refundable retainer is required to fully reserve the elopement and get us started on planning an epic adventure film!

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Do you allow rescheduled dates? Is there a fee?

Due to COVID-19 I have experienced a high number of rescheduled events. As long as I have the rescheduled date available I are happy to move the contract to that date. However, I will charge a reschedule fee if the event is rescheduled more than once.

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Do you have travel fees?

Travel fees (lodging, transportation and meals) are included in the package price within the state of Florida. Destination elopements outside of Florida are subject to pricing specific to that area. Please send me a note with your elopement location so I can prepare a customized proposal for you.

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Will our film have narration?

I want your film to tell your story how you would tell it. If you like the idea of your vows or other spoken pieces of your elopement as the narration of your film then I will certainly use them. If you don’t want narration at all, we can do that too! I want this to be your dream film, so it will be as unique as you are.

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Do we really need a whole day of filming?

In my 10+ years of filming weddings and elopements, I’ve. found the best stories are ones that are complete from beginning to end. Some of the best moments of the day happen before any planned events take place. This is why all of my packages are based in days, not hours. I don’t compromise on this because your story deserves my undivided attention and time. Your memories shouldn’t be limited by hours.

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Who gets to choose the music for our film?

I must license music in order to use it within your films and I use two databases to select tracks. I like to choose music based on the footage and the story, and it’s very hard for couples to pick music without seeing the whole picture together. I ask that you trust me in selecting your music, but if it is very important that you choose, please let me know ahead of your elopement.

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When will we get our film?

I deliver edited films between 8 and 16 weeks depending on the time of year. The holiday season is challenging and can lengthen the wait time. This is why I create social media teasers within a week of the elopement to help make the wait for the longer film a little easier.

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Do you provide drone footage?

Each package includes drone footage but I cannot guarantee I will be able to fly the drone on the day of your event. The weather, time available, airspace restrictions, and geolocation all play a part in our ability to collect aerial footage. That said, I always opt to do it when able!

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Can we get raw footage?

I do not provide raw footage under any circumstances. If you would like more footage from your day, I encourage you to purchase the Documentary Film add-on to relive all watchable moments from our elopement.

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What is the Documentary Film? Is there a way to see all the events of the day in one film?

The Documentary Film is an ode to my documentary film days. It is a cinematic edit of the day complete with music, narration, start-to-finish edits of ceremonial moments, sound engineering and color correction. These edits are generally 40-90 minutes in length and can take up to a year to complete.

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What if we want to add a second shooter for either our video or photo package?

I am very comfortable shooting elopements on my own, but there are benefits to a second camera operator. Having a second shooter guarantees more footage, secure angles and extra clips of moments you might not be able to experience otherwise. I charge $600 per added team member per day and I can add a person up to two weeks before the elopement in case you aren’t ready to decide if you need one at contract signing.

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