Based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. I specialize in refined bohemian wedding, portrait, fashion work. I’m strongly inspired by human connection, movement, and western americana and weaving fun and freedom into the depths of that. And my heart in life is simply this; to create and to love.
"We cannot say enough positive things about Sammi. She is the kindest, most responsive person. Her photography skills are unmatched but what’s more is that she makes you feel incredibly comfortable and confident. She truly listens to what you want and makes it a reality. Her photos exceeded all expectations. Her style is unique and keeps true to natural beauty and movement. We never once felt awkward or uncomfortable. Everyone who has seen the photos are in awe. You cannot go wrong booking Sammi as your photographer for ANY occasion. We can’t wait to book her for the next big moment in our lives!"
— CLAYTON + NICOLE
"I really couldn’t imagine having a better wedding photographer than Sammi. Besides producing stunning work, she is so kind and has a very gentle presence. It was important to my husband and me to hire a photographer that was able to blend with the crowd, to capture true, authentic moments during our day. Sammi did that and so much more! We then got our full album less three weeks after our wedding! Overall, I am blown away with Sammi Shea Photography! I hope to hire her again in the future."
— REBECCA + JULIAN
“Sammi was the best photographer I could ask for. We were both so nervous at first since we aren’t used to posed photos. But she talked us through everything and made us feel so comfortable. At the ceremony she made sure to capture all of the special moments we wanted and got so many wonderful candid shots where I didn’t even realize she was taking a picture. But they turned out beautifully. She truly captured the atmosphere and we are so proud of the gorgeous photos we now have to look back on the best day of our lives.”
— ABBY + WILL
"My senior session with Sammi was more than I could’ve ever imagined. She knows her work very well while also making you feel so comfortable and the session so enjoyable. She was willing to do anything and go anywhere and it’s very appreciated by my parents and I. My pictures came beautiful and her talent definitely shines through her work. I’d recommend her to anyone! Such an amazing personality and an experience I’ll appreciate forever."
"Sammi could not have impressed me more. As soon as I saw her work I knew I needed her to photograph my wedding. She did NOT disappoint. From our first initial meeting to the big day and more she was simply amazing. She has such a good vibe that shows through her work and she completely understand the look we were going for. Cheers to her for tolerating our crazy friends and family the whole time! I would highly recommend!!"
— MARIAH + DALTON
"Sammi did such a beautiful job on my senior photos, I could not have asked for anything more! She captured everything I envisioned for my shoot and was open to all of my ideas. I genuinely felt radiant while getting my photos taken and I was so happy with the outcome. Sammi is beyond talented and has such a kind soul, I recommend her for all of your photo shoot needs!"