I specialize in bold, colorful, and fun photographs. My goal is to make you feel comfortable in front of my lens, look and feel your best, to laugh, and love like you mean it!
Destination Wedding Packages
Photo Shoot Types
Boudoir, Bridal Portraits, Day After Session, Engagement, Trash The Dress
Photo & Video
Digital Files, Online Proofing, Photo, Printed Enlargements, Printed Proofs, Second Shooter Available, Social Media Sharing, Wedding Albums
Photo & Video Styles
Artistic, Classic, Documentary, Lifestyle, Modern
Getting Engaged, Rehearsals & Parties, After Party, Wedding
Samantha O'Neal Photography Reviews
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Reviewed On 11/29/2019 by Sean H
Sam and her team absolutely crushed it every step of the way. She’s a breeze to work with - beyond friendly and accommodating, not to mention her remarkable skill and vision behind the camera. From our first meeting, before we even got to take ...
any pictures, we were happy with our choice.
Our engagement session completely blew us away. Sam captured our love, our joy, and our goofiness better than we ever could have hoped, and she did it effortlessly. Neither of us ever feel especially comfortable in front of a camera, but that was a complete non-issue as Sam met our awkwardness with grace and caught every perfect moment despite us.
Then the wedding day came and Sam showed up looking more even excited than some of our guests to be spending it with us! She and her team seamlessly integrated themselves into our whole day and were amazingly helpful at every moment. The first images came to us within a day and floored us all over again on our honeymoon; we nearly teared up at dinner.
All in all, I can’t recommend Sam highly enough. 6 stars, 11/10, A+++
Reviewed On 1/28/2023 by Ashley S
Samantha was absolutely amazing! We loved everything about our experience and photos! My husband is not one for pictures but after working with her, he said “she’s hired for life”! Samantha is easy to work with, we laughed through a very windy ...
engagement photo session with her and our wedding pictures were phenomenal. She is very easy to communicate with and is super flexible with scheduling. You will not be disappointed with her!
Reviewed On 1/28/2023 by Kelsey F
Samantha is so amazing! So easy to work with and we were so pleased with the results! She fit right in and had a great time with us on our day!
Reviewed On 1/28/2023 by Melissa M
Samantha and her assistant did a wonderful job taking photos at our wedding. Samantha appreciated the fact that my husband and I are not a serious couple and our playful photos came out perfect! Looking at our photos, we could recreate our wedd...
ing because every moment was present. Our love was captured in every photo. I recommend Samantha O’Neal photography.
Reviewed On 1/28/2023 by Kristina L
Booking Samantha for our wedding was the best decision we made! Not only are the photos better than we could have imagined, we truly enjoyed getting to know Samantha and having her at our special day.
We plan to work with her in the future for ...
all our photography needs and can't recommend her more highly!
Reviewed On 1/28/2023 by Brittney M
We hired Samantha for our June 2021 wedding. She made the whole process so much better! She was easy to communicate with and gave great advice. We received so many pictures from our wedding. She was great with our family and wedding party as we...
ll. Hiring Samantha was one of the best decisions we made throughout wedding planning. She has great prices for the value. I could not recommend her enough!
Reviewed On 12/13/2022 by Liane M
Samantha is so fun and made us feel so comfortable! My husband had a hard time just smiling in photos and just kept wanting to kiss me, so she just went with it! From my engagement shoot to the bridals to the big day, she is so amazing!
Reviewed On 10/19/2022 by Crystal L
tl;dr: hire Sam.
Sam photographed our wedding and Vietnamese tea ceremony this past February (2022). My husband and I came in from out of town, and because of the pandemic weren't able to come in on an earlier occasion to do engagements or any...
thing with Sam. She was able to quickly figure out how to communicate with us to get us to pose and do whatever she wanted from us. And we are NOT photogenic. But Sam was just super easy to get along with and an expert with posing, so we were able to get some AMAZING photos out of it. We also had a lot of family and family friends who insisted on playing photographer, but Sam kept her cool and was able to get incredible shots despite constantly getting shoved (literally) out of the way. Lastly, Sam was the only vendor to follow along with our request for all of our vendors to wear a mask throughout the day. Whatever your stance is on these things, I think this small action speaks a lot to how Sam was willing to go out of her way to make us comfortable and happy. Sam was by far one of our best choices in wedding planning, and I highly encourage you to choose her too!
Reviewed On 6/14/2022 by Taylor J
Samantha was recommended to us by the venue we booked at and we are so happy we got her! She took our engagement photos, my boudoir photos, and of course our wedding day photos. All of which are AMAZING! Her editing style is very beautiful and ...
she always provides us with tons of photos. Samantha is easy to work with and be comfortable around which makes getting good photos that much easier! She will give you her honest opinion and work through the awkward moments with you while turning them into fun times. She is uber responsive and super flexible- our engagement pictures even ended up being a spur of the moment beach day and they turned out in such a breathtaking way!
At our wedding, Samantha kept all the photos running seamlessly and efficiently which was a feat because we got married on the day it ended up being crazy windy outside. Even with the wind we got great outdoor photos thanks to Samantha. She is also very knowledgeable about weddings and gave us so much advice and information that made such a big difference when we were deciding how to maneuver our big day! I never felt like I was a bother to her when I reached out with questions which says a lot about her personality and character in my opinion!
We would 11/10 recommend Samantha to anyone looking for a photographer whether it be for a wedding, birthday, family, or anything in between! We plan on using her for all of our future Christmas photos/ family photos/ and whatever else may come up because she was just that good.
Reviewed On 5/18/2022 by Kendall W
I LOVE THIS WOMAN! I am so thankful that I found Samantha on Facebook. She did our engagement pictures, and I just knew she had to do our wedding photos too. Her and her second shooter we hired for the wedding were extremely professional, fun a...
nd showed up on time. I am so grateful for her, and I would recommend her to anyone who wants beautiful pictures
Reviewed On 6/25/2021 by Brittany R
Samantha is nothing but amazing!! I love her light and airy photos and creativity that shines through her pictures! She is such a fun person and gets you super excited during photos! She did a wonderful job for our engagement, bridal and weddin...
g pictures! Look no further than here! Samantha will do a fabulous job!!♥️♥️
Reviewed On 6/24/2021 by Jordan E
Samantha is so talented! She is fun to be around making the photos not "staged" but actually having a good time creating naturally looking shots! She takes the most beautiful pictures, we will use her for any photo sessions in the future.
Reviewed On 11/28/2020 by Samantha A
Samantha was such a joy to work with on my engagement, bridal, and wedding photos! I received so many photos back in a timely fashion- and digital, so I can send and share with all my family and friends! I even received over 1000 wedding photos...
, less than 2 months after the wedding. She’s also very responsive and communicative! Beautiful quality, amazing photos, and an amazing person!
Reviewed On 1/27/2020 by Arianna Giselle E
As a wedding planner / coordinator I love working with vendors who are easy to communicate with, and have awesome personalities. They make your job easy, and much more fun! I had the opportunity to work with Samantha and her team in October 201...
9, and I had a great experience! They did a great job of capturing all of the bride's and groom's requested shots, and were mindful of the timeline I had created, which is a BIG plus for me! Thanks Samantha O'Neal Photography for being awesome!
Reviewed On 1/12/2020 by Arlene L
Samantha is an incredible person and photographer! She captured our engagement pics, bridals, and wedding day. We would choose her again. Her style is bright, clear, and airy but not washed-out. She is SO much fun to work with and taking pictu...
res with her is fun, easy, and natural. She is genuinely so excited to capture your special day with you and makes everyone feel beautiful/handsome. Samantha was a pleasure to work with, is very organized, will make prices, etc. very clear, and is also very flexible when it comes to what you want! Our wedding was in May and I am very late posting this but we value and appreciate so much all that Samantha and her team did to capture our special day. In all the chaos of wedding planning...she is a choice you will not regret and can depend on 100%
Reviewed On 11/18/2019 by Katherine J
Samantha is a master at her craft. I've read many reviews about how great she is to work with - they are all absolutely true. However, the reason I would recommend Samantha is the photos and portraits you will receive. She is able to capture a...
certain light which makes the photographs seem airy and almost lightweight, but never sacrifices the vibrancy of any color. At the same time she captures a sharpness and crispness without seeming harsh. I spent many, many hours looking for a photographer for our big day and I can say with 100% certainty I made the right decision.
Samantha and her team were also very great to work with. Communicating with them was quick and easy; they are very responsive. Samantha was able to come all the way out to our ranch for our engagements and sat through hours of me getting a photo with every single person at our rehearsal dinner. She was professional and upbeat the entire time. On the big day she brought a second shooter and an assistant, who ended up tending my bar for a bit while my venue had a kitchen emergency. Literally the dream team! I would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone. Thank you so much, Samantha. Shaun and I really appreciate your hard work!!
Reviewed On 10/31/2019 by Brooke C
Samantha is a top notch photographer! She shot both my engagement session and wedding day photos. Everyone is in awe of how beautiful our pictures look! If you're unfamiliar with how to pose, Samantha will gladly give you some pointers. She has...
a way to make couples feel comfortable and at ease. Initially, our grand exit was scheduled for 11 p.m. The coordinator informed us that we could push it back to 11:30 p.m. Samantha was kind enough to stay an extra 30 minutes (on her birthday, at that) so that we could enjoy our wedding reception a little longer. She even had a few sneak peaks ready for us LESS THAN 24 HOURS after our wedding!! How amazing is that!?Take my advice and book with Samantha. You'll be so happy you did-trust me!!
Reviewed On 9/23/2019 by Madison M
Samantha is absolutely amazing! From the beginning she has been so helpful and very easy to communicate with. We just took our engagement photos with her yesterday and I was so impressed. We were slightly nervous going into it, but she made us ...
feel very comfortable from the very beginning. She was SO much fun to work with and made us feel like naturals in front of the camera...which we are not! Samantha knows what she is doing- from knowing great locations/lighting and helping with posing, to keeping us laughing and having fun the whole time. I would recommend her to anyone and cannot wait to use her for our wedding and for any other photos we may need in the future.
Reviewed On 6/26/2019 by Grant B
We love Samantha and her incredible work!! She was amazing at creating a joyful atmosphere while also problem solving and capturing important moments. Her team is creative, organized, and relaxed. Her website and client portal is easy to naviga...
te and transparent. Sam was always available and creates such a joyful atmosphere!
Reviewed On 6/13/2019 by Jordan W
Samantha is amazing!!! She was our best decision we made for our entire wedding process. From day one she communicated so well. She always answered my emails quickly and made me feel reassured if I had any concerns. She captures the perfect pho...
tos and any photos you request! She exceeded my expectations on my wedding day and I’m so happy with my sneak peaks I can’t wait to see the rest! She was by our side the entire wedding to capture all the special moments we needed! I would highly recommend her for anything and look forward to working with her in the future for any other special events!
Reviewed On 3/20/2019 by Chelsea R
Sam is the absolute best! She did my engagement and, obviously, wedding pictures...the way she was able to capture Tanner and I’s personalities along with our chemistry is a major gift! I can’t wait for her to do our “Awkward” Christmas Photos...
is year with our pups. I definitely wish I could rate her higher than 5 stars. Also, her photographing partner, Tabatha, for weddings is an absolute gem. They work so well together!
Reviewed On 12/02/2018 by Kristyn A
One word to describe Sam is amazing!!! Seriously, I would give her more stars if I could. She was great from the get go. Communicates quickly and is super helpful throughout the whole photo process. She has great ideas on locations for engageme...
nts based off the style you want, and makes you feel so comfortable during your session. She’s super sweet and bubbly and her work is top notch! My engagement photos and wedding photos are nothing short of something that belongs in a magazine. She provides “sample shots” 24-48 hrs after taking photos and the full album within a month tops. I highly recommend her for your wedding, you won’t regret it!
Contact Info for Samantha O'Neal Photography
Katy, Houston, San Antonio, Austin, West Texas + Beyond
I work from home with my two amazing kiddos. Every weekend I am free you can bet we have packed our bags to travel somewhere! I am a coffee addict, I like my movies funny, my tv full of drama, I love to hike, camp, & travel. I have an expensive degree that I don't use but I had an amazing time getting it. I bought a fancy camera for traveling but was asked by a friend to photograph her wedding. I was honored & terrified. It was fantastic! My hubs pushed me to continue & invested every penny we had into my education and equipment. 6 yrs later I am now a full time photographer