Stock Photography Model Call

  Hi! This is a model call for those interested in stock photo opportunities with me (Samantha McBride Photography). Usually these opportunities will be just “lifestyle” photos or they might be photos I might use for a clothing brand. Currently looking for kids, teens and moms, but may expand that need in the future. How […]

Happy Place

More from our beach trip in September that I hadn’t gotten a chance to work on. To me, nothing more beautiful than the sight of my boys in their happy place and these were taken at sunrise, so the light was amazing. Just based on how much I love shooting here, I think I may […]

Fun Time on a Friday!

This sweet family came and saw me on a Friday afternoon, driving in traffic with a baby that hadn’t napped — but you would never know it! She was such a delight and set the tone for a fun and special session. Her big bros were also so great to work with even after the long drive. Perhaps this […]

Morning Light

I feel super lucky to get to work with this family and also lucky that my prime location has both morning and evening light that is perfect. Every session is different and I love the privacy and natural beauty here. It can be chilly, but kids can be more cooperative in the morning and parents […]

Beach Sessions!

I’m the worst about getting my own family photos done. One reason is that my sister Lisa Rappa is an amazing professional photographer and she gifts us with a great shot at random moments on vacations or family gatherings. Of course, I know that there’s much more to be had from a full family session, […]

36 Weeks with Twins

This was just one of the most inspiring sessions I’ve had as a photographer, combining my new love of underwater photography and my old love of maternity photos. Even more special, this mom was carrying twins and found me last minute — when she knew it was probably now or never to capture this glorious […]

Lifestyle Session (new package)

So much to love about lifestyle sessions (my new “Day In the Life” Package) — being in the client’s real-life environment, capturing them together in their element, the flexibility of the format, the extended time and the magic that just naturally happens! I couldn’t have asked for a more awesome family to start with and […]

Beach Couple Session

I don’t think a couple needs any occasion to have a session together that celebrates their love, so that’s why I’m offering a special mini package for couples only. While I try to get a few couple shots in each family session, I find it’s more intimate and emotional if only the couple is present […]


I smiled the whole time working on this gallery! This session was such a joy and this family so sweet with each other. We had some fun with the poses, trying some I’d never even tried before (and the creative family helping to come up with them). We had a blast and covered a lot […]

Adorable Brothers

I have a soft spot for brothers since I have three boys myself (and one tough girl!), so to photograph these boys was much like it would be working with my own. So much spirit and silliness and of course sweetness — never still for more than a second, and thankfully all I need is […]

Magic Hour

The hour before sunset is already magical, but this sweet family brought even more, making it a special session. So cute seeing this baby boy surrounded by love, and I was so amazed by mom’s grace and calm with 3 children under 6 in a photo session– wish I could say I’d be that way! […]