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Meet Samantha Hairston

Today we’d like to introduce you to Samantha Hairston. 

Hi Samantha, so excited to have you on the platform. So, before we get into questions about your work-life, maybe you can bring our readers up to speed on your story and how you got to where you are today?
I am a wife, a mother to a precious little girl, dog mom of 3, artist, and Photographer. I started this business 4 years ago, and I haven’t looked back. I love capturing the authentic and meaningful moments of life. 

I love all art forms, but photography spoke louder to me over the rest. Photography found me when I was at a strange place in my life. What started out as an outlet to escape reality soon became a passion. 

Creating authentic moments for families to cherish is a beautiful feeling and one that needs to be shared. When I share my photos with clients, I know I’m giving them a timeless gift. Photos are passed down and cherished forever. 

When I am looking through my lens, I see the world just a little bit differently. I see life’s best moments in clear focus. 

Alright, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall, and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
I think any business owner will tell you that it isn’t always easy. I have had bumps in the road, such as struggling to gain clients in the beginning. Keeping up with the newest algorithms and social media changes! A big one was going through the pandemic, then becoming a new mom and being absent for some time in the photo world. Struggling to get that creative groove back! 

Appreciate you sharing that. What else should we know about what you do?
I specialize in lifestyle and weddings! I would say I am most known for my family, couple, and portraits. I am most proud for continuing and not giving up. Pushing myself to try new things and grow! I would say what sets me apart from other is I am always willing to work with you. Whether it’s your budget, your story, etc.! I am open to all! I also put my heart, soul, and love into every session! People are so complex and different. I believe each session should be special and specific to my clients and their story. 

We’d be interested to hear your thoughts on luck and what role, if any, you feel it’s played for you?
I wouldn’t say luck has played a ton in my life. I would say my amazing support system, family, friends, and clients are why my business continues to grow. I also believe hard work and not giving up when you don’t see the results you want! 

Pricing:

  • Lifestyle packages start at $200
  • Weddings start at $500

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Image Credits

Emeraldrosephotography

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