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Sam Murray is a Reno-Tahoe based photographer capturing genuine love stories & new beginnings. Offering wedding + portrait photography throughout California and Nevada at a wallet-friendly price.

family portraits, maternity portraits, senior portraits, newborn portraits, engagement portraits & wedding day photography

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“Sam Murray was our photographer for our wedding, and she was an absolute pleasure to work with! She went above and beyond in every way, and it was absolutely amazing to see her work. The photos are beautiful and definitely capture the spirit of our wedding so we can keep the memories forever. Sam was professional and excellent, and I would 100% recommend Sam Murray Photography for any of your photography needs. I almost wish I could have another wedding for her to shoot! Thanks bunches!” 

- Wendy H.

Wedding Photography

“Sam did an excellent job taking my maternity photos. She made me and my family look beautiful, feel comfortable, and have fun! She even got my little one to sit still and smile. I'm so grateful to Sam not just for the beautiful photos but for the joyful memories we made while taking them. I will always come to her to capture my family's most treasured moments. She is very passionate about her craft and I highly recommend her services. Thank you Sam!” 

- Dylan A.

Maternity Photography

“When I found out that my boyfriend's family has NEVER had a professional portrait session for the entire family, I knew this was something I wanted to do for them and especially for grandma, who recently became a great grandma for the first time. I found Sam after drudging through dozens of photographers. Sam was the saving light! It could not have been easier to arrange. I sent her what I needed as far as location, date, time and number of people and it was done; no crazy fees, just a simple price for everything. Communication from her was almost always instantaneous. When I got a message from a family member a week before the session needing to change the time, I messaged Sam hoping we could push the time back and it wasn't a problem! She even worked with me on best time for lighting! On the day of, Sam arrived 10 minutes prior to the scheduled time which I found very impressive. This young woman was dressed professionally, was incredibly friendly and ready to go (even though we weren't). I fully admit, this family was a challenge I'm sure! She was so patient while we tried to get our acts together. When all was said and done, Sam said it'd take about a week to get the photos back and she sent them to me in about 3 days! The picture I wanted most was of grandma with her new great grandson and the shot Sam got was off the charts heartwarming and amazing.  If I'm ever in need of photos again in the area, Sam is getting a call from me. I highly recommend this young woman if you're wanting to get great shots! Thank you Sam! You were great and I wish you the best!” 

- Hillary F.

Family Photography

“Sam photographed my daughter and her friends before prom. This was the best photo experience of my life. I could sit back and enjoy the moment and the pictures were stunning! Sam was patient and creative. Cleaned up digital prints were available within 24 hours! Amazing!! I highly recommend Sam Murray photography. I will definitely use her again.” 

- Jennifer S.

Senior Photography

“Sam was amazing!!! She was very sweet and awesome to work with. It was easy to talk to her, as if you've know her forever. Her crew was outstanding as well. I had a large guest list and she came completely prepared. Sam was friendly, attentive and very skilled. She edited my photos in no time at all and I'm amazed by them. Im absolutely in love. I would definitely recommend Sam to my family and friends. Can't thank her enough and use her again in the future!!!” 

- Fahm S.

Wedding Photography