Hey, I'm Sam! I'm the photographer for Violet and Iris, a Long Island based wedding photography/cinematography business. We capture weddings, elopements, proposals, engagements, and other special events! The V&I team has a passion for creating photos and video that are unique to you. We work closely with all of our couples to ensure that your wedding timeline has been planned to a T, the little details such as invitations and florals are accounted for, and that you are completely at ease on your big day. We promise to deliver true value for the trust you place in us, and we are so excited to see what we can create with you!
The Wedding Memories
Every wedding is truly special, and every love story is unique so it's not easy to pick one favorite wedding memory! However, one wedding does hold a special place in my heart, and that's my brother's. Not only was I the photographer for his wedding, but I was also a bridesmaid! Trust me, that was no easy feat! Holding back the tears while photographing was tough, but it was such an honor to be a part of his special day in so many ways.
You know something you don't hear a lot from wedding photographers? That they studied anatomy. Well, I did. My background in science/anatomy/cancer treatment has actually enabled me to view the human body from a different perspective. This means that if you're uncomfortable in front of the camera and don't know what to do with your body, I've got you covered! I'll help you find the best angles that flatter your body type so you can feel confident and beautiful on your wedding day!
Violet and Iris was founded in 2020, although the V&I team has been capturing events and weddings for 7 years. Our cinematographers are Andrew and Jimmy- two lifelong friends who started making videos for their high school film festival over a decade ago. Since then, they have created numerous advertisement campaigns for local businesses and artists, as well as stunning wedding videos featuring music composed by Andrew himself. Then there's me, Samantha (I'm the V&I photographer). I discovered my love for photography 5 years ago when I decided to take a photography course during my undergraduate studies. Since then, I have worked with several professional models, photographed weddings all over Long Island, and have even had my work published. The Violet and Iris team is just getting started, and we can't wait to see what the future holds!
To be quite honest, I spend most of time working, photographing weddings, and sitting in front of my computer for hours on end editing. As much as I love doing all of this, I do try to get some "me time" in! I love reading, especially those old classics that nobody liked to read in high school. I'm also one of those people who actually runs for fun. And of course, I like to enjoy some shows at the end of the day- my favorites are Seinfeld, Gilmore Girls, and Parks & Rec!