I love the free spirit of a child, the meaningful bonds within families,

and all of God's beauty around us.


I love what I do and consider it a honor to capture your family.

Sam xo


Photography helps me fall
and stay in love with life.

Samantha McBride is an internationally published photographer based in Ponte Vedra, Florida. With a playful approach, she guides families through poses and games to create a beautiful photo session to remember for years to come. An educator and author of the course "Mood & the Story of Light," Samantha enjoys teaching as much as photography.




Few things as are valuable as a moment of your loved one, frozen in time for you to look back on and enjoy.


A picture of them at their youngest, happiest, or freest place: These are the treasures and the art of your life.


In my free time, you'll find me playing with my four kids (as shown on the right), going to yoga, the beach, church and the park. Life moves so fast that I'm thankful for each memory I have as a photograph--because in my tired mom state, I might forget :)!



The Sea

A minimal, yet stunning backdrop to your story.


let's see what unfolds

A session with me begins with some sitting poses as you and the kids get used to the camera and we get to know each other. We get simple shots and then make our way into more active poses and games, eventually opening up to a completely free and playful session.


The resulting galleries include everything from the smile-at-the-camera traditional shots to the moments of open laughter and candid photos that tell the story of who you are and the love you share.