Samantha Vanderlist, of Shutter Sam Photography, is a West Michigan photographer who calls herself, a “Rad West Michigan Wedding Photographer.” She is a photographer with a sense of humor and a touch of love. She specializes in camp weddings and private home weddings and will go “wherever the wedding calls.” She says, “Photography for me is a way of life. You smell it, you see it and you breath it! Meaning from the minute I meet my clients we are on a path of something fun, unexpected, and above all long lasting. My strive is to make a friend. I’m not going to stand 30 ft away from you and say ‘kiss’, I am going to stand 4ft or less away from you and ask you ‘to see each other.’ I’m not going to tell you ‘stand facing each other and tilt your heads.’ I’m going to ask you to ‘hold each other like it’s the first time you’ve seen each other in months!’ This is the best way I can explain my shooting style. I don’t like to say oh I’m modern or I’m vintage or I’m candid. Because I feel like my style is a combination of all of it. I like to get into the thick of it with you and feel your energy. This is what makes me excited; this is what drives me. Photographer Cafe features Samantha’s work in our Country Holiday Card Set templates.