Samantha Look

San Francisco Photographer

Hello, I’m Samantha - a San Francisco based film photographer. I grew up in San Jose and first moved to San Francisco to attend college at the University of San Francisco. After waffling around between different creative majors, I landed on art history and started working for fine art galleries in San Francisco. My love and knowledge of art and architecture informs my work and style and I focus heavily on composition, colour and connection.

My husband Josh and I have been married for 6 incredible years. Our wedding was at City Hall in San Francisco which kindled my love of elopements and intimate affairs. It was a quiet, magical day and I love being a part of those kinds of events. 

After our wedding I left San Francisco and we have since travelled the world together. We spent three years living in Japan and while we were there I started my photography business. I have been lucky to shoot in so many exotic and beautiful locations and am constantly inspired by other countries and cultures. While I now call San Francisco home, I would be honoured to shoot your wedding wherever it is. 

Samantha Look

San Francisco Photographer

Hello, I’m Samantha - a San Francisco based film photographer. I grew up in San Jose and first moved to San Francisco to attend college at the University of San Francisco. After waffling around between different creative majors, I landed on art history and started working for fine art galleries in San Francisco. My love and knowledge of art and architecture informs my work and style and I focus heavily on composition, colour and connection.

My husband Josh and I have been married for 6 incredible years. Our wedding was at City Hall in San Francisco which kindled my love of elopements and intimate affairs. It was a quiet, magical day and I love being a part of those kinds of events. 

After our wedding I left San Francisco and we have since travelled the world together. We spent three years living in Japan and while we were there I started my photography business. I have been lucky to shoot in so many exotic and beautiful locations and am constantly inspired by other countries and cultures. While I now call San Francisco home, I would be honoured to shoot your wedding wherever it is. 


Interview

IF I HAD A FREE SUNDAY I WOULD SPEND IT... I am 50% a homebody and 50% adventurous so I would either spend it relaxing, reading, going for a walk and cooking a nice dinner or I would spend it exploring a new city or national park with my husband. 

MY MOST MEMORABLE TRAVEL EXPERIENCE... Our trip to Bali. Everything about it was incredible - the gorgeous villas, the temples, the food, the heat, the smell of incense burning outside of every shop and the vines and flowers that found their way around all the buildings and walkways. It was a truly magical experience. 

THE COUNTRY I MOST WANT TO VISIT... I have so many places on my bucket list but I have been wanting to visit Switzerland for many years. There are so many incredible architects that have come from there and I would love to see all their work. I would also want to hop over to France or Italy right after. 

WHAT I LOVE MOST ABOUT MY JOB IS... Outside of the art I get to create, I love the connections and relationships I’ve formed. Some of my closest friends started out as clients. 

IF I DIDN'T DO THIS FOR A JOB I WOULD BE... Anything creative! I believe that all the arts have a string of connection that runs through them and I always knew I would end up in some sort of creative field. 

I LOVE WHERE I LOVE BECAUSE... it’s beautiful and inspiring. I love the houses, the parks, the food, the quiet pockets within the busy city and the energy of the people who choose this special place as their home. Plus it's a short drive to so many peaceful and beautiful landscapes. 

IF I COULD LIVE ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD IT WOULD BE... for now - exactly where I am. In the future I would love to spend a few years in Europe. 

MR FAVOURITE MOVIE… For something funny, What About Bob. For something nostalgic, Princess Diaries. For something beautiful, Marie Antoinette. For something Christmassy, Elf.

MOST MEMORABLE MEAL I'VE EVER EATEN... while living in Japan, my husband and I stumbled upon a small secluded restaurant. The inside was warm and inviting and had floor to ceiling windows overlooking a small pond. There was no menu to order from - they just brought out whatever they made that day. We had 9 courses of plant based food served on beautiful pottery. In Japan they love to make things cute (or kawaii as they call it) so each course was an absolute work of art. It was run by an old woman who would come out and talk to us periodically between courses. We tried to communicate as best we could with broken Japanese and English - she was so happy to have us there and to explain each course to us. We spent an hour and a half there and left full from the food and the connection. It was a unique and special experience that I will never forget.