A Thousand Words Photography has been trusted by hundreds of couples for over 12 years

to capture their wedding day, moment by moment, detail by detail.

We are a husband and wife team and we personally photograph each and every event that we book.

We believe that you should know and trust who will be with you on your wedding day,

since it will be one of the most cherished and intimate days of your life.

You can trust Samantha & Brian to forever capture your extraordinary day

as you are surrounded by those you cherish.


A Thousand Words Photography is considered a preferred photographer of

many of Metro Detroit’s top venues and wedding vendors.


Based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, but available for travel worldwide.


(Mrs. Always Right) Samantha is the creative genius behind A Thousand Words Photography. She loves making beautiful images of people in love. If she wasn't a wedding photographer, she would be a chef.....or a travel critique (preferably for 5 star hotels). Five of her favorite things (besides her family): all things sparkly, anything with peanut butter & chocolate, the light that comes just before sunset, the ocean and wedding cake!


We have 2 children, Jett & Elea. We love doing things with them, teaching them, learning from them.....and we spend a lot of time trying trying not to laugh when they do or say something inappropriate.


(Mr. Right) Brian is the technical wiz behind A Thousand Words Photography. He loves photographing moments that are over in the blink of an eye. If he wasn't a wedding photographer, he would be a pilot (he has his private and commercial license!). Five of his favorite things (besides his family): Top Gear (the British version), everything aviation related, hot sauce (he puts it on just about everything), really good espresso and modern design.


Our style is a perfect blend of classic portraits, emotional
photojournalistic images and editorial-style coverage of all of the
details. We strive to capture not just *what* you will look like when you
get married, but *WHO* you are when you get married and how you *FEEL.


    Stylish images of you looking the best that you have ever looked.


    All of the emotion, the drama, the laughter and the tears....captured.
    5, 10 or even 20 year later; when you look at the images of you and your dad walking down the aisle, you will feel his arm holding yours. Your husband will remember trying to hold back the tears when he first lays eyes on you. THESE are the moments that you will want to relive over and over.


    Whether you are a bride who obsesses over the exact shade of a specific type of flower that you have dreamed of having for your centerpiece since you were 5........or if you are a barefoot beach bride who is laid back about everything, the details are what make your wedding unique. Details are important to telling the story, so we make sure that they are documented.


    We come from a film background, so
    we edit images to ensure gorgeous color and classic black and white.
    Timeless. Classic. True.


    All wedding albums are designed in house, by Samantha & Brian. Our designs are clean & modern & perfectly tell the story of your wedding day, as well as highlighting the gorgeous portraits from the day. You will have final approval on all designs. We want you to absolutely LOVE your wedding album and show it off to everyone that you know!


A Thousand Words Photography has been a luxury wedding photography studio since 2002.

We limit the number of weddings that we photograph each year to ensure we can provide exceptional

service and provide an experience that will have you referring us for years to come.

We are so proud of the fact that the majority of our business comes from

referrals from past clients or from relationships with other top wedding vendors.


Because we believe that love is love, A Thousand Words Photography is proud to be same-sex friendly.

Whether you are about to become Mr & Mrs, Mr & Mr or Mrs & Mrs, we would love to photograph your wedding.


weddings shot together...and still counting!


beautiful children (& 2 golden retrievers!)


of magazines published in


age Samantha was when she photographed her first wedding