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Balsam & Honey Photography & Weddings

Mapledale, New York

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Balsam & Honey Photography & Weddings logo
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Balsam & Honey Photography & Weddings

Mapledale, New York

(22)

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Ashley Waring

14 October 2019

Sam was amazing for our engagement photos and our wedding day. She took on the role of not only our photographer, but also the person who kept our schedule on track and kept us calm and/or laughing when things weren't going perfectly to plan. We already got a sneak peek and it just solidified how great of a choice she was for us. We would recommend her to anyone in need of a professional photographer! More...

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Nicole Southard

21 September 2019

Choosing Balsam and Honey for our wedding was the best decision we made during the wedding planning process!! Sam is so down to earth and easy to get along with, it felt like working with a friend. She made us feel confident and comfortable, from the first meeting to our wedding day. She was very easy to contact, very flexible to work with, and was always there to lend an ear during wedding planning. Her and Derek got so many amazing shots of our special day, and we will cherish the photos for years to come! We were beyond happy with our finished product, and can't wait to work with her in the future! More...

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Emily Soderquist

21 September 2019

Hiring Samantha to capture the perfection of our wedding day was one of the best decisions we made. She kept things fun, light, yet organized. The final products are absolutely perfect and truly tell the story of our day so we can relive it again and again. More...

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Laura Renwick

29 July 2019

AMAZING! I can not recommend Balsam & Honey Photography & Weddings enough!!!! Samantha has been & continues to be a joy to work with from our engagement photos to post-wedding! It is hard to know where to begin. As a couple we were nervous & hesitant to get in front of the camera, she made us feel so much at ease. We have some of the best engagement & wedding photos. Samantha was professional, responsive & reliable. She not only is skilled behind the camera but has a way of making you feel completely comfortable while having a great time. Derek (the 2nd shooter) took the time to get some amazing detailed shots, we will cherish. They are a great team. Looking back, some of our favorite wedding memories are getting our engagement & wedding photos taken. We can't wait to continue to work with Samantha throughout our life together! More...

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Angela Dell'Anno

9 July 2019

I'm an Event Planner and it was my first time working with Sam as a vendor last night. Professional, friendly, extremely helpful and all around wonderful to work with. Went out of her way against the elements and weather working against her to give the couple the shots they wanted. And captured every moment to perfection. Highly recommend!!! Great job and thank you for the assistance!! More...

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fanzareli88

18 May 2019

Best photographer in the area! Goes above and beyond in everything you ask her to do. Has traveled all over the area and out of the country for her clients! Her photos speak to her Creativity and ingenuity. Prices are beyond reasonable in an extremely expensive market. Extremely approachable and a blast to work with. You will not be disappointed More...

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Stephen Nahumck

26 March 2019

Sam was one of the greatest choices we made throughout our whole wedding process. We had the pleasure of having Sam shoot photographs for us on three separate occasions. She did a couples shoot, engagement shoot, and our Wedding day photos. She was always extremely professional and a ton of fun to have with us on our Wedding Day. She was much more than just a photographer for us, she took the role of our wedding planner that day. She never missed any important moments and made sure we always had everything we needed. The amount of pictures she took and edited for us were more than we could have ever asked for. Everything came out amazing and we couldn’t be happier. We recommend Sam to anyone searching for a photographer, and we will be going to her for any other important moments in our lives that we want photographed. More...

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Laice Busler

26 March 2019

Sam was incredible! She did our engagement session and our wedding and we could not be happier! She captured the unique personalities of our wedding party and we had fun doing it. Sam has some of the best pricing around and is so down to earth. We will definitely be booking her for future life events! More...

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Brianna Cobb

26 March 2019

If you are looking for a photographer to capture those moments of the best day of your life- look no further!! Sam and Derek did a phenomenal job with both our engagement and wedding photos! She went above and beyond to make sure everything went smoothly. She was very quick to reply to my many messages with multiple questions (my wedding planning brain went wild) and she was very open and honest when it came to asking questions or for opinions. Sam was easily became a part of my wedding planning process! Her humor made wedding party group shots super easy (especially when it comes to those who hardly ever crack a smile.)I highly recommend Sam for any photography job whether it be wedding, engagement, family shoots or even just a cute couples photo shoot! ❤️ More...

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katharyn wendt

26 March 2019

If you're reading this, hire Sam. You won't regret it. From the very beginning she was friendly and easy going. We met her at Dunkin Donuts, looked at some of her pictures, and hired her that day. I was nervous going into engagement pictures because I thought it would be awkward. Definitely wrong. Sam made it so easy to relax and just pretend she wasn't there while adding little anecdotes to make us laugh out loud. I was beyond happy with how the photos turned out. Leading up to our wedding day Sam was great at responding and answering any questions I had. The day of the wedding she showed up while all of us girls were getting ready while Derek met up with the guys. She fit right in like we had all been friends forever. I am definitely glad we decided to have both Sam and Derek there because I wanted pictures of the girls as well as the guys and was wanted tons of pictures (and boy did I get a lot of pictures). The whole day was magical and now I can look back at it with the AMAZING pictures. I have so many favorites it's impossible to pick one let alone 20 to hang up in our house. Sam and Derek were super personable and made this whole experience relaxing and perfect. I highly suggest her to anyone looking for a photographer and can't wait to plan more sessions in the future! More...

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Jordyn Stuber

26 March 2019

Samantha has an amazing talent, she is someone I would chose over and over again. We had our engagement and wedding photos done by Samantha. She is not only beyond professional but she makes it fun. She makes you feel like you are not just doing traditional boring photos. We highly recommend Balsam and Honey Photography! Thank you Sam! More...

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Olivia Guarno

26 March 2019

My experience with balsam and honey was more than expected! My photos were absolutely stunning and exactly what I wanted. Sam was so professional and easy to work with . She made me feel absolutely gorgeous and stunning on my wedding day. She captured every moment with my husband and I that was wanted. More...

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Eileen Kain

26 March 2019

Sam was absolutely amazing on our wedding day! We have the most beautiful photos to remember our day, and she’s also just a super fun person to be around! She will make sure your day goes smoothly, from getting ready to your last dance. More...

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Brianne Grescheck

26 March 2019

Sam and Derek made our experience awesome!! They had great ideas and made us both feel so comfortable!! Our pictures were beautiful and unique.. I’d give like 50 stars if I could!! More...

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Jenna Illingworth

26 March 2019

If I could give Sam and Derek a 10 star review I would. When we started to decide on vendors for our wedding, my husband knew exactly who he wanted for a photographer and I couldn’t have agreed more. Sam made everything so easy for us from start to finish, from our engagement pictures to our wedding day. She kept us laughing and made us comfortable every time. When we received our photos I cried because they were so perfect. Sam pays attention to the small intricate details that I would have never thought of. I gave her some ideas of what I wanted, she took my ideas and ran with them and even threw in a few of her own. Not only are the posed photos beautiful, but the natural candid photos are probably my favorite. Sam goes above and beyond for her clients and not just with photos but she even helped me get ready, kept me calm and collected, and on schedule. I would recommend anyone looking for a photographer to just book Sam and Derek because you would not be disappointed!! More...

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Jessica Dernier

4 December 2018

If I could rate Sam more than five stars, I would! She did an AMAZING job on our wedding photos and I've had so many compliments from others on how polished our photos look. In addition to the great photos, Sam is extremely friendly, professional and energetic. During the planning process, she is quick to answer any questions you may have about scheduling, picture ideas, etc. On the day of the wedding, she was awesome and helped everything run SO smoothly! I couldn't have asked for more and am extremely happy we picked her! Definitely book her, you will not be disappointed! More...

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Kayliegh Caruso

4 November 2018

Sam is an incredible photographer! She is always fun to work with and captures the best reactions of my family. As a photographer myself, I am picky with who I book for my own pictures & I won't go to anyone else!

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Kayla Almond

4 November 2018

Looking a photographer that’ll make you feel beautiful and confident? Sam is your girl! I did a few sessions with her before mine and my husbands wedding day and every time she made me feel like a 10/10! Her easy going & straight forward personality made the photos easy to capture and no need for a videographer because she embraces every moment with each photo she takes. Sam is now my life long photographer and I have 100% confidence in each and every photo she takes. We have developed a friendship that I am grateful for. You will be lucky to have her if she is available as she is the largest growing photographer in the area. Book her ASAP! More...

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Erin Joslin

4 November 2018

Sam shot our engagement photos and October wedding. She was professional, responded quickly to questions, and was amazingly funny and creative. Her friendliness and humor made us feel at ease, and she was a complete lifesaver on our wedding day— sometimes even taking on a “wedding planner” role! Her pictures are absolutely stunning and we couldn’t be happier with the results. So glad we asked her to be part of our special day! More...

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Alyssa Pierce

4 November 2018

Sam and Derek are amazing! They made my husband and I along with our bridal party and families very comfortable and relaxed. She has an eye for photography and an amazing personality. I've only gotten a sneak peek back but the photos we received are absolutely amazing, we cannot wait to see more! I couldn't speak higher of her as a person or her professionalism. She had us laughing and smiling the whole time, which made us look like my husband and I had a clue of what we were doing! If you're thinking about Balsam & Honey Photography..don't think just book her! :) More...

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Angela Wesley

15 April 2018

The experience I had with Sam was not only incredibly fun, but super relaxing. Sometimes getting in front of a camera for headshots can either be uncomfortable or just plain boring. Sam had me laughing the entire time, and not once did I question her method. Her professionalism and fun personality are a perfect combination, and I would happily recommend her to anyone! More...

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Margaret Buschmann

12 April 2018

Samantha was absolutely amazing! She might as well been another bridesmaid with everything she did for us! She and Derick captured absolutely everything we wanted (even if it was a little different than most) and more! The pictures came out beautifully. Day of, they were both super helpful and flexible (the weather wasn't exactly cooperating). Samantha was helping us constantly and making sure everything was as we wanted. She was also by far the best deal, no one else captures everything and has all inclusive packages for the price she offers. Samantha is super down to earth, hilarious, can capture a wedding beautifully and willing to work with you to make sure you're getting exactly what you want. I really can't say enough good things about her. The pictures were amazing and I loved the ones she and Derrick caught of people in the moment. Samantha delivered a ton of beautiful photos for a great price. I highly recommend Balsam & Honey Photography! More...

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