Welcome Samantha

Welcome Samantha

This photo was taken at a sunrise ceremony on the shore of Lake Superior November 24th 2013. It was blistering cold, the lighting was a HUGE challenge and I struggled with settings the entire time. Through all the struggles I got this photo that I’m quite proud of!


27 years old from Saint Paul MN (US). I have a 3 year old daughter, a son in heaven who would be 2, and 1 year old identical twin sons! I've been with my husband for 10 years but we've only been married since August 2013. I have always loved photography and just 5 months ago upgraded from my point n shoot to a canon t3 DSLR. I'm in love!


  1. Hi Samantha, gorgeous colour in the sunrise. And well done for being up and awake 🙂
    My suggestion for next time would be to watch out for stuff in the foreground. It’s hard to make out what that is and it’s a bit distracting. Perhaps a crop to get rid of it would make this image have more impact. Great work though.

  2. Thanks Robyn! Your right though, the foreground lights and stuff were only important to those of us there, for other sharing I should have cropped it out. Thank you!

  3. Lovely Samantha. The colours are amazing

    • Thanks Alice! This was the natural colors of the sunrise, I barely photoshopped this at all. The sunrise was stunning!

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