Essentially what photography is, is life lit up.
— Sam Abell

I'm a freelance natural light photographer based in Washington, D.C. and Milwaukee, Wisconsin. 

I've loved photography since I first picked up my mother's camera as a young kid. I've always been the one behind the camera at events, family functions, and nights out with friends. It's been a place of exploration, reflection, curiosity, and release -- and my love for it has grown along with me over the years.

I'm a full-time communications professional, and photography is truly my labor of love. It makes me happy to help clients celebrate life's big moments, such as engagements and anniversaries. I enjoy being able to provide a quick, easy, and stress-free service for clients looking for new professional headshots. I like to be part of a student's journey as they transition from high school to college, or college to the working world by shooting senior portraits or their first professional LinkedIn profile photo. And simply stated, I absolutely love capturing the love between a client and their pet.

Whether you love or hate being in front of a camera, as your photographer, I'll put you at ease and make the process efficient, fun, and affordable. I look forward to hearing from you about what you're looking for and how I can help!