Documentary-Style Photography for adventurous lovers

Hi, my name is


Buffalo, NY and Beyond

I’m a 25 year old photographer with a love for new adventures, new people, and new places. Behind my camera is one of my favorite places to be! I always aim to go above and beyond, serving my couples however I can. You’ll quickly find I turn into your biggest hype girl the moment you step in front of my camera.

Let’s document the big moments— and the little ones, too.


Hi there! I’m so happy you’re here

Here’s a bit about me…

I received an AAS in Photography from the Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC, where I started in portraiture and landscapes. While in school, I assisted in a wedding and FELL IN LOVE. Taking photos of a loved-up couple on their wedding day just filled me with the happiness and giddiness I was missing in my other projects. I shifted gears, got my Bachelors in marketing, and started taking myself and my business more seriously. Cue graduation (AKA May 2020...AKA hello COVID), I took a leap of faith, running Sam Renaud Photo full time in an era where all large events were cancelled. Fast forward to now with over 50 weddings under my belt - I’m still just as in love as I was back then.

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“Sam was an absolute pleasure to work with! She was so friendly, helpful, and patient throughout our entire wedding day. Sam is so talented and professional, and was by far our favorite vendor. Our parents and wedding party couldn’t say enough about how she treated everyone- they just loved her! I would truly recommend Sam to any engaged couple, she just adds something to your wedding day that is hard to find!”


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