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Hello! We are so happy you stopped by to get to know us a little better! We are a husband & wife duo of nine years who love God and are overjoyed to capture genuine love and emotion. We are destination and Charlotte wedding photographers and it makes our hearts full to have a camera in our hands and document real lives and real moments. We love that we get the opportunity to meet new people, develop relationships and learn about their stories. We were named one of the top wedding photographers in Charlotte, North Carolina and it's such an honor to be able to do what we love for so many amazing couples!

We are grateful to be able to do this together. It breathes life into our marriage and we hope that through your images, when you hit those hard moments, that you will remember the love and joy you share. 

Our story began eleven years ago while playing volleyball at a park with mutual friends in Louisville, KY. We hit it off right away but only as friends. After a few months it developed into something more and a year later he proposed! He proposed in a field with a picnic and a 1,000 piece Lego castle that he built (ask us to know why!) Then on July 18, 2009 we were married! The story of us is a fun one; I mean we were almost attacked by wolves on our first date, so when we meet for coffee feel free to ask!  

our love story

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- Black coffee
- All things Parisian 
- Red lipstick
- French Macarons
- J.Crew & Kate Spade
- The Show Friends
(I can use Friends quotes in any situation)
- Anything with Polka Dots
- Candles in every room
- Red wine (lots of red wine)
- Fall & winter (England is my perfect climate)

SAM LOVES

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- Coffee in the perfect shade of khaki
- Cookies & cream ice cream (In a waffle cone of course unless it's a milkshake. Then always a milkshake.)
- Woodford Reserve Double Oak Bourbon
- Video games
- Miami Dolphins football (I'm a loyal fan.)
- Star Wars and Lord of the Rings
(I can do a spot on Smeagol impression.)
- Popcorn just lightly salted
- Microsoft over Apple (Always and forever.)

MATT LOVES

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- Our hope and joy come from Christ Jesus. We want to love people as Christ loves us.
- Our two cats, Jake & Elwood and our Boston Terrior/Pug, Churro.
- Quiet nights at home
- Craft beer. Our current favorite is OMB Hornet's Nest.
- Board Games (Anyone up for Catan?)
- We are super close to Matt's parents, his brother, sister-in-law and our 5 nieces and nephews.
- Europe, especially England. We want to live there one day.
- Disney World (We totally have annual passes)

- Our hope and joy come from Christ Jesus. We want to love people as Christ loves us.
- Our two cats, Jake & Elwood and our Boston Terrior/Pug, Churro.
- Quiet nights at home
- Craft beer. Our current favorite is OMB Hornet's Nest.
- Board Games (Anyone up for Catan?)
- We are super close to Matt's parents, his brother, sister-in-law and our 5 nieces and nephews.
- Europe, especially England. We want to live there one day.
- Disney World (We totally have annual passes)

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WHAT WE LOVE

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joe & keenan

"...The first time I talked with Sam on the phone, she was energetic and genuinely interested in Joe and I; she wanted to know our story and what led us to soon-to-be marriage...We spent a decent amount of time going over the details, and on the day of our wedding, I have not one complaint! Sam and Matt captured our wedding in such a beautiful and perfect way. They were on top of all the things we had requested and were flexible with us throughout the day."

KIND WORDS

"Matt and Sam are kind, genuine, talented, gifted, intentional and wonderful photographers!"

chad & samantha

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"Samantha & Matt are exceptional photographers; truly talented, thoughtful, and professional. Our photographs were more than we could have ever imagined. Chad and I are playful and silly, but affectionate and mushy when we think no one is looking. They captured our love beautifully. Chad is painfully uncomfortable in front of any kind of audience or camera lens, but felt at ease with Sam & Matt's ideas and direction from the day we met. Sam 's presence is comforting and genuine. She knows her craft. She has great style and a warm heart. I loved having her around present while we all got ready the day of our wedding. We will always recommend Sam and Matt!"

KIND WORDS

"they captured our love beautifully!

GREGG & NOELLE

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"When I met her in person, I felt the connection immediately. She was so kind, bubbly and professional and I knew that I wanted her to be my photographer...On my wedding day it rained off and on and despite the unfavorable weather.... my pictures still turned out great! ...It was important that the person capturing my special day was easy to work with and I felt comfortable. I can't thank Sam and Matt enough for being our photographers!"

KIND WORDS

"WHEN I THINK ABOUT THE PERFECT PHOTOGRAPHER TEAM, IT'S SAM AND MATT!"

jeff & stephanie

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"Samantha and Matt are the absolute sweetest! They were very flexible with our crazy schedules and they were very communicative. Samantha is basically the only reason we were even remotely close to being on time for anything on our wedding day. She kept an eye on the time and ushered us from one thing to the next. She is very organized and her pictures are stunning! I've never felt more beautiful than I did on my wedding day and Sam and Matt caught that in the pictures. They paid attention to details and captured all the pictures that I wanted and then some."

KIND WORDS

"they are a dream to work with and i would highly recommend them!"

vinny & jenna

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"We could not have asked for a better duo to capture the special moments of our wedding, and the days leading up! They are both so kind and hilarious that we immediately felt at ease. Sam and Matt went above and beyond to take care of us! They are extremely organized, which was a blessing for this HIGHLY disorganized bride. The turnaround time felt almost instantaneous and their photos are gorgeous! We are going to treasure the candid moments that they captured and cannot thank them enough for being such a special part of our big day. I absolutely recommend them to any couple!"

KIND WORDS

"working with sam & matt was like working with friends!"

CHRIS & SHEENA

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"Sam was the perfect fit for us from the moment we met. My husband and I left our first meeting feeling like we had known her for years...On the day of we had a few snags with the church we were getting married at and Sam handled it amazingly! She rolled with it and managed to capture our favorite photo. Only a true professional can adjust in short notice, help calm the bride and still capture a dream shot like it was all planned!"

KIND WORDS

"HIRING SAM AND HER EQUALLY AMAZING HUSBAND, mATT, WAS THE BEST DECISION WE MADE!"

OGDEN & NICOLE

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"Sam and Matt are truly the best! Amazing photographers and amazing people. They have given us the beautiful gift of memories through images that are stunning and capture the joy and love we have for one another. Choosing Samantha Lafoon photography was without a doubt the perfect choice."

KIND WORDS

"THEY ARE SO THOUGHTFUL IN EVERYTHING THEY DO AND OFFER FOR YOUR SPECIAL DAY!"

CHAD & CHRISTINE

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"I can not say enough amazing things about Samantha and Matt. From the first time we met with them, we all just clicked. They are so easy to talk to, be around, and their work is INCREDIBLE...They captured the day perfectly and honestly at the end of the day I was so sad to leave them because they were so great to be around! Samantha and Matt are so professional, flexible, organized, responsive, the list could go on!"

KIND WORDS

"THEY CAPTURED THE DAY PERFECTLY!"

DAVID & LAURA

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"They took our engagement and wedding pictures, and we love them so much that we have them all over our house. They scoped out locations prior to shooting, were open to the shots we were most interested in, and made sure to capture all of the special moments that can easily be forgotten during the craziness of your wedding day. You will absolutely be thrilled with the way your pictures turn out if you choose Samantha!."

KIND WORDS

"SAMANTHA AND MATT WERE WONDERFUL TO WORK WITH FROM BEGINNING TO END!"

TYLER & JESSICA

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"Sam and Matt are absolutely fantastic! Photography was the most important decision we had to make during the planning process and Sam made the choice so easy! From beginning to end, they were professional, accommodating and fun. My husband and I instantly felt comfortable around them during our engagement session and loved having them shoot our wedding day in Asheville! Every single one of them was more perfect than I could have hoped! I would recommend Sam a million times over and can't wait to use them in the future!"

KIND WORDS

"WE COULDN'T HAVE ASKED FOR A BETTER TEAM TO PHOTOGRAPH SUCH AN IMPORTANT DAY!"

THOMAS & LAUREN

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"I knew immediately upon interviewing Sam that she was the one. She is super talented, highly responsive, incredibly sweet, and really fun to work with. I can't recommend them highly enough!"

KIND WORDS

"THEY CAPTURED SOME AMAZING IMAGES THAT WE WILL TREASURE FOREVER!"

CHRIS & ABBY

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"Our wedding would not have run nearly as smoothly without Sam and Matt there! We had a great time with the two of them, they kept us calm and smiling, and in the end the images they captured were absolutely incredible! These two go above and beyond to make your whole wedding photography experience amazing and I can’t say enough good things about them!"

KIND WORDS

"THE IMAGES THEY CAPTURED WERE ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE!"

JOEL & KELLY

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"We used Matt & Sam do take the photos at our destination wedding in Hawaii. They flew all the way out there, and it was incredible! They were professional, yet personable."

KIND WORDS

"THE PHOTOS WERE AMAZING AND I WOULD RECOMMEND THEM TO ANYONE!"

NICK & MEAGHAN

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"Sam and Matt are absolutely amazing to work with and their photography is truly something to brag about!...We truly appreciate how they were really able to capture our personalities within the photos, making us feel completely comfortable behind the camera...I can't describe how absolutely fantastic it was to work with them and our photos continue to impress us!"

KIND WORDS

"WE TRULY APPRECIATE HOW THEY WERE REALLY ABLE TO CAPTURE OUR PERSONALITIES!"

ANDREW & DANIELLE

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"Can't say enough great things about working with Matt and Sam for our wedding! They are so nice and easy to work with, they made us feel comfortable...They were both very flexible to work with our needs throughout the whole process...The pictures are gorgeous, we are so happy!"

KIND WORDS

"THE PICTURES ARE GORGEOUS, WE ARE SO HAPPY!"

BRAD & SARAH

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"Sam and Matt are fantastic people and photographers!...Thank you to Samantha Laffoon Photography for working so hard to capture our wedding day in the most beautiful, professional, and elegant manner. We will forever be thankful to have had you as part of our wedding team!"

KIND WORDS

"SAM AND MATT ARE FANTASTIC PEOPLE AND PHOTOGRAPHERS!"

SCOTT & BRENNA

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"Samantha and Matt were AMAZING and I cannot say enough good things about them both as people and photographers. From the minute I met Samantha for coffee to discuss our wedding plans, I knew she was going to be the perfect match for us. We had our engagement pictures done as well as our wedding pictures and I love love LOVE them both. They captured our special moments in such a fabulous way and I will forever be grateful for the beautiful memories that they left us with. I would HIGHLY recommend them to anyone looking for a wonderful photographer."

KIND WORDS

"tHEY CAPTURED OUR SPECIAL MOMENTS IN SUCH A FABULOUS WAY!"

JAKE & COURTNEY

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"These two capture the most amazing moments and the final work came out breath-taking...Thank you Sam and Matt for making our day so unbelievably special and for such genuine kindness!"

KIND WORDS

"SAM AND MATT ARE TRULY WONDERFUL AND MADE US FEEL EXTREMELY COMFORTABLE!"

VANCE & JENN

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"The shots are gorgeous and they were able to capture every moment of our day. Sam and Matt were so much fun to work with and very professional."

KIND WORDS

"SAM AND MATT ARE ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!"

MIKE & MEREDITH

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"We interviewed several photographers to capture our wedding day, but Samantha had the most elegant photography, taste and she was the most genuine. From the very beginning, she was amazing to work with and took care of us throughout the entire process. I knew she was perfect to capture our special day from the day my husband and I met her. I can't say enough about this couple!"

KIND WORDS

"SAMANTHA AND MATT ARE AMAZING PHOTOGRAPHERS!"

LEE & KAREN

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We loved Matt & Sam! They were so easy to work with from Day One, and you can tell they really enjoy what they do. From capturing the details to the special moments, I wouldn't change one thing. I would recommend them over and over to anyone! "

KIND WORDS

"WE LOVE MATT & SAM! I WOULD RECOMMEND THEM OVER AND OVER TO ANYONE!"

JOE & WENDI

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"My hubby and I planned our NC event from VA and they were able to communicate with us via email, phone calls and text messages. We were only able to meet with them once in person before the big day, but you would've thought we had been friends for years. I had comments from family and friends saying "Your photographers were everywhere!" and after seeing the pics, they really were. I have informed Samantha and Matt that they are officially our family photographers, even if we have to travel hours away to make that happen. "

KIND WORDS

"SAM & MATT ARE SO WONDERFUL! yOU WOULD'VE THOUGHT WE HAD BEEN FRIENDS FOR YEARS!"

MARK & REBECCA

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"I really cannot say enough great things about Sam and Matt! Our pictures are absolutely gorgeous, and they were so much fun to work with!"

KIND WORDS

"tHEY WERE SO MUCH FUN TO WORK WITH!"

OUR PHILOSOPHY

We believe in treasuring each moment and living life to the fullest. Photography is our passion and we love telling stories of love. Whether it be the story of your wedding or your story after the wedding, We love documenting life and creating and capturing moments. 

Over the six years that we have been photographing weddings together, we have found that the best experience for our clients can happen when we click with each other. Your wedding is such a special day and it's important to us that we have a connection! We are going to be with you all day and we believe that if you are comfortable with us then you're going to be comfortable in front of our cameras. When you're relaxed, you will be more yourself and that will allow for the most real and intimate images that you're going to cherish forever. We want you to be able to look back at your images years from now and remember exactly how you felt in that moment. We'd love to meet with you over coffee and see if we're a good fit!  

We strive to offer the best experience possible for our couples and offer full service from the engagement session to albums and printed keepsakes! To see our full pricing guide please inquire with us through the contact for below!

Our anniversary experience is about embracing who you are as a couple and celebrating the in between. It's an evening out together celebrating where you are in that exact moment. It's a chance to be romantic, funny, silly, completely yourselves and have tangible memories to cherish for a lifetime. Whether you've been married 1 year or 50, you deserve to celebrate the journey!
 

CONTACT NOW

anniversary sessions

wedding collections

SLP Anniversaries begin at

$500

*We only accept 12 weddings commissions per year

and include a tangible keepsake for you to cherish.
Frames and canvases begin at $123.
Custom designed albums begin at $450.
Custom designed gallery wall art begins at $612.

LIFESTYLE SESSIONS

Lifestyle sessions are a wonderful way to document your family as you are. I love stepping into your home and spending a few hours with you as you celebrate a new baby and the transition into parenthood, or just your everyday life together; fully transparent and sometimes raw.

SLP Lifestyle Sessions begin at

$600

and include a tangible keepsake for you to cherish.
Frames and canvases begin at $123.
Custom designed albums begin at $450.
Custom designed gallery wall art begins at $612.

INVESTMENT

INFORMATION

The SLP Wedding Experience begins at                           

Our anniversary experience is about embracing who you are as a couple and celebrating the in between. It's an evening out together celebrating where you are in that exact moment. It's a chance to be romantic, funny, silly, completely yourselves and have tangible memories to cherish for a lifetime. Whether you've been married 1 year or 50, you deserve to celebrate the journey!
 

CONTACT NOW

anniversary sessions

wedding collections

SLP Anniversaries begin at

$400

*We only accept 12 weddings commissions per year

and include a tangible keepsake for you to cherish.

$4000

For more information please fill out the contact form and we'll be in touch!

LIFESTYLE SESSIONS

Lifestyle sessions are a wonderful way to document your family as you are. I love stepping into your home and spending a few hours with you as you celebrate a new baby and the transition into parenthood, or just your everyday life together; fully transparent and sometimes raw.

SLP Lifestyle Sessions begin at

$600

and include a tangible keepsake for you to cherish.

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Check out what we've been up to! Allyson and Austin were married at  Belk Chapel with a their reception at Providence Country Club! We'd love for you to see their story! Click the image to view the feature.

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