Samantha Fitzhenry Photography, LLC - Pittsburgh PA Photography Services | NOW Booking for the 2024 season!
Below are excerpts from texts/e-mails/Loyalty Entertainment Reviews as of August 2022
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"I met Sam, our photographer, at a friends house and knew I wanted her to capture our special day. I wanted her so much I even changed our initial wedding date because she was already booked! Sam was so incredibly great to work with from start to finish. My now husband HATES taking photos so I figured our photos wouldn’t be that great because he hates to smile and all our pictures would look forced. I LOVE every photo Sam captured. She went above and beyond capturing all the true and real moments of my husband smiling and laughing. I couldn’t be happier with her professionalism and how great she did (even if my husband was her toughest client!!). You can definitely tell she loves what she does. 10/10 you need Sam to capture your special day! Sam also recommended Loyalty’s DJ services to us. It was so nice not having to research and find someone on our own. We had DJ Lex and he was AMAZING! He got the party started and more. He was so great to work with and knew exactly what to play. Our guests loved his energy and talked about how fun he was all night! Guests even got his card for their upcoming weddings!" - Brittany S.
"Thank you so much!! We are obsessed! You did such an amazing job with everything! Thank you for capturing so many amazing moments for us. I literally cannot stop looking at all of the pictures! Thank you!!!!! You are so talented we are blown away! Thank you!! I cannot thank you enough for everything! Everybody loves your photos! YOU ARE AMAZING!! If we ever need a photographer in the future we will definitely make the trip out for you! If anybody in the area needs a photographer I will be sure to send them your way! Thank you Sam!" - Kate F., Oct 2023
"Sam!!!! OH MY! We are literally in awe! These are all so amazing! Thank you so much. . .we were already excited but this is incredible. We can't thank you enough and are so looking forward to being able to work with you again in just a few short weeks! You are so talented :) Thank you!" - Bridget M.
"I have to give your team! (Photographers and DJ) 5s across the board! Aaron, Sam and Marien were so amazing to work with! They helped make our day so amazing and I wouldn’t have wanted to work with anyone else! I can’t thank them enough for everything they did to help make our day so special! All our family and friends had so much fun and we got so many compliments on the everything! They checked on us both throughout the day to see how we were doing. Checked to make sure everything was perfect and kept things running smoothly!" - Shannon B.
"Sam did an amazing job! She made our day wonderful and she was great to work with. Top notch!" - Jessica H.
"The pictures are absolutely beautiful, as I sit here looking at them with tears in my eyes. It was such a beautiful day and you captured it." - Tracy L.
"You made the process so smooth and less stressful. The photos are perfection. You did an incredible job!" - Scott C.
"Sam was wonderful wonderful with our newborn photo session- I went in open minded as to how many pictures we would really get and what they would look like- since newborns aren't the easiest to predict behaviorwise. Sam was SO patient, got our baby to sleep when she woke in between pictures. The overall session was stress free- with a newborn! She made me , as a new mama, feel so comfortable and she used all the right angles that I actually like the photos with me in them too, which is hard to do! We just got the pictures back and they are amazing- I seriously loved every single one. I never would've imagined we would get this many great pictures- little baby smiles and all!
Signed- One happy mama who has been starring at pictures for hours - who will not be using anyone else from now on!" -Sam M.
"If you are nervous about getting your picture taken, then Sam is for you. She truly is like booking a best friend or that cool relative you look forward to seeing at family reunions. She is phenomenal at putting people at ease and getting unique shots. 10/10 recommend her for all of your photo needs." -Emilie H.
"Sam is awesome. She has done my friend's wedding and my cousins. Her pictures are amazing and she is so friendly. I would recommend her to anyone!" - Chris H.
"THE BEST!! My husband and I went with Loyalty for our DJ and photography and we hit the jackpot. Working with Nicole to coordinate was so easy and their web site is so helpful in navigating the process. Starting with Sam - wow. From the first call with her, it felt like we were best friends. She was so thorough and thoughtful and captured the most special photos. We've only seen our sneak peak so far but it blew us away!! As someone who hates getting their picture taken, there is not one photo that I don't love. She has such an eye for special locations for pictures - I can't say enough. She truly showed what a loving and magical day it was for the both of us. Love her!! On to DJ Lex - the life of the party! My husband and I put together the songs for our ceremony and maybe 3 others that we wanted to play during the reception but left the rest in Lex's hands and he delivered! After our meeting with him, he got the understanding of how we wanted the reception to go and it was the best party I have ever been to! We have received so many compliments on the reception and we have DJ Lex to thank! He put together the best mix of songs and got everyone on the dance floor. I remember hearing so many songs and looking over at him like "how did you know this is my jam?!" He will get your party started and get in on the dance floor. Best DJ EVER! Cannot say enough good things about Loyalty. They made our day the best day of our lives!" - Allison V.
"We used Loyalty for our photography for our wedding and we had a great experience! Sam was absolutely fantastic and a wonderful addition to our wedding day. She was so flexible with our last minute plan changes and was so creative with the shots she took. She really made the best out of the rainy situation we were in! Everyone commented on how she was like a part of the family by the end of the night. The pictures we’ve gotten back so far are absolutely STUNNING and we are so thrilled. Sam was the best and working with the whole Loyalty team was seamless the entire time." - Hannah A.
"Everybody needs Sam. We found loyalty when we were searching for a DJ, and happened to book for DJ and photographer. This review is for Samantha Fitzhenry, who I never knew I needed in my life until the day of my wedding. Not only is she MASSIVELY skilled, she also is the most fun and helpful person on the planet. As expected, getting ready the morning of was super hectic, and this girl got me into my dress when everyone else was struggling because of anxiety so she basically saved my entire day. She went above and beyond to make sure she got every single shot possible. She was so easy to work with and all around a blast. Every single person in my party raved about how awesome she was. She was the #1 hype woman the entire day. We all felt as if we were hanging out with an old friend. Not to mention how AMAZING our pictures turned out, and we have only gotten a sneak peek so far!! I will never, and I mean EVER go with another photographer because she is such a genuine, amazing human being. Literally, everybody on this planet needs to book Sam." - Jess S.
"Such a blessing that we randomly found Loyalty Entertainment on The Knot. You guys made our day unbelievably smooth. I can't rave enough about it. Sam literally stayed way past when she needed to and got some of the most fire pictures. Everything from engagement to wedding was PERFECT thanks to her. Girls were still getting ready at 3 and she jumped right into action and was keeping us right on schedule. She is so cool and I can't wait to use her as my photographer for life." - Alyssa and Kyle S.
"I just want to say thank you so much for being a great photographer. You made our experience easy and fun and I'm so glad you were a part of our special day. I absolutely love them! It's everything I could have wanted. We couldn't have asked for a better photographer. You were a joy to work with and really made it feel effortless." - Kara S.
"Samantha Fitzhenry is the best! Sam was so organized leading up to the wedding day and was so easy and fun to work with. We will be using her for all future photography needs! 10/10 would recommend!" - Emily C.
"I had so much fun taking pictures. Sam not only tolerated my crazy but also listened to my very specific ideas and made it happen!" - Roqueal G.
"Sam turned a dreary, cold day into magic for us! She captured such beautiful moments of our family and I will cherish these photos forever! She was so patient with our little guy who had had enough after a while. She had our pictures ready so quickly and they were all amazing! I’m gonna have a hard time choosing what to print! Can’t wait to shoot with you again, Sam!" - Stephanie M.
"Sam is amazing! She has been doing our family photos for a few years. She takes fantastic pictures and is always able to squeeze out smiles from everyone. We have four young children, ages 6, 4, and 2 year old twins. So, getting the 6 of us to take good pictures isn’t easy but yet she nails it every time and there’s always a BUNCH of great pics. Her price is so reasonable and you get the rights to all the pictures. She also gets so many pictures in that hour, so you have a bunch of different poses and backgrounds to choose. I recommended her to both my sister in laws and they both use her. I also recommended her to one of my best friends for engagement pictures. 5 stars for sure! Book her!!!!" - Eve C.
"Highly recommend our awesome photographer Sam from Loyalty Entertainment she was amazing from the planning phase to covid-19 changes she mapped out our day step by step and was in constant contact with us through all the changes." -Todd D.
"Sam is so passionate about what she does! I've know Sam for a very long time so when it came to picking a photographer for a special first anniversary photo shoot I knew Sam was the one to call 😊 our pictures are breathtaking (which is a total understatement!) she captures your best and most candid moments which turned out to be some of the best pictures in our shoot. We had a great time during our shoot and Sam made my very unsure husband loosen up and laugh in no time. these beautiful pictures are something we will cherish forever and we couldn't have chosen anyone better to capture our love ❤️." - Stacy B.
"Samantha just did my daughters 1 year pictures. She is amazing and very patient! I highly recommend her and will definitely use her for future pictures." - Briana G.
"Rainy wedding day led to AMAZING photos and memories! Sam shot our wedding at Spirit and truly did an incredible job she was so friendly and personal with both the bridal and grooms party. She made us feel wonderful and look wonderful outside on an otherwise gloomy rainy day. she got great candid shots of our friends and great staged family photos. Truly a delight! We got the photos promptly and we cant wait to share them with all our friends and family." - Alex B.
"Samantha was not just one of the best photographers but one of the best people we had ever met. Our first consultation with her felt like we were meeting with an old friend. She had a sense of humor that fit with everything that we wanted and followed it up with the responsibility and organization to capture everything for our big day. She helped us plan and schedule exactly what needed done and also made multiple backup plans. She even provided a very fashionable umbrella for the bride when unexpected rain came through right before the ceremony!
All of her shots were absolutely perfect, and she came prepared with multiple lenses to ensure the job was done right. Her editing skills were prompt and amazing, she even had a preview album ready within just a few days of us returning from our honeymoon.Overall we cannot speak highly enough of Samantha, and if you’re worried about finding the right photographer, you can stop your search right now because Sam is the one!" - Tim W.
"She was absolutely amazing to work with. She was professional, quick to respond to any question that I had, and captured our day perfectly. She is a talented photographer that I would absolutely work with in the future." - Chelsea B.
"All of our photos we’re amazing. She was genuinely excited about being there and capturing our day! During the reception, she managed to capture many special moments (including some that we didn’t even know happened). Absolutely amazing all around!" - Blair D.
"You were amazing and gave us the best and most memorable night ever. Thanks so much for all of the pre-wedding coordinating and everything you did to make it perfect for us. Samantha Fitzhenry was absolutely incredible. My #1 wedding day goal was getting good photos of us to keep forever and Sam was the best choice we could have made. Your photographer is such an integral part in your big day and you spend more time interacting with them than almost anyone else so it's important to find someone who does a good job and is fun to be around so they don't bring your mood down on your special day. Sam was the perfect kind, enthusiastic, and funny fit for us who took stellar photos all day long. She was up for any dumb thing I suggested and made it look amazing. Her eye for where to have us stand and pose was perfect and even photos where I though "what the hell are we doing here" in the moment turned out incredible. You can 100% trust Sam to make you feel amazing in interactions and look amazing in photos. We've gotten a huge selection of photos to view already and I have so many perfect and artistic photos that capture the day. She had the perfect balance of detail photos, poses, and candids to give full flavor to our wedding album. And she was flexible and able to go with the good and the bad, even when things when wrong (a camera piece broke) she stayed positive and didn't let her mood drop or have a bad attitude to bring down the day for us. Additionally she was willing to come to our home (with travel fee since we're in Cleveland) and do family photos with our pet birds which are the most priceless and sentimental photos. Sam was great working with temperamental birdie subjects and patient to try to coax them into the right spots and get good shots, so I know she'd be amazing choice for baby or pet photos as well." - Katie B.
"Sam took our family pictures in South Park. She did a fantastic job! I will definitely call her again!!!" - Lisa S.
"Amazingly talented!! Sam had the best personality and knew exactly what we were looking for!!!" - Amanda P.
"Sam is AMAZING! We used her for newborn pictures. The fact that our daughter cried the entire session did not faze Sam at all, and she had great ideas on how to soothe her enough for her great photos. Not only was she incredibly patient with our fussy girl, but also took photos with our dog too, who is a huge part of our family! We loved her ideas, and we got so many wonderful pictures! Also, having Sam come to our house was such a great convenience, those of you with newborns know how difficult it is getting out the door, so having the pictures done at home was so helpful! Finally, her price is incredibly responsible, and considering the extra effort Sam puts in to give access to edited photos in an extremely timely manner (under two weeks for us!), her prices couldn’t be beat! I couldn’t recommend her more!" - Alex I.
"Sam is fantastic! She joked and made us at ease, so every smile or laugh was genuine. We had so much fun with her and it shone through onto the photos so we felt like we were bringing joy into our home with every picture we hung. She is one of those rare creative people who have both creative vision and an eye for detail; able to see what the finished product will look like all while making you feel so comfortable it’s as though you’re hanging out with a lifelong friend." - Mallory K.
"My experience with Sam was perfect! Our shoot was fun and she got so many smiles out of my 4-year-old! The final images are just incredible. Our family has found our forever photographer, and we’re so happy!" - Megan G.
"I have known Sam for many years now and have gotten the wonderful opportunity of watching her start her business from the ground up. I chose her to do my maternity pictures not only because she was a friend of mine but because I have seen her work and I think she does an amazing job. Working with her on the shoot was so easy and fun. We just went to a park and did the shoot, and really it was like we were just hanging out. She does amazing work and I’m so beyond happy with the photos that she took. Her pricing is right on par and I look forward to her being my family photographer for many years ahead." - Amanda C.
"Samantha Fitzhenry is the best! Book today!" - Tim K.
"I absolutely LOVE my pictures from Sam! I really wanted pictures done of me and my boyfriend and I had a vision (like every girl does) and Sam executed that vision perfectly! I’m so obsessed and want her to do all of my pictures forever. She also made my stubborn boyfriend laugh and feel really comfortable so it was a super enjoyable experience!" - Jessica D.
"Our wedding photos turned out PERFECT! Love them! Thank you so much for capturing our special day so perfectly!" - Kaitlyn F.
"Sam was great! During the shoot she thought of so many creative poses for us to do. She seems to be a natural at taking photos. We didn't have the best lighting, but you'd never tell from looking at the finished photos. She was super patient when working with our then 6 month old who was not at all interested in getting her picture taken lol. We'll definitely be using her services again!" - Olivia M.
"I highly recommended her! She’s amazing!" - Alexa E.
"Samantha has been one of my closest friends for many years and I’ve been lucky to watch her grow as an artist and photographer. My fiancé and I booked her for our first professional photos to celebrate our engagement and she did a fantastic job. Sam made us feel comfortable when we were having a public photoshoot in the city. The session felt very natural and lighthearted and she was able to capture our personalities perfectly. She offered suggestions for unique locations and was easy to work with when it came to aligning the poses with our personal style. We can’t wait to book her again as we celebrate more of life’s little moments. You won’t be disappointed with Samantha!" - Kiera M.