SammiGirl is an elite, full-service photography, videography and graphic design company located in Champaign/Urbana, Illinois, although ready and willing to travel worldwide.
Whether you’re an individual, a small business, or a large corporation, SammiGirl is dedicated to delivering high-quality media solutions to fit any need and take your project to the next level.
What are you waiting for? Contact Sammi today and discover  the magic we can make together!

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PHOTOGRAPHY

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DESIGN

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

Pleasure to work with. Listens and is friendly and professional. I will work with this person again and I highly recommend them!
- Lindsay Doyle, Grace
We are so thrilled with the work effort here! Done within 10 hours too! Just awesome! I would recommend this artist for any production. Regardless of if you have a movie poster created; it never hurts to have a 2nd, especially one so creative!
- Harris Michaels , Boston
Sammi's work is some of the best! Really unique and cleverly thought out. Highly recommended!
- Joe Kowalski, One Day
Amazing Service and Great work!!! Helped fix any problems I had with the poster and was very generous!!! Call Sammi if you want an Amazing poster!!!
- Eric Clerc, Mousetrap 2
WOW! It looks great. Would recommend to anybody looking for a movie poster. I hired Sammi to get inspiration for producing a project and she delivered.
- Jeremiah Murphy, Western Front
Amazing designer, I was very happy with the end result. A+ work. I highly recommend SammiGirl for any future poster design work. I certainly will use her again.
-Mohammed Mamdouh, Before We Turn To Stone

PHOTOGRAPHY

HEADSHOTS

Professional portraits. Perfect for LinkedIn!

GLAMOUR

From modeling portfolios to creative senior pictures. Blow everyone away with these artistic, magazine-quality portraits.

FAMILY

Holiday cards & annual portraits. Spice it up or keep it traditional while keeping friends and relatives in the loop.

SHOWCASE YOURSELF

In portraits, I always try to achieve something unique and unforgettable, whether it’s a little girl who is fascinated by glow sticks or a man who loves to kayak and wants to be photographed in action. Showcase your special moments in the best light possible. There’s no substitute for the skills and experience of a professional photographer.

Natural light or studio photography, we’ll work together to ensure we create the perfect environment to fit your needs.

SO WHAT DO YOU GET?

Depending on what product we are going for, most sessions will yield 10-20 amazing photos. Included in the price of the session is my professional editing and retouching, and digital delivery of your hi-resolution prints.

For traditional (non-digital) prints of any or all of your photos, I have partnered with a trusted, professional printer. Your home printer simply cannot cannot compare to this quality. Packages or individual prints can be negotiated as part of your session cost, or purchased a la carte.

Would you like to make your photos available to friends and family for purchase? I host your photos on my website in public or password-protected galleries where you or your loved ones can select and order their favorite shots!

I MAKE HOUSE CALLS!

Who even does that anymore? Sammi, that’s who! From family photos in front of the fire (perfect for those Christmas cards) to professional headshots taken in my portable studio, we’ll make magic happen right in the comfort of your own home!

(locations outside Champaign/Urbana subject to a nominal travel fee)

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ENGAGEMENTS

They said yes! Amazing photos capture and share your new beginning together.

PRENATAL

Look gorgeous while you share your news with the world!

CHILD & BABY

Capture baby’s first weeks or step up your kid’s school photos!

EVENTS

There’s no better way to enjoy & remember.

DESIGN

ORIGINAL ARTWORK FOR YOUR PROJECT

As an independent artist with over five years of experience serving filmmakers and musicians, I understand your needs because I have been in your shoes. My budget-friendly solutions take many forms but the common threads in all my work are originality and personal care.

Whether you have a specific design in mind or would like me to take the reigns, we will work together to create the perfect design for your project. Simple or complex, big or small, I’ve got your back.

I mainly specialize in poster art and album covers. But am willing and able to take on graphic design challenges for any purpose. Check out my portfolio of past designs, and get in touch today to tell me about your project and find out more about what we can do together!

VIEW PORTFOLIO

LOGOS
FILM & EVENT POSTERS
ALBUM COVERS

VIDEOGRAPHY

WEDDINGS
MUSIC VIDEOS
WEB & TV ADS
INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEOS

DSLR LESSONS

MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR CAMERA

Did you get a DSLR camera and expect better pictures to come out of it? Probably not, you’re smart. But I did when I first started in photography years ago. I thought my new expensive camera would take better pictures automatically. However, the truth is that cameras, left alone in their auto modes, don’t know how to take photographs the way we want them to. To take pictures that we imagine in our heads, we have to put all the power of DSLR’s in our own hands by switching to modes where we have more control than the camera does.

IDEA OF THE LESSONS

The lessons I offer are geared towards a hands on experience out in the field. Instead of having lectures in large conference halls filled with people, I like to take a more relaxed approach. I offer one-on-one lessons for personal attention. I also typically hold my lessons out in the field where we can learn and take photographs together. For portrait lessons, bring a friend along to model so we can learn how to use natural and bounce light to our advantage to create beautiful portraits.
There are some special lessons we can do which will take place indoors. These include lessons where we learn how to, and practice, water and smoke photography along with how to use adobe photoshop to enhance your photos.

WHAT A LESSON IS LIKE

A typical lesson usually meets in a predetermined location like a park, aquarium, zoo, the city. We sit together and talk about the fundamentals of photography like shutter speed, aperture, ISO, composition and much more. After the educational part, we head out together and take photos. As we take photos, we talk about the photo you imagined in their head and how it is turning out different in the camera. Then we readjust and take photos again, aiming to get the picture from the camera that we imagined in our heads.
Lessons are are around one to one and a half hours long, so we can get the most out of them.

TYPES OF PHOTOGRAPHY WE DO

Everything from landscapes, flowers, wildlife, fish, starry nights, portraits, architecture, moons, sunsets…
And if you have a specific idea that would make for an interesting lesson, email me.

SOME OF THE PICTURES WE TAKE

In these lessons, I do not dictate a certain style but give you the tools to achieve your own artistic vision.

PRICES AND SCHEDULE

$149 per lesson*. BYOD (Bring Your Own DSLR). Being located in the midwest, I schedule most lessons in Spring, Summer, and Fall. If you’re interested in learning studio photography or other indoor projects, lessons are available year round. Contact me today for more information!

*group rates are available, contact me with details about your needs and I will give you a zero-obligation quote!

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