My Photography Story

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Hello! I’m Samantha Ferguson and I own His Hands Photographs! I am so glad you are here looking around and learning more about my business. I feel like I have the best job ever! For years I have been blessed to document wedding, family, high school seniors, and other events with my camera. I think once you schedule a session or a wedding with me, you are a part of my “His Hands Family”.

So, why is the name of my company “His Hands Photographs”…. because the “His” is all about Jesus. He gifted me with the talent to use my camera to capture how He sees the world and the people He brings my way.  I feel like the verse: 1 Peter 4:10, “God has given each of you a gift from his great variety of spiritual gifts. Use them well to serve one another.”, is the verse that I base my business on. It is my job to serve each family, couple, senior, or business that comes my way with the gift of photography and to serve you well!

I am a homeschooling mom to two amazing children, Elijah and Sarah and they are the light of my life. I consider myself an extroverted extrovert and I never meet a stranger. I love to meet people and have the time to hear their story of who they really are, everyone has a wonderful, amazing story.

I hate these “about me” pages because I never know what to say and I feel like I am talking about myself more than I would prefer! So who am I? I consider my camera an extension to my hand. I have always been an artistic person and my camera feels like my paint brush. It is incredible to know that my artwork documents so many families’ and couples’ homes.

I started my photography career a little by accident. When my son was born I knew the type of portraits I wanted of him so I purchased a camera and poor kid was my live-in model. With the first “session” I took of him, everyone wanted to know who took them. When I shared that it was me, requests for sessions came fast! I already had a background in graphic arts so I dived into learning everything I could about the art and science of photography. By the time my son turned a year old, I was able to leave my full time job and pursue the business. It was a scary decision being a small business owner but it was one of the best decisions I have ever made. I love the excitement of a wedding day, I love the adventure of children and capturing just the right look, I love hearing about the dreams of a high school senior, and I love being a part of this crazy ride we call life with so many people.

Want to know some random facts??? I suffer from a bad case of “wanderlust” and I like get out to town at least every two months or so for a road trip or to travel to a new place….. I love to explore the world and learn about other cultures. I have won a chili cook off two years in a row and I can cook just about anything. Cooking is therapy for me. Fall is my favorite time of year. I love museums and history and my favorite thing to watch on TV is a biography. I rarely read anything but non-fiction, I am book nerd at heart.  I love cookie butter from Trader Joes and cheese but not at the same time.  I enjoy seeing people really laughing, life is too short to be too serious. I am crazy about Jesus and grateful that He never gives up on me. He has been faithful to me in so many ways and I would love to share more of my story with you!

Want to know more about me? Feel free to send me an email and ask away. I would love to chat more! (sam@hishandsphotographs.com)