Choosing a photographer for those important events can be nerve racking to say the least, I know, I’ve been right in your shoes! Know that I am more than willing to meet one on one and talk about your ideas/dreams/wishes for your shoot.  Choosing the right photographer for your needs is very important, and it helps when you can hear about other clients experiences! Here are a few reviews from my previous clients!


“You make what seems like a million decisions about your wedding but your choice of photographer is one of the most important — Samantha Canal was the perfect choice for our wedding photographer! She is friendly, funny and super easy to work with. She made it easy for us to feel comfortable and relaxed with all of our pictures. In addition to providing beautiful and unique photos of our engagement, wedding, and reception, Samantha helped us to create wonderful memories of moments that we will cherish for a lifetime. Take a look through her website and you will find incredible photos of all types of families — We highly recommend Samantha Canal Photography to anyone looking for fantastic photos!” – Stephanie & Amanda Durham, NC


“Sam did our maternity, birth, and newborn sessions. She is such an amazing and gifted photographer! She is so patient especially during the newborn photos. She puts so much into her sessions and it really shows when you see your pictures. I look forward to many future sessions with Sam!” – Jessica B. Raleigh, NC


“She truly has an eye with a camera. After I checked out her shots I decided to do my maternity pictures as well as newborn photos with her. She was so patient when I was waddling around so I could go where I wanted for the great shots at the Duke Gardens. She made me feel so comfortable around her so it was easy to trust her with my newborn. I was elated with the shots she got with my grandmother and my son. She captured the joy in that moment that I will cherish forever as my grandmother has since passed. I highly recommend her for all of your photo needs.”– Sarah M Durham, NC


“Thank you for today. We had so much fun. I can wait to see the pictures.”  – Renee S. Garner, NC


“Sam is not only an amazing photographer, she has a way of making you feel so comfortable in front of the camera. She’s the best!!!” – Amy R. Raleigh, NC


“Once Again Sam of Samantha Canal Photography has out done her self! The pictures that Sam captured of my husband and I were simply amazing. I must say she has this way of capturing us in the moment, with out a doubt she is gifted. We look forward to sharing our pictures with all our loved ones. Thanks a Million!” – Benny and Kristen G. Raleigh, NC


“Samantha, thank you so much for yesterday. We had such a great time. At bedtime the kids wanted to replay their favorite photos you took. So needless to say we had all enjoyed our time with you and can’t wait to see the photos.” – Erin H. Garner, NC


” We received our photo package in the mail today and are ridiculously pleased. Thank you again for capturing the magic of our tiny man and the love we have as a family! We will treasure these pictures always, and can’t wait to get them printed!”  – Wendy H. Raleigh, NC


Sam did an amazing job with my 3 kids pictures!! Not many photographers have the patience to chase 3 kids under 5 around in the sun but she never missed a beat! The pictures are amazing, can’t wait to use her again!” –Sara T. Raleigh, NC


Thank you for doing Hannah’s fourth birthday pics! Can’t wait to see the rest! You. Are. AWESOME!” – Robyn W. Garner, NC


Simply put Sam is awesome! Took time with our young children to get the perfect poses! We love our pictures and how they turned out!” – Nicole P. Garner, NC


Did a great job taking pics of my family. Pic of Jake and Ryan is awesome. Highly recommended, thanks Sam!!” – Bryan P. Garner, NC


Love love the pics Sam did for us! We had so much fun & the pictures were awesome! Can’t wait to have some more done this fall!”- Bonnie C.  Raleigh, NC