So nice to meet you!





Hi there, I’m Samantha but only my mom and the government call me that. You can call me, Sam! I’m a bubbly, positive, at times, naïve, hype girl extraordinaire who loves love and anything that has to do with weddings. No, seriously. I’ve been obsessed with everything weddings since I was about 8 years old. I guess you can say, I’ve always been a hopeless romantic.

I’m a small town French girl with a passion for people. I travel the world for weddings but reside in Ottawa, ON. You’ll rarely see me without a smile on my face unless I’m zoned out or in super focus mode. My goal, to make you laugh, smile, cry (the good kind of tears) and to create the most beautiful and authentic memories of your special moments!




Left my small town

Okay, I didn’t quite ”leave”, I still lived in my small rural community, but I did leave the school my siblings and friends went to and went to an art school in downtown Ottawa, De La Salle.

I was the first of my family to do this! I entered their concentrated visual arts program and graduated with a special arts diploma.

Studied Photography

Wanting to be a graphic designer, but having no portfolio, I decided to take the photography program at La Cité. Realizing my passion for photos and love of weddings could be a career, I stayed with it and graduated.

Started my business

And so, Samantha Danis Photography was born. I second shot and edited for two local studios and gained more knowledge in the wedding and photography industry until I was ready to be solo two years later.

A big change

This was the year that changed everything. My then boyfriend (now husband) and I moved in together and that same month, I left a toxic work environment to pursue photography full-time.

It was hard, there was a pandemic just two years later. I didn’t know if I was gonna make it through with a business and no supplemental income. But here we are!

Still going

12 years on and we’re still going strong! I’ve travelled, for personal and for work. I met my husband at a destination wedding. Have made a ton of friends. Created hundreds of THOUSANDS of beautiful photos. And made amazing memories along the way

Best part is, it isn’t over yet, not for a long time xo.


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Portrait taken at Lansdowne Park of Ottawa Wedding Photographer Samantha Danis Photography

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Best Things
In My Life

I have favourite things, but I also have things that make me very happy (aside from weddings, duh). Here are just a few!


My Dog

We rescued Riley from Barbados in 2022 and she is my world. My velcro dog, my emotional support and the sweetest thing you will ever meet. She’s ALWAYS happy and it works perfectly for me. She also loves sleep which if you know me, sleep is life!


My Husband

We met in Jamaica while I was shooting a wedding, I always said I would meet my husband at a wedding. He saw me at the airport in sweats and crying at 3am and he STILL decided to talk to me. How lucky am I, haha.


My Family

Truly, my heart beats for them. We have our ups and downs, things aren’t always perfect, but I love my family with every fiber of my being.

Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.

Let’s Connect


Well, now that you’ve learned a little about me, I’d love to learn a little more about you! Click the button below to get to my contact page and fill out that form. I’m eagerly awaiting to chat with you and get all the intel on your special day xo.