The Internet can be a scary place, but it can also bring you wonderful gifts. I’m so grateful that Sam reached out to me on Instagram almost three years ago to share a coffee and talk about life things. I was inspired by her fearlessness to begin a new career as an artist and her declaration that we’d be BFF in no time. She was right.
Sam is one of those people with ALL THE IDEAS. She makes you want to drop everything and just MAKE ART. Souls like hers are a rare find and I treasure the time we spend together making photos, planning our world takeover and laughing till it hurts.
I love getting Sam and her work in front of the camera so we set aside a day to play, starting at her Ocean Beach cottage. Then we made our way to Current Collective, a darling shop close to the pier featuring locally made and vintage products and gifts, including a ton of Sam’s paintings. Sam and the owner, Kate, picked out some of their favorite items and Sam styled them up into the perfect vignettes. Sam and Kate also happened to be wearing matching outfits, making them look practically like sisters, which I didn’t hate one bit.
Below is a complete list of vendors featured in the following images. Enjoy!
Samantha Louise Designs
Full Circle Vida
Pan and Tea
1502 Candle Co.
PF Candle Co.
Grey Theory Mill