Hi i'm sam

I’m a documentary wedding and family photographer based in Stamford, CT.

Sam Bufalo sitting with her dog
Sam Bufalo
I used to plan, prep, and try to create the perfect moment for my own photos - until one day, a storm rolled in and changed everything.
One week before our wedding, tears rolled down my cheeks as my then-fiancé and I watched the weather reporter detail the hurricane approaching just in time for our outdoor celebrations in the mountains.

So hearing that news, we were able to move some things around to capture some photos a day early, before the weather shifted.
Hair styled.
Makeup on.
Tux steamed.

Little did I know, something was missing

Sam Bufalo sharing a moment with her husband

Our actual wedding day came and it poured

I mean, a full-blown hurricane from sunrise to sunset. And while the clouds covered the sky, I held on to something that someone had told me that morning: That although the circumstances weren’t what I’d imagined, we should appreciate the moment as it is.

So - we got married and headed out into the storm, just the two of us and our photographers there to capture it all. We forgot about everything - the hair, makeup, dry clothes.. and stepped out into the chaos!

Shot by Rosey Red Photography
Sam Bufalo   being lifted at her Wedding

Raindrops on his eyelashes.
Mud on my hem.
Love in our hearts.

There’s something so powerful about stopping and noticing the beauty in rolling with the moment.

Shot by Rosey Red Photography
A family session photographed in Stamford, Connecticut

And from that day, my honest approach to photography was born.

I serve families-in-the-making by capturing the real moments in time together through photography and film.

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Stamford wedding by Sam Bufalo

I understand what it’s like to invite someone into those private moments of motherhood

Sam Bufalo embracing her child

As my journey as a new mom deepens, so does my work.

I know how you feel. How tired you are. How quickly everything changes.

I’ll help you prepare your energy, set the tone and mood.

In a session together, it’s so much more than the photos. I create a space for you to unplug and spend quality time with the people you love.

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