Meet The Photographers
The Owner and Lead Photographer
Hi there and welcome!
My name is Samantha Crawford and I opened AOP in 2011. My shooting style is a blend of photojournalism and traditional; I love capturing candids, portraits, details and emotions. My editing style is clean and classic without any filters that can fade throughout the years.
My love for capturing memories began in 2003. I started taking pictures while camping in the Adirondacks, then at family gatherings such as parties and weddings. After my own wedding in 2010 and having trouble finding a professional photographer within our budget, I opened AOP to offer high quality, affordable photography to my clients while doing something I am deeply passionate about.
I have photographed over 50 portrait sessions and 100 weddings since opening in 2011 and I have worked with many couples, families and individuals. I would love to chat with you to see what you envision for your special occasion. Please continue reading to learn more!
Meet my family!
Some fun facts about me:
I'm an only child and I am left handed.
I love listening to music and dancing; and I love all genres.
I graduated from OCC in 2008 with a Concentration in Music for voice and piano.
I enjoy reading, relaxing on a beach, a medium rare steak and roller coasters.
I love binge watching netflix, chilling in my yoga pants, drinking hot cocoa and snuggling with my babies.
Hi, I'm Krysten Sarkissian, I am a natural light photographer as well as Samantha. We have worked together since 2012 photographing many weddings with different perspectives.
In high school I learned how to develop film and began my long standing affair with the darkroom. This continued into my college years, along with many digital and processing classes, where I graduated in 2011 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts and Photography!