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 bright, classic and warm.
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!
.I am a wife and mom of 2 beautiful dogs. In my spare time, I am a beach body coach and yoga enthusiast. I love to cook and frequently order from Blue Apron and LOVE it! I love to travel to tropical places and relax by or swim at the beach. I also drive a motorcycle!
Hi, I'm Olivia! I aim to capture all those candid moments that are often times overlooked, while including my own artistic vision. I love seeing happy people and it's so rewarding to help others create lasting memories to look back on and relive.
The magic of photography captivated me at an early age and from the moment I got my first camera, I knew that it would be an important aspect of my life. Nothing could quite measure up to that feeling of complete freedom I felt with my camera in hand and the ability to create anything. I graduated from Ithaca College with a degree in Cinema and Photography and my journey led me here!
Some Olivia Trivia:
I love going on adventures no matter how small
My time is usually divided between new photo projects, hiking the high peaks, and watching mass amounts of movies and TV shows.