Today, our team wanted to share a feature on the man behind the camera himself, Sam Stroud. Sam is the founder of Sam Stroud Photography, and he travels near and far to make every couple’s dream day come to life through images. He inspires the SSP team to do their best work at every wedding and event they photograph. Get to know him a bit better by reading our interview below!
1. Where are you from?
I was born and raised in Northern Virginia! I moved from there to Lynchburg with my wife after our first two years of marriage.
2. When is the first time you remember picking up a camera?
I was roughly 18 or 19? I think... it seems forever ago.
3. What is your favorite part about shooting weddings and engagements?
Definitely trying to get the couple to feel comfortable. It always starts out stiff and I love watching them get more comfortable.
4. If you could travel anywhere in the world for a month, where would you go?
One month... mmmmm, India.
5. What is your ideal day?
As cliche as this sounds, I live in a space in my life currently where I have the ideal day. I work on images of people I love to be around, and then I do whatever I want. If I want to go have a cigar I can. If I want to go take my kids and wife on vacation, I can!
BONUS: Would you rather eat your favorite meal for every meal for the rest of your life or never be able to eat your favorite meal again? Also, what is your favorite meal?
My wife makes this noodle venison thing (I don’t know what it’s called, but it’s incredible). And I’m a simple man... I’d eat it forever if I could.
We’ll be interviewing more of the SSP team in the coming weeks - stay tuned!