When we're not busy working, we love to travel with our two daughters, exploring new cities in the U.S. and traversing internationally to learn of different cultures, meet incredible people and eat amazing food. We live by the mindset of choosing experiences over things. We truly believe that traveling cultivates an appreciation, acceptance and better understanding of the world as a whole. Shooting portraits or a wedding in every state and in  locations throughout the world is one of our bucket list goals!

We met 20 years ago in an AOL chatroom and have been together ever since. In 2009, on the 10th anniversary of our first date, we tied the knot in front of our closest family and friends in a beautiful town called Akumal, Mexico. We had the destination wedding of our dreams and through the love of our wedding photographs, bloomed a deeper love and appreciation for photography. And a year later, we launched MarieSam Sanchez Photography ...

MarieSam & Tommy are based in Southern California and capture beautiful,
romantic weddings and portraits all over the world. 
Their style is classic, romantic & timeless.

MarieSam + Tommy


I am former UCLA athlete and played for the Bruins basketball program. I am the "ninja photographer" on our team who captures angles and candid images you never knew existed. I enjoy connecting with clients and making them relax, laugh and feel at ease. And somehow, I always end up getting invited to take shots with the bridal party at the end of the night :)





I am a USC graduate and worked as a news journalist for more than a decade, so the art of storytelling is in my bones. Aside from being a photographer, I am also a professional travel writer/consultant for a destination wedding site and I get the wonderful opportunity to travel the world to review/experience beautiful destinations. I love capturing genuine moments of love and happiness between the couple along with their families + friends.