Hi, I'm Samantha Marvels

After buying my second-hand Cannon in college, I began documenting my travels around the world which lead me to launch my marketing agency (Makai Agency). One marketing project, working in labor & delivery, turned my world upside down.

From then, I knew that supporting and documenting the transformation of couples each chapter alongside their love-journey was my destiny.

In the last year, I've come full circle to where I began: with a camera in hand - capturing life's most precious moments.

Born into a world traveling family, I've lived many places. But have firmly planted roots here in Austin. I'm a mom to an adventurous toddler, Liam Kaleo, partner to creative-entrepreneur, Michael, and forever-lover of coffee, golden hour, and life's simplest joys.



“I will never forget the love and compassion I felt when Samantha walked through the doors of my birthing suite. It was the night that I was being induced and having her at my bedside brought me so much comfort and peace.

She has a unique gift of making one feel empowered, especially during one of the most sacred times of a woman’s life: childbirth.

I am very blessed that she was part of my birthing experience as a doula and a friend and highly recommend her.”