Carmel Wedding & Family Photographer

Monterey County’s coastline is effortlessly timeless. There are few, if any, coastlines that rival the seascape beauty between Monterey and Big Sur. I am a Carmel wedding and family photographer focused on photographing you, and what you love, against the captivating backdrop of Monterey County. 

Sterling Reverie Photography was established with the purpose of capturing the reverie aura of life. My photographic art is an extension of my core being. Visually embodying romance and nostalgia held in every event and season in life. 

Many moment in our lives have a sheen of romance. Whether it be the obviously romantic surprise proposal on the cliffs of Big Sur or the pure innocence of your baby’s hand grasping your finger for the first time, these intricacies of connection in the moments of our lives weave layers of romance. As your photographer It is that sentiment that draws me in. It is that aura that I seek to capture. The connection between you and what makes your heart sing. 

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Kind Words

"I couldn’t be happier with choosing Samantha for our surprise engagement photos. She worked with me in coordinating and planned this day perfectly. If you have any question who to hire, hire Samantha!!! I will hire her for every special day/photos we need from here out! Thank you for capturing this perfect day for us!"  

Christie & Anthony

Carmel Beach Proposal

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"Sam is simply the BEST - she took the time to make all of my kids feel comfortable and managed to capture genuine smiles from each one, even my extremely shy little guy. I cannot recommend her enough, by the end of our session it felt like I had just hung out with a new friend! "  


Marina Family Photography Session

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"Sam was the single best choice we made at our wedding. She is the type of person and photographer who can't help giving her all to anything or anyone she touches. Our wedding fell in love with her and her sister by the end of the night and I had maybe 10 guests ask for her contact details. She is professional, personable, and has such a good eye. We couldn't have done it without her and we are so appreciate of her!" 


Santa Cruz Wedding

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"I would give 100 star review if it was a option. Samantha responded to my inquiry immediately, she was so thoughtful and professional. She dealt with a family of rambunctious children and I thought it would be impossible to get a good picture with the kids but she nailed it and gave me a couple of wonderful photos!!! I’m so happy and would highly recommend her if anyone needs family photos."  


Carmel Beach Family Photography Session

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"We enlisted Sam's help with our maternity and newborn photos and I cannot say enough wonderful things about the pictures. Sam was so professional and the photos turned out amazing. Our family felt so comfortable working with her, especially my kids! Will definitely work with Sterling Reverie for all future photoshoots. "  


Monterey Family Photography Session

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"Samantha did an AMAZING job with my family photos!! It’s so hard to get a toddler and a baby to all cooperate at once and she was so patient, so wonderful, just an amazing photographer. "  


Yuma, AZ Family Photography Session

Your Photographer,
Samantha Nunes

With utmost care and attention I seek to make your experience with me unparalleled. Whether it be a surprise proposal along the romantic Highway 1 or your annual family portrait, I am dedicated to assist you with your photographic journey. 

Choosing a photographer is an intimate process. I look forward to hearing from you. I can't wait to capture your love story.

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Samantha Nunes