Hi! I’m Sam! I’m a food photographer, blogger, and educator.
SamanthaSeeley.com is an educational website that focuses on teaching bloggers and entrepreneurs how to level up their photography, storytelling, and blogging skills.
This website didn’t always aim to educate. Before the transition, this site was known as Sweet Remedy. I started Sweet Remedy in 2009. It was a baking blog that produced some pretty awesome baking recipes. This labor of love was born out of the desire to share baked goods with the world. Before becoming a recipe blogger turned educator, I sold baked goods at a local farmers’ market. I learned to bake by trial and error and by following recipes I found in cookbooks. It was a long (but delicious!) process.
I eventually became more interested in the photography side of food blogging and started working as a freelance photographer for local publications, restaurants, and national food brands. I decided to combine my food blog with my photography website in an effort to bring everything (food, photography, and education) together, full circle.
While I am a (mostly) self-taught photographer, I have since earned my bachelors degree in multimedia production and my graduate degree in learning and emerging technologies with a focus on instructional design.
When I’m not preheating my oven to 350° or taking photos of my creations you can find me in the classroom teaching digital photography to college kids. My focus shifted to education in 2016 when I began to teach in a traditional classroom. The blending of education, photography, food, and blogging made complete sense to me and now this website encompasses both recipes and educational posts with a focus on photography, storytelling, blogging, and technology.
All of that aside, other things that keep me busy include: Taking a walk (or a nap!) with my husky pup, Penny, asking Alexa ridiculous questions, riding my bike somewhere in the Hudson Valley and when time allows… watching copious amounts of Buffy the Vampire Slayer on Netflix.