Samantha Ward grew up in Lee's Summit, on the southeast side of Kansas City, Missouri. From a very early age she took interest in Art and Photography. In middle school, she attended a Journalism camp where she studied Photography and first learned about composition and processing film. During High School she took every Art class Raymore-Peculiar High School had to offer.
In 2006, Sam moved to the Cayman Islands where she worked as a photographer taking photos at the popular tourist destination Stingray City. In 2007 she experimented with landscape photography as she travelled the incredible scenery of New Zealand and Australia. Eventually she moved back to the Cayman Islands, where she took videos and photos of scuba divers as they explored the underwater world.
In 2013, Sam moved back to Kansas City with her husband Asa and bought a house in Blue Springs. As it was difficult to find work on the water in Kansas City, Sam looked back to her long time love of photography. After giving birth to her first child Winslow, in May of 2017, she started Samantha Ward Photography, where she enjoys showcasing the beautiful places we call home.
Samantha Ward Photography is a locally owned and operated enterprise. We believe that when we work together, our communities become richer, more vibrant places to live, and give back 10% of profits each month to a charity in Kansas City.
January - Operation Breakthrough | February - Jewish Vocational Services of Kansas City | March - Hope House | April - Veterans Community Project | May - NourishKC | June - City Union Mission | July - Kansas City Pet Project | August - Catholic Charities of Kansas City | September - Ronald McDonald House | October - KC Passages | November - Good Samaritan Project | December - ArtsKC