About Sam


About Sam

Canmore Photographer Sam McRae is currently photographing people for editorial, advertising, corporate headshots, actors headshots, personal portrait commissions, and the occasional wedding and special event. He is also growing a collection of classical large format film landscape photographs for fine art collections. Sam brings an exemplary standard to every project.

As a dual citizen of USA and Canada he is free to travel and work in both countries.

Call or email now to book your photography session.

Photo credit © Jean Perron

Sam-McRae, photographer, large-format

I can provide nothing less than a glowing review for Sam McRae. I absolutely love the portraits he shot for my LinkedIn profile - and in fact, I had such fun in the process that I’d do it all over again in a minute! Sam is the consummate professional and produced his phenomenal work in a timely manner. He is a master at his craft - if you want gallery-quality work, he is the person to hire. Sam’s attention to detail and the way he uses his tools brings to mind photographic masters from an earlier time. He’s reliable, trustworthy and kind and I could not be more grateful to have had an opportunity to work with him!

Heather Hendrie

Great photographer - Sam will put you at ease with his laid-back attitude and make sure you look good! Go with him especially if you are nervous or camera shy. He's great at getting you to channel the expression he wants for the photos so they are ready for LinkedIn or any professional setting. Thanks Sam!

Kaitlin Winchester

We had a small, informal, and unrehearsed wedding in 2017. We contacted Sam to be our photographer, and he came through in a big way: he scouted the venue in advance on his own time to select some nice backdrops, showed up early, prepared, and well dressed on our big day, and delivered the edited photos on schedule. His relaxed and calm demeanor during the ceremony really enhanced the low stress event we were looking for. I have absolutely no qualms about giving Sam a 100% positive review!

Nicolas Dumaresq