Samaria’s love for creating with cameras led her to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Media Art / Video Production. She launched her career in the Los Angeles area doing photography and video for the Skylanders video game franchise. After mentoring young students and getting extremely inspired to help more kids, she left the gaming industry to focus solely on this business. She moved to Seattle with her wife and baby in 2017 and enjoys meeting new families and kids in this beautiful area. 

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Hadley received her master's degree in Contemporary Art from Sotheby’s Institute of Art, in New York City. She’s spent her career teaching and designing educational programs for various NYC institutions such as the Guggenheim, High Line, Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum, and the Center for Architecture. She loves helping kids understand and appreciate art as they discover their own artistic voices. She recently relocated with her family to the PNW where she’s excited to share her passion for art and education.

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The Sprouting Image was founded in San Diego, CA as a photography studio in 2008. It grew as we moved it to Los Angeles, and now we have made a permanent home in Seattle - with art and photography for kids being the forefront of our offerings for families.

We create art-filled kids’ classes, family photos and kid parties- all custom made to be as playfully easy for parents as possible.