We offer art-filled kids’ photo classes, custom family films, photography, and
art- all made to be as playfully easy as possible.

For our classes, we mostly work with schools and private organizations, but we also love to connect with families and teach private lessons year round.


Founder & Creative Director

Samaria’s love for creating with cameras led her to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Media Art / Video Production. She opened The Sprouting Image in San Diego as a photography studio in 2008.

She photographed families and weddings while also doing photos and video for NBC, Sony, and Google. Then she moved to LA for a job at Activision, creating photos and video to market and promote video games.

After mentoring some incredible young students through her job and becoming extremely motivated to teach more kids about photography, she left the gaming industry to focus solely on this business.

She moved the growing business to Seattle with her wife and baby in 2017 and loves meeting kids and families in this beautiful place.



Our Education Director

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.

mama-and baby

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