About Us - Flatland Photographers

About Us

We are Samantha (Sam) and Thomas Briley and we make up the Flatland Photographers! We are a husband and wife team who transplanted from the "Flatland" of Eastern North Carolina to Northern California for new careers and brought our photography skills (and our two dogs) with us. 

With a passion for the outdoors and adventure sports, we naturally love taking landscapes and action shots while out on rock climbing, backpacking, or mountain bike trips. We also have extensive experience in portraits of all kinds.


Our History

Adventurous at heart, we naturally met at our university's climbing wall back in 2010 in Greenville, NC. Sam worked at the gym and Thomas was just an every day regular. As our passion for outdoor adventures grew so did our love for each other. We were finally married in September 2015!

We are self-taught photographers who picked up cameras in college just as a hobby to record our adventures. We became more and more fascinated by what we could do and capture with our cameras. Soon we expanded our horizons and started shooting adventure sports, engagement sessions, landscapes, events, senior portraits, and much more!

Our relationship has brought us all over the world. From the Highlands in Scotland to all four corners of the United States, we try our best to document those adventures and share them with everyone. 

Whether you would like us to document your adventure, capture some special days, or you just wanna say hello, please get in touch with us! We'd love to hear from you!


We look forward to speaking with you, 

Sam and Thomas Briley