About Me

Writer. Photographer. Nature lover.
Hi! My name is Samantha Cora Christian Haas.

I’m a writer and photographer based out of Madison, where I live with a tech-savvy Ironman, delightful daughter, two comical cats, and several backyard visitors

Wisconsin’s ever-changing environment inspired me to pick up a pencil and camera at a young age and document everything I sensed around me. Needless to say, I haven’t put them down.

I earned my Bachelor of Arts degree in 2010 at St. Norbert College studying English and art. Since then I have blended my passions for writing and photography as a community journalist, lifestyle photographer, real estate marketer, publication designer and editor, nonprofit communications coordinator, freelance writer and copy editor, event planner, web designer, and volunteer grant writer.

In 2023, I launched an organization called Playful Acorns, which encourages meaningful connections and learning opportunities between caregivers and their kids (primarily ages 0-5), nature, and the community in Dane County, WI.

In my spare time, I enjoy hiking, biking, and birding — especially around Fawn Lake and the Apostle Islands, and writing children’s picture books. My first book, inspired by a class trip to the Galapagos Islands, will be published in 2024.

After viewing the projects on my website, I hope you also venture outside and make some discoveries of your own.

Let’s connect!

Please email me at samanthacoraphoto (at) gmail (dot) com or follow me @samanthacoraphoto on Instagram if you would like to connect!