Why Work With Me?
Hello! I am Dr. Samora (AKA "The Lovesmith"), a multi award-winning Wedding Officiant, Relationship Coach, and Pre-Marital Counselor in New York City. I have performed more than 2,500 ceremonies over the past 12 years and I have had the joy of performing vow renewals and welcoming many of my couple's new babies into the world. Early in my officiating days, I was always surprised when a few of my couples would contact me because they were struggling and thinking about separating. This made me realize that aside from officiating, I wanted to offer more support to my couples in preparing for their marriage, and not just their "Big Day". After careful research and training to become a certified pre-marital counselor, I discovered that regardless of beliefs or backgrounds, the most successful couples are the ones who put the time in on the front end and prepare for their marriage before the wedding. As an added bonus, many experience an overall increased level of happiness and satisfaction in their life, and in their marriage. Let’s be real….no one ever goes into marriage with the belief that things won't work out. In most cases, the conflicts arise because many people simply do not have the tools or insight to navigate through the unique challenges most married couples face . I have learned that when you examine areas like love languages, values, communication skills, financial health, building intimacy, support circle, etc. while you are excited about your future, it makes the process fun, engaging, and motivating. Why wait until your struggling to seek support when you can save the time, money, and energy now, and make space for building a beautiful life together?