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Hey there…whether you’re a curious bystander wondering how a Fort Campbell, Kentucky homecoming works, a fellow 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Screaming Eagle, or the person impatiently waiting for your Soldier to come home, I’m glad you ended up here. I hope this post helps ease some of your concerns or questions and satisfies your […]

I love when military clients book an Old Glory session for their horse! There is something so classic about combining the beauty of the horse and our American flag. And in my opinion, it’s the perfect way to honor someone’s military service who also is an equestrian. Jennifer booked Preston’s Old Glory session earlier in […]

I don’t think there is a more fitting word to describe a military homecoming than “finally.” Because it’s never just the deployment that is over. It’s the long months of training, the predeployment, the saying goodbye, the deployment itself, and the impatient waiting at a hanger, that is all finally over. So it was only fitting […]

I guess, before you get too far into this, I should warn you, I totally overshot this welcome home ceremony, but y’all…Meredith is one of the sweetest souls I’ve had the pleasure of meeting and I swear I couldn’t help myself! This was her first homecoming, which makes everything that much sweeter and scarier at […]

Last summer was hard y’all. I had to say ‘see you later’ to not just one, but two amazing women as they deployed overseas. Of course, the welcome home part has been way easier and enjoyable! Meet the beautiful Roberta! She and I boarded our horses together first at Harmony Horse Farm LLC in Adams, […]

I served in the U.S. Army for nine years. And in those years, I photographer many homecomings for my Army unit, especially at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. The 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) is always deploying, sometimes full brigades, sometimes smaller units. And in all those homecomings, personally photographer or for the military, I always wanted […]

Did you hear?! It’s time to celebrate in 2018! I am so excited to announce that with the new year, Sammie D Photography will be offering full wedding photography services for Clarksville, TN and the greater area! It has been a long time coming and, now that we will be settled in the area for […]

To the outside world, it may seem like once you’ve attended one military homecoming, you’ve attended them all, but for me, that’s never the case. Each one is so special, not just because a family is once again whole, but because our Soldiers are home safely. At Fort Campbell, KY, I’ve had the pleasure of […]

Fort Campbell, KY homecomings have wiggled their way deep in to my heart. It could be because I’ve had the pleasure of serving with the Screaming Eagles, or it could be because of the many special homecomings I’ve photographed of 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Soldiers reuniting with their families. The sweet Comfort family waited […]

When ChristyAnn first contacted me about her boyfriend’s homecoming, it was the beginning of January. She told me her ceremony was sometime around July and I couldn’t believe how long we’d have to wait! But I love that I got to know her so well in the months spent waiting. Christina’s boyfriend, Pfc. Fabreag is […]

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