Sammie D Journal

I love snuggling, real laughs, genuine love, fresh air, and combining it all into authentic moments to photograph! If you're into photos that feel as real as you are, you want your memories made to last, and you'd like to make a new friend in the process, keep scrolling, I can't wait to meet you. 


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I had the pleasure of photographing my friend’s new horse, Annabelle, at Elysium Farms in Clarksville, TN. This beautiful girl is a 4-year old Friesian who had the sweetest disposition for photos! And y’all, she is seriously a stunner!! I love that Audra booked Annabelle for an Old Glory session too. These flag sessions are […]

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 […]

Can we take a moment to just appreciate the gorgeousness of these two fine horses? Like seriously y’all, my sweet friend Amanda has put so much work, sweat and tears into these two and it shows. Ziva is a gorgeous Quarter Horse who spent some years as a broodmare and now lives life as a […]

When Alex reached out about doing a liberty session photoshoot with her horse Hoca, I was overjoyed! Alex has this natural way with horses that is just amazing to watch, and the relationship she and her mare, Hocaponthas, is beautiful. If you ever have the opportunity to watch a horse and rider do a liberty […]

As a Thoroughbred owner, I can personally attest to the squirreliness of their brains sometimes. I love my guy, but he can drive me insane with the calm in one moment, “prancing stallion” the next. Miss Dolly here totally threw me for a loop. As a Thoroughbred, and only four-years old at that, she was […]

I love the clean, timeless look of a good equine black background photo. You really get to see the lines of the horse, their expressive eyes, and their personality! I recently ran a special in the Clarksville, TN area for horse sessions, which brought me to Locust Run Stables in Adams, TN for Samson’s black […]

My favorite time of day is the 30ish minutes right before the sun totally sets. No matter what time of the year, that light always seems to warm my soul and wash away the stressors of the day. So after a particularly rough day, well rough few weeks if I’m being honest, I took my […]

Each year, I like to enter a photography contest called Shoot & Share. The Shoot & Share Photo Contest is the world’s only free & fair photo contest. You can enter up to 50 photos in 25 different categories. The Shoot & Share Photo Contest is unique because it’s all about the photos. It’s not about one […]

My sweet friend Courtney reached out about photos because she and her family are moving to Alaska with the U.S. Army, and her gorgeous mare Marley, was staying behind with a friend. So of course, it was a no brainer! I’ve been in those shoes of having to follow your orders, and being forced to […]

My background with horses is primarily focused on the English riding style, but I secretly have a love-affair with all things western. I think the western style is so romantic! So of course, when my sweet friend Amanda said she wanted western-styled family photos, to include her gorgeous horse Ziva, I was over the moon! […]

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