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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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 […]

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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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Close your eyes, and imagine it’s Christmas morning. Your heart is full of excitement and anticipation, you can hardly stand still. You open your eyes slowly, your breath catches and you can’t even contain your excitement as you see exactly what you wanted standing before you-a little girl! It’s a horse’s every dream. You are […]

middle tennessee equine, clarksville photographer, fort campbell riding stables

I love the clean, timeless look of a good equine black background photo. You really get to see the clean lines of the horse, their expressive eyes, and their personality! I recently ran a special in the Clarksville, TN area for horse sessions. Here’s a few of my favorites from the Fort Campbell Riding Stables […]

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This fall, I had the opportunity to travel to Hope Mills, North Carolina and spend the weekend with another horse friend. The Harper family invited me into their home, while I spent a few days capturing their beautiful farm and family. Melanie and her husband, Keith, run MP Sporthorses, a sport horse breeding, training and sales […]

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Part One~ When I first moved my horse Wolfie to Harmony Horse Farm LLC. in Adams, TN, I knew no one, hadn’t had my horse in almost two years and was terrified of messing it all up. In walked this confident, bigger than life person who was not only super knowledgable on horses, but super […]

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