Sammie D Journal

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Nothing makes my heart happier, than when clients come back for more sessions! I first met the W family when Mom asked me to capture branding photos for her new equine business. We had a blast running around her beautiful farm, photographing her two stallions and her, working under saddle and living their best lives. […]

When I first moved to the Clarksville, TN area, it was because I was freshly stationed at Fort Campbell, KY with 1st Brigade Combat Team. At the time, I met this surely, funny, could-never-tell-if-he-was-being-serious, guy named Chris. Fast forward some months, and he quickly became one of my good friends in the unit. So when […]

I love two things most when it comes to photo shoots: well thought out outfits and clients that trust me! When Heather reached out about planning new family photos, she asked a lot of questions about what to wear, sent a lot of photos for advice, and put real thought into the look she wanted. […]

The Fletcher family session at the lavender field at Menkveld Farm was probably one of the more exciting sessions I’ve had in awhile! We’d had nothing but heavy thunderstorms and even a few tornados in Middle Tennessee in the days leading up to this session, even the day of was spotted with thunderstorms. But it […]

I ran a mini pet photo session giveaway to celebrate National Dog day a few weeks ago and the sweet Brown family was the winner! They brought their three beautiful daughters and sweet puppy for some fun family pictures at Dunbar Cave. As a dog mom (and cat mom and horse mom) myself, I love […]

I have been dying to shoot at a sunflower field and finally had the opportunity to when Boyd’s Pumpkin Patch announced they had a large sunflower field ready for photos! Even better, it was in Clarksville, so there was no crazy hike down to Nashville for photos. The Boyds are a super sweet, family owned […]

Is there anything more cliche to summertime than running through fields barefoot, munching on juicy watermelon and cooling off in the creek?? I mean…I can’t think of anything if there is! Which is why this fun kids photo shoot was such a blast! It was right around July 4th, so we combined Americana with watermelon […]

Let’s be honest for a second. Most inquiries I get come from moms who have to force, bribe or beg their spouse and kids for family photos. It’s the nature of the beast. But every so often, I get the pleasure of hanging out with a single parent and their kiddos. As a parent to […]

As a photographer, we are blessed to be part of some of life’s greatest moments-births, senior year, engagements and weddings, but sometimes, we are asked to document the closing of a chapter- a funeral of a loved one, or the last days of a pet’s life. That was what my sweet friend Jennifer asked, to […]

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 […]

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