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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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 […]

Sometimes, being a photographer’s son means humoring your stepmom and sucking it up while she documents another chapter of your life. In this case, it meant freezing in a field beside a Walmart Market parking lot right before turning your Kenwood Knights Clarksville Jr. Pro jersey in for the season so that I could grab […]

It’s a bit overdue, but when you’re just getting back from deployment, moving cross country and settling into a new unit, with a new training schedule, life gets away from you! So here’s my blog post (finally!) about my incredible Luxe in Las Vegas workshop experience. It was such a privilege to get to know […]

First and foremost, a huge thank you to my wonderful vendors for donating the awesome prizes and supporting my 23rd birthday!! They are some pretty amazing ladies. Second, thank you all for helping me celebrate this year!! I know, I know, enough already. Ok! And the winners are… Emily Victoria, Shayla Maisonneuve, Mahi Sain, Charli Love, […]

Tomorrow is my 23rd birthday! September 11 for those reading this later in the week!! Sadly, I am not home to celebrate with family and friends, so I’ve decided to host an awesome giveaway so my family, friends and fans can celebrate anyway. Some pretty awesome friends have donated prizes to really make this giveaway awesome. […]

I realize it has been a minute since I’ve blogged, but things got pretty slow here. I hate to admit it, but it was kinda nice to slow down and breath. Of course, I couldn’t just stop taking pictures though! Our football season kicked off and I am on the Aviation team. These guys are […]

“Life is not tried it is merely survived If you’re standing outside the fire” – Garth Brooks Brownie points if you understood the title of this blog without the little quote above. 🙂 Anyways…this training ranks easily in my top 5 most exciting ever! While I stayed safely outside the fire, Polish, Italian and Portuguese Soldiers […]

This is probably one of my more random blogs, but hey, at least I’m blogging right? 🙂 So if you have a military guy or gal in your life and they’ve deployed, they will tell you the worst part of it was the downtime. Evenings can be the worst. If you’re like me, you’re not […]

I love snail mail! It is so exciting when I get an actual letter or postcard in the mail. Basic was great because I had so many supportive letters from friends and family. My first piece of mail here was a letter form my cousin (who is in the Coast Guard Academy!) Every card I […]

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