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Military homecomings are always such a rush to photograph! Even when I was Active Duty Army. This 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) welcome home ceremony at Ft. Campbell, KY was no exception! I was contacted almost as soon as the brigade had left and booked more than 6 months in advance, […]

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 […]

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 […]

When Morgan first contacted me in regards to her senior session, I had no clue how much fun I was about to get in to! Morgan was a graduating senior from Clarksville High School, Clarksville, TN, and has a killer sense of fashion. I noticed it as soon as she walked into Starbucks for our […]

When I first met Kara, then later met Morgan, I had no clue they were good friends from Clarksville High School. As soon as I found out, I knew they’d be perfect for a senior photoshoot I had been envisioning for awhile. A bucket list shoot was finding a few friends to photograph with a travel […]

I first met Kara at my booth during an event at the Wilma Rudolph Event Center in Clarksville, TN and was so excited when she approached me about senior photos! Senior photo sessions are one of my absolute favorite types of sessions to plan. It gives seniors the opportunity to show who they are, while documenting the […]

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 […]

What do you get when you have two gorgeous, red-headed archers who are crazy in love with each other? You have one of the most amazing and unique sessions you’ve ever photographed! When Sam first contacted me about photographing her and her husband, I am not ashamed to say I squealed out loud. Guys, this […]

One day, while checking my email, I came across a sweet, deployed husband asking about booking a session for his wife and son, as a surprise! It was one of the sweetest emails I’ve ever received and I absolutely loved being a part of it!! I delivered flowers and a gift certificate to his sweet […]

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 […]

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