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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Hi, I'm Sammie D!


rescuing animals, being a proud veteran/stepmom/football mom, laughing (like a lot!), pretty much always ordering chicken tenders when we go to dinner, margarita Wednesdays (and Fridays), and my secret obsession - any Disney movie. 

what I'm known for:

My husband and I made Clarksville, Tennessee home after we both got out of the military. I’m a dreamer and restless spirit who grew up in a little country town in Pennsylvania and saw the world during nine years in the Army. I remember photos everywhere in my home: on the walls, in scrapbook albums and overflowing from boxes on the bottom shelf of the storage closet, which is how my home is now and what I want for you.

I'm a Southern girl raised in the North. Being kind, family dinners and Southern hospitality are the core of who I am.


I want you to be unapologetically you during our time together! Whether that is perfectly styled (matching underwear included!) or a hot mess rocking the sloppy bun, it's who you and your family are, and that authenticity is what I want in photos for you. I live for the candid, in-between moments of life that make you smile on a bad day and tear up on a good day.

I'm here for the real deal, not fake, forced smiles.

what makes ME different

These photos aren't meant to be taken and forgotten on some disc or thumb drive. They should be cherished, displayed and pulled out in 50 years to share with family! My style isn't the latest fad or crazy trend; it's tasteful, bold colors that last.

I believe in heirlooms.

what makes me different

Top 30% finish in Family Category, 2019 SS contest

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Top 20% finish in Animal Category, 2019 SS contest

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Finalist in Emotion Category, 2019 SS contest

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Wedding collections begin at $1200
Portrait collections begin at $295
Equine collections begin at $250

I pride myself on treating each client to the full boutique experience that comes with hiring a portrait photographer. You won’t find clients waiting behind you, you won’t experience a 30-minute, typical 5-poses session. A session is not just shooting the photos. I meet with you prior to our session to go over possible locations, the feel you want your session to have, what you want to wear and any other questions you may have. I also show you several of my favorite products to showcase your gorgeous photos in. 

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Sammie is so much fun to work with! I did not know her very well before we scheduled our shoot, and she is now one of my best friends! She has the best ideas and always gets the best shots. (Which if you’ve ever worked with horses you know it’s very difficult to get them to cooperate!) I have now done a few different photo shoots with her and have loved every minute of all of them. I would definitely recommend her for all of your life functions, she is awesome!

"She is genuinely one of the nicest people I know & is so creative."

Alex & Ryan

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I’ve been lucky enough to have a few shoots with Sammie. She does such a great job at finding just the right location. I’ve got a 3 year old so needless to say things got crazy and she was amazing with him. The beautiful in between photos are so great! Her turn around time is also fantastic. We had some of the prints within hours and the rest in a day or so!

" I’ve got a 3 year old so needless to say things got crazy and she was amazing with him."

Kelsey, Ben & Lucas

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I cannot even begin to tell you how much I love working with Sammie. She is AWESOME. She immediately made me feel comfortable and her with her knowledge of photography, she was helpful with making our picture positions not seem stiff or faked. She captured all our of silly moments which turned out to be the best pictures. She was also amazing with our 2 uncooperative puppies and she got the cutest picture of them! Thank you for all of our amazing pictures!!! We cannot wait to have you take more!

"The best part is that she just wanted us to be ourselves."

Kaitlyn & Zack

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Sammie D Photography
Clarksville, TN

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