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I remember talking with friends last year about how I had been itching to do a snow shoot with a couple. I wanted warm cuddles and cute smiles, lots of laughter and every shot to scream ‘hopelessly in love’. So when Clarksville, TN finally got a good amount of snow, and roads were actually passable, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

When ChristyAnn first contacted me about her boyfriend’s homecoming, it was the beginning of January. She told me her ceremony was sometime around July and I couldn’t believe how long we’d have to wait! But I love that I got to know her so well in the months spent waiting. Christina’s boyfriend, Pfc. Fabreag is […]

As always, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) homecomings at Fort Campbell, KY steal the top spot in my heart. Plus, who doesn’t love coming home to more than 15 family members and friends?! Jennifer and her group took the prize for the largest homecoming I’ve shot and they were so awesome about it! Jennifer made […]

I say it over and over again, I adore homecomings! There is nothing more special than watching a family be united after months away and I always feel so honored to be included in the moment, especially for my Screaming Eagle families with the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault). The Bayles family was no exception! […]

I love when my personal interests collide with photography sessions, it makes everything that much more fun!┬áMy annual smore mini sessions are no exception! One of my all time favorite things to do during the summer and fall is indulge and over stuff myself on smores. I love when the smell of a campfire sinks […]

One of the sweetest parts of my job as a photographer is getting to capture that long awaited kiss and hug, that rush of emotion as you feel your Soldier’s arms close around you after waiting so long, and the moment all your countdowns end. A military homecoming is one os the most unique and […]

I love when friends and family trust me with their family portraits! I personally believe it is the highest compliment you can give a photographer. When Chris asked me to take his family pictures, I of course said yes! His new bride and her children were such a blast to get to know. I’d worked […]

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