Sammie D Journal

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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 […]

I have been blessed to know and watch Shannon mature into the gorgeous senior you see before you. I first met her and her family when I photographed their family lifestyle session in Salado, Texas several years ago. Then I got to help surprise Shannon by photographing her surprise birthday party! I also took Shannon’s […]

In March, I attended the Luxe in Las Vegas Workshop with some incredibly talented attendees and outstanding instructors! Each instructor had two stunning models for us to photograph. Let me introduce to you Sierra and Gaby. Stunning doesn’t even cover this! I’m pretty sure Courtney Delaura knew that I had been dying to shoot a […]

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 […]

For my first official session here in Clarksville, TN, Christa’s carnival senior session was perfect! The rain held off, Christa was bubbly and gorgeous and I got to cross off a senior style session from my bucket list. We wanted to make sure all her photos encompassed that fun, bright, colorful vibe you get when […]

If you’ve been following my Facebook page, you know just how close I am with some amazing clients-turned-friends, the McCuen family. Earlier this year, Tonja asked if I would take photos at Rebekah’s graduation and I knew I’d be there, no questions asked! I felt like I was meant to be there in Clarksville, TN, […]

My gorgeous McCuen girls…I started working with their family in 2013 with family portraits. I knew then that this family would be more than just clients, they would become amazing friends. I was so excited to photograph these sisters, we started planning right away…and then I deployed. So, we used all 10 months to chit […]

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