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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Sometimes, you put a lot of time and planning into your session, and then the kiddos just aren’t on board. It happens, and that’s totally ok! I will never rush our time together, and if the kids don’t come around, we reschedule, because at the end of the day, a little extra patience is ok […]

During a long weekend trip from Clarksville, TN to Hope Mills, NC, I had several family photo sessions lined up. It was just my fortune that I got to start my weekend with the beautiful K family at Mp Sporthorses Farm. This joyful family was full of sweet smiles, despite the early morning hours! Big […]

The sweet H kids were such a joy to have in front of my camera! They were so easy to work with, all smiles and giggles, a rare treat for any photographer. It was a joy getting to know them. Their Mama is going to have her hands full in the coming years! This year’s […]

As an older sister and photographer, I understand both sides of the track when Mom says she wants photos of the kids together! For the kids, it normally means eye rolls and stiff smiles, but I like to keep things as pain-free as possible, while giving Mom those memories to treasure! The sweet C boys […]

You are never too old for photos, especially family photos! As the kids grow, and everyone starts going in their own direction, family photos are what you will have to look back on. I was so excited to see this sweet family sign up for mini sessions. I don’t often get to work with older […]

Typically, I love when you bring fur babies to your session, but as a rule, I don’t allow them for mini sessions because of the time constraint. But the sweet Pummill family was my exception to that rule after finding out their sweet Labrador wouldn’t be with them too much longer. As a mom to […]

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This sweet family is another friend made through horses! Courtney and I boarded our horses together at the Fort Campbell Riding Stables, but I actually knew of her before we had even met. My neighbors are good friends with the Trosvig family, so I had seen her in our neighborhood here or there. I love […]

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The biggest blessing of my job is when clients return over the years. Kara is no exception! I photographed her senior photos, with her good friend, and when she inquired about booking a vintage truck fall mini session, I was thrilled! She is navigating life through college and brought her boyfriend along for an adorable […]

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So let me start by saying that I, Sammie D, got FIVE boys to look at me (without blinking or making a funny face) on the first shot of a pose! I pretty much think I can retire happy now 😉 Now, all the other poses, took a little more work, ha! But the real […]

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Blended families are always near and dear to my heart, being a stepmom to one crazy teenager right now! This sweet family was such a joy to have in front of the camera. You could tell they were just crazy about each other! This year’s fall mini portrait sessions were such a blast for me. […]

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