Sammie D Journal

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I love each and every Fort Campbell homecoming that I get to photograph. It’s something I treasure dearly, that my clients trust me to capture such an important moment for their family. The sweet Sanchez family was no exception! The two kiddos were so excited to welcome Dad home, and showed such patience while we […]

This was one of the most anticipated shoots I’ve had in a long time. Kaitlyn’s sweet mom and I texted back numerous times over the weeks leading up to her senior photos, planning outfit choices, nailing the best accessories for her and her sweet horse Derby! I remember how much I loved (and still look […]

Have you ever come across a horse with so much personality, they are just unforgettable? Well that’s this handsome guy! Cowboy and I first met a few years ago when I did his black background portraits at Serendipity Stables in Clarksville, Tennessee. It was arranged through someone else, so I didn’t keep in touch with […]

Nothing makes my heart happier, than when clients come back for more sessions! I first met the W family when Mom asked me to capture branding photos for her new equine business. We had a blast running around her beautiful farm, photographing her two stallions and her, working under saddle and living their best lives. […]

When I first moved to the Clarksville, TN area, it was because I was freshly stationed at Fort Campbell, KY with 1st Brigade Combat Team. At the time, I met this surely, funny, could-never-tell-if-he-was-being-serious, guy named Chris. Fast forward some months, and he quickly became one of my good friends in the unit. So when […]

I don’t think I’ve ever been star struck by a horse, until I rounded the corner and walked into the shoulder of Monaco. This handsome KWPN Stallion is boarded at Oak Grove Farm and Equestrian Center in Bowling Green, KY and is owned & trained by Brittany Kristoffersen, Kristoffersen Sporthorses. He is stunning in photos, […]

I’m a fan of all horses, or equines in general, but I’m a sucker for anything with long ears. When Miss Kinzie Mae came to the Ft. Campbell riding stables, it was instant love…well on my end. For her, she was still pretty fearful of humans and wanted nothing to do with me. Thus began […]

I love two things most when it comes to photo shoots: well thought out outfits and clients that trust me! When Heather reached out about planning new family photos, she asked a lot of questions about what to wear, sent a lot of photos for advice, and put real thought into the look she wanted. […]

Hey there…whether you’re a curious bystander wondering how a Fort Campbell, Kentucky homecoming works, a fellow 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Screaming Eagle, or the person impatiently waiting for your Soldier to come home, I’m glad you ended up here. I hope this post helps ease some of your concerns or questions and satisfies your […]

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, […]

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