Sammie D Journal

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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 […]

This down to earth guy is Chris. I met him originally when I photographer his girlfriend’s surprise birthday party and he flew all the way from Tennessee to Texas for her. So not only is he a total sweetheart for her and head over heels, but he’s also extremely funny. Chris graduated this year, loves […]

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 […]

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 Lorissa and Monique. These two were so stunning and fierce! I loved how Brittney Kluse styled them. Each girl was an absolute […]

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 […]

I love a girl that isn’t afraid to be herself. That being said, you can understand why I absolutely loved having Bekah in front of my camera! She’s confident, spunky, gorgeous and musically talented. I absolutely love incorporating a senior’s interest into their session. From her Batman and Robin tank top, to her stunning blue […]

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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