About Samantha….

I am the owner and lead photographer at SamSlay Photography. I am a lover of all things outdoors, a dog mom to two of the cutest pups you’ll ever meet (Opie & John Wayne), and caffeine addict. My boyfriend and I were best friends for a few years before taking the leap into a relationship. We have currently been together for 5 years. Dalton and I recently built a log cabin nestled back into the woods of Trenton, Tennessee. We enjoy many outdoor activities together including boating, riding side by sides and horseback riding (when I can convince him to). Take a peek into our lives in the images below. You may be asking yourself how I got started in photography. My mother purchased my first camera for me as a Christmas gift one year and I began taking photos strictly as a hobby. Soon after, I learned that hobby was definitely a passion, so then SamSlay Photography was born. I am a natural light photographer with a unique artistic style and a love for candid images! I specialize in wedding and boudoir photography. When choosing a style for SamSlay Photography, I wanted something that reflected what I am all about. I would describe my style as moody, whimsical and rustic all rolled into one! Destination weddings are a MUST so pack me in your suitcase and lets create some memories! My personal goal is for you to look back at a moment and feel the emotion behind your images.


SamSlay Photography was hands down the best choice we made during the wedding planning process. We wanted a photographer who would perfectly capture our relationship and help make the process effortless and easy. They did just that and so much more! Samantha helped keep me calm on my wedding day, and even line danced with my husband at the reception (which was AWESOME!). The groomsmen and bridesmaids had so much fun taking pictures, they didn’t want it to end! Overall, our wedding day was much more fun, just because we had such a great group of women capturing those moments. We will be using SamSlay photography for many more big events in our lives!
— Libby and John Michael Morris
My wedding day was one of the best days of my life and I get to look back on the most breathtaking captured memories all thanks to Samantha with SamSlay Photography. She captured our special day so perfectly and I couldn’t be happier with our decision to have her drive out to Florida and have her there with us! She honestly made our destination wedding unforgettable!!! I can’t wait to see all the beautiful memories that she’ll continue to capture of my growing family in the future.
— Logan White
Samantha did our engagement photos and our wedding photos. She is amazing! For our engagement session, she made us feel comfortable and told us exactly what to do in order to get the best shot. She is so sweet and helped everything run smoothly on our wedding day. Her and her assistant, Madyson, helped me with getting my dress on, making sure every bridesmaid and groomsmen were in the right place at the right time, and even wrangled in family for photos. She knew exactly what she was doing and saved us precious time at the reception by doing our photos after the ceremony so quickly and efficiently. I would recommend her to anyone! She does great with natural lighting, but was just as good at our indoor ceremony and reception. We are so happy with how our photos turned out and are thankful we chose to make photography a priority on our big day. We have never regretted spending the money to have Samantha! Book her!
— Jacob and Lauren Luna
I have sincerely loved working with SamSlay Photography. We have used her for our engagement pictures, family pictures and wedding pictures in the past. Samantha displays a professional attitude along with a creative twist which adds so much character to the moments behind the pictures! She makes pictures not awkward for my husband, and trust me, that’s a big deal. Samantha is very accommodating and easy to work with, she is always up for any challenge or request which is why we love her and will continue to use her in the future! SamSlay captures moments in time that you will cherish and look back on for years to come and I would recommend her to anyone!
— Tasha Denton