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“I love adventure. I love my boyfriend. I love my dogs. I love queso. I love salsa. I love making women feel beautiful and I love love. My name is Samantha, Sam, or SamSlay. Take your pick. I am the owner/ photographer of SamSlay Photography. My love for photography began as a teen, snapping photos of my animals. I always wanted to be a veterinarian but one year in, I decided that was not the career path I wanted to take. I never actually saw myself as a professional wedding/ boudoir photographer but now I cannot imagine it any other way. I have been photographing love stories since 2014 and have shot over 60+ weddings. I have a love for candid images and the “unposed” moments. If you hire me to photograph your wedding day, I’ll not only there as your photographer, I’ll be there to button your dress, be your therapist, feed you cake and wipe your sweat, but do not be surprised when you find me on the dance floor breaking it down to Wobble or line dancing to Copperhead Road.”


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“Hello, my name is December Hansen. I was born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska but have made a home for myself here in Tennessee. Photography is a huge part of who I am, it is a lifelong passion for me. You can almost always find me with a camera in hand, ready to make magic. I strive to create memorable images every time I shoot. There is nothing better than the feeling when you get 'The Shot'! I love photographing wedding days for that reason. If you choose to hire on a second shooter for your big day, you'll get to meet me! I look forward to working with you and helping capture one of the best days of your lives!”


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“Hey there! My name is Madyson Jaynes but most know me as Maddy. I have always had a passion for photography, but that passion was for being in front of the camera. However, as I have grown older, the more I have fallen in love with being behind the camera! I first met Sam while modeling as a Senior Representative for her brand and our personalities immediately clicked. Shortly after, I began an internship with her to learn about all aspects of the photography world. I am now shooting and studying videography with the most amazing mentor! When you select videography as an add on option to your wedding day, you’ll get to meet me! I cannot wait to meet each of you as we capture your best memories!”