About Me


About Sammy mckenzie

Hi! My name is Sammy, AKA the face behind the camera of SM photography! This all started with a 9 year old family shared camera, some friends, and lots of support! I first began shooting when I was a freshman in high school on a borrowed Nikon from my mother, that thing literally was as old as myself. I would take pictures of my friends for fun and eventually it grew into where I am now! I have taken some photography classes, but besides that I consider myself self taught because I am constantly learning new things from each session! I have always had a passion for storytelling and I consider photography to be another form of that.

“Photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place. It has little to do with the things you see, and everything to do with how you see them” -Elliot Erwitt


Besides photography some other things I am passionate about include:

  • Musical theatre

  • Singing, acting, dancing

  • Disney movies, music, basically anything Disney

  • Twitter (No shame)

  • The beach

  • Making memories with friends

  • Books and rainy days (They go well together)

  • Sleeping

  • Plants (I am a proud owner of two cacti for over 4 years:)

  • The Office

  • Good music and even better concerts

  • Traveling

  • Creating!

My Promise as your photographer

I get it, photoshoots can seem scary right? I can promise you that with me you will get a simple, fun, and truthful photoshoot. I will strive to make it all easy for you! All you’ll need to focus on is reaching out to me, choosing your outfits, and having fun on and off camera! My main goal as a photographer is to capture the real moments, and turn them into memories! I’ll take care of showing off your unique personality through the lens! So, what are you waiting for? Lets make some memories!



Follow me on social media!
Instagram @Sam.lm

Twitter @SammyMckenzieL

VSCO @sammylynn