Samantha has always been artistic from an early age, covering every blank piece of paper she could get at with drawings.  During her freshman year of college, she was invited by a friend to photograph at a local SWQHA show in the area and SamDeeWard Photography was born.  From then on, she spent her free weekends photographing local horse shows from Quarter Horses to Eventing, and eventually expanded to do private portrait sessions.  Now that she's graduated from college, she's added Graphic Design work to her freelance operations.  Currently, she's delving into her childhood interest of hand lettering and illustration.

When she's not at work behind her MacBook, you can find Samantha on the back of a borrowed horse, hiking the local trails, or searching for the latest micro brew.