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"Thank you for your amazing patience and kindness with our brood- everyone had a wonderful time, and it will always be one of our fondest memories."


Heather Hepler

"I can’t begin to describe what a relief it was to find a photographer who not only took the best headshots I’ve ever had, but actually made it an enjoyable experience. Sam and his wife are my go-to people whenever I need new photographs."

Heather Hepler

Author of: Frosted Kisses, 

Love? Maybe.,and 

The Cupcake Queen.

Texas Bank & Trust

Texas Bank and Trust has enjoyed its association with SAM SMEAD PHOTOCREATIVE for more than 20 years, and even more so in recent years, with Sam serving as the bank’s executive photographer. It is evident through his professionalism and incredible expertise, Sam shares the bank’s commitment to quality and service. We appreciate Sam’s keen eye for design and the superior level at which he approaches his craft. In doing so, he has been a diligent partner in maintaining an image of excellence for our bank.

Karen Partee, CFMP

Executive Vice President and

Chief Marketing Officer
Texas Bank and Trust


“Sam’s architectural background, coupled with his keen photo-eye, are the perfect combination to showcase our premiere commercial construction projects. His images constantly surprise me with their ability to show me more than mere angles of a building, but rather a living, breathing work of builder’s art. I simply won’t trust our photos to anyone else.” 


Vikki Jones

Director of Marketing

RLM General Contractors

Stephanie Vasso

"It’s all in the details!  Sam is second to none when it comes to capturing the essence of people and environments.  I’ve used Sam on a range of projects from professional and family to a non-profit event and his work always exceeds my expectations." 

Stephanie Vasso

Interior Designer

Inspire Marketing

"I have relied on Sam for my personal photography needs for years. When I founded Inspire Marketing in November of 2013, Sam has been my “go to” for all commercial

photography. He is the best hands down. Love working with him and Jill."

Cindy Terry

Managing Partner
P.O. Box 6645
Longview, Texas 75608
903 445 5213

Austin Bank

"Thank you so much! 

So very pleased with

the project."

Patty Steelman
CFMP, SVP/Marketing Director

Dan Sorey

"I have used Sam Smead several times for photography services and have never been disappointed!  Not only are his photos top notch, he and Jill are great to work with and make the whole process easy and fun!" 




Licensed in Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Tennessee and Texas

Wood County Electric Coop

"Sam works quickly and with confidence and joy.  His art is his craft and vice versa.  The outcome of his photographs are the result of a mastery of the technical aspects of photography coupled with an artist’s eye. I had high expectations for the outcome of a shoot I contracted him for, and he did not disappoint.   He was easy to work with and got the results desired.  My company was well pleased."


Paige Eaton

Director of Communications

Wood County Electric Cooperative


"Working with Sam on our vehicles photo shoot was very thorough, lots of detail, well lit with crisp photos.  We will use Sam for future photo needs."

Chris Charlton

Segment Marketing Manager

REV Bus & Specialty Group

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