Defy Photography LLC is two companies merged together; Pagett Photography and Samantha Howard Photography. We have two headquarters located in St. Louis, Missouri, and Marietta, Georgia. We continue serving the greater Hartford, Connecticut area, as well as cities in Florida, Illinois, New York, Tennessee, Texas and anywhere else in the USA. We are also available for travel around the world! Defy Photography LLC shoots with professional Canon bodies and lenses.

We’ve been photographing for over 15 years and look forward to continually pursuing our passion through our careers! We love working with clients for all their unique photography ideas and special moments in life!

Samantha Howard Clayton
Samantha Howard Clayton found out early in college that she wanted to pursue photography. She enjoys finding new artistic ways to look at the world and share it with others. Her portfolio includes weddings, family portraits, newborn portraits, senior pictures, commercial projects, and other personal projects. She is more of a lifestyle photographer. Samantha has been recognized for her talent and received the Gordon N. Converse Award for Photography in 2008. She also interned for Southern Exposure Magazine and was published in Hills & Hamlets
Meredith Ann Pagett Pratt’s passion is pursuing excellence through photography. Her portfolio includes weddings, on-location portraits, theater and dance productions, sporting events, landscape and architectural photography and other personal projects. She has worked extensively in professional portrait studios and has done marketing work for publications at The Principia. Meredith received the Gordon N. Converse Award for Photography in 2007 and has won other awards that recognize her work in high school senior portraits.