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March 24, 2020

I am spending some of my quarantine time archiving past photo sessions and I realized I never blogged and posted these adorable photos I took of Bailey & Brynley!! I took these in November right before our lives turned upside down with the premature birth of my grandsons. But better late than never right??

Mom Amber wanted photos of Brynley for her pageant portfolio. Little Brynley is a crowned winner of the Miss Golden Crescent and I can see why - she is so poised and photogenic!! While we were here we included handsome brother Bailey in a few shots as well. These sure are good looking children aren't they?? And they were also sweet and so well behaved. I really enjoyed my time with all of them.

Amber, I apologize for the late post and I truly appreciate you bringing these beautiful childre...

March 23, 2020

It's Penelope's 3rd Birthday!!

Miss Penelope started her photo session very shyly, hiding behind her grandma's leg. But a promise of a Roadhouse lunch loosened this girl right up!!

Before the photo session, Penelope had informed her family that she was not a Princess.  No, she announced that she was a Queen!  And she was adorable in her beautiful, floral high low dress which she stated was "magical".  Don't you just love seeing the world through the eyes of a child??

Thank you to grandma BillieJo and aunt Jasmine for keeping her smiling!!  And thanks so much for allowing me to capture this time for you!

Happy Birthday Penelope!!

November 5, 2019

So proud to share photos from my session with this sweet family!   Of course, baby Freddie stole the show of every photo.   Freddie thought I was very fascinating, as you can see by these photos.   He was very calm throughout the session, but every single time - as soon as I would pull the camera down from my face, he would give me the biggest smile.  I think I caught one or two smiles on camera, the rest of the photos he was just studying me intently.

But he is precious and so are his parents.  Thank you Kylie for choosing me to capture your family memories!!!

October 27, 2019

I am probably going to over-share from this photo session. There were so many good ones, I wanted to just upload them all for you to see.

Meet Macyn - a young lady who as born to be in front of a camera. Macyn is very involved in pageants and needed some professional headshots to submit with applications. This little girl knows how to work some poses! She is so much fun to work with!! I did guide her into some poses, but most of the time, we just let her have fun. You can see why she is a little beauty queen!

Special thanks to her mom Lucy for bringing this little gem to me. We had a blast playing dress up with Macyn. We had too much fun and you are just a sweetheart.

September 15, 2019

Preslee's family always comes up with the cutest party themes for Preslee's birthday - this year was a Fiesta theme and I love the bright and vibrant colors we used for her photos.

I've been photographing Preslee since she was a baby and she always comes in very shy. She doesn't want to smile and she clings to mom Jackie a little bit. That lasts about 5 minutes and then her personality comes shining through. Preslee is as vibrant as the colors around her. She smiles big has has so much fun. And she always is happy to give me lots of tight hugs!

This year is extra special for Preslee - she has a new cousin - Xander! So of course we had to include his sweet face in her photos. Happy 3rd Birthday Preslee. My day is always brighter after you've been in it.

Thank you mom Jackie and auntie Devin...

July 10, 2019

Maria had an idea for a magical photo session - soft boho inspired photos of her and her children.  She wanted a little tent and lots of flowers.    She was speaking my language for sure!!  That sounded precious and fun to photograph.

Maria is a talented photographer so of course this would be an easy session for me.  She brought all the props and her kiddos have been photographed since birth so they understood how to pose and how to smile.  They were super cooperative and patient.  Such sweet kids!

Thank you Maria - I am super flattered that another photographer would trust me to capture your memories.  Your children are precious and so are you.

July 5, 2019

Be still my heart! Meet the sweet and beautiful Lauren! Lauren is the daughter of one of my couples - Ty & Michelle.

Lauren is 9 months old and her parents wanted to document this sweet time. She is crawling and I am certain she will be walking real soon. She was happiest when she was standing up next to something and I could see that she wanted so bad to take off! And ya'll - those eyes are not edited or enhances - they are that bright blue!   She is a happy baby and was so calm and happy throughout the session. I could have just kept her!

Thanks Ty & Michelle for bring your sweet princess to me!! Love ya'll!

April 23, 2019

The first time I photographed Kennedi was at her 1 year cake smash.  She was an adorable baby but didn't have a lot of interest in having her photo taken.  She wanted to explore and show off her new walking skills.    I have photographed Kennedi many times since then and now on her 4th birthday this girl has it down!!   She loves having her photos taken and knows how to work it for the camera. 

Kennedi is such a delight.  She is so well behaved, sweet and happy.  Not to mention beautiful!!  She is so much fun to photograph.

I am  thankful to her grandmother Kim who continues to bring Kennedi to me.  I am very honored to be documenting her early years and appreciate that she picked me to do it.    Kim and her family have become very, very special...

October 13, 2018

You may recognize Michael & Shelby.  I photographed their wedding a couple of years ago.  They are the sweetest couple you will ever meet.  They are always smiling!! 

Shelby contacted me earlier this year, she was so excited - they were going to have a baby!  She was not very far along but knew she wanted to have her mommy-to-be session booked.  I was excited too - I knew they were gonna make the best parents and photographing their joy would be a wonderful blessing.

But baby boy Everett had other plans for us - he decided to come a month early!!  So we never got to take those maternity photos.  Shelby contacted me again - asked if I would take photos of Everett.  As with all my clients, I explain that I am not a "newborn" photographer.  She said it was ok, they trusted...

March 9, 2018

This is the 4th time that Kennedi has been in front of my lens.  I remember her first photo shoot with me - it was a cake smash and she was this bright eyed, happy little girl who wanted to use her new walking skills to be everywhere but in front of my sets.  She is still a bright eyed happy little girl but now loves her time in front of the camera. 

Kennedi comes into my studio with her grammy Kim and was already smiling.  We had so much fun at this shoot.  It was very relaxed.  I posed Kennedi throughout the shoot, but generally we let her do her thing.  The more she had fun and played, the better the photos were.  I believe this photo shoot caught her true, fun loving personality.

I also learned more about Kennedi's intelligence.  This little girl can carry...

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I am Sande, a photographer, social media manager, storyteller and unexpected entrepreneur.  I adore my clients and love to tell their stories.  Here you will find some social media + branding tips as well as stories about the wonderful people I've met on this journey.

I also occasionally share stories on my crazy life and family

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