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January 26, 2017

2017 has started wonderfully for me.  I have spent a lot of time at Bliss Formals in the presence of some pretty spectacular wedding gowns.  Bliss Formals had two designer trunk shows this month – Sophia Tolli & my all time favorite David Tutera – and I was so excited to be able to photograph some of the dresses.  I took my time in Bliss’s beautiful bridal suite, touching each and every gown.  It made me think of my wedding gown and the wedding world when I got married in 1981 and then again in 2004.

I started down memory lane by pulling out my own wedding dresses.  I married my first husband in October, 1981 and then I married Timmy in June, 2004.   (Just to clarify – there was a divorce in between – I’m not a polygamist!)   There were no engagement photos then so didn’t get to have t...

November 30, 2016

Once a girl is proposed to, most can't wait to get to the salon to try on some gorgeous gowns.    The experience of selecting the perfect dress will be a memorable part of your journey towards your big day.   I have such fond memories of shopping with my daughter Desiree for her wedding dress.   I still tear up as I remember the moment she tried on the dress that turned out to be 'the one'.  It was as if time stood still in the salon.   I feel like everyone in the store stopped what they were doing to stare at her.    We still talk about that day, it was such a wonderful time.

The process of picking the perfect dress can be intimidating and overwhelming.   I wanted to interview...

October 5, 2016

When I was a teenager one of my favorite places to go was Hauschild Music Store.  I dreamed of one day owning a shiny, black baby grand piano.  I would just spending hours at the store looking at pianos, organs and sheet music.   I was often joined by my best friend Debbie and we now talk about those days and laugh about how geeky we were.   I also often dragged my parents there to show them the baby grands and tell them how badly I wanted one.   They never bought me that but I did get an upright piano and a really cool organ that played different beats & sounds while I played.  

Hauschild Music store closed its doors years ago.   I always loved that old building in downtown Victoria.   So imagine my joy when I learned that we would be shooting K...

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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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