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August 2, 2018

Madeline is from Louisiana and was in Victoria to model for Bliss Formals.  While she was in Victoria, she wanted a photo session to add to her modeling portfolio.   And I was happy to do it!

I had such a wonderful time with Madeline.  She is so sweet, mature and welcoming.  During our fun session, I got to know here a little bit.  Madeline is a junior in high school and stays very active.  When she is not modeling, she is a Level 4 competitive cheerleader, a pole vaulter and a mentor to the younger students at school.  I don't know when she squeezes studying in between all of these activities but she also manages to maintain a 4.05 GPA!    WOW!

As you will see in the photos, Madeline selected some awesome outfits for her session.  Her first outfit was a na...

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...

January 3, 2017

Caitlin and Chance met in high school.  Chance loved to play video games and they were both Star Wars fans.  On Dec 17, 2011 they started dating and it didn't take them long to fall deeply in love.   

4 years went by and Chance and Catlin were inseparable.   On Dec. 17, 2015, Chance invited Caitlin out to dinner.  They had a nice quiet dinner at Olive Garden and Caitlin had no idea Chance had something wonderful planned. After dinner they went back to Chance's house and when it was just the two of them - Chance asked Caitlin to be his forever.   She very happily said YES!

Their wedding day couldn't have been sweeter.  Caitlin's beautiful face radiated with joy.  She looked so beautiful as she was preparing for the day.  E...

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...

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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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