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October 23, 2019

Gabby & Tim went to school together.  They were in the same grade. They graduated together.   But NEVER MET.  Isn't that crazy?  After graduation, they each enrolled in Austin Community College where they finally crossed paths.   

Gabby naturally gravitated to Tim.  Tim is a super goofy guy who loves to make her laugh.  While dating, they found that they have a lot of the same interests - like they are both movie buffs and started going to the movies almost weekly.    Tim may be goofy but Gabby found out he has smooth dance moves so dancing is another thing they enjoy together.   All of these common interests created not just a spark and a friendship between them, but it caused them to fall in love.   Deeply in love.

Another thing they...

October 26, 2016

I had a lovely bride in my studio asked me "Have you ever had a bride not do a bridal portrait photo shoot?"    She was on the fence whether to invest in one or

October 17, 2016

Yvette tagged along with her sister-in-law who was coming to see me about a cake smash.  She was looking for someone to do her bridals before her wedding which was coming up fast.  I pulled out my trusty planner and we found a date that would work for both of us.

Yvette and Frankie's love story began 8 years ago when they were married by a Justice of the Peace in her parents living room.  She never stopped thinking about her dream wedding and they decided to just do it!!  The wedding reception was going to be held at the new Hause Venue so she wanted to do her bridals there.  I was so excited - as I've already told ya'll - I love that old building and have lots of fond memories there.   My assistant Vicki was excited too, we had shot one bridal there so we were pret...

September 26, 2016

Megan searched long and hard for a beautiful venue to take her bridals portraits at.  She sent me some pictures of Villa Antonia and I kept my fingers crossed that would be the venue she chose.  And she did.

Villa Antonia is a venue up on the side of a hill with beautiful panoramic views of the hill country.  The venue also offers a beautiful staircase, huge stone fireplace, a humongous water wall plus great hospitality.   Everyone was so kind and accommodating. 

Megan and her sweet mom Norma rented the venue for two hours and boy did that time go fast!  She was able to get dressed in a huge, upstairs bridal suite.  Her fitted, lace  Maggie Sottero gown was soooo gorgeous and fit her perfectly.  It had just the right amount of bling around her little waist.   S...

August 29, 2016

I am so happy to finally be sharing Megan Deleon-Longoria's bridal photograph's!  Her wedding this past Saturday was so beautiful - I can't wait to tell you all about it! 

Megan did a lot of research to find the perfect place for her bridal photo shoot and boy did she do good.  When we arrived at the Landa Library & Gardens in San Antonio I walked around a bit to see the grounds and I was thrilled at how beautiful the property is!   Megan walked out in her beautiful , beaded and tulle mermaid gown by Casablanca Bridals Magnolia collection that fit her so perfectly!   She looked so elegant and just floated as she walked.  When I was looking through Casablanca Bridal''s Facebook page I found they featured Megan's dress on an article they wrote called "Top T...

May 16, 2016

Amanda is the ultimate Bridechilla.  She is so laid back and such a sweetheart.  Always happy, always smiling.   And she's a daddy's girl for sure.  Her beautiful blue eyes light up when she talks about her daddy.   When planning her Bridals she said we had to do a small photo shoot with her dad's classic 1981 Trans Am! Uh-ok!  Her eyes also light up and she smiles real brightly when she talks about Brian.  They are high school sweethearts and best friends.   They both share a passion for fishing - in fact - if you check out the pictures of her wedding on my Facebook page you will see that the entire theme of their wedding was a cool Nautical theme.  As a gift for their wedding Brian bought Amanda a new fishing rod with the date of their wedding engr...

January 26, 2016

I love, love, love bridal photo shoots except for one thing.  I can’t share the photos until after the wedding!  Emili’s bridal’s were so beautiful, it was torture to keep them under wrap!


Emili & Dean are now married and on their honeymoon.  I am so happy for them; they are such good, sweet people.  Emili & Dean are high school sweethearts and one doesn’t have to spend much time with them to realize they are not just sweethearts but best friends.  They are so comfortable around one another.   Add their sweet furbaby Mama into the equation and they are complete. 


I always ask my brides lots of questions about their grooms.  Emili never answered any questions without a smile on her face.  <Sigh.> That just warms my heart. 


The day of Emili’s bri...

October 26, 2015

Finally!  I finally get to share the photos from Marilyn's Bridal Photo Shoot.  It was almost 2 months ago that we had this shoot and its been so hard having to wait to show them off!


Our bridal photo shoot started very early Labor Day morning.  She had a make up appointment at CYNful Makeup in Edna at 6:15 am then a hair appointment at my house at 8:00 am with Morgan from Make Me Chic Salon from Port Lavaca.   It felt like an early morning party at my house.  Timmy cooked breakfast and I made mimosa's with sparkling wine, orange/pineapple juice and orange sherbert.   We started with lots of girl conversation and laughter.  Nothing made me happier than having a bride get dressed in her gown at my house!!  Her gown was jaw-dropping and it fit her like a glove.  Her veil was C...

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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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