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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 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!

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...

January 16, 2018

I had a maternity photo session scheduled with Jeralynn & Paul.  A few days before our session,  Jeralynn texted me and said she was ill and was going to have to reschedule the shoot.  When she was better life was crazy with the holidays and Paul's busy work schedule.  She asked me if they could do a newborn shoot instead?  I never like to say no to a client but I had to let her know that I am not a newborn photographer - per se.  I don't know how to wrap up them little babies and I don't have any of those cool props.   Jeralynn is so sweet - she said she wasn't worried about that.  They aren't picky, they didn't want anything fancy, they just wanted to capture his cuteness.  She would trust and be pleased with whatever I do. 

Next thing I...

September 19, 2017

I am watching Preslee grow up before my lens.  This is the 3rd photo shoot I've done of Preslee and I am more smitten each time I'm around her.

Preslee's aunt is one of my Bilton Brides - Devin.  Devin has to be one of the greatest aunts ever!  I can tell she and her husband Brandon just adore Preslee.  Devin makes all the arrangements for the photo shoots and does everything she can to make them perfect. 

Devin told me they wanted to do a cake smash and that the theme was going to be yellow ducky's.  I thought that sounded so cute and I had so much fun decorating my set.  As I shopped for props, I was drawn to the colors of light blue and yellow.  I thought those colors would be cute for the pictures of Preslee in a tub.  I contacted Devin to check with her and it turns...

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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.

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