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January 23, 2020

If you want to know really sweet people, let me introduce you to Greg & Peggy. They are so sweet to one another and very sweet to me. Greg and Peggy will celebrate 34 YEARS MARRIED in December!! Isn't that awesome? I am so happy that I got to spend this time with them. They sure made some good looking photos!!!

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!!!

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.

February 6, 2019

My mouth dropped when I first met Britteni.   She is absolutely, drop dead GORGEOUS.  Her hubby is pretty handsome too.  And they have two of the sweetest little boy ever.  When they introduced the kids to me both kids came and hugged me.  That's my jam ya'll.  I love kiddo hugs!!

We started in my studio, they wanted some Christmas photos and some outdoor photos.  Britteni looked like a fashion model in her sparkly skirt!  We had so much fun and everyone was perfection in their photos.  Then they changed clothes and we headed out for an outdoor shoot.

That's when the fun began!  I love doing outdoor shoots, finding little corners of Victoria to use as backdrops.   The Lee family totally rocks every photo they are in.  The outdoor session became a true...

January 28, 2019

This family is near and dear to my heart - Juan is my nephew.  Juan was a sweet little boy who has grown into a sweet young man.  With the sweetest family!!

This really is the first time I have spent any time with Juan and his family.  We are all Facebook friends so I can keep up with their family but I hadn't even met the two younger children!!  So I was very excited for this day.

It was the perfect day for a photo shoot.  It was cool, the skies were blue and the sun was shining.  We had planned to have the shoot in Riverside Park but it was closed due to flooding!!  So we proceeded to Plan B.

Juan & Letty are so sweet.  Letty started our session by giving me a sweet gift of a Starbucks mug (which has since become my favorite coffee mug ever), a gift card, a lovely book a...

January 2, 2019

Do you recognize the Duque's?  It's Kelby, Kristian & little Bentley!   I was so honored to photograph their engagement & wedding a couple of years ago.  So you can imagine how happy I was that they scheduled a family session with me!

As with all my sessions, at least one of my clients goes home with a new name.  I am under a family curse that never can get people's name right.    In this session it was Kelby who got a new name - he became Kirby.    Lucky for me, Kelby is a very nice guy and was very forgiving every time I called him Kirby.   Kristian was absolutely GORGEOUS the day of our session in her velvet romper - her makeup by Kaelly Allen was perfection.  And  of course she gave me real hair envy!  

Bentley is...

December 5, 2018

For this session, we took a charter flight to Vermont to take advantage of fall foliage.

JUST KIDDING! LOL!! This is here in good old Victoria - but it's pretty right?

It is the perfect backdrop for one of my favorite families - David, Megan & Corbin! They have become my surrogate kids and I just adore them. They looked so good on this day (well every day), Megan is just stunning as always, David is so handsome and little Corbin is just a delight. He is such a good looking and well behaved little guy. And he gives great hugs too.

Thanks again guys for allowing me to keep adding chapters to your memory book. I am honored! Love ya'll bunches!

November 24, 2018

Meet the Rother's!  Well if you follow me, you probably already know them.  My relationship with the Rother's goes way back.  Sarah is actually my great niece.  She is sooo beautiful and is the sweetest young lady you will every meet.  While in high school, Sarah made Garrett and the two have been one every since.

I started my working relationship with Garrett & Sarah about 3 years ago - I photographed their engagements, Sarah's bridals and their wedding.  They have also brought in their sweet little Scarlett to my Easter & Christmas mini's.  I could photograph her cute little face all day!

Thank you Garrett & Sarah for continuing to come to me.  Your loyalty and love mean the world to me.  Love & kisses to ya'll!

November 21, 2018

I've been photographing Lea since I started my business, I've done her & Chris' engagement, her bridals, two fashion shoots, baseball shoots, headshots and two boudoir sessions.  Is that it?  I think so.  So of course I was excited when she asked me for a family shoot!

Lea & Chris wanted both a Christmas mini shoot and an outdoor family session.  We are all so comfortable around one another,  it just felt natural to be hanging out together and having fun.  Her boys are amazing - the older one - Collin, was born to be in front of the camera.  He loves to be photographed!!  The younger one - Connor, is full of life and great big smiles.  And of course Chris and Lea are so sweet with me and with one another.    Not to mention they are all soooo good looking!!...

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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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