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May 13, 2020

I would like to introduce you to a lovely young lady - Esperansa!!  Esperansa is graduating this month from Bloomington High School and is such a sweetheart!

The day of her session was sunny and beautiful, although a little windy.  We started at Riverside Park and Esperansa seemed to float through her poses as if she was light as a feather.  She is so graceful and effortless!   She adds to that an easy laugh and lighthearted personality.  Her fun side shows as she can just start dancing out of no where and loves to make people laugh. 

I got to know Esperansa a little more while we walked around during her session.  She told me her favorite thing to do is bake and loves sharing what she bakes with her friends (Hello!  I love cupcakes!! LOL!).    While in school, Espe...

April 23, 2020

Adalee wanted to start her photo session in her favorite place in the world - her church.  Adalee is a beautiful singer and sings often here.  She wanted a photo in front of a stained glass window with a lamb.   I thought that was so special and sweet.   The church had a real pretty property so we got some nice photos on the outside as well.

I LOVE photographing red heads.  About 3 years ago, I photographed her older sister Lexie who is also a beautiful red head.  Some of my favorite photos ever!   Adalee wanted her photos in some of the same places as Lexie so we continued her session in the park and downtown.    We had so much fun!  My very favorite thing about Adalee is her laugh, she has such an easy laugh.  She is such a happy teenager and full of life.  She to...

April 19, 2020

YOLO.   Love life to the fullest.   Living my best life.  

Those are the words that Alayna lives by.  Every. Single. Day.

Someone asked me not to long ago - "Do you only photograph beautiful people?"  Well yes I do!  All my clients are beautiful!!!!  And Alayna is no exception.  She is beautiful inside and out.  And so full of life!!  From the very first time I met her, she was so full of energy and fun!  With a sparkle in her eyes, she told me so many stories of all the fun ways she lives her life.  Sometimes her mom Longina would listen with great pride in her eyes, other times Longina was rolling her eyes.   But there was always great love in Longina's eyes!! 

Alayna told me she was a K Pop fan.  Being the old lady tha...

April 15, 2020

Well it finally happened. It's "almost" happened a million times but on this day - it happened. I fell during a photo shoot. OMG!! How embarrassing!

William is such a loving, kind soul. He wanted his photo shoot to reflect special places in his life that meant something to him and his mom. He wanted his photos at a certain bridge on a country road. I'm always up for new locations so I'm excited. We get to the bridge and go down to the beautiful grassy area under the bridge to take photos. After we are done, we make our way back up the slope to the top when my feet go out from under me and I was flat on my face! William was fast to come help me up. No worries, I was not hurt, it was a very soft, grassy slope. But embarrassing!!! We all had a good laugh!!!

As I said, William is a kind young...

April 6, 2020

I had double the fun with Victoria West High School Seniors - Riley & Brant!!!  Riley & Brant are sweet siblings and I had such a fun time with the two of them.

What struck me most of all about Riley & Brant is their sweet personalities.  They are both so kind and respectful, both to me and their parents.   And I could also see a loving bond between the two of them.  Such sweethearts!!

Brant is such a handsome and fun young man!!  I think he really enjoyed posing for his photos - especially when we told him he belongs in the pages of GQ magazine! Riley is also a natural in front of the camera - as you can see in the photos - she is absolutely gorgeous!   And they are both highly intelligent and active teens.  They both are in National Honor Society, and AVID (a college rea...

March 31, 2020

Ok, I am definitely going to overshare on this Faith Academy senior, both in her photos and as I share about her.   Her photos were stunning and she has accomplished so much in her young life!

As you may recognize, this is my second photo session with Isabel.  The first one, taken a few weeks ago was at the aquatic Center.  Isabel is a competitive and accomplished swimmer.     (Click here to read more about Isabel's swimming accomplishments  ~>

For her next photo session, Isabel wanted variety.  She wanted color, texture and most of all water.  What other place describes that best other than Rockport!!   One of Isabel's passions is shopping, especially bargain shopping, and that...

March 18, 2020

Forgive me if I overshare photos of Jaelin.  She totally nailed each and every photo we took and it was hard to narrow down which photos to share with you!!  This is not my first photo session of Jaelin - a couple of years ago I did Sweet 16 portraits for her.  She is so beautiful!!

Jaelin is a senior at Victoria East High School where she is an member of the awesome Golden Sabers Drill Team.  Jaelin loves spending time with her friends.  Their favorite things to do is to go shopping, drink Starbucks and eat at Wing Stop.  Sounds like fun to me!!

As I said at the beginning, we had an amazing photo session.  We met at the beautiful Mission Espíritu Santo in Goliad.  It's one of my favorite places to shoot.  It has a nice walking trail that leads down to a beautiful bridge...

February 13, 2020

I've known Jaden since he was a baby.  His mom Heather is like a daughter to me, so I guess that makes me Jaden's honorary grandmother!

Jaden has always had a sweet spirit.  He is a talented young man, loves the music industry and has several rap videos.   Of course, someone as creative as Jaden wanted a cool senior photo session.   Heather did lots of research and Jaden loved all things in beautiful, downtown Houston.

We started at a downtown park and were in awe of the gorgeous Houston skyline.  It always takes my breath away.    Jaden started out a little bit shy but quickly loosened up.   We then continued to the museum district which is one of my favorite places to be in Houston.  It is so funky and vibrant down there.  So perfect for Jaden!!   We went to...

January 27, 2020

Isabel is a Senior this year at Faith Academy and she and her family wanted to start her senior photos with a session at the Victoria Aquatics Center. They wanted to start here because swimming is a HUGE part of Isabel's life.

She is a competitive swimmer and is so accomplished!! Isabel is an 8 time state qualifier. In 2017, she won a bronze metal at State with the 100 meter breaststroke, she has been TISCA & TAPPPS academic all-state in her junior & senior year and is a 2019 Victoria Advocate Advosports nominee. Isabel also teaches swimming in her spare time. We had so much fun at this session!

It was an ultra humid morning outside and very warm inside and we were all sweating by the time it was over but it was so worth it! We had the whole center to ourselves and we didn't even want t...

January 25, 2020

I had the pleasure of photographing this beautiful lady - Tracey! Isn't she gorgeous? While I was photographing her, I asked her if she had children - she told me she had grown children. I had to stop and be all rude "How old are you?" I couldn't believe this fresh face was old enough to have grown children!!

Tracey graduated with a Bachelors Of Science in Nursing. She is so kind, I know she is going to be a sweet and compassionate nurse!!

Congratulations Tracey! Wishing you all the best!!!

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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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