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January 4, 2019

Don't you just love her name ?     Ireland.   It just sounds fabulous.   And it completely fits this St. Joe Senior - she is totally fabulous.

Ireland's session was held in her family's beautiful country home.  It is so farmhouse chic, I expected to see Joanna Gaines pop out of one of the rooms!  This place was a photographer's dream - wide beautiful porches, hay bales, trees with moss hanging, country road and paths, fences and so much more.  We ran out of time before we ran out of locations!  I was in heaven.

Except - critters.  As I've told you before, I am unreasonably afraid of critters.  Like silly afraid.  I saw spiders, we had a bee that buzzed around us around all day and then there was the slithering tail of a snake that I saw.  I acted...

April 25, 2017

Meet Christian. He is a senior at St. Joseph High School and is one cool cat.

I always suggest to my seniors that they choose two outfits for their shoot – perhaps one dressy and one casual. Christian’s mom Ann told me that Christian would be wearing a suit – in fact we had to reschedule the shoot because his suit was being tailored to fit him perfectly. Christian and his mom showed up with on their photo shoot day and Christian was wearing slacks and a long button down ...dress shirt. His mom told me this was his "casual look”. She said this is how Christian dresses all the time. He smiled and shrugged his shoulders and said “it’s comfortable!” I was soooo impressed! Ann said he gets this trait from his grandfather who also believed in always looking good.

Christian was very comfortable in...

March 22, 2017

Someone tell me what they are feeding young ladies these days -they are just so stinkin' gorgeous!!!   And also so sweet and happy!

Bianca is such a natural in front of a camera.  She effortlessly moved from pose to pose and rocked every single photo.  She happily did anything I asked of her and took it to another level.   I am just in love with her photos!

Bianca Is a senior at St. Joe High School and is full of energy and pep.   She loves dancing for the Starlighters  - and she also adores just hanging out with her family, especially her grandparents.   Bianca has one other love - HER CATS.  I got to meet the cats and I think I lost count!  And those cats seem to be pretty fond of her too!! 

I love listening and watching young adu...

March 7, 2017

Reina and her mom came into my studio and within minutes I had a thought in my mind - this girl is spunky!!  She radiated energy and fun and her eyes literally sparkle.   In an excited voice she explained she wanted an ultra fun photo shoot.  She was envisioning something near the water because she is  super outdoorsy - she loves to fish and duck hunt.    One of her favorite things is when the whole family spends the whole weekend fishing and outdoors.

Reina is a cheerleader at St Joseph High School.  She is so excited to be headed to Texas A&M Corpus Christi this fall.  This girl definitely walks to the beat of her own drum, laughs too loud and loves thin crust Pizza with lots of pepperoni.  A girl after my own heart!!!


February 28, 2017

I have know Davey's mom Norma for years and years.  She is genuinely one of the nicest people I know.  She laughs easy and never seems to lose her cool.  Norma and her husband Oliver have one child - Davey.   Davey is graduating this year from St. Joe High School.

The apple doesn't fall far from the tree.  Davey is just like his mom - easy smiles and lots of fun.   He is such a sweet young man.   All the girls I've photographed this season know Davey and say "Oh we love him!  He's so sweet!".   And then they add "And his mom is sooo nice too!" 

Davey actually loves to take pictures.  That is different for most guys right?   At one point I asked him how he was doing and if he was ok to keep going.  He said "Oh yeah, I'm good - I lik...

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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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