{Featured Photog} Sandra Bianco Photography

Meet this week's featured photographer...

Sandra Bianco 
Sandra Bianco Photography

Here Bianco tells us about her photography business: 

My love for photography all began when my nephew was born.  I found myself always carrying around my camera and taking pictures of “anything” he did,  and that was and still is fun, but that is not how the passion was found.
My true passion for photography began after a heart wrenching breakup.  Ugh, don’t you just dislike that part of life!!  I was crushed, devastated, and in mourning…..for months!!!  I would wake up every morning, look in the mirror and think “girl, you gotta get over this” so much easier said than done right?  I decided I needed to get out of the house, but I’m the type of person when something is bothering me, I would rather be alone than drag everyone down.   I would go for rides, go to the mall (retail therapy is not really my thing either) and of course go visit my nephew – he is THE one person in the whole world that can take my mind off of anything!!!   I was great when I was with “my Jack”,  but the moment I was back at home, the tears came streaming down.  This feeling was getting so old, I couldn’t even stand to be around myself any longer, I seriously missed myself, the happy go lucky girl that I usually am.   I made a commitment to myself, that every day I was going to head out and take pictures of anything beautiful.  You should have seen the “beautiful” squirrels I captured:)  Yes, I was finding the beauty in everything and anything that God put on this earth and I felt something changing inside of me. I was noticing the bee’s on the flowers, the smell of the salt in the air at the beach, the sounds of secluded parks, just how tall the trees really are when you lie on your back and look up,  and most importantly the peaceful feeling within.
After a few months of my nature adventure, I had a thought that I would like to photograph a baby.  Not having any children of my own, babies are so magical to me.  I love to stare at them and ponder on the true miracle they are.  At 40 years old, I didn’t  have any friends with newborns,  so I called my younger brother and asked if he had any friends with a new baby, to my surprise he said yes.  A few phone calls later, and I was at his buddy Kyle’s house taking pictures of his sweet newborn baby boy, Kyler!   What an incredible 4 hour experience.  I had no idea what I was doing quite honestly, but I did know how to handle a baby with care, so I just went with my instincts throughout the entire session.   I was happy  (they were probably ready to kick me out of their house after the 1st hour) but I wasn’t leaving until I knew what I had envisioned in my head (which was a baby in a basket:)), come to life!  They were the nicest couple and knew I was doing this, just to do it!!
When I arrived home and loaded those images on my computer, I broke down in tears, and it was THAT moment I realized I found my TRUE PASSION in life – WOW!!!! What an unbelievable feeling.

 Please visit Sandra Bianco Photography and have a look around, and tell her I sent you while you are there! Thank you for sharing your beautiful work with us, Sandra!

{Featured Photog} Stephanie Cotta Photography

Meet this week's featured photographer...

Stephanie Cotta
Stephanie Cotta Photography

 photo by Holly McCaig

Here Stephanie tells us about her photography work:

I am natural light newborn and family photographer based in Saint Louis, Missouri. I host newborn mentoring workshops in my studio and also travel nationwide for both newborn and mentoring sessions.  While I absolutely adore photographing newborns, I also have such a passion for teaching photographers the art of the newborn session.  I'm such a big believer that people are capable of achieving anything they set their mind to and I love being able to help photographers along in their journey.  My photography style has been described as pure, natural and timeless.  I feel so incredibly fortunate that I am able to capture these new little ones... and just how perfect they truly are.  

 Please visit Stephanie Cotta Photography and have a look around, and tell her I sent you while you are there! Thank you for sharing your beautiful work with us, Stephanie!

{Featured Photog} Living Dreams Photography

We are so excited to introduce you to this week's featured photographer...

Sabine Brandt
Living Dreams Photography

Here Sabine tells us about her photography business:

I started photography almost 4 years ago. I realized very soon, newborn photography is what I love the most. I can say, without a doubt, newborn photography is my passion. I work very hard to capture each and every tiny detail, perfect posed. Capturing each newborn's beautiful faces, their little fingers and toes, so parent's can remember a life long, is what I love the most. Looking in mom's face, the moment when she will see the pictures the first time, is priceless for me. My style is timeless and I always try to make every session unique. 


Sabine of Living Dreams Photography is giving away a pair of dark grey boy pants (on the right in the picture below) that she made herself ($50 value) to one lucky winner! Thanks so much to Sabine!

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