Sabrina K Photography: Blog https://www.sabrinakphotography.com/blog en-us (C) Sabrina K Photography (Sabrina K Photography) Wed, 29 Dec 2021 19:53:00 GMT Wed, 29 Dec 2021 19:53:00 GMT https://www.sabrinakphotography.com/img/s/v-12/u140811182-o212734881-50.jpg Sabrina K Photography: Blog https://www.sabrinakphotography.com/blog 90 120 Aiden's Senior Session: Basha High School https://www.sabrinakphotography.com/blog/2021/12/aidens-senior-session-basha-high-school It's not really surprising, when I think about it. I went to college to become a high school teacher (this was several lifetimes ago), so it's not unusual that I would really love getting to work with high school seniors. 

Aiden's session was no exception. I love having the opportunity to document this moment in my seniors' lives (yes, they are "my" seniors. They always are. Even after they start their own families and turn 40). There is so much possibility, so much potential. And, yes, so much unknown. But that is the beauty of it. The future is so bright. And Aiden definitely should be wearing shades. What a wonderful young man and a delight to work with. It was a pleasure to get to stroll through downtown Gilbert with Aiden and his mom and laugh at all of the "GQ" comments by passersby. I managed to not get run over or fall off my stepladder, so the session was an all-around success! I did manage to scare some poor construction workers near to death by squatting right outside a doorway and surprising them. Oops! 

But enough of the small talk...without further ado, here are some of my favorites from Aiden's senior session. 

 

 

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Happy Holidays from our Family to Yours https://www.sabrinakphotography.com/blog/2021/12/happy-holidays-from-our-family-to-yours As 2021 comes to a close (I realize I never quite got into the groove of using "2021" after 2020, so jumping right into 2022 will be even more of an adjustment than normal) I am so thankful to be here in this space that I never really thought I would see again--using my creativity to document families with my photography. It's a blessing, for sure, to come back to this after quite a few years.

Here's our family from this crazy year. Never underestimate the power of a remote and a tripod for getting yourself in front of the camera. We got a late start, arrived after sunset, fussed with equipment I infrequently use (my tripod is usually reserved for stop-motion projects for the boys), I realized I never even put on half of my makeup...and it was just about our most favorite "family session" ever. We had a lot of fun, passed around the camera, and just had some laughs while avoiding any cactus. Then we went out for dinner. 

Family sessions should be fun. They should reflect your family and interests as much as possible. Be you. Have fun. Smile. Hug. Tickle. Cuddle. Enjoy. Just make sure to document your family in the moment and keep it updated!

Have a happy holiday and see you in 2022!

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A Desert Waterfall: Gilbert Chandler Family Portraits https://www.sabrinakphotography.com/blog/2021/12/a-desert-waterfall-gilbert-chandler-family-portraits We really have met the best people out here who have made Arizona home for us. This family is one of those who made us feel right at home from early on and keep on being super awesome. 

We met up to update their family portraits, which had not happened "for a long time." I knew we would have a LOT of fun with this very relaxed and laid-back family with LOTS of personality. This location is a lot of fun and offers great variety despite being pretty popular. We went just ahead of "the season" so no one was walking through our session (and we weren't walking through theirs). It's always important for everyone to be relaxed and not stressed!

Thank you so much to this wonderful family for having me document this stage in your life!

Can any of my boy-moms relate to this? Love their interaction when they thought I wasn't shooting! Turns out it was a favorite!

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Get Those Family Portraits Up to Date! Gilbert Queen Creek Family Photography https://www.sabrinakphotography.com/blog/2021/12/get-those-family-portraits-up-to-date-gilbert-queen-creek-family-photography We updated this family's portrait from a few years ago--it was much-needed as everyone had grown up by a few years! It was such a wonderful time, and I probably will sound like a broken record, but I love this family. 

It's one of the perks of being a family photographer--I get to work with really fun, incredible families all the time! And I get to ask them to get close and love on each other and have a good time! 

This family is one of the first we met when we moved here in the middle of the pandemic, and they gave us hope that life would one day be normal (kinda, sorta, "ish") again some day! It has been a delight to get to know them and "do life together" through kids' activities. They have a lot of fun and a lot of personality, so their session included a lot of laughter and some shenanigans! Thanks so much to this family for coming out to update their family portrait! That's the thing about kids--they are always growing up and don't ever seem to stop!

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'Tis the Season: Sunset Family in the Desert https://www.sabrinakphotography.com/blog/2021/12/tis-the-season-sunset-family-in-the-desert I had such a great time working with this family at this amazing location. Fortunately for me, they are all amazing mountain bikers and were able to tip me off to this lesser-known location (if you haven't noticed, there is a photographer behind every cactus with a family trying to find some golden light this time of year). 

Being from Houston, I'm not sure that I will ever get over how much I love the desert. Sure, it's unforgiving, but it's so incredibly beautiful. The light has such a rich quality at sunset. It's always a blessing to get to be out and enjoying the final minute of the day with a lovely family capturing their connection and personality. 

These are four of the most fun kiddos around. But they're mostly too fast to keep up with on bikes, so catch them when you can!

Working with this family was an absolute blast. They are wonderful, kind, amazing people. Thanks so much!


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Let Your Light Shine: Candid Gilbert Family Photography https://www.sabrinakphotography.com/blog/2021/7/let-your-light-shine-candid-gilbert-family-photography Family. Is. Everything.

Whimsy. Laughter. Chaos. Cuddles. Quiet. Wonder. 

I love this family to the moon and back, y'all. If Mom and I were only next door neighbors...we're talking global domination. And then some. We both have some big and crazy ideas, and put those together....we could do some things, for sure!

This mama is amazing: Woman of God, encourager, businesswoman, homeschooler, organizer and planner extraordinaire.  And our birthdays are only a day apart (really!). She's the most organized person I know, and she got her crew ready for this session in record time.  When she told me that she was thinking white dresses and flower headbands, I was pretty stoked. I envisioned lots of twirling (there was), lots of sun and personality (there was), and hopefully not too much of me--a boy mom--fixing headbands (there was, but not to the detriment of the session). We discussed how mom possibly wanted to create a black and white wall collage from the session, and our visions really came together. 

This family is celebrating the arrival of their fourth daughter, and she was such a happy baby. With a boisterous group of kiddos and plenty of sunlight, we had a beautiful session and captured ALL of the personality! This is perhaps an overshare, but how can you not share this much absolute JOY!

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I'm so fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with this beautiful and fun, loving family! Enjoy! 
 

 

 

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Don't Call it a Comeback. https://www.sabrinakphotography.com/blog/2021/6/dont-call-it-a-comeback I've been here for YEARS! But I've been gone and now am slowly and quietly coming back into myself.

I'm not even sure where to begin.

I was a passionate, hard-working, joyful photographer from 2007-2017. Then I stopped making photos almost entirely.

At the risk of being too wordy (I always am) I'll keep this short.

Moving, moving. Major life changes. Baby. Homeschool. Moving again. Realizing I let years lapse without documenting my own family's moments. Sadness. Opportunity to make portraits for a friend. Happiness! Blooming like a saguaro flower in the spring.

Now I have reclaimed a little more bandwidth and my need to make portraits and document life and little moments has been insatiably reawakened.

I'm looking forward to capturing your family soon. It's the simple things, really, that mean the most as time passes.

I, for one never want to forget all the moment of reading book with my youngest and his love for Mickey Mouse Clubhouse.

So let's start this journey with a single step! Let's capture all the chaos and whimsy and wonder of your family! I know I've missed documenting my own!

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