Thank you, Belle Lumiere, for featuring Jamie and Ron’s maternity session captured on film at Cullipher Farm’s stand in Virginia Beach. It was my pleasure to work with them again after shooting their wedding a few years ago. And their sweet baby boy arrived healthy and adorable a week ago. :) If you’re not familiar with Belle Lumiere and you love film, be sure to check out their site, which features film-only sessions. Their print publication is gorgeous, too!



Maternity photography on film | Contax 645 | Fuji 400H
Virginia Beach, Virginia | Cullipher Farms



I’m not sure how Blue the horse felt about this adorable kiss, but I love this shot from Ashley’s senior portrait session. I’m currently booking for the Class of 2015 senior portrait sessions. I work with my clients to create personal, creative and beautiful photos you will love. Forever.

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Jul 13, 2014

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Got my film scans back from Film Box Lab and I’ve been reliving our vacation in Florida. That’s the thing about film, you go back to the space and time when you created the image and try to remember the details – why you picked the location, the way it felt, the film stock you picked, etc. It’s not easy like digital where you can go look up the details easily and instantly. Film is a little more mysterious. It makes you wait. And the wait always seems to be worth it.

Child Photography on film | Contax 645 | Kodak Porta 400
Naples, Florida | Waldorf Astoria Naples

Thank you to ProDPI lab for featuring a fun little personal project of mine in their email newsletter this week! prodpi-amy-sandoval-photography

 I wanted a fun way to display images in our bathroom’s water closet that would be informal and easy to change up occasionally. I found some inspiration on Pinterest and created my own version of the idea.

I ordered a collection of mini snapshots from ProDPI of film images I took of our family cottage in the Outer Banks. I then taped them up using Washi tape to complete the informal but collected look. The mini snapshots are a fun and easy way to make sure you’re printing your images – especially Instagram photos. I’m hoping to create another collection like this from my daughter Olivia’s Instagram account later this year.
Here’s the Pinterest project inspiration on the left and my project on the right:



ProDPI Snapshots | Pinterest-inspired home decore



I’m honored to be in such great company.  My Curves Boudoir image won Honorable Mention in the Lemonade and Lenses boudoir cover contest. There’s something really special about being honored by peers and this magazine was created by photographers and for photographers.

Virginia Beach Boudoir Photographer | Fine Art Boudoir
Contax 645 | Film Photography | Fuji 400h

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