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  • Savoring life’s sweetness…one photo at a time.

    Welcome to the blog-site of Sugar Bean Photography. Here you’ll find a collection of images that make me feel the way that only buttercream frosting and strawberry lemonade can. These are tiny bites of my life and perhaps yours-- frozen moments made to pause and savor. It is a great pleasure to share this enjoyment with others through my photography. Take a look around, have a taste and contact me to capture some sweetness of your own.

B-T-S Shopping: Not for the faint of heart

Yesterday,  I returned from a vacation full of  amazement, excitement and awe (photos of that goodness coming soon).  But before we left (literally hours before) it occurred to me that it could very well send me into physical shock and depression to go from the peace and beauty of the beach straight to BACK-TO-SCHOOL SHOPPING (insert dramatic  chords)  . SO with a very short window of time, we dashed off to get it all done.  It was so nuts last year, that adding the element of photojournalism seemed just masochistic enough.  I thought you too should join in the fun…

So the rowdy boy is finally off to school.  He’s the kind of kid that chooses his socks with deep contemplation, so I was worried that this would take hours. Not so, this time. Phew!

The big ‘uns also handled business with improved focus and precision. This Mama was pleasantly surprised.

We got it all done without completely shutting the place down…but not without some background “music” for my fellow shoppers.   Please rest assured, there was more excitement than what has been documented here, but if I had pictures of it, you might be questioning my wisdom.  Let’s just leave it to your imagination :).

It’s back to reality people.  Happy first day of school!



Taking pictures for families always feels like a great privilege…. and weighty responsibility.  It’s so special to be invited into the intimate moments that only they share,  and my job is to capture the essence of who they are—how they feel,  how they love.

This family began with these two adorable cuties.

It felt like my family in 25 years or so…2 girls, 2 boys.

Two rowdy, loving boys :).

Of course, the real star of the day is Grandbaby Numero Uno!

(I have a thing for feet, so get used to it)

There was no shortage of entertainment for this sweet, sweet girl.  But she’ll have you know, she’ll smile when she’s good and ready.

Just learning to sit up and so very proud of herself…

The handsome dudes…

And lovely ladies…

…are part of a special, bonded, committed family unit that gives me hope that this little angel will grow up with more love than she’ll ever know.  Her uncles will get her into trouble…

…and her Auntie will get her out.

Thank you for sharing your time together with me, Jones Family.  Your example of love made an impact on my heart.

Megan Davis - July 31, 2013 - 11:38 am

Thanks so much Sabrine! love all the photos! You did a great job!

sugarbean - July 31, 2013 - 2:31 pm

You’re very welcome. I enjoyed hanging with all of you :).

Wedding Bells A & R

Reason #2 (and there will be many more) that I love second shooting at weddings: After spending time capturing the most emotional and treasured moments in a couple’s life, I get to leave the hard work of editing and narrowing down hundreds of shots to the big guns (go Lance!) and I get to pick my favorites and edit like it was MY wedding. And for me that means lots and lots of Black and Whites…

…and pictures of accessories.  I live for accessories.

…and random things that catch my eye. This ruffle makes me gasp.

And really, wouldn’t you be a bride everyday if you could? (I mean, not including the whole, getting-married-repeatedly thing–but just the getting-gorgeous part)

I really do love to tell the bride’s story.

And who can forget the flowers.  There must be many pictures of those…so vivid, you could smell them.

There she is, a few steps away from the rest of her life. Thank you  for letting me share in this sweet, sweet time. Congratulations!


Next Top Models

Such a privilege to photograph headshots of  these ridiculously-stunning ladies.

Take a good look–you may catch a glimpse of them on your tv screen… or in your local greeting card aisle.

See what I mean?  Ridiculous.  So much beauty should not be allowed in one family.

Actually, yes, it should.  Warms my heart.

Wishing the Mintz models much success and joy in every adventure.  Thank you for letting me have a part in your journey. xoxo


Wedding Bells K & A

Few things are more special than capturing the subtle, special details and moments of a wedding as a second photographer.  What a privilege to shoot alongside Lance Omar Thurman as he did the heavy lifting and I got to notice and document what might otherwise be forgotten.

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