Archive for July, 2011

Baby Cora was a dream to photograph! I figured this was the perfect time to blog her… in hopes that our models for Monday’s workshop are just as dreamy!
That being said, if anyone in the San Diego or Orange County area has a baby that was born July 17-27, and are interested in their baby modeling for our workshop (no session fee / complimentary prints), please contact our studio manager at Or call 760-691-9103.
All images © carrie sandoval | baby

Jackson and Zoe

July 25, 2011

It’s always an honor to photograph another photographers brand new baby! Welcome to the world, Jackson and congratulations, Erinn and Chris!

And little Zoe… she is so dainty, beautiful and oh-so girly!
Thank you to all who voted for my son (previous blog post)! He WON! And now we are planning a trip to Utah next month! Woohoo!
All images © carrie sandoval | baby photographer

My boy. He has a dream.

July 19, 2011

At one point, we were all amatures, right? Pictured above is my little boy, born July 16, 2000. At the time, I was a MWAC… or shall I say a “Mom with a point and shoot”? I was obsessed with taking his picture, but didn’t become serious from a photography stand-point until 3 years after he was born. He just turned 11 years old this past weekend. Time sure flies!

He was destined to be a fan of motor sports between my and my husbands family. He started riding dirt bikes when he was 3 years old, around the same time I picked up my dSLR. We have grown a lot together and now he is an amature motocross racer. He races local races just about every weekend and is racing 2 big national races this year; Mammoth MX and Ponca City. He also has a chance to win a trip to race in Utah and pit with the King of Supercross, Jeremy McGrath! Jeremy was his original inspiration and he wants to win this contest BAD. I told him that I would help him out if he could prove to me how much he wanted to win. I sat down with him and “interviewed” him and we created a photo essay on why he wants to win this contest. Please read below… and if you are on Facebook and has a spare minute, cast him a vote!


“Motoplayground is holding a contest to win a trip to race in Utah and pit with Jeremy McGrath and I want to win! Jeremy McGrath was my very first favorite rider. He is the king of supercross! When I was 2, I used to wear these pajamas all the time.”

“I think Jeremy’s room may have looked a lot like mine when he was a kid. I hope to follow in his footsteps!”

“And now I have a chance to meet him! Not only that, but to win a race in Utah and maybe a few pictures in motoplayground magazine! That would be sick! So, here is what you need to do to vote for me:
First, you need to “like” the moto playground fan page, then go to my photo here and click “like”. Clicking “like” gets me one more vote to victory! Your vote means a lot.”

CLICK ON THIS TEXT AND “LIKE” THE MOTOPLAYGROUND FAN PAGE (you have to do this in order to “like” Mikey’s picture)

CLICK ON THIS TEXT AND “LIKE” MY PICTURE (“liking” my picture = a vote!)

Thank you, and check out my favorite pictures of me riding. My Mom took them! Mikey Sandoval”

Thank you all for reading and voting. I will let you know the results! Carrie

June bugs.

July 12, 2011

Just sharing a few favorites from last month from a mix of portrait sessions and workshop models. Thank you for sharing your beautiful babies with us! Images © carrie sandoval | newborn photographer

Athena enjoyed her session so much, that she returned the following week to model outdoors during a workshop! It’s no wonder she is such a beautiful baby… right? See more of Athena on the Baby as Art blog by Britt!
All images © carrie sandoval | newborn photographer

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