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Professional Photographer magazine cover PPA

Wow… that’s me.. this is good, right? I am completely honored to have an image of mine grace the cover of the April 2009 issue of Professional Photographer Magazine. The entire issue is focused on newborns and babies and there is a nice article about Brittany and I teamed as “Baby as Art“. I am still patienty drumming my fingers for my own issue to come in the mail (talk about April Fools!), but kind friends across the country have let me peek at theirs… and I have “cyber-celebrated over a glass of wine” with my friend in Colorado, Patrina Odette. See below. (Thanks for the laugh, P!)

professional photographer magazine cover

Oh my gauze.

January 22, 2009

So, I was in Bed Bath and Beyond today picking up some cheese cloth. Since it was only $3.99 per pack, I grabbed 5 of them. The manager of the store (I assume) was moving the stocking ladder away and he says, “Ma’am?”… “May I ask you a question?” … “What in the world are you buying so many of those for?”… “I ask because they used to collect dust, and now they just fly of the shelves.” I laughed and replied, “Well… it may be because of me (or it may be that people are putting together some mean first aid kits!).” And I went on to tell him that I wrap babies in it, I hang babies from branches in it (or, rather, in something very similar to this). Let me back up a bit… I bought yards and yards of gauze off a bolt at a fabric store in 2004 and I haven’t been able to find it again since. I still have pieces of that first sacred gauze, but it’s become quite worn. So, in the past year, I have been known to cut up $50 curtains that are similar to my original stuff. You gotta do what you gotta do! So, a good photography friend (Michelle Carr) of mine tipped me off to the cheesecloth at BB+B… “And that’s what brought me here today”. He was very intrigued, so I handed him a card so he could see this stuff in action, hehe.

I get asked what I hang the babies in daily, so I figured this would make for a good blog post. I’m not sure if I should call it gauze or cheesecloth, though. The stuff from BB+B is a bit different than my original stuff, but darn close. I will be able to better tell once I use it at a session.

I thought I would post some really old pictures. This first one (May 05) is ironically not only the first time I used the gauze, but also the first newborn that Britt and I photographed together during one of her visits! 


I didn’t really fall in love with the stuff until I photographed my Lily wrapped in it one year later (May 06). This is one of my favorite images and this is when my gauze obsession began!


And as you know (re: my previous post), it now has evolved into a “suspending” device. Here is one more from April 08… the original piece has seen many babies!


Anyway, thanks for reading and I hope I was informative (whew, I think that was the most words to ever come out of my fingers!).  © carrie sandoval

Look Good in Pictures.

October 29, 2008

Ok, all… I’m putting myself out here! There is a reason I stay behind the camera, but how could I pass up such a wonderful opportunity to work with Nikon and Carson Kressley on the new how-to series “Look Good in Pictures” ? I was totally out out my element, but Carson’s wit and humor put me at ease. As of now, the segment on babies is up (see link above).

Mr. Cayden was a perfect little model, so full of smiles even though it was nap time during the taping. 

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Coming soon will be a segment on newborns, featuring another smiley boy, Emerick! 

look good in pictures newborn

And… how lucky am I to have had such a gorgeous Mom-to-be for the maternity segment?

look good in pictures maternity

And… a family portrait isn’t complete without Carson!! 

look good in pictures nikon carson kressley

I would like to thank all my wonderful models for spending an entire day with us to make this happen! And to Carson… for making me laugh so I didn’t appear *too* nervous! What a fantastic crew! © carrie sandoval | photographer  

<<Thank you so much for the great response everyone! All slots are filled!>>

And because I hate to post without a picture… 

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It’s official! Britt and I will be in Maui on December 20th and 21st. I know that’s not a “vacationing” time of year, but maybe you know someone who will be there or that simply lives there! Spread the word! It could be quite a Christmas present… no? Anyway… Newborn, baby, child… it will be a ton of fun! I know I have blog visitors in Hawaii… but it could very well be Wendy… who is already booked. Hi Wendy!

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