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Check out Sandra Villasenor’s Artwork

Today we’d like to introduce you to Sandra Villasenor.

Sandra, we’d love to hear your story and how you got to where you are today both personally and as an artist.
Photography has always been my passion! One of the best gifts I received as a little girl was my Kodak camera that I would take everywhere. Fast forward 20 years and I received a Canon from a friend who felt I should pursue my passion. I took some classes, made more friends and created my business as Sandra Yvette Photography. Life is a roller coaster. I had to put my business on hold as I found other great joys and loves. I moved to San Diego, got married to a wonderful man, had a beautiful son and daughter who I adore as well as working full time in my other love for education. 2017 was one of the toughest years of our lives but also filled with so much insight and blessings.

Early on, my daughter was hospitalized in the PICU for a week which was a big scare. After the recovery, I was diagnosed with a brain aneurysm which required brain surgery and a longer recovery. Thanks to all the prayers and support we are doing wonderful. This made us realize the need to slow down in life, take care, and enjoy the things that really matter…family, spirituality, and health. Slowing down has made me revive my passion for photography as photography has a way of stopping time, capturing raw emotions that will always be attached to memories we make. I LOVE what I do! I’m a people person, love storytelling and getting to know every person I work with as we all have a story. Whether it’s a first look at your baby entering the world or your daughter as she prepares to marry the man of her dreams. There is beauty and emotion all around!

We’d love to hear more about your art. What do you do you do and why and what do you hope others will take away from your work?
I am a wedding and portrait photographer. I love to capture people in their element with emotion all around. People and the environment inspires me. My goal is to spark emotion when looking at a photograph whether it’s a smile, heart tug, or laughter. It’s being able to create, capture and share these moments that make me love what I do.

What do you think it takes to be successful as an artist?
Having a goal or idea in mind and being able to execute it feels successful. One of the most important characteristics I feel is essential for success is to not be afraid of failure. Failure is only a teaching lesson and not being afraid of it opens up the ability to learn and try new things. There’s always room for growth so be open to ideas. We learn so much from ourselves and others when we keep exploring, pushing, asking and trying.

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Sandra Yvette Photography

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