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Three years with Sabrina Bean Photography

I have had the great privilege of photographing this family for the last three years. Watching these children grow has been so rewarding. I love that when they see me and I am greeted with a high-five or a hug around my knees or a shy smile. Watching them grow from wee ones on mamas hip to learning how to swim has brought me so many smiles.  I feel like they are family. I have been invited into their home to celebrate special moments, birthdays and holidays and family reunions.   I am so honored to have been your  family photographer and friend.  Recently they told me that are leaving Austin and heading for a new adventure.  I hope this is not goodbye forever, but just a see you later. Thank you Schieffer family for being so kind and loving, funny and accommodating, generous and caring and for being one of  my favorite families to photograph. See you in Nebraska! ;) JS36wlogo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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A year long birthday celebration with sabrina bean photography

Being a photographer is by far the best job I’ve had. It certainly doesn’t feel like work to me when you get to capture precious moments for good-hearted people. My grandpa always said “find something you love to do and it will never feel like work” His words were so spot on! I LOVE what I do and it certainly does not feel like work and I get to meet some of the sweetest families.

A little over a year ago I was recommended to this beautiful couple who were absolutely thrilled when they were found out they were expecting. Seeing as doctors told them they would  not be able to get pregnant, this was indeed a very special maternity session for us both. I was incredibly honored and touched to photograph this momentous time in their lives.

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Not much later I got the call it was time to meet baby girl! YEAH!

My favorite part! Little toes and little hands and new baby smell is so heavenly :) Alina9wlogoAlina17wlogo
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I cannot believe a year has passed so quickly and now this beautiful baby girl is now ONE! To make this even sweeter, her cousin is only a few weeks older.  Naturally a  double birthday celebration was in order. So when I got a message that Mom wanted to arrange a MOVIE INSPIRED session I was so excited!  An UP themed session, are you kidding me??? This was going to be ridiculous cute! Not only is this one of my favorite Pixar movies, but how fantastic would this be with these two adorable children in real life! BALLOONS, BASKETS, SUITCASES, LITTLE SUSPENDERS, AHHHH!  I could totally picture the whole scene in my head with all the props and costumes that she was bringing, this was gonna be AWESOME :) Happy Birthday little ones! It’s been so much fun watching you grow!

Here are some of the shots from our UP inspired session. For more Bean, check out my FB or IG page.

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Public Breastfeeding Awareness Project 2014

PBAP5wlogo This project was started by Local Austin Photographer Leilani Rogers. An award winning birth photographer, mother of four and an incredibly talented woman. Her experience with breastfeeding her children in public is what began this whole project. Now, years later she has gathered a group of photographers from all over the World to join her Public Breastfeeding Awareness Project. #pbap2014 I had the great pleasure of viewing and sharing many photos from different photographers during World Breastfeeding Week  on Facebook. Not only did they capture the beauty and naturalness of breastfeeding, but also the many different ways that moms breastfeed. It’s so important that moms have support regardless of the method they choose for their child. Although I am not a mom, I am a HUGE advocate for breastfeeding mothers. My sister, Gena Kirby of  Progressive Parenting,  is a mother of four gorgeous children. ( auntie is slightly bias) ;)  Having been by her side at the birth of her first child and was able to cut her cord was a life changing event, to say the least.  However, the next day when my sister was trying to breastfeed Ava for the first time, the pain was quite audible!  Since that day eleven years ago, her journey with breastfeeding has taught me so much more than I ever thought I would need to know. Let me back up a bit… years ago, my sister and I owned a Maternity Resource Center in Fresno, California  (Mommy Matters ). In the four years we had the store, I learned and listened to many a mama in need of breastfeeding help.  Since we sold Medela and Ameda pumping products,  I had to educate myself on all the in’s and out’s of not only how the pump worked, but why it would be good for mom.  I sat in lactation consultations and listened to the mama groups talk about their milestones, their setbacks, their frustrations and their great excitement when there was a successful latch. All these women, their stories and adorable babies that filled our store gave me an appreciation and respect for Motherhood that I don’t think I would come close to understanding if it had not been for our store.   I know that doesn’t put me anywhere even remotely close to knowing what it’s like to breastfeed, but I sure do respect those who do and those who try.  I am always tempted to give a big thumbs up and a big cheesy grin ( like the dork I am) to moms who breastfeed in public. I think I’ll pass these out instead :) Screenshot 2014-08-08 20.52.27 It’s been 11 years since I took my first photo as a photographer and I have loved every minute since. Capturing the bond between mother and child  is one of my favorite things to photograph for families.  I would like to thank each and every mom and dad who participated in my photo sessions. Thank you for making this vision a reality and thank you for breastfeeding your babies in public! :) A BIG OL THANK YOU goes out to Leilani Rogers. Her hard work and dedication to this project was phenomenal!  This project gained lots of media attention and was featured in the Huffington Post,Elite Daily and Redbook, which I’m proud to say featured one of my photographs. :) Click on the links to read the articles. I look forward to next years #pbap2015 , only this time I’ll start much sooner than the week before! Here are some of my contributions for PUBLIC BREASTFEEDING AWARENESS PROJECT BFAP1wlogo.jpg PBAP8wlogoPBAP4wlogoPBAP2wlogo PBAP4wlogo PBAP37wlogoPBAP12wlogoPBAP5wlogoPBAP16wlogoPBAP1wlogo BF Jack at the pool with logopbapblog1PBAP2wlogo PBAP7wlogo PBAP15wlogoPBAP3wlogo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To see more photos beautiful photos of the Public Breastfeeding Awareness Project follow our blog circle and visit Blaire Eizabeth Ring of Second Avenue Photography. #pbap2014 You can also follow me on Instagram and Facebook  for more Behind the scene with Bean

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sabrina bean photography and Xavi… TA-DA!!!!

TA-DA indeed! Last year he was almost walking and now… I could barely keep up! He was climbing and running all over the place. I need to work on my cardio for sure!

Xavi is one of the most adorable little boys I have the pleasure of photographing.  It is so wonderful to getting to know my clients over the years. Time sure is flying, it seems like yesterday I was taking his newborn photos.

And now he is TWO! It is so cool to see my clients grow up in front of my lens :) Lucky Bean!

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Can’t help but kiss those cheeks!
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My futures so bright…

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I could just eat him up!

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I love to see this smile!

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Best of Bean- Recap of 2013

2013 has come and gone so quickly, but what a wonderful year it has been. So many fun experiences, so many beautiful families that I was fortunate to meet and the interesting events I was able to photograph will stay with me always.  I am looking forward to living in 2014 with much more happiness, a more abundant attitude of  gratitude and even more appreciation for all that I have in my life.  I am truly blessed and fortunate to be where I am. I have a great family, friends that I adore and a Love that I have been looking for all my life.  May 2014 be your most wonderful New Year yet! xoxo

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Yoga on the lawn

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Om at the Dome always sends tingles down my spine in the best way possible. It lifts my heart and the vibration and energy stays with me all day. It’s pretty awesome to be there!

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Architects of Air- I was contacted by the designer Alan Parkinson to use this photo in his book! I can’t wait to see it in person!

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Kickin it at Zilker-

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LIVE-STRONG MARATHON

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One of my favorite shots from the race. Yeah TEAM KATE!

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SPEECHLESS! :)

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This little man melts my heart. He's a lil heartbreaker. I'm so envious of his eye lashes

This little man melts my heart. He’s a lil heartbreaker. His parents were married in this house. Now it was his turn in the Caswell House.

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Annual Kite Festival

Me, my love, and two of my nieces at the Kite festival

Me, my love, and two of my nieces at the Kite festival

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My first experience at SXSW was awesome! SUITE 709 ROCKED! Huge Fan now!

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Honor Society was another fave at SXSW. He looks like he is loving what he is doing.

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I felt like a Rockstar when I got star treatment at the Electric Run.

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Backyard fun with one of my favorite families.

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An Awesome 40th SURPRISE party that the birthday girl never saw coming!

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A maternity session that I will never forget, a journey that I was so blessed to be a part of.

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Doulas are some of the most beautiful people on the planet.

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Sadly, South Congress lost its food carts to a new hotel.

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An Austin staple, watching the bats come out. This guy rocking out with his guitar just made it even more Austin!

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I am a HUGE ARBONNE fan. Natural and free of all chemicals, this line is the best.

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The JUNE edition of Austin Monthly. The lovely Rona was my amazing model that had to endure unseasonably cold weather for this “Summer AD”

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I was introduced to I think what is the best photography “club” in town. DRINK AND CLICK. The name says it all. shot this during my first walk with the group.

The Bachelor Issue for AUSTIN MONTHLY- My honey Ryan may not be a bachelor anymore, but he was perfect model for the AD. This was taken at Finleys Barber shop on 3rd st.

The Bachelor Issue for AUSTIN MONTHLY- My honey, Ryan may not be a bachelor anymore, but he was perfect model for the AD. This was taken at Finleys Barber shop on 3rd st.

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Summer brought birthday parties and sticky faces and tons of fun.

Summer brought birthday parties and sticky faces and tons of fun.

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4th of July Happy Birthday America

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The GREAT OUT-DOORS AUSTIN MONTHLY was a great ad! There are so many “GREAT OUTDOOR” patios on 2nd street with wonderful restaurants like Malaga. Delicious Tapas and tasty Sangria.

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This couple were the winners of my LOVE CONTEST I had in February. This session was so magical and although it took us till August to make it happen, it was very much worth the wait. Their sons name is RA (Egyptian God of the Sun) Magical indeed.

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The Arte America building has such gorgeous lines and the cacti are huge! A great place to photograph this gorgeous family and BONUS- adorable twin girls to make it even better! I love my job!

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Remember the maternity session from above? TA-DA!!! This session was just as precious as she is. I love the little smile on her face.

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A jam session at Butler park with a cutie who plays the harmonica.

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RELAX- take time for you. The Sept Issue for AUSTIN MONTHLY was taken at Milk and Honey

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Another fashion shoot with Danny Shane himself. I adore working with this man. His family is wonderful, his story is exciting and his passion for what he does shows in the quality of his product.

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More TWINS! This year brought me to three different families with Twins! I love it- Double the cuteness!

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Once again I had the pleasure of Photographing the Matulis-Thomajan family for their annual christmas photo. Always a blast with this family!

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A christmas cookie making session was a great idea this time around.

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This family has been such a treat to photograph this past year. I love that the kids recognize me and give me hugs when I go. It’s been a blast to be at the big events in their lives, to see the joy in their eyes and the smiles on their faces make what I do such a gift!

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holiday time brought me adorable families to get to know and hopefully start a new tradition.

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A dynamic duo to bring a close to 2013! Happy New Year to you! May 2014 bring you all the happiness your heart can hold.

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Holiday Portrait Sale with sabrina bean photography

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With the Holidays right around the corner you don’t want to miss out on this years Portrait Sale.

Your  Holiday Session will include a 1 hour session at the location of your choice ( in the Austin area) *Travel fee if outside Austin area. 

Your  Session can be up to 5 people.  $25 per person- over five people.  

Your session will also include a private  online gallery and up to 20 edited images on CD with a custom case and printing rights to print however many holiday cards you may need.  

All this for $225.00. That’s a 25% savings! 

Please note that payment is Due at time of booking to hold your spot.

 Here are the dates that are available to guarantee photos before the Christmas rush. 

NOVEMBER 10TH, 11TH, 17TH, 18TH, 

DECEMBER 1ST, 2ND, 8TH AND 9TH

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