Becky's Birthday

Tayo contacted me last week looking for a photographer to capture some nice family photos for his wife's milestone birthday. Take notes, guys, --that's what every mother and wife will never turn down--photos of their family together! When the Dare family pulled up and I met them, I was in awe of how gorgeously beautiful they were put together for their photos. I love, love, love it. Becky's dress was gorgeous and their two sons looked so dapper in their blazers! The boys had me laughing the whole session with their antics and their poses. I. CAN'T. GET. OVER. HOW. CUTE. THEY. ARE. This is what 10 years of loving marriage looks like. Even this reaction when I told the boys, "Come on, guys--ju

Molly & Bryan + 3

One of the best parts about being a photographer is getting to see families grow through the frame over time. Molly and Bryan were our first next door neighbors here in Frisco, and have become lifelong friends. And in that span of time, Bryan and Molly have more than doubled the size of their family between their son and twin girls. I took these girls' photos last when they were just newborns, and now they are 9 months old! One thing is for sure with this family---there may be a little chaos, but there is a lot of love!

New addition to my lens family - the Canon 70-200mm 2.8L USM IS II

Weighing in at 3 pounds and 5 ounces, this baby is going to make all of my bokeh dreams come true. I stalked the UPS tracking all day on my phone and then Bauer and I greeted him eagerly as I received my new Canon 70-200mm 2.8L USM IS II, in layman's terms, the big daddy of lenses. I can see it now. Sporting events and zoom capability, image stabilization for razor sharpness, and creamy, blurry backgrounds.... Not to mention, I can basically not have to worry about lifting weights. This lens combined with my Canon 6D is a weight of almost 6 pounds. Which isn't much--until you lift it in the air consistently for an hour! So now my SBVA Snaps Photography lens family includes my 50mm f1.8, 85mm

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Sarah Beth Van Alstyne is an award-winning photographer specializing in family and high school senior photography in Frisco, Texas and surrounding cities.