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Senior Pictures
Thursday, September 14, 2017

Seven Senior Picture Session Remaining for 2017! There are only SEVEN senior sessions left at Sandeen Photography in Ankeny! If you are a member of the class of 2018, do not wait any longer to get your session booked. The fall is approaching quickly, and winter will be here before you know it. Bring your ideas, bring your inspiration, and let's create something together that screams YOU! You are NOT ordinary, your pictures don't have to be either. It is never too early to start planning your session for the class of 2019!!! Contact us today to reserve your session for the spring of 2018. 

Team Photography - Sandeen Photography
Monday, September 11, 2017
Senior Pictures

Team Velocity - Sandeen Photography Teams are approaching Sandeen Photography more frequently to create a banner to hang outside of the dugout. This is their way of displaying the sponsors who have supported the team, and for on field recognition during tournament play. I'm told that these banners are hung up at every game. These types of teams have become one of my favorite subjects to photograph. I couldn't wait to show off the newest team banner we created for Team Velocity. It isn't always possible, but when the team name can be incorporated into the theme of the banner, it really adds another dimension to eh design. Easier said than done in most cases, however this had a good ...

Senior Picture Experience Ankeny
Monday, September 04, 2017
Senior Pictures

Everyone Needs Senior Pictures - Sandeen Photography Everyone needs senior pictures, but what is a senior picture experience?  At Sandeen Photography, we take you from conception to the delivery of a final printed product. Anyone can go make pictures, anyone can learn how to make the basic portrait, but not everyone can provide the experience you are truly after. True, not everyone will want to jump into a creek with smoke bombs attached to an umbrella. Nor will everyone want to cover their hair in flour and capture a hair whip. I'm not even sure how many people will want to stage a rainy night and be photographed in it, but it sure does produce some unique results. This is ...

Ankeny Iowa Softball Photographer
Friday, September 01, 2017
Senior Pictures

Softball Photographer Ankeny Iowa - Sandeen Photography "I just never thought it would turn out like that" or "we didn't understand how you would pull that all together" statements are typically followed by "we love it"Sandeen Photography specializes in Senior Pictures, Sports Pictures, and Weddings. I wanted to share a little bit about some of the projects I have done in the last year. Simply put, the athletes bring the attitude, and I bring the art. It's the perfect "double play". Softball in Ankeny Iowa is incredibly popular, and its keeps most young athletes busy for 3 out of 4 seasons. I have been fortunate enough to be involved with some of these teams over the past year, ...

Ankeny Model Portraits
Thursday, August 24, 2017
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Ankeny Model Portraits - Sandeen Photography As a creative, it's crucial to step out of the box and try new techniques. Often challenging and sometimes frustrating, sharpening your skills is essential in photography. Personal projects outside of my normal genres are where I quickly turn to hone new techniques. Shooting with gels on lights is definitely not a new concept. However, this project made me think differently about how they can be used, and how to finesse them into my other portrait work. Alex is a fellow photographer, makeup artist, as well as a local model. Being a fellow creative from Des Moines made her the perfect subject to work with. We ended up with some killer shots ...

Des Moines Senior Pictures
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Senior Pictures

Des Moines Senior Pictures - Sandeen Photography Being a photographer allows you to meet a wide range of personalities, & Jayda qualifies as one of the neatest kids I've had the privilege of photographing. Not only can she ball, but she can pull off the serious looks, then go right back to her natural bubbly self. Loved working with her to create some fun basketball portraits at Saydel High School. A big shout out to the head coach over at Saydel for letting us take over the gym for an hour! Senior Portraits are supposed to be about YOU, who YOU are, and tell YOUR story. Playing Basketball at Saydel High School is just one aspect of Jayda's story. If you want senior ...

Ankeny Football Senior Pictures
Tuesday, August 01, 2017
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Ankeny Football Senior Pictures - Sandeen Photography I had such a blast working with the Murphy twins creating some in studio, football themed portraits! They are both excellent young men, but get their football pads on and it's all business. The ability to turn on the attitude in an instant was KEY to getting the looks desired from these two. Good Luck this season to you two, as well as the rest of the Ankeny Centennial Jaguars!  Having a studio based in the Uptown District of Ankeny has it's advantages. Typically we start a session in studio for looks like these before heading Downtown Des Moines, Saylorville Lake, or a cool location in West Des Moines. If you ...

Ankeny Creative Senior Pictures
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Senior Pictures

Smoke Bomb Senior Session - Sandeen Photography Smoke bombs have always been something that catches my eye, but Kaitlyn H. absolutely stole the show last week with her stunning attitude. A truly beautiful person inside and out, and a joy to photograph. Shoots like this are sometimes complicated, but with the help of a small village, we were able to pull it off in true style. Thank you to Patti, Mike, Gabe and my wonderful wife for lending a hand during this endeavor. Could not have done it without ANY of you.  Images like this are a blast to create, and even more fun to have, but this is just one aspect of a photoshoot. Senior portraits matter, and I believe that you can have ...