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Sabine Brandt

Living Dreams Photography

Sabine Brandt

I was born and raised in Germany. I am married to the best men I can imagine and we have 3 beautiful girls together.  I started my  journey  into photography as a hobby after my second child was born in 2008.  I wanted to document everything: her first gummy smile, her first wobbly steps, and everything in between and after.  I poured myself into documenting the special moments in my daughter´s  life whole heartedly … more

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Interview with Sabine Brandt

How long have you been in business?

I am in business since 2009.

Why did you start?

For the same reason as many of us photographers do. I had my 2nd baby girl and was already interested in photography at this time. I started photographing her a lot and after a while friends were asking if I could photograph their children as well. I wanted to grow and get better in what I was doing so I started school to learn camera, lighting and photoshop basics. Short after it was not a hobby anymore and I decided to open a business. It did not take long for me to know that I wanted to specialize in newborns and babies.

Tell us about your family? How many kids? Who watches them while you travel?

I am married since 2007. My husband is in the German Air Force ( this was the reason why we lived in the US for almost 10 years ). We have 3 girls, ages 12, 9 & 6. We just moved back to Germany in July this year. My husband is always home if I am out of town for workshops. If I work at my studio, I work while the kids are in school.

Favorite part about your job?

So many favorite parts…..what should I say? BABIES!!! Who does not love babies 🙂 ? and I do love to work with people in general. I enjoy to get creative and I really love the teaching part. I get to meet so much wonderful people in my life. It is such a good feeling to watch my attendees grow after they attended one of my workshops. 

Favorite marketing tip? what did you do to get your name out there?

The most important marketing tip for me is to treat your clients like a king. Word of mouth is still the best marketing you can get and they will recommend you everywhere if they loved the experience at your studio. 

Favorite baby supply item?

Shusher

Favorite prop?

I have so many. But if I have to choose just one I it is one of my favorite wooden bucket.

What does your future look like?

I guess I just want to keep it like it is. I am happy with how everything works out for me and my family.

What is your message to your children about life and running a business?

You can do whatever you want. You just always have to do it the best you can and you can make your dreams come true if you work hard for it.

What is something you wish you knew when starting out?

So many things. I can recommend everyone who is starting out to take a workshop as soon as you can. It will save you a lot of time and money to know the right things to do and to buy when you just start.

More about Sabine Brandt

I was born and raised in Germany. I am married to the best men I can imagine and we have 3 beautiful girls together.  I started my  journey  into photography as a hobby after my second child was born in 2008.  I wanted to document everything: her first gummy smile, her first wobbly steps, and everything in between and after.  I poured myself into documenting the special moments in my daughter´s  life whole heartedly.  In the process I started to learn not only the technical details that make a competent photographer, but also how to record my daughter´s  milestones in unique ways. I knew pretty quick that newborn photography is what I wanna specialize in and what I really enjoyed doing. Capturing all the little details of a brand new life is what I fall in love with.