Hey there! My name is Sabrina Guerrero and unless you know me personally, there is a HUGE chance you have NO clue who I am but that is okay! I'm glad to meet you! :) I'm a new photographer based in Lufkin, Texas. I have always had a 'Wanderlust spirit' though with this insane thirst to travel anywhere, and everywhere so I've began incorporating that into my photography business because....WHY NOT?!
But this particular post isn't about that, its main purpose is to let you get to know me better so if you are a potential client, you can know who you are considering booking with!
As I said, my name is Sabrina Guerrero, I was born and raised here in deep east Texas, I have an amazing husband, Jesse Guerrero, who is one of the kindest and most supportive men you will ever meet, and 2 kiddos. My son Christian, he is 9 and my daughter Lucy, she is 3 and she is GOOD at it! Ha! There is a HUGE chance you will see quite a few of their pics here on my site, but I can't help it because they're just so cute! :)
Anywayyyy so how did I become a photographer is probably one of your questions! So up until March of this year, I actually worked for the last 11 years, as a 911 operator / police dispatcher for Lufkins Police Dept. I have always enjoyed taking pics but I mostly used my handy iPhone and instagram to edit, but was always told, "you take such amazing pics, you always capture the bests moments, etc" My sister was actually a photographer for several years (she is now retired) and I would work/help/ tag along with her years back before so I picked up on a few things from that. So February of this year, I decided I wanted to purchase a decent DSLR camera, nothing too fancy or expensive, just a nice camera that I could learn on, take pictures of my kids, but MAINLY I wanted it so when we went on our family vacations or trips that I had planned (I told you I love to travel) I could take GOOD pics maybe even video and "vlog" our trips, because I wanted to capture those memories for my kids. That is a big aspect of me, I'm constantly thinking about, I want my kids to be able to look back at this years from now and smile, and that now carries over into my business. Anywayyyyy, so I got my first camera, a cannon t6, one of the least expensive cannon DSLR's and told my best friend Hannah, I needed to borrow her so I could learn the settings and how to use it. So we went out and played around and her pictures came out great! My mom then recruited me to take my little brothers senior pictures and I happily obliged as it was more practice for me! What do you know, THEY WEREN'T BAD! So then, feeling more comfortable, I took my kids around on a "practice session"....(I saved them because they have way less patience than Hannah or my brother had) and their pics turned our super cute. I posted them on facebook and the comments I got were "OMG these are so good, you should be a photographer! etc" ........hmmm.......*brain starts working and going into overdrive* So my husband, who will be QUICK to tell you that he had been telling me that for years, said "DO IT!" So I said, "WHY NOT?!" (notice a pattern?) So I started lining up friends and family who were willing to let me practice on them, watched youtube like a crazy person, obsessed to learn everything I could about this craft, asked my sister and another photographer friend for advice and CC and started a facebook page with the thought of, "I'm just gonna see what happens, see if I get bookings.....WHY NOT?!" Well, 1 week into publishing my Facebook page, I start getting bookings. At this time I was still working at the police dept, I worked 12 hour shifts, from 6 am to 6 pm and would get off work & go on sessions....I was beginning to get busy. I ended up leaving the police dept, (in March) not something I had originally planned on at all, but God has bigger and better plans than I do, and even though it was scary at first, it ended up being the best thing ever! I was able to devote all of my time to my new business, take on more appointments and sessions and even stay home with my daughter instead of taking her to daycare! I even was able to invest in my dream camera and upgrade my equipment!
My first month after leaving the police dept, a friend of mine messaged me and said, "Do you remember the day we met?" I was like, "Yea we met in high school" She said, "yes, but the day I met you, you were walking around with a camera for the school newspaper taking pictures!" In that moment, I felt like doing this, photography, capturing the happiest & most exciting moments in peoples lives, was exactly what I was supposed to be doing, I was exactly where I was supposed to be. It was the best feeling in the world knowing that!
So that is me! I am passionate about what I do, I love meeting new people, going new places and capturing every moment I can so that years from now, my clients (a lot of whom have become friends), are able to look back at those pictures and smile. That is what motivates me EVERY, SINGLE, SESSION.
Thank you for checking out my page and this blog!