PAULA BIANCA PHOTOGRAPHY
I am a wedding and portrait photographer in the Sacramento area.
I am a lot like many of you...
I am a busy mom working hard to find balance between my career and my family life. Life gets crazy sometimes, but the fast pace makes me really value the little things and find special ways to slow things down so I can treasure what I have.
I have the sweetest little 3 year old & newborn daughters who just light up my life, and I have made it my mission to capture as many sweet memories with them as I can. Otherwise the childhood years just seem to fly by! As my oldest has gotten older, she is beginning to love looking through our family photos as much as I do, so I never regret taking so many photos.
I am married to a wonderful man, who is my best friend in life and my biggest cheerleader. I would not be where I am today without him by my side supporting me and encouraging me to go after my dreams. He plays a big role in helping me keep balance in my life, and always giving glory to God.
Something I am finally starting to learn is how to appreciate each stage of life I am in, and seeing the blessings in it. It is tempting to only see what we don't have yet, or what we lack, but this perspective can cause us to lose out on the joy hidden in the stage we are in RIGHT NOW! I am learning to appreciate the beauty of living in the moment.
This is a big reason why photography is important to me. The human mind has a very short memory, and we often need help later on, to remember all the beautiful memories we experienced through all of the different milestones. Photography addresses exactly that! It freezes time for us, and helps us remember the beauty in our lives long after the moment has passed.
So when a client tells me, "I really want to get some portraits done before he gets too old to give mommy kisses," or "my daughters are growing up so fast, this year flew by," I can totally relate. Or when they tell me, "I am always taking pictures of the kids, but then a year goes by and I realize I was never in any of them. I'm dying to get some shots with my kids." I've been there, regretted that! Or sometime I'll hear, "I want to pay for some really nice senior portraits for my son before he leaves home for college," and I get it.
And so, no matter the milestone, it is really important to me to be able to help families and couples document the important stages they are in, because it becomes a part of their big story... the legacy they will one day pass on to their kids.
So call me, because I get it! We will plan your session or event, have a really grand time, and you are going to be so glad you have these pictures to look back on. I promise!
-- Paula Bianca Willems