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Sandstone Sponsors Scrappin’ For Mammories - Fundraiser

We here at Sandstone Photography are proud to help sponsor the upcoming breast cancer fundraiser: Scrappin’ For Mammories.  Our own Joanne Buckles is one of the hosts. The event is scheduled from for this Saturday, April 25th at the Sunset Hills Country Club.

Here’s what you need to know…

Scrappin’ for Mammories - Fundraising Event      

Sunset Hills Country Club
Saturday, April 25, 2009,  
Tax Deductible Donation: $45 



Your $45 Tax Deductible Donation Includes:

All-Day Scrapping
Continental Breakfast
B-B-Q Lunch
Goody Bag
Drinks (Iced Tea, Water, Coffee)

Other Events Planned for the Day:

Raffle Prizes
Tickets: $1 each, 6 for $5; First 20 entries receive 20 FREE raffle tickets!

Treasured Memories Scrapbook Store will be on-site selling scrapbook staples as well as other scrapbook goodies.

Massage Therapist (fee will apply).

Sunset Hills Country Club
4155 Erbes Road
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
Register | More Information

Hosted by: Joanne Buckles and Yvonne Estrada 




or visit
In partnership with Helping Hands & Hearts Foundation, Inc. Tax ID#: 26-1962551
Why don’t you come out? You’ll have a blast, and help us raise money for a much-needed cure at the same time! 
- Peggy and Steven

Phone: 805-531-0237

Just Horsing Around

I don’t know about you, but as a little girl back in South Georgia, I spent all my time dreaming of owning a horse. I read all the horse books I could get my hands on, collected the Breyer models, and even turned my day dreams of them into short stories stitched together by my mother on her Singer sewing machine. Well, when we were invited out to take some photos of Lacey and her children, I unwittingly found another horsey-soulmate! Only this lucky lady is living the dream! Not only does she own three beautiful horses, corralled right outside her back porch, there for her to touch or ride any time she likes, but she also has a beautiful family to share them with.


I’m so jealous! Something tells me that after you take a look at a few of the images below, you’ll be jealous too! - Peg

[caption id="attachment_159" align="alignnone" width="525" caption="What a Nice Family!"]What a Nice Family![/caption]


[caption id="attachment_158" align="alignnone" width="518" caption="Kiss, kiss..."]Kiss, kiss...[/caption]


[caption id="attachment_157" align="alignnone" width="444" caption="Smile!"]Smile![/caption]


[caption id="attachment_156" align="alignnone" width="420" caption="One of Our New Sandstone Cover Girls! "]Our New Sandstone Photo Cover Girl! [/caption]


[caption id="attachment_155" align="alignnone" width="505" caption="Lucky Girl!"]Lucky Girl![/caption]

Fun with Baby & Props

Earlier this week, Joanne had the chance to photograph this beautiful 6 month old baby, using some of our favorite props, and others borrowed from friends and family. The results were priceless! Check out below to see for yourself. 

These images were taken Tuesday afternoon, in a public park in Ventura, California. Talk about keeping it all in the family; this beautiful baby’s aunt and cousin hung around to help. In fact, her young cousin even held the light reflector for Joanne! Now, that’s teamwork. Obviously, everyone’s efforts really paid off. I’m sure you’ll agree: These photos are fantastic!

[caption id="attachment_148" align="alignnone" width="433" caption="Umm ummm good!"]Umm ummm good!

[/caption] [caption id="attachment_145" align="alignnone" width="654" caption="Perfect Little Angel!"]Perfect Little Angel!


[caption id="attachment_146" align="alignnone" width="468" caption="So Pretty"]So Pretty[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_147" align="alignnone" width="508" caption="My Little Tea Cup"]My Little Tea Cup[/caption]

More of Martina

We just got some press pics of Miss Martina for the Boobapalooza Breast Cancer Fundraiser this coming Saturday night, so I decided to share a few with you here.


Isn’t she beautiful? And so compassionate too, agreeing to help us out like this on less than one week’s notice. Thanks so much Martina! - Peg

PENTHOUSE Pet Supporting Boobapalooza (Breast Cancer Fundraiser)

Hang on to your hats everybody, because you’re not gonna believe this.

The beautiful and talented Martina Warren, PENTHOUSE Magazine’s 2005 Pet of the Year, has agreed to join us in our fight against breast cancer by attending the Boobapalooza Fundraiser in Camarillo, CA this Saturday, August 23, from 4 -9pm.

Stop on by, and you can not only meet this lovely woman, but for a small donation, can have your photograph made with her too! That’s right. Take a few moments to meet Martina in person, and chat with her, for whatever amount you can donate. No amount is too small. And when your finished, take home a souvenir to remember this once-in-a-lifetime experience. 

[caption id="attachment_119" align="alignnone" width="539" caption="Martina Warren, model & centerfold"]Martina Warren, model [/caption]

Just when we thought this event simply couldn’t get any more exciting, it did. in a HUGE way!

If you’re going to be in the area, why don’t you stop by and check it out, and meet Martina at the same time? The $25 entrance fee not only covers all the food and fun you can handle, but is also tax deductible too.

You can view Paula Hultman’s Evite with all the details for yourself at

 And here’s the link to the Susan G. Komen Foundations Site too

Doing Our Part at Boobapalooza (Breast Cancer Fundraiser)

What exactly is a Boobapalooza, you may be asking?

Well, it’s a breast cancer fundraiser being held this coming Saturday night (August 23) in Camarillo, CA. The event is being hosted by the Hultman’s at their beautiful home on 2124 Paseo Noche, from 4 to 9pm.  Steven and I haven’t met the Hultman’s before, but Joanne knows them through her other charity work, and she keeps telling us what a wildly fun couple they are. As if the tag line for their event didn’t already give it away?!?

Check this out:

[caption id="attachment_107" align="aligncenter" width="900" caption="Isn't this GREAT??"]Isn't this GREAT??[/caption]

See what I mean?

We here at Sandstone are so honored to be able to help out such a worthy cause. Not only will we be the event photographers, but we’re also setting up a booth where we’ll be taking and giving away photographs in lieu of donations, with 100% of the proceeds going to the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

If you’re going to be in the area, why don’t you stop by and check it out? The $25 entrance fee not only covers all the food and fun you can handle, but is also tax deductible too. We’re gonna have a wild and crazy time!

You can view Paula Hultman’s Evite with all the details for yourself at

 And here’s the link to the Susan G. Komen Foundations Site too

Where’s Sandstone Photographers Been Lately?

I’m not certain how many of you know this, but besides working at Sandstone with Joanne, Steven and I also do double duty as the Co-Editors of ProPhotoWest Magazine, the award winning quarterly publication of the Professional Photographers of California  So, every three months or so, we suddenly get swamped with work related to the magazine, which is lots of fun, but really crazy-hectic at the same time. In my opinion, putting together the magazine is a lot like having a baby. The work is hard and completely consuming, with the time required to complete the task finite, but in the end, the final results are so worth it! We’ve even been accused of beaming at our new little magazine like proud parents. Maybe that’s because sometimes we almost feel like we are!

Our First Pro Photo West Issue


You can check out the PDF version of our inaugural issue at

Our Autumn issue is in the works now, and is scheduled to ship from the printer in early October. Check back then for an update on how it all went, and a link to that issue too.

So, what does Joanne do while Steven and I are off selling ads, chasing down contributors, and creating the actual magazine! Anything she wants!

As it turns out, this is the perfect time for her to hone her photographic and artistic talents by working on pet projects, very close to her heart. If you have the time, take a moment to check out her latest efforts, coming here very soon.

And what about Jarett, you may be asking yourself? He’s been busy leading his own life, preparing for his freshman year of college at Santa Monica, moving into his first apartment, practicing with the varsity football team, and registering for Fall courses. So he hasn’t been shooting as much as he (or I) would like. However, he does have a glamour shoot scheduled with two beautiful professional models; Laura and Eryka of the California Ring Girls. So, he’ll be getting back behind the lens here very soon. - Peg


The PERFECT Baby! (Preston’s Baby Shoot)

On Sunday, we had the pleasure of performing Preston’s very first professional photo shoot. (You try saying that 5 times, really fast.)  I have to admit, it’s the first time either Steven or I have ever worked with a two-month old child before. Not so for Joanne, though. She’s actually related to the little guy, and has been snapping pictures of this beautiful baby almost from the very first day he came into this world.

Anyways, it seems Preston has raised the bar very high for every other newborn who may ever come our way. I am not exaggerating when I say he was THE PERFECT BABY! Happy and cuddly, and almost never fussy. And that was over a three-hour period! Can you believe it? We hardly could either.

Heather and Justin have every right to be very, very proud.

Thanks so much for letting us be a part of this very special day! - Peg, Steven & Joanne

[caption id="attachment_97" align="alignnone" width="400" caption="So Pretty!!"]So Pretty!![/caption]


[caption id="attachment_96" align="alignnone" width="600" caption="1+1 Makes 3!"]1+1 Makes 3![/caption] [caption id="attachment_95" align="alignnone" width="457" caption="Our First Family Portrait"]Our First Family Portrait[/caption]


[caption id="attachment_94" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Eyes So Blue"]Eyes So Blue[/caption]


[caption id="attachment_93" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Sleeping Like a Baby"]Sleeping Like a Baby[/caption]

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