My name is Samantha Sloan, and I am a lifelong resident of the fine state of Texas. I grew up here in San Antonio, and I love that I'm raising my own family here. My husband Aaron and I met when we were babies in high school, and got married at 19 years old. A couple years later, we welcomed our first son Matthew and a few months later our second son Michael. I love being a wife and mom more than anything else in the world.
Growing up, I always had an eye for art and photography. I would spend hours putting together little photo albums, and would take photos of anything and everything. After I had my boys and began my journey into motherhood, I realized that my gift to the world was being able to combine my two loves - motherhood and photography - and combine them into an incredible career. In 2015, I officially launched my business as a San Antonio newborn photographer and I have loved every minute of it. I have been photographing family in San Antonio ever since, taking photos of mamas and babies, kiddos and families, gifting them visual keepsakes they can treasure for a lifetime.
10 Things About Me That Are Good To Know
1.) I really love cats, and I'm slightly embarrassed to admit that we have 5: Charlotte, Hank, Bruce, Huckleberry, and Oscar. All five of them are actually siblings - their mom was my cat who had kittens, and I decided to keep them all! Yeaaah ... Crazy cat lady alert!
2.) I married my husband Aaron when we were both only 19 years old; in fact, we told my dad at Christmastime during our senior year of high school that marriage was in our future!
3.) I have a very real phobia of driving over high overpasses and bridges. I live near one and I'll even go out of my way to avoid it when I can!
4.) My boys are only 18 months apart, and I had them in my early 20s. I LOVE that I am a young mom, and even more so: I love being a boy mom.
5.) I've turned into a total sports mom. My boys play football and basketball, and you can count on me to be "that mom" cheering loud, ringing cowbells and wearing sports mom
6.) I love scrapbooking! My bookshelves are filled with photos and scrapbooks, a hobby I picked up in elementary school.
7.) The start of my motherhood journey was pretty tough in the beginning, as I battled postpartum depression. I learned so much about myself, motherhood and the importance of supporting new mothers during this time in my life, and it's one of the reasons I love what I do with newborns. It's so important to know and encourage new moms, which is why I started the You're a Good Mom initiative.
8.) I love watching nostalgic old 90s TV shows and movies. My favorite movie ever is Father of the Bride and I love watching reruns of Full House.
9.) If I had to wear one thing for the rest of my life, it would be a pair of worn-in jeans, a soft cotton t-shirt and I'd be barefoot. Thank goodness I live in Texas!
10.) I am an introvert by nature, and I thoroughly enjoy alone time and quiet. It's part of my self-care routine to regularly take time for myself, to recharge my mental batteries! But I'm also super outgoing, so ... it's fun being me. Haha!
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