MEET VIC & SASHA

About Us

By the Numbers

HAPPY CLIENTS

PROBABILITY THAT SASHA WILL CRY HAPPY TEARS  AT YOUR WEDDING

TIMES VIC WILL QUOTE A MOVIE THROUGHOUT THE DAY

NUMBER OF WEDDINGS PHOTOGRAPHED PER YEAR

TACOS TURNED DOWN

YEAR SASHA STARTED OUR BUSINESS

250+

2012

90%

100

25

0

We are Vic and Sasha Barrera, photographers and story-tellers by choice, light chasers by craft. We absolutely love an opportunity to grab our cameras and share beautiful moments with the world. We started out just as you, two best friends in love, ready to take a leap of faith, hand in hand into that great unknown, marriage. 

When we're not behind the lens, you'll catch us spending time with family and friends, watching baseball (Go Dodgers!) or likely heading to the beach.

MEET VIC >>

MEET SASHA >>

Sasha

Vic

VIC

SASHA

Favorite Quotes: "Webster's Dictionary defines wedding as: The fusing of two metals with a hot torch." -Michael Scott, The Office

I’ve been searching for this feeling my entire life. Growing up I knew I wanted to be a storyteller, often losing myself in my own imagination and the occasional movie. I loved tales of triumph and victory, the ones that tug at our heartstrings and create genuine emotion. In 2015, while working alongside my beautiful and talented wife, Sasha. I finally found what my soul was longing for. The opportunity to tell some of the greatest love stories presented itself through photography! I had always been keen on choosing the right words to tell a great story. It hadn’t occurred to me those moments that leave us speechless tell their own story without a single word. It changed my perspective and my life. Sasha and I have been capturing beautiful love stories ever since. In addition to being a husband to an incredible woman, I’m a survivor of open heart surgery and bacterial meningitis, a father to some incredible children, and a huge fan of “The Office”. I’m continuing to chase that feeling great stories bring, and I can’t wait to help tell yours.

MEET VIC

MBTI PERSONALITY TYPE: ENFJ

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vic's favorite things

A NIGHT OUT

FISHING

ELECTRONICS

SPORTS

TACOS

KOBE, OUR GOLDEN RETRIEVER

NIKE

THE OFFICE

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Favorite Quotes: "The best view comes after the hardest climb." -Unknown

My love for taking photographs began in 2012 when I took a college course in digital photography. I quickly became obsessed with taking photographs of everything and everyone. Around that same time, families started reaching out to me to photograph them. Word-of-mouth spread like wildfire and I eventually got asked to photograph a wedding! I still remember the butterflies I felt that day. Although I had no idea what I was doing at the time, I just knew I really loved it. Getting to capture milestones for people was life-changing for me. In the midst of all of that, I graduated with my Bachelor’s Degree in Art Education, found my soulmate Vic, got married, gained two step kids and taught high school art for a brief time. Then a few years later, Vic and I took a leap of faith together and made photography our full-time jobs and haven’t looked back since. And I am forever grateful to all of our clients in the past years for trusting us with their dearest memories. We love what we do because of you! From the bottom of our hearts, we thank you!

MEET SASHA

MBTI PERSONALITY TYPE: INFP

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SASHA's favorite things

SPENDING TIME WITH FAMILY

ART

TRAVELLING

COOKING & BAKING

OVERCAST DAYS

REESE'S

ANYTHING DISNEY

THE COLOR BLUE


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Our Story

Our Story

SEPTEMBER 2011

MARCH 2012

MARCH 2015

APRIL 2015

MAY 2015

We first met at our former jobs, a warehouse that raises live butterflies.

During college, Sasha starts her own business,
Sasha Saldana Photography.

Fast forward a few years, we reconnect at a local fundraising event and sparks flew. We begin dating shortly after that.

Vic is struck with a life-threatening illness: bacterial meningitis. Only a month after we started dating! 

Vic recovers from meningitis. Around the same time, Sasha meets Vic's two children, Victor and Catherine.

Our Story

Our Story

AUGUST 2015

SEPTEMBER 2015

JUNE 2016

SEPTEMBER 2016

JANUARY 2017

Only after a few months of dating, Vic proposed! Sasha said YES!!!!

Sasha teaches Vic the ropes around photography. We quickly realized how much we loved doing photography together. 

Sasha graduates from Cal State Bakersfield with her Bachelor's in Fine Art with an emphasis in Education.

We said "I do!" and officially become, The Barrera's!

We unexpectedly learn Vic has a rare heart defect that requires open heart surgery!

Our Story

Our Story

FEBRUARY 2017

MAY 2017

JUNE 2017

AUGUST 2017

SEPTEMBER 2017

After hearing the devastating news about Vic's heart, we get Kobe, our golden retriever to lift our spirits.

After a few emotional months, Vic undergoes a successful open heart surgery.

Vic makes a full recovery from surgery. Here is Kobe comforting him in time of need.

We rebrand from Sasha Saldana Photography to Vic & Sasha Photography, our now husband and wife team.

Having a passion for teaching, Sasha begins the credential program in hopes to teach high school art.

Our Story

Our Story

MAY 2018

SEPTEMBER 2018

APRIL 2019

SEPTEMBER 2019

OCTOBER 2019

After trying her hand at teaching for a few months, Sasha leaves to pursue her true passion: Photography.

We both officially go full-time with our photography!

We launch our online store for photography lovers!

We officially launch our podcast, Perfectly Candid, an audio guide to marriage, business and everything in between.

Having a passion for creating and writing, we start another business in web design, Mariposa Design Co.

Quiz

How well do you know us?

vic

SASHA



WHO IS A MORNING PERSON?

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SASHA



WHO IS A MORNING PERSON?

*VIC IS THE MORNING PERSON! UP AT THE CRACK OF DAWN OR 6AM ON MOST DAYS.

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SASHA



WHO MADE THE FIRST MOVE?

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SASHA



WHO MADE THE FIRST MOVE?

*VIC MADE THE FIRST MOVE! HE WAS ALSO THE FIRST TO SAY "I LOVE YOU."

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SASHA



WHO WANTED TO BE A CHEF?

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SASHA



WHO WANTED TO BE A CHEF?

*SASHA WANTED TO PURSUE CULINARY ARTS IN COLLEGE AT ONE POINT.

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SASHA



WHO HAS MORE SHOES?

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SASHA



WHO HAS MORE SHOES?

*IT'S VIC! HE HAS 21 PAIRS OF NIKE SHOES AND COUNTING.

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SASHA



WHO IS THE ARTIST?

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SASHA



WHO IS THE ARTIST?

*SASHA GRADUATED WITH HER BACHELOR'S DEGREE IN FINE ART FROM CAL STATE BAKERSFIELD.

QUIZ 

How well do you know us?

vic

SASHA



WHO USED TO BE A TEACHER?

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SASHA



WHO USED TO BE A TEACHER?

*SASHA TAUGHT HIGH SCHOOL BRIEFLY BEFORE REALIZING THAT SHE WANTED TO PURSUE PHOTOGRAPHY FULL-TIME.