Summer 2020 Portraits


WOW. What. A. Spring. I have so much to say about the last few months, but will save it for another (several?) future blog posts. But I am back behind my camera and ready to photograph. Summer sessions are best held about 1.5 hours before sunset, especially if you want to photograph at the beach, but other timing is possible. I am on Nantucket only until August 3rd this year, so please get in touch soon to schedule a session in the remaining few weeks. I have streamlined my pricing for Summer 2020–click below for info.

SGP_Summer 2020 Pricing

FAQ’S

How do you pronounce your last name?
Thanks for asking—I get all sorts of versions but it’s pronounced just like the first name, Greg! There’s a reason I kept my awesome maiden name for five years after I got married 🙂

Do I get the digital files? 
Yes. The summer session price includes the digital download of your high resolution files. I spend hours after the session individually editing each photo that you will receive. You can expect about 50-100 images from an hour-long session, it all depends on how many people, groupings, etc. I believe in quality over quantity, and part of my service is that I do an extensive culling and editing of your photos. This way, you end up with the best of the best and don’t have to spend a long time sorting through your images.

What about prints?
Summer sessions include one large matted print of an image of your choosing. You are welcome to order more archival prints from my professional lab (which you can easily do from your online gallery), and please do–nothing makes me sadder than imagining your photos only living on your computer. I also recommend my lab over a pharmacy for printing for many reasons such as quality of the paper used and quality of the printing. Photographs are made to be printed and enjoyed! I love the expression “off of your device and into your life”…so please please print your favorites (and send them to parents or grandparents!) I know it’s often one more thing that we don’t get around to, but technology is ever changing and digital files might not last forever. Archival prints and albums will stand the test of time.

What is Your Photography Style?
This is a lifestyle session–I want to capture your family’s personality in a natural way. We can get the formal group shot down at the beginning if you’d like one, and then we can have some fun. I try to make your children comfortable and let kids be kids…we run, we jump, we laugh. I try to avoid a lot of formally posed photographs. I aim for real smiles and fun! Visit my blog—www.sarahgreigblog.com—to see more examples of my style.

Are You Good With Kids?
Yes! My former jobs include nanny, swim and soccer coach, lifeguard, and dorm parent. I also teach architecture to 1st and 2nd graders in NYC and have three small children of my own. It’s safe to say; I’ve seen it all! I urge parents to not stress and go with the flow.

What should I wear?
Great question! Once you have booked your session, I will provide wardrobe tips and suggestions.

Can you Design a Holiday Card?
I am an affiliate with Minted, which has so many designs and great choices. Just let me know and I can upload your favorites to their site, you will receive an email with a link, and you can design away!

 

Sunset Family Portraits–Nantucket, MA

There is nothing quite like that perfect, early evening golden light that we captured in these images. The most beautiful light doesn’t hit at the most convenient time in the summer–one hour before sunset is ideal, which is usually around little kids’ bedtime and adult dinnertime. BUT,  if you can work around those hiccups,  is it totally worth it! My sister and her fam visited the island last August to swoop up my children and take them back to Rhode Island, so my husband and I could head to Scotland (his happy place) to celebrate his 40th bday. More to come on that amazing adventure, but it never could have happened without my sister’s help and my 25 spreadsheets and medical releases sent to various states and family members! The divide and conquer is major when you have three kids and want to go on a trip.

 

Needless to say, I tried to make a small dent in her generosity by doing a family portrait session while they were here. Our attempt to knock out her Christmas card photo by the end of August was successful–we merely had to send out her final card photo for some windy hair fixing–yes I work with a company who can work that magic! It’s SO nice when you aren’t scrambling for a holiday card photo in the fall! My daughter assisted with some background shenanigans to make them laugh, which is always helpful.

 

My niece and nephew have been in front of my camera since they were born, but I love photographing them every year as they are getting SO OLD. Boo hoo. Cheers to capturing these fleeting days in golden light. And thank you Team Wiggs for getting in front of my camera each year.

Summer Portrait Sessions–Nantucket, MA

Hooray! Summer is here! We are hitting the road this week for New England. I can’t wait to eat all the s’mores, dunk in a chilly pool, and of course, take photos in that gorgeous summer light! Summer portrait sessions are fun, relaxed, and customized to each family. Please see below for details and get in touch to book! Also, if a bunch of your friends would like photos of their children, please ask me about hosting a portrait party (you host, everyone gets photos, fun for all)!  XO

Click here for SUMMER PORTRAIT PRICING

Prints, albums, and other products are available for purchase. Check out what great products we can create with your images here: SGP Products 2019 They are not included in the session fee.

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HOW TO BOOK YOUR SESSION
1. Contact Sarah to secure a date and location.
2. You will be sent a link to fill out a client questionnaire and contract, and pay a 50% retainer fee– payable by check or credit card. Dates cannot be held without payment.
3. The remaining 50% is due 7 days before your session.
4. Get excited for some family fun!

 

NYC Bridal Shower at Majorelle, New York, NY

I photographed the most beautiful wedding shower this spring in the unique courtyard at Majorelle, a newish restaurant inside of the Lowell Hotel on the Upper East Side. If you haven’t been, I highly recommend it for a special occasion!

It was one of the few sunny and warm days that we had this spring in NYC which provided great natural light through the glass enclosed courtyard.  Planned and designed by Nancy Harris Events, who always makes everything gorgeous, the event was a fun and intimate gathering of ladies under the courtyard’s orange trees, which complemented the blue and green decor perfectly. They kicked off the event with champagne cocktails in the library and followed with an intimate lunch and laughter filled toasts. Check out this beautiful color palette (my favorite!) The flowers were from the amazing Renny & Reed. I hope to photograph more events in this unique space!

Back to the Blog–New York, NY

Hi All,

Happy 2019 +3.5 months! I’ve been quiet here on the blog as work and life have been so busy (I’ve even missed my annual birthday posts for my children- womp womp), and I find myself gravitating to my instagram feed much more to share images. It’s also the time of year when I do all of the un-fun small business things like itemizing all of my taxes so I can give all of my money to NY City and State, and researching new computers as mine is ON. THE. BRINK. It’s was a good five year run though for my Macbook Pro. BUT, I’m determined to post some recent work and new content on here in the coming months.

The fall was a busy one as I photographed some favorite past families and met some wonderful new clients. A few weeks ago, I traveled to Dana Point, CA to attend the amazing and inspiring Click Away Conference. I try to do a conference or a few workshops every year to keep growing and learning as a photographer, so I signed up for a broad range of things, including an awesome business marketing class. I also attended Food Photography with Allison Jacobs, Dreamy Seascapes with Kristen Ryan (I have an ongoing project creating painterly ocean images by playing with shutter speed and movement, so this one was right up my alley), Six Figure Business and Marking with D’Ann Boal, The Toolbox to Beach Photography with Marcie Reif, and I ended the weekend with an awesome session on Expressive Kids (tips and fun tricks to get more out of sessions with little ones!) with Tenley Clark, who had more energy than I’ve ever seen in a grown up before. She was great.

We’re off to Hawaii tomorrow for spring break. It’s only taken me about 455 hours to pack and I’m sure the travel might be…interesting…but, fingers crossed for a mai tai at the end of the tunnel.  I’m hoping to actually take some seascape photos while also chasing around my wild three kids, so wish me luck!

Travel Inspo-Broome, Western Australia