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

Colorful Portraits–Madison, CT

I recently spent a week in Southern California to visit a friend and attend the amazing ClickAway Conference, and seeing so much color in the landscape was a (welcome) shock to my eyes. I kept taking out my camera to capture the green palms as well as the orange, purple, and hot pink flowers.  When I returned home and went for a run around the reservoir in Central Park, I was struck by just how DEAD everything is here…muted tones of gray, brown, and pale blue. It almost felt like my eyes were going from color film to black and white.

I realize that in a few weeks, NYC will be vibrant with color again; but for now I’m going through some images from the past year to brighten up my screen. I immediately thought of this family portrait session in Madison, Connecticut. My family has gone to Madison in the summers since I was little, and it’s a great place for summer portraits. I met this family at their house on Long Island Sound, and was in love with the mint green door as a colorful backdrop. Their adorable daughter, Phoebe, has the most incredible red hair and blue eyes, so the color combo was awesome and so summery! Also fits right in with St. Paddy’s Day this weekend! Cheers to these sunny days being (just?) around the corner!

 

Central Park Fall Family Session–New York, NY

This top picture is a favorite that I captured this fall–it’s everything I aim for in family photos–kind of casual, everyone genuinely laughing, interacting with each other and less concerned with looking at the camera, and so on. Don’t you love it? I have known this Australian family in passing since we moved into our current building, and now am happy to call them friends rather than just people that I see in the elevator! Their three boys have such a great relationship with each other, it was very easy to photograph and interact with these young gents! The older two are also so polite and sooo kind to their little baby brother.

 

We ended up with one of the final days to photograph the foliage in the park, as it snowed two days later and most of the leaves fell off the trees. I love the golden light and baby Charlie’s yellow vest (and curls!!) echoing the fall color. One of the best things about this session was the parents’ willingness to get in front of the camera and take some couples photos! Parents usually want to hang behind the scenes unless absolutely necessary and this was so refreshing!

 

A, B, T, J, and C, I loved working with you all and look forward to the next one!