Recent News

Yesterday, ABC and Yahoo! News featured a story about one of my recent family portrait subjects, Matt Flavin.  Matt is an inspirational veteran who has worked tirelessly over the last several years to create a better experience and transition back to civilian life for our returning veterans and wounded soldiers.  Take a minute to check it out.  It really made me think again about the sacrifices that so many of these “1%” are making for our country.  I’m happy that the above photo of his beautiful family made the cut!  Way to go Matt.

Fine Art Friday


Geometric.  Simple.  Elegant.  I often think this would look great as a few large prints rotated in different directions and hung together.  Today’s photo is a detail shot from inside one of my all time favorite places in the world…well, can you guess what it is?

Clues:
-the 112 year old building is a wonderful example of adaptive reuse and overlooks a famous river
-I had just finished a delicious croissant before I took the photo

Take a guess by leaving a comment.   Winner will be named later today!
Where is it?  What is this a detail of?

EVENING UPDATE: Thanks for your guesses- clearly my croissant clue steered everyone to France and they were right! Congrats to Tara, Andrew, and Margaret for correctly guessing the location.  And thanks for the creative guesses as to what it is.  It’s a detail of one of the clocks at the Musée D’Orsay in Paris, which overlooks the Seine.  Housed in an old train station, this museum exhibits art from 1848-1914, including one of my faves by Henri Toulouse Lautrec.  In college, I had a class that met here every week- it was heaven.  One clock is visible in a casual cafe in the museum mezzanine.  Check out an exterior view of the clocks.  It’s a must see if visiting Paris, and a great reminder that abstraction is all around us.  Happy Weekend!

Tara Kelly - March 2, 2012 - 11:13 am

Musee d’Orsay?

Tom - March 2, 2012 - 11:19 am

Eiffel tower? detail is of one of the gears of the elevator?

Margaret - March 2, 2012 - 11:49 am

Tour Eiffel or something inside Musee d’orsay? Or new structure at Louvre?

Andrew - March 2, 2012 - 12:15 pm

Musée d’Orsay. 100% confidence.

betsy - March 2, 2012 - 12:18 pm

i’m guessing its a ship’s wheel, on nantucket?

betsy - March 2, 2012 - 12:21 pm

i suppose i should have read the hints … maybe its a boat museum?!

favorite aunts - March 2, 2012 - 2:38 pm

Eiffel Tower we think. Love your blog, especially that baby James.

Candy - March 2, 2012 - 3:01 pm

How about ceiling of the palais royale?

Fine Art Friday- Take One


Today is my birthday, and the birth of a brand new weekly event!  I’m happy to announce that every Friday, I will be posting a “Fine Art” image to brighten your Friday.   I put Fine Art in quotes because the idea of photographs being Fine Art (note the capital F and A!) is an ongoing discussion in every photography school, as well as in the greater art history and museum worlds.  What constitutes such a label?  Scholars have written intense and lengthy dissertations on such matters.  To me, the Friday post is just a fun way to put some of my more artsy or abstract work out there, and gives me an excellent excuse to dust off my old slides and get scanning.  That’s right, I used to shoot slide film.   Yep, f-i-l-m.  Sometimes I really miss it. This image was shot with Tri-X black and white film, and I love that the grainy quality is only intensified by the ghosted trees across the water.  All Fine Art photographs are available as large prints for your home or office, feel free to contact me for details.

So stop by every Friday, feel free to comment or critique, and have a wonderful weekend!

Photo: Foggy Morning, Middlesex Dock, Concord, MA,  2005

Georgina Cullman - February 27, 2012 - 8:09 am

Gorgeous, ghostly photo, Sarah! love it!

Birthday Love

Having received lots of well intentioned but sometimes random baby gifts, I’m always on the lookout for something special, affordable, useful, and unique to gift to those little bundles of joy.  Of course I’d recommend a framed newborn photograph to add to the nursery, but I have a few other ideas as well.  My latest obsession with Etsy finally paid off when I spotted these fabulous personalized prints.  Who doesn’t love a company called “Happy Hippos?”  These are great as newborn or first birthday gifts.  You send them all of the info, including nicknames and birth stats, as well as the colors that you’d like.  I personally added the matte and frame, but it’s an option to order these as well.  This one I photographed is for my cousin’s son, Jamie, who just turned one a few weeks ago.  I added a few photos of the little guy when he was just a wee one month old…hard to believe that he just started walking last week! I “shipped it up to Boston” and it was a hit!  What are some of your favorite baby gifts?

Emily Strawn - February 25, 2012 - 3:15 pm

so glad you like the typography! 🙂 Thanks for linking back to my etsy!!

Put a little LOVE in it!

Happy Heart Day.  Whatever your opinion on Saint Valentine, Hallmark, or Starbucks Love cups, Valentine’s is a great “made-up day” to think about our loved ones.  It also reminds me that I’m lucky that the two things my business focuses on (weddings and children/family portraits) are both about documenting moments of love.  Whether it’s the moment the groom spots his bride walking down the aisle, the much anticipated first kiss, or just some stolen looks during their ceremony, capturing these is a treat.  Similarly, having the opportunity to record a newborn in their home- from adoring gazes between parent and child to their first real family portrait- is one of the many reasons that I love my job.

Here are some of my favorite “love” moments.  Cheesy? Yes.  But oh so cute.  Give extra hugs to your loved ones today.  I’m sending them to my hubby, daughter, parents, siblings, nieces and nephews, and friends. xo

Georgina Cullman - February 14, 2012 - 12:31 pm

I’m honored that our photo made the cut! Beautiful shots here!

xo

Betsy - February 24, 2012 - 10:14 am

Love this post, makes me tear up:)

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