SGP’s Latest Project–Whoa Baby–New York, NY

SarahGreigPhotography_stomp_0690I’ve been working on a new project for the last, oh, 8.5 months…Baby #2. In some ways this pregnancy has flown by; while in other ways, it seems to have gone on forever. This time around, I feel bigger (and have that waddle walk that I never had with my first), my hips are killing, and I’m up writing this at 1am because I just don’t sleep much anymore. I know, I know, I better get used to the not sleeping part again! Schlepping my camera equipment and gathering up the manic energy needed for 6pm family portrait sessions this summer was tougher than I thought it would be, as was walking up to our fourth floor apartment (it usually necessitates a long pause on the second floor and a belly hold for the last two flights).

With + or – 3 weeks to go, I’m filled with a lot of emotions: excitement at meeting this young guy or gal, trepidation at the reality of having two children, and frustration that we are creatively trying to cram a fourth person into our 1.5 bedroom elevator-free apartment. I’m starting to have flashbacks to my last delivery, which somehow I was able to block out of my head for the last 3 years. Let’s just say it began with a surprise induction and did not end smoothly.  I never tell anyone about it unless they’ve already had children. 🙂  But a friend of mine who just delivered her second child reminded me of the power of positive thinking, so here’s to hoping (praying!) for a better experience this time around.

Since I’m always preaching about the importance of recording life’s big moments, I hired a photographer to take maternity portraits of me this week. It’s always strange for me to be in front of the camera, but I don’t want this moment to slip by without a proper record of it. Clearly my sunrise self-timer “selfie” above during a sleepless morning in Nantucket will not suffice! I also love working with other photographers and seeing how they interact with clients, run their business, etc. We can all learn from each other. I’ll keep you posted on how it goes!

In the meantime, back to my waddle, my pineapple popsicles, and my growing belly. Here’s to being up before the sun, new pathways, and a cute newborn to photograph in a few weeks!
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Summer Scenes–Nantucket, Watch Hill, and Charleston

SarahGreigPhotography_stomp_0637I’ve been such a lazy blogger this summer but that’s mostly because I’ve been on the road and out enjoying the summer! June and July consisted of eating s’mores, chasing seagulls, exploring new cities, boating at sunset, biking on wide deserted beaches, shooting beach sessions and events, hunkering down in a hurricane, and watching my baby belly grow larger and larger (more to come on that).

All of that fun also brings lots of time in the car and on planes, schlepping of equipment to and fro, and a huge amount of packing, unpacking, and re-packing. But from Charleston/Kiawah to Nantucket and Rhode Island, I’ve been photographing my heart out. I have a backlog of images to share, but here are a few that make me smile and think SUMMER. Happy mid-August (can you believe it?)!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Dan’s 40th–Brooklyn, NY

SarahGreigPhotography_stomp_0648I recently had the pleasure of photographing a gorgeous and spirited birthday event at the Venetian style bar, Botanica, in Red Hook, Brooklyn. What better way to celebrate a milestone birthday on a perfect summer night than with good friends, amazing food, a bluegrass band and…whiskey! To top it off, the bar is adjacent to a chocolate factory, Cacao Priato, and whiskey distillery, Widow Jane. Chocolate and whiskey? It’s like a Willie Wonka wonderland for grown-ups! The preservationist in me also loved the historic brick building surrounded by cobblestone streets. Definitely check out these places if you are in Red Hook.

From stunning flowers to magazine-worthy food spreads, everything was a joy to photograph. Fran and Dan–thanks for the opportunity to record such a wonderful evening!

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Venue–Botanica/Cacao Prieto/Widow Jane Distillery//Caterer–Poppy’s//Florist-Alaric Flower Design//Band–Chris Merkley and the Crooners//
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Family Portraits–White Elephant, Nantucket, MA


I met the Joblon family on a hot, steamy July afternoon–I’m not sure where the Nantucket sea breeze was hiding, but we stuck to the shade for most of our session! We had lots of fun photographing on the grounds of the White Elephant, an elegant hotel just steps from Brant Point Lighthouse and town. The girls, nearly 3 and 1, were adorable in their coordinated white eyelet outfits, and the whole family was relaxed and fun throughout our session. There are too many cute ones to share them all, but here are a few of my favorites!

We captured a lot of the blues and greens that Nantucket is known for and got some great images among the gorgeous hydrangeas. Joblons, I loved photographing your beautiful family and hope to see you all again soon!

H and C–Brooklyn Heights Family Photography–Brooklyn, NY

Adorable doesn’t begin to describe these blue-eyed boy wonders!! I loved working with this Brooklyn Heights family in late May. The day of our photo session started off beautifully; but as luck would have it, an incredible round of thunderstorms rolled right at the beginning of our session time. Thus, we began indoors at their apartment, which has great window light. Their oldest son, H, was rocking his favorite hooded pirate towel and loved gazing out the window at the dramatic sky. His little brother, C, was a model subject and loved flirting with the camera (and snuggling with his mom)!

As the rain subsided, we headed outside to the gorgeous Brooklyn Heights promenade, where H showed me many of his favorite spots, and we finished our session with some fun family photos just as a new downpour began! This family was fun, low key, and at ease in front of the camera–always a fabulous combination!  I loved recording the obvious connection between all four family members, but also the relationship between the brothers, mom and boys, and dad and sons. Thanks for a wonderful session guys…can’t wait to see you all soon!