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

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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!