Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Family Holiday Portraits Preview

Here are a few shots that I've been working on today! I will be posting more from this shoot soon!! This was such a beautiful and wonderful family.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Favorite Photo of the Week: #5

I hope everyone had a lovely Thanksgiving and are enjoying the holidays! For Thanksgiving, my husband and I went to his grandmother's house, which surprisingly I've never been to! I had a wonderful time and had the grand tour of the house and property. It was really nice to see my husband spend time with his brothers and hear them all reminisce about all the adventures they had there growing up. And of course I jumped at the opportunity to photograph them all together and was super excited to do so at a memorable spot from their childhood with them all grown up.
Lately, I've been drawn to non-traditional portraits! I love the idea of a beautiful photograph, a moment caught in time, with the subjects being captured in a way that you know who it is, but it's not your normal "look over here and smile" shots. Here is one of my favorites of the guys, even though they are walking away. Enjoy, xo Sarah

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Brightly Wound

Lately, my husband and I have been very much inspired by Eisley and the beautiful, whimsical lyrics and voices of their band members. Their song Brightly Wound so evokes the feeling of this beautiful time of year and this season in our lives.
Earlier this week we went for a walk through the park and took some pictures. Here is one of my favorites!
XO ~ Sarah

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Seasons changing...

There is a tree at my day job that looks so pretty right now! I love how it changes colors as the year carries on. I think I've decided to continue to photograph it throughout the fall and into winter and spring. Enjoy! XO

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Favorite Photo of the Week: #3

This week my dear friend Morgan came to visit me with her oh so cute children! Her son looked so cozy on my couch so I had to get this shot! I love it!
XO~ Sarah

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Family Potraits

One of the reasons why I absolutely love the holidays is spending time with my family!! I love how now that Im all grown up, my sister is my best friend and how much fun we have together! Family dynamics are all so different, but its amazing how much power is in the bond that entwines it together. Whereas friends may come and go, family is always there and you cannot escape from the fact that you are related by blood to a group of individuals.
My siblings and I live in different states, a fact which bums me out like no other, so when all of us are together, we take the time to take lots of pictures together. Its so amazing to me how a photograph can capture a moment in time and season of one's life. This is probably why it is
so fun and fulfilling for me to do family portrait sessions.
I still have space for holiday portrait sessions. Please email me at sarahashleyphotography@yahoo.com for booking and availability. But hurry as time is running out!
Here are some family portraits from this past year that I've been meaning to share. Enjoy
XO~ Sarah

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Favorite Photo of the Week: #2

This week's favorite picture is one that I shot, but was edited by my husband, who is currently in training to become my assistant. I recently found a list of ways to stay creative, and one of them was to collaborate. I love the way that what one person sees one way can be transformed into someone else's vision. Its a great way to stay inspired and stretch yourself.
I hope you like it!
XO Sarah

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Happy First Day of November!

I cannot believe that it is already the first day of November! The year has flown by and the holidays will be here before we know it!! Right now is the perfect time to start thinking about getting your photos done to send out to family and loved ones as gifts or holiday cards. If you recently got married, what a lovely way to start your first Christmas together then to send out holiday cards with your favorite wedding portrait? Especially if you have family or friends who couldn't make it to the wedding! Or have you added to your family with a new baby? Family portraits are so nice to share at the holidays and what a fun way to show off your new bundle of joy!
Whether its just the two of you, or your family and maybe your pets, photos add a wonderful touch to your holiday cards. After all, who doesn't love fun mail? Especially when accompanied by a beautiful portrait depicting this unique time in your life!
Its not to late to book your Holiday Portrait session!! If you book now, all holiday sessions will get the first 10 cards free!! For booking and availability, email me at sarahashleyphotography@yahoo.com
Here is a preview of what your holiday card could look like! More designs coming soon!
XO~ Sarah