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Picture of the Day: Virginia Highland Holiday Portrait

 

I love this time of year.  The energy surrounding the winter holidays is so full of happiness, nostalgia, surprises and even a bit of chaos.  I love photographing families around this time because of all of that energy.  It’s electric.  This beautiful family invited me into their home to take some pictures while everyone was in town for Christmas.  It was such an honor to have a small part in making this holiday memorable for them.

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And because it’s hard to sit still for pictures, we HAD to let loose a little bit.

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My last portrait of 2012 was a blast.  Thank you everyone for reading this blog, supporting the studio, for all the congratulations messages after my announcement last week, and for allowing me to continue this amazing career for another year.  Happy Holidays!  See you in 2013!

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Studio News: Shop Small with us on Saturday 11/24

 

Between Black Friday and Cyber Monday sits Small Business Saturday®, a day dedicated to helping small businesses and their communities.  Sara Speert Photography is proud to take part in Small Business Saturday this year with an online sale on Saturday, November 24th.

On Small Business Saturday, we are excited to offer the following with all portrait gift certificates:

Your choice of
A FREE MOBILE PHONE SKIN ($65 value)
or A 10% CREDIT ($50 value)

Plus, pay with your American Express and receive a $25 statement credit. (You must pre-register your card at shopsmall.com)

Click here on Saturday to join us for Small Business Saturday!

TERMS & CONDITIONS:
Sale is 12am – 11:59pm on Saturday, 11/24/12. One image may be selected at Design Appointment for phone skin. 10% credit will be applied at Design Appointment. No cash value. Certificates expire one year from purchase. No refunds on gift certificate purchases.

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Picture of the Day: The Goat Farm Family Portrait

 

I don’t know how to begin this post because I am so excited, I just want to get right to the pictures.  But I’ll give you a bit of background.  For years I’ve searched and searched for cool industrial locations for photography.  Throughout my 15 years in Atlanta, I’ve created fine art black & white photographs of industrial places around the Southeast.  I love the varying textures and age, and even created a whole series of pieces framed in distressed windows.  (You can see them for yourself at Wild Oats & Billy Goats Gallery in downtown Decatur.)  As Atlanta has grown and developed, these places have dwindled.  Places like Atlantic Station took the place of an amazing railroad yard that was covered in graffiti.  Great for businesses and taxes, but not so great for artists like me.  So when my client suggested we try The Goat Farm, I was cautiously excited.  Sometimes rumors can be better than the actual location, but on arrival I realized that the rumors hardly gave the place enough credit.

The Goat Farm is rugged, rusted, urban, rural, brick, overgrown, and most of all full of texture.  As a relatively new space for an art gallery, events and studio space, it still maintains a lot of its rustic-ness.  They are still in the process of renovating a lot of the buildings (which are off limits to the public) which leaves a lot of awesomeness all around.  Thanks to K, P, C and B for being so willing to try something new and make this such a fun day.

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Picture of the Day: Buckhead Family/Baby Portrait

 

The busy holiday season continues with adorable Brady and his parents at their Buckhead home.  After 9 1/2 years photographing children and their parents, it never gets old seeing the love parents have for their children, especially the first child.  It’s such an amazing bond and although I can’t put it into words as well as I’d like (that’s why I chose the career I did – pictures convey so much more than I can with words), it warms my heart to see that connection.  For the little bit of time I spent with them, I not only saw that connection, I could feel the love in the house.  It’s truly palpable between Brady and his parents.  ….hope you enjoy this sneak peek of your session!

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Picture of the Day: Roswell Kids Portrait

 

I love this time of year because I get to see so many families again for their annual portraits.  The holiday season is an amazing opportunity to not only get some updated pictures of your growing kids, but also to spend some quality time together amid our busy schedules.  Making time for those moments is priceless.

You may recognize Charlie from last year.  It was so great to see him again, see how much he’s grown and to witness his exuberant spirit again.  I swear the next time I’m having a bad day, I’m stopping by to get my Charlie-fill.  Just look at the happiness ooozing from this face!

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 Just hanging out in his room….  I think his Boston family will especially appreciate this one. 

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Picture of the Day: Twins First Birthday

 

It’s been a crazy holiday season so far.  So busy in fact that blogging has kind of taken a back seat to everything else.  But this post is something I couldn’t overlook.  I know Heather and Todd are tapping their fingers waiting for these pictures – and they’re here!  Thanks for your patience!

Heather and Todd’s adorable mini-me twins, Addison and Emerson celebrated their first birthday a couple weeks ago. Actually their birthday is on our wedding anniversary so I never forget their birthday.  It’s hard to believe they’re already one year old.  We’ve been close friends with Heather and Todd for years.  I photographed their newborn portraits, which you may remember.  Back then, the twins were tiny and adorable, and now, they’re still adorable but not so tiny anymore.  They’re both walking and clearly have their own personalities.  Addy is so outgoing that at times during the party, Todd just stood and stared at how unafraid she is to wander off from mom and dad.  Of course, she was surrounded by family and friends, all the people who love her, which may have had a calming effect.  Emerson is sweet and snuggly, and prefers to be held which is not a problem with a room full of people who were happy to swoop him up in a second.

The party was at Jump Start Gym in Sandy Springs.  The kids loved all the fun activities, and I must say that I think the parents had just as much fun.  I remember the parachute game being one of my favorites as a child so it was really fun to photograph.

The theme of the party was from Dr. Seuss’s Cat in the Hat – Thing 1 and Thing 2.  So adorable and colorful.  How awesome is this centerpiece – made by grandma?!

Happy Birthday Addy and Emerson!  Can’t wait to show mom and dad the rest of the fun, colorful and memorable pictures.  Love, Aunty Sara

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Picture of the Day: Fall Family Portrait

 

Once again, I had a wonderful time with Ariella and her parents this past weekend.  She just turned one a few weeks ago and loved her smash-cake session.  Since I started photographing her in the summer, it’s been wonderful getting to know this fun family and watching Ariella grow.  She’s such a happy girl and that smile just makes me melt.

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Ariella showed me a Decatur park that I had no idea existed, McCoy Park.  The fall weather was perfect.  We got to play in the leaves, and swing – a lot.

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If you are interested in scheduling a portrait with us for the holidays, please contact the studio quickly.  We are almost completely booked for the season and the deadline for holiday portraits is November 11th.  See you soon!

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