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Picture of the Day: Atlanta Braves Turner Field Kids Portrait

 

On Sunday I had the unprecedented opportunity to go to Turner Field with Reese, his big brother Devin and their parents.  The Atlanta Braves were away in Boston which gave us an opportunity to play some baseball.  I’ve never had an opportunity to access the stadium outside of game time and it was REALLY COOL.  The most interesting realization I had was that the field really wasn’t as big as I always imagined it would be.  I mean, it’s big, but it’s not any bigger because it’s “major league.”  For those of you baseball fans, you’re probably laughing at me now.  I know baseball fields are a regulation size, but being inside that massive stadium makes it feel so much bigger when you’re sitting in the stands.  But on the field?  No big whoop.  I could’ve pitched a ball across home plate, no problem!  Yeah, right.

Reese LOVES baseball and even though he’s not quite 2 years old, he’s got a great hand.  Already catching throws from dad.  There are so many great moments from our adventure portrait that I had a really hard time picking just one for a blog post.  So today is just the first.  There’s more to come later in the week.

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Reese stands on top of the dugout doing his thing – that is, looking adorable.

Thanks so much to the Atlanta Braves for allowing us into Turner Field, and to the lovely security guard who treated us so well and laughed along with us as we watched Reese and Devin live it up.

Adventure portraits are for kids 3 and older, and are focused on a location and/or activity that explores your child’s interests at this specific age (or season.)  Some previous clients have had trips to the Atlanta Zoo, a pumpkin patch, an ice hockey rink, a baseball field, an ice cream shop and more. Rather than posing for portraits, your child will interact with the location and we’ll use our creative eye to capture a series a pictures that tell a story.  These portraits are so much fun and really memorable.

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New Line of Photo Jewelry – Necklaces

 

Jewelry is something that can brighten your day, remind you of a special memory (like your wedding day!), and with our new line of photo jewelry, it can also remind you of your favorite people.  I love these new necklaces we started carrying around Mother’s Day.  Whether you like plain and simple, elaborate or antique-inspired, there’s something for everyone.

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All necklaces are made from sterling silver and many are blinged-out with Swarovski crystals.  Va-va-va-voom!

As always, we will continue to carry these beautiful antique-inspired bracelets…  I love these unique alternatives to charm bracelets.

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… and even gifts for the man in your life: cufflinks, key chains and money clips.

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Picture of the Day: Decatur Family Portrait

 

This is Ariella and this is serious cuteness.

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Ariella is 8 months old and so sweet.  It’s rare that my little clients are so comfortable with me from the beginning.  Usually it takes some time; we talk, there’s a lot of staring:), we play and then they usually are totally cool letting me “in.”  But not Ariella.  During the initial planning meeting, she was so interested in everything and so comfortable, she crawled to me and stood up holding onto my leg.  While her mom looked through our sample albums, she was in my lap babbling and laughing.  I say “babbling” but we both know that babies are definitely communicating, just in terms we adults don’t understand. She was probably saying something like, “Ok, let’s talk about these pictures so you can get my best side.”

So, you could say I knew her first portrait session would be a fun one.  And I was not disappointed.  We had a great time taking pictures in their Decatur home in her nursery, with her favorite book, playing on mom and dad’s bed, and sitting with her dog, Sadie.  It was just a couple hours of real life and such a great way to document this age and all the excitement that goes along with being first-time parents.

Mom and dad, can’t wait to show you the rest!  Thanks for opening your home and allowing me to document sweet Ariella!

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Make this Father’s Day One He’ll Remember

 

Father’s Day is quickly approaching – Sunday June 17th.  In honor of dad, we thought what better way to remember this Father’s Day than to have a family portrait.  So we are having a gift certificate sale!

Save 10% on gift certificates up to $200.
Save 15% on gift certificates $200 or more.

What can your whole family can do together that will tell a story of Father’s Day 2012?  Think his favorite activities to make this all about dad!  A Braves game, fishing at a local park, a bike ride, mini-golf, or stay at home for a BBQ lunch and play in the pool.  The options are endless and completely personalized for him.  Contact us for additional activity suggestions.

 

The fine print:

Sale runs today through Sunday, June 17th.  Gift certificates expire one year from purchase.  May not be purchased with studio credit.  Sale gift certificates are not applicable to Martha’s Vineyard portrait packages or other special engagements/events.  Shipping is available.

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Client Rooms: Family Portrait Canvas Cluster

 

Ronan’s kids portrait in the Virginia-Highlands was a blast.  We first visited Fire Station #19 where he got to slide down the fire pole, sit in the driver’s seat of the engine and see how the hose works.  You could say it was a dream come true for this 2 year old.  After our adventure there, we headed down the street to John Howell Park and had a blast walking through the Highlands, jumping in puddles and playing on the playground.  Mom and Dad chose this beautiful Cluster on Fine Art Canvas to hang in their home.  Since they moved just days after I delivered their order, I didn’t have a chance to install it for them.  But I couldn’t resist getting some shots of it before it headed for San Francisco.

I love the asymmetrical layout of the Elmo Cluster.  Not many people are comfortable with asymmetry but if you are, this is unique, eye-catching and has a lot of “movement.”  I hear that it will hang above the piano in their music room.  I can only imagine how well the squares and rectangles will work with the curve of the piano.  Can’t wait to see it!

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If you’d like to learn more about how we can create a unique collection for your family, click the contact link above or send us a message at info (at) saraphotography.com.

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Picture of the Day: Atlanta Kids/Baby Portrait, Piedmont Park

 

Meet Eli and his big brother, Ethan.  We met at Piedmont Park on Friday for some beautiful weather and lots of fun.  Ethan is full of joy and energy.  He’s at that wonderful age of two where he has places to be and the only way to get there is by running!  Each time his dad was able to get him to be still, I would manage to get one or two picture and he was off again.  All my patience paid off when I was able to capture this moment.  Such a sweet little boy!  Look at that face!

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And baby Eli is just 2 months old.  I love this peaceful moment I caught of Eli and mom.  There is so much safety and security resting in mom’s arms, and he is just an adorable puddle of cuteness.

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D&S hope you enjoyed this sneak peek.  Can’t wait to show you the rest of the pictures!

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Picture of the Day: Atlanta Adventure Kids Portrait

 

I have been photographing Carter since he was just a puddle in his mom’s arms at 6 months old.  Watching him grow, getting to know his parents and documenting his childhood has been such a honor.  (If you’ve been to the studio, you’ll recognize him from the Fine Art Canvas Cluster of him hanging on the wall.)  At 4 1/2, he loves trains.  When his parents suggested going to the Southeastern Railway Museum for his session, I was so excited.  It’s so inspiring to go to a location that is special to my clients and totally new to me.  All the old train cars, engines and train tracks were not only fun to explore but were also so textured (and you know how I love contrasting textures!)  Rusted out trains, overgrown grass, even tacky upholstery on the train seats provided such interesting backdrops to this fun and adventurous kids portrait session.

Once again, I couldn’t choose just one image for the Picture of the Day, so I chose three that are expressive of Carter’s personality and his relationship with his parents.

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I’ve recently been photographing a lot of adventure portraits – at the Atlanta Zoo, fire stations in Virginia-Highland and Marietta, at an ice cream shop in Atlanta, an ice skating rink – but they’ve all been portraits for boys.  I need some girl time!  I need some dress-up time, ballet class, arts & crafts, tea party or anything else your little girl loves.  Contact us today for information about our adventure sessions.

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Studio News: Published!

 

A few weeks ago, I told you about my shoot for Outreach NC of author Mary Kay Andrews.  The issue was published and my image took the front cover.  Such an honor!

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Mary Kay Andrews’s Avondale Estates home is so beautiful!  And it was a pleasure to photograph her and her home for the magazine and her fans.  MKA even mentioned our shoot on her Facebook page and on Pinterest.  …I’m blushing.

 

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