Studio Sale!

March 11, 2014

Our studio is having a sale!!!!  I’ll be debuting some new prints for only $25-$100 as they are fresh from processing and unframed.  8 x 10 and 11 x 14.  Here is a sneak peek from my new ocean series.  Hope to see you there!  JSGD, JHill Design, Jill Rosenwald, Lawrence McRae and The Third Piece will all be participating too!

Note: these are the in studio sale prices for these first run prints. Please feel free to contact me if you can’t make it and want to order some.

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Ocean Series:

Sea Island, GA – 11 x 14 print $75

Sea Island, Georgia

Spanish Moss - 8 x 10 print: $25 Spanish Moss Bikes Sea Island

Horseshoe Crab – 8 x 10 print: $25

Horseshoe Crab

Cohasset – 8 x 10 print: $25

Cohasset, MA

Prints at the sale will be un-matted and unframed, but all of them are available for purchase at almost any size, matted, framed, and my favorite…acrylic mounted.  Below is a sample of the gorgeous glossy acrylic mount.

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Winter stillness

January 7, 2014

As the polar vortex descends upon most of the US I am reminded how quiet and rejuvenating winter can be – if you let.  A Pollyanna approach to single digit temperatures I know, but there is something about winter light I love.  The long shadows.  The blue tinted light.  It all seems so precious and fleeting.

 

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Make way for the new – 2014

December 31, 2013

So the powers that be, who invented the whole modern calendar thing, really had it down.  After the crazy, gluttonous, excitement of the holidays all we mentally and physically want is a refresh.  I am ready to just strip the house bare of Christmas decorations, clean up all the clutter and start bare.  I especially feel the need this year.  After a summer of being displaced due to home renovations, a fall of living with every workman under the sun in and out of our house  and a Christmas spend with multiple visits to the doctor (for all of us) including one trip to the ER (stitches for the little one) and a case of pneumonia (again, for the little one), I am looking forward to a quiet and focused New Year.   Thankfully we are currently spending a week with my family in Sea Island, GA which is offering us some much needed rest and relaxation and helping us all to get healthy.

I think the calm ocean waters this morning are a sign of things for 2014.

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Of course I wouldn’t be me with out a few goals and plans for 2014, but let start small.

• Get out and photograph more…just for me.  Not for a client, but for me.  It makes me a better photographer and there were so many times this fall I felt this desire, but didn’t make the time.
• Business plan.  I have some big thoughts and plans for my business and how to prepare my business as baby #2 approaches.  Still figuring out the action plan so stay tuned.
• Spend more time just “playing” with my daughter.  No iPhone, no trying to tidy-up or trying to do the dishes as she plays nearby, but to truly be with her.
• Organize.  I know, a boring goal everyone has on their list, but between the studio move, house move, renovation and overall life upheaval, nothing in my life seems in place.  I don’t even know which cupboard we store the paper towels.  January is business building and home organization month.
• Health.  Again, on most eveyone’s list but candy has sort of become my crutch this pregnancy and that has got to end.  (As I just finished off some very cherry Jelly Belly’s)  Here’s to a new year of eating more veggies, drinking more water, and getting more sleep.
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No looking back.  Only forward.
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And running towards the future without fear!
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Happy New Year to you all.  Thank you so much for reading and I promise much more blogging in 2014.  XOXO

Sea Bliss

August 13, 2013

There is nothing more soul soothing for me than time with the sea.  It calms and refreshens me through it’s repetition and consistency yet, excites and inspires in it’s change and power.  I feel so fortunate to have a family home by the sea, where I can go whenever I want (with in reason haha).  Our time at the beach last week was no different.  Sure south Georgia in August is hot and humid, but it is the beach…*sigh.  We saw the sun rise over the water numerous mornings thanks to a 1 1/2 year old whose internal alarm clock seems to have reset to 5:30am.  Despite our initial blear eyed groans, those mornings were some of our most cherished moments from the trip and made for some gorgeous morning light.

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Reality Check

August 8, 2013

Last week I had a huge reality and priority check. Midway on my daily drive between our new home currently under renovation and my in-laws house, where were are camped out, my 1 1/2 year old had had enough. “All done! All done!” She kept screaming while doing the sign language we had so diligently taught her to help her communicate. All done! I hear ya sister. I had been dragging her all over kingdom come trying to work on the house, work on a video project, schedule some photo shoot, work on my website, while throwing her on a playground with a babysitter here and there. We had all had enough and it took her yelling it at me for 20 minutes straight for it to sink in. I needed to step back and realize my priorities. So I have been trying to do just that…as best as I can.  There is only so much I can so, successfully, in one day. Fortunately we are now spending some quality family time at the beach in Sea Island, GA. We scheduled this trip around the floors being refinished so fingers crossed they are complete when we return home. For now those worries are a million miles away. And I am focused on my biggest priorities….hubby and baby (although she is basically a full on toddler now.)

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Vacation remains

August 15, 2012

A few extra images from our wonderful beach vacation on this Wednesday.

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I am here…

August 9, 2012

Should be doing more posts this week, but I am not.  Just enjoying family vacation.

xoxo

 

P.S.  Happy Birthday to the world’s best husband.

Bad blogger bad…

April 6, 2012

I have started to write about 5 different blog posts in the last two weeks, but between shooting the AMAZING magazine spread I did last weekend, editing those photos, my baby having to get her 2 month vaccination shots, packing for a 10 day trip and then traveling with an 8 week old, my efforts to write any sort of blog post have proven futile.  We are down in Sea Island, Georgia now for the next 10 days and I plan on relaxing, having lots of family time and getting some inspiration overload, so be prepared for lots of great stuff on its way. Until then, have a wonderful weekend and Happy Easter, Passover, Spring…everything!

xoxo,

Sarah

Photos by me, from previous Sea Island trips…as is my blog header. :)

Spring has sprung

April 25, 2011

Well it has down south at least, and I drank it in this weekend at Sea Island.  It seems every time I visit the island my mind quickly becomes brainwashed with preppy pink and green and all I want to do is place big giant bows on the head of every little girls’ adorable side parted blonde bob.

Oh, and in case you were wondering where all the gorgeous spring flowers are…they ran away to Sea Island, GA, which is what I want to do.

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Reason #4485 why I want to run away to Sea Island: gorgeous marsh sunsets.

Now, back to reality.

P.S. This is my 200th post!!!!

The other week I had the pleasure of photographing the Tibi outlet store. Located on the barrier island of St. Simons, GA, the Tibi outlet is tucked away among the live oaks and Spanish moss of the south Georgia coastline.  Tibi owner and designer, Amy Smilovic, originally hails from the island, making it the perfect location for the Tibi outlet.   Tibi’s look has always been one of graphic prints, saturated color and classic design.  One glance around the island and it is easy to see where Amy got her inspiration for Tibi.

Fortunately for me, I have been going to the beach in this area for years and there is nothing better than throwing on a Tibi dress for a night out, after a day in the sun.  Especially when that Tibi dress can be had for a steal from the Tibi outlet.  Along with in season and post season Tibi collections, the outlet offers one of a kind sample pieces.  With its newly renovated and expanded digs, the Tibi shop on St. Simons Island is hardly an “outlet” style shopping experience.  It is modeled after their chic New York locations, but exudes all the charm and warmth of the island.

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Tibi sales girl, Hays

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I scored the coveted utility belt from the previous season…often seen on Olivia Palermo

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Tibi girl key chain and Tibi girl Caroline

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My awesome sample sale score and the sweet and fun Judy who runs the outlet.

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The island, the girls and the shop are so wonderful.  I had a blast photographing them.  I can’t wait to come back with my family at Easter and stock up on some great summer dresses.

Till then Tibi girls…

Tibi Outlet
217 Redfern Village
St. Simons Island, GA 31522
(912) 638-1221

 

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