I was so excited to photograph Ivy Hageman for her new website, because I believe so strongly in everything she is doing. She has been through so much herself, including chronic illness, eating disorders, and a herpes diagnosis, and has found a way to turn around and help others. Often, we are encouraged to keep these issues quiet, but she is speaking out boldly, because as she says, “We heal by not hiding.”Read More
Before we do your branding session, we will get together for a consultation. We’ll ask each other questions, plan the details of the shoot, and this is your chance to tell me all about your business that you’ve worked so hard to create. Here are some ways to help you prepare for our consultation!Read More
If you've seen me in the past few days, I've probably handed you a business card. Because I'm obsessed with my new cards!Read More
I am fostering two adorable kittens for the Asheville Humane Society, and they'll be available to adopt soon! So of course, I had to give them their very own photo shoot.Read More
I love photographing artists at work. It's like watching an episode of How It's Made, but in person. Seeing Cara May make her knitted clothing was so fun!Read More
Everyone is capable of doing these four steps so that you feel great during your shoot and your inner beauty shines through in your photos. You got this!Read More
ISO is one of the three camera settings that control your exposure. If you want to shoot in manual, it's important to understand all of them.Read More
Normally, anything that involves "networking" makes the introvert side of me want to crawl back into bed and surround myself with books and cats. But this Instameet seemed laid back, and while I knew I would be meeting new people, we would also be walking around and taking photographs.
And we did. And it was amazing. And I am so glad I went.Read More
I saw a pipe clothing rack on Pinterest and wanted one so much! It's the perfect place to store fun clothes for my portrait and boudoir clients to choose from, and it doubles as a great place to hang clothes when I'm working with clothing designers.Read More
Simplicity in art is rarely effortless. With photography I tend to lean toward color and drama. For this shoot though, I stepped back and thought of color and drama in different, and more simple ways.Read More
I am stepping into the world of fashion photography. Models. Fancy clothing. Gorgeous locations. Very exciting! Asheville has a growing fashion scene that welcomes collaboration and creativity. For this shoot, I worked with a model who is also just joining the party. Molly is a gorgeous young model with tons of potential. I'm sure I'll be seeing many more great shoots from her in the future.Read More
I am moving into a photography studio in Asheville's River Arts District on January 1st, and I could not be more excited. I took studio photography classes in college, and it was my favorite. So I've been dreaming of the day I could have my own studio for a long time.
"But Sarah, how did you take these images if you didn't have a studio?!" Well let me tell you...Read More
It has been over 10 years (let's not discuss how old I am) since I have pressed the shutter on my film camera. But film photography is where I started. With my grandfather's camera in high school, and my Nikon N65 in college, I spent a lot of time in the darkroom. And I miss it. And I miss the look of film.
I've recently started using Mastin Labs presets for my photo editing in Photoshop Lightroom. They replicate the look of film for digital photography. And I am loving them. But I thought, if I love the look of film so much, maybe I should just start shooting film again.Read More