Friday, October 16, 2009

Half-Price Session Sale!!!

You won't want to miss out on this great opportunity to get an awesome deal on a Sara's Studio portrait session! Sessions are on sale for half-price!! A regular session fee is $90--this weekend you can pre-purchase a session for $45 (+tax).

This sale is going on through this weekend only (10/16/09 - 10/18/09), but the session you purchase can be scheduled from now through 2010! (You don't have to schedule the session right now, just whenever you're ready to schedule it let me know!) You can use this session for a family portrait, children's portraits, high school senior portraits, baby portraits, anything you need!

There is a PayPal button below, just click it and follow the prompts to purchase your half-price $45 session. It's that easy! I will then email you a confirmation (using the email address on your PayPal account), and mail you a gift certificate for the session.

(This promotion has expired...keep checking back for new promotions!)

Monday, October 5, 2009

Miss Rylan is Three Months Old

It seems like just a couple of weeks ago that I was photographing Rylan as a precious newborn. I can't believe she is already three months old! Her three month session was so much fun and she was great the whole time. It's hard work being a model--it took all of about 30 seconds after the last frame was shot for Rylan to decide it was nap time!

Enjoy this video of some of my favorite images from the session...

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Hey Seniors, Class of 2010...

it's not too late to get your senior portraits made! If you want fun, unique senior photography that suits your personality, let me know and we'll set up a session. The post below shows some examples of senior photography I have done recently. We can go on location to an urban area, a park, your home, just about anywhere you'd like. Think about what you might want, and give me a call or email.

If you'd like to take a look at the senior collections and pricing, you can open or save the following PDF file: Senior Pricing Information PDF . The senior session fee is $90 and includes 90 minutes of photography time.

If you have any questions, or are ready to schedule a session, give me a call at 817-781-6244 or shoot me an email at

Enjoy your senior year, and I hope to hear from you soon!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Seniors in the Stockyards

A few weeks ago I had a blast photographing a group of high school senior girls. They suggested going to the Ft. Worth Stockyards for the photo shoot, and it ended up being a perfect setting. We found all sorts of great places to shoot--old brick walls, a rustic metal door, a tractor, and a turquoise wall that was a favorite spot. The girls were awesome models and so much fun to work with. I've posted a video for each girl that showcases some of my favorite images from the session.

If you're a high school senior this year and want some fun, non-traditional senior portraits that capture your personality, let's schedule a session! Give me a call at 817-781-6244 or visit my website at






Monday, August 10, 2009

And the winner is...

Well it is time to announce the winner of my blog giveaway! I was so excited to see how many people entered into the contest--there were close to 50 entries!! Thank you everyone for your participation.

My adorable little niece Bethany got to pick the winning name out of the hat...or Easter basket! (It seems that the Easter basket is one of my two little nieces' favorite toys year-round.)

Bethany with all the names in the Easter basket...choosing very carefully...

...and whose name did she pull out??


Congratulations Jess! I have contacted the lucky winner to tell give her the news.

For everyone who entered, thank you so much! And keep checking back...I will have more blog giveaways in the future!!!

Thanks again, and congratulations Jess!

Friday, July 31, 2009

Almost time for the giveaway!!

Hello All!

So today is the last day to enter my blog giveaway! (See a couple posts down if you need to know details.) Can you believe it's already the end of July?? Where has the summer gone?

Next Tuesday, August 4th, is when the winner will be drawn. I will be seeing my adorable 3 year old niece on that day, and will let her do the honors of drawing the name out of the hat. Be sure to look back next week to see the post announcing the winner!

Have a great weekend!! :)

Monday, July 20, 2009

Too Cute at Two Weeks...

Many parents have asked me how long they should wait after their baby is born to have a newborn session. To get the sweet (and a lot of times sleeping) newborn look, I would recommend two weeks old or younger. After two weeks, they will start to move more, which makes it a little bit more challenging to get the cuddly newborn poses. And because they will be sleeping a lot, it's a great time to capture their little hands and feet--they'll sleep right through it!

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of photographing this precious newborn baby girl. She was right at two weeks old at the time of the session, and she was a great model. It was a really neat session. Not only was she adorable, but I went to high school with the new (and beaming!) Mom & Dad so it was fun catching up in between shots.

What a sweet baby girl she is! Just look at those little fingers and toes...

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Baby of Mine -- Baby's First Year Series

Each phase of your baby's first year is an opportunity to capture special memories and important milestones. The Baby of Mine series will help you capture those unique and fleeting moments with three portrait sessions during baby's first year. This collection is a great value, combining sessions and specialty portrait products at a discounted rate. Also, there are several exclusive offers available to those who participate in the Baby of Mine series. There is a one-time fee to take part in the series, with no obligation to purchase from the sessions.

For pricing and more details and information on the Baby of Mine series, please open or save (right-click and "save as") the following PDF file:
Baby of Mine Information PDF

To all of you soon-to-be moms out there, don't wait until your baby isn't a baby anymore--join the Baby of Mine series today!


Tuesday, June 23, 2009

My First Giveaway!

Exciting news! It's time for the first Sara's Studio Blog giveaway. What's up for grabs you wonder? Well...the winner will be able to choose one of the following three options:
  • Complimentary Photo Session with Sara
    (A custom session of up to 90 minutes of photography time in the DFW or Temple/Belton area. No prints included. Take a look at the Sara's Studio website to see some session examples and get some ideas!)
  • Set of 24 Custom-designed 5x7 Cards
    (Designed for whatever you or shower invitations, save the date cards, birth announcements, wedding announcements, etc. Click here to see some samples.)
  • Custom "Characters with Character" Framed Letter Art
    (Choose whatever word or name you'd like! Available for pickup or delivery in DFW or Temple/Belton areas.)

Now I bet you're wondering how you enter! You can have your name entered in the giveaway up to three times. The ways to become entered for a chance to win are:
  • become a follower of my blog (underneath "Followers" on the sidebar on the right)
  • add my blog "button" to your own blog (found on the sidebar on the right)
  • post a comment on one of my previous blog posts that catches your interest
It's that easy! Just do one, two, or all of those options above, and I'll enter your name in the drawing for each. (And for those of you who are already followers...consider yourself entered one time already!) If you post my button to your blog, please comment on this post to let me know.

The giveaway will be open for entries until the end of July. At that time, I'll put the names in a hat and draw the lucky winner!

Thanks for your participation!! Let me know if you have any questions.

Rebecca & Tim's Engagement Session

This past weekend I had the pleasure of photographing an engagement session for Rebecca and Tim. We managed to beat the heat by starting the session fairly early in the morning. The weather ended being really pleasant--and we were thankful for that! I've posted here a few of my favorite proofs--they're such a cute couple I just had to share. Next on the agenda is designing their wedding announcement using a photo from this session. I'll post that design once it's finished!





Have a great week,

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Gallery Wrapped Canvases

For a new, chic look to your next portrait, try a gallery wrapped canvas. This is different from a traditional canvas portrait in that the image is printed directly onto canvas which wraps over a stretcher frame. This "wrapped" canvas has a clean, modern look. Also, it does not require a frame because the canvas wraps around the sides. The canvas can simply be leaned on a shelf or mantel, or hung on the wall as is. Take a look at some of the gallery wrapped canvases that I have done for clients.


Here is a close-up of the wrapped corner.

This is one of my favorites. It now hangs by a pink ribbon in the baby's room.


When you book your next portrait session, I'd be glad to discuss these gallery wraps as an option for you!

Take care,

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Scenes from Los Angeles

A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to visit Los Angeles, California. It is a photographer's dream out there--everywhere you turn is another photo opportunity! Great architechture, fun characters, and just overall really cool stuff! Here are a handful of photos from the trip I'd like to share...

One of the many street performers in Santa Monica...he was awesome.

Going out to the Santa Monica pier/boardwalk.

I loved the colors of the rides at the little amusement park on the Santa Monica pier. Although I decided not to ride anything...

Venice beach. Super cool.

Needless to say, these are just a few of the fun shots from LA. I've got a lot more where those came from! It was a great trip, I'm glad I got the chance to go.

By the way, isn't the new blog design awesome?? I'm loving it. Thanks Kristi!

Alright, that's all for now!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Personalized Wedding Guest Books

If you want the guests at your wedding to have something a little bit fun and different to sign, this personalized guest book is the perfect answer! It features photos of the bride and groom throughout the book, to make it completely personal. This is a great way to showcase the photos from your engagement portrait session. The guest book featured below was from an awesome engagement session I did in downtown Ft. Worth. The book turned out great!!


Below are details about the book and how to order:

Cost: $125.00

This high-quality, press-printed wedding guest book is completely customized with your own personal photos. Each page spread consists of a photo on the left side and a lined page (for guests' signatures) on the right side. The lined pages have 15 blank lines each. It measures 7"x7" square and has a customized hardback cover. The price includes the book with up to 10 pages. This includes a title page, and 9 complete spreads (9 photo pages on left, 9 lined pages on right). The front and back covers are customizable with photos/names/dates. If additional pages (beyond 10) are needed, they are $7 each.

If I have not photographed your engagement session, you would submit your photos* to me via email for the following:

* front cover
* back cover
* title page
* each inner photo page (the photo pages opposite the lined pages)

If you would like your photo pages to be customized with special quotes, you can submit that information along with the photo you want it to accompany.

I will take artistic license to design each photo page, and I will submit a digital proof to you for approval before printing.

Because this is a completely customized product, please allow 20 business days before book is completed and shipped to you via Priority Mail. Your shipping/handling charge in the US will be $5.95.

Please feel free to contact me by email with any questions about this book.

Take a look at my engagement gallery on my website to see samples of engagement sessions I've had the pleasure of shooting.

*If I have not taken the photographs, the photos you submit must NOT be copyrighted. If they are professional photos, a copyright release is required.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Characters with Character

Fun and Funky Framed Alphabet Art!

Create a unique, personalized piece of artwork by spelling your name from an eclectic collection of photographed letters. This collection of letters has been compiled by Sara after photographing many different interesting, and rustic signs across the state.

The finished piece is matted and framed in black with glass, and would make a fun addition to anyone's wall. For three or four letters, there is also a "floating frame" option in which the photos "float" between two pieces of glass.

It's a great gift idea for those people who have everything!

You are not limited to only spelling a name--many words make nice art pieces, like "FAMILY", "LOVE", "LAUGH", "FRIENDS", etc. Also, you could use initials or a single letter.



(Above: Floating Frame)


The frames are available for words up to 8 characters, and are priced according to the number of letters. The dimensions and pricing for the frames are below:

Frame Dimensions:
(dimensions shown in inches)
1 Letter -- 8x8
2 Letters -- 10x8
3-4 Letters -- 16x8
5 Letters -- 18x8
6 Letters -- 20x8
7-8 Letters -- 29x7

Frame Pricing:
1-2 Letters -- $20
3-5 Letters -- $50
6-8 Letters -- $60

(I will be able to hand-deliver in the DFW metroplex, and in the Temple/Belton area. Shipping costs will be added if shipping is necessary to other locations.)

If you have any questions, or would like to place an order, please email me!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Welcome to the Sara's Studio blog!

Well I couldn't hold out any longer--I needed a blog! I am so excited because this will be a great way for me to showcase my most current photo sessions. Also, I will be posting some fun new products that I am offering. Please keep stopping by to see what new and exciting things are happening at Sara's Studio!