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Halloween Minis! THIS OCTOBER!

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Hi, I’m Sarah, and Halloween is my favourite.

I love scary things. I mean, as I write this, I’ve also just paused a terribly awesome ghost audiobook about a haunted inn, I’m burning a fall-scented candle, I’m rolling around in a room full of seasonal sweaters, I’m brewing a pumpkin spice latte in my cozy kitchen: I’VE GONE FULL FALL, and I’m so ready for the 31st.

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I kept thinking about the photos I have from when I was a kid, the ones of me in costume, with my friends, dressed in costumes that took my mom forever to get me into. I was a black cat, a news reporter (I dressed almost normal, except I walked around with a microphone and recording case and gave obnoxious interviews), a pink dog, and Little Red Riding Hood. What I love the most about so many Halloween costumes is the time and effort put into every beautiful piece - the excitement, and the love, and the memory-making - and this year, I want to photograph that.

SO, I’m offering mini-sessions NEXT WEEK, on Tuesday (23), Thursday (25), Saturday (27), and Sunday (28). Minis are short, sweet & simple - in costume - and $100 (limit of 2 people) - and open to ALL AGES. (Shoot me an email if you want to book more than 2!) 1/2 nonrefundable retainer due upon booking. Sessions are 20 minutes, and include 3 digital files of your choice from a downloadable online gallery (additional files available for purchase.)

To book, shoot me an email through the contact form, and let me know what your day preference is. Spots are limited, so book soon!

Fort St John 2018 | September 21, 22, & 23

I'll be back in Fort St John, BC this year on September 21, 22, & 23! 

Between moving, graduation, and life in general I wasn't sure if I'd be able to make it out this year - but I realized I'd miss it far too much. I've been going to Fort St John every year since 2013, minus one year, and it's just one of my most favourite things.

I'll be heading out on Thursday the 20th, and arriving on the 21st, so I have just a couple Friday evening spots set up in a beautiful field. Saturday's locations are more field & forest goodness, and Sunday evening's sessions will be in Hudson's Hope. 

Sessions are $295, include 15 digital files of your choice in a downloadable online gallery, and are about 20 minutes in length. I also have 2 full sessions available at $550 each, or space for a custom quoted project (An artist/business profile? Promotional images? A full beauty or family session at your favourite location/home?) 

If you'd like to book, fill out the contact form over here. See you end of September, Fort St. John!

 

This Summer

Hi friends! 

This summer has been a whirlwind, and I feel like I'm just getting a break for a second to say hi, how's it going, here's a blog post, I need a nap. 

I graduated with my Masters in Counselling, Jamie and I moved into a tiny 70 year old house with a beautiful apple tree (and a cantankerous giant raccoon we've named Marge), and last weekend my brother got married to one of my most favourite people in the universe, Brittany. 

I also said goodbye to my dear cat Jax, a little orange floofball who travelled to B.C. with me way back in 2006. I miss him. 

Things are settling down a bit post-wedding, so Jamie and I are able to start unpacking, and I'm taking a little bit of downtime for me, too. I have a session tomorrow, and sessions this weekend, but after that I'll be taking a bit more time to just move into this house before the weather turns too cold (it's coming, it really is). 

Here are a few photos from the last few months, I hope they've been lovely for you all, too! 

(And a quick reminder: we're still taking sign ups for the 24 hour portrait project!) 

 

 

 Photo shoots with Audra and Jennifer Marie, a Mary Rose, my mom and brother, Mary being fed by her cousin, my mom modelling the veil we made from crepe paper at Brittany's shower, a beautiful bird at the Kangaroo Farm. 

Photo shoots with Audra and Jennifer Marie, a Mary Rose, my mom and brother, Mary being fed by her cousin, my mom modelling the veil we made from crepe paper at Brittany's shower, a beautiful bird at the Kangaroo Farm. 

 Connor chilling in our back stairwell, me and my bestie hanging with Tim McGraw in Merritt, a capybara done with visiting, and Mellers at Gray Monk Winery, Kelowna. 

Connor chilling in our back stairwell, me and my bestie hanging with Tim McGraw in Merritt, a capybara done with visiting, and Mellers at Gray Monk Winery, Kelowna. 

 My mom's school retirement party, Miss Mary, my dad and Mary, Chillin' with Kali, Jennifer Marie and baby Kash, Connor in our backyard, me and my Jax who passed in June <3 I miss him so much. 

My mom's school retirement party, Miss Mary, my dad and Mary, Chillin' with Kali, Jennifer Marie and baby Kash, Connor in our backyard, me and my Jax who passed in June <3 I miss him so much. 

 Kiddos playing at the rehearsal dinner, Connor, Beans glaring outside, my little cousin Lilia, Gwynne Vaughan orchard ground apples, my beautiful cousin Melissa, all of us hanging out before they head to the island.&nbsp;

Kiddos playing at the rehearsal dinner, Connor, Beans glaring outside, my little cousin Lilia, Gwynne Vaughan orchard ground apples, my beautiful cousin Melissa, all of us hanging out before they head to the island. 

 My little Mary Muffin, my mom and Connor at Brad's wedding, my love looking sharp, and Brad and Brittany's first dance.&nbsp;

My little Mary Muffin, my mom and Connor at Brad's wedding, my love looking sharp, and Brad and Brittany's first dance.