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A halfheartedly updated record of all the things that make my heart sing + a celebration to all the rad people I get to create with

Hello 2019!

Here I am, on the first day of 2019 updating my blog I AM ON IT.

In 2018 my goal was to be more present in photographs, and I plan to do more of that this upcoming year. I also have more creative projects in the works, especially personal creative work, while I sort out my counselling practice as well. 2018 has been a year of such creativity, growth and change that I’ve been lucky enough to take much of December to just reflect on how I want to move forward with my business and counselling practice and what that might look like. So I guess my goal for 2019 is for more of that, but balanced with just a few more naps than last year.

In the meantime, I’m super excited to say that 2018, with all the creativity, the beauty, art-making, triumphs - and yes, even with the losses, was magical, powerful, and full of growth. It was everything I hoped it would be, and I’m ready for all the awesome stuff 2019 will bring.

Thanks for following along with me this past year, trusting me to photograph you, and making art with me.

Sarah

This graphic of my face posted much bigger than expected, I’ll be honest.

This graphic of my face posted much bigger than expected, I’ll be honest.

Christmas Cards!

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I’m offering Christmas cards this year! Printed on recycled matte cardstock, the cards are a flat lay 5x7 (like a large postcard) with printing available on the front and back. To take a peek at the templates available, pricing and/or fill out the order form, mosey on over here. Order no later than December 3, Rush orders are available.

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!

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.