sweetest season

It’s the last week of October, y’all!  Can you believe it?  I feel like this year has gone by so fast.  My grandma always says the older we get the faster the years go by.  I’m starting to believe her.  So, that just makes me want to cherish as many moments as possible.  Like this one……

Fall came FAST.  I was so “I’m not overwhelmed this year…blah blah blah” and then, WHAM!  But, I am not going to let it get the best of me this year and have the blessings of work overwhelm my soul.  I’m grateful.  So very grateful.  And, I am thankful for those families (like this one) who have been with me from the beginning, but their sessions just keep getting better and better.  I told Jill simply “thank you” for so many reasons, but mainly for trusting me all these years.  They always show up to get amazing photographs but to PLAY.  I don’t think I giggle with any other family as much as I giggle with this crew.  They show up so stinking cute, but comfy.  My style is VERY fast, fun and laid back.  You will run, you will throw tots high in the air, you will tickle your babies, you will run at my camera, you may even roar at me just to get a real giggle out of your littles.  You will kiss your kiddos, you will hold hands with your husband and your husband will kiss you about a dozen times.  It will be amazing.  Just like this session was.

The best part of photographing the Norris family is that they allow me to be me….as I capture them being them.  Doesn’t get any better in my book.

Hope everyone is enjoying this season as much as I am.

XO, SR

 

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marcie - These are beautiful! Can’t wait for our fall session!

Jill Norris - 16 AMAZING sessions later, I can’t think of anything to say that hasn’t already been said. So I’ll just leave it at this: Thank you. Thank you for 16 CDs, 16 photo books and a house full of framed pictures of family and friends capturing the best moments of our lives. I’m grateful that we have all these memories … and that one day we’ll look back and say, BOY those times were crazy but we loved each other a lot and had a whole lot of fun! Outside of the pictures you give us, you’ve been a friend, and I’m super thankful when Eva’s path crosses with someone like yours to show her an example of a person with a lot of love, compassion, kindness, and a huge heart! Until next time…!! xoxo

Stephanie hayden - Beautiful family & pictures! Love the leaf photos!!

Katrina - Beautiful family and beautiful photos. Sara Rose never disappoints! Looking forward to seeing you soon!

Lacy - Great pictures! You always do an amazing job!!

Sabrina Jenkins - I have been following your work since the first time I saw Jill’s pictures several years ago. I always love her photos and I absolutely love your style. Now I am a photographer myself (going on a year now) and your style still inspires me. :) Yet another fabulous session with Jill’s family.

Kay Boyd - Oh my goodness Sara I agree with you. I believe that was one of the best sessions of the norris family yet. I always look so forward to seeing their pictures and I haven’t been disappointed. It’s so evident you love your work. Thanks so much for all you do.

anslee margaret

Wasn’t too long ago that I got a very sweet email from this mom-to-be inquiring about newborn photos for their sweet baby girl on the way.  It’s no secret I haven’t been able to take on new clients, especially this Fall, but her email won me over with the first sentence.  Kindness, Love and exclamation points go a long way with me.  I knew I had to MEET them and capture THEIR life.  This is the kind of family that makes the “SRP clients” so special and some of the very best.  They let me enter their hearts without really knowing me, yet…and, guess what…the session was BEAUTIFUL.

Looking forward to watching this sweet girl grow over her First Year.  Can’t wait to get to know mom & dad better, too!  Sweet blessings to my soul…..

Meet Anslee Margaret, friends.

Have a wonderful weekend with those you love the most!

All my Love, SaraRose

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Emily Kennedy - Sweet baby girl with the sweetest mamma around! Congratulations Emily! She is beautiful!

Kelly B. - Love all the hair accessories this sweet peanut has!

something about fall

Something about this season that has me wanting to share more, blog more.  That’s a good sign, right?  I have so many clients say “Sara, we love reading your blogs because we like to see the WHOLE story.  Not just one sneak peek from each session.”  I am trying harder to share sessions.  Will I ever be able to share all of them?  No way.  So, I am selecting those families that may have never been blogged before OR a session that just warmed my heart completely.  This was one of those sessions.

I emailed Joy all day.  “Are you sure you wanna meet….it’s gonna be windy!”.  YES.  She said.  And, I am so thankful she did.  I’ve been photographing this special family since Clara was brand new.  She is now TWO.  I have grown to love them and I look forward to our sessions each time.  Last one we had?  LAST FALL.  It’s been a year.  But, you wouldn’t know it.  Or, believe it.  We immediately hugged and got caught up…it was time to Capture Life again.

Hope you enjoy looking through this amazing Fall session with one of my favorite families.

Seasons change and they bring us HOPE.  Fall always does that for me….

XO, SR

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Joy - This was SO fun and one of my favorite sessions with you!! Thanks for capturing these special moments of my family and of my sweet C’s!! Xoxo

Carrie - such sweet brother-sister love in these photos! Sara, you made beautiful use of what the day gave you! Windy or not, this is a beautiful shoot!

Kelly B. - Such a great Fall session!!!! I especially love those red Converse and camo! My kind of little dude! :)

Sweet Addison

So many reasons to be thankful this year.  Fall has kicked off so perfectly…despite the rain and reschedules.  Can y’all believe I only have TWO sessions to edit before I am completely caught up?  I can’t remember the last time during this season that I didn’t have over a dozen to edit, so I sit here thankful to be able to say that I am not overwhelmed!  I am joyful.  I am capturing life in a new way and it’s so wonderful.  I think my client friends are feeling it, too!

A few weeks ago I got to visit with this little pumpkin who was SO excited to tell me about Frozen on Ice. “Tell me about Olaf, Addison!”  And, she’d be back to giggling with Mrs. Sara.  It was such a treat.  I’ve been photographing her since she was 3 months old and now she is THREE.  Three, y’all.  What a doll baby.  Couldn’t of asked for a more fun family session at Ellington then this one right here.

Happy Day, Friends!

XO, SR

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Kelly B. - She’s adorable and looks right at the camera almost every time!!! How do I teach my kids to do that??? ha ha!

beautiful bowser family

Two blogs in one day…why not!  I knew I wanted this session on the blog as soon as I sent the slideshow to Kelly.  KELLY….the beautiful soul who makes all of my quilts (you can find her HERE).  But, also the gal who has become a dear friend to me over the past few years.  We graduated together, but hung in different circles way back when.  Fast forward to our 10 year reunion back in 2008 and our friendship began.  Funny how things change over time.  It’s been said that the RHS class of ’98 10 year reunion was something special and I couldn’t agree more.  People change.  People grow.  And, some people become who they are meant to be.  It’s humbling, really.

For the past few years Kelly has given me the gift of photographing her crew in the fall.  With a 100 other amazing photographers in the area, they choose me.  I don’t take that for granted for one single second.  And, every single session we PLAY, we LAUGH, we GO GO GO and we slow down a bit every once in a while.  I love photographing boys because I have two.  They require me to KEEP GOING to keep them entertained.  I can handle that!  I absolutely LOVED this family session.  I am hopeful for many more just like this one over the next few months as the calendar looks a little more busy and the leaves begin to change.  It’s been a good year, y’all.  And, it’s not over yet…..

Adore you, Bowser Family.  With my whole heart.

XO, SR

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Carli - This is so special. Some of my favorites I’ve seen. So awesome!

Kelly B. - Yup! BEST YEAR EVER!!!!!!!!!! Love them all and I love ya sooooooooo much for taking them!

dalton brand new

Hey Friends!!

Can y’all believe we are going into the 2nd/3rd (depends on how you look at it) week of October?  I sure can’t.  We are coming back from an entire week off with our boys.  We headed to East Tennessee which made me even more excited about all the beautiful colors that are about to cover our trees in Middle Tennessee.  AH.  It’s amazing, isn’t it?  I’m so thankful for the opportunity to get away with my family to cleanse the soul and to rest up for what is about to be one busy fall season.  Definitely not my busiest, but a good busy that I am looking forward to.  Anyway, enough about me…let’s get to this precious crew.  I am not great on blogging in the Fall for many reasons, but one of the main reasons is that I don’t like to give Christmas card photos away.  But, I looked back on my past few blogs and realized I hadn’t posted a newborn session in a while.  I knew just the one that would kick off FALL in the most beautiful way possible….  Meet Dalton, friends.

As I was headed to meet this precious boy I knew there was a good chance that I would have the opportunity to photograph his entire newborn session outdoors.  I’ve photographed parts of newborn sessions outdoors but never an entire one.  I was excited!!  The weather was gorgeous, the timing was right and their backyard is a dream.  If I haven’t said it 100 times already…..I’ll say it one more time that all I need is light and love.  That’s it.  And, boy did I get it!  I loved every single thing about this shoot.  Especially the laid back, being able to catch up and capture life with my friends.  See, I graduated with mom & dad.  They hold a very special place in my heart.  I’ve been photographing them since Layne was in Mere’s tummy and now we get to start a First Year all over again with baby brother, Dalton Thomas.  If this first session is any indication of what this year is going to be like then we are all in for a treat.

I love capturing their life.  It’s real and beautiful.  Just like them….

Happy fall, y’all!

XO, SR

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Been there from the beginning

A little over five years ago I started this journey.  I started with a full heart, but with lots to learn.  I remember the advice “Sara, don’t steer your business with your heart so much.”  But, I also heard the little voice that often whispered “Sara, Just Be You”.  I can’t “just be me” if my heart doesn’t play the biggest part.  If you personally know me, you know this to be a very true statement.  But, running a business with your heart can be HARD.  So hard.  But, sisters…I wouldn’t trade it for the world.  I would not be the photographer that I am today without my heart.  I know I wouldn’t be surrounded by the amazing families that I am every single day.  And, I truly believe I wouldn’t be able to say that this sweet baby boy below ….”B”…..I’ve been photographing since he was brand new!  Sweet Brennan.  Five years ago his momma would be the FIRST momma to hire me as newborn and baby’s first year photographer.  For 5 years I’ve watched him grow.  I’ve watched his family grow.  And, now I get to watch him become a big brother to his sister, June.

So, I plan to keep on steering this ship with my big ‘ole crooked heart.  I plan to love and laugh with all the precious littles because they make life WONDERFUL.  And, I plan to Capture Life as long as I am able.  Thanks for hanging on, Wards.  And, thank you from the bottom of my grateful heart for believing in me from the start.

All my Love, SR

 

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Wendy - You are just amazing! Love your heart!