Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Happy Passover!

Our first Seder was a huge success! Hope you are having a wonderful holiday with your families.

My grandmother's Seder plate

Baby Portrait Album - Atlanta Portrait Photography

The CarryAbout Album is so popular but each time FedEx delivers one, I get so excited. Each design is made specifically for each of my little clients and the adorable size of these albums just feel so good to hold. Maybe I'm a little nuts (Ok, you don't have to agree with me!). These albums are such a great way to showcase a series of your favorite pictures in a delicious little package. They're small enough to fit into a bag to show off how cute your child is to everyone you know. This album for Simran is 5x5 leather in a color called Mauvelous... and it is.

Monday, March 29, 2010

A No-Boundaries Wedding Album - Atlanta Wedding Photography

Every once in a while I get the amazing opportunity to design something without any boundaries. It's a rare occurrence and I must admit, it is so much fun.

Photographing Christin & Jason's wedding was a dream come true. Their beautiful and intimate beach wedding in San Destin, Florida was such a treat to photograph. And then the reception two weeks later at Barnsley Gardens was a great way to celebrate with all their friends and family. Because I had so many photos to work with - the locations alone left me with infinite possibilities for amazing photos - I designed an album the best way I knew how, the way I would want my own wedding album which, by the way, is still in the works. Imagine that!

I wanted to create something that reminded them of all the special moments of both weekends, like how the ocean breeze felt during their ceremony and the stunning sunset we were blessed with while we photographed their portraits. And most importantly, I wanted to create something that would stand the test of time, that would become their first family heirloom and be something that they would want to share with everyone who came to their home. Because what's the point of an album if it's placed on a shelf and never looked at?

Christin and Jason completely embraced the ginormous album set I created. Yes, I said, ginormous. It is an 18x12 double-volume album that includes more than 250 photos. Really, it's more than an album, it's a piece of
documentary art. I was hoping that when it arrived at my studio that it would take my breath away, and it truly did. I am so excited to hear their reactions to it, I can hardly sit still.

The first page of the first album displays the romantic images
from their engagement session at Barnsley Gardens.

All the beautiful details from their beach wedding.
Their love is definitely a "shore thing." :)

Christin getting ready with the girls in the beach house.
I'm pretty sure she only wore those shoes for about 5 minutes but they were awesome.

The stunning location of the wedding. Seriously, we couldn't have asked for a more perfect day. And Jason looking handsome and not at all nervous just before walking down the isle.

Some of the moments during the ceremony.
The wind through Christin's gown and the sunset, what more can I say?
The photo on the left is on a gate-fold.
You can see the seam down the middle. When you open it...

this is what you see on the inside. Love this unique way of interacting with the album and the suspense it creates by not knowing what is about to unfold. (pun intended) :)

Here's another unique feature of these albums - wings.
The whole right page unfolds to reveal a long spread of photos.

A beautiful moment in front of the ruins at Barnsley Gardens.

Another wing revealing my absolute favorite page design of both albums.

Christin & Jason, hope you LOVE the albums as much as I do! Congratulations again!

Monday, March 22, 2010

Congratulations to our new SpokesMAMA!

Congratulations to the winner of our newborn SpokesMAMA contest - Elle Banks!

As our very first SpokesMAMA, Elle and her family will receive a free ABC Storytelling Portrait session, discounts for a subsequent package and lots of other great items. Elle is expecting their new addition in June and I can hardly wait. Her session is just a beginning of their family's wonderful story.

If you see Elle around town, please congratulate her! A round of applause at the grocery store and in line at the post office would be so great. :)

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

2 days and counting...

Only 2 days left to apply to be a SpokesMAMA.

Have you always dreamt of beautiful portraits of your baby? Now as your due date quickly approaches, you have so much left to do that meeting with a photographer has kind of gotten lost in the shuffle?

This is your chance to begin documenting your new addition in the first two weeks with a FREE newborn ABC Storytelling Portrait session. Apply now for your chance to be an ambassador of Sara Speert Photography. Deadline for all applications is March 18th.

Apply now

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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Atlanta Newborn Baby Portraits - SpokesMAMA Contest

Only 7 days left to apply to the SpokesMAMA Contest!

This first contest is for expecting moms whose little ones will be arriving between March 22 and June 22. Don't miss this amazing opportunity for beautiful portraits of your newborn for free.

And just because I don't like posting without a picture, look at this scrumptious little guy. His newborn session was done when he was a mere 6 days old.

Atlanta newborn baby portrait photography

Friday, March 05, 2010

STuFF - Sara's Totally Fantastic Finds, Episode 15: Special Event for New & Expecting Moms

Here's a great find! One of our partners is holding a class for new and expecting moms. Check out Atlanta Baby Planners for this event and for help with everything baby.

Join Atlanta Baby Planners for a Breastfeeding class on Tuesday, April 20th from 6-8pm to learn all the benefits that breastfeeding can provide for you and your baby.

Some of the topics that will be discussed are:
starting a feeding, facts about colostrum, feeding positions, is my baby getting enough, hunger cues and much more. Also, just for attending the class, you will have access to FREE lactation consulting from a licensed IBCLC nurse, either before or after your baby is born.

Feel free to bring your friend, partner or spouse!
Contact Atlanta Baby Planners with any questions. Sign up quickly because spots are filling up!

Monday, March 01, 2010

SpokesMAMA Contest - change

Based on many of the responses we've received, we have made an adjustment to the contest. We are now open to moms of newborns who are 0-2 weeks old between March 22 - June 22, 2010. If you are expecting a baby during that time, apply now. Deadline for applications is March 18th!


What is a SpokesMAMA? She's a mom who loves her kids and adores professional portraits of them. She loves the candid and artistic style of our photography and the emotions that it captures. She is active in her community, meeting with other moms at mommy groups, church/synagogue groups, at daycare and school, and online. She frequents Facebook and Twitter, parenting forums and listserves for her neighborhood. She thinks our portrait photography is awesome and may or may not already be a client.

As a spokesperson of Sara Speert Photography, the winning SpokesMama will represent SSP to her friends and family. She'll take every opportunity to share the photos that were taken during her sessions and talk about her experience with SSP. She'll use social media, printed fliers, email, etc. to refer other like-minded families to SSP. (Printed pieces will be provided by SSP)

Be our SpokesMAMA, spread the word about SSP and help us grow!

In exchange, if you are chosen, you will receive a free ABC Storytelling Portrait Session package which includes a Planning Meeting, a 2-hour session, a Design Appointment and a $250 credit for anything purchased at the Design Appointment. This package is valued at $500. AND you will also receive 25% off your second session during your year-long tenure as a SpokesMAMA or a $125 discount off your chosen Growing Baby Portrait Package that will be completed during your year.

This contest is for newborns. In order to be selected, you must have a baby who is 2 weeks old or younger in the month of March 22 - June 22, 2010. (If this does not apply to you, join our mailing list - we will be holding contests for families with older children soon.)

Contest ends on Thursday, March 18th.
Winner will be chosen on Monday, March 22nd.