January 15, 2015

First post of the new year! If this is your first time on the blog, thanks for visiting! I have a goal to not only post my sessions on here, but to also include some personal posts. To use my photos and writing to tell my story and let you in on this life the Lord lets me live.

I am so excited about 2015 and what it will bring for this business. The Lord has really refreshed my heart and given me a new vision on why I do this, why I work to make a living being a creative. It’s more than just having the desire to create beautiful images that stand out from the rest. Every time I hand a client their photos, I have this hope that when they look through them, they will get this sense of belonging. A sense of who they are, where they came from, and where they are now. That emotions would be stirred as they see the family members in those photos, and remember the laughter and sweet moments during their session.

So here’s a glimpse in to the new vision for Sara E Photography. All of my sessions, mini sessions, and workshops (yep, you read that right!) will have this vision and purpose in mind. The section below is what is now posted on the About section of my website:

I love people. I love how each individual person is just that, an individual. Completely unique from another. And yet, in that uniqueness, there is something each person has, the need to be known. The need to belong. That’s why family photos are so important to me. They capture a moment in time with the people we belong to, the ones we cling to and need.

I grew up in a home where we took pictures of EVERYTHING. Birthdays, holidays, snow days, bike riding days, you name it. It’s evidenced in the boxes and boxes of photo albums and containers we packed up at my parents’ house a few weeks ago. I have always enjoyed getting to look through those albums and adding more photos to them. There is something deep in my soul that comes alive with those memories. Laughter, love, good times and bad. But more than that, I have a sense of “this is where I belong. With this family. With these people. My people.”

So when the kids are cranky, totally not wanting to take a photo, Grandpa just won’t look in to the camera, and sister can’t stop laughing…these are your people. And this is a moment to capture those you belong with. So let’s have fun with some photos and not miss out on an opportunity to capture “your people.”

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