Thursday, January 28, 2010

Changes are coming!

In mid-December I announced to my current clients & friends that a few changes were coming to Sarah Shah Portraits. Today, I'm excited to be able to announce those changes to you!

Friday my new blogsite will be launched and it will showcase my new logo!!

The website will be staying at but the look and feel will be different. It will have more of a blog feel, but you will still be able to place your orders and view galleries through the site.

My hosting company said that the downtime should be minimal, not more than a few minutes. If you try to hop over to my site during the switch it will come up unavailable, please try again in 10 minutes.

Since we are expecting ice and/or snow anytime now, I thought this image was appropriate.

2010 Photography Project: 4/52

Week 4
Theme: Texture

Monday, January 25, 2010

Turning ONE | Wichita KS Child Lifestyle Photographer

My niece turns ONE this weekend! I cannot believe how much she's changed over her first year and I'm so blessed that I was able to capture her through it.

Isn't she adorable? I love chunky babies. :)

Want to see previous shoots of "B"?
One week old HERE * One month old HERE * 3 months old HERE *
6 months old HERE and HERE

Saturday, January 23, 2010

I want to be in... | Rose Hill KS Family & Couple Lifestyle Photographer

this FAMILY!!

The kids gave their parents the gift of custom photography by me for Christmas. It's a thoughtful gift that not many thinking about giving.

This was my first time photographing such a large group of adults but it went great. They were so relaxed, fun, and up for anything. :)

After their session, we had some brownies Jennifer made (delicious!) & tea and watched some soccer. It was just like being at home (hubby has soccer on all the time).

Thank you so much for being such a great group of people. I had a fun time and hope you did too.
Enjoy your sneak peek!

Earlier this week I posted a mini sneak peek just for David & Jennifer, HERE.

2010 Photography Project 3/52

Week 3
Theme: Shadows

This one was a struggle for sure. I tried to go out of the box and I'm not 100% sure I even like this.

My try at off camera flash. The flash directly behind the star. So instead of the shadow coming from my direction it's opposite, and coming towards me.

Lovely dust in the air too.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Feel the love | Rose Hill, KS Family & Couple Lifestyle Photographer

I'm currently going through this family's session images and I'm just in love with the Mom & Dad. I love how in love these two are, how much looking at them makes me smile, and how much the colors they wore really pops against the dormant tree that look like they have ice on them.

Spreading the love around here a bit more through crafts. Seema made a fun Valentine, instrument, fun craft today. Check it out HERE.
Another fun thing I'm trying out. Feel free to ask me any thing HERE. You can even ask anonymously if you wish.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Asking you to consider this

I don't share too much that isn't photography related here, since this is a photoblog but I feel that I have to share this.

Some of you might have seen the recent Oprah episode on calling/texting & driving. I recorded it had finally had the chance to watch it last night. Oprah has a few of the family members that have been affected by those that were calling/texting while driving and ended up in accidents killing either themselves or others. The whole episode was a slap-in-the-face-wake-up-call to me. I had never thought about how distracted I was if I was talking on the phone or even texting while driving. When I would hear the beep of an email, text, or ring of a call it had become an automatic reaction to reach over and dig through my purse, while driving, to see who it was or what they needed. After watching the episode I haven't used my phone in the car (actually I quit 3 days ago, when I saw the preview for the show); I put the ringtone on silent or just turn the phone off completely. A call, email, or text can wait 15 minutes for me to get home to respond.

I'm asking you to take a step back and consider this.

A link to the numerous stories from Oprah's show here

The link for the No Zone Phone pledge here

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Look what we did today

If you know me good, you know I love crafts! Christmas time really brings out the crafter in me and having a toddler I can't help but get her involved and have some fun. If you have any kid-friendly crafts point me to them!

I read a lot of blogs. My Google Reader has probably close to 200 blogs, of course I have to pick and choose which posts to read based on time.

This craft I found on a blog I follow often. Jodie is a photographer and a Mommy that has an art room just for her kids!! She recently re-blogged this craft here. Today I decided we would have some craft fun and get a kick start on Valentine's decorations.

I chose 2 red crayons and Seema 1 picked pink.

Even with only 3 crayons to peel it ended up taking 20 minutes. Then I grated the crayons. Seema thought I cut my fingers with all the red coloring from the crayons.

With Jodie's recommendation, we did this part on our kitchen floor. Much easier to sweep than getting it out of the carpet! Seema put the crayon on the wax paper how she wanted. Then I put another piece of wax paper on top and melted it together with the iron.

Cut out heart shapes.

During Christmas I discovered hanging items from twine across this window as garland. Love how this came out! We added some heart shaped beads between the wax hearts.

Saturday, January 16, 2010