Thursday, July 30, 2009

Time flies...

Wow so it has been a WHILE since I last posted. Apologies if you were sitting on the edge of your seat waiting to find out what I had to say... but for some reason I highly doubt that, nevertheless I am sorry. This time not spent blogging has been spent traveling ... not the super-amazing kind of traveling, but the slightly-amazing kind -the kind where you visit new cities and go to the beach :) All good! In the middle of this month a friend and I took a trip to St. Louis, MO in order to visit a school that I am interested in. As we were driving through the miles and miles of mid-American flatness we thought we would never arrive at our destination. Kentucky and Illinois are truly the flatlands, with fields and fields of corn and the occasional barn or farm house. It was quite a peaceful trip, and a beautiful one. St. Louis is a gorgeous, brick-adorned, french-inspired city. The architecture is amazing, the parks are landscaped to match Parisian gardens... it really is fantastic.. and the best part (or one of them) is that everything is FrEE!! Yep! Free-99!
As we were returing, we happened to be driving through Tennesee around dusk... the mountains had just turned that perfect shade of indigo against the horizon and the sky was retreating from a bright pink to a muted purple as the sun was setting. It was this time that we decided we really do live in teh most beautiful part of the country (sorry America... no offense to the other 49 states).
If you have never visted St. Louis, or have not visited a new city in a while... get out there, do it, take a drive.. just get there. Surrounding ourselves with new people and places can really help to snatch ourselves out of mundane routines, or make you appreciate where you came from.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Workin' for the weekend

Rise and Shine! I say that as if you people are just now waking up... and if you live on the west coast, that is probably true, so I'll apply my morning greeting to you. It's only 11:56 here on the east coast... still morning, so I say that the greeting still applies. Nana nana boo boo.

Truth is I woke up mayyyybbbbeee an hour ago. Late start definitely. This doesn't mean that the hours of my work day are now shorter, no no no... just that I will be up until 11 working instead of having a funtastic friday night in Atlanta. Ugh. Love sleeping, hate the consequences.

I have about 800 photos to fully edit right now. ::cue crazy eyes:: So my days are going to be lonnnggggg until I finish. No worries, I love seeing what I can do with editing, it is a really fun part of my job! I've included one of the fun pictures that I absolutely love in today's post. doesn't it just make you hear a solo piano concerto? everytime I look at this picture I swear I hear music playing, seriously.

Do you guys have any photos like that? The ones that cue music or smells? Share them!

Thursday, July 16, 2009


Ugggghhhhh I loveee me some chocolate cake! Like love so much I would make it one of the three things I'd take with me on a deserted island. It's THAT good. Of course the cake I take along with my exile to said deserted island needs to be a regenerative cake, or else I don't think it would work out.

So... due to my love of the cake that is chocolate, you can imagine my bliss and the drooling that ensued when I came upon this picture as I was working today. Just look at that gooey decadence. Yum. This picture is from a recent wedding I shot in June, the cake is a dark chocolate mousse cake with strawberry filling topped with chocolate bark and chocolate covered strawberries. It was amazing. This was the only food that I snuck inbetween shots... and I was even able to take a 'to-go' plate :)

I heard an old-wives tale recently that advises single wedding attendees to take a bit of wedding cake home and sleep with it under your pillow (i feel this can get messy), and whoever you dream about that night is the person you will marry.

Sounds fun.

We ate the cake before we went to sleep :)

Friday, July 10, 2009

Decisions Decisions....

Oh we are looking at wedding dresses for a close friend's wedding... This is day-one of our supposed year long search until her wedding July 24, 2010. However, we began our session with a gorgeous lace and crystal A-line dress with a slight sweetheart neckline... And our search came to an abrubt halt. The moment she saw herself her eyes welled up as she began to envision herself as a bride.. She looked at her mom and she immediately joined in the tears. This is beautiful. I can't help but think to myself that this is how these decisions are made... When we put on the dress, or the situation, that makes what we are trying to achieve a reality...our eyes well up and we look to those around us for their approval, realizing that they feel the same way without even having to ask. Decisions likethese are made with certainty... And no matter how many different paths, or dresses, you try on... We always know deep down the one we should choose.

She is going to be gorgeous! I cannot wait to be a part of her day...and watch her walk down the aisle in the very first dress she ever tried on. Congrats Kelsey! You will be stunning!

Included is a picture from their engagement session a couple of weeks ago!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Panama City!!!

Hello all! I will be in Panama City beach next week the 16th-19th! and I would LOVE to photograph you! Let me know if you want to schedule a session!

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Visting friends will never be so much fun!

I hope you all had a fantastic weekend, I know it's wednesday and you're probably like... Um sarah, the weekend was 3 days ago. Yeah yeah yeahhhh I know. But I've had a hectic 2 days and so now I have time to think about what the weekend was like. The 4th of July is my favorite holiday, so it would be great if you guys could make it yours, too. Ha. It's cool tho.

Tomorrow I will be posting some wedding pictures from a wedding a couple of weeks ago. So check back!

Otherwise, let me know if you or someone you know will be in PCB! I'll be there with camera in hand!

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Saturday, July 4, 2009

Happy 4th Web-World! I hope today has been full of relaxing and lounging with family and friends. Thank you to all who make a celebration like today possible.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Forget SanFrancisco... I left my heart in PARIS!

Oh Paris... C'est tres magnifique. J'aime Paris et les rues des romance. Oui c'est vrai... les rues sont pleines de romantisme.

I had the wonderful privilege of taking a trip to Paris when I was in 8th grade (thanks moms and pops :))... and while I enjoyed it SO MUCH... I think that I was a little young to really appreciate what I was surrounded by, I mean... how many 8th graders do you know that can truly appreciate the beauty of a royal garden in Versailles? Yea... I thought so. SO naturally... I have decided that I need to go back, just to appreciate it of course, you know, it's my duty. So paris... will you accept me? Delta... will you come up with a round-trip flight for less than $300? Pretttyyy please???

Ugh. Until that happens I am going to be stuck drooling (yes drooling... it happens, ok?) over Elisabeth Millay's Parisian masterpieces. Please check her blog out for you own sake... happy drooling :)

Here are a few of her Parisian photographs:

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Helllo Deals!

I just L-O-V-E a great deal. And ya know what... I love places that offer great deals... so here is a big shout out to TJ Maxx and the $180 jeans that I got for a cool $59. HELLLOOOO savings! :) Now I know that $59 may seem like a few meals to spend on some jeans (and for me it is...) but I'm thinking that a few less meals spent on jeans is equal to a few more years that I can wear them :) All hail giving up a Coffee-Toffee Twisted Frosty for a pair of Sevens!

Never worn a pair? try them on... you won't be dissappointed.

Happy Shopping!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Neely and Austin... wedded at last!

Well here we go! As promised I am now blogging Neely and Austin's wedding! Neely and Austin were married May 16, 2009 in their hometown of Waleska, GA. Yes that's right... their hometown! they met in High School and began dating shortly after that. They dated all through college and finally at the end of their student paths, Austin popped the question. When asking Neely when they met, she will say high school and promptly follow that answer with a 'but we went to middle school together too, I just didn't know him then... the Lord must have saved me from him in middle school because he was wild!' ... Now the only he is wild about is her, and she him... as you can clearly see in their photos.

I had the wonderful priviledge of shooting their wedding as a second shooter for Joy Wilson of Joy Wilson Photography check out her blog here for more of Neely and Austin!

Ceremony Location: First Baptist Curch Waleska, GA
Reception: Reinhardt College

*above photos taken for Joy Wilson of Joy Wilson Photography


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Hello! I'm Sarah Esther and I am a portrait and wedding photographer in Atlanta, GA. I absolutely love being able to witness moments worthy of capturing. Photography allows me to capture truly beautiful moments, and for me is a form of worship. Capturing pictures of those things that God has created invites me to love him more. For More of my work, please view my website: