Time off from work should be a prerequisite to life as an adult. Whether it is to have a baby, start a new job or whatever life changing event you are going through, I have learned (the second time around on maternity leave) to take it easy and enjoy some reflection time. Amidst the snuggles and diaper changes, I have taken some personal time to think. Just think about where I want to be professionally. That’s when I realized something….
This is my business and I only have to do what ever I want to do. I stand by quality not quantity. I stand by customer experience. I stand by creating art, not just a new profile picture for someone’s Facebook page. Then I realized something else. I don’t have to change anything about my clients or business to achieve this. So this year I am not taking as many jobs. Not only to enjoy my life and my new family a little more (as these precious years are oh-so-fleeting), but to be the best I can be. For me. For my clients. Each session, each wedding, each photo will have only the most active attention to detail and care that I can provide. So if you are on my client list for this year, be very, very excited for new things to come!
That leads me to this lovely lady. This is my best friend of about 10 years, Chelsea Diffenderfer. She is one of those people that you call up and just chat with for an hour everyday, literally. She drives me nuts, pisses me off and keeps my head on straight. A few weeks ago she came to visit here in Texas; to meet baby Lyla and spend time with my family and I. Showing her around, I realized how blessed I am and how proud I am to show another person I love all that Caleb and I have built together. When she asked me to take some photos of her for her fabulous photography business Reflectivity on our turf, I jumped with excitement. I knew that I could shoot however I wanted, without limitations or expectations and capture my dear friend in this moment. THAT is what I do this for. Not just Chelsea, but YOU reading this. YOU are someone that is loved and I want to capture you for all time for those people who love you. I want to capture your happy, your sad, your lonely, your life event, your children and grandchildren. I want to capture love. So that is why I am not just a landscape photographer, or just a portrait photographer, or just a wedding photographer. I am a people photographer. I am a moments photographer.
I am happy.
At the last moment, Chelsea grabbed my camera and snapped a few shots of me in all this happiness.
Sarah is prompt, professional, on-point, and incredibly talented. But, more than that she's fun, and easy to be around, she makes you feel comfortable. My husband and I are not really "in front of camera" people, but Sarah managed to make us feel at ease and happy and (if nothing else) make the pictures look beautiful. Sarah is also a wizard. We got our pictures back SO QUICKLY. They're edited, there are a ton of them, they're beautifully shot. You can tell she loves what she does. You can really see it in the way she cares for you.
"Words can’t describe how amazing Sarah is, her work is exceptional and her personality makes working with her so easy. Almost every married couple will tell you that photography is the most important part of your special day and I can’t agree more. The day goes by so fast and I love that we have every moment documented thanks to Sarah. She has a way of capturing every detail and creating memories that will last forever. I am looking forward to working with her in the future, there’s no one better than her!"
"I would HIGHLY recommend Sarah for any one looking for a wedding photographer. She is amazingly talented and did a beautiful job. She gets you your photos very fast, too! She was kind and professional and she clearly has good instincts for her craft and how to fit her photos to your wedding style."
"I could not suggest Sarah more as a wedding photographer!! She takes breathtaking photos, is incredibly professional and easy to get along with. She has incredible "little touches" as a photographer that make the experience that much more amazing. I would've invited her to my wedding if she wasn't my photographer. She's been a professional photographer for many years and knows what she's doing. Her turn around time is great, and she worked really hard on our wedding day, and editing our photos. I felt like her only bride despite her have multiple weddings every weekend this past fall. AMAZING. "
"The Silhouette Studio delivered the most breathtaking photographs I have ever seen for our engagement session, rehearsal dinner, and wedding. The work simply speaks for itself, but there are so many additional attributes of this specific photographer that contribute to the many high quality ratings she has so rightly earned. Most importantly, her professionalism is unmatched. She kept our wedding timeline completely on track while capturing each and every precious memory in a way that did not take away from enjoying those moments. Her clear vision and assertive nature mean that not a minute of time is wasted waiting around on a day that zooms by so quickly. Sarah is a creative leader who captures timeless keepsakes effortlessly. Her commitment to getting to know her clients really impressed me, and it made following her lead easy and comfortable. Her turnaround time is UNREAL as we got to see all of our wedding pictures before we were married one month! I could not say enough positive things about this photographer or her commitment to growth and excellence. We are so thankful to have found a photographer for ALL of our future lifetime events! "