So many blog posts, so little time….

I wonder if the blog-reading world has given up on me, now that months have passed with only a couple of rogue blog posts featuring my many Dallas and Michigan photography sessions.  This year has somehow sort of slipped by and carried me with it, in a haze.   Moving across the country presents a lot of new and interesting challenges, for both life and business, and I’m slowly starting to get my groove, but it has taken a while.

Now that the count of sessions I WANT to blog is climbing over 50, I need to just suck it up and start posting, like, a LOT.  Because, you know, it’s almost October and I have not caught up on my sessions from, um, April?

So here goes.  Be prepared, you might see a lot of me here.

First up – the lovely family of a fellow photographer, in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.  (Check out her wonderful work here!)

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dallas family photographer outdoor photos

dallas family photographer outdoor photos

dallas family photographer outdoor photos

dallas family photographer outdoor photos

dallas family photographer outdoor photos

dallas family photographer outdoor photos

dallas family photographer outdoor photos

dallas family photographer outdoor photos

dallas family photographer outdoor photos

dallas family photographer outdoor photos

dallas family photographer outdoor photos

dallas family photographer outdoor photos

dallas family photographer outdoor photos

Life By Lens – September

Whew, WHAT a month.  August and September were a flurry of activity.  The kids and I drove back to Texas after an extended trip to Michigan, and we kept busy starting up the school year, diving into Fall sports, and working on some fun personal projects, and taking our kids out for styled photography sessions and playdates with their friends.  In that time, I also took a trip to Utah for my first-ever photography conference, Clickaway.  Amazing and life-changing experience.  Afterwards I took a quick trip to Montana to visit my parents and their fur-babies, and I had some fun shooting some non-human subjects for a change.:-)

Some pictures from along the way….

(she was singing songs about love, inspired by her heart-shaped leaf)

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dallas texas child photographer photo

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dallas texas child photographer photo

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dallas photographer teen senior girl

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big sky montana biker photograph

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dallas photographer boy soccer picture

THANKS FOR LOOKING!:-D

Next up – check out my incredible friend’s Life by Lens post – Southeast Michigan premier photographer, Stephanie of Lemmonmade Photography.  

 

September 24, 2014 - 7:44 am

Reena - Sally, you have the magical touch with that camera of yours….your images are always so stunning…looks like you and your kids had a fun road trip…love the Montana pictures. Sorry I didn’t make it to Clickaway to see you.

September 24, 2014 - 11:53 am

JoAnna - I was just thinking the same as Reena. You have such a gift for capturing moments and emotions in just the right light. Love everything about these!

September 24, 2014 - 3:00 pm

Lemmon - Magical indeed. Your photos continuously blow me away!

I know you’ve heard it from me a million times, but you truly are my fave photographer! Your ability to capture love, life, and emotions is absolutely breathtaking. And your use of light? I need to channel my inner Sally or something!

Beautiful work! <3

September 25, 2014 - 11:23 am

Jeanine Offer Krupp - Amazing! So many wonderful images! Your style and so much emotion gets captured in each and every one!

September 25, 2014 - 8:05 pm

Nghi - I am so in love with your work! These are the most fun photos ever! So much variety from magical to whimsical!

Life by Lens – Whirlwind August

Whew.  I drove, with my five children, from Texas to Michigan this Summer, and the last few weeks have been a flurry of weddings, client sessions, mentoring sessions and photographer “playdates.”  Of course, my children often end up modeling for the mentoring and playdate sessions, so I have a little to show you of my kids over this past month.  :-)

When you are done here, you must must must head over to the page of my incredibly talented friend and colleague, Michigan Photographer Stephanie of Lemmonmade Photography.

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August 21, 2014 - 12:31 pm

Reena - oh goodness, these are just stunning Sally. You are truly blessed in what you do…..to travel and with your kids — to be so talented in your photography (and have such gorgeous kids) wow. I am just truly blow away. I do think you (and kids) need to come to Tucson… :)

August 21, 2014 - 1:40 pm

Chris - Gorgeous! You are so talented. Wish I would’ve gotten to know you sooner, before your move from MI, but I look forward to continue to be inspired by your awesomeness in TX ;)

August 21, 2014 - 6:44 pm

Shelly Arnold - Beautiful photos… Thank you so much for inspiring!

Misty Maternity

{Dallas Photographer | North Texas Photography | Dallas Maternity Photographer}

Wow.

I happened to be within driving distance of this beautiful couple when they contacted me for a maternity shoot near Chicago, Illinois.  And I couldn’t be happier that I was able to make it, because the entire evening was magical.  It had been raining (and raining, and raining), but just before I arrived to the first location, the rain went away and left a beautiful, sunny mist in the air, a perfect backdrop.  Our next location was on the lake, and wouldn’t you know, a beautiful fog showed up and enveloped the entire beach.  You should have seen this very happy photographer.  :-)  Having the most adorable client with a gorgeous wardrobe, well, that certainly didn’t hurt anything!

I saw in the social media that this lovely lady has just had her perfect baby girl, and I wish them the very best on their adventure!

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dallas maternity photo sunset

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dallas maternity photographer fog

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dallas maternity photo on rocks

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texas beach photographer maternity

 

August 17, 2014 - 8:05 am

Gretchen - So very gorgeous! What a beautiful girl, and your work always amazes me!

August 17, 2014 - 9:02 am

Chris - Love, love, love! They are all so beautiful!

August 17, 2014 - 9:49 am

Reena - words escape me — this is THE most stunning session I have ever seen…..the mama to be, the husband, the locations….wow!! and I bet their precious bundle of joy is just as gorgeous.

August 17, 2014 - 11:18 am

Linnae Harris - Wow. These are magical. You are right. You were blessed with amazing light but you also are very talented so its way more than pretty light. From another photographer, I’m curious, it looked like a lot of different settings and a couple outfit changes. How long are your sessions? This looks like it would take half a day to shoot.

August 17, 2014 - 1:52 pm

admin - This one was about three hours. :-) They aren’t always that long!

August 17, 2014 - 10:26 pm

Lemmon - Gah. This may very well be my favorite session of yours. Like ever.

Simply breathtaking!

August 18, 2014 - 7:09 am

jeanine - Incredible! So beautiful! These are amazing keepsakes of such a special time.

Life By Lens – a bit of this and that

Hi all!  I’m sure that many of you are knee-deep in the busyness of Summer, and I am certainly no exception.  Traveling to various states, holidays, photo shoots and weddings, beating the Texas heat!  I still consider it vital, as a photographer, to continually shoot for “you” – as busy as life can get, you want to hold on to the memories that matter!  And when you shoot for you, you can experiment more, too.

Again, this post is all featuring pictures of my youngest daughter, because, well, she’s the only one who actually wants to be in them!

After looking through this post, make sure to go to the next spot in our blog circle and see life from another fabulous photographer’s perspective, Joanna of JoAnna Robbins Photography

A little playdate with a photographer friend, in Flower Mound, TX -

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July 4 in Bedford, Texas:

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Ice cream in Frisco, Texas:

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frisco texas photographer girl in ice cream shop

 

July 20, 2014 - 7:25 am

Reena - Sally, you and your daughter have the most spectacular playdates. You make everything you photograph incredibly beautiful

July 20, 2014 - 8:55 am

JoAnna - Absolutely love these! The one with her on the rock and her reflection in the water is my favorite! Gorgeous!

July 20, 2014 - 2:04 pm

Taty - Sally, I’m always in love with your work, these are beautiful!

July 20, 2014 - 2:17 pm

Nghi - Amazing as always!! I love all the locations you shoot at! The ones on the bridge are so magical and I just love the wide angles in the ice cream shop! :)

July 20, 2014 - 5:59 pm

Sherri - Love all the energy you created in the cafe shots. Such fun color and angles. And then the outdoor ones are so soft and beautiful.

August 15, 2014 - 1:08 pm

Tre Cavil - Amazing! Your photography is so artful!