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Hi y’all! I’m Sally, the camera-yielding dreamer behind SallyKate Photography. I hail from the Dallas Metroplex in Texas, where I reside with my darling husband and five beautiful kids. I started out like so many people do. After my fifth child was born I wanted to use my “fancy camera” to take better pictures of my kids, which I discovered does not easily happen on full auto (what?). I have a Fine Arts degree, and have been an artist since I was old enough to hold a crayon. Expressing the beauty I experience is a straight-up necessity for me, and the joy that comes from creating something that touches the senses is a rush, every time. When I can communicate the beauty I see in another person, and make them feel that way about themselves...even better.

I believe many people have the ability to express themselves in such a profound way through photography. My aim is to help a photographer get past a simple mastery of technical know-how, and learn to SEE what it is that moves them, and by utilizing their technical knowledge, successfully showcase their own personal artistic statements through their work. I am an open book, willing to share every last morsel of information I possess, because it is my firm belief that it’s not the tools that make one great. It is the distinct WAY one uses those tools and combines them together. Come, be brave, be open, be ready. Let me show you how.


I started with a Rebel XTi in 2010, upgraded to the 20d, the 5D Classic, the 5D mark II, and now the Canon 5d mark III (with the mark II as backup). I love me some colorful camera straps.

MY GEAR:

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I’ve tried many camera bags, but only backpacks are for me. As cute and stylish as many bags can be, I love my huge backpack. It fits all my lenses, my camera body, a water bottle, cards, and two flashes and triggers, and my laptop! I credit my strong back muscles to carrying this baby around for so long.

my camera bag:

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From right to left:

Canon 70-200 f/2.8L
Canon 135 f/2L
Tokina 16-28 f/2.8
Canon 100mm macro
Sigma 35 f/1.4 art lens
Canon 50 f/1.2L
Canon 15mm fisheye
Lensbaby Sweet 35
Lensbaby Edge 80

My lens collection:

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5 things you may not know about me >

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1. I love “whodunit” books and TV shows, and mystery diagnosis medical programs. I love playing Sleuth and trying to uncover the mystery. I also spend a LOT of time googling random trivial facts online.

2. I am always cold, and seriously loathe cold weather. I have a space heater by my feet for 3/4 of the year, even in Texas.

3. I have a degree in Fine Arts, and I painted murals and wooden nursery letters and craft items for ten years, before discovering my love for photography.

4. I am the world’s pickiest eater. My list of foods I loathe might just surpass my list of foods I’ll eat.
5. If I could pick any talent that I don’t have but WISH I had, it would be dancing. As it is, I have two left feet.

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MAY-JULY – Refining the Artist’s Edge – an intense study designed to learn to SEE as an artist. ONLINE. FULL 3 MONTHS SOLD OUT. Month-by-month slots still available on a limited basis.

June 17 – Wisconsin 4th Annual Richfield Photographer Shoot-Out with Sallykate Photography and Danah Zoulek Photography

July 15-16 – Lightfinders Oregon Coast workshop with Rachel Nielsen Photography and SallyKate Photography (LIMITED SPACE)

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I love photography. I have spent years learning, practicing, researching, experimenting, hunting, attempting, and refining this great love of mine, and I am passionate to share what I’ve learned with you. Whether you live close by or far away, I’d love to meet with you. There are many options here, and I can’t wait for you to find your “perfect fit,” so that I can meet you and start our journey together.

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Workshops |

Ask me anything | 150.00

edit this! (1 image) | 60.00

edit this! (5 images) | 200.00

in person mentoring | 200.00/hour

open book chat | 350.00

portfolio review | 100.00- 175.00

6-month mentorship | 750.00

a day with sally | 1000.00

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I love photography. I have spent years learning, practicing, researching, experimenting, hunting, attempting, and refining this great love of mine, and I am passionate to share what I’ve learned with you. Whether you live close by or far away, I’d love to meet with you. There are many options here, and I can’t wait for you to find your “perfect fit,” so that I can meet you and start our journey together.

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Send up to 10 questions beforehand, and we will pick a date and chat via skype, covering the questions you want to know the most.

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I love photography. I have spent years learning, practicing, researching, experimenting, hunting, attempting, and refining this great love of mine, and I am passionate to share what I’ve learned with you. Whether you live close by or far away, I’d love to meet with you. There are many options here, and I can’t wait for you to find your “perfect fit,” so that I can meet you and start our journey together.

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Send in one of your images, unedited, via dropbox or another file sharing program, and I will edit them from start to finish on a fully downloadable video that is yours to keep forever. No use of actions or presets in the videos.

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I love photography. I have spent years learning, practicing, researching, experimenting, hunting, attempting, and refining this great love of mine, and I am passionate to share what I’ve learned with you. Whether you live close by or far away, I’d love to meet with you. There are many options here, and I can’t wait for you to find your “perfect fit,” so that I can meet you and start our journey together.

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Send in five of your images, unedited, via dropbox or another file sharing program, and I will edit them from start to finish on a fully downloadable video that is yours to keep forever. No use of actions or presets in the videos.

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Mentoring |

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I love photography. I have spent years learning, practicing, researching, experimenting, hunting, attempting, and refining this great love of mine, and I am passionate to share what I’ve learned with you. Whether you live close by or far away, I’d love to meet with you. There are many options here, and I can’t wait for you to find your “perfect fit,” so that I can meet you and start our journey together.

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Minimum of two hours. All mentoring sessions are fully customizable, and client chooses whatever combination of shooting and editing time that he/she wishes. All props, models and wardrobe will be supplied by me, unless it’s agreed otherwise.

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I love photography. I have spent years learning, practicing, researching, experimenting, hunting, attempting, and refining this great love of mine, and I am passionate to share what I’ve learned with you. Whether you live close by or far away, I’d love to meet with you. There are many options here, and I can’t wait for you to find your “perfect fit,” so that I can meet you and start our journey together.

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Meet me for coffee and I’ll bring my laptop, and you’ve got me for 2 hours. Ask me whatever you want, or have me edit for you. I’ll even let you have a bite of my cake pop.

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I love photography. I have spent years learning, practicing, researching, experimenting, hunting, attempting, and refining this great love of mine, and I am passionate to share what I’ve learned with you. Whether you live close by or far away, I’d love to meet with you. There are many options here, and I can’t wait for you to find your “perfect fit,” so that I can meet you and start our journey together.

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Submit five images to me and I will review them thoroughly, and we will meet for a 1/2 hour Skype session to go over the review.

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Submit five images to me and I will review them thoroughly, and we will meet for a 1/2 hour Skype session to go over the review.You will then receive an assignment based on the review, and will then submit for review and we will follow up with a second Skype meeting. Optional screen-sharing edit of two pictures can be added for $50.

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I love photography. I have spent years learning, practicing, researching, experimenting, hunting, attempting, and refining this great love of mine, and I am passionate to share what I’ve learned with you. Whether you live close by or far away, I’d love to meet with you. There are many options here, and I can’t wait for you to find your “perfect fit,” so that I can meet you and start our journey together.

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Two half-hour Skype meetings, two assignments, and ongoing email communication per month, for six months. Skype meetings will cover image reviews, general questions of all kinds, and editing.

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I love photography. I have spent years learning, practicing, researching, experimenting, hunting, attempting, and refining this great love of mine, and I am passionate to share what I’ve learned with you. Whether you live close by or far away, I’d love to meet with you. There are many options here, and I can’t wait for you to find your “perfect fit,” so that I can meet you and start our journey together.

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Spend a day with me and we’ll make the day all about YOU. I’ll pick you up from the airport, cover your meals, take you out inspiration-shopping at antique stores, have styled shoots, work with artificial lighting, work on editing, talk business and goals, or ANY combination of the above that best fits your needs. Come armed with questions and get ready for a jam-packed day of learning and inspiration.

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I love photography. I have spent years learning, practicing, researching, experimenting, hunting, attempting, and refining this great love of mine, and I am passionate to share what I’ve learned with you. Whether you live close by or far away, I’d love to meet with you. There are many options here, and I can’t wait for you to find your “perfect fit,” so that I can meet you and start our journey together.

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WONDER AND WHIMSY e-book course | 60.00

Behind the Scenes e-book and videos | 60.00

Gradient Crazy Actions | 50.00

sky overlays | 50.00

Time Savers Actions for Photoshop | 50.00

Time Savers Actions for Pse | 50.00

Hair and makeup actions | 50.00

one click actions | 50.00

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textures | 50.00

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I love photography. I have spent years learning, practicing, researching, experimenting, hunting, attempting, and refining this great love of mine, and I am passionate to share what I’ve learned with you. Whether you live close by or far away, I’d love to meet with you. There are many options here, and I can’t wait for you to find your “perfect fit,” so that I can meet you and start our journey together.

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I love photography. I have spent years learning, practicing, researching, experimenting, hunting, attempting, and refining this great love of mine, and I am passionate to share what I’ve learned with you. Whether you live close by or far away, I’d love to meet with you. There are many options here, and I can’t wait for you to find your “perfect fit,” so that I can meet you and start our journey together.

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Over 140 sky overlays to use for enhancing your photographs in Photoshop, plus a short video tutorial for placing your skies on an image.

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I love photography. I have spent years learning, practicing, researching, experimenting, hunting, attempting, and refining this great love of mine, and I am passionate to share what I’ve learned with you. Whether you live close by or far away, I’d love to meet with you. There are many options here, and I can’t wait for you to find your “perfect fit,” so that I can meet you and start our journey together.

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I love photography. I have spent years learning, practicing, researching, experimenting, hunting, attempting, and refining this great love of mine, and I am passionate to share what I’ve learned with you. Whether you live close by or far away, I’d love to meet with you. There are many options here, and I can’t wait for you to find your “perfect fit,” so that I can meet you and start our journey together.

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I love photography. I have spent years learning, practicing, researching, experimenting, hunting, attempting, and refining this great love of mine, and I am passionate to share what I’ve learned with you. Whether you live close by or far away, I’d love to meet with you. There are many options here, and I can’t wait for you to find your “perfect fit,” so that I can meet you and start our journey together.

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I love photography. I have spent years learning, practicing, researching, experimenting, hunting, attempting, and refining this great love of mine, and I am passionate to share what I’ve learned with you. Whether you live close by or far away, I’d love to meet with you. There are many options here, and I can’t wait for you to find your “perfect fit,” so that I can meet you and start our journey together.

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I love photography. I have spent years learning, practicing, researching, experimenting, hunting, attempting, and refining this great love of mine, and I am passionate to share what I’ve learned with you. Whether you live close by or far away, I’d love to meet with you. There are many options here, and I can’t wait for you to find your “perfect fit,” so that I can meet you and start our journey together.

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Press + Praise

"Sally has been a WONDERFUL mentor. I can ask anything, even the most elementary questions I feel I SHOULD know the answer to, and she NEVER makes me feel like it’s a dumb question. She has helped my photography reach another level that several clients and peers have all noticed. This is, without a doubt, the best investment I have made towards building my business."
-Sunny Mays

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