Sara Stanley Photography: Blog http://sarastanleyphotos.com/blog en-us (C) Sara Stanley Photography (Sara Stanley Photography) Thu, 23 Mar 2017 00:53:00 GMT Thu, 23 Mar 2017 00:53:00 GMT http://sarastanleyphotos.com/img/s4/v10/u408448869-o110994336-50.jpg Sara Stanley Photography: Blog http://sarastanleyphotos.com/blog 120 51 HEY JULIETTE | HOUSTON NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHY http://sarastanleyphotos.com/blog/2016/6/hey-juliette-houston-newborn-photography My oh my, Juliette Rose is just as cute as they come. We had a blast shooting pics of her in all of the different colors her mama picked out. And how fun are these summertime headbands she is wearing? One of my favorites is the picture of Juliette Rose with her big brother! 

If you are interested in booking a session with Sara Stanley Photography for 2016, now is the time to book even if you are just newly expecting. My newborn sessions start at $325 and include a minimum of 20 photos. Please email me today at sarastanleyphotos@gmail.com while session dates are still available. 

And please be sure to check out my website sarastanleyphotos.com for more information on sessions and packages, and follow me on Facebook at Facebook.com/sarastanleyphotos.

 

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BABY BOY WESLEY | HOUSTON NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHY http://sarastanleyphotos.com/blog/2016/6/baby-boy-wesley-houston-newborn-photography I'm so excited to share these pictures of a baby BOY newborn session! Just look at that full head of hair on baby Wesley, it's unbelievable! And that nightcap is cuteness overload! This family was so fun to work with and we got some great shots of Wesley with his momma, daddy, and big brother Wyatt. Check out the photos below of this fantastic newborn session. Thank you Martin family for letting me capture these sweet sweet moments!

If you are interested in booking a session with Sara Stanley Photography for 2016, now is the time to book even if you are just newly expecting. My newborn sessions start at $325 and include a minimum of 20 photos. Please email me today at sarastanleyphotos@gmail.com while session dates are still available. 

And please be sure to check out my website sarastanleyphotos.com for more information on sessions and packages, and follow me on Facebook at Facebook.com/sarastanleyphotos.

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PRETTY IN PINK | SWEET ELLIE | HOUSTON NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHY http://sarastanleyphotos.com/blog/2016/6/pretty-in-pink-sweet-ellie-houston-newborn-photography Okay, I cannot get over how cute sweet Ellie is. She was one of the easiest babies to take pictures of... and did I mention that she smiles?? The first part of the session was all about Ellie, and later on her adorable big brother Chet came. You can see just by looking at these pictures that he LOVES his little sister. He was so gentle with her, and loved giving her kisses. The last part of the session was the whole family and the pictures that follow are some of my faves. 

 

Not only did I get to capture Ellie's momma before she was born for a maternity shoot, I also get to take pictures of her at her 6 month milestone and first birthday (with the option of a cake smash)! This specific package is called "The First Year" and for $650 you get all of the sessions above! I love getting to experience such important moments with my families. These are photos that will be cherished forever. If you are interested in booking a session with Sara Stanley Photography for 2016, now is the time to book even if you are just newly expecting. My newborn sessions start at $325 and include a minimum of 20 photos. Please email me today at sarastanleyphotos@gmail.com while session dates are still available. 

 

And please be sure to check out my website sarastanleyphotos.com for more information on sessions and packages, and follow me on Facebook at Facebook.com/sarastanleyphotos.

I love getting to experience such important moments with my families. These are photos that will be cherished forever. If you are interested in booking a session with Sara Stanley Photography for 2016, now is the time to book even if you are just newly expecting. My newborn sessions start at $325 and include a minimum of 20 photos. Please email me today at sarastanleyphotos@gmail.com while session dates are still available. 

 

Be sure to check out my website sarastanleyphotos.com for more information on sessions and packages, and follow me on Facebook at Sara Stanley Photography.

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NEW BABY GIRL {AOIFE} | HOUSTON NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHY http://sarastanleyphotos.com/blog/2016/5/new-baby-girl-aoifa-houston-newborn-photography 5.31.2016

What a joy it was to shoot baby Aoife and her precious family. For those of you who don't know, Aoife is an Irish name pronounced (EE-fa), as I learned this week. Just look at that cute little face on my latest little newborn in my studio. She is so gorgeous and was such an easy baby for our session. Thank you for the wonderful session McMeekin family! 

If you are interested in booking a session with Sara Stanley Photography for 2016, now is the time to book even if you are just newly expecting. My newborn sessions start at $325 and include a minimum of 20 photos. Please email me today at sarastanleyphotos@gmail.com while session dates are still available. 

Be sure to check out my website sarastanleyphotos.com for more information on sessions and packages, and follow me on Facebook at Sara Stanley Photography.

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Brook Brezina | Senior Photos | 2016 http://sarastanleyphotos.com/blog/2016/1/brook-brezina-senior-photos-2016 When I first moved to Houston (to be a Youth Pastor at Grace Presbyterian Church) I met the sweetest bunch of 6th grade girls. Since that day oh so long ago, I have watched these girls transform into such awesome, caring, loving young women. It is now their senior year and before long they will each be heading off to college (tear, sniff, more tears). SO this week I had the absolute privilege of photographing one of those young ladies, Brooke. She has also agreed to be one of Sara Stanley Photography's Senior Reps - YAY! I couldn't be more proud of who she is, where her future is headed and how God is going to use her in the next stage of her life! 

Ladies and Gentlemen, Brooke Brezina!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The McSpadden Family & Ministry | Newborn Lifestyle | Houston, Texas http://sarastanleyphotos.com/blog/2016/1/the-mcspadden-family-ministry-newborn-lifestyle-houston-texas Everyday, seriously every single day, I become more and more grateful for the job that I get to do. I never, ever in a million years would have thought that this is where I would be. I did youth ministry for what seemed like forever - ok just like 8 or 9 years - and for the longest time I just knew I was going to work in church ministry or something close to it. Shoot (no pun intended) I even went to The Bible Seminary and earned an M.Div..

For all this I too am truly grateful... 

Last spring however, I kept asking God, "What is my next adventure?" And He BOLDY kept me walking through and opening this photography door. Now, I have had guilt over this whole becoming a tog thing, because I have spent so much time and effort (and money - not even my own) pursing what I thought was a life of church/program ministry, and now, to be doing mostly photography, just seems kind of surreal. 

But.. and it is a BIG BUT... hehe. I sure do make myself laugh. (I am really lame folks, really lame). 

But I think ministry can be part of what I do each time I meet a family, hold a baby, pinch the cheeks of a toddler, and visit the hospital to photograph children in the NICU. 

When I spend time with my Sara Stanley Photography families, and I mean spend time with them (newborn shoots have lasted as long as 6 hours before) I get to know them. I meet them in this personal, intimate space, of new and existing life... and it is absolutely glorious. We talk about hopes, and dreams, and life before babies. We talk about Jesus and love, and everything in between. It is simply precious, and I am SO grateful for it. Yes, sometimes there is lots of poo, crying and tears but then there is also taking breaks, cuddling on the couch with a sweet sibling to watch Frozen while mama feeds. 

Ministry is spending life with people. It is. It doesn't always have to be about the program of excellence or sitting in a pew on Sunday - it can be just this, loving people, getting to know them, and sharing life together. That is what Jesus did. 

Anyway, I ramble - but my point is and I got to thinking about all of as I uploaded these photos of sweet 4 pound Sarah and her wonderful family. I got to spend four-ish hours in the McSpadden home last Friday and it was perfect. We chatted, I got to know them, and them me and we shared life together for a little while. I want to be in their lives, not just because they call me to photograph their family, but because they are awesome and I got to not just photograph them, but GET TO KNOW THEM. 

I don't know what your job is, but mine is amazing. 

Thank you families for allowing me to be part of your life! 

Without any further rambling - here are a few of my faves from our session! 

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Barton Bump! http://sarastanleyphotos.com/blog/2015/4/barton-bump Awwwwwww it is baby boy season! I had the opportunity to photograph the Barton's baby bump... we missed the rain and got some great shots of the Houston skyline! Such a lovely couple and I can't wait to meet baby Charles! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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It's all about that baby, bout that baby, bout that baby - and the bump! http://sarastanleyphotos.com/blog/2015/3/its-all-about-that-baby-bout-that-baby-bout-that-baby---and-the-bump My goodness the last month has been wonderful! I have been given the absolute privilege to capture some of the most precious moments yet in my photography career. About 8 weeks ago I set out to start a new adventure, Newborn Photography - and my oh my let me tell you it HAS been a crazy and amazing ride! 

I have gotten to snuggle the most adorbs new babies, I have been allowed to share in the special new time that happens when you bring your first child home, I have been peed on - hehe, I have sweated it out like a prize fighter (as babies like it warm in their house), I've learned the art of the "shhhhhhshhhhhshhhhhh" and been to Hobby Lobby for new props and cute fabrics about 20 times! 

Even though I have learned a lot, I know there is still much to learn. But for now what I know is this...I AM GRATEFUL.  Grateful to have the hours it takes to capture the perfect moments, grateful for the graciousness and patience of new parents, and grateful for the opportunity to capture a memory for this most priceless time in a child's life. 

Here is a snapshot of the last month! Enjoy! 

Baby Kaleigh Grace is almost here!

Oh my goodness, TWINS!

 

This precious family! Melt oh melt your heart - 10 Days Old! The only PRINCESS yet - and she is already a model! Baby Duke - My first NB Shoot!

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Recent Family Favorites! http://sarastanleyphotos.com/blog/2014/12/recent-family-favorites Sweet Maroon with the Owens Family! Russo Fam and their backyard shoot! Rex...What a little ham! The B Ranch Fam! Such beautiful lighting! The B Ranch Fam! Such beautiful lighting! The B Ranch Fam! Such beautiful lighting! The Twins at MDUMC Bird Sanctuary!

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Fall Family Time http://sarastanleyphotos.com/blog/2014/10/fall-family-time That's right, it is that time - fall! Which means photos, photos, photos! Below is a bit from my latest shoot... so cute. I love the blue!

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