Monday, May 9, 2011


Had a fun-filled weekend of boudoir goodness this past weekend. :) I had an amazing opportunity to photograph ten beautiful women, and we had a blast!

I know this little sneak peek isn't of the best variety, but it's hard to weed out pictures that are "decent" or appropriate to show online and that don't show faces (if the client requested so), but I think the women are going to be happy with the results! They are all SO beautiful, and they all rocked it out!

Here ya go!

I am debating whether or not to do another boudoir marathon in January (in time for Valentine's Day), because I had a last minute cancellation and one no call/no show the day of. So, I'm apprehensive to put the time and money into an event that I can't fill every slot and be assured that everyone will show up! If you are interested in booking in January, send me an email (, and I'll see if there is enough interest for sarah-beth photography boudoir marathon, round three! I'll keep you all posted!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

giveaway time!!!!

I've never done a giveaway before, so I decided it was time to have some fun, and time to share with you some of my favorite vendors who have so graciously offered up their amazing products! Who doesn't like free stuff? And free quality goodies is even better!

How to win?

Just "like" sarah-beth photography on facebook. "Like" the vendors listed below, leave them some love on their fb walls, then come back to the blog and comment on this blogpost that you've done so. Please only comment once. If you comment a second time for any reason, it will be deleted. The contest must be fair for everyone! :)

The contest will go thru April 17, and I'll pick a winner using at 11 pm EST on Sunday night.  The winner is responsible for contacting the vendors for your goodies!

Here is a breakdown of the goodies you'll win!

$50 gift certificate from Vintage Rose Wraps
colorful, comfy and so chic headwraps in a variety of colors and styles

vintage inspired change purse from Lottie Dottie Boutique
everything from this store is amazing. everything! My closet is busting at the seams with amazing clothes and accessories from there! This sweet change purse is perfect! I throw mine in the diaper bag, so I can go out sans purse!

$50 credit towards any action set from Pure Photoshop Actions
every.single.image I edit is editing with pure photoshop actions. They are truly one-of-a-kind and super user friendly for the just starting out photographers out there! I could go on and on and on and on about them....but their actions truly speak for themselves. 

$50 shop credit to Laynie and Belle ::{hair things}:: etsy shop
amazing handmade vintage inspired headbands, head wraps, bib necklaces, elaborate Mad Hatter inspired hair pieces and more!  Custom pieces are available, too. And, I know from experience, Ashley outdoes herself every time. Her customs are amazing!

the Revival bracelet from Stella and Dot
gorgeous, simple, and goes with everything!

$15 credit to Lavished Boutique.
These headbands and hair pieces are created by another wonderful Indiana photographer and online friend of mine that I can't wait to finally meet next month! :) I'm actually putting together my daughter's outfits for family pictures around the headband I bought from her! Love them, and you will too!

coastal knotty top beanie from Twysted Yarn.
I love this hat. It's perfect for sweet little newborns!

plug in warmer from Scentsy
Not gonna lie. I'm truly obsessed with Scentsy. If you've never tried it, you're missing out!

$20 shop credit to Red Dirt Revival's etsy shop.
Quality vintage clothing and accessories. Beautiful and unique one of a kind pieces that you would spend hours searching through store racks to find!

custom pair of flip flops from Blossom Bands.
Winner chooses size and color.
SO cute and perfect for summer!

$15 shop credit to lillypie.accessories' etsy shop.
carefully and deliberately made with love by Laura. Beautiful delicate headbands, necklaces and more. Everything from her etsy store is worth purchasing. Everything!

a pair of Alexas (in pink, as shown, and purple) from The Posh Princess.
I love PP headbands. LOVE. They fit well, are comfy and the perfect accessory for you, your daughter or for a photography prop. The perfect added touch!

a camera love necklace from Pamela Topping Photography and
$25 credit for her photoshop actions
This has me super duper giddy. I SO wish I could keep this necklace for myself, I love it! Pamela Topping is an uber talented photographer. I've been a fan of her work for so long, and I'm excited that she's been gracious enough to be a part of this giveaway!

a custom tutu from Mari Kate Creations. winner chooses colors and size.
One of my wonderful clients has a wonderfully talented momma who makes the most adorable fabric soft headbands, hair clips and tutus. luuuurve her tutus!

two headbands from The Girls in Grey
perfect for newborns to adult. I wear them, my daughter wears them, and I have a whole amazing assortment for clients as well! They're just beautiful and so unique!

If you're also from the central Indiana area (or would travel), I will be giving away a mini session during this giveaway as well! Yay! The mini session will be located at Ft. Harrison State Park on May 21, 2011), a $90 value. Just state in your comment below that you'd like to be entered for the mini session. If the winner is one of those participants, he/she will win the mini session. If the winner is NOT someone who's available/willing to travel/not from this area, etc., I will choose another winner using

 I've added the links to each vendor's facebook page below. Don't forget to LIKE, leave them some love from the sarah-beth photography giveaway, then come back to the blog and let me know you've done so! :)

goooooood luck!!!

Friday, April 1, 2011

Quick Sneak Peek!

I had to put this sneak peek up tonight, because I know my uncle is dying to see these!

This is my uncle and aunt and their sweet sweet precious five month old twins, Tess and Kate. They live in Texas, but were in OKC last weekend, too! So, of course we had to meet up to snuggle those sweet girls and do a quick mini shoot in Jamie's parents back yard! Perfect perfect yard for pictures, wish they lived closer! :)

Enjoy your little preview, guys! It was so good to see you last weekend!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Burns Benefit. Blogged.

So, as most of you know, one of my dearest friends lost her husband in a car accident a week and a half ago.

Melissa is finally home, but has a long road ahead, filled with multiple surgeries to fix her badly broken leg, and finally laying her amazing husband to rest this weekend.

My heart continues to ache and yearn to be a comfort to Melissa and her boys. I just continue to pray for comfort, peace and healing. She has an amazing amazing support system in her friends, family and faith, and I know that she'll be okay. One day at a time.

Last Thursday, we held a benefit for the Brent Burns Memorial Fund at a boutique here in Indy. The turnout was, to say the least, amazing. The store was filled with people from all over, coming to show their support for Melissa and the boys. So many talented vendors donated goods and services, it was an overwhelming response to our friend in need.

I was (and still am) humbled, to say the least. What a wonderful community we live in! God is good. All the time.

The grand total for the benefit is somewhere around $4,000....and we're not done yet! Everything that didn't sell at the benefit is being placed on an online auction through, starting next Thursday, April 7. I can't even begin to list the awesomeness that is up for auction! Please check it out!

Here are few pictures I snapped while at the benefit last week. I wish I had time to really take more, but the place was so jam packed with new and old friends, I spent more time chatting, mingling, hugging and shopping! :)

Ashley counting up the money at the end of the night! We were giddy, thankful and overwhelmed when we finally added up the total dollar amount. It's easy to see that this community loves this family.

Ashley (creator of Laynie and Belle ::{hair things}::) is also the genius behind the hyenacart auction, as well as one of Melissa's closest friends. She's been amazing!

Shoppers and friends! Love these girls!

The place was packed. The. entire. time. Amazing.

Amanda, me and Ashley. The three knuckleheads that somehow put this shindig on with just about three days of planning (along with Candance and Brooke, owner of Lottie Dottie...couldn't have done it without them!!!). Amanda and Ashley have been friends of mine for about a year now. We don't hang out on a regular basis, talk on the phone every night or show up to each other's houses unannounced just to hang out. But this event, this loss, has brought me closer to these girls, given me a newfound love for them and their friendships. SO thankful for them. We all love Melissa, Brent and the boys so much, and anything we can do to ease the burden, just a little bit, is what we'll do. And then some. They. are. awesome. xoxo

My sweet nephew charming the shoppers!

A little slap happy by the end of the night, huh, Amanda???

Again, hyenacart auction. Starting Thursday, April 7th. Be there. Or be a total loser.

Just kidding. Kind of.

Miss Delaney Marie, miracle baby.

If you follow me on facebook, you'll recall that my best friend had an emergency c-section, delivering her sweet baby girl eight weeks early.

Well, after three weeks in the NICU, Delaney came home and is just thriving at home with her perfect little family! She's gorgeous and chunking up just wonderfully! She is amazing, and so is her gorgeous momma.

Here are a few pictures from Delaney's newborn session.

Seriously? Who looks this good after having a newborn??? Gorgeous momma, my best friend, and newborn assistant for the day. :)

Delaney did *not* particularly like being messed with!
But, she did rock a few of my favorite newborn poses!

one of my favorites!

precious face!