Sunday, March 14, 2010

New Blog, finally!

Check it out and don't forget to update your feed settings! I still want you to stalk me! ;)

Sara Boulter Photography NEW BLOG

{a work in progress!}

Goodbye Blogger. Forever.


Thursday, March 11, 2010

Austin, with a chance of Rain

Oh the rain sure got the best of me while I was in Austin this past week! I had to reschedule most of my sessions. Ugh! Luckily, I have AMAZING clients who are flexible and willing to work with me when the weather doesn't cooperate. I squeezed everyone in on the one "mostly" sunny day and flew home with 11 sessions to edit. Wooo-eee! ALL of them are wicked-awesome (such a good word) and I cannot wait to get them to you, my beloved Texans.

I'll be doing plenty of sneak peeks this week so keep checking back for some Texas goodness.

These shots of beautiful Miss fitting. :)

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Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Winner! {pickled pumpkins}


Email me to claim your prize! Congratulations!

Thanks for playing everyone. See you again in a couple weeks for another installment of "women who rock!"

I'm in Texas right now. Sorry I haven't posted much lately. You'll get oodles when I return next week. Austin has been so good to me once again.

I'm also headed to WPPI in Vegas tomorrow. Any photogs out there wanna hang out with me? Why am I going alone this year? I'm lame!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Wanted. Loved. Cherished. Newborn.

Dear baby Kimball is brother to FOUR older sisters. Mom calls him a "bonus baby" as his arrival was a bit of a surprise. Oh how she cherishes him! Watching them interact was so special for me. He knew when she was near. He responded in the neatest way. Every newborn is different and I'm always amazed at how precious each baby is that I photograph. I wish I could bottle up his sweetness.



Monday, March 1, 2010

Happy Photographer

Being creative makes me happy.

Beyond happy.

I've made some resolutions to be more creative with my editing and push myself to shoot for fun more often. It's challenging to depart from my standard style, but it's so worth it.

I had a shoot with two of my favorite people tonight. (Angie and Jess)

Our gorgeous models were AMAZING! They put up with our craziness and the chilly weather. I could have photographed them all night, but we were all a little frozen.

What do you think?
Cutest couple EVAR? I know RIGHT? :)
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Friday, February 26, 2010

Oh What a Night!

This was E and J's first official DANCE date. E was super excited to turn 16...drivers licence, dating. Oh la la.

They wanted something groovy for their dance pictures (instead of the school pics..blecchhh!)

I think we got a bit of "groovy" right?




CONTEST BELOW! Don't Forget to enter for PICKLED PUMPKINS goodness!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Women who ROCK!-Contest Extended!

Remember THIS?

I’m excited to announce a new feature on my blog!

women who rockSIZED

Each month, I will be featuring a local artist…a woman who rocks at what she does….a creative lady who is kicking some trash in her business…a gal with a product you just HAVE to have…a mama who works AND takes care of her family

You follow?

You excited?

I am.

I’m kicking off this new feature with February’s lady, KATIE CARLSRUH of PICKLED PUMPKINS.

Find her fantastic work HERE

CONTEST BELOW! Don't forget to enter!

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I had the opportunity to see Katie in action. She paints. She draws. She colors and gets paid for it! Her creations are so fun. I want to cover Oliver’s walls with her work. I’ve actually commissioned her to create a big huge canvas for his new room…a pirate ship! I can’t wait.

Katie describes her style as “Cartoonish, child-like, silly, playful.”

I just call it awesome. Really… Her work is fresh and fun and unique.

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She’s been painting, drawing and creating since she was a little girl but only recently started her business. She’s inspired by her little boy, Noah and she rocks at being his Mama while still making time to create beautiful things for you and me. Her husband, Abe, is her biggest supporter and they make a great team. (Abe helps out with the techie stuff and even dresses up in a cheerleading outfit while Katie paints…”GO KATIE GO!” Okay, this is a lie. But he’s her cheerleader all the same.)

She pours so much love into each painting. Even her packaging is perfection. She ships super fast too! She puts so much time and effort into making sure her customers are happy.

I asked Katie to offer some advice to women who are thinking about starting a business…here’s what she had to say:

1. How do you manage work and home? How do you create balance?
Right now I can only paint and draw when Noah is napping or down for the night (too hard to keep him out of the paint!). When he’s awake is when I fill and package orders. Otherwise, my husband does a lot of the bookkeeping and technical stuff for me when he has a spare moment here and there.

2. What would you say to other women who are thinking of starting a business/side business/business at home?
Go for it! Make sure it’s something you enjoy doing, get organized and realize that it can be very time consuming. And… it will probably get spread all over your house if you’re chasing kids around too. But it can be very rewarding.

3. What mistakes have you made or what would you do differently if you could do it all over again when you first started your business?
Maybe just a little more prep and research before launching the business. I could have saved a lot of time and money if I’d researched more.

4. What advice would you give to women who want to work and be wives and mothers?
I’ll say it again…. Get organized! Get organized! Create a work area and create a schedule. Make sure you have time that is for work and time that is for kids. Don’t short your kids’ time with you or it’s not worth it. On the other side of that, don’t short your “self time” or it’s not worth it either. Be flexible! Kids force that necessity upon us. And most importantly, a happy mom is the best kind of mom! So whatever you decide to do, make sure that your happiness and well-being is your priority and everything else will fall into place.

Katie was nice enough to offer my blog readers an awesome discount, AND a freebie!

Here’s the deal….you have two ways to get your hands on some awesomeness.

Mention my name when you purchase something from Pickled Pumpkins, and receive 15% off!

(Put SARA BOULTER in the "Note to Seller" section in the checkout process and I will refund the discount right back to you. Sale ends March 4th.)


Visit Katie’s shop online and come back here to tell me what your favorite item is (leave a comment.) Want an extra entry? Share this post on your blog (FB, twitter, whatever) and leave another comment with the link. I will hold a random drawing and the winner will receive a FREE print from Katie’s shop. (Contest ends March 4th at midnight, winner announced March 5th.)

You like what you see? I knew you would. Head over to her shop and check out all the goodies.

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Are you a woman who ROCKS? Do you have a creative business that deserves to be featured on my blog? I want to hear from you! Email me at info {@} saraboulterphotography {dot} com.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Winner! Congrats LESLIE!

Hey Leslie, Email me your address! The gift card is yours!

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Thanks everyone for entering and for being such great followers of this here bloggy blog. I appreciate your comments and your love. Really, I do.

Come back for a contest next week? I think weekly contests are the best idea ever.

Friday, February 19, 2010

New Best Friend

Meet Irelynd.

You have NEVER met anyone like her.

I know I haven't. {Though, my son could possibly be her twin in looks and personality but he's only it doesn't count.}

She is absolutely full of it.

IT = everything that is awesome.

I had a mentoring session today, and Irelynd was our model. I have never met her before and her mama was nice enough to bring her up to my studio.

I've never laughed so hard during a session. She is witty, clever, sneaky, smart, funny, outgoing, spazzy, and a natural in front of the camera. This girl can go from serious to hilarious with a snap of my finger. Every pose was hers. I could barely keep up with her! What a dream to photograph! I am still cracking up about her. I begged her to be my friend and to hang out with me. She said yes and I'm counting down the days till we can hang out again. Oh how I love that Irelynd. A whole lot.


Thursday, February 18, 2010

Good News

I'm excited to announce {soon} something groovy that I have in the works. Here's a little peek.

Get excited.

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