Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween! I hope that you and your little ghouls and goblins have a wonderful Halloween full of tricks and treats! At our home, we have one stunning Vampire....And a little orphan Annie who is ready for Broadway! If you want some GREAT tips for taking Halloween photos of your kids, check out Me Ra Koh's blog. I love her blog and follow it regularly for photo tips and encouraging words for daily life. Check it out!

I wanted to share a few of the images from our Pumpkin Patch Photo Shoot that we had a few weeks ago at Maris Farms in Buckley, WA. First off let me say, WOW.... that is quite a farm. They had pony rides, monster truck rides, a HUGE jumping pillow, tons of pumpkins, pig races, tractor rides, corn cannons, pumpkin shooters.... we could have spent the entire day there!I LOVED watching one of my favorite little kiddos trying to pick up pumpkins. The determination, the strength, the humor.... so funny!Who ever said you can not get great portraits at the pumpkin patch. This shot of Courtney is gorgeous, and just wait, in a few weeks, you will get to see more of Courtney.... after we finished at the pumpkin patch, we headed out for her senior portrait session.Her little sister snuck in a couple photos as well. These girls are beautiful!I have known these two twins since the day they were born and now they are 7! Yikes, time flies! Here is a link to one of the photo sessions we had when they were 5.... Click Here...I love the toothy grin!
It is so hard to choose the right pumpkin! Have a wonderful, safe, spooky and hopefully dry Halloween!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Sara Montgomery Photography Holiday Special 2009!

The holidays are coming, and without further ado.... let me announce that the Holiday Special is available. Last year I had so much success with it that I am really excited to do it again! Make sure you email me,, or call me to set up a holiday session today! Lets get those family shots or maybe just images of your kiddos. You will be ready to make your holiday cards in no time!

I am thrilled to announce that this year $50 from every holiday session , and regular portrait session, booked before the end of 2009 will be donated to an AMAZING foundation, the SAFI SCHOOL PROJECT. The Safi Foundation was started right here in Washington state, in Olympia, and is reaching children and families all the way in Tanzania Africa. The Safi foundation builds schools one at a time... helps children get books, sponsors children, pays teachers, provides water purification systems, builds gardens, and more. Click on this link to read more about the projects that this amazing organization does to help the people of Tanzania.

We are working with this organization within our family through our LIVE WITH GRACE program. LIVE WITH GRACE is a program we started in our family to help teach our children about the importance of being grateful and the joy in giving. It is a fun way for us to all become more aware of the situation in the world around us and even in our community. Please take some time and read more about LIVE WITH GRACE , and find out how you and your family can become involved too!

The girls will raise money penny by penny for The Safi Foundation, and I am going to do my part as well. That is why I am going to donate $50 from each holiday session (and any regular portrait session for the remainder of 2009) to this fabulous organization. The price of the holiday session is going to be $125. For this price, you will receive:
  • 30 minute session at the location of your choice.
  • 10 images on disc with copyright release.
  • All of the images will also be available for you on (the on-line professional developer that I use) for you to view, share or purchase prints or products.

I am really excited about this opportunity to make a difference in the lives of the people in Tanzania, the lives of the people in my family, and my own life! The holiday special will expire at the end of 2009, so don't wait.... space is limited and the clock is ticking! I hope to hear from you soon!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Photos of Your Pumpkins with their Pumpkins!

This time of year is so much fun. I love the brisk air, the crunchy leaves, the hot chocolate.... and of course the PUMPKINS! I love, love, LOVE going to the pumpkin patch each year. I think I may enjoy it just as much as the kids. This will be the third year that we have taken Sara Montgomery Photography to the pumpkin patch, and I am just as excited as always to see you all down there!I am going to change it up a bit this year. This year we are going to be at Maris Farms in Buckley, Washington. I will be there for two hours from 1000-1200 on the 17th of October to shoot photos of your little pumpkins! I am so excited to visit this farm. Peak through their web site and you will be too! All you need to do to join us is email me at or call me to let me know you want to come. That is it!
There is a minimal entrance fee to Maris Farms, but it looks like it is well worth it. Click here to see more information on their prices and schedules. There is no session fee for the photo session. I will place all of your photos online at Pictage for you. You can view them, share them with friends and family, and order them from Pictage directly.

Come hang out with us.... come eat caramel apples with us, get lost in the corn maze, visit the courtyard for children, go on a hay ride, tip a cow, watch the pig races (which benefits St Jude's Children's Hospital).... come play! Remember.... make sure to email me or call me to let me know you will be there.

Need directions? ***Click Here***

Come get photos of your little pumpkins with us... while they still look sweet and adorable like this.....Don't wait until it is too late.... you may end up with this...One more thing..... as I say each year.... this event is weather permitting. Should we be having one of our lovely rainy, wet and muddy northwest fall days we will have to reschedule .... SEE YOU AT THE PATCH!