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I decided to re-do my blog! Please change your bookmarks and re-direct it to here:


I love my new blog! Let me know what you think - feel free to leave comments on it! :)


Great Quote!

I was photographing a bunch of kiddos this morning and the Director of the school had this quote hanging on her wall:

"Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss you'll land among the stars." -Les Brown

I love this quote -- I might have to make some photo art using it!

I have a lot of shoots to show you but I've been so busy I just haven't had the time to post them, plus I'm working on something new which I'll introduce to you shortly :)


The N Family | Corvallis Family Portraits

A few weeks ago I photographed the N family at their home. Crystal and Josh were wedding clients of mine several years ago and now they have a little one. We had a great time exploring their property and hanging out. Here are a few of my favorites:

The whole family!:

Too cute!:


Mother + Daughter Family Portraits in Oregon

I photographed this family in downtown Corvallis last month. It was one of the hottest days of the summer but we got some great photos!:

The Holidays Are Approaching...

...in fact they are right around the corner! If you are thinking you want family portraits or kids photos for your Christmas card it's best to schedule that session now before the weather turns, and before the stress of the Holidays take over. Procrastination = Unnecessary Stress :)

Email me at info@saralilphoto.com to book a session. I take a limited amount of sessions and I shoot on Tuesday, Thursdays and sometimes Sundays. I also offer Gift Certificates which are a great Holiday gift idea!


Newborn Photographs in Corvallis

I am so far behind on my blogging! It's been a crazy busy summer which is great, but blogging has fallen to the bottom of my priority list. I'll catch up eventually :)

This little guy was only two weeks old when I photographed him.

I LOVE baby feet!!:


Chili Cook Off -- This Sunday

The 2nd Annual Benton County Sheriff’s Office Chili Cook Off is going to be held this Sunday, the 13th at the Benton County Fairgrounds, 12- 4:00.

Admission is $5.00 per person (kids 6 and under are free) It’s going to be a fun time – the REACH helicopter will land, there will be fire engines, and the K9 dogs, the Army National Guard will have some vehicles there – and of course there will be LOT’s of chili (included in the cost of admission) – hot dogs, soda, and ice cream will also be available for purchase – all proceeds from food, admission, and raffles will go to Strengthening Rural Families.

My friend Libby McCormick (she is an excellent massage therapist if you are looking for one!) is on the committee and asked if I wanted to participate -- I donated a portrait session so if you are interested in one this would be a good place to go bid for it! It's family friendly and lots of fun! I hope to see you there!!



Bryce + Ambir's Wedding at Yellow Gold Farm in Albany

Saturday's wedding was definitely the wettest wedding I've ever photographed -- it poured rain. Luckily Bryce and Ambir didn't stress about it and made the best of it! After all we do live in Oregon :)

We got some great images, below are some of my favorites:

Ambir loved these pear trees!:

Right after the first kiss!:

I was so glad that Bryce was willing to ride the pink bike!:

See more of my favorites [here]

Thanks Bryce and Ambir for inviting me to capture your special day, it was an honor! Also thanks for the beautiful dahlia arrangement that you sent home with me. Dahlia's are one of my favorite flowers :)

A special thanks to Amanda Long for being my second shooter for the day.

Venue: Yellow Gold Farm
Florist: Celebration Florals
Coordinator: Adrienne Kume Events

Stay tuned for their "Day After" session...

09.09.09 ...

... Is today and it's suppose to be the second luckiest day according to the Chinese. I hope today is a great day for you all! :)


Portland Lighting Workshop

I love workshops! Workshops help me keep current, better myself, allow me to learn from the best in the industry and I make new friends :)

I consider myself a "natural light photographer" but recently I've decided that I would like to learn more about my flash and various lighting options. I attended a great workshop by Neil van Niekerk all about lighting. It was the best workshop I've gone to in years (and I've been to lots!). We played around with flash, studio lighting, and video lights. Here are some of the images I captured:


The J Family | Lifestyle Family Portraits in Oregon

I had so much fun photographing the J family the other morning. The weather was perfect and we had a great time! It was nice meeting you all and I hope that you enjoy your photos! Here are a few of my favorites:

Opposing teams!:

Tickle time!:

See More [here]

Side Note: My summer has been insanely busy -- which is great -- but it also means that I am behind on blog posts. More to come so keep checking back!