Saturday, October 28, 2006

Thoughts :)

Proverbs 1:5 – The wise also will hear and increase in learning and the person of understanding will acquire skill and attain to sound counsel [so that he may be able to steer his course rightly]

I was reading this morning and this verse just totally jumped out at me! No matter how much we know..or THINK we know…we always, always can take advice and wisdom!! I get into this mode a lot where I think I know everything…(which is so dumb! But it's true!)...pride can totally steal from you things that would otherwise benefit you, by saying "Nah! I know everything that I need to know!" or " I don't have to do that RIGHT now.."

Really it's the smart people that say that they don't know much and they accept advice or wisdom but the "know it all's" who really won't go far because there is only so far you can go on your own!

I hope you are all having a great weekend! I am!! Rediscovering how to take a shower on my own…and driving my car!!! YEAH!! Hehe!!

Thursday, October 26, 2006

How am I ever supposed to get work done?

Ok so I just saw this on my friend DJ's blog and it's just so cool I had to get it too!! :) Have an awesome day everyone!! Oh and leave me a message!!!!!!!! :)

PS...OMG!! Right when I was about to post this one of our friends stops by with all her massage stuff and gave me a total massage!! I'm in HEAVEN right now!!! ahh!!

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Get well soon?

My friend Mark came over for staff meeting and brought a get well slideshow and some sugar free chocolate(haha! since I took off sugar for the month of October:)!
The slideshow is absulutely incredible and I almost cried when I read it!
Here it is...I put it into a Show It slideshow but he gave it to me on photopaper which was so cool!
**Check it out** Thank you so much Mark!!! You're awesome!!! :)


YEAH!!! My new site is up!!! I'm sooo excited about this!! **Click Here** to view it!!
I'm still going to do a couple more updates in the next couple days but here it is!!! Enjoy!!

Monday, October 23, 2006

YEAH!!!! and ouch...

So I've had a pretty great weekend! I had two huge family photoshoots which went really well and I don't really do family's alot but since they were for friends it was so much fun! On Saturday night we finally got to spend some time with my cousins which was seriously so much fun! We laughed the WHOLE night! I love them so much!
Then last night we were at some friends house for dinner and a whole bunch of us went out to play capture the flag which was so much fun...except I got caught and put in the other teams jail.. While I was in jail one of my friends came and was trying to save me but tripped and ran into me so I fell back on my ankle....OUCH!!
Unfortunately I couldn't get up and everyone thought I was laughing...and saying "My butt!!" But I was actually crying and saying "MY FOOT!!" and yeah...well we found out that my ankle broke in two different places:( Soooo I'm in a forced vacation for the next couple weeks!! HEHE!! Which is actually much needed! I'm feeling a TON better too! Which is awesome! Thank you all for your emails and prayers they have REALLY helped!!! I LOVE you all!! :)
PS..Sorry about not having my site up by yesterday...IT IS BEING RELEASED TONIGHT!!!!!!!! Stay tuned!!

Saturday, October 21, 2006

I LOVE new things!!!

So I'm laying here in bed and realized that I forgot to post on my blog about all the happenings today! Well to start off with I got my brand new camera!! Yeah!! The canon 5d!! I'm so excited about it..and have already put it to good use too! Mark collins and I went out to do a photoshoot this afternoon for our websites and shot a ton of pics on the new camera! It's seriously amazing!
Also..I just finished my new site tonight!! I am so excited about it that I just keep watching it over and over!! Lol! It should be ready to view by tomorrow or Sunday! So stay tuned:) Also.. For those of you who have tried to email me..I will be answering all my emails from this week tomorrow so I haven't forgotten about you!! PS. For those who want to email the address is
Have an awesome night!!

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

A few of my favorite things...

Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens...hehe!!! Well not really...

Some of my favorite things are:

1. My best friend Rebecca!
Last night I went to the Lyric Opera downtown Chicago to see Rebecca dance in Iphigenie en Tauride. Now when I was little I swore I would NEVER go see an opera since I thought they were just weird!! haha!!! Now I'm really not big on Opera singing but the acting and dancing was awesome!! And it was really modern so I really enjoyed the whole design!! It was so much fun! Plus, afterwards we went out to eat with all the singers so that was great getting to meet them and hang out!

2. Mark Collins' album designs!
Mark just started designing albums and has done a few for me but they are some of the best I've seen!! AND he just let me know today that he just finished his album design site!!! YEAH!! So check it out: Design by Mark Collins Sooo incredible!

3. Southwest Airlines!
They are just THE BEST!!! I seriously love them so much! On my way back from LA a couple months ago I stayed a little longer because the flight I was supposed to be on was overbooked so they gave me a nice big voucher for another flight+some all my I lost it!!! haha! But I called them and they gave most of it back! Then today when I was booking another flight and totally screwed it up, called them and they fixed it without any problem! Did I mention that when you call they don't have an automated thing that you have to keep going for hours until you speak to a human...a real person answers right away!! So awesome!! :)

4. Jonathan Adler
Yesterday I was trying to kill some time while I was downtown and I found this realllly cute store called Jonathan Adler!
It has some of the cutest and vintage furniture ever!! I love it! :)
Maybe I'll do these type of posts more often!! Have a wonderful day!!

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Meghan and Andy

On Sunday I did an engagement session downtown for an adorable couple Meghan and Andy. They are soooo cute together!! What makes it even cuter is Meghan is 5'1" and Andy is 6'3"! Which is probably what will happen with me! haha!! I can't wait for their wedding next August it's going to be so much fun! Here is the **slideshow** we did it around Andy's apartment in Lincoln Park which had some gorgeous areas to shoot! Also the song is special request by Meghan and Andy one of their favorites by Van Morrison:) Enjoy!!!

Monday, October 16, 2006

One Night with the King

So we just got back from seeing the movie "One Night with the King" and it was soooooo incredible!!! Seriously! It is definitely now one of my favorite movies ever! It is the whole story of Esther which is my favorite bible story anyways so to see it come to life was just amazing!
It seems like the movie industry is really running out of stories for movies to do because they seem to just get more and more cheesy...but we were just talking that there is a whole untouched area of stories that they could make into movies..the bible of course! And make it in a way that everyone can enjoy it!! So AWESOME!! I highly recommend you all to go see it!! Yeah!:) update: The new site should be up by the end of the week we had a little delay with everything but it will be worth it!! Keep checking the blog for updates!!
I love you all!!!

Friday, October 13, 2006


Ok here is a sneak peak of what the new website will look like. LOL.

Thursday, October 12, 2006

The NEW Sarah Anne Photography!!!

So we are getting a whole new look coming up in the next couple days!!!
I'm so excited!!! Unfortunately our main site and slideshows will be down for a little bit because we are switching hosting plans..But don't worry!!! It will be worth the wait!!!!
Can't wait!!!!!! :) I love you all!!

Tuesday, October 10, 2006


I have learned ALOT in the past couple of weeks and it's seriously been amazing...but expensive at the same time!
Some things I have learned:

1. ALWAYS listen to other people's good advice when you know you should and do it right away... (getting another camera, oil change, more cf cards)it saves alot of time and money!...especially when God's telling you to do the same thing!
2. Watch what you say to others because even though you might think it is might really hurt them! Think of others over yourself! I have found that it is so easy to just think about yourself all the time but when you get out and help others first it is soooooo far better!!!! Seriously!!

And amazingly I have been extremely productive the past couple weeks so if you are waiting for an event or album it's coming right up!
Also, there are a bunch of fun changes coming up with Sarah Anne Photography so stay tuned!!
All this to say..I was just going to write....I just love you all so much! :)

Sunday, October 08, 2006

Amanda and Brendan - So adorable!

On Thursday I shot a rehersal dinner for an adorable couple, Amanda and Brendan!! It was such an amazing night! The whole wedding was taking place down in Wilmington which is awesome because it's just a small little home town! I just shot the rehersal dinner for them since I was already booked the same time as there wedding but they still wanted me to shoot for some time during their weekend which was so fun!!
The dinner was at Amanda's old home that was turned into an amazing bed and breakfast! It was stunning!
I seriously love my job because I get to meet some of the most amazing seeing some incredible architecture really helps too! hehe! ;)
Here is the **slideshow** Enjoy!!!
ps..haha!!! I just noticed after I posted that the two pictures above line up!! That's hilarious because they are two totally separate pictures and I didn't even plan that!! lol!! :)

Hill and Fields!! :)

So we just got back from shooting Erin and Dan's wedding!! It was such a gorgeous wedding and was one of the least stressful weddings I have been to! It was amazing! We just hung out a lot of the time and got to know Erin and Dan better! It was so wonderful! They had their wedding in a cute little chapel up north and their reception at an incredible country club! So awesome!
Here is the **slideshow**
ps. so I KNEW this was going to happen...I really don't know how..but at the last wedding of the season my camera totally bombed! During the ceremony it just started going THANK GOD for Mark who let me use his camera the rest of the time! And my computer started to crash... so I guess that gives me a reason for some new toys!!! YAY!!!!! lol!! :)
I love you all and seriously can't type anymore because I'm starting to not be able to see the words..or think what I'm typing. lol! :)

Saturday, October 07, 2006

Last Wedding of the Season!!

So I'm about to head out to my last wedding of the season! I'm really excited! This is going to be a really great wedding!
Yesterday, I was looking back at all the weddings(looking for pics for my website) I did this past year and they have all been so incredible!!! Seriously! I have had such an amazing time meeting amazing new people and being able to be a part of the best day of their life!! Wow! I feel so privileged to be in this business!!
So I would love to thank all of my bride and grooms from this past year!!
Thank you to Tammy & Gary; Rosa & Rafael; Darnell & Shalita; Jeannine & Peter; Sarah & Jackson; Jessica & Tim; Elissa & Greg; Kelley & Jeff; Alicia & Michael; Tovey & Andrea; Rob & Olesya; Sara & Brian; Joy & Pete; Jenifer & Pete; Ashley & Graham; Amanda & Brendan(slideshow coming soon!); and Erin & Dan(slideshow coming tomorrow!)!!
I'm excited to have a little time off in the next couple months and then jump right back in in January!! I can't wait to meet so many of you in the next year! Should be a blast!! Have a wonderful weekend everyone!!!

Thursday, October 05, 2006


Well, I just couldn't decide what color hair to go with so the other day when I went to get my hair done! I told her to just do whatever she wanted!! Hehe! I'm not a red head, or a blonde or a brunette...but ALL of them!! LOL!! I LOVE my hair stylist! Her name is Janice Bridgeforth at Bombshell Salon downtown Chicago! And she is just awesome! I'm still really trying to get used to my hair...but it's super cool cause it's like one of those transformer toys! I can make it look like I have different color hair on different days!! hehe!
Well..I'm heading out for another full weekend of shooting but I love you all!! :)
PS..We're in the middle of updating some content on my website so if the links are bad you know why!

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Unreal day!!

On Sunday I shot a gorgeous wedding for Ashley and Graham! They had their wedding in Ashley's parents backyard and the day just turned out AMAZING!! Wow! The weather was beyond perfect, it seriously couldn't have been better! Especially for the first day of October!
Ashley and Graham are just sooo cute together and are really easy to shoot because of it! :)
Here is the **slideshow**
Also, thanks to Josh Rogerson and Nancy Barker for helping me out!! You both rocked!! :)

Monday, October 02, 2006

I LOVE my car!!!

Stats for the past 4 days:
16 hours of driving
60 gigs of pictures
20 hours of shooting
YEAH!!! :)
So my INCREDIBLE friend Shyla came in on Thursday night and we had an amazing NON stop weekend!! We actually never had a down time...except time driving in the car!! lol!! Shyla flew out to hang out for a couple days and to help me shoot the wedding on Saturday! We had so much fun! She is one of the sweetest people I have ever met! And I already totally miss her! :)
Anyways, on Friday night we headed down to Olivet Nazerene University for the Barlowgirl Don't Conform Tour!! It was such an amazing night! Seriously the best concert of theirs I have been too! I have been to a zillion so that is pretty good! :)
Before the girls came on their assitant Beka Hardt had to do the introductions and stuff...but she ran out of things to talk about so she had me be a part of the!! She introduced me and had me come up on stage and take everyone's picture!! And then they could take a picture of us!! LOL! It was way to funny! I don't know where a picture of us is but here is one of everyone else! At every Barlow family reunion the BEST times is when everyone gathers around with the guitars and sings!! So the girls for the first time at one of their concerts sang one of the songs!! Which just so happened to be my favorite and the one they are totally singing at my wedding! So awesome! Also, there is a new Barlowgirl member...that is a GUY!!! whoa!!! Yeah! Their tech guy Aaron came up and played drums for one of the songs so Lauren(the real drummer) could actually come out and sing!! I was so excited!! And she did a great job!!
Such an incredible night! Here is the **slideshow**!!!
Love you all! I'll post more from the rest of the weekend tomorrow!
Ps. The other two bands in the slideshow are Matthew West and Downhere!! Check them out!! :)

Sunday, October 01, 2006

Absolutely perfect!

Wow!!! I have had an amazing weekend!! My friend Shyla is in town until tomorrow! She came out to help me shoot the wedding that we had today which was so incredible!!
There were a couple mishaps at the me getting stuck in stopped traffic on my way to the ceremony!! I got there 3 minutes before it started! Thankfully Shyla and Mark had ridden with the bridal party in their big bus!
Also...on the way to the ceremony a huge storm started rolling in but by the end of the ceremony we walked outside and it was the most amazing light!! So awesome!
Jenifer and Pete are sooooo much fun!! Definitely one of the most fun couples I have shot!! I was soooo looking forward to shooting their wedding because of how much fun we had at their engagement session!! Boy did we have a blast today times 10 because their bridal party was just as equally hilarious as them!! And were seriously up for anything!! Here is the **slideshow**!
I will post more tomorrow about this weekend!! :)
Ps..Yes...the guy on the left is proposing in the top picture!! LOL!!...not for real though:)