Friday, November 16, 2012

Unique photo gifts {Minneapolis Children's Photography}

Loving my new Fancy Frame! Get yours here:

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

5 Holiday Photo Gifts to Surprise Someone Special {Minneapolis, St. Paul, MN Children's Photography}

I'm excited to offer several new photo gifts this year, just in time for holiday shopping! To view pricing and see more photos, visit my Holiday Gifts PageContact me today to place your order!

Metal Photo Ornaments

  • 12 ornament shapes to choose from, sized 3.5"x4.5" or 4"x4"
  • Eco-friendly 100% recycled aluminum
  • Magnet can be added to back of the ornament to enjoy all year
  • Comes with a single drill hole and white ribbon for easy hanging

Standout Prints

A Standout Print is the perfect contemporary mounting option that doesn’t require a frame to hang on the wall. The sleek edges and sides of the Standout mount can create a modern wall display with the focus all on the image.  Your print is mounted to lightweight foam with the edge of your choice. Choose from popular sizes between 8x10” and 30x40” and two different depths (3/4" or 1 1/2"). Holes are added to the backside making it ready to hang as soon as it arrives.

Prices vary based on size, depth and edge choice. Please contact me for a full price list.


Fancy Frames
Turn your favorite photo into fancy, fun art.

  • Four shapes to choose from
  • Four color choices (black, white, baby blue and pink) with distressed detailing. 
  • Sizes include 5x7, 8×10 and 10×10 sizes
  • Comes ready to hang with print mounted on Styrene and framed
  • Lustre Coating added to print for protection
  • Use a photo from your session, or email me your own photo. (need not be a past client to order.)

Mini Albums
The Mini Album, which measures 3×3 inches, is a terrific portable option for showing off your images. It's perfect for tucking in your purse or displaying on your desk at work. The best part is that there are 10 panels to fill with your favorite images, along with a customizable front and back. The albums are sold in sets of three; so keep one album for yourself and let the others be great gifts and brag books for the grandparents or other family members!
(Use images from your session, or mix and match with some of your own photos.)

Photo Necklaces
These beautiful, sterling silver pieces are a wonderful way to keep your loved ones close to your heart. Necklaces feature your favorite photo in a sterling silver charm, and a 16" or 18" ball chain. These necklaces are great gifts for moms, grandmas, wives, best friends, sisters...or order one for yourself! 
(The photo can be from a Sarah Elizabeth Photography session, or it can be a personal photo that you email to me.)

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Fall Mini Sessions - Elm Creek Park, Maple Grove, MN

A few photos from my first family at last weekend's mini sessions at Elm Creek Park. At least one pretty tree had saved some leaves for us and we had beautiful afternoon light. Elliot and Mara were prepared with plenty of silly antics to keep me on my toes! I love the last shot where Mara is pretending to be a kitty. :) Enjoy!

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Friday, October 5, 2012

Glamour Shots -- for buildings!

I did some photography work recently for a Maple Grove property that is up for a development award.  I love how the look of the building changed so dramatically from daylight to twilight. The twilight blue sky and glowing signs add a little drama and flair -- just what the building needed for its "glamour shot"!


Wednesday, September 26, 2012

What to Wear Wednesday {Photo Shoot Fashions for Fall - Minneapolis, MN }

I love this all red look for fall!  Have you thought about your family photos yet? This is a great time to get yours taken in time to share in your holiday cards this year.
More fashion ideas here:  Pinterest - Photo Shoot Fashions

Monday, September 24, 2012

Miss Mila { 6 Month Baby Photos - Plymouth, MN }

I had the opportunity to photograph this adorable girl as as newborn and a 3-month-old and was super excited to be able to take her 6 month portraits as well. It's amazing how much she's changed in just three short months. She’s sitting on her own now, and looks like she'll be crawling very soon. Her mom always has the cutest outfits along - here are a few of my favorites from our recent session at Parker's Lake Park. 

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Friday, September 21, 2012

Great Locations for Photo Sessions | Thomas Lowry Park, Minneapolis, MN

I was introduced to this beautiful park last week at a family photo session. Thomas Lowry Park is located in Uptown Minneapolis just blocks from the Walker Art Center. It's a small neighborhood park but has so many pretty backdrops and great variety in a small area. It's perfect for a family with small children or anyone who might not want to do a lot of walking during their session. 

Features of the park:
  • lots of trees and flowers
  • open grassy areas
  • a beautiful vine-covered brick arbor
  • stone paths
  • benches
  • a pretty stream running through the park
  • plenty of nearby parking, and everything is within a small area

Here are a couple pictures of the park. Stay tuned for more from last week's session with Elsie and her family!


Sunday, September 9, 2012

Sweet Caroline is Six! {Minneapolis Children's Photographer - Birthday Photos}

It was such a treat to photograph sweet Caroline on the morning of her 6th birthday. Her mom and I collaborated before the session to surprise Caroline with six balloons in her favorite color. And we got some great mother-daughter shots too that are my very favorites. Enjoy!  

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Thursday, September 6, 2012

Sunny August Evening {Family Photography, Plymouth, MN}

Beautiful golden light and a beautiful family. A few of my favorites from our session on a recent sunny evening.


Monday, September 3, 2012

Back to School Photo Idea {Minneapolis St. Paul Children's Photography}

For many, tomorrow is the first day of school!  New shoes, new clothes, new friends and a wonderful opportunity to document the change and growth of your kids!  Whether your little one is entering kindergarten or 9th grade, the first day of school is a great time to take a special picture to celebrate the occasion.
A few months ago I shared with you my photos from my daughter's first and last day of kindergarten. This year, as she enters 1st grade, I'm planning on taking photos on the first day and last day of school again.  I've also added a little something extra to document her fun personality and remember some of her favorite things right now.  I came up with a list of 20 questions to ask her and then added some of her answers to the photo. 
This is something that could be done every year at the start of school, or every year on your child's birthday.  It will be fun to see how these answers change from year to year!


Thursday, August 30, 2012

Fall Mini Sessions! {Minneapolis Family Photography}

Fall is just around the corner, and that means it’s time to start thinking about photos for your holiday cards and gifts for the holidays.  Fall is a wonderful season for outdoor portraits, so take advantage these upcoming mini-sessions! 
To schedule your session, please contact me at or 612-961-6565. 

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Lyndale Park Maternity Session {Minneapolis Maternity Photography}

What a super sweet couple I met up with at the Lyndale Park Peace Gardens for their maternity session. They are due to welcome their first baby very soon and we were able to capture some maternity portraits of this amazing time. I love the bond between these two - you can just feel their love and anticipation! And doesn't this mom-to-be have the cutest baby bump?? 

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Sunday, July 29, 2012

Class of 2013 Senior Portraits - Minneapolis, MN

I've been busy with lots of fun high school senior sessions lately! Here's a sneak peek from a shoot last week with two class of 2013 seniors who did a BFF Session.


Monday, July 16, 2012

Peter - Class of 2013 {High School Senior Photography, Minneapolis, MN}

A few images from Peter's senior photo shoot. We had a great session around Nicollet Island, Minneapolis!


Monday, July 9, 2012

Underwater Video {Minneapolis Children's Photography}

It's been a hot and humid week in Minnesota and we've been doing lots of swimming to stay cool.  It was the perfect opportunity to try out my new underwater camera and take a few videos of my daughter showing off her underwater swimming.  So far I've just been using the camera for fun, but am brainstorming ways I could use it in photography session... If you have any ideas, let me know! 

swimming from Sarah Elizabeth Photography on Vimeo.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Charlie {Pet Photography, Minneapolis, MN}

I photographed this cute pampered pooch last week. Charlie is 3 years old and loves to sit outside, have his belly scratched, and eat home cooked meals. Life is good for little Charlie!

Indoor or outdoor sessions are available for pet portraits. Contact me for more info.


Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Last Day of School Photo Idea {Photo Shoot Ideas, Minneapolis, MN}

My sweet girl has her last day of Kindergarten tomorrow and I wanted to take a few photos to remember the special day. I came across this idea on Pinterest and decided to give it a try. (For all the pinning I do on Pinterest, this is the first time I've actually tried one of the ideas!) First I pulled up a photo I'd taken last September on the first day of school and had Megan dress in the same outfit. It still fit, but the sleeves were noticeably shorter! Then I a snapped a photo of her holding an empty picture frame. Finally, in Photoshop I cropped the photo from the first day of school and edited it into the inside of the frame. Voila!