2018 Fall Mini Sessions {Save the Date}

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I love frolicking around in beautiful leaves and crisp weather (all while enjoying hot apple cider or a pumpkin spice latte). What I love even more is photographing my favorite families during this season.

September 30th
October 27th and 28th
November 10th and 11th

25 minutes || sessions in the morning and afternoon
25 Digital Prints with an online gallery
Print release

The sessions will take place in Forest Park, St. Louis which boasts of a variety of views and beautiful autumn trees. If there is a potential for rain the sessions may be adjusted to the Jewel Box or rescheduled. A rain out date of November 17th is also set, please let me know if you are available on that date.

To book your session: Email sweetsarahmariephotography@gmail.com


Most popular posts from 2017 {recap}

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Hello Lovelies!

I always enjoy seeing which posts you click on the most. Here is a list of last years most loved blog posts:

  1. Top St. Louis Photo Locations
  2. Birth, Bravery, and Giveaway
  3. 30 & Fabulous Cake Smash
  4. Big News for 2017
  5. Ben & Chelsie – Christmas Proposal
  6. Rising Tide Society – Co leader
  7. Laura & Jared . Engaged
  8. Creve Coeur Camera Photopalooza
  9. Celebrating Sister
  10. Siddens Twins . Newborn

I am so thankful that many of these top posts are personal posts. It makes me want to tear up and exclaim, “They like me, they really like me.” So thank you for investing in my life and helping me celebrate other families in their lives.

Give the Gift of Priceless Memories {tips}


Time moves quickly and we easily celebrate one birthday after another without realizing the moments that we are missing. One of the best gifts a husband could give to his wife or adult children can give to their parents are capturing those moments.

We offer gift cards all year-long, but love the Christmas season so much that we want to share a special holiday gift to you. For the month of December, we are offering an 8×10 of your choice with the purchase of a one hour session gift certificate.

Email us today to create your one hour session gift certificate for your favorite person on your Christmas list.

Don’t miss out on family sessions like these:


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Amy Guffey Family -107



Big Announcement : Mini Session Extended!


We received such an overwhelming response to our Fall Mini Session on October 29 + 30 that we are opening a second date. We only have 6 spots and expect to fill so contact us ASAP!

We had the joy to spend 25 minutes with so many great couples and families. One of our favorite parts of being photographers is the relationships that are built. It is such a compliment to see half of our mini sessions spots filled with clients that we last year at our 2015 mini sessions. We also opened double our session amount from the past year. Basically, we love our clients and are pretty certain that they are the best! Below are the details for our second Mini Session date.

November 13
25 minutes || sessions in the  afternoon
15 Digital Prints with an online gallery
Print release

The sessions will take place in Forest Park, St. Louis which boasts of a variety of views and beautiful autumn trees. To inquire or book a session, email us! Above is a sneak peek from our October mini sessions.To view last year’s mini – Part 1 and Part 2

Fall Mini Sessions

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We love producing fabulous family photos for our clients. It brings us so much joy. And with the bustle of the year, fall seems to be the best time to take those iconic photos. These photos also typically end up on beautiful Christmas cards. And if you have read this blog for a while, you know my deep love for Christmas cards!

If you are in the market for a rockin’ family photo, send an email our way at sweetsarahmariephotography@gmail.com

Spring Mini Sessions

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The other day I was driving and almost wrecked my car when I saw the first blooms of a magnolia tree! I adore all things spring – ok, not all things- that allergy thing can take a hike! I am excited to announce that we will be having Spring Mini Sessions at the end of the month.

The sessions will be 20 minutes long starting on the hour and half hour. This is the perfect time to bring out the wee (or not so wee) ones to grab that photo that grandma and grandpa are desiring to see!

Inquire right away as I’m sure these spots will be taken quickly!

Big Changes for 2015!

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Wow, oh wow! There are so many fun and exciting changes happening around SSMP! Here is a little overview of what is happening:

  • Beautiful Proofs and Easy Ordering: We know that you love your new photos and we want it make it easy to view them as soon as we have them edited and so (insert drumroll here) we have teamed up with Pixie Set to share with you an easy to use and beautifully designed way to view your new photos. Not only can you view photos, but you can order prints and share your photos with others. Confidentiality is important to us and so each collection will have a password that you will receive in an email once your proofs are ready to view. What to check out what we are talking about, click here.
  • New Website Organization : We sat down with our favorite Business Consultant and had a heart to heart about what we want to our photography business to be like. A word that came up over and over again was personal. We have a heart for our clients and we want our website to show our clients how much we care by making it user-friendly. So we reorganized our portfolio and created tabs that shared with our clients (and future clients) how to prepare for a session and what to expect. To see what we mean hover the drop down menu under ‘Sessions’.
  • New Equipment: This may not sound like a big deal, but we are building our arsenal of photo equipment including: new lighting, new beautiful cameras and lovely lenses!
  • Luxury Albums: Clients have pleaded and we have agreed. We are now creating beautiful albums to reminisce on a past wedding or remember the size of a newborn.
  • Business Cards: We like to celebrate the little lovely things and that is exactly what our new cards look like! Our mini business cards feature some of our incredible past clients. If you would like us to send you a few, let us know and then expect a card in the mail!

We are so excited about the future of Sweet Sarah Marie Photography! Thank you for supporting us and we hope to see you as one of our clients in 2015. To book a session email sweetsarahmariephotography@gmail.com

Happy Two Years + {giveaway}!

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I cannot believe it. Two years ago, my then boyfriend (now husband) challenged me to take a hobby and make it something more.  With a ton of doubt and hesitation, I created a facebook page to show friends and family a bit of my prouder photos. Then slowly those friends and family, gave me a chance and asked me to take some photos. And at times, the photos were not the best, but I learned from them. We also upgraded our gear and expanded to create a website in March of 2013. Since then each year we have doubled the amount of photo sessions we have.

Thank you to those who believed in me two years ago and continue to do so now!

I have met so many incredible people through this journey. It has been a true joy to celebrate birthdays, weddings and new babies with you. And in order to thank you I have a little giveaway for you!

Giveaway includes:
30 minute mini session
15+ Edited photos with rights to print

To enter, simply write a short comment below. If you have a favorite photo that SSMP has taken over the past two years let me know! Winner will be chosen at random on 12/7/14!

{2013 Mini Sessions}

Fact about me: I love Christmas Cards. LOVE them.

There is something wonderful about ripping open an envelope to find out who sent it to you and what sweet things they are wishing to you.

But more importantly, I adore creating mine to send out. So much so that I admit that I made two last year. Like I said I really like them.

So in order to include my old and new clients into my love, I decided to offer a 2013 MIni Session to incorporate all of those family photos often used in a Christmas card.

Winter Promo

I would love to capture your family on October 20! For more information please email sweetsarahmariephotography@gmail.com.