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  • San Francisco It’s not simple to describe the creative process behind any one photo shoot, because there is no clear beginning or end. It doesn’t exactly start when the client books. I have been shooting professionally since I was 19 years old, full-time since 2005, and in all of that time, I have had aRead the Rest...

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  • Manhattan & Brooklyn Not in the habit of getting your family’s picture taken every year? Don’t worry it’s never too late to start. Mini sessions are a great way to get your holiday card photos checked off your list, and simultaneously capture your family’s annual portrait. It’s sort of like exercising, a great habit toRead the Rest...

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Sarah Sloboda Photography
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  • Is your family’s fall schedule filling up already? Not to worry, you can get your family photos covered quickly and easily with a mini session. Montclair Weekday Evening Fall Mini Session In addition to my 2 special mini session dates in San Francisco, I’m now offering weekday evening appointments on location at the Railroad TrailRead the Rest...

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Sarah Sloboda Photography
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Color Factory

  • San Francisco In 2013, I wrote a book on taking selfies. I felt strongly the phenomenon of people taking self-portraits to document their lives that the iPhone had unleashed was beginning to have a cultural impact. But back then, I could not have imagined the kinds of adventures that would be created around selfie-taking inRead the Rest...

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Sarah Sloboda Photography
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  • Holiday Mini Sessions It seems like the holiday season starts earlier every year, doesn’t it? Summer is barely over and we’re ordering Pumpkin Spice Lattes. There is ONE thing, though, that you should pre-plan a little bit in order to have the best holiday season ever, can you guess what it is? Photos! Every photographerRead the Rest...

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  • Ready to get some inspiration for your holiday cards?  Here is my preferred vendor list, along with what makes them special… Artifact Uprising - photography-centric design, gift options Paper Culture – every order plants a tree Mango Ink - work with your own designer to customize your cards Minted - stunning quality and packaging I recommend that myRead the Rest...

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Bump to Baby

  • San Francisco I first met this couple for their maternity session at Crissy Field, aren’t they so cute? I think it’s fun to tell the story of the place you live. For a bump-to-baby photo package, I recommend selecting an iconic location for your maternity session, and then scheduling your newborn session at home. ThatRead the Rest...

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  • I love how the lines of this composition come together just so, and the little girl is frozen in the pink space, as if she’s about to splash into a pool of water. I know parents want beautiful portraits where you can see details and facial expressions, but as soon as I know I haveRead the Rest...

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  • It’s not uncommon to get nervous before a photo shoot. In fact, I’ve worked with stage actors who perform in front of hundreds of people and even they tell me that having a camera in their face can be nerve-wracking. I wanted to share some of the things I’ve learned over the years to helpRead the Rest...

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  • Rem Koolhaas designed the Seattle Central Library, and as a fan of his work with the Prada flagship store in NYC, I felt I had to see it in person. I brought along a young pal for my project, Kids in Space, which documents the child’s perspective of architecture and design. It’s fascinating to seeRead the Rest...

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  • I’ve been pretty obsessed with Instagram ever since it was invented. But recently, I’ve found a real stride with it — balancing my personal work and creative explorations with case studies of work I’ve done for clients. I’m notsure how long it would take to scroll back through my 4,408 posts, so I’m just guessing,Read the Rest...

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  • I got such a beautiful stack of holiday cards from clients and friends this year – did you? These all feature photos I shot for clients (I blurred out the names for privacy). If you’re feeling a bit of guilt about not sending an annual card of your own, it’s not too late! A lotRead the Rest...

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  • Holiday Card Discount Links

    2016 Holiday Card Designs Enjoy these discounts from some of my favorite online card shops via my affiliate links. Peruse all of the new designs for 2016, and take advantage of discounts* by clicking these links: Artifact Uprising – 20% off with code MAILHAPPY Paper Culture – 50% off and free shipping on orders ofRead the Rest...

  • On Location: Family Session in Chicago

    Humboldt Park I missed going to Chicago this year, so I’ve pulled out some favorites I captured there last year. How do you like this gorgeous park? I’ve worked with this family for a few years, and the time before was in the midst of the city architecture, so this was a totally different setting.Read the Rest...

  • Holiday Cards: Mango Ink

    I love Mango Ink‘s contemporary designs for 2016′s holiday card collection. Bold, solid-colored envelope liners are really striking, too. [Sponsored.] Mango Ink chose me as a featured photographer for their new designs again this year. The images in this post are the designs they created using my photos. how do you like them? What I loveRead the Rest...

  • On Location: Chicago Mini Photo Session

    Chicago Here’s another mini session sample – this one was from a trip to Chicago. I love the shades of pink and white they chose for their vibrant summer photo shoot. I do like the way the seasons change throughout the year, but I gotta say, summer is my favorite. Looking at these makes meRead the Rest...

  • On Location: Family Portraits in Los Angeles

    West Hollywood I loved this family’s Christmas card look. They did a great job of combining vibrant California colors with a festive holiday vibe. The dynamic of these siblings cracked me up, too. You can see so much personality playing out in the shots of the two of them. Like this mini session? Be sureRead the Rest...

  • On Location: Extended Family Session in Ohio

    Burton, OH Occasionally, I have the opportunity to photograph an extended family, including the grandparents. It’s a remarkably tricky thing these days with so many families with members scattered across the miles. When this family was all gathered in Cleveland, we decided to find a cool, old farmhouse vibe to use as a backdrop, andRead the Rest...

  • On Location: New York City Family Session

    Manhattan One of the best things about New York is the general vibe on the street, and I thought it would be fun to do part of this family session out at the local street fair. What do you think? I know a lot of families like to have a posed portrait with everyone lookingRead the Rest...

  • Delights: Things to Make Life Better

    Today was one of those days. The simplest of things turned into complicated, annoying things. I thought I’d be home relaxing at at certain time, and it took hours longer to get to that point. At the peak of my frustration, I asked myself, “What is it all about? What’s actually important to me?” AndRead the Rest...

  • modern photography for stylish families

    Book award-winning photographer Sarah Sloboda for a Valentine’s Day Mini Session, Saturday, February 4th. Family Photo Tour 2016* Click one of these links to see the great locations available for mini sessions: San Francisco Bay Area Full hour sessions also available at the location of your choice. San Francisco Bay Area Schedule Sarah Sloboda PhotographyRead the Rest...

  • On Location: Baby’s First Christmas

    Normandy, France One of my fondest Christmas memories is the time I spent the holiday with friends in Normandy, and got to do their baby’s first photo session. At his first Christmas, no less! We set up shots with him under the tree, as a viking — nodding to his Norwegian heritage, and with theRead the Rest...

  • On Location: Baby Portraits in Paris

    Galerie Vivienne Les passages of Paris are enclosed historic shopping arcades, perfect for ducking in out of the rain. Galerie Vivienne was spruced up for Christmas, complete with a red tree! So, it was the perfect background for this little guy, who’s birthday happens to fall on Christmas Day. Christmas in Paris was one ofRead the Rest...

  • On Location: Paris at Night

    Paris all decked out with Christmas lights is a sight to behold. I walked the Champs-Élysées with this family and snapped some shots of them in the midst of all the bustle. The lights in Paris during the holidays are enough to brighten even the darkest winter spirits. Not to mention the vin chaud available atRead the Rest...

  • On Location: San Francisco Family Portrait

    Billy Goat Hill What could be more San Francisco than climbing to the top of Billy Goat Hill, where you can see the entire skyline and rows of Victorian houses all over town? Hills pretty much define this city, and it’s cool when you can be in a location that depicts them in the background.Read the Rest...

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  • On Location: Family Session at Pacific Palisades

    Los Angeles Sunset photo shoots with little kids aren’t for everyone. I say this mainly because kids are at their best earlier in the day, and by evening, they are typically ready to unravel — ahem, UNWIND. That said, if you are a particularly laid-back parent, and pretty comfortable having your for photo taken, theRead the Rest...

  • On Location: Family Photos in NYC

    Tribeca New York, no place like it for photos! After about 10 years in NYC, I decided to move and explore more places, but as far as cities go, it is hard to beat. Everyone was wearing lots of layers in these photos because it was early in the morning and quite a cold fallRead the Rest...

Sarah Sloboda Photography
Sarah Sloboda Photography
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  • Cleveland I think this year has been the most proud I’ve been of my hometown in recent history. Cleveland won a basketball championship, and opened this renovation of Public Square that has brought a new vibrance to downtown. When I was home doing photos for local Cleveland clients, I did a series of mini sessionsRead the Rest...

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Sarah Sloboda Photography
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  • Temescal Alleys One of my favorite Oakland spots is in the Temescal neighborhood — two alleyways that used to be rows of carriage houses, called Temescal Alleys. The stalls are now filled with the best boutiques, ice cream, donuts, and espresso all in one gorgeous place. It’s a great location for a family photo sessionRead the Rest...

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