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Mini Sessions!

Join me for a mini session in September or October! I'm going to leave the theme of these sessions up to you; get creative with your outfits, keep it casual and just document your family as you are, or bring a few holiday props! Saturday, September 26, 2015 8:30 am - 6:30pm 30 minute sessions 15-20 images to choose from Session Fee - $75

Saturday, October 17, 2015 9:00 am - 6:00pm 30 minute sessions 15-20 images to choose from Session Fee - $75

Each session will be required to view their session images in person at my office. Regular pricing applies. Special Mini Session Collections will be available!

To reserve your session, please email or call - sarawisephotography[at]

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Sara + Logan Weddings

Hello! Maybe you received an email, maybe you heard from a friend, maybe I explained the whole thing in person.  But in case you haven't heard at all, I wanted to make an official post about my new wedding venture.

Everyone knows that my brother, Logan, has been 2nd shooting weddings with me for the last several years, right?  He's super talented and wonderful to work with.  BUT because he's super talented and wonderful to work with, he was booking weddings on his own and 2nd shooting with a few different photographers (in addition to me), so as I was booking weddings, my clients assumed that Logan would be my 2nd shooter (normal assumption), but since he was doing so much other work for himself and other photographers, I wasn't able to promise him and his lovely work to my clients.

Our solution: start a weddings-only business together!  We brainstormed for a few months and officially began the new business process in November of '14.  Our new website launched at the Athens Wedding Professionals Ultimate Bridal Show at the end of January and we are so excited by the lovely response we've gotten!!  Since our business launch of Jan 1, 2015, we've booked 4 weddings for this year and are currently working with a few couples in the decision making process!

Our new business is called Sara + Logan Weddings and you can find our website and blogat

Sara Wise Photography will no longer book weddings, but will continue to work with new parents, families and kids!S+L_Logo_250x250

Hair + Make-up? Professional or DIY?

If you know me at all, you know that I LOVE hair and make-up.  If you don't know me and you just happened to run into me at the grocery store, you probably wouldn't guess just how much I love hair and make-up just judging me on my outward, grocery-store appearance of a ponytail and bare-face, BUT I've loved hair and make-up for as long as I can remember! I love how make-up can transform a person can look like someone else and how make-up makes the average woman feel "done" and like she has her best foot forward.  I have a lot of friends that don't wear make-up on a regular basis, and that is totally fine, but on your wedding day or on picture day, I think good make-up makes you feel good about your self.  When I say good make-up, I mean make-up that makes you look like the best version of yourself, and doesn't make you feel like you've been made up by your six year old daughter ;-)  I've noticed over the years that the best make-up applications make other people notice how wonderful you look, but they don't necessarily "see" your make-up.

A couple of months ago, I asked Jennifer, from Flawless Finish if she wanted to team up with me and help me create a couple of good before and after shots of two of my clients.  I asked Heidi and Brandy to do their hair and make-up as they would when they go to work or school and then I had Jennifer do their hair and make-up for a photo shoot.

Heidi and I shot her daughter's one year session right after her session with Jennifer and you can see those images here.

Brandy and I shot her 2nd round of engagement session images right after her session with Jennifer and you can see those images here.  More on the story about why she has two engagement sessions, too.



A Few Reasons To Get Your Hair & Make-Up Professionally Done

1. With a pro hair/make-up artist, you'll get a trail session to make sure that you like their work.  Make sure you do have the trial - not everyone's taste in eyeshadow will be what you want to wear on your wedding day!

2. Airbrush foundation vs. liquid or powder foundation; the skill of the airbrush technician makes all the difference.  Another reason why a trial is so important!  Too much airbrush foundation and you will NOT feel like yourself.  Liquid or powder foundation might not last the whole, long, hot wedding day, which is why most make-up artists push airbrush foundation

3. Professionally fixed hair has more volume and tends NOT to fall quite as fast as doing it yourself!

4. Using your best friend or your cousin's mom is fine if they know what their doing, but if they just "do it for fun", then they probably aren't as practiced as a professional.  Practiced professionals get amazing hair & make-up done quickly and securely.

Click here to find a link to all my favorite hair and make-up teams :-)


Spring Mini Sessions

I'm so excited to have the time to offer exclusive mini sessions to my past or current SWP clients!  I've made room on the calendar for 8 session on Saturday, April 12th, 2014.  I'm planning to use the Athens Regional Park; it's pretty easy to find and there is good parking nearby.  It's also a really cute, pretty little park -- I've used it many times and I always amaze myself at the endless location choices available in that tiny little space.


Product Spotlight: Standouts

A popular option for getting your images on your walls and off your computer, is to have them printed as Standouts.  A standout is very lightweight and easy to hang or stand.  It is displayed frameless, as it looks below.  Easily hang on the wall, lean on a shelve or sit on a dresser!  Always printed on pearl paper.  Sizes range from 8x10 to 20x30! productphotos012productphotos013

Prices start at $85.00