Portrait Shoots

Headshots with Evie

Evie is an actor and extra and recently got in touch for me to take some updated headshots of her.  She is a member of the Regional Young Actors Ensemble and was shortlisted for the Vault New Writers Award ’18.  To find out more about Evie’s talents visit her Starnow page.  Certainly a talented star on the rise!

 

 

Headshot Shoot

I was recently commissioned by Menai to take some formal headshots to be used for professional profile images.  Menai is the CEO of The Pituitary Foundation that provides support and information for people affected by pituitary gland conditions.  The organisations also campaigns on behalf of sufferers ensuring they have a voice.  She is also a ACEVO trustee which is a network for charity and social enterprise leaders. To find out more about the foundation Menai can be reached via Linkedin.

All that Jazz with Helen

Helen contacted me recently as she wanted to get some photographs for her new website.  The shoot was at Clwb Y Bont in Pontypridd where the first Monday of every month is reserved for jazz.  With various musicians playing a variety of instruments, everyone was just joining in.  I still wish I had learnt to play an instrument when I was younger so it was especially inspiring to see such encouragement and camaraderie amongst them.  Helen on the other hand focuses on singing, with a beautiful style and tone of voice synonymous with the jazzy vibe.  Her rendition of ‘Summertime’ was just a joy.  I could have stayed all night but with the last train beckoning I sadly had to leave.  To find out more about the club lick this link.   

Portrait Shoot with Barbara

I was recently asked by Barbara to come along and take some images of her to use for publicity purposes.  Barbara was diagnosed with MS in 2012 and is a campaigner for the awareness of the condition and disability rights.  Her book, ‘Stumbling In Flats’ was short-listed for The International Rubery Book Award in 2015 and her MA dissertation story, ‘Who Cares?’ was short-listed for the 2017 Exeter Story Prize.  With an MA in Creative Writing she continues to talk about her life in her blog as well as undertaking the massive challenge of a PHD.  It was a pleasure to meet and photograph such an inspirational woman.

A lovely Testimony from Elisa

The email I received …

‘Hi Sarah

I just downloaded my faves.  I was trying to find out if I can leave a review anywhere but couldn’t find it.  So, as an alternative, I’m sending you one via email in case you wanted to use it on your website (but also if I can leave a review somewhere do let me know!).

I contacted Sarah because I needed new portraits for professionals purposes.  Normally, I am very awkward around cameras but Sarah made me feel at ease instantly with her outgoing and warm personality.  The end result was great – I know I have several lovely and also diverse portraits I can use in my professional life.  I highly recommend her.’

…. isn’t that just the kindness thing to do, thank you Elisa it was a pleasure to meet you. x

Portraits with Monica

I had the pleasure in photographing this lovely little girl recently.  It reminds me how much I love taking portraits, spending time one on one with a subject is just the most precious thing.  The camera just records the interaction between photographer and subject and we had a lot of fun!  As the very wise photographer Edward Steichen once said, “A portrait is not made in the camera but on either side of it”.

First Holy Communion Portrait

I was invited to capture a portrait of Catherine recently, to celebrate her First Holy Communion.  As it was a few weeks after the official service, the shoot was taken at home.  This was a first for me and it was enlightening to learn about the significance and importance of this stage of life within the Catholic Church.  I decided to shoot against a blank wall using a continuous studio light with a softbox and also some on camera speedlight with a flash bender to make sure I get some catchlight in her eyes.  We then decided to move to the garden for less formal portraits to capture her personality a bit more.  Needless to say we had lots of fun and at one stage Catherine became the photographer capturing fantastic candid images of her Mum and sister, I’d better watch out in a few years!

Michelle Marshall Salon

I was recently asked by the Michelle Marshall Salon in Rhiwbina, Cardiff to capture headshots of the hard working staff and some interior images for their soon to be launched website.  The team were so much fun and I wish them lots of luck with their new website launch.

If you’re looking for a new hairstyle, colour or treatment look no further, I can personally highly recommend the team. Go to the Michelle Marshall Salon website for further details and to book online.  You can also contact them on 029 2061 1566.

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