If I wasn’t already a farm-stand snob, Five Marys has made it official. When I lived in NYC and I had the occasion to rent a car and drive upstate or across Long Island in the summer, I fell in love with stopping alongside the road in the fresh air and buying directly from local farmers.
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Happy Friday, people! I’m back from a photo shoot in LA, and excited to share some of my most delightful finds this week: from inspiration to relaxation, and from handy cloud-sourced software availability to great new tunes. Enjoy!
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On my way to the cafe in Santa Monica this morning, I passed a gorgeous mom photographing her well-dressed and equally gorgeous son with her iPhone. She had him standing in front of an alleyway, leaning on a pole — super cool. From the amount of direction she was giving him in comparison to how few photos she was snapping, I sensed he wasn’t cooperating.
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Lately, I’ve read a ton of stuff about how important it is to play. It is a valuable part of the creative process, and by creating games, we can even help motivate ourselves to meet goals and be more productive. Who knew that Peter Pan complex would pay off?
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Part 2 of 2 in the series of videos I shot of my Dad’s songs for my niece and nephew. These kids bring so much joy to my family!
Dexter Boy from Sarah Sloboda on Vimeo.
My Dad’s a musician, and when my niece and nephew were born, he composed songs for them. They’re not babies any more, but my Dad still plays their songs on the piano, so I decided to make music videos.
This is my darling niece’s song. Isn’t she a sweetie?
Anika’s Song from Sarah Sloboda on Vimeo.
Yesterday’s portrait event was a huge success! I rented a studio in Brooklyn for the day, and booked individual photo sessions with lots of little children. A big thanks to Anne Conover and Victoria Lam who assisted me for the day, and to K Studio for the space rental.
The kids were so much fun – we put on some rock-n-roll to get them excited. Once they got used to being on the white backdrop, they started to play with the camera and their personalities really shined! These are a few of my personal favorites from the day.
While studio day has now passed, I am continuing a holiday portrait special throughout the month – please email me if you’re interested in learning about the special rate.