SOLD OUT: 2018 Holiday Minis at Running Reindeer Ranch 11/4/18

UPDATE 10/17/18: Nov 4 is officially sold out!!

This happens every year - I’m FLOORED that it’s time to start talking about holiday photo opps already.  Wasn’t it August like two minutes ago?!?  

Alas, it appears we’re a mere four weeks away from holiday mini-sessions at Running Reindeer Ranch!  This will be the fifth year (that’s right - count ‘em, five years) that RRR and I have collaborated to offer Fairbanks short & sweet sessions to capture the ultimate holiday card picture.  

These are my favorite, because while they’re chock full of culturally salient holiday-ness (…no matter how they try, reindeer just cannot shed their association with Santa); these pictures are also quirky, relatively unusual, and a fantastic alternative to the uninspired, cookie-cutter family portraits of the past.  And it is SO much fun to introduce kids of any age to the RRR herd, up close and personal.  Here are some favorites from last year:

I hope 2018 is the year you will join us!  Holiday Mini-Sessions will be offered on Sunday, November 4, 2018 at Running Reindeer Ranch in the Goldstream Valley.  (If there’s more demand, we may offer more the following Sunday as well.)  Since that’s the day Daylight Savings ends (…that was not awesome timing on my part…), we’re going to start sessions at 9:00 (because it’ll feel like 10!) and go until 4.  

Sessions are a brisk and very productive 15 minutes, which is the perfect length of time to meet the reindeer, snap some photos, and then hightail it out of there before anyone gets too chilly.  Each session includes your 15 minutes in front of the camera, an online gallery & mobile app, and five high resolution digital files + print release, for an inclusive fee of $150.  

Reserve your spot now!  Sessions are scheduled on the hour, twenty after, and forty after (i.e., 9:00, 9:20, and 9:40).  You can pick your time slot and reserve it by submitting your $50 deposit online here.

I can’t wait to see you there!  

INTERSECTIONS: Art by Amy Komar, October 2018

INTERSECTIONS is a solo exhibit at the Alaska House Gallery featuring an entire year’s worth of work by Amy Komar, artist (and friend) extraordinaire.

If your October “First Friday” walk includes downtown Fairbanks, make sure you swing by Alaska House for the show’s opening reception, October 5, 2018, 5:00p.m. to 8:00p.m. Or, you know, make a special trip. This show is worth it!

The show hangs through the end of November. You can get in touch with Amy and see more of her work on Facebook, Instagram, and her website.


(90% of these antique metal pieces are held in their handmade frames by super strong MAGNETS. They’re pretty much the coolest things ever.)

And what about these lovely photos of Amy’s artwork, you ask? They were produced right here in the studio at Sarah Lewis Photography. I’m pleased to offer artwork photography to the Fairbanks community (it is, after all, some of my favorite things - local art, local business, and commercial photography - all wrapped up into one convenient package!).

Exciting things are in the works over here when it comes to artists and supporting the art community… stay tuned, or sign up for my email newsletter to get more info soon.

Pictures in the Peonies, July 15, 2018 | Fairbanks Family Photographer

Peony season is HERE!  I am thrilled to coordinate with Sunrise Farm in the Goldstream Valley again this year to offer "Little Sessions" in their peony field on Sunday, July 15, 2018 (and possibly also Sunday July 22 if demand and weather dictate).  

Little Sessions are right in between a mini and a regular, full-length session: 35 minutes of productive picture-taking!  Couples, families, and mother + child groupings are all welcome.  The inclusive fee of $195 covers your session, an online gallery + mobile app, a complete set of finished high res images via digital download, and print release.  THESE ARE A SMOKIN DEAL.  

Sunrise Farm is downright magical, and I can't wait to get out there again with my camera!  I do hope you'll join us.  You can book your spot AND reserve your session time by putting in your $50 deposit online here: 

Here are some images from last year's little sessions in the peonies.  Magic, y'all.  

Time Flies

My "baby" turned two this month.  And somehow, he knew he was supposed to blow out the candles on his cake.  *cue heartmelt*

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For others who might be looking for gluten-free, egg-free cake solutions, this is the recipe I used (along with a banana-avocado-cocoa powder frosting) and it was truly delish!

Spring Blossom Little Sessions at the Orchard, June 3, 2018

Longer than a mini-session but shorter than a custom session, these Little Sessions (30-40 minutes) take place at Clair's Cultivations' fields of fruit trees off CHSR.  And the trees will be IN BLOOM.  I am so excited for this loveliness!  These sessions are a wonderful opportunity for family, maternity, or couples portraits in the loveliest of surroundings.  A complete set of high resolution images, print release, online gallery, and mobile app are all included in the fee, and at $195, these sessions are a SMOKIN deal, people.

One day only: Sunday, June 3.  Limited number of sessions available, so book now!

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