2018 Mini-Sessions, Events, & Scheduling

For all the planners out there - here's how 2018 is shaping up around these parts!  In addition to births and the custom lifestyle sessions I offer all year long for families, maternity, and fresh babies, the following are all the organized "events" and mini-sessions I'll be offering through the year.  I hope one of them will be right up your alley!  

In most cases, exact dates will be determined later on.  Events are subject to change and cancellation.  If you'd like reminders about any of these events, please sign up for my e-newsletter or follow me on Facebook.  

Monthly: Catch Me If You Can Milestone Minis

Generally offered on the third Saturday of the month, Catch Me If You Can Milestone Minis are a short, sweet, and affordable way to capture all the ages & stages of baby's first years.  RSVPs required.  *There will be no CMIYC sessions in September or October 2018.*


February, April, and June: Perfect {Professional} Headshots

Professional headshots are a must-have for your CV, byline, social networking profiles, and 'About Me' page.  Every few months, I try to offer a day of headshots with a professional makeup artist on site, a full prep guide, and an array of delicious beverages so you can confidently knock this giant item off your to-do list.  To see the results of past headshot events, please see here and here and here!  The next installments of this series are planned for February 25, 2018; April 22, 2018; and June 24, 2018.  To reserve your spot now, please contact me.


April: Natural Light Family & Couples Mini-Sessions in the Studio

April is the cruelest month: the light is returning, but along with it comes breakup (read: lots of mud and brown, naked trees).  It's not yet the ideal season for outdoor sessions - but it's the perfect time for casual, fun, and intimate mini-sessions in the comfort of my natural light studio in downtown Fairbanks.  It's a minimally but tastefully styled space for your family to make its own for the afternoon in the beautifully moody light of the season.


Mid-July: Little Sessions in the Peonies {at Alaska Peony Flowers}

Longer than a mini-session but shorter than a custom session, Little Sessions (30-40 minutes) at Alaska Peony Flowers' fields of flowers in the Goldstream Valley are a wonderful opportunity for portraits in the loveliest of surroundings.  These sessions are a SMOKIN deal, people.  


Early August: Babywearing & Family Mini-Sessions

Babywearing portraits are some of my favorites - documenting such a sweet benchmark.  Families (and non-babywearers) welcome.  These quick 15-minute sessions are a great opportunity to knock some family portraits out to preserve the summer sun all year long. 

2017 blog_0003.jpg

Late August: Client Appreciation Event - Complimentary Back-To-School Portraits 

Short, sweet, and way better than boiler-plate!  I'm excited to invite my existing clients into the studio for an invitation-only day of complimentary school-themed portraits to really mark the milestone of the new school year.  


September: Little Sessions at the Orchard

Longer than a mini-session but shorter than a custom session, Little Sessions (30-40 minutes) are the perfect opportunity to capture the peak of fall in interior Alaska for families and couples alike.  Tentatively arranged at a local orchard to coincide with an invite-only U-Pick evening, you're invited to grab your favorite baskets and hit the apple trees for a sweet evening of picking & portraits.  


Mid-September to Mid-October: Sarah Lewis Photography is on Sabbatical!

With the notable exception of birth stories and Fresh 48 sessions, I will not be taking any sessions from Mid-September to Mid-October 2018 so I can focus all my attention on school portraits!  This seems like a good time to mention it: if your school, preschool, daycare, program, or group is in need of some good old-fashioned portraits with a modern edge, send them my way!  I'd love to fit a few more schools onto my 2018 docket.  


October 31: Client Appreciation Event - Complimentary Halloween Costume Portraits

As a gesture of thanks, for Halloween 2018 I'd like to invite all my year's clients to the studio for a complimentary in-costume portrait!  


Early November: 5th Annual Winter Mini-Sessions at Running Reindeer Ranch

2018 will be the fifth year Running Reindeer Ranch and I have collaborated to offer brisk but quick 15-minute winter mini-sessions!  Man, they're a lot of fun.  We're aiming for the first weekend of November.  Booking for these sessions will begin at the beginning of October.  


And last but not least - 

My favorite, my absolute favorite type of sessions, are the ones we custom-design to document your family.  If more than a mini-session is what is in your heart, let's get rolling on session design!  Families, Births, Fresh Babies, and more - I love going into detail to create a session that will document your family's personality just as much as it does your faces.   These sessions are available year-round, though I do take a limited number per month, so contact me sooner rather than later to reserve yours!