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Upcoming Headshot Event, December 2, 2018 | Fairbanks Business Photographer

One last time in 2018: A full day of headshots! This event includes a preparation guide, an on-site sitting with a professional makeup artist, a portrait sitting, and a complete set of finished portraits (you can expect at least 10-15 unique portraits) via digital download + print release. The all-inclusive fee is $250; and remember, if these headshots are for your professional life, this is a tax-deductible expense! 

RSVP Required. To reserve your spot, please purchase a deposit and select an appointment time here. Please feel free to flag me down with any questions! 

I love this event because I think headshots - GOOD headshots - are really, really important, especially for small, local business. More info and thoughts on headshots here.

Happy Halloween | Annual Client Appreciation Event at Sarah Lewis Photography

So, here’s the deal.

In many ways, custom photography is a luxury product: non-essential, but lovely. (In other ways, of course, it’s the “product” that matters most: I remember how struck I was when National Geographic published images after Hurricane Katrina, picturing warehouses full of folding tables covered with photographs salvaged from the ruins, and the hoards of people desperately searching through them to pluck their memories out of the melee.)

As such, I have such an appreciation for all my clients: those who invest in my services even though it’s so easy to let that little voice in your head talk you out of it. I know how much of an investment photography is, no matter how valuable I believe it is in the long run, and I have such gratitude for this crowd of people who not only agree with me, but who also make my humble business a reality.

So, I’m saying thank-you in the only way I know how: photos! Insert laughing-until-you-cry emoji here. Each year, I send all my clients a holiday card with a coupon for $100 off their next full session, and in the meantime, I try to offer Client Appreciation events. All my clients are invited to drop by my studio for complementary portraits and/or merriment as a gesture of gratitude (and because they’re a pretty rad group of people to hang out with, too).

In 2018, these included a Better Than School Portraits event in September,

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and a Halloween Open House with complimentary costume portraits.

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If 2019 is the year you’d like to join the invite list for these client-only events, drop me a line here and we’ll talk photos.

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.