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Stacey + Phil | engaged….and some quick 2015 studio notes

February 5th, 2015

Today I’m featuring a special couple – because it’s my sister and her fiance! (no, I am not shooting their wedding! 😉 ). They get married in just a short 10 days from now, on Valentine’s Day. We did this session last fall, at the last minute, in an opening I had come available. What […]

 

Today I’m featuring a special couple – because it’s my sister and her fiance! (no, I am not shooting their wedding! 😉 ). They get married in just a short 10 days from now, on Valentine’s Day. We did this session last fall, at the last minute, in an opening I had come available. What a gorgeous day it ended up being.

Before we get to the photos (I know you want to see them!), here’s a quick studio notes for this season. First, I’m almost booked for weddings for this year, so if you are interested in getting on board, do so quickly! As of now, most of my availability lies in November and December, though I do have scattered dates available through the rest of this year. 2016 inquiries are *just* starting to roll in. So…you think you want to have me photograph your big day, and perhaps your engagement session. How does this work? First of all, give me an email to get the downloadable price list and wedding guide. My weddings start at $2650, and although I do have packages, they are highly customizeable. If you really like what you see, great, let’s talk! We can schedule a time to meet in my studio in Liberty, MO for a consultation – or via phone or skype if you aren’t local. At that point, you’ll have a contract that I’ll go over with you. If you decide you’d like to book your date, I do hold all wedding dates for clients for 72 hours after the initial consultation. After that time, dates become available and are first-come, first-served. Meaning, the first bride and groom to submit their signed contract and retainer for a date get that date. It’s the only fair way to conduct business, especially for highly sought-after dates during peak season!

Secondly, portrait sessions – which include families, boudoir, seniors, and pet sessions – I’ll be releasing dates for my mini session dates and boudoir marathons for ALL of 2015 next week. I will also release new full-session pricing, which will be greatly simplified this year, at that time. I’m very excited about this year and plan to unveil a lot of new options for sessions shot at my studio in Liberty, that I’m pretty darn excited about! Please note that I will only be shooting mini sessions on set mini session dates! Otherwise, I book full sessions. Look for the full details on these mini session and boudoir marathon dates next week, and a link to my new portrait pricing! It’s not too early to start thinking about spring sessions, holy cow, it’s getting into February already!

So, now that all of the housecleaning is done, here’s Stacey and Phil!

Kansas City fall engagement session

Kansas City fall engagement session

Kansas City fall engagement session

Kansas City fall engagement session

Kansas City fall engagement session

Kansas City fall engagement session

Kansas City fall engagement session

Kansas City fall engagement session

Kansas City fall engagement session

Kansas City fall engagement session

Kansas City fall engagement session

Kansas City fall engagement session

Kansas City fall engagement session

I LOVE LIGHT! 🙂
Kansas City fall engagement session

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Joe + Cassie | Parkville, Missouri engagement session

January 9th, 2015

Couldn’t wait to share this engagement session in Parkville, Missouri around the quaint downtown area with this adorable couple! Cassie and Joe will be tying the knot in 2015. I’ve got a little bit of availability left in this year’s season still, so if you are interested in booking your wedding, don’t wait!

 

Couldn’t wait to share this engagement session in Parkville, Missouri around the quaint downtown area with this adorable couple! Cassie and Joe will be tying the knot in 2015. I’ve got a little bit of availability left in this year’s season still, so if you are interested in booking your wedding, don’t wait!

Parkville Missouri engagement session photos

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Parkville Missouri engagement session photos

Parkville Missouri engagement session photos

Parkville Missouri engagement session photos

Parkville Missouri engagement session photos

Parkville Missouri engagement session photos

Parkville Missouri engagement session photos

Parkville Missouri engagement session photos

Parkville Missouri engagement session photos

Parkville Missouri engagement session photos

Parkville Missouri engagement session photos

Parkville Missouri engagement session photos

Parkville Missouri engagement session photos

Parkville Missouri engagement session photos

Parkville Missouri engagement session photos

Parkville Missouri engagement session photos

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SDP’s annual boudoir marathons are here!

January 7th, 2015

I’m very excited to announce, in conjunction with CaraSue Hall of Dalla Cima Salon, my two boudoir marathon dates for 2015! Perfect for brides-to-be, for a birthday or anniversary present, or just because. The two options for these hour-long sessions are: 1. $399 – includes digital files with print release, 1 hour of photography, and […]

 

kansas city boudoir portrait marathon session

I’m very excited to announce, in conjunction with CaraSue Hall of Dalla Cima Salon, my two boudoir marathon dates for 2015! Perfect for brides-to-be, for a birthday or anniversary present, or just because. The two options for these hour-long sessions are:

1. $399 – includes digital files with print release, 1 hour of photography, and professional hair and makeup on-site
2. $450 – includes a 6×6 “little black book” (album), 1 hour of photography, and professional hair and makeup on-site

The two dates for this year are Saturday, February 7th and Sunday, April 12th. If you are on the fence about doing a session – DO IT! These will likely be my only marathon dates in 2015. Once wedding season starts, it is nearly an impossibility for CaraSue and I, who both work a lot of weddings, to have a common weekend date available. However, my full boudoir sessions are available at any time of the year on weekdays.

These sessions are shot in my studio, which is located in a 100+ year old Century Home just off the downtown square in Liberty, Missouri, featuring gorgeous hardwood floors, vintage furnishings and simply stunning natural light. Most ladies can get 3-4 complete outfits photographed in this length of time.

Please email me if you are interested in booking! A $100 nonrefundable deposit (can be transferred to another date on the off chance you should be ill or otherwise!) is required at booking, and the balance is due the day of the session.

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Haley + James | Topeka Kansas engagement session

December 19th, 2014

Haley and James’ engagement session was shot on Haley’s family farm west of Topeka, Kansas – we had gorgeous land and a gorgeous sunset and what more could you ask for? Enjoy! Sarah

 

Haley and James’ engagement session was shot on Haley’s family farm west of Topeka, Kansas – we had gorgeous land and a gorgeous sunset and what more could you ask for? Enjoy!

Sarah

Topeka Kansas farm engagement session

Topeka Kansas farm engagement session

Topeka Kansas farm engagement session

Topeka Kansas farm engagement session

Topeka Kansas farm engagement session

Topeka Kansas farm engagement session

Topeka Kansas farm engagement session

Topeka Kansas farm engagement session

Topeka Kansas farm engagement session

Topeka Kansas farm engagement session

Topeka Kansas farm engagement session

Topeka Kansas farm engagement session

Topeka Kansas farm engagement session

Topeka Kansas farm engagement session

Topeka Kansas farm engagement session

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Ashley + Austin | Topeka engagement session

December 12th, 2014

Ladies and Gentlemen….it’s blogging time! I am CAUGHT UP on editing (with the exception of last weekend’s wonderful wedding, which I’ll be starting in on next week). YES!!!! Which means I can start blogging all of the wonderful sessions, and weddings, I shot in 2014. If you are interested in my services and work, now’s […]

 

Ladies and Gentlemen….it’s blogging time! I am CAUGHT UP on editing (with the exception of last weekend’s wonderful wedding, which I’ll be starting in on next week). YES!!!! Which means I can start blogging all of the wonderful sessions, and weddings, I shot in 2014. If you are interested in my services and work, now’s the time to pay attention, because this place is literally going to come alive in the next 2-3 months! Let’s kick off the party with Ashley and Austin’s engagement session, shot on land that Ashley’s family has hunted on for years and years. She did a great job in selecting this place! I was worried we’d get rained on for this session, as I headed west on I-70 through a downpour near Lawrence…but we had some mist here and there and had a SUNSET at the very end! Below are some of the images from this gorgeous fall country session.

Topeka farm engagement session

Topeka farm engagement session

Topeka farm engagement session

Topeka farm engagement session

Topeka farm engagement session

Topeka farm engagement session

Topeka farm engagement session

Topeka farm engagement session

Topeka farm engagement session

Topeka farm engagement session

Topeka farm engagement session

Topeka farm engagement session

Topeka farm engagement session

Topeka farm engagement session

Topeka farm engagement session

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It’s time for the 2014 SDP Holiday print sale!

November 26th, 2014

For the 6th year now, I’ll be offering 25% off all online purchases for a two week period over the holidays. Starting on Friday, November 28th (otherwise known as Black Friday, THIS Friday!) at 12:01am and running through midnight on Friday, December 12th, you can receive 25% off all products, digital files and images ordered […]

 

For the 6th year now, I’ll be offering 25% off all online purchases for a two week period over the holidays. Starting on Friday, November 28th (otherwise known as Black Friday, THIS Friday!) at 12:01am and running through midnight on Friday, December 12th, you can receive 25% off all products, digital files and images ordered online by using the discount/coupon code SDPHoliday.

If your session/wedding/event occurred in 2013, you can access your galleries by going to www.sarahdickersonphoto.com, clicking on “proofs”, then navigating to your gallery – or at the direct link to my proofing site here.

If your session/wedding/event occurred prior to 2013, your gallery will be in my old proofing site at this link. Images are up clear back to 2009!

*AN IMPORTANT THING TO NOTE ABOUT GALLERIES PRIOR TO 2013!!!!*
I switched gallery hosting 2 years ago. I have been paying to keep old galleries up, prior to the 2013 season, for that period of time, and it’s time to say goodbye to the old galleries. They serve no purpose other than an ordering system (unlike my new gallery hosting, which also serves as an additional online backup of full-resolution images), so it’s time to shed that additional cost. IF YOU ARE CONSIDERING PURCHASING anything PRIOR to 2013, please do so! Not only can you take advantage of this sale, but these galleries will go OFFLINE on JANUARY 1st, 2015. After this point, if you need a gallery re-posted, I will have to charge a $25 unarchiving fee to dig the files out and create a new gallery, on the new system, since it does take time. Consider this a fair warning, you have 5 weeks 🙂

NOW BACK TO THE SALE.

The discount code SDPHoliday will work on both sites! If you have any questions about accessing your gallery or don’t remember a password, please email me and I’d be happy to help.

Happy shopping!

SDP holiday-ad-2014

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Meredith + Luke | Topeka engagement session

September 20th, 2014

Meredith and Luke are next up in the string of engagement sessions for 2015 wedding couples. Absolutely loved this session – the light, the location (I’m a sucker for country locations), everything! These two were complete naturals in front of the camera, to boot. 🙂 Enjoy!

 

Meredith and Luke are next up in the string of engagement sessions for 2015 wedding couples. Absolutely loved this session – the light, the location (I’m a sucker for country locations), everything! These two were complete naturals in front of the camera, to boot. 🙂 Enjoy!

Topeka engagement photos

Topeka engagement session

Topeka engagement photos

Topeka engagement session

Topeka engagement photos

Topeka engagement photos

Topeka engagement session

Topeka engagement session

Topeka engagement photos

Topeka engagement session

Topeka engagement session

Topeka engagement session

Topeka engagement photos

Topeka engagement photos