Happy Monday, dear readers! Well, it isn't entirely - it's cold and drizzly in Washington, which is kind of yucky, and we have an event tonight so it'll be a long one. But, on the bright side, today is the day I properly introduce you to Sara Conklin!
Sara is a friend from work (and, happily, a friend outside of work, too) who has a secret side life as a fantastic photographer in and around DC. Sara took those two photos at the top of my Dove haircare review post from October, and Jon and Charlie and I went out to Rock Creek Park with her in early November for a family shoot in the foliage; I couldn't be more pleased with the albums she sent me from both sessions! She's really good at giving direction, which I desperately need when I'm having my photo taken, but has a lot of fun with what she's doing and makes the process feel like a blast.
When Sara and I were taking the portraits for that Dove post, I mentioned that a lot of bloggers would jump at the chance to have professional (but natural-looking) headshots taken that they could use on their blogs. I explained that new bloggers and smaller bloggers often don't have a lot of money to invest in our blogs, but we want to look polished regardless of whether we just blog as a hobby or if we're hoping to grow our blogs into something more. One way to achieve that, I think, is by having a few good portraits we can use around our site. The problem is that we aren't always sure how to find a photographer or describe what we're looking for.
And, because Sara's awesome like this, she very kindly offered to help us out! She has a full slate of options, one of which is a 90 minute headshot shoot yielding 5 photos for $45, but she's offered to expand that session for us: $45, 90 minutes, one outfit change, and 10-12 photos emailed to you. To arrange this, just email her at firstname.lastname@example.org and let her know that I sent you!