August 20, 2012

sarahbee [portraits]


We like to say we met online... and it confuses everyone. We met in August of 2010 when I messaged her through our online writing curriculum. I knew her older brother and thought I would reach out to her as well. I didn't know many people in the writing course and hey, she seemed fun. We quickly realized that we had a lot in common and had the same sense of humor. Letter writing and daily chats ensued, most of which occurred when we were supposed to be writing papers on famous literature.

Fast forward two years and Sarah is one of my best and most wonderful friends. I visited her and her family this past weekend and we filled it with bonfire adventures, stargazing, photoshoots, laughing, movie watching, and long talks late into the night.





She is a total sweetheart who has a gift for making gifts... she always gives the bestest presents. 




"I made one of these bracelets for myself... I'm my own friend." 



And she's beautiful. 


The light was perfect in this little forest. We quickly searched on Facebook and Pinterest for inspiration pictures using light like this and shot away. You should see some of the pictures she grabbed of me frantically searching before the light went away. Attractive. 




I don't usually include black and whites in my posts... but sometimes, they are just necessary. 


















My chocolate chip eating, watercolor painting, Psych watching friend. I love you with all of my heart. 

26 comments:

mary ann said...

these are so gorgeous, Ellie! and I am swooning over that light. :)

Jocee said...

the lighting is forever beastly. love these!

Gabby said...

This photoshoot is really pretty! And her hair? GORGEOUS!

-Gabby

Kiley Marissa said...

okay seriously this light just kills me. can we shoot in it at the internship? ;)

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sarah elaine said...

:) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)
i feel so special.
:) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)
see? i'm smiling inside.
:) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)

Anna said...

I love the sun flareishness (wrong term?) of it all! Great photos, Ellie! I love them!

Anna

Emma said...

she is beautiful, and so are your photos, ellie! love that delicious light.

sarah b said...

AHH IT'S SARAH! :)

these are beautiful - that light is amazing!!!!!

Nela said...

Beautiful photos, Ellie. :) Love them all!

Julianna said...

ahhh these are so amazing, girl!! Love them :)

Jessica said...

wow. WOW. the lighting is absolutely perfect. you have such talent, ellie! :)

Oriana said...

this is too much. it's all so gorgeous! and that sunflare is beyond beautiful. gah. xo

kinga said...

these are positively incredible. the light is gorgeous! (and so is she of course :)

Hannah M. said...

Lovely lovely lovely! The lighting is to die for! (or so it would seem, hehe!)

Olivia said...

beautiful photos with the light! she's a doll; and that last photo- gorg :)

Mikailah said...

okay, so, these are just... like... amazing. uh-huh. and amazing doesn't describe them. ;)

these are just GORGEOUS, Ellie! :)

xo,
Mikailah @ finding beauty

Simi said...

the sunflare is so magical! what lovely set of pictures :)

Hannah said...

ellllllie. these. are. gorgeous.

Hannah B. said...

ok, so the one with her hands on her head, looking into the forest, out of focus... except the forest is in focus?....yep. thats really darn gorgeous.

Mal said...

Wow....love how you captured the light :)
-mal
faithlifephotos.blogspot.com

Hannah Nicole said...

pretty insanely beautiful. some of your best yet. :)

Mia said...

That lighttttt. Completely beautiful. She is lovely.

Grace said...

She is truly adorable. I am envious of your lighting (and shooting skills)! My heart swoons for the fifteenth and seventeenth shots.

Christina said...

Oooh, I love these! She is so pretty and the lighting is amazing! :D

Rachel Clarke said...

These are incredibly gorgeous. Definitely some of your best.