BIG changes happening to STP!

It's here! It's finally time to spill the beans!

    When I first began my photography journey I wanted to take pictures of everything! I love photography so much it didn't matter what I was taking pictures of as long as I was taking a picture. I worked with food, took head shots for aspiring business owners, played with the sweetest babies, children of course (my poor children...), families, landscapes, and even dabbled in weddings. Working with so many different subjects allowed me the opportunity to learn constantly. I've read hundreds of blogs, dozens of books, and worked with some amazing photographers along the way. I truly appreciate each experience I've had behind the camera as it has shaped me into the photographer I am today.

Photo credit: Amanda Hedgepeth Photography

Photo credit: Amanda Hedgepeth Photography

     The photographer that I am today... that leads me to my BIG announcement! Having all of these opportunities and working with so many different people and subjects have helped me figure out what kind of photographer I want to be! So here it is..................

     The Sarah Thrift Photography brand is changing!!

    After A LOT of consideration and deep soul searching I want to change my brand to reflect my passion. I will be focusing on small business photography with an emphasis in the restaurant business. 

    Why? As a small business owner I know how much time and energy we put into our products. Whether it is a signature dish made by a chef, a beautiful bouquet assembled by a florist, or a lovely bottle of wine produced at a winery, the owner and creator put their everything into that product and growing their business. So why not give their creations the attention it deserves? That is what I want to do. I want to help small business owners show their work the way it deserves to be. I want to help these business owners and provide them with high quality detailed images they can use to promote their products.

      Why an emphasis on the restaurant industry? It's no secret that I love (OK, I may be slightly obsessed with) food. So why not combine my two biggest loves?  I grew up in the restaurant industry which has given me a true understanding for the work flow and the behind the scenes moments created in a restaurant.

Pictured: Grilled Lamb Lollipops; drizzled with a berry balsamic reduction served with feta cheese and rosemary potato latkes.

Pictured: Grilled Lamb Lollipops; drizzled with a berry balsamic reduction served with feta cheese and rosemary potato latkes.

    I will be offering packages for business' that include food shots of their best selling dishes, head shots of the owners and primary staff, as well as images capturing the decor and ambience of the business.

Pictured: fresh spinach and arugula drizzled with an orange peanut vinaigrette topped with fresh buffalo mozzarella, strawberries, pecans, crispy bacon and tempura onions

Pictured: fresh spinach and arugula drizzled with an orange peanut vinaigrette topped with fresh buffalo mozzarella, strawberries, pecans, crispy bacon and tempura onions

   I am SO excited to finally be able to announce this to all of you! It has taken me over a year in the business of learning and soul searching to finally be able to find the best fit for me, and I am SO happy!

  Will I continue to do portrait photography? OF COURSE! The first thing I mentioned in this post was that I love ALL things photography and I look forward to any chance to get behind the camera. BUT I will no longer be advertising portrait photography. My primary focus will be on business photography.

   I cannot thank you all enough for the experiences, the advice, and the support!

Pictured above: The Fat Finch Cafe; Tappahannock, Va

Pictured above: The Fat Finch Cafe; Tappahannock, Va

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