The Creative Urge

I finally managed to snap a few photos the other day. I was feeling inspired by the amazing photographers I showed you earlier. It was mid-day, and I didn’t have a model, so I decided to snap a few self portraits.


I haven’t had my hair colored since November, so my natural (almost brown) color is starting to take over. I also haven’t worn any make-up in months (since I don’t leave my house all that often). So I through on some eye liner, mascara, and blush, straightened my hair a bit, and put on my favorite black peacoat. I bought this feathery clip at Micheal’s of all places (next to the feathery boa’s in the children’s section!). I thought it would make a great prop when I saw it.


Don’t ask me why, but I seem to like pictures of myself the best when I’m looking up at the camera??? I thought this one was kinda cool because of the framing and the way it’s set-up, although it makes my head look gigantic in proportion to my body! :)


This last one I put my hair up and threw on some detail around my neck for some added femininity. The necklace is one I sell in the shop. It’s gold and it brought out those colors in my eyes, but when I started editing I liked it better in black in white. It’s weird how the freckles on my lips show so much in these pictures, I don’t even notice them when I look in the mirror?

I am excited to be shooting again! I have a few shoots coming up that I’m excited about, so I won’t have to show you pictures of me when I feel the creative urge! Including a maternity shoot of my sister, Lindsey!

Happy Friday everyone! Have a great weekend!

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Jen r sanctuary arts - March 6, 2009 - 10:30 pm

It looks fabulous! You look fantastic in the first picture! Tyra should give you call! :) Jen

jamie - March 6, 2009 - 10:40 pm

Beautiful! I agree the looking up for you is really pretty.When I shoot myself, I really prefer the side shot rather than the straight on. Can’t believe you found that beautiful hair adornment at Micheals..

Janet - March 7, 2009 - 12:19 am

You should submit the last one for a modeling job! Great shots!

Mermaid - March 7, 2009 - 12:24 am

You are so beautiful outside, too!

Maureen - March 7, 2009 - 4:16 pm

It’s reciprocal-the camera prefers you looking into the lens as well because of those gorgeous eyes! Love the processing you used here. I need to catch up with your Flickr group!

LeahC - March 8, 2009 - 7:31 pm

Love the photos, Sara! You make a lovely subject:)

Tara - March 11, 2009 - 7:39 pm

Sara, you look gorgeous, I love the last one!

Kimberley - March 16, 2009 - 12:39 am

I especially like that third one of you– very glam!

Thanks for sharing

Ursula - April 19, 2009 - 6:00 am

You’re such a beauty. And I totally know what you mean. My fave shots of myself are always from above, looking up. Helps with the double chin. LOL Beautiful eyes you have!