Thursday, November 26, 2009

Family Portraits

Oh my stars it's been a long time since I've posted. Three weddings down and two to here's a family portrait shot I did in Cotuit today to tide y'all over. Happy Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

BCAE fun and after-fun

Trotted down to the Boston Center for Adult Education last night, one of my favorite places in Boston. Chef Joanne Chang of Myers and Chang was teaching a hands-on class that I had the good fortune to photograph. Joanne rocked the class.

So many good ones--if you want to see the full set, click here.

Afterwards, I was walking to the train to head home, but ended up meeting the lovely Jenny Scott and Nathan Spencer for cocktails at Marliave, a place that had always intrigued me but I'd never had the chance to visit. Less than one glass of wine in, the camera came out again:

Sometimes the photographer needs to be in the photograph...

Jenny's new friend Malcolm

Our awesome bartender with his buddy Malcolm

And of course perusing the new BCAE catalog in between pours.

I have a wedding to shoot on Saturday--can't wait--stay tuned for updates.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Back in the groove.

I feel like I've taken the entire month of June off, as far as photography goes. I've had a break from BCAE work, and portrait work has been on hold as the studio moves locations and the weather hasn't been so nice for outdoor work. Such was the case last Wednesday, when I'd originally had Danielle and Rick scheduled for their engagement session. But, we bumped it up a week and were blessed yesterday with one of the nicest weather days we've had in...well, way too long to think about. Initially the plan was to go to the Public Garden, but we rocked the Common instead. Danielle and Rick are getting married in August--I'll be shooting the wedding. I can't wait! They are so cute together, don't you think?

BCAE work should pick up again next month--looking forward to it. Got some fun stuff coming down the pike--stay tuned!

Friday, May 29, 2009

...and now in the South Magazine!

The June/July issue of The South magazine is now hitting newsstands..featuring a photo of mine. You can check out the story online. This is a particularly awesome achievement, not only because the photo is appearing in a nice glossy mag, but this is my brother's band, Low Country Destroyer, who have been having a great deal of success down South this year. So let's hear it for the awesomely talented Josh Colvin and his bandmates. LCD rocks.

Thursday, May 21, 2009


My image appears on the cover of the July/August catalog for the Boston Center for Adult Education. Exciting!

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Headshots in the Public Garden

An old high school friend of mine contacted me via Facebook last week, asking if I'd shoot her headshots. Of course, I accepted. Amy and I were good friends in high school--I remember us being the only two people in Photo II senior year (my high school was verrrry small) and having a blast taking photos and developing them in the darkroom. I met up with Amy on Boston Common last evening--a beautiful, warm and sun-filled late spring evening--and we strolled to the Public Gardens. I've been DYING to shoot there, and am now so excited for an engagement shoot I've got planned there next month. The evening sun and backdrops were gorgeous. It was awesome to catch up with Amy--I haven't seen her for more than a decade. Gotta love Facebook for making it so easy to keep in touch with old friends.

Amy is a very crafty lady -- she makes her own soaps(!) and was kind enough to give me a sampling of her wares last night. I'm excited to use them, and you should check out her stuff - go ahead - visit the Ocean Street Spa!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Boston's Weekly Dig

Today three of my photos appear in the Education supplement of Boston's Weekly Dig. Thanks again to Jennifer Scott and the awesome crew at the Boston Center for Adult Education for being awesome. Go out and pick up the Dig!

Friday, April 24, 2009

Happy Birthday Sarah Colvin Dot Com!

Today marks the one-year anniversary of I started the site last year with the thought of maybe generating some interest in my photography. I had no idea what this year had in store for me. I've always taken pictures, from the (very) early years with my Kodak disc, to spending hours in my high school's darkroom, to the years spent at my beloved little the last few years with my trusty digital SLR by my side--it's always been a passion, always been an interest.

In the last year, I've acquired studio space in Cambridge, shot a ton of portraits, gotten PAID for my work, shot a wedding, I have two booked for this year so far and another in the works...I've gotten praise and thanks, scored an excellent gig shooting for the Boston Center for Adult Education..been published in the Boston Globe, both online as well as in the print edition...and I'll be published in The South magazine this summer. Who knows what lies ahead, but it's all exciting...and I can't wait.

Thank you to all my friends for your amazing support, thank you to my clients, thank you to my family.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Event Photography & Exciting Times

March was an excellent month for Sarah Colvin Photography. I worked a TON, which I love...and right now I'm enjoying a long overdue weekend of relaxing, which for me means sitting down and focusing on the work for a little while. Yes, I realize that's not the standard definition of relaxing, but boy does it feel good to get this work off my desk! I have a pile of CDs ready to go in the mail, editing done, web updates done, and I'm ready for the next round. I have ONE job left to edit, my dear friends at Cape Cod Broadcasting, so stay tuned for those...they're so much fun. More on that later, though.

What I want to talk about now is the newest "addition" to Sarah Colvin Photography, and that's event photography. When I was doing news on WQRC and Ocean 104, I'd often get sent out in the field, trusty microphone in hand, to cover events using sound. I'd get access to all sorts of things I'd never attend on my own, and then I'd have to hunt down the bigwigs or other attendees and interview them. While I LOVED that job (and loved really is an understatement), I always found my eye wandering to the photojournalists there, watching and envying them as they snapped happily away, capturing the breaking story or other event in a completely different way. I always wanted to DO that sort of thing. And now, with my event photo portion of the business blossoming and blooming, I DO get to. It dawned on me while I was covering the BCAE's Oyster Tasting last Saturday. I stood in the room, camera in hand, observing the action, and it felt so familiar...until it dawned on me why. I noticed members of the press there, who came up and spoke with me, and it all felt so natural. I honestly never thought my news experience would help with my photography..but lo and behold it has. And I'm so super happy to be back in the thick of the action again.

Thanks to a new friend of mine, I now do freelance work for the Boston Center for Adult Education, as you may have noticed from my previous post. I am so thrilled and flattered to have this new partnership, and feel like this experience is only going to bring more positivity into my professional life. The BCAE is an amazing place, fun and exciting, and I've got four or five more events for them coming up in April. Hooray!

That being said--if you are reading this and have an event coming up...birthday party, reunion, etc, etc...and want a photographer, email me. The thing about event photography, especially for private parties, is this: I know you'll always have friends/family there with cameras, and they'll be able to capture the event in their own special way. But by hiring an outside photographer (me, of course!!), you'll be free to put down the camera and have fun--and be assured that you'll have a lasting, fun memory of the day or night.

I've also made some tweaks to the site, so poke around, take a look, email me, send a comment, hire me, etc etc etc. Now get out there and enjoy the sunshine, already!!

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Boston Center for Adult Education

If you're not taking a class at the Boston Center for Adult Education, you're missing out. Big time.

I trekked over to the BCAE's super hip new location in the South End last night with no expectations, save for my memories of 'adult education' on the Cape, which consisted of a group of bored people under my high school's fluorescents learning about tidal patterns.

This? Amazing. First of all, the BCAE's new space is absolutely gorgeous. Second, the classes on the roster last night included whiskey tasting, wine tasting, ghost science, and cooking for singles. See? I am not making this up. And there's so much more where that came from. And not to mention, on Fridays, the BCAE does what they call "Friday Night Out". Because many of the classes on Fridays are single-session, Friday Night Out is essentially a reception for those coming in and taking the class, a chance to mix and mingle, hang out, drink wine, and listen to great live music before taking your class. Who knew education could be so fun?

Michelle Lewis performs live at last night's BCAE Friday Night Out

Students relax before classes begin

Folks get down to business in "Cooking For Singles"

I did say whiskey tasting, right??

The Boston Center for Adult Education is located at 122 Arlington Street in downtown Boston. Check them out at

See more photos from last night here

See more of my work here

Friday, March 27, 2009

New Galleries

So I've been spending a great deal of time lately trying to find the best way to present a whole bunch of photos at once to my clients. While I have been using Flickr for many years, it didn't really give me exactly what I was looking for in terms of client galleries.

But recently, I discovered SmugMug and I think it's going to work out quite well for both me and my clients. The uploading is a little more time-consuming than Flickr, but the end result is great, and I can also add passwords and protection if need be. So, if you are a recent client of mine, click here and you'll find a link to your SmugMug gallery. You can also easily order prints, directly from them, to be delivered to you, for super cheap prices.

Back to uploading for me!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

A busy weekend!

I have been getting a lot of work with kids lately..and that's just fine with me, because kids are so much fun to shoot! I met up with Jared and his mom on Saturday afternoon at the Plymouth waterfront. Jared's mom hung out with his baby brother while Jared and I roamed the shore, having fun and taking pictures along the way. He was a complete natural in front of the camera, struck many poses -- including a lot of goofy ones -- but we had a ton of fun.

I also did something very new this weekend -- party pics! While I am no stranger to pulling my camera out at parties I've attended (my friends can truly attest to that!), this weekend was the first time I shot parties for complete strangers. Much thanks to my good friend DJ Lisa Z for setting me up with the gigs.

Friday's party was a fun-filled surprise 50th in Falmouth. The group was a rowdy, fun crowd -- a perfect group for my first attempt at being a party photographer. I am a little shy, but this bunch made it so easy! The guest of honor LOVED having "papparazi".

Saturday night's event was another surprise birthday party, also in Falmouth. An awesome family--lots of laughs, lots of fun! I love it when people get together with those they haven't seen in a long time, those moments are simply wonderful to capture.

I've got a lot of editing ahead -- stay tuned for more updates to the site!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

A slight change...

If you've come to this blog before via, you may notice a slight change. I've moved from my website's blog to this one, because I realized that my old blog didn't allow for comments. Not that I have grandiose ideas of people coming here and just -dying- to comment, but I thought it would be nice if you could. So welcome, it's all exactly the same, just a tiny bit different.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Todd & Becky

A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of shooting headshots for Todd and Becky Gosselin. Todd is an old friend of mine from back in my college radio days, and Becky is a friend of another friend of mine. Funny how the world works sometimes!  At any rate, they are such a fun couple, with an amazing chemistry. I absolutely love working with actors because they know how to ham it up for the camera, and seem to truly enjoy having their photograph taken. Both Todd and Becky are very involved with the Academy of Performing Arts in Orleans. Right now, Becky is starring as Maria in the Academy's production of The Sound of Music. It's running through mid-March, so if you find yourself on the Cape, I highly recommend checking it out (not to mention the Sound of Music is one of my all-time favorite musicals). Todd is an actor as well--check out his website for more info. He's got some awesome shows coming up at the Academy as well. I hope to work with both Todd and Becky again in the future--they were so much fun, and it certainly doesn't hurt that the camera loves them too!!




Sunday, March 1, 2009

On Display!

I've been so busy these past few weeks, I almost forgot to tell you all about my show! Four of my photographs are on display at the Nile Lounge in Allston, MA, as part of a charity show. The show includes photography and paintings from local Boston-area artists. Proceeds from the sale of any piece go to benefit Kick for Nick, an awesome charity. So if you are local, or even if you aren't, and find yourself in the Boston area, go on over to the Nile and check out my work. 

This is the first time my work has been displayed (outside of family and friends' homes and of course online), so even though it's a small show, it's a big deal to me. This year has been quite exciting so far, and I have so many fun and creative projects coming up -- not to mention tons of photos that soon (read: tonight) shall make their way onto the site. 

If you have a creative idea, or if you'd like to work with me, feel free to shoot me an email - -- I'd love to hear from you.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009


As I'm sure any photographer will tell you -- kids are not easy to photograph! They lose attention very quickly, do not like to sit still, and are hard to direct. But they are so darn cute you find yourself taking the time (and finding the patience) to go through the session until you get that perfect shot.

With my friend Zach, though, it's a little easier--he's only five but he's been acting on stage for a few years, is super vivacious, and seems to genuinely enjoy having his photo taken.  You may remember him from the pictures I took of him over the summer.  It's amazing to see how much he's grown in just a few short months.

I traveled to Cape Cod this weekend, and spent the day with Zach and his mom (my super good friend Miss Lisa Z ). We had a blast, going from the playground to the beach (where Zach defied his mom and splashed his feet in the water!!), back to their cute house in Cotuit, and on to a beautiful lake setting in Plymouth. This is the kind of session I like best -- when I have the whole day to meander around, take photos, get comfortable and warmed up. While I know it will never work for ALL my's nice to have the opportunity to shoot like that every now and then.

Zach's full gallery will be up very well as some new headshots and portraits...and maybe even a site redesign on the horizon.  But for now, here's Zach, just hanging out in his room.


Monday, February 2, 2009

Chinese New Year - Boston

While it's wonderful to work for clients I often forget just how much fun I have when I take my camera out to capture images just for me. I made a point to venture to Boston's Chinatown on Sunday to watch (and photograph, of course) the Chinese New Year celebration. What an amazing experience. Chinatown fascinates me. It's a completely different world ensconced in the city of Boston, abutting the busy Financial district, a hop skip and a jump from South Station. Crossing through the threshhold, passing by the fu dogs, you enter a world of wonder--of beauty, strangeness and intrigue. The sound of the drums, the crashing of the symbols, the deafening *pop* of firecrackers, the mesmerizing lion dances...I'm glad I made a point to get up early to see it. New images are up in the Fine Art - Boston section, but here are a few of my favorites...

 and Mayor Menino!!


Wednesday, January 28, 2009


Back in September, I had the honor of being the Boston Globe's  Photographer Of The Week.

Today, they printed one of the photos from that article in their "G" Arts & Entertainment section. I feel proud and honored to have one of my photos printed in the area's largest newspaper. Thanks to Teresa Hanafin and the Globe's RAW staff for making it happen for me.



I would also like to note that not only is this an honor for me, it is an honor for my wickedly talented brother -- the shot is of his band, Low Country Destroyer.