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    I'm a photographer located in the San Francisco Bay Area and I shoot weddings and relaxed lifestyle sessions of children and families. My husband Chris and I work together - and we're so glad you stopped by. This blog will feature our most recent professional work with current clients as well as plenty of personal updates.

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Blog Giveaway | Jonathan Adler Vase


As you might have seen already, I’m pleased to say that we just sent out our first Sara Goetz Photography newsletter.

You may have also noticed that this blog has been a bit busier, I have been a lot quicker to reply to e-mails and texts and generally, overall, more is happening on the sg photo front!

This is an exciting season for photography in our lives.  Lucy and Luke have made their way back to traditional school (which is a long and wonderful story but not to be told here and now) and as a result, I’ve had more time to write, take pictures and pursue all things photography.

Don’t you just love the seasons of life?

Well, to celebrate our newsletter (that’s where this blog post started….remember?) and this new season of life, I thought it would be fun to have a little giveaway!

If you don’t know about Jonathan Adler and his journey with pottery and all things chic & happy, you should click here.  It’s a great story.  I like it so much, I thought we should give away one of his vases!  More specifically….this vase.  It’s lovely.


It’s pretty easy to enter to win this vase:

You can enter 2 ways;

1.  Like our facebook page.   (See, I told you it was easy ;-).)

2. Sign up for our e-mail newsletter.  You can do that by clicking here.


Fine Print:

-  If you are already on the e-mail list, you are already entered into the giveaway!

-  If you are already on the e-mail list,  take a minute to like us on facebook.  You’ll be entered into the giveaway twice.

-  If you sign up for the e-mail and like us on facebook – that’s 2 entries.  Isn’t this fun??

-  If you forward this and have friends sign up, let me know…that’s another entry.

-  I’m going to have Chris figure out how to put all of your names/entries into an excel doc and then generate a random winner.  Sound good?



I’m a huge believer in deadlines.  So…you have 10 days to enter…and then we’ll announce the winner.

Ready, set, GO!!!!

February 4, 2013 - 2:18 pm

Sarah - So excited to see what good things you’re up to in the near future! So far, I love what I’m seeing. :)

February 4, 2013 - 2:20 pm

admin - Thanks so much Sarah! So glad we are connected!!

February 4, 2013 - 3:35 pm

Rebecca - You need to make friends with Google Forms, they are awesome and wonderful for this kind of thing! (Chris can definitely hook you up!) I actually run a weekly blog giveaway for work using Google Forms.

February 4, 2013 - 3:42 pm

admin - I think google forms quite possible could change my life…i’d love to learn more…I’ll put Chris on it :).

February 6, 2013 - 2:26 pm

Darien Rule - What fun!
Checked out his web site and it really made me smile…as do all communications from you!
You are a blessing!

Drive By Christian Mini Session Times Announced!

Hi Everyone!


Thanks for your interest and support for this awesome endeavor – mini sessions for a cause!  If you’ve missed the last few post about what we are doing and why, be sure to click here (for what we’ve done in the past), here (for the background and motivation behind mini-sessions with a cause) and here for what we are doing now….with Drive By Christians.


As promised, we are releasing 4 mini-sessions on Saturday evening.  If these book up, we can open up  more on Sunday morning.  Please call or e-mail to reserve your time slot!


Packages start at $150 for the session and 3 files.  E-mail me at sara@saragoetz.com for more info.


Eichler Cloud Gazing & Mid-Mod Fort Building | Mid-Century Modern Family Photographer


Luke inspired these pictures – he wanted to do back to school/Valentine’s Day pictures with a fort :).  I had this vision of hiking up to Lime Ridge Open Space and creating a pintrest inspired scene complete with tent, lantern, and the like.  But this worked much better.   As we began to look around and think about how to build a fort/tent we both agreed that we could do a better job of it here (and have lots more fun).  We found a stash of old pvc pipe in the garage, grabbed some old sheets and rearranged the plants.  Actually, it was Luke who made a lot of decisions about these pictures.  He choose his clothes, the location, the poses…he really directed this shoot!

I love it when kids have permission to take ownership over their own pictures.  I think you can really see their authentic selves in the final product.  Luke was all over this – and when he is willing to let me take his pictures, I drop everything and hand him the reins.  I think I’ll treasure these for a while :).



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