Studio & Portrait Garden

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As of 2017 & the relocation to Petroleum, WV – Salient-Times is working to create a one of a kind studio & “portrait garden” located on Flintrock Hill here in Wild & Wonderful West Virginia.

We started this past Spring with a variety of flowers that I have shared below. Some of the flowers were started by seed, some by bulb, & some were starter flowers.

Here is a bit of our progress so far…




Happy 18th Birthday Sis!

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Photos – Left & Right – April 2017 & Center – 2010

Just a shout out to send birthday wishes to my little sister (Katherine) who turned 18 this week (April 6th) – she is the very BSITW – Best Sister in the World! I am so proud of her!

When I saw the woods covered in yellow flowers; I immediately thought of my Sis & got inspired to go out shooting. Maggie filled up a balloon with helium for me & off to the woods we went.

I must have taken a million photos, but it was these two that made the cut for printing & were added to her b-day box.

Happy Birthday Sis!

Love always,






Spring is Almost Here

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As you can tell, the website is still in progress. Should be finishing it up very soon & launched by the end of the March.

On a side note, congrats to all of our 2017 Portrait Contest Give Away winners! We really had a blast with the contest. 🙂

All in all, we are looking forward to nice weather & can’t wait to shoot our Spring portrait sessions. I can’t believe Spring is almost here! The weather is already starting to get warmer & Daylight Savings will be here in no time – less than a month away. I can hardly wait!

On a bit of a tangent, the warmer weather & sun shining are perfect for what I like to call “sweet light” portraits. A term many photographers use. What’s sweet light? Well, it’s that time of day when the sun is rising or starting to set. The lighting is perfect & creates a sweet glow that is incredible for outdoor portraits.

“Sweet Light” is definitely on my list of favorite things!

– Sarah-Jane

Portrait Session Give Away

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Hi everyone! As you can see – the site is under construction at the moment.

I am looking to rebuild & update both my website & portfolio.

That said, I am going to hold a drawing on January 29th, 2017 for a Portrait Session Give Away. Access to digital images will be provided with the shoot. Each session also includes a video slide show set to the music of your choice. If you would like to order prints or have them printed on your own; that is an option too. There will be no charge for the session. All that I ask – is that you sign a photo release so that I can use the images in my portfolio, website, & for advertising purposes.

If interested please e-mail or send a message via FaceBook with the category you would like to be entered in by 11:59 PM on 01/28/17.

All sessions must be booked in 2017, locally, & within 30-45 minutes of the Parkersburg area. Only doing on-location shoots at this time. The winners for each category will be randomly drawn & announced via my FB page on 01/29/17.

One winner will be drawn for each category:

Cake Smash
Proposal (Journalistic Style)
Trash the Dress
Event (ex. family reunion, company event, party etc.)