Meet the Photographers ı Photos from the Harty 2.0

March 09, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

PhotographerPhotographing during harvest season in Lancaster, PA. The Amish harvest is incredibly inspiring.

Photos from the Harty has expanded!

{meet the photographers}

I'd like to welcome Becca Schwartz and Katie Lingan to the Photos from the Harty team!  They are both extremely talented photographers.  We've worked together many times in the past, but we're finally making it official - and we couldn't be more excited to share the news!

Since we are expanding, we thought we should introduce ourselves.  So, here's a little bit about each of us.  First, a little background on Photos from the Harty.

WOOHOO!

©Sara Alepin (Photos from the Harty). Unauthorized use or reproduction is prohibited, with the sole exception of reposting in Facebook (please copy and paste this copyright notice with it). www.PhotosFromTheHarty.com

 

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{photos from the harty}

Hi, I'm Sara.  I am the founder and lead photographer of Photos from the Harty.    I began working as a photographer in high school as a part time gig.  I headed off to college to earn a degree in Art.  I love learning; if I could, I'd be a student forever.  So, I headed back to work on my MFA in Photography and Digital Imaging, which was an eye-opening experience.  I try to learn something new every day.   Sara Alepin, Photos from the Harty, Photographer

Why Photos from the Harty? The name Harty was born from a riff on my maiden name (Hartenstine) and it stuck. At first, I was totally against it, but it's grown on me over time (hey, at least it's better than the elementary school version of Frankenstein). I've since gotten married, but the nickname has proven to have staying power.

I've photographed - and attended - tons of events, weddings, etc. I've learned a lot. One of the things that has really stuck with me is this: Not only do you need to love your photographer's images, you also need to love your photographer.  You'll be spending the majority of your day with this person. 

Why the expansion?  One of the many, many reasons that this expansion is perfect for Photos from the Harty: we are all talented and, while we all have our niche specialties, having any member of the team photograph your event ensures beautiful, lasting memories. 

We are MD/DC/VA-based, but we are happy to photograph anywhere on the planet.

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{a few things you should know about us}    

©Sara Alepin (Photos from the Harty). Unauthorized use or reproduction is prohibited, with the sole exception of reposting in Facebook (please copy and paste this copyright notice with it). www.PhotosFromTheHarty.com

 - We grew up in Maryland, but none of us currently live in the state.
 - It's not uncommon to find us giggling.
 - We've all fallen for the "they took gullible out of the dictionary" joke.  At least once.
 - We like to make weird faces.  Sometimes we take pictures and send them to our friends.
 - We're easy-going and love spontaneity.
 - We love to play pranks - especially on each other.
 - We love photography! One of our favorite things is meeting and photographing people.  The best part of photography is the new people we get to spend time with.


{about the photographers}

Sara Alepin

Sara Alepin, Photos from the Harty, Photographer©Sara Alepin (Photos from the Harty). Unauthorized use or reproduction is prohibited, with the sole exception of reposting in Facebook (please copy and paste this copyright notice with it). www.PhotosFromTheHarty.com

{hi, i'm sara}
 - I grew up in the country. I love living in the city.
 - My favorite moments are the ones when I find myself smiling in silence.
 - My brother gave me a popcorn maker for my birthday and it might be the best thing I've ever received.
 - I grow herbs on our fire escape in the summer. The silly city birds try to build nests in them.
 - I shot stills for a horror movie. Later, I tried to watch it and it scared me. Even the trailer makes me jump.
 - Snow will never lose its luster for me.
 - I've made friends traveling all over the world. 
 - I love listen to music while I'm at the computer.
 - I read multiple books at one time because I get too attached to characters.
 - My favorite color is red.
 - I am crazy about being on time. If I am five minutes late, I'm pretty sure the world is going to end.
 - I think I live on the best street in the city. Everyone who lives on my street agrees.
 - I love candid portraits; I love to capture real, natural, unbridled love.
 - My best friend and I met when we were six years old.
 - I burn pretty much everything I put in the toaster. At this point, it's almost a talent.
 - I am VERY easily excited.

Follow Sara on Instagram, check out her other work on Flickr, like our Facebook page, follow us on Twitter, or even connect to her on LinkedIn to get to know our photographers - and our work - better!


Katie Lingan

©Sara Alepin (Photos from the Harty). Unauthorized use or reproduction is prohibited, with the sole exception of reposting in Facebook (please copy and paste this copyright notice with it). www.PhotosFromTheHarty.com {hi, i'm katie}

- I live for crabs and putting old bay on everything.
- I  was born in the summer. Therefore, I was not made to go outside during winter without 10-15 layers. 
- I love traveling. This world is so beautiful and I think it is underrated.
- I am very active. I have been figure skating and dancing since I was four years old.
- As much as I love experiencing special moments through a lens, I also enjoy setting my camera down once in a while to appreciate the wonderful things in life. 
- My family and I adopted a dog that was rescued from Hurricane Katrina. He's super adorable, as are my two cats and Golden Retriever.
- Despite my artistic abilities, I am absolutely horrible at drawing. 
- The most rebellious thing I've ever done was dye a section of my hair purple. It was awesome.
- I walk REALLY fast. I get told at least once a day to slow down.
- I love cheese. Parmesan especially.
- I lost all of my baby teeth by age nine. This was, of course, with the help of my older brother pulling out any tooth that came loose. 
- I pay attention to "little" things. A stranger who holds the door, holds a place in my heart.
- My dream vacation would probably be Greece or Italy.

Follow Katie on Instagram, check out her other work on Flickr, and like Katie's Facebook page.


Becca Schwartz

{hi, i'm becca}

 - The Beatles will forever be my favorite band.
 - I was on the wrestling team and field hockey team in high school.
 - My sister is my best friend.
 - I went to a French immersion elementary school.
 - Sometimes I get distracted when offered the chance to hit a thrift store.
 - I'm 4'11.8 and plan to throw a massive party if I ever reach 5 ft.
 - I played cymbals in my high school marching band.
 - I've been to over 50 concerts of '60s and '70s groups.
 - When I was six, I wrote a book about an alien who saved the world by glueing it back together after it split in half.
 - I was on the wrestling and field hockey teams in high school.
 - I make strange faces in front of the camera. It's really difficult for people to snap photos of me with a straight face.  This photo of me was difficult to find.
 - My favorite painting is Garden of Earthly Delights by Bosch. I also love Caravaggio.
 - I've been to 4 continents.


So, now you've met the new and improved Photos from the Harty team!  If you like what you have seen and like what you've read, please contact us. Heck, we can even do a Google Hangout or Skype! 

We look forward to meeting you!

Photograph copyright of Colleen Rosenthal. ©Sara Alepin (Photos from the Harty). Unauthorized use or reproduction is prohibited, with the sole exception of reposting in Facebook (please copy and paste this copyright notice with it). www.PhotosFromTheHarty.com

{going to great lengths to get the perfect angle}

©Sara Alepin (Photos from the Harty). Unauthorized use or reproduction is prohibited, with the sole exception of reposting in Facebook (please copy and paste this copyright notice with it). www.PhotosFromTheHarty.com ©Sara Alepin (Photos from the Harty). Unauthorized use or reproduction is prohibited, with the sole exception of reposting in Facebook (please copy and paste this copyright notice with it). www.PhotosFromTheHarty.com ©Sara Alepin (Photos from the Harty). Unauthorized use or reproduction is prohibited, with the sole exception of reposting in Facebook (please copy and paste this copyright notice with it). www.PhotosFromTheHarty.com

©Sara Alepin (Photos from the Harty). Unauthorized use or reproduction is prohibited, with the sole exception of reposting in Facebook (please copy and paste this copyright notice with it). www.PhotosFromTheHarty.com


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xo,

Sara, Katie + the Photos from the Harty team

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