Monday, December 31, 2012

Fillmore & 5th Fall/Winter Look Book

Finally, the look book I shot for SF-based consignment company Fillmore & 5th is out. Model Allie from Look, Stylist Paula and MUA Inna came together for this shoot so quickly. It was one of the most painful shoots I ever did for a lot of reasons I won't go into, but in any they are :)

Also, happy new year!

Wednesday, December 26, 2012


A couple images from my shoot with Victoria from Stars some months back. MU and hair by Inna Mathews.

Friday, December 21, 2012

Parallel Portraits

I shot Maddie and Victoria from in a set of parallel portraits. Makeup and hair by Inna Mathews.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Instagram Lately

A couple images I've liked from my Instagram lately. Follow me @sarahjehan.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Behind the Scenes: Fillmore & 5th Fall/Winter 2012

It's so rare that I get these - thanks so much to Paula for snapping this behind the scenes shoot from my shoot for Fillmore & 5th.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Venice is Nice So Let's Hang

I was sent to LA on business by Crossroads to have brunch with Natalie and Madeline. Madeline had to jet after brunch (not mad atchu, girl!) but Natalie and I ended up taking a little excursion to Venice Beach. As two native Bay Area-ites, the area still has a bit of novelty to us. We lucked out getting there as for some reason there was absolutely no traffic going in that direction. We got there just in time to kick off our shoes and walk straight through the sand to see a surreal Los Angeles sunset. As the sun dipped into the horizon, a man played guitar in the distance while his skateboard stood at bay behind him. It was a picture-perfect LA sunset.

After watching the sunset we put some more money in my meter and just kind of hung out in the warmth of the car. We ate dinner at a Mediterran-American fusion place called Cairo Cowboy, and then took a stroll down the boardwalk in search of milkshakes. We didn't find any as most places were closing, so we took a seat in front of a Venice Beach hotel, which was lined with blue Christmas lights. A Frenchman wearing an Indiana Jones-like hat came over and started chatting with us about the hotel, which apparently rents out rooms as well, and started to tell us about a bar nearby. I don'k drink and Natalie isn't 21 yet so there was no way we could heed his recommendation, but it was nice just the same. The conversation was interrupted by some typical Venice Beach crazies, and we went on our way back to La-la land, where we watched My So-Called Life in my hotel room until I had to take Natalie home.
I've been to Venice Beach maybe three or four times in my life, and every time I go I have a completely different experience. The first was a stop over on the way back from San Diego - I was like why am I here and not in SD? The second, a photo shoot. A third on April 20, 2012 at 4:20 in the morning on my way to Coachella - we left our friends who were celebrating on the beach only to be terrorized by a person outside our car who was clearly on a lot of drugs, and then had to speed off because we were so scared, leaving the other two girls on the boardwalk. 
And then this.  Every memory has its own magic. Glad I got to make a new one in this interesting place with Natalie, who, besides being a blogger, is an inherently sweet and good person. 

Wednesday, December 12, 2012


A few images from a shoot with Maddie from Stars from a few months back. She looks like Samantha Gradoville to me.

Thursday, November 29, 2012


I don't usually do blogger shoots, but I've always really liked Kathleen, the lady behind Inspirafashion, and in the last few months we've kinda become friends! I did a mini shoot with her last weekend that involved three looks, and this is the first she's posted. You can see the rest of these outfit's photos here.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Behind the Scenes: Fillmore & 5th

Here's a little behind the scenes snap of my shoot for Fillmore & 5th's fall/winter look book. How fabulous does Allie look just hanging out with her phone? More coming soon!

Thursday, November 8, 2012


I've been asked before where I get the inspiration for the concepts for my shoots, and the cliche but truthful answer is really "everywhere around me." I can see how for some people creating concepts for photo shoots could be the hard part, but as I am a visual person, I'm always on the prowl for eye candy, if that makes sense. But besides beautiful clothing, pictures or scenery, personalities of people inspire me a lot as well, and I think that's where the concept of the muse comes in. My muses shift a lot, and I think that's fine. Sometimes they are people I know, sometimes they are people I think I kind of know, and sometime's it's just a picture of a girl from Tumblr. So without further delay, here are a few ladies who are currently inspiring me.

Cara Develinge. Kinda a big deal right now (really) the model world, Cara Develinge is beautiful but clearly such a character. The rumored girl friend of Harry from One Direction tweets back at her haters and has a t-shirt that has a screen printed photo of boobs on it. She's hilarious and kind of amazing.  
 90s Drew Barrymore. I honestly had no idea what an interesting badass Drew Barrymore was in the 90s until Madeline wrote a blog post about her. She was rad in a really unwholesome way.  
  This girl. Do I need to say anything else? I wish I knew who she is.