Gray Matters Graphic Design & Photography

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Doug Trexell, Realtor | Roanoke, New River Valley Personal Brand Photography

Commercial PhotographySarah Vogl

Doug was a regular customer in the sushi bar at the restaurant where I used to serve. Somehow or another I told him about my business. He’s now one of my social media marketing clients, and this was our half-hour personal brand photography session. We spent a few minutes before an open house posing some photos for advertising purposes, and so far we’re getting great feedback!

Check out Doug on Facebook and Google. He might be even more passionate about helping his clients than I...

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Portrait PhotographySarah Vogl

Serena was the winner of a giveaway I hosted on my Facebook page. I know of her from church events and it was great to meet another one of the church youth one-on-one. I was also incredibly lucky that Serena was a natural model. 👑

Kairos 2018

Church EventsSarah Vogl

Photos taken: 5,934
Final photos: 1,134
Favorite photos (below): 366

My sleep schedule still has not recovered from this event, but I have no regrets. 

Thank you for letting me be a part of your community year after year. I do this with the hope that my photos help you all remember how amazing this community makes us all feel once we go home and the “jesus high” fades. 

Please share! I'm not as picky about these photos as I am about the rest of my work, but I still appreciate when you give me credit for my photos because a) I love to see you sharing them and b) it helps my business. I'm on all the websites. 

Please don’t put filters on my photos. I know it’s tempting, but I spend about 8 hours editing an event like this, tweaking them until they’re just how I like them. (Cropping and b&w is fair game.)

Request a download link for the full collection of photos by contacting me

You can also view this collection on flickr (it loads faster). 

Part 1 (Sunday - Tuesday)

Part 2 (Wednesday morning - Thursday)

Part 3 (Thursday evening - Friday)

Virginia Synod Assembly 2018

Church EventsSarah Vogl

The Virginia Synod Youth Assembly was my first ever youth event when I was in 7th grade. (I'm 23 now.) Dave asked me to be a LYO Board member and I kept coming back to events ever since, regardless of the status of my faith. As an adult I carved out a role for myself taking these candid artsy event pictures and it's honestly what got me into photography in general. 

This year was special because I was asked by the synod office to photograph the main assembly. Being the official photographer for the event as well assuming my usual role as a volunteer at the youth event (in a way, two events at once!) was a lot fun for me. I loved jumping between both assemblies to capture the highlights of both and photograph as many beautiful faces as I could. 

This is a selection of a hundred thirty-ish of my favorites. But if you were at the event and you wanna see all the photos, you can view them here on my flickr. If you'd like to be able to download all of the photos for personal use, please feel free to shoot me an email and I'll share my google drive link with you.