Hey! Thanks for stopping by I am Sarah :) A hopeless romantic, hippie-ish, momma and family photographer in raleigh. I absolutely love connecting with my families and watching them grow over the years.
If I could be granted 1 wish...I would wish for a time machine. I would do anything to go back to the day my baby girl came into the world, to the day my baby boy said his first word...and the list will only continue to grow as time goes on, until I have a lifetime of memories I would give anything live over and over again.
For now photography is our only time machine...
When you have little ones, time just goes by entirely too fast...and I love bottling up these sweet memories for my sentimental mommas out there in a candid and beautiful style. These moments are such a fleeting time in our life but photography allows to hold on to them forever.
I love creating beautiful images with my whole being! I put every ounce of heart & soul into my images and really want them to stand out from other traditional style portraits. I absolutely love showing the connection you share with the those who light up your life!
I love creating tangible art for my clients! We live in a digital world, but I strongly feel that a digital format will never take your breath a way the a gallery wall or art album will. Photography is an art...and nothing will capture your heart more than holding a piece of your art with your loves images, Yes, I do offer digitals, but along with digital I love to help my clients create custom art pieces to cherish
I specialize in weddings & babies! And that is a unique approach to photography that allows me to grow with my families. I have photographed so many couples as brides, and have now followed them to capture more amazing moments as their life experiences lead them through family life.
Sarah has been taking our family photos for over 2 years now and we couldn’t be happier with the product she delivers every time! She has such a talent for capturing the real-life special moments in a natural way, that we as a family will cherish for years to come. She is a joy to work with, and her aesthetic is beautiful. Not only does Sarah have quite an artistic and original eye, but the quality of her photo editing is also something we value very much. We highly recommend Sarah and her wonderful work!
Sarah has photographed all three of our children as newborns and beyond. She is so personable and great to work with! Even when I feel like everything isn't coming together she manages to capture some of the sweetest photos that I will always cherish! She is so patient, friendly, professional, flexible...the list goes on! We've also been to weddings she has shot and she is present, but not at all intrusive and so enjoyable to work with in all settings. We just love her!
Sarah truly works magic! She did a maternity photo shoot for my family and it could have been a disaster, but instead we received very beautiful pictures. I really wanted the typical "sibling kissing belly" shot. I didn't get that because my son was less than cooperative, but what I got was so much more! Beautiful, natural, elegant photos that we will cherish for years to come.
Sarah was such a pleasure to work with! Her communication was timely and informative and her contract and billing process was easy as pie - just what a busy mom needs! Despite my fussy 2 yr old, with whom she was fantastic, she managed to capture a moment in time as we welcome a newborn baby into our family. I couldn't be more happy with our photos! I see photography as an investment in memories and Sarah is well worth the investment.
Sarah was phenomenal! She did our wedding pictures and has always done our family portraits...We have so much fun with her, and I personally love how well she does with my kids, which isn't an easy task. Not only has she found her talent, but she is just such a gem! We have loved Sarah for many years, and will continue to have her photograph our family as long as she's willing!
To make sure we are the perfect fit for your family, we will start the process with a short phone call.
You can reach out via my contact form and we will set up a time to chat about all the photo session details, go over the process and discuss any questions you may have to get beautiful family photos :)
All we will need is a signed contract and deposit! Then we will choose choose a date & location and you'll be on the calendar!
Once your date is reserved, we'll connect again to start chatting about possible locations for your session. I have a whole location guide I send to you to help you find the perfect spot.
If you're not sure about where you would like to take your photos but you have a general idea of the look you would like, just let us know because we would be happy to recommend a few locations based on your aesthetic!
If picking out outfits for photos takes you back to your high school days when you literally tried on everything in your closet and piled it on your bed but still felt like you had nothing to wear, you're in luck.
We put together an extensive outfit suggestion guide and even an interactive shoppable guide to help you look your very best!
On the day of your session, we'll connect to make sure the weather still looks like it's going to corporate. If all is well, we will meet up for an hour of fun, lovey, snuggly, quality time with your family! These aren't your typical family photos...we will laugh, play and have so much fun! . I will give you lots of direction the whole time so you will all know exactly how to look your best!
3 weeks after your session your images will be ready to view via an online gallery. This gallery will allow you to share your favorites with family, order prints and even download images to share on social media. This is also where you will choose your 10 digital files included in your pacakge.
Your gallery will remain active for two weeks.
After choosing your 10 favorite digital files, you will also decide on any additional upgrades to your digital collection.
If you choose additional printed products, we will go over all your options, and custom design those. Then they will be delivered for you to swoon over...trust me...you will be in love!!!!
how it works
Natural light is the most flattering for portrait photography , so if the heaven's open up and rain us out...we will reschedule for another date or we can relocate to your home
Your full gallery will include about 50 images to select your favorites from. You will be able to choose digital files or printed artwork
Being in front of the camera can be scary...but that's why I give my families 100% guidance the whole time. We get natural, playful, effortless images, while making you feel totally comfortable!
I always recommend choosing a color theme to work through your outfits, as well as lots of layers and textures. I go into alot more details in my what to wear guide in my welcome package.
No worries! I am a momma of 3, and was an elementary teacher for 8 years. I totally expect them to operate with their own ideas :) If we run into some difficult moments, I just go with it, and we work through it and come out with beautiful images on the other side...so no worries momma...I got you :)
Absolutely! Digital files are one option...however I also offer gorgeous heirloom quality albums and framed art. Seeing your photos in print form will take your breath away and you will adore having tangible printed piece of custom art.
I would absolutely love to help you capture everything you love about your family life! Reach out and let's find a time to chat about all the details :) I look forward to hearing from you!!!