The story of a photographer
In many ways, photography is my first love but second act in life. I have vivid memories from my childhood looking through different magazines or seeing different billboards and wondering, “WHO took that picture?” As I grew, I was always the family photographer, making sure we had the best pictures to document our story. However, the older I got, the more worried I became that my deep love for this art wouldn’t be enough to grow a business. My self-doubt pushed me towards the “safe”, but probably equally challenging route of public school teaching. Even throughout my five years of shaping young minds in Orange County, parents and other teachers would comments on how the photographs I included on my website and emails told the story of our projects better than my words ever could, and so the thought of fulfilling my dream always lingered in the back of my mind.
After leaving teaching in 2015 and becoming a mother, I gained a new perspective on what happiness and success really meant. The only real goal I had for myself was the biggest one I had for my new daughter – that we never ask ourselves “what if…” So, while raising my family I started to build on my technical education of an art I felt like I had been developing my whole life. It was difficult but exciting to see how it transformed my photography and I began to take on clients. That is when I realized it wasn’t just getting a great picture that lit a fire inside of me. Helping my clients style and plan, executing the shoot and adapting to the difference of each client and location, and elevating the image through my unique editing style, were all pieces of the business that excited me. My background in education has left me with the belief that our learning is never done, which is why I continue to invest in technical and creative photography education.
For as long as I can remember, I have always loved and admired photography for its artistic ability to capture life's most precious moments and to convey any message. I look forward to hearing your story and using it to inspire unique photos that reflect your personality, represents your current chapter, and captures the beauty in your life.
“Sara is simply amazing at what she does. I have been shooting with Sara for a little over a year and we have NAILED some amazing shots together, thanks to her! I am SO NOT comfortable in front of the camera (head shots or taking action photos) and Sara makes you feel amazing in front of the camera. She helps guide the way, her cues are clear and amazing, she knows exactly how to get the right angles, and is SUPER creative. We have gotten so many amazing shots together and I couldn't be more pleased!”