Despite spending hours crafting overly colorful photo books as a child, I never envisioned myself growing up to become a professional photographer.
Because, back then, I associated the term “professional” with the photographers who instructed my family to outfit ourselves in single color themed outfits (big yikes...I know), and head to the studio for a stiff, inauthentic session.
Maybe that has been your experience too. Many people only meet photographers under a few incandescent bulbs for grad pics. Or through the cookie-cutter department store shoots.
Have you ever worked with a photographer who took you aside and really took the time to understand how you wanted to be captured? Or knew how to turn a notoriously nerve-wracking moment into a fun and non-scripted session for you to look and feel like yourself?
Not yet? Then we need to talk!
I’m Sarah, a Wisconsin-based wedding and portrait photographer. I capture life’s most treasured moments in a way that genuinely represents you and your personality.
While many photographers already have a mapped-out plan for you before you even call – I approach every couple, every client, every event with the same energy I did when I picked up my first camera. Curiosity. Intrigue. And a passion to capture those candid, once-in-a-lifetime moments to be forever relived.
That being said, I am full of ideas because I don’t presume you to be the expert on locations, planning, or how to best position your hands (unless you are a model, I’m sure you understand the struggle on this one). But when you walk away from your session or event, you’ll remember the connection and vivacity you experienced in that moment of time, instead of the awkwardly posed shoulder-to-shoulder lineups.
My goal as your photographer is to be your visual historian during your most celebrated time – not just another vendor to “check off”. From outfits and scheduling, to dress floofing, I’m more than just the eyes behind a camera. I’m a confidante you can rely on for the most stress-free, natural, and real photographic experience you’ll ever look back on.
I used to be
Now I just skate for fun, but I will
forever love the sport.
a competitive figure skater
I absolutely love to travel but struggle with the actual travel time...anyone feel me on this? It’s so worth it though!
I'm slightly addicted to
I spend a lot of time at coffee shops despite being a tea drinker. Chai tea anyone? Matcha? Plain black iced tea? I don’t think you can go wrong!
I am a
I graduated with a Communication Arts (Radio/TV/Film) degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
I love to
I am a competitive ballroom dancer. I started dancing my sophomore year of college, fell in love with the sport and have been doing it ever since. More recently, I enjoy taking contemporary classes. I can't say I'm a pro by any means, but it's a fun workout.
Meeting up with friends for brunch is often a highlight of my weekend. There are so many great options for brunch in Madison. Right now my favorite is probably Marigold Kitchen, but Mickies ranks pretty high as well - how can you not like leftovers for days?!
I enjoy shooting
When I am inspired by the lighting conditions, I can often be found around town capturing sunsets or flying my drone (sometimes a combination of both!) I also love capturing landscapes during my travels. Check out my "Landscape" highlight on my Instagram Story to view some of my favorite images.