about sarah

I'm Sarah: a friend to Jesus, daughter, sister, and wedding & portrait photographer. I really love the feeling of crisp fall air in the morning, telling stories around a dinner table, and the sound of a film camera shutter firing.

The person and peerless beauty of Jesus has set the course for my life.  Everything that I do with (and without) my camera is a love gift to the Lamb.

I started portrait photography when I was fifteen years old, and I sucked.  But I kept at it and began photographing seniors, then couples, then weddings and creative brands.

I spent a good few years trying hard to fit into the wedding industry and shape my work into what was trendy and popular.  I tried every editing style out there, from warm and moody to light and airy, until I realized that I would never be able to tell people's stories authentically if I was worried about what would get the most likes on social media.  From that point on, I began crafting photographs not for the eyes of the world, but for the heart of the person in front of my lens.

Today, my photography style combines candid documentary with atmospheric fine art. Film is my baseline, movement my friend, and the Lord my teacher.

humble beginnings

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things that inspire me:

the Song of Solomon

Debussy & Chopin

blue hour on the beach

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my favorite places:

Carmel, California

China

Anywhere by the water

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you can find me . . .

Songwriting

Listening to family stories

Trying out a new recipe

When I'm not behind the camera, I've usually got an instrument or a notebook in hand — and when I'm in a songwriting mood, which is often, both. I'm also a tried and true extrovert & love gathering people around a home-cooked meal!

Jesus saved and radically transformed my life! I am floored daily that the one true living God would walk hand in hand with me as my loving Father.

I'm a student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where I study interpersonal & organizational communication and sociology.

beyond the camera

my personal

CAMERA ROLL

Wedding & Portrait Photography in Chapel Hill, NC.

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