the Journal

I'm Sarah Leying: friend of God, photographer of marriage & family, and hopeless romantic. On this journal, I share my recent work, experiences, and personal journey with Jesus, art, heritage, and learning to capturing the nuance of Love and life in still photographs.

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Emily & Harrison were wed in a small courthouse ceremony, then headed to Harrison’s family home for a joyful and intimate in-home marriage celebration. They welcomed in their new marriage surrounded by family and their dog, Artemis. This family luncheon brimmed with life and joy! The families catered lunch from a Chinese restaurant near Cary […]

A Joyful In-Home Marriage Celebration & Luncheon


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Flatlay Styling 101 for Photographers

Dear Photographer, Photog Tips & Tricks, Weddings

Flatlays used to feel incredibly daunting to me. I remember scrolling through Instagram, thinking “how on earth am I supposed to style these kinds of photos on rushed wedding days?!” Now, I almost always handle the flatlays and detail shots whenever I second shoot weddings. Actually, I usually end up asking to do them. So […]

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