About Sara: I photograph people in all life stages. My superpower is putting people at ease and catching natural-yet-flattering moments in gorgeous light. I live in Sonoma County, an hour north of San Francisco.
My clients are magazines, musicians, individuals & families, and I also shoot about 5 weddings a year. When I am not shooting or processing images for clients, teaching college students about photography, or wrangling my kids, I work on my own book projects and other artwork.
About Portraits: Each session includes a mixture of directed portraits & spontaneous documentation of life's unpredictability. Full sessions take between 1-2 hours. I shoot mini-sessions two weekends a year, in April and October. Both mini and full sessions include all the edited digital files.
About Weddings: After more than a hundred weddings, documenting them feels like second nature to me, yet each one still fascinates and inspires. As a visual artist I have always loved pageantry, and I love to witness times of great transformation and emotion: liminal moments. I back this creative energy up with solid professionalism and a knack for making people look good. My approach is a mixture of photojournalism, classic portraiture, and the unexpected eye of the artist. The digital files are always yours to keep.
Fine Art: My book works are in the collections of the National Portrait Gallery, the Library of Congress, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Corcoran Gallery of Art, the National Museum of Women in the Arts, the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, and special collections at many universities including Stanford, Harvard, Yale, and Columbia. If you're interested to know more, see my Curriculum Vitae, and my art website. While my artwork and my work as a portrait photographer are different, my endeavors cross-pollinate.
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