Hey there, I’m Sarah.

When I’m not snuggling squishy babies, parading families through heavenly fields of grass, or editing in my office, you’ll find me playing taxi driver for my kids, binge watching the latest Netflix trend, or probably sharing too many cat pictures on Instagram. I am a self-professed spelling snob, I love music, football, and reality TV (if you like The Bachelor we could be besties), and I am the lone brunette in a family of blondes.

I love my job…(and let’s be real, being your own boss isn’t all that bad either)

I have been a professional photographer for 12 years and I am humbled at the opportunities I get to share with the families I work with. I absolutely adore each one of my little clients to pieces (yes, even the sometimes uncooperative ones). Being invited to document “first time” & “one and only” milestones with my clients is a true honor.

One word people use to describe me? Real. I have always been the girl who is never afraid to speak up or initiate conversation with someone, yet is completely mortified to speak in front of a large crowd. An extroverted introvert. I am known for my laid back, go with the flow attitude; not too much ruffles my feathers – during photo sessions or otherwise.

Authentic. Timeless. Colorful. Priceless.

These are just a few words clients have used to define my work. I love capturing laughter, connections, and the beautifully simplistic moments in between. I am inspired by color, beautiful light, and rich textures. My approach to photographing kids and families is relaxed & easy going. Through interacting and having fun, it is my hope to capture the love and beauty of your family – not only what you look like, but who you are.

If you’re dying to hear more, these are a few of my favorite things…

Babies // Give me all the babies!
Antique shopping
Minnesota Vikings // I know. Poor me.
Open fields of grass
Missing teeth // In little people, big people, not so much.
Lake time
Reality television
Laughing
Sleeping in
Makeup // The first step is admitting it, right?!
Date night
Cozy sweaters, tall boots, pumpkin patches and cool fall weather
Pizza // Ummm, hello!
Sweet sunset light
A good Netflix binge
Snow // Yep, I went there. I’m a true Minnesota girl at heart
Road trips
Nice people
Bud Light
Thunderstorms
Cooperative dads // Suck it up, buttercup!
Home decorating
Singing in the car
Old barns
Dimples

AFFILIATIONS & EDUCATION

Professional Photographers of Nebraska (PPN)
Bachelor of Fine Art – Photography & Graphic Design

AWARDS & RECOGNITION

2017 1st Place – Top 10 Non-Masters // Professional Photographers of Nebraska
2017 4×4 Award
(all 4 prints scored 80 & above) // Professional Photographers of Nebraska
2016 Silver Medalist
– (Silver Medalists have achieved the inclusion of one image into PPA’s prestigious Loan Collection and three images into PPA’s General Collection) // International Print Competition – Professional Photographers of America
2016 Les Hassel Memorial Award – Best Non-Master Print of Show // Professional Photographers of Nebraska
2016 Judge’s Choice Ribbon // Professional Photographers of Nebraska
2016 1st Place – Top 10 Non-Masters // Professional Photographers of Nebraska
2016 4×4 Award (all 4 prints scored 80 & above) // Professional Photographers of Nebraska
2015 Voted Best Family Photographer in Nebraska // Bored Panda
2015 Silver Medalist – (Silver Medalists have achieved the inclusion of one image into PPA’s prestigious Loan Collection and three images into PPA’s General Collection) // International Print Competition – Professional Photographers of America
2015 4th Place – Top 10 Non-Masters // Professional Photographers of Nebraska
2015 4×4 Award (all 4 prints scored 80 & above) // Professional Photographers of Nebraska
2012 – 2014 Professional Photography Mentor & Online Workshop // Learn Shoot Inspire
2013 Guest blogger // Capturing Joy
2011 Featured Photographer // Learn Shoot Inspire
2011 Featured Photography Studio – Professional Photographer Magazine // Professional Photographers of America
2009 Featured Photographer // Prop Insanity
2008 1st Place – Children Portraits // ProPhotogs
2008 1st Place – Newborn Portraits // ProPhotogs

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