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NICE TO MEET YOU!

Hey there, I’m Sarah. Professional baby snuggler, golden light chaser, magic maker extraordinaire.

Whether you are about to embark on the journey of parenthood, or are already in the thick of it, I appreciate you taking time to visit. My favorite thing in the world is capturing the joy and authentic connection (and all the perfectly imperfect moments in between the posed smiles) that make your family YOU.

After photographing clients in Lincoln and throughout the state of Nebraska since 2003, my family relocated back to my home town in Southwest Minnesota during the fall of 2023. I am excited to connect with new families and do plan to work a few trips in to see my Nebraska clients as well. Over the last 20+ years, I have photographed hundreds of families & newborns and it is truly an honor to be invited to share in such special moments with the families I work with. I absolutely adore each one of my little clients to pieces (yes, even the sometimes uncooperative ones).

Most importantly, I love my job.

I understand that professional photography is an investment and I work with you every step of the way – from booking and styling your session, to posing guidance, and the final delivery of your images. I do my best to ensure you have a seamless client experience and are 100% in love with your images. I am likely the most easy-going (not too much ruffles my feathers) perfectionist (the difference is in the details) you’ll ever meet — that’s why clients come to me.

I’d love to meet you and I would be honored to photograph your family!
why sarah?
From one mama to another,

I truly believe that the only thing more priceless than your family’s memories are the photographs that will be left behind. As time passes, we realize those seemingly ordinary moments are not so ordinary. Day by day it seems as if nothing changes, yet one day you wake up and realize that everything is different. Nothing awakens this reality more than becoming a parent. Photographs are so much more than a record of what you look like or an updated photo to slap on a holiday card – they are moments frozen in time of the people you love most dearly. I see the way you cradle your newborn, savoring every ounce of their sweetness. I see your children look at you like you’re the light of their lives. I see their giant hugs and infectious smiles. And sometimes even their tears. I see you soaking up every single moment. I know you’ve memorized every detail.

But I promise you — time fades memories.

My goal is to bottle up all those seemingly ordinary moments in a collection of images for you to keep forever. Twenty years from now you won’t be concerned about the 10 pounds that have held you back from booking family portraits, and your family won’t either. Your children will see themselves wrapped in love & adored by their parents. Your grandchildren will hear stories of how grandma has always given the best hugs. They will see themselves in you. As a mother myself, my most precious belongings are the photographs I have of my daughters. Even years later, they immediately take me back to that place in time that seems like only yesterday. You’re worthy of celebrating this moment – right now!

life is so precious. Photographs are forever.

Providing an exceptional client experience is very important to me, and from the time your book your session to the final delivery of your images, I am available to hold your hand as much or as little as you need me to. During your session your only job is to relax, love on your family, and let me do what I do best. I know posing. I know lighting. I know angles. I notice the details. I will ensure you always look your absolute best…and I will even make certain dad looks forward to your next photo session. Let’s make some magic together!

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LET’S GET REAL

FAVORITE NEXTFLIX BINGE

ANY TRUE CRIME SHOW OR RIDICULOUS REALITY DATING SHOW

WHAT I LIKE TO DO ON MY TIME OFF

EXPLORE NEW PLACES, TEND TO MY FLOWER BABIES, HOME RENOVATING & RIDING BIKE

SENIOR CLASS SUPERLATIVE

MOST LIKELY TO BE A WHEEL OF FORTUNE CHAMPION

DREAM VACATION DESTINATION

LITERALLY TAKE ME ANYWHERE! I LIVE FOR ROAD TRIPS AND NEW ADVENTURES!

MY PERFECT WORLD

BABIES (DUH!), MOUNTAINS, PIZZA, & MY FAVORITE PEOPLE

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sarah ulrich lincoln ne newborn family photography
sarah ulrich lincoln ne newborn family photographer
sarah ulrich lincoln ne newborn baby family photographer

AWARDS & RECOGNITION

2023 Best Family Photographers in Lincoln // Expertise
2022 Best Family Photographers in Lincoln // Expertise
2021 Best Family Photographers in Lincoln // Expertise
2020 Best Family Photographers in Lincoln // Expertise
2019 Best Family Photographers in Lincoln // Expertise
2018 50 Best Newborn Photographers by State // Bored Panda
2018 Best Family Photographers in Lincoln // Expertise
2017 Best Family Photographers in Lincoln // Expertise
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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