Hello!

I'm Sarah: an Oakland California based photographer! (Though I'm originally from Maryland and can be found putting Old Bay on everything!)


I'm a natural born optimist and I literally smile behind the camera! I believe in finding joy in the everyday, that real emotions are better than perfectly posed, and that less is more. I freak out (in a good way!) over white walls, whimsical details, and pops of color. I overuse exclamation points (sorry not sorry), have a strange obsession with farm animals (how are llamas so weirdly cute?), and could eat brunch every day of the week!


I've also been a critical care nurse for 12 years, and I love how I get to combine both my creative and analytical brains with my work! Plus you'd be surprised how much nursing and photography have in common (ask me about it sometime)!

 
I'll never shy away from a new project, but some of my favorite things to photograph are intimate weddings, colorful details, and joyful lifestyle sessions. You can bet that I'll do my best to get to know the real you and that I won't be afraid to make a fool of myself trying to get you to laugh! That split second when you forget that you're being photographed and just react is the moment where the magic happens!

Click for a few of my favorite things!

on repeat

Dream vacation

secret hobby

guilty pleasure

alternate job

Anything from OAR Live on Red Rocks!

Trekking the Himalayas in Nepal

Plant mama. My collection is ever growing!

Hallmark Channel holiday movies. Don't judge!

Running a mountain lodge or B&B


on repeat

Anything from OAR Live on Red Rocks!

Dream vacation

Trekking the Himalayas in Nepal

secret hobby

Plant mama. My collection is ever growing!

Guilty pleasure

Hallmark Channel holiday movies. Don't judge!

alternate job

Running a mountain lodge or B&B

Finding your passion and living a life meant for YOU!
In chasing sunsets, big dreams, and fireflies.
In getting lost and getting older, but never acting too grown up.
I believe in a few good friends, in always eating breakfast, and in laughing ’til you cry.
I believe in travel, adventure, and escaping comfort zones.
I believe that happiness is a choice and that in going through darkness we learn to appreciate the light.
I believe in human kindness, smiling at strangers, and in giving more than I take.
And I believe in raw, honest, everyday love!

I

believe in...

brunch

Gluten-free pancakes and waffles
with cinnamon & nutmeg,
Hot chai tea with almond milk,
Runny eggs with avocado!
It's good any time of the day!

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I believe in...

i love

finding your passion and living a life meant for YOU!
In chasing sunsets, big dreams, and fireflies.
In getting lost and getting older, but never acting too grown up.
I believe in a few good friends, in always eating breakfast, and in laughing ’til you cry.
I believe in travel, adventure, and escaping comfort zones.
I believe that happiness is a choice and that in going through darkness we learn to appreciate the light.
I believe in human kindness, smiling at strangers, and in giving more than I take.
And I believe in raw, honest, everyday love!

I've bicycled across the country,
sailed around the world on a ship,
and quit my full time job to travel!
My favorite place in the world so far is Patagonia! (Tanzania comes in second)

i love

traveling

finding your passion and living a life meant for YOU!
In chasing sunsets, big dreams, and fireflies.
In getting lost and getting older, but never acting too grown up.
I believe in a few good friends, in always eating breakfast, and in laughing ’til you cry.
I believe in travel, adventure, and escaping comfort zones.
I believe that happiness is a choice and that in going through darkness we learn to appreciate the light.
I believe in human kindness, smiling at strangers, and in giving more than I take.
And I believe in raw, honest, everyday love!

I believe in...

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i love

trying new things

Escaping my comfort zone makes me a better
and more well-rounded person!
I've participated in all kinds of sports from fencing to kite boarding and flying trapeze!
If you want to try your hand at something new, you can bet I'll be down to join you!

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I believe in...

finding your passion and living a life meant for YOU!
In chasing sunsets, big dreams, and fireflies.
In getting lost and getting older, but never acting too grown up.
I believe in a few good friends, in always eating breakfast, and in laughing ’til you cry.
I believe in travel, adventure, and escaping comfort zones.
I believe that happiness is a choice and that in going through darkness we learn to appreciate the light.
I believe in human kindness, smiling at strangers, and in giving more than I take.
And I believe in raw, honest, everyday love!

Spontaneous road trips to new destinations
Backpacking through the mountains
Rock climbing in the fall
Bring it on!

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i love

outdoor adventures

finding your passion and living a life meant for YOU!
In chasing sunsets, big dreams, and fireflies.
In getting lost and getting older, but never acting too grown up.
I believe in a few good friends, in always eating breakfast, and in laughing ’til you cry.
I believe in travel, adventure, and escaping comfort zones.
I believe that happiness is a choice and that in going through darkness we learn to appreciate the light.
I believe in human kindness, smiling at strangers, and in giving more than I take.
And I believe in raw, honest, everyday love!

I believe in...

i love

my husband

Brandon is my adventure partner,
gym trainer, and forever love!
We met on Match.com (I saw his photos from Patagonia and he wooed me with his love of engineering!)
He proposed in the Grand Tetons and we had our wedding in the Sierras!

NEXT »

I believe in...

finding your passion and living a life meant for YOU!
In chasing sunsets, big dreams, and fireflies.
In getting lost and getting older, but never acting too grown up.
I believe in a few good friends, in always eating breakfast, and in laughing ’til you cry.
I believe in travel, adventure, and escaping comfort zones.
I believe that happiness is a choice and that in going through darkness we learn to appreciate the light.
I believe in human kindness, smiling at strangers, and in giving more than I take.
And I believe in raw, honest, everyday love!