I'm Sarah: an Oakland (California) based photographer!
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 fashion/details, and joyful lifestyle/portrait 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!
Bright colors and whimsical details
make my heart sing!
My kitchen is filled with colorful portraits of farm animals, and my favorite painting
is of a sunny side up egg!
Life is short; do what makes you happy! :)
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!
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)
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!
Spontaneous road trips to new destinations
Backpacking through the mountains
Rock climbing in the fall
Bring it on!
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!