Hi there, I'm Sara (pronounced SAH-ruh)
I'm a photographer specializing in family and childhood photography in Grand Haven, Michigan. I have been making photographs for as long as I can remember. When I was growing up, my mother was an avid amateur fine art and documentary photographer. Although I didn’t fully appreciate it at the time, when my own photographic journey began, I realized that she had taught me the beauty and healing power of photography.
I have now been shooting digitally for over a decade, growing as an artist through personal photographic projects that chronicled my daily life as an adventurer, international volunteer, outdoor enthusiast, wife, and mother. I have also used my photography to help navigate great loss in my life. Having experienced the healing power of imagery myself, I’m motivated to keep picking up my little black box to share that gift with others.
I believe that the value of an image comes from the quality of the memory it provides. Seeing a photograph of your past should bring you right back to the moment it was taken. As your photographer, I am passionate about capturing authentic moments in your life, the moments that will provide healing and remembrance to you and your family. I shoot in an unobtrusive, documentary style, so we can all relax, while having a wonderful time creating memories for your family. The most consistent and heart warming compliment I've received over the years is that my family sessions are 'way more fun' than anticipated, and that the images I create with my clients tell the the 'true story' of the families I am privileged to photograph. I love this work deeply and I feel so honored to share it with you!
I reside in Grand Haven, Michigan, with my husband, Tyrel and our three children, Ilana (8), Oran (6), and Autumn (5). You can often find us exploring the great outdoors, hiking in woods, or camping in a forest or by a beach.