10 Ideas for Your Next Family Session

So many families and couples have made plans to meet me in Shenandoah National Park next month for their annual photos and I couldn’t be happier! I’ve got all the best locations and times covered, all you have to do is show up for your adventure. The people who contact me have usually seen my work and are looking for a natural, unposed gallery that tells a story – one that captures all the moments and details of where they are at this time in their lives. While I would like to say that we just meet up and I


Mountaintop Elopement in Shenandoah National Park

Jonathan & Maguire met while volunteering in the Peace Corps in Sierra Leone. Their villages were 6 hours apart but they were able to see each other once a month. They are both currently in grad school in DC and wanted, in Maguire’s words, “an aspect of our wedding that was just between the two of us.” They decided to exchange their vows on a mountaintop in Shenandoah National Park, and I was so excited when Jonathan asked me if I could meet them there and document their ceremony. I got there a little early and there were 5 photographers


Spring Engagement at Sky Meadows

Rachel and I connected back in February. She found me on Instagram and said she loved the “rich, deep colors and light” in my photos and would like to have a special engagement session for her and her fiance since they had to completely reimagine their wedding. I suggested May at Sky Meadows because I thought the scenery, light and colors would be just what she was looking for. It was absolutely gorgeous and sunny when we arrived that afternoon, and I started with taking a few shots of her beautiful ring while we waited for the sun to get


Washington, DC Senior Session

I am so happy for all of the seniors to graduate next month. Online school has not been easy for them this year but they have so much to look forward to with everything slowly returning to normal. Natalie and I had the best time taking her senior photos – when we arrived at the location there were so many people celebrating prom and college graduations! I was excited to see everyone out on a beautiful spring evening, laughing and taking photos! Here are a few from our session – congrats Natalie!!


Sky Meadows Engagement Session

Sky Meadows State Park was the perfect location for Karen and Larry’s session – they love hiking and the outdoors, and that’s where they got engaged last year! The day they chose turned out to be VERY special because it was not only Karen’s birthday, but they were closing on their first home that afternoon!! Karen told me a couple of weeks before our session that they had just gotten married in Old Town, and in her words, “It was a small, simple and beautiful day. We felt so grateful.”  They then spent a weekend in a cabin in Sapphire,



Hello, I’m Sarah! Nothing would make me happier than documenting your family in my Old Town Alexandria studio or in one of the many gorgeous locations in northern VA or Washington, DC.