Kids running on beach under pier

Outer Banks Extended Family Session

Extended Family Session at the Outer Banks I will always say YES to an extended family session at the Outer Banks! I loved seeing how much fun these cousins have together and knowing they will have these photos of their aunts, uncles and grandparents to look back on when they grow up. How to Shoot Beautiful Extended Family Photos These sessions require a different approach from single-family sessions. You will likely have more posed group photos and less in-between lifestyle moments because of the number of people involved. Here are some tips to get a beautiful, cohesive gallery that the

Simple Sales Blueprint

The Simple Sales System – Blueprint Review and Discount

Simple Sales Blueprint: A Review If I had to guess, money is probably not the sole reason you started your photography business. It’s not why I started mine. My two sons were going to college and I needed a new focus, something I would feel passionate about. After working as a graphic design consultant for 20 years, I was looking for a new career path. And, I was looking for a way to make more personal and meaningful connections with my artwork. Did I need my new business to replace my salary I was making with my graphic design business?


Spring JMU Graduation

I LOVE April and May because of the longer and warmer days, the spring greens and flowers popping out everywhere, and all of the SENIOR photo shoots!! Working with high school, college, and graduate students to commemorate their incredible achievements and hard work makes me so happy and every year I can’t wait for spring to start these sessions. This year is extra special because we get to celebrate a milestone of our own… Allen is graduating from JMU with a major in Political Science and a minor in Economics. Graduations are a big spotlight on how time flies, and


A Stormy Shenandoah Adventure

Emily and her family drove close to 3 hours to meet me for this shoot, and it was one of the sessions I had planned as part of an overnight mentorship. My mentee Stephanie came from Texas and I couldn’t wait for our first shoot together … but when we met up in the parking lot the sky was dark and a storm was passing through. It was a little stressful, as I definitely didn’t want to cancel, so we kept an eye on the radar and when there was a break in the rain we headed up the mountain.



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.