One of my favorite things about photography is that it’s an instant point of connection with other photographers. It’s always fun to talk about camera brands and golden hour, about aperture and bokeh, and then I am sometimes surprised at how easily we slip into conversations about things that matter most — family, faith, friendship.
Sarah and I met last summer and immediately bonded over photography, but we became fast friends over Chick-Fil-A. As a former marketing director for a local Chick-Fil-A, she faithfully introduced me to Cow Appreciation Day, meticalulously crafted the most fashionable spotted cow ears for my outfit, and in a single instant made me a lifelong fan of Frosted Lemonade. (How had I never heard of this awesome amazingness all the years of my adult life?!)
I was so grateful to spend time with sweet Sarah in December, when she graciously allowed me to snap a few shots of her with camera in hand, and then she did what any good friend would do — treated me to Chick-Fil-A and great conversation, of course!
What Sarah loves most about photography is how it blesses other people. If you ask people what is their most valuable possession, many people will say photographs. That’s the reason Sarah loves to see the joy when clients receive their photos, knowing they’ll be treasured for years to come.
Of all the places Sarah has traveled, London is by far her favorite. She loves the sprawl of the city with its countless activities, the history of its architecture, the diversity of cultures, and the rich traditions.
“I really enjoyed riding the tube to each and every corner of London exploring the street markets, visiting museums and places of interest, watching the buskers preform, and meeting new friends.” (I don’t think anyone who meets Sarah could NOT be her friend — she is the one of the most charmingly friendly people I know!)
Next up on Sarah’s travel itinerary? “One place that I can’t wait to visit is Italy. My family heritage is Italian, and my great grandparents traveled to the United States to make a better life for themselves and their family. I of course want to visit Italy to soak in the beauty, culture, and cuisine, but more than anything, I want to experience a day in the cities where my great grandparents lived and worked.”
If you have the opportunity to meet Sarah, you might be surprised how quickly she becomes your best friend, but I’ll give you a hint: You’ll be friends faster if you start your friendship with waffle fries.