Sarah’s Portrait Session in Littleton, Colorado

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.

When she doesn’t have a camera in hand, Sarah enjoys snowboarding, horseback riding, knitting, painting, and restoring old furniture. Oh, and travel — Sarah loves to travel!

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.

  • Lindsay Hiatt - January 5, 2017 - 10:31 am

    What a fabulous post! The photos are beautiful and I’m all about our incredible photography community :-)ReplyCancel

    • admin - January 5, 2017 - 10:49 am

      Thank you, Lindsay! And I agree — community is one of the best things about photography!ReplyCancel

  • Emilyanne Hardy - January 5, 2017 - 10:42 am

    Just lovely! I love every single one of these portraits. And I also really love your connection with her – her comfort and confidence with you really shines through!ReplyCancel

    • admin - January 5, 2017 - 10:48 am

      Aw, thanks, Emilyanne! I just love portrait sessions and want that connection to show every time, so thank you for noticing that!! :)ReplyCancel

  • Dylan - January 5, 2017 - 11:12 am

    The photographs here are so lively and inviting! Great work!ReplyCancel

    • admin - January 5, 2017 - 11:21 am

      Thanks, Dylan!! Our whole session felt that way because that’s just how Sarah is. :)ReplyCancel

  • Brittany Slaughter - January 5, 2017 - 11:29 am

    this is such a beautiful session! and the connections we make is definitely a huge perk of the job :)ReplyCancel

    • admin - January 5, 2017 - 1:24 pm

      I agree, Brittany! And thank you so much for your kind words! They mean so much.ReplyCancel

  • Kayla Feldman Scott - January 5, 2017 - 11:33 am

    Oh these are soooo beautiful! I love how candid and fun your photos are ❤ReplyCancel

    • admin - January 5, 2017 - 1:23 pm

      Thank you for your sweet words, Kayla! You made my day. :)ReplyCancel

  • Larissa - January 5, 2017 - 11:41 am

    These are so great! You really captured her joyful spirit and I am loving that Colorado beanie!!ReplyCancel

    • admin - January 5, 2017 - 1:22 pm

      Aw, thank you so much, Larissa! And I agree — I adore the beanie too! It looks great on her!ReplyCancel

  • Melissa Mullins - January 5, 2017 - 11:49 am

    So gorgeous! Love her different head accessories. :)ReplyCancel

    • admin - January 5, 2017 - 1:21 pm

      Thanks, Melissa! Aren’t the so cute?ReplyCancel

  • Haley Allen - January 5, 2017 - 4:21 pm

    ChickFilA friends are the best!!!! These are beautiful and I love her arrow headband! Lovely Michele!ReplyCancel

    • admin - January 5, 2017 - 4:30 pm

      Thank you so much, Haley! ChickFilA friends are the best!! :)ReplyCancel

  • Deziree Dufresne - January 6, 2017 - 4:14 pm

    I love how joyful and relaxed these are, clearly she was having a good time. Beautiful work!ReplyCancel

    • admin - January 6, 2017 - 7:08 pm

      Ah, thank you so much, Deziree!! So sweet of you and I love that her joyfulness shined through in every shot!! We had so much fun!ReplyCancel

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