I'm the wife to a super HOT fire fighter named Pat, and mother to my sweet boys Alex (human child) and Murphy (fur-baby). Yes, I consider my dog a child because I love him just as much! If you know, you know! ;)

Most days you can find me venturing around Montana photographing the most amazing people & dogs, but on my days off I love just chilling with my family. Whether that be barbecuing in our backyard or having dance parties in our living room. These boys fill my heart with so much happiness and keep me laughing every day. I love being a mom & wife!

I went to college to be a Graphic Designer, but after years of sitting in a cubicle I decided to change paths and become a photographer. More than 14 years later here I am, still doing the job that I truly believe I was put on this earth to do!

Wife, mother, and doG LOVER

Meet Sara

I hate awkward silences and so I will talk the entire time during your session. Whether that be telling jokes, stories, or even singing songs... I love to entertain people!

I want to break down that barrier of nervousness so you forget that a camera is even pointed at your face. We're just hanging out having fun, and snapping some photos in between!

I'm a huge goofball and love making people laugh

I'm going to be honest with you, my husband HATES having his photo taken. But I know the importance of documenting our life together, not only as parents, but as a couple.

Hanging right next to our wedding photo is the most recent professional photo we have together. I love embracing all the memories that we have shared since we said 'I do!"

my husband and I have been together for 15 years

My dream is to some day live on a big ranch and open up a dog sanctuary. I just want to give every pup the life they deserve. If I could save them all, I would!

But until then I will continue to volunteer at the local animal shelter taking photos of dogs to help get them adopted!

in case you didn't already know, i'm totally obsessed with dogs!

You'd think that I'd be used to the cold temperatures that we get in Montana since I was born & raised here, but I'm not.

I thrive in sunshine and so that's why I do most of my photo sessions in the spring, summer and early fall. The rest of the year I'm either traveling to warmer locations or hibernating in my house!


I talk to my mom and sister almost every day. We spend a lot of time together with our kids & dogs going on adventures, enjoying meals and having conversations. I wouldn't trade the memories that I have with them for anything in the world!

We've been through a lot together over the years and have supported each other through many ups and downs. Our bond is incredibly strong and I can't imagine life without these women!

My mom and sister are my best friends






Let's Get Personal

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There are moments throughout your life that you wish would last forever. Moments filled with love, joy, and the people that you care about most in this world. But, it is inevitable that time will pass – quicker than we would like it to - and those moments become just memories. So how do you treasure a memory? How do you bottle up that joy so that you can relive it over and over again? To me, the answer is through photography.

One month after I got engaged, my father was diagnosed with leukemia. It was a gut-wrenching reminder that we are never promised a tomorrow. And even though he fought incredibly hard to beat cancer, he died 6 months before my wedding. He never got to walk me down the aisle. He never got to meet his grandkids. And he never got to enjoy retirement with his wife of over 30 years.

My therapy throughout his illness and even after he was gone, was to look at photos of him and the life he had lived. Moments that we shared together and even though I know his journey was cut short, I realized that he lived a very full life.

Life is short, so don't miss the moment

My father is my “why” in everything that I do. He is the reason that I love to make people laugh. He is the reason I enjoy telling stories. He is the reason I give such big & genuine hugs. He is the reason that I always say, “I love you” before I say, “Goodbye.” And most importantly, he is the reason that I found purpose in my life by serving others as a photographer.

This is not just a job to me. I truly LOVE what I do and I understand that capturing & preserving people’s memories is such an honorable duty. Without these photos, those memories might begin to fade away. I want to give my clients the moments that my father wasn’t able to make.

My Why

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