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I'm Sara Johnson, a free-spirited, travel seeking, Birkenstock wearing Wedding and Senior Portrait Photographer based in Rockford, IL! I'm also addicted to Mid Century Modern design, the host of the Living For It Podcast and am a strong believer in creating something bigger than myself.
>>>><<<< Callie + Dylan I’m saving the mushy-gushy amazing stuff for the wedding blog, so you’ve been warned, but I’ve known Callie for YEARS now so being chosen as her wedding photographer was an absolute honor… it means so much to me when I develop strong friendships with fellow wedding vendors, strong enough to photograph […]
>>>><<<< Jenna First off, let me just say that I LOVE when past senior families reach back out when one of their other children becomes a senior… It is SO rewarding knowing that they value me, my photography, and my senior experience enough to contact me AGAIN for their next senior! It means the world […]
>>>><<<< Amanda So, Amanda had reached out to me FOREVER ago… I feel like this lovely lady had been anticipating her senior photo session for so long, and when the day finally came she was BEYOND prepared to rock her session. Her personality is so sweet and caring, and it wasn’t hard to make her […]
>>>><<<< Breah + Dan From the initial email that Breah sent out to me, I could tell that she was such a kind soul. She had told me that “she could tell that I really cared” about their relationship and that she didn’t feel silly for typing a novel about their love story because she […]
>>>><<<< Danny + Shelbie Shelbie worked at the reception counter of a tattoo shop where Danny couldn’t stop coming in for tattoos, because guess why, he had a crush on the receptionist! He LITERALLY kept getting new tattoos just to see her at the tattoo parlour… tell me that isn’t adorable! Fast forward to their […]
>>>><<<< Anna + Clay Anna + Clay… where to begin with these two! First off, they are some of the most beautiful people I have ever met… the way that Clay looks at Anna, you can just FEEL the love in his eyes. And Anna is so thoughtful and caring… the two of them together […]
>>>><<<< Jessie + Tee Kay Jessie + Tee Kay are high school sweethearts who aren’t afraid to have a good time… just wait until you see their engagement session! We instantly hit it off at their engagement session and had a blast exploring Wilder Park in Elmhurst. We even found the most STUNNING peony that […]
>>>><<<< Anna + Ryne There’s an overwhelming feeling of comfort when you meet someone (or “two someone’s”) who you just click with right away, and for me, those two are Anna + Ryne. I met Anna at the beginning of February at Something Blue Bridal Expo, where I was lucky enough to photograph the event! […]
>>>><<<< Eric + Caroline April 27th, 2019 was supposed to be a sunny spring day filled with luxurious navy fabrics, the most beautiful lemons, and a wedding couple who couldn’t wait for their big day. But instead, April 27th, 2019 gave us snow… not spring. Guess what happened? We made lemonade anyway! Caroline + Eric […]
>>>><<<< Winter Rooftop Wedding at The Standard THE EXCITEMENT IS REAL, Y’ALL! I (along with an I N C R E D I B L E team of my “friendors”) put together a styled wedding at one of my favorite venues in town, The Standard, and GUESS WHAT?! IT WAS PUBLISHED ON WEDDING CHICKS! AHHH! […]