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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 and am a strong believer in creating something bigger than myself. 

Samira has a charm about her that is truly captivating. She’s always smiling and joking around. There was literally never a dull moment during her shoot. She’s a riot! Her sense of humor and laidback style really shine through in her images…AND we can not forget about her love for Target and Starbucks (scroll down […]

Samira | Rockford, Illinois Senior Portrait Photographer

December 1, 2015

Paityn has been “in the family” for almost a year now…she’s my younger brother’s girlfriend and she is absolutely adorable. I was so glad when she asked me to shoot her senior session; I knew we would have a blast and make an evening out of it, and that’s exactly what we did. On the […]

Paityn | Rockford, Illinois Senior Portrait Photographer

December 1, 2015

BOOM! Double session time! Kristin + Tyler were fabulous to work with however, our weather on the day of the shoot, questionable. But hey, you can’t even tell from the photos that we had a nasty chance of rain that day! AND THAT’S the kind of magic that I love to create. 🙂 These two […]

Kristin + Tyler | Rockford, Illinois Senior Portrait Photographer

November 25, 2015

What can I say? Avery is completely awesome…she’s a ray of sunlight who just so happens to FIERCELY resemble Kate Upton…ummm, gorgeous much?! Avery and I had a BLAST shooting her senior photos, and it shows. She just glows in every single shot. She’s full of life and never had a bad moment during the […]

Avery | Rockford, Illinois Senior Portrait Photographer

November 19, 2015

Meet Edie! She’s a spunky, up for any adventure, lovely ball of fun…and also a graduating senior! I swear, the way this girl photographs; Edie, you need to be a model! Look at those EYES! Edie wanted an urban setting for her senior photos so we headed downtown Rockford to one of the favorite spots […]

Edie | Rockford, Illinois Senior Portrait Photographer

June 30, 2015

We had an absolutely perfect day for Cassie’s senior photos! It was amazing!! The sun was shining and gave this amazing glowing haze over every single shot…pure perfection. As for Cassie, well, she’s adorable. I’ve known Cassie pretty much since she could walk. Cassie grew up skating at the ice rink with me…so I have […]

Cassie | Rockford, Illinois Senior Portrait Photographer

May 19, 2015

Michaelee!! One word: adorable. She’s full of life and laughter, and has unbelievable eyes!! I mean, come on! Share some of those “baby blues” with the rest of us, Michaelee! She’s an absolute doll, what more can I say? Enjoy the photos, and Congratulations Michaelee!! It was a pleasure! Love, Sara

Michaelee | Rockford, Illinois Senior Portrait Photographer

December 6, 2014

Meet Whitney! This girl is amazing. She’s hilarious, adorable, and super genuine!! We hit it off like old friends immediately! I couldn’t get enough of her spunky, urban, laidback shoot. Plus she’s a natural in front of the camera! AND THOSE EYES! OH MY GOSH! I hope you love these photos as much as I […]

Whitney | Rockford, Illinois Senior Portrait Photographer

December 3, 2014

Molly’s session turned out lovely! The colors, the leaves, and her laugh completely make these images. This early morning shoot was packed with perfect weather (we got lucky because the rain came later that afternoon!). A lovely day for a lovely senior. On an inside joke side note, Molly, you now have made me love […]

Molly | Rockford, Illinois Senior Portrait Photographer

October 31, 2014

Meet Megan! This girl could NOT stop laughing…it was great! Talk about effortless. She was totally in her element, let me tell you! Oh, and that second photo with the leaves, yeah, all that was her idea…adorable! Love, Sara

Megan | Rockford, Illinois Senior Portrait Photographer

October 30, 2014