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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. 

>>>><<<< Ryne + Anna The weather for Ryne + Anna’s wedding was BEYOND perfection. What more could you ask for on a September day?! Bright sun, a cool breeze, and nothing but love (cheezy, I know, but I can’t help myself)… it was the absolute perfect day for a wedding and I couldn’t be happier […]

Ryne + Anna | Rockford, Illinois Wedding Photographer

October 22, 2019

>>>><<<< Dylan + Callie If I’m being honest, I had been waiting for Callie’s wedding for quite some time. Our friendship goes back a few years now and I was so honored to be a part of her planning process… mountain climbing process (see engagement session)… and finally her wedding day. I didn’t know Dylan […]

Dylan + Callie | Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin Wedding Photographer

September 27, 2019

>>>><<<< Adrian + Kiryn It’s no secret that I love to photograph weddings. The thrill and excitement of the day… the unveiling of the bride in her dress… the look on the groom’s face as he watches his bride walk down the aisle towards him… the moment when the couple is pronounced “husband + wife”… […]

Adrian + Kiryn | Rockford, Illinois Wedding Photographer

September 23, 2019

>>>><<<< 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 […]

Danny + Shelbie | Rockford, Illinois Wedding Photographer

August 10, 2019

>>>><<<< 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 […]

Eric + Caroline | Rockford, Illinois Wedding Photographer

April 30, 2019

>>>><<<< 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! […]

Published on Wedding Chicks! Winter Wedding at The Standard

March 31, 2019

>>>>><<<<< Every year, Shoot and Share hosts a world-wide photo contest open to any and all photographers who want to participate… there were over 46,000 photographers from all over the world and over 1.1 million total photos entered into the contest… it’s SO much fun! I’ve been participating in the contest for 4 years now […]

The Photo Contest | 2018 Results

March 1, 2019

>>>><<<< Chris + Jacquelyn You know when you meet someone and you just “click” right away with them? That’s exactly how it was with Chris, Jacquelyn, and I when we met at Starbucks! I knew that these two were the most awesome, laidback couple… they were my kinda people! Just to fill you in on […]

Chris + Jacquelyn | Rockford, Illinois Wedding Photographer

June 30, 2018

>>>><<<< Wes + Maryam I am SO excited to say that I am absolutely addicted to photographing elopements! Wes + Maryam are two of the sweetest people I have ever met and I was so thrilled when Maryam told me that she wanted me to photograph their intimate, NYE elopement. With Rotary Botanical Gardens Holiday […]

Wes + Maryam | Janesville, Wisconsin Wedding Photographer

March 5, 2018

>>>><<<< Ramon + Stacy Stacy (without the “e” because “e’s” are eww…) was one of the most chilled out brides, planning her wedding around when her hubby-to-be would be coming back to the states from Brazil to live with her permanently… and everything went flawlessly! I had eagerly been waiting for her wedding since I […]

Ramon + Stacy | Rockford, Illinois Wedding Photographer

January 12, 2018