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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. 

>>>><<<< Mike + Hannah I’m not sure if I’ve seen many couples who are more in love than these two. Their love is just infectious!!! From the anticipation during “getting ready” through the tearful first look, all the way to Hannah’s tribute dance for her father… Mike + Hannah’s wedding day was nothing short of […]

Mike + Hannah | Chicago, Illinois Wedding Photographer

April 7, 2017

>>>><<<< Blake + Alicia Alicia is unlike any other bride whom I’ve had the privilege of working with. I’ve known the Mashek family for over 10 years now, and from day one, Alicia has always felt like a sister to me. Fun fact, Alicia actually asked me to be her photographer YEARS before she was […]

Blake + Alicia | Decorah, Iowa Wedding Photographer

January 10, 2017

  >>>><<<< Drew + Megan There’s just something about Fall weddings. The chill in the air, the lovely color palettes, the promise of perfectly overcast days… I’m not sure which part I like the best! Aside from fall weddings, there’s just something about Drew + Megan as well. Their love for one another is so, […]

Drew + Megan | Rockford, Illinois Wedding Photographer

October 5, 2016

  >>>><<<< Matt + Kristin From day one, Kristin has been such a sweet soul. When I shot Matt + Kristin’s engagement session at Veteran’s Acres in Crystal Lake, Kristin had an adorable question for me. She said, “What’s Liz’s favorite coffee?” Her reason for asking me what Liz’s favorite coffee was because she wanted […]

Matt + Kristin | Rockford, Illinois Wedding Photographer

October 4, 2016

>>>><<<< Garrett + Savannah Savannah + I go WAY back to our college days… Rock Valley College first, followed by Northern Illinois University. I love this girl. She is such a sweetheart! I remember our chats over Chipotle while attending NIU in DeKalb, IL… good memories, lady!! When Savannah asked me to be her wedding […]

Garrett + Savannah | Rockford, Illinois Wedding Photographer

September 29, 2016

    >>>><<<< Nate + Kelsey First off, I’d like to start by saying that Nate + Kelsey are awesome. They’re free spirited souls who love adventure + aren’t afraid of making their own traditions. These two Californians live in such a beautiful area of the country + are always “adventuring” (for lack of a […]

Nate + Kelsey | Rockford, Illinois Wedding Photographer

August 24, 2016

>>>><<<< May 28th was “the day”… my first wedding of the 2016 season!! And I couldn’t be more excited that my first couple of the year was Christian + Kailey. Christian is so sweet and caring and completely all about Kailey, and Kailey is one of the most genuine people that I have ever met. […]

Christian + Kailey | Rockford, Illinois Wedding Photographer

June 1, 2016

ROUND TWO!! How many times can a photographer say that they were lucky enough to photograph the same couples’ wedding not once, but twice?! To the same spouse?! NEVER! So I hit the jackpot with these two…I got to work with one of my favorite couples not once, but twice. 😀 Both occasions were amazing […]

Pat + Delaney | Rockford, Illinois Wedding Photographer

January 29, 2016

Pat + Delaney have been one of my favorite couples since day one. They’re sweet puppy love, Mira, was part of their engagement shoot last year at an abandoned farm…if you forgot about that shoot go check it out, we had a blast!! These two were (as of this post, Delaney JUST gave birth to […]

Pat + Delaney | Rockford, Illinois Wedding Photographer

June 25, 2015

Remember the adorable engagement session with the sassy pooch, Jackson? Well, his parents got married! Liz + Josh tied the knot on a GORGEOUS day in May…it was picture perfect. Liz has been my friend since the day we met in third grade, so when she asked me to photograph her wedding (like, years ago…she […]

Josh + Liz | Rockford, Illinois Wedding Photographer

June 24, 2015