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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. 

  >>>><<<< Krista KRISTA! This lady right here did a PHENOMENAL job modeling for her Senior photos! Way to go, girl! Krista’s warm smile and giving heart impressed me so much; when we were approached by a few people in need, she didn’t hesitate to head back to her car to grab some money to […]

Krista | Rockford, Illinois Senior Portrait Photographer

September 30, 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

>>>><<<< Taylor This girl was such a joy to photograph! First off, I love my Seniors, there’s no doubt about that, but there was something refreshing about Taylor that was obvious the second we started shooting. Her personality came out in her photographs RIGHT AWAY. She’s spunky, fierce, focused, + driven (future Graphic Design + […]

Taylor | Rockford, Illinois Senior Portrait Photographer

September 9, 2016

>>><<<< Valerie + Erik People are constantly placed into + removed from our lives for reasons beyond our comprehension. Valerie (who I call Vali) was one of those people who was placed into my life as a new co-worker when we both started working at LongHorn Steakhouse as servers. I am so thankful that I […]

Valerie + Erik | Rockford, Illinois Engagement Photographer

August 26, 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

I can’t believe it’s happening. My dear friend, Alicia, whom I have known for over 10 years now (woah!) is GETTING MARRIED to her knight in shining armor, Blake!! I couldn’t be happier for these two. Their personalities are perfect together, and the way Blake looks at her, SIGH! Adorable! You can tell A LOT […]

Alicia + Blake | Rockford, Illinois Engagement Photographer

February 16, 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

Sooooo this is going to be a little longer post than usual! I PHOTOGRAPHED TWINS! (high school senior twins, that is!) Madi + Drew are seniors at Byron High School, (you might remember Whitney’s senior photos…that’s their older sister!) and let me tell you…these two are pretty fabulous. Not only are they fashionably inclined, they’re […]

Madi + Drew | Rockford, Illinois Senior Portrait Photographer

January 20, 2016

This girl is incredible; her name is Carly and she is a survivor. I won’t make this whole post about her journey, however, I do want to start with it. The first photo that you will see once you scroll down after the blog is a special photo to Carly…one of her best friends, Emily, […]

Carly | Rockford, Illinois Senior Portrait Photographer

January 7, 2016