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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. 

Does this gorgeous girl remind you of someone? Maybe…a past bride named Deisy (who’s wedding was featured on Refinery29 because she’s THAT cool!)…ring a bell? Well if so, behold her stunningly rad sister, Jacqui! These two lovely ladies are two of my favorite people in the whole world. Deisy has been there for me (and […]

Jacqui | Rockford, Illinois Senior Portrait Photographer

December 19, 2015

If you want to see the definition of natural beauty, you’re looking at her! Kaeli, a Beloit, WI high school senior, is an absolute stunner! This girl is beyond genuine and a total sweetheart…she’s one of the sweetest people I have ever met. Kaeli is one of my most dedicated fans; she contacted me over […]

Kaeli | Rockford, Illinois Senior Portrait Photographer

December 15, 2015

I met Amanda at Northern Illinois University where we both graduated with our Bachelors in Fine Art – Photography. We’ve been friends since 2010, and since we met at NIU, it was only natural for Amanda to want to shoot her engagement photos on the campus. Jeff, who is also an NIU alumni, LOVES hockey […]

Amanda + Jeff | Rockford, Illinois Engagement Photographer

December 13, 2015

It’s really all in the family with these two. Taylor’s parents have known my parents forever, so that practically makes us related! So when she asked me to shoot their engagement session (and their wedding, eeeckk!!) I was ecstatic! Umm, YES! Of course! I would love to! Taylor + Chas’ wedding date is hidden in […]

Taylor + Chas | Rockford, Illinois Engagement Photographer

December 11, 2015

Let me tell you…it is one of the hardest (if not THE HARDEST) things in the world to tell your bride that you already have her date booked with someone else. And let me tell you another thing…it never gets any easier. Nicole was referred to me by yet another amazing gal pal of mine, […]

Nicole + Brad | Rockford, Illinois Engagement Photographer

December 9, 2015

Where to begin with these two… Well let’s see, I’ve known Courtney for YEARS, I worked with her at the Rockford Park District at the Carlson Ice Arena. She was into hockey, and I figure skated, so when she asked me to shoot her engagement photos, I was instantly like “ummmm YES!” Courtney + Michael […]

Courtney + Michael | Rockford, Illinois Engagement Photographer

December 5, 2015

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