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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. 

>>>><<<< Stacy + Ramon There wasn’t a dull moment during our session with these two. Knowing Stacy’s entire family, I was prepared for some pretty awesome (and candid goodness) during her engagement session with Ramon! And might I add… HER SKIRT is SO lovely!! More styled engagement sessions please and thank you! They have officially […]

Stacy + Ramon | Rockford, Illinois Engagement Session

November 19, 2017

>>>><<<< Ray + Amanda I absolutely love that these two have been engaged for years (yes, literally years!)… the dedication and commitment that Ray shows for Amanda is just priceless. He’s so taken with her, and it really shows! (I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again, there still hasn’t been a wedding that […]

Ray + Amanda | Rockford, Illinois Wedding Photographer

July 2, 2017

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

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

Kirsten and I have been friends since third grade. In fact, we met in a very interesting way; running in intersecting paths across the playground at recess and ultimately slamming into each other, face first, destroying her pink glasses and leaving bruises where my new “invisible glasses” then graced my face. It was a painful […]

Gad + Kirsten | Rockford, Illinois Wedding Photographer

May 11, 2015

I don’t even know where to begin with this one!!!! I have known Courtney for over a decade and a half!!! We grew up together, went to the same school, and our parents even knew each other “back in the day”. Courtney has been a good friend for years, so when she asked me to […]

Jason + Courtney | Rockford, Illinois Wedding Photographer

February 17, 2015

Let me just start by saying that these two are some of my favorite people in the whole world. Kevin + Jennie Goss are unbelievable people. First off, they’re HILARIOUS…both amazing actors (uh hmm, actress to you, Jennie!) who love to goof off and let their personalities shine brighter than everyone else in the room! […]

Kevin + Jennie | Rockford, Illinois Wedding Photographer

February 11, 2015

Bree : noun. Spunky, energetic, pint-sized, lovely lady who just so happens to photograph amazingly. Seriously, she’s adorable. AND look at those EYES! Stunning! Bree’s mom. Rhonda, and I have known each other for a few years and she has always been a blast to be around…so when she asked me to photograph Bree’s senior […]

Bree | Rockford, Illinois Senior Portrait Photographer

October 4, 2014