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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. 

>>>><<<< Kate Where to begin with this girl!!!! So Kate might have been the most full-of-life, happy-go-lucky senior that I have photographed to date! This beauty had NO trouble laughing for the camera… what a natural! She was up for anything and mastered every single pose I threw at her… oh, and her fashion sense […]

Kate | Rockford, Illinois Senior Portrait Photographer

November 28, 2019

>>>><<<< Jenna First off, let me just say that I LOVE when past senior families reach back out when one of their other children becomes a senior… It is SO rewarding knowing that they value me, my photography, and my senior experience enough to contact me AGAIN for their next senior! It means the world […]

Jenna | Stillman Valley, Illinois Senior Portrait Photographer

September 7, 2019

>>>><<<< Amanda So, Amanda had reached out to me FOREVER ago… I feel like this lovely lady had been anticipating her senior photo session for so long, and when the day finally came she was BEYOND prepared to rock her session. Her personality is so sweet and caring, and it wasn’t hard to make her […]

Amanda | Byron, Illinois Senior Portrait Photographer

September 6, 2019

>>>><<<< Sarah Sarah and I go waaaaay back. I mean, back to the days when she was about 4 or 5 years old! I remember playing dolls with her as she sat in her blues clues red blow up chair, and I remember pushing her on the swing set on the playground… so it’s safe […]

Sarah | Rockford, Illinois Senior Portrait Photographer

March 23, 2019

>>>><<<< Sarah When I met Sarah, it was like we soul-sister bonded immediately… I mean her name is Sarah Johnson! It was like “name perfection”. Haha! But in all seriousness, this lady is so awesome to work with; she was laughing the entire time and we couldn’t take a “bad” photo if we tried! She’s […]

Sarah | Rockford, Illinois Senior Portrait Photographer

October 5, 2018

>>>><<<< Natalie One word. F I E R C E. Natalie, my dear, you are such a sweet soul… you’re beautiful inside and out… AND GIRL YOU SHOULD GO INTO MODELING! Our session together was one that I will never forget; you absolutely rocked! (I know, I know, I say that all the time, but […]

Natalie | Rockford, Illinois Senior Portrait Photographer

December 9, 2017

>>>><<<< Emmi This lady right here did a PHENOMENAL job modeling for her Senior photos! Dress: gorgeous. Hair: stunning. Emmi SLAYED her session by just being herself! I had photographed her big sister’s photos when she was a senior so it was such an honor to photograph Emmi now that it’s her turn to be […]

Emmi | Janesville, WI Senior Portrait Photographer

November 6, 2017

>>>><<<< 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