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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. 

>>>><<<< Summer + Dan This fall’s trend was DEFINITELY gorgeous gardens, because for Summer + Dan, I headed back to Cantigny Park in Wheaton to soak up every last drop of their gorgeous fall foliage! This place makes my job easy, and I’m so thankful for couples who love to take a leap of faith […]

Summer + Dan | Wheaton, Illinois Engagement Session

November 28, 2019

>>>><<<< Samantha + Ted This time of year is full of high school senior sessions, engagement sessions, and weddings, with the stunning fall leaves in full swing and the crisp light breeze in the air… it is the perfect time of year for photo sessions! And this year did NOT disappoint! With Thanksgiving tomorrow, I […]

Samantha + Ted | Rockford, Illinois Engagement Session

November 28, 2019

>>>><<<< Emily + Aaron Let me just start by saying that I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Emily for a few years now… she’s one of my amazing bank tellers and I see her almost every week! We have chatted about my business and everything photo related every single time that I drive through her […]

Emily + Aaron | Rockford, Illinois Engagement Session

November 28, 2019

>>>><<<< Jessica + Trent So THIS girl, reached out to me way back in 2018 for her wedding in 2020 and the second that we met, I knew I HAD to work with her! The fact that she reached out to me so long before her wedding made me feel so honored that she could […]

Jessica + Trent | Wheaton, Illinois Engagement Session

November 28, 2019

>>>><<<< Callie + Dylan I’m saving the mushy-gushy amazing stuff for the wedding blog, so you’ve been warned, but I’ve known Callie for YEARS now so being chosen as her wedding photographer was an absolute honor… it means so much to me when I develop strong friendships with fellow wedding vendors, strong enough to photograph […]

Callie + Dylan | Devils Lake, Wisconsin Engagement Session

September 17, 2019

>>>><<<< Anna + Clay Anna + Clay… where to begin with these two! First off, they are some of the most beautiful people I have ever met… the way that Clay looks at Anna, you can just FEEL the love in his eyes. And Anna is so thoughtful and caring… the two of them together […]

Anna + Clay | Chicago, Illinois Engagement Session

August 5, 2019

>>>><<<< Jessie + Tee Kay Jessie + Tee Kay are high school sweethearts who aren’t afraid to have a good time… just wait until you see their engagement session! We instantly hit it off at their engagement session and had a blast exploring Wilder Park in Elmhurst. We even found the most STUNNING peony that […]

Jessie + Tee Kay | Elmhurst, Illinois Engagement Session

August 2, 2019

>>>><<<< 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

>>>><<<< Carley + Matthew Matthew wanted snow. He made that very clear during our pre-shoot email sessions. He wanted two things, he wanted snow and he wanted Carley to say yes! Matthew emailed me a few weeks back about photographing his surprise proposal to his girlfriend, Carley. Of course, the second I read his email […]

Carley + Matthew | Rockford, Illinois Engagement Photographer

December 13, 2016