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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. 

We had an absolutely perfect day for Cassie’s senior photos! It was amazing!! The sun was shining and gave this amazing glowing haze over every single shot…pure perfection. As for Cassie, well, she’s adorable. I’ve known Cassie pretty much since she could walk. Cassie grew up skating at the ice rink with me…so I have […]

Cassie | Rockford, Illinois Senior Portrait Photographer

May 19, 2015

Michaelee!! One word: adorable. She’s full of life and laughter, and has unbelievable eyes!! I mean, come on! Share some of those “baby blues” with the rest of us, Michaelee! She’s an absolute doll, what more can I say? Enjoy the photos, and Congratulations Michaelee!! It was a pleasure! Love, Sara

Michaelee | Rockford, Illinois Senior Portrait Photographer

December 6, 2014

Meet Whitney! This girl is amazing. She’s hilarious, adorable, and super genuine!! We hit it off like old friends immediately! I couldn’t get enough of her spunky, urban, laidback shoot. Plus she’s a natural in front of the camera! AND THOSE EYES! OH MY GOSH! I hope you love these photos as much as I […]

Whitney | Rockford, Illinois Senior Portrait Photographer

December 3, 2014

Molly’s session turned out lovely! The colors, the leaves, and her laugh completely make these images. This early morning shoot was packed with perfect weather (we got lucky because the rain came later that afternoon!). A lovely day for a lovely senior. On an inside joke side note, Molly, you now have made me love […]

Molly | Rockford, Illinois Senior Portrait Photographer

October 31, 2014

Meet Megan! This girl could NOT stop laughing…it was great! Talk about effortless. She was totally in her element, let me tell you! Oh, and that second photo with the leaves, yeah, all that was her idea…adorable! Love, Sara

Megan | Rockford, Illinois Senior Portrait Photographer

October 30, 2014

Remember Bree? This is the continuation of her shoot! Enjoy her adorableness. 🙂 Love, Sara

Bree | Rockford, Illinois Senior Portrait Photographer

October 27, 2014

Meet Sarah. She’s a Byron High School Senior. This girl is so sweet and kind…I loved her session. She loves leopard print (Watch for my leopard print scarf…it will make an appearance a few photos down!) and she has such a natural, classic beauty that I literally never got an “icky face” photo of her. She […]

Sarah | Rockford, Illinois Senior Portrait Photographer

October 26, 2014

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

I’ve watched Hannah grow up. We have figure skated with each other for a decade (no lie!)…we’ve been in shows together, and we’ve even been coached by the same skating coach. So needless to say, I know Hannah pretty well. When photo time rolled around, we knew skating photos were a must, so we jumped […]

Hannah | Rockford, Illinois Senior Portrait Photographer

October 4, 2014

Meet Sarah! She’s a lovely, spunky, always laughing Byron High School Senior who just so happens to love golf and knows exactly how to be totally awesome at life. We got so lucky with being able to photograph on such a gorgeous evening with a perfect sunset for our backdrop. Scroll down and soak in […]

Sarah | Rockford, Illinois Senior Portrait Photographer

September 16, 2014