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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. 

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

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

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

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

We had QUITE the adventure while shooting Delaney and Pat’s engagement session. There’s nothing better than exploring abandoned places with two very willing and adventurous people and their adorable puppy love, Mira! We started the day off at an abandoned farm…Mira was in HEAVEN! As we continued to scout around, we kept stumbling upon more […]

Delaney + Pat | Rockford, Illinois Engagement Photographer

September 24, 2014