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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. 

>>>><<<< 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

>>>><<<< Breah + Dan From the initial email that Breah sent out to me, I could tell that she was such a kind soul. She had told me that “she could tell that I really cared” about their relationship and that she didn’t feel silly for typing a novel about their love story because she […]

Breah + Dan | Janesville, Wisconsin Engagement Session

August 15, 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

>>>><<<< Anna + Ryne There’s an overwhelming feeling of comfort when you meet someone (or “two someone’s”) who you just click with right away, and for me, those two are Anna + Ryne. I met Anna at the beginning of February at Something Blue Bridal Expo, where I was lucky enough to photograph the event! […]

Anna + Ryne | Belvidere, Illinois Engagement Session

July 7, 2019

>>>><<<< Shelbie + Danny Shelbie is a striking natural beauty who has a passion for fashion and makeup and it shows! This girl has some serious style! Danny is a laidback, charming chef (yeah, CHEF… how cool is that?!) who looks at Shelbie with so much love in his eyes… together these two are a […]

Shelbie + Danny | Rockford, Illinois Engagement Session

March 4, 2019

>>>>><<<<< Every year, Shoot and Share hosts a world-wide photo contest open to any and all photographers who want to participate… there were over 46,000 photographers from all over the world and over 1.1 million total photos entered into the contest… it’s SO much fun! I’ve been participating in the contest for 4 years now […]

The Photo Contest | 2018 Results

March 1, 2019

  >>>><<<< Heather + Freddy When Heather told me that she had really wanted something unique for her engagement photos, I was 110% on board with her! I LOVE couples who want to venture out and try new things; the more fun we have while taking photos, the more genuine the photos will be and […]

Heather + Freddy | Rockford, Illinois Engagement Session

February 25, 2019

>>>><<<< Lexi + Ryan These self-proclaimed beer connoisseurs are so perfect together, they go together like Carlyle and hops! Match made in paradise! Lexi + Ryan are tying the knot in a few weeks at one of my favorite venues in town, The Standard, so it was only natural that we hung out downtown and […]

Lexi + Ryan | Rockford, Illinois Engagement Session

August 25, 2018

>>>><<<< Chris + Jacquelyn You know when you meet someone and you just “click” right away with them? That’s exactly how it was with Chris, Jacquelyn, and I when we met at Starbucks! I knew that these two were the most awesome, laidback couple… they were my kinda people! Just to fill you in on […]

Chris + Jacquelyn | Rockford, Illinois Wedding Photographer

June 30, 2018