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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. 

>>>><<<< Winter Rooftop Wedding at The Standard THE EXCITEMENT IS REAL, Y’ALL!  I (along with an I N C R E D I B L E team of my “friendors”) put together a styled wedding at one of my favorite venues in town, The Standard, and GUESS WHAT?! IT WAS PUBLISHED ON WEDDING CHICKS! AHHH! […]

Published on Wedding Chicks! Winter Wedding at The Standard

March 31, 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

>>>><<<< 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

>>>><<<< Taylor + Jacob These two had the perfect gift to one another… they wanted to gift each other a couples session to remember this point in their lives, and when they told me that my heart literally melted. There’s no “right” or “wrong” gift to give to someone but giving the gift of couples […]

Taylor + Jacob | Rockford, Illinois Couples Session

February 18, 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

>>>><<<< Mid-Mod Meets Boho with Lovely Bride at romantic D.C. Estate Winery in South Beloit, Illinois YOU GUYS!! I AM SO FREAKING EXCITED! My styled shoot just got published on Ruffled!! I feel like a million bucks… I literally just won the lottery over here. This is such an honor! I had the most AMAZING […]

Mid-Mod Meets Boho with Lovely Bride at romantic D.C. Estate Winery in South Beloit, Illinois

November 14, 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

>>>><<<< Ethan You know it’s going to be a great session when your senior is pretty much a model! Ethan ROCKED his session like Rick Nielsen himself (hence the perfectly placed newspaper and his awesome shoes in the next shot!) and we had a BLAST photographing downtown Rockford. Ethan told me that he “could do […]

Ethan | Rockford, Illinois Senior Portrait Photographer

October 23, 2017

>>>><<<< Haley This lady right here did a PHENOMENAL job modeling for her Senior photos! Dress: adorable. Smile: perfect. Laugh: CONTAGIOUS! There’s just something spontaneously freeing about scheduling a session less than 24 hours before shooting it, and that’s exactly what Haley and I did. We had such a blast running around downtown, Rockford and […]

Haley | Rockford, Illinois Senior Portrait Photographer

May 24, 2017

  >>>><<<< Krista KRISTA! This lady right here did a PHENOMENAL job modeling for her Senior photos! Way to go, girl! Krista’s warm smile and giving heart impressed me so much; when we were approached by a few people in need, she didn’t hesitate to head back to her car to grab some money to […]

Krista | Rockford, Illinois Senior Portrait Photographer

September 30, 2016