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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. 

>>>><<<< Kate Where to begin with this girl!!!! So Kate might have been the most full-of-life, happy-go-lucky senior that I have photographed to date! This beauty had NO trouble laughing for the camera… what a natural! She was up for anything and mastered every single pose I threw at her… oh, and her fashion sense […]

Kate | Rockford, Illinois Senior Portrait Photographer

November 28, 2019

>>>><<<< Jenna First off, let me just say that I LOVE when past senior families reach back out when one of their other children becomes a senior… It is SO rewarding knowing that they value me, my photography, and my senior experience enough to contact me AGAIN for their next senior! It means the world […]

Jenna | Stillman Valley, Illinois Senior Portrait Photographer

September 7, 2019

>>>><<<< Amanda So, Amanda had reached out to me FOREVER ago… I feel like this lovely lady had been anticipating her senior photo session for so long, and when the day finally came she was BEYOND prepared to rock her session. Her personality is so sweet and caring, and it wasn’t hard to make her […]

Amanda | Byron, Illinois Senior Portrait Photographer

September 6, 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

>>>><<<< 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