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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. 

>>>><<<< Jeff + Amanda ANNIVERSARY POST! Jeff + Amanda just celebrated their FIRST YEAR of marriage at the beginning of this month! I am still shocked that time has flown by this fast. It feels like yesterday that we were getting ready at Indian Lakes… celebrating their “I Do’s” with Gene’s & Jude’s Hot Dogs… […]

Jeff + Amanda | Addison, Illinois Wedding Photographer

October 22, 2017

  >>>><<<< Drew + Megan There’s just something about Fall weddings. The chill in the air, the lovely color palettes, the promise of perfectly overcast days… I’m not sure which part I like the best! Aside from fall weddings, there’s just something about Drew + Megan as well. Their love for one another is so, […]

Drew + Megan | Rockford, Illinois Wedding Photographer

October 5, 2016

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

Remember the adorable engagement session with the sassy pooch, Jackson? Well, his parents got married! Liz + Josh tied the knot on a GORGEOUS day in May…it was picture perfect. Liz has been my friend since the day we met in third grade, so when she asked me to photograph her wedding (like, years ago…she […]

Josh + Liz | Rockford, Illinois Wedding Photographer

June 24, 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

Sara + Trevor told me, months before their wedding, that the photos were the most important part of their day. Sara couldn’t have enough photos. This is what I like to hear! Photography is literally the most important part of a wedding (aside from the couple!) because without it, the gorgeous flowers, priceless moments, and […]

Trevor + Sara | Rockford, Illinois Wedding Photographer

February 16, 2015

There’s nothing like a 4th of July wedding! Dave + Jen’s wedding literally went off with a BANG! I shot their engagement photos in the winter…we wanted to try something a little interesting, so Dave bought a bunch of fireworks (legally, of course…) and we ventured out into the prairie at Kilbuck Creek Resort, the […]

Dave + Jen | Rockford, Illinois Wedding Photographer

February 12, 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