About Sarah {St. Thomas and London Ontario | Wedding, Family and Child Photographer}

 “Sometimes I do get to places just when God’s ready to have somebody click the shutter.”  ~Ansel Adams

Hi! My name is Sarah and I want to be your photographer! (Hehe, let’s cut right to the chase why don’t we!)

I’m married to a handsome and very hard working man.  I am mom to five very unique and adorable little people (read more about our adoption journey here). I enjoy learning and creating, board games and food. I resent putting on makeup and having to make dinner.  I can only play two songs on the piano but insist we never get rid of the 1920’s Morris upright that my mom learned on (it’s a sore point whenever we move).  I’m a bit of a klutz and I tuck my pj’s into my socks to sleep.  Oh, and I wear a fanny-pack to my photo-sessions…so be prepared for that!  I love my God, my family, my friends and I LOVE PHOTOGRAPHY!

I have loved photography ever since highschool when I’d force my friends in front of the camera 😉 . I pursued art at the post-secondary level by enrolling in Fine Arts at the University of Waterloo before attaining my Photography diploma from Fanshawe College in London Ontario.  There is where the foundation of photography was laid for me; the guts and the details that shaped my understanding and built my appreciation for the craft.

Seven years later after getting married, working and learning under an amazing local photographer and business woman (shout out to Julie Duggan!) and adopting our eldest, I finally took the plunge into business ownership and started Captivating Photography.  The road here has been amazing, confusing and, often, surprising.  I used to say to my husband and girlfriends “I never want to own my own business!  I just want to come home and be able to forget about work completely!”.  Well, that was until I fell head-over-heals in love with photography. As an art, a self expression and a way to capture memories, beauty and love between people. I’ve always felt that spark for photography, but it wasn’t until I was introduced to my online network and the slew of talent, inspiration and knowledge available there that my spark grew into a passionate, unstoppable fire!

I am so honoured to have you here and to be able to show you a bit of my heart and passion.  I work hard to give you the kind of experience I would want in a photography session. While capturing beauty and simplicity in your final images is what I strive for, my ultimate goal is to know that the experience you have during our session is relaxed, fun, personal and unique.  Get ready to laugh, be silly and feel beautiful in your own skin.  Please feel free to contact me anytime, I would love to hear from you!

P.S. A big THANK YOU to Ana Maria (one of my beautiful and thoughtful brides) for my new Roots fanny pack.  A truly wonderful gift and a welcome upgrade.

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