Hi! Thanks for stopping by. I’m Sarah, the face behind Sarah Peterson Photography…
I’m an on-location, natural light, published photographer. My loving husband currently serves in the military and we recently moved from Bella Italia to Yokosuka, Japan! We have two really cute kids (9yr & 8yr).
I started my photography journey by taking my first photography class in college. I used a classic Pentax 35mm film camera. Developed my own film in a dark room and all! It was a fun introduction! I graduated with a Bachelors of Arts Degree and later begin a successful career in the pharmaceutical industry. As a Speciality Sales Consultant, I traveled all of the time – which I loved! Meeting physicians, nurses, clinicians, directors and having in-depth discussions about disease and medicine was intriguing and rewarding. After my first baby was born, I decided to hang up the suit for awhile and focus on my little family. I knew that I didn’t want to travel as much I as I have been especially since my husband already deploys for LONG periods of time and our parents live so far from us. The landscape of the pharmaceutical industry was changing drastically – it was a perfect time to embrace the change and focus on my little family.
After the birth of my daughter, I really wanted to take breath-taking photos of her. I already had the photography bug bite me during my first photography class in college. But this was a different feeling. I was HOOKED on composition, lighting, exposure, posing, etc. I bought my first entry-level DSLR camera. I began photographing my friends’ babies, then friends of friends’ newborn babies…..and that’s when it clicked. My PASSION. I wanted THIS to be my career!
With years of studying, practicing, taking workshops from the best, I took the leap to become a professional photographer. Sarah Peterson Photography was born! Now, with years of owning a successful photography business, I’ve had the privilege of teaching and mentoring students from all over the WORLD!
Nothing compares to the feeling of giving a parent the memory of their precious baby. Every baby detail: from their perfect flaky skin to the little hairs on their ears, they will never be this tiny again. I’m blessed to capture all of this – for you.
I would be honored to share your family’s story through my lens. Please contact me for more information!