Hi! Thanks for stopping by. I’m Sarah, the face behind Sarah Peterson Photography…

I’m an on-location, natural light, award winning, 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!

The blog features lots of good stuff. Images of my little sweet kids to my amazing clients. You can also see more stuff like this on my Facebook page and  my instagram too!

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!

Warmly, Sarah


Sarah Peterson, ClickPro Master, is a natural light photographer specializing in familymaternitykids, and baby photography. Yokosuka, Japan

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