SARAH PETERSON

photography

Senior Portraits | High School | Alexandria VA

Portrait of High School Senior sitting on steps of a building in Georgetown, Washington D.C. Photo taken by Sarah Peterson Photography

  Living in a beautiful place like Washington DC, It’s easy to understand why so many of my clients choose iconic locations for their senior sessions. With that said, I always love when I get to shoot an urban portrait session, just to change things up! When we started to plan the details of Madelyn’s […]

Lifestyle Newborn | Alexandria, VA

Mom and Dad sitting on bed with their two daughters and holding their newborn baby girl while looking down at baby and smiling during their lifestyle newborn session at the comfort of their home in Alexandria Virginia

Alexandria Lifestyle Newborn Sessions are near and dear to my heart. I love all of the moments of the session. Meeting the family, setting up for the session, and taking the portraits. I think my most favorite part of session is the beginning, when I first arrive to the house. It’s exciting to meet just […]

Cherry Blossoms | Tidal Basin | Washington D.C.

Three young girls in pink dress twirling with their hands up above their heads and the Washington Monument in the background. Portrait taken during cherry blossoms at the Tidal Basin in Washington D.C. by Sarah Peterson Photography

What a joy it was to meet and photograph this beautiful family especially during Cherry Blossom Season! We met at the Tidal Basin on a COLD morning for a sunrise session. After days of rain we were so thankful to see the sunshine, but we were hopeful that it was a bit warmer. Thankfully these […]

Jefferson Memorial | Washington DC

Sister is wearing a green knit sweater with a white shirt jeans. Brother is wearing a grey knit sweater and jeans. Both kids sitting next to each on the steps of the Jefferson Memorial with the Washington Monument in the background.

We have unpacked our house and I’ve been excited to take my own family photos at the famous Jefferson Memorial.  It’s iconic for portraits in DC. Favorite spots include the Tidal Basin, tall marble columns, rotunda, and views of the Washington Monument. The steps here are also beautiful and offer a wide view of the […]

Home Newborn Session | Sarah Peterson Photography

Mother and Father facing each other while holding newborn baby in between them while their foreheads are gently touching together. The black and white portrait is taken in front of a window with curtains on both sides during their lifestyle newborn session by Master Photographer Sarah Peterson

Lifestyle Newborn Session in the comfort of HOME.   I had the most heartwarming lifestyle newborn session in Chesapeake, VA. It was such a joy catching up my dear friends. We met years ago, when both of our spouses were station in Coronado, CA.  After years apart of use moving all over the world, we […]

FALL Mini Photo Sessions | Old Town Alexandria

photo of couple standing in front of red brick wall and green ivy in Alexandria VA. photo taken by Sarah Peterson Photography

Charming cobblestone streets, classic red brick houses and gorgous ivy backdrops make for the perfect setting for FALL Mini photo Sessions in Old Town – Alexandria. These short & sweet Fall Mini Photo Sessions are perfect for end-of-the year portraits for holiday cards & gifts. It’s an opportunity for families to quickly update their family […]

Newborn Lifestyle Session | Alexandria Virginia

photo of mom holding newborn baby during her lifestyle session

Lifestyle Newborn Session… One of the many humbling benefits as a military spouse is the ability to live and travel all over the world. While we live in Alexandria, Virginia now – we used to live in Italy.  During that time our family formed an incredible bond with our children’s Italian teacher. Both kids attended […]

What’s in my Camera Bag | Family Sessions | Travel Photographer | Japan

contents inside camera bag

What’s in my camera bag for family sessions in Japan?  If you’re new here, I’m a natural light, family photographer with over 10 years of experience. My photos have been featured on the front cover of magazines, on photography displays, and in my travel book, Discover Kamakura.  When I’m getting ready for a session and […]

Yokohama Chinatown | A Day in the Life | Documentary

A day trip to Chinatown in Yokohama? YES! It has been said that Yokohama Chinatown is the largest in Japan, if not Asia. Since we live just a quick train ride away, we wanted to take advantage for the kids to try some amazing food and see a bit of history too. COVID restrictions lifted […]

Blossoms | Spring in Japan

Spring in Japan. We’ve been searching for early sakura (cherry) blossoms, in our area, since the weather feels like springtime in Japan! Earlier this week, we stopped by this lovely park. Although it was during the weekday, there were still lots of folks strolling and snapping photos of the sweet blossoms. Over the weekend, we […]

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