I'm Sarah. Photographer, Photography Business Educator, Artist, Creator, Studio Owner, and someone who absolutely loves to take special little moments and turn them intocustom artworkfor my clients and their homes.Some clientshave even termed me "Prop Addict" and "The Baby Whisperer." I am so blessed by all of the amazing clients that I have been fortunate enough to work with since starting Miles of Smiles Photography in 2010.
Perhaps the thing in my life that best prepares me for each and every session that I shoot is my role as Mama of my 2 kiddos. They encourage, challenge, and motivate me like no one else in this big ol' world.
Miles of Smiles Photography is a boutique portrait experience. I specialize in creatinggorgeous, lasting, and treasured art piecesfor my clients to enjoy in their homes. There is SO much more to custom photography than just images sitting on a CD, USB, or other outdated device somewhere.FINAL products... ready to hang... ready to be enjoyed daily in your home the second you open the box. That is my goal. There is so much more to your portrait experience here at Miles of Smiles Photography than me handing you a USB and a "good luck" wish. I invest in my clients just like they invest in me.The session preparation... the session itself... the detailed hand edits... the perfected and heirloom quality of my clients' final products. I want the absolute best for my clients.
I know just HOW much joy I get every day when I see the pictures of my own babies on display in my home. It is priceless. I know just how fast babies grow into toddlers... Toddlers into children... Chubby rolls turning into slim, strong bodies... Smiles with missing teeth.
My job is to slow that all down for my clients (and myself). I guess if I was a Superhero, my secret power would be freezing time!
To me, photography is all about capturing the emotions, personality, love, and dynamics of the various relationships that I photograph. And I am lucky enough to get to turn those moments into stunning andone-of-a-kind artworkfor my clients to look back on and enjoy in their homes for many years to come, and even to pass down to their children one day when they are grown.
Most of my clients are repeat clients, and that is such an honor for me. I absolutely adore getting to watch my clients' families grow over the years. Once they have had aMiles of Smiles Photography portrait experience,they understand the value that is found in high-end portraiture and design for their homes. Visit "THE BUZZ" pageto see what clients have to say about their Miles of Smiles Photography experience.
A few things about me:
I have always been the "girl with a camera." I grew up in a tiny town (1200 people) in the Midwest, and you could always find me out and about on our little farm taking pictures of my animals, flowers, and anything colorful, and entering them into the County Fair. I'm still a small-town gal at heart.
Color and light move me. I see art everywhere I look. Especially in colorful downtown areas and in the beautiful mountains.
I became the artist behind the camera when I started this business in 2010. It has become a very in demand business, and it is a job I love dearly and work very hard at.
I'm obsessed with mountains. They are pretty much in my soul. Telluride, CO is my favorite place on earth. (See photos from there below.)
I love to laugh, and on my best day, you'll find me driving in my minivan and having a "dance and karoke party" to Justin Beiber's "Baby" or BTS's "Dynamite" with my two sweet kiddos. (Mamas: Try it... it will change your life.) ;)
I love coffee. Not so much for the caffeine, but more for the ritual and experience of it. A tasty, warm beverage in a fun mug (I love fun mugs that tell a story!), and some quiet time all to myself while my house is still asleep. The caffeine is just a fun bonus!
I turned 40 recently. To celebrate, because I'm a photographer, *I* did a Cake Smash session for me! Check it out here. It was SO MUCH FUN! My 40th Birthday Cake Smash Session
I love yoga pants. Perhaps a little bit too much. (But hey... when your job requires you to wear workout clothes, it's a win-win!)
I used to be the Fitness/Wellness Coordinator at the University of Texas at Austin for many years and managed one of the largest fitness programs in the country. My Bachelors and Masters Degrees are in Exercise Science and Health Promotion.
I adore horses. I grew up on an acreage in the Midwest and had all kinds of animals... Horses, pigs, cats, dogs, rabbits, sheep, and more. It was a sweet childhood, and I still have a dream of having a family horse of our own one day.
You will find my work all over the walls in beautiful Canvas Displays at the following OB/GYN and medical offices.
Click on links below to see our displays in action!
If you're thinking of booking a session, it is always best to get on our calendar early, as it fills about 3-4 months in advance (and 4+ months in advance for fall sessions). Occasionally we have a last minute spot or two available. Contact Us to learn more.
Our original Studio is conveniently located 5 minutes south of downtown Austin. (78745)Click hereto learn more about it and to take a tour. It is filled to the brim with adorable things for clients to use. We also have a Studio location in Durango, CO.