Hey there, Friend!

I am wrapping up my 17th year as a professional photographer and business coach + photography educator.

A Texas native, I moved a lot as a young person: Texas, Utah, Minnesota, Tennessee, Florida, North Carolina, and now Williamsburg, Virginia.

After graduating from the University of Tennessee (Go Vols!) I moved from the Tennessee mountains and settled on the beaches of North Carolina. I moved to Virginia in 2022 and have created my home and studio just outside the historic Colonial Williamsburg.
I am currently situated in a little historic Williamsburg cottage and get to wake-up to sunshine and horses in my backyard most mornings. I have amazing kiddos, the most incredible man that I get to also call my best friend, a German Shepard and two Great Pyrenees that count as children, two hamsters, one fancy rat, two grand-kittens, indoor and outdoor gardens, and 4 fish tanks.

“You Did Not Wake-up Today to Be Mediocre” is the motto in our home. And, I do my best to live with genuine Faith and excitement in what is present at any given moment!

Travel + People are a HUGE part of what inspires me.  It has been the travel and people that have sparked my love for this career path.  Inspiring others to create and embrace a beautiful, fierce life of their own is what drives me.

My photography sessions are about capturing moments just as they are at that very time.  It is my goal that you enter into our time together confident and relaxed, trusting that your images will be the true representation of you and your event. 

When I began my photography journey in 2004, I took on just about any project that was thrown at me.  I had the opportunity to photograph everything from families to marketing for menus at high-end restaurants.  But, over the past 17 years I have been able to live and sort through what I love and do best. 

Today, Annabelle + Ivy Studios house four pieces of the photography world that have become my favorite pieces of being a professional photographer.  I specialize in:
WEDDINGS, ENGAGMENTS + ELOPEMENTS
FAMILY, SENIORS, + MATERNITY
BOUDOIR + BOUDOIR EDUCATION
PORTRAITS + HEADSHOTS for BUSINESS, BRANDING, AND SOCIAL MEDIA

As for me personally, well, I cherish moments and I love LOVE.  Yeeesss, I know that sounds incredibly cliche. Go ahead.  Feel free to roll your eyes. LOL

But, I really do!  I am a southern girl with a mighty soul that cries at just about every wedding that I photograph, belts old country love songs while I cook dinner, and would prefer a margarita at a hole in the wall restaurant to any other night out.  I have an affinity to all things happy, wild, and off of the beaten path.  I love black and white, and most shades of blue.  I NEED sunshine and laughter.  I love inspirational quotes, connecting with people, fresh flowers, the outdoors, and reading.  My outlet is dance and running.  Travel is my dig.  And, all of my free time is spent with my crew.

My default is laughter and, man!  Laughter has brought more peace to our crazy world than I ever thought possible.  I am an enneagram 2 wing 3 sx.  I am a hustler, dedicated to my family and clients and couldn’t believe more in the importance of the people in our lives, Grace, and the grit behind a hard working human.

I am grateful for this unpredictable, exciting, emotional career full of people like you.  Connections with others and the creation of awesome images are my number one priorities.  I am so glad that you’ve stopped by and are looking around.  I’m not certain that we’ve even met.  But, I can tell you that I am already entirely excited about working with and serving you.

You did not wake up today to be mediocre.  Pick-up that phone and shoot me a text.  Or, call!  I am standing by!  Let’s Do This

with grit & grace

    -sarah

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my clients have the sweetest things to say

Two words: Book. Sarah. You will not regret it! My husband and I are the most awkward people in front of a camera and somehow Sarah gave us back an album of almost 800 pictures in which we look pretty incredible if I do say so myself. She was so thoughtful with her attention to detail and made sure she knew what was important to us to capture. We didn’t want to do a first look and were worried that we might not get great shots of the two of us or that we might be pulled away from the reception too long and miss out on the fun but this was not the case at all. Sarah must be a wizard and was able to get plenty of stunning and flattering shots without keeping us away from our friends and family. She and her team are so talented and did a truly amazing job. Her warm demeanor and sincerity will put anyone else out there who also suffers from camera shyness at ease. We will be calling up Sarah for all of our future photo needs ❤️
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I can't even explain what a wonderful job Sarah did with our photos. Not only did she make us feel comfortable, she was also easy to work with, and we enjoyed her sense of humor. We got our photos back in a few week's time and are completely enamored with so many of the shots she took. My heart still sings every time I look through my pictures.
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Oh. My. Goodness!! I'm looking through the wedding gallery and balling my eyes out (and sometimes cracking up) .... they are the most amazing pictures I have ever seen. Every moment was captured so perfectly and I couldn't have imagined any better. Thank you and your team so much for the out of this world photography! I will get around to writing a formal review shortly and you can be sure that it will rave about how amazing y'all are! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!
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Nick and I just wanted to thank you guys from the bottom of our hearts for doing such a great job on our wedding photos. They are gorgeous! I really appreciate your hassle free style and dedication to our day. Everything just had a nice flow. Once again, thank you so much for making our day that much more enjoyable and worry free. You have a gift with people and we are grateful to have had you at our wedding.
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Jarred and I just wanted to thank you for being a part of our wedding. I apologise for not writing sooner, things have been a bit hectic since returning home. You did such an amazing job on our photos, we couldn't be happier! I have never gone through a wedding album and thought ever single picture was great. But, with our album I can honestly say that every single picture is perfect. You guys did a great job catching our special, exciting, and fun moments. You were so much fun and you made everyone feel so comfortable. Maybe a little too comfortable at times. - a few of the guys wanted to apologise for getting a little out of control. 🙂 Thank you again and hopefully we will see you again for some future photos!
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