I’m a natural light, natural smiles photographer based on Seattle’s East Side specializing in real-life portraiture and documentary style event photography. I believe no moment is too small to be extraordinary if you just keep the right perspective and I love getting to know people by way of my camera. Whether it’s for a brand new baby, your big day, or just… a day… It’s a real honor to be present for these fleeting moments and I can’t wait to help freeze them in time.
families | kiddos | couples | head shots
I love real smiles, genuine moments, fun interaction, and even the organic stillness that comes with spending time with people. I’m not just there to take photos. I mean, I’m there to take photos… but I’m there to get to know you a little better and let my camera tell your story. Anyone can stand and say cheese but I’m more interested in capturing you so that when you get those business cards printed, frame those prints, or send those birth announcements, everyone else can get to know you and your story just the same.
My work with people spans from brand new babies to engagements to branded headshots and many things in between. We have several options for locations and will work together to decide what makes the most sense for you whether it be a public park, at your home or office, or a studio location. All of my photo sessions run by the hour and include all edited photos via secure digital download. Please send me an email via my contact page to inquire about rates.
See more of my favorite people work here.
weddings | special events
Oh do I love a party and I cannot wait to be there celebrating right alongside you. I adore both the nuanced details of grand events and the big moments in small gatherings; it’s a real privilege to be invited to document your big day.
Because every wedding and event is so unique to the hosts, it’s impossible to tell you here what typical event coverage looks like. Though you’ll receive my same signature style and attention to detail, exactly what photography coverage your event requires will vary. Please send me an email via my contact page to tell me more about your event so we may set up a phone meeting. From there I will customize a proposal tailored to your specific wedding or event.
products | locations | styled shoots
Businesses need photos and as a small business owner myself, I know how much a photo is worth (hint: it’s more than 1,000 words if you ask me!). You need creative content for your website and Instagram, product photos to show off your latest and greatest, maybe even some shots to show off your retail space or brick and mortar. And on top of that - you have to stand out from the crowd. I’d love to collaborate to create branded images that feel tailored to your mission and speak to your ideal client. There is no cookie cutter to shape this type of partnership, so send me an email via my contact page to let me know a little about you and your business’s needs so we may set up a phone meeting (or an in person one!) and I can create a proposal that works for your business.
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Hi! I’m Sara. I’m married to my middle school sweet heart, a mama to three sweet, crazy boys, and proudly proclaim crazy dog lady status. I love cooking and baking and feel most at home with dough rising on my kitchen counter, along with The Office re-runs going and a healthy dose of noise (3 kids, remember?). A few of my favorite things: my morning Americano, family movie nights with stove top popcorn, The Beatles, and a good pair of high waisted denim.
I learned a lot of my photography skills from my dad as I was growing up but really got serious about it in 2011 so I could document our first home renovation (we’re now on our third!). It went from photographing our home to occasionally photographing our friends for Christmas cards then onwards and upwards to founding Sara Dear Photography in 2016. It’s been an honor to be there for so many special moments and meet so many wonderful people with this business and I can’t wait for more!