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A photograph {pho·to·graph} ; noun (often shortened to photo)

is an image created by light falling on a light-sensitive surface

 

A novelist {nov·el·ist} ; noun

is an innovator and/or one who creates/writes stories

 

At Sara Zarrella Photography we are Photo Novelists, telling a story in every picture. A Photo Novelist is a fusion of techniques practiced in photojournalism along with fashion photography in order to create a story of your customized, irresistible imagery. When photographing, we master light in any situation. We know how to read light and if it's not correct, we will manipulate the light to enhance your photographs. We would be honored to be such an important part of your life’s story.

Our warm, fun-loving nature is just as essential to our photography as our experience and training. We foster a friendly, welcoming environment so that our couples enjoy a stress-free day with laughter and joy. We work unobtrusively and let the moments unfold organically, enhancing the occasion without becoming the focal point. Our photographs will develop a voice so you can experience your day all over again.  Our work is vibrant and colorful just like you! We will laugh and savor the day. We photograph approximately 20 weddings a year and meet the most amazing and fulfilling clients while digging deep and getting to know your stories.

As wedding photographers, we are in a unique position. We have a front row seat to the best moments of your wedding day, and we view that intimate access as a privilege and an opportunity. We will be by your side when you step into your dress or slip on your tux, see one another for the first time, and come back down the aisle as newlyweds. We are present for your very last moments as fiancés and for very first married memories. It’s an honor that we deeply treasure.

 

MEET SARA

I am small in stature but big at heart

I love my mother’s Thanksgiving stuffing

Orange is my color

 

Caffeinated (a.k.a high energy) interactive, vibrant, bold, colorful, balanced and identifiable. I am a wife and a mother - my mission in life is not just to be great at what I do, but also bring grace, passion, and excellence to the stories I create with an artful eye.

I place very high importance on getting well acquainted with you as we create a photographic story you will cherish. In the process, we build a relationship that continues to the next chapters in your life. Together, we create beautiful wedding portraits, maternity images, sweet newborn photos and family portraits. It’s so satisfying to be included in your milestones and see years of our photos displayed in your home.

Across the world and back to Rhode Island

I had the opportunity to fully immerse myself in the art of storytelling during my education. After graduating from Northeastern University, I continued my studies at the Rhode Island School of Design, The New England School of Photography and abroad in Florence, Italy at the Studio Art Center International. These experiences have allowed me to offer you a quality and style of photography that is unique. After completing my education, my career took me to the Big Apple; the city that never sleeps and a million stories just waiting to be told. I began working at InStyle magazine as a photo editor in Manhattan, where I was involved directly with the glamorous life of fashion shows, singers, actors and models. At just under 5 feet, it is only fitting that I returned to my roots in the smallest state, “Little Rhody.” I now own and operate Sara Zarrella Photography and Portrait Studio with the support of my awesome crew.

Those are the “cliffsnotes” on me, but I’m more interested in your stories. I enjoy weaving together moments to create an intriguing tale, unique to each person and occasion. My true passion is photographing you! The most valuable currency in my work is trust. Photographs are not the memory of the day but rather the reminder of your emotions that day.

 

ENGAGMENT SESSION Your engagement portraits are a beautiful way to put your commitment to one another in a visual memory to share! Engagement photos go well beyond announcing the engagement and can be used for Guest Book images or Save the Date Cards. All prints, products, and high-resolution digital negatives purchased A La Carte.

RED BOOT BOUDOIR SESSION

Boudoir photography celebrates real women! Red Boot sessions are tasteful, stylish and are always conducted in a private, intimate setting.  Let us help you create a sexy and sensual gift for your special someone for any occasion or just because you want to spoil them! Client privacy is assured. Includes the secret Red Boot Book.

 

PRESS

Nationally published, Award-winning photography, we were voted Best of RI three years in a row and received Wedding Wire's Couples Choice Award since 2013 - five years straight!  We’ve been featured in many digital and print publications from Rhode Island, New England, and across the United States. You can find our work online at Wedding Wire or The Knot. If you flip through a recent issue of Southern New England Weddings, Newport or Bliss Celebrations, make sure you view our work!  

CONTACT

Let’s get to know each other and create photographs that resonate with you and your loved ones. Whether it’s your first married kiss, symbolizing you starting your new life together or the infectious giggles of your toddler exploring the world - we are honored to help transform your passing moments into lasting memories.

Sheila
10/22/16
Categories: Photography
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
We loved Sara and her team! She came highly recommended by a friend and we were not disappointed. She is a very positive and upbeat person which was great when planning out so many details. The pictures came out beautifully and Sara and her second shooter, Dan, managed to capture everyone at our wedding! She also made the formal picture taking process as painless as possible which our families and bridal parties appreciated. Would definitely recommend!
Jessica
9/4/16
Categories: Photography
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Sara Zarrella Photography is by far the best photographer we met with when we researched vendors for our wedding and were fortunate enough to book her for our big day. This was an important part of the wedding for us so we booked early and found her style, warmth, attentiveness & professionalism exceptional. We loved our engagement photos and were blown away with our wedding proofs, the album took our break away. She will answer any and all of your questions, make sure what you would like is covered and capture one of the most important days of your life in an extraordinary way, her unique artistic style and storytelling is one of a kind and we're so happy with our experience! Her team was exceptional and we really enjoyed working with each of them on the big day.
Kaitlyn
4/9/16
Categories: Photography
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Hiring Sara (and team!) to photograph our wedding was by far one of the best planning decisions that we made. My (now) husband and I shared quite a bit of the planning responsibilities, but I was the one who tackled finding and hiring our photographer. I chose Sara above others for a few reasons: 1) She came HIGHLY recommended from an old friend, 2) As someone who loves photography myself, I adored her photos and the emotion she consistently seems to capture, 3) I spoke with her briefly on the phone before signing a contract with her and loved her fun yet professional personality. My husband and I met with Sara about two weeks before our wedding to go over ALL the details of the wedding day. I left this meeting without a doubt in my mind that Sara knew exactly what she was doing (and more) with regards to photographing a wedding. When we left this meeting, my husband immediately turned to me and said, "I definitely need to thank you for finding such an amazing vendor" (he does not hand out these compliments lightly :) ). On our wedding day, Sara and Dan (her second shooter) arrived on time and were ready to get to work! I loved spending time with Sara before all the craziness began. She was extremely professional and very systematic about her work, but was also very friendly and my bridesmaids, mom, and myself really enjoyed getting to know her. We received our photos much sooner than I had anticipated, and I am in LOVE with them! Sara did such an amazing job capturing our day. We've received numerous compliments from our friends and family on how gorgeous our photos turned out. THANK YOU, Sara and team, for making our wedding day unforgettable!
Kathy
1/9/16
Categories: Photography
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Sara was the best to work with! Her attention to detail is amazing! Our day was fantastic and Sara captured that forever! Thank You Sara for being part of our day. I will recommend you to anyone looking for a good photographer!
Allison
11/14/15
Categories: Photography
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Sara was amazing, really gets to know her clients and photos are perfect! She pays such close attention to detail and was with us the whole night without us even knowing she was there! Even the guest were complimenting her and her assistance while they were at the wedding.
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Categories: Photography
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
I believe photos are the most important detail when planning a wedding. When all is said and done, the photos are what keep the memories alive! My husband and I couldn't be happier with our choice of Sara Zarrella photography. The quality and creativity of our photos are truly incredible. It's amazing how they capture all the fun and happiness of the night. Sara was extremely easy to work, organized and outgoing. She made us all feel very comfortable and worked very efficiently to get everyone to the cocktail hour. Thank you so much Sara!
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Categories: Photography
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Sara was wonderful to work with and we couldn't be happier we chose her to capture our wedding day. She was extremely professional and captured every moment in the stunning photos. We definitely recommend her!!!
Lauren
6/29/15
Categories: Photography
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Sara is absolutely amazing!! She is the epitome of what a photographer/artist should be, and operates her business with the utmost level of professionalism. Sara was an incredible assest in every step of the planning process with open lines of communication, offering quick answers to all of my phone calls and emails. Sara went far beyond what she was "hired to do" and ensured every part of the day was captured smoothly and perfectly! There is literally nothing we could have asked more of Sara and her team, they surpassed our furthest expectations without us having to ask! There was never a moment when we had to look around to find our photographer.... they captured it all without us feeling their presence, in an extremely unobtrusive way! Sara's work speaks for itself. She is an amazing artist with an incredible eye for creativity. Sara was easy to work with and FUN, so nothing looked weird or forced. Our wedding photos are absolutely beautiful! The quality of the final prints and storybook album are just stellar. I know some people opt to make their own albums (and I am a HUGE DIY-girl myself!) but I can tell you the final product she created for us was worth every single penny! On that note, I appreciated how clear she was in her prices and contracts; from hire date to receipt of our final prints/USB and delivery of our album, there were exactly ZERO surprises. She was extremely transparent about all costs, including travel, parking, (all those little things that have a way of adding up!) right from the beginning, and as a couple on a tight budget, this was very important to us! I cannot say enough positive things about my experience in working with Sara. I am so thrilled with our decision to hire Sara Zarrella Photography to capture our wedding day and think every bride should be so lucky to have a photographer as wonderful as her! I would recommend her to anyone with confidence and excitement, because she is simply, THE BEST!
User4740342

Categories: Photography
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Choosing a photographer was very important for us as we understand the value of capturing memories. We narrowed down our selection to 3 photographers. Met with one, and then Met with Sara and know right then she was our photographer that we booked her on the spot. I did my homework and not only fell in love with her photos but also our professionalism and also her love of the trade. I felt as ease last month while she captured our day and can not wait to finish our album and also come back one day for family photography. I truly met our life photographer. Thank you Sara PS her Photo Booth was a hit! Love the custom backdrop she made
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Categories: Photography
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Sara was easy and fun to work with. We had our engagement, wedding, and red boot photos done by her (all came out awesome!). We would definitely recommend her!
Lauren
10/4/14
Categories: Photography
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Sara is the absolute best! From the first meeting, to well after our wedding, she was very attentive and made us feel like the only couple getting married. The energy you get from her when you first meet with her is the energy she brings to your wedding day. I felt like I had my good girlfriend shooting my wedding! I also felt like I never had any questions for her because she lays everything out for you. With a packet of information when we first signed with her, emails with step by step directions and timelines, Sara definitely knows how planning weddings go! And when I did have my crazy moments, Sara was quick with her response time. Her images just stunning to say the least! Between her and her second shooter Dan, our wedding day was covered beyond my expectations, capturing moments I never saw. We used her Photo Lounge too, which is much prettier than the other photobooths you see out there. She did a custom backdrop for us too, and our guests could not get enough of it! Sara also does boudoir photo shoots too, which I was apprehensive to do before our wedding. But figured it would be a great first anniversary present for my husband, and those images are amazing too! I know that I have found my photographer for life, looking forward to doing my maternity pictures and future family photos with her. You will not be disappointed with Sara
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Categories: Photography
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Sara is an amazing artist and a perfectionist. She is easy and so fun to work with. She is the best! Her final product is worth every penny!
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Photography
What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Contemporary, Photojournalism, Traditional
What photography services do you offer?
2nd Shooter, Add'l Hours, Boudoir Shoot, Custom Graphics, Engagement Shoot, High-Res, Liability Insurance, Multi. Locations, One Event/Day, Slideshow/Montage, Toning, Trash The Dress
What photography items do you offer?
Albums, Canvas, Digital Files, Matted Prints, Prints, Proofs, Save the Date, Thank You Cards
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