Questions? I got you!

How long have you been a photographer?

I have been shooting landscapes + friends for as long as I can remember, but it wasn't until September 2019 when I decided to start this business as a side gig while working an office job - I finally went full time in April of 2021 - single handedly the best choice I've ever made. 

Do you photograph seniors?

Yes yes yes, absolutely! I love shooting with seniors, it's such a fun & pivotal time that is so important to document - definitely reach out for more details on the senior portrait experience

Do you travel? How do travel expenses work?

ABSOLUTELY - traveling is my all time favorite thing to do! - I just ask that you cover my flight (if out of state) or .56 per extra mile after 100 miles round trip (if driving distance) + my hotel or airbnb (if needed)

What if we need to reschedule or cancel our session? What if the weather is bad?

I have spent my whole life in moody Oregon, so a little rain won't scare me! I am super down to shoot in pretty much any weather, but I totally understand if you'd rather reschedule - just keep me posted & we can find a new date that works for both of us. If you do cancel your session that would be super sad, but in that case - I will keep your non refundable deposit & the remaining balance will be yours to keep.

Will you help style us for our session?

I will absolutely help you decide what to wear! Definitely feel free to reach out if you would like help deciding on outfits or color palettes for your sesh! I usually suggest neutral, complimentary colors. Nothing with a logo or a super loud clashing pattern..although ultimately, I want you to be comfortable & to wear what feels the most true to you. 

Do you accept payment plans? Or offer discounts?

Totally willing to work with you on this, I don't want money to be a factor in why we can't work together. Once your deposit is paid, we can chat about a plan that works for you to pay off the balance if need be - I offer discounts every once in a while throughout the year, so give me a follow on instagram to stay up to date on my current deals! 


I will deliver your photos through an online gallery service where you can download, print, save & share them as high resolution or web size (perfect for the gram) images! My turn time for all sessions is around 3-5 weeks depending on the time of year. For weddings & elopements it typically falls between 4-8 weeks - I will communicate a more specific turn time with you at time of booking.


1000% I am totally pup & pet friendly - they are part of the family! I do ask that you let me know ahead of time & bring the proper equipment like water, treats etc for your sweet babes.


I'm so glad you asked. Self love sessions are my absolute favorite & are so close to my heart. They are 2 hour sessions in which I urge you to come makeup free & dress in simple neutral colors. The goal of this session is to strip down to the basics, so I can illuminate your natural beauty. I have written a couple journal entries on the topic of self love, including an entry about my self love weekends that I try to host once a year! I definitely encourage you to read those before signing up for a self love session & of course if you have any more questions, please reach out. I'd love to talk more about this.  

let's work together & celebrate the beauty of your unique human experience  

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"My husband and I are admittedly awkward during photo shoot sessions. It’s difficult for us to become a cohesive unit with a photographer and get the photos our hearts desire. With Sarah, we instantly clicked and were in sync. Sarah made us feel comfortable and confident to be our goofy selves and captured every loving moment. She truly has an ‘eye’ for photography and her product demonstrates that! Grateful for the gorgeous photos we have received."

– naivasha & steven

"Sarah has the purest heart & the most grounding personality. I have had many opportunities being in front of her camera & behind the scenes & I’ve never had more fun or felt more beautiful. She makes being awkward or uncomfortable a thing of the past. Seriously, all those feelings disappear when you step in front of her lens & that is only one of her MANY talents. This woman is full of love, strength, kindness & wisdom, on top of being an incredible photographer/artist (please pronounce that as ‘arteeest’) 100/100 recommend! - now go book a sesh & see the magic for yourself"

– kasity

"This lady has such a fun, comforting personality while shooting. Her photography aesthetic is beautiful and pushes beyond the standard. Along with her beautiful work, she is simply the sweetest human you will ever meet. She aims to give you the best experience and the best photographs. She is quick to reply and always delivers the most amazing work. Worth every single penny and then some."

– kiersten 

"Sarah Marie Photo is more than just photography, it’s an experience. Sarah is so fun, caring, and comfortable to work with. She is patient and makes sure to ease any worries and concerns while most importantly making the experience fun!! Not to mention the photos you end up with are nothing short of amazing. I would highly recommend Sarah for all photography needs. She is beyond talented and her artistic style is unique and timeless."

– jessica 

"Sarah was SO amazing to work with! She brought fresh flowers and props to our shoot, drove super far to meet me, and made me feel super comfortable! As a fellow photographer she impacted me a lot and made me remember how chill and fun photo shoots are! She talked to me like she was a big sister and made me feel like I’d known her for so long. It was my first time ever getting professional photos done of myself and she made me feel so comfortable, despite me being nervous at first. And beyond comfortability, she made me feel like a freaking model! She took her time and was so chill, honest, and real! Sarah is all around just the sickest, cutest, most talented girl. And she delivered the sickest pictures!"

– cloey

"We loved working with Sarah so much. I am very very picky lol Intentional! It means the most to me to be able to connect with Sarah so easily. This wasn't just a photo shoot for me & she made it everything! We appreciate Sarah’s spirit & passion - I’m in LOVE."

– ciara + anthony

"We had so much fun with Sarah. She made us feel so special and comfortable during our shoot. Lots of laughter and smiles. We would absolutely recommend her to anyone looking to capture special moments with their partner."

– jessi + connor

"Let me tell you, my bunch is not the easiest to handle, we’re crazy, loud, slightly destructive & not easy to wrangle. But Sarah did the most phenomenal job! Never once did she get flustered or lose the smile on her face, she embraced every minute of our session & just kept snapping pictures & she got some of the best candid photos, i'm in love! I highly recommend going to her if you are thinking of having any photos taken!"


"As someone who had no experience with professional photos, I was really anxious about my portrait session! Sarah was so great from the start. She responded quickly to my inquiry and responded to my texts and emails in a timely manner. On the day of the shoot, she empathized with my awkwardness, chose low-traffic areas so I wouldn’t feel watched and gave me every pose direction I needed. She was sweet, personable and easy to talk to. The result was dozens of high-quality, beautiful photos. I’m already planning on hiring her a couple more times!"


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