But, I suppose (since you clicked this page), you want to know a little bit about the lady behind the lens.
First, let's talk about me as a photographer... I'm a classically trained professional photographer with a Bachelor's Degree from the University of Central Missouri in portrait and wedding photography. I've been a freelance photographer since 2004. My husband's career brought us to Decatur, Illinois in the summer of 2010 and I embarked on the adventure of starting my business over from the ground up! It has been an adventure, but an amazing one!! My first full year in business here (and most of the following years) I was honored to be voted into the top three photographers in the Herald & Review's Reader's Choice awards among so many talented local businesses.
I've been honored to work in a variety of genres in this industry creating images of everything from farm equipment to newborns to feathers for fly fishing catalogs! But my real passion for photography is in creating personal portraits for my client's homes. There's just something about walking past a portrait of you and your family at your happiest that can fix even the worst of days.
So how about me personally? Photography has always been my destiny, passion, and love. I've been a photographer longer than I've been anything (except a daughter!)... longer than I've been a wife, friend, and mother (to two bold little ladies). But who am I? Well, I hope to get to know you personally soon as a client and friend but here's a little introduction to the chaos that is ME:
2019 was a very BIG year and new adventure for SJP as we opened our brand new studio building which we started construction on in late 2017 (Thanks to 4MC Corp for making our vision come to life!). This studio has been a dream of mine since the beginning and it's more than I could have ever hoped for but as much as this is here for me, it's really here for YOU. To allow me to up our service to the next level to provide a portrait experience you'll never forget.
Keep an eye out for public events to take a peek inside and call for your consult to come see us soon.
I sincerely thank you for stopping by my website, viewing my work and taking the time to learn about what I do and who I am. Now that you know a little about me, I hope you'll contact me to start your portrait experience at Sarah Jane Photography so I can get to know YOU!
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"From 2011 to 2019... That is the time frame we have had the pleasure of working with Sarah. The professionalism, but yet the ease of a Friend, is only one of the many reasons we choose Sarah. Whether for family, senior, newborn, or a "just because" session, Sarah is and will always be our #1 choice. She should be your #1 also."
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"Sarah truly captured our Senior daughter Jillian perfectly. Sarah make sure each picture reflected who Jillian is not only on the outside, but inside. I could see her spirit flow through each picture as we went through hundreds of photos to pick out the final shots. Sarah was so patient and creative with each photo session. The final photo product is truly a work of art. Thank you Sarah!"
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"Thank you for everything! The pictures you capture are truly breathtaking. Enjoyed the entire experience and would recommend you in a heartbeat. Thanks for the laughs, too!"
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