Hi… I’m Sarah! – owner and principal photographer for Dutch Girl Photography. I’m passionate about photography and design. I love being behind the lens, but also spending countless hours turning those photographs in to a piece of art. I love to capture life and create artwork from your memories. I hope you enjoy every second of your experience with me.
Weddings are very special to me and the reason I started my business. It’s cheesy to say but I LOVE love! Like most couples, I have a special relationship with my partner. My husband is my business partner, high school sweetheart, and most importantly my best friend. I really have a hard time imagining my life without him – especially since we have spent over half of our lives together. Whether it is as simple as having lunch together or as elaborate as planning a vacation – we just enjoy each other’s company. It’s because of the love I share with my husband why I am so passionate about documenting your love.
I fell in love with photography in high school but stepped away from it for a while. In 2007, I rediscovered this love and have since turned my passion into a career. I earned my Certificate in Digital Photography in 2011 learning advanced lighting techniques for portraits and outdoor settings, illustrative and architectural photography, and experience with the latest equipment. I also hold a Bachelors of Science degree in Psychology from Saint Joseph’s College (Indiana). I am an advocate for the rescue and adoption of retired racing greyhounds. I also volunteer for the local 4-H program and as a Big Sister, which I received 2012 Illinois Big Sister of the Year. My husband, Eric, and I also own an IT consulting business which we started in 2006.
Dutch Girl Photography is a Chicago wedding photographer located in Morris, Illinois serving all of Chicago specializing in wedding photography, destination wedding photography, senior pictures, and baby photography. We are a modern photography studio who strictly uses a digital format so we can customize each photo to your preferences using editing software. We are available for studio sessions or on-location sessions at your home, park, or special place.