Meet the team

Sarah is the Boss Babe and Lead Photographer of Sarah Renee Studios. As with most photographers she loved film and was camera obsessed since she was a kid. She was always the one with a camera in hand snapping photos. However her love for weddings, portraits and boudoir didn't begin until she graduated high school and started assisting another local Cleveland photographer on weddings and other portrait shoots.

In her words, "I saw the pure joy and happiness that brides had on their day and it was intoxicating, they were always so happy and I knew I wanted to capture that moment and that feeling for them to relive and remember years later when the day faded. I wanted them to have tangible items that they could look at and feel when they were having a hard day or just a chaotic day. I wanted to be there to remind them of their love and for them to have images to look back on that brought those memories and feelings flooding back just as they had on their wedding days. This feeling is what lead me to create Sarah Renee Studios."

boss babe and lead photographer

Dale has been a part of the team for the last two years and has a strong background in capturing those authentic and memorable candid’s that everyone loves to see. His light hearted nature and Australian “No worries” attitude mixed with an always growing list of jokes is sure to help everyone truly relax allowing him to capture photographs that are natural and authentic. If those skills weren’t enough to make Dale an amazing partner in crime his crazy MacGyver talents do.  

Dale is married to one heck of a chick named Beth. He is also an amazing father to Rohan and has a super adorable pup named Webster. Dale is an avid wildlife lover, and takes the most breathtaking nature and wildlife photos. Dale is also a certified Kayak Instructor and regularly teaches classes in the surrounding Cleveland area. If you want to know anything about nature or the water he is your man.

Assistant photographer

Courtney is the AMAZING and Talented Editor that makes all the images we take look amazing! She has been working with us for almost 3 years. She is also a fellow photographer so she really knows her way around a camera and making a great photo! A little more from Courtney, "I was born and raised in Louisville KY, where I started my photography business in January 2009. That is until fate stepped in, introduced me to my now husband, and I relocated to Miami, FL. We now have 2 beautiful and amazing girls, Evan Leighanne and Elliott Christine. 

I'm a Netflix junkie, could eat chocolate chip cookies for breakfast, lunch or dinner. I have a total girl crush on Kristen Bell and an unhealthy obsession with Jennifer Lawrence and only part of the reason is that we share the same hometown and have that same Louisville Pride. (Go Cards!) The other reason is basically because she's just awesome."


Rachel is the girl behind the amazing Makeup and Hair at our Boudoir Sessions! She is an expert in what she does and is a firm believer that all women are beautiful!

Makeup and fashion have always been a huge part of Rachel's life. From her early days of trying on her Grandma Gabrielle's red lipsticks as a toddler to starting her college career as a fashion student, Rachel's life has always revolved around the arts. Her attention to detail and love of enhancing a client's natural beauty has evolved into a career she never imagined, but intensely values. Rachel's natural talent, expertise and friendly personality ensures a delightful experience for any makeup need. 

Rachel is also a newlywed with husband John and a mother to two young boys, Landon & Henry, who keep her very busy!

boudoir hair and makeup artist

You quote epic lines from movies past and present far too often in every day conversations. One of my favorite movies sums it up perfectly...

“No matter what anybody tells you, words and ideas can change the world.” – John Keating, Dead Poets Society 


You find that anytime a 90's song comes on the radio you can't help but stop collaborate and listen... because we all know that the 90's had the best music and that is that... Bye Bye Bye


Tacos, Guac and Margaritas are life! I mean who doesn't love a good Taco and if you are from Cleveland you know that there is no place better than Barrio. 


You love coffee and you have to get your daily fix or the day just isn't complete! But I will admit I can totally get down with a chai tea too. 


You love to travel and explore. I am a total wanderlust. Travel and new cultural experiences are such an important part of life. I am hate to admit it but I swear I am always browsing travel sites and seeing if there is a deal for a getaway even if for a few days. Travel does the heart good.  


Lastly, you know how to have a good time and you love to LAUGH! Girl, laughter is seriously the key to all things amazing! I probably laugh way too hard and giggle like a school girl far more than I care to admit.


we are a match made in heaven if...