Hi there I am Sarah the Boss Babe and Lead Photographer of Sarah Renee Studios. As with most photographers I loved film and was camera obsessed since she I was a child. I was always the one with a camera in hand snapping photos. However my love for weddings, portraits and boudoir didn't begin until I graduated high school and started assisting another local Cleveland photographer on weddings and other portrait shoots. Talk about snowball effect! Once I got my feet wet I had to jump in! I was immediately IN LOVE!
Once I saw the pure joy and happiness that brides had on their day and it was intoxicating, they were some of the happiest most joyful people I had ever met in that exact moment! I knew as soon as I got started that there was nothing else I wanted to do more than to be there to witness and capture them in that exact state of happiness and bliss. I wanted to be the one to capture the moments and memories I knew they would one day pass down to their children and their grandchildren. I wanted them to have tangible items that they could in years look at to relive those moments and touch to be instantly transported back to that exact day and feeling. That is what lead me to starting Sarah Renee Studios. Now let me introduce you to a few other members of our team that make us... well US!
Dale is my main assistant photographer. He has been a part of the team for the last two years. He 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 has been married to his gorgeous and amazing wife Beth since 2015. Dale and Beth are parents to an amazing little guy named Rohan. They also are parents to a big furbaby named Webster, or Webs for short. Since Dale hails from Australia he is an avid wildlife lover, and he takes the most breathtaking nature and wildlife photos. Seriously, you have to see them! Dale is even a certified Kayak Instructor and regularly teaches classes in the surrounding Cleveland and northeast Ohio area. If you want to know anything about nature or the water he is your man.
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."
Kaelyn is the girl behind our amazing Makeup and Hair at our in-studio Boudoir Sessions! Kaelyn is the owner of MyFairMakeup Artistry LLC. In Kaelyn’s words, “Makeup and application are two of my greatest loves in life, and I strive to show each and every client how beautiful they can look on the outside just as they are on the inside. I think every woman deserves to understand her true worth isn’t just about pretty looks but about her inner self. I think makeup is a fantastic creative way to have fun and bring out a woman's inner beauty even more!”
Kaelyn comes from a strong art and design background, with skills that she has used to transition into what she is most passionate about, Making women feel and look their very best through the art of makeup application.
*Photo by Oh Snap! Photography
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
-Hopefully my 90's gals got that - Im such a dork
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. I'm a Dunkin Gal and regularly have a Iced Coffee in hand... unless I want a frozen drink then a Starbucks Java Chip is in order!
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.
You are semi-obsessed or just a fan of Harry Potter. I am total in House HufflePuff - valuing hard work, dedication, patience, loyalty and friendship.
I AM SO EXCITED TO CONNECT WITH YOU AND DREAM UP YOUR PERFECT SESSION