Sara did not become a photographer with the intent to create something new. but rather with the desire to capture what is already there. In 2012 she graduated with a degree in Fine Art from the Illinois Institute of Art with a focus in documentary photography. Sara photographed her first wedding the following year and never looked back. Documenting the emotions of a day this big is such a joy for her. Sara's goal is very simple; document what's happening. All of it. The little smiles, small embraces, big laughs, quiet tears, fingers intertwined, subtle glances, and first steps. She believes there should be proof that you laughed at that joke, said those vows, kissed that cheek, and cried those tears.

And it should be captured in a way that is beautiful and full of feeling.

Sara gardner

associate photographer