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  • At Sara Zarrella Photography we are Photo Novelists telling a story in every picture. A photo novelist is a fusion of techniques practiced in photojournalism along with fashion photography to create a story through your images.

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  • "I think the most important thing is to figure out, early on, who you really are as a person and a photographer and don't stray from it. Be very definite and clear about the kind of pictures you are looking to make and be consistent with it. Do it to your best of your ability and keep shooting! Follow me on my blog as I keep on shooting. Live, Love, Laugh and Shoot Often" -Sara Zarrella

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Kaitlyn and Alex | OceanCliff | Newport, Rhode Island

Congratulations Kaitlyn and Alex!

It was a cloudy day in April when we met with Kaitlyn and Alex at OceanCliff in Newport, Rhode Island on their wedding day. Fortunately for photographers, cloudy weather doesn’t mean anything to worry about – in fact, it’s the opposite! It often leads to stunning photography, and we think that this day was no exception. Kaitlyn and Alex’s wedding day was beautiful. We started the day off meeting with Kaitlyn and her bridesmaids at the Gate House as they got ready. We could tell right away they share such a sweet friendship. Same as well with Alex and his groomsmen. What a wonderful thing it is to be surrounded by so many people who genuinely care about you! That’s one of our favorite aspects about weddings, especially when we get to capture that love on camera.

The couple styled their wedding in soft pinks and creams, contrasted with dark midnight blues. It was a perfectly romantic palette for a couple very much in love. Take a look through their images, and if you’re looking into OceanCliff for your own upcoming wedding, make sure to check out the other Real Weddings we’ve done at OceanCliff!

As for you Kaitlyn and Alex, we hope that you have many more beautiful cloudy days together (and some clear ones too!)

Venue OceanCliff | Florist Broadway Floral | DJ Jason Dawson | Cake Scrumptions


Kirkbrae Country Club | Lincoln, RI | Sample Storybook Album

Kirkbrae Country Club | Lincoln, RI | Sample Storybook Album

Next time you are out scouting Wedding Ceremony and Reception locations, make sure you stop by Kirkbrae Country Club in Lincoln, RI to take a peak at our Sample Storybook Album featuring some amazing Kirkbrae weddings! Kirkbrae is an unbelievable setting to host both your ceremony and reception and can accommodate a small, intimate affair in the garden or a large wedding of up to 400 people in their elegant ballrooms.

Wherever you decide to have your wedding, check out this digital copy of our Kirkbrae Storybook Album. We would be so happy to design a Storybook Album of your wedding so that in the years to come you’ll always have beautiful pictures to take you back to your Wedding Day. You can find out more about the Storybook Albums and see other examples here!



Friday Feature: Jennifer and Jonathan’s Newport, Rhode Island Wedding featured on Carats and Cake

Jennifer and Jonathan’s Newport, Rhode Island Wedding featured on Carats and Cake

It’s another Friday and we want to share another fun feature of our work, this time on showcasing the lovely Jennifer and Jonathon who got married in September 2014. Jennifer and Jonathon had a beautiful Newport wedding, getting married in St. George’s Church before moving the party to the New York Yacht Club. We blogged their one year anniversary, which you can see here and we’d love for you to visit to see the full article! You can like the article or even share it, but don’t miss it!

Congrats Jennifer and Jonathon and thanks for letting us capture your love!


Omni Hotel | Providence, RI | Sample Storybook Album

Omni Hotel | Providence, RI | Sample Storybook Album

The Omni Hotel is a beautiful landmark of Downtown Providence and the perfect place to host your wedding reception. Want to see more? We just dropped off this hard copy of a sample Storybook Album featuring only Omni Hotel weddings to the hotel, but check out the digital version here! Whether you have your wedding reception at the Omni Hotel or your backyard, we can create a custom Storybook Album for you! Find out more about the Storybook Albums and see other examples here!




Happy Anniversary Emily and Jason | Sullivan House | Block Island

Happy Anniversary Emily and Jason!

Emily and Jason Masse are such a special couple to us at the studio and we are so excited to share their wedding images from last years Block Island wedding. Sara went to high school with Emily and her sisters, one of which she’s photographed at the Spring House on Block Island, which you can view here, and the other sister she will photograph this coming October at the Towers in Narragansett. We love our job, and we especially love it when we get to witness families come together, grow, and experience life throughout the years. It’s amazing to feel like we’ve grown close and become a part of so many families.  Fun fact: Sara had my daughter, Samiya, two weeks prior to their wedding, and there was no way she was going to miss it! She hopped on the next Block Island Ferry so she could make it to photograph their wedding!

Emily and Jason, you know that you both are very special to us! Congratulations and here’s to many more years together full of love and bliss.

Now, take a walk with us down memory lane as we relive Emily and Jason’s beautiful Sullivan House wedding together.


Venue Sullivan House, Block Island | Florist Golden Gate | DJ Chris Hammel | Bakery Scrumptious Cake

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