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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.

    A Photograph (often shortened to photo) is an image created by light falling on a light-sensitive surface

    A Novelist is an innovator and/or one who create/writes stories

  • "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

  • Here is where it all started --My Favorite Toy; A Cannon Lens Cap :)

Nicole and Tom’s Engagement Session | Newport, Rhode Island

Nicole and Tom’s Engagement Session | Newport, Rhode Island

We traveled all over Newport, Rhode Island a few weeks ago with Nicole and Tom to capture the perfect engagement photos and it was a blast! Newport, Rhode Island is one of our favorite places and there is beauty to be found no matter what the season. Some of our favorite spots along the way were Belle Mer, a beautiful venue that is one of our favorites, Ocean Drive, Brenton Point, and Castle Hill.

We are so excited for Nicole and Tom. We met Nicole a few years ago when she was a bridesmaid at her friends Downtown Providence Biltmore Hotel wedding. And now this coming September she gets to be the bride at the Newport Beach House in Newport, Rhode Island and we can’t be more happy for her!

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Beth and Joe’s Engagement Session | Gerald’s Farm | Exeter, Rhode Island

Beth and Joe’s Engagement Session | Gerald’s Farm | Exeter, Rhode Island

Fall is one of our favorite seasons and one of the best times to take photos! Beth and Joe thought so too as we met with them a few weeks ago at Gerald’s Farm in Exeter, Rhode Island for their beautiful engagement session. They even brought along their favorite furry friend Kenzie! We love when clients make their session personal – it makes it all the more special as the years go by and they look back at this time of their life.

We had so much fun with Beth and Joe at the farm, playing on the swing and watch Kenzie roam the forest as we captured their photographs. They’re naturals, can’t you tell?

Beth and Joe, thank you so much for choosing us to photograph your love story! (And thanks Kenzie for finally getting back in the car 😉 😉 )  We cannot wait for your Kirkbrae Country Club Lincoln, Rhode Island wedding next September!

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The Knot Best of Wedding 2017 | Rhode Island

The Knot Best of Wedding 2017 | Rhode Island

THANK YOU for helping Sara Zarrella Photography become one of The Knot’s Best of Weddings 2017!! We are so honored and humbled that you took the time to write your reviews for us. We truly believe we have the BEST clients anyone could ask for and we hope to continue providing you with the photography you deserve.
 
If you an upcoming couple we look forward to capturing your story this wedding season. If you are a past couple we anxiously await the next chapter of life that we have the honor of photographing. XO
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Stephanie and Joseph are Married! | OceanCliff Hotel | Newport, Rhode Island

Stephanie and Joseph are Married! | OceanCliff Hotel | Newport, Rhode Island

Ring those wedding bells because Stephanie and Joseph are married and we blogging all about it! This is a very special wedding – if you’ve been following us you know that we do a lot of work for families, friends of friends, repeat clients etc. We are so lucky to have a very loyal client base! Stephanie and Joe are no exception. We did Stephanie’s sister Amanda’s wedding years ago at Belle Mer in Newport, Rhode Island. Stephanie and Joseph were married at Salve Church on Salve Regina’s campus in Newport, Rhode Island this past August. It was a beautiful ceremony housed inside a historic and charming building. We loved the looks that Stephanie and Joseph gave each other during their ceremony – so much love captured in their faces!  From Salve Church the party moved on to OceanCliff Hotel in Newport, Rhode Island. We first explored the grounds and surrounding areas on Ocean View Drive for Stephanie and Joseph’s portraits. The evening light was loving them and made us feel like we were photographing a prince and princess on their castle grounds. Seriously – they look gorgeous! The rest of the evening consisted of dinner and dancing, cake cutting, and bouquet tossing. Stephanie and Joseph opted for our Photo Lounge and guests had a blast taking photos and leaving a copy for Stephanie and Joseph to keep as a memento of all the fun had at their wedding. Before the night was over, we made sure to sneak Stephanie and Joseph outside to capture one last portrait with the Newport Bridge up against the night sky.

We loved being a part of Stephanie and Joseph’s wedding and really feel honored that they trusted us to capture their story. Congratulations Stephanie and Joseph! You are a beautiful couple and we are excited for your future together 🙂

Venue OceanCliff Hotel | Photo Booth Sara Zarrella Photography | Transportation Viking Transportation | Florist Conway Florals | DJ/Band Williams Steven Splash Band and DJ Joe Gallo | Cake Sweet B’s | Dessert Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream | Hair/Makeup Jenny K

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Allison and Anthony’s Wedding Anniversary! | Providence Biltmore | Providence, Rhode Island

Allison and Anthony’s Wedding Anniversary! | Providence Biltmore | Providence, Rhode Island

Happy Anniversary Allison and Anthony! One year flies by when you are living life with your best friend! We hope that you have made so many amazing memories this past year. We loved your beautiful November Providence Biltmore wedding so much – looking back through your Storybook Album we would hardly tell it was nearly winter! Thank you for entrusting us to capture your wedding day and we truly hope that you treasure these images for the rest of your lives.

Limo Rockstar Limo | Florists Flowers by Semia | DJ Band Epic Boston | Cake Sweet Indulgence | Linens Rentals Unlimited

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