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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 :)

Newborn Photography at the Sara Zarrella Photography Portrait Studio

Newborn Photography at the Sara Zarrella Photography Portrait Studio

Thursday Morning Cuteness!

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Children Portraiture – Sara Zarrella Photography Portrait Studio

Looking forward to photographing this little guy again…

Mr. Bobby with his twin brother’s Sam and Ben next week for their updated portraits!

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Stacie & Mike – The Log Cabin- Holyoke, Massachusetts

Happy One year Anniversary Stacie & Mike!

June 28th, 2014

The Log Cabin in Holyoke, Massachusetts

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Vendors:

DJ/Music: Marx Entertainment

Transportation: Deluxe Limo Service

Videographer: Myers Video Productions

Cake: The Log Cabin

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Jane & Robert – Kirkbrae Country Club – Lincoln, Rhode Island

Jane & Robert

What an absolute joy it was to work with Jane and Robert! Their engagement session and wedding were just so much fun for us, and we are so honored to have been a part of their special moment in time.

The engagement session, a month before their big day, was held at The Farmer’s Daughter in South Kingstown, Rhode Island. The day was lovely, with fun photos featuring perfect fall foliage, pumpkins, haystacks, and gourds. This was such an appropriate spot – Jane’s dad was a farmer! So she is “The Farmer’s Daughter” (wink wink)! I immediately fell in love with them – Jane’s laugh was positively infectious:-)

 



The Big Day!

 Kirkbrae Country Club in Lincoln, Rhode Island

They had the exact wedding they truly wanted, with lots of laughs, smiles and detail throughout the ceremony and reception. I loved how creative Jane is (I called her “Pinterest Jane”:-)). She loved finding ideas for her special day and “pinning” them to share. She’s super creative, and her creativity was obvious throughout the day!

Fun fact: Jane kept her dress color a secret from everyone! On the morning of the wedding, she presented her groom with a blue tie. It wasn’t until that moment that Robert knew what color his bride would be wearing.:-)

On the big day, we met at Kirkbrae Country Club in Lincoln, Rhode Island for the First Look prior to the ceremony. Our First Look was at 3:00 pm. The number 3 is very important to Jane and Robert, as it was meaningful to them throughout their courtship, and so it was a common theme throughout the day, including the wedding date! It was very, very cold out for their First Look, and Jane was a trooper. She weathered the cold with a smile!

Pro Tip: Please have a shawl when getting married in cold weather. Regardless of what you think the temperature may be, be prepared for the cold. It’s always better to have something warm to wear and not need it, than need it and not have it! Especially during the fall months, you’ll want to have photos taken outside because of the foliage. Get a nice pair of gloves, or a shawl, or cute earmuffs. Even if you have these reinforcements just for in-between the photos, you will be happy you were prepared!

As guest started to arrive, Jane went inside to freshen up and we all gathered to watch Jane and Robert exchange their vows. It was time!:-)

The intimate ceremony inside Kirkbrae was beautiful, with their children and grandchildren as part of the ceremony. It was easy to see love these two have for each other.

After the ceremony and a cocktail reception, we headed into the ballroom for their first dance as husband and wife. Jane and Robert celebrated their love surrounded by all of the people who are important to them. They danced and laughed in their playful, spunky way, and had the time of their lives. What’s better than getting everyone you love together in one room to celebrate your love?:-)Oh and of course there was a floral arrangement waiting for Jane at her table from Robert ….why you ask? On the 3rd of every month, Robert gives her flowers…super cute!

Wedding Song: “Amazed” by Lone Star

Vendors
DJ – Anthony Corenza
Florist – Quidnick Greenhouses
Officiant – Mike Egan from Heavenly Weddings

Purchased from Sara Zarrella Photography
Storybook Album
Engagement Session
Portraits /Framed art

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Gina & Alan – Alpine Country Club, Cranston, Rhode Island

Gina & Alan

Gina and Alan tied the knot on June 22 at St. Mary’s Church in Cranston, Rhode Island and then to follow they had a fabulous reception at The Alpine Country Club in Cranston, Rhode Island.  It seems like only yesturday when we met at the State House in Providence, Rhode Island to capture their engagement images.  Fast forward months later, Gina and Alan said “I Do” and we where honored to be there to capture all the details.  We are thinking of you two today on your one year anniversary….How fast a year goes by xo.

 

 

The Big Day!

 Time to Get Ready!

June 22nd, 2014

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Here is a fun “Behind-The-Lens”  Shot!

 We work hard, so our couples get the “wow factor”.  It’s totally worth it!

Left is “Team Sara Zarrella Photography” laying in the street with Mike Picard Motion Pictures in downtown Providence; Right is what we envisioned and captured.

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Vendors:

Limousine: Salon Salon

Florist: Golden Gate Florist

Videographer: Mike Picard Motion Pictures

DJ/Band: Luke Renchan Entertainment

Cake: Scrumptions

Dress: Anna’s Bridal

Suit: Men’s Warehouse

Invitations: CrossTown Press

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