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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 :)

Meet Olivia! | Newborn Portrait Studio Session | Exeter, Rhode Island

Sweet baby Olivia was in the Sara Zarrella Photography Portrait Studio a couple weeks ago for her newborn portrait shoot. She came into the world on August 12th weighing 7 lbs 9 oz and 19.5 inches long. It was a nice last minute surprise to have her mommy call the studio to book a session with us. We are looking forward to watching Olivia grow over the next few years and hope that her and mom become one of our life-long Sara Zarrella Photography families! {Every Picture Tells A Story}


Courtney and Joseph’s Engagement Session | Crescent Park Looff Carousel | Riverside, Rhode Island

We had Courtney and Joseph’s Engagement Session a couple weeks ago at the Crescent Park Looff Carousel in Riverside, Rhode Island. This location was very sentimental to Courtney, as her grandfather used to work there. Fun Fact: Courtney also informed us that this is the oldest and fastest carousel in Rhode Island. If the park wasn’t already sentimental enough to them, throw in the fact that Joseph proposed to Courtney in the park this past year! We’re looking forward to your 2019 wedding at the Providence Public Library in Providence, Rhode Island.


Jenna’s Maternity Portrait Session | Gerald’s Farm | Exeter, Rhode Island

Jenna was here last week for her maternity session at Gerald’s Farm in Exeter, Rhode Island. She looked stunning in her blue gown. Simply glowing! We had the honor to capture Jenna and Richard’s Fairmont Copley Plaza wedding in Boston, Massachusetts back in September of 2015. Now they are expecting their first baby boy in October! We are very excited we get to watch their son grow during his first year through our Chapter One Program. Jenna has two sisters and we have photographed two of their weddings and many of their milestones. It has been an honor to be their family photographers!  We love being able to keep in touch with our fabulous clients and watch their families grow! Jenna and Richard, congrats again and we can’t wait to meet your baby boy in October!


Lauren, Dylan and Jameson Family Portrait Session at Gerald’s Farm in Exeter, Rhode Island

Lauren, Dylan and Jameson were here at Gerald’s Farm in Exeter, Rhode Island last week for some family pictures. Sara and Lauren have known each other for close to 20 years now – they went to high school together and worked together!  We have done multiple shoots for her and Dylan. We did Lauren’s Red Boot Boudoir Session, we photographed their beautiful Fall wedding in October of 2014 at Quidnessett Country Club. We did Lauren’s maternity session, also here at Gerald’s Farm, last August. Lauren and Dylan welcomed their first baby boy, Jameson, last October 23rd and we had the pleasure to do a mommy and son photoshoot as well. We love being able to capture such special moments for great friends! We figured it would only be fitting to take their family portraits at the same spot Lauren held her “Baby Bump” just about a year ago. Mr. Jameson kept giving us the “stare down” but of course all smiles for mommy and daddy. Mr. Cutie Patootie!


Mariah and Chris’s Engagement | Wedding | Maternity | Newborn Portraits in Exeter and Newport Rhode Island

We are always saying how much we love our “life-long clients,” and Mariah and Chris fit perfectly into that category! They have been a “Sara Zarrella Photography Couple” since we did their engagement photos back in 2015 at Gerald’s Farm in Exeter Rhode Island. We photographed their gorgeous Newport, Rhode Island wedding last summer at the Hotel Viking. This spring we had the pleasure to see them again back in Exeter at Gerald’s Farm for Mariah’s maternity photos. We thought it was only fitting to photograph them in the same location that we did their engagement photos just a few years later and fast forward a season or two.  🙂 Shortly after that, we got to meet their little bundle of joy, Grady. Mariah and Chris are part of our Chapter Program, and we are pretty excited that we get to watch their little man grow over the next year! We have really loved getting to know Mariah and Chris the past couple of years and are truly honored to be their life-long photographers. Fun fact, their children and Sara’s children will eventually end up going to the same school, as they are the same ages and live in the same town.  Guess it is safe to say that Sara and Mariah will be swapping mama stories in the years to come!



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