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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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Jennifer and Paul’s Glamorous Wedding | Kirkbrae Country Club | Lincoln, Rhode Island

Jennifer and Paul’s Glamorous Wedding | Kirkbrae Country Club | Lincoln, Rhode Island

Glitz, glamour, two beautiful wedding dresses, a champagne toast within a vintage car; Jennifer and Paul’s wedding had it all! We met Jennifer and Paul as they were searching for a photographer and we knew right away their wedding was going to be an incredible wedding. They wanted to throw a party of the century, and we think they did just that. There were so many beautiful aspects to this wedding, we felt so fortunate that Jennifer and Paul chose us to tell their love story! Jennifer and Paul were married at Grace Church in downtown Providence, Rhode Island and their reception was held at Kirkbrae Country Club in Lincoln, Rhode Island. They transformed the ballroom into a champagne, white, and gold paradise complete with matching his and hers chairs at the head table. We loved getting to know Jennifer and Paul throughout this process and especially loved how their personality shone through every aspect of their wedding day; it was truly their own, nobody else’s, and why would we want it to be any other way? It was such a special day, seeing them surrounded by those who love them the most, and we are so happy for them.

Jennifer and Paul, we are wishing you all the love in the world! Thank you for choosing us to photograph the most important day in your lives – it was an honor!


Update: The Completed Layout of Jennifer and Paul’s Storybook Album from Kirkbrae Country Club in Lincoln Rhode Island

Transportation Rockstar Limo and Chris Limo | Florist The Event Production Florist and Decor | Videographer Gerald Barclay | DJ/Band DJ Switcher and DJ Worlock | Sweets Table  Bake Eat Love | Cake Confectionary Designs | Rentals Uniquely Chic Vintage Rentals | Linens XO Girls and The Perfect Setting | Hair/Makeup Mimi Charlemagne | Photo Booth Sara Zarrella Photography


Nicole & Daniel Tied the Knot! | Kirkbrae Country Club | Lincoln, Rhode Island

Nicole and Daniel Tied the Knot! | Kirkbrae Country Club | Lincoln, Rhode Island

One of our favorite parts about seeing so many weddings is getting to see the personality of each couple come through during their special day. Nicole and Daniel’s wedding was a perfect mix of silly and sweet and we could definitely tell they like to have a lot of fun. Nicole got ready at her home in Coventry and shared a very touching first look with her father. Daniel got ready at his family’s home but brought out the goofy side by having a “First Look” with his Best Man. We also loved that Daniel and his groomsmen took to the playground at St. Kevin’s in Warwick, Rhode Island before the ceremony. No better way to get out those pre-wedding nerves than a ride down a slide, right? We loved the energy they brought and it continued throughout the whole day. Nicole and Daniel had a beautiful half mass ceremony and afterwards the party moved to Kirkbrae Country Club in Lincoln, Rhode Island. (But not before we snapped a few poses outside of the church with Daniel’s squad car. We even got to witness an arrest 😉 ) Once at Kirkbrae, we took to the beautiful gardens and surrounding grounds to capture some more intimate moments between the newlyweds, but it didn’t take long to get back to the fun and games at the wedding reception, especially during the Cake Cutting ceremony.

It was a perfect day, full of laughter and love, and such a great start to a happy future as Mr. and Mrs! Nicole and Daniel, we wish you all the love in the world and thank you so much for choosing us to be your wedding photographer! We hope the images we captured bring back the love and laughter every time you take a look at them!

Transportation Rockstar Limo | Florist Twigs | DJ/Band Malloi | Cake Vienna Bakery | Makeup Ali Lomavzo | Hair Laura Fusco | Tux Carl Anthony | Linens XO Girls  and Felicias | Photo Booth Sara Zarrella Photography


Sheila & Michael are Married! | The Bohlin | Newport, Rhode Island

Sheila & Michael are Married! | The Bohlin | Newport, Rhode Island

Sheila and Michael had a beautiful wedding this fall in Newport, Rhode Island. The day started at Sheila’s childhood home, where she got ready with her mom, sister (and M.O.H.) along with her closest friends and bridesmaids. When the time was right, Michael met her in the backyard for one of the sweetest First Looks we’ve captured yet. We love the emotion on Michael’s face and Sheila is stunning; the love between them is obvious to see and the backyard was such a perfect setting for pictures. After the first look it was time to get married! Sheila and Michael’s ceremony was held at St. Lucy’s Church in Middletown, Rhode Island. From there the party moved to the The Bohlin at the Newport Yachting Center in Newport, Rhode Island for the reception. Of course, we had to sneak Sheila and Michael outside to the marina for some more poses. It was cold, but they were great for sticking it through the wind for a beautiful shot of them out in front of the ocean.

We loved being a part of Sheila and Michael’s wedding and getting to capture the moments that will be lifelong memories. Sheila and Michael, thank you so much for choosing us to tell your love story; we are honored and wish you all the happiness in the world! Congratulations!!

Limo Viking Tours Trolley and Arrow Prestige | Florist Waters Edge | DJ/Band Clockwork | Catering Newport Restaurant Group |  Cake Scrumptions |  Hair/Makeup Bella Beauty


Spring Mini Sessions | Saturday, March 11th | This year with LIVE bunnies!

Spring Mini Sessions | Saturday, March 11th | This year with LIVE bunnies!



Katie & Demettrious’s Winter Wedding | Crowne Plaza Atrium | Warwick, Rhode Island

Katie & Demettrious’s Winter Wedding | Crowne Plaza Atrium | Warwick, Rhode Island

They say that rain on your wedding day is good luck, so a blizzard must mean the best luck of all, right? Katie and Demettrious’s wedding day was right after the New Year at the Crowne Plaza Atrium in Warwick, Rhode Island. It was a beautiful occasion, and yes, they really had their wedding day during a blizzard! The most amazing thing is that not a single person missed it because of the weather. That is a true testament to how amazing Katie and Demettrious are and how much their friends and family love and support them. They were incredible troopers as their crazy photographers suggested we all go outside to photograph some portraits in the snowfall, and while they may have been freezing, they didn’t complain once and we were able to capture some truly spectacular imagery!

We had so much fun at their wedding, and loved seeing all their friends and family out on the dance floor. Their guests had a great bouquet and garter toss, but as you’ll see, the women might have been a little more excited then the men to participate 😉

Katie and Demettrious, thank you so much for choosing us to photograph your love story! We hope you had an amazing wedding day and that our images take you back to all the happy memories of your wintery wonderland wedding. We wish you all the best!

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