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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 :)

Happy Birthday Niko! | Cake Smash Portrait Session | Exeter, Rhode Island

We have known Niko’s mom, Jamie for a long time – since high school. We were so excited when she called the studio to ask us to take Niko’s one year Cake Smash Portraits! Mom has a Mickey Mouse themed birthday party planned for later this month for the little guy, so of course she got him all decked out in his Mickey Mouse outfit and bow tie. We teamed up with Sweet Indulgence for the design of his Mickey Mouse cake, which he couldn’t wait to dive into. We were so honored to photograph handsome Niko and can’t wait to see his smiling face again!


Say Hello to Joanna! | Newborn Portrait Studio Session | Exeter, Rhode Island

Melissa and Jason have been a part of the “Sara Zarrella Photography Family” since 2012, when we had the honor to photograph their first daughter, Alexandra. They both have been back many times since then and are huge fans of our holiday mini sessions, which they come to every year.  When Melissa called to let us know that their second daughter, Joanna, had arrived, we remembered when her first daughter was born and we photographed her in her stylish mink. The first thing we asked was, “Will we be photographing her in a mink as well!?”  We decided no on the mink, and instead went with her NICU graduation cap.  That was Joanna’s first of many proud accomplishments, and we were honored to capture it.


Gabriella is One! | Cake Smash Portrait Session | Exeter, Rhode Island

Pink, Gold and Sparkle!  Throw in one sweet little beauty and you have yourself a fun cake smash!  Sheryl and Greg have been a part of the “Sara Zarrella Photography Family” for a long time.  We’ve done their engagement session, a boudoir session, and their wedding at Belle Mer in Newport, Rhode Island. They’ve rented our Photo Booth Lounge and we have done many company parties for them as well. We consider them friends more than clients.  Their daughter, Gabriella just celebrated her first birthday and we had the honor to capture her Cake Smash Session, and she sure enjoyed that cake!  We worked with Sweet Indulgence to come up with the pink and gold themed cake, and Gabriella could not get enough of it!


Meet Edmond! | Newborn Studio Portrait Session | Exeter, RI

We were so excited to meet baby Edmond aka Gus at the Sara Zarrella Photography Portrait Studio yesterday. Born on May 11th, he weighed 10lbs 2oz and was 21 inches long. What a big bundle of joy! We photographed Annette and Daniel’s wedding back in November of 2012 at the Roger Williams Botanical Gardens in Cranston, Rhode Island. Over the last five years, we have had the pleasure of watching their family grow. They have been a part of our Chapter Program with all three of their boys. We can’t wait to watch Edmond grow over the next year! We truly look forward to seeing his family every time they come to our studio! It was a pleasure to spend a few hours with them yesterday.


Kristin’s Maternity Studio Portrait Session and Gabriel’s Newborn Studio Portrait Session

Kristin’s Maternity Studio Portrait Session and Gabriel’s Newborn Studio Portrait Session

We had the pleasure to photograph Kristin and Josh’s wedding at The Inn at Mystic located in Mystic Connecticut back in August of 2015.  Now we have the honor to take Kristin’s maternity photos and Gabriel’s newborn photos. Gabriel came into the world on April 14, 2017 at 9:10pm, weighing in at 7lbs 4oz and 21 inches. Fun fact! The day we took Kristin’s maternity photos is the last day that she was pregnant with Gabriel. What a special story for her to tell sweet baby Gabriel when he is older.

On their wedding day, Kristin gave Josh the book “Guess How Much I Love You” as a gift. Now they will get to enjoy reading the same book to their son. What a special family tradition and sweet tradition to start? We are excited that we get the privilege to watch Gabriel grow in our Chapter One Program. We of course had to add the child’s book into Kristin’s maternity session and of course baby “G” had his grande debut with mommy reading to him “Guess How Much I Love You”.  Congratulations again Kristin and Josh!  It has been a true pleasure to be with your family each step of the way and we can’t wait to see you again in a few months xoxox.


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