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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

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2017 Spring Mini Sessions | Sara Zarrella Photography

2017 Spring Mini Sessions | Sara Zarrella Photography

We had so much fun at this years Spring Mini Sessions we couldn’t keep it to ourselves! You’d never be able to tell that there was a snowstorm going on outside and everyone was all smiles as we played with the bunnies. We love the uniqueness of each portrait and that the personality of every child shone through! Thank you so much to all the families that came out to have some fun with us. We’re already excited for next year! 🙂

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Mackenzie and Tri Are Married | Hotel Viking | Newport, Rhode Island

Mackenzie and Tri Are Married | Hotel Viking | Newport, Rhode Island

We love the variety and uniqueness that we see in each wedding we photograph and we love when couples incorporate their religion, family traditions, and other special details into their wedding day. Mackenzie and Tri had a very unique and beautiful wedding in November at the Hotel Viking in Newport, Rhode Island. They wanted to include the more traditional American style weddings with Tri’s Vietnamese traditions. The result was a beautiful celebration of family history and forging new traditions. Mackenzie rocked her red and white wedding dress, as well as the rest of the wedding party donning Vietnamese formals for the ceremony. Everyone was having so much fun and we loved seeing the two different families interact with one another. You could tell there is so much love between them. The tea ceremony was especially a sweet moment as the new bride and groom served each other’s parents tea. After the touching ceremony we headed outdoors to enjoy the amazing fall day and to take Mackenzie and Tri’s wedding portraits around Newport. Afterwards, everyone had a quick outfit change and it was like photographing a whole other wedding. From the red dress with an updo to the class white dress and Tri’s suit and tie, these newlyweds were transformed! We had a second “First Look” as they saw each other for the first time in their new ensembles and after some romantic portraits outside of the Hotel Viking we made our way to the reception. We were so happy we could capture the emotion during the speeches – the looks of love and gratefulness on Mackenzie and Tri’s faces, as well as everyone else in the room, was touching!

Mackenzie and Tri, you had an incredible wedding. It was beautiful, full of laughter, family, and love. It perfectly reflected who you are and was an amazing start to your journey together as husband and wife. Thank you for honor of allowing us to photograph your wedding day – we are so glad you chose us!

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Happy Birthday Desmond! | Springtime Cake Smash | Chapter One Program

Happy Birthday Desmond! | Springtime Cake Smash | Chapter One Program

We are celebrating the arrival of Spring with a super sweet Cake Smash session! We’ve had the joy of photographing Desmond throughout the first year of his life, first as a newborn than as a growing baby learning to explore the world, and finally as a one year old who loves to have fun! We love the Chapter One Program because there are so many memorable moments in the first year of life, and while we can’t capture them all, we can preserve some beautiful memories for parents to treasure all life long. Not to mention, we get to end the year with these fun, custom sessions and a yummy cake from Sweet Indulgence! We have loved photographing this family. We first got to know them when we photographed their wedding in Newport, Rhode Island as well as providing their Photo Booth Lounge. We also photographed a Red Boot session as a nice Groom’s gift! Needless to say there have been a lot of memories over the years. It’s truly been an honor to be their photographer and we are going to miss this family so much when they move!

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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

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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

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