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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 :)

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!




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!

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