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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 :)

Nolen’s One Year Cake Smash Portrait

Nolen’s One Year Cake Smash Portrait

Red, yellow and blue, a cake, and a cutie pie! What do you get? Nolen’s one year cake smash! Nolen celebrated his birthday over the weekend and had his first taste of cake. During the session at our studio, he had his second taste. However, he preferred to eat the banana that we were using as a prop. Guess we can call him the organic baby. He is probably the only little guy that prefers bananas over cake! It has been an honor to watch you grow over the past year through our Chapter One Program!  Happy One Year Mr. Nolen!

 

Cake Designed By | Sweet Indulgence

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Baby Reagan Six Months Photo Portrait Photo Shoot

RAEGAN | SIX MONTH PHOTOGRAPHY PORTRAIT SESSION

We have known Raegan’s Mommy and Daddy for a long time. We photographed their wedding many “Mays” ago at the Atlantic Beach Club in Newport, Rhode Island. Rachael and Adam are not only loyal clients, we now consider them friends. It is an honor to photograph Raegan in our Chapter One Program, documenting her first year of life.  Here is sweet baby Raegan’s six- month portrait session here at Sara Zarrella Photography.

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Davi Turns One! Cake Smash Portraits

Happy First Birthday Davi!

We’ve been taking pictures of little Davi’s family before he was even born.  We photographed his parents wedding at Belle Mer in Newport, Rhode Island – Take a peak down memory lane at their engagement photos. We have the honor of watching them start their family photographing their first born newborn session and now his one year old cake smash session!  It feels like yesterday when Davi’s mom was sitting in her bridal suite reading her card from her soon to be husband and now the proud Daddy of Davi.  Her card was announcing her surprise wedding gift- drum roll…..A TRIP TO PARIS! What is better than that? UMMMM??  A sweet one year old! The first year flies by so fast and what a better way to signify his first year, than with a pilot themed birthday cake smash?  Leave is to Davi’s mommy to come up with the best ideas!  Happy Birthday, Davi! Enjoy your cake! Yum Yum!

 

 

 

 

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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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