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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 :)

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.



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


Baby Reagan Six Months Photo Portrait Photo Shoot


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.


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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