I'm a Virginia-based photographer specializing in portrait, lifestyle and wedding photography.  Thanks for stopping by!

My love of photography started at a young age. As long as I can remember, I’ve been fascinated by the memories captured behind a camera.

Life is filled with precious moments, both big and small, and we often don’t realize their significance until they’ve passed us by. Capturing these moments, whether it’s a birth, a wedding, or an everyday event somewhere in between, will ensure that these memories are preserved for generations to come.

My husband, Rob, and I are blessed with triplets: two identical boys and a little girl! They fill our days with so 

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so much fun and laughter.

I know how time flies, so to me documenting our life ensures that our smiles, laughter and tears never fade away. I’d love to help you do the same. Please contact me for additional information!

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Thanks for stopping by!  I offer several types of sessions so please browse through this section to learn more about each.  I would welcome the opportunity to photograph you and hope I hear from you soon.  Contact me below and you should hear back in less than 24 hours!


INVESTMENT

Families

maternity

weddings & Engagements

Seniors

Children

newborns

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special events

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Families are important and the years fly by so capturing each stage of your life together is important. Life is busy so I’m here to help you document these special moments. Family sessions last about 1-1.5 hours at a location of your choice (within reason of course) and include a minimum of 30 retouched, high-resolution images delivered to you in a password-protected, online gallery with a print release. The print release allows you to print your own products, prints or enlargements but I am also happy to help you with your printing needs and offer a wide array of products. Unless otherwise specified, I capture images of your family together, Mom and Dad together, individuals of your children and typically each parent with the children if time allows. All you need to bring is a positive attitude, smiles and any props you’d like for me to incorporate! If you have a vision, check with me because I may already have the prop and am happy to bring it along! A $75 deposit is due at the time of booking and the balance is due at the time of your session.


FAMILY SESSION

$250

Individual child portrait sessions (multiple children are treated as a family session) last about 1 hour at a location of your choice (within reason of course) and include a wardrobe change. Please bring multiple outfits if you need help picking! If your child has a favorite toy, book or other prop please bring it for us to include in the session. I deliver a minimum of 30 retouched, high-resolution images delivered to you in a password-protected, online gallery with a print release. The print release allows you to print your own products, prints or enlargements but I am also happy to help you with your printing needs and offer a wide array of products. A $75 deposit is due at the time of booking and the balance is due at the time of your session.  You can add a cake smash for $75 - I provide the cake and balloons and an additional 10 images in your gallery.

INDIVIDUAL CHILD PORTRAIT SESSION

$250

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Being a senior is a milestone! Capturing this critical stage in your life is a must! A senior session lasts about 2 hours at a two locations of your choice (within reason of course) and includes up to five outfit changes and a minimum of 30 retouched, high-resolution images delivered to you in a password-protected, online gallery with a print release. The print release allows you to print your own products, prints or enlargements but I am also happy to help you with your printing needs and offer a wide array of products including Graduation Announcements. A $75 deposit is due at the time of booking and the balance is due at the time of your session.


SENIOR SESSION

$375

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To all our future brides, welcome and congratulations on your recent engagement! If you’re anything like us, capturing this exciting time in your life is important! No two weddings are alike so I offer a la carte packaging.  Please choose what's best for you!  Coverage is $250/hour.  I offer albums, canvases, etc. - send me a quick email and I'll send you my full Product & Pricing Guide.  Engagement sessions are treated like a family session and cost $250.



WEDDINGS & ENGAGEMENTS

$250/hr

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Having children is priceless! The best time to have maternity photos taken is a personal preference.  Come solo or bring the whole family and we'll photograph you alone and with your family.  Contact me to discuss what to wear.  A maternity session lasts about 1-1.5 hours at a location of your choice (within reason of course) and includes a minimum of 30 retouched, high-resolution images delivered to you in a password-protected, online gallery with a print release. The print release allows you to print your own products, prints or enlargements but I am also happy to help you with your printing needs and offer a wide array of products. A $75 deposit is due at the time of booking and the balance is due at the time of your session.  


MATERNITY SESSION

$250

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If you’re pregnant and looking for maternity photos or you’ve already given birth to, adopted or stood beside your surrogate and are already holding that little bundle of joy (or bundles) I would love to photograph your newborn! The optimal time for NEWBORN photos is within the first 5-10 days after birth. You’re thinking “WHAT?! Is she crazy, I won’t even have my days and nights turned around by then,” but I promise it’s the best time to get the sweet poses you see flooding your Instagram or Pinterest page! Babies are the most flexible then and getting them into cute positions is easier at that stage.

I recommend scheduling your NEWBORN SESSION 1 month before your due date so I can reserve a session for you and be on standby. Babies aren’t predictable so I understand we can’t predict it to the exact date. This just allows me to reserve time on my calendar. What should you bring? Diapers, wipes, a warm blanket, milk, and a pacifier. I will provide the props (swaddle blankets, headbands, etc.), but please bring anything that has a special meaning to you. A newborn session lasts about 1-1.5 hours and includes a minimum of 30 retouched, high-resolution images delivered to you in a password-protected, online gallery with a print release. The print release allows you to print your own products, prints or enlargements but I am also happy to help you with your printing needs and offer a wide array of products. A $75 deposit is due at the time of booking and the balance is due at the time of your session.  

NEWBORN SESSION

$250

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If you’d like to document the arrival of your little one in the hospital I would welcome the opportunity to preserve that special moment.  I recommend contacting me ahead of time so I can reserve a session for you and be on standby. Babies aren’t predictable so I understand we can’t predict it to the exact date. This just allows me to reserve time on my calendar.

What should you bring? A robe and matching swaddle and anything else that is meaningful to you.  Let's talk ahead of time if you have certain props in mind - I may already have what you need!

A newborn hospital lifestyle session lasts about 1-1.5 hours and includes a minimum of 30 retouched, high-resolution images delivered to you in a password-protected, online gallery with a print release. The print release allows you to print your own products, prints or enlargements but I am also happy to help you with your printing needs and offer a wide array of products. A $75 deposit is due at the time of booking and the balance is due at the time of your session.  

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Special occasions are just that – special. Why not have someone document the moment? If you’re looking for a photographer to cover birthday parties, anniversary celebrations, graduations, graduation parties, baptisms, christenings or another special event, please reach out to me! Due to the nature of most special events, you get a mixture of candid and posed photos so I deliver between 75-100 retouched, high-resolution images delivered to you in a password-protected, online gallery with a print release. The print release allows you to print your own products, prints or enlargements but I am also happy to help you with your printing needs and offer a wide array of products. A $75 deposit is due at the time of booking and the balance is due at the time of your event.

SPECIAL EVENTS

$250/Hr

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I offer on-site photography services for sports teams to include individuals and team portraits. If you’re looking to schedule your team’s photos, please visit my contact me page to send me an email and I will be happy to email you my Sports Team Packages Price List and Product Guide. I serve the City of Fredericksburg, Stafford, Spotsylvania, King George, Caroline and surrounding areas.  

 

  

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Molly Ellis, 2019

Sara has photographed my baby shower and came to the hospital to do newborn pictures the day after my little one arrived!  Even with a "baby breakdown," Sara never lost her cool!  She was so patient!  She is just hte sweetest and so accommodating!  Her pictures are beautiful and she truly has an eye for capturing the sweetest moments!  I highly recommend her and will continue to use her as our family photographer...and friend!

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Kelly Lefler, 2017

Sara may photography is fantastic!  She has a wonderful eye for detail and meticulously edit her pictures to make sure they are just perfect.  She is also one of the kindest people you will ever meet and is wonderful with children.  I highly recommend her!

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John Collier, 2014

On September 7, 2013, I married Debra Wilson, the woman of my dreams. We spent months planning our perfect wedding, and it was very important to us to have the day thoroughly documented with high quality photographs. We had observed Sara’s work the previous November when she had attended the wedding of Debbie’s daughter as a casual observer. We were stunned at the quality of her work and how she managed to capture the mood and moment in so many photos. It was an easy choice for us to engage Sara to shoot our wedding, and we could not be more pleased with the results. Sara was absolutely tireless throughout the long day and evening, literally capturing every key moment from beginning to end. Her attention to detail and demand for perfection created hundreds of life long memories for our family, and we would enthusiastically recommend her for anyone hoping to have the perfect documentation for their perfect day.

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Amanda McClellan, 2018

Sara May has become our family’s go-to photographer. Her sessions are always quick, fun and painless. My husband hates having his picture taken and she somehow manages to get a real smile out of him. And she’s great with kids! I appreciate that she listens to our ideas and never makes us do anything cheesy or that feels unnatural. As a result, her photos always feel like they’ve captured our personalities. Hire her; you won’t regret it!

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Blair Willis, 2017

Sara does an amazing job!  She has a perfect eye for detail!  I highly recommend her!

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Shelby Lynn, 2018

This women is amazing. She is a complete sweet heart! She did my senior photos for me.. and they look terrific. She made me feel beautiful plus I had an 8 months old puppy in the mix... She did a wonderful job. 10/10

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Do you travel?
Yes, while we’re located in Fredericksburg, Virginia, we will travel most anywhere! *

What does the session fee include?
Your photographer’s time, talent and travel, as well as basic retouching of all images. Professional prints or canvases are available to purchase separately. Please contact me for pricing.

Do you require a deposit/retainer fee?
Yes, a $75 deposit is due at the time of booking and the balance is due at the time of your session. This allows me to reserve your session time and date on my calendar. Please contact me 24-48 hours in advance if you or your child is sick and won’t be able to make your session. Even though the deposit/retainer fee is nonrefundable, a new retainer fee is not required to reschedule as long as we do so within 14 days of your session. Thank you for helping me keep my family well!

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How far in advance should I book my session?
You should book your session as soon as possible to ensure the particular time and date you had in mind is available.

When is the best time to be photographed?
Typically within the first two hours after sunrise or two hours before sunset. These times of the day are most flattering to skin tones.

What if the weather is bad?
We’ll reschedule! We want you to be satisfied with your images and understand the weather is not something anyone can control. It’s an act of God!

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What should I wear?
Everyone always asks, “What should I wear?” so I put together a few suggestions to help! Solids always work best because they don’t compete with your face or the background for the viewer’s attention. However, wear whatever makes you feel comfortable and represents YOUR style! You can dress everyone in the same outfit (khakis and a white polo for example) or everyone wearing the same color shirt. Solids work best BUT prints are also nice as long as you don’t overdo it! Choose 2-4 colors that work well together and use each one at least twice throughout your family.

Portraits are always a good excuse to go shopping but you can easily find something in your closet! Start with a favorite piece and build around it. For instance, if you have a favorite patterned shirt, pull the colors used within that pattern for your family to wear. You can use

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jewelry or accessories to help incorporate each color at least a couple times. If your husband’s favorite shirt clashes with yours, have him wear a layer over his (or vice versa) so just the collar and cuffs show. This allows you to work with a couple prints or patterns and not have to break the bank shopping!

Select colors you love, colors that will compliment your home décor in case you hang a portrait, colors that compliment your skin tone or even colors that mimic the season. To get a feel for what works best together, Pinterest is your best friend but you can get lost on there for hours so

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Can I print photos from your website?
No, it is illegal to copy or reprint photos without my written, authorized permission. However, feel free to share any watermarked images on Facebook, etc.

What is a print release?
Permission for reproduction of images for personal use at home, while preserving the rights of the Photographer. i.e. The Photographer retains all copyright and moral rights (ownership) to the images. You, as the client, are free to print the images for personal use but you cannot alter the images without first receiving written permission from me (the Photographer).

Are gift certificates available?
Yes, please contact me for more information.

*Location within reason.  Specifics can be discussed in person or over the phone. Additional charges may apply.

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