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WE CAPTURE YOUR MAGICAL MOMENTS AS DREAM COUPLES & FAMILIES, MAKING YOU LOOK AND FEEL FABULOUS! (WHILE HAVING FUN, OF COURSE!)

WEDDINGS + PORTRAITS THAT MAKE YOU STAND OUT!

Oh! AND PHOTO BOOTHS TO HELP YOU THROW AN EPIC EVENT! 

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Nice to meet you! The owner and lead Photo-Novelist for Sara Zarrella Photography. I’m a pint-size, (frequently caffeinated) fireball of energy that loves my family, my clients, and the stories I am lucky enough to tell through my photos. 

I'm Sara...

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Hello!

 who feels more like a trusted friend?
I'm your girl!

Are you looking for an experienced
photographer

a native Rhode Islander and lover of all things coastal. But most importantly, I’m a wife to one good looking husband (just my opinion), and a mom to two little ones: a too-sassy-for-her-own-good toddler and the sweetest little baby girl ever.

I'm also...

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I knew that this was what I was meant to be doing. I pursued an Art degree from Northeastern University in order to start my photography journey and studied abroad in Florence, Italy, at the Studio Art Center International. While in Italy I honed my photography skills among the centuries old architecture and endless gelato shops. After graduation, I continued my education by attending both Rhode Island School of Design and The New England School of Photography. 

I’ve always loved photography, and ...

more, more!

the Big Apple where I worked at InStyle magazine as a photo editor. I was immersed in the glamorous world of fashion, music, and entertainment, but after I longed for home, I returned to my roots in the smallest state, “Little Rhody”--which is pretty fitting, considering I am under 5ft tall. 

I headed to...

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 experiences of all have been the connections I have made with the hundreds of #SZPDreamCouples and #SZPDreamFamilies I’ve been lucky enough to work with over the past 16+ years.

For me, being able to witness their journeys from beautiful wedding days to the joy of pregnancy, and from those fleeting newborn moments to watching their family grow throughout the years, is the most satisfying part of what I do.

The most important ...

i'm gonna need to re-read that!

"The photos tell the story & bring back every feeling from our wedding day"

"We had the honor of Sara Zarrella Photography at our wedding and they are incredible. From the beautiful engagement shoot, to the 150 person beach wedding at The Newport Beach House, they did an amazing job. The photos tell the story and bring back every feeling from our wedding day and we look at them feeling laughter and tears. Sara and her team, are truly talented and captured everything; we will treasure these forever. Thank you so much!!"  - Nicole, Bride

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"We feel that Sara and her staff have
become part of our family." 

"My husband and I have been using Sara Zarrella Photography for the past 10 years. Sara and her staff are very professional and always wonderful to work with. They always make sure we are incredibly comfortable and consistently deliver the best photography has to offer. We feel that Sara and her staff have become part of our family. They have captured every significant moment of our lives together from our engagement pictures to our wedding, our maternity pictures to our children’s first years of life. I wouldn’t have trusted these once in a lifetime memories to any other studio! We look forward to many more years with Sara Zarrella Photography!" - Hutchinson Family

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"My husband and I have been using Sara Zarrella Photography for the past 10 years. We feel that Sara and her staff have become part of our family throughout these years. They have captured every significant moment of our lives together from our engagement pictures to our wedding, our maternity pictures to our children’s first years of life. I wouldn’t have trusted these once in a lifetime memories to any other studio! We look forward to many more years with Sara Zarrella Photography!" - Hutchinson Family

"I know that I have found my photographer for life!"

“The energy you get from [Sara] when you first meet with her is the energy she brings to your wedding day. I felt like I had my good girlfriend shooting my wedding! I know that I have found my photographer for life, and I’m looking forward to doing my maternity pictures and future family photos with her.” - Caitlin, Bride

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"Hiring Sara is the best decision you can make for your wedding!"

"We can’t say enough good things about Sara Zarrella Photography!!! Hiring Sara is the best decision you can make for your wedding! Sara is so easy to work with and very helpful when it comes to planning the timeline of your day. Plus, her photos are AMAZING! " - Sarah, Bride

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"If I could give more stars, I would!"

"Sara Zarrella and her team are phenomenal! They were professional, creative, and an overall joy to be around on our wedding day. Pre-wedding: Sara is organized, detail-oriented, and responsive. The photos turned out to be absolutely incredible and Sara delivered on her promise of a very long and detailed shot list that we had planned. Sara gives just enough direction to get a great shot but also makes the photos feel natural and authentic. Would also highly recommend the "Dress Session"! If I could give more stars, I would!" - Kristin, Bride

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"Dan totally exceeded our expectations with the images he took at our wedding!"

"Where do I begin...After seeing the images he took at my brother wedding, I knew we had to have him. Dan was very prompt, he is not only experienced but absolutely incredible at what he does. Dan totally exceeded our expectations with the images he took at our wedding! After photographing two family weddings, we cherish all he captured!" - Amy, Bride

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"From the very beginning of our wedding process, Kelly knew she wanted Sara Zarrella. Kelly was attracted to Sara's style, subtleties, and unique shots that quite honestly she did not find in other photographers that our friends recommended. What makes her stand out was the photos of both the little, poignant moments, as well as the grandiose, larger-than-life shots that repeatedly make us go "wow." My wife has commented many times that the day of the wedding Sara was not only the photographer but also a friend."  -  Patrick, Groom

"Sara was not only the photographer, but also a friend."

"From the very beginning of our wedding process, Kelly knew she wanted Sara Zarrella. She was attracted to Sara's style, subtleties, and unique shots that quite honestly she did not find in other photographers that our friends recommended. Her material looked professional; she spoke technically when I asked technical questions, artistically when I asked artistic questions; and basically set me at ease about the whole process. It was the photos of both the little, poignant moments, as well as the grandiose, larger-than-life shots that repeatedly make us go "wow." My wife has commented many times that the day of the wedding Sara was not only the photographer but also a friend."  -  Patrick, Groom

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"From the very beginning of our wedding process, Kelly knew she wanted Sara Zarrella. Kelly was attracted to Sara's style, subtleties, and unique shots that quite honestly she did not find in other photographers that our friends recommended. What makes her stand out was the photos of both the little, poignant moments, as well as the grandiose, larger-than-life shots that repeatedly make us go "wow." My wife has commented many times that the day of the wedding Sara was not only the photographer but also a friend."  -  Patrick, Groom

"I can't recommend Sara Zarrella any more highly."

Not only did she capture our gorgeous destination wedding images, she is my go-to now for family photography. As a photographer myself, I didn't realize it would be so hard to capture images of my own child, but man, is it hard and nearly impossible to get the kind of images I want. So finding someone who will take the images I envision is tricky, but Sara does it! Finding a photographer to trust with capturing your precious family memories or your branding image can be scary, but I assure anyone looking, Sara will put you at ease and give you the result you'll love.
Her professionalism is top notch yet she is still so warm, friendly and approachable.
You can't go wrong with Sara Zarrella Photography. " Sarah, Photographer & Mom

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"From the very beginning of our wedding process, Kelly knew she wanted Sara Zarrella. Kelly was attracted to Sara's style, subtleties, and unique shots that quite honestly she did not find in other photographers that our friends recommended. What makes her stand out was the photos of both the little, poignant moments, as well as the grandiose, larger-than-life shots that repeatedly make us go "wow." My wife has commented many times that the day of the wedding Sara was not only the photographer but also a friend."  -  Patrick, Groom

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