Sarah Sloboda, Modern Kids PhotographerSarah Sloboda is an award-winning, rock-n-roll kids photographer, based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Every year, she travels the world on her Family Photo Tour, serving clients in New York, Chicago, Cleveland, Los Angeles, London, Paris, and more.

Sarah provides an impeccable photography experience, and prides herself on working with discerning connoisseurs. Her approach favors using the most flattering light and angles during image capture, minimizing the need for retouching. She composes shots incredibly quickly, delivering a large number of “keepers” from every session.

Clients from all over the world seek her out when they are simultaneously in the same city, or when visiting San Francisco.

Grandparents to two of her clients (one in Portland and one in Chicago) told Sarah, “You’re the best children’s photographer in the country.” After meeting a client in Paris, she photographed their family in New York and San Francisco. She has Seattle clients who moved to Los Angeles, and now she photographs them there.

It’s no wonder people seek her out. Her ability to work quickly with intense focus is balanced perfectly with a light-hearted, accepting manner that children and adults alike warm up to immediately. Even people who don’t like having their picture taken rave that her photo shoots are surprisingly easy. The sessions themselves are light and fun, and the results are one-of-a-kind. 

With a background studying the masters of street photography, shooting on film, earning her BA in film studies, and producing in entertainment, Sarah’s photography overlaps into the commercial world and the realm of fine art. She values creating genuine connections directly with individuals and families, and a lot of her work is private commissions. She also works with editorial and commercial companies who have a sincere mission, and who want relatable images that display integrity.

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Sarah holds a BA in Filmmaking from the University of Michigan. She is a published writer, and was once the Production Coordinator for The People’s Choice Awards in addition to other entertainment credentials.

Having spent nearly a decade honing her craft in NYC, she is now based in Oakland, California. Traveling often, she chases her muses wherever they call her.  Sarah was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, where she frequently visits.

Awards, publications, and clients include Getty Images, Rangefinder, Daily Candy Kids, Martha Stewart Weddings, Baby Shop Magazine, The New York Times, New York Magazine, The Paper Chronicles, Rock-n-Roll Bride, The Knot, Prix de la Photographie Paris, Citibabes, Wondertime, Mommy Poppins, Classy Chaos, Brio, Beach Blvd. Bride, Stationery Trends, Ode Exchange, Goodkin, Urban Baby, A Child Grows in Brooklyn, The 3six5, Glamour.com, Sephora, CW network, the Brooklyn Academy of Music and Gallery Stock.

Photo credits, top to bottom:

Ernst Bruening

Stephanie Diani

Gary Ashley

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