Process & Philosophy

Sarah Sloboda, sf bay area family photographerMission Statement:

Sarah Sloboda promises to provide an impeccable photography experience. Your session will be focused, and work within the requirements of babies and children with limited patience. Most importantly, it will be fun, relaxed, and comfortable for you and your family.

Sarah’s masterful approach achieves high standards based in traditional fine art street photography. She spent 10 years honing a unique process-and-capture method that emulates the look and feel of film photography with all the conveniences of digital.

Your photos will be delivered to you electronically in the comfort of your home. Sarah’s timeless style has a distinctive signature poised to increase in value as part of your art collection.

Sarah Sloboda believes…

  • having our pictures taken is like sending a love letter to our future selves.
  • by recording, we achieve the impossible – we stop time.
  • all people start as children, fully capable of collaborating in the creative process.

How to begin:

Email Bookings at rsvp [at] to arrange an email consultation with Sarah.  Please include some details about your family: your names, ages, interests, and a bit about your personalities.  If you have date, time, and/or location requirements, list those in your email, as well.

The session fee is required at time of booking, and is non-refundable.  Credit card payments are accepted via Square.

Photo delivery:

Typical turnaround time is 7-14 business days, subject to availability and varying slightly by season.  Rush turnaround is available for an additional fee.

Digital files are delivered via digital download.  You’ll receive a personal-use image license, and Sarah’s guide to savvy archiving, with steps to take to properly back up your photos.

Have questions?

Visit the FAQs page, or email

Top and bottom photos by Ernst Bruening. Middle photo by Youssef Kerkour.