I’m a contemporary photographer and privileged to serve clients
from all over the world who want the best for their kids.
Every purchase plants a tree.
When I photograph a family, I envision what images the
children might like to have of themselves when they grow
up. I want to create something beautiful for their future.
In the same spirit, I’ve partnered with One Tree Planted
to plant a tree for every purchase my clients make.
In December, I’ll share how many trees we plant together
this year. Be sure you’re on my mailing list!
My goal is to understand your aesthetic and create
beautiful tangible objects you can hold in your hand
so you can experience what I did when I pulled
a well-exposed print from the developer in the darkroom.
Knowing a bit about you, I can tune my timing to get nuanced
shots that reveal something unique to the moment that you will love.
How do you define reportage?
Drawing from classic street photography and photojournalism,
my photo shoots are based in improvisation. I don’t overly direct
my sessions and instead engage in conversation and distraction
to draw out personalities and relationship dynamics.
The light, background, and energy will all contribute.
Whatever everyone is feeling like that day
will be perfectly unique to that moment in time.
You may wish to book a Personal Curator appointment
in advance of your photo shoot. It’s a great way to establish
clear art direction beforehand so you can relax and enjoy
your session the day of the shoot.
I got my start in NYC, and have been a photographer full-time since 2005.
I was based in San Francisco, before returning to my hometown of Cleveland in 2020.
I still plan to travel regularly for my Family Photo Tour.
If you’re interested in a photo shoot, please get in touch about a trip to your city.
I’m grateful to have worked with and been recognized internationally by many
prestigious organizations, publications and brands. Have a look at some of them here:
If you represent a brand and would like to talk about your next campaign, please email me for a consultation.
If you are interested in creating a Family Photo Event for your organization or social club, click here.
If you’re a family looking to book your next portrait session, please feel free to reach out.
I would be happy to answer your photography questions, and get to know your family.
Whatever stage of planning you’re in, I’d love to hear from you. In the meantime…
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top photo of Sarah Sloboda by © Samantha Tyler Cooper
bottom photo of Sarah Sloboda by © Gary Ashley