The Connected Family
You. Are. Busy.
And not only are you tired of being busy, but you’re terrified of not knowing how to slow down or wondering if life ever will. You’re afraid of “missing it” and in a world with constant distractions and things to do, you’re having a hard time actually engaging with the people you love most and are working so tirelessly for. This is the crazy cycle dear friend, and if you could see me now my hand is raised high in the air to admit my guilt.
I don’t know about you, but I am ready to tear down the glorification of busy.
What I’m talking about is not a quick fix or an easy way to solve all of your problems; I’m talking about making time to make memories. I’m asking you to collect moments and not things. I’m begging you to slow down with me and change the way you think about your photography session.
Your photo session
quality family time
What if, instead of making your photo shoot another thing to do,
it is a place to be?
Can you imagine when you look at those images your heart not only aches for the people in them, but you remember how you felt in those moments?
If you are saying to me through your computer screen “that sounds great Sarah, but I feel awkward in front of the camera, and honestly getting my kids to engage is hard” my friend, I hear you, and I am right there with you! This is why after 10 years of photographing people, weddings, and events I have dug deep to develop creative strategies around family engagement that will yield not only beautiful images, but also memories worth making.
An experience of
So here's how it works...
You contact me with any questions and we confirm a date and time.
I will ask for a deposit to save your spot.
I send you a questionnaire that helps me get to know your family and who you are a little bit better in preparation for our time together.
I send you a document to help you think through the personalized elements of your session so we can discuss things like location and wardrobe together.
We confirm details & make magic happen.
Day of the session
We meet on location, pile out of the car, and I guide you from there. No need to practice poses or threaten the kids, I GOT YOU! We laugh, we play, we have fun! This is where the principals and practices I have compiled really come into play and all I ask from you is to be present and let me guide you all. This is customized and thought through within the ages and dynamics of your unique family.
After the session
You will hear back from me within two weeks to view your beautifully selected and edited high resolution images within a private gallery.
The Connected Family Session
Your customized family experience
Up to 90 minutes shooting
All edited digital images from our session (approximately 70+)
Personal App with your gallery
A mini session is a NOT a short version of the session above, but rather a portrait session. It's good for families that are looking to get more straight forward shots of everyone together and individually. It's also great for high school seniors or those looking for an extended head shot session. If you are looking for more candid relaxed images the session above may be more suited for you.
The Anytime Mini Family Session
Anytime Mini Session
Location, date & time decided together
30 minute session
Includes 10 edited images with the option to purchase more
What People Have to Say
Have you ever met someone who you thought was meant to be in their profession? Sarah is exactly that. Her love for people is genuine and she makes you feel relaxed and comfortable. She's also fun and creative which allows her to think outside the box and capture unique backdrops and special moments. Sarah is able to adapt to any family dynamic and calms even the craziest of kids! Sarah has been photographing my family for years and I highly recommend her services. -Ana
Sarah has been a lifesaver for our family in a variety of ways! During some of the hardest, and most special, times in our families lives Sarah was there to capture beyond spectacular images. I've used other photographers out of desperation and could not believe the difference-not only is Sarah's talent above and beyond, her attention to you and your relationship is priceless and incomparable. She will be our families photographer for as long as she'll let us! We'll certainly follow her everywhere. -Jena
Sarah is honestly the best photographer around. We haven't had professional pictures taken by anyone else in the last decade, despite moving across the country in that span. We are constantly getting requests from friends and family that see her pictures of us asking when they can book a shoot with her.
If she can make our family look that good, imagine what she can do for yours!
We love Sarah and have been using her for years! She's been with us for all of our life milestones- wedding, maternity, newborn and family shoots for Christmas! She truly has a special gift and is the nicest person ever! We love the Action shots she's able to capture and how she makes you feel very comfortable in front of the camera. You won't regret working with her.-Rachel
I can't say enough good things about Sarah Hoag. She truly captured amazing photos for not only our for Christmas cards but she photographed the happiest day of our lives. I still look at our wedding photos 5 years later and LOVE them! Thank you Sarah! -Kelly
Sarah is an absolute gem. I've had the privilege of working with her both personally and professionally and she's never disappointed. She's exceeded expectations. Every.Time.
Sarah's latest display of going above and beyond was this past Christmas. Our entire family got together for Christmas for the first time - ever. 2 grandparents, 6 kids + significant others and 11 grandkids. Sarah drove over 2 hours one-way to take family pictures for us. On Christmas Eve. She captured an amazing memory for us that we'll cherish forever. No other photographer would have left their own family on Christmas Eve. Sarah is truly one of a kind.
I cannot wait to work with Sarah again and would recommend her to absolutely anyone and everyone. You will not be disappointed! -Angelina