Being My Own Client - Sara May Photography Sara May Photography

Being My Own Client - Sara May Photography

A few months ago I traveled to Joshua Tree, Salvation Mountain (weirdest place I think I’ve ever been) and the Salton Sea for an opportunity to expand my portfolio.

Normally when I’m shooting a subject, I’m going about it in my own artistic way but always with my client’s vision as the priority. It has been ages since I did a photo shoot where I had complete freedom to decide how I wanted to photograph it. I was able to try out new things and experiment with fun posing without any concern for if my client would like it. I was my own client!  It was like being a kid in a free candy & puppies store! (I can’t imagine a better store, can you?)

I gained a lot of appreciation for modeling after this. They were rock climbing barefoot and getting scratched up by thorns, standing close to a tarantula while I was able to escape by using my telephoto lens (heehee), walking up insane inclines in 6″ heels and standing in the white hot sun for hours on end. It was a great reminder for me on how exhausting it can be to be in front of a camera. But even more so, it was a reminder of how important it is to have a great connection and energy between myself and my subject in order to keep them going/create stunning results.

I love the connections that happen and that result in beautiful imagery.














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“A true professional and amazing to work with, she is a craftsman behind the lens! I call her often. She’s the only one I trust to capture special moments for me and my family.” 

- Joe C.

“I will continue to use her until the end of time.”

- Alison D.

“As a wedding planner, I work with many photographers. I love working with Sara and recommend her to my clients because she is the perfect combo of Customer Service Expert and Talented Artist.” 

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“We loved how comfortable she made us feel, how she seemed to remember every detail, how she used her own creativity to set up some incredible shots on our big day and how she went the extra mile for us in so many different ways.” 

- Heather B.

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