SARAH CARPENTER

Sarah began her photography career in 2013 when she shot her first wedding. She focused her career on photographing weddings and family portraits. During her time as a wedding photographer, Sarah had weddings and bridal inspiration editorials, in which she collaborated with other members of the wedding industry, published in bridal magazines and online blogs including Martha Stewart Weddings, Brides, Confetti, Wedding Sparrow, Style Me Pretty, and Magnolia Rouge among others.

In 2015, Sarah began to branch away from weddings and began to plan a project called The Artist Series in which she set out to photograph performing artists. In August 2015, Sarah and her husband moved to Seattle. Once there, Sarah began to collaborate with dancers from the Pacific Northwest Ballet, narrowing The Artist Series to ballet and modern dancers.

In 2019, Sarah taught several one-on-one photography workshops for wedding photographers seeking to improve their film photography skills, work flow, and marketing. She was also invited to be a guest lecturer and photographer for the Belle Lumiere Magazine workshop hosted at Bella Luna Farms in Snohomish, Washington. At the end of 2019, she was named one of "The 9 Best Fine Art Photographers in Seattle" by Peerspace, won the Bell Lumiere End of the Year Awards Color Image of the Year Winner, and PhotoVision’s Fan Favorite Image of the Year.

By 2021, Sarah decided not to continue pursuing a career in wedding photography and turned her intentions toward portraits and fine art photography. She then photographed former PNB dancer Leah with her daughter Olive in an attempt to understand what it means to be a creative working mom, and the images were purchased by Seattle Met Magazine for a story called "Beside the Pointe: How PNB Navigates Parenthood and Ballet." In the fall of 2021, she was a break-out speaker for The Hybrid Collective, a conference for photographers in the wedding industry who shoot both film and digital mediums. Her talk was called “The Ballerina Effect”, and it was about why personal work is so important for photographers to maintain throughout their career and the doors personal work can open.

Sarah has now moved to London, England and lives there with her husband and two kids. She has self-published a book of her dance portraits called “What Makes a Dancer” which is currently for sale on Amazon.


email: sarah@sarahcarpenterphotos.com
instagram.com/sarahcarpenterphotography