Award Winning Photographer | Quad Cities Newborn, Baby, Family, Wedding Photographer » Boutique Photography Studio

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  • My passion is to capture moments between new families and growing families. This includes engagements, weddings, maternity, newborn, babies, children, young families. I'm truly honored to work with my clients, many of whom have become very dear friends from our boutique experience together. I love to pamper them and guide them through this experience to create lasting heirloom artwork to fill their home.

    I service the greater Quad City area including Geneseo, East Moline, Moline, Rock Island, Bettendorf, LeClaire, Davenport, Eldridge, and DeWitt.

    Feel free to call me at 309.507.0618 or email me at 115,97,114,97,104,64,115,97,114,97,104,115,117,110,115,116,114,111,109,112,104,111,116,111,103,114,97,112,104,121,46,99,111,109moc.yhpargotohpmortsnusharas@haras. I look forward to hearing from you soon!

Studio Tour | Quad Cities Boutique Photography Studio

Whew. It seems like forever ago that I opened the studio. On the other hand, it feels like yesterday. It’s been in the makings for over a year. I met with a retired entrepreneur last January and we devised a business plan that would allow for a studio. I’m so thankful for his help. I knew I wanted to have a storefront studio so there was an actual place for my clients to meet for consultations, hold awesome events (one is coming up next month, by the way) and for capturing babies under 1. We also knew that we would be moving back to Geneseo and the Quad Cities because we really missed our home. Last April I checked out several places and then fell in love with this space. It’s actually pretty ironic that I ended up in the building.

Here’s a little back story. When we moved to Geneseo in 1988, my mom found this amazing quilt shop downtown. She’s an avid quilter if you didn’t know. She quickly became friends with the owner and started working there. Well, here actually, in this building. Over the next 13 years, the shop had changed hands a couple of times. The last owner didn’t market very much and quickly lost business and it eventually closed. There the building sat. It was quite ugly actually. Matted down dark brown (with wear marks) burber carpet. Icky dark wood paneling. A creepy long hallway that led to a teeny, tiny bathroom. I remember it very well. I spent a lot of time in that building. In fact, I was in the Geneseo Victorian Walk live window in that building each year until I was in 6th grade. Then when I was in high school, I babysat for a gal who lived on the second floor. I’m telling you I spent a LOT of time in this building.

Fast forward to 2001ish. The building sat empty for years. In 2004, a realtor and her husband bought the building and gutted it down to the studs. They re-drywalled the entire place, gave it a HUGE facelift, changed the layout and made each floor commercial. Then the building sat empty again. There have been a few random stores in here but not for very long. Then last April, I took a peek in the window and saw how GORGEOUS the space had become. It was nothing like it used to be. I had to have it! I had heard that the telephone company owned it. It just so happens that one of my clients worked there. So I sent her an email that night asking who I would speak to about renting it. Little did I know that her husband is the general manager of the phone company. Who knew? It was fate I tell you, fate! We met up and I FELL IN LOVE! We signed the contract in August and had our first client in here in October. So, I’m a little slow getting this post up…..whoops! I could not be happier. This place is a dream. A dream come true! Take a peek my brand spankin’ new studio!

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  • That is absolutely gorgeous. And very perfectly you!! :) ReplyCancel

  • Ali Rockwell

    It is SO pretty Sarah! How awesome!ReplyCancel

  • Kelsey Smith

    LOVE this space and what you made your own!!! So beautiful!!! Hope to one day get my family photographed with you!ReplyCancel

  • JAW on the Floor-beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • LOVE everything about this Sarah!! It was meant to be yours!! You make it feel so soft and cozy, I just want to stay in there!! Love it all around!!! Thank you for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • So beautiful and inspiring, thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Simply STUNNING! <3ReplyCancel

  • I want to come live in your studio – stunning!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Can I come love in it?!? Please! This is absolutely gorgeous and I’ve always been obsessed with burlap and lace. Holy crap I’m so in awe!ReplyCancel

  • Holy Hannah! Amazingly gorgeous!!!!!!!!! I love it!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Beautiful, now I have a studio envy ;) ReplyCancel

  • What a fantastic studio space!ReplyCancel

  • Lori Vieth

    WOW, WOW, WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You hit that spot on!! Absolutely dreamy!ReplyCancel

  • Shut UP!!! Perfect down to every detail. You’re so right! What a dream!!!! Beautiful, Sarah!ReplyCancel

  • Absolutely stunning!ReplyCancel

  • What a beautiful space!! I am in LOVE with the building! SWOON!!ReplyCancel

  • Nicole Gulick

    What a gorgeous space loved the story sounded like fate! Congrats!ReplyCancel

  • Anna

    That is a wonderful story! It was meant to be! I adore how you’ve put your stamp on the space. It’s so you! Gorgeous spot to showcase your beautiful work! Congrats!ReplyCancel

  • Denise

    What a beautiful studio. A wonderful story how you have come full circle. Continued success for you and your studio!ReplyCancel

  • Julie P

    So pretty! Just amazing girl!ReplyCancel

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Little Green Apple Preschool | Quad Cities Kids Photographer

Little Green Apple Preschool has the cutest kids around, just in case you didn’t know. I had the absolute pleasure of photographing the school last month and I have to tell you it was pretty much the most fun thing I’ve done in a while. We laughed so hard! I was making animal sounds at them, and they returned them to me with lots of fun facial expressions! We tickled each other and even played a few games of peek-a-boo! Seriously? So.much.fun. The pictures turned out fantastic and to boot, we even donated over $200 back to the school as a fundraiser! Take a peek at a few of my favorites from this year’s Little Green Apple Preschool Picture Fundraiser!

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