Feature Friday: Sarah Beau Photography
Sarah is one of Calgary's best and sweetest wedding photographers. With a keen eye for the perfect shot, Sarah is a master behind the lens and a rising star in YYC. Learn more about the inspiration behind the beautiful photography and what keep Sarah close to her community.
Tell me a little bit about yourself and your work. Where are you from? What do you do?
I’m Sarah, the gal behind the camera at Sarah Beau Photo here in YYC. I have the coolest job in the whole world that allows me to be a part of but also capture some of the best days of people’s lives. I’m a professional wedding photographer, and documenting love is my jam.
What inspires you to do what you do? How did you start doing this work?
I went to school for photography, and when I was finished I made a point to try every genre of photography to find my niche. I don’t think I ever thought I would be here photographing weddings, I figured it would be mundane. However, after one wedding I was hooked. The way love shows up in images, it sets my soul on fire. Watching two humans interact on such an immeasurable scale makes my heart happiest.
What inspires you most about your community?
Calgary is such an amazing city, the diversity in the couples I get to work with, but also the diverse locations I get to photograph at. The constant assortment of venues keeps me inspired to take new images, to find new ways to photograph and to connect with my couples on a deeper level than just a client.
If you could give anyone who is starting out in your field one piece of advice, what would it be?
Never compromise your values to collect a pay cheque.
Tell me three fun facts about yourself or your organization.
- Ohh! Jinx, my dog, and I have matching tattoos. I have Zzz.. on my arm and she has it in her ear. Because friends that nap together stay together.
- I have Narcolepsy, a sleep disorder that causes me to fall asleep randomly. Fortunately, with diagnosis and a healthy lifestyle, it’s been managed and I haven’t “randomly” fallen asleep since high school.
- Two Phobias: Feet & Birds, and don’t even get me started on bird feet.
How can people get in touch?
Yes, come hang out online with me!
Instagram : @sarahbeauphoto
Facebook : Sarah Beau Photography
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