I'm a DC Family Photographer

I love capturing little moments for my families!

Maybe you’ve never done professional photos before, or you had an experience that you didn’t absolutely love. Maybe you think they’re just stress and no fun, or that you won’t feel like yourself during the session. It doesn’t have to be this way! I’m Sarah and I offer fun and relaxing photo sessions. To me, it’s all about the experience, so I help with:

  • Sending you all the info you need to prepare for the session
  • Beautiful little moments of your family captured forever
  • Gorgeous prints so that your photos don’t collect digital dust

I'm happy to serve ALL kinds of families!

Quote over photo, "Sarah is the absolute best! She was so patient, kind, and communicative through the entire process."

My Style

Making you feel relaxed is my #1 priority – not only for better photos, but because if you have a good time during your session, then looking back on those photos will be all the sweeter.

I get to witness such joy during your photo sessions and it’s not just about getting in front of the camera and posing, it’s about so much more. I of course will capture those classic “everyone smiling at the camera” photos for you, but I really want to capture little moments. I always had this thing about little moments. Embracing moments of joy, butterfly kisses, of chaos, and the toddler run (these help me get my workout done) and having a good time. I love being a family photographer because I love getting little kids – and you! – to laugh. 

2 images: one family with mom and dad facing us, 2 children run around them. 2nd: little boy giggles, hand over face

This is also why I give so much time to my sessions. Do we need 5 to 10 minutes to get back to center? That’s totally fine. Hot take: sometimes there’s a moment, right towards the end, when mama is making everything better - that can make for a really beautiful snap!


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"Sarah is the absolute best! She was so patient, kind, and communicative through the entire process. Sarah provided every detail a client would want prior to the photoshoot and during the photoshoot she was able to capture the fun nature of our family through the most gorgeous shots of our daughter and even got my non-smiling husband to pose for pictures. We will without a doubt be using Sarah again and again!!"

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Featured in DC Area Mom Collective "Guide to Local Photographers" 4 years running!

Featured in Woman Around Town, "Photographer Sarah Thayer – Capturing Those Special Family Moments" - June 2021