Hi, I'm Sarah!

I’ve lived in the DC area for about ten years, and I love it. I like to read and catch up with friends, meander museums, and find excellent cheese, cocktails, and brunch. In early 2020, I adopted a wonderful tuxedo cat named Ziti, and he's been amazing company this weird, tough year. Recently I've been getting into homemade craft cocktails, which has been a lot of fun (I have new deep respect for bartenders!). I'd love to sky dive one day, but bungee jumping (and, scuba diving) freak me out.

I love serving the world by capturing people’s deep love for each other in timeless, cherished photographs. Explore my portfolio and allow me the privilege of doing your next portrait session! LGBTQ+ and disability friendly.

When I’m not busy with my project management day job and working on my photography, you can catch me planning travel to faraway places – some of my favorites have been Tanzania, Peru, Greece, Cambodia, and Ireland. I'd also go back to Harry Potter World in a heartbeat. Fingers crossed traveling becomes an option again soon!


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"The best part of working with Sarah was the ease of communication and the ease of the process from beginning to end. She thought of every detail, and walked me through the process! Literally everything from setting a date, choosing a location, choosing outfits, etc. For a busy mom - this was very helpful to me! Our toddler was not very interested in staying still or being held. Sarah worked with us to still get great shots, even with our squirmy little guy."

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

Featured in DC Area Mom Collective "Guide to Local Photographers" 3 years running!