Category Archives: behind the lens

Not what but Why | Annapolis Family Photographer It’s never really been that important to me that you know WHAT I do… what is important to me is that you know WHY I do it. Years ago before becoming a full time photographer and building the brand now known as Sarah Michele Photography I worked […]

  • Lynnea - My “why” changed too when I became a mom and it’s neat to read a post from someone with a common “why”ReplyCancel

  • Sharee Davenport - Oh be still my heart, these photos are so beautiful and timeless. Anyone would be crazy to not consider you as their Annapolis Family Photographer!ReplyCancel

  • Alekandra - I love that you spoke about why you do it. BTW, this post will give some people baby fever ๐Ÿ™‚ReplyCancel

  • Ashleigh - Oh my gosh Sarah, thank you for sharing your big WHY with us! As an Annapolis Family Photographer you capture the moments for families they will forever cherish!ReplyCancel

  • Whitney - It’s incredible the similarity we have. I started to think of my photography career differently once I had my daughter recently. I truly believe the WHY is what’s most important- thank you for sharing that.ReplyCancel

  • Jamie - All this, so true! I feel the same way when I watch my babies growing into… not babies, and my heart breaks a little, but also loves to see them running around being their own little people. Great images are treasures!ReplyCancel

  • Valerie - I loved this blog post so much! You are the best Family Photographer in Annapolis. Your clients are so lucky to have you!ReplyCancel

  • Elizabeth - What beautiful Annapolis family photography moments! Just lovely!ReplyCancel

  • Sarah - Wow, what an incredible Annapolis Family Photographer! I just love your website and these images are so soft and beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • yasiris - what gorgeous family portraits. If I lived in Annapolis I should would consider you as our family photographer.ReplyCancel

  • Erinn - It is such a special privilege to capture a family throughout all of its stages of growth and I think as an Annapolis Family Photographer you’ve captured that well. I always love looking back at old family photos and I know your families will cherish the memories you create with them for a long time.ReplyCancel

  • EJ - My goodness these are super cute, lovely Annapolis Family Photographer.ReplyCancel

  • Lisa Kingsbury - Having family photos taken is SO important! Families in Annapolis are so lucky to have you as their family photographer!ReplyCancel

  • Alicia - As a new mom, I so appreciate this post! I love your heart for what you do!! And your images are gorgeous on top of it ๐Ÿ˜‰ReplyCancel

  • Audrey - I agree that the why is so important! Your client are very lucky!ReplyCancel

  • amy - Lovely blog post! It really is all about the “why” isn’t it?! I love these photos- you’re definitely an awesome Annapolis family photographer!ReplyCancel

  • Lynn Funk - Yes, Sarah, in a blink of an eye, children grow up and drift away from you as they move toward being who God called them to be. Photos are memories captured in real time, that can last a lifetime. I treasure the photos you captured for our family!ReplyCancel

Today I am sharing with you all on a topic that some might believe to be too personal, or a bit taboo and that is even more reason why I believe that it should be shared. Before having walked the journey of infertility I really couldn’t say that I understood it very well, or even […]

  • Kristine Davis - This is so well written. Shady Grove is amazing.ReplyCancel

  • Heather - Such a well thought out blog post. It’s great that as an Annapolis newborn photographer you put this out there.ReplyCancel

  • Elizabeth - Thank you for sharing your story. So insightful!ReplyCancel

  • Tiara Wilson - This is such a sweet post. I have many family and friends who suffered with infertility. It’s such a hard thing for these family and friends to endure in hopes to maybe be pregnant. I cannot imagine what all these families and friends feel when they do or can’t become pregnant. It’s a rollercoaster of emotions.ReplyCancel

  • Sharee Davenport - Infertility is a topic that people don’t talk about enough, but so many people are affected by it. You are so brave for sharing your journey and I’m sure this is going to touch the hearts of so many others that share the same struggles.ReplyCancel

  • Jiyeon - Thank you so much for sharing this. Infertility is not brought up by people often enough and I am so glad you did!ReplyCancel

  • Liz Cook - Love love love this post. It took us three losses before we were blessed with Brayden. I’m constantly worried about our journey to a second child but ultimately we know there is a bigger plan than the plan we have for ourselves. Love having you as our photographer and sharing this journey of our lives with you!ReplyCancel

    • sarahmichelephotography@gmail.com - Thank you so much, I am honored that you chose me and have allowed me to share in this beautiful part of your lives!ReplyCancel

  • Alice L - Thank you for sharing your story. Infertility is definitely not talked about as much as it should be in this age and day. I hope you know by sharing your story you showed everyone who reads this courage and bravery.ReplyCancel

  • Aryn Baker - Thank you for sharing your infertility journey! I hope with more people doing this, it will become a less taboo topic.ReplyCancel

  • annie - thank you for sharing your story! great info on infertilityReplyCancel

  • Emilyanne - Thank you for sharing so openly and honestly. I cannot even imagine the rollercoaster of emotions that accompany infertility, but I know you are the strongest woman I know for acknowledging it. Thinking of you along this journey.ReplyCancel

  • Autumn - I lost 2 babies due to PCOS and was lucky to have 2 without much intervention but it took 2 years to get pregnant with my first, we were talking with an adoption agency when I found out I was pregnantReplyCancel

    • sarahmichelephotography@gmail.com - Ohhh wow! Thank you for sharing with me, I am so sorry to hear of your loss and struggles with PCOS. So wonderful that you have been blessed with two children babies at home with you!ReplyCancel

  • EJ - We are struggling with infertility. No one ever knows how heartbreaking and devastating it is to really be in it. Good post.ReplyCancel

    • sarahmichelephotography@gmail.com - It is really heartbreaking and it puts strain on so many things… work, marriage, friendships… I pray you find answers and hope through your journey. Email me anytime you need someone to listen!ReplyCancel

  • Emily - Thank you for sharing this. Infertility is something that needs to be talked about more.ReplyCancel

  • Valerie Shannon - Thank you for sharing on such a tough topic. I know a few friends struggling with infertility and it is hard to know what to say.ReplyCancel

  • Becky Ritchey - Thank you for sharing. I’m 63, went through infertility treatment in my early 30s, and still never got pregnant. Friends sympathized and prayed for me, but they were all having babies. I had no one who knew how I felt and there were no books on the subject. (I’m writing a book now.) For those who try and fail to ever have children the pain continues because there are no grandchildren. I’m still seeking answers.ReplyCancel

    • sarahmichelephotography@gmail.com - Ohh Becky-

      Your story hurts my heart for you. I am sorry sweet friend. Please let me know when you are published I would love to check out your resource.ReplyCancel

  • Audrey - Thanks for sharing honestly about your infertility journey. I’m sure there are many who will be encouraged by this!ReplyCancel

So who are they | Annapolis Wedding photographer I, am a storyteller….. it’s how I like to talk about our family, my clients, my business.. I like to share our stories with you! Some stories are funny, sometimes sad, others are intriguing… but story’s none the less.. My audience and fans must enjoy stories… doesn’t […]

  • Brittany - So wonderful to learn more about you as a couple and photographers. I love anything nautical as well! That’s the theme of my wedding. I’m so glad you’re in Annapolis!ReplyCancel

  • Tiara Wilson - I love getting to know the photographer behind the camera. It’s always nice to know who you’re working with. I cannot wait to see what the future holds for you, as an Annapolis Wedding Photographer. <3ReplyCancel

  • Sharee Davenport - oh i just love this! i’ve been following your annapolis wedding photographer blog for quite some time and it’s neat to see a peek behind the scenes! you’re so talented.ReplyCancel

  • Mercedes - Great post! I love that you you share so much about yourselves. The Annapolis wedding photographer community is fortunate to have a great story teller like you!ReplyCancel

  • Brittany Slaughter - Oh I love this introduction to you! You are a super talented Annapolis wedding photographer and it’s great to know more about you!ReplyCancel

  • Kristine B - I love hearing a bit of a back story! So cool to learn more about such a great Annapolis wedding photographer. Great post!ReplyCancel

  • Elizabeth Mayberry - I love this so much!! It is always so fun to see the faces behind the blog (and camera!!) What I love most about photography is the storytelling aspect too!ReplyCancel