About Through the Lens Images

Our Mission

Every person on this earth deserves to find the fairytale hidden between the lines of their everyday lives, and to be reminded of that fairytale every single day.

My goal is to bring you closer to your fairytale by filling your home with artwork that, in addition to being arrestingly beautiful, invokes all the depth and unique personality of this current chapter of your story. From conception and styling to hand editing and in-house printing, every detail is crafted with intention. The end result is an exquisitely produced portrait, custom printed using the highest quality processes and fine art papers, and professionally frames behind museum quality glass, for you to proudly display on the walls of your home. The work we produce together will be worthy of being passed down for generations to come as a legacy to your children’s children of the beauty and magic they come from.

 

About the Artist

I am the dreamer, the eternal optimist. I live in a world of books and art, as real as it is imagined. I can hear the fairies laughing in the forest and the mermaids playing beneath the waves of the ocean, and I can summon a smile for anyone I cross paths with even when I’m sad, and it brightens my day a little too.

My favorite things (other than photography) are books, wine, cooking, and good food. I also love to travel and explore new places, and I drink so much coffee I measure in pots instead of cups. I have been blessed with two beautiful daughters and a wonderful husband, along with a loving dufus of a dog and an ornery cat. 

As for photography: I’ve had a camera in my hands since I was 15 and my dad gave me his (very old) camera, which I still have to this day, and would still be using if I could figure out how to shoot digital in a film camera. My first job in high school was at a department store portrait studio, followed by camera sales and film processing at a camera store, before studying photography at the Rochester Institute of Technology in New York. Now, I hold the title of Certified Professional Photographer from the Professional Photographers of America, a designation held by fewer than 2,500 photographers worldwide demonstrating superior professionalism, consistency, technical skills, and artistry. 

 

Giving Back

The most important thing we can do in the world is contribute to it in whatever way we can. We leave legacies in the form of our children, and I like to think that the art I create for my myself and my clients adds a bit more beauty to the world, but I also firmly believe in making room in my life to contribute directly to the causes I believe in.

I am actively involved with the Washington Ballet and with Dress for Success DC, which does amazing work helping women to improve their lives by furthering their careers. I also regularly volunteer my services to photograph events for a myriad of organizations, and to document homecomings for military members and their families.

If you are looking for support for your cause or organization, please email me at sarah@throughthelensimages.com and let me know how I can help you.