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I am a Photographer based out of Ottawa, Ontario who specializes in Baby, Family, Maternity, and Newborn Photography.  

I was fortunate enough to attend a high school where a photography program was offered in lieu of music or visual arts. My technical skills were developed with a twenty year old SLR that had travelled the world with my father before I was born, and I spent endless hours in the darkroom producing my own negatives and prints.

During my twenties my focus shifted to wildlife and nature photography. On my 25th birthday, I took the leap from traditional film to digital photography.

My background is in psychology and counseling, and for several years I specialized in the fields of anxiety, grief, and trauma. This experience brings depth and a unique perspective to my work as a photographer.

"Watching the aftermath of traumatic grief gave me a profound appreciation of the moments we share with our families.  Moments that are fleeting and may never exist again"

Although I am no longer a practicing counsellor my interest and passion in connecting with others continues from behind my camera. When I’m behind the lens I’m looking to elicit and capture emotions: moments that evoke feelings and a sense of meaning in others.

My love affair with photographing people began after my first son was born. I am now a mother to three boys, who are 8, 6, and 2 and still enjoy nothing more than capturing the stories of their lives, in much the same way that I do for my clients.

I am so grateful that my passion is my career but in the moments that I'm not behind the camera I love being outdoors with my family.  My husband and I have been together for over 15 years and enjoy sharing our love of hiking and cottage life with our boys.  I am a voracious reader and lover of tea and recently learned how to weave cloth on a floor loom, a hobby that is surprisingly relaxing and meditative and a lovely escape from the bustle of our daily lives.   

One of the greatest joys I experience on a daily basis is getting to know the families that I photograph.  I look forward to hearing your stories and creating lifelong memories of your moments together.   



(c) 2014 Sara McConnell Photography