About My Studio & Me
Hi, I'm Sarah! I'm a natural-light photographer specializing in newborn, children, & maternity photography. My passion is capturing raw emotions, true personality, and gentle details and then perfecting those images into jaw-dropping photos. I love to get to know my clients, both adults and children, to build a relationship of trust and confidence.

I've always had an interest in art and photography, but when I was gifted my first dslr camera in 2015 I was absolutely hooked. Almost obsessed. I taught myself through books, blogs, and youtube and slowly built my skillset with lots of practice on my own kids. And while I am mostly self-taught, I've completed several newborn posing and safety courses under Kelly Brown of Little Pieces Photography. I now have well over 300 sessions under my belt and constantly counting, and I've never loved photography more!

My in-home studio is located in Auburn Hills, Michigan and is entirely lit with natural sunlight. While I own a large variety of props, my style is fairly simple and clean. It's important to me that my subjects shine the brightest without needing to compete with too many props.

I love life with my immensely supportive husband, Joe, and our two little boys, Jason and Bradley. My favorite hobby is photography, but I also enjoy cooking, the beach, shoes, church, coffee, and quiet time on Pinterest. 

I'd love to hear from you!

Please e-mail or message me for the quickest response

E-mail: Sarah@8-28photography.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/828photos


Sarah was amazing! She came to our home to photograph our family which was especially appreciated as our son has autism and does not do well in the traditional setting where pictures are taken in a small cramped room of a portrait studio. Our family dog was also able to be photographed which makes this round of pictures extra special! Thank you 8:28 photography for successfully capturing our first family portrait in 3 years!   - Amber Taylor
Sarah is the best! We had such a great time doing my son's senior pictures. She is just as enthusiastic about taking them as we are about having them taken! She comes up with the best ideas, and her work is excellent.   - Karen Klein

As others have said, amazing is the word to describe Sarah! She's so easy to work with, from booking the appointment to getting the pictures. She's so friendly and helpful plus affordable. My kids loved working with her. The pictures are so amazing, I just can't thank her enough! I'm looking forward to our next session!   - Jessica Strye
Amazing talent, amazing personality, and amazing with my rambunctious kiddos!! Can't wait to see my pictures! This session means so much to me and for my family! We've      overcome so much and it was so important to capture that in our pictures.                       - Alyssa Majeske
Sarah is great with kids, has a great personality and full of positive energy. Very patient with kids and loves her job!   - Roshani Patel
Sarah was wonderful!!  :) She was very patient and kind with my son. She made me feel comfortable and at ease. She's an amazing photographer. I definitely plan on using her again in the near future!!!   - Jennifer Szumanski
Sarah is amazing with children! My kids had fun at the photo shoot. Thanks for the beautiful mother and daughter photos.   - Chantel Alam
Sarah is great and very passionate about her work. Very patient with my busy toddler!! I can't wait to see the final product, I am sure they will be perfect per usual!!                       - Anne Lewis
Sarah is amazing! She photographed my daughter's 1st birthday party and captured every detail beautifully. She also recently took her 18 month photos and some family photos for us that we love. Sarah is great with kids, she can get any kid to smile and captures their personalities wonderfully. I absolutely recommend her for all of your photography needs. She is affordable and gives you quality photos.   - Kristin Morris
Sarah was awesome! Extremely patient with our little one  :) looking forward to doing many more sessions with her!   - Ashley Czostkowski

​Sarah does a great job and isn't afraid of putting in a little extra work to get the right shot.        - Sean Brickner
Sarah was a natural working with my daughter; being a child caregiver I could learn a thing or two from her. Photoshoots can be stressful if the children aren't behaving adequately but my face hurt from smiling all afternoon watching Sarah interact with my daughter. This will be a day I will never forget and look forward to booking more with Sarah!   - Ashley Elwart
Sarah is an absolute gem. She was amazing with our kids and her work speaks for itself. We felt so blessed to have found her.   - Scott Nemitz
Sarah did an excellent job with my daughters first birthday pictures. She easily incorporated my son and me into a few pictures too. She spent her time with us. I never felt rushed. She asked my opinion and added her creative touch. I will be going back to her son for family pictures!   - Mary Hixson
Sarah was amazing!! Me and my husband did our maternity photos yesterday and haven't seen them yet but we had a great time just doing them she was so energetic and passionate about what she was doing!! I have two more sessions booked with her and I honestly can't wait  <3 I would totally recommend her to others  :D                           - Gabby Hixson
Sarah is so patient, friendly, and professional. My kids and I loved working with her.                   - Amanda Barnes
Loved our session! Sarah was so great with our 5 year old and really made the the shoot fun and light-hearted. We can't wait to have future sessions with her!                      - Rachael Cosgrove
Sarah was so enthusiastic and outgoing during our photo session. She made it fun for the kids by playing games and singing songs with them. She has a natural talent in taking photos as well as editing. We were very pleased with our photos and the time that was spent taking them. We will definitely be back! Thank you for the beautiful photos of my family.   - Kelly Halberstadt
Sarah was great with our baby and the photos turned out beautiful.
- Michelle Maleszyk

Sarah was excellent! Very patient and creative in getting our son to smile. She def has a life long customer!   - Lisa Morski
Sarah has done professional photos and family photos for me. Always beautiful results.   - Julie Hoops
Very professional and outgoing. I trust her vision completely. Beautiful studio. My youngest son just loved her and he usually won't talk to strangers. I can't wait to see the pictures of my baby girl and anxiously look forward to our next shoot.  
- Victoria Smelsner
Sarah was an absolute pleasure to work with. We did an at-home newborn photo session. It was fascinating to watch her work with our newborn--she's literally the baby whisperer. The pictures were beautiful and super high quality. I highly recommend her!   - Rachel Abouzaid Deaibes
Extraordinary talented and does an incredible job working with newborns. As new parents we were a little nervous taking our baby to photographer so soon, but Sarah was wonderful and treated our son as if he was her own. My husband and I joke that she is like the "baby whisperer." Very very professional and easy to work with. We couldn't have been more pleased with the photos and the entire experience. We will absolutely recommend her to anyone.   - Kristin McGrail
Loved Sarah! She makes you feel completely comfortable, makes it so fun to take pictures! Can't wait to see the end result, and take newborn pictures!!   - Bethany Yerk
Sarah is wonderful! We did an in studio cake smash session and she was upbeat and happy the whole time. Our little guy didn't want to smile, but she kept on tryin'! Eventually at the end he did start to smile a little bit too! She got some amazing shots and did a fantastic job. We will be getting some more photos taken by her again soon.   - Kaylyn Grimes
Sarah was amazing with my son. He is normally really shy around new people but she had him smiling and laughing in no time! Also, her turn around time was very quick and the photos turned out wonderful. I cant wait to do another photoshoot with her!   - Heather Salander
Sarah has been so great! We've had 2 sessions in the last couple of months and both times my 7 month old daughter wasn't in the best of moods. Sarah was so patient and relaxed. She got great shots of both the baby and family despite my daughter's determination to be cranky.  :) Thanks Sarah!   - Angella Jirovec
Sarah was professional and GREAT with kids. Would definitely recommend!  
- Angela Seabright
Sarah has so much talent and is such a pleasure to work with! She captures emotion and essence in still images you will treasure for sure! I can't say enough (and I am a photography snob).   - Jamie Pickett
Loveee Sarah! Very professional, friendly and terrific with kids! Such a sweet soul!  
- Brielle Cichocki
Sarah is phenomenal! Love her attention to detail, how passionate she is, and the ease of working with her. Will be using 8-28 for all of our future pictures.  
- Kirsten Becksvoort
As others have said, amazing is the word to describe Sarah! She's so easy to work with, from booking the appointment to getting the pictures. She's so friendly and helpful plus affordable. My kids loved working with her. The pictures are so amazing, I just can't thank her enough! I'm looking forward to our next session!   - Jessica Brown-Styre
Sarah was excellent! Very patient and creative in getting our son to smile. She def has a life long customer!   - Lisa Morski

I read someone else's review about Sarah being a "baby whisperer" and I will definitely second that! She's amazing with newborns and kids- overall so professional and works straight from the heart! Thank you Sarah for sharing your passion with the world. Keep up the great work!   - Zee Shami

I honestly don’t think I’ll ever find a photographer I love more! Sarah is so sweet and always makes sure to take her time to get the perfect pictures! Even with a sometimes grumpy baby!    - Jessica Harris

Sarah is amazing! She did both our maternity and newborn photos and I couldn’t be happier. She truly is a “baby whisperer” as others mentioned, and worked wonders during our newborn shoot. She is so down to earth and professional. Highly recommend and will definitely use her in the future as well!   - Monica Bell