about me

Sarah Lewis Photography serves the Fairbanks North Star Borough area.  I'm happy to be Fairbanks’ first photographer specializing in birth stories (est. 2012). I also specialize in on-location lifestyle photography and commercial & editorial photography.

I’ve been seriously in love with photography ever since my first venture inside a darkroom in 1998. I grew up in Anchorage, Alaska, and participated in the King Career Center’s photography program while in high school. I shot on my mom’s Olympus SLR, circa 1971. I was instantly addicted.

After high school, serious photography and I took a break for a bit while I pursued a bachelor's and then a master's degree (occasionally sneaking in a photography class for a creative refuge).  Meanwhile, the world transitioned to digital photography.  It took me a while - as in, three academic degrees, a marriage, and a child - to come to terms with the fact that digital was *not* a passing fad after all, and that maybe it was time to invest in a dSLR (and re-invest in my passion).  

I was truly happy to find that yes, digital really is all it’s cracked up to be.  Right around that time, a friend asked me to document her home birth, and I was even happier to find my passion in birth photography.  Soon after, my business was born. 

There’s no story more beautiful, visceral, raw, and real to tell than birth, and I love it. Storytelling has always been a huge part of photography for me, even if it’s just one snapshot as a slice of life. Documenting the story of a birth, or the first moments of a fresh baby, is wonderful work like no other.

I shoot mostly on location and occasionally in-studio. My goal is to step back, blend in, provide guidance as needed, and capture the intimate, unique moments that are totally reflective of your family’s personality.

I live in a great log house in Fairbanks with my husband, three wild kids, three dogs, one cat, and nine chickens. If you’d like to know more about me, please feel free to drop me a line – I’d love to hear from you!

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