Image by Heidi Leonard Photography

Hi, I'm Sara!

I am a film family and lifestyle photographer located in Des Moines, Iowa. I love taking pictures of my family and want to give that same joy to others through timeless images. I capture everyday moments and all the love that it holds.

Here's a couple fun tidbits about me:

  1. I am a bit film obsessed. For real. I am in love with every bit of this timeless medium. The colors and tones that film photography produces has no comparison. The moodiness and subtle life that the grain gives to an image only enhances the beauty of the image. It can produce the most timeless portrait and in the next instance I can experiment with it and produce an other worldly rainbow delight. Film just wins!
  2. I'm a Midwest girl through and through, but the travel bug is always in me! I love living in the beautiful flyover state of Iowa, but I also am always looking for the next time I can dip my toes in the ocean or hike in the mountains. Oh, and a good cityscape? I'm in. From Chicago to San Fran to Charleston, to all the cities I have yet explore. Oh, and I always, ALWAYS bring my cameras with me ;)
  3. Styling is my jam. I have a true love for fashion, whether that means creating an outfit with what's in my closet or exploring new beauty in small brands, I love a good look. This will work in your favor, too, because I will definitely be more than excited to help you style your shoot to perfection.

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