Sarah Avitua Photography | Testimonials

"I have had the privilege of knowing Sarah for the past 20+ years.  I have watched her passion and desire for photography unfold over the years, all the while, taking pride in developing and perfecting her craft.  Her love of capturing "the moment" is so evident in her images.  Some of them literally take your breath away.  Sarah was able to capture some of my favorite images of my hubby and I on our family's private vineyard.  She was absolute joy to work with, being creative and professional at the same time.  It was actually quite enjoyable seeing her so giddy at this location (this was her first time shooting a California vineyard).  She was like a kid in a candy store, so excited to get her camera out and get started!  I will cherish the images she took.  They are a keepsake hanging on my wall.  I'll forever be grateful of Sarah's time and energy invested in our photography session." - Holly Neal

 

"Sarah has been fostering her love of photography ever since I can remember and her passion and dedication to capturing "the perfect shot" is evident in her work. She absolutely LOVES to take a family or child or even an object/nature shot and turn it into artwork. Her ability to not only take a beautiful picture, but edit it creatively makes all of her work very original. I have been amazed time and time again with the quality of her work and the dedication with which she desires to grow her abilities. She will always be my photographer for all those special moments in life that I want to capture and remember!" Beth Williams

 

"Sarah Avitua was wonderful to work with. She has a special energy that just shines through and makes everyone comfortable and have fun! Her fun spirit and silliness made my kids smile and laugh. She was patient with my kids, who were less than cooperative the whole time. We wondered with our kids all over the place if we would get ANY good shots. When we received the proofs we were ecstatic that Sarah captured so many beautiful candid moments of our family. She has a true eye and talent for photography! We love you Sarah!" - Becki and Andrew Craft 

 

"Sarah has been so much fun to work with during the photo shoots she has done for us. We have a very busy toddler and she was able to capture his energy with the camera for some very fun photos. Her warm demeanor put our 2-year old quickly at ease, and before we knew it, he was all smiles. Sarah made him feel like it was just another day running around and playing. Sarah has a very artistic eye, and a unique style and creativity that we love. She spent plenty of time with us and has given us some great family photos. We really appreciated her patience and enthusiasm for her work! Thanks again Sarah!" - Monica and Russ Smith

 

"Sarah did an amazing job taking Christmas photos of my two children, ages 4 and 6. My 4 year old son is not easy to take pictures of because he refuses to smile but, Sarah was able to find something that made him laugh and used that to take some amazing pictures. The location that she suggested was perfect! I have never had luck with outdoor photos because they just don't seem to turn out and so I have always preferred an indoor facility. However, the location, the positioning of the children, and the weather couldn't have been better. After leaving the photo shoot, I was hoping to get at least one that I could use for my Christmas card. However, when I received the pictures, I was thrilled to see so many that were absolutely adorable. I couldn't decide which ones to use because I had so many to choose from. I received a ton of compliments on my Christmas cards. I will totally use Sarah again in the future and would and have recommended her to many of my friends." - Kimberly Olsen

 

"Sarah, you truly have a talent! I can't thank you enough for the beautiful pictures you took of me and my twin boys! God has truly blessed you!! Thank you so much!! "Love,  The Howard's

 

"Sarah has a natural ability to capture every single loving moment to perfection. We could not have been more grateful for her articulate, creative work. As we look back on photographs, we are continuously awed by the raw talent Sarah had in portraying our magical day. In addition, Sarah is an absolute delight to work with! We love her energy, spirit and kind personality. Not to mention, her pictures bring out her love of photography. We are excited for Sarah to capture our next step in life!" - Sarah and Jason White

 

"I have two teenage children that aren't exactly excited about "family photo time."   It's not easy getting them to participate with the smiling, the poses, etc. so I try to find photographers who are more into the "natural" look and take more candid shots vs posed ones.  Sarah was awesome in working with my kids.  She was able to capture their beauty and the love between them as brother & sister with not only the candid shots but also with the posed ones that I am usually not fond of with other photographers.  I highly recommend Sarah for your next photo shoot as you will not be disappointed by her creativity and spunk bringing out her true passion for photography." - Tammy McKnight

 

"Sarah was wonderful to work with. Sarah did a great job getting my young children to cooperate and the finished products were fantastic!  I was able to use many of the photos for Christmas gifts to family members.  I even had my favorite shot blown up and it is hanging above my mantle.  I receive see many comments on it. I highly recommend Sarah. You won't be disappointed!" - Sarah Sherman

 

"As a person, Sarah is professional, a good listener and down to earth.  As a photographer, she is talented and has an eye for capturing the joy that surrounds events such as our wedding.  Simply, Sarah has a passion for what she does that shows through in her interaction with her customers.  We felt that Sarah creatively captured our personalities and those moments that truly told the story of our wedding day.  To work with someone like Sarah whose character is reflected in her work and relationships, as well as takes wonderful pictures is a lot of fun.  In addition, her background gave her a unique understanding of our needs as members of the military.  We give her our highest recommendation!" - Scott and Carolyn Johnson

 

"My husband and I were beyond impressed with the images Sarah captured of our growing family, especially those of our extremely active two year old. Sarah was so patient with our daughter, chasing her all around the site, determined to get at least a few great shots! She had wonderful ideas of her own, and welcomed any that we had, as well. She truly cared to capture and provide us with exactly the photos we had envisioned. Sarah is a woman of excellence and great character. She is fun, kind, creative, and incredibly talented! We will certainly work with her again and treasure every beautiful image she captures for us!" -  The Fox Family

 

"When I look back at the pictures Sarah took of us at our engagement party, I can see how in love we were- the tenderness, excitement, and anticipation is all over! Sarah is just a wonderful photographer and we are so happy that she captured our moment so perfectly. Thank you for taking such magical pictures! Nick and I will treasure these images and memories always.  And then again the photos she took at the twins' first birthday are gorgeous, and show how sweet my two little fellows really can be. Despite how much two 1-year olds can move and refuse to pose, Sarah found the right opportunities for pictures on the go, and the photos turned out great! My baby Atticus truly looks like an angel in that one photograph- its stunning! She captured all his innocence and beauty in the shot and I cherish it!" - Allison Haus

 

"We loved working with Sarah!! She met us on location and captured great, natural pictures of my family. We also really appreciated that after the shoot, she turned around the image files quickly. Thanks so much Sarah!!" - Kolleen Kiburz

 

"Sarah has a gift of capturing each child's unique expression.  Their precious personalities flow naturally from her pictures capturing "the moment" to be treasured for years to come." - Jen Hanrahan