Welcome Sarah – the stunning YYC boss babe behind Sarah Beau Photo. This lady is as charismatic behind the camera as she is in front! You can usually catch her snapping away or doting on her adorable pup named Jinx.
Sara – SARAH BEAU PHOTO
WHAT DO YOU MAKE/SELL? TELL US ABOUT YO’ SELF.
I’m Sarah the photographer behind Sarah Beau Photography, the one who not
only pushes the button but also pushes the boundaries of standard portraiture. I
make pictures speak for themselves. I’ve found the most enjoyment in working
with people in love, whether it is with another human being or themselves…
therefore I’ve chosen to specialize in Weddings and Boudoir.
HOW LONG HAVE YOU HAD YOUR BUSINESS?
2016 marks three years, which is surreal to me. I started my business straight out
of college; it was just a side job. I kind of figured it would always have to be a
side gig, but here I am living what once was my biggest dream and being forced
to dream bigger.
HOW DID YOU GET STARTED?
Straight out of college I portfolio built, I tested the waters in all forms of
photography. I found weddings were tough to break into, not many brides want to
risk their big day with someone who doesn’t have the portfolio to show. I sought
out brides and said I would do it for free. Free work once had its purpose and it’s
built a platform of happy referrals.
WHO OR WHAT INSPIRES YOUR WORK?
I believe it’s a combination of local photographers, my clients and myself that
inspire my work. Mass-producing the same images isn’t something that keeps
the heart full, everyone’s connection is different and I want to embody that. I’m
motivated to keep on challenging myself when I hear my clients happy and
without a doubt saying with each image “that’s us, that is the epitome of who we
WHAT DO YOU DREAM FOR YOUR BUSINESS IN THE FUTURE?
I see a lot of travel in my future. I want to be in far away places, with epic
scenery, and new cultures. I want my love for travel and photography to collide.
It’s in the 5 year plan that I’ll do at minimum 5 destination weddings a year. I’ll
shoot for 10 though.
WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM AND WHY?
It’s a rock solid tie between Facebook and Instagram. Facebook is amazing for
viewings when I’m able to tag my couples in the images, however Instagram has
benefits as there is a guarantees that I’ll show up in the newsfeed if I’m being
followed. Both have been such huge platforms for building my business.
HOW DO YOU PICK YOURSELF UP WHEN THINGS GO WRONG?
Failure keeps you humble. When things go wrong, I take a step back assess the
situation, talk it out and move forward. Sometimes tears are involved, sometimes
wine, but one consistent thing that is always involved; my friends and family who
keep believing in my dream.
WHAT’S ONE THING NO ONE KNOWS ABOUT YOU? GIVE US AN
Honestly my life is an open book, one thing though that isn’t mentioned on the
surface to clients and new friends is that I have Narcolepsy. I was diagnosed with
the sleep condition at age 14, it’s been a struggle, a life full of naps but it’s all part
of the journey. I actually have Zzz.. tattooed on my arm, just a little reminder I
can do good with talking about it and sharing my own experiences with the world.
IF YOU COULD HAVE ANY SUPER POWER WHAT WOULD IT BE?
100% reading minds, with an ability to turn it on and off haha! I think social media
has ruined people’s ability to authentically speak about what they want or don’t
want when having a conversation in the now. It’s then emails and texts of “I wish
this would happen or not happen”. I’m black and white, open conversation is
what I strive for most with my clients but it would be easier if I could just read
WHAT ARE YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA HANDLES?
WHERE CAN WE FIND YOUR STUFF?
Instagram & Blog are where you will find the most recent happenings!