Northern Virginia

Sara Thom Photography

I'm a Northern Virginia photographer who wants to tell your family's story.  I aim to serve my clients by delivering authentic and emotive storytelling images that showcase the deep connection that is unique to your family.  Your kids won't be tiny forever, so my job is to freeze this moment in time, while also making sure you're in the picture with them (mama's, IYKYK, #amiright?).  My hope is that you'll be able to slow down and be present with your loved ones during your session and leave any worries or preconceived notions about how your session might go at the door.  Hug and snuggle, run around and play tag, and laugh until your stomach hurts and trust that I've got it from there.


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"Sara is absolutely amazing and creates magic with her camera! This is my 2nd pregnancy and I've never felt very beautiful during either, but Sara managed to change that by taking stunning maternity photos that we will cherish forever. She was also so patient with my toddler (and husband who generally doesn't like getting his picture taken) and the whole session was relaxed and fun. I can't recommend her enough!"

molly m.


"Sara has taken our family photos every year for the last four years, documenting our family as the boys grow up. She is incredibly talented and makes magic happen to capture beautiful photos that we will always cherish. Sara is great with the kids and works with them at their level, engaging and being silly to help them feel comfortable and capture genuine smiles. While driving to our session last year, my youngest son asked if Ms. Sara would be taking our photos again. When confirmed, he said “good, because she lets us be ourselves.” ❤️ I couldn’t say it better. I’m so thankful to have found our family’s forever photographer. "

rebecca w.


"Sara has been taking our family’s portraits for many years and is such a pleasure to work with. We have 3 small children under 4-years-old which would be pretty daunting for a lot of photographers but doesn’t phase Sara – she knows how to roll with the punches and have fun with the kids which results in photos that capture their personalities in a beautifully authentic way. She even enjoys helping you style your family which – if you are a sleep deprived mother like me who has worn leggings and spit-up stained shirts for the last several years – is a total godsend!"

sarah s.

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