As far back as I can remember, creating has been a "must have" in my life, it is in my core. My life has taken me down many winding paths from teaching high school art to exploring careers in interior design, even selling telecom at one point! All those paths have lead me to the firm believe that this is exactly what I should be doing. Photography allows me to celebrate people and enjoy all different types of personalities and styles. It allows me to capture the best version of each individual!  

My photography style falls somewhere in the middle of modern portraiture and casual lifestyle moments. I have been making images for years -even teaching high school for many after earning a degree in photography and a masters in art education.


The ability to make someone look and feel as beautiful as they are, truly makes me so happy. There is nothing I love more than bringing out the confidence and the best in people. 

 I am Sarah Jane, a high energy and outgoing Mama, a Starbucks junkie, a cowgirl boot addict and a girl that loves a good project around the house. I am Mom to three perfect littles ones, Mason, Ryan & Ava and a wife to my hunky husband, Matthew. Based in Bourbonnais, Illinois, I am a natural light photographer who specializes in boutique style senior and family portrait experiences.

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Searching for the right senior portrait photographer can be a daunting task! This day is all about you! You have come so far in your life and it is time to celebrate that with the most amazing photo session possible. Hair and make-up? I can point you in the right direction! Clothing choices, fashion is my middle name. Not sure how to pose? That's ok! I am here to help guide you the entire way. You just show up looking and feeling fabulous, I will do the rest!

So what sets Sarah Jane apart? In an age where we all are feeling like numbers, this is an experience you will feel anything but! From start to finish, I strive to make an experience for you like no other - one that is designed just for YOU! What I offer begins at the first phone call for booking all the way to delivering unique one of a kind portraits, perfectly framed or stunning albums scripted with your own name on every page. This is your year, and I want you to have images that you will cherish forever.

If you are looking for a custom, one of a kind, senior portrait experience give me a shout! We would love to hear from you! 

Why Sarah Jane...

Secretly I wish I could go back to high school. I taught high school art for 9 years and photographing seniors is by far my favorite persona to capture. There is something about the celebration of senior year and the growing anticipation for what is next, that just excites me! I remember my high school years as a Libertyville Wild Cat like they were yesterday. Oh, orange and black, take me back! 

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Gosh I love a great house project. Moving furniture, yes please, painting the bedroom, bring it on, hanging Christmas up, of course, organizing a closet - oh don't get me started! 

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SJP was founded in February 2015, we are still a baby but definitely making moves! The studio is currently based out of our home in Bourbonnais. 

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Weirdo factor... Texture might be my favorite word! For as long as I can remember, I am attracted to a textile, wall, any surface for that matter than feels funky!  

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The most special part of me, I am a Mom, to Mason, Ryan and Ava Jane. I have three beautiful little kiddos that make my heart sing on a daily basis. They may drive me, and my hubby wild often but there is nothing better than the sound of their voices or the smiles on their faces. It was the birth of Ava Jane that made me jump ship from teaching and want to make my photography business happen.  

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