About the Studio
Natural Moments – Real Emotions – Expressive Art
Welcome to Sara Speert Photography! We are an award-winning portrait photography studio without walls that specializes in photographing babies, children and families. Our documentary storytelling portraits capture everyday activities, loving relationships and expressive personalities to create custom photographic art for your home.
Our unique perspective on childhood and our desire to capture REAL, NATURAL moments translates into portraits that are artistic, expressive and SO VERY YOU.
In addition to portrait photography, the studio also offers event photography and photography for corporate advertising, as well as weddings. Click the images below to learn more.
I am CCO (Chief Creative Officer) and Lead Photographer. My Bachelor’s degree in Social Anthropology from the University of Rochester helped feed my love of people-watching (and warmer weather!) Turning that love of people-watching into a career was a dream until June 1, 2003 when I opened my studio in Atlanta, GA specializing in children’s portraits. Photographing children has always been my passion. Their innocence, their unedited joy and excitement over new discoveries, and the unspoken bond they have with their parents makes every portrait session exciting and different.
I love getting to know my clients and figuring out which moments define their personality. Joey’s smile whenever mom picks him up or Elizabeth’s pouty lip just seconds before she begins to cry. These little moments are the ones I live for – they’re so individual to each child and to each family. They are fleeting moments that are so rich with love and emotion. These are the moments that become our rich memories.
The picture to the right is the one I always think of when someone asks why I photograph children and families. This is one of the many images ingrained in my mind from my own childhood that brings me back to that moment instantly. This is my personal proof of the power of photography for telling our personal histories.
My brother and I used to sneak downstairs on Saturday mornings without waking our parents to watch cartoons….READ MORE
Q&A with Sara
Q: Where are you originally from?
A: Baltimore, MD. I moved to Atlanta on July 4th, 1998. I remember watching the fireworks on the only working tv I had at the time – a 12 inch black & white. I don’t recommend fireworks in black & white.
Q: What are your hobbies?
A: Cooking & baking, swimming, antiquing, biking, yoga, DIY projects and spending time with family & friends
Q: Is there one food or drink that you have everyday?
A: That’s gotta be chocolate for both. Whether it’s my daily cup of hot chocolate or ice cream, I always (must) find a way to get it.
Q: When you were little, what did you want to be?
A: A dancer – jazz or hip hop.
Q: When you’re having a bad day, who puts a smile back on your face?
A: My son. No matter how bad my day has been, when I hear him say “mama” and he gives me a kiss, I know everything is going to be ok.
Q: If you could live anywhere, where would it be and why?
A: Martha’s Vineyard in the summer. I love it there so much. It’s beautiful, relaxing and non-pretentious, and unusually untouched in some places. It’s amazing how I can find places there where it looks like I am the first to discover it. A second runner up is Tel Aviv, Israel. The busyness of the city, the historical buildings and landmarks and the beach make this the perfect all-around city in my opinion. Did I mention how amazing the fresh fruit and vegetables are there?