A halfheartedly updated record of all the things that make my heart sing + a celebration to all the rad people I get to create with

The Raphael Family

I’ve been wanting to share this session with all of you for such a long time, and I haven’t quite known the words to use to tell the story of it. I think the best way I know how to share all of this with you is to let the photos tell the story of this wonderful family.

I feel honoured to have done this shoot with Rochelle and her family. I’m so grateful that Gabriella, her daughter, reached out to me way back last spring - and the careful consideration and love Gabriella poured in to coordinating and choosing every outfit is so evident in every frame. Steve, Rochelle’s husband, supported behind the scenes (I snuck a few frames though), and what struck me shooting this with all of them was how much love, care, and support they had for one another - and especially, how very strong Rochelle was. My dear friend Siobhan from Shiverz Designs created and designed all of the floral crowns, using flowers from her own garden.

I am finally making this post knowing that Rochelle very recently passed away and I know how very deeply she’ll be missed. I want to let you all know about a gofundme campaign started to help with funeral costs and any other needs. Donate to the GoFundMe here.


Halloween Minis! THIS OCTOBER!


Hi, I’m Sarah, and Halloween is my favourite.

I love scary things. I mean, as I write this, I’ve also just paused a terribly awesome ghost audiobook about a haunted inn, I’m burning a fall-scented candle, I’m rolling around in a room full of seasonal sweaters, I’m brewing a pumpkin spice latte in my cozy kitchen: I’VE GONE FULL FALL, and I’m so ready for the 31st.


I kept thinking about the photos I have from when I was a kid, the ones of me in costume, with my friends, dressed in costumes that took my mom forever to get me into. I was a black cat, a news reporter (I dressed almost normal, except I walked around with a microphone and recording case and gave obnoxious interviews), a pink dog, and Little Red Riding Hood. What I love the most about so many Halloween costumes is the time and effort put into every beautiful piece - the excitement, and the love, and the memory-making - and this year, I want to photograph that.

SO, I’m offering mini-sessions NEXT WEEK, on Tuesday (23), Thursday (25), Saturday (27), and Sunday (28). Minis are short, sweet & simple - in costume - and $100 (limit of 2 people) - and open to ALL AGES. (Shoot me an email if you want to book more than 2!) 1/2 nonrefundable retainer due upon booking. Sessions are 20 minutes, and include 3 digital files of your choice from a downloadable online gallery (additional files available for purchase.)

To book, shoot me an email through the contact form, and let me know what your day preference is. Spots are limited, so book soon!

An 80th Birthday Full of Love! | Chilliwack Birthday Photographer

Loved this bright and colourful backyard birthday party so much! It's loveliness is no surprise when a decor dream team is part of the family - {Simple Soiree}! 

These are absolutely my favourite kinds of events to photograph - just little light filled gatherings, casual portraits, and documentary style capturing, -- and best of all, you could tell that the whole evening was bursting full of love for an amazing woman. 


You're Awesome Session Giveaway! | Chilliwack Photographer




Sarah Sovereign Photography and Jennifer Foik Photography are running a giveaway from February 5 to May 1, 2018!

We're trying something a little different!

Here’s how it works:

When you book a session with us any time between February 5-May 1, 2018 you get to nominate one person or family who deserves a free session from us. Tell us why you chose this person/family, and what makes them awesome!

An image from YOUR shoot plus your write up will be entered into our You’re Awesome Giveaway Facebook album and we want others to share encouragement via comments to anyone nominated! Every positive, uplifting comment on the picture/about the person you nominated will count as an extra entry in the contest (Only 1 comment counts per person, but feel free to share the love as many times as you want!)

The drawing will be on May 2, 2018! There are two sessions up for grabs, one with Jennifer Foik Photography, and one with Sarah Sovereign Photography (but hey! We’re going to shoot each winner’s session together!)

Here are the fine details:

- To nominate someone, you must book and complete your session prior to May 1, 2018 (Bookings with Sarah Sovereign Photography or Jennifer Foik Photography will count).

- Winner's session must take place in Chilliwack.

- Final prize is one session, 25 digital files of their choice from a downloadable gallery. Limit of 5 people.