meet the photographer

Hello, hello!

Welcome to my creative space.

Thank you for stopping by! My name is Sarah and I'm the owner and photographer here at Sarah Zakula Photography LLC.

As your photographer, my goal is to capture organic, genuine moments you can look back on for years to come. I feel so honored to create images that will tell your family's story - your legacy. I'm a big fan of candid, lifestyle photography, but no worries - we'll still grab a few of those more formal, posed photos for Grandma and Grandpa's picture frames! My goal at your wedding or session is to make you feel comfortable, like you're hanging out with a friend.

I love getting to know my clients and connecting over things we have in common, so I use this section to share a little bit about myself!


Some fun facts:

  • I'm a step-mama to a 5 year old wild child boy I love with my whole heart.

  • My fiance, Jake, is most often my second shooter for weddings! When he and I started dating, I quickly learned he has a natural eye for photography. He trained under me for a bit, and now we're in our groove shooting weddings together and loving it! We met at a retail job years ago, so working together is nothing new for us :)

  • I'm a fur mama to a very sweet calico cat named Emerald (Emmy, for short).

  • In 2018, I graduated with my Bachelor's degree in Graphic Design.

  • I'm an Aquarius and I am incredibly drawn to water. I feel most at peace by the lake. Bring on those lakeside engagement sessions - I love 'em!

  • Our house is filled with over 30 houseplants. I never thought I had a green thumb, but keeping them alive (even a few rare ones!) has been surprisingly simple. I'm always down to talk plants!

  • I'd describe my editing style as, if "dark + moody" and "light + airy" styles had a baby...my editing style is that baby.

Most Often Called:
Emmy, M&M, Nemmers, Nems, Muffin
pet owners...you know how it goes.



My fiancé and I had booked Sarah for our wedding photography, which includes an engagement session that we just did. So far, so FANTASTIC! Sarah is incredible to work with. Easy conversation, sweet presence, and a genius mind! She finds the cutest place to shoot in! So thoughtful also, she had us posing in front of the Milwaukee public market sign and said “having Milwaukee in the background will be perfect since this is where you’re getting married!” And she was right, loved it! She even got all the photos finished within two weeks!!! The photos she did were absolutely gorgeous and I can’t wait to have her shoot our wedding! 10/10

- Kailee



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