We had the good fortune of connecting with Sarah Browne and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Sarah, can you tell us more about your background and the role it’s played in shaping who you are today?
“Just a small town girl, livin’ in a lonely world.” – Journey If you are like me, you associate everything with a song. So, when people ask me where I am from, I say, “a small town in Arizona” and instantly start jamming out to Don’t Stop Believin’ by Journey, in my head of course. If you have not guessed it by now, I grew up in a small town in Arizona called Parker. Parker is home to a little over 3,000 people and sits right along the Colorado River. Parker will always hold a special place in my heart because it helped me become the woman I am today. It might be a small town, but it offers so much love, support, and some of the best food around Arizona! I might be biased on that, though. If it were not for the people in my hometown, I would not have had the guts to follow my dreams.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I am a natural-light lifestyle photographer based in Buckeye, Arizona. I specialize in seniors, families, maternity, newborns, and weddings. My photography style is organic. I want to find the moments in sessions that are not always posed, but beautiful and timeless. I strive for two things during sessions 1) to become friends with my clients and 2) to capture raw and special moments that they will cherish forever. I will be with them every step of the way in any kind of session you book. From giving advice before their session to cheering them on during our session – I am there the entire time, capturing their story. Photography started out as a hobby and by accident, started a business. I am thankful for my hobby that turned into a true passion. I am thankful for all my clients trusting me in capturing special moments.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
If my best friend decided to visit my hometown of Parker with me, I would start by taking them to my home to meet my mom. Then, we would have to start with breakfast at Early Bird Café, lunch at Crossroads, and end at Sarape for dinner! For yummy drinks and good music, we would end our night at Roadrunner Floating Dock Bar! We would then go off-roading to the Desert Bar the next day. We might even go cliff jumping into the Colorado River on our way back from seeing the Parker Dam.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I would like to dedicate this shoutout to the one and only, Buni Hooper with Mish Mash Studios in Parker, Arizona. She was my coach, mentor, and still is one of my biggest fans. Ms. Buni continues to cultivate a place for kids in the community of all ages to have fun, learn something new, and instill in all her kids to follow their dreams. Mish Mash Studios are where my dreams began. If it were not for all the dance, baton twirling, pageants, cheer, and gymnastics classes, I would not have the confidence I do now. Thank you, Ms. Buni, for always believing in me. You will truly not know how important you were in my life and continue to be in so many other lives in our small town.
Personal photo – Amanda Evancho All other photos are taken by me.