about ME

Wedding photography for Chicago, columbus, and cincinnati

My name is Sarah and I'm the owner of Laurel + Prairie. I am based just outside of Chicago but have strong ties to Columbus and Cincinnati in Ohio, and love to photograph weddings there as well (No travel fees! Woot woot!). 

Who I am: I am an artist, wife, ICU nurse, and mom to three little girls.  A lover of the city of Chicago, BBC mini-series, art, beautiful books, hiking, thrift stores and amazing light. I love date nights at new restaurants, game nights with family, exploring, rainy days, and cuddling with my cat, Clover.  I'm a terrible cook but appreciated good food. Travel is in my blood and planning a road trip makes my heart beat a little faster.

Does it sound like we might vibe? Fill out my Booking Form today and tell me all about what you have planned!  



We had the BEST experience with Laurel + Prairie! Sarah had creative, classic, and modern ideas for shots because well... I was super awkward and nervous for some reason! She also captured those genuine, candid moments where we were laughing and talking between poses. She captured it all and made me feel super comfortable throughout the whole process. By the end of the shoot I was relaxed and enjoying myself. We ended up having a blast! It was a once in a lifetime moment with a fantastic thoughtful photographer. A day I’ll always remember.
— Tatjana V.