Hello, and welcome to the SH Blog! I'm Sara Haines, and I am a lifestyle, wedding, and portrait photographer based in Brookville, Pennsylvania. I hope you grab some coffee and enjoy viewing my latest work and getting a little peek into my life! 

There’s always a little bit of a struggle doing an engagement session as winter approaches. There’s a lack of color because we’re missing the leaves and the grass and the greenery! However, it’s not impossible to have a great shoot in the middle of November and Kimberly & Michael’s shoot is proof of that! It […]

Kaitlin and David are so relaxed, up for anything and they trusted me. We walked around a gorgeous farm in Jefferson County, the light was perfect, the cows were mooing in background and the location couldn’t have been more perfect! Give me a willow tree, a pond, and wildflowers and I’m a happy girl. Kaitlin […]

This past week I met up with new friends that seemed like I’ve known them forever! Becky and Marty had the most perfect day for a shoot! The trees still had leaves, the temperature wasn’t too hot or too cold, the light was gorgeous and the setting was so colorful! Their shoot was not from […]

Within minutes of walking up to a new couple, I can tell that we are truly a great fit. This was especially true with Heather and Cody. It was border-line raining and I knew that I were taking a big chance still following through with their engagement session despite the forecast. They were so relaxed. […]

When I first decide if I’m a good fit with my potential SH Couples, I’m looking for a few things…. one of those things is that this couple keeps joyful! I’ve found over the years that couples that take themselves super seriously aren’t always the best fit for me. I love it when couples let […]

A Tuck’d Inn Farm Wedding, Cooksburg PA Kiana and Chad’s wedding day was what a country couple’s wedding dreams are made of! They had gorgeous fall colors in the background of their portraits, the ceremony overlooked an open field, their sunset portraits were taken by a small pond and their reception was held in a […]

Countryside Fall Engagement Session You won’t believe this, but Kelsey was one of my students! It’s really hard for me to realize that I’ve been teaching for almost 20 years and my former 6th graders are now adults-getting MARRIED! I’ve had the pleasure of keeping up with Kelsey over the years and have watched her […]

A Saint Maria Goretti Parish Wedding Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Dominic and Morgan were married at St Maria Goretti, a Catholic Church in the Bloomfield neighborhood of Pittsburgh with only their immediate family and best friends present. I know it was very different from the original guest list of almost 200, but they made the most out […]

An Elegant Waterfront Wedding | Western Pennsylvania I have such an appreciation for 2020 brides and grooms. They have had to plan and reschedule and even recreate everything about their wedding day plans. Jenna and Jeffrey were faced with changing their date, location, venue, guest list and almost everything was different from the original plans…however […]

Words can’t express how much I love this little family! I adore how they love each other and their adorable daughter, Adley! They are getting married in 2021 and its going to be the most amazing day!! Enjoy some of my favs from their recent engagement session!