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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! 


Amy and Derek were so easy to talk to and get to know. As soon as I introduced myself, it felt like I had known them forever! As we walked around Clear Creek State Park, I heard about their families, their wedding planning, their jobs, and what they love most in life. It’s sessions like […]

This past week I met up with new friends that seemed like I knew them forever! Josh and Kailey met me for their engagement session and it was just the most perfect day for a shoot-even though is was quite cold! The sun was out, the light was gorgeous and the setting was so colorful! […]

There’s always a little bit of a struggle doing an engagement in the dead of March in PA. 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 early spring and Hannah and Andrew’s shoot is proof of that! […]

Anytime that I am shooting in the middle of winter I’m always praying that its not freezing cold outside and that we have snow to capture the winter landscape. Thankfully, Chelsea and Travis chose the perfect day for their January engagement photos. It was a fun afternoon capturing this exciting new season in Chelsea and […]

This is an exciting post for me to share! It’s exciting not only because it includes the sweetest couple, but because we have known Caleb for many years. He has been part of our church worship team and his brother, Josh, was our worship pastor for many years before he moved on to another ministry […]

Well, I don’t know about you… but I’m loving these engagement sessions recently! They have been so beautiful and bright, and the light has been dreamy! This shoot is extra special because Trinity and Donald were both former students of mine. It’s always exciting to think back to them as elementary grade students and now […]

Oh this shoot! What a dream! It’s always a little risky shooting in the dead of winter. Karly and Matt were up for the challenge! We have been planning this session for a few months and patiently watching the forecast for the first winter storm of the year…it finally came (and boy did it ever)! […]

You may be thinking “Wow, Sara…you’ve been using the Christmas Tree farm so much lately”, but I have to to say I love it there especially for this time of the year! In Western PA finding locations for bright and sun glowy photos without a ton of dead trees in the background isn’t easy and […]

What can I say? I love what I do….and surprise proposals hold such a special place in my heart. Brandon was so on top of planning his proposal to Tessa! He reached out to me a little over a month ago before asking if I would capture his surprise proposal. We discussed potential locations and […]

This session is beautiful… if I do say so myself! It’s colorful, it’s vibrant, it’s full of joy and it’s also LONG! It’s a lengthy post because I just had so many favorites and I absolutely loved my time with these two last week! Kira and Anthony’s outfit choices were wonderful and the leaves were […]

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