Desert Born is the culmination of everything I am as a person. It's the soul of the desert, where I come from, and the heart of the coast where I now reside. It's a little rock and roll mixed with a little romance. Desert Born Photography was forged out of a feeling, a want to be 100% authentic in a fabricated world. At Desert Born we value emotion, authenticity, and nature over the superficial. We find beauty in unassuming places and grow bonds better than before. I create bonds of trust with fearless couples so that together we can plan a memorable adventure that leaves you feeling wild and free.  We’re not afraid to get a little dusty and you better believe we have an ass -kicking good time.


Desert Soul

Why Desert Born? 

Coastal HEart

Desert Soul

Coastal HEart

We cannot recommend Sara enough! From the minute we had an initial phone call with her we knew she was our wedding photographer. She just has the best energy, makes you feel so comfortable and is also insanely talented. Sara shot our engagement photos and when she showed up on our wedding day it felt like seeing an old friend! Throughout the entire planning process and on the wedding day she was so easy to communicate with and so helpful with her input to the timeline. Sara and her second shooter Lei were our dream team and we couldn’t be happier with the photos and the fun energy they brought to our special day! From the romantics, to the portraits, to the party shots at the reception, our gallery was filled with the most incredible photos. They captured everything so perfectly and we are so grateful to have these photos to look back on and remember our wedding day. Book Desert Born Studios, I promise it will be some of the best money you spend on your wedding!!

Meeting with photographers over the phone can seem somewhat of a mystery, and for being someone who’s never really been in front of a professional camera it can be kind of intimidating. My wife found Sara on Instagram and we fell in love with her aesthetic. From day one of us reaching out Sara felt like a friend and we knew we needed to ask her to shoot our engagement and wedding photos. She provided us with information like great spots for engagement shoots and help planning outfits. Pricing was transparent and her communication was seamless. She made this part of our wedding planning so effortless and enjoyable, and made the absolute most out of the time we booked her for our wedding day. She and her second shooter got all the shots we requested and then some come wedding day, and she was great when it came to working with our other vendors. She even went above and beyond helping us when we ran into some issues with our videographer. We really enjoyed working with Sara and her team and would recommend her a million times over. We look forward to having her shoot photos of us again someday!

Sara photographed our micro wedding in August and we couldn't be happier with our experience and the photographs she captured. From the moment she arrived to the end of the ceremony, Sara made us feel comfortable and confident in front of the camera. She is so sweet and you immediately feel like she's your friend which eliminates the anxiety/discomfort of posing for photos. She was creative and has a unique style that sets her apart from other photographers. Sara was able to turn seemingly dull backdrops into stunning scenes. She was a true professional and we can't recommend her enough!

We had an absolutely wonderful experience with Sara on our wedding day!! We were blown away with our entire gallery and will cherish these beautiful images forever.

Sara does an above and beyond job not only capturing the wedding but this beauty of the scenery as well! She has so much skill and experience photographing out in nature and we love having photos that reflect the magic of our outdoor venue exactly how we remembered it day of. So incredible!

When I had a vision of having a lineup of our friends VW buses at our wedding, I never would have imagined how well Sara incorporated them into our photos! It’s so great to know the elements of our wedding that were unique and special to us were taken into such detailed consideration and now we have awesome images to look back on.

Whether you are at a venue or eloping out in nature, you won’t be disappointed with a Desert Born Studios gallery!!


Death Valley Elopement | Kayla + Tiffany

Yosemite Engagement | Jayne & Cody



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