of a beautiful life



I’m Sara Coffin, a Raleigh-based wedding and lifestyle photographer.
I approach every wedding with eyes wide open, eager to see how your love dictates your day. My wedding photography is inspired by a refined version of reality, taking what is and adding subtle stylistic input to create polished, authentic images. In my life and style photography, I believe in sessions that reflect real life – your life. I want these images to be tangible reminders of the moment, how you felt, the scent of her hair, the softness of his touch.
I want to make memories of your memories.


✨GIVEAWAY CLOSED✨ Congrats @rfglowwithme! Check you DM soon for details! ❤️ One thing on my work wish list before baby was to launch a stock shop that caters to beauty companies driven by passionate women who run their own businesses, but maybe don't have the resources to hire a professional photographer to differentiate themselves in the marketing process. - Enter the @saracoffinshop, a beauty stock shop launching with an introductory line of hi-res, curated images for @rodanfields consultants to take their social media presence to the next level. (More images for R+F and other brands coming Spring 2019!) - To celebrate crossing this goal off my list, we're giving away our largest bundle - The Launch Collection ($80/value) - for FREE! - Here's how to enter: • Follow @saracoffinshop. • Like this post. • Tag (2) friends that you think would be interested in this giveaway. - The contest runs from 12/12/18, 10a EST through 12/13/18, 10a EST. The winner will be selected via random name generator, and announced 12/13 at 12p EST, and will be tagged in the giveaway post copy on @saracoffinshop. We'll DM you further details on how to redeem your images. This post is in no way sponsored or endorsed by Instagram or Rodan and Fields. By entering, you are confirming you are 18+ years of age, that you release Instagram of any/all responsibility, and that you agree to their terms of use. Void where prohibited by law; no purchase necessary. #saracoffinshop #saracoffinphoto #rodanandfields


“It is not necessarily at home that we best encounter our true selves. The furniture insists that we cannot change because it does not; the domestic setting keeps us tethered to the person we are in ordinary life, who may not be who we essentially are.” - Alain de Botton, “The Art of Travel”⠀ ⠀ //⠀ ⠀ I never finished this book. It was one of those you pick up when you’re in the wrong place at the wrong time, a time for me - ten years ago this year - when I was struggling to find my voice when I’d for too long allowed others’ to speak and think for me. A time when I felt caged by the constraints of working a 9-5, when my naivete got me involved with the absolute wrong guy, a time when I found myself unemployed, unsure, unable to trust anyone, especially myself.⠀ ⠀ // ⠀ ⠀ After reading this line I couldn’t read any more; I felt stuck in every crevice of my own life, in a town that never felt like home despite living there for almost ten years. I didn’t need any more proof that I wasn’t living out, as Botton writes, who I essentially was. ⠀ ⠀ //⠀ ⠀ It’s been a long ten years, full of tears and fights and failures and more lows than I can count or anyone would ever know. But the love of a man, who is far from perfect but who is so good, some hard f*ing work, and grace saved me. And while I still agree with Botton - ‘that it is not necessarily at home where we best encounter our true selves’ - I’m finding the line about how ‘the furniture insists we cannot change because it does not…’ isn’t so applicable anymore. After all, furniture can move and you can always, always redecorate. #saracoffinphoto #saracoffinwrites