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.


Two weeks in with our little Livingston // While she's so sweet and I love her dearly I would be lying if I said this transition has been easy. (If I'm honest, it's quite possibly the hardest thing I've ever done.) I love to work. I've had a job since I was 15 years old, my first working as a Saturday receptionist at a local car dealership, but even before then I was always earning my own money - washing my grandfather's car, ironing my grandmothers linens, doing any odd or end thing for family that I could to make a buck. I love the independence working brings and and how it boosts my self-esteem. I love the predictable schedule, the sequential ordering of tasks and to-dos that bring order to an otherwise open-ended day. Newborns, come to find out, don't have a schedule. They're such present beings, living from one moment to the next, existing only for their basic needs to be met. I'm struggling with the lack of structure, with being ok with the fact that showering is now not just something I do before I start my day but a major victory in and of itself, and I'm trying hard, really, really hard, to be all here, to fully occupy this moment, and know that whether it's a quiet one or loud that it too shall pass. This is my word, my lesson for 2019: Presence. The thing God has been asking of me for so long and the thing I kept pacifying with 5-minute mediations and half-done yoga sessions, with prayers that were never truly surrendered, with work - the one thing I could always make or take more of to avoid So if you guys see a little less of me for a bit, know that I'm not gone, that I will be back, but that currently I'm too busy living in the present to post. And for me, that, like showering, is a win ✌🏻#presentoverperfect #saracoffinphoto


✨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