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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.

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“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