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Sarah grew up in Mariana, Florida.  She also spent part of her life in Bowling Green, Kentucky and Evansville, Indiana.  While in Indiana, she met Josh, who would eventually become her husband.  Before Indiana, Josh spent most of his life in Durand, Michigan.  After a short time together in Indiana, Sarah and Josh made a move to Michigan, spending time in Grand Rapids and Lansing, before heading back out of state again, to Asheville, North Carolina.  It was there that their third child was born.  Sarah and Josh have two girls and a boy.  As they prepared for their oldest to enter kindergarten in 2012, they decided to make one final move, to the place they would lay down roots, invest in their community and call "home."

Sarah has always loved photography, but for a long time was in front of the camera, not behind.  It wasn't until 2007, when the Stricklands' first child was born, that Sarah began to master her craft as photographer.

In 2011, one of Sarah's photos of her own family that was taken while on vacation at Mackinac Island, became the #1 "Pure Michigan Moment," as voted by Facebook fans of Pure Michigan in a statewide contest.  This helped encourage the decision to make the transition from a mom taking really great pictures of her kids, to a unique, professional photographer that understands and isn't too proud to admit that, despite the best pre-planning, the best pictures are accidents.

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Strickland Family at Mackinac Island, 8/2012
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